TBR Dream Marathon Medal

Wednesday, 21 April 2010  |  Bullish Insights

Attention TBR Dream Marathoners: your scintillating 42km medal awaits…

– I wish I could run my own race to get a medal like this one! –

The medals are imported by my newfound supplier who is a runner too.  It’s his first time to supply medals for a local race.  Prices are a bit more costly than locally-sourced medals, but the quality is well worth it.  Anyway, for TBR Dream Marathoners we only want the best!

SkyTrend Marketing – Look for Allan Chan
Tel 373-01713 or 373-1712
Mobile 0917-6259655
Email jachan@skybroadband.com.ph, skytrend@gmail.com

Back from Cebu Holiday

Monday, 19 April 2010  |  Bullish Insights

We just returned from a wonderful stay at Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort and Spa and a slow, easy training run during The Great LapuLapu Run at Mactan Island, Cebu City.  Thanks to Noy and Amale Jopson and Janejane Ong for true blue Cebuano hospitality!

As I catch up on the work I set aside over the brief break (and as I take time to write a more detailed post on the race), here are some photos of the fun weekend we had…


– Breathtaking view of the waterpark and beach from our balcony –

– Kids’ nth time to take on the slides –


– After our half marathon training run. I accompanied hubby on his slow run in preparation for TBR Dream Marathon –

7 Days to The Great Lapu Lapu Run

Sunday, 11 April 2010  |  Bullish Insights

Aaaah Cebu!  We had a blast running in Cebu during the Cebu Marathon last January.  And, by the end of this week, we get to return for The Great Lapu Lapu Run.  Yahoo!


Race organizer, triathlete Nonoy Jopson, told me that the route will take us around Mactan landmarks by the beach and near the resort hotels around the area.  Top finishers will win trips to Hong Kong Standard Chartered Marathon 2011 (not that there’s any chance of me winning!)  They expect 5,000 runners and they’ll be providing timing chips from Finishline.

Hubby and I are registered for the half marathon.  Hubby will use this as a training run for TBR Dream Marathon and I’ll probably run with him and enjoy the scenery.

Aside from the race, we’re also looking forward to our stay at Imperial Palace Waterpark.  I hadn’t heard about this hotel until Nonoy told me to google it.  One glance at the website and my kids looked like they had won the lottery. Only “ooohs” and “aaaahs” were rolling out of their tongues.  Imperial Palace has got 5 different themed pools plus 3 water slides within the hotel.  It’s going to be a hectic weekend with swims and runs, but hey I’m not complaining!

Registration for The Great Lapu Lapu Run is ongoing and will close on Thursday, April 15, 2010.  For more info, click HERE.

3rd Bull Circle with Harvie & Hector

Saturday, 10 April 2010  |  Bullish Insights

And we just keep on growing!

Last Wednesday, April 7, 2010, runners packed the corner of R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street for the 3rd Bull Circle Talk.  This time, we were delighted to have the largest attendance so far with 170 runners arriving for the talk on Gear and Gels.



John of Oakley, our co-presentor for TBR Dream Marathon, treated runners to a product presentation before the Bull Circle talk began…

Harvie de Baron of Hammer Nutrition explained the importance of proper nutrition not just on race day but also prior to the race and post-race. Harvie said that our body has a natural “fuel tank” that should last for 90 mins. if we run at 75 to 80% of maximum heart rate. After this point, we should refuel using gels or sportsdrinks…


Hector Yuzon of Secondwind Running Store discussed running shoes. He gave runners important and practical tips on choosing the right shoe for their foot types and answered all shoe and foot queries…


Thank you to Harvie and Hector for your informative talks and for your support for our TBR Dream Marathoners!


– Harvie, myself, Neville, and Hector –

Thank you to all the sponsors of THE BULL RUNNER DREAM MARATHON at NUVALI! Co-presenters: Nike Park and Oakley. Venue Sponsor: Nuvali. Major sponsors: Nuvali, Secondwind Running Store, Nature Valley, Phiten, Cecon, Finishline, Gatorade, PhotoVendo. Regular sponsors: Timex, Hammer Nutrition, Dole.  With support from: ROX, ResToeRun. Media partner: Run Radio, The Bull Runner Magazine. Logistics partner: Creative Juice.

NYC Here I Come!

Thursday, 8 April 2010  |  Bullish Insights


Just got word that I got into the ING New York City Marathon 2010 lottery!

Goodbye goal-less days. Hello serious training! New York here I come!

Who of you is heading for NYC Marathon, too?