Philhealth Run 2015 is a nationwide simultaneous run in celebration of 20th year this February. One of their race site was held in Dagupan with different categories. Three days before the event, I went to their office, signed a form, paid and claim my race kit. My goal is to finish the 20k in 2 hours and 20 minutes. This event is my second long distance marathon race, I was mentally prepared to run a 20 kilometers. The route is not that complicated, the road is mostly flat.
I’m happy because Dagupan Runners of DCCC (Dagupan City Cycling Club) also joined the event. My team #DagupanRunners consist of multisports dagupenos who already ran long distances (21k/42k), one of the team helped me to be on top of other runners and paced me all the way. I have noticed before the turning point of 10km, three ladies has also a pace partner, I guess they are meant to push and maintain a certain speed.
20k runners started 5am and I finished it in 2 hours and 15 minutes… not bad at all! I was happy running as I approached the finish line with my team, definitely a great experience.
DCCC Dagupan Runners Team take home a beautiful finisher medal and a certificate while got a AMA Scholarship.