All Set for 2018

Wednesday, 31 January 2018  |  News + Promos

Anyone and everyone who is into triathlon knows or I’m lucky to have met its founder, Carlos de Guzman, years ago when he paced his girlfriend (now wife) Aleta at our inaugural TBR Dream Marathon way back in 2010. Now, almost a decade after, I’m happy to see how far has come. is the main resource for triathlon information and races in the country. It is also an online store that caters to the gear needs of tri-athletes and/or those that are simply into running, swimming and cycling. also has shirts, socks, caps, drinking bottles, monitor watches, goggles, support straps and such made available on the site. Carlos also supports some cyclist needs such as wheels. (more…)

NB Run On Manila: Last 10 Days to Register!

Wednesday, 31 January 2018  |  Race Announcements

#NBRunOnMNL + #NBPowerRun race kits are running out fast! Make sure to secure your slots.

In-store registration sites:

– NB Trinoma
– NB Bonifacio High Street
– NB Glorietta
– NB Robinsons Place Ermita
– NB Alabang Town Center
– NB Marquee Mall, Angeles City
– Planet Sports- U.P. Town Center
– Scondwind Running Store, The Ayala 30th

Enjoy NB’s #payday treat too by getting a FREE #NBRunOnMNL 5+1K OR #NBPowerRun 8K race kit when you buy a single purchase of NB product worth P3995!

For more info on the race, click HERE.

Be #FearlesslyIndependent!

Race: FIT PH Bandana Run on 10 Feb 2018

Thursday, 25 January 2018  |  Race Announcements

Every race we join reminds us that we are blessed with health, strength and the ability to help one another improve in our sport. FIT PH would like to extend their hearts beyond triathlons and help children who are competing in a race called LIFE.

International Childhood Cancer Day happens every February so FIT PH is organizing a fun run at Camp Aguinaldo on February 10, 2018. All net proceeds of this event will go to Project: Brave Kids.

Event Name: FITPH Bandana Run 2018 (for the benefit of Project: Brave Kids)
Date.             : February 10, 2018
Time.            : 6:00am-10:00am
Venue.          : GHQ Grandstand, Camp Aguinaldo

Online registration:

Registration fees:
400m: P500
2.5K: P500
5K: P650
10K: P750

17 Things I Learned in 2017

Sunday, 7 January 2018  |  Bullish Insights

Hey 2017, thank you for the injuries, disappointments, failures, and tears because, as much as I hated them, they allowed me to appreciate the triumphs, surprises, successes, and laughter this past year.  Here are the 17 things I learned from you:

1- Strength is determined when you achieve power and success, but more so when you rise again after failure.

2- There is no problem that cannot be fixed… even if it’s any of these B’s: boyfriends, bosses, bitches, or bunions. Never ever give up.

3- DNF is not a sign of weakness.  (Read exactly what I’m talking about HERE.)

4- Reading books bring so much more joy and intellectual stimulation than Instagram, Netflix, or men in most cases.

5- It’s okay to be offline. FOMO must not be feared in the first place.  BUT, it’s important to know what FOMO, TTYL and IKR lest you want to be called “Tito” or “Tita.”

6- Online shopping is the best. Except for running shoes.  (Lazada, I love you. Mwah!)

7- It’s never too late to fall in love with lifting weights and building muscle.  (Having said that, I would still prefer to run long and slow in perfectly cool weather outdoors than spend time with machines!)

8- I love protein. I love salmon. I love protein. Oh, did I say that already?

9- Intermittent fasting is liberating!  And, this is coming from an ex-breakfast-obsessed-person!

10- Everyone should travel alone at least once a year. It provides the same happiness as running. It is freedom, adventure and power all at once.

11- You experience the most growth when you experience (and overcome) the greatest pain, biggest failure, or toughest heartbreak… or all of the above at the same time.

12- Slowing down and being content with life is not a sign of aging; it’s a sign of confidence, acceptance, and maturity.

13- Live your own life according to your own rules. Do not settle. Do not compromise. Forgive, but don’t ever forget what that a$$@%# did to you!

14- Be kind. We’re all trying our best. Yes, even that idiot who thinks being a race bandit isn’t cheating.

15- There’s no excuse for being stupid, lazy, or rude.

16- Your children are your best teachers. They test your character the most and constantly inspire you to be the best person you can be.

17- No matter what the world tells you. You are enough.

Race: New Balance Run On Manila + Power Run 2018

Sunday, 7 January 2018  |  Race Announcements

New Balance Philippines is excited to announce that Run On Manila + Power Run 2018 is happening on February 11, 2018 (Sunday) at McKinley West, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. I dropped by for the presscon and was happy to spend some time with running and tri friends in media.

Photo courtesy of Monching Romano, Race Day magazine

Run On is a regional race series, which encourages runners to reach their mark and run on for an extra kilometer. On its second year, Run On Manila brings back the 5k+1k distance apt for beginners and metropolitan athletes.

Power Run is the highly-anticipated annual flagship race of New Balance in the Philippines. Now on its 15th edition, Power Run brings along its three race categories: 8k, 16k, and the signature 25k. Tapping on the intermediate and elite runners, Power Run aims to challenge your personal record.   (more…)