Shakey’s Color Fun Run on 31 Aug 2019

Wednesday, 7 August 2019  |  Race Announcements

DISTANCE AND FEES: 3K (P500) and 7K (P600)
VENUE: RC Santos Parade Grounds, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga
REGISTRATION: any Shakey’s store, online at, and on-site at Clark Freeport Zone

In line with its commitment to provide great times and great memories, Shakey’s, the leading casual dining restaurant in the country, is hosting its very own “Color Fun Run” on August 31, 2019. (more…)

Chasing Dreams

Friday, 26 July 2019  |  Bullish Insights

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” (Mark Twain)

I’m a Dreamer. Always has been, always will be. I know no other way to live but to constantly strive towards achieving, learning, and growing as much as I can. I’ve always felt the need to make sure that I’m living this one life I have the best way I can… even if that meant I had to say good bye to some things to make way for the new.

Looking back, I’ve always been comfortable with reinvention. I went from being a sedentary 30-year-old mom to a marathon maniac in her 40s lol. I was a research analyst turned marketer turned freelance graphic designer who fell into blogging and, in the last few years, went full circle by finding my way back to my roots in corporate marketing. As The Bull Runner, I went through an evolution of sorts too adding magazine editor and race organizer under my job title. Last but not the least, in my personal life, I’m now a single mom and happily co-raising my two children with my ex-husband. I used to be scared of being alone, but now I relish it. In the past five years, I’ve found strength and happiness in my own independence and solitude.

Some people fear change. I embrace it.

Now, it’s time for more change as I chase after a big dream. A dream I’ve had for myself since my 20’s, but I chose to prioritize other people or maybe life simply got in the way. A dream so big that I actually do cartwheels in my head with excitement, but at the same time I also want to pee in my pants due to stress lol.

For the past months, I’ve asked myself over and over: Am I doing the right thing? Why am I making my life even more difficult? Will I be strong enough to do this all on my own? Am I going nuts? So many questions. None of which I can answer if I don’t take this giant leap. So, here I am. Jumping. All in.

By next month, with my two teens in tow, I’m leaving Manila to take up my Masters in Digital Media at Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver. It’s a 16-month program that I feel was made for me. I’m so excited to be a student again! The bonus? I’ll be in a beautiful city where I look forward to running and biking to my heart’s content. (Hello Seawheeze Half Marathon and GranFondo Whistler!)

But, at the same time, my heart breaks for all that I’m temporarily leaving behind. Aside from family, friends, and the running community, there is TBR: my TBR babies, our TBR friends, and most especially the incoming batch of TBR Sun Life Dream 2020. While I feel separation anxiety as I write this, I also trust that my team will take good care of all of you, Dreamers. (TBR Dream Team has known about my plans since last year so we’ve actually been preparing for this!) Among other things, we plugged in a 6th Bull Session into the program, I added IG Live sessions with myself and our coaches, I will try my best to do more IG Live to hear your achievements or address your concerns (I’ll try to overcome my vlogger shyness too. Gulp), and last but not the least, I’ll be home in December for a Bull Session and February on race day so it’s like I won’t even be gone! You won’t even miss me! Wait, I hope you miss me even juuust a little bit.

If there’s anything I want to leave with you for now, it’s to remind you that whether in running or in life, always welcome change in your life.  In fact, if things become too easy or dull, seek change in you or around you.  Always ask yourself if you can do more, work harder, or be better than who you were yesterday.  Listen, you don’t have to move countries like craycray me is doing lol.  It could be something as simple as changing your hairstyle, or signing up for a marathon, starting a new business, or finally asking that cute runner out.  If there is anything to be afraid of, it would be living a mediocre or stagnant life.  So, please, chase after dreams that scare the crap out of you, and when you achieve that, go and look for another one. Don’t ever stop. Grab life by the horns and live it to the fullest. Take it from this 43-year-old Tita who’s going back to school eager to hang out with her millennial classmates lol.

No goodbye, Dreamers.  Just see you again soon! Mwah!



TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon 2020: Are You In?

Thursday, 25 July 2019  |  Race Announcements


Below is the official list of Selected Runners for TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon 2020!  Are you in?


If you’re on our Selected list, you may register on July 27 and 28 to secure your slot.  We will only reserve your slot for those 2 days.  You may still register from July 29 to Aug 4 but your slot will no longer be reserved and may be taken by a Waitlisted runner.  Registration will close when 1,100 slots are confirmed and paid for.

Click here for full details on REGISTRATION.


Below is the list of Waitlisted Runners for TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon 2020.  If you’re a Waitlisted Runner, you may register from July 29 to Aug 4.



  • July 27 (Sat) and 28 (Sun) – Only first 1,100 Selected Runners may register.
  • July 29 (Mon) to Aug 4 (Sun) – Selected Runners + Waitlisted Runners may register.  First come, first served basis until slots run out


OPTION 1: Online Payment (P200 processing fee for credit card transactions) 1. Confirm slot in Selected Runners List.
2. Pay online at the link emailed to Selected Runners.
OPTION 2: Bank Deposit or Transfer 1. Confirm slot in Selected Runners List.
2. Calculate payment:

  • Race fee: P3,600
  • Add shipping for Welcome Kit: If opting for pick up at BGC or during the Bull Circle, no added shipping cost. If opting for shipping, add P120 (Metro Manila) or P210 (Provincial). Additional shipping cost may apply for some provincial areas. Runner will be notified accordingly. For international shipping, email

3. Deposit payment to:

  • BDO S/A 0074-1011-4298 (JAYMIE PIZARRO)

4. Submit proof of payment. Include RUNNER’S FULL NAME as registered and MOBILE NO:

  • email at, or
  • viber 0906-318-2723, or
  • IG direct message @tbrdream.

Click here for full details on REGISTRATION.

Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon Announces Race Changes for 2019

Tuesday, 28 May 2019  |  Race Announcements

SINGAPORE – At a launch event today, the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) announced that the 2019 edition of the race will upgrade the athlete experience with a new 6:00pm evening flag off on Saturday 30 November for the Marathon, Half Marathon and Ekiden distances while shifting to a three-day event format. The Kids Dash will take place on Friday 29 November while the 5K and 10k races will take place on Sunday 1 December providing a distance for everyone. These steps were taken to further the appeal of the race for participants and spectators and is a significant step towards the goal of SCSM being inducted into the illustrious Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM), a series of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world. If successful, SCSM would become the seventh marathon within AbbottWMM joining the BMW Berlin Marathon, Boston Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Virgin Money London Marathon, TCS New York City Marathon, and the Tokyo Marathon.
“Since announcing the bid to join the Abbott World Marathon Majors in 2017, we’ve been working closely with our respective partners to improve the Singapore race experience for both runners and spectators. We have consulted Sport Singapore and the relevant government agencies and they have shared their support for the night race.” said Geoff Meyer, Managing Director for The IRONMAN Group in Asia. “Enhancements are happening every year to build up the event festivities as well as programs and initiatives that promote the running culture and community engagement in Singapore. We are now closer than ever to the required criteria and strongly believe that the change in flag-off time, and a number of other improvements over the next two editions will see more marathoners and community support than ever as we position ourselves to qualify in 2021.”
The SCSM has been recognised as a Gold Label event by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) since 2012 for its world-class excellence in global sporting significance, organisational quality, athletes’ safety and compliance with the IAAF Rules and Regulations. Singapore has shown it is an ideal year-round run destination to the international running community and will see the best elite and elite wheelchair division in event history. Since the inaugural race in 1982, the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon has grown to a globally significant event that attracts approximately 50,000 runners each year across all race categories from more than 125 countries, regions and territories.
Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth & Transport, Mr Baey Yam Keng, who was the Guest-of-Honour at the launch event, said, “The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon has been a longstanding highlight on the regional sports calendar, attracting elite marathoners and running enthusiasts from Singapore and around the world annually. It is heartening that the organisers are continually improving the Singapore Marathon experience so that it can be among the best in the world.  With the flag-offs on Saturday evening this year, I anticipate many more Singaporeans coming out to cheer on the runners and join in the excitement.  I hope to see the Singapore Marathon join the ranks of the World Marathon Majors in 2021!”

2019 To Bring Significant Improvements to Athlete and Spectator Experience
The IRONMAN Group in Singapore is working closely with the local authorities to plan a spectator-friendly route through Singapore’s most iconic streets and modern architecture to give fans and runners a different perspective and intimate view of the city. From cultural and historical diversity to lush greenery and a buzzing metropolis that includes modern marvels such as the Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, and The Singapore Flyer, locals and run-cation visitors will be treated to a visual tour of the city-state.
For the first time, the Marathon, Half Marathon and Ekiden distances will flag off in the evening of Saturday, 30 November, a key evolution after ongoing consultation with the Abbott World Marathon Majors team and government stakeholders, which began in 2017. This will present a host of benefits for both competitive and casual runners. Most notably, cooler temperatures will lead to a better experience and performances for runners while creating an exciting race environment that takes full advantage of Singapore’s bright lights and night life.
Tim Hadzima, Executive Director of the Abbott World Marathon Majors said, “Today’s announcement is another step forward for the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon in their long-term aspiration of becoming an Abbott World Marathon Major. The changes for this year’s marathon are just a few parts of stringent criteria that we assess each year, as there are many stages of this process still to be met. We are excited to see how the runners react to the improvements that they will experience this year.”
To encourage added participation and support from the public, organisers are introducing all new spectator zones, which will feature a myriad of lifestyle and entertainment offerings. This will add to the more than 26 on-route entertainment points to create a vibrant and uplifting atmosphere for both runners and supporters.
“With SCSM, we have enjoyed a great run over the past 18 years. Making the World Marathon Major pitch this year is very meaningful for us at Standard Chartered as 2019 marks our 160th anniversary in Singapore. With the support of IRONMAN Asia, Sport Singapore and our partners, I am confident that we can make SCSM truly a world-class event and showcase the best of Singapore to our friends and supporters from around the world,” said Mr. Patrick Lee, CEO of Standard Chartered Singapore.
The 3-day event will kick off with the Kids Dash on Friday evening at 7:00pm while the 5km and 10km categories will flag off on Sunday morning at 8.30am and 6.30am respectively.
To begin preparing for this year’s race, runners can now participate in training programmes such as the Women’s Squad, run with pacers or get involved in SCSM’s virtual running community on Strava, which will help runners put their best foot forward as they prepare for the race.
To register and for more information, please visit Standard Chartered Cardholders will enjoy 15% off registration fee across all categories. Tri Series 2019

Sunday, 19 May 2019  |  Bullish Insights

Get ready for the Tri Series 2019 Powered By Go For Gold! Complete the series and join the Aquaman Aquathlon, Duaman Duathlon and Triman Triathlon! The Tri Series 2019 Powered By Go For Gold is made up of three race events open to everyone that was primarily designed and organized for newbies and amateurs. The tri-race events are also a good venue for former professionals or veterans trying to get back into the sport. The distances of the Tri Series 2019 are challenging enough even for experienced athletes. All races are newbie friendly and has no cut-off time.

The Tri Series was developed so that new and budding athletes from the new generation would have an avenue to hone their skills and at the same time build passion for the sport together with the long-time veterans who are joining them in these race events.


WHAT: Aquaman Aquathlon 2019
WHEN: May 19, 2019
WHERE: Vermosa Sports Hub
DISTANCES: Full Distance / Lite Distance / Aquakids
-FULL Distance: 800m Swim – 5k Run
-LITE Distance: 400m Swim – 2.5k Run
– 7-10 yrs old (100m Swim / 600m Run(
– 11-14 yrs old (300m Swim / 2k Run) CUT OFF TIME: Take Your Time

Aquathlon has long been considered as the perfect stepping stone for triathlon. The Aquaman Aquathlon 2019 is designed for athletes who are just starting to get their multisport feet wet. The Aquaman Aquathlon 2019 has various distances. The FULL Distance is an 800m Swim followed by a 5k Run while the LITE category is a 400m Swim and a 2.5k Run. This year also features the AQUAKIDS category which is open to kids from 7 to 14 years old!

This race is a combination SWIM-RUN event. It has long been considered as the perfect stepping stone for individuals who want to have a taste of what it takes to be in a triathlon event sans the bike, as bike handling skills may be a little too intimidating for some beginners. This race event allows them to get the feel of a multi-sport event in preparation for the bigger training which would be in store for them in the future.


WHAT: Duaman Duathlon 2019

WHEN: June 16, 2019

WHERE: Camp N, Nuvali

DISTANCES: Full Distance / Lite Distance / Aquakids

- FULL Distance: 6k Run – 25k Bike – 3k Run

- LITE Distance: 3k Run – 15k Bike – 3k Run

– CUT OFF TIME: Take Your Time

The Duaman Duathlon is the second leg of the Tri Series and is our perennial biggest event. We designed both distances of the Duaman Duathlon to be short enough for the newbies and lung-busting enough for the seasoned duathlete. The Duaman Duathlon was the biggest recorded duathlon in Philippine history. Garnering over 1,500 participants from all walks of life and varying skill levels. The Duaman Duathlon is currently the biggest recorded duathlon event in Philippine history.

WHAT: Triman Triathlon 2019
WHEN: July 28, 2019
WHERE: Fontana Hot Spring Leisure Parks Resort, Clark
DISTANCES: Full Distance / Lite Distance
-FULL Distance: 600m Swim – 30k Bike – 5k Run
-LITE Distance: 300m Swim – 20k Bike – 2.5k Run
-CUT OFF TIME: Take Your Time

The Triman Triathlon is the flagship event of the Tri Series 2019. It is the culmination of the three sports SWIM-BIKE-RUN with enough distances to challenge even the most hardcore of participants but friendly enough for the newbie triathlete who just wants to have that taste of sheer ecstasy upon reaching the finish line.

The Triman Triathlon is considered as the de facto training/breeding ground of all triathlon newbies and is the most newbie friendly triathlon in the country.


Pilipinas, atin to! The Tri Series 2019 Powered By Go For Gold medals reflects the triumvirate of colors of the Philippine flag. Proudly homegrown at para sa Pinoy! Collect the set!


Aquaman Aquathlon 2019 Finisher Shirt

Duaman Duathlon Finisher Shirt 2019

Triman Triathlon 2019 Finisher Shirt


Registrants of the TRI-PACK and finishers of all three races are entitled to get the Tri Series Trifecta Shirt! This shirt is NOT for sale and is available only to Tri-Pack registrants and Tri Series finishers.


Male and Female Age Group Categories
Medal for Top 3 15-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 and above.

Male and Female Age Group Categories
Medal for Top 3 15-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and above.

Male and Female Age Group Categories
Medal for Top 3 7-10, and 11-14

The lite category is NOT included in the Aquathlon Series Championships.



Aquaman Aquathlon (FULL / LITE)
Early Rate (Until January 31, 2019 only!)
Individual : PHP 1,900
Relay 2-man : PHP 3,400 (For FULL Distance ONLY)
Trikids : PHP 1,900
Regular Rate (From February 1, 2019 up to May 5, 2019)
Individual : PHP 2,200
Relay 2-man : PHP 3,700 (For FULL Distance ONLY)

Duaman Duathlon (FULL / LITE)
Early Rate (Until February 28, 2019 only!)
Individual : PHP 2,100
Relay 2-man : PHP 3,600 (For FULL Distance ONLY)
Relay 3-man : PHP 4,950 (For FULL Distance ONLY)
Regular Rate (From March 1, 2019 up to June 2, 2019)
Individual : PHP 2,400
Relay 2-man : PHP 3,900 (For FULL Distance ONLY)
Relay 3-man : PHP 5,250 (For FULL Distance ONLY)

Triman Triathlon (FULL / LITE)
Early Rate (Until March 31, 2019 only!)
Individual : PHP 2,600
Relay 2-man: PHP 4,100 (For FULL Distance ONLY)
Relay 3-man: PHP 5,450 (For FULL Distance ONLY)
Regular Rate (From April 1 up to July 7, 2019)
Individual : PHP 2,900
Relay 2-man: PHP 4,400 (For FULL Distance ONLY)
Relay 3-man: PHP 5,750 (For FULL Distance ONLY)

Tri-Pack (Aquaman, Duaman, Triman Package) | For Individual Racers Only!
Early Bird (Until January 31, 2019) – PHP 6,000
Regular Rate (From February 1, 2019 until May 5, 2019) – PHP 7,000
*All entries are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-applicable to future races.


Your email should include the ff:
– List of ten (10) of your online registered teammates/ group.
– Full name, e-mail and distance along with your 11th member.
– Once verified, 11 registration codes will be sent to your email.