Thursday, 20 May 2010  |  Bullish Insights



Come May 22, 2010, the rapidly growing running community in the country will usher in a new breed of runners who will be more than proud to be identified as The Bull Runner Dream Marathoners. 300-strong accomplished individuals coming from varied professional backgrounds. Mostly first-time marathoners. All exceptional runners, in their own right. They excel in their chosen field. Now they are set to conquer the local running scene as they metamorphose into gutsy, confident yet big-hearted marathoners.

To the 300 participants, TBR Dream Marathon in NUVALI is the fulfillment of their ultimate marathon goal. And rightfully so. The TBR Dream Marathon in NUVALI has carefully laid out the path to achieving their goal in a dream-like approach: provision of a 16-week step-by-step marathon training plan; once-a-month Bull Sessions (run clinics) supervised by Team Secondwind Running Store; once-a-month Bull Circles (running talks) featuring known experts in the running circuit and fitness and medical field; and, fielding of 30 Dream Chasers – a ground-breaking concept in pacing runners – who will be running, supporting and cheering the participants throughout the course. Completing an almost trance-like marathon experience for the participants is a serene and scenic view that weaves through the race course, provided by the vast and seamless neo-bucolic expanse of NUVALI in Santa Rosa, Laguna. Further setting apart the TBR Dream Marathon from other regular races is the emphasis on non-competition. Every participant who crosses the finish line will be hailed as a winner. The TBR Dream Marathon in NUVALI is a marathon to celebrate the joy of running and to inspire runners to dream big and achieve the impossible in their lives.

TBR Dream Marathon in NUVALI is the brainchild of The Bull Runner, Jaymie Pizarro, and internationally renowned race director and former Procter & Gamble country manager, Jim Lafferty. After successfully completing her first official marathon in Singapore in 2009, TBR, with the help of Coach Jim as race director, saw to it that her dream of providing an exceptional marathon experience in the most ideal setting with the best support around to aspirants will become a reality. Joining ranks with TBR and Coach Jim to ensure the realization of the dreams of future marathoners are runners and standouts in the local running scene: steering as technical director is Second Wind principal, Pinoy Ultra Runners founder, and noted trail race organizer Neville Manaois; suiting up as legal consultant is prolific runner-blogger, of Everybody Loves Raymund blog fame (www.therainman96.blogger.com), Atty. Raymund Martelino; and, shoring up as course manager is five-time marathon finisher and Conquer Corregidor race director Edward Kho.

As TBR Dream Marathon in NUVALI climaxes to a sterling finish, it certainly will take an eminent place in the annals of the widely-followed blog www.thebullrunner.com (2008 Philippine Blog Awards Sports Blog of the Year) and running community’s highly anticipated bi-monthly running magazine, The Bull Runner Magazine.

The Bull Runner Dream Marathon in NUVALI is presented by Nike Park, Oakley, and HSBC, venue sponsored by NUVALI, in cooperation with Secondwind Running Store, Nature Valley, Cecon, Gatorade, Phiten, P&G, Finish Line, and Photovendo, supported by Hammer Nutrition, Timex, Dole, Alaxan FR, Hersheys, ROX, Res Toe Run, Chris Sports, Tang Fruit Teaz, Tiger, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks, Hidden Spring, and Jack N’ Jill Nova. TBR Dream Marathon partners include Men’s Health, RunTV, Run Radio for media, El Cielito Hotels for hotel and Creative Juice Communications for logisitics.