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…)

Here’s To More Trail Runs… with Salomon!

Saturday, 6 January 2018  |  Gear + Gadgets

I have always loved the great outdoors. And, as much as I wanted to join trail runs, the thought of braving through hours of traffic to and fro and my forever busy sched always stopped me from indulging in this.  Last year though, I joined two Dirt School events led by Coach Ige Lopez and enjoyed myself immensely.  (Yes, despite the limatiks!)  For 2018, I resolved to join even more trail runs.  In fact, I was eyeing the Rizal Mountain Run as my first race for the year.  Unfortunately, my stupid bunion still won’t let me run.

Funny thing is, I think the good people at Salomon read my mind.  They sent over their newest shoe for me to use for my trail runs this year, Salomon Sense Ride!  Honestly, I’m still loving my Salomon Speedcross from 2017, but, hey, I truly believe that one can never have too many run shoes. (more…)

Now Open: Sign Up for Dream Chaser 2018

Friday, 5 January 2018  |  Race Announcements

The Bull Runner – Sun Life Dream Marathon is not just about letting first-time or second-time marathoners achieve their marathon dream. It is also about experienced marathoners being given the opportunity to give back to the running community, to give new runners the same support and motivation they received from others. To basically pay it forward. (more…)

New Year Giveaway: Win 10k Race Kits for 2 to 7-Eleven Run 2018

Wednesday, 3 January 2018  |  Race Announcements

7-Eleven will be holding Run 2018 this coming February 4, 2018 simultaneously in Manila, Cebu and Davao.

DATE: 04 February 2018
ASSEMBLY AREA:
MANILA – Filinvest City Alabang (Bridgeway Avenue and Spectrum Midway)
CEBU – Cebu Business Park
DAVAO – SM City Davao

Website: www.run711.com

To celebrate the New Year (even if I still can’t run… ugh!), I’m giving away a total of 30 racekits for Run 2018! Yahoo! Scroll down below for contest mechanics. (more…)

Let’s Talk about Poop… and my new Squatty Potty!

Tuesday, 26 December 2017  |  Gear + Gadgets

As a runner who engages a lot with beginner runners, I have often been asked this question, some ask it matter-of-factly as if it was a business dealing while others giggle with embarrassment as soon as the words leave their mouth. The question is: “How do you get yourself to poop before an early morning run?” There are other variations to the poop question: “Do you poop before a run?,” “What do you do if you feel like pooping at a race?,” “Can I eat fiber before a marathon or will that make me poop?” Aaaanyway, my point is, for the past decade I’ve been running, I almost always get a poop question regardless of how embarrassing it may be to bring it up mainly because poop is a serious matter especially for us runners and health enthusiasts. (more…)