Scenic Places For Running You Must Visit

Let’s admit it, running can sometimes be dreadfully boring!  But it doesn’t always have to, especially if you’re running on picturesque locations.  I believe that the best way to explore a place is on foot, and here are some of the most scenic places I’ve seen through running.

History, Modernity, Spirituality: Dinakdakan Chronicles (Day 2)

Saturday, the second day of our “vacation.”  One by one our comrades arrive in Laoag for our race that is practically hours away.  After meeting a few of our newly arrived friends over breakfast, we went back to our hotel to freshen up, and start our mini tour.

Ilocos Norte 2010 Revisit Preview: In Photos

I just returned from one of the best experiences of my life, in one of my favorite places in the Philippines.  I sure have a lot of stories and pictures to share, but for now here are some select few photos that I could share while I cook up my narrative:

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…

Pinakbet Chronicles: Laoag City and La Paz Sand Dunes (Day 01)

Why does a runner travel nine hours by bus to a place he’s never been to?  To run! Friday, November 27, 2009.  Four guys from takbo.ph camp met in a bus station in Manila for their nine-hour journey north—to run.  It was a long weekend so bus seats are scarce leaving us no choice to…

Join runningpinoy’s Virtual Tours

Christmas season is here!  For many this is also a time for vacation and travel.  For those who won’t be able to do so (myself included), join with me on a virtual tour of two spots I’ve been to for the past two consecutive weekends: Ilocos Provinces, Philippines, and Singapore.  These tours served as an…

Laoag Tour: The Preview

It was another long weekend here in the Philippines, another chance for a great adventure.  For me and three other guys from the takbo.ph camp it would head us north—way up north—to the city of Laoag, Ilocos Norte, primarily for Run Ahead Raising a Roof race tomorrow morning.  Of course this city had much more…