La Mesa Eco Park Quickie

It’s quite interesting that sometimes familiarity in one place is inversely proportional to your distance away from it.  The closer you are to it, the less likely you are to go to it.  And one such place for me is the La Mesa Eco Park.

Top Five Most Interesting Races in Metro Manila

Races come and go and with the number of races happening in Metro Manila it’s quite difficult for one to stand out.  But every once in a while there are those that goes beyond the norm and gives us that extra mile sort of speak.  Here are my top five picks of the most interesting…

Mythical Five: Five Years of Running

August 17, 2008—five years ago when yours truly got introduced to running, and the rest as they say, is history.  And instead of my usual nostalgic thoughts about that milestone, I thought of sharing some information that may be useful to other runners out there.  And because it’s my fifth running anniversary, I didn’t just thought of sharing a list of five items I liked—I’m sharing five lists of five items each!

runningpinoy on TV

Remember my almost three year old article “Top 5 Best Places to Run in Metro Manila?”  Well, one way or another, it had spun off from the web to the small screen yesterday at the “Best Places to Run in the Metro” segment of Sports Pilipinas over at NewsTV Channel 11.  And of course, I…

Darkness Falls

The rainy season’s full onset officially begins in the Philippines as typhoon Basyang (Conson) entered the country’s area of responsibility and had a landfall, and last night Metro Manila was just hammered by very, very strong gusts of winds (maximum of 120kph according to weather reports) as it traverses the island of Luzon.  The result—darkness! …

Featured Race: National Geographic Channel’s Earth Day Run

On April 18, 2010 at the SM Mall of Asia National Geographic Channel will have a race to celebrate Earth Day—the Earth Day Run.  What sets this race apart from other events is the proceeds aren’t just handed over to an organization and you won’t know how it would be spent—proceeds of NatGeo Earth Day…

Ketsana’s PR (Phenomenal Rain)

Typhoon Ketsana, also known as “Ondoy” in the Philippines, was one of the most devastating typhoons in recent history particularly in Metro Manila where all-time-high rainfall was recorded.  Places that never experienced flooding saw unimaginable levels of water, and elsewhere were just nothing short of a disaster. As for running, the extremely bad weather unsurprisingly…

Back on the Road: Traversing Metro Manila

It has been a long time since I was running on the road and since I had no race or group runs for the weekend I decided to do one of the routes I’ve long wanted to do: traverse Metro Manila from East to West.  Like my first road run along EDSA which followed MRT-3…

A Year Into Running: The Secret to an Ultramarathon

When it comes to running, the last thing on my mind was an ultramarathon—I had an idea how far a marathon is by looking at the route taken by the Milo Marathon which is “just” about 42K, but an ultra, especially 100K, was unimaginable.  In fact the first time I’ve heard of the term “ultramarathon”…

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,…