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I am a Bicolano by birth and choice. By any standards, I am a slow runner but I like it that way. I look at running as a healthy and exciting way to make a difference. Together with my fellow runners from our family, school, office and the community, we use running to give back..

February 28, 2015

THE BULL RUNNER DREAM MARATHON 2015: The Tale of Alice


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This is the third in a series of stories of the Bull Runner Dream Marathon 2015 experience.  Of the 6 First Balfour runners entered in the TBRDM this year, Alice Monfero is the one I have known for the longest time.  She was a co-worker when I headed the Treasury team in FB more than a decade ago. She is pretty athletic and has excellent  physical flexibility.  When I first recruited officemates to join

THE BULL RUNNER DREAM MARATHON 2015: RJ's Story



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This is the second in a series which features the stories of 6 First Balfour runners who conquered their first marathons at the Bull Runner Dream Marathon this 2015. This is the story of RJ Santos, young at 30 years old but alredy the head of the  geodetic enegineering team in FB.  From the province of Bulacan and educated in UP Diliman, RJ brought with him  hard-working and smart-

THE BULL RUNNER DREAM MARATHON 2015: Richelle's Story


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For the Bull Runner Dream Marathon 2015, the Bicolano Penguin provided support to six First Balfour officemates. Come the late morning of Feb 22, all 6 were beaming with pride and exuding joy as they got their first taste of the full mary. The BP has requested all 6 to share their experiences and thoughts on this milestone. The first to submit is the first one to finish (6 hrs & 43 mins)   among the 6. She is Richelle Hua, one of our young and promising mechanical engineers in our company.   While a junior in  high school, she was a track and field athlete but had to stop during her senior year due to asthma. A key factor to her success was that she was accompanied in her marathon journey by her fiancee Carlo. One inspired runner indeed and here is her story of one amazing 42km run.    

February 27, 2015

THE BULL RUNNER DREAM MARATHON 2015: Pacer Duty for the 4th Time


Inspired by the idea of "Paying Forward", the Bicolano Penguin (BP) has been volunteering for pacer duty the past several years at the Bull Runner Dream Marathon (TBRDM) in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa. Being a member of the first batch (2010) of TBRDM, I felt that the best thing an elder can do is to help the young ones. 

February 2, 2015