Top Five Most Recommended Races in the Philippines

The Philippines, particularly Metro Manila, is just a haven for races as there’s always at least one practically every weekend.  But amongst all of these races, there are some that stood out, and here are five that I highly recommend. #5: Corregidor Marathon A race set on the historic island fortress of Corregidor, Corregidor Marathon…

Marathons: More Fun in the Philippines

Running had become the “it” sport in urban centers in the Philippines these past few years with races achieving “world-class” levels, and if I were to pick three amongst the best in the country, the list would look something like this…

The Joy of Running in the Rain

This is probably the only way I can describe the video below, scenes from the 35th National MILO® Marathon Manila Eliminations.  I posted it here to motivate me (and hopefully, others) whenever rain pours on my (our) runs.  Too bad I missed the water therapy. 🙂

34th National MILO® Marathon: R&R (Runners and Review)

This year’s installment of the National MILO® Marathon (Manila Eliminations) takes the race on an entirely new level.  Personally I’ve never had any local race come close to what MILO® had achieved with this year’s Manila Eliminations, and despite so many new developments it still had plenty of room for improvements. The Runners I consider…

34th National MILO® Marathon: “I did it for the Shirt!”

This statement basically sums up the reason I signed up for the marathon.  The new routes, timing chips, donate a shoe program, potential new PR, and even the medal were not enough to entice me to join—only the 42K finisher’s shirt.  On the other hand I had many reasons why I wasn’t jumping for excitement…

34th National MILO® Marathon: Signs and Strange Encounters (Prequel)

I gave up all hopes of joining this year’s MILO® Marathon because of one HUGE reason—no training!  Coming off TNF100 my body was built primarily for endurance, not speed.  I was seriously aiming to qualify for the Finals but there wasn’t enough time to train for it, so reluctantly I let that dream go (for…

34th National MILO® Marathon: Race Results (Manila Eliminations)

Whoops, there it is! The official results of last Sunday’s MILO® Marathon Manila Eliminations for the 42K, 21K, 10K, 5K, and 3K have been released, courtesy of MILO® Philippines.  To those who finished with integrity, Congratulations! Update: Click here for the complete list of the official race results Updated Results Statistics: 780 runners crossed the finish…

34th National MILO® Marathon: Acknowledgments

First, I would like to thank our Almighty Father for allowing me to join and finish this race despite my physical handicaps with a “decent” time to boast and negligible injuries. Second, I would like to personally thank my takbo.ph family for extending their support not just to me and the members of the family…

Signs of things to come…

Uh oh, I think I’m gonna do a crazy stint this weekend… Good luck everyone! (If I were you I’d still place that timing chip on your shoe laces as usual :))

34th National MILO® Marathon

It was like yesterday when I had my first marathon with the 33rd National MILO® Marathon last year as I remember vividly all the trials and lessons I learned with that wonderful experience of a lifetime.  I remember that it was one of the best races in the country that year outdone only by the…

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…

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). …