Exploring Porac with Explorac

When you least expect it, a race comes along that would just give you a weekend you won’t soon forget.  Such is the case of AyalaLand’s EXPLORAC: an invitational trail run which was unexpectedly free!  Here’s my long overdue story of my great weekend in Porac, Pampanga.

Spontaneity at the Philippine International Marathon (Part 1)

Just about every plan I had with this race didn’t come to fruition—from registration to meeting targets.  At the same time some of the unexpected came to be, both pleasant and repulsive, making this one of the most stressful but interesting races I’ve had. This is part of a series ① ② ③ Decision at…

2-Day Coverage of Subic International Marathon

Subic International Marathon was a unique event that it spans two days and was two races in one—aside from the main SIM events the Nike Human Race were also simultaneously held. Day 01: Marathon and Nike Human Race SIM distinct itself from other events by featuring a sundown race for its main event and Nike…

Subic International Marathon 2009’s “Prestige” (Part 2)

I got pictures for as long as sunlight permits me.  Once darkness fell onto us, bad things started to happen—and it was anything but supernatural. The Count of SCTEX Slowly but surely darkness covered the beautiful sceneries that I sought for with this race, and with that came boredom—yes I got bored!  Running practically in…

Subic International Marathon 2009’s “Prestige” (Part 1)

Subic International Marathon (SIM) dubs itself as “The most prestigious marathon in the Philippines.”  Many of you may have an idea on the events that transpired, and this is the story of my partake on its “prestige.” Dawn It was very early Saturday morning when we left Manila for Subic.  Yet again it was another…

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…

Subic International Marathon 101

1of 3 international marathons being staged in the country this last quarter of the year and the only one outside Metro Manila is the Subic International Marathon (SIM).  One unique feature of this race is that the full marathon would be held on a Saturday afternoon, on October 24, 2009 at 4PM.  A sunset marathon?…

Nostalgia: How Running Has Evolved

It was a lousy weekend. There was no race, I wasn’t able to join my friends’ long run outside the Metro, and even my long run got cancelled due to the rain.  Yeah I love the rain—I love it when it pours during your run.  When it’s 4:30AM it’s a different story. While I’m savoring…