Thursday, July 29, 2010

2010 SF Marathon -- Other Finishers

One of the great benefits of blogging is the meeting of new friends and running enthusiasts through this virtual world. After posting my congratulations to my friend Dante on his completion of the 2010 San Francisco Marathon, other finishers came out of the woodwork -- all whom I've not met before.

The following is the list of 2010 SF Marathon finishers from the Philippines that I'm now privileged to know:

The Scientist Runner (
Arthur Laforteza (
Rafael Tomacruz
Art Laforteza
Dante Briones

Congratulations to everyone for completing a challenging but beautiful race!!! I'm envious of your feat and I hope to do the same one of these days!! Mabuhay!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dante Briones -- SF Marathon Finisher

I would like to congratulate my good friend Dante Briones, President of Bayantrade, for his latest accomplishment -- participating and finishing in the San Francisco Marathon!!! The SF Marathon is one of my dream races because you get a chance to run across the fabled Golden Gate Bridge. Two other friends of mine, Dave de Leon and Jorge Buenaventura, accomplished the same feat last year!! This is definitely one of those races I'll try to join soon, maybe next year. As for now, my congratulations again to Dante!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

One Run, One Family, One La Salle 2 (OROFOLS 2) Race Results

We are pleased to announce that race results have already been posted onto the DLSAA web site. Please go to and click on the OROFOLS 2 Race Results Banner.

Many thanks to all those who participated and supported the event. An1mo to all of you!!!

We would also like to express our gratitude to all the non-Lasallian runners who participated in the event and express our apologies for missing out on acknowledging you during the festivities. We assure you this will be corrected in future events. Our humble thanks for your generous donation to the One Million Trees program and to helping our environment with your participation!!! Mabuhay kayong lahat!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

One Run, One Family, One La Salle 2 (OROFOLS 2) Race Packet Distribution Info

Dear Friends in Running,

By now, many of you are already voicing your disappointments over the delay in the delivery of the race packets and singlets for the La Salle (OROFOLS2) run on Sunday. Humbly, we apologize for this and pray for your continued patience.

We have tried to organize this event to the best of our abilities, but as in the best laid plans, Murphy seems to always be lurking around the corner.
Admittedly, we had some delays in the securing of sponsorships for the event. We are very fortunate that Reebok has gladly stepped in to help with the supply of the singlets.

Unfortunately, the schedule for the production of the singlets was very tight and couple this with the arrival of typhoon Basyang and the power outages, the supplier of the singlets could not deliver the items at the right time.

We are now in the process of organizing redemption booths on Sunday to help with the singlet distribution. We might be able to start distribution of race packets with singlets Saturday evening at both the DLSAA office at DLSU, Manila and ROX, however, some of the race packs might be released without the singlets. As such, we ask you to run with the race bibs and retrieve your singlets after the race. While we would have liked to see a sea of Green and White on race day, this might not be possible given the supply situation.

We again humbly ask for your indulgence and patience. We will endeavor to give you a fantastic race-day experience. Hopefully, this singlet hiccup does not affect your overall run experience.

Have a great race on Sunday and I’m sure the wait for the Reebok OROFOLS2 Singlet will not be in vain.

Thank you and Animo to all of you!!

Live Jesus in Our Hearts!!!

OROFOLS2 Chairman