Thursday, December 20, 2012

Run Report: Pryce Gas International Marathon 2012 in Cagayan de Oro

The first Pryce Gas International Marathon was held last December 2, 2012 in Cagayan de Oro City. It has 3 distance categories: 42K, 21K and 5K. Instead of going for my third full marathon finish this year, I decided to run along with my wife Malou for her first 21K. It was also my first back-to-back 21K weekends having ran the half-mary in the 36th Milo Marathon CDO exactly a week before the Pryce Gas International Marathon.

The race start and finish area was in Pryce Gardens, a memorial garden about 8 kilometers from Grand City Hotel in Divisoria where we stayed the night before the race. Good thing the organizer provided shuttle vans with pick up point in Rodelsa Circle. Going up to Pryce Gardens, we already met the 42K runners on the road. 42K gun start was fired at 4 AM while 21K would kick off an hour later.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

GTO Power NIght Run (Malaybalay City; Dec. 15, 2012)

GTO Power Night Run
December 15, 2012
Malaybalay City

For details and registration, visit: Panahik Adventure Centre in Malaybalay (near Jollibee)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Pulaguy in Cebu City Marathon 2013!!!

The photo shown below won me a free 21K race kit to the Cebu City Marathon 2013 which will  be held on January 13, 2013 in the Queen City of South. I won the free registration courtesy of the Cebu-based running website Runroo held an online contest wherein they asked their readers to submit photos of their running grounds. 

My winning entry! Who wouldn't love to run in this place?

Ten free race kits to the Cebu City Marathon 2013 were up for grabs for the photos with the most number of Facebook "likes", tweets, comments and shares. Though I did not make to the top 10 most number of likes, the people behind Runroo were kind enough to award me the "Early Bird" prize, being the first to send an entry from outside Cebu. Alright!!!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Run Report: The 36th Milo Marathon in Cagayan de Oro

I joined the 36th National Milo Marathon in Cagayan de Oro last November 25, 2012 with the intention of improving my previous half-marathon best time of 2:13++. It was a time I established during the Run United Cagayan de Oro leg almost exactly one year ago. But even before I started running my third Milo race, I was having doubt if I could do a PR. Prior to this run, my training has been 99% LSD (long slow distance). I have been training with my wife, Malou, for one month in preparation for her first 21K which would happen exactly a week after this Milo Marathon.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Kisolon Fiesta Run 2012 Experience

Despite the early morning rain, more than a hundred runners showed up and joined the Kisolon Fiesta Run 2012 in Kisolon, Sumilao, Bukidnon last Saturday, November 17. Organized by my friend, Kag. George Jeremy "Jim" Baula, the run was part of Barangay Kisolon fiesta activities. It was actually my third time to run in this town. The 1st Sumilao Fun Run last June was my first while the Tri 30+ SPED Run last September was the second.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bukidnon Highland Games: Trail Run (Malaybalay City;Dec. 2, 2012)

Bukidnon Highland Games TRAIL RUN
December 2, 2012; 6 AM
Capitol Grounds, Malaybalay City
Category;: 10K and 21K

Registration Fee: 10K-Php300.00 (with T-shirt); 21K-Php350.00 (with T-shirt)
Registration Center:
DTI Provincial Office, Malaybalay City (look for Fam Villanueva)
R.O.X.-Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro City

For online registration and inquiries, contact: Mannette-09264523417; Dr. Chi Abellanosa-09173263892
Facebook Page:

Photo and details from: Bukidnon Highland Games

Monday, November 12, 2012

Bukidnon Highland Games: Night Run (Malaybalay City;Nov. 30, 2012)

Bukidnon Higland Games NIGHT RUN
November 30, 2012; 6:00 PM
Provincial Capitol Grounds, Malaybalay City
Distance: 5K
Category: Men Open, Women Open, 12 & Under Boys, 12 & Under Girls

Registration Fee: Php200.00 (with T-shirt); Php100.00 (without T-shirt)
Registration Center:
DTI Provincial Office, Malaybalay City (look for Fam Villanueva)
R.O.X.-Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro City

For online registration and inquiries, contact: Mannette-09264523417
Facebook Page:

Photo and details from: Bukidnon Highland Games

Friday, November 9, 2012

Pinasko Run (Dec. 8, 2012; Malaybalay City)

Citee Prints Presents:
Pinasko Run
December 8, 2012; 5:30 AM
Start/Finish: Citee Prints, Lim-Estrada Bldg., Cudal St., Malaybalay City
Categories: 5K & 10K
Registration Fees:
5K-Php250.00 (inclusive of singlet, race bib with barcode timing system, certificate)
10K-Php300.00 (inclusive of singlet, race bib with barcode timing system, certificate, bagtag)
Registration Center:  Citee Prints, Lim-Estrada Bldg., Cudal St., Malaybalay City

Faith Run (Nov. 30, 2012; Valencia City)

Faith Run 2012
City Oval, Valencia City
November 30, 2012; 5 AM
Categories: 3K, 5K, 10K
Registration Fee: Php300.00 (with singlet, race bib and certificate)
Registration Centers: BIBWAK Outdoor Shop (Pob., Valencia City); UCCP BAC Office (5092 Sunkiss Village, Hagkol, Valencia City)
For more info, contact: Rev. Dodong-09053347370

2nd Mindanao Week of Peace 2012 Friendship Run (Dec. 1, 2012; Valencia City)

2nd Mindanao Week of Peace 2012 Friendship Run
Valencia City
December 1, 2012
Category: 5K
Registration Fee: Php125.00 (with tshirt); Php25.00 (without tshirt)
Registration Centers: San Augustine Institute of Technology (SAIT) Dean's Office (Valencia City); BIBWAK Outdoor Shop (Valencia City); SIDPRESS (Datu Mampaalong St., Malaybalay City)

Dagan-Dagan Lang! Run for A Cause (Nov. 24, 2012; Malaybalay City)

Ang Lingkon Ng Panginoon (ALNP) Malaybalay Branch presents:
Dagan-Dagan Lang! Run for a Cause
November 24, 2012; 6 AM
Plaza Rizal, Malaybalay City
Category: 5K
Registration Fee: Php75.00
Registration Site: Panahik Adventure Centre (near Jollibee-Malaybalay)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

4th Osvaldo Run: A Fun Trail Run with Lots of Prizes


More than a hundred runners joined the 4th Osvaldo Memorial Trail Run held in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon last Sunday, November 4, 2012. The purely fun run was participated by both local and foreign runners, giving it a bit of "international" flavor. Both the 5K and 10K routes started at Quadra Eco Resort in Brngy. Sumpong and followed the dirt road going to Barangay Can-ayan. 5K turning point was at the City Water District Reservoir while 10K turning point was along the trail going to Bukidnon Forest Inc. (BFI) area.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Osvaldo Run (The 4th Memorial Trail Run)

Osvaldo Run (The 4th Memorial Trail Run)
5K and 10K
November 4, 2012; 6 AM
Start/Finish: Quadra Eco Resort, Sumpong, Malaybalay City

This event is purely Fun Run. All finishers will have a chance to win raffle prizes at the finish line. As there will be no hydration stations along the route, all runners are advised to bring their own water.

For inquiries, call: 09272664398; 09177167611

(Photo from Maite Abellanosa)

Pulaguy in Camiguin (The Lanzones Festival Run Experience)

Last October 21, I together with my wife Malou and our couple friends James and Blessie joined the 2nd Gov. JJ Lanzones Festival Run 2012 in the Island Province of Camiguin. Though I have been to Camiguin a few times before, it was my first time to run in the the Island Born of Fire and I could say that the experience was truly unforgettable.

We checked in at GV Hotel a day before the race, a very convenient stay since it is only a few steps away from the Provincial Plaza of Mambajao, the assembly area and finish line of the race. At about 4 AM on the race day, 33K and 21K runners assembled at the plaza and then boarded the bus which took us to our respective starting areas. James and I joined the 21K category and we were dropped off in Guinsiliban while the 33K participants were taken farther to the town of Sagay. Both categories then promptly started simlutaneously at 5 AM.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Bukidnon Highland Games Schedule of Activities

November 30-December 2, 2012
Malaybalay City, Bukidnon


    October 19, 2012 Press Conference at Malaybalay City

    November 23, 2012 Promotion at ABS – CBN “Pamahaw Espesyal”

    November 30, 2012-OPENING DAY
    6:00 am Motorcade
    7:00 am Opening Program
    8:00 am Start of Games
    ØTail Run
    ØHybrid Duathlon
    ØSoccer Clinics
    ØFrisbee Clinics
    ØAgility Demo
    ØWacky Games
    ØSkateboard Clinic
    1:00 pm Skate Boarding Demo and Skills/Fitness Challenges
    Fun Match Dog show
    6:00 pm NIGHT RUN
    Film Showing

    December 1, 2012 DAY 2
    6:00 am Tournament Games
    ØSkateboarding Competition
    ØCross – Country MTB
    1:00 pm Tournament Games Continues
    6:00 pm Film Showing/ Dinner

    December 2, 2012 DAY 3
    6:00 am TRAIL RUN
    Tournament Games Continue
    ØRock Climbing
    1:00 pm ADVENTURE RACE
    Tournament Games Continue
    ØRock Climbing
    5:00 pm Closing Program
    Awarding Ceremony
    6:00 pm Closing Party for Organizers and Staff

Friday, October 5, 2012

I'm Joining the 2nd Gov. JJ Lanzones Festival Run 2012 in Camiguin!

I have just registered for the 2nd Gov. JJ Lanzones Festival Run which will be held on October 21, 2012 in the beautiful Island of Camiguin. Though I have been to Camiguin a few times in the past, this will be my first time to run in this Island Born of Fire. The run is part of the 33rd Lanzones Fesitval activities which will start from October 21 up to October 28.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

19th Anlaw Ta Kisolon Fun Run

19th Anlaw Ta Kisolon Fun Run
October 20, 2012
Kisolon, Sumilao, Bukidnon
Events: 2K, 5K and 10K 

REGISTRATION FEE: P200(10K), P190(5K), P180(2K WALK)

START TIME: 10K-5:30 A.M., 5K-5:45 A.M., 2K RUN/WALK-6:00 A.M.

1)1000+MEDAL 2)700+MEDAL 3)400+MEDAL

5K (M & F)
1)800+MEDAL 2)600+MEDAL 3)300+MEDAL

5K-BOYS & GIRLS 14 Years Old & below
1)500+MEDAL 2)300+MEDAL 3)200+MEDAL


SIDPRESS-Malaybalay City


For details contact: Kag. George Jeremy "Jim" Baula (09152737218)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Newton's 60 Days of Better Running Satisfaction Guaranteed

High end running shoes brand Newton is confident that their new kicks will make your runs better. In line with this the company is currently offering its customers a limited 60-day satisfaction guaranteed return policy. According to Newton Facebook page, you can avail of this guarantee once you purchase any Newton 2011 and 2012 shoe models at RUNNR or selected Toby's Sports outlets. If you're not completely satisfied with your Newton shoes within 60 days, you may return it to the store and subject to evaluation and approval, you may get a return credit amounting to the same value of the shoe.

For complete details, read this Newton Running's Standard Return and Exchange Policy posted on their FB page:

Dole District C Fun Run: A Tough 5K Run in Lantapan

I joined the Dole District C Fun Run held in Poblacion, Lantapan, Bukidnon last September 8, 2012. It was just a 5K run but the reason I joined is to experience running in Lantapan for the very first time.

Start/finish line of the race was in front of the Municipal Gym which is just a few steps away from the town plaza and the Municipal Hall. As expected, many Dole employees came to join the run which have 3 categories: 5K Open; 5K Exclusive for Dole Employees and 3K Female.

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Tri 30+ SPED Run Experience

The Tri 30+ SPED Run I joined last September 1, 2012 was one unique running experience. Unique in the sense that while it was an organized run, it was not a race. It was purely a charity run, the objective of which was to raise money from various sponsors to help renovate the SPED (Special Education) classrooms in Barangay Kalasungay, Malaybalay City.

Organized by the running and biking priest, Father Robert Selecios, the run was originally dubbed as 30-30-30. Supposed to be, only 30 selected runners will run 30 kilometers from Kisolon, Sumilao up to Malaybalay City, with the intention of raising 30,000 pesos for SPED. However, as more runners got interested in joining and even more donations came pouring in, Father Selecios decided to rename this run into Tri 30+ SPED Run.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Impasugong 2nd Invitational Fun Run

Impasugong 2nd Invitational Fun Run
5K, 10K, 21K
September 16, 2012; 4:00 AM
Municipal Plaza, Impasugong, Bukidnon

Registration Fee:

Registration Site: Impasugong Municipal Hall
For more information, contact: (088)813-4338; 09274253657; 09161001801

Friday, August 31, 2012

Dole Fun Run 2012

Dole Fun Run 2012
3 KM/ 5 KM
September 8, 2012; 5:30 AM
Municipal Plaza, Lantapan, Bukidnon

Registration Fee: Php100 - without jersey; Php260.00 - with jersey
Registration Sites: Panahik Adventure Centre (Malaybalay City, Kisolon and Aglayan branches)


Friday, August 24, 2012

Trade Your Old Shoes for 1000 Pesos Off Your New Pair of Adidas

Do you have an old but still decent and functional pair of genuine athletic footwear of any brand that you're not using anymore? Are you planning to buy a new Adidas shoes? Then bring your old shoes to the nearest Toby's Sports, RUNNR or Urban Athletic store and get P500 to P1000 off your new pair of Adidas!

1. Bring in your old Genuine Athletic Footwear of any brand to receive:
a. Php500 OFF you footwear purchase worth Php3,000.00-Php4,999.00
b. Php1,000 OFF your footwear purchase worth Php5,000 and up
*only regular items are valid
2. Each discount value is applicable for only one pair of shoes purchased.
3. Bring in as many old Genuine Athletic Footwear to avail of the discounts.
4. Only Genuine Athletic Footwear of any brand will be accepted (no sandals, high heeled shoes, leather or infant shoes)
5. Old Genuine Athletic Footwear have to be in decent condition and still functional.
6. This promo is not in conjunction with any other promo.
7. All shoes will be donated to Hope Worldwide Philippines Inc.
8. Promo period runs from August 23 to October7, 2012.

Valid at all Toby's Sports (except SM Centerpoint, Park Square and Harizon Plaza branches), RUNNR and Urban Athletics stores.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I Survived Kagay-an Festival Marathon!

At around 2:30 AM, with barely two hours of sleep, I stepped out of Plaza Star Business Hotel in Divisoria and jogged my way towards Rodelsa Circle in Paseo del Rio. It is where the Kagay-an Festival Marathon would start and finish. There, I met and chatted with fellow Malaybalay Runners while waiting for the 42K gun start. Marathoners started to crowd the venue and in a little while a showband started to perform in the makeshift stage. The atmosphere is lively and I could sense everybody's excitement for Cagayan de Oro's first full marathon in recent years.

After the Opening Prayer and Pambansang Awit, we were asked to proceed to the starting area. After some stretching drills and race briefing, the gun start fired off a little past 3 AM. Amidst the fireworks, I started to make my strides with only one goal in mind, to finish my second 42K.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Kagay-an Festival Marathon 2012: My Next 42K

I'll make this short and sweet. This coming Sunday (August 19), I will be running my second 42K in the Kagay-an Festival Marathon in Cagayan de Oro City. After finishing my first 42K in Cebu last January, I never thought the second one would come this soon as I plan to run the distance only once a year. However, I got so inspired and motivated (or maybe just plainly envious.hahaha!) by the 42K finishers during the Dinaganay sa Malaybalay 2012 where I was one of the race photographers. Right after that race, I made up my mind that I will join Cagayan de Oro's first ever full marathon. I only had less than 2 months of training with only 3 "real" long runs but still I hope to have a safe run, a decent finish and hopefully, improve my first 42K time of 5 hours and 45 minutes++.  So wish me luck!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

One Fun Run and A Great Adventure Trail

The previous weekend was a blast as I joined back-to-back races in two days: Dagan sa Aglayan on Saturday (August 4) and Panahik Adventure Trail on Sunday (August 5). Both runs were really enjoyable and offered some things out of the usual Malaybalay highway route. The Aglayan fun run started from the San Lorenzo Diakono Sub-Parish and went to as far as the Abohan Bridge in Barangay Managok. On the other hand, the Panahik Trail made us explore the less-visited spots of the Bukidnon Provincial Tree Park and included road and trail running, river trekking and an obstacle course.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Dagan sa Aglayan (Malaybalay City)

Dagan Sa Aglayan
Pre-Fiesta Run
August 4, 2012
Aglayan, Malaybalay City

Registration Fee:
P20.00-Students and Out of School Youth

Registration Areas:
Aglayan Sub-Parish
Bethany Bakeshop
SIDPRESS-Datu Mampaalong St., Malaybalay City

My PR 5K at the Barangay 1 Fun Run (Malaybalay City)

Barangay 1 Fun Run was held last Saturday, July 14, in Malaybalay City. I actually thought the run would be cancelled or postponed as the rain was pouring hard by the time I woke up at 5 AM. I went back to sleep, woke up 30 minutes later and still the rain did not subside. I dozed off again and and get out of bed at around 6. The rain has somewhat slowed down and so I called my friend Dax who is part of the organizing committee. He told me that the despite the drizzle, the run would push through as they are already handing out race bibs to the participants.

So my wife Malou and I hurriedly changed into our running attire and motored quickly to the Barangay Hall where the run would start and finish. Luckily, the organizers are still on the process of listing down the numbers of each participants when we arrived so we still have enough time for some warm-up and stretching.  In my own estimate, there are more than 100 participants and surprisingly, some of Malaybalay's elite runners joined in the fun (despite the minimal amount of cash prizes at stake).

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

1st Sumilao Fun Run 2012: My First Minimalist 5K Run

We heard the gun start a few seconds after we disembarked at the highway bus stop of Barangay Kisolon. Realizing I was already late for the 5K, I told my companion Jun Lite that I would just run in the 3K as we hurriedly run to the starting line. We were met my race organizer, Barangay Kagawad Jim Baula, and was told that it was already the 3K runners that were just sent off!

Ouch! I am late for both distances! Jim handed me my race bib and as I set off, I planned to just catch up with the 3K participants. Since it was the first ever fun run held in Sumilao, a good number of people lined up along the highway to witness the event. I could distinctly hear their chuckles as I, the last of all runners, passed by. Hahaha!!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Panahik Adventure Trail-Malaybalay City; 6K

August 05, 2012, Sunday.5:30AM
Bukidnon Provincial Tree Park, Malaybalay City

Event Distance: 6K
Registration Fee:
Php 75 without jersey inclusive of Race bib, Certificate, drinks & RAFFLE COUPON
Php 250 Inclusive of 8a PERFORMANCE jersey, Race bib, Certificate, Drinks & RAFFLE COUPON

For more details, visit:
Panahik Adventure Centre
Door 5, St. Joseph Square, Fotich St. Malaybalay City
(near Jollibee Malaybalay)

*Photo from Gruppong Panahik

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Of Natural Running and Minimalist Running Shoes

I've been curious about minimalist running or natural running for some time now. I am a firm believer that natural running is healthier, more efficient and can prevent common running injuries. I am generally a heel striker, or to put it simply, my heel lands first whenever I run. According to experts, this incorrect running form is one of the most common causes of injuries in the long term. I figured out that if I want to be able to run for as long as I can, I need to transition into the proper and natural running form.

2nd FICCO Fun Run 2012-Valencia City; 3K, 5K, 10K

2nd FICCO Fun Run 2012
Valencia City
July 8, 2012; 4:30 AM
Event Distances: 3K, 5K, 10K
Registration Fee: 300 pesos (with free Jersey, Loot Bag and Race Bib)
Registration Site: FICCO Branches and Bibwak Outdoor Shop

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bukidnon Highland Games 2012: Coming Soon!!!

After the successful first Bukidnon marathon dubbed as Dinaganay sa Malaybalay 2012, another important outdoor event will be held in the province on the later part of this year. The Bukidnon Highland Games is poised to become the biggest outdoor event in Bukidnon and probably in the whole of Northern Mindanao this year. The 10-day festivities will feature a variety of outdoor and sports events that I am sure will excite all adventure and thrill-seekers out there. Bukidnon Highland Games will be held on November 30 to December 9, 2012 in selected cities and municipalities of Bukidnon. 

Watch out for the details of Bukidnon Highland Games, to be released very soon!

(Photo from Leopoldo "Jun" Liwanag Jr.)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Dinaganay sa Malaybalay 2012: Top 10 Finishers (42K, 21K, 10K and 5K)

Here are the Top 10 Finishers of Dinaganay sa Malaybalay 2012 in 5K, 10K, 21K and 42K categories. This list is based on the official chip time released by Circle Productions, Inc. as posted on their website

42K Male

1. Richeel Languido - 2:38:42
2. Anthony Nerza - 2:39:07
3. Jeffrey Sotto - 2:46:42
4. Ronila Sandinao - 2:50:34
5. Leo Colonia - 2:53:12
6. Edgar Lapasigue - 2:55:40
7. Anthony Subingsubing - 3:02:19
8. Ronilo Indapan - 3:09:39
9. Brian Quiamco - 3:20:04
10. Wilmer Hallasgo - 3:22:13

Friday, June 29, 2012

Dinaganay Sa Malaybalay 2012: Bukidnon's First Marathon was a Success!

Dinaganay sa Malaybalay 2012, the first ever full marathon in Bukidnon, was successfully held last Sunday, June 24, in Malaybalay City. The run was sponsored by the City Government of Malaybalay as part of the Araw ng Malaybalay Celebration and was jointly organized by the Office of the City Sports Coordinator and the Malaybalay Runners club.

Much as I wanted to, I volunteered not to run in my home province’s historic first marathon, so I could be of more help to the organizers. I was part of the documentation team and took up the task of taking photos in Barangay Managok which is part of the 42K route. As I motored my way to the area, I already met some of the lead runners in Aglayan and Linabo yet I failed to take decent shots since it was still dark and they ran really fast! It was the middle to rear pack runners whom I caught up with, just in time as the daybreak gave me sufficient light to take my shots.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

LKK Freedom Run 2012: Missed Target=New Shoes

Ouch! For the second straight run, I failed to hit my target time! After not being able to finish a sub-one hour 10K in last month's Cosin Summer Run, my attempt to improve my half-marathon time in last Sunday's (June 17) Lim Ket Kai Freedom Run 2012 was another big letdown.

My goal was to improve my previous best of 2:13:30, recorded in last year's Run United Regional Series Cagayan de Oro Leg. However, it was another epic fail as I finished the Freedom Run almost 3 minutes slower at 2:16:22. Aarrggh!!! 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Lim Ket Kai Freedom Run: My First 21K for 2012

After more than 5 months into 2012, I am finally back to joining a half-marathon (21K) race. I've recently signed up for this Sunday's Lim Ket Kai Freedom Run 2012 in Cagayan de Oro City. Hard to believe but this will only be my sixth official race this year. Unlike last last year, there have been fewer races in Malaybalay and Cagayan de Oro this 2012 and some of them I missed due to conflicts with my other schedules (such as work, travel, etc.). 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Dinaganay Sa Malaybalay 2012: Registration Form, Freebies and Race Route

The organizers of Dinanganay sa Malaybalay 2012 recently released more details on the upcoming June 24 run, dubbed as the first-ever full marathon event in Bukidnon. Among these details include the registration form and freebies, account number for those who wish to participate from outside Malaybalay, prizes, singlet design and race route map.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Unexpected Twist and Meet-Ups at the Cosin Summer Run in Cagayan de Oro

Going to the starting line of the Cosin Summer Run in Cagayan de Oro City last Sunday (May 20, 2012), I was pretty confident that I will achieve Goal # 2 of my running goals for this year: to finish a 10K race in one hour or less with a timing chip on. After all, I already did a sub-1 hour finish (59++ minutes) in the previous week's Fiesta Run in Malaybalay City. I did not consider that an official time though, as the race did not utilized the timing chip technology in recording finish time. However, it gave me enough confidence that I could breeze my way to a sub-1 finish at the Cosin Summer Run since the Malaybalay route has lots of uphill stretches while the Cagayan de Oro route is mostly flat. My belief is that if I could do a sub-1 10K in Malaybalay, then doing it in Cagayan de Oro would be a "run in the park". Or so, I thought.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sumilao Fun Run 2012

Sumilao Fun Run 2012
June 30, 2012; 5:00 AM
Liberty Plaza, Kisolon Sumilao, Bukidnon

Categories: 5K and 3K (Kids-12 years old and below)
Registration Fee: P190.00 (with free singlet, race bib and Globe SIM)
Registration Centers: Jim's Place-Kisolon
                      Panahik Adventure Centre-Malaybalay
Deadline of Registration: June 29, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

1st Mayor Manolito G. Garces Trail Run Challenge (Pangantucan, Bukidnon)

1st Mayor Manolito G. Garces Trail Run Challenge
Pangantucan, Bukidnon
June 30, 2012

Event Categories & Registration Fee:
2K (Kids, 12 years old and below) - P250.00
5K - P300.00
10K - P350.00
21K - P400.00 (4 hours cut-off time)

Dinaganay Sa Malaybalay 2012 (3K, 5K, 10K, 21K, 42K)

City Government of Malaybalay and Office of the City Sports Coordinator present the first full marathon event in Bukidnon!

Event Distances: 3K, 5K, 10K, 21K and 42K

Registration Fee:
3K - 200.00 (12 years old and below only)
5K - 350.00
10K - 400.00
21K - 450.00
42K - 500.00

Registration Period: May 13-June 18, 2012
Registration Centers: Panahik Adventure Centre-Malaybalay City
BOA-Valencia City

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

5 Unforgettable Moments During the Malaybalay Fiesta Run 2012

Before I proceed with another made-up, after run list, here's my brief review of the 1st Malaybalay Fiesta Run 2012 held last Sunday, May 13, at the Capitol Grounds:

In my own opinion, the 1st Malaybalay Fiesta Run 2012 was a well-organized race. There are adequate hydration stations (four, to be exact) which are very important since the route (Capitol Grounds to Brngy. Casisang and San Jose boundary and back) features lots of up-and-down terrain which definitely zapped out the body fluids of all runners. Kilometer and turning point markers prominently displayed were also very helpful. 

Monday, April 30, 2012

Milo Marathon 2012 Schedule Now Out

Good news to all runners! The 36th Milo Marathon 2012 schedule is now out. We could now start planning and training for the country's biggest and longest running foot race event. If you plan to run on places other than the one near you, check out the 36th Milo Marathon 2012 Manila and Provincial schedule below.

Friday, April 27, 2012

1st Malaybalay Fiesta Run 2012

1st Malaybalay Fiesta Run 2012
May 13, 2012; 5:00 AM
Capitol Grounds, Malaybalay City
Events: 5K and 10K

Registration Fee: P250.00 (inclusive of Race Jersey, Certificate and Race Bib)
Register at Panahik Adventure Centre (near Jollibee-Malaybalay)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

5 Reasons Why I Love the Earth Day Run 2012

The Earth Day Run 2012 (Dagan Alang Sa Kalibutan) held last Sunday (April 22) in Malaybalay City was only the third organized run I've joined so far this year. After conquering my first marathon in Cebu last January, succeeding runs in Bukidnon and nearby Cagayan de Oro City conflicted with some of my personal schedules so I have to beg off from joining them. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

The New Look of Toby's Cagayan de Oro

I was able to visit the Lim Ket Kai Mall in Cagayan de Oro City last week and was pleased to see that Toby's Sports has undergone a major facelift. It is now called Toby's Arena and has a brighter and more spacious interior. Gone was the basketball goal for shooting and its place are more running products and the machine which I believe most runners in Cagayan de Oro and nearby places has been waiting for: Footworx Gait Analysis.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Long Run Surpise in Barangay Can-ayan

"THE JOY OF FINDING NEW ROUTE - Today you took a left rather than a right and suddenly found amazing views and a piece of solitude you never knew existed before now. Then you imagine how many runs there are out there waiting to be discovered." --from Runner's World 49 Reasons to Love Running
It was a Black Saturday morning when I and my friend James headed out for a long run to a route we haven't threaded before. We figured out that running around the Capitol Grounds could get boring sometimes. So we decided to try something different and opted to run to Barangay Can-ayan.   

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Malaybalay Runners Update: Long Run from Capitol to San Jose and Back

The Malaybalay Runners club held a group long run last Thursday, April 5, 2012. Thirty three runners, including newly elected President Maria Theresa Quirino joined the run which started at 5 AM from the Capitol Grounds up to San Jose Elementary School and back to the Capitol.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Trail Running with Journeying James at the Bukidnon Provincial Tree Park

Journeying James, one of the Philippines' most popular travel bloggers (he was once featured in GMA 7's Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho), arrived in Malaybalay City yesterday (April 3, 2012) as part of his epic 100 Days of Backpacking Around the Philippines journey.  I fetched him at the bus terminal and took him to the Capitol Grounds and Kaamulan Park. We then went to D' Stable Eco Resort (Quadra) in Barangay Sumpong where we meet up with fellow Pinoy Travel Bloggers member (and my officemate) Bon of Contour Blog.

Earth Day Run (April 22, 2012; Malaybalay City)

Earth Day Run (Dagan Alang Sa Kalibutan 2012)
April 22, 2012; Malaybalay City, Bukidnon
Categories: 5K-Open Men/Women
                    5K-Boys/Girls 12 years old and below
Registration Fee: P110.00 plus 5 empty mineral water containers or 5 empty softdrinks can
Freebies: T-Shirt, Snacks, Seedlings (if available)
Registration Center: SIDPRESS, Datu Mampaalong St., Malaybalay City

Monday, March 5, 2012

Valencia March Run 2012 ( I Will Run For My Dream)

The Valencia March Run 2012 (I Will Run For My Dream) will be held on March 18, 2012 in Valencia City, Bukidnon. Event categories are 3K, 5K, 10K and 17K. Gun start will be at 4:30 AM and start/finish line will be at the Valencia City Oval for all categories. Registration fees are 50 pesos for 3K, 75 pesos for 5K, 100 pesos for 10K and 150 pesos for 17K. Interested runners may register at Bibwak Outdoor Shop and Valencia City Administrator's Office. For more information, contact: 09183498802 / 09177142305 / (088) 828-4382.  (Photo from Valencia Runners) 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

My PR 5K at the Kapamilya Run in Cagayan de Oro City

I joined ABS-CBN's Kapamilya Run in Cagayan de Oro City last Sunday, February 26, 2012 with only one goal in mind: to finish 5K in less than 30 minutes. Two blog posts ago, I wrote about my running goals after finishing my first marathon (42 K) in Cebu early this year. Goal # 1 on that list is to finish 5K in less than half hour. While I believe I have achieved sub-30 in two local fun runs in Bukidnon, I could not proclaim the "validity" of my time. On the first run, I forgot to switch on my digital watch timer during the start while on the second run, I completely forgot to wear it! Hahaha!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Kaamulan Half Marathon Top 10 Winners and Photos

Kenyan Jophat Kiptanni with local runners. Photo taken a day before the run. (Photo from Engr. Rommel Abao)

Special thanks to fellow Malaybalay Runner Maria Theresa "Matet" Quirino for giving me the list of winners of the recent Kaamulan Half Marathon held last Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 in Malaybalay City. I found out that a Kenyan actually won the 21K race with a time of 1:11:05. Jophat Kiptanni, the lone non-Pinoy participant, certainly added "international flavor" to the race. Run champions from the cities of Tangub, Iligan and Cagayan de Oro along with local bets from Malaybalay also comprised the highly competitive field.