Subic International Marathon 2009’s “Prestige” (Part 1)

Subic International Marathon (SIM) dubs itself as “The most prestigious marathon in the Philippines.”  Many of you may have an idea on the events that transpired, and this is the story of my partake on its “prestige.” Dawn It was very early Saturday morning when we left Manila for Subic.  Yet again it was another…

QCIM Chronicles: A Pacer’s Story (Part 2)

Six hours was a pretty long time to run, and to run it at a consistent pace makes it more difficult.  This would be one of the longest races I’d have done, surpassed only by ultramarathons. The good thing about running on major roads was that as long as there’s electricity there’s light so even…

Dare to be Fit ‘n Right: The Truth about Marathons

Being a blogger does have its benefits and one of it is being invited to product launches.  Last Friday night at Taste Asia in SM Mall of Asia bloggers of all sorts were gathered to the launch of Del Monte’s Fit ‘n Right, the juice drink with L-Carnitine, and also the fun run. As runners…

A Jam-Packed Weekend: A Busy Week Ahead

With so many events happening I am having a difficult time catching up on my post.  For this week I hope to share with you the events that happened over the weekends: Friday: The Dare to be Fit ‘n Right Fun Run Launch It was an event for all types of bloggers in general but…

QCIM Chronicles: A Pacer’s Story (Part 1)

A pacer is someone who sets the pace of a runner, or runners, to help them achieve their goal time.  His main responsibility is to finish as close as possible to his designated time so that those who avail of his services would achieve their target.  Having pacers are optional both for runners and races…

The Yins and Yangs of adidas KOTR

When adidas decided to release the race kit during its running expo it was a “make or break” situation—it was the first time that a race event held a running expo (similar to races abroad) giving a chance to the company to “make” a good impression, but at the same time being a first there…

QCIM Unofficial Race Results

Unofficial race results for the first Quezon City International Marathon 2009 is now available courtesy Runnex: 42K 21K 10K 5K Age Categories Top Finishers Looking for QCIM2 race results?

The Kenyan Domination at the Quezon City International Marathon

First and foremost I would like to congratulate everyone who participated in one of the best races in the country thus far, the QCIM.  The first Quezon City International Marathon would surely go down in history as one of the most exciting races in the country in recent history by having the presence of international…

Carbo-Loading with QCIM and Updates

Last night at the activity area of the Quezon Memorial Circle the carbo-loading party of the first Quezon City International Marathon was staged featuring special guest runners from Kenya.  With their presence the race surely would be at par with world-class standards and there may even be a possibility of breaking the Philippine marathon record…

Philippine International Marathon (PIM) Marathon Route

The Philippine International Marathon (PIM), the last international marathon for the year to be staged on November 08, 2009 for the improvement of the Pasig River, has released the route for the full marathon albeit in text form: I don’t know about you but I don’t understand text routes so with the aid of Google…

Two Weeks

It had been a crazy last two weeks for the running community and the country as a whole so a lot of plans made during the period were either deferred or simply scrapped.  Before we knew it, we’re counting down the days to the major international marathons like the QCIM (next Sunday) and SIM (the…

Quasi Course of an International Marathon (QCIM)

Despite the threat that Parma (“Pepeng”) imposes upon the Metro several days of ruined runs made runners more enthusiastic about completing a long run that partially simulates the race route of the forthcoming Quezon City International Marathon (QCIM). This long run (LSD for some) started 4:30AM within the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Campus…