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…

Top Five Most Interesting Races in Metro Manila

Races come and go and with the number of races happening in Metro Manila it’s quite difficult for one to stand out.  But every once in a while there are those that goes beyond the norm and gives us that extra mile sort of speak.  Here are my top five picks of the most interesting…

Thank You! Acknowledgments 2010

Happy Holidays everyone!  Time sure does fly, and before we knew it, Christmas is over, and we’re counting down the days before the New Year is upon us!  But before the year completely passes there are some credits I would like to mention, from the best events of the year, to special thanks from my…

Condura Run 2010: Déjà vu

Condura Run 2010 realized the vision of the Concepcion brothers of having their own marathon race.  For many runners out there it was also the realization of their dreams of running their first marathon.  For me I just realized that I want to run this race—no pressure, no commitment, and no target—just enjoy the ride. …

Condura Run 2010 Review

This year’s Condura Run went full throttle by finally having a full marathon route, a first in its short history and as with last year the Skyway route was its signature.  This event was handled by Race Director Rudy Biscocho of RACE.  Here are my afterthoughts of the overall race experience: Pre-Race Condura Run had the…

Condura Run 2010 Race Results

Congratulations all finishers!   Official race results for the Condura Run 2010 are now released. For distance freaks out there the full marathon distance registered 42.19K on my GF405 (official marathon distance is 42.195K) but with all the elevation gains/loss it is more likely over that (as with most other GF305 readings). See Also: Condura…

Pre-Con (Pre-Condura Run 2010)

Yesterday was the first day of race packet claiming for the forthcoming Condura Run 2010, Run for the Dolphins, and I couldn’t think of any way it could be better.  I arrived pretty late in Condura Village (across ROX, Bonifacio High Street) at around 8:30PM and I feared that claiming is already closed for the…

2009 Favorite Running Moments: In Pictures

Running has taken me to places I never imagined I’ll go to and for my first full year of running the year broke all previous records not only in terms of distance covered, and pictures taken!  2009 toll: about 20 gigabytes worth of pictures and videos, around 11,500 files.  Among these, here are some of…

First Quarter Summary

It was like yesterday when we celebrated New Year’s and now we’re entering the second quarter of the year.  It had been a very fast three months for me and surprisingly most of my goals for the year are already achieved; add to that a lot of firsts. 2009 Goals Get a Garmin. This was…