Saturday, June 16, 2012

Race Review: OROFOLS Run 2012

Here comes another race review - One Run One Family One La Salle Run 2012

Good Points
- Registration Fee (price point is very competitive to other events)
- Registration (they have 5 strategically placed registration sites)
- Singlet (the material and design used was fairly nice)
- Race Packet (made available and ready for pick up upon registration)
- Program Host (did a good job keeping the participants engaged)
- Distance (it was over 16kms)
- Hydration (water was very cold)
- Trash Bins (there were bins placed at every water stations)
- Route (they threw in some mix that made it different)
- Kilometer markers (there were distance markers every kilometer)
- Directional Sign (every corner/intersection has one)
- Safety Cones (they were deployed along EDSA)
- Marshals (very helpful and knowledgeable on the race route)
- Loop cords (we received plastic cords at major turnaround points)
- Time (start/finish line arc had huge clock timers per category)
- Prize (huge cash prizes were given to the top 3 finishers)
- Timing (electronic chip was used)
- Finishers Shirt (didn't like the cotton patch nonetheless it was nice)
- Finishers Medal (was elated to see a medal in the loot bag)
- Race Results (official race results were available within 24 hours)

Areas For Improvement
- Starting Arc (since its shared you can't be late for your gun time)
- Portalet (did not see any along the race route)
- Gun Start (would have been nice if it was 10 or 20 minutes earlier)
- Hydration (placement between stations was beyond 2km)
- Hydration (no sports drink was provided along the 16k route)
- Route (genuinely expressed my concern with regards to the loops)
- Loop cords (we did not get any at Coral Way and Magdalena Jalandoni)
- Safety Cones (critical areas were not considered - V.Sotto, Atang Dela Rama, Coral Way, Seashell Ln, Marina Way, Pacific Dr)
- Road Closure (this was an issue as I found myself running along with vehicles)
- Loot (no water nor a sports drink was included)
- Photo (no photographer along the route)

Other Comments
- Medical Aid (i failed to notice if there was any along the race route)
- Baggage Counter (wasn't able to utilize this facility)

My Thoughts
Overall a very nice and simple fun run with a few kinks here and there. I believe that the race organizer (Runners Link) being runners themselves will be able to make their next event a lot better


WickedNez said...

There WERE photographers. Ang Pahayagang Plaridel was there to cover the event.

Thirdy Lopez said...

wala naman akong nakitang photographers... baka sa lower distances lang...

wawang 16k...

On Gunstart: 10-20 minutes lang? Ang init ng race na ito...

Daves said...

thirdy, meron kase sa route na madilim dahil walang ilaw (diosdado macapagal, atang dela rama, vicente sotto, at roxas blvd). not unless they will bring in generators and light it up :)

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