TBR on Smart Parenting – April 2011

Tuesday, 5 April 2011  |  Press

Thanks to Smart Parenting for featuring me in their April 2011 issue.  On the cover is Tessa Prieto-Valdes, another running mom who I’ve had the pleasure to run long with a couple of times the past month now that she’s training for Paris Marathon, along with her daughter Athena.  (Good luck in Paris, Tessa, Leana, Lit, Leah, Lara, Coach Rio, and everyone else who’s running Paris this coming Sunday!)

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This issue has an article on running basics for beginners called “Run for Your Life” and this is where they snuck in a photo of me and a brief interview on how I got started with running.  Aack, I couldn’t help getting all sentimental about those early days.  Thanks again, Smart Parenting!

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TBR Dream Marathon on GMA 24 Oras

Thursday, 24 March 2011  |  Press

Thank you to GMA for covering TBR Dream Marathon last Sunday. This is a great report that captured what TBR Dream is all about! Oh, and it also revealed the truth about our race course in NUVALI…it’s tough and challenging which makes the finish all the more fulfilling! Right, guys?

Thank you to GMA’s Mark Zambrano, future TBR Dream Marathoner Batch 2012!


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PDI List of Top 15 CEO Runners

Tuesday, 15 March 2011  |  Press

Wow. Huge thanks to Philippine Daily Inquirer for including little ol’ me in their list of Top 15 CEO Runners.  I am thankful. And, oh boy, I am so not worthy.

By the way, they said my 10k PR is 40.57 mins.  It’s a typo (although I seriously wish it wasn’t!).  Add 6 minutes to my 10k PR which is 46.57.

Click HERE to read the full article…

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If I were to add a few more CEO Runners, I would include:

  • Lance Gokongwei
  • Ton Concepcion
  • Patrick Concepcion
  • Clinton Hess
  • Anton Gonzales
  • Miguel Celdran
  • Toby Claudio
  • Mark Ellis
  • Duane Santos
  • Chris Po

Men’s Health – December 2010

Friday, 17 December 2010  |  Press

Guess who’s on Men’s Health’s December issue?

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Uhm…aside from Rich Herrera…

Yup. You’ll find me in one of the back pages…

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Thanks to the magic of makeup I look like a speed demon here.  A friend had the perfect description for this photo: “very bullish!”

Thanks to Men’s Health and Peejo Pilar!

Guesting on Sports Insider

Thursday, 21 October 2010  |  Bullish Insights, Press

Last week, I was invited to guest on Sports Insider, a sports show on Solar Sports hosted by Jinno Rufino and Noel Zarate which features the most happening and most talked about in sports.  (I say Solar Sports should produce a show just like that but specifically for running!)

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As I watched Noel and Jinno, two of the most articulate sports hosts in my book, spew out names of basketball players and teams from their mouths faster than I could sprint a mile, I wondered: What the hell am I doing here?  And…what the heck are they talking about?! Basketball terms—especially the names of players—are a foreign language to me.

But, being the great hosts they are, I felt completely at ease during the interview.  We talked about the blog and the magazine, my running, and about the upcoming TBR Dream Marathon.  It was a lot of fun!

The show above was aired Monday.  There will be another episode on TBR Dream Marathon early next year.

One last thing: I promised Jinno that I would ask all of my running friends—that’s YOU, by the way—to click LIKE on their Facebook page.  You see, if they hit 50,000 fans, Noel Zarate will shave off his hair.  I say: if 1,000 likes come from runners, he should run 10k early next year, too.

Click HERE to go to Sports Insider Facebook page.

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Sports Insider airs on Solar Sports every Mon, Wed, & Fri at 9pm (replays 6am) and on Basketball TV every Tue, Thu & Sat at 10pm (replays 6:30am).