Let’s Help Future Dreamer, April Angco

Wednesday, 30 August 2017  |  Running + Triathlon

Photo: April Angco’s Facebook 

I haven’t met April, but I do know she registered for Batch 2018 of TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon.  Her friend emailed me this morning that April told her how excited she was about the race.  She described the race to her friend as a very emotional run and that most participants overcome tough challenges in life, and families come together to support the runners.

April then left for Cebu for a short vacation.  Little did she know she would go through a tough challenge herself.

April got into an accident while touring in Bantayan, Cebu.  She is in a coma right now and the family needs support.

If you would like to help a fellow runner and hopefully have her still reach her marathon dream, click below:

https://www.simplygiving.com/Appeal/april-angco-s-medical-expenses

Hope to see you up and running again, April.  Looking forward to still seeing you cross that finish line.

Official List of Selected and Waitlisted Runners 2018: Are You In?

Friday, 11 August 2017  |  Race Announcements

SELECTED RUNNERS

Below is the official list of Selected Runners for TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon 2018!  Are you in?

Download / View PDF: OFFICIAL LIST OF 900 SELECTED RUNNERS

If you’re in, you may register on August 12 and 13 to secure your slot.  You may still register from Aug. 14 to 20 but your slot will no longer be reserved and may be taken by a Waitlisted runner.  Registration will close when 900 slots are confirmed and paid for.

Click here for full details on REGISTRATION.

WAITLISTED RUNNERS

Below is the list of Waitlisted Runners for TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon 2018.  If you’re a Waitlisted Runner, you may register from Aug. 14 to 20.

Download / View PDF: OFFICIAL LIST OF WAITLISTED RUNNERS

Click here for full details on REGISTRATION.

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION DATES Aug. 12 (Sat) and 13 (Sun) – Only first 900 Selected Runners may register.

Aug. 14 (Mon) to 20 (Sun) – 900 Selected Runners + Waitlisted Runners may register.  First come, first served basis until slots run out

PAYMENT OPTIONS 1-ONLINE Registration via Credit Card (P200 processing fee for credit card transactions)

2- ONSITE Registration at: New Balance Bonifacio High Street near ROX (12nn to 9pm) OR Secondwind Running Store 2F Ayala Mall the 30th, 30 Meralco Ave. Pasig City (12nn to 9pm)

3- BANK DEPOSIT / APP (BPI)

Click here for full details on REGISTRATION.

GRiT’s First All Women Trail Run on 13 Aug

Monday, 7 August 2017  |  Bullish Insights, Race Announcements

GRiT, Girls Running in Trails, will launch the first ever all-women trail run event. This pioneering event is set to take off at 6am on August 13, 2017 at the Basekamp, Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal. Participants will be running in the rough, rugged, and scenic trails of Rizal while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow women runners. While this event is mostly for female runners, males are encouraged to participate by showing support for fellow runners celebrating the power of females. (more…)

R.O.X. Bike for a Cause on 26 August

Monday, 7 August 2017  |  Race Announcements

Happening this August 26, 2017 at Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna, the R.O.X. Bike for a Cause aims to engage the biking community in a meaningful and charitable biking event.

Presented in partnership with Bikes for the Philippines, a non-profit foundation which aims to provide bicycles to disadvantaged individuals in the Philippines, together with Heroes on Wheels, an assistance program of the Center for Outdoor Recreation Expedition created in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, the proceeds for this year’s Bike For A Cause will go to the Talahib Pandayan National High School in Batangas City and Heroes on Wheels program.

Together, Bikes for the Philippines and Heroes on Wheels aim to strengthen the support networks of poverty-stricken communities by providing proper outdoor equipment and transport that will bridge the gap between inaccessible areas.

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41st Milo Marathon: Who’s Joining?

Saturday, 22 July 2017  |  Race Announcements

I’ve signed up for Milo Marathon 21k this coming July 30 in Manila.  Who else is in?!!

For some reason, I guess since this is one of the more popular races in the city that almost everyone gets excited about, I always thought I had joined quite a number of Milo races in my running career.  I browsed through my archives and realized that – gasp! – my last Milo Marathon 21k was way back in 2010.  That’s 7 years ago!  I was much younger then and hitting a 2:03 for 21k was effortless at that time (so different from how it feels nowadays lol).

I got really sentimental browsing through these photos. The running community was tight knit and quite a happy bunch.  This is a photo of Jun, Jay, and I, my closest running friends during that time and, of course, we’re still in touch

Hamming it up for Photovendo of Ben Chan!

For this coming July 30 at Milo, it will be my test race before my Ironman 70.3 relay with the Sun Life tri team the week after. I haven’t been racing much lately so, at this point, my body cooperates running at such an early time again.  Apologies for the Tita speak lol. (more…)