Update 20090609 11:23: In the spirit of Mizuno … Never Settle. Wagi! Girls and Boys … check again later the Mizuno 15K finish times at http://www.mizuno.ph. It will be updated and corrected! Yey!
Did you enjoy yesterday’s race? I sure did.
I microblogged that it was a classic Biscocho race, Flawless. Even the weather cooperated, Accuweather predicted rain from 6-7am but the sky held out and gave us an overcast morning.
After the race, I was saying that Mizuno has finally redeemed itself. The curse has been lifted.
Then I saw the results this morning … ta-da-da-dant. NOT AGAIN!
I immediately sent an email to MrB.
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In a message dated 6/8/2009 10:43:46 A.M. Taipei Standard Time, bananarunning@ writes:
thanks. got it.
im just looking at the results. sir parang may error. i know i finished around 1hr27min – 1hr28min but my recorded time was
251 690 Bernadette Bathan 36 F 1:31:03 6:05
tapos if you look at the results… there is a big gap between 179th and 180th runner. no recorded time or no runner crossed the finish line from 1:24:42 to 1:28:02?
179 939 Magno Rafael Gabotero 33 M 1:24:42 5:39
180 452 Jun-Jun Andallo 28 M 1:28:02 5:5
hope you can find the missing 3mins.
So I waited and waited for a reply to my email. Around mid-afternoon, I got a text. The results are out … unadjusted.
What’s a girl to do?
I would like to thank Mizuno Infinity Run 2009 for a great 15km run this afternoon. The mix up fueled my 15km run and I even inserted 5 hill repeats and 3×100 strides. Not sure if V, K and T are as thankful. Thanks for running with me girls!
When I got home, I found this waiting in my Inbox.
From: “RBiscocho@” <RBiscocho@>
Sent: Monday, 8 June, 2009 10:13:11 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: 10K Results
I apologize I was not able to get back to you sooner. Your observation is correct and I thank you for bringing it to my attention. Analyzing the density in the arrival of runners before and after the times in question a problem with the timer switch might have occur between 1:24:42 and 1:28:02. This resulted with finishers not getting their time. When the timer resume receiving signal from the switch these times were align to finishers including those whose times were missed. This will explain the 3 minutes difference. We will try to correct the results but might take some time since we have to inquire from known finishers for their time to be used as select time. We will use your time as one of the select time.
Thank you very much for your keen observation.
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Peace on earth and I even put in a good run, everything is alright now? Well, not in my world.
First, I really do hope that they get to fix the times. The race was a time trial for 01.10.10. Time is the key word. Mizuno and MrB need to exert effort to fix the 2009 finish times. Can it be fixed, tanungin na lang natin si Batman?
Second, since Mizuno has positioned their brand name to races that challenge runners to beat their time, it follows that they now have the responsibility to make sure that they record our time accurately. Otherwise, aba eh lokohan na yan. In baseball, 3 strikes and you’re out. It’s a good thing the same rule doesn’t apply to running.
Maybe 01.10.10 is the perfect time to bring in timing chips?
How will this affect our race reg fee … I don’t know. We will have to wait and see.
Lastly, I challenge Mizuno to continue contributing to the running boom in the Philippines by staging a race worthy of their brand name. C’mon Mizuno, Just Do It errr Impossible is Nothing este NEVER SETTLE!
See you on 01.10.10!
Update 09Jun2009 10:50am: