Posts Tagged ‘Secondwind

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.

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

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



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