Get Ready for the Kenny’s Open ’09 Urbanite Run

The next race to feature a disposable timing chip is due to arrive on August 15, 2009 via the Kenny’s Open ’09 Urbanite Run.  This is another race organized by Finishline so expectations are naturally high, especially with the timing chips and the interesting results it generates. This race is set apart from the norm…

Yet Another Round of Road Trip: Ortigas – BHS via EDSA

Last night was supposedly my speed run session at Ultra, but the urge to meet my running buddies got the best of me and just decided to do an easy run.  I was also a bit concerned with my calves aching a little (most likely due to the cramps I got from swimming last Sunday)…

Ruined by the Rain, Saved by the Rain: My Wet Weekend

As mentioned in me previous post I was very bored and agitated last Sunday because I wasn’t able to do my early morning long run due to the rain.  It was raining at 4:30AM and until 5:30AM there was no sign of it stopping so I had to cancel it.  It would be very difficult…

Nostalgia: How Running Has Evolved

It was a lousy weekend. There was no race, I wasn’t able to join my friends’ long run outside the Metro, and even my long run got cancelled due to the rain.  Yeah I love the rain—I love it when it pours during your run.  When it’s 4:30AM it’s a different story. While I’m savoring…

Run for Home Race Results, Criticisms, and Commendations

Have you seen your race results?  Perhaps one of the best innovations that this race contributed to the Philippine running scene was its adaptation of globally competitive race results due to the usage of the timing chips.  Although it took a little longer than runners expected, the informative race result was never seen before in…

Thank You, PhotoVendo!

I would like to thank PhotoVendo for capturing a really nice photo of me during Run for Home: Run for Home pictures are free for download for all registered runners, all you have to do is supply your bib number in the space provided from Globe’s website.  You may also view the very informative race…

What is an Electronic Timing Chip?

Disposable electronic timing chips finally made its Philippine running debut during the Globe-Ayala Land Run for Home event by Finishline.  Although it ended up being a fancy accessory, a timing chip utilized properly does have huge advantages over manual time capturing processes.  For the said event the organizers picked the “chips” from ChampionChip, a Netherlands-based…

Race Review: Run for Home

Run for Home can be proud to be one of the country’s largest race in terms of attendance with more than 6,000 runners and raising more than a million pesos for charity, according to the race organizers.  This was aside from the fact that this race introduced disposable electronic timing chips in the Philippine running…

Top 5 Best Places to Run in Metro Manila

Running is very inexpensive but very addicting but sometimes running on the same area over and over again could be very tiresome.  Do we have to go far to run in some interesting locations?  Runners fear not!  I’ve compiled a list of the best places to run within Metro Manila based on its walk-ability, safety,…

When Runners Don’t Run: XT

Cross-training (XT) is an activity runners engage in when they’re not running, or to put it in simpler terms, XT is simply doing something else, training-wise.  XT allows you to maintain a certain level of activity while your muscles are recovering so that the rest of your body has a time to catch up making…

Takbo.ph wins Botak100’s Best Aid Station

Congratulations to takbo.ph for winning the well-deserved Best Aid Station award from Botak100.  Congratulations and thank you as well to all the volunteers and contributors that made this possible.