The Chronicles of SAR: Exploring Macau (Day 01)

December 03, 2011: the day before our big race, Macau Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon, and also our first full day in Macau.  Our brains tell us we should rest, but our feet tell us otherwise so relatively early in the morning we were up for a tour.

2009: Year in Review (Part 2: The Bests and the Worsts)

Not all races are made equal and this is the time to give due credit to those that gave us great experiences.  Because of the ordeal many runners encountered during the period it was requested that penitent races also be mentioned (79% of respondents to my poll want bloggers to feature lowlights for the year). …

runningpinoy’s 2009 Second Half Report

Before we look back at the year in its entirety let us first review the Philippine running scene for the last six months.  This period saw highs and lows as far as races were concerned.  Races reached all-time high in terms of participants while inversely its quality fell to all-time lows (since August 2008 when…

The Search for the Bests of 2009 is ON!

We’re practically midway with the month of November and it would be just another month before we close the year 2009, and with that I would like to start compiling the highlights (and lowlights?) of the year as far as running in the Philippines is concerned.  We’ve seen how running had evolved this year and…

Spontaneity at the Philippine International Marathon (Part 2)

Getting complimentary race kits literally just hours before race day comes with a price.  We were surprised at what we saw: a decent singlet, a piece of paper that looked like an event flyer, and… wait, that’s it?!  Apparently we were just a singlet away from a “bandit”—no race number to distinct us and for…

2-Day Coverage of Subic International Marathon

Subic International Marathon was a unique event that it spans two days and was two races in one—aside from the main SIM events the Nike Human Race were also simultaneously held. Day 01: Marathon and Nike Human Race SIM distinct itself from other events by featuring a sundown race for its main event and Nike…

Subic International Marathon 2009’s “Prestige” (Part 2)

I got pictures for as long as sunlight permits me.  Once darkness fell onto us, bad things started to happen—and it was anything but supernatural. The Count of SCTEX Slowly but surely darkness covered the beautiful sceneries that I sought for with this race, and with that came boredom—yes I got bored!  Running practically in…

Subic International Marathon 2009’s “Prestige” (Part 1)

Subic International Marathon (SIM) dubs itself as “The most prestigious marathon in the Philippines.”  Many of you may have an idea on the events that transpired, and this is the story of my partake on its “prestige.” Dawn It was very early Saturday morning when we left Manila for Subic.  Yet again it was another…

QCIM Chronicles: A Pacer’s Story (Part 2)

Six hours was a pretty long time to run, and to run it at a consistent pace makes it more difficult.  This would be one of the longest races I’d have done, surpassed only by ultramarathons. The good thing about running on major roads was that as long as there’s electricity there’s light so even…