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…

Provincial Tour: Milo Marathon Eliminations San Pablo

Last Sunday the San Pablo leg of the Milo Marathon Eliminations was staged and of course I together with a couple of friends from takbo.ph was there to lend our support and of course see the City of San Pablo. The eliminations had 3K, 5K, 10K, and 21K races with the latter serving as 42K…

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”…

The Chronicles of My First Marathon (Part 2)

Before I got far from the group Quennie asked me if who was running with me.  Being worn-out I didn’t immediately understand what the question was for and I was surprised that she was actually saying that she was ready to pace me!  I was grateful enough with all the support I was getting and…

The Chronicles of My First Marathon (Part 1)

I am a runner.  I am a newbie runner that once dreamt of running the distance, and eventually, a marathon.  And now almost 11 months since I took that first step on my first ever race, God was gracious enough to allow me to fulfill a dream that I used to only imagine.

Race Review: 33rd Milo Marathon Manila Eliminations

Last Sunday showcased how a long-established race could be improved—and Milo did it with flying colors.  I am of course referring to the Manila Eliminations leg of the Marathon, now on its 33rd year, still being under the supervision of RACE.  These reviews were based from a marathon runner’s perspective so it may differ that…