Posts Tagged ‘Globe

10
Apr
12

Cebu Lechon Chronicles: Globe Run for Home

Globe Run for Home is my second race in Cebu this year and my first non-marathon distance.  It was just a bit over two months ago since I last ran here and I was surprised at how big Cebu races could be!  This race is the most attended one I’ve seen so far in the province, and here are my accounts.

Just before the race

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09
Apr
12

Cebu Lechon Chronicles: Greasier the Second Time Around

I had some “unsettled business” with my previous visit to Cebu just this January and never did I thought that a bit more than two months later, I’d be back to settle the score.  For this second Cebu visit for the year there were still some new things I got to try.  Let’s start the chronicle.

This is one of the famous lechon of Cebu

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27
Mar
11

Globe Run for Home 2011 Race Results

Well, talk about fast—I haven’t returned home yet and the race results for the Globe Run for Home 2011 is already available!  You may view the race results here.  (Special thanks to Vimz “Kulitrunner” for the heads up)

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Personal note: I think the timer at the finish line was off by a few seconds—I am certain I crossed the finish line in 1:50:47 (gun time), and started 2 seconds after gun start (according to the Facebook app) so that would yield 1:50:45… but the race results shows a gun time of 1:51:01 and a chip time of 1:50:53!  Weird because that would mean I started 8 seconds from gun start, or the timer was off by 14 seconds?!  Hmmm, now what am I going to log as my new PR? 😀

08
Mar
11

T-Rio (Day 02): The Heritage, the Run, and the Beneficiaries (Globe Run for Home 2011)

Second day: Wednesday, March 02, 2011.  The second day of our three day stint with Rio, and this time around we were brought to a quaint place that I’ve never been to—the Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) in Nielson Tower, Ayala Avenue for the media launch of a familiar event, the Globe Run for Home 2011.

Day 02 with Coach Rio (courtesy Marvin Opulencia / zmarvin.multiply.com)

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09
Jun
10

Runner’s World Philippines, Page 36

Have you seen this month’s issue of Runner’s World (Philippines) magazine?

I missed the first issue (I’m not really much into reading, much less into magazines) and this one is my first copy of the magazine.  A friend of mine told me what’s inside that’s why I got myself a copy (included with this month’s issue of Men’s Health and Women’s Health magazine).  If you have one, turn to page 36!

That was me, Chris, and Que (left) as part of Team Runner’s World during this year’s Globe Run for Home promoting the launch of RW Philippines Magazine.  On the bottom right is none other than Coach Rio dela Cruz, the maiden issue’s cover.

This popup ad of the 34th National Milo Marathon certainly caught my eye (and lens). I’ll be featuring this event soon.

Thank you Runner’s World and Summit Media for including our pictures!

24
Mar
10

Team Runner’s World at Globe Run 2010 (Part 2: Race, Route, and Review)

5:40AM the 10K race started.  We “strategically” placed ourselves at the back of the pack as we’re not conscious of our time.  For me it was one of the few times I started at the back and it was a world of its own—the gun was sounded yet the people at the back were hardly affected—as if there was no race!

Just before the start of 10K

Presenting Team Runner’s World (10K Group): Abby, Mike, Me, Carly, Chris, Tracy, Ross, Mar, and Quennie

We were constantly chatting during our “pretty” pace—since we’re showing off our Runner’s World singlet we had to stay “pretty” for the camera, thus the name.  Despite the very, very slow pace (which was practically walking) we were still able to overtake many runners!  Unbelievable!  It was just about 500 meters into the 10K and yet we see people walking.  Eventually as the race progress this scene became more common, and as runners doing a “pretty” pace we had so much unused energy to maintain our speed (or lack of, hehe).

The ladies: Abby, Ross, Carly, Tracy, and Quennie, courtesy Tracy Carpena

The gents: Mike, Chris, Me, and Mar, courtesy Tracy Carpena

Race and Route (10K Perspective)

This was one of the most organized races I’ve seen so far.  Hydration stations finally reached international standards with long tables, adequate water and sports drinks, and close intervals.  Distance was a bit over but the route was my favorite particularly when it went through the “tunnel.”  Both sides of Kalayaan flyover were also used so it was a chance for us to run on the “other” side.  Some route markers were a bit confusing though but as far as 10K is concerned it wasn’t an issue.  Finally who wouldn’t appreciate the convenience of starting and finishing in the middle of Ayala Center.

The 10K route (notice the inaccuracies near high rise areas)

Strong Finish

We wanted to ensure that our presence is known, particularly in the finish, as we were there to promote our sponsor Runner’s World Magazine and so on the last few hundred meters of the race we “showed off” by running in our agreed formation, encouraging loudly those ahead of us to run, and crossed the finish with big smiles and loud cheers!  And yes we were really running the last parts as we saw the clock approaching an hour and a half into the 10K—finishing at 1:29:35 (1:27:46 chip time).  It was probably my slowest race ever (even slower than my BDM102 average pace) but it was definitely one of the most enjoyable one.  Thank you Summit Media and Runner’s World Magazine Philippines for this opportunity!

Tradition: With the rest of takbo.ph gang, courtesy Carlo Serrano

Review

This year’s Globe AyalaLand Run for Home successfully reinvented itself by still introducing new “features” that enhanced the overall race experience while still pushing the level of local races to international standards.  Of course this “upgrades” didn’t come free as fees also went North but on the bright side there were a lot of ways to get discounts, and it still is a run for a cause benefiting Habitat for Humanity.  The experience would’ve been “perfect” had the perpetually delayed race results been resolved.  If you had activated the Facebook live update though you had pretty much a good idea of your time (involves some Math) right after you finished, but for the rest it was a very long two days (detailed Runpix results still unavailable as of press time).  Overall I give this race a Very Good (4/5) rating.  Real time race results? Almost, but not quite—maybe next time?

Updates

After some procrastination, detailed Runpix race results are finally available via http://www.runpix.info/mnc10/ge.php.  Your in-race photos courtesy of PhotoVendo are also now available via http://free.photovendo.ph/.

23
Mar
10

Globe AyalaLand Run for Home 2010 Race Results

Race results are now available through http://site.globe.com.ph/run/home.

Here are some summary of the race results:

21K

  1. Kember Liberess (M)
    Belle Grandinetti (F)
  2. Elmer Sabal (M)
    Mitch Mendoza (F)
  3. Reggie Lumawag (M)
    Perla Benavides (F)

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15K

  1. Willy Tanui (M)
    Luisa Raterta (F)
  2. Alquin Bolivar (M)
    Miscelle Gilbuena (F)
  3. Eric Panique (M)
    Genevieve Dela Pena (F)

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10K

  1. Michael Dangca (M)
    Nhea Ann Barcena (F)
  2. Marc De Mesa (M)
    Monica Torres (F)
  3. Jayson Deuna (M)
    Rachel Zamora (F)

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5K

  1. Runie Tiriko (M)
    Judie Joy Pasaporte (F)
  2. Brendo Pabayo (M)
    Jamilia Fernando (F)
  3. Anbert Espanola (M)
    Rowena Pico (F)

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3K

  1. Patrick Gongob (M)
    Liza Diaz (F)
  2. Jetro Hernan Dolatre (M)
    Adjiennie Rose Delos Santos (F)
  3. Leowefred Zambrona (M)
    Chris Perez (F)

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Runpix analysis are now also available: http://www.runpix.info/mnc10/ge.php

You may also read about my story and race review: Team Runner’s World at Globe AyalaLand Run for Home 2010 [1, 2]




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