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.