Are You Ready for 2013 Run United Philippine Marathon?

Friday, 27 September 2013  |  Race Announcements

Who hasn’t registered for Run United Philippine Marathon (RUPM)?!  I’m looking forward to running 21k there.

RUPM is the third and last leg of the RunRio Trilogy and the only slots open are for Ceelin 500m dash. RUPM, now on its second year, will feature four race categories namely: Ceelin 500m, Hydrite 10km, Alaxan FR 21km and Enervon Activ 42km.

What can you expect at Run United Philippine Marathon on October 6, 2013?

(1) Runners who participated in Run United 1 and 2 can finally obtain the last piece of their “medal puzzle” and complete their UNITED medal.

The completed UNITED medal from the 2013 Run United Trilogy series (21-21-21, 21-32-21, 21-32-42) fits together with the RUPM finisher’s medal. According to Unilab Active Health, securing all these medals is a testament of the runners’ commitment to continuously exceed themselves in the field of running.

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– Unilab’s Alex Panlilio welcomes the bloggers at the recently held bloggers night for Run United Philippine Marathon –

(2) The 3,000 Enervon Activ 42km runners and finishers will get VIP treatment—before, during and after the race.  Gatorade, ION Energy Drink, water, sponges and bananas will be given out at certain points of the routes.

(3) 42k runners will be among the first to try and taste Active Health’s latest offering in its Sports Nutrition Line – the Active Health Sports Gel, to be launched at Run United Philippine Marathon.

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– Active Health Sports Gel will be launched on RUPM. Its flavor is Berry Mix. Unilab will come out with more flavors in the coming months. Price will be at parity with other imported brands –

(4) 42k runners will experience a red-carpet finish.  The finish line for 42km runners will be right inside the Active Health Village, through a short tunnel carved underneath the main stage. The runners’ companions can cheer at the cordoned-off spectators’ waiting area, and at the main stage audience area. All 42km finishers will be given an ice cold glass of Enervon HP Recovery Drink, a grooming station complete with staff will be on standby to make sure that they will look their best in the photo-ops at the finish line.

(5) 42k runners can start their rest and recovery routines by attending a post-race talk and stretching at the Enervon Activ Marathoners’ Lounge where they will receive limited edition RUPM commemorative slippers. The University of Santo Tomas College of Rehabilitation Sciences will provide physical therapy and stretching services inside the Active Health Village.

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– Lester of Unilab Active Health and Coach Rio dela Cruz of Runrio show off the RUPM Commemorative Slippers –

(6) RUPM participants and their companions can avail of activities, games, free product samples in various sponsors’ booths at the Unilab Active Health Village. Alaxan FR PBA Legends will also be around for photo-ops. Entertainment will be provided by True Faith and Evedancel of Sugarfree.

All categories except for 42km will have start and finish line at the SM Mall of Asia; the 42km category will start at Bonifacio Global City and finish at SM Mall of Asia.

Gun starts are as follows: 500m dash at 7:00AM; 10K at 5:30AM; 21K at 4:00AM; and 42K at 3:00AM

UNILAB ACTIVE HEALTH’S NEXT EVENTS

Two more events are up ahead in ULAH’s active calendar—Tri United 3 and the Enervon Activ 226 Bohol Triathlon. Registration for both is still ongoing.

  • Tri United 3 Elite and Age Group Championship in Subic will feature standard distance (1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run) for elite and age-groupers triathletes. It will also accommodate teen triathletes with age categories 15-16 and 17-19 years old.
  • Enervon Activ 226 Bohol Triathlon, sponsored by Enervon Activ, organized by Bikeking, is slated for December 7, 2013. The 3.8km Swim – 180km Bike – 42km Run triathlon will be held in Anda, Bohol.

For more race information and results, interested parties may visit ULAH’s official website at unilabactivehealth.com as well as it Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Save the Date: RunBGC Takbonifacio

Monday, 23 September 2013  |  Race Announcements

TAKBONIFACIO

Bonifacio Global City (BGC) will be holding its yearly Passionfest this coming November 29 to December 1. As always, it is expected to be another fun activity-packed weekend.

This year, Passionfest 2013 coincides with the 150th birth year anniversary of Andres Bonifacio. It is for this reason that most of the activities have been given an Filipino twist to honor our hero.

One of the main events of BGC’s Passionfest is the yearly run: RUN BGC. For this year, it will be an afternoon fun run called Run BGC: TAKBONIFACIO 2013 on November 30, 2013. Runners get to dress up as a Katipunero and run away from the Gwardia Sibil lining the route!

Full mechanics shall be released soon.  For now, mark the date on your calendars!  Registration starts October 15, 2013.

Registration fee is Php500 but there will be special offers for:
1. Residents and workers of BGC get it at less Php150
2. Groups that form a battalion of 150pax will only have to pay Php150 per pax
3. Kids (5-12 years old) at Php150

More details coming soon, Katipuneros!

Ironkids, Here Comes TBR Jr.!

Monday, 23 September 2013  |  Running + Triathlon

We’ve made progress, baby! It’s only been a month since we first accepted the Quaker Challenge and it has definitely helped to get my kids moving and working for their goal.

TBR JR. SIGNS UP FOR IRONKIDS

Anton, my 12-year old, just signed up for his first triathlon: Ironkids on October 20, 2013 at Palms in Alabang. Woohoo! For Anton’s age category of 11 to 12 year old, the distance is 300m swim-10k bike-2k run.

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Can I just tell you? I was more nervous registering him for this race than I was when I signed up for my first Ironman 70.3. Actually, I may even be more nervous than the participant himself! LOL

Anton also expressed worry over the 300m swim since he only took this up a couple of weeks ago, but I reminded him that all athletes feel anxiety before a race. You really just have to train hard, overcome your fear, and enjoy the entire experience. Thankfully, he seemed to have believed me, and it calmed his nerves somewhat. Sometimes, I’m just pleasantly surprised over how this not-so-little boy of mine is slowly gaining his confidence. Tissue please.

So far things are looking great. Anton’s swim has significantly improved with the guidance of Coach Norman and his assistant, Coach Jeff. We got him a new road bike 2 weeks ago so he can finally retire the P3,500 mountain bike from Cartimar I purchased last year when I scrimped on him. (Bad mom, I know!) He finally agreed to wear a trisuit, something this tween refused to do in the past. And, best of all, he is just genuinely excited about triathlon. In fact, he thanks God for it in his evening prayer! Seriously, it’s a triathlete mom’s dream come true!

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– Fun drills for the kids –

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– Hardcore trikids continued training despite the rain and they had a blast too!-

LI’L MISS TBR SWIM AWAITS

As for Nia aka Li’l Miss TBR, we just had to wait for her school exams to end (done last week!) and for her birthday to pass (she turns 9 on the 25th) before she takes up swimming with Coach Anthony Lozada, my swim coach. She loved swimming with Coach Ria Mackay in her Aqualogic Swim sessions last summer so this should be fun for her.

In the meantime, I’m allowing Nia to enjoy her birthday week. Secretly, I’ll be busy planning for her sports activities while she counts the days till she turns 9!

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– Li’l Miss TBR can’t think of anything but her birthday wish list. Here she is taking photos of the Littlest Pet Shop toys she hopes to receive –

ALL IN THE SPIRIT OF FUN

While I’m glad the kids are getting more active, I also had to remind them especially Anton, that this was still all for fun. The last thing I want is for them to feel pressured to perform and to dread or detest sports.

My goals as a Mom is clear to me from the onset: I want the kids to be more active so that they adopt a healthy, wholesome lifestyle as early as now. Aside from sports, I’ve also been serving them healthier meals at home—less dairy and red meat, more wholesome grains and veggies and fruits—to fuel them for their activities. (They actually don’t know that they’ve been eating healthier fare so let’s just keep this between you and me, okay?) This is really a holistic plan that I just hope they grow into naturally and eventually practice for the rest of their lives. Crossing my fingers!

This is part of a series of posts under the Quaker Challenge. It’s about the quest that my kids and I have to achieve our Quaker Goal to swim, bike, and run more. Read about it HERE.

Toby’s Sports: It’s Starts Here

Monday, 23 September 2013  |  News + Promos

Toby’s Sports recently unveiled it’s new look, new campaign, and new endorsers.  I dropped by for the big event at SM Aura last Wednesday to congratulate Toby Claudio and the entire team.

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– Toby’s team with its new endorsers and guests –

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“It Starts Here” is Toby’s Sports’ latest campaign, espousing that the first step in achieving greater heights is commitment. This is how the brand sees itself through the years: committed to its purpose of helping every Filipino live their best through sports and an active lifestyle. More than a sports store, Toby’s Sports has made a mark on the mind, hearts, and bodies of millions of Filipinos since it started 35 years ago.

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To further strengthen and communicate its mantra, Toby’s Sports officially launched its new logo to go with its all-new store design created by a Tokyo-based design firm. Toby’s selected the country’s top athletes who best epitomize the “It Starts Here” campaign: PBA all-star James Yap, volleyball champion Michele Gumabao, and Azkals star goalkeeper Neil Etheridge. These three athletes each exhibit what it is like to have a burning passion for sports, be motivated to reach greatness, and prove that excellence can be fulfilled.

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– Toby with triathletes Kesha Fule, Andy Leuterio, and Don Velasco –

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– Dyan Castillejo –

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– Paolo Abrera –

Toby’s Sports also has its own significant story of starting 35 years ago as a small toy store. It has constantly grown and evolved, and the Toby’s Sports we know today currently has 50 stores nationwide, covers 56 sports, and carries nearly 500 brands – making it the leading and largest sports brand in the Philippines.

Congratulations Toby’s!

TBR-ULAH Dream Marathon: Weight Management Program Participants

Monday, 23 September 2013  |  News + Promos

Announcing the 100 runners who have been accepted into Armand and Mitch Mendoza’s TBR-ULAH Dream Marathon Weight Mangement Program.  Congratulations guys!

Click below to download the list of runners:

DOWNLOAD: OFFICIAL LIST OF WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PARTICIPANTS

Click below for details on the program. Your first session is already this WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25 at Galilea Events Place at 100 Miles Cafe, 2/F Fort Pointe Building, 28th Avenue, BGC at the Fort. (Old Pier One area near Zong).

LINK: WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

For inquiries, email tbrdream@gmail.com or call 0942-477-6099.