BGC Quickie

It was a weekend and I was about to meet some old time friends in Bonifacio Global City (BGC).  I was a few hours early and I have my trusty camera with me.  The sun was also setting so I thought of getting some quick shots around BGC to see what has changed.

Running about in Metro Manila’s Roads: Cramming for RU2

Time flies when you’re having fun, and also when you’re quite busy.  Being a one man team at work made me forgot all about the rest of the world and before I noticed it, it was just a week before it’s time for my first 32K of the year, Run United 2 (due this Sunday!).

Behind the Scenes: adidas Boost

It was exactly a week ago when adidas Energy Boost™ was formally introduced in the local scene and I was one of the lucky few to get a chance to experience adidas’ latest breakthrough.

Lahar Chronicles: Columbia Eco Trail Run Pinatubo Encounter

It was another sleepless race—that’s one of the downsides of having an out of town race.  But it doesn’t matter—what matters is that after two years, I’ll be back onto one of my favorite trail routes of all time: the lahar fields of Mt. Pinatubo!

Sleepless in Manila: Completing the Run United Trilogy

The “Afroman” distance of 32K was the highlight of last leg of the Run United Trilogy, and to buy time for some leisure runners of this event, the race was held very early at 3AM!  It’s so early that it was a “no-sleep” race for me. View this post on Instagram 32K. And they call…

BGC’s Newest Playgrounds: Terra 28th and Track 30th

If you’ve seen Bonifacio Global City’s development for the past few years you’ve seen how fast former open spaces have been lost to development, but thankfully BGC is giving back some of those lost grounds with its newest playgrounds: Terra 28th and Track 30th.

Scenes from the Nike We Run Manila Race Pack Collection

Today is the first day of claiming Nike We Run Manila race kits, and I’d say I’m impressed that the runners didn’t wait for the last day before claiming their kits as attested by the big turnout even before the collection opened.  Here are some scenes from the first day:

Third Running Anniversary Run at Run United 2

Run United 2 was of dire importance to me because it would serve as my third anniversary race!  I can’t believe it’s already been three years since my debut race, and from that race of less than a thousand participants, my most recent race swelled to a staggering 14,000 attendees!

Half Marathon, Full Fun: The Yamaha Run for Heroes Chronicles

At long last I was finally able to get back to regular racing, and staging this comeback was with the Yamaha Run for Heroes held last July 03, 2011 at Bonifacio Global City.  it may “just” be a half-marathon, but it was a race of different caliber.

Good Bye, BGC?

Bonifacio Global City, Bonifacio High Street in particular, had been a runner’s haven for quite some time now, but as its empty lots and the areas around it slowly but surely gets filled up, is it an early sign of good bye?

A Very, Very G.O.O.D. Run

Exactly one week to this date, I’ve had a very, very good run with the G.O.O.D. Run—a race that I knew would be good, but far surpassed my expectations.