Congratulations to everyone that participated at this years’ adidas King of the Road (KOTR) 2012 at Bonifacio Global City! Thanks to everyone who dropped by the Pinoy Fitness booth! It was really nice to see some old and new faces! Time to share your feedback and experiences about this event here!
adidas King of the Road (KOTR) 2012
September 30, 2012
Bonifacio Global City
adidas King of the Road (KOTR)2012 – Race Results
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regarding sa runner na nag colapse.. Nawalan daw po ng malay ang guy and natumba tumama ang ulo sa gutter or semento kaya puro dugo ang ulo niya. then good thing the medic assigned within the area is a doctor they tried to revive the runner kasi nawala daw ang vital signs. until na na revive nila ang vitals but super mahina ang pulse rate niya. then that is the time na dinala na nila sa hospital. Doon po sa friend ng runner na ito, kindly update us what happend to him. Will also asked my fiance to post here the situation, by the way he is one of those who responded to the guy.
Hi, I’m the guy who collapsed during the KOTR more than a year ago. I know it seems so sudden na bigla akong nagreply (I didn’t look for info in the longest time), but I never really knew the people who came to my aid and didn’t get a chance to thank them. Hope makarating ito sa kanila.
KOTR was a festive one with all the cheer leaders and water sprayers. Then there’s also Jollibee and the Sigue Corre Panda. More about my observations here. https://francramon.com/?p=4435
Thanks to those leaving thoughtful comments above. Some of the well-articulated comments above made me reflect on why I run to begin with and how I will approach future events so I enjoy them instead of being frustrated.
I participate in these events for a few simple reasons:
– I can enjoy the sport I love – running, with someone I love, my wife.
– A great opportunity to socialize with others that share this passion for running
– I can satisfy my competitive nature …. But the key competition is me. Meeting or exceeding goals I have set for myself.
– Great exercise and a way to keep healthy
Things important to meet the above:
– Be respectful of our time. We all have limited free time. Start on time
– Safety. The route must be safe, medics available, not over-crowded, controlled traffic. An interesting or scenic route would be nice of course.
– Hydration. A benefit of an event is not having to carry your own fluids.
– a convenient place to watch fellow runners complete their race and a place to meet them to socialize (and quiet enough to socialize)
– accurate and prompt race results. To give credit where credit is due, Proactive did pretty well on this vs. other local organizers.
Things that just don’t matter to me anymore
– finishers shirts. Most of us have too many already. It was important on my first few runs, but not anymore.
– I certainly don’t need more loot bag items that I seldom use.
– loud, boring awards ceremonies
So, my new plan:
– register, show up, run
– congratulate and talk to friends and fellow runners
– ignore loot bags and any prizes for placing – not worth the frustration to me.
– go for a great recovery breakfast.
– go home.
Had I followed this plan at KOTR, I would have said it was a good event and I would have enjoyed the morning. It is only poor execution of things I really do not even care about that ruined the event for me.
Thanks again to those that gave comments that helped me recalibrate my thinking on this. Looking forward to the next event!
@Howard Yap: never heard? research ka muna
bawal n maging blogger baka ma-libel case tayo. im just criticizing the facts.
Well said, well said. Im not frustrated with the organizers. they did their best i hope. see you next run everyone.
I don’t think the whole event is a failure. True there are many points that they can still improve on but there are also things that they did very well in.
There was enough hydration and bananas, sobrang dami nang photobooth, the activity area is full of exhibitors na nagbibigay nang freebies. Freebies meaning you did not pay for it, so automatically kung meron silang activity you have to join. Also, hindi naman obligado ang sponsor na bigyan ang lahat nang tao nang free product. Libre na nga, tapos ikaw pa magagalit pag hindi nabigyan? Parang nakakalungkot lang that some people don’t have any patience or are ungrateful sa sponsors who made the event happen. Kahit ang hydration, minsan sponsorship din yan meaning na libre sya. Nakakatawa yung nagco-comment na “getting what we paid for”.
You paid for the singlet, race kit, security, insurance (kung meron), portalets, use of the road, program, medal, finisher’s shirt (again kung meron), bananas, water station, medic. Pero ang Freebies at Lootbags hindi kasama sa binayaran.
Also, sa laki nang crowd last Sunday, meron talagang mga taong hindi marunong pumila. I commend the organizer for putting the tents strategically sa lahat nang gilid para hindi maging snake ang pila. Ang nakakalungot lang walang disiplina ang mga pumipila. Hey people, ang pagpila ay isang senyales na isa kang edukado at disiplinadong tao.
However, disappointing talaga ang matagal na race results nang winners at ang delayed gunstart. They should have followed the gunstart kasi this is a race, hindi naman concert na pwedeng chikahan lang with celebrities sa stage.
Also dun sa na-aksidente, malamang ang sasabihin nang marshall “sandali po” para tumawag nang medic. ABC sa pag-respond ang tumawag nang medic dahil hindi mo pwedeng galawin yung naaksidente lalo pa at tumama ang ulo. Kapag ginawa mo yon, even out of concern maaring makasama pa sa head injury kung hindi ka naman trained. Medic lang ang nakakaalam sa gagawin sa ganong sitwasyon. I think pinag-aralan ko to sa Health Class nung highschool.
Okay lang sa akin ang longer na distance, kesa naman sa kulang. I registered 17.00 in my Garmin.Yung extra 200meters ay bonus na. :D
Just my observations. I hope the next one will be bigger and better. Thank you Proactive for a festive KOTR 2012!
TO ALL RUNNERS/READERS
We truly respect, accept, appreciated and noted po lahat ng inyong comments and suggestions.
Our deepest apology din po kung mayroon po kami pagkukulang and meron po kami na-disappoint na mga runners. we just hope na mapagbigyan nyo po kami muli na ituwid lahat ng pagkakamali at pagkukulang po na nagawa namin.
Regarding po dun sa na-aksidente, maglalabas po kami ng Official Statement about his condition, sa ngayon po wala muna po kami maiibigay na detalyadong sitwasyon nya, para po sa kaalaman ng lahat sya po ngayon ay naka-confine sa MICU 2 ng Makati Medical Center at nakikipag ugnayan po kami sa kanilang pamilya simula po nung Sunday, makakaasa po kayong lahat na maglalabas po kami ng Official and Valid Statements, at para po dun sa mga runners na rumesponde, Maraming Salamat po, hinihiling ko rin po na paki-contact po kami sa number na ito 09278756671 or email me at [email protected], upang makuha din po namin ang iyong salaysay… Muli po maraming salamat sa mga naunang rumesponde.
Para po sa lahat ng mga nagsidalo, muli po humihingi po ako ng paumanhin sa inyong lahat sa mga pagkukulang po namin, we truly tried our very best to give everyone a great event, we tried to please everyone, naiintidihan din po namin at ginagalang kung paano man po ang inyong pagtanggap sa amin.
Salamat po muli sa inyong lahat, makakaasa po kayo at kung inyo pong mamarapatin kami ay mapagbigyan na mapagbuti pa ang serbisyo po namin sa inyong lahat.
Paumanhin po at maraming salamat po…
Imanni – adidas KOTR
Thumbs up Imanni for this humble act!
@ Imanni – adidasKOTR2012 na text ko na ang info yesterday pa. sana naman ma-update nyo na ang system nyo. thanks
Sa event na ito ay matagal po namin na pinag-isipan at pinagdasal ang aming bawat galaw. Mula sa set-up ng activity area, sa aesthetic (look), sa ruta, sa hydration location & hydration supply, sa activity program, race result, video coverage, souveniers & photobooth at post event activites.
Personally masaya po ako sa naging resulta, tulad ng ibang karera, may mga bagay na dapat i-improve at don ay makakaasa po kayo na gagawin po namin ang lahat upang pag-igihin pa po ang aming trabaho.
Sa mga runners na patuloy na nagtitiwala- maraming salamat po- kayo po ang aming inspirasyon utang patuloy namin sa pag-igihanang aming responsibilidad.
Sa kapwa ko runners, sana lang po wag lang po sana sa organizer ipataw ang buong responsibilitad ng pagkakaroon ng maayos na karera. Sana po matuto po tayong magrespeto sa mga kapwa runners- pumila po tayo ng maayo sa finisher’s tent. Alam ko po na pagod na po kayo, pero sana maalala nyo na ganun din po ang inyong katabi; use this opportunity to practice kindness and charity to others by letting them go before you.
Sa ruta naman po, maaring obvious na po, na iba-iba po ang resulta na GPS nyo, kasi po dahil sa cloudy po ng araw na yun, karamihan sa mga GPS natin ay namamatay. Rest assured na kung may discrepancy po,ay hindi po ganun kalayo. Alam po namin gaano ka-importante sa runners ang accurate distance. Sinukat po namin ang ruta ng ilang beses upang ilapit ito sa distanya ng category na inyong sinalihan.
Sa hydration, kami po ay humihingi ng paumanhin at medyo napalay ko aunang estasyon. Maaring ganungon din po ang mangyayari sa mga susunod po namin na karera- dahil hinahanapan po namin ng tamang lugar ang bawat estasyon ng tubig kung saan hindi lang ang runners ang safe kundi pati rin ang aming mga personnel. Rest assured na ang quality ng tubig ay malinis, malamig at sapat sa lahat. Ang takatuwa pong na aking na-observe ay ang may inag runners na marunong gumamit ng basurahan- Maraming salamat po!
Safety & Security: Kung mapapansin nyo po ay ang bawat estasyon ng tubig ay may mga katabing large medic station tents. Ito ay hindi dekorasyon. Ito po ay lugar kung saan ang runner ay pwede tumigil at humingi ng tulong kung kayo o ang iyong kasama ay may di-magandang nararamdaman. Ang hydration station ay may kataping Medic Station at ambulansya na nag-pa-patrol or naka estasyon.
We have medic stations and ambulances on all stations, pero with thousands of runners I hope the running community would understand that the event would be safer if we as a runner personally learn to asses our own limitations.
As for the fellow runner who helped our runner na nag-collapse and the mobile police who took initiative and drove the patient to Makati Med- Maraming salamat. Again, I was impressed with how the runners worked together showed concern.
Our team have visited our runner; but I think it would be best if we can just offer our fervent prayers for a quick recovery.
Race result: We apologize to our elite athletes for the long wait ng event during event day; as for the rest your race result and photos can me seen at http://www.proactive.ph
Again, Salamat Po. Let us remember we join races because we enjoy running period. Hopefully along the way we meet new friends by being a friend to them FIRST.
Let us show the world that Filipinos are kind, respectulful, orderly and hospitable through the running community.
If the running community can be used as an assesment of how we are doing as a nation- I think I can safety, we are far from where the rest of the developed world are at, but we are quickly catching up.
Again, Its a joy serving you all.
To God be the Glory!
Something’s wrong with some of your ranking info. You cannot have a ranking out of all runners (4th item under “Did You Know?” in the results page) because that would mean you ranked all finish times regardless of distance ran. This will result to runners in the 16.8K being ranked lower due to their longer FTs.
@reina daza – Mam Reina, inaayos na po with timing yung para po kay Sir Neil Daza, noted po mam, and will have it corrected mam asap
TO ALL RUNNERS
If you have queries regarding your race result, full name and bib number, just text me at 09278756671
Thank you and God bless
ayos to. may post run support pa rin… hindi gaya ng iba, pagka tapos ng run, wala nang paki. hahaha.
For the final official and valid statement para dun sa runner na nag
collapse. Runners are waiting. God bless for a quick recovery, TNX
P.S. LOVE YOU ALL RUNNERS
hi fellow runners, meron po ba may alam ng link ng photobooth pics near adidas booth? Thanks :) naitapon ko yung hardcopy ko eh :(
wew… msaya yang KOTR kya lng mlaki nga ang paperbag halos ndi nman npuno!…
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Overall rating 5 stars
but.. yung loot bag ko deo pang male .. eh female ako bakit ganun? Neneng B?!