Extraordinary Cavinti

A few weeks ago, this little known place in Laguna called Cavinti held its first organized trail race.  Until this race, I’ve never heard of this place.  And after this race, Cavinti is a place I won’t soon forget.

Shoe Review: World Balance Topnotcher

World Balance is a familiar footwear brand in the Philippines dating back years that if you grew up in the country, chances are you had tried their pair at least once when you were a kid (including myself).  World Balance is known for providing reasonably-priced footwear for different audiences but not the running segment—until recently.

Quick Glance: Soleus Fit 1.0

After a long hiatus from GPS watches, I’m making a comeback with the Soleus Fit 1.0.  Soleus is known for making sports watches that are reasonably priced, and the Soleus Fit 1.0 is not an exception.  Here’s a quick glance at one of the best value for money GPS watches in the market today.

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,…

Shoe Review: TevaSphere Speed

One of the more “interesting” outdoor footwear to arrive in the Philippines fairly recently is the TevaSphere Speed.  It is a trainer and it’s also all-terrain.  Here’s my review of this pair from Teva.

Five Shoes for Different Occasions

When I started running I had no idea about picking the “right” shoe and just wore whichever fits me well and looks “decent” enough.  In fact, I don’t think that what I wore during my first race were running shoes!  (They were most likely badminton shoes that I wore when that was the “it” sport.) …