Second time is the Charm
Last year, I was one of the runners who weren’t happy about Brooks Run Happy. The only thing I liked about it last year was the authentic brooks singlet. LOL. But this year, Brooks totally redeemed itself and gave the runners a happy and awesome race! It was really nice seeing the runners with all smiles even after the race. Second time is the charm! Congrats to the organizers! 🙂
I arrived at BGC by 4:30am, I immediately proceed to the baggage counter to deposit my bag and then proceed to the starting line area to check out who’s there and who I could chat with while waiting for the gun start. I saw a lot of familiar faces: KB runner was there with his trademark shirt, Spongebob was there too with his balloon, Ms. Mars was also there but without the angry bird and Gerard Pizarras was on his vff this time with his crew of barefoot runners led by Mommy Eve! Sweetlife Amanda, Beep of Team Reebok, Ed & Jojo of Team USB were also there. All of us running the half marathon category. 😀
The 3 hour LSD
And because I did a buwis buhay 10K trail run the day before this race and my whole body still hurts, I planned to have a 3 hour LSD. Good thing that I saw the Team Alpha 1 Crew of Daves, Noel and Martin(?) somewhere in KM 2. Daves joined me on my pasyal mode and let the mamaws of Team Alpha 1 go ahead. Daves ran with me until KM 19. I was like pushing him to go ahead because I want to just walk the last 2 kilometers, which I did. LOL. I only ran again when I saw the finish line. I finished the race at 2:40. Thanks to Daves. Haha
After the race, I was so hungry that I ate everything that’s edible inside the loot bag. There’s a muffin and a gardenia loaf and a bottle of water and 100 plus. I also enjoyed the free milo drink. 😀 After that, I joined my PEx Team mates: Cath, Bert, Ivan, Rodel and Reg for photo ops at the finish line.
Authentic Brooks Singlet
Presence of Ambulance, Portalets along Buendia
Cold water, 100 Plus & Bananas on stations along Buendia
Kilometer Markers & Directional Signs
Visible Marshals & Photographers
Cap & Shirt give aways to Top 60 fnishers of 6k & 12K
Medals for 21k finishers
Post race raffle
Bar Code System in timing
No finisher shirt
Suplada daw si Jennylyn (LOL)
Generally, it was a HAPPY race. I’m glad that it finally lived up to its name.
Congratulations to the winners and the finishers! Good job and thanks to Brooks, Without Liimits & Pro Active.
Hope to see you all again in Brooks Run Happy 3! 🙂