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 :(