Five Runs, Five Roles in Runner Rocky's July 2016 Marathons

Five different running events with five different roles conclude my month of July 2016! Yes, it seems that yours truly Runner Rocky never stop running as every week last month I have a run. As they say, my five Sundays were already booked for different running events.

And the good things about these five runs, I have experience five something new - to run in a muddy mountain, to run as a pacer, to run with the bubbles, and to beat a strict cutoff time in a competitive full marathon!

Well before we step up into my month of August runs, let's look back first to the month that was and count the blessings it gave in terms of runs which makes yours truly Runner Rocky stronger and fitter. Here are the said runs:

  • Run GNC 2016 (21K) - July 3 at the SM Mall of Asia - The very first in the country brought by the world's leading food supplement GNC  and the world wide web's leading running website Pinoy Fitness.
  • Soleus Cross Country Challenge (21K Trail) - July 10 at the Mt. Sinai, Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo Rizal - My first full trail race where I experience running in a muddy mountain! Or should I say I did skating rather than running?
  • RunFest 2K16 (21K) - July 17 at the Bonifacio Global City - My first time to run as a pacer! We paint colors to the running grounds with fun and laughter as I ran with the Fabulous Running Divas in colorful costumes who were also my co-pacer. This was my third time in RunFest, another prestige running event owned by TakboPh and Leadpack.
  • Raise D' Roof 2016 Bubble Run (5K Fun Run) - July 24 at the SM Mall of Asia by the Bay -This was a total fun run for the kids and for the whole family. Our first time to run in the bubbles! And yes, this was another first in the country, this year's edition of Raise D'Roof  organized by the AffiniTea Race.
  • 40TH National Milo Marathon (42K) - July 31 at the SM Mall of Asia - Oh yeah I made it! My third Milo Marathon but this year in this competitive much anticipated running event in the country, I took the courage to conquer a full 42.195 Kilometer marathon with a strict cutoff time of 6hrs. And yes, I finished it within the given period strong and kicking in the finish line!

That's all folks for the month of July 2016! And I'm ready now for my August 2016 runs! But this month, I commit only to two runs to focus on other things! It was supposed to be 4 but I gave up the Danang International Marathon and the On Your Mark (OYM) Leg 2. Will be back again in full force in the month of September!

Keep on running and run with me again! See yah! (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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