Posts Tagged ‘Planet Sports

18
Feb
13

Yurbuds®: The #1 Selling Sport Earphone Brand in the US now available in the Philippines

(Press Release) If you’re an aspirational athlete or anyone with a busy lifestyle who can’t go a day without listening to music, you (and your ears) will love this piece of good news – yurbuds®, the number 1 selling sport earphone brand in the US, is now available in the Philippines.

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06
Aug
12

What’s New with Yurbuds?

The Ironman-inspired product by athletes for athletes, Yurbuds, had just expanded their product line in the Philippines.  Here are their latest lineups:

Endure Pro (SRP ₱3,000)

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31
Mar
12

Gear Review: Yurbuds Ironman Inspire

A few weeks ago I got my hands, er, make that ears, into one of the latest accessories to complement our active lifestyle, Yurbuds Ironman Inspire.  Here are my thoughts:

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28
Dec
10

Thank You! Acknowledgments 2010

Happy Holidays everyone!  Time sure does fly, and before we knew it, Christmas is over, and we’re counting down the days before the New Year is upon us!  But before the year completely passes there are some credits I would like to mention, from the best events of the year, to special thanks from my sponsors and supporters.

Thank You!

The Bests of 2010

To continue the tradition started last year of mentioning the bests of the year, I’m again doing the same this year, but I’ve joined far too few races this year so my scope is a bit different than the previous.  For this year here are my categories: Best Road Race (Sub-Marathon), Best Trail Run, Best Marathon, Best Marathon Route, Best Road Ultramarathon, Best Trail Ultramarathon, and Best Finisher’s Medal (Marathon).  I won’t be naming a Best Singlet or Finisher’s Shirt this year as the higher registration fees tend to make it unfair for cheaper fun runs to stand a chance.  Anyway, I know everyone has their pick, but I’ll be putting on the suspense and not disclose my list until the next post. 🙂

Best Finisher’s Medal 2009: QCIM (and I have a feeling there’s a new one this year)

Acknowledgments

2010 is the year I officially became a full-fledged blogger when I received invites to cover media launches for several events this year, which wouldn’t have been possible without your continued support for this site.  To YOU, everyone who kept supporting my site despite yours truly being away from so many commercial races and running in general, thank you very much.  I hope you continue your support with runningpinoy and my sponsors and endorsements.

To all my sponsors, thank you very much for your trust and I hope that you continue your support with yours truly and this site:

Barefootwear Inc. • Vibram FiveFingers • Sports Media Asia • Score Card • One Sport Magazine • Zest-O • Water Plus • Bodivance • RUNNR • Design Against the Elements • National Geographic Channel • Agatep Associates, Inc. • Summit Media • Runner’s World Philippines • Men’s Health Philippines • XTERRA Philippines • Condura • Sunrise Events Inc. • Planet Sports • New Balance • adobo Magazine • Blue Water Day Spa • Knowledge Channel • McDonald’s • Mizuno • Resorts World Manila • frontRUNNER Magazine • Forward Lean Running • R.O.X. • takbo.ph

Some special people that I absolutely must acknowledge:

Aldren Samson • Buzzy Budlong • Charlene Tordesillas • Eric Beja • Glaiza Porneso • Illac Diaz • Jai Cortes • Jonel Mendoza • Lit Onrubia • Nicole Muriel • Princess Galura • Quennie Sullano-Gavan • Vima Mendoza • Z Villarin • My takbo.ph family

To our Heavenly Father that allowed me to reach further than I thought I could, for giving me more blessings than I asked for, and for everything, Thank You.

2010 is almost over, and 2011 is almost here to start the cycle anew.  I hope that the following year be better for all of us, and please feel free to drop me a line to improve what I’ve started here.  To everyone reading this, THANK YOU and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

25
Jun
10

runningpinoy on Print: One Sport Magazine

Yes, you read it right, runningpinoy is on print!  Well, sort of.  One Sport Magazine, a sports and fitness events guide, has given yours truly a chance to be a contributing writer for its June 2010 issue.  One Sport Magazine is a FREE magazine that covers everything sports (of course including running) and even includes an events calendar should you want to widen your horizons. 🙂

You can get your FREE copy from the following:

Shops

  • 5-0 Skate Shop
  • All Terra
  • Bike King
  • Bike Town Cyclery
  • Delifrance
  • Habagat
  • J&S Surf
  • Mesuca
  • Mizuno
  • New Balance
  • Nike Stadium
  • Oakley
  • Planet Sports
  • R.O.X.
  • Res Toe Run
  • Runnr
  • Sabak
  • Sanuk
  • Speedo
  • Starbucks
  • Stoked Inc.
  • The North Face
  • Transition1 (T1)
  • Wabi-Sabi Noodle House and Vegetarian Grocery

Sports, Fitness & Wellness Center

  • Bikram Yoga Manila
  • Bliss Yoga
  • Camp Sandugo Wall Climbing Gym
  • Club 650
  • Club Punta Fuego
  • CamSur Watersports Complex (CWC)
  • Fitness First
  • Gotcha, Inc.
  • Greenhills Badminton Center
  • Iyengar Yoga Center Manila
  • Lago de Oro
  • Manila Polo Club
  • Power Up
  • Pulse Yoga
  • Studio Makati
  • Terra Wellness Spa
  • Yoga Manila

This month’s cover story is about the 4th Boracay International Dragonboat Festival.

This is my write-up, go grab your FREE copy now!

23
Jun
10

Comeback Race at the Trails: New Balance Trail Adventure Run

After a very long hiatus I’m finally glad to be back at the races, and fittingly it was at the trails which were always a favorite of mine.  For the first time I was able to run the trails of Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna and I could probably say we have another “playground” to explore, albeit a little distant from the Metro.

Last weekend the New Balance Trail Adventure Run was held in the trails of Nuvali with the 15K starting at Evoliving while the rest of us started at Solenad (I signed up for the 10K, the other event was the 5K Duo).  It was one of those few races outside Metro Manila with a free round trip shuttle service to and from the venue.

The Starting line (even if it says “Finish”)

Days before the event I received an invite from New Balance courtesy of Planet Sports to join this trail run.  As much as I really wanted to race I was reluctant to join at first because of my long absence from running.  When I finally figured I can still run the distance I was tempted to join the Rock and Run event a day prior to the trail run because my body was no longer used to waking up early during Sundays.  Add to that that it was really early if I were to catch the shuttle service.  Obviously the charm of the trail prevailed, but not until the last day I had to RSVP (how typical Pinoy, confirming on the last day!).

NB Trail Adventure Run 10K Route

Excellent GPS reception

Because of the shuttle service I was able to arrive in Nuvali relatively early.  I didn’t even realize that I was sharing the bus with some familiar faces I’ve not seen in a while (and I was sad when I got my seat because I didn’t see outright anyone I know!).  I was trying to catch some shuteyes during the short trip but wasn’t able to get any (due to some technical difficulties we had on the bus).

Queuing at the baggage counter

There I was in Nuvali, feeling like a stranger, like those early days of running when I didn’t know anyone from the sea of people.  Fortunately it didn’t take long for me to see running friends so I was back in my comfort zone.  After some time the 15K runners were called to their starting line a few kilometers away, and a few minutes later it was our turn.

Entering the trails

What's the hold up?!

Jinoe (of takbo.ph) was initially with me and the Logans (Craig and Michelle) during the early part of the race.  As usual it’s quite futile to set any records on trails so I’m not in any hurry, and since I’m still not quite 100% yet enjoying the race was my goal.  Having some good company to share the trail makes it more fun so it was quite pleasant that I wasn’t alone exploring the trails.

Ooohhh... a “tunnel” 🙂

Who said you can't take a panning shot with a point-and-shoot?

That's Craig of Team Logan (see how tall these grasses are!)

The trails of Nuvali was mixed natural and man-made and for a lot of areas wide enough for three runners.  It also features running riverside (or in the river itself if you prefer) with some really interesting features.  It’s a very enjoyable area which is why it’s no surprise that a lot of running and biking events were held here.  I sure was glad that I picked this race for the weekend.

Going down...

Care for a dip?

Running under a bridge

More water

Natural water station 🙂

All legs end in Solenad which is quite an ideal place to do so as it is not only picturesque, there are also shops there for the hungry runner and located nearby a place where runners can take their showers.  After finishing runners were treated to a loot bag and a bottle of a sports drink from the sponsors.  Unfortunately though not all runners were able to receive their finisher’s shirt (including myself) as they quickly ran out of sizes except for the large ones, but New Balance promised to deliver so our contact numbers and shirt sizes were taken as to when we may claim our token.

Photo-op while waiting (thanks Craig for taking this one!)

Trails...

...more trails...

Homestretch!

The New Balance Trail Adventure Run was a very well organized race, particularly for a trail run, as the route was strategically marked so there was little chance of getting lost; there were lots of marshals en route to assist runners; water stations were sufficient; trail route and features were excellent; and the distance was pretty accurate!  Once again New Balance didn’t disappoint in delivering a very good race.

Final bridge crossing

Almost there...

Approaching the finish line

10K comeback race complete!

I would like to thank Planet Sports and New Balance for inviting me to join this event.  I really enjoyed the experience a lot and I hope there’d be more races to come!

Race results courtesy New Balance Philippines:

20
Jun
10

Nuvali But You!

This runner just had a great comeback race at the trails of Nuvali.

This runner had just been reunited with running friends.

This runner had to wake up extra early to catch his bus.

And this runner had a lot of mud in his recently washed trail running shoes!

But this runner was more than glad he did!

Special thanks to New Balance Philippines and Planet Sports for making this happen!

For the mean time this runner has got to catch some sleep

Watch out for the photos and stories soon… zzzz




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