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Running Around the World

Friday, 30 September 2011  |  Bullish Insights

Ever since I became a runner, all roads have become my playground.  From paved roads to treacherous trails, whether in my city or a thousand miles away from home, you name it, I have considered making my mark on it with my running shoes.  Needless to say, for a runner like me, my idea of adventure is to explore the world through running.

To say that I am excited about the coming months’ running adventures would be an understatement.  I cannot wait to pack up my running gear and run these races I’m signed up for:

• October 16: Guam Koko Race – 21km
• November 6: New York City Marathon – 42k (Thanks to Gatorade!)
• December 4: California International Marathon – 42k

It’s a lot of pounding for the recently recovered feet, so I’m practicing some restraint (and wisdom) and I’m planning to enjoy the runs at a good, easy pace.  Yes, yes, I’ll try my very best to do so even if CIM boasts of a negative elevation course which is one of the top 6 fastest running courses in the US that’s popular for allowing a lot of runners to qualify for Boston.  (Crap)  Yes, I will have to bite my lips, hold back, and remind myself to take it s-l-o-w if I want to preserve my delicate feet.

I wish I could take you all with me, but since I can’t do an Oprah and surprise you all with free plane tickets hidden underneath your seats (thank God you don’t have seats!), I’ll just lug around a camera and share the sights and sounds of my grand adventures.  Fine, maybe, I’ll eat some extra dessert for you, too.

TBR DM 2012 Registration Details

Wednesday, 28 September 2011  |  News + Promos

To our TBR DM Reserved Runners: Congratulations for successfully grabbing a slot for The Bull Runner Dream Marathon 2012.  Now, it’s time to register!  For this race, we’ve partnered with Runner’s Runner to manage our registration.

REGISTRATION FOR TBR DREAM MARATHON at NUVALI 2012

DATE: Thursday, October 6 to Monday, October 10, 2011
TIME: 12 noon to 10 PM
VENUE: Runner’s Runner Booth at 2/F R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street
REGISTRATION FEE: P2,500

WHO CAN REGISTER: You may register only if you are a RESERVED RUNNER Click  on this LINK to download master list.

RUNNER’S RUNNER Hotline: 624-0642

For inquiries on your reservation or on TBR Dream Marathon, contact Macel at email: macel@thebullrunner.com

HOW TO REGISTER: THREE WAYS

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[OPTION 1: DEPOSIT + DELIVER]

1. Confirm slot in TBRDM 2012 Reserved Runners List. Link above.
2. Compute fee: Race fee: P2,500. Add : Shipping and handling fee – P119 (NCR), P158 (Provincial)
3. Deposit total fee to:

BDO Savings Accnt: 1230066444
Account Name: Runners’ Runner Events Organizer

For verification, please write the following info on your deposit slip:
a.) Runner’s name(s) as submitted in TBRDM Reservation Form
b.) Event: TBRDM 2012
c.) your contact number
e.) your complete shipping address
f.) TBRDM Official Shirt Size

4. Photograph the deposit slip and send to Payments@RunnersRunner.com with subject line “Payment for (YourName) – TBRDM 2012”
5. Deadline for receiving proof of payment (deposit slip): October 10, 2011, 10PM

[OPTION 2: DEPOSIT + PICK UP]

1. Confirm slot in TBRDM 2012 Reserved Runners List. Link above.
2. Deposit P2,500:

BDO Savings Accnt: 1230066444
Account Name: Runners’ Runner Events Organizer

For verification, please write the following info on your deposit slip:
a.) Runner’s name(s) as submitted in TBRDM Reservation Form
b.) Event: TBRDM 2012
c.) your contact number
d.) TBRDM Official Shirt Size

3. Photograph the deposit slip and send to Payments@RunnersRunner.com with subject line “Payment for (YourName) – TBRDM 2012”
4. Deadline for receiving proof of payment (deposit slip): October 10, 2011, 10PM.
5. Deadline for claiming of your registration kit: October 16, 2011 at Runner’s Runner.

[OPTION 3: ONSITE PAYMENT + PICK UP]

1. Confirm slot in TBRDM 2012 Reserved Runners List. Link above.
2. Pay registration fee of P2,500 at Runner’s Runner at ROX.
3. Claim registration kit.
* Authorized representatives may claim your Registration Kit upon presentation of the Runner’s Valid ID and Letter of Authorization.

WHAT DO I GET IN MY REGISTRATION KIT? (inspired by Chevrolet-New Balance Power Run image)

REGKIT

You get a TBR DM Folder containing your TBR DM Welcome Note, 22-week Training Program by Coach Jim Lafferty, and information for training and race day. You also get a TBR Dream Card for discounts with our partners and to note your participation in our clinics and talks. We’re also giving you a TBR Dream Official cotton shirt plus a RUN bumper sticker.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING (FOR ONSITE REG)?

1) Registration Fee of P2,500
2) Signed waiver. You may download TBR Waiver_2012 and print a copy.

  • For pick ups and onsite reg, submit this in person. We will also have printed copies on site, but this just speeds up the process for us.
  • For deliveries, you may submit the waiver at the earliest Bull Session or Bull Circle.

HOW DO I KNOW MY TBRDM OFFICIAL SHIRT SIZE?

SIZECHART_REVISED

Choose your size based on the size chart above (unisex) to expedite onsite registration or for delivery. Shirt sizes available until supplies last.

WHAT HAPPENS TO UNCLAIMED SLOTS?
We expect slots to free up from those who fail to register during the 5 day registration period, these slots will be automatically forfeited and will be offered to the reserved runners on the waiting list. Wait listed runners will be notified via SMS on the 2nd wave of registration. This will be for 4 days at Runner’s Runner in ROX from October 13 to 16, 2011

Thank you to Edwin Soriano and Rezza Custodio of Runner’s Runner!

Master List of TBR DM 2012 Reserved Runners

Tuesday, 27 September 2011  |  News + Promos

We closed reservation for TBR DM 2012 at 6:30 last night. We filled 500 slots in a mere 7 hours and 30 minutes.

By 8:00 PM, we were convinced that we could accommodate 100 more runners (as we initially planned and as some runners had hoped for) and so, in a snap decision, we did.

We filled 600 slots in 9 hours!  Thank you to all of you for entrusting your first (or second) marathon with TBR Dream.  We are humbled and inspired by you guys!

Below is the link for the MASTER LIST OF TBR DM RESERVED RUNNERS – all 600 of you!  (Note: almost 30 slots are reserved for our dear sponsors whose valuable support makes this race possible).

>>>>> LINK: FINAL_2012TBRDMRESERVED_REV6 <<<<<

UPDATES: 

(1) 09.26.11 | 8:20 PM: Omitted double entries. Added:

  • Rivera, Iris
  • Villaruel, Jarowin
  • Galano, Jestine Jo

(2) 09.27.11 | 5:30 AM: Omitted double entry. Added:

  • Manansala, Labelle

(3) 09.28.11 | 12:30 PM: Omitted double entry. Added:

  • Racho, Emalyn

(4) 09.28.11 | 6:45 PM: Omitted double entries. Added:

  • Gutierrez, Jason
  • Pestano, Jose Marie

(5) 09.30.11 | 6:00 AM: Omitted double entry. Added:

  • Siongco, Nilo

If you made it, CONGRATULATIONS!  You’ve taken the first step to joining TBR Dream. Remember though that this does NOT mean you are registered into the race yet.  Please note REGISTRATION INFORMATION below.  We will provide more detailed instructions tomorrow and notify you via SMS about registration:

REGISTRATION FOR TBR DREAM MARATHON at NUVALI 2012  (Block your scheds but we’ll give you more info tomorrow):

  • DATE: Thursday, October 6 to Monday, October 10, 2011
  • TIME: 12 noon to 10 PM
  • VENUE: Runner’s Runner Booth at 2/F R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street
  • RR Hotline: 624-0642

For any concerns on the list, email macel(at)thebullrunner.com with the subject: TBR DM RESERVED.

If you didn’t make it to the cut off, you’re still welcome to join our Bull Clinics and Bull Sessions for free.  We hope you still dream of a future marathon whether with us or in another race.

Reserve now: TBR Dream Marathon 2012

Monday, 26 September 2011  |  News + Promos

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Welcome to the official reservation of TBR Dream Marathon 2012!

The Bull Runner (TBR) Dream Marathon is the first and only marathon in the world that caters exclusively to first- and second-time marathon runners. Now on its third year, TBR Dream Marathon will provide a unique, intimate, and fun-filled venue for runners hoping to achieve their ultimate marathon goal. In TBR Dream Marathon, every runner who crosses the finish line is a winner. Click HERE to read the 15 reasons why you should join TBR Dream Marathon.

TBR DREAM MARATHON 2012
WHEN: 18 MARCH 2012, SUNDAY
WHERE: NUVALI, STA. ROSA LAGUNA
NO. OF RUNNERS: 500
DISTANCE: 42KM
REGISTRATION FEE: P2,500 PER RUNNER covering TBR Dream Marathon Training Program by Coach Jim Lafferty, 1 training shirt, 1 finisher’s shirt, TBR Dream discount card, training support for 6 months, 6 Bull Session run clinics and 6 Bull Circle running talks, opportunity to get into the free TBR DM Weight Management Program with Armand and Mitch Mendoza, Send Off Party ticket, race kit, medal, and many many more.

HOW TO RESERVE A SLOT:

  1. Click on the reservation link below.
  2. Fill in information correctly and completely. Information provided in the online reservation will be used for the entirety of the race should you be accepted. Once submitted, you cannot make any revisions.
  3. Wait for the complete list of RESERVED RUNNERS which will be posted on www.thebullrunner.com. We will not entertain any queries or requests to be enlisted.
  4. If you are listed as a RESERVED RUNNER, wait for registration details to be posted on thebullrunner.com. No follow ups please!  RESERVED RUNNERS will also be notified via TEXT. The organizer will not be held responsible for a runner that fails to note registration details. Failure to appear during the registration period will mean automatic forfeiture of reserved slot.

RULES:

  • The race is open to 500 FIRST- or SECOND-TIME MARATHONERS only. We expect honesty and full transparency in your submission.
  • Reservation does not mean immediate acceptance into TBR Dream Marathon. The Organizer reserves the right to screen, refuse entry, and/or disqualify a participant.
  • We follow a strict first come, first served rule for online reservation.
  • TBR Dream Alumni (those who ran TBR Dream once and want to run again) may apply for a 2nd time run.
  • Runners from the province or abroad may join as long as they appear on race day.
  • No fees will be collected during online reservation.
>>>>  ONLINE RESERVATION LINK: RESERVATION IS CLOSED (SLOTS WERE FILLED FOR 600 RUNNERS BY 8:00 PM)   <<<<

Good luck! We hope you can be one of the 500 TBR Dreamers for 2012!

TBR Dream Marathoner Bea Azcuna on Women’s Health Sep 2011

Monday, 26 September 2011  |  Bullish Insights

I first met Bea Azcuna in TBR Dream Marathon 2010.  She volunteered to pace her sister, Rina Siongco, who had signed up for the marathon.  By the second TBR Dream, as what I’ve observed with anyone who witnesses the magic at a TBR Dream, Bea had returned as a participant.

I would see Bea on the road training for TBR Dream.  And, she was present at most of our Bull Sessions.  It was evident that she was committed to finishing her first marathon not just with a strong body but, as you’ll notice with Bea, her cheerful disposition.

There’s an inspiring article on Bea Azcuna and her story training and finishing TBR Dream Marathon 2011 in Women’s Health – September 2011 issue with Lovi Poe on the cover.  Get your copies now!

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Thanks to Lara Parpan and the Summit staff and, of course, to Bea Azcuna who I continue to see running on the roads aiming for bigger dreams!