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BR & Aboitiz’ Fun Run/Team Building

19 05 2009

Jinoe Gavan and the people of takbo.ph endorsed me as the Special Guest  in the conduct of the Aboitiz Transport System (ATS) 2009 Fun Run which was held at the La Mesa Eco Park last Saturday morning, starting at 6:00 AM of 16 May 2009. After phone calls and exchanges of SMS and e-mail messages, my attendance in the said activity was set through the invitation of Jerome Sese, the HR supervisor of Aboitiz Transport System. I consider that I was a Special Guest of the activity since I was the only one outside the Aboitiz Group who was invited to grace the affair.

Jerome wanted me to speak among the officers, staff, and employees of the Aboitiz Transport System, which is a conglomeration of 3-4 different companies involved in transport, shipping and messenger services, about running and inform/invite them to join the weekly road races in Metro Manila. I was informed also that the HR Group of Aboitiz is conducting such activity as a result of a personnel health audit report among its officers, staff, and employees that shows that most of them have hypertension, arthritis/gout, diabetes, and early signs of overweight. As part of the solution for these illnesses, the HR group deemed it wise  to conduct such activity and at the same time provide a “team building” activity for everybody.

Backdrop of the Activity

Backdrop of the Activity

Start of the 2-Km Fun Run

Start of the 2-Km Fun Run

Melvin Pangan, Winner of the 2-Km Run. He is a "Weekend Warrior" In Road Races

Melvin Pangan, Winner of the 2-Km Run. He is a "Weekend Warrior" In Road Races

The Other Runners

The Other Runner-Finishers

After a short warm-up and stretching exercises, the activity started with a 2-km trail run inside the La Mesa Eco Park. After all the participants finished the fun run, simple breakfast was served consisting of arroz caldo, taho, and fruit juices. Breakfast was followed with a program where the participants were grouped by their respective companies. Cheering and shouting were done by each group through the signal/cue from the Emcee. There was fun and joy among the participants. It was followed by an aerobics/dance exercise led by 3 professional fitness instructors which almost took 30 minutes. This part of the program was very challenging to the participants as most of them sweat it out more than their 2-km fun run.

Cheering Competition Among The Participants

Cheering Competition Among The Participants

30-Minute Dance Exercises

30-Minute Dance Exercises

Dance Instructors/Instructress Leading the Participants

Dance Instructors/Instructress Leading the Participants

After the dance exercises, I was called for my part to tell everybody about my advocacy to promote running/walking . I told them briefly on the basics of developing and motivating them to be involved in endurance sports like running and brisk-walking. I advised each company to come up with a core group of runners/walkers and I will visit their respective offices to conduct a more detailed running clinic for FREE as soon as they are prepared. For the meantime, I advised them to visit my blogsite to find out more of the projects I’ve been advocating for the past years. I invited them to join the weekly road races in Metro Manila but I told them to start from the shorter distances first before going to the longer ones. It takes time for their body to develop their endurance in order to finish such races without being prone to any injury.

A Brief Talk About Running & Invitation to Conduct Running Clinics

A Brief Talk About Running & Invitation to Conduct Running Clinics

My talk with the group was very brief but I encouraged them to take care of their health and be an example/model to their family in terms of adhering to an active healthy lifestyle in order to prevent them from being inflicted with the so-called “lifestyle illnesses” due to lack of exercise/physical activity. It was followed with the awarding of the top 3 finishers in the 2-km run where I assisted their officers.

Top 3 Winners of the 2-Km Fun Run

Top 3 Winners of the 2-Km Fun Run

Group Picture With Aboitiz Transport System (ATS)

Group Picture With Aboitiz Transport System (ATS)

With Melvin Pangan, the Winner of the 2-Km Run

With Melvin Pangan, the Winner of the 2-Km Run

After the last messages from their officers, the activity ended at about 9:30 AM. I had a nice time visiting the La Mesa Eco Park for the first time and walk along its trails and get around the different facilities of the park. I highly recommend to everybody to visit this place and enjoy a nice scenery of a nature’s park.

Thanks Jerome, Melvin and to the Officers of the Aboitiz Transport System (ATS) for inviting me in this activity and for their hospitality.

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20 05 2009
runnerforchrist

Congrats! You’re expanding your territorial boundaries..

God bless.

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