Monday, August 9, 2010

Takbo para sa Katutubo Race -- and im late :(

I was so excited and prepared for Takbo para sa Katutubo. My brother registered me for this race (I keep on texting and email him just to register me, since he is not so approve on my running activities, hehe) I get my race packet on their home in Pampanga, a one  hour ride in our place.
My race packet had a T-Shirt, 2 Bib Numbers (front and back) and the Race map.

I knew I can get to the place on time, from Malolos just an hour to SM Pampanga or less. Woke up at 3am with rain pours heavily, I texted my brother if also raining in Clark (he works in Clark and a night shift on that day) and as per him no, rain laredy stop. So fix myself and ready to go. As my usual Race discussion with my Father (everytime i will go for a race)
Tatay: Saan ka tatakbo?
Ubyang: Sa Clark
Tatay: Sino kasama mo?
Ubyang: Marami nandun na sila (kahit wala naman, hehe)
Tatay: Saan ka sasakay?
Ubyang: Sakay ako ng Victory Liner Bus.
Tatay: Sigurado ka alam mo ung pupuntahan mo? Dito ka na lang tumakbo, bakit pupunta ka pa dun?
Ubyang: Opo, naka ready na nga ako e.
Tatay: Ang lakas ng ulan.
Ubyang: Hindi na kaya (it's true, rain stop for a while ;) )
Tatay: Tara na, ihahatid kita.

I ride a Victory Liner Bus that will pass in SM Pampanga. On my suprise, there is no Bus nor jeep going to Clark-Main Gate as early as 5am during weekends. While still raining, the other passengers also wait since we have no choice (me too, that's the only way I know). At 6am still at the terminal, the caller keep on telling us that the jeep was on the way na, and I knew that the gunstart already started *sigh*, Im already late, but still I try my luck go. (oh by the way, my father keep on texting me where I am and if not raining on my place ;), hehe).

At last on the Clark-Main gate, I  have to ride again a jeep going to CDC office, the starting line. There are also 7 runners in the jeep going to the site (whew! hindi ako nag iisa, and i think they are kapampangan, late also, hehe ;) ).
At the starting line, I ask one of the girl (wearing organizer shirt), if race already started and she told me, "tapos na" with a slight iritation ( :( sorry naman, I'm still hoping I can run pa).

Sayang talaga, the race was so intimate, a 3-digit number runners, around 500? and everyone was smiling and happy. I came 43mins after the gunstart of 5K, so if I run the race most probably I'am already finish,
:( sayang. About more than 10 runners pa, crossing the finish line when I arrive.

I saw Sir BR ( I congratulate him, ask ko sana kung ok na ung knee nya kaso nasa shy ako, na starstruck ako - Im one of his thousands blog follower,and i love his yellow livestrong shirt hehe ) and Sir Jon (hindi ko na siya binati, nahiya ako coz i came late :( )

Here are some of the pictures:

the stage :)

Mga Batang Katutubo, already prepared for their dance number

their native dance

a very talented singers

so cute! youngest runner ^-^

oldest runner but not so old ;)

very talented singers :)

and here's the place i missed to run :(


RunningAtom said...

Juvy, sana tinakbo mo na lang papunta sa CDC office from the gate, hehe.

jhuvy said...

pedz, kung wala lang akong dalang bag, tumakbo na ko, since may bag, naglakad lang ako sa gitna ng ulan na tipong namamasyal, hehehe..

b2bwayne said...

Juvy, nice post. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Take care and hope to see and meet you this November.

Kenley said...

Thanks for the race report. At least you did it. Congratulations! I guess you know now about the lack of transportation for next time. Nice pics. Keep Running!

jhuvy said...

@Sir Wayne, thanks! hope to meet you also, if not running with you at least to support on you. :)

@Kenley, thanks..travelling on a race venue is so stressful for me,hehe..good thing, this run for a cause and I'm happy to see the benificiaries as grateful as they are.
Take care!

runningpinoy said...

Sayang naman, pero kahit may bag ka dapat tinakbo mo na nga lang hehe (training?! =D)

It's always nice to join 'intimate' races such as this because you really feel your participation, not just one of the financiers ;-)

takbo lang ng takbo, takbo hangga't may lupa!

- dhenz

runnerforchrist said...

Congrats pa din kahit DNS ka, kakabilib pa din ang pinagdaanan mo bago ka makarating sa venue and with that, i salute you.

hoping to see you soon. God bless.

Jonnifer said...

Thank you for dropping by at my blog. Sorry to hear that you DNS. If you called me, I would have asked our service vehicle to pick you up and the other runners at the Main Gate. It is only 7.5K from there to the race site.

Keep on running. Cheers.

Mary Ann Ramos said...

good cause indeed, i wish i had joined this.