Running about in Metro Manila’s Roads: Cramming for RU2

Time flies when you’re having fun, and also when you’re quite busy.  Being a one man team at work made me forgot all about the rest of the world and before I noticed it, it was just a week before it’s time for my first 32K of the year, Run United 2 (due this Sunday!).

Weekend with Zonta’s RAT Race

Have you ever heard of a “registered bandit?”  I guess that’s the closest words I could use to describe how my weekend went. It all started with waking up later than planned—a race really wasn’t in my radar until two days before the race day so naturally my body was expecting a tranquil weekend.  I’m not…

Rogin-E Last Man Running: My Perspective

Last Sunday, February 20, 2011, Rogin-E Last Man Running was held in McKinley Hill which was definitely a first of its kind race in the Philippines.  It combined the endurance requirement of an ultramarathon but at the same time speed as with much shorter races.  It was a really challenging event that I would’ve loved to…

Adobo for Halloween

At long last, the fun of Halloween was brought back to runners with a Halloween night run, thanks to Adobo Run.  This would be my VFF Sprint’s first race, and one of the most fun!

Pumpkin Adobo?

Could you imagine mixing pumpkin with adobo?  Something like that is cooking this October, and if you think it’s gross, you’re in for quite a surprise.

Featured Race: VSO-PNA Kabahagi Run 2010

VSO Bahaginan, in its efforts to raise funds for its programs in the areas of disability work, secure livelihoods, peace building, youth volunteering and community exchange, and in partnership with the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA), will be holding the VSO-PNA Kabahagi Run 2010 at McKinley Hill, Taguig on April 25, Sunday which will have 3K,…

Dilemma at 21K: My RotaRun Story

Around 4:30AM we arrived in front of Chinese International School, the vicinity of the assembly area of the race.  According to the race packet the 21K would start at 5AM but according to online sources it would be at 5:30AM.  The latter turned out to be closer to the actual but the confusion made us…

Run Free—Like Crazy?!

Have you ever thought of running like you used to when you were a child—no schedules, no pace, no distance, no pressure—just pure clean fun?  I was lucky enough to have a chance at that last night at Bonifacio Global City (BGC) during my long run.  I was pretty bored of the typical Bonifacio High…

Top 5 Best Places to Run in Metro Manila

Running is very inexpensive but very addicting but sometimes running on the same area over and over again could be very tiresome.  Do we have to go far to run in some interesting locations?  Runners fear not!  I’ve compiled a list of the best places to run within Metro Manila based on its walk-ability, safety,…

runningpinoy’s 2009 Midyear Report

2009 is my first full year of running and with the first half completed its time to have a look back at some of my highlights for the first six months of the year. January The year started with “bi-polar” races: one was well praised and the other went in infamy.  Of course I’m referring…

The Earth Run Weekend

The recently concluded Earth Run proved to be deliverance for Advertising and Events from their “not-so-good” previous race as they had not only a great venue and route, but also a very fun event. The Good As I previously mentioned the race had an excellent route for 3K, 5K, and 16K.  I guess you can’t…

Night Run: Ortigas – McKinley Hill – BHS via C5

Summer in Metro Manila is anything but pleasing for running—it’s hot and humid.  Not only do you need to worry about your run you also have to think of protecting yourself from the sun so here comes running extra early, putting on sunblocks, wearing protective clothing like visors or caps, sunglasses, etc.  I personally don’t…