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Monday, October 13, 2014

Kisolon Fiesta Run 2014: Bukidnon's First 10-Miler Run on Nov. 15, 2014 (Race Info and Route Photos)



KISOLON FIESTA RUN 2014 (Year 3)
Don Carlos Fortich Park, Kisolon, Sumilao, Bukidnon
November 15, 2014; 5:30 AM
Event Distances: 3K, 5K and 16K (10 Miles)

Registration Fees: 
3K-Php 220.00
5k-Php 250.00
16K-Php 300.00

Inclusions: Jersey, race bib, freebies and Finisher's Medal for 16K finishers

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Photos: 6th Tri 30+ Run Trail Edition (Big Rock and Beyond)


Participants of the 6th Tri 30+ Run. Photo from Maria Theresa Quirino
The 6th Tri 30+ Run Trail Edition was successfully held last Saturday, October 4, 2014 in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. Organized by Father Robert Selecios, Tri 30+ Run is Malaybalay's longest running run-for-a-cause which has helped various beneficiaries since its inaugural staging in the year 2012. The 6th edition was held for the benefits of Malaybalay City street kids and the improvement of Bukidnon Provincial Hospital-Manolo Fortich Pedia Ward. 

More than 50 runners signed up for the non-competitive run which started and finished at Diocesan Formation Center/Impalambong Chapel in Implambong, Malaybalay City. Participants include members of Malaybalay Runners, Malaybalay Trail Runners, Team Heaven, Caltex Tri-Bu, Tri-Mamba and many more. After the opening prayer and race briefing, gun start was fired off at around 5 AM. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Top 5 Running Shoes Online Shops in the Philippines

Image from www.newbalance.com.ph
Shopping for running shoes is now made more convenient with the emergence of various online stores in the Philippines. Nowadays, there is no need for you to go to the mall to get yourself a brand new pair. You can simply browse the web for available models of your favorite brands, read reviews to know more about your preferred pair and add your choice to the virtual shopping cart. After paying through credit card or Paypal, your brand new pair of running shoes will be delivered to your doorsteps after a few days. Shopping for running shoes online gives you the benefits of choosing a pair not usually available in physical stores and saves you time and money in going to the mall.

Listed below are some of the Top 5 Running Shoes Online Stores in the Philippines. I've already tried purchasing on some of the shops listed below and I can guarantee for the safety of your transaction and the authenticity of their products. So feel free to browse their available choices as you may find a pair to your liking:

Sunday, September 14, 2014

6th Tri 30+ Run Trail Edition: October 4, 2014 (Malaybalay City, Bukidnon)

Tri 30+ Run, Malaybalay City's longest running run-for-a-cause series, will have its 6th edition this coming October 4, 2014. This is probably the most exciting edition of Tri 30+ as the 30-kilometer (more or less) route will pass along the Big Rock Trail in Sitio Caleb, Can-ayan. The Big Rock is a favorite training ground of Malaybalay's elite runners due to its challenging terrain. It features an uphill stretch of almost 3 kilometers with an elevation of more than 3,000 feet ASL. This route also offers the jaw-dropping view of verdant rolling hills and mountains which will make the run literally and figuratively breathtaking.

Tri 30+ Run is organized by Father Robert Selecios, a running and biking enthusiasts. This non-competitive race has helped various organizations in the past as 100% of the net proceeds from registration fees are donated to charitable causes. It also served as a regular gathering of runners from Malaybalay and neighboring places as they run not to compete with each other but to simply relish the joy of running with each other while enjoying the route.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

3rd Impasug-ong Half Marathon: Running in Bukidnon's Land Down Under

A few years ago the Municipality of Impasug-ong became famous due to the movie Land Down Under (retitled to Love Me Again), starring Angel Locsin and Piolo Pascual, which was partly filmed here. Impasug-ong's stunning vista of verdant rolling hills and mountains was the perfect setting for the movie's cowboy theme. That is also accentuated by the fact that municipality is known as "Home of the Country's Finest Cowboys"

Last Sunday, September 7, 2014, I joined the 3rd Impasug-ong Half Marathon and 4th Invitational Fun Run. The race is part of the Araw ng Impasug-ong festivities. I am supposed to join only the 10K category since I am coming off an injury which sidelined my running for almost 2 weeks. The prodding of my officemate, however, convinced me to take on the half mary challenge. Despite the lack of requisite long runs and knowing fully the route's (very) challenging terrain, I told myself to just make this race a kickstart of my training for the Milo Marathon Cagayan de Oro Leg in November.