Product Review: Unilab Active Health Sports Gel

(Update: This product has been discontinued) To those running long distances (usually half marathons or longer) energy gels serve as a very convenient source of nutrition: they don’t spoil easily, comes in a minimal packaging, and provide an energy boost without needing to chew.  All brands available in the local market is imported, until now,…

Top Five Most Recommended Races in the Philippines

The Philippines, particularly Metro Manila, is just a haven for races as there’s always at least one practically every weekend.  But amongst all of these races, there are some that stood out, and here are five that I highly recommend. #5: Corregidor Marathon A race set on the historic island fortress of Corregidor, Corregidor Marathon…

The Longest Way From Beijing to Ürümqi

While my fingers were busy exploring the vastness of cyberspace last night, I stumbled upon one great adventure of epic proportion by Christoph Rehage: he walked 4,646K through China!

The Tales from the Valley Trail (Challenge)

I’ve ran onto the routes of Nuvali before, both on and off-road, and honestly I find it a bit boring especially when compared to natural trails of the mountains—until Valley Trail came along!  It was a race with a lot of firsts, including my first DNF!

My BDM102 (2011) Perspective (in Photos)

Bataan Death March Ultramarathon is currently the longest road ultramarathon in the Philippines with 160 kilometers and “classic” 102 kilometers route.  The 102K event would always be special for me as it was my first road ultramarathon and the first one beyond 100K.  Unfortunately I’m not able to run either of the two events, but…

2010 in Pictures

2010 was the year running took a backseat from my list of activities, but in between my great hiatus there were some interesting events that transpired.  Here’s a look back at how 2010 was for me: January The highlight for the first month of 2010 was my return to running with a 50K test run…

“Sophomore”

November 11, 2008 was the day “runningpinoy” was born on the web, and now two years hence the adventure continues.

PAU P2P65K Ilocos Norte: Dinakdakan Chronicles (Day 3)

Finally, D-Day has arrived!  Ultramarathons sure are gaining popularity, fast! Thanks to PAU’s efforts, more runners are now braving ultras.  Considering that this race was staged more than 500 kilometers away from Manila, the turnout was phenomenal with more than a hundred runners!

History, Modernity, Spirituality: Dinakdakan Chronicles (Day 2)

Saturday, the second day of our “vacation.”  One by one our comrades arrive in Laoag for our race that is practically hours away.  After meeting a few of our newly arrived friends over breakfast, we went back to our hotel to freshen up, and start our mini tour.