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February 21, 2014

TBR DREAM MARATHON 2014 : Congratulations to the Finishers!

EmoticonHugs, 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.Emoticon

Thank you to Running Photographers, Photo-Ops, Mark Clareza, Manny Yak  and San Pe for the photos.   

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