Laoag Tour: The Preview

It was another long weekend here in the Philippines, another chance for a great adventure.  For me and three other guys from the takbo.ph camp it would head us north—way up north—to the city of Laoag, Ilocos Norte, primarily for Run Ahead Raising a Roof race tomorrow morning.  Of course this city had much more…

Dare to be Fit ‘N Right Fun Run: Weighing In

After several consecutive races, I can finally have a race I can call my own—no more running others’ pace, no more target time—freedom to run as desired, and Fit ‘N Right was the right venue for me.  It was a particularly interesting event especially that this was my first race at the SM Mall of…

Shoe Review: New Balance 681

Choosing a good quality shoe need not be expensive.  The 681 from New Balance in an entry level running shoe that not only looks good, it also performs well. Features ABZORB® Forefoot and rearfoot ABZORB® to soften the impact of road running C-CAP® Compression-molded EVA for superior midsole cushioning and flexibility. Stability Web Optimal arch…

PRs at Timex Run

Timex Run, the most expensive sub-marathon road race in the Philippines thus far not only set the race registration fee higher, but also introduced a lot of new PRs. PR = Piolo + Rio One of the possible reasons that the race became a huge success despite the steep price was due to the celebrity…

The Search for the Bests of 2009 is ON!

We’re practically midway with the month of November and it would be just another month before we close the year 2009, and with that I would like to start compiling the highlights (and lowlights?) of the year as far as running in the Philippines is concerned.  We’ve seen how running had evolved this year and…

The ROX Trail Running Clinic

ROX has a free urban trail running clinic all Saturdays of November, 2009 from 3PM – 5:30PM.   The route starts from ROX and goes though the Fort Bonifacio Army Camp, Fort Bonifacio’s Bike Circuit (Dirt Trail) and back to ROX.   To register sign up at the 3rd level of ROX or email your…

runningpinoy Turns One!

Just a few days ago I was celebrating my birthday; yesterday I had another reason to celebrate as my running blog had its first anniversary!

Spontaneity at the Philippine International Marathon (Part 3)

Eventually Team Logan was able to catch up with us with their consistent pace for a five-hour finish.  For a good distance we were all running with Team Logan, until fatigue set in. This is part of a series① ② ③ Team Logan was on a 40-man marathon relay, two persons pushing Justin’s stroller for…

Spontaneity at the Philippine International Marathon (Part 2)

Getting complimentary race kits literally just hours before race day comes with a price.  We were surprised at what we saw: a decent singlet, a piece of paper that looked like an event flyer, and… wait, that’s it?!  Apparently we were just a singlet away from a “bandit”—no race number to distinct us and for…

Spontaneity at the Philippine International Marathon (Part 1)

Just about every plan I had with this race didn’t come to fruition—from registration to meeting targets.  At the same time some of the unexpected came to be, both pleasant and repulsive, making this one of the most stressful but interesting races I’ve had. This is part of a series① ② ③ Decision at the…

Guide to a Sub-5 Hour Marathon Finish

You had your marathon training but still feel uneasy about reaching that five-hour cutoff?  Here’s my guide that may be able to help you achieve that sub-five hour marathon finish.

2-Day Coverage of Subic International Marathon

Subic International Marathon was a unique event that it spans two days and was two races in one—aside from the main SIM events the Nike Human Race were also simultaneously held. Day 01: Marathon and Nike Human Race SIM distinct itself from other events by featuring a sundown race for its main event and Nike…