Weekend at the Trails of Montalban

It was an interesting weekend for me together with the guys of takbo.ph for our first trail adventure.  Rene (JazzRunner) was kind enough to give us a tour of the trails of Montalban and experience firsthand the magnificent sights and breath-taking trails of this wonderful place.  This event was also made possible with the help…

Product Review: Garmin Forerunner® 405

The Garmin Forerunner® series are a collection of GPS-enabled sports watches made specifically to fit on our wrists for sporting activities like running and cycling.  The most popular on the collection are the 305 and 405 whose main difference is basically the form factor: 305s looks more sporty and bulky while the 405s are more…

Night Run: Ortigas to BHS

It was another rainy run for me last night.  Like with my previous night run I had only a few hours to spare so I wasn’t able to be much more creative with my run last night.  At first I was a bit worried that the downpour might be too strong to run into but…

My Greenfield City Run Story

Greenfield City was an unknown place to me prior to this run.  All I know was that is was in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, and that’s about it, and this run became my introductory.  This run was also my first “regular” race outside Metro Manila—it’s usually trail runs that take me out of the city and…

Night Run: Ortigas – McKinley Hill – BHS via C5

Summer in Metro Manila is anything but pleasing for running—it’s hot and humid.  Not only do you need to worry about your run you also have to think of protecting yourself from the sun so here comes running extra early, putting on sunblocks, wearing protective clothing like visors or caps, sunglasses, etc.  I personally don’t…

When Registration is No Longer a Habit

Greenfield was one of the races I didn’t expect to join primarily because of its distance from home, but because of the free shuttle service I no longer have any excuse why I’d miss this race, and I don’t want to.  Running in an area I haven’t been is pretty exciting and the shuttle ride…

Easter LSD: Commonwealth to MoA via Quezon Ave. – Roxas Blvd.

For my Easter LSD I decided to take another one of my dream route—Commonwealth Ave. to the Mall of Asia via Quezon Ave., España Blvd., and Roxas Blvd.—from the top of the Metro to seaside.  I’ve planned to take this route for some time now originally just ending in Rizal Park (KM 0) but for…

LSD: Commonwealth to BHS via Katipunan – C5

My first LSD on a weekday and on a double holiday (Maundy Thursday and Araw ng Kagitingan), this route is basically an alternate way for me from home to work, and also towards the place where I fell in love with running—Bonifacio Global City.  This is my first time to run this route so it…

April 9 is the Day of Valor

On April 9, 1942, at the final stage of the Battle of Bataan, approximately 76,000 Filipino and American troops, commanded by Major General Edward “Ned” P. King, Jr., were formally surrendered to a Japanese army of 54,000 men under Lt. General Masaharu Homma.  This was the single largest surrender of a military force in American…

2 Days before Bataan 102 Ultra

One of the races that I really hope to join one day is the Bataan 102 Ultramarathon, simply because it allows us to look back at our history and somewhat relive some of the sacrifices our war veterans encountered.  The race is by no means easy—it’s 102 kilometers (about 63.38 miles, or roughly 2½ marathons)…

Last Night at the Nike Run Clinic

Believe it or not, the Nike Run Clinic is still ongoing and is extended indefinitely.  By this time the first batch should’ve finished but by popular demand the clinic is here to stay, so if you just got the running fever and want to join a clinic you may still do so by going to…