Posts Tagged ‘Runnex

14
Aug
13

Santé Barley’s Domination Run and the Santé-RUNNEX Running Clinic

In a media conference held last August 09, 2013, Santé Barley launched the Santé Barley Domination Run and also promoted the Santé-RUNNEX Running Clinic.  The launch was headed by their CEO, Mr. Joey Marcelo, and their celebrity endorser Mr. Kim Atienza.

Mr. Kim Atienza, a Santé Barley user, speaking at the launch of the Domination Run

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09
Oct
09

Run With Us at the QCIM

Run for a cause and feel the dry pavement with your friends! Quezon City is holding its first international marathon, the 1st QC International Marathon. If you haven’t registered yet, register so you don’t miss out on this major event!

International runners such as the Kenyans, and our elite local runners, will blow away the level of competition. Pacers will be available to help you finish at a pace within your running level. Your running time will be electronically recorded using timing chips, and presented to you on the web. And lastly, win prizes and giveaways from our sponsors. The largest total cash prizes worth P3-M, and Nike Human Race shirts for all 42K runners and the top 1,000 21K finishers.

AND HERE IS FURTHER GOOD NEWS: Due to numerous requests from runners residing from the calamity areas of Marikina, Taguig, Pasig, Cainta and Muntinlupa City, the organizers of QCIM have announced that the registration for the 1st QCIM has been extended up to October 11, 2009. “All runners who were victims of the recent typhoon Ondoy should be given consideration for this tragedy” Runnex chair Mr. Art Disini reiterated. As such, there will no longer be any late registration penalty!

Regular Registration: Until October 11, 2009
(Individual Registrations)
Late Group Registration: October 12 – October 13, 2009
Quezon City Hall
(Group Registrations of 25 runners or more)

All runners who will register for each of the race categories (5K, 10K, 21K, and 42K) will pay the regular registration fees as follows:

Distance   Fee (Php)
5K 300.00
10K 300.00
21K 500.00
42K 650.00

Note that Timex stores which were previously part of our registration centers for the race will no longer accept registrations. Instead, the following registration centers will be accepting registrants:

  • Nike Park
    Bonifacio High Street / The Podium / SM Mall of Asia / Festival Mall / Trinoma
  • Secondwind Running Store
    88 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City
    (02) 799 2089
  • Quezon City Hall
    Ground Floor / Lobby, Elliptical Road, Quezon City
  • National Eng’g Center (NEC)
    Room 403, Agoncillo Street, UP Diliman Campus, Quezon City
    (02) 920 4206
05
Oct
09

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 unlike the actual race that starts in front of Quezon City Hall.

runningpinoy’s Perspective

The lack of mileage for the past few weeks really made it difficult for me to get out of bed so early on a Sunday, but the idea of finally breaking the vicious cycle and finally increase my miles for the month eventually snapped me back to reality. Since the long run route passes several hundred meters away from home I decided to simply meet the other runners along the route saving me money and time for travel (at the expense of distance of course). I was supposed to meet the group near St. Peter Parish but due to early morning sluggishness I was actually able to meet them at the pedestrian overpass near Sandiganbayan.

First “Pic-stop” across Fairview Market

Entering La Mesa EcoPark

Entering La Mesa EcoPark

This way please

This way please

At that time I was unaware how big the group was—it wasn’t exclusively made of takbo.ph runners. Eventually as we meet other group I realized that we were also with runners from Runnex and Fairview Running Club which really made the run more interesting. We were all able to meet at La Mesa EcoPark where we all got stuck—we weren’t allowed to pass through the water processing area of La Mesa so we had to revert back to Commonwealth Ave.

As we merge with the other runners

As we merge with the other runners

Can you count how many we were?

Can you count how many we were?

Oooopppsss…

Oooopppsss…

Very high water level at La Mesa Dam

Very high water level at La Mesa Dam

Going back to Commonwealth Ave.

Going back to Commonwealth Ave.

Back at the hills

Back at the hills

We headed towards SM Fairview via Regalado Ave. after leaving La Mesa EcoPark. As we got near SM Fairview strong rains poured down on us but nobody was deterred. This was where many of us went our own ways, but for the takbo.ph runners it’s back to UP!

Running around SM Fairview compound

Running around SM Fairview compound

Did I mention that running on the road IS dangerous?

Did I mention that running on the road IS dangerous?

After some time we were back on Commonwealth Ave. (approaching Litex area)

After some time we were back on Commonwealth Ave. (approaching Litex area)

By the time we were heading back the sun was high in the sky which was peeping through the clouds. It was cloudy but at the same time it was very hot. To avoid sunburns, dehydration, or any heat-related illness we had to change routes once again and redirect the course back to UP via Ylanan Gate. From there we headed towards the Academic Oval, ending in front of the Runnex office where Arroz Caldo and Tofu and Pork were served.

Since I had less mileage than I planned I did another loop around the Academic Oval to end at 28.8K. I wanted to do more but my rumbling stomach was telling me to do otherwise and in the end, it prevailed so I joined what remained of the group for some “emergency carbo loading.”

Academic Oval is always pleasant to run onto even late in the morning

Academic Oval is always pleasant to run onto even late in the morning

I would like to thank first and foremost Sir Rene (Jazzrunner) for making this long run possible. Thank you as well to James for the banana, Running Diva for the “taho,” Runnex for the food, all the runners that I ran beside with , and all the running groups that joined us during this run (I hope I didn’t left out anyone). To the people that I met for the first time, it was nice meeting you all and hope to see you in more runs!

09
Sep
09

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.  This event is being organized by Finishline and Runnex in partnership with the Quezon City government.

A League on its Own

Being an international race you may opt to join the local or international categories provided you are a native of the Philippines, otherwise you automatically fall on the international category.  This is due to the different prizes at stake for the different categories:

International Category Prizes:

Male Female
Place Prizes (Php) Place Prizes (Php)
1st 300,000.00 1st 300,000.00
2nd 200,000.00 2nd 200,000.00
3rd 100,000.00 3rd 100,000.00
4th 75,000.00 4th 75,000.00
5th 40,000.00 5th 40,000.00
6th 30,000.00 6th 30,000.00
7th 25,000.00 7th 25,000.00
8th 20,000.00 8th 20,000.00
9th 15,000.00 9th 15,000.00
10th 10,000.00 10th 10,000.00
TOTAL 816,000.00 TOTAL 816,000.00

Local Category Prizes:

Male Female
Place Prizes (Php) Place Prizes (Php)
1st 150,000.00 1st 150,000.00
2nd 100,000.00 2nd 100,000.00
3rd 75,000.00 3rd 75,000.00
4th 50,000.00 4th 50,000.00
5th 30,000.00 5th 30,000.00
6th 10,000.00 6th 10,000.00
TOTAL 415,000.00 TOTAL 415,000.00

If you’re confused to which category to join I suggest you put in Local.  There are certain details about this and I suggest you contact the organizers for more information.

Pacers

Due to persistent public demand pacers would be available in varying paces for both 42K and 21K.  If you aim for a particular finish time I suggest you look for these pacers.  You may also look for me on race day as I am an official pacer for 42K with a finish time of 6 hours (about 8:31 / km pace).  Pacers for 42K include 3:45, 3:50, 4:00, 4:15 4:30, 5:30, and 6:00 finish time (in hours).

All About Bibs

The organizers always keep telling us to put our race bibs up front but do we really know why?  The primary reason for this is to allow the race marshals to guide and assist you as soon as you’re in their field of sight.  If you’re not contented with that think PhotoVendo—your pictures may not be taken!  Photographers may not take your pictures if they didn’t see your race bib, and even if they did if it didn’t register with the photo you have no way of finding it conveniently.

QCIM race bib and timing chip

QCIM race bib and timing chip

Register Early

Slots in all categories are limited so it’s better to secure your place by registering early.  You also have the benefit of a cheaper registration fee, multiple registration locations (including online), and convenience of not having so much crowd.  Registration starts this Friday, September 11, 2009 until October 4, 2009 at the following: Timex SM Megamall, SM Southmall, Glorietta 3, SM North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia; Nike Park Bonifacio High Street; and Second Wind Teacher’s Village, Diliman.  Should slots still be available beyond those dates you may only register in Quezon City Hall until October 11, 2009 with a higher registration fee.  Race kit with singlet and timing chip will be given upon registration.

For more information about this race you may visit http://www.runnex.org/qcim2009/.




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