For many people, the Holy Week means a lot of different things—from vacation to visiting churches. While I don’t observe the holidays in the traditional manner, I still opt to keep away from merry socials. This year though I did something different from past few year’s Visita Iglesia.
Archive for April, 2014
After a long time of hiatus from joining races, I finally got back. And it was Salomon XTrail Run that got me back on my feet for my first race of the year. I can’t say no when Salomon invited me, and I can’t miss the chance of running in one of my favorite places in the Philippines, Hamilo Coast.
More than 5,000 running enthusiasts heeded the call of Earth Day Network Philippines to protect, respect, and oversee the sensible and sustainable care of Mother Earth as they sprinted around Bonifacio Global City for the “Pro‐Earth Run” Saturday morning.
From novice to advanced trail enthusiasts, it was another event-filled weekend as runners of varying capabilities participated in the highly-anticipated Salomon XTrail Run 2014. As a performance brand for mountain sports, Salomon has been consistently the top of mind for many when it comes to trail gear. The brand becomes top of mind as well, when it comes to outdoor endurance sports such as trail running. This was particularly eminent in the recently-concluded Salomon XTrail Run 2014, which was held in Hamilo Coast in Batangas for the second time around. “The Salomon X-Trail Run is a global event, held in various countries annually. It is the fourth time that we’ll be holding it, and we’ve once again chosen Hamilo Coast as our venue. Aside from being a very scenic destination, Hamilo Coast also offers a variety of trails for our runners with its mixture of sand, rocks, fire roads, …and so far it seems to be a perfect venue to hold a trail running event.” shares Janice Tanada, Salomon brand manager.
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It is always bittersweet whenever a trip draws to an end. Most especially if you’re having a great time! But going home doesn’t mean that the adventure is over!
The “Takbo sa Pagbangon ng Leyte,” a benefit run for typhoon Yolanda survivors, will be held on May 04, 2014, Sunday, 5AM at the PNB Financial Center, Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City. Spearheaded by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC), the run aims to promote public awareness on PDIC and its role in protecting the environment, and to raise funds to build disaster-resilient shelters for families in Leyte in partnership with Gawad Kalinga.
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Eventually, my dreaded last week on this side of the world had come. But before the fat lady sings, I still had the chance to visit a few more places: Berkeley and Walnut Creek.