And the advocacy continues..

Since I crossed the finish line for my very first (full) marathon in February 2010 (Condura Marathon) with Ems, I have always wanted to influence my friends and colleagues to experience the same.  In the same year, I was able to convince four of my friends to join the 1st The Bull Runner Dream Marathon (2010).  Of the four who signed up, only three of them made it on the race day.

In 2011, seven (7) signed up for the 2nd TBR Dream Marathon.  Five of them crossed the finish line tired but very happy as they have accomplished their goals.

Part of the experience that I am talking about is the discipline to train and the discipline on nutrition.  Though I am not a nutritionist, I always share what I have read from the blogs of other runners and the articles from the running magazines.  This have helped them in their training and have made them achieve their goals.

In all, Atlas Copco has now nine (9) marathon finishers – let’s not talk about finish time.  And since this is the 3rd year that there are friends and colleagues of mine who have enlisted in the TBR Dream Marathon,  I have decided to put a number on our list.

  1. Eric Alfonso (Condura Marathon 2010, TBRDM 2010, Camsur Marathon 2010)
  2. Danny Talaugon (TBRDM 2010)
  3. Dennis Deinla (TBRDM 2010)
  4. Leo Basilio (TBRDM 2010)
  5. Jonnie Regis (TBRDM 2011)
  6. Raymond Buenaventura (TBRDM 2011)
  7. Mark John Magpantay (TBRDM 2011)
  8. Romel Tamayo (TBRDM 2011)
  9. Roel Intal (TBRDM 2011)

Maybe other companies have a longer list of marathon finishers.  But for a company that has a head count of approximately 167, these guys already represent 5.4% of the total population.

So to my friends/teammates/colleagues (whatever you may call them), good luck to your journey!  We (ACP Marathoners) wants to see you in our list come March 18, 2012.

The BullRunner Dream Marathon 2012 from Team Atlas Copco Runners:

  1. Abbie Valene Bay
  2. Yvonne dela Cruz
  3. Vanessa Santos
  4. Iyah Palisoc
  5. Janice Patulot
  6. Emerson Tabotabo
  7. Nathan Nofuente
  8. Jeffrey Sedenio
  9. Romel Tamayo (his payback dream marathon)
  10. Jonnie Regis

Hmm, now we have five (5) female runners in our 2012 batch!  Talking about gender diversity in Atlas Copco Philippines.  Looking forward to see all of you during the training!  And of course at the finish line on 03.18.12

Yvonne (L) and Emerson (R)

Abbie and Iyah after claiming their race kits

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