TBR Dream 2013: Chi Running Workshop sponsored by New Balance

Thursday, 22 November 2012  |  News + Promos

Good news to all TBR Dream Marathoners 2013!

New Balance will be sponsoring a Chi Running workshop for Dream Marathoners 2013.  For only Php500, join a full Chi Running workshop taught by certified instructors Lit Onrubia and Cliff Eala (the usual price of this workshop for TBR DM participants is discounted rate of php1600).

Event: CHI RUNNING WORKSHOP exclusively for TBR Dream Marathoners 2013

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2012
Time: 6 to 9 am
Venue: The Athlete’s Foot flagship store at the new Bonifacio High Street

– Limited to 40 participants only. First come, first served basis only.
– Participants should be registered in TBR Dream Marathon 2013. No guests or friends will be allowed.

Registration fee:
– Php500 must be deposited by the runner to reserve the slot.
– Full bank details to be provided by Forward Lean Running

Other details:
– Snacks and drinks will be served, and participants will receive a special discount coupon to The Athlete’s Foot.
– This is a special Chi Running workshop sponsored by New Balance for TBR Dream Marathoners 2013.
– This is not an event of TBR Dream Marathon, hence TBR and organizers of TBR DM will not entertain special requests to accommodate more runners, extend registration, or provide complimentary registration.

Call or text Ina of Forward Lean Running
– Mobile 0915.638.5801
– Email her at ina.buan@forwardleanrunning.com

Thanks New Balance and Forward Lean Running!

World Diabetes Day

Friday, 16 November 2012  |  News + Promos

My dearest daddy-o suffered from diabetes until the day he passed away.  This is definitely an event I support.  Drop by if you can to learn a thing or two about preventing and fighting diabetes.

World Diabetes Day Poster

TBRDM 2013: Bull Circle 3 – A Marathon Ready Body

Friday, 16 November 2012  |  News + Promos

See you at our Bull Circle 3!


TOPIC: A Marathon Ready Body: Strength Conditioning, Balance, and Core
DATE: 21 November 2012, Wednesday
VENUE: Henry Sy Auditorium, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Bonifacio Global City. For map to St. Lukes, click HERE.
TIME: Registration 6:30PM. Talk starts at 7:00PM
SPEAKER: Coach Jim Saret is Phil. Olympic Committee’s Sports Training and Fitness Consultant for all national teams. He is also one of the coaches in the The Biggest Loser Philippines.


  • CLAIMING OF SHIRTS: For TBR Dreamers, you may claim your TBR DM Official Shirts during the event.
  • PARKING: Available at Basement 3 and 4 for all visitors of St Lukes.
  • SHUTTLE: St Lukes has a free shuttle from market market mall and another shuttle that goes around Makati.


BULL CIRCLES are a series of running talks from October 2012 to February 2013. The talks are free of charge and open to the public. No pre-registration is required.

For any questions, please contact TBR Dream Hotline at 0942.477.6099 or email tbrdream@gmail.com.

Ayala Malls’ Wrapped in Love

Wednesday, 14 November 2012  |  News + Promos

I attended the Ayala Malls’ Wrapped in Love press conference yesterday as an ambassador of Hero Foundation. In behalf of Hero Foundation, I was asked to share a little bit about Hero Foundation and how we can help orphans of fallen soldiers this Christmas.  It was a pleasure to be with other Hero ambassadors present in the event, namely Piolo Pascual (Papa P.!), Nikki Gil, and 6cyclemind.

– with 6cyclemind, Papa P., and Michelle Chan of Hero –

– with 6cyclemind (Most of them are runners! How cool is that?) –

– Host RJ Ledesma asks the audience to hug Nikki Gil, Piolo, Marc Nelson, or Rovilson Fernandez because, well, ’tis the season! –

– It was such a pleasure to meet Don Jaime Zobel de Ayala, the founder of Hero Foundation. Here he is unveiling his photos for the Ayala Malls campaign: Relate. Create. Serve. –

– The Ayalas and Ayala Malls Management toasts to Christmas at Ayala Malls: Wrapped in Love –

Ayala Malls will be having its Christmas Kindness Sale where some of the Hero ambassadors have donated items that will be sold to the public.  Funds will go to Hero Foundation.  In all Ayala Malls as well, you’ll see donation boxes where you may donate cash to help an orphan.

Now, if you’re a runner, perhaps you would like to pledge a certain amount for every kilometer you run.  We’ve encouraged our TBR Dream Marathon runners to do this on their marathon on February 24, 2013, but you’re more than welcome to help as well!  After all, it’s the season for sharing!  Click HERE to find out how.


Nike We Run MLA: Win a 10k Race Kit and Run in my Shoes

Wednesday, 14 November 2012  |  News + Promos

I would’ve given anything to run Nike We Run MNL on December 2, 2012, but Unilab Active Health will be flying me to Angkor Wat Half Marathon on the same day.

Here’s the thing: I’ve got a Nike We Run MLA 10k race kit waiting for me AND I wanted to post a little race report, too. So, I came up with the idea to throw a little contest for anyone who would be interested in “running in my shoes” (figuratively speaking so please don’t expect me to hand you some shoes!) and taking my place in the race and reporting about it after here on TBR.  (Hey, if you do a great job at this, I’m thinking you could be my official “Run-porter” for future races.)

If you’re game, here’s how to join my TBR We Run MLA Run in my Shoes contest:


  • 1 free race kit for We Run MLA 10k
  • Feature on www.thebullrunner.com for We Run Manila 10k Race Report.


  • In 2 to 3 sentences, tell me why I should choose you to “Run in my Shoes” for Nike We Run MLA 10k.
  • Post the answer in the comments section below.
  • Only 1 entry per person.
  • Only applicable to runners within Metro Manila.
  • Winning entry will be chosen by TBR. Criteria for winning entry: content, originality, wit, writing style
  • Contest ends Thursday, November 15, 2012, 9:00AM
  • Winner will be given 1 complimentary race kit to We Run Manila 10k. Winner agrees to personally run the race, take photos, and write a race report for feature on www.thebullrunner.com. Article must be submitted by Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. Minimum of 300 words.
  • Winner will be posted here and will be notified via email.

Good luck and may the best writer/runner win!

AND THE WINNER IS…BARDMAN!  Congrat Bardman for winning 1 Nike We Run MLA kit and the chance to have your race report featured here on TBR!  Looking forward to reading it!  I’ll email you soon.  Thanks to everyone who participated.  I promise to keep you in mind for other “Run-porter” opportunities 🙂