DNS 101: Registered, Plate Unavailable

How does a running community celebrate its anniversary?  By running of course! Takbo.ph held its first Runfest to celebrate the occasion last Sunday.  It was the last race I signed up for before I got injured, one of the rare few that charged below P500 as registration fee, and definitely one of my most anticipated…

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…

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…

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…

Easter LSD: Commonwealth to MoA via Quezon Ave. – Roxas Blvd.

For my Easter LSD I decided to take another one of my dream route—Commonwealth Ave. to the Mall of Asia via Quezon Ave., España Blvd., and Roxas Blvd.—from the top of the Metro to seaside.  I’ve planned to take this route for some time now originally just ending in Rizal Park (KM 0) but for…

Weekend Battle of the Men and Pinays

This weekend packs an interesting set of races for both the men and the pinays: Men’s Health Miracle Run and Senator Pia Cayetano’s Pinay in Action. March being Women’s month, it’s only fitting to have the last weekend pay tribute to women, and see the Pinays in action.  The Pinay in Action All-Women Run would…

Weekend LSD: Commonwealth Run

It has been a while since my last LSD and this time around I got to run one of my most anticipated locations: Commonwealth Ave.  It was a long overdue run that was held back because of a lot of events and this time I got to finally execute the plan into action.  That LSD…

LSD with Takbo.ph

Last Sunday being my last weekend here in the Philippines (for February at least) I decided to do an LSD one last time, before finally heading off to Ohio, USA.  I’m uncertain if I can do my regular weekend runs there being winter and all so just to play safe in increasing my mileage I…

UP ICTUS Run and the Takbo.ph Peeps

The weekend wasn’t that good if I talk about my knee, but otherwise it was great!  I was able to complete my goal for the year of reaching the 100K mark (yay!), and I get to meet the guys at takbo.ph. Meet my new friend: anti-inflammatory painkillers Before the race started walking was something I…

One Great Weekend

This weekend had been a great one.  Two races, two PRs, two finisher’s shirt, and Manny Pacquiao won!  (Woohoo!  And Manny did it via TKO!) My first race of the weekend, Nokia Recycle You Phone and Run, allowed me to set a new PR for 5K (the longest distance of the fun run) and was…