Cebu Lechon Chronicles: Globe Run for Home

Globe Run for Home is my second race in Cebu this year and my first non-marathon distance.  It was just a bit over two months ago since I last ran here and I was surprised at how big Cebu races could be!  This race is the most attended one I’ve seen so far in 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…

Team Runner’s World at Globe AyalaLand Run for Home 2010 (Part 1: Origins)

The race that introduced timing chips to the local running scene is back, the Globe AyalaLand Run for Home 2010, this time bringing a running event, also for the first time, to the heart of the country’s financial capital, Ayala Center, Makati Central Business District.  The firsts don’t stop there—Facebook live updates were also introduced…

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…

Run for Home Race Results, Criticisms, and Commendations

Have you seen your race results?  Perhaps one of the best innovations that this race contributed to the Philippine running scene was its adaptation of globally competitive race results due to the usage of the timing chips.  Although it took a little longer than runners expected, the informative race result was never seen before in…

Thank You, PhotoVendo!

I would like to thank PhotoVendo for capturing a really nice photo of me during Run for Home: Run for Home pictures are free for download for all registered runners, all you have to do is supply your bib number in the space provided from Globe’s website.  You may also view the very informative race…

What is an Electronic Timing Chip?

Disposable electronic timing chips finally made its Philippine running debut during the Globe-Ayala Land Run for Home event by Finishline.  Although it ended up being a fancy accessory, a timing chip utilized properly does have huge advantages over manual time capturing processes.  For the said event the organizers picked the “chips” from ChampionChip, a Netherlands-based…

Race Review: Run for Home

Run for Home can be proud to be one of the country’s largest race in terms of attendance with more than 6,000 runners and raising more than a million pesos for charity, according to the race organizers.  This was aside from the fact that this race introduced disposable electronic timing chips in the Philippine running…