NB Power Run is Postponed

According to Desi Arana of Smart Sports Marketing (one of the race sponsors) the NB Power Run to be held on Sunday will be postponed.   This is due to tropical storm “Ondoy” which is battering Metro Manila (under storm signal #1 as of press time).  According to another source from Smart the new date…

A BMW inspired by Usain Bolt’s trainers?

Well, maybe.  Presenting the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics: a car that’s at par with Toyota Prius 2010 in terms of emission, lowest drag coefficient of any BMW car at 0.22, and killer looks that looks a bit like a trainer: I know it has nothing to do with running but won’t you agree that this cool…

Subic International Marathon 101

1of 3 international marathons being staged in the country this last quarter of the year and the only one outside Metro Manila is the Subic International Marathon (SIM).  One unique feature of this race is that the full marathon would be held on a Saturday afternoon, on October 24, 2009 at 4PM.  A sunset marathon?…

Fred Uytengsu for Children’s Hour

Alaska Milk Corporation CEO Fred Uytengsu is competing in another Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii—this time not for the win but for underprivileged Filipino children via Children’s Hour Philippines. To help, please download the pledge form.  If you can’t pledge, you may give a token amount thru G-Cash.  Just text DONATE<space>Amount<space>4-digit PIN<space>CHILDRENSHOUR and send to…

Dilemma at 21K: My RotaRun Story

Around 4:30AM we arrived in front of Chinese International School, the vicinity of the assembly area of the race.  According to the race packet the 21K would start at 5AM but according to online sources it would be at 5:30AM.  The latter turned out to be closer to the actual but the confusion made us…

Back on the Road: Traversing Metro Manila

It has been a long time since I was running on the road and since I had no race or group runs for the weekend I decided to do one of the routes I’ve long wanted to do: traverse Metro Manila from East to West.  Like my first road run along EDSA which followed MRT-3…

Run Free—Like Crazy?!

Have you ever thought of running like you used to when you were a child—no schedules, no pace, no distance, no pressure—just pure clean fun?  I was lucky enough to have a chance at that last night at Bonifacio Global City (BGC) during my long run.  I was pretty bored of the typical Bonifacio High…

Are You Ready For QCIM?

Last night running-bloggers were gathered at Kabisera for the much anticipated first Quezon City International Marathon (QCIM) and all I can say is that I’m definitely excited.  Unlike other marathons in the country the QCIM covers only one city—Quezon City of course and with a great route it surely is one that you shouldn’t miss. …

Provincial Tour: Milo Marathon Eliminations San Pablo

Last Sunday the San Pablo leg of the Milo Marathon Eliminations was staged and of course I together with a couple of friends from takbo.ph was there to lend our support and of course see the City of San Pablo. The eliminations had 3K, 5K, 10K, and 21K races with the latter serving as 42K…

Shake that Milk, Mommy!

Last Saturday one of the most enjoyable fun run was held at the Bonifacio Global City: the Mommy Milkshake Marathon.  Well it’s not exactly a marathon since it only has 3K and 5K leg but as a race it was well organized, and it’s free!  This fun run exemplifies how a well organized race can…

QC I M: The Marathon Route

This October Quezon City would be the proud host to the staging of an international race: the first Quezon City International Marathon (QCIM).  Already I am very excited with this race, especially when I saw the marathon route, courtesy of Sir Rene (Jazzrunner): Being born and a resident of Quezon City for most of my…

In Pictures: Weekend Adventure in Maragondon

Changing pace… finding ourselves an adventure!  It involved… It was a unique weekend for us, we did something we don’t usually do, and learned a lot from each other.  It was another one of those “team-building” moments that I always look forward to.  Hope you guys had an interesting weekend as well! * * *…