Century Tuna Underpants Run Subic 2018

Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center
3K Fun Run

Once upon a time in Hawaii, three triathletes had a jog as a sort of lighthearted protest to decrease the number of triathletes who unknowingly offend the sensibilities of the islanders by wearing Speedos - skimpy old style Speedo trunks yey hahaha.
For the inaugural 2018 Ironman Philippines we had 3K Underpants Run presented by Century Tuna.
Aside from running in only my red underpants, I got to meet my long lost cousin based in the USA. A few participants wore costumes, some wore underpants and many wore shorts.
We gathered just outside the convention center for a few minutes before they signaled us to run. There was a prize for the first finisher and everybody owned a nice black finisher shirt after the short and fast jog. It was no surprise that every runner looked very fit and fast unlike any other fun runs I joined.
I was glad I did this, it was both fun and liberating. The experience and the freebies were good enough reasons to try this race a day before the Big Race.


Ironman Philippines
Fools or Bold ;)

For lack of photos pardon my selfie

My long lost cousin from US - he's legit fast
As much as I would like to share my leg's tan lines... I'm shy

Subic Bay International Triathlon 2018

Subic Bay International Triathlon 2018
April 22, 2018 Sunday Morning
1.5K - 40K - 10K

This race was part of my road to Ironman Philippines 2018. I got to swim in open water and had a look at my progress in cycling and running. By this time the color of my skin was pretty dark, a sign of training perhaps? I couldn't remember a time when I was more prepared than this race, I just didn't know if I can execute properly on race day.

I had a horrible swim but I didn't know how I had a poor swim, I thought with my effort in the sea I'd be somewhere in front. Maybe because of poor sighting.
The bike leg was awesome. I was flying by my own standard. Not super fast but definitely well above my past experiences on a course like that. Stickman was all smiles with the way the cycling went.
The run course was flat and I think it really helped with the time result. 
Total time was 2:39. My legs felt fine even after I pushed it on the bike. Suddenly after years of joining races, it seemed I was learning how to bike ;) .
There was one thing I observed during the event; participants seemed fewer than the last few times I joined this. Maybe I was wrong but it just felt that way to me.

Race packet pick up at Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center


Mini Expo


Transition 1 bike check in around 3pm Saturday 


View of swim starting line from the hotel walkway





Race map

With Puro Tri Ironcouple Nino and Nero

You can't win on the swim but you can lose a race at the swim leg


2 hours 39 minutes
Orbea aluminum bike with box type wheels, New Balance Vazee

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