Last time I checked, it’s still possible to finish a half-marathon without proper training–but that’s always with a risk of injury and below par chip time, which then translates to a quashed ego. I ran 21k with little training at Nat Geo last April and got lola hits, maybe even great grand-lola hits at 3++ hours. Haha!
Today, thanks to some media friends, I got this VIP certificate for adidas King of the Road along with a chance to redeem myself (if only I could cut down on ciggies and have enough motivation to train after work).
KOTR only has two distances: 16.8k (P1,300.00) and 10k (P1,100.00), plus a 10k relay for students (P800.00). I’m guessing that the number of participants would be significantly less compared to previous years. Online registration through Proactive has been up since May 02 and would end on June 23, but you can still go onsite in select adidas stores and Runnr at BHS until June 30.
I’m yet to get information on the race route and gun start scheds, but we were told to be there as early as 4AM. Medyo two years na ko tumatakbo, pero same reklamo, ang aga, anak ng tokwa.
Also, adidas has redesigned the finisher medals so we have something to look forward to apart from Solenn running almost naked. Updates are regularly posted here: http://adidaskingoftheroad.com/ph.
That’s it! May you have the time to train. Start hoarding ’em bananas!