Saturday, June 22, 2013

Rave Running in the Northern Edge of Luzon

My passion for running is equaled only by my passion for travel. I love going to places not just to see the popular attractions but also to discover the local folks' way of living, culture and food. And whenever I'm new to a certain place, I always look for the opportunity to run around it. One of the best way to know more about a certain destination is to explore it by foot. And by running around, I don't only discover more of the place, I also get to do my maintenance run at the same time.

This year, my wife and I are fortunate to have traveled to the northern provinces of Luzon: Ilocos Norte and Cagayan Province. We took days off from our respective work to discover these beautiful places that are way too far from home. The long travel, however, did not stopped my itchy soles from running around these three places:

1. Claveria Beach in Claveria, Cagayan:

Not to be confused with the Misamis Oriental town of the same name, Claveria in Cagayan Province is one of those off-the-beaten places not often frequented by tourists. It can be reached after passing through the coastal municipalities of Ilocos Norte. Situated in the northernmost tip of mainland Luzon, Claveria is home to beautiful beaches and secluded coves with interesting rock formations. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

37th National Milo Marathon 2013 Schedule of Races

37th National Milo Marathon 2013 Schedule of Races:

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Entry Fees for Provincial Races:
21K Half-Marathon Elimination Race: P600.00
10K Run: P500.00
5K Fun Run (Adults): P100.00
3K Kiddie Run and 5K Fun Run (Students): P75.00

Entry Fees for Metro Manila Races:
42.195K Elimination Race: P700.00
21K Half-Marathon Elimination Race: P600.00
10K Run: P500.00
5K Fun Run (Adults): P100.00
3K Kiddie Run and 5K Fun Run (Students): P75.00

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Anlaw ta Sumilao Night Run 2013 (Kisolon, Sumilao, Bukidnon)

Anlaw ta Sumilao Night Run 2013
Kisolon Sumilao, Bukidnon
June 29, 2013

Start/Finish: Don Carlos Fortich Park, Kisolon, Sumilao, Bukidnon
Assembly Time: 4:30 PM
Gun Start Time:
5K - 5:45 PM
3K - 6:00 PM

Registration Fee: P200.00 (with Jersey, Race Bib, Certificate & Raffle Ticket)
*Cash prizes will be given to the Top 3 Finishers while medals will be given to Top 10 Finishers.
* Bring your own flashlight or headlamp (optional)

Registration Sites:
LGU Sumilao LCR Office
Citee Prints Malaybalay

Contact Persons:
Bharz Mat-ao:  09174507809
Jim Baula: 09152737218

Friday, June 7, 2013

San Miguel Purefoods Half-Marathon Top 10 Winners (3K, 5K, 10K and 21K)

Here are the Top 10 winners of the San Miguel Purefoods Half-Marathon Run for a Cause held last June 2, 2013 in Malaybalay City. This is based on the official results released by Panahik Adventure Centre, the organizer of the race.

21K Male Category

1. Jeffrey Sotto (Iligan Road Runner) - 1:19:07
2. Glendon Sandinao (Sumilao; Malaybalay Runners) - 1:20:07
3. Rodel Quilab (Iligan Road Runner) - 1:21:24
4. Jerald Zabala (Max's Restaurant-Cagayan de Oro) - 1:22:00
5. Rodel Bustamante (Tagum City PNP) - 1:26:23
6. Jemarvin Cabilan (Team Tri-Bu; Malaybalay Runners) - 1:26:18
7. Jonathan Pido (Gov. Genoroso, Davao Oriental) - 1:32:37
8. Romy Yacapin (Del Monte) - 1:33:35
9. Ronilo Indapan (Dole Stanfilco) - 1:33:47
10. Ian Ventolero (Dole Stanfilco) - 1:38:26

21K Female Category

1. Vivian Avergonsado (Gov. Genoroso, Davao Oriental) - 1:44:43
2. Richi Dalla (Iliigan Road Runner) - 1:52:38
3. Janice Beth Vamenta (Axis Gym-Cagayan de Oro) - 2:01:46
4. Lana Jacel Mercado (Makati City) - 2:05:25
5. Jeniffer Red Sabela (XU-Cagayan de Oro) - 2:08:22
6. Catherine Arias (Team Titans-Davao City) - 2:08:58
7. Gina Factura (4:30 RMR-Cagayan de Oro) - 2:09:15
8. Olive Fermiza (Team Titans-Davao City) - 2:14:09
9. Genelyn Batomalaki (Malaybalay Runners) - 2:15:49
10. Doreen Gay Limbago (PGB) - 2:21:22