Monday, April 30, 2012

Run United 2 2012

Run United 2 2012 is the second installment of the Run United Trilogy Run that will be held on June 17, 2012. Last March , thousands and thousands of runners had partaken in the Run United 1 where a number of firsts were made in the history of running in our country.

This race in the Philippines, that had 21k runners running from BGC to MOA and around MOA for lesser distances, will be held again on June 17, 2012. A few improvements has been made to make your run united experience much more memorable.

First of which is the Run united Race Expo, which will be held in BGC and patterned from the race expos from international races. Another is the new giveaway, which is a race belt bag that could help in carrying your phone, wallet and other valuables when running. Lastly, there are a number of new giveaways that will give you a unique souvenir of your run united experience, including the 2nd piece of the "Pizza" Medal Puzzle.


On-line registration: April 16 to May 27, 2012 at
Online registrants will receive their complete race kit including the singlet during the Race Expo.

In-Store registration:

       Exclusive Early Registration for RU1 21k Registrants - April 16 to April 29, 2012
       Regular Registration – April 30, June 3, 2012

Registration centers

Riovana Store BGC
28th St. cor. 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

Riovana Store Katipunan
3rd floor Regis Bldg. Katipunan, Quezon City. Across Ateneo and Beside KFC

SM Mall of Asia, G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd., Manila

SM North The Block

2012 Run United 2 and Race Expo Slated in June

Press Release

In Unilab ActiveHealth’s continuing efforts to promote an active and healthy lifestyle among families, 2012 Run United will have its second leg on June 17, 2012 at SM Mall of Asia.

Kids from age 5 to 12 years old can join the Ceelin 500-meter dash to jumpstart their journey to fitness. Moms, dads and older siblings can choose from the different race categories like 3km, 5km, 10km, and 21km.

Registered participants of 500-meter dash, 3km, 5km, and 10km will receive their singlet upon registration. The Active Health race belt bag, bib with timing chip, and Riovana 10% discount stub can be claimed during the 1st ever Run United race expo scheduled on June 13-16, 2012 at BGC Grounds Riovana from 2pm to 8pm on June 13 and 10am to 8pm on June 14-16.

The participants of the 21k category will have a different singlet color design which makes the runners extra special, aside from the freebies that they will get during the race expo in BGC and the 2nd piece of the collectible medal and finisher shirt. A personalized RunRio Timing Card will be exclusively given to them they just need to present their old IPICO timing chip during the registration to get the replacement.

21km runners will also get to enjoy running the Bonifacio Global City to Mall of Asia race route, giving them a chance to improve their PR for Run United 1. Shuttle service will be provided from MOA as pick-up point for 21km runners.

“Active Health delivers Unilab’s vision of providing active health solutions for Filipino families,” Unilab Active Health Head Alex Panlilio said. “We encourage families to start or continue leading active lives through our events like Run United.

Active Health Sport Events Executive Lester Castillo said, “As we have always done in the past, we continuously improve Run United series to give runners a better experience and encourage them to keep running. Through our partnership with Coach Rio dela Cruz, Run United has become one, if not the best, running event in the country.”

As a testament to the level of commitment that Active Health brings to the runners, it has brought in the Team Bike Boutique, the official merchandise partner of Ironman races worldwide, to organize the Run United Race Expo happening on June 13-16, 2012 at the BGC Grounds near Mercato.

The race expo completes the active health experience by gathering runners, sports enthusiasts and their families in this four-day event. Runners can hang out with their friends while checking out the coolest and latest sports apparel. Fitness and athletic brands also present their latest products and services, including gadgets, running gear, among others.

Coach Rio dela Cruz said the race expo brings Run United to a whole new level. “Major international marathons like the ING New York Marathon and Chicago Marathon hold their own expos days before the event. Together with UNILAB Active Health, we look at some of the best practices from international races, and apply them to the Run United Series to further enhance the race experience of the Filipino running community.”

Registration for 2012 Run United 2 is ongoing at the following stores
·         Riovana at Bonifacio Global City and Katipunan, Quezon City
·         Toby’s at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City and SM North The Block, Quezon City

For online registration, check details at or Registration is until June 3, 2012 on a first come first serve basis.

2012 Run United 2 is for the benefit of Gawad Kalinga and Children’s Hour. For more inquiries, check out and

Monday, April 16, 2012

Magnolia Purewater MAYON 360 Albay Ultramarathon Hydration Guide

Click on the image for details


PLDT myDSL’s ‘Anna Banana’ commercial

PLDT presents Anna Banana...

Anna Banana Commercial

The Anna Banana Song

Anna Banana Thank You Song

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In another note, here are some exciting updates from PLDT myDSL:
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3. For more information, go to

PLDT myDSL & Nuffnang bring you The Avengers!

Let me inform you that PLDT and Nuffnang is giving us an opportunity to be the first to see the Avengers. See details are below:

Nuffnangers unite as PLDT myDSL and Nuffnang Philippines invite you to watch an exclusive screening of The Avengers on April 26, Thursday, 8:30pm at the Shangri-La Cineplex!

There are two (2) options for you to win two (2) tickets to our movie screening, simply select one (1).


Option 1

1. Write a blog post entitled "PLDT myDSL & Nuffnang bring you The Avengers!"
2. Create a blog post about PLDT myDSL’s ‘Anna Banana’ commercial and embed these YouTube videos in your entry:
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Anna Banana Original Song(
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3. Tell us why you like the commercial and don’t forget to inform your readers about the following updates from PLDT myDSL:
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1. Write a blog post entitled "PLDT myDSL & Nuffnang bring you The Avengers!"
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1. This summer is the perfect time to enjoy the strongest connections at home with PLDT myDSL’s Great Payday Sale happening on April 27-29, 2012.2. All they have to do is register at the nearest PLDT Home booth or malls nationwide on April 27-29, 2012 with 1 valid ID, no cash out!3. They can upgrade their Internet with PLDT myDSL’s biggest Internet sale ever.4. Freebies like a WiFi+Modem with free installation and 1 month DSL will be given away. That’s as much as P5,000 savings!5. They can also apply online at
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Register your blog entry in the form in the Nuffnang blog to let us know you've joined the contest! (The form will be available once we've officially opened the contest.)

This contest will run from April 16, 2012 (12 noon) to April 23, 2012 (12 noon). The first 70 Nuffnangers (with at least 1 ad unit) to register their valid blog post entries will receive two (2) tickets to this exclusive screening of The Avengers. The winners will be emailed on April 23, 2012 and must RSVP on/before April 24, 2012 (12 noon). Failure to do so will result to forfeiture of slots.

We hope to see you there!!!! 


The Nuffnang Team

Monday, April 09, 2012

One Goal, One Nation: Batangas Leg

The Batangas Leg of the One Goal, One Nation will be held on April 14, 2012 at the Plantacion Meridienne, Lipa City.

For more in about this event, check out this blog post.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Magnolia Purewater MAYON 360 Albay Ultramarathon

Office of Governor Joey Sarte Salceda
Province of Albay
March 30, 2012

The race around Mayon Volcano is back

The Province of Albay, home of Mayon Volcano, will be hosting its second edition of Mayon 360° Ultramarathon this coming April 21, 2012. This world-class race is an 80km ultramarathon around Mayon Volcano, also known internationally as “A 50-Mile Run around the World’s Most Perfect Coned Volcano”. It is the first ultramarathon event in the Bicol Region, wherein an ultramarathon means a running distance of more than the traditional marathon of 26miles (42.195 kms).

Mayon 360° Ultramarathon began its concept in the Junior Chamber International-Legazpi City Chapter and it was only through the partnership with Liga ng mga Barangay-Albay Chapter, Philippine Association of Ultrarunners and the leadership of Governor Joey Sarte Salceda that the project was funded and successfully implemented. The event was held in support of the various tourism programs of the Provincial Government of Albay and featured as one of the highlight events of the Magayon Festival celebration every month of April.

In its second edition, the event will be dubbed as MAGNOLIA PUREWATER MAYON 360° ALBAY ULTRAMARATHON. The change of event name reflects the entry of a major corporate sponsor - Magnolia Purewater, signifying that Magayon Festival events are gaining market traction!

Runners will be taken across the circumferential scenic mountain side of the Mayon Volcano, through the Pan-Philippine Highway, Sabluyun Road, Karangahan Blvd., and Tabaco-Legazpi Highway, crossing 7 municipalities, 3 cities and 77 barangays of the province of Albay.

Through the efforts of the local barangays, runners will be welcomed with aid stations every five kilometers of the race. Local folks along the route will showcase their local hospitality, tourist related info about their barangay, and provide much needed encouragement and support as the runners challenge themselves to finish. This same support at the grassroots barangay level, with close to 700 volunteers, helped the 1st edition of Mayon 360° Ultramarathon won the Philippine’s Best Sports Tourism Event, awarded by the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP).

Magnolia Purewater Mayon 360° Albay Ultramarathon will be giving cash prizes of more than P230,000.00 with separate categories for local and international runners. The event is currently the cheapest ultramarathon in the country, with a registration fee of only 850 pesos. Said race is sanctioned by the Philippine Association of Ultrarunners  (PAU) as one its official races. A pre-race briefing will be held on April 20, 2012 at 5:00PM at the Albay Provincial Capitol Building, where the participants will be treated to a carbo-loading party. The race, with a 15-hour cut-off, will start at 4:00AM on April 21, 2012 at the Peñaranda Park, Legazpi City. For more information, please visit
Albay Ultramarathon


Race Route

Oriental Magayon

For participants, they may stay at the 5-star hotels in Legazpi City (Oriental Hotel-Legazpi) and it's giving a special DISCOUNTED rate for the whole month of Magayon Festival (validity: March 01 to April 30)

Additional info:
- NO NEED for vehicle support. Aid & Water stations every 5 KMs, aside from roving ambulances that serve also as mobile aid/water station.
- One Dri Fit Finisher’s shirt
- finisher’s medal
- loot bag
- drop bags / baggage area (2) at starting/finish line and at KM 40
- NO ENERGY DRINKS and SOFT DRINKS will be provided along the route, as part of our product lockout agreement with the event partner. Only bottled water, juices, and other Ginebra San Miguel, Inc. (GSMI) beverage products will be provided (beers & gins included upon request).
- For additional clarifications, you may email Zaldy Santillan

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Running Essentials by Michelle Estuar (Skechers Fitness Philippines)

Last March 2012, I attended Running Essentials by Michelle Estuar. This seminar was presented by Skechers Fitness Philippines in Market Market New Wing.

 PRC at Running Essentials Batch 2

In this event, Michelle discussed running basics and things to look out for in order to have a safe and fun running career. She details that runners should go by a few rules and take note of body signals and running equipment compatibility.

Listening to Michelle's know how

Watch out for more running essentials seminars as they held 2 batches in Manila, last, and one batch in Cebu, just this March 24.

Here's a sneak peek of insights from Michelle:

Running should be SAFE.

 With Running Friends from Skechers

S - Solid Start

Don't overtrain or do too much too soon. Train gradually and let your body grow into a certain speed or distance.

A - Adaptation
Use the right running equipment suitable for your specific needs. Also, do the right variety of training.

F - Free from injury
Do the right precautions before and after your runs (like warm up and cool down). Learn to listen to your body.

E - Effective
Learn the proper form for running and gradually grow into doing it naturally.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Workout at home with sliders (or basahan) c/o 360 Fitness

For this long weekend, all gyms will be closed so we have no choice but workout at home.

For this video, 360 Fitness Coach shows us how we could workout at home using sliders or (any basahan).

For more information on 360 Fitness Club, check out their website or fb page.

FIC (Fox International Channels, Inc) Run 2012

FIC Run is a fun run event that promotes running to couch potatoes of Fox International Channels, Inc. This was held last March 25, 2012 at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The fun run event was composed of 4 categories: the 500m costume run (where participants sported their best costume while battling it out to who sprints the fastest), the 3k run (run with the movie stars); the 5k run (run with the fashionistas, models and other celebrities) and the 10k (run for a cause where various non-profit organizations invited a number of runners to run for their own advocacies).

My 10k run

I decided to run 10k in this event. The original plan was to break my PR that was set in the Race for Orphans. But the night before, I had a late night and I was feeling lazy when I woke up to attend the race. I was undecided what to do on the actual race day and my body was still asleep so I had no plans until the 3rd kilometer marker.

 Post Race with Titans Chaley and Jay

On another note, I decided to run as a Team Titan member so I sported out team singlet and meet other members of the team who I just met on that race. We started the race together but after the start we went on our own pace.

 10k runners at the kalayaan stretch

At the beginning of the race, I ran in a steady pace. Not speeding up and not too slow. I was able to keep this pace. I sprinted for a few seconds just to keep my body awake. At the 5k marker, I planned to go at a higher speed but the 5k marker was in the slight hills of the Kalayaan exit so I decided to walk out a few meters since my heart rate was also nearing 190 bpm. From there, I remembered Coach Mherlz saying that the best way to get PR was to do farlek (that's when you vary your speed and effort in a run). In this way, I had overtaken a few people.

 Lined up with Chaley na mabilis

But at the 8km, I started walking and running slowly as I was feeling the fatigue. Fighting the temptation of giving, I decided to attain my original plan but not with a 100% dedication as I wasn't really training for speed and running these past few weeks.

 Runners nakaka-inspire

Thursday, April 05, 2012

National Geographic Earth Day Run 2012 Free Race Kit Promo Winners!

I would like to thank everyone who supported the National Geographic Earth Day 2012 Promo.

The National Geographic Earth Run 2012 will be held in April 22, 2012 at Fort Bonifacio Global City. Registration is still ongoing until April 15, 2012. You may still register online or register in Greenbelt 3, Ground Floor Left Wing.

For more details check out this link.

But for lucky four people, they will be getting free kits from Nat Geo and they are....


3k - Elinida Lopez Dy

5k - Richard Loresca

10k - Floyd Gonzales

21k - Jamaica Malang

Congratulations! I'll be sending you an email on how to claim your kits soon.


Monday, April 02, 2012

National Geographic Earth Day Run 2012 Free Race Kit Promo!

We're raffling off free race kits for the Nat Geo Earth Run 2012!

We'll be giving away one race kit for each category (3k, 5k, 10k, 21k).

Here's how:

1. Like the National Geographic Channel Asia FB Page.

2. Like one of my team's FB Page:

For Newbie and Recreational Runners - Pex Running Club
For Speed and Addicted to Training Runners - Team Titans

3. Post a status message in this format.

"I wanna run the National Geographic Channel Asia (tag the National Geographic Channel Asia FB Page) Earth Run for Team Titans (tag the Team Titans FB Page)"


"I wanna run the National Geographic Channel Asia (tag the National Geographic Channel Asia FB Page) Earth Run for Pex Running Club (tag the Pex Running Club FB Page)"

4. Post a comment on this blogpost with this Format:

Name: (First Name Last Name)
Race Preference: (3k, 5k, 10k, 21k)
Email Address: (
Link: (Link can be found by clicking the time stamp below the status message)

Promo Closed

Winners will be notified through email.


Congratulations, TBR Dream Marathoners!

Last year, 3 of our members (Pex Running Club), namely CJ, Dom and Nino, decided to run a marathon. Earlier in this year, Ian decided to join them. I'm not really sure what they were thinking but they decided they are going to achieve this feat and last March 18, 2012 they did.

 PRC arrives in Nuvali to cheer

They started running 2am. At that time, we were still sound asleep as we, TBR Dream Marathoners Supporters from Pex Running Club, met at 5am and went to the wide open spaces of Nuvali together.

We arrived at around the 5:30 marker which was around 7am and awaited for the new marathoners to arrive. As we waited, we cheered for the other TBR marathoners.The energy in Nuvali was festive. Fellow running teams was also there to cheer for their members.

 Cheering even if it started to rain

At around the 6:30 marker, CJ arrived towards the finish line and we cheered him on to his first marathon moment.

 Congrats, CJ!!!

Then, Dom arrived who promised to arrive at the 7 hour marker. He missed his goal by a few minutes but he was still happy as he paced with Ian who arrived minutes later.

 Congrats, Dom!!!

Then, Ian followed after a few minutes. His wife, Jenny joined us as we cheered him to the finish.

Congrats, Ian!!!

There were a lot of funny moments in that day. Yuri got lost going to Nuvali and we got funny conversations over the phone. It rained. The sun went up. The wind gushed our way. Mia shared her Durian treats. Jovit shared all kinds of snacks from peanut butter sandwiches to cupcakes. Sein, Enrichard and I paced our fellow members towards their TBRDM finish.

 with Marathoner Jackie

At 8 hours, we decided to proceed to the shaded cheerers area since Nino wasn't there yet. Mia asked the organizers to find out that they were still running in the last 10k to the finish line. Drew said it would still be an hour until they arrive so we just hanged out, talking about everything and taking photo ops. Past the 9 hour marker, Nino arrived with his wife and we cheered them to their finish. It wasn't that long until the last runners arrived so we let Nino and his wife have their winning moment and went to have lunch in a nearby food place in Laguna.

 Congrats, Nino and his wife!!!

Congratulations, CJ, Dom, Ian and Nino (and his wife)!!!

 PRC sa kataasan ng araw

We're proud of you!

Photo Credits to Cath and Bert

Sunday, April 01, 2012

National Geographic Earth Day Run 2012

When: April 22, 2012

Where: Fort Bonifacio Global City

Shirt color
Assembly time
Gun Time


You may also go to Greenbelt 3, Ground Floor Left Wing for cash registration. Online registration runs from March 10, 2012 to April 15, 2012. Major credit cards are accepted for online registration. Cash registration runs from March 12, 2012 to April 15, 2012.

For questions, please e-mail: Note that there will be courier charges for race kits for online registrants of Php125 within Metro Manila and Php 185 outside of Metro Manila.

Technical Shirt Design

Slimmerun 2012

It's here once again...

Last year, I gained my first 5k PR here.

This year, I plan to make this run my anniversary run if all things come my way. Also planning to break my 10k PR by training.

See poster for more details.

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