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See You At Subic!

23 10 2009

The SMART Subic International Marathon tomorrow afternoon will be my 5th Marathon Race for the year. After finishing the 33rd MILO Marathon Finals with a time 0f 4:03+ hours two weeks ago and completing the 1st QCIM Half-Marathon with a slow pace, finishing in 2:42+ hours, I think the Subic International Marathon will be a race to go for a faster time.

I plan to finish the race in sub-4 hours and find out if I can have chances in competing in a Boston Qualifier Race in the future.

I was requested by the Race Event Organizer to lead the runners in reciting an Oath of Sportmanship before the start of the Marathon Race. It is a good and commendable idea to remind every runner that they should run honestly and maintain the integrity of the race. I don’t want to elaborate on this issue as there are runners who could not understand what it means to be honest in road races.

To all the runners, rest well today and tonight and we will see each other at the Starting Line tomorrow afternoon. Good Luck!

Note: It should be noted that darkness starts at 5:30 PM. In the absence of street lights along the course and illumination provided by the Race Organizer, it is advisable to be ready with your head lamp or mini-maglite flashlight, just in case.

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4 responses

23 10 2009
therunningninja

This is it. See you tomorrow sir!

23 10 2009
i2runner

Good luck Sir Jovie! I’m sure you’ll easily run a sub-4hour in Subic.

On the other hand, I wish you good luck with your dream of Qualifying for Boston Marathon. Nothing could give us great pleasure in qualifying that race. If you do race Boston someday… I don’t know what to say but I’m already excited if you could blog about it 🙂

24 10 2009
rickgaston

Godspeed BR, go 5-5 and fast for your fifth! I’ve never heard of an afternoon start. Is it to avoid the heat?

Godspeed to all the runners.

24 10 2009
gleeman

Best of luck to the SIM warriors! Looking forward to your stories.

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