Quezon City Marathon (QCIM3) 2011 – Results Discussion


Congratulations to all finishers of the recently concluded Quezon City International Marathon 2011! I was a rainy Sunday! Thanks for everyone who dropped by the booth! Now it’s time to share your personal race result experiences and stories about this event here!

3rd Quezon City International Marathon (QCIM3)
December 4, 2011 @ 4AM
Quezon City

Official Race Results and Photo Links will also be updated here as they become available. For now please feel free to discuss about this event below.

Race Results:
QCIM3 2011 – Race Results

Photo Links:
Quezon City International Marathon Photos – c/o Pinoy Fitness
Quezon City International Marathon Photos – c/o Philippine TeamKaripas
Quezon City International Marathon Photos – c/o Lestsky


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  1. i like the event set-up. ganda kung paano nila na-transform yung qc hall into a great marathon event venue. keep it up organizers! galing! the best set-up so far ng qcim! :-)

  2. had a good run on this one, its my 2nd time joining fun run and ranked 227 on 21k category.. Route was really nice, gusto ko ung pataas and pababa na daan. The best rin ung weather. pero nakakadismaya ung giveaways, halos walang laman. Poor hydration, Few portalets..

    will think twice joining this race again in the future!!

  3. congrats to all of us finishers in this latest intl marathon! my first time to run for QCIM and i felt proud kc im a QC resident myself and sa wakas, nkatakbo sa event in my own neighborhood. yehey! thank u Lord.

    very happy to see all of our PF friends and supporters. glad to have shared Commnwealth Ave with all our friends from the diff running teams and even individual associates. ganda ng medals natin db?

    ang ganda ng mga pics! maraming salamat sa mga friends with cameras. i enjoyed the tags.

    congrats Runnex/QCAdmin/SMDC and rest of organizers and other sponsors. next year po ulit!

    Mr JazzRunner – thank u for ur kindness.

    gud thing may booth ang TPWS @Mr PF

  4. Check this out prior to race….”Organized by the Quezon City local government, the QCIM is managed by the Executive Runners of the Philippines (Runnex), one of the country’s oldest and most organized running clubs.
    “We are elated with the sustained confidence of the QC government in our capability to manage this race,” lawyer Rodolfo Fernandez, Runnex chair, said. “We are confident we can increase yearly the number of participants and improve our level of performance.”

  5. di na yata ma-improve ang QCIM,last year halos ganun din ang problema,kulang sa marshall,water di malamig,kung di ka sa sali sa patakbo,di mo mala laman ang problema,maganda pa ang marathon sa thailand at malaysia,di sa tin maraming nahi-hilig na tumakbo,tsaka naman di na-iimprove ang mga patakbo,

  6. twas my some sort of dream to run at commonwealth the run was just fine i passed by at this place where i lived balak ko sana umidlip muna tapos takbo nalang ulit haha.. congrats to all runners :)

  7. Wala pa sa list ang name ko ng 42km finishers. sana naman di palpak ang time keeping nila, dahil napakaimportante iyon sa race.

  8. My first 42K run International pa ha!!!
    pero ito ang pinaka walang kwentang patakbo na nsalihan ko sa manila. Tsk! tsk! No offense pero totoo, Malulugi ba kyo kung lagyan man lang nyo ng ICE yung 2big? sna yung ibinigay nyo kape nalang. Yung race marshall nman sa 35K mark, sitting pretty pa, kung hindi pla ako ngtanong kung diretso or turn right. maliligaw na ako. tsk! tsk! ulit.. I will never-EVER!!! join this event again!!!! masisira ang kidney’s ng mga runners sainyo. Pag International CAM.SUR tayo. ngustuhan ko lang yung race ROUTE.

  9. First time to run in Commonwealth and my first 42k full marathon :) Isa ako sa mga last nag start, sumabay na lang ako sa mga 21k nag start. Thank you dun sa nakasabay ko papunta sa UP mag run, kami yung last na tumakbo. Madilim at mahirap pala pag naghahabol ka at halos walang kasabay. Tapos nung pauwi na halos nagliligpit na yung sa mga hydration booth ska walang nag tatake picture sa sobrang tagal yata namin :) But im happy, coz i finished it without any injury or accident @ 6hrs & 7mins

  10. @khalbz,i agree w/u.race route lang ang maganda nothing else.di na rin namin tatakbuhan ulit to.tama camsur na lang tayo mag-full marathon.

  11. I cannot blame the people who complains about the freebies kasi QCIM posted sa wall nila this:

    “Claim your SMDC bags at the redemption booths and fill them up with free goodies from SMDC’s 8 booths…Join the fun games and trivia and ‘katuwaan’ singing contests before the main raffle drawe of an SMDC condo unit at 1130am..”

    And you cannot blame the people who are complaining, at least those who has valid ones, kasi they paid for this event with their hard earned money, they expect to get their moneys worth. Di biro ang 700 plus nowadays. And like any other events before na pumalpak, I believe complaints / constructive criticisms is needed to improve the event say yun KOTR or yun mga past Run Rio events.

    But as the more experienced runners are saying, QCIM stayed the same like the other versions.

    Tska masama na mag asam ng more sports drink and colder water? Masama ba na mag asam ng more organized marshalls on your way back to the finish line? I was one of the runners who was almost ran over by an SUV and muntik na maligaw dahil halos wala na marshalls sa end.

    Tska kung makapag yabang ang Runnex sa page nila eh…Tama na nga. :D

  12. kaya lang naman tayo nag-comment para makita nila yung mga ka kulangan nila,tsaka di biro yung 42 at 21k,tapos walang matinong drinking station,wala pang-ice,maganda mag-organize ng fun run,yung mga dati ding tuma-takbo o naka-kaintindi,humi-hingi ng opinion sa mga mati tinong organizer,sana si coach rio na lang kunin nyo sa sunod,ok sa water hydration,

  13. i would like to give my two-cents-worth of comment about hydration during QCIM3. although i myself was not satisfied with the handling of the race itself, i must say that hydration was satisfactory. i ran 42K & there were still water at every hydration station on my way back. one thing i observed was that hydration stations were placed at around every 2.5K. i think this is the norm of international marathon races. most runners ,myself included, just got used to having hydration stations every 1.5K. this is the reason why race fees have gone up nowadays but that’s another topic. i do empathize though with the runners of 5K & 10K for not having any sports drink.

  14. Before pa ng race marami ng mga suggestions ang mga ssali sa event na ito. Na sna maganda ang hydration, sport drinks, energy gels for 21k and 42K runners. Kasi they are expecting it nga nman. Tsaka HELLO!!!
    Executive Runners of the Philippines (Runnex), one of the country’s oldest and most organized running clubs.
    Means to say ANCIENT na kyo sa larangan na ito. pero Wala eh.
    D2 lang ako UMIHI ng TEA COLORED urine, It was horrifying really!!!
    Walang matinong hydration eh…
    well tnx for the HORRifying experience though..

  15. @khalbz friendly advise lang as fellow runner to a fellow runner yung mga power gel na hinahanap mo sagot mo na dapat yun, yung sports drink additional na lang yun, sponsor ang nag pro-provide nyan not the organizer so wag kang mag expect na lahat mabibigyan depende sa supply, tap water or mineral, or whatever portable water lang ang required ibigay ng mga organizer for runners, which for me is okay, just so you know I run 42 so I know that there are still protable water even at 7hrs period hindi nga lang sosyal tulad ng mineral. so if I were you do not expect too much para di ka ma-dissapoint and always be prepared for anykind of situations.

  16. Ako ok na ako sa maynilad water pero sana nga man lang malamig ng onti. I guess that is not much to ask for. Tska kaya din siguro nag eexpect ang mga tao dahil this event was marketed as an INTERNATIONAL event. :D Meaning international standards. I was googling international marathon events and sad to say malayo pa tong QCIM natin sa mga ibang marathons.

    Also Kasi I have joined events na 100 pesos lang ang fee pero sobrang nag enjoy ako sa run dahil na cover nila basics.

    Pero OVERALL, enjoy pa din naman ang run. It’s not as bad as others are saying pero it needs some improvements.

  17. For me ok ung race. Well dahil kaya free lang ung race kit ko kaya ganun? and baka dahil I set my expectation very low kaya in the end parang ok siya para sakin… Ewan ko ba..haha

  18. at least nalaman natin sa mga su sunod na taon lam na natin kung sino mati-tinong mag-pa patakbo,share na lang natin yung mga na experience natin,para naman mag-isip mga ibang runners kung anu yung ida-dagdag nila pag-sila ang sa sali sa mga event

  19. for me as one of the foreign runners, i think the qcim3 went pretty well. here in the U.S., when we run marathons, we pay our reg fee, pick up our race bib at the expo and and put on the worst shirt we have in the closet, then show up for our event and run like hell and then go home. we don’t really care much about photo ops and all the socializing to go with it. i was disappointed with my time, i was hoping to do 2:10 on the 21K but ended with 2:36:05 instead. i was thinking afterwards maybe because of jet lag, not enough hydration before the run, and maybe stop carrying a 3′ x 5′ flag (RP this time) that gets heavier as the miles pile on. to all the runners that i have run into along the way, even though, i was not able to talk to you personally, thanks for the experience, this is my first in the Phils and i will come back to run again sometime if work and family commitment permits. happy holidays to everyone.

  20. @ francis chua, I ran 42K.
    @ dencanlas, yes I did bring my own power gels. And yes again, I did expect much din siguro kasi INTERNATIONAL Marathon sinalihan namin, so kala nmin same ng mga international marathon ang ,, wag na…
    ok n yun…

  21. @khalbs … you are perfectly right. The event we joined was dubbed as an “international marathon” and yet even the basic necessities of regular running events are missing – safe and cold drinking water, ice, marshall don’t have flashlights on dark areas (especially the place near ecopark – magkakabungguan ang mga runners if you don’t make a noise or shout while running – you have to slow down dahil mahirap sumalpok sa kapwa runners), portalets are not enough for the runners kaya the odor is stinking even before you step inside dahil konti lang ang available), kilometer markins are not enough). E what more if you compare this event to other international marathons. You cannot even rate this event at 3 (on 1-10scale) if you compared this to other marathons in asian countries. and will not pass 2 compared to marathons outside asia. We just don’t have to join this one next time dahil according to an old-timer marathon .. pangatlong taon na raw e ganon pa rin ang sistema ng QCIM just like the previous 2 events.

  22. @khalbs….honestly i already heard so much (unsatisfactory)comments about this race.. i even raised my concerns with the organizers…. so i braced myself for the worst condition… luckily for me…i did find hydration OK…but the traffic control….brutal!!! 1 thing is for sure though… I AM DONE WITH QCIM!!! NO MAS!!!

  23. pag-sinabi kasing international marathon standard ang patakbo,ang advice ko lang sa mga runners,sa camsur na lang kayo mag-full marathon,hwag dito sa metro manila,yun namang tubig na dala namin pang-back-up lang yun,mas mahalaga yung sa water hydration,maka-ka pag-buhos ka sa ulo,para naman ma cool down yung body heat temperature,di lang uhaw ang kailangan ng tubig,di sa sapat yung dala namin sa katawan,sana maintindihan ng organizer yan,di basta basta kana lang mag-pa patakbo ng 42 at 21k,kung kulang ka sa water hydration,pina-aabot lang namin sa organizer,kung nasa-saktan kayo sa comment ng mga runners,hwag na lag kayong mag-basa ng comment namin,kung negative sa organizer,mas negative sa mga runners.

  24. @ khalbz,kala siguro nitong mga organizer na to.pag-inom lang ng tubig ang kailangan ng mga runners,pag-pabalik na mga runners gaya ng mga 21 at 42k,nag-bu buhos sa ulo ng water para naman yung body temperature ay mag-cool down,

  25. I joined the macau international marathon two years ago.

    Hydration spots every 2kms. The best part – they were handing Cadbury chocolates and milk on kilometer 30 onwards. Why? They say that marathoners hit the wall between km 30 to 35 – and you need sugar to climb that wall. And yes, my lootbag was full – with a t-shirt and a sunvisor from some chinese company.

    Compared to the QCIM, which i also joined – it’s even hardly a 1.

  26. sa totoo lang international ang patakbo nyo,di style na pang-barangay lang,42 at 21k.full marathon,tsaka half ang takbuhan,yung international na patakbo iba,di gaya ng patakbo ng QCIM3.

  27. di pang international ang patakbo nyo,tangapin na lang ng organizer na palpak naman talaga,subukan nyo tumakbo ng singapore,thailand at malaysisa.ma-ayos di nadayo pa,

  28. it will be my first and last run in QCIM…i will find another place to conquer.. last yr. i miss to run in QCIM, so aftr that event last year, i said to myself.. next run, “Hindi kita Tatantanan” pro next year’s event… Excuse me po!!!! “Tantanan mo na ako QCIM”…

  29. actually wala naman akong angal sa race course,hydration or sa freebies.Ang gusto ko lang is malampasan yung PR ko every race at makita ko yung mukha ko sa mga running picture from our beloved volunteer..Angal lang ako e dun sa runner na naka WIG ng green??Celebrity ba yun..Kase kahit saang race hindi ko mahanap yung mga shot ko pero sya ang daling ma notice.And Why is puro 10K runner lang yung maraming foto..hahaha just wondering…..

  30. advice ko lang.balak nyo tumakbo ng full marathon at half marathon.subic at camsur kayo,dito sa manila malabo yungstandard na pang-international.congrats na lang sa mga runner,hwag kayong mada-dala tumakbo,hanap lang tayo ng mga mati-tino na mag-pa patakbo.

  31. Next time if you will join the QCIM4..
    advise sa mga hardcore runners. WATER JUG na ang itulak nyo simula palang, yung water jug n sa isang side COLD WATER at sa isang side COLD ENERGY drinks. hehe. Im outta here!!!
    @ greeneyes and johnnycage: TAMA kyo.. see you on next RUN.

  32. International Marathon! lol

    Kung first time mo tumakbo dito sa QC…mapapatawad mo pa tong QCIM. Parang ako.

    Pero say next year takbo ka again and ganito pa din? Ah di na lang. Siguro yun na feel ng mga tumakbo last year or two years before kasi sabi nila di naman daw nag improve.

    :) Still hoping for the best since I am from QC and I want it to be one of the best Marathons in the country.

    Na curious tuloy ako paano sa Camsur, Condura at Subic. Subic and Condura ma try ko pa next year. Camsur di na ako abot. Para may comparison ako.

  33. @khalbz thanks,congrats na lang,di bale marami pa namang patakbo.yung organizer minsan naman kayo ang tumakbo ng 42 at 21k,para malaman nyo o ma-experience nyo sa sarili nyo,kung enough ba o tama ba yung pag-o organize ninyo.kung pwede lang ba na mag-bitbit ng isang drum na tubig para sa sarili namin na di na aasa sa water hydration,matagal na naming ginawa yun,sana yung mga organizer naman ng QCIM3,tignan nyo rin kung anu ba mga kulang sa inyo,remember international ang patakbo,sana man lang standard,para di tayo pintasan ng mga foreigner sa marathon natin sa pilipinas

  34. @bert (post #131)
    hello sir! you’re the Philippine flag-bearing guy! thanks for waving it up sir :) and congratulations on your feat! I also run 21k and though it was not my best 21k, it was OK.

    Seems like sa 3 years na pag-organize ng QCIM, wala pa ring nakakareach sa expected standards…we might need a new organizer..sayang, ganda and challenging ng route :)

  35. Masaya na ako at nakatakbo ako ulit dito sa QCIM. 3rd straight year na full marathon. Maganda kasi talaga ang ruta ng QC.Wala yan sa ibang marathon dito sa atin. Once a year, ang runner ang Hari ng Commonwealth at lisensyadong pumasok sa La Mesa Dam. Highly restricted ang lugar na yun. Kaya sulit na rin. Dapat lang, handa kang sumabak sa takbong mahaba. Magdala ka ng sarili mong baon. I have learned not to expect much from a race lalo na kapag ang may patakbo ay Govierno, national man o local. Syempre, wag mong asahan na lahat ay provided nila.Nandun ang runner para tumakbo at mag-enjoy sa pagkakataon dahil meron kang mabuting kalusugan at lakas na galing sa Diyos. Kailangan mo rin maging alisto sa paligid mo dahil may mga sasakyan din at iba pa na pwedeng maka-disgrasya sa yo. Alalay ka rin sa kapwa mo runner. Tulungan lang tayo dito. Anyway, kung hindi ka naman kasama sa Top 10, masarap din na makita na may mabuting samahan ang mga runners lalo na kung sa mga longer distance na events tulad ng 21 at 42k. Yan kasi ang spirit ng sport natin, camaraderie. Nag-enjoy talaga ako sa QCIM kahit sa Quezon City Hall Complex ako nagtatrabaho pero nagbayad ako ng P850. Loot bag or no loot bag, masaya parin dahil kita-kits ang mga ka-adik sa takbo, kahit tinginan lang, alam mo na alam din nya ang pagod at sakit ng katawan mo nung araw na yun pero naka-smile pa rin! Yun lang, wish pa rin natin na maging maayos na lalo ang patakbo para sa mga susunod na mga taon na QCIM. Paano,kita-kits tayo ulit next year ha? Mabuhay ang mga Pinoy Runners!!

  36. On the contrary, I feel sorry for those runners who felt cheated and short-changed with the way they were treated at QCIM. I cannot blame them for hurting so much. The event was touted or promoted as a premier marathon in the country as it boasts of a magnificent route. It was even billed as an international marathon that is expected to attract runners from around the world who are ready to spend their money and time for them to participate. Considering such a promotion, people, especially those who are new and even some veteran runners are expecting so much from this big athletic event. They were made to think that everything will be in its highest order of organization of professional caliber. Aside from the complaints mentioned, there were reports that people squabbled for freebies like umbrellas etc and some participants took more than their rightful share, etc. That’s not a good thing to see, especially to foreigners. Embarrassing to say the least. It means there was no order or control from the organizers. For certain runners who expect that they be treated to some goodies at the end of their physical conquest, it would be truly disappointing to know that such will not be given to them. The air could be filled with runners’ cursings and that’s very very bad. I am not saying that I was not affected. The comfort of finishers at the end is priceless and that adds up to the pleasure of having run a race and promises to come back next year. I may have matured as a runner after having been exposed to ultramarathoning courtesy of our beloved ultrarunning “promotors” Sirs Jovie Narcise and Jonel Mendoza, both in road and trail. So I think, for my 2-cents worth, race organizers should take it to their heart the comments given by those people who sweated it out in their “prestigious” races lest they find themselves crucified by some runners at the end of the race. Make it better next time partners. Thank you fellow-runners and see you again at the strip with a sign saying, STARTING LINE. God bless us all Pinoy Runners!

  37. @ bert … it’s great to hear that you have enjoyed your first running experience here in Philippines. We hope you will have the opportunity to have a business travel again here and join our running community. The Camsur International Marathon and Subic International Marathon are worth to mention to you (both are being held outside Metro Manila – Camsur is about 400 kms south of Manila while Subic is about 130 kms north of Manila). You can enjoy the run and at the same time enjoy our countyside sceneries before and after your run. Other running events worth mentioning are the Corregidor International Half Marathon – which is held every second weekend of December (this is being staged at our historic island where American and Filipino military troups joined forces against Japs during World War 2; runs at Tagaytay City like Nathan Ridge run (Tagaytay is just about 55-60 kms south of Manila). We wish you an enjoyable holidays as well.

  38. @LeoLarangan … thanks for the info about the Macau International Marathon … pinagiisipan nga namin kung Thailand or Macau ang tatakbuhan namin next year. Good na tama kang magbigay ng info about Macau unlike others na di ko alam kung nanlilito lang ng information or tama ba ang ibinibigay.

  39. bakit po hindi lahat ng pangalan ng runners who joined the qcim 3 ay naka post sa updated result nyo? sana po ma kumpleto nyo yung lists ng runners. thanks.

  40. @redcapguy..greetings sir! you’re most welcome, it’s a pleasure carrying our nation’s flag during marathons here in the u.s. and at home. i hope to do it again sometime in the future. congrats likewise on your successful 21K finish!!

    @tryx..thanks for the info. i’m pretty sure i’ll run a few of the aforementioned races, but will see what the future brings. being in the u.s. military is kind of tough making plans especially with these crazy world we live in..RUN SAFE ALWAYS EVERYONE!!!!!!!

  41. @mj you can check out your race time at the strider website. Your name should be there if you wore the shoe tag correctly. strider.ph/events just click your category and search for your bib number

    The Kenyan lead runner in 42k got his singlet pulled from behind by some kid and there were hooligans lying down on the road in front of the lead runners when they reached the Manggahan area and somebody got their car pried open and everything inside stolen while parked in QC memorial circle. Parking security and better marshalls are definitely needed.

  42. @bert.. I definitely recommend you try out Subic International Marathon (Jan. 22-23) held in the former Subic Bay NAS I heard the views are spectacular and Condura Skyway Marathon (Feb. 5) along the elevated skyway section of the south expressway and has a great view of the city. We got a marathon or two every weekend for any number of charitable causes.

  43. @JP..thanks!, love to do it but i ‘ve decided to run the shamrock in march.it’s 9 miles from my house as opposed to flying 8,000 miles to the phils. maybe if i train harder this winter i could qualify for boston 2013. i’ve missed it by 7 min. in my age group this year.
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