Last Call: NB ChiRunning for Trail

Today is the last day of submission of entries to get that privileged slot for the New Balance ChiRunning for Trail.  See the details below: This session is a sneak peek at the 10K route for the forthcoming New Balance Trail Adventure Run at Nuvali on June 20, 2010 which would be headed by the…

The Perfect Spot for Barefoot Running…

I thought I had found a great place to run barefoot but last weekend I found the perfect spot! Where is it? Soon 😀 (I just got back from this place so I haven’t got time yet to write the story :))

Featured Race: The Bottle School Run

The work of social entrepreneurs is to use innovative solutions to society’s most pressing problems.  This year, a critical agenda is when a million young school children’s education was disrupted and the loss of 2,800 pre-school classrooms to the typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng.*  Instead of a limited donor model, we would want to ask you…

Ten Running Essentials 2010 Edition

My first post about the ten running essentials served as my shopping guide when I was just starting with the sport.  Back then I had no experience to rely on so I was dependent on guides like these.  Now, more than a year hence I can say I’ve gained some knowledge to finally update the…

Congratulations Dream Marathoners!

You dreamt it, now you achieved it!  Hats off to all you guys! The Takbo.ph Dream Marathon supporters for James, Edwin, Florence, Hyper Marvin, Nora, Yao Couple (Carol and David), Joni, Craig, Bautista Family, Gail and Noy Consolacion, Julie, Lally, Tin, Yan, Ley(a), and Lorie: Z, Marvin, Pepsi, Carina, Marga, Abby, Mccoy, and Me. Update:…

More than a Name Change: Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) 2010

Last year was my first ever marathon outside the Philippines during what was then called Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM).  This year, Standard Chartered, the event’s title sponsor, decided to give it some makeover by having a name change.  But the changes with this year’s event is more than superficial—new sponsors, Race Director, routes, and…

RP’s Shoe Designs

Remember my ancient post on mi adidas?  For the longest time I can only imagine myself designing a shoe of my own and by chance I happen to drop by mi adidas’ site.  To my pleasant surprise I found that the site now allows us to customize a variety of shoe designs as base for…

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2010 Registration

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2010 is about to open its doors for registration on Thursday, May 20, 2010.  To those lucky enough to be able to go to the Launch Roadshow on Raffles Place Park 10AM on that date will get first hand information on the race and if you’re among the first 80 registrants…

Ask RP: Buying Shoes

I’ve been receiving quite a handful of enquiries lately from various fronts about all sorts of topics, and so for the convenience and benefit of all stakeholders I decided to post my replies here.  While I don’t claim to be “all-knowing” and didn’t intended this it’s probably inevitable with any runners with presence online. Without…

Experience the World through Sports: Sports Tourism

Given a chance, who wouldn’t want to travel?  But travelling for sports?  That’s a different story altogether. We typically travel either for business or leisure, and if it’s the latter we usually have relaxation in mind.  And relaxation doesn’t usually involve moving too much! Sports Tourism is a niche of the travel industry with sports…

TNF100 2010 Chronicles: Post Race Hurrah (Part 5)

After a successful TNF100 campaign the next agenda on our list was to eat and freshen up!  Who needs rest after a hundred kilometers of trail? 😛 This is part of a series ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ What I love about Baguio City was that practically everywhere was just a ride away—a taxi ride…

TNF100 2010 Chronicles: Conclusion (Part 4)

Although I didn’t commit to the pact with Jonel and Ronald of staying together that night, I didn’t oppose it as well.  Deep down within me I wanted badly to complete this race.  I may not be in the best shape possible, but I would not give up so easily.  And I don’t want to…