DNR @ Sun Fest Fun Run =(
I wasn’t able to run on the Sun Fest Fun Run last April 25. =(
I thought the program was to start at 9AM – for after all, it was stated in the program. So I went to Ayala Alabang at around 830AM to prepare myself for the race and to get good parking. But when I went to the starting line, it seemed as if everything was a ghost town. Not a single runner was there warming up or doing rounds on the race route. I asked the guards who were there at that time if they knew of any fun run that was going to take place. They also knew that it was 9AM. It was weird. Maybe I was too early or something. So I decided to warm up a bit by running the first few meters of the race route.
But when I went back, I saw on the sidewalk a spoiled race bib. That only meant that I completely missed the event. =( Darn! This was supposed to be my training run for the May 3 Southern Race! Oh well. In the end, I went home, but as a recompense, I did a 1.3K speed run on our village oval. At least nothing was wasted, and I was able to run somehow.
Moral of the story? Clarify with race organizers regarding the actual start time of the run, just to be sure. Never live on assumptions alone!