Monday, October 24, 2011

Bukidnon Runners Among The Top Finishers of Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon 2011

Three runners from Bukidnon were among the Top 20 finishers of the 25th Mt. Kinabalu  International Climbathon held last October 22-23, 2011 in Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia. Jemarvin Cabilan and Leo Colonia placed 11th and 12th, respectively in the Men's Open while Helen Tacling was the 20th placer in the Women's Open category.

The Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon is dubbed as the world's toughest mountain race. It is the ultimate test of endurance as participants have to run up and down Mt. Kinabalu for a total distance of 21 kilometers. This year's edition was won by Kilian Jornet of Spain who finished the 21-km course in 2:37:04. In the women's category, Danny Gongot of Ranau, Malaysia bagged the first place with a time of 3:41:29.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Run United Cagayan de Oro Happening on Nov. 27, 2011!!!

When I joined the 2011 Kagay-an Festival Run in Cagayan de Oro last August, I was able to talk to one of the event's sponsors. During our brief chat, he told me that there will be a Run United Regional Series in Cagayan de Oro this November. Run United is a nationwide run series organized by no less than celebrity runner, coach and race organizer Rio Dela Cruz.

Since then, I have been constanly checking the website to verify if Run United in  Cagayan de Oro is really pushing through. However, the race was not in RunRio's event calendar so I was having doubt if it will really happen.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

My Best 21K at the 35th Milo Marathon in Cagayan de Oro City

The 35th National Milo Marathon Cagayan de Oro Leg was successfuly held last Sunday, October 16, 2011 in the City of Golden Frienship. My wife and I are among the more than 8,000 runners who joined the country's biggest, grandest and longest running race.

We arrived at the starting line outside Pelaez Sports Center in Velez Street at around 4:30 AM. The area was just a short walk from Philtown Hotel where we stayed. After wishing my wife good luck in her first 10k run, I immediately joined the bunch of 21k runners assembling at the starting line. I met my fellow Malaybalay Runners and we wished each other luck for the gruelling half-marathon ahead.

Without any countdown, the 21K run promptly started at 5:00 AM. From Velez Street, we made a left turn at the National Highway, headed west towards the direction of Opol, Misamis Oriental.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Columbia Trail Masters Duathlon Bukidnon

Columbia Trail Masters Duathlon Bukidnon
Poblacion, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon
November 6, 2011; 5:00 AM
Category: 10K Trail Run-30K Mountain Bike-5K Trail Run

Registration Sites:
All Columbia Sportswear Outlets
R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street
Registration Period: September 16 - October 31, 2011
Registration Fee: P550.00

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Marco Polo Freight Run 2011 (4K, 8K, 16K); Davao City, Oct. 30, 2011

Marco Polo Davao Fright Run 2011
Davao City
October 30, 2011
Categories: 4K, 8K and 16K

Registration Fees (inclusive of singlet, finisher's certificate, raffle coupon and light breakfast):
4K - P 300.00
8K - P 300.00
16K - P 350.00 (with finisher's medal)

For more info, contact: Fitness Center at 221-0888 local 7462 0r 7819

Camiguin Island Fun Run 2011 (3K, 5K, 10K, 24K); October 23, 2011

Camiguin Island Fun Run 2011
October 23, 2011
Categories: 3K, 5K, 10K, 24K

Registration Fees:
24k - Registration fee: P400 with Singlet and race bib , 300 with race bib but without Singlet
Prizes: P10,000, P8,000, P6,000. First 10 finishers will get a finishers Medal!
10k - Registration fee: P300 with Singlet and race bib , 200 with race bib but without Singlet
Prizes: P5,000, P4,000, P3,000 with Medals.
5k - Registration fee: P200 with Singlet and race bib , 100 with race bib but without Singlet
Prizes: P3,000, P2,500, P2,000 with Medals.
3k - Registration fee: P100 with Singlet and race bib , FREE with race bib but without Singlet
Prizes: P1,500, P1,000, P750 with Medals.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Panahik Run 2011 (3K, 5K, 10K); Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, Oct. 30, 2011

Panahik Run 2011
Freedom Park, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon
October 30, 2011
Categories: 3K, 5K and 10K

Halloween Fun Run CDO (3K and 5K): Cagayan de Oro, Oct. 28, 2011

Halloween Fun Run CDO
SM City, Cagayan de Oro
October 28, 2011; 6:00 PM

3K-Php 250.00 with kit*
5K-Php 300.00 with kit*
*Kit consists of discount coupons, race number and SM bag

For more info:
Text/Call: 09065658324
FB Page:

Info from race organizer:


1st Inday Factura's Walk and Run (2K and 5K); Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental

1st Inday Factura's Walk and Run
Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental
October 9, 2011; 5:00 AM
Categories: 2K Walk and 5K Run

Registration Fee:
P300.00-with jersey
P150.00-without jersey

Registration Site:
Sangguniang Office
2nd Floor, Municipal Hall, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental
Contact Numbers: 09195668362 (Ricnacs); 09052230571 (Whang)

Race Photos and Results: Malandog Ridge Trail Run (Malaybalay City, Bukidnon)

The Malandog Ridge 10K Trail Run was held last September 24, 2011 in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. I did not run in this race but instead volunteered as one of the marshals and photographers. I was assigned at the trail's peak which did not only gave me the vantage point of shooting the runners in their ascent, it also gave me the opportunity to revisit the spot where the view deck known as Tabios Tower once stood. The view deck was once a favorite hiking destination during my high school years as it offered an overlooking view of the whole town of Malaybalay.