My 2016 In Review

It’s that time of the year again when it’s time to look back at what was accomplished and what remains to be done.  I’m so glad that for the most part, I have mine documented here so I can make a lookback at the year that was, more conveniently.

TNF100 2016 Chronicles: Outtakes

My TNF100 2016 Chronicles would not be complete without the stories behind the scenes, before and after the race.  This is also where I got to look back at the event and note my observations and lessons learned.

TNF100 2016 Chronicles: Homecoming

It was 2010 when The North Face 100 (TNF100) was first staged in Baguio.  It was also the last time I joined.  This year, they’re returning to Baguio—and so am I!  And this is my story.

The Race to Outdoor Revolution – TNF 100 2016

[Press Release] Boundaries.  They’re made to be broken.  This is the mantra of those who never stop exploring and pushing themselves to their limits.  This is the mantra of the participants of the TNF 100 2016.

Game Plan: TNF100 2016 (50K)

It’s been six years since I’ve last ran TNF100 which was then also held in Baguio.  I did the full 100K back then and now I’m doing 50K so this makes it the shortest TNF100 race I’ve joined! 😀  This being my first time to do the 50K leg, I thought of making a guide…

Scenic Places For Running You Must Visit

Let’s admit it, running can sometimes be dreadfully boring!  But it doesn’t always have to, especially if you’re running on picturesque locations.  I believe that the best way to explore a place is on foot, and here are some of the most scenic places I’ve seen through running.

Product Review: Unilab Active Health Sports Gel

(Update: This product has been discontinued) To those running long distances (usually half marathons or longer) energy gels serve as a very convenient source of nutrition: they don’t spoil easily, comes in a minimal packaging, and provide an energy boost without needing to chew.  All brands available in the local market is imported, until now,…

Top Five Most Recommended Races in the Philippines

The Philippines, particularly Metro Manila, is just a haven for races as there’s always at least one practically every weekend.  But amongst all of these races, there are some that stood out, and here are five that I highly recommend. #5: Corregidor Marathon A race set on the historic island fortress of Corregidor, Corregidor Marathon…

The Longest Way From Beijing to Ürümqi

While my fingers were busy exploring the vastness of cyberspace last night, I stumbled upon one great adventure of epic proportion by Christoph Rehage: he walked 4,646K through China!

The Tales from the Valley Trail (Challenge)

I’ve ran onto the routes of Nuvali before, both on and off-road, and honestly I find it a bit boring especially when compared to natural trails of the mountains—until Valley Trail came along!  It was a race with a lot of firsts, including my first DNF!