Food Trip: Pino Restaurant

It was one of those days you went out to run to get some conviction to have good food after.  And it was some really great food that we found in Pino Restaurant in Malingap Street, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City.  Here’s our sumptuous discovery.

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.

Tune Hotels’ Sixth Branch in the Philippines is Now Open!

The sixth branch of Tune Hotels in the Philippines had just opened its doors last Tuesday, October 08, 2013.  The latest branch is located in Quezon City along the busy Timog Ave., just a few minutes away from MRT GMA-Kamuning Station.

Lunar Eclipse

One of the most interesting natural phenomena of nature is the eclipse, and all throughout my life I’ve never seen a full lunar eclipse.  Today was a great chance, but for some weird reason, the weather in Quezon City where I live never cooperates whenever something grandiose is happening in the sky.  I still find…

Rediscovering Quezon Memorial Circle

During weekends when I don’t do races I usually have a preferred northward route from our home to SM Fairview, a 6K course via Commonwealth Ave. and Regalado Ave.  Last Sunday though, I decided to change course and head southwards, still originating from home but this time towards SM North EDSA (also via Commonwealth Ave.,…

QCIM Chronicles: A Pacer’s Story (Part 2)

Six hours was a pretty long time to run, and to run it at a consistent pace makes it more difficult.  This would be one of the longest races I’d have done, surpassed only by ultramarathons. The good thing about running on major roads was that as long as there’s electricity there’s light so even…

QCIM Chronicles: A Pacer’s Story (Part 1)

A pacer is someone who sets the pace of a runner, or runners, to help them achieve their goal time.  His main responsibility is to finish as close as possible to his designated time so that those who avail of his services would achieve their target.  Having pacers are optional both for runners and races…

QCIM Unofficial Race Results

Unofficial race results for the first Quezon City International Marathon 2009 is now available courtesy Runnex: 42K 21K 10K 5K Age Categories Top Finishers Looking for QCIM2 race results?

The Kenyan Domination at the Quezon City International Marathon

First and foremost I would like to congratulate everyone who participated in one of the best races in the country thus far, the QCIM.  The first Quezon City International Marathon would surely go down in history as one of the most exciting races in the country in recent history by having the presence of international…

Quasi Course of an International Marathon (QCIM)

Despite the threat that Parma (“Pepeng”) imposes upon the Metro several days of ruined runs made runners more enthusiastic about completing a long run that partially simulates the race route of the forthcoming Quezon City International Marathon (QCIM). This long run (LSD for some) started 4:30AM within the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Campus…

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…

Are You Ready For QCIM?

Last night running-bloggers were gathered at Kabisera for the much anticipated first Quezon City International Marathon (QCIM) and all I can say is that I’m definitely excited.  Unlike other marathons in the country the QCIM covers only one city—Quezon City of course and with a great route it surely is one that you shouldn’t miss. …