Sunday, March 31, 2013

Post-marathon: That Freaking Forty Two Shirt

When Jaymie (the bull runner) posted a draft of a team manila finisher's shirt, everyone was all praises and excited about owning that ****in' forty shirt. I was didn't like to own that shirt then. I found it distasteful and I didn't like to wear anything negative so during the send-off I skipped the line to get that (now) freakin' forty two shirt.

But after experiencing the pain and the joy of finishing my first marathon, I understood the attraction to own that shirt so right after my race I bought my own. I am proud to wear it 'coz it is a reminder of my achievement of being able to run 42 kilometers and how that 42km run wasn't easy.

Proud of that forty freaking two

Saturday, March 30, 2013

I'm Registered to the Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2013!

Registration for Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2013 began on March 15 online (by visiting and on March 18 at the Greenbelt 3 onsite. I registered before the start of the long weekend.

Here's how I registered onsite:

First, I entered my details in one of their laptops.

Then, I paid with one of the VIP Cards (Thanks, Event King!). You may refer to my event information post for the registration fees.

During this step, the cashier will give you your race kits, a water bottle and tags for the trees you'll be donating.

After which, you'll have to check out the rack with sample singlet sizes and claim your singlet.

Don't forget to label your trees and drop the tags on the box.

Lastly, you have to option to check in facebook or do it in your own home.

I have to warn you though that the staff aren't that well equipped with the things the have to do so opt for online registration unless you can visit Greenbelt 3 easily. For concerns, email

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

NAT GEO Earth Run 2013

April 28, 2013
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig


ONLINE: March 15 - April 20, 2013 at 
ON-GROUND: March 18 - April 20, 2013 at the NatGeo Earth DayRun 2013 Registration Kiosk
Ground Floor - Greenbelt 3 Mall, in front of the Asics store



Race kits to be used will be made out of recycled materials
Registration will be paper-less and will utilize the biometrics system of registration
Marshals on event day will not be using motorbikes but bikes
Water bottles will be given as part of the NatGeo race kit to encourage runners to use it in lieu of paper/plastic cups. Hydration stations will be available in the entire route to refill each participant’s water bottle.
For each runner who registers for this event, 3 trees will be planted in his/her name


Top finishers of the following categories will be awarded prizes:
  • 3km Cherifer Premium
  • 5km Open
  • 10km Open
  • 10km Elite
  • 21km Open
  • 21km Elite



Amazing Pinoy Fun Run 2013

Get ready for the ultimate fun run experience! Join the Amazing Pinoy Run 2013 on April 27 May 25 in BGC.

Amazing Pinoy Run revs up the ante of how fun runs should be. Runners of all capabilities will certainly find the right challenge and excitement for them as the race is designed to suit a broad spectrum of runners, from newbies to the competitive. Picture a fun run with the challenges of the Amazing Race and a festive atmosphere of fun races and you get Amazing Pinoy Run! Event distances are 2K, 5K, and 10K.

Part of the proceeds from the registration fees goes to the two beneficiaries of the race event – Clark Foundation and the Filipino Children Needy Fund.

Early bird race registrants (until March 25th) get P100 off the registration fee. Regular registration fees are: P600 – 2K; P650 – 5K; P800 – 10K. Registration sites are: Chris Sports (Glorietta 3, SM North EDSA, SM Sucat, SM Fairview, SM Manila, SM Megamall, SM MOA, Robinson’s Place Ermita, and Festival Supermall Alabang), Fitness & Athletics, and R.O.X. in BGC. Participants may also register online thru

The Amazing Pinoy Run 2013 is supported by Chris Sports, R.O.X., Fitness & Athletics, BGC, Gold’s Gym, Greenwich, Energizer, Schick, The Medical City, Timex, Berocca, Jack City, Jack TV, ETC, Manila Bulletin, and Philippine Daily Inquirer. Amazing Pinoy Run 2013 is organized by Event Logic, Inc.

For more details, “like” Amazing Pinoy Run 2013 on Facebook or “follow” the race on Twitter.

Note: This event has been moved to May 25th.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

My Bull Runner Dream Marathon 2013 Testimonial

I'm a marathon runner!

I am Thirdy Lopez, 27 years old. I have been working in the IT industry since I earned my degree in IT and I have been running in official run events since 2011. I first heard of the Bull Runner Dream Marathon, a unique 42km race exclusive for first and second time marathoners, when my friend (CJ aka run adobo king) had began his quest to become a marathoner on 2012. On March last year, my Pex Running Club (PRC) teammates cheered him on  his first marathon.  At that time, I didn't think I could do the same feat until September 2012 when I signed up for the 2013 batch. The same friend (CJ) helped me in accomplishing the registration procedures since I was then working onshore.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Condura Skyway Marathon 2013: Running uphills and downhills for Mangroves

Condura Skyway Marathon is an annual race for a cause that covers the Skyway. This year, the race was held on February 3 with the race start at the Alabang Filinvest.  The event was also organized in the benefit of the Mangroves in Zambales, same as last year.

Thanks to Mia for bringing this mangrove hat!


Blogger Friend Deemen Runner had assisted me in registering for this event. We registered 21km as documented in his blog post. The Condura Skyway Marathon was part of the TBRDM training plan so I was already training before the event.

Actual Race

Started the Race with Jet

Nag-iisang photo from active moments

I planned to run at an easy pace since it was TBRDM training run after all. Good thing CJ paced with me. We ran the first 5km and did 3-1 galloway for the rest of the race. With the help of my garmin, we were able to keep track of the supposed walk breaks. Also following a lesson from a TBR Bull Circle, I learned not to fight gravity and take frequent walk breaks at uphills and let gravity help you at downhills by running fast. Skyway route was all about uphill and downhill. It was a real challenge. We finished at 2:49.

My favorite snack is the banana


Pex Running Club

After meeting with Pex Running Club, we met Deemen Runner at the Acacia Hotel (anlayo lang nito), we followed our PRC teammates to McDo which turned out to be farther than we expected. Puro lakad lang itong Condura weekend na ito ah.

Proud 21k finisher

It was a fun race. Majority of the running community wouldn’t miss this as it was just once a year we would have the opportunity to run the Skyway.

Garmin Log:

Monday, March 04, 2013

Race against Raze 2

4:30am, March 17, 2013 – Sunday
34th Street cor. 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(Near Lexus and MC Home Depot)

For the benefit of
Philippine Children's Medical Center's "Child NeuroScience Center"  Alumni Associations’ Scholarship Fund


3k - P450
5k - P550
10k - P550
16k - PP650

*Inclusive of Race Bib, RFID Tag, Singlet, Race Notice and Route Map and Finisher Medal for Top 100 (3k, 5k and 10k) Runners and Finisher Medal for All Runners (16k)
JANUARY 16 – FEBRUARY 14, 2013
You may claim at any Registration Site from February 15 – March 10, 2013
  • Pep Squad Events Office
  • RUNNR Trinoma
  • Toby’s EDSA Shangri-la
  • RUNNR Bonifacio High Street
  • Toby’s Glorietta 4
  • Toby’s Arena, SM Mall of Asia
  • RUNNR Alabang Town Center


Singlet Design

Race Route

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