Save the Date: TBR GoWell Dream Marathon 2018

Sunday, 28 May 2017  |  Race Announcements

Dreaming of a marathon? Save the date for the 9th TBR GoWell Dream Marathon, the first and only marathon in the world for first-time marathoners.

Online registration will open on this site, www.thebullrunner.com, in August 2017. Expect more updates by July.

For more information on the race, visit www.tbrdream.com

Pre-Order Now: Forty Freakin’ Two Shirts (2017 Edition)

Wednesday, 29 March 2017  |  News + Promos

Forty Freakin’ Two shirts are now available for pre-order at www.dilimanrepublic.net.  Click on the link for full details regarding orders.  Shirts may be purchased by everyone and anyone who wishes to support the TBR Dream community.

Hurry! Pre-orders will be accepted only until April 2, 2017.

Official Results for TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon 2017

Wednesday, 22 February 2017  |  Race Reports

Congratulations to all finishers of TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon!  Please click below to view your official race results:

Link: TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon 2017 Results

For questions / clarifications, please email tbrdream@gmail.com or contact 0906-318-2723

Thank You, 2016!

Saturday, 31 December 2016  |  Bullish Insights

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– Cinque Terre, Nov 2016 –

2016, you were a breath of fresh air.  After the past few years of tears, troubles, and trying my best to remain strong, I finally felt that, this year, I didn’t have to try as hard.  As my wise 12-year-old daughter put it: “This year, there was less drama.”  That’s her referring to the oh-so tumultuous life of a 5 Seconds of Summer fan, but it was just the same with me.

This year, there was more time to focus on work (I went back to full time corporate life after over a decade), nurture old and new friendships (I’m antisocial but, hey, I expanded my world and that’s an achievement lol), care for my kids (they’re both mini adults now that I can engage in smart and witty conversations with), and, last but not the least, there was more time to nourish my soul. (more…)

The Inaugural TBR Certified Running Coach Program

Saturday, 3 September 2016  |  Running + Triathlon

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Since I started running in 2006, one of the biggest frustrations I’ve had over the years was witnessing how some runners who had a few years of experience of running under their belt and perhaps a medal here and there transformed themselves into “running coaches” practically overnight. I saw how some sports companies created running clinics and pinpointed runners as team leads and gave them the title of “coach” which was enough to fool a newbie runner into thinking that they were receiving sound advice from experts. I felt that the word “Coach” should never be used too freely so I made it a point to inform people that I love running and I do run a lot, but nope I am certainly not a “Coach.”

For years now, worried and disheartened, I raised this concern with friends in the running community, but I never knew what to do about it. I didn’t want to point fingers at anyone nor rant. After all, often times, most of these runners who turn themselves into coaches have good intentions because they love the sport; it’s just that they don’t have the means to receive proper training or certification to officially become coaches. I felt that we needed a body to ensure that running coaches were imparting the right training and knowledge to individuals who wanted to learn more about our sport.

Fortunately, my partners for TBR Dream Marathon, co-founder Coach Jim Lafferty, and our new head coach, Coach Francis Diano, shared the same concerns and Francis had the solution for it. After a couple of months planning and meeting, we are now ready to launch: TBR Certified Running Coach Program.

Initially, the new coaches under TBR will guide our Dream Marathoners into running their first marathon, but in time we hope they can be coaches who can help others beyond the reach of TBR so that even more people can learn to love running.

WHAT IS TBR CERTIFIED RUNNING COACH PROGRAM?

The Bull Runner (TBR) launches its inaugural TBR Running Coach Certification Program with partners, Coach Francis Diano, PT, MCMT, COMT and Coach James Michael Lafferty. It is the first running coach certification program endorsed by the U.S.-based Medical Wellness Association.

IMG_5794– with Carol and Coach Jim Lafferty, Dr. Christopher Breleux, President of the Medical Wellness Association, and Coach Francis Diano –

GOAL OF TBR CERTIFIED RUNNING COACH PROGRAM

The goal of the program is to provide comprehensive knowledge and skills to individuals who wish to train other runners for a marathon or shorter road races. The program also aims to create a high standard of knowledgeable, effective, and ethical coaches to the running community.

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