2012: Last Hurrah

2012 had been one of the most “interesting” years of my adult life but unfortunately running took a back seat for me this year in terms of mileage.  That doesn’t mean though that there isn’t much to share about this year!  Here are ten (10) of my favorite posts for the year:

Salomon XTrail Run Teaser

Last weekend, I together with some runner/bloggers were invited by Salomon to conduct a trial run on the route of the Salomon XTrail Run to be held on March 21, 2012 at Tagaytay Highlands.  As someone who has done trails from Nuvali to Baguio, I can only say that this race is going to be…

XTERRA Philippines “Pang Rave Run!”

Sunrise Events, Inc. headed by its President and Chairman and also Alaska Milk CEO Fred Uytengsu–the same people who have brought to us the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 race in the Philippines for two years in a row has again brought to Philippine shores another world-renowned sporting brand.

Life’s a Beach

A week after returning from the shores of Boracay I found myself back at the beach!  This time around though it was much closer to Manila, around 110 kilometers south at the beaches of Canyon Cove, Nasugbu, Batangas. Batangas as far as I know isn’t really popular for white beaches but surprisingly Canyon Cove was,…

TNF100 Philippines 2010: Prep Up

This year one of the region’s toughest ultramarathon race is back, The North Face 100.  For its 2010 edition it would be held in the Philippines’ summer capital, Baguio City (1,500 meters above sea level).  TNF100 is not your “typical” trails—the higher elevation should pose a greater challenge. TNF100 holds a special place in my…

2009 Favorite Running Moments: In Pictures

Running has taken me to places I never imagined I’ll go to and for my first full year of running the year broke all previous records not only in terms of distance covered, and pictures taken!  2009 toll: about 20 gigabytes worth of pictures and videos, around 11,500 files.  Among these, here are some of…

A Year Into Running: The Secret to an Ultramarathon

When it comes to running, the last thing on my mind was an ultramarathon—I had an idea how far a marathon is by looking at the route taken by the Milo Marathon which is “just” about 42K, but an ultra, especially 100K, was unimaginable.  In fact the first time I’ve heard of the term “ultramarathon”…

Yet Another 56K Ultra Weekend: Manila To Tagaytay Sequel (Continued)

Special thanks to Dr. Christopher “Ultra Doc T” Montaos, for the pictures Part 2: Dasmariñas to TagayTay from a Different Perspective Around 6:00AM somewhere between KM 31 and 32 the KM 0 group was joined by “fresh legs” for the journey to Tagaytay.  This was the real challenge to the runabout as the elevation and…

Yet Another 56K Ultra Weekend: Manila To Tagaytay Sequel

It was a race-less weekend last Sunday so what else does a runner do but to find an interesting run. An ultramarathon distance route isn’t exactly a prerequisite but in order to share that ultramarathon experience I decided to join my friends at their first attempt at an ultra—where else but in the same route…

56.6K Weekend: Manila to Tagaytay

It was a very tiring and grueling weekend for me as I faced my first ultramarathon—56.6K.  The run started at Km 0 marker across Rizal Monument and ended at the Tagaytay Junction, a little over the Km 56 marker.  It was also my first midnight run.  I together with my running buddy Sean William started…