Good Luck to Bataan 102k Ultramarathoners!

Friday, 3 April 2009  |  Race Announcements

Two days to go for Bataan 102km Ultramarathon runners!  I have some friends who are signed up for the race and I am excited and anxious for them.  

Good luck to all those registered for the race, especially Bald Runner, Coach Jo-Ar, Coach Roel and Jessie Ano, Atty. Jon, Mark Bata, Charlie Chua, Jerry Karundeng, and last but not the least, my idol and good friend, Kim O’ Connell.  (I hope I didn’t miss anyone)  

Eat well.  Run safe.  And, share your stories when you get back!

Botak’s Paa-Tibayan Races for 2009

Thursday, 2 April 2009  |  Race Announcements

Running bloggers were invited by Botak yesterday for a lunch meeting to discuss the upcoming races of Botak for 2009, namely:

  • May 10: Paa-Tibayan Takbo 42k Marathon (5k/ 10k/ 21k/ 42k)
  • June 28: Paa-Tibayan Takbo 100k (1m/ 5m/ 10m/ 50k solo/ 100k relay/ 100k solo)

I was looking forward to meeting the people behind Botak, especially famed cross-country runner, Mr. Cesar Guarin, but my schedule wouldn’t permit.  Fortunately, good friend Jun accepted my invitation to come as proxy and eat a hefty meal for me at Red Box while he immersed himself in the race discussion.

Jun reports that the races seem to be well-planned and organized.  People behind it are experienced: for the marathon, it will be led by one who helped Rudy B. organize races for years, and for the 100k, it will be headed by no less than Pinoy Ultra Runner Team Principal, Neville Manaois.

So, who’s game for the 1st Marathon of 2009 this May?  Raise your hands, please?

Below are details/posters for upcoming Botak Races:

PRESS RELEASE

Isport BOTAK sets the stage for marathon milestone

Isport BOTAK, in cooperation with OlymPlus, presents Paa-Tibayan Takbo 42-kilometer marathon traversing the cities of Taguig and Makati on May 10, 2009.

 

Set to be a milestone in the sport of running, Paa-Tibayan Takbo 42-K marathon responds to the increasing popularity of the sport both as a competitive field and a hobby for Filipinos.  As the event further promotes the sport, it aims to help the country achieve its goal for an Olympic gold in 2012 by providing runners a competitive environment.  In parallel, the event seeks to raise public consciousness of running as a fitness activity and an alternative hobby for a healthy lifestyle.

 

As the patron of the Paa-Ligsahan Takbong Pambansa Running Program, Isport BOTAK expects this marathon milestone to draw members of various running clubs, race enthusiasts, Sunday joggers, and even first-timers.  The centerpiece 42-K marathon starts at the back of the NBC Tent at The Fort Global City in Taguig at exactly 4:30 am.  Its route will pass through C-5, Ayala, and Rockwell then back to The Fort for the finish line.  In recognition of the runners who complete the whole 42-K stretch, Isport BOTAK will award each of them a finisher’s medal. 

 

Meanwhile, the 21-kilometer half-marathon starts at 5:45am, covering the Kalayaan flyover, Ayala Avenue, Makati Avenue, Rockwell and ending once again at The Fort.  Further, two side events, the 10-kilometer run to start at 5:45am and the 5-kilometer run to start at 6:00am will both take their course around The Fort.  In support of Isport BOTAK and the running community, Manila Water will provide sprinkler showers along the Makati route and at the finish line.

 

Interested participants can register at ROX (Recreational Outdoor Exchange) and Fitness First at The Fort, Sports Connection in Pasong Tamo, Makati and at the Botak Sports Shop at 131 Kamuning Road, Quezon City.  The registration fee for the Paa-Tibayan Takbo 42-K marathon is Php 400; Php 350 for the 21-K half-marathon; and Php 250 for the 5-K and the 10-K runs.  The first 250 to register can have the privilege of having their names printed on their race jerseys.  For inquiries, contact the race director at 4156096 or 4106966.

 

Following this race is Botak’s 100K marathon to be held on June 28,  2009 at the University of the Philippines.  Watch out for it!

PAA-TIBAYAN TAKBO 42K FLYER

42K Event Flyer May 10

BOTAK PAA-TIBAYAN 100K FLYER

100K Event Flyer June 28

100K Event Details

Pinay In Action – Last Day for Registration

Wednesday, 25 March 2009  |  Race Announcements

It’s been a great week for my legs so far. No signs of injury at all. I haven’t felt this good in weeks.  Thank God!

As such, my partner and I have registered for our next race.  I believe this will be my fastest race ever. Well, mainly because the distance is probably the shortest ever too.

Little Miss Bull Runner and I will be joining the 1.6km race of Pinay in Action this coming Sunday.  She’s pretty excited about it.  In fact, we’re planning to get her a new pair of shoes before the week ends.  I’m thinking cushioning shoes would be good for her, but I believe her only requirement is that the Disney Princesses are on it. 

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Go get her, baby!

How about you?  Have you registered for Pinay in Action already?  Last day for registration is TODAY!

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What: PINAY IN ACTION 2009 Annual All-Women Run
When: March 29, 2009 (Sunday)
Distance: 10km / 5km / 1.6km
Assmebly Time: 5:00 a.m.
Race start: 6:00 a.m.
Venue: Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Led by Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
 
Register at:
Maxiworks Toylab branches – Bonifacio High Street (between Krispy Kreme and Club Princess) and Powerplant Mall (3rd Floor) Rockwell, Makati City
 
Registration fees:
Individual Participants – P250.00 (pre-registration)
Onsite Registrants (race day until 5:45am only) – P350.00
 
Prizes:
Cash prizes for the 5km and 10km category for the top 5 finishers.  6th-10th placers will receive a special gift pack. There will be other prizes apart from cash.
 
Contact:
For more details, please call or text mobile numbers 0917-8554489 or
0927-4045187 or visit  www.pinayinaction.com or send email to pinayinaction@gmail.com

Condura Race 2009 Results

Tuesday, 24 March 2009  |  Race Announcements

Condura Race results are out.  Click here to get your official time.

Goodbye to the Hassles of Race Registration, Hello Finish Line!

Tuesday, 24 March 2009  |  Race Announcements

announcement 

No need to go far to register for a race.  No more lengthy registration forms to accomplish.  Finally, we Filipino runners can register for some of our favorite races ONLINE!

How to register for a race:

  1. Click on EVENTS.  You’ll see a list of races.
  2. Click on the race you would like to join.
  3. Accomplish entry form online or download registration form for printing. 
  4. If online, you may pay using either your Credit Card, ATM or G-Cash. 
  5. Upon registration, you will be asked to:
    1. select the Nike Park branch as your designated pick-up point. Race kits will be available at the pick-up point seven (7) days before the race day, or
    2. have the race kit delivered at your doorstep for an additional fee.

Big thank you to Coach Rio de la Cruz and Vince Mendoza for making it more convenient for us runners!