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.