With a cover like this, I was excited to get my hands on the latest issue of the frontRUNNER magazine. Camilla Brooks is on the cover and the BDM tattoo on her back told me that the Volume III Issue 2 2012 is about ultramarathons.
I got to purchase a copy this week at the National Bookstore and the contents were as advertised and then a pleasant surprise.
At pages 60-61 was a picture spread about the Bataan Death March 160km ultra last January 28-29, 2012. And at the right bottom part of page 61 is the group picture of the 83nean runners with a couple of Fairview runners and the top honchos of A Runner Circle. For this 160k ultra event, Bobby Castilla ably represented the Ateneo de Naga High School Class of 1983 by placing 14th out of 53 finishers with a time of 25:40:37 (cut off time is 30 hours). Ruben “Fards” Fajardo, Ernie Badong, Ed Balcueva and the Bicolano Penguin alternately paced and manned the support vehicle for Bob. (Kindly refer to these blog entries: http://www.bicolanopenguin.blogspot.com/2012/01/2012-bdm-160-ultra-extraordinary.html#moreand http://www.bicolanopenguin.blogspot.com/2012/01/support-crew-experience-at-2012-bdm-160.html#more).
|Pages 60 & 61|
|Photo of 83neans with Fairview Running Club and A Runner’s Circle|
Bob’s conquest of the BDM 160 is a source of joy and pride for all 83neans. Having our picture in the leading local running magazine is a source of happiness, too. Not bad at all. Oragon.........
Thank you, frontRUNNER editor-in-chief Jonel Mendoza, photographers and staff.