Then and Now: Runner Rocky's World Vision Run 2014 and 2015

The advocacy run which is the World Vision Run 2014 was Runner Rocky's very first run! And yes, I took with full courage the 21K category for the very first time! That was the time when my judgmental officemates bet on me. Yes, pinagpustahan ako. "Saan ka namin hihintayin, sa finish line o sa hospital," they commented on me. According to them, I need to finish my first 21K in 3 hours. Otherwise, I will treat them dinner in the Korean restaurant Dong Won.  

I failed their negative expectations! I finished my first 21K run with an official time of 2 hours and 48 minutes. Those judgmental bad officemates were then napahiya! One of them treated us with a Korean ice cream instead!

That was the story behind my first actual run which was the World Vision last year. That is why the said run was significant to me, unforgettable as they say! Therefore I was so excited to take part in this run for the second time around this year. And I made a comparative then and now photos for this run. Let's check these out: 

My finish line photos. They say, I lost more fats after a year. I was chubby then after my very first marathon. But look at me now, leaner, sexier and hotter!

Runner Rocky on the World Vision Run Finish Lines

 My two bibs and my two medals from World Vision Runs. Last year's theme was "Run for Children" while this year is "The Difference is Love."  Last year's bib was orange while this year is green. Well in terms of the bib and the medal, which of the two you like and love more?! For me, last year's was still the best! The medal was better than today's!

Runner Rocky's Bibs and Medals - the Fruit of Courage and Fitsperation!

Last year, Runner Rocky ran together with the showbiz sweethearts Lovi Poe and Rocco Nacino. But this year, I have the Filipino-Australian singer performers, the Perkins Twins. I managed to have a groupie (three in the photos) with celebrities for both years!

 With Sweethearts Lovi and Rocco Last Year while The Perkins Twins This Year

The two World Vision Runs both took place in the month of June (22 and 21) but in two different venues - last year was in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City while this year in SM Mall of Asia Running Grounds, Pasay City.

I will dedicate a separate post for my World Vision Run 2015 in my upcoming post detailing my experience during the actual run. And yes, I will share with you more photos!

I am now more excited for my third World Vision run next year! What do you think will be its new theme?! (Runner Rocky)

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Rocky Batara

Known as Runner Rocky, Rocky Batara is the owner of this website. He is an IT expert, a Principal Software QA Engineer by profession and a Blogger and Digital Content Creator by passion and hobby. He loves to blog about lifestyle, celebrities, entertainment, tech, sports, and fitness giving rise to his 6 major active websites. Rocky is also active in Social Media such as in YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok since he loves to take videos and photos of different things including interviewing celebrities and different personalities. You may follow Rocky on Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram via his username @therunnerrocky and on YouTube at @RunnerRocky. Meanwhile for inquiries, collaborations, and event invites, feel free to send him email at:

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