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The Next Step Camps and Clinic 2012 Calendar

Monday, 27 February 2012  |  News + Promos

TBR is proud to partner with Coach Dan and Ani Brown’s The Next Step Camps and Clinics.

I joined The Next Step tri camp last year (read my review HERE) and I plan to do so again this year (just gotta get the hubby and kids’ go signal for next week’s camp. Crossing my fingers!)  in preparation for triathlons I plan to join for this 1st half.  Yiiiikes.  The thought of swimming and cycling freaks me out (that’s an understatement), so I feel pretty fortunate we have camps like this to equip wanna be triathletes or triathletes who want to improve some expert advise and guidance.  See below for The Next Steps complete calendar for 2012.

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UNILAB ACTIVE HEALTH PRESENTS:

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THE NEXT STEP CAMPS AND CLINICS 2012 CALENDAR

February 25-26 Next Step Camp 1 Pico de Loro
Starting It Right Camp

March 7 Next Step Clinic 1 for Tri United, Unilab Pool Mandaluyong
Focus: Swim Clinic

March 10-11 Next Step Camp 2, Pico de Loro
Sprint-Olympic Weekend

April 11 Next Step Clinic 2 for Tri United, Mall Of Asia
Focus: Bike Clinic

May 23 Next Step Clinic 3 for Tri United, University Of Makati
Focus: Run Clinic

June 9-10 Next Step Camp 3, Pico de Loro
Long Distance Weekend

July 21-22 Next Step Camp 4, Pico de Loro
Long Distance Race Prep Weekend

October 13-14 Next Step Camp 5 for Tri United
Beginners Camp for Tri United 3

The Next Step Clinics for Tri United

A. Feb 22 Next Step Clinic 1 for Tri United
Focus: Swim Clinic
Manila Venue: Unilab Pool
Time: 5:30pm-8pm

Will cover swim theory and technique for the first part and swim application and stroke analysis for the second part.

B. April 11 Next Step Clinic 2 for Tri United
Focus: Bike Clinic
Manila Venue: Mall Of Asia
Time: 5:30am-7:30am

Will cover bike theory and technique for the first part and a short bike ride for the second part. Partner bike shops, mechanics, and bike-fit systems present.

C. May 23 Next Step Clinic 3 for Tri United
Focus: Run Clinic
Manila Venue: University Of Makati
Time: 5:30pm-7:30am

Will cover run theory and technique for the first part and a run workout and run analysis for the second part.

The Next Step Camps for Tri United

A. Feb 25-26 Next Step Camp 1 for Tri United
Focus: Starting It Right Camp
Venue: Pico de Loro
Coaching Fee: Free
Cost of Accommodations: P5,000/ hotel room
How to Register: Just email nextsteptri@gmail.com to confirm your slot, first come first served

A great fitness booster for the 2012 racing season and educational weekend for both beginner and experienced triathletes. Partner bike shops, mechanics, and bike-fit systems present.

B. March 10-11 Next Step Camp 2 for Tri United
Focus: Sprint Olympic Training Weekend
Venue: Pico de Loro
Coaching Fee: Free
Cost of Accommodations: P5,000/ hotel room
How to Register: Just email nextsteptri@gmail.com to confirm your slot, first come first served

Join this camp and be race ready for the first few sprint and Olympic distance races of summer! Partner bike shops, mechanics, and bike-fit systems present.

C. June 9-10 Next Step Camp 3 for Tri United
Focus: Long Distance Weekend
Venue: Pico de Loro
Cost of Accommodations: P5,000/ hotel room
How to Register: Just email nextsteptri@gmail.com to confirm your slot, first come first served

For triathletes who want to work hard and prepare well for their long distance race events. Partner bike shops, mechanics, and bike-fit systems present.

D. July 21-22 Next Step Camp 4 for Tri United
Focus: Long Distance Race Prep
Venue: Pico de Loro
Coaching Fee: Free
Cost of Accommodations: P5,000/ hotel room
How to Register: Just email nextsteptri@gmail.com to confirm your slot, first come first served

A great tune up weekend specifically designed for the 70.3 Philippines in Cebu. We want to help you have an awesome race! Partner bike shops, mechanics, and bike-fit systems present.

E. October 13-14 Next Step Camp 5 for Tri United
Focus: Beginners Camp for Tri United 3
Venue: Alabang
How to register: Available only to registrants of Tri United Race Series.

Triathlon 101 for those who are new to the sport and want to arm themselves with practical lessons in swimming, biking, running, transitions, nutrition, etc. Partner bike shops, mechanics, and bike-fit systems present.

For more info, visit:

Website: http://thenextsteptricamp.com/

Run United Update for 21k and 5k

Monday, 27 February 2012  |  Race Announcements

Ready for Run United this coming Sunday, March 4, 2012?  Here are updates about the race from RunRio, its race organizer:

21k category

1. Starting gun

The gun start for the 21k category was adjusted to an earlier time from 5am to 430am . We are allowing a maximum grace period of 30 minutes to allow participants to start. Hence, by 5:01am,the starting line will be closed to all runners. This is due to the limited time that the race organizer has been allowed to have the race route closed to traffic. We hope you understand that this is for every one’s safety and security.

2. Free shuttle services

We are providing free shuttle services for all 21k runners from MOA to BGC starting at 230am. This service will be available at 15 minute intervals until the last trip scheduled at 330am. After 3:30am, the next shuttle service to BGC will only be available starting 630am, at 15 minute intervals, with last trip scheduled at 930am. No shuttle services will be provided after 930am.

Designated pick-up point: OCEAN DRIVE (in between ECOM Bldg and Blk12) at Mall of Asia complex
Drop off point: In front of RIOVANA STORE in Fort – BGC

Runners are are recommended to plan their transportation in advance given these developments.

3. Baggage Counter

21k runners may leave their bags at any of the two designated Baggage Buses parked along the 9th Avenue near the Gun Start area in Fort BGC from 2:30am until 5am only. After the race,you may claim your items from the same bus at OCEAN DRIVE (in between ECOM Bldg and Blk 12) at Mall of Asia. Participants are strongly advised not to leave any valuables in their bags. The race organizer and any of its sponsors will not be held liable for any loss or damage to your personal items.

Below are key points to remember:

  • Starting line at BGC across RIOVANA
  • Baggage buses: 230am to 5am
  • Assembly time 330am
  • Starting gun 430am
  • Cutoff of start 500am
  • Finish line at MOA

Shuttle services*:

  • MOA to BGC**:230am to 330am in time for the 430am starting gun
  • MOA to BGC**:600am to 930am

*all shuttle services are exclusive to 21K participants only
**in 15minute intervals

5k category

The 5k gun start at MOA has also been adjusted to 5:30am. This will be simultaneous with the 10k category at a separate starting line, also in MOA.

Registration for Run United at Bull Session 5

Friday, 24 February 2012  |  News + Promos

Oh boy, tomorrow’s Bull Session 5 is turning out to be a huge event in itself.

As mentioned, we’ll be having the TBR DM Gatorade Drinking Guide talk at 4:00am before we run at 4:30am.  For our long run of 3.5 hours, we’ll have our two coaches, Jim Lafferty and Lit Onrubia, running with us.  Gatorade will have three stations while Unilab is providing us with a water station (but we still recommend you bring your own hydration belts.)  Lastly, after our long run, we’ll have a Run United registration booth (for TBR DM runners you can use the 10k as a training run) plus free sampling of Enervon.

Sleep early for our long run tomorrow!  See ya!

Gatorade Sweat Test…and the Results!

Thursday, 23 February 2012  |  Healthy Food + Recipes

Last Feb. 18, 2012, Gatorade treated 52 of our TBR Dream Marathon runners and friends to a free Gatorade Sweat Test at Ultra.

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– TBR DM runners woke up early for their Gatorade Sweat Test at Ultra -

The experts and staff of Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) came in full force. And, even before the 5am call time, our runners were lined up at the Ultra entrance. 100% attendance from all sign ups!

Runners went through this simple and organized process led by GSSI:
1. Measure Body Weight;
2. Urine Test;
3. Patch the Runners (the staff places a cotton like material on the runner’s forearm and forehead to collect sweat and analyze electrolytes)
4. 1 hour 30 minutes running

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– Urine samples. Guess which urine is severely dehydrated? -

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– GSSI hard at work collecting samples and patching -

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– Ultramarathoner and suki volunteer/chaser of TBR DM Leo Tugade gets patched -

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– Lara Parpan, Women’s Health editor and guest of Gatorade, gets sweat tested too -

After the 1 1/2 hour run…
5. Taking off of patches after about 45 minutes
6. Finish the 1:30 hr run while monitoring fluid intake
7. Cool Down
8. Towel down and Weigh out.

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– GSSI takes this very seriously -

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– Gatorade on the house during the sweat test -

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– me (saling pusa runner for the day), Ton and Oz of GroupM, and Lit -

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– TBR DM runners with GSSI, Marcia of Group M, and one of my favorite paralympic heroes Coach Sid Vildosola -

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– Surprise surprise! Who did I bump into as a member of the GSSI team? My favorite PT at Moro Lorenzo Sports Center, Aspi. Years ago, I would run to him for dry needling! That’s me with Aspi and Jun -

THE RESULTS

We received the results from GSSI yesterday. Drumroll please! Participants will receive the results via email as well.

MEN’S RESULTS
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2012 TBR GSTFB Results - Men P2_1

WOMEN’S RESULTS
2012 TBR GST FB Results - Women1

GENERAL DRINK GUIDE FOR TBR DREAM MARATHONERS 2012 ON BULL SESSION 5

While the lucky 50 runners get a personalized guide to their hydration, GSSI was kind enough to offer the same information and guidance to the rest of our runners.

On our next Bull Session on Feb. 25 at NUVALI, GSSI head Nino Sinco will present a TBR Gatorade Drink Guide, a General Drink Guide for the TBR DM Runners based on the data they collected and obtained from the sample of 52 TBR DM Runners during the test. Basically, it’s a cross section guide for the participants/ trainees/ runners.

The talk will start at 4:00 AM at the Solenad Activity area and end at around 4:25 AM. This will be followed by a brief talk by Jim Lafferty and Lit Onrubia and off we go on our 3.5 hour long run.

Some photos courtesy of Nino Sinco. Thanks Nino!

TBR Dream Marathon Send Off Party for Batch 2012

Wednesday, 22 February 2012  |  News + Promos

To all TBR Dream Marathoners! Let’s meet up for a simple gathering to celebrate your successes from training and for us to wish you all the best before the big day. Come and join us for our TBR Dream Marathon Send Off Party!

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EVENT: TBR Dream Marathon 2012 Send Off Party
DATE: 8 March 2012, Thursday (moved from 10 March)
PLACE: JY CAMPOS Halls A&B, Unilab Bayanihan Center, 8008 Pioneer St., Brgy. Capitolyo, Pasig City
TIME: 7:00 to 9:30 PM

MAP TO UNILAB BAYANIHAN CENTER
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PROGRAMME:

7:00 Registration
* Redemption of Race Kits from 7:00PM to 9:30PM
7:00 – 7:30 Cocktails
7:30 – 7:40 Opening Remarks
Introduction of TBR Dream Team
7:40 – 7:50 Co-Founder address (Jim Lafferty)
7:50 – 7:55 Race Director address (Neville Manaois)
7:55 – 8:00 Coach address (Lit Onrubia)
8:00 – 8:10 Active Health Address and Video
8:10 – 8:20 Race briefing – Features / Rules (Jaymie Pizarro)
8:20 – 8:30 Course briefing
8:30 – 8:40 Q&A
8:40 – 9:00 Game
9:00 – 9:15 Raffle (Pre-drawn except for Major Prizes)
9:15 – 9:25 Special TBR DM 2012 Video by Ripple 100
9:25 – 9:30 Batch photo

WHO CAN COME:

– Registered participants of TBR Dream Marathon 2012
– Invited guests and VIPS

RACE KIT REDEMPTION

During the TBR Dream Send Off Party, you may claim your race kits.  Please make sure you have your medical certificate if you haven’t submitted it at any of our drop off centers.  NO MEDICAL CERTIFICATE, NO RACE KIT.

1) TBR DREAM SEND OFF PARTY, MARCH 8, 2012, THURSDAY: 7:00 PM TO 9:30 PM
* No representatives allowed

2) MARCH 11, SUNDAY TO MARCH 13, 2012, TUESDAY: 2/F R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street, during store hours
* An authorized representative may claim your race pack upon presentation of a Letter of Authorization, Valid ID, Medical Certificate (if not submitted yet), and Submission of Signed Waivers. Click HERE to download TBRDM Waiver. Click  HERE  to download NUVALI Waiver.

3) RACE DAY, MARCH 18, 2012, SUNDAY: 12 midnight to 2:00 AM

PROCESS FOR CLAIMING OF RACE KIT:

  1. Submit Medical Certificate. If submitted, disregard this.
  2. Sign NUVALI waiver. Download HERE and print or you may get a copy at the Redemption area.
  3. Claim Race Packet

 

REMINDERS ABOUT MEDICAL CERTIFICATE
Deadline for submission: March 13, 2012.  Medical certificates may be submitted at the following:

1) DROP OFF CENTERS: FEBRUARY 1, 2012 TO MARCH 4, 2012 (SUNDAY):

* Riovana, Bonifacio High Street
* Secondwind Running Store, Ortigas Home Depot. Julia Vargas Avenue. Pasig
* Secondwind Running Store, 45 Malingap Street, Teachers Village QC
* New Balance, Alabang Town Center

2) TBR DREAM MARATHON 2012 SEND OFF PARTY, MARCH 8, 2012 (THURSDAY), 7:00PM TO 9:30PM

3) RACE KIT REDEMPTION, MARCH 11, SUNDAY TO MARCH 13, 2012 (TUESDAY), 2/F R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street, during store hours

FOR QUESTIONS, call TBR DM Hotline at SUN 0922-771-8014 or email macel(at)thebullrunner.com