The day before the race, I attended the press conference held during the Laguna Phuket International Marathon race expo at the Event Marquee.
Here I am smiling, but deep inside I was torn between the half marathon and 10.5k. I ended up signing up for the 10.5k rather than risking a toilet emergency or worse dehydration or heatstroke during the run. (I sound so mature, I love it! Wahaha)
During the race expo, runners were still allowed to register. Sponsors booths sold running/triathlon products and race merchandise.
Bumped into Pinoy runners at the expo. Ultra runner Bro. Carlo, formerly from Cebu but now based in Bangkok, registered for the full while Pure flew in from Manila to run the half marathon.
– Bro. Carlo, me, Lit, and Pure. Yes, we had to climb up on stage just for this photo. Hey, we’re Pinoys, remember?! We do everything for a great shot –
Met Mia, a Pinoy runner based in Bangkok, on the way to the press con. Let me know if you want to join TBR Dream, Ria!
Met Wu, a TBR reader from Malaysia, who’s looking at running a marathon in the Philippines. Come over anytime, Wu!
Marathon Man Trent Morrow from Australia started running in 2008 and has since run 50 marathons (including the Laguna Phuket Int’l Marathon). Here he is with one of his new friends and fans from the Philippines. Such a friendly, amiable, and passionate runner!
We claimed our loot bags BEFORE we even finished the race. Perhaps we should do the same in Manila? Nah!
Registration fee for Laguna Phuket International Marathon
Finishers’ Medals – I like!
Race organizers and personalities during the press con: Ms. Thailand who led the walk to raised funds for “Fully Booked” schools project, Mr. Roman Floesser, race director and triathlete who’s done Ironman 70.3 Camsur a couple of time, Ms. Debbie Dionysius, AVP – Destination Marketing of Laguna Phuket, and Trent Morrow aka Marathon Man.
Our very own Chi Running instructor and TBR Dream Marathon head coach Lit Onrubia gave a talk on Chi Running.
Hey, hey, hey, what is this? A reason to return to paradise?!