TBR ULAH Dream Marathon 2014: Your Finishers’ Kit

Monday, 3 February 2014  |  Race Announcements

Two more weeks to TBR ULAH Dream Marathon 2014!  What awaits our Dreamers at the finish line?  Take a peek…

TBR ULAH DREAM MARATHON FINISHERS’ MEDAL 2014

*This item may be claimed only by participants who finish the marathon.  Item may only be claimed during the event.

TBR ULAH DREAM MARATHON FINISHERS’ SHIRT 2014

*This item may be claimed only by participants who finish the marathon.  Item may only be claimed during the event.

TBR ULAH DREAM MARATHON DUFFEL BAG 2014

*This item may be claimed by all registered participants of the race.  Item may only be claimed during the event.

TBR ULAH DREAM MARATHON MEMORABILIA – FOR PURCHASE (Pre-orders are currently being accepted)

Photo Ops, the official photographer of TBR ULAH Dream Marathon, is offering special TBR ULAH Dream Marathon Memorabilia which showcases one action shot of the runner taken during the event and chosen by Photo Ops.  The photo will be framed and signed by myself.  The first 100 orders will have FREE medals included in the frame.  The memorabilia costs P1,200.

This offer is managed completely by Photo Ops.  All orders and payments shall be coordinated directly with Photo Ops or on its website.

Please click HERE to place an order.  Photo Ops will also be accepting orders and payments at the Send Off Party on Feb. 6, Thursday.

On The Heels of a Dream: First Nuvali Week

Monday, 23 December 2013  |  Running + Triathlon

On The Heels of a Dream is a weekly column by guest writer Obbie Suguitan who is currently training for his first marathon, The Bull Runner Dream Marathon, on February 16, 2014.

I missed doing my maintenance and LSDs for a week and a half. I didn’t like it one bit. I felt lethargic, sleepy, hungry, and generally in a state of unfamiliarity. It also wouldn’t have been good if I forced myself – with recurrent fever, perennially stuffy nose, and an itchy, barking cough. I probably would have ran myself ragged and suffered the effects of a bad decision to train.

I’m back though. The Monday after a missed weekend, I couldn’t fight it anymore – I had to run. My 2:20 was calling to me. Seriously. I could almost see my shoes move on its own. It was going to be an evening run at my usual training grounds. So without further ado, I went and got dressed and went out.

After the first 30 minutes though, I felt really weak and struggling. Like every step was a big effort. That’s when the power came – it started to drizzle in a light mist. Yes! Rain! I felt energized so I proceeded to develop my rhythm as the mist turned into a downpour. For an hour or so it rained and everyone disappeared into shelter. The remainder of the run turned into a haze – just the sound of rain and my splashy footsteps. Thank God for the rain! I had done my 2:20 and wasn’t depleted. But there was the Saturday long run to look forward to…

Saturday morning of that same week, around 4:30 am at Nuvali – I had hitched a ride with batchmate Resty to Nuvali just for me to experience at least part of the actual race course. I had just 3 hrs of sleep due to commitments but wanted to see what I’ve gotten varying, opposing opinions on. Coach Lit gave a brief but insightful talk, split us into pace groups, then we were unceremoniously off!

As is my usual ‘habit’, I sought out the 1:1 group then as the run went underway, fell back into the slower group of said pace. Fortunately, Mike Janeo took it upon himself to sweep/pace the slower 1:1 group. He is a wonderful pacer! Talked incessantly about very useful and gloriously distracting information on running techniques, mental exercises, pace strategies, course descriptions, and whatnot. Ang galing!


– with pacer Mike Janeo –

Our merry band of few, with the exception of warrior Sandy momentarily leaving us to deal w a bout with asthma, had a grand time running together. I say warrior because Sandy didn’t really need to return – coulda just rested, but she did come back to our delight. Sama sama sa hirap at ginhawa! Though there wasn’t a lot of ginhawa. Flat, false flat, rolling, undulating, incline, and decline – the course was a veritable who’s who of surface levels. Richard, one of my new buds, was gracious enough to share a strangely delicious gel that he and mike gave me a lecture on. So that’s a gel! It’s good but I gotta see how a Snicker bar fares. The run was really long and when the sun came out, to me it felt like a blow torch was blazing onto my nape. I don’t like heat. Don’t like heat.

Yet, with the company I was in and the wisdom of our pacer, this run was very nice. Conversation was plentiful and it was great seeing the other pace groups pass us in different directions. As competitive as I can get, I sincerely wish this batch of runners a good time running, the best of health, and good performances.  This run is my longest so far and at the end of it I had enough energy to laugh and hold conversations with friends there. Interestingly, every time I run my longest, adding minutes seems so hard. But every time I do, I find that the trained body will respond by giving more. I hope this continues, even as I realize that I haven’t even ran half of what I’m supposed to in a couple of months. On the way home with Adel, a veteran runner, I was thinking about what lay ahead. It’s Christmas time so keeping the pounds off is a bigger challenge and training during vacay will take more discipline. Fortunately I have the same formula to fall back on: Pray, train, and stick to the plan. Very nice to meet you Nuvali – I’ll see you again sometime.

On the Heels of a Dream: Week 15

Monday, 11 November 2013  |  Running + Triathlon

On The Heels of a Dream is a weekly column by guest writer Obbie Suguitan who is currently training for his first marathon, The Bull Runner Dream Marathon, on February 16, 2014.

The highlight of this week is me not being able to stand up from a sitting position. It wasn’t funny then (well. It was a little funny), it’s not funny now.

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– Coach Jim Saret talks about strength conditioning, balance, and core for runners at Bull Circle 3 –

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At the Bull Circle last Wednesday, one of the things coach Jim Saret had us participants do was to do a move to show just how weak our bodies were – are still.  All I needed to do, with a certain body position, was to stand. My weak, non-marathon-ready knees did not perform. Good! It was a rude awakening to how much muscle balance and strengthening I need, along with dozens of other batchmates.

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This on a night that I had a knee taped by a charmingly professional Rock doc named Ms. Carmela. At least I think they’re called Rock Docs because they’re experts at applying Rocktape, the best kenisiology tape around.

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– Getting taped with Rocktape at Bull Circle 3 –

This time around, Coach Jim shared a lot of tips and exercises on how to achieve a marathon ready body – precious information on my way to the Dream.

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– with TBR and fellow Dreamers –

This talk by Coach Jim, was sandwiched by my two maintenance runs for the week – both 45 minuters – which I did on Tuesday and Thursday. For both, I had relatively little trouble completing them with a few bursts of faster-than-my-usual speed. Due to being obedient to the program, I found that what little progress I’ve made is starting to build up in terms of endurance. Even in tiny, almost imperceptible increments, improvement is still improvement. Just a couple of months ago, 45 minutes running was unthinkable for a morbidly obese Obbie. During this week, a lot of talk went around about who and how the upcoming Sunday marathon was going to go. In my ‘un-readiness’ for that, I had to stay the course of my own training.

My new experience for this week was the 2nd of my maintenance runs because it was the first time I tried running in compression shorts AND a Rocktaped right knee. As much of a newbie as I am, I felt the difference the right equipment makes. As a try-athlete (I know this is not my original coined term but I’ll use it anyway), any advantage afforded by something as simple as the right shorts is a big thing. I know I’d still hurl chunks at the sight of myself in a compression shirt and pants but, fortunately, I have a few months more to achieve a better shape (‘in better shape’ is different from ‘in a better shape’). Plus, serious runners (of which I think I can count myself as right now) prefer performance over aesthetics.

My weekend LSD was a different story. I had chosen to do it on a Saturday night in the vicinity of my wife and her friends having a night out. This week my marching order was to do 90 minutes and my chosen pace is my uniform slow 2:1. Running around a big circuit around the neighborhood, I went up and down on a relatively hilly course and completed it, surprisingly, fairly fatigue-free. I know it was the case because I didn’t have the sun bearing down on me. What made this run different though, was the aftermath. I cooled down, post-stretched properly, then rested. But, as I got up from my seat barely an hour after finishing my run, I felt pain in both knees which continued well into Sunday. Maybe not pain per se but a peek-a-boo kind of ache. After I had congratulated the participants of the Sunday morning marathon, I received tips, advice, and offers of treatment from doctor batchmates. Yes! The group is coming together in support of one another! So now, after a soothing Sunday night cold compress and hopes of it being nothing serious, the pain has virtually disappeared even as I have two new Doc friends waiting in the wings to help – everyone needs help, yes? Now as I prepare to retire for the night, me and my knees will go to bed safe in the knowledge that I will not go this alone. I’m with friends. I’ll say my prayers, follow my training program, then ask yet again: When’s the next run?

TBR-ULAH Dream Marathon: Weight Management Program Participants

Monday, 23 September 2013  |  News + Promos

Announcing the 100 runners who have been accepted into Armand and Mitch Mendoza’s TBR-ULAH Dream Marathon Weight Mangement Program.  Congratulations guys!

Click below to download the list of runners:

DOWNLOAD: OFFICIAL LIST OF WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PARTICIPANTS

Click below for details on the program. Your first session is already this WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25 at Galilea Events Place at 100 Miles Cafe, 2/F Fort Pointe Building, 28th Avenue, BGC at the Fort. (Old Pier One area near Zong).

LINK: WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

For inquiries, email tbrdream@gmail.com or call 0942-477-6099.

Dream Marathon 2014: Download the Official List of Reserved Runners

Wednesday, 14 August 2013  |  Race Announcements

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Are you in? Download and see the list of runners who successfully reserved a slot for DREAM MARATHON 2014!

Download PDF File: DM2014 OFFICIAL LIST OF RESERVED RUNNERS WAVE 1 

If you made it, you are now one step closer to joining your first or second marathon. Reservation does not signify official participation in the race just yet. Next step is to REGISTER. We recommend you register online now at RUN.PH but we will also have onsite registration at The Athlete’s Foot.

Registration closes for the 1st wave of runners on August 18, 2013. Please see below for registration details. Failure to register within the time period will mean immediate forfeiture of your reserved slot.

If you didn’t make it to this list, you may have been a WAITLISTED runner. The list of waitlisted runners will be released by August 20, 2013, Tuesday.

We wish you the best of luck and we hope to run with you soon!

Registration Details

Race fee: P3,200 (P150 goes directly to Hero Foundation)
Distance: 42 km
No. of participants: 800 runners Increased to 900 runners

Registration Dates

WAVE 1 August 12 (Monday) to 18 (Sunday), 2013 Online & Onsite
WAVE 2 (waitlist) August 21 (Wednesday) to 25 (Sunday), 2013 Online Only

* Wave 1 and 2 runners must register following the schedule above.  Failure to register during the time period shall result in forfeiture of slot.  The organizer will not be responsible for any failure of notification.

* Wave 2 is for WAITLISTED runners.  They will be allowed to register after Wave 1. A list of names for WAVE 2 RESERVED RUNNERS will be published on www.tbrdream.com and www.thebullrunner.com

* Registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

* Only those listed in the Masterlist of Reserved Runners for Wave 1 and Wave 2 will be allowed to register.

How to Register

The organizer recommends ONLINE payment via Run.ph as the primary and most convenient payment method for participants. ONSITE payment will still be available.  Below are the payment options available:

ONLINE PAYMENT

[OPTION 1: ONLINE PAYMENT + PICK UP] – This is our most recommended payment method

  1. Confirm slot in TBRDM 2014 Reserved Runners List.
  2. Go to RUN.PH and follow registration and payment instructions. The verification code you received via email will be needed.  (All emails have been sent out. If you did not receive an email, please check your spam or email tbrdream@gmail.com to verify the email address you provided during Reservation.)
  3. Print a copy of the transaction receipt. This shall serve as your claiming stub.
  4. Claiming of Welcome Kits will start on Sept 6, 2013. (See pick up schedule below.) The Official Dream Marathon Dri-Fit Training Shirt sizes are available while supplies last.

[OPTION 2: ONLINE PAYMENT + DELIVER]

  1. Confirm slot in TBRDM 2014 Reserved Runners List.
  2. Go to RUN.PH and follow registration and payment instructions. The verification code you received via email will be needed.  (All emails have been sent out. If you did not receive an email, please check your spam or email tbrdream@gmail.com to verify the email address you provided during Reservation.)
  3. Keep a copy of the transaction receipt.
  4. Delivery of Welcome Kits will only start on Sept 6, 2013. Expect to receive it no later than Sept 30, 2013.
  5. The Official Dream Marathon Dri-Fit Training Shirt sizes are available while supplies last. Should we run out of stock, we shall ship the next available size.

ON SITE REGISTRATION (The Athlete’s Foot, BGC)
Registration Hours: 12nn – 9pm
Complete Address: The Athlete’s Foot – Unit 7 Ground Floor. Two Parkade, Bonifacio Global City (along the 30th St.)

[OPTION 3: ON SITE + PICK UP]

  1. Confirm slot in TBRDM 2014 Reserved Runners List.
  2. Pay race fee: P3,200
  3. Secure a claiming stub.
  4. Claiming of Welcome Kits will start on Sept 6, 2013. (See pick up schedule below.) The Official Dream Marathon Dri-Fit Training Shirt sizes are available while supplies last.

[OPTION 4: ON SITE + DELIVERY]

  1. Confirm slot in TBRDM 2014 Reserved Runners List.
  2. Pay race fee: P3,200.  Additional rates for Shipping and handling fee may apply – P115 (NCR), P140 (Provincial)
  3. Secure a claiming stub.
  4. Provide the following details:
    • your contact number
    • your complete shipping address with zip code
    • TBRDM Official Shirt Size based on size chart
  5. Delivery of Welcome Kits will only start on Sept 6, 2013. Expect to receive it no later than Sept 30, 2013.
  6. The Official Dream Marathon Dri-Fit Training Shirt sizes are available while supplies last. Should we run out of stock, we shall ship the next available size.

Welcome Kits Redemption

Participants who do not opt for delivery of kits during registration may pick up their Dream Marathon Welcome Kit. The Welcome Kit will contain the runner’s Marathon Program, Messages from the Founders, Event Calendar, and Dream Marathon discount card.  Pick up dates and venues below:

Sep 6 (Fri) to 17 (Tue) The Athletes Foot,Unit 7 G/F Two Parkade,
Bonifacio Global City (along 30th St.)
Sept 18 (Wed), 6PM to 9PM During Bull Circle 1,Henry Sy Auditorium,
St. Lukes Med. Ctr., BGC
Sep 19 (Thu) to 30 (Mon) The Athletes Foot,Unit 7 G/F Two Parkade,
Bonifacio Global City (along 30th St.)

WHAT TO BRING DURING WELCOME KIT REDEMPTION

  1. Claiming stub (for on site registration) or printed transaction receipt (for online registration).
  2. Personally signed TBR and NUVALI waivers. No signed waivers, no welcome kit.  Waivers will be available at the desk. You may click HERE to download waivers.

CLAIMING OF REDEMPTION KIT BY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE

  1. Authorization Letter signed by the Registered Runner
  2. Claiming Stub (for on site registration) or Printed Transaction Receipt (for online registration).
  3. Photocopy of Valid ID of Registered Runner with Signature
  4. Photocopy of Valid ID of Authorized Representative
  5. TBR and NUVALI waivers SIGNED by the Registered Runner. We will not accept those signed FOR the runner. To be verified with the ID submitted. No signed waivers, no welcome kit. You may click HERE to download waivers.

For inquiries, contact MACEL at tbrdream@gmail.com or Dream Hotline 0942-477-6099