Bull Circle: The Marathon Dream on 17 FEB @ ROX

Friday, 12 February 2010  |  News + Promos

This is the first in our series of talks for BULL CIRCLE: Running Talks for TBR Dream Marathon in Nuvali on May 22, 2010.  The first BULL CIRCLE TALK:

What is a marathon? Why do runners dream of conquering it? We gather a team of marathoners with various backgrounds—a Boston-finisher, an ultramarathoner, a one-time marathoner hoping for a 2nd attempt—to impart their wisdom and practical tips to guide you on training for a marathon. They will also talk about their various marathon experiences, whether it was in Pasig or Paris, to inspire and motivate you.

For TBR Dream Marathoners, we will also talk about the TBR Dream Marathon.  We introduce you to the TBR Dream Team, the organizing committee behind the marathon and faces you’ll see regularly from now until marathon day.  Plus, you’ll get to meet other TBR Dream Marathoners who will take on the journey with you.

We hope to share the message that you don’t have to be a super athlete nor do you have to devote your entire life to running just to finish a marathon.  Proper training, plus dedication and hard work, can get you to reach your marathon goal.

DATE: Wednesday, 17 February 2010
TIME: 7:00 PM
VENUE: 3/f R.O.X., Bonifacio High Street
HOW MUCH: free of charge, no pre-registration required

WHO CAN COME: Open to the public but TBR Dream Marathoners will be given priority seating.

* TO TBR DREAM MARATHONERS: Upon signing in at ROX, pls. inform us if you are a confirmed TBR Dream Marathoner so we can assist you.  We will also give you your 1 BOX OF CECON TABLETS (100PCS) so you can start taking it during training.


  • Susan Lafferty – Susan has spoken at numerous first timer events and panels around the world.  She has run 25 marathons, including Boston (PR of 3:47) and 2 Comrades Marathon, one of the world’s top ultramarathons which covers 89km in South Africa.  She is a 44 year old mother of 5 and is the wife of TBR Dream Marathon Race Director, Jim Lafferty.
  • Neville Manaois – Neville is the team principal of Pinoy Ultra Runners and co-owner of Secondwind Running Store. He brings with him years of experience as a long distance runner.
  • Anton Diaz – Anton has been running since 2007. His first marathon-for-a-cause was in July 2007 guided by the P&G Runner’s Circle and its coach then, Coach Jim Lafferty.  Anton hopes to run his second marathon this year. He is behind one of the Philippines’ top blogs: Our Awesome Planet.

6:30 PM – Sign In
7:00 to 7:20 – TBR Dream Marathon (Jaymie Pizarro)
7:20 to 7:40 – Susan Lafferty
7:40 to 8:00 – Neville Manaois
8:00 to 8:20 – Anton Diaz
8:20 to 8:45 – Q&A (Panel)
8:45 to 9:00 – Meet fellow TBR Dream Marathoners