Second Wind – Ortigas Branch Opens Saturday

Thursday, 12 November 2009  |  News + Promos

Secondwind Running Store, the first running specialty store in the Philippines for runners, by runners, is set to open a new store at the Ortigas Home Depot in Pasig City on Saturday, November 14 at 12:00 noon.

The new store is Secondwind’s second branch, and is considered an enhanced version of the first store, which started operating in March 2009. It will be open Monday to Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., to offer an unprecedented level of service.

Running Starts Here-Secondwind Map.

The shop carries the best brands in the industry, offering quality FOOTWEAR, EQUIPMENT AND apparel PLUS A whole lot of innovative devices and accessories that can be used for the sport. It provides gait analysis, which measures body movement and mechanics, and boasts a staff of running enthusiasts, who can provide various running tips and advises.

Secondwind built a second branch with its vision of promoting and furthering the growth of running as a sport and as a community in the Philippines in mind. It aims to attract more people to join the running community, as well as cater to a larger crowd by opening a bigger store in the heart of the metro.

The store also features a friendly and cozy atmosphere, which represent Secondwind’s mission of creating a venue where current and would-be runners can be with people who share the same passion for the sport.

Meet the Second Wind Team:

Team Secondwind


 E-Prime Area, Unit 03A, Ortigas Home Depot, Dona Julia Vargas Ave., Barangay Ugong, Pasig City, Telephone number 914-02-83.


88 Maginhawa St.
Teachers Village, QC


And the Winners of the Second Wind Singlets are…

Friday, 30 October 2009  |  Race Announcements


The first three correct guessers for the location of the 2nd Second Wind branch win brand spankin’ new Second Wind singlets.  And the winners are…

  1. Running Safety Pin
  2. Lauren
  3. Ronald

We also have an additional singlet for Javy O. aka Robocop (Positive Split) who guessed the correct location even before the contest was announced! 

The winners’ answers were: ORTIGAS AREA for the location of Second Wind’s next branch.  

Others had guessed Alabang, Bonifacio High Street, SM Mall of Asia and more.  I hope Hector takes a long look at that list and considers all of them for his next branches…most especially the South!

Congratulations, guys! I’ll email you directly to inform you how to claim your prizes.


Monday, 12 October 2009  |  News + Promos

The folks over at Second Wind Running Store sent this and asked me to zip my mouth shut. I ain’t telling (unless you bribe me with a dozen kiwis, my new favorite dessert).  

Can you guess what they have in store for runners on November 14?


Second Wind Accepts Donations for Ondoy Victims

Sunday, 27 September 2009  |  News + Promos

The storm Ondoy has wreaked havoc in the city and deeply affected a lot of people.  This storm hit a little closer to home as most of us know someone whose house was flooded in, or some of us were victims ourselves.  After seeing the devastation the day after the storm, a postponed race or a missed training run loses all importance.  And, one who was spared from the storm can only be thankful.  But, it also calls us all to lend a helping hand.  

One way to help is to donate old clothes, canned goods, pots and pans, plastic plates/utensils/cups, blankets/banig, shoes/slippers.  Most of us have unused singlets or old rubber shoes we can donate as well.  

If you live in QC area, Second Wind is now accepting donations and will be sending these all to Ateneo.  You may drop them off at:

88 Maginhawa St.

Teachers Village, QC
Tel. No. 799.2089

I hope all of you are safe with your families.

The Second Wind Running Store

Friday, 3 April 2009  |  News + Promos

The Second Wind Running Store, a specialty running shop co-owned by partners, Hector Yuzon and Neville Manaois, finally opened its doors to the public last March 28, 2009. Located in Teacher’s Village, near U.P. and Ateneo, this store, although small in size, is a big blessing to runners and students nearby.


Second Wind carries big name brands in running shoes such as Mizuno, Asics, and New Balance (Asics is currently on sale). They also sell apparel, hydration belts, Optic Nerve shades, Sports Beans, Accel gel and more.

The great thing about this store is that it is owned and managed by runners. Hector, who is a self-confessed shoe nerd and ex-Nike employee, and Neville, team principal of Pinoy Ultra Runners, can give you tips on choosing the right shoe for your foot and make wise recommendations on brands and models. Their extensive knowledge with running shoes doesn’t come from a company module, but from hands-on (or more like feet-on) experience during their own ultra runs. No clueless salesmen nor misdiagnosed feet here (both of which I experienced at local big brand stores.)


– Hector talks about his greatest love. No, not her!  I meant, shoes! –


– Neville playing cashier –

Second Wind also has a treadmill in the store to allow customers to test the shoe for a quick run.


– Jun runs with jeans to strengthen his legs.  PR in the next race! –

Pretty soon, they will offer gait analysis using a software imported from the U.S. to guide you when shopping for shoes.


– Can’t wait! –

Before you leave the store, you can even sign up to join the informal running group they’ve created. Meet up at the store and just run together for fun.

Beyond all that, after spending over three hours there yesterday, I would say that what I love most about the store is it’s atmosphere. It is all running in there. One wall was adorned with race bibs and medals from the most memorable races of runners (My Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon bib is there and Hector promised he’d give it back. Right, Hec?) while another wall has photos of Running Aid talks, Pinoy Ultra races, and favorite races. Everyone in the store were runners: a young runner from the U.P. track team zipped in and out of the store in between his road run and other Pinoy Ultra runners, Mikey and Dr. Paolo, dropped by for even more running talk.


– My favorite bib is Jeremy’s muddy TNF100 race bib (011) on the upper right –

Congratulations to The Second Wind Running Store and wishing you more success. I have a feeling that Second Wind will be like a Second Home for a lot of runners.


– See that ugly laugh? Told you we had fun –


– with Neville, Jun, Hec and Doc Pao –

88 Maginhawa St.
Teachers Village, QC