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Ateneo Diamond Blue Race 2011 – Race Result Discussions

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Congratulation to all winners and finisher’s of the recently concluded Ateneo Diamond Blue Race 2011 that happened in MOA. Great to have been blessed with good weather despite the typhoon! Race Results and Photo Links will be updated here once it’s released by the organizers.

View Race Results Here:
Ateneo Diamond Blue Race Results

For now please feel free to share your comments and feedback about this race here!

From the Organizers:

Dear Runners,

First of all I would like to thank our dear runners for joining the Blue Race.

As we promised this is a charitable event and we will fulfill all our promises to feed poor children for better learning, help during national disasters and save the poor at risk through medical and legal missions. This is the best way that we can repay you.

Your safety is very important to us. Nobody collapsed during the race and we have no injury reported. We really made sure of this aspect.

There was also no report of any missing item. We added marshals to make sure that the signages do not get blown away by the strong winds.
At the start of the race registration, the ADBR group has always been very generous in giving what our sponsors could share.

We had enough doctors who were with you during the race. They joined as runners and health sweepers. We also had adequate amount of ambulance to make sure that everybody will be safe.

The organizers would like to apologize for the following:
First,Hydration preparations. We really had logistical problems as the weather was really bad prior to the race. The additional water stocks that we requested were not delivered due to bad weather.
Second, Restrooms were supposed to be open but people who were assigned to open were not able to report on time due to bad weather.
Third, Other hydration partners, suppliers and sponsors had to pull out at the last minute due to bad weather. This explains why some sponsors suppliers like portalets were not present during the event. The ADBR was situated at a wide open area fronting the bay and we were informed to make sure that we avoid objects or set up that can be blown off easily like steel signages, portalets and hanging streamers. In lieu of the portalets some restrooms were to be opened but the people tasked to open them were not able to report due to the weather. We appeal that we understand some of our sponsors as they also have to protect their employees.
Fourth, We had enough water for the runners. Onsite registrants increased even if the weather was not good. This somehow affected our allocations.
Sixth, For the certificates, we shall give it to you in Rockwell for pick up. We can schedule a day for pick up and we shall announce it soon. Some certificates got wet due to the heavy rains while we were setting up. We deem it is not wise to give wet certificates. We were able to give only those that were saved.
Seventh, For the raffle, we have announced repeatedly that everybody should drop them already at the drop box. The prizes were also announced repeatedly. Our apologies if some runners were not able to hear the repeated announcements.

For those who have concerns about the water system. The run is over and we can only improve for the next run. Giving you a glass of water now will not remedy the situation. We hope that every time we feed poor kids, provide legal, medical and dental care to those who are at risk through the fund you shared by joining the race, sana mapawi na ang uhaw niyo…in our race to help people, the ADBR Group will move on kahit wala na water…no amount of thirst can stop us…

I hope the runners would also appreciate the good side of our event. There is always room to make things even better. We hope that the other side of our coin would also be appreciated.

Thank you Very Much,
ADBR Group

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85 comments on “Ateneo Diamond Blue Race 2011 – Race Result Discussions

  1. Gud am pinoyfitness moderator, sorry for the repost, now ko lang nakita race result discussion.

    To: ADBR Organizer
    Good morning! Runners often participate in fun runs and different races depending on its “cause”. We appreciate the good intention of the institution to render assistance through various charitable programs for the poor Filipinos. But I was personally disappointed of this race and I’m sorry to say this, but it failed to address the basic necessities of a “fun run”. Modesty aside, I’ve been running for years,been through trainings and joined numerous races. I guess I’m in the position to raise these concerns. First, “How can you run well if there’s no even decent hydration system?” –even athletes who have high fitness level require sufficient hydration (but what happened to ADBR run earlier?! the map even tells that every 2km there will be hydration stations!)..behaviors of your hydration staff annoys most runners who are rushing to get a drop of water.They only answered us “Sir! wala na eh..naubusan!, next station na po!”in pa-cute appeal pa!(irritating)and even after 1.2km there are no signs of having hydration!. Guys, it’s a “fun run” not a death march! Rehydration is very essential and not replacing loss body fluids within 15 minutes could be fatal and death comes inevitably. It will result to dehydration and eventually dessicates body organs.No MEDIC station as well, what if accident happens? a runner fainted in the middle of the road because of poor hydration? what comes next? admitting it in a nearby hospital? Moreover, how come that “Gatorade” appears in your singlet as sponsor? Eh wala naman ganung naganap!. Another thing, the organizer should have expected the number of participants and scarcity of certificate could be prevented. I know there’s no such very polished and perfect running event. But please, you were given enough time preparing for this race and yet it turned out to be a half-cooked event.We are not asking too much from you but what is only “needed”. We paid Php700 to experience how to help our fellow Filipinos who are in need by running kilometers for them. But I guess it’s not selfish to ask for a “well coordinated” race. Running is not just a hot sports fashion now, or simply organizing a fun run and it is not just using your body to move forward and cover distances. It’s a lifetime commitment.You should first understand the health demands of running.This is not to embarass the organizer of the race. We are looking forward to identify your weaknesses and make some improvements. I hope you also understand our sentiments and won’t take it as an insult. Thank you.

  2. first time b mg patkbo ng Ateneo? Good job kung ganon. . . maayos at maganda resulta khit umulan pumnta pa din ung mga runners. . .me konti problema lng pg dating sa water station. . .sana masundan pa ung run wag lng sa katipunan layo n nun sa pasay. . .GB!

  3. Okay naman, enjoy. Kulang nga lang talaga ng hydration booths, at sana hindi lang water. Plus mukhang walang official photographer… Anyway, hope magrelease agad ng results.

  4. Hi, I just need to comment on the water stations..

    sana next time, mabawasan yung mga negative things..

    for 10k..

    1.) first lap mga runners pa ang maglalagay ng sariling water, some of us to chose not to fall in line, kame pa kase kukuha sa dispenser ng water namen (sa front ng moa na water booth to.)Syempre sayang sa time and yung phase ng runners mawawala.

    2.) 2nd lap, Sana din hindi nauubusan ng Cups pag sa water, dehydrated na tapos pag dating sa water stations walang cups pero may tubig.. (dun padin sa front ng moa to.)

    3.) 3rd Lap, naubusan ng yellow ribbons/ropes, i hear some other people complain kase wala na din daw pati blue ones. Ako yellow lang naubos saken, pag dating ko yung tao sa harap ko nabigyan tapos kame wala.

    4.) Yung certificates, it was not advertised well,, although the medals nabigay pero yung cetificates naubos, kame pa daw kukuha sa rockwell, what if we live far from rockwell diba? I suggest if the certificates was for the first 1000 just like the girl told us in the booth, sana niadvertise na for the first 1000 lang talga, para atleast wala nang nagreklamong walang certificate.

    5.) No freebies, pero okay lang din. :)

    6.) Yung raffle stubs, di kame nainform lahat saan ihuhulog.

    5.) Walang signs kung ilang kilometers na natatakbo namen, specially for 10k runners, we even asked one lady na nagbibigay nung ribbons/ropes pero sabe nya sorry daw kase she doesn’t know ilang kilometers na yung mark nya.

    Anyways, those were just the negative things I saw in the event, but we loved the medals and the singlets anyway, so I guess we felt compensated on that area. :)

    Just a thought guys. :)

  5. Sana lang yung mga sinabe nyang available, available talaga, ang dami-dami kaseng sponsor pero super di namen nakita yung mga yun, we quite expected much more. :(

    We know it was for a charitable cause pero sana, we were given what we needed. yun lang naman. I mean the printing of personalizes race bibs were cool pero kung sana sa cups ng tubig or sa tubig mismo or sa mga tao nyo mismo nabigay yung budget dun instead sa printing,parang mas maganda dba? :) hehe.

    another thought.

  6. I was really thinking if I should have ran in the Earth Run but as I was browsing through their discussion we had the same problems in hydration stations.

    I am just wondering if RunnersRunner has something to do with organizing these 2 runs because registrations of both runs were under them.

    I am just thankful it was not humid or hot because if that was the case with the kind of hydration system we had this morning eh baka maraming ma-heat stroke.

    Buti di nagreklamo yung McDonalds sa haba ng pila sa restroom nila, wala kasing portalet sa site and enroute.

  7. Kulang sa tubig uminom kame sa takip dahil wala ng mga Cups..:(at higit sa lahat walang mga portalet!!Walang mga signs grabe..:(

  8. Insufficient hydration system..
    Zero portalets..
    Not well-organized..
    Akala ko nung una this was a big running event but it seems not.

    But good things about this event is that every finishers may magandang medal! and this is a run for a cause atska buti nalang naging maganda ung weather during the run.

    Don’t worry ABDR Group, there’s always room for improvements..more planning next time if there’s any.

  9. Dear Runners:

    First of all I would like to thank our dear runners for joining the Blue Race.

    As we promised this is a charitable event and we will fulfill all our promises to feed poor children for better learning, help during national disasters and save the poor at risk through medical and legal missions. This is the best way that we can repay you.

    Your safety is very important to us. Nobody collapsed during the race and we have no injury reported. We really made sure of this aspect.

    There was also no report of any missing item. We added marshals to make sure that the signages do not get blown away by the strong winds.

    At the start of the race registration, the ADBR group has always been very generous in giving what our sponsors could share.

    We had enough doctors who were with you during the race. They joined as runners and health sweepers. We also had adequate amount of ambulance to make sure that everybody will be safe.

    The organizers would like to apologize for the following:

    First,Hydration preparations. We really had logistical problems as the weather was really bad prior to the race. The additional water stocks that we requested were not delivered due to bad weather.

    Second, Restrooms were supposed to be open but people who were assigned to open were not able to report on time due to bad weather.

    Third, Other hydration partners and sponsors had to pull out at the last minute due to bad weather. This explains why some sponsors were not present during the event. We appeal that we understand some of our sponsors as they also have to protect their employees.

    Fourth, We had enough water for the runners. Onsite registrants increased even if the weather was not good. This somehow affected our allocations.

    Sixth, For the certificates, we shall give it to you in Rockwell for pick up. We can schedule a day for pick up and we shall announce it soon. Some certificates got wet due to the heavy rains while we were setting up. We deem it is not wise to give wet certificates. We were able to give only those that were saved.

    Seventh, For the raffle, we have announced repeatedly that everybody should drop them already at the drop box. The prizes were also announced repeatedly. Our apologies if some runners were not able to hear the repeated announcements.

    For those who have concerns about the water system. The run is over and we can only improve for the next run. Giving you a glass of water now will not remedy the situation. We hope that every time we feed poor kids, provide legal, medical and dental care to those who are at risk through the fund you shared by joining the race, sana mapawi na ang uhaw niyo…in our race to help people, the ADBR Group will move on kahit wala na water…no amount of thirst can stop us…

    I hope the runners would also appreciate the good side of our event. There is always room to make things even better. We hope that the other side of our coin would also be appreciated.

    Thank you Very Much,

    ADBR Group

  10. after 3 mos of waiting… this is what we get…

    positive
    1. medal is in good quality
    2. runners help the blue plate program of ateneo

    negative
    1. 0 portalets
    2. poor hydration – run out of tap water and cups…
    3. marshalls parang pinabili lang ng mantika ng nanay nakita ng organizer kinuha ng marshall… in short the marshall doesn’t know what they’re doing
    4. some runners in 10K do 2 laps and some do 4 laps
    5. certificate run out of stock

    Surely, any ateneo run event will be out of our running list forever….

  11. I was about to register to this event, but when i saw the singlet, parang pinagdugtong-dugtong na tela, sayang

    since the same color naman with unilab, sana they just adopted the singlet design or a some modifications

    but i like the medal thou.. good luck to next event!

  12. ADBR group.

    Now we understand the situation.

    We joined the run for a charitable cause, and we are fully aware of that, we just wanted to raise these issues so that you guys can better be prepared for any possible set backs (e.g. sponsor backing out, bad weather etc) next time.

    We want to clarify that we have the charitable cause in mind, not everyone of us are saying that we wouldn’t help if we had known that there wouldn’t be enough hydration or bathrooms etc. Maybe some people who gave there comments regretted joining, maybe they wanted to get more than give more, but then again, most of us did not, most of us wanted to take part in helping the poor too.

    We just wanted to get our concerns across, and just like you most of us had the greatest intentions of helping that’s why we joined.

    Thank you for clarifying all of these and taking time to explain what happened to the sponsors, the water, the bathrooms and everything else.

  13. For the purpose of picture taking a mother with her small kid positioned themselves in front of the starting line for the 3k. Unmindful of their safety the father even leisurely took their picture and did not even consider that once the gun starts every runner will be scrambling out of the corral. Good thing they were not ran over by the stampede. That could have taken the fun out of the run….

  14. 1.kahit walang freebies ok lang sana.. kasi run for a cause naman,

    2. kulang yung hydration di katulad sa mga ibang running event kaw nalang mamimili ano iinumin mu, H2O or sports drinks.

    3. walang portalets. zero (0)as in.. ok lang kung bukas na yung mall

    4. yung mashalls mukang di alam ginagawa.. haha.. mas marunong pa ata yung runners.

    5. sana convert nalang nila ung mga budget nila sa finisher shirt. (wala na reklamo..haha..kahit ihabol nalang nila -suggest lang).

    :D

  15. Topic: About the Portalets

    We really had to remove the portalets as they get blown off easily by the strong winds. We cannot risk tumbling even one portalet..hehe…its a big place to clean… We had to be extra careful. We were even asked not to make use of road signage mountings that may cause road hazards…pasensiya na talaga…

    I am thankful for all of you because an hour before the race, the weather was really bad…but you really managed to attend the event.

    Good thing and Thank God….during the actual event until we finished the weather turned out to be ok….pero right after bumagsak ulit ang hangin at ulan…but you were safe and out of the area na…

    We appreciate your comments. We shall do better next time.

    Sincerely,

    ADBR Group

  16. Hi ADBR Group!We know the run was for a worthy cause kaya kahit may mga negatives na kitang kita namin, masaya pa rin naman kami. I brought my own energy drink during the run as i always do. swerte ko lang hindi ako nauhaw pero sobrang dis appointed at awa nakita ko nung wala makuhang water sa hydration stations. mababaait naman kaming runners hwag lang uhawin. hehe. the portalets, the were missing. hay. pero because we are pinoys ginawan na lang ng paraan at nag hanap ng bukas na restrooms.
    after the rrun, i went back to were my family was seated, told them this:
    walang water
    walang portalets
    ganda ng medal
    mama, walang freebies. simple lang pero alam ko maraming silang matutulungan.
    ok narin di ba? congrats to all of us.

  17. mabuti na lang malupit ang finisher’s medal, because this race is the worst i have joined. -edited-. kahit bottled water for every finisher wala. next time wag na kayong mgabala to do better, wala na lang next time.
    lesson learned. la salle & st. jude runs na lang ang salihan…
    sana matigil na tong rain or shine mentality ng mga events, youre thinking about safety of the runners pero binabagyo na nga tayo hindi pa i-call off…
    buti na lang nandun ang pinoyfitness booth, nakabili na ko ng pf shirt for me & my wife. the shirt is so awesome…thanks pinoyfitness!!!

    • Hi Guys! Just a reminder, positive and negative comments are welcome, but please try to be constructive and no name calling please. In the end, these comments are to help improve the sport that we all love.

  18. ADBR Group

    pinakamahalaga sa mga runners ang tubig at CR,mabuti n lng d uminit bka nahimatay mga runners sa uhaw…

    sabi ko kanina sa mga friends ko,ok lang na nauhaw tayo at walang CR,isipin na lang natin nakatulong tayo para naman sa charity yon…pero d naman dapat isisi sa inyo kasalanan din ng organizer yan.

  19. hello guys!congrats to all the people behind this event…. n maski n may bagyo at umuulan before the race thank god at walamg ulan DURING the race.all hands ako sa mga runners at nag enjoy ako, kmi ng mga kaopismate ko…paki tsk lang po yun nakalagay sa certificate please..SM Mall of Asia, PASIG CITY?(it should be Pasay City)right?tnx again congrats.

  20. overall: no issue for me…pumila ako sa mcdo para sa restroom… nung nakita ko na mahaba pila…punta ako sa sm mall restroom bukas naman…wala naman masayado tao…di lang cguro alam ng iba kung saan rest room ng sm…sa hydration …ok lang din..i brought energy drink as i always do…freebies…i expect no freebies at all kasi run for cause nga ito..kung gusto ng iba ng maraming freebies…mag grocery na lang sila…kodus to ADBR…keep it up!!! i salute you…

  21. We really cannot satisfy everybody because runners come in different standards, kaya nga runs come in different distances too. But everybody will be happy to see their faces in the photo album that will be linked here soon.

    Meron ba ABDR?

  22. @Edison Nebrija – salamat sa pag post.

    kulang nga sa tubig – pero natapos rin naman ng lahat ng runners. best thing is – may finisher medal naman para sa lahat ng nakatapos.

    kahit naman sino pa ang mag organize meron at meron talaga mapupuna. magpasalamat na lang tayo lahat sa isa na namang pagkakataong makatulong, makatakbo, makakilala ng bagong mga kebigan.

    salamat PF sa pagkakataon na makakuha ng shirt.. hehehe .. sa wakas……. :)

  23. I also had a concern earlier. I was running the 5K event. After doing the first lap, I should have been directed to do the second lap but unfortunately, I was asked to go through the same route and marshals telling me that I have to turn right instead of left. I even verified the info and they said YES. I thought that there were changes with the race route. I thought that I will be asked to cross the finish line the second time I saw it since the time was just right for my 5K run but i was totally wrong. I was asked to go straight ahead and finish the last 2.5K. I was a bit disappointed with the marshals who directed me to a different route. The race was good though despite these issues. I hope next year, it would be better.

  24. you have lots of sponsors written at the back of the shirt,
    how come there no energy drink?
    anyway how cud i expect an energy drink when the basic water is lacking ?

    so disappointing…i even have to come fr the province to join this race.

    go green!

  25. twice lang ako nakapag-hydrate dahil naubusan ng tubig. -edit- buti nalang hindi maaraw..kung hindi baka madaming nag-collapse. Marami din ang nag-shortcut dahil hindi pa nga naka-3rd lap for 10K ay binigyan na ng pang-3rd ribbon. tsk tsk.
    hindi rin informed about sa certificate kaya naubusan pati yung raffle coupon san ba nilagay?

  26. Hi ADBR, this is my first time to join a fun run in part for the benefit of the Ateneo Central BarOps for which I will forever be grateful. Congratulations and thanks!

    I did encounter the problem of trying to find a place to relieve myself, but seeing as it is that there was no portalet, commonsense dictated that I ask the security guard for an open CR and he gladly showed me the way.

    As for hydration, everyone’s opinion about the mishaps are very much important. It is just unfortunate that inclement weather intervened. I’m sure, next time, ADBR will be better prepared.

    It would be great to see rankings though.

    Thanks again.

  27. ADBR Answers to all your questions:

    Dear runners,

    We shall be answering the following concerns, Claiming of Finisher Medals, Race Results, water Stations, Portalets, signages, Fireworks and Gunstart.

    First: we understand that the heavy rain and strong winds around 4:30 AM prevented runners from attending the event. We were able to record those who participated during the event. This means that those who attended received their medals already.

    Those who registered but failed to attend may still get their Singlets and Medals. We will just schedule designated time for the pick up.

    Second: Race Results

    The registration details of the late registrants and onsite registrants were not encoded yet as our sockets and wiring connections at the venue set up were soaked with water. Rain droplets cause discoloration on the information details that you wrote on the reg fees. THis is the reason why we safe keep them immediately upon registration

    The ADBR Group will encode this by the start of the business day. Let us give time for our staff to rest after the traumatic typhoon like winds and heavy rains that hit the vicinity of SM MOA.

    While the weather forecasts indicated that there would be rain showers only due to the typhoon up north, we deem it was still manageable. At around 11:00 PM of August 27 the weather turned out to be typhoon like. But it stopped at around 2:00 AM until 4:00 AM so we were still able to set up the race arch and the clocks.

    Third: Water Stations
    First of all, we have enough suppliers for the water. The problem is that there was a delay in the delivery due to bad weather.

    We could have addressed the problem. We were having technical difficulty because the weather turned out to be typhoon like. With this in mind, our concentration was on reinforcing the set up that we have. We removed all structures that could be blown off easily and cause hazard to cars and people around the area.

    In addition, one hydration sponsor and other sponsors declined to pursue with the set up as they also have contracted event agency or company employees to protect. This made them decide to back out during the event considering the weather. Some suppliers also had delays in delivering their water supplies.

    We know that preparing the water is very important. However, our immediate concern was of paramount importance to us. We need to devote our management and man power to reinforce the set up when strong winds and heavy rains started hitting around 4:30 AM. We want to avoid injuries that may be caused by flying objects.

    Sorry for the delay in the delivery of additional water supply. Absent that typhoon, we should have complied with everything that you need.

    Fourth: No Portalets

    Of course we have this in mind. Human nature needs to be addressed asap. However, the supplier and the organizers would not want to risk having our portalets blown off by the wind. It is important to note that portalets are just placed on the ground. The winds at the open area can easily blow it off. You could just imagine, you are in the portalet and the strong wind blows it off while your are inside? Or if it is tubmled to one side, the spills would cause terrible inconvenience for all of us.

    Our remedy then was to ask our sponsor outlets to open earlier so we can make use of their restrooms. Again, due to the bad weather, one mall tenant sponsor informed us that they opted to open on a much later time. We really cannot do much about this as they are also concerned of their employees who would be asked to report earlier even if the weather is not favorable.

    The Rest Rooms were opened during the race. The Mall tenants are also informed about on-going events to give them the opportunity to serve during the event. The restrooms were quite far from the venue. but this is the best we can do to guarantee total safety.

    Fifth: Signages not mounted. Marshals holding it.

    We actually have sufficent standees from school. But the wind was really unpredictable. We believe it was better to have the marshals hold them instead to make sure that all streamers will not be blown away. By assigning one signage to specific marshals, we could verify that no streamer would be left at the streets. In addition, signage mountings were discouraged by the management as they pose serious hazard to motorists and runners when driving along our routes.

    We hope that you will understand us. We were really caught in an unexpected and difficult situation.

    We really appreciate your full support when you came to the event even with the heavy rains and strong winds around 4:30 AM. Your presence was very important to the ADBR Group.

    You all looked cute during your Aerobic/Warm Up exercises…I hope you enjoyed it.

    Sixth: Fireworks and Gun Start

    It was raining during the time when we wanted to light it. We really decided not to do it anymore considering the strong winds and heavy rain.

    For the Gun Start, we would like to apologize that our representatives are not used to firing Gun Starts. They are not used to pulling the trigger. This is the reason why the first did not fire. The second fired but it was after the assistance made by one organizer in pulling the trigger properly to the guest firer. As an added infor to the 5 KM and 10 KM runners, we decided to use the Count down timer instead of the gust firer.

    Should you have suggestions and helpful comments please email the ADBR Group through Presidentiable_2040@yahoo.com

    Again, it was a blessing the weather turned perfect from 5:15 to 7:15..after that it went back to the unpredictable weather condition.

    Sincerely,

    ADBR Group

  28. all in all the event was a success despite everything that were discussed…kudos to the men and women behind this run….remember we ran for a cause…and that’s what’s important…peace guys…

    ps…keep us posted for more runs Ateneo…

  29. just want to inform you that ADBR is the worst run I ever joined, no portalet, no water station, disorganized, pati sa mga placers nila nagkaroon ng complaint, certificates should be 1 is to 1, mabuti pa yung mga hindi tumakbo na from Ateneo, they got one, so unfair sa mga tumakbo na halos matuyuan dahil walang hydration station, I know its not just me we feel so disappointed…. Maganda ang purpose ng run, pero you should also think of the safety of the runners who makes the marathon succesful. Yah right,walang nagcollapse, pero dapat naging mas organize kayo, =(

  30. ang comment ko lang, wala palang kwenta ang gatorade, naka print pamandin sya sa likod ng singlet, eh kung professional sila dapat alam nila na rain or shine ang mga marathon events. kaya powerade ang iniinom ko eh.

  31. negative o positive na comments ang mahalaga walang nasaktan may natulungan at lagi may pagkakataong mapaganda pa at mas maging handa pa ang mga gantong event.

  32. Hmmm… I think the main reason we are all reacting this much is because Ateneo failed our expectations of them. It is unfortunate that being Ateneo, they have this “reputation or image” that they have to maintain. They’ve already explained their side; it’s up to us if we’ll give them another chance.

  33. ADBR TOP RANKING

    Congratulations to all the ADBR Top Runners!!!

    10 KM MEN’S CATEGORY

    1st: 3270 Eliud Kering Time: 33:44 min Pace: 3:22 min/km

    2nd: 3267 Josphay Kiptanui
    Time: 33:49 min Pace: 3:22 min/km

    3rd: 3336 James Tallam Time: 34:04 min Pace: 3:24min/km

    5 KM MEN’S CATEGORY

    1st: 2121 Christopher Wibo Time: 16:18 min Pace: 3:15 min/km

    2nd: 2117 Ferdinand Corpuz
    Time: 16:26 min Pace: 3:17 min/km

    3rd: 1780 Elkin John Quinto Time: 16:57 min Pace: 3:23 min/km

    3 KM MEN’S CATEGORY

    1st: 429 Mervin Time: 9:56 min Pace: 3:18 min/km
    Note: Correct Family name to follow

    2nd: 543 Jan Bongcales Time: 9:58 min Pace: 3:19 min/km

    3rd: 82 Bernard Eligio Time: 10:10 min Pace: 3:23 min/km

    ADBR TOP RANKING

    10 KM WOMEN’S CATEGORY

    1st: 3302 Mercedita Fetalvero Time: 38:39 min Pace: 3:51 min/km

    2nd: 3371 Dalyn Carmen Time: 42:11 min Pace: 4:13 min/km

    3rd: 3303 Michelle Tibagacay Time: 43:57 min Pace: 4:23 min/km

    5 KM WOMEN’S CATEGORY

    1st: 2059 Janette Time: 19:48 min Pace: 3:57 min/km
    Note: Correct family name to follow

    2nd: 1550 Maria Kristine Cosio Time: 27:36 min Pace: 5:31 min/km

    3rd: 1982 Gemmalyn Velarde
    Time: 28:44 min Pace: 5:44 min/km

    3 KM WOMEN’S CATEGORY

    1st: 425 Mary Ann Dela Cruz
    Time: 12:06 min Pace: 4:02 min/km

    2nd: 93 Anelia Lucman Time: 12:36 min Pace: 4:12 min/km

    3rd: 389 Mari Glycel Gaw-So
    Time: 15:10 min Pace: 5:03 min/km

  34. ADBR Group:
    satisfied with your explanation #36; thank you for answering our comments in this forum. yeah you’re right, i enjoyed the dance moves before the run. =)

  35. Dear Runners,

    Thank you for allowing our side to be heard. We really prepared for this project. We want to express what really transpired before the race when most of you were still sleeping prior to the race.
    We have been through a fortuitous event that hampered us from delivering our promises.

    The main comments were focused on the water stations, portalets, certificates, sponsors that did not show up and health support. Let us share our side one by one.

    1.
    We know that hydration was very important for the event. It was one of the first that we set up around 12:30 AM.. Tents for the water stations were placed, tables were prepared and cups were already filled with water ready for runners to pick up. We made the proper calculations to cover for the loops that you will make.

    Suddenly at around 1:00 AM there was a heavy downpour of rain and strong winds. This blew our tents and tables including the hundreds of filled up cups with water that we prepared per station. When that happened, we had to clean up the cups that were scattered on the streets and disposed of them properly. The people assigned to the water stations were recalled to go back to the event venue for their safety. This affected our supply of cups and water because a big chunk of our supply was lost and we spent time preparing for it.

    In addition, a hydration sponsor backed out at the last minute. This should have mitigated the accidental loss of our much needed hydration supply. Had they been there to set up at the same time as we did, they surely would have suffered the same fate.

    As a remedy, we had back up suppliers that were called up immediately. However, deliveries could not be effected immediately as they required that the weather should be clear first before they do the deliveries.

    We tried to set up the water stations again but around 4:30 AM the heavy rain poured again with stronger winds. This was when we decided to delay the setting up of water stations again and remove tables, tents and singage standees.

    We asked the marshals instead to hold the road signages and water station markers to make sure that no tarp is left at the streets in case we need to pull out again.
    SM MOA clearly instructed us that Tarps really pose hazards to runners and motorists. We need to abide by that rule.

    2.
    The portalets were supposed to be delivered at exactly 1:00 AM. However, judging from the strong winds, the portalets stood the risk of being blown of as it will be placed on the ground. The portalet cannot be bolted on the ground. We cannot also place it in a safer place as our set up is confined only in approved areas. The Portalet supplier himself told us that it was really unsafe. Sudden gusts of wind can really tumble portalets. It was very hazardous to people or cars that will be parked within the vicinity.

    It was for this reason that we decided to remove the portalets. We were informed that even the SM parking booth at the venue was blown off by strong winds in the past. As a remedy, restrooms of the mall and mall tenants were opened for the runners to use. However, some tenants opened at a much later time due to the unpredictable bad weather. This was the safest thing that we decided on. Our intent for doing such was not to cause you inconvenience but to make sure that each one of you will be safe. Imagine if your car or you yourself will get hit by a portalet?

    3.
    Some of our certificates got wet when the heavy rains poured. It would really take time to reprint. we could have printed with our printers but the sockets at the venue were all soaked with rain water. It was dangerous to plug electronic gadgets. This explains why not all were able to receive their certificates. The organizers will provide further information as to how we would distribute re-printed certificates. Please note that these were distributed while it was drizzling so some certificates also got wet by the small rain droplets. We shall replace them. Please standby for further info.

    4.
    Some sponsors called that they were not pushing through due to bad weather. Let us understand that they also hire agencies to implement their booth activities. They wanted to secure the safety of their contracted employees as well.

    5.
    In terms of health and safety we had sufficient number of ambulance/rescue teams who were on alert to respond if need be. Some doctors who hold the status as consultants even joined the 3KM, 5KM and 10KM categories to be physically present to double check on each runner. In addition, When the 3 KM Category Racers were released, some doctors tailed to act as health sweepers. meaning they want to physically check on the routes in case the rescue teams and running doctors failed to see those who had problems. The Doctors already had their emergency plans coordinated. Marshals were also oriented how to deliver emergency reports and location to our ambulance and organizers. All locations were coded on the maps for proper reference.

    Honestly, what you comment on were actually the parts where the unexpected heavy rains and strong winds battered us. It was beyond our control. I hope you can forgive us with what happened. Our main goal is to provide a good experience for all of us. It did not turn out to be that way.

    Next time, when we will organize another run….we will make sure that you will be properly hydrated…each one of you will get your rightful share of hydration and other services.

    There is no other way but to do even better. We take what happened to us as a challenge. Please help us also explain to your friends as to what happened to us.

    The running community is one big family…we want to keep it happy and united..a beginning, means to achieve greater heights, means to build bridges but never an end.

    Sincerely,

    ADBR Group

  36. Ayos nmn..yun lamang. buti maganda yung medals.. water water water please…hehe di na ko uminom deretso n finish line..bumili nlng ako sa mercury ng pang dehydration.. dpat nkahanda n yung mga water sa cup..haystttttt…parang nsa canteen lng pila pila sa faucet.. hindi accurate.. wala man lng finisher items/gift.. ang dami ngang sponsor..pagdating sa event wala sila..

  37. Hey ADBR you do not need to explain because in all events there are really “fogs of war”. The point is these runners will be the same runners you are hoping to get for the next run you are organizing, so for all the right reasons you should have impressed them the first time.

    I like the registration, medal, the certificate, the organized distribution at the finish line but the rest are just really unbecoming of a Blue Eagle. I will still race with you next time though.

  38. @ADBR Group
    despite the problems your event has encountered, here’s wishing you still a BIG congrats! its not easy putting up a running event and most esp pleasing everybody. i admire your intentions and your very notable causes. more projects next time?

    kahit nga sa mga RunRio events, who’s known for organized runs, may mga complaints pa rin ang mga suking runners ni Coach Rio.

    me and some PF/ARC/RunnR Academy friends ran for Earth Run, and we also have our share of plusses and minuses in that event.
    over-all and personally, i had a FUN time!

  39. maganda ang medals, certificate and bib…sana next time improve nyo na lang yong ibang negative comments…or di kaya pumili kau ng buwan na hindi masyado inuulan para hindi tamarin yong ibang sponsor at ibang runner.

  40. Cyra,

    The ADBR Organizers made appropriate measures already for the sponsors who were not able to participate.

  41. //just my ten cents: although it is expected that the race organizers have the responsibility to provide hydration to the runners, runners also have the responsibility to provide themselves ot their basic necessities like water/sports drink.

    i think the pulling out of sponsors and suppliers was a big risk to the event. perhaps next time, organizers would have to assess the commitment that these sponsors/suppliers make.

    let’s give the organizers and their events another chance.

    ADBR had already admitted that there were flaws in the recently concluded event. and had promised to do better in their future events.

    i hope this will settle things once and for all.

    there is no such thing as perfect event.

  42. CAN YOU REPLACE MY CERTIFICATE? IT HAS A LOT OF ERRORS LIKE….CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE…HINDI LANG KAMI NAG-AATEND, WE PARTICIPATED…MAS MAGANDANG BASAHIN AT PAKINGGAN ANG CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION..TSAKA ALAM KO HINDI NOTICE NG MARAMI…PERO ANG MOA HINDI SA PASIG CITY, IT’S IN PASAY CITY…CHECK NYO CERTIFICATE NYO…KASI PARA SYANG WALANG VALUE…NAKAKAHIYANG IPA-FRAME…BAKA SABIHIN GAWANG RECTO LANG….PLEASE?

  43. Deck,

    Yes we worked on that already.

    For the certificates we are currently printing it. It will be ready next week.

    ADBR Group

  44. Announcement:

    All unclaimed Race Kits may be picked up at the 2nd Level ROX, Runner’sRunner Booth from 2:00PM to 5:00PM Daily.

    Due to bad weather, those who were not able to attend the Race may still get their medals and certificates.

    For the edited certificates…we are still reprinting…we shall inform you when its ready for pick up. Those who got their certificates may have the replacement as well. Some runners requested for replacements as it was drizzling when the certificates were distributed.

    Dash,

    ADBR Group

  45. bsta aq pg run for a cause d aq ngeexpect ng kung anu2 bsta 1 lng importante WATER khit wla n ung iba bsta my water..ung iba kc run for PICTURES eh png FACEBOOK nga nman..:)cguro nx tym wg n lng lagay sponsors..iniicp nung iba kung anu ung andun sa singlet un makuha sa event..

  46. Hi Guys!

    The ADBR Group have been very busy doing other projects as well. We need to keep moving…

    Well, we evaluated all your comments. Again, we would like to apologize for the low water supply. We were prepared already but the bad weather blew all the filled up cups that we prepared. At around 4:30 weather was really bad. It was something that we really did not expect to happen.

    Of course we will not let negative comments pass and we shall correct it for future events.

    Just to let you know, the sponsors who did not set up during the actual event due to bad weather apologized to the ADBR Group. And I also wish to extend their apology to you.

  47. di na yan mag-pa patakbo kasi palpak naman sila,mahirap pag-di kilala ang organizer,yun ngang veterano nang nag-o organize,suma-sabit,di ko na ta takbuhan to,mahirap isapalaran mga runners ang health nyo pag-di ma-ayos ang mag-pa patakbo,baka ma injury kayo,di naman nila sa sagutin yun,sana wise kayo pag-sa sali kayo ng kahit anung event

  48. tama yan,di naman biro ang pagi-ging runners,pag-sa ali kayo kailangan responsible din yung mag-pa patakbo,kahit veterano na di sila tatakbo dito,konting ingat din mga runners,minsan di na-iisip yan ng mga organizer.

  49. tama yan,di naman biro ang pagi-ging runners,pag-sa ali kayo kailangan responsible din yung mag-pa patakbo,kahit veterano na di sila tatakbo dito,konting ingat din mga runners,minsan di na-iisip yan ng mga organizer.

  50. JUST WANNA ASK ABOUT THE TIMING RESULTS?! RUNNINGMATE.PH ANG MAY HAWAK NG TIMING CHIP.. KAMUSTA NAMAN ANG RESULTS?!!

    ILANG ARAW BAGO NAILABAS ANG RESULTS?!

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