Top Five Dream Destination Races

I consider myself a “recreational runner” in the sense that I incorporate running into my lifestyle because aside from its health benefits, it’s fun!  I don’t do it as a profession, for prestige or bragging rights, or anything remotely in that direction.  As such, I do have a very long list of dream destination races…

My First Race of the Year: Waldorf Trail Run

After that long hiatus, I finally got back to running!  And gladly my first race for the year was on the trails of Timberland Heights, San Mateo, Rizal via Waldorf Trail Run.

Me and My GF’s First Running Anniversary

Exactly one year ago (January 18, 2009), my GF (405) and I had our first run together, on a perfect location, in a great race.  It was during The North Face Thrill of the Trail in Nasugbu, Batangas that we got to know each other well, and what an idyllic setting it was. First Run…

Product Review: Sandugo Tootega

One of the newest products from Sandugo, a local company known for its sandals, is the Tootega—a footwear somewhere in between sandals and shoes.  It offers the lightness of sandals and the protection offered by shoes. First Glance The Tootega comes is available in three colors: black, brown, and blue.  While it isn’t really as…

TNF100: The Chronicles of an Ultra Trail (Part 3) The Prequel

Our TNF100 adventure started much earlier than the usual. We headed off to Clark, Pampanga Friday morning and by lunch time we were already at SM City Clark for final shopping and lunch. Traveling through North Expressway was really fast. This is part of a series ① ② ③ After a hearty lunch and some…

TNF100: The Chronicles of an Ultra Trail (Part 2)

I noticed that the route I’m taking is moving me away from Expo Filipino.  I actually don’t remember the way back to the base camp since it was dark when we left so I just followed where the route lead me to.  I was still seeing race markers along the way so I know I’m…

One Hundred Kilometers: TNF100

Success!  One hundred grueling, agonizing, and body-breaking kilometers conquered!  Congratulations to all my fellow TNF100K solo survivors!  That was definitely one of the most difficult races in all aspects and I’m so proud to be part of such an elite group.  Watch out for my TNF100 story soon as I recover and prepare my story…

TNF100 Race Update 2

Last night at ROX TNF100 held its first pre-race briefing for all participants.  This race is being handled by Finishline.ph, headed by Coach Rio dela Cruz.  To those who weren’t able to make it here are some of the topics discussed: Mandatory Items These items really are mandatory.  Failure to comply may result in disqualification…

Extreme Weekend Adventure at Mt. Maculot

Friday, straight from the office, I, together with eight of my friends, met up in Buendia for our weekend getaway.  It was our first trekking adventure together so we were naturally excited.  Unbeknownst to us that this getaway would be more than just a typical climb—it would be an extreme adventure!   I’ll admit that…

Weekend at the Trails of Montalban

It was an interesting weekend for me together with the guys of takbo.ph for our first trail adventure.  Rene (JazzRunner) was kind enough to give us a tour of the trails of Montalban and experience firsthand the magnificent sights and breath-taking trails of this wonderful place.  This event was also made possible with the help…

First Quarter Summary

It was like yesterday when we celebrated New Year’s and now we’re entering the second quarter of the year.  It had been a very fast three months for me and surprisingly most of my goals for the year are already achieved; add to that a lot of firsts. 2009 Goals Get a Garmin. This was…