Posts Tagged ‘Score Card

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!

15
Jul
10

Free Races: Run to Read + Dean’s Cup

Here’s another chance to get yourself a FREE race courtesy of the Score Card.  For every purchase of a Score Card you are entitled to one free registration of any distance at the following events: Run to Read and Dean’s Cup (Fun Run only).  Race details are listed below:

Run to Read

Run to Read Fun Run was designed to raise funds to build and restore libraries for the less fortunate communities in various parts of the Philippines.  The run will be composed of four major distance events: 3K, 5K, 10K, and 15K; and a 500 meter dash for kids and their moms or dads.

When: August 15, 2010
Where: Bonifacio Global City
Distances and Registration Fees: 15K (P450), 10K (P400), 5K (P350), 3K (P300), and 500m dash (P500 for both kid and a parent).  Download registration form here.
Registration sites:

  • All Terra Cyclery
    Club 650, Libis, Quezon City
  • BrandWorX, Inc.
    Penthouse, Eurovilla 2 Bldg., Legaspi Village, Makati City
  • Reebok
    Festival Supermall; SM Megamall; Trinoma
  • Royal Sporting House
    Glorietta 4; Ali Mall; Robinson’s Place Ermita
  • Runnr
    Bonifacio High Street
  • SecondWind Running Store
    Maginhawa St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City; Home Depot, Ortigas

With your assistance, more school children may afford the luxury of knowledge by simply aiding their cause through the Run to Read Fun Run that is being done in partnership with National Bookstore’s Buklat Aklat program.  For more information please visit http://run4change.com/runtoread/.

Dean’s Cup: The UP Law Invitational Triathlon and Fun Run

The Dean’s Cup consists of two events, an invitational sprint distance triathlon* and a fun run.  The sprint triathlon consists of a 750m swim, 20K bike and a 5K run.  The fun run is composed of a 3K, 5K, and 10K run, plus a 1K costume walk for children.  The race route will pass through various parts of the UP Diliman Campus.

When: August 01, 2010
Where: UP Diliman Campus
Distances and Registration Fees (Fun Run): 10K (P450), 5K (P400), 3K (P350), 3K (P300), and 1K costume walk (P300).  Discounts for early or group registrations, special rates for onsite registrationDownload registration form here.

Registration sites:

  • Dean’s Office
    2/F, Malcolm Hall, College of Law, UP Diliman, Quezon City
  • SecondWind Running Store
    Maginhawa St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City; Home Depot, Ortigas
  • All Terra Cyclery
    Club 650, Libis, Quezon City

The annual Dean’s Cup is for the benefit of the Office of Legal Aid which assists in indigents in their court cases as well as other legal needs.  For more information please visit http://run4change.com/uplawtri2010/.

* All those interested to join the triathlon must inform the organizers by sending an e-mail to uplawtri@run4change.com.

11
Jun
10

Run Run for Children’s Fun 2

The Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) brings to us Run Run for Children’s Fun 2.  This endeavor is for the benefit of school children of Gawad Kalinga, Bagong Silangan, Quezon City.  This is run by Franciscan Missionaries of Mary.

Run Run for Children’s Fun 2

When: June 20, 2009
Where: SM Mall of Asia
Distances: 10K, 5K, 3K
Eligibility: All PTAA Members, Children & Members Dependents, Corporate & Club Runners.  Professional runners are not allowed to join.
Registration: P400 for all distances inclusive of Singlet, Race Bib Number, Raffle Stub and your donation.  FREE with every purchase of a Score Card (limited slots).  You may register at the following sites:

  • PTAA Office
    12/F EGI Rufino Plaza Taft cor. Gil Puyat Ave. Pasay
  • All Terra Cyclery, Club 650
    C-5 Road, Libis
  • SecondWind Running Store
    Maginhawa St., Teacher’s Village; Ortigas Home Depot
  • The Travel Club
    Trinoma, Rockwell, Greenbelt 3, Alabang Town Center, SM Mall of Asia
  • Microtel Hotel
    Pasay

After the awarding at around 8AM, there will be a “Buffet Breakfast-Lunch for a Cause” at the Microtel Mall of Asia (Manila) for only P300/pax.

The following raffle prizes are up for grabs:

  • 1 Round trip ticket to Brisbane, Australia via Philippine Airlines
  • 1 Round trip ticket to Honolulu via Philippine Airlines
  • 1 Round trip ticket to Honolulu via Hawaiian Airlines
  • 1 RT Domestic Tickets (any destination) via Cebu Pacific
  • 1 RT Domestic Tickets (any destination) via Air Phil Express
  • 2 Round trip tickets Coral Economy to Abu Dhabi via Etihad
  • Overnight Stay with breakfast at Dusit Hotel
  • 6 GCs Hotel accommodation at Microtel Hotels (6 different location properties)
  • 3 Days and 2 Nights stay for 2 with breakfast at Hilton Hotel Cebu
  • 20 pcs. Sports Bag from Abacus Distribution Systems
  • 1 GC overnight stay in a deluxe room with breakfast for 2 at Boracay Garden Resort
  • 2 GCs overnight room accommodation in 1 Bedroom Suite with breakfast for 2 at A. Venue Suites.
  • 1 GC overnight weekend stay in a deluxe room inclusive of breakfast for 2 at The Peninsula Manila

You may download the registration form here.

17
May
10

Ask RP: Buying Shoes

I’ve been receiving quite a handful of enquiries lately from various fronts about all sorts of topics, and so for the convenience and benefit of all stakeholders I decided to post my replies here.  While I don’t claim to be “all-knowing” and didn’t intended this it’s probably inevitable with any runners with presence online.

Without further ado I’ll be replying to the latest question I received via Facebook about buying a running shoe.  I received this question from someone who’d be doing his first 5K race on takbo.ph runfest, and as such is asking tips on buying his first running shoes.

RP’s Reply:

I’m not a shoe guru so I don’t think I’m qualified to answer this question but I’ll point you to parties that could: Runnr (Bonifacio High Street and Ayala Center Cebu) and Secondwind (Teachers Village, Quezon City and Ortigas Home Depot, Pasig City).  Both these stores feature gait analysis so they can recommend the most suitable shoes (stability, neutral, motion control, cushioning, etc.) for your foot type.  Gait analysis involves running on an in-store treadmill and as such your pronation can be determined and at the same time your arch type (low or “flat footedness,” neutral, or high) can be also identified.  Even your foot strike (forefoot, midfoot, or heel) can be determined with this test which is free whenever you buy a pair.  This indeed is the scientific approach to picking the right “solemates.”

Form vs. Function

For many of us choosing the right shoe is as simple as picking the one that matches our taste.  Everyone I think was guilty of that at least at some point in their lives and even if you know which types are for you, you’d of course pick the design you like best.  But there would be a time when that pair that you really, really love isn’t right for you and you’re stuck with “ugly” options, what would you do?  Well think about this, would you rather look good, or feel good?  With running shoes you may not always get the design you want but eventually you’d grow to appreciate your pair since your shoes would be your best friend out there while you’re running.  We don’t really pick our friends based on looks, right?

Naming Names

I’m quite lucky to have a normal arch and natural forefoot strike so as such most non-specialized shoes are good for me.  With so many brands out there the ones that worked well for me were adidas, Asics, New Balance, Nike, and my current long distance racing shoes, K-Ona by K-Swiss.  I’m also quite interested with Mizuno (particularly Musha II), Newton, Brooks, and Vibram Five Fingers but I haven’t tried any pairs yet (ehem hehe :D).  Lately I’m leaning towards lightweight or barefoot-simulating shoes and am shying away from very technical ones, but if you’re starting out it I suggest you follow recommendations based on your foot, arch, and strike.

Costs

Since your shoes would be your best friend for quite some time it would be better to invest on it.  A good pair starts at around P3,000 and should last at least 500 kilometers.  I suggest that if you have a budget dedicate one pair for race day and one pair for training.  If you think your total costs would reach P6,000 or more you may also want to consider getting a Score Card for added insurance (your discount from partner merchants is enough to pay for the card).  Finally, try to visit shoe stores every once in a while for unannounced sales and promotions.

Additionally, this post may also come in handy: 10 Running Essentials

05
May
10

Get a Free Nature Valley Registration (Any Distance)

Want a FREE registration for the forthcoming 2010 Nature Valley Run?

Here’s how: The first three (3) persons to purchase a Score Card starting today, Wednesday, May 05, until Friday, May 07, 2010 will get a free registration in any distance of the said event.

The Score Card costs P600 which is equivalent to the registration fee for the 5K or 10K leg, and is less than the P750 for the 21K event.  Hurry! Only the first three who placed their orders will get this chance!  Place your orders here with your Name, Email, and contact number (to be kept confidential) and I’ll notify you immediately if you got the slot.  Another great deal scored from the Score Card.

Update:

This promo is now closedThank you for your support! You may still purchase the Score Card though, or if you want to get one for free please don’t hesitate to join the Score Card raffle.

12
Apr
10

The Score with Score Card

What is a Score Card? Simply put it is a card designed for athletes and sports-minded persons alike.  Spearheaded by Sports Media Asia (SMA), the country’s premiere sports media and marketing group, it is a card that not only looks cool, it also gives added benefits like discounts to products and services, priority for participation in various sports and retail events affiliated or sponsored by SMA, and an insurance.

Design

The first time I saw the score card I thought it was cool as it looked like military dog tags.  Little did I know that this “cool” card packed additional benefits, aside from good looks.  For functionality it can also serve as an alternative to those expensive road IDs provided that your activity permits you to wear it comfortably.  Warning: it really does attract attention!

Insurance

As active people we tend not to think much about injuries until we actually have them, and it’s not a question of “if” but “when.”  Accidents and injuries are inevitable with our lifestyle and it’s better to be prepared and have a good “support.”  This is where the Score Card comes in—all cardholders who properly register and activate their accounts through the SMA website are covered by a limited Accident Medical Reimbursement (sports-related activities only) for one year effective on the date of registration.  Who wants to get injured anyway? But when it does come you at least know that you can reimburse your medical bills (coverage limit of P20,000).

The Score Card is (Practically) Free?

Discounts!  Aside from the Score Card’s looks, discounts are my favorite aspect of this card.  Form meets function.  With the amazing lineup of perks from partner stores, did you know that the Score Card can be practically free?  Let me give you an example: imagine yourself buying a pair or two of shoes worth P6,000 say from The North Face or Res Toe Run which offers 10% discount to Score Card holders.  You get a discount of P600.  The Score Card costs only P600—your discount practically paid for the cost of the Score Card!  And that’s only an example from stores that offer 10% discount—some merchants offer as much as 50% off their services!  And unlike other discount vouchers that you can only use once, you can use your Score Card as much as you want until its expiry date which is also one year.  You get a card for practically free and an insurance coverage of P20,000—good deal right?

Partner Stores

Of course I know you want to know where you can flash your Score Cards for discounts.  Here is the initial list of partner stores and establishments with more to be added soon!  For the updated list of partner merchants visit Sports Media Asia.

  • All Terra Cyclery
  • Anta
  • Balance Lifestyle Fitness Club
  • Bliss yoga
  • Chris Sports
  • Cobra
  • Columbia Sportwear
  • Cushe
  • DC
  • Foot Joy
  • Fruit Magic
  • G-Force
  • Grantrail Cycles
  • Gotcha Paintball Adventure Games
  • Greenhills Badminton Center
  • Health & Beyond
  • Ideal Vision Center
  • Lazer Maxx Laser Tag Arena
  • Life Fitness
  • Mares
  • Mizuno
  • MJ46 (Nike Factory Outlet Store)
  • National Sports Grill
  • Q Bistro
  • Res Toe Run
  • Rider
  • Salomon
  • Sanuk
  • Second Wind
  • Sports Haven (Club 650)
  • Terra Wellness Spa
  • The North Face
  • The Suriya Spa
  • Timberland
  • Timex
  • Titleist
  • Toby’s Sports
  • Trexo
  • Vibram
  • Yoga Manila


Obviously you won’t be able to remember all stores in that list so how would you know which establishments accept the card?

  • Brochure: Your Score Card comes with a brochure containing the list of establishments, branches, and their offers.
  • Website: The complete and updated list of partner establishments can be found at scorecard.sportsmedia.com.ph/merchants.php
  • Signages: All establishments that accept the Score Card will either have door decals or counter top signages that read “Score Card Accepted Here.”

Once you register your Score Card (to also activate your insurance) you have a choice of receiving updates through SMS or email, which is highly recommended for you to avail of downloadable coupons, exclusive promotions, and sports workshops.

The Cause

Not only you are reaping the benefits of the Score Card.  SMA allocates a percentage of the proceeds from Score Card sales to help athletes, sports groups, and organizations raise funds for training, procure equipment and services, and transportation to compete in various local and international competitions.  The Score Card aims to be a sustainable sports development tool and as such it challenges every Filipino, sportsman or not, to support and join this movement to help uplift Philippine sports.  Make big scores for yourself and Philippine sports with the Score Card! In sports we give glory to our nation through action not talk!

How do you get a Score Card?

Contact me! The benefits mentioned above plus more, all for only P600.  Simply send me your inquiries or orders and I’ll contact you on how to get your own Score Card as well as payment details.  The sooner you get one, the sooner you’ll enjoy its benefits!

For more information about the Score Card you may contact me, or Sports Media Asia at (02) 899 3226.




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