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