Wednesday, July 31, 2013

#ActiveHealthRunner'sSummit updates

Here are more details on the Unilab Active Health Runner's Summit that will be held on August 17 at the Bayanihan Center, Pasig

Modules to help us become better runners


-Physiology and Biomechanics of Running-Conditioning for Running
-Injury Prevention Techniques
-Speaker: UST Sports Science Department


-Everyday Eating for Active People(Know your Macro & Micronutrients & Fluids)
-The Science of Eating for Sport Success(Fueling Before, During, & After Long Distance Running)
-Speaker: NUTRIFIT Philippines


-Motivation for Endurance Runners
-Mental Fitness Preparation Techniques
-Speaker: Mr. Kim Atienza

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

BGC Cycle Philippines (Race Details)

BGC Cycle Philippines
November 15-17, 2013
Bonifacio Global City


Registration Fees:

Registration Details:

Online Registration starts on August 1, 2013 at

Technical Shirt/Cycling Jersey Design:
 Kid's Technical Shirt Design

 Technical Shirt Design for Community Ride cyclists

Cycling Jersey Design for Challenge riders

Rudy Project Shades Give-away:
Community Ride, Foldies Community Ride and Challenge Participants will 
get Rudy Project shades

Finisher's Medal:
Finishers will get to add this cool medal in their collections

For more details, check out


Press Release

MANILA, PHILIPPINES 25 July 2013 – Filipino riders gear up for three days of thrilling bike
action as Cycle Asia, in partnership with Sunrise Events and Bonifacio Global City (BGC),
launches BGC Cycle Philippines from November 15-17 inside the BGC in Taguig City.
BGC Cycle Philippines is the latest addition to the 2013 calendar of Cycle Asia, a network of
premier cycling events across the region that offers participants the rare opportunity to ride on
safe closed public roads in major Asian cities.

The event will cater to cyclists of all ages and abilities with The Tricycle Ride, The Kids’ Ride,
The Community Ride (20km), The Challenge (40km) and various Criterium categories.
The entire family will also be kept entertained throughout the three-day event with a wide range
of fun activities in the Cycling & Lifestyle Expo.

"Cycling continues to enjoy strong growth in the Philippines and we are naturally thrilled to
introduce the event at Bonifacio Global City," said Manny Blas II, head of Commercial
Operations, Fort Bonifacio Development Corp. during the event’s launch at the Seda Hotel at

"While the unique venue will certainly offer local cyclists a fantastic riding experience, we also
look forward to hosting visitors from around the region as they enjoy the unique thrill of
participating in the very first BGC Cycle Philippines,” added Blas.

Registration activities start on August 1 via online registration and a Cobra Ironman Launch
Special where participants in this premier triathlon event are given special registration rates. All participants, upon registration will receive premium items from event sponsors which include
Rudy Project shades, official cycle wear from F2P and technical tees from Felt Bikes as part of
their registration inclusions.

Cycle Asia, owned and organized by Spectrum Worldwide, has already played host to two
hugely successful events this year with OCBC Cycle Malaysia and OCBC Cycle Singapore,
attracting over 5,000 and 11,500 participants, respectively.

The Gold Coast Festival of Cycling will also be featured on the 2013 Cycle Asia calendar with
the event slated from Sept. 27-29.

“We are delighted to be expanding Cycle Asia to the Philippines and we look forward to working
alongside Sunrise Events who have built an outstanding reputation for delivering first-class
sporting events,” said Chris Robb, managing director, Spectrum Worldwide.

Aside from cycling action in BGC Cycle Philippines, Bonifacio Global City will offer a wide range
of activities for tourists to take advantage of during their stay. The district is well known for its
open-air lifestyle retail and dining concept and public art program, as well as a world-class
science museum and parks.

The BGC Cycle Philippines will have as its beneficiary the Firefly Brigade whose advocacy is to
actively promote the bicycle as a sustainable form of transportation.

With Bonifacio Global City (BGC) as the title sponsor, Fox International Channel as copresentor
and with the valuable support of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA),
BGC Cycle Philippines has attracted a number of additional sponsors: Gatorade (Hydration
Partner), Seda Hotel (Official Residence) and others including Rudy Project, F2P and Felt
Bikes. Philippine Star is the event’s media partner.

For more information, check out the BGC Cycle Philippines official website,

Monday, July 29, 2013

The Ultimate TEVA Trail Challenge

Press Release

The vast outdoor bore witness once again as the metro’s most avid active sport athletes and race warriors went head to head and pushed their physical capabilities in the recently concluded TEVA Trail Challenge held last July 28.

Strategically organized to gather individuals with a passion for adrenaline-pumping adventures, the TEVA Trail Challenge also signified the re-launch of TEVA as the ultimate outdoor footwear brand of choice by athletic greats with its uniquely tasteful designs and use of a distinctively innovative technology called the Tevasphere.

To further elaborate Teva’s footwear technology, the race took place within the lush eco-community of Earthheaven in San Mateo Rizal, a 20-hectare oasis where runners communed with nature as they race across majestic sceneries and breath-taking mountain landscapes – emphasizing what TEVA is truly all about.

Divided into two categories, around 300 runners battled it as soon as the gun fired in the 5k Warrior and 10k Elite race. Challenging obstacles awaited them in each turn of the muddy man-made road and proved to be a grueling test that exhausted their rigors.

In the end, all finishers took home TEVA loot bags on top of the honor of completing the first-ever TEVA trail challenge in the country. Raffle prizes were also given away. Meanwhile, the top three male and female race winners in each category were hailed as the ultimate trail champions by TEVA along with a slew of memorable prizes.

All the fun and excitement certainly did not end along with the race as interactive product booths were set up by TEVA to demonstrate its newest technology. In addition, mini-challenges and random raffle prizes were given away to participants care of the event sponsors. Indeed, the TEVA Trail Challenge proved to be a one-of-a-kind trail running event as it also served as a day that celebrated active fitness.

After all, that is what TEVA is all about as it aims to boost the abilities of its wearer with its innovative technologies that will complement all kinds of outdoor activities.
All over the world, TEVA attracts passionate adventurers with a love for active sports and a penchant for exploring the great unknown. From its beginnings as a sports sandal brand, it has now evolved into a highly-competitive outdoor footwear brand.

The event was sponsored by The Legend Villas, Timbuk2, R.O.X., Res Toe Run, Crystal Clear, Choco Boom, Magic Flakes, Gatorade, Sony, Walkman and Eartheaven. Media Partners: The Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Sports Digest Magazine, Dispatch Magazine, Gala Magazine, and

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sofitel - RunRio Battle of the Sexes Leg 2 (Race Details)

Sofitel – Run Rio Battle of the Sexes Leg 2

Date and Time:        Sunday, September 01, 2013, 05:30AM
Our Mechanics: Male and female to compete against each other to reach one finish line in one venue in two given distances of your choice. Female runners will run first with a head-start of 3 minutes for the 5K and 7 minutes for the 10K who will then be followed by the men afterwards.

Venue: Block 16, SM Mall of Asia Grounds

Start Time:  05:30AM

Race Distance:    5K and 10K

Registration Fee: 5K- Php 500.00 10K- Php 800.00

Registration Period:    Online: June 17, 2013 - August 11, 2013
                                    In-store: July 16, 2013 - August 25, 2013

Singlet Design: 

Registration Sites: Riovana BGC
Riovana Katipunan
Toby’s MOA
Toby’s SM The Block

Race Maps:

Age Categories:
16 under 
60 above

Prizes: 5K / 10 Age Categories (1 Male and 1 Female)

1 GC Spiral for two persons
1 Nike + Ipod sports kit
1 Pair of shoes World Balance

10K / 10 Age Categories (1 Male and 1 Female)
                                        1 GC Spiral for two persons
1 Nike + Ipod sports kit
1 Pair of shoes World Balance

Winner's Medal

Prize for overall winner (both in 5K and 10K)
1 Sofitel Suite GC for two persons with breakfast at Spiral
1 Nike + Ipod sports kit
1 Pair of shoes World Balance

Raffle prize of a “Weekend Luxury Stay Package” consisting of: 
3-night stay at a Sofitel Suite with breakfast for four with full access to the Club Millésime
5 Spiral GCs for 2 persons
5 Le Spa GCs
1 Vietura Aesthetic Center GC worth Php 25,000.00

Saturday, July 27, 2013

HP Run 2013

WHAT: HP Run 2013
WHEN: September 1, 2013 (Sunday)
WHERE: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
RACE CATEGORIES: 3KM | 5KM | 5KM Buddy* | 10KM
RACE BENEFICIARY: Tenement Elementary School, Taguig

* 5KM Buddy - two runners running together from race start to finish

Registration Period: Until August 9, 2013

Registration Fees:
3KM - 400 pesos
5KM - 500 pesos
5KM Buddy - 800 pesos (for two runners)
10KM - 600 pesos

Race Kit inclusions: Singlet, Race bib with timing device

Singlet Design + Sizes

Race Map:

Registration Website:

Facebook Page:

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sofitel – Run Rio Battle of the Sexes Leg 2

Press Release

Sofitel – Run Rio Battle of the Sexes Leg 2

Manila, July 22, 2013 Sofitel Philippine Plaza announces the launch of the Sofitel-Run Rio Battle of the Sexes Leg 2, a 5 k and 10k  Fun Run to be held on the 1st of September 2013 at the SM MOA Grounds, SM Mall of Asia.  Luxury prizes from Sofitel is at stake during the fun run including a three night stay at the Sofitel suite, access to Club Millésime, the hotel’s exclusive Club lounge, dining at Spiral, beauty treatments from Le Spa and Vietura, the new Aesthetic Lifestyle Institute.  The second run follows the success of its first leg which attracted more than 3,000 runners last March 2013.

RunRio is a series of 10k and 5 K fun runs organized by the Sofitel Philippine Plaza together with RunRio Inc. and headed by the foremost running coach in the country, Coach Rio de la Cruz. The Battle of the Sexes Fun Run’s unique concept of male vs. female is a first in the country with both 10 k and 5k race. Male and female participants will compete with each other in one finish line, one venue, and one distance. Female runners will start the race then the male runners will follow after  3 minutes (5k) and  7 minutes (10k run).

Sofitel Philippine Plaza general manager, Adam Laker says, “We were delighted with the success of our first ever run in collaboration with Coach Rio dela Cruz which attracted more than 3,000 runners.  Over PHP 755,000 have been raised and has been used to purchase a van that was recently handed over to the Virlanie Foundation for their activities for the street children of Manila.  It is Sofitel Philippine Plaza’s advocacy to create a brighter future for the less privileged children of Manila.  Since 2007, the hotel has launched several projects to help raise funds to support the foundation’s benevolent activities in order to reach out to the children and families living in the poorest areas of Metro Manila.

Battle of the Sexes Leg 1 raised P750,000++ for 
the children of Virlanie Foundation

Sofitel – Run Rio Battle of the Sexes is presented to you by Gatorade in cooperation with
Gold’s Gym, World Balance, Rexona, Sky Cable, Prime Power Manpower Services, Eupac
Dole Philippines, Darlington Socks, Johnson and Johnson, Health Express, Delsan Office Systems,
Star Xpo Enterprise, Classica Litho Corporation, Nizoral, Primier Water and Timex.  Media partners include Philippine Star, Business World, Manila Bulletin, and ABS-CBN News Channel.

The run officially starts at 5am at the Mall of Asia grounds. Gun starts at 05:30am for 10k and 5:45am for 5k.

Tickets are on sale at Php 500 for the 5K and Php 800 for the 10K, inclusive of the run registration and running kit. Registration sites are at Riovanna BGC and Katipunan and Toby’s Mall of Asia and SM the Block.

For more information on the Run Rio Fun Run, visit or contact and email 0929 7178164 and

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Adidas Crowned the Philippines’ King and Queen of the Road 2013

Adidas Crowned the Philippines’ King and Queen of the Road 2013

Manila, July 7 – adidas King of the Road 2013 proved to be one of the biggest and most anticipated races in the Philippines. Over 7,000 runners gathered at Bonifacio Global City to strive for the title of King and Queen of the Road.

adidas, an advocate of the running sport all over the world, continued its commitment by providing an opportunity for runners to engage in their passion. King of the Road does not only promote a healthy lifestyle, but camaraderie through healthy competition.

Over 7,000 runners gathered at Bonifacio Global City last July 7 for the 
Philippine Leg of King of the Road 2013. I was one of them

This year’s race garnered more than 8,000 registered runners spread over three categories, 16.8k, 10k, and a new category, the 10k School Championship relay, which allows pairs to run 5k each. Race routes were marked with specific race distances and volunteer cheerleaders to encourage runners to cross the finish line. Celebrities like Sam YG, Karylle, Ramon Bautista, Isabelle Daza, Erwan Heusssaff and Rovilson Fernandez also supported the race.

The Philippines’ King and Queen of the Road, placing first in the 16.8K Closed (All-Filipino) category, are defending champion, Eduardo Buenavista with a running time of 54 minutes and 24 seconds, and May Joy Tabal with a running time of 1 hour, 7 minutes, and 47 seconds, beating last year’s Queen Mary Grace delos Santos by around 2 minutes. Buenavista and Tabal were both awarded Php25,000 and will be representing the Philippines in the King of the Road Southeast Asia, which will be happening on October in Malaysia.

This year’s King and Queen of the Road, representing the Philippines in KOTR Southeast Asia in Malaysia are Eduardo Buenavista and May Joy Tabal

For the 16.8K Open (International) category, the winners were Josphat Kiptanui Too with a running time of 51 minutes and 41 seconds, and Joan Aiyabei with a running time of 1 hour, 5 minutes, and 12 seconds.

The race also signaled the launch of the new colors of the adidas Energy Boost. Featuring the ground-breaking cushioning technology BOOST™, which provides the highest energy return in the running industry, has set a new benchmark for adidas running footwear. Launched in the Philippines earlier in the year, now, BOOST™ is being rolled out to more adidas running products and colors. The shoes were on display at the race through a selling booth and on celebrities as they ran.

To see the complete race results, go to For more information on adidas products and events, follow

Top Finishers 16.8k Open
1st: Josphat Kiptanui Too, Country: Kenya, Time: 51m41s
2nd: Willy Rotich, Country: Kenya, Time: 53m08s
3rd: Pierluigi Miconi, Country: Italy, Time: 1h6m13s

1st: Joan Aiyabei, Country: Kenya, Time: 1h5m12s
2nd: Kristina Beckendorf, Country: Germany, Time:1h18m29s
3rd: Helen Susanto, Country: Indonesia, Time: 1h27m27s

Top Finishers 16.8 Closed
1st: Eduardo Buenavista, Time: 54m24s
2nd: Rafael Poliquit Jr., Time: 54m34s
3rd: Alley Quisay, Time: 57m40s

1st: May Joy Tabal, Time: 1h7m47s
2nd: Mary Grace Delos Santos, Time: 1h9m16s
3rd: Nhea Ann Barcena, Time: 1h12m47s

Top Finishers 10k
1st: Jackson Chirchir, Time: 30m52s
2nd: John Chebii, Time: 31m25s
3rd: Ezekiel Roto, Time: 32m06s

1st: Irene Kipchumba, Time: 38m46s
2nd: Flordeliza Donos, Time: 39m16s
3rd: Susan Chemutai, Time: 39m39s

Top Finishers of 10k Relay
1st: Alex Ballester & Julia Taño, Time: 39m56s
2nd: Reymark Llamado & Michelle Tanwangco, Time: 46m51s
3rd: Adrian Karl Maquilan & Raziel Angela Lizardo, Time: 1h4m58s

Monday, July 22, 2013



Date: August 17, 2013                   
Time: 8:00am To 5:00pm
Venue: Jose Y. Campos Hall, Bayanihan Center
Address: 8008 Pioneer Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines

BACKGROUND:  The Active Health Runner’s Summit is a whole day learning program for runners aspiring to become better with top coaches, sports medicine experts, and sports nutritionist. Sessions includes running physiologies and proper sports nutrition.

OBJECTIVE: To help the running community progress to longer distances.

PRESENTED BY: ENERVON ACTIV                             

Runners who are planning to run longer distances in their future races or joining RUPM.

SUMMIT MODULES: (There will be Q&A sessions after each Module)

1.  RUNNER'S MACHINE (Speaker: UST Sports Science Department)
·         Physiology and Biomechanics of Running
·         Conditioning for Running

·         Injury Prevention Techniques

2.  RUNNER'S FUEL (Speaker: NUTRIFIT Philippines)
·         Everyday Eating for Active People (Know your Macro & Micronutrients & Fluids)
·         The Science of Eating for Sport Success (Fueling Before, During, & After Long Distance Running)

 3.  BEYOND RUNNING (Speaker: Mr. Kim Atienza)
·         Motivation for Endurance Runners
·         Mental Fitness Preparation Techniques

 REGISTRATION PERIOD: July  17 to August 10, 2013



For more details: Visit or
Like us on Facebook:  Unilab Active Health
Event organizer: Zero-In Concept and Productions
For inquiries: Email

Sunday, July 21, 2013

#ExceedYourself and join the 1st-ever #ActiveHealthRunner'sSummit!

Planning on running longer distances or want to get better into running? #ExceedYourself and join the 1st-ever #ActiveHealthRunner'sSummit! 

Watch out for the registration details.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Subic Fit Fest: November Wellness Expo All Set in Subic

With sports, fitness, and wellness gaining so much following in the last two years, it is not a surprise that fitness and wellness centers are mushrooming all over the country. So many different sports events like marathons, triathlons, and even boot camp sessions are lined up for a whole year that the enthusiasts would already have a difficult time squeezing in an activity or two into their busy schedules, not to mention having second thoughts of joining for fear of not being able to keep up.

      The Subic Fitness Festival (SFF), happening on November 15, 16, and 17 this year, promises to make sports, fitness, and wellness available to everyone by showcasing a large Expo of different products and services, multi-sport events, fun group exercise classes, and awesome performances all over the soon-to-be Sports Capital of the Country. Some of the highlights are a Zumba Fitness Party, a Yoga Super Class, an Urban Dance Challenge, an Invitational Triathlon competition, a Victory Night Run, and a battle of the fittest teams (or gyms) - The Circuit Warz.

      Sports and fitness enthusiasts from Metro Manila, nearby provinces and, hopefully, some from Visayas and Mindanao are expected to take part in this exciting hallmark event.

      SFF is the project of F & F Events International in partnership with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and the Ayala Harbor Point Mall.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Karera Lakas Pilipinas

Obstacle races are fun. But these events are easy compared to the training course that our servicemen train on.

This August 25, The Philippine Marines are opening their training grounds to the public with a multi-sport and obstacle run event that will give us a taste of how marines train. Guys, this willl be HARDCORE!

The Races

1. The Astig- 5km Run with 20 Obstacle Course - Solo/Team of 2
2. The Bangis - 15.2km (200m Open water swim, 10km bike, 5km run w/  obstacle course) - Solo
3. Bayanihan - 15.2km (200m Open water swim, 10km bike, 5km run w/  obstacle course) - Team Relay
4. The Bayani -  All the other races exclusive for servicemen (Navy, Marine, Air Force, Military, Policemen, etc.)


P1,300 per participant for 5km Astig category

P2,500 per buddy/couple for 5km Kapatiran Team category

P3,300 per team consisting of three participants for 15.2km Bayanihan Relay category

P500 for the Bayani Category

Check out R.O.X. for onsite registration and for online registration

Race Inclusions


Winners will get a limited edition dog tag.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


WOD NATION is an Organization of Filipino CrossFit Coaches and Athletes dedicated to inspiring, uniting and influencing every Filipino toward a truly fitter Philippines. Established in 2011 as a guerrilla CrossFit group, offering free and open WODs (Workouts of The Day) in public spaces, WOD NATION has established itself as an authority in the methods of CrossFit and functional fitness, innovating workouts that do not require the conventional equipment of an enclosed gym facility. Advocating a “no-excuse” fitness philosophy, athletes of all shapes, sizes and experience levels flock to a WOD NATION event by the hundreds. Known for excellent programming, quality and personal coaching as well as a welcoming and inviting community, WOD NATION is fast gaining ground in revolutionizing the face of Fitness in the Philippines.

Apart from our community service, WOD NATION is known for quality fitness events. With partners like GNC and GATORADE, WOD NATION mounts Fitness events that are far and beyond long distance marathons and recreational endurance runs. The first GNC THROWDOWN proved to be a success with Filipinos from as far as Visayas came to participate as well as our servicemen from the Philippine Army and Philippine Navy Seals. Constantly is the search for a Fitness that is rounded, broad, general and inclusive, WOD NATION keeps the events and competitions varying and entertaining. Through the methods of CrossFit, WOD NATION maintains the quality of Fitness while giving on-lookers a true spectator worthy event.

More importantly WOD NATION desires to broaden and widen the reach of Functional fitness and CrossFit in the Philippines. Maintaining close and strong ties with CrossFit HQ, the CrossFit Level-1 Certificate Trainers of WOD NATION help build, train and market new CrossFit affiliates. Currently overseeing two of the fastest growing CrossFit box affiliates in the country (CrossFitInsurrecto and CrossFit Mad Minute), and working on mounting two more within the next year and a half, WOD NATION promotes healthy competition and more business opportunities in the Fitness industry. Currently in talks with CrossFitters in Davao, Bacolod, Cebu, Boracay, Subic to name a few, the big dream is to see the Philippines as the leading CrossFit country in South East Asia.

WOD NATION envisions a truly united and inspired army of Fitness ambassadors altogether fighting for a Fitter Philippines.



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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

300 Mandirigma on August 4

300 Mandirigma is a project of Golden Grip Universal Foundation aiming to raise funds for its mission to provide free education via e-learning, free medical assistance, and modern technology livelihood programs to the foundation’s beneficiaries.

The theme 300 Mandirigma is very meaningful to the foundation. It symbolizes the Modern Day Heroes who emerge as victors and winners in their day to day battles in life. One need not to be in a battlefield to say that he has dedicated his life  for his family and country.

Golden Grip Universal Foundation invites you to join them on Aug.4, 2013 on their first leg of the 300 Mandirigma. Three-leg series The Hakbang sa Pagbabago, a Fun Run event that is going to take place at Philcoa via Commonwealth, Quezon City. Hakbang means a Step.. A Step towards change..

You may register for 5K category for PhP600.00 and 10K category for PhP800.00 and may visit the registration sites from Wednesday to Sunday:
(1)    Reebok @ Festival Mall
(2)    Reebok @ Trinoma mall
(3)    Reebok @ Megamall
(4)    Toby’s Sports @ Glorietta 4
(5)    Toby’s Sports @ SM Mall of Asia (Sat & Sun only, Mall hours)
(6)    RUNNR @ Bonifacio High Street (Sat & Sun only, Mall hours)
(7)    100 Miles Café @ Fort Strip, Taguig City (Mon-Sat, 11am-9pm)
(8)    A Running Circle @ Aloha Hotel, 2150 Roxas Boulevard, cor., Quirino Avenue

Race kits are available upon registration. Loot bags with freebies will be given on the race day. If you present your race bib to Reebok or Diadora, you may avail of the 25% discount on all REEBOK regular items, shoes, apparel and accessories; 30% discount on all DIADORA Footwear.

The 300 Mandirigma Finisher Shirts will be exclusive to the 1st 300 Finishers.

50% of on Registration fees for Students who will present their valid ID upon registration.
6 registrants will get 1 free race kit for non-students who will register in groups.

For particulars:
You may contact Lara Palileo @ 09178934226 or 3857321
FB Page:

Organized by:
Golden Grip Universal Foundation

Monday, July 15, 2013

(I can still) RunFest 2013 RunFest is (supposedly) an annual celebration of the communities built in the running resource website, This year, it was successfully organized by the founders Jinoe and Quennie Gavan with friends and the different  teams of the community on July 14 at Bonifacio Global City. With the help of running photographers, photo ops and the sponsors, the event had once again made a great memory for the running community.


I had a pretty good week of training the week of the race. I was able to do my maintenance runs and had "fun" sessions at CFMNL Makati doing the WODs. However, the Friday WOD was extra challenging (let's just say I did 100+ squat like movement with weights which I don't usually use) which left me sore in the legs. I had difficult to walk after that and DOMS hit me harder on Saturday. Also, I made a crazy decision to say yes to a mini obstacle run in the Philippine Marine Barracks. The activity, despite adding stress to my already sore body, assured that I could run even if I had difficulty walking, especially when going up or down the stairs.

Actual Race

After 4 hours of shut eye, I made my way to Bonifacio Global City. I wanted to meet Cath, who was doing her first 21k race, so we could start together but we were wearing the event singlet and there were hundreds of runners on the starting line that why I started the race on my own. Luckily, I found her with Rodel a few meters from the starting line. She told us to go ahead as she wasn't planning on a fast finish time. I was feeling my sore legs on that starting pace and the hundreds of runners in my way was starting to annoy me so I ran faster and left them to run in my own pace.

I decided to do 4-1 run walk galloway for the first half and do magic mile on the second half but I quickly changed my mind on the 7th mile and decided to do galloway until the 11th mile and run at a steady pace until the finish line.

The first half was spent mostly on the way and back to Buendia while passing by my least favorite road leading to Kalayaan (yung pa-uphill). During that time, I maintained a 12min/mile pace while doing Galloway. I took a few more walk breaks to have a banana and drink Pocari Sweat. I also took a bathroom break in a gas station in Buendia which added minutes to my time.

Uphill photos from Tara Trip Tayo and Fabulous Running Divas

The second half was more uphill roads on the way to McKinley and a surprise (surprise kasi now ko lang yun nadaanan) highway to Lawton. The road to the finish line passed by more hills at the British School Road passing by that damn road to Kalayaan. In that last 4km stretch, I did a pretty good pace where I could have did a sub-2:30 finish but I decided to let that newly concocted goal go when more hills came on the route. I tried to run at a steady pace on the last 3km but I had to take a few walks breaks since the route was really crazy.

cropped running photo by Jazz Run

On the way, I found some running friends helping the event out, it was nice to say hi especially after the crazy race route. I finished at 2:32 according to my garmin. I was surprise to see Marga (who I last saw last year) and Roselle (who I ran with on Saturday) handing out medals.

On the way to the event venue, I found Noel and I hanged out with him until Ryan, Rodel, Dom, CJ, Roby and Cath finished the race.

Post Race

After taking photos at the finish line, we made our way to the nearby restaurants on the 32nd street and decided to dine in Kuse. We found Noel and Ryan in Recovery Food, the restaurant right across. Kuse served the food fast. It was great since my tummy was telling me to eat something fast. With CJ signing autographs at the venue, we had to wait for him but his hunger pushed him to go to Bannapple in Market Market so he had to dine on his own (habang nag-eemo). We met him on our way home, though.

The official race results were shortly released. Unfortunately, I can't find mine yet.


This race was a fun event. Seeing friends on the road organizing the event was extra special. The race route is crazy challenging but this is great change as opposed to the easier routes of the past weeks race (Ayun lang okay yung once in a while wag naman yun laging challenging route). The hydration was lacking as slower runners had ran out of Pocari Sweat. But the bananas were abundant as it lasted even to the last runners. Also, the baggage for 21k was a chaos. They just put one bag on top of the other without any organization so when most of the 21k runners finished the line was long while the baggage personnel where looking through the pile of bags one by one.

Finish Line Photos

One part of the race I wanted to pin point was that the marker bands should be removed. It looks ugly and there are not even checked when you finish the race. Maybe it would matter to the faster runners but to recreational runners it is useless. Organizers can save money when they just allot this bands to the faster runners and leave the slower runners without those ugly things.

Another great thing in this event is you get to see running friends you have met over your running career. I was able to see friends from Ayala Triads, HOB, Fabulous Running Divas, Team Titans and many more. The support of known running photographers were also felt especially towards the end of the route. Overall, it was an event to remember.

Fun Post Race shot with CJ, Ryan, Noel, Miriam and Rodel


Congrats to all finishers!

'Till next year (hopefully)!

Garmin Log:

Photo Credits: Cath, Jazz Run, Ivan of the Fabulous Running Divas, Tara Trip Tayo, Photo Ops and JP

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