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…

I Ran with Piolo: Timex Run 2012

I’m not just making this up or saying this figuratively, really did ran with Mr. Piolo Pascual and Coach Rio dela Cruz, literally!  This was during this weekend’s Timex Run 2012 which was one of my most memorable and fun races of all time.

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.,…

Technology Review: GPS on A-GPS—Alternatives to Garmin?

Garmin Forerunners are arguably the most practical GPS (Global Positioning System) solutions for runners albeit comes at a premium price.  That premium fortunately gives room for alternative solutions but aside from competing brands, an option that is getting more prevalent are devices with embedded A-GPS (Assisted GPS). A-GPS is a system which can improve startup…

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…

TNF100 2010 Chronicles: Conclusion (Part 4)

Although I didn’t commit to the pact with Jonel and Ronald of staying together that night, I didn’t oppose it as well.  Deep down within me I wanted badly to complete this race.  I may not be in the best shape possible, but I would not give up so easily.  And I don’t want to…

Palm Sunday at the Trails

March 28, 2010, Palm Sunday, at the trails of Timberland Heights.  The 4th All Terra King of the Mountain was staged, a unique event with trail running, biking, and both legs.  It was my first time to attend an event of such and it was also my first time in Timberland which was relatively close…

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,…