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After two months of being friends with the treadmill, I finally got back into the road by joining the 7Eleven Run1000 last Sunday, January 19 at Aseana City, Macapagal Blvd, Pasay City. Part of the race route for 10k, 16k & 21K was the Cavite Expressway (Cavitex). By the way, Run 1000 is in celebration for the opening of the 1000th store of 7Eleven in the Philippines. Congrats guys!

It was my first run for the year and decided to join the 5k distance. The 5k category was jampacked! I think almost five thousand runners joined the 5k distance alone. It was crazy but I think everyone managed to run and finish the race of their chosen distances.

Photo by Faces of the Race FB Page

I think most of the participants of the 5k category where newbies into running. During the run, I saw a lot of “don’ts” on a fun run so I decided to come up with a list of do’s and don’t’s for newbies into fun runs. Here they are:

Fun Run Tips for Newbie Runners

1. Check out & review the events map. This will give you the idea where to park your car, where to deposit your bags, where the portalets are, etc. This will save you a lot of time during and after the race.

2. Keep right. Always run on the right side of the road to give way for faster runners who are on their way back already. Also, walk/jog on sidewalks to avoid blocking the other runners. During the race, most of the 5k runners chose to walk in groups making it hard for other runners to navigate the course.

3. Throw your cups on trash bins. 7Eleven Run1000 provided trash bins every after hydration stations. We have no excuse for not using it properly.

4. Give a hand sign or slowly change your pace when you are going to stop/walk to avoid collission from the runner at your back.

Thank you Summit Water! 🙂

5. Keep calm & stay away from arguments. During the race I saw a runner who is arguing with a marshall because he was called out for running on the other side of the road. He kept on answering back and said: “Why are you shouting at me?”. Seriously? Do we want to waste our energy for arguing? Always remember these people are just doing their jobs. Just follow the rules and just run.

6. Don’t play the blame game! If you join a big race, expect many walkers from 3k & 5k category and long que of line after the race. If you want to avoid these: run fast, finish early and train harder. Stop blaming other runners or the race org for not achieving your PR.

7. Listen & be responsible to your body. Know your limits! Walk when you have to and always hydrate yourself. Prepare yourself before race day. Sleep well and do warm ups. Medics will be there but you should not rely to them. You are responsible for your own self while on the road.

With @ the Coca Cola Photo Booth

I finished my 5K race with an unofficial time of 33:33, not bad for a 85kg man like me. Lol. I got a medal, a shirt and a lot of freebies from different sponsors of the event like Coca Cola, Selecta, Pocari Sweat, Dole, Powerade, Bacchus, Summit Water & Trust Condom (not kidding).

It was great race experience! The weather was nice and the hydration were overflowing during and after the race. I will kill myself if anyone will raise issues regarding hydration! Lol

7Eleven Run1000 is definitely in the running as one of the best races of 2014. Special thanks to Summit Water and Congrats to 7Eleven Team for a very successful event!

Last 11-12 January 2014, the team behind up-and-coming travel website tied up their laces and geared up for the 1st Corregidor Marathon and 4th International Half Marathon, the annual race set at the heart of the historic Corregidor Island., the first Philippine-focused online travel website, co-sponsored the event and four runners, and gathered an impressive number of ticket registrations via their website, which also offers a wide range of flights, hotels and experience packages that can be booked online instantly. The dynamic website also allows travellers and tourists to provide their own reviews and recommendations for public viewing.

“We are honored to have been part of the 1st Corregidor Marathon and 4th International Half Marathon,” says President Zaki Delgado. “We at are keen on making great travel stories, and the experience we had at Corregidor was very memorable. The team got to meet different people, join the run and of course, enjoy being in such a historic place like Corregidor.”

At the close of the marathon on Sunday, treated the winners of the 21K run to another surprise – Erinio Raquin of the male category and Luisa Raterta of the female category were given a special helicopter ride back to Manila – no doubt, an exciting and rewarding end to the weekend.

“We are already looking forward to next year’s marathon,” Mr. Delgado adds. “It’s a wonderful event, and we at are always looking for ways to make great stories happen.”

For more information:

Hello Runners!

BGC’s annual Passionfest is back and set on November 29 to December 1. One of the main events will be the Run BGC: TAKBONIFACIO 2013, an afternoon run with a Filipino twist! This is in celebration of Andres Bonifacio’s 150th birth year anniversary.

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Here are the race details:


Run BGC: TAKBONIFACIO 2013 Race Details:
Date: November 30, 2013
Venue: Bonifacio Global City
Events: 5K with obstacles

Run BGC: TAKBONIFACIO 2013 Registration Details:

Registration Period: October 24 onwards

Registration Centers:
Toby’s Sports in Shangri-La Mall, Mall of Asia & Glorietta;
Runnr in Ayala Alabang Town Center & Bonifacio High Street;
Brooks in SM North EDSA.

Registration Fee: P 500

Inclusions: race bib, (upon registration), red neckerchief, belt with white flags (pre-race) souvernir shirt, loot bag (post race)

They are offering discounted rates for:
1. Residents and workers of BGC get it at less Php150 (P350).
2. Groups that form a battalion of 150pax will only have to pay Php150 per pax (registration and payment must be submitted at the same time)
3. Kids (5-12 years old) at Php150.

Official Press Release:

To commemorate the life of one of the country’s most passionate heroes Andres Bonifacio, the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is holding an interesting and unique run entitled Run BGC 2013: TAKBONIFACIO slated on Bonifacio Day, November 30, 2013.

An afternoon of fun run with exciting obstacles awaits friends and families alike on this 5-kilometer adventure. Participants are encouraged to wear the best Katipunero or traditional Filipiniana attire while going through the unique run. To complete the 19th century setting, Gwardiya Sibil will be scattered around the obstacle course to provide the almost true-to-life challenges to the Katipunero participants.

Participants will be wearing a belt with life flags. Guwardiya Sibil will pose as threats when they attempt to get these life flags. Fun obstacles await participants as inspired by historical events which happened in key areas around Metro Manila like San Juan (Guwardiya Sibil will be armed with water soakers to attack the participants); Pinaglabanan (An army of Guwardiya Sibil will be running after life flags instead of just standing around); Bonifacio (Participants should be on the lookout for Andres Bonifacio, who will be giving away free life flags); Marikina (Participants will climb up the giant inflatable slide and enjoy the way down! Or crawl inside the tunnels while Guwardiya Sibil awaits them on the other side); and Balintawak (Participants will express themselves and write why they are proud to be a Filipino).

Registration for the event opens on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at any of the following establishments: Toby’s Sports in Shangri-La Mall, Mall of Asia & Glorietta; Runnr in Ayala Alabang Town Center & Bonifacio High Street; and Brooks in SM North EDSA.

Registration Fee for participants is P500. Special rates apply to residents and workers of BGC at P350, Groups that form a battalion of at least 50 persons only have to pay P150 per head (registration and payment must be submitted at the same time), Kids who are 5 to 12 years old only have to pay P150.

Participants will be given a red neckerchief and a belt with life flags prior to the race. Upon registration, participants get a race bib. They will get a TAKBONIFACIO Souvenir shirt in their loot bag filled with goodies from event sponsors.

Top TAKBONIFACIO Finishers will be given cash prizes as follows: P 7,000 in cash each for the First Male and Female participants, P 5,000 in cash each for the Second Male and Female participants, and P 2,000 in cash each for the Third Male and Female participants. In the Kid Category, cash prizes are as follows: P 1,500 in cash each for the First Male and Female kid participants, P 1,000 in cash each for the Second Male and Female kid participants, and P 500 in cash each for the Third Male and Female kid participants.

Special Prizes will be given away including Best Costume to be determined by originality, inventiveness, intricacy & color, and fun. Best in Costume winners get cash prizes as follows: P 5,000 for the Batallion winner, P 3,000 each for Male and Female winner, and P 1,000 for the Kid winner. The Biggest Battalion will awarded a trophy.

Prizes to be raffled off are as follows: 1 Grand Prize worth P 50,000, and 5 Minor Prizes worth P 20,000.
BGC Run 2013: TAKBONIFACIO is open to anyone who wants to run for fun! Interested parties between the ages of 5 to 12 must have parental consent upon registration. Those with serious medical conditions must present a medical clearance to compete in the event.

For more details on costume requirements and registration by groups may log on to


Hi runners! Our friends from Hewlett Packard Company (HP) is inviting all of us to join their fun run for a cause. Read on for more details! 🙂

hp run 2013 poster

HP Run 2013 Race Details:
Date: September 1, 2013 (Sunday)
Venue: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Events: 3KM | 5KM | 5KM Buddy* | 10KM
Organizers: HP Employees
Beneficiary: Tenement Elementary School, Taguig
* 5KM Buddy – two runners running together from race start to finish
Facebook Page:

HP Run 2013 Registration Details:

Registration Period: Until August 9, 2013

Registration Fees:
3KM – 400 pesos
5KM – 500 pesos
5KM Buddy – 800 pesos (for two runners)
10KM – 600 pesos

hp run 2013 singlet design and size chart

Registration Website:

Registration Steps:
1. Payment thru BPI account deposit
BPI – Savings Account
Pierre Gabriel Ngo Dee

2. Input Payment and Registration Details at

Race Kit Claiming Details: To be announced

Race Kit inclusions: Singlet, Race bib with timing device

hp run 2013 race map

Hope to see you there! 🙂

Hi runner friends! Are you ready for an indoor duathlon challenge? Check this out! 🙂

Last Thursday, I learned about “The Fitness & Athletics Indoor Duathlon Challenge”. A 3k run, 20k bike, 2k run event wherein participants will get the chance to use world class fitness equipment such as the Intensa Treadmill for the run, and the Proform Le Tour de France for the bike.


World Class Race Equipment (Photo from Yahoo Sports)

Elite triathletes and celebrities Isabelle Daza, Sandra Gonzales & Niko Huelgas took “The Fitness & Athletics Indoor Duathlon Challenge” that night at Fitness and Athletics Store, Bonifacio Global City.  I was so amazed and impressed by their performance. Ang huhusay! 🙂

Isabelle, Nikko & Sandra (Photos from Fitness & Atheletics Fb Page)

I asked myself if i can also do that, given that i have not tried a duathlon before. I am confident on the run part but the 20k bike, hmmm, that will be the challenge. We love challenges right? Haha. Also, this is a chance for  runners who want to try duathlon but do not have their own bike yet, just like me. Another good thing about this race is you will set your own race schedule, upon your online registration, you will be asked for your preferred race day and time. The event already started last June 6 and on going up to August 31, 2013. 🙂

Here are the full details:

Fitness & Athletic Indoor Duathlon 2013 Race Details:
Date: June 6 to August 31, 2013
Venue: 28th Cor 9th St. (Inside Fitness and Athletics)
Events: Duathlon (3K Run / 20K Bike / 2K Run)
Organizer: Bike King

Fitness & Athletic Indoor Duathlon 2013 Registration Details:
Php 600 : First Sign Up
Php 450 : Succeeding race schedules (if you want to outpace your last record)

Race kit inclusions: Bib, Finisher’s Shirt, Gatorade, Loot bag from sponsors.

Online Registration:

Fitness & Athletic Indoor Duathlon 2013 Race Mechanics:

  • Show up 15 to 30 minutes before your booked schedule.
  • Submit your waiver and your valid ID to your Race Marshal inside Fitness and Athletics, 28th cor 9th Sts. BGC
  • Get your Race Bib, and attach to your shirt.
  • Do your stretching and warm -up before gun start.
  • Get to know your race equipment. It is the Intensa Treadmill Entertainment Series for the RUN, and the Proform Le Tour de France for the BIKE.
  • Race! Run 3K in the treadmill, transition to the bike and ride 20K, and head back to the treadmill for the final 2K run, and on to the finishline!
  • Top 3 Finishers with the best time in every category will bring home medals , prizes and own bragging rights!
  • There will be Awarding Ceremonies to recognize the top finishers.


I decided to take the challenge and signed up for my first indoor duathlon on July 26, Friday, together with fellow blogger friend Teacher Cheryl Golangco. Both of us are first timers, so no pressure. Haha. I’m sure its going to be fun and exciting! So what are you waiting for? Register now and take the The Fitness & Athletics Indoor Duathlon Challenge! See you there! 🙂

Last March 17, Unilab’s Run United continued to draw thousands of runners as the first leg of the prestigious Runrio Trilogy 2013 commenced at SM Mall of Asia Complex. Run United really has this something that keeps all these runners running back again and again and again.

As for myself, this is my 10th Run United Race (Whaaat?!?), the very first was way back in 2010, when I joined the Leg 3 of Runrio Trilogy: Run United 2 (10K). By 2011, I joined 4 Unilab races: Run United 1 (10K), Run United 2 (10K), Run United 3 (32K) & Run United Cebu (10K). I promised myself to become part of the “Trilogy Awards Night” the next year so last year, 2012, I joined 4 races again: Run United 1 (21K), Run United 2 (21K), Run United 3 (32K) and RUPM (42K). That gave me a ticket to the much awaited Runrio Trilogy Awards night which will happen on April 6, at SMX.

I ran the 21K distance again and I’m hoping to complete this year’s trilogy (21-32-42). The race started earlier that the usual gun start. At 4am, the 21K runners were already off to conquer the roads of Pasay, Manila and Makati.

I decided to run alone this leg, no pacer, no running buddy only because I know I’ll be doing a lot of walks because of lack of training. My last run before this race was actually Condura Skyway HM which happened last February 3.


On my way to the starting line, I met my Pex team mate & Ayala Triad Eugene. We ran the first 4 kilometers of the race. I had my first walk when we reach the narrow street of Leveriza Buendia.

There were so many runners that day, but surprisingly, there were very few familiar faces. I don’t know what happened but old runner friends were missing in action that morning.

I reached Mayapis St. and I saw HOB team mate Kit Atienza & Deemen Runner Noel already on their way back. Sila na mabibilis! Haha

It was a continuous run-walk for me. I reached 10K mark at 1:10 which made me felt that I’m just doing it right.

The race route was a little different this time, after the Makati route, you’ll go back to Macapagal Blvd up to Coastal Mall before you go back to MOA. Luneta & CCP were not part of the route this time, no flyovers.

I continued my run walk strategy. After 12K, I started seeing familiar faces. Kamote Runner, Jet Paiso & Bobby Cruise were there running the 21K category too.

At 16K, I saw Teacher Cheryl and we ran together for a while. We checked the time and its 2 hours already. We jokingly said that we still have 1 hour for the last 5K. Haha. Both of us were targeting just a sub3 for this race.

On the last 3K, I saw my officemate s Andrea, Homer & Jenny rushing their way to the finish line. They were also taking photos. Haha

All categories merged at the last kilometers of the race so it was hard to look for friends anymore. Haha. I lost teacher Cheryl and I ran alone up to the finish line.

I finish the race at 2:48, unofficial time. I got my medal, finisher shirt and my loot bag which contains a towel (yehey!), sun visor, small can of century tuna and some sample products from Unilab. I met with my Pex Running Team after the race for breakfast. 🙂

Unilab Run United delivered a great race and I think that’s the reason why runners continually support this race every leg and every year. When I run this race, I don’t worry about hydration or medical assistance. I just feel safe and comfortable in all Run United race. They already made a mark and a brand of quality races in the Philippine running community.

Congratulations to all the finishers and see you all in Run United 2! 🙂