Sierra 51050: A Team Race in Tanay, Rizal

Sunday, 26 January 2014  |  Race Announcements

Rundezvous, Inc. is inviting runners, schools and corporations for Sierra 51050, Team Comes First on February 23, 2014, Sunday in Tanay, Rizal.

Sierra 51050 is a team race that calls for strategy and endurance. Set in the scenic roads and the rolling hills of Tanay, Rizal, Sierra 51050 aims to strengthen team unity and friendly competition among teams.

The teams will assemble at Sierra Madre Hotel & Resort at 3:00am and the race will start at 5:00am.

Regular registration fee is PhP3,500 until February 8, 2014. Late registration (PhP4,000) will be until February 15. The team racekit will include the racebibs (5) and finishers’ kit that includes the Sierra shirts and giveaways. The first three (3) teams to cross the finish line will be the winners of Sierra 51050 and will receive citation, team trophy and cash prize for each team.

The teams are encouraged to don their uniforms that will make them stand out during the race. A team is recommended to bring a support vehicle throughout the race. With the challenging terrain in Tanay, a runner is recommended to be comfortable covering a minimum of 10 kilometers. Teams are not limited to registering just one entry but they can register as many teams as they can form! A set of frequently asked questions is available for download in the Facebook page.

– Sierra 51050 Race Bib –

– Sierra 51050 Race shirt –

– Sierra 51050 Race Course –

– Sierra 51050 Elevation Map –

To register:
(1) Go online and register your team HERE.

(2) Deposit thru BPI Savings Account 4949 6250 74 (under Mark Anthony Terrado) and email Rundezvous, Inc. will contact the team via email or SMS to acknowledge receipt of payment.

(3) Download the Team Waiver from the Sierra 51050 Facebook page.

There will be a Team Leads Orientation on February 6, 2014, 7-9pm at Escalades, 20th Avenue Cubao, Quezon City. Racekits will be made available in the orientation after receipt of the signed team waiver.

Interested teams may visit Sierra 51050 Facebook page  or Rundezvous, Inc. Facebook page.

Sierra 51050 is in partnership with Running Atom and Running Free Manila.

Dream Marathon 2014: Bull Circle 5

Friday, 24 January 2014  |  Race Announcements

Mark your calendars for the last Bull Circle for Batch 2014 of TBR ULAH Dream Marathoners!

We’re fortunate to have Armand and Mitch Mendoza discussing Proper Nutrition for the Marathon, Coach Lit Onrubia on the Art of Tapering (Dreamers, this is highly recommended!), and last but not the least, our TBR DM Alumni, Maricel Laxa Pangilinan will share with us her experience running her first 42k at TBR Dream Marathon 2013.

We’ll be announcing important details regarding the Send Off Party and Race Kit Redemption as well.

See you there!

Course Map for TBR ULAH Dream Marathon 2014

Friday, 24 January 2014  |  Race Announcements

This is the official course map for TBR ULAH Dream Marathon 2014 on February 16, 2014.

What will you see on the route?

(1) Dream Chaser stations: 4 stations with 15 volunteer runners, mostly TBRDM alumni, who will provide you support, food, motivation, and help during the course of the entire race. Others will provide you with free massage while others will run with you holding umbrellas. Just wait for them to surprise you! There’s no other race in the world with this feature!

(2) Music: Bands during the race and as you run towards the finish. Our band this year is Ammo Band, ex-band of popular Journey lead singer Arnel Pineda, with special guest triathlete Reujen Lista.

(3) Water and Gatorade Stations: Water and Gatorade stations at every 1.5km.

(4) Pumped Up Stations: Stations with water and Gatorade PLUS chocolates, bananas, ice, Tiger Tail, petroleum jelly, and medical aid.

(5) Dream Mobile for Spectators:  No one else will be allowed on the route except for registered runners, Dream Chasers, and registered Pacers.  Your family and friends will be able to cheer for you on the route if they hop on the Dream Mobile, a bus that will take spectators around the course.

* Note: Organizers reserve the right to make changes in stations or course before race day.  Runners will be informed should any revisions be made.

For more details on the race, click on our website HERE.


Here’s the final list of Dream Chasers for 2014. Thank you guys for volunteering!

Rotunda Junction
1 Allan Ray Enriquez Gene Tiongco Botchoy Hain Bea Hernandez
2 Allan Tauyan Gari Tiongco Rio Mayuga Mark Hernandez
3 Nora del Rosario Rico Manuel David Uichanco Ronnel Go
4 Craig Logan Bryan Ermac Michael Arcilla Graciano S. Santos
5 Michelle Logan Lynette Ermac Mike Cordero Odie Cacho
6 Japo Ignacio Dennis Mascardo Ding Go Lala Bautista
7 Bert dela Victoria Maricar Mascardo Jose Pestano Trixie Castaneda
8 Darius Ian Manlagnit Joana Azcueta Donna Gojo-Segunial Juvy Pagtalunan
9 Eda Maningat Joseph Nebrida Mikey Villanueva Joey Odhuno
10 James Havana Peachy Tamayo Mel Nicolas Beeps de los Santos
11 Josh Tadena Vangie Gregorio Evan Lu Millette Rances
12 Karlgene Piga Marriz Agbon Luzel Tibo-oc Vanessa Quiza
13 Dada Castro Hya Dadap Mark Tibo-oc Russel Hernandez
14 Yoel Uy Gem Chico Sheri Anne R. Endaya Joma Sison
15 Ronna de Leon Harry Duruin Minnie Beth Tomas Kai Rebulanan

* Team Leader is the No. 1 DC per tent

Dream Marathon 2014: Bull Session 5

Monday, 20 January 2014  |  News + Promos

It’s our 5th and LAST Bull Session for TBR Dreamers 2014 on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at our race venue, NUVALI, Sta. Rosa, Laguna!

Date: January 25, 2014, Saturday
Venue: Solenad Activity Area, NUVALI, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.  (Near Yellow Cab) Click HERE for location map.
Length of Run: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Assembly Time: 4:00AM
Briefing: 4:15AM
Start: 4:30AM


  • Please come on time.
  • We recommend you leave your baggage in your cars, but if you must bring them, you may leave your baggage with our staff during the run. TBR will not be responsible for lost or stolen items so please avoid bringing valuables.
  • Gatorade will be providing hydration only at two points (start and at the junction) on the route.  Please bring a hydration belt or bottle for refilling. (For race day, we will be providing both water and Gatorade every 2km)
  • Please bring your own water.
  • If you have flashlights or headlamps, we recommend you bring them.
  • Bull Sessions are free and open to the public. Feel free to invite your friends!
  • There will be NO shuttle service provided due to the lack of riders from previous sessions.

For any questions, call Macel at TBR DM Hotline: Sun 0942 477 6099 or email


Monday, 20 January 2014  |  Healthy Food + Recipes

TBR Clean & Mean Routine is a series of nutrition and wellness tips from for people who wish to start the year right by living cleaner, healthier lives. New tips are posted every Monday from Jan. 13 to Feb. 24.


As mentioned, our TBR Clean & Mean Routine is about eating clean food. It’s also about being MEAN. M in Mean is for meals of 3 and snacks of 2, but, at the end of the day, we advise you to listen to your body.

Tip 2: 3 MEALS + 2 SNACKS

This week, focus on eating clean, wholesome, nutritious food (as in Tip 1) and eat them during your three meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and two snacks (mid-morning and mid-afternoon.) This is what works for most people, especially us Pinoys.  Personally, this is what works for me, too.

But, as I mentioned in the past posts, we’re not going to go on a “diet” but we’re going to start living a healthy lifestyle. So, while I recommend what works for most people to help them maintain a healthy weight and make good food choices, you should still listen to your body and choose a way of eating that works for you.

Nowadays, you’ll always hear about diets that allow you to eat more and still lose weight or recommend you to eat 6 mini meals a day. I tried it in the past and it was a nightmare. I was bringing out fruit containers during meetings and parties because I had set this strict rule of eating clean every 2 hours. After 4 months of attempting to live that way, I realized that it was completely unrealistic for a busy working mom like me to inconvenience myself with any type of diet. I started eating 3 healthy filling meals and two snacks.  It was simple and easy and, best of all, it was sustainable . That’s what we all want right? We don’t want to be constantly thinking of what to eat, where to eat, and when to eat, we just want to live healthy so we can go on living!

Truth is, experts have said that it really doesn’t matter when or how often you eat. What is important is what you eat and the total calorie intake for the entire day.


We all grew up with the vision of that Food Pyramid in our heads.  Little of us know that that has been updated.  While I’m not familiar if our government has released its own food guide, I am familiar with the new My Plate of the US.  This is how it looks and I like it!

This is how I generally eat except for the dairy portion.  I don’t believe one has to take dairy daily (if at all but that’s an entirely new issue).  I only take milk along with my coffee or as post-workout drink (Enervon HP) after a long run to aid in recovery.

Anyway, that is how your plate should look during each meal.  It may quite difficult to execute during breakfast so aim at least for lunch and dinner.


  • Eat a good breakfast.  Breakfast is a key meal. It sets the tone for the rest of the day. If you skipped breakfast, you’ll usually end up bingeing later in the day. If you eat junk, like leftover pastries or soda and crackers, don’t you notice you don’t take care of your body throughout the day, too?  Take the time to eat a healthy, wholesome breakfast with family instead of rushing out the door.
  • Dine at home. It will be easier for you to eat clean, good-sized meals if you eat at home. You can control how much salt goes into your food. You can use olive oil instead of cooking oil. You can skip the loads of butter drizzled on veggies. And, you aren’t confronted with a plate that looks like it’s meant for two!
  • Drink a lot of water. Drinking water before your meals fills you up. Skip sugar-laden soda and juices and you save yourself tons of calories too.
  • Listen to your body.  Like I said above, there is no one diet that works for everyone.  Do what works for you and what fits your lifestyle.  The key is to be mindful of what you put in your mouth and when you do it.  Don’t just eat all throughout the day without paying to attention to your nourishment and nutrition.


If you want to join me and others on our TBR Clean and Mean Routine for 2014, just do this:

Post a comment on TBR FACEBOOK PAGE that you commit to practicing the tip for the next 7 days. If you don’t have FB, you can post your comment on this blogpost.

Watch out for our weekly TBR Clean & Mean Routine tip every Monday. I will ask you to post a comment on each of those weekly tips until February 24.

Throughout the week, feel free to chat and converse with others in the TBR FB Page who are trying to apply the weekly tips in their lives.

By the first week of March, I will ask you to submit a story on how this plan worked for you and what changes you saw in your life. The most compelling and interesting submission will win a pair of running shoes from me.

Let me know how this week goes for you! See you next Monday!

TBR Clean & Mean Routine – Part 1 & Part 2
Tip 1: Eat Clean