Hugs, kisses, tears, laughter, high fives, reunion, vindication, engagement.
These were the rainbow of emotions and agenda that permeated the finish line of the TBR Dream Marathon last February 16 Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The 5th edition of The Bull Runner Dream Marathon produced 674 finishers of all ages, sizes, color, gender, religion, persuasions and perspirations.
Of this bullish herd, the Bicolano Penguin had the honor and joy of pacing two First Balfour co-workers - Joy and Iya. While using the 42-km pacing gig as training for the Mayon 360, the BP got to learn a few lessons from these two young and dynamic ladies. Among which are the twin virtues of hard work and patience.
|2 hours into the marathon with the 2:1 pace group|
|Last 9 kms to go for Iya|
|Joy and the pacer having some morning hour calisthenics|
|Iya sprinting to the finish line|
|Iya kissing the medal|
|Iya with mom San|
|Smiling to the finish|
|Joy raising with pride|
|Joy and Icar in a tearful hug|
|Joy with Mark|
|First Balfour Runners : Bicolano Penguin of Batch 2010, Icar of Batch 2012, Delsie of Batch 2013 with Joy and Iya of Batch 2014|
|Now we know why Gatorade is a favorite drink of runners.|
|Joanne, Jamie and Icar with The Bull Runner|
|Martin of EDC with First Balfour runners|
Congratulations to Iya and Joy on your first marathon. Congratulations Jamie also on your first full mary. Thanks to Icar, Delsie, San, Joanne, Mark and Manny for their support on race day. We all deserved the bulalo and lechon kawali.
Congratulations also to new marathoners Lilian, Danny, Marl, Martin and Ryan. Thanks to TBR Jaymie, Coach Jim and staff for a good job shepherding the first-time marathoners.
Congratulations to all 674 finishers. You have a dream and you live it.
Thank you to Running Photographers, Photo-Ops, Mark Clareza, Manny Yak and San Pe for the photos.