Thursday, December 11, 2014

Two Weekends, Three Races

November was a busy one in terms of running for me. As I have decided that I will run 42K the following month in Davao City, I have only this month to train for the full marathon distance. As part of my preparation, I joined three races on two weekends:

November 9, 2014 - 38th Milo Marathon Cagayan de Oro

I prepared for this race for about two months in hope of finally improving my 21K PR of 2:13:30 which was set three years ago during Unilab's Run United also in CDO. It has been an endless 21K heartbreaks for me since then as, due to lack of consistent training, I failed to improve my time in the succeeding half-marathons that I've joined. For this year's Milo Marathon, I still wasn't able to train consistently. My longest long run was only up to 18K and I wasn't able to run two weeks before the race because Malou and I went to Palawan to celebrate our wedding anniversary. But since I was able to do some speed and hill works and tempo runs during weekdays, I think I was better prepared for this one than the previous years.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Kisolon Fiesta Run 2014 Winners and Top Finishers

Here are the official winners and top finishers of Kisolon Fiesta Run 2014 held last November 15, 2014 in Kisolon, Sumilao, Bukidnon:

3K Boys:

Monday, October 13, 2014

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

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

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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: