It’s time to “Raise the Roof” once again for the AffiniTea fun run for 2015. After their successful Brown Race last year, AffiniTea is back on the road again to continue promoting healthy lifestyle and camaraderie amongst friends and family members and at the same time helping the community specially the children. This year, the beneficiary of the race is He Cares Foundation, a Christian non-profit organization that helps extremely poor street children in Metro Manila, Philippines by providing basic needs like food, clothing, education and medical assistance, as well as spiritual support. So if you want to run and help streetkids, here’s your chance:

AffiniTea Raise D Roof 2015 Race Details:
Date: July 5, 2015
Venue: CCP Complex
Events: 3K/3K Kids/5K/10K/16K/21K
Beneficiary: He Cares Foundation

AffiniTea Raise D Roof 2015 Registration Details:
Registration Fees:
Lala (3K Kids 5-9 y/o) : P400
Lene (3K) : P550
Hemrei (5K) : P650
Manong (10K): P750
Nini (16K) : P800
Macky (21K) : P900

Race Inclusions: Singlet, race bib, certificate for 3K finishers, raffle coupon (except for Lala category), and medal (for 5K, 10K, 16K, and 21K finishers). 21K participants will also get a timing chip, AffiniTea drink, and finisher’s shirt.

Registration Venues:
* Online Registration : http://www.affinitearace.com
* In-store Registration
1.) Mizuno Stores
– MOA, Trinoma, Bonifacio High Street, SM Megamall, & Alabang Town Center
2.) Garmin Glorietta 5
3.) AffiniTea
– Makati, Binakayan Cavite, Mendiola, & Taft

AffiniTea Raise D Roof 2015 Contact Details:
Email : affinitearace@gmail.com
Phone: (02) 945-0655 / 0917 861 1425
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/AffiniTea
Twitter: twitter.com/affiniteaph
Instagram: instagram.com/affiniteaphilippines/
Website: http://www.affinitearace.com

Photo Credits: AffiniTea FB Page

The second leg of Run United trilogy will feature pacers with different finish time per category. Pacers will help the runners in achieving their desired finish time. They will be there to give tips on correct pacing and will cheer and encourage runners to not give up until they finish the race within their target time.

Some famous running personalities will comprise the Pacer’s list such as Coach Rio dela Cruz, The Bull Runner Jaymie Pizarro, Jinoe Gavan of Takbo.ph, Jeff Lo of Pinoy Fitness, Jonel Mendoza of Frontrunner Magazine, elite triathletes & some running bloggers.

Here are the details of RU2 in case you haven’t registered yet:

Run United 2 2015 Race Details:
Date: June 7, 2015
Venue: SM MOA
Events: 5k / 10k / 21k / 32km

Run United 2 2015  Registration Details:

Registration Fees:
5k – P750
10K – P850
21K – P950
32K – P1,050

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Registration Venues:

Online Registration

a. Priority Online Registration (for 21km RU1 registrants only, March 9-13, 2015) -> CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
b. Regular Online Registration (March 14 to April 16) -> CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

– Runners have an option to have their kits delivered or picked up at the stores
– Plus P150 delivery & processing & P50 web admin fee

In-store Prepaid Card Selling  (March 14 to May 14)

a. RUNNR Store BGC
b. Toby’s Shangri-La Mall
c. RUNNR Store Trinoma
d. Toby’s MOA
e. Toby’s Arena Glorietta 2
f. Toby’s Robinsons Metro East

2015 Run United 2!

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Run United 2 2015 Race Remiders:

  • All registrations will be done online by logging on to http://www.runrio.com
  • Deadline of registration is on May 14.  Register before April 16 to guarantee the finishers’ shirts size for 21km and 32km finishers.
  • Singlet and finishers shirt sample sizes will be available for fitting at the registration centers.
  • Prepaid cards will be sold in store on a per person basis only.
  • Prepaid cards must be registered on or before May 14, 2015.  Validity expires beyond the date indicated at the back of the card.
  • Online registration and prepaid card selling is on a first come first served basis.  Registration may end earlier than the announced deadline.
  • D-Tag will be provided to every participant to get the runner’s accurate time result and must be surrendered to claim the finisher’s item after the race.
  • No BIB, No D-TAG, NO RACE.
  • Race results will be available within three (3) days after the race at the following websites: http://www.unilabactivehealth.com and http://www.runrio.com.
  • Timing and Race Results: feedback@runrio.com

For more information:
Landline :(02) 463 4813 /(02) 463 4814 (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm only, except holidays)
Website: http://runrio.com/2015-run-united-2/

adidas Climachill™ delivers maximum cooling technology for improved sports performance

adidas announced the launch of the new Climachill™ apparel range, headlined by a black training t-shirt that features intuitive body heat management technology to cool athletes in hot conditions. Perfect for the warm and humid climate in the Philippines, the adidas ClimachillTM is designed to deliver maximum cooling benefit without compromising comfort or design.

“The body’s core temperature can increase by 3 degree Celsius when we are exercising. To maintain a stable temperature, your body needs to work a lot harder to lose excess heat. This may result in impaired physiological functions, which will ultimately affect performance,” explained Dr Maarten Hupperets, Director of Future Sport Science at adidas. “When it comes to performance, every degree matters. The Climachill™ apparel is the smartest and most advanced sporting product and can provide maximum cooling experience.”

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Gareth Dale, Jeremy Lim, Octavious Freeman

For athletes who desire sophisticated solutions in order to regulate body temperature and remain cool in adverse conditions, the innovative Climachill™ apparel is their answer. In this cross-category collection, adidas has also launched training shirts in the most unconventional colour for athletic apparel – black – to showcase the process of the ClimachillTM technology.

Employing industry-first 3D aluminium-cooling spheres, the Climachill™ apparel provides an instant cooling sensation upon contact. In addition to the aluminium dots, the ground-breaking SubZero flat yarn also contains titanium and is woven throughout the inside of each Climachill™ jersey to deliver more cooling capacity.

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Filipino athletes don’t have to be afraid of wearing black for fear of heat and they can now train harder, run longer and compete better.

The Climachill™ product range will be available locally from 1st April 2015 at leading adidas Sports performance stores, adidas online store (http://shop.adidas.com.ph) and sports retailers nationwide.

Summit Supports the Philippine National Open Invitational Athletics Championships

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Summit Natural Drinking Water continues its quest to uplift Philippine national athletes across all sports by supporting Team Philippines in the Philippine National Open – Invitational Athletics Championships to be held in Sta. Cruz, Laguna.

The Philippine National Open – Invitational Athletics Championship is the central sport event of the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association or PATAFA. The annual track and field competition will showcase the skills of Filipino athletes as they compete against the best athletes from China, Chinese Taipei, South Korea, Hong Kong, Brunei, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, and Myanmar.

Over 3,000 participants are expected to participate, and Summit is excited to be a part of the championships, “Filipinos are talented in so many different ways and we at Summit make sure that we support all these athletes, no matter what the sport. This allows us to support Pinoy athletes who thirst for more,” says Abe Cipriano, AVP for Asia Brewery Non Alcohol Division.

The most technical and arguably the toughest trail run in the Philippines, Salomon X Trail Run, is back on a new location with new trails and new challenges. The Salomon X Trail Run 2015 will tour the roads, hills, mountains and valleys around Anvaya Cove. The trail sections overlooking the cove are steep and technical, with sharp and loose rocks, roots and thick foilage, but the view, if you need to stop, and rest is worthwhile.

Attracting more than 1,200 participants during the past years, this race attracts all kinds of participants, with varying trail skill levels– from newbies to hardcore loyalists of the Salomon brand. Hence, the brand has made it a point to keep things exciting and challenging for everyone, offering different race courses, different routes and challenges, creating excitement & anticipation year on year.

Here are the full details:
Salomon Xtrail Run 2015 Race Details:
Date: April 25, 2015
Venue: Anvaya Cove, Morong, Bataan
Events: 32k Mountain Run, 24k Mountain Run, 12k & 6k Road to Trail Run

Salomon Xtrail Run 2015 Distances, Fees & Inclusions:

  • 32km mountain run
    Targeted for advanced trail runners who look for more adrenaline-filled adventures. This route involves a mixture of different terrains from asphalt, to sand, to rocks, to river crossing & technical ascents. This category simulates ascents of Skyrunning races – the arena wherein Salomon dominates.
    Mandatory gear for this category: Headlamp, whistle, Hydration Pack/belt. This will be checked prior to race start. No Mandatory gear, No race.
    Registration Fee: P1,600 (with race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey, Salomon water bottle, Post-race meal. Finisher’s medal for those who finish within cut-off time).

  • 24km mountain run
    Targeted to trail runners who want to take their race to the next level, with technical ascents and varying terrain. This category simulates ascents of Skyrunning races – the arena wherein Salomon dominates.
    Mandatory gear for this category: Headlamp, whistle, Hydration Pack/belt. This will be checked prior to race start. No Mandatory gear, No race.
    Registration Fee: P1,400 (with race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey, Salomon water bottle, Post-race meal. Finisher’s medal for those who finish within cut-off time.

  • 12km road to trail
    The 12 km “Road-to-trail” nature targets runners with basic trail running experience who wants to level up and experience technical terrain.
    Registration Fee: P1,100 (with race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey. Post race meal will also be served.
  • 6km road to trail
    The 6km “Road-to-trail” category targets beginners who want to explore the world of trail running. Road runners are very welcome, to experience a different adrenaline rush.
    Registration Fee: P850 (with race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey. Post race meal will also be served.
    Optional: Add Php 600 – get a Bus slot from R.O.X. to Anvaya Cove & back, for the first 300 registrants. Buses will be available to the first 300 participants, for an additional Php500. To avail, please click on the tickbox in the registration form & include payment with the race registration fee. Each registrant may avail of ONLY 1 additional seat in the bus (maximum of 2 seats per race participant). Please save the Bus Stub in your registration form/waiver. This will be surrendered upon boarding the bus on race day.

Salomon Xtrail Run 2015 Registration Details:
Registration starts on Feb 20, 2015 until April 20, 2014. You may register via the ff:
Online registration via credit card – http://www.salomonxtrailpilipinas.com
Online registration via bank deposit – Fill up the online form & deposit payment to (Runner’s Runner Bank details).

  • Registration Centers :
    Salomon Store SM Aura, 4th floor, SM Aura Mall, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
    Salomon Store SM Megamall, 3rd floor, Bldg D, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong
    Salomon Glorietta 3 Store, 2/f Glorietta 3, Ayala Center Makati City
    Salomon Store SM Annex North Edsa, 2/f, SM North Edsa Annex Building, Edsa, Quezon City
    R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street , Fort Bonifacio Taguig, 3/f Runner’s Runner Booth (Starting March 17)
    Distribution of Racekits are all at ROX BHS, starting April 10 to 23, at the 3rd floor (c/o Runners’Runner Booth).
  • Gun Start:
    5:00am – 32km
    5:30am – 24 km
    8:00am – 12 km
    9:00am – 6km
    More photos in my instagram account, follow me @cjlampad. See you there! :)

Super comfortable, ultra cushioning, more bounce and very flexible. That’s how I can describe my newest adidas Ultra BOOST.

When I received my pair of adidas Ultra BOOST last week, I was so excited to run and get to experience the “greatest running shoe ever”. I immediately tried it on my feet, walk around the office and it just felt so soft and comfortable. There was no “awkward new shoe feeling”. It was like walking in the clouds. My feet adjusted comfortably right away. Maybe it is because of the adidas primeknit technology in the upper weave which expands accordingly with your feet. They say that runner’s foot can expand up to 10 mm or more in width while running and when restrained, this expansion can cause severe discomfort, friction and blisters. Adidas Ultraboost will prevent this from happening.

I did a 5k break in run on a treadmill and it was a very nice bouncy ride. The sole which is made up of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) creates energy return from the impact of running, effectively pushing you forward. It also offered more bounce without hurting my knees and shins. I actually felt no pain at all after the run. The soft cushioning sole may have helped reduce impact that led to this comfortable, pain-free run. Adidas Ultra BOOST was designed to offer better Achilles support and there is also a “dual-density Torsion System” that allows the heel to remain supported while the forefoot moves independently. I can actually now believe that this is indeed the “greatest running shoe ever”.

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I cant wait to use my adidas Ultra BOOST in a half marathon or even in a marathon. I’m pretty sure it will help me finish strong and injury free.

Adidas Ultra BOOST was launched last January 2015, dubbed as the “greatest running shoe ever” , Ultra BOOST has raised the industry standard in terms of energy running, cushioning, comfort and heel support.

Here’s the official press release:

The Energy Running revolution has taken a bold new step as adidas unveiled the greatest running shoe ever, Ultra BOOST. At a guarded launch location in New York City, Yohan Blake, David Villa, Sammy Watkins and a team of elite athletes pledged their allegiance to the revolution while hundreds of witnesses from around the world were onsite for the introduction of Ultra BOOST.

Attending athletes and guests experienced the superiority of Ultra BOOST through state-of-the-art live testing demonstrations using the ARAMIS system also used by top engineering institutions like NASA, Boeing and Audi to measure crash tests, vibration analysis and durability studies. adidas developed Ultra BOOST using ARAMIS’ 3D shape and surface measurement to provide a fully adaptable running experience. Ultra BOOST intuitively adjusts to a runner’s stride delivering the unrivalled Energy Return of BOOST™, superior support and adaptive comfort over hundreds of kilometres, in virtually any environment.

“To answer the world’s athletes’ call for more Energy we aimed to create the greatest running shoe ever and we’ve done exactly that with Ultra BOOST,” said Eric Liedtke, adidas Executive Board Member. “adidas has raised the industry standard with BOOST and will continue blazing a path in Energy Running for those who dare to follow.”

Your greatest run ever awaits with Ultra BOOST at www.adidas.com/ultraboost. adidas Ultra BOOST will be available in leading adidas stores in the Philippines and Runnr BGC from February 25, 2015 at P 8295.

 Join the adidas Energy running movement by following @adidasph on Twitter or Instagram.

Tips on running with pacers in Run United

Unilab Active Health introduces “pacers” in Run United 1 to motivate runners to finish faster and stronger

Maintaining an active lifestyle has always been the advocacy of Unilab Active Health. To elevate Run United’s training component, pacers were introduced in Run United 1 held on March 8 at the Mall of Asia grounds in Pasay City.

Unilab Active head Alex Panlilio says pacers provide in-race training to help runners reach their goal time known as “PR” or personal record. Pacers are seasoned runners who provide that extra push, especially when one’s energy dips. They are identified through their shirts, bibs and the colorful balloons they carry as markers.

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ULAH broke the mold of marathons when it introduced pacers during Run United 1, held on March 8, 2015 at the Mall of Asia grounds. For easy identification, they were clad in blue Run United shirts with red sleeves, with a set of balloons tied on them which indicated the distance and specific time they were pacing.

One of the Run United 1 pacers is race organizer Jaymie Pizarro who finished 21K with a time of 2:11. She says pacers act as team leaders, and she had fun leading her pack.

“I’m used to focusing on my own time goals, but for Run United 1, I’ve paced runners and it was a fulfilling experience. It felt great reaching the finish line together, and it was heart-warming to know that they have reached their PRs.”

Pizarro gives several tips to runners who want to join a pacer:

  • Train for pace. Make sure you’ve trained for your target pace and that you can sustain it. If unsure, sign up with a slower pace group and work your way up.
  • Practice variety. Run a mix of interval and tempo runs to build your speed, and long runs to build endurance. Practice running at your goal pace without checking your performance in a watch or an app.
  • Run with a group. It is easier to sustain the pace running with group; you can draw energy from each other.
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    Cj Lampad, the man behind renowned running blog, Run Adobo King, paced runners to finish the 5K category in 35 minutes. You may visit his blog at runadoboking.wordpress.com. – Hey! Thats me! LOL

5K pacer CJ Lampad of Runadoboking blog has some tips, too:

  • Just join your desired pace group. Some runners are too shy. They secretly follow pacers—which is just okay. Always remember that you can stray from the group if you find the pace too fast, or go ahead if you can run faster.
  • Expect a steady pace. There won’t be bursts of fast or slow runs; the target is to maintain a pace of say, seven minutes per kilometer, and finish on time.
  • Talk to your pacer for guidance.

Coach Mherlz Lumagbas, Run United 21K first-place winner in the women’s division, has these final reminders: “Start slowly and gradually. Focus on training, not mileage, to avoid injuries. Make time for training and take a supplement such as Unilab Active Health Gel during the race for a boost of energy. Join pacers in races, but train regularly.”

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The beauty of running with a pacer is that not only is realtime in-race training present, but camaraderie is fostered in running and finishing the race together.

Another pacer was Run United organizer coach Rio de la Cruz who paced 5k runners at 25-30 minutes. For 10K, pacers were triathletes: Peter Gonzalez for 50 minutes, Ed Inocentes for 55 minutes, coach Raul Cuevas and Gino Abano for 60 minutes, Odj Reyes and Joseph de Lara for 65 minutes, Vincent Co Say and Ting Joson for 70 minutes.

Marathon finishers paced for 21K. These are TV host Kim Atienza and FrontRunner magazine editor in chief Jonel Mendoza who paced runners for a 1:55 time. Pinoy Fitness website founder Jeff Lo paced for a 2:37 target, while triathletes Vince Corpus and Bobby Go paced runners to finish at 2:27.