Monday, April 30, 2012

Got The 1st Piece? Go Grab Another

In Unilab ActiveHealth’s continuing efforts to promote an active and healthy lifestyle among families, Run United 2012 will have its second leg on June 17, 2012 at SM Mall of Asia.  Kids from age 5 to 12 years old can join the Ceelin 500-meter dash to jumpstart their journey to fitness. Moms, dads and older siblings can choose from the different race categories like 3km, 5km, 10km, and 21kmRun United 2 2012 is for the benefit of Gawad Kalinga and Children’s Hour

Registered participants of 500-meter dash, 3km, 5km, and 10km will receive their singlet upon registration.
Ceelin 500-meter dash
3km, 5km, 10km singlet design
The Active Health race belt bag, bib with timing chip, and Riovana 10% discount stub can be claimed during the 1st ever Run United Race Expo scheduled on June 13-16, 2012 at BGC Grounds (near Riovana) from 2pm to 8pm on June 13 and 10am to 8pm on June 14-16
will be claimed at the Run United Race Expo

The participants of the 21k category will have a different singlet color design which makes the runners extra special, aside from the freebies that they will get during the race expo in BGC and the 2nd piece of the collectible medal and finisher shirt. A personalized RunRio Timing Card will be exclusively given. You just need to present your old IPICO timing chip during the registration to get the replacement
will be claimed at the Run United Race Expo

Half-marathon runners will also get to enjoy running the Bonifacio Global City to Mall of Asia race route, giving you a chance to improve your PR for Run United 1. Shuttle service will be provided from MOA as pick-up point for 21km runners

As a testament to the level of commitment that Active Health brings to the runners, it has brought in the Team Bike Boutique, the official merchandise partner of Ironman races worldwide, to organize the Run United Race Expo happening on June 13-16, 2012 at the BGC Grounds (near Riovana)

Coach Rio dela Cruz said the race expo brings Run United to a whole new level. “Major international marathons like the ING New York Marathon and Chicago Marathon hold their own expos days before the event. Together with UNILAB Active Health, we look at some of the best practices from international races, and apply them to the Run United Series to further enhance the race experience of the Filipino running community.”
ING New York Marathon
Chicago Marathon

Registration for Run United 2 2012 is ongoing at the following stores
• Riovana at Bonifacio Global City (28th St. cor. 9th Ave)
• Riovana at Katipunan, Quezon City (3rd floor Regis Bldg)
• Toby’s at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
• Toby’s at SM North The Block, Quezon City

Registration Fee
PHP350 - 500m
PHP600 - 3km
PHP700 - 5km
PHP800 - 10km
PHP900 - 21km (finisher's shirt & medal)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Nike Sale Up To 70% Off

What: Nike Warehouse Sale
Where: Agility Center Paranaque
When: April 28 - May 6, 2012

Get as much as 70% discount on Nike shoes, apparels and accessories!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Runner’s World Philippines Turns One

Runner’s World Philippines celebrates its first anniversary with the April-June issue themed as the Weight-Loss Special. “As we look forward to more years down the road (and trails), we hope to give you even more training information, nutrition, up-to-the-minute studies, and uplifting stories to keep you running stronger and longer,” says Runner’s World editor-in-chief Marie Calica in her Editor’s Letter.

As the anniversary issue of Runner’s World Philippines trains the spotlight on the link between running and weight-loss, the issue also highlights the significance of what you eat when it comes to shedding those excess pounds. Featuring the article “Golden Rules of Weight-Loss”, these road-tested key nutrition principles will help you overhaul your eating habits and slim you down for good.

While running keeps you fit, healthy, and happy, more running-related injuries can also be incurred. Runner’s World Philippines gives you 10 time-tested principles by sports-medicine experts to teach you how to stay injury-free for more years to come. A simple change in the routine like knowing your limits, shortening your stride, and stretching the back of your legs are some of the principles you will learn in this feature.

In the anniversary issue of Runner’s World Philippines , find out interesting running facts and idiosyncrasies in the article “The Best of Running” as it features facts like the top distance runner in history, inventions that changed the way we run, the best running-inspired movies, the most popular Pinoy runner, and more.

Pro Triathlete Ani De Leon graces the cover of the April-June issue of Runner’s World Philippines, now available in newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets nationwide for P150. For more of Runner’s World online, become a fan on Facebook via www.facebook.com/runnersworld.ph and on Twitter via www.twitter.com/RunnersWorldPH.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ensure To Endure Run 2012

What: Ensure To Endure Run 2012
When: May 20 2012
Where: Bonifacio Global City

Registration Fee
5km - For every PHP700 worth of ENSURE products in a single or accumulated receipts
10km - For every PHP800 worth of ENSURE products in a single or accumulated receipts
15km - For every PHP900 worth of ENSURE products in a single or accumulated receipts
Note: Buy ENSURE products from April 16 to May 17

Registration Site
Riovana BGC, 28th St cor 9th Ave Bonifacio Global City Taguig City
Riovana Katipunan, 3F Regis Bldg Katipunan Quezon City
Tobys SM Mall of Asia, G/F Entertainment Hall
Tobys SM North Edsa, 3F The Block

Singlet Design

Assembly Time & Gun Start
15km - 4:30AM - 5:15AM
10km - 5:00AM - 5:30AM
5km - 5:00AM - 5:40AM

Race Map / Race Route

Prizes / Awards
Cash prizes will be given to the top 3 finishers for every category
Special prizes will be given to top finishers (ages 50 and up) for each category

Sunday, April 22, 2012

SCHOlaRUN 2

St. Scholastica's Academy Marikina Alumnae Association is proud to announce "SCHOlaRUN 2" SCHOlaRUN is a fun run activity organized by SSAMAA to raise funds for financially challenged but deserving scholars of St. Scholastica's Academy Marikina . This title, puts together the school’s name, St. SCHO, the term “scholar” and the event, Run. It features 10k, 5k, 3k and 1K (Kiddie Run) events

Proceeds of this activity will go directly to the scholarship fund that will help students go back to school. Last year, they were able to help 17 students

When: May 6, 2012
Where: Marikina Heights, Marikina City

Registration Fee
PHP500 - 500m (kiddie run)
PHP500 - 3km
PHP500 - 5km
PHP500 - 10km
Note
* Kids aged 12 years and below is PHP300 (no singlet, race bib only)
* PHP150(no singlet, race bib only) for SSAM students with valid SSAM ID SY 2011-2012 or early enrolees for SY 2012-2013 with official receipt

Online Registration
Want convenience?  Fill up your details here

Registration Form
Download a copy at SCHOlaRUN%20Registration%20Form.doc

Registration Site
1 SSAM Registrar's Office (Mon to Fri 8:00am - 4:30pm)
2 SIMPLE PLEASURES CMT Bldg. 90 Katipunan Road, Concepcion 2 Marikina City
3 KUMON Center 23 Russet St., SSS Village, Marikina City
4 KUMON Center 2F C&B Circle Mall, Marikina Heights
5 KUMON Center J&F Building I, Marcos Highway
6 KUMON Center 731 JP Rizal, Lamuan, Marikina City
7 KUMON Center Thaddeus Arcade, A. Tuazon Avenue San Roque, Marikina City
8 KUMON Center 2/F Magnitude Building 186 E. Rodriguez Ave., Bagumbayan, Quezon City

Singlet Design

Gun Start & Assembly Time
10km - 5:00AM - 5:30AM
5km - 5:00AM - 5:45AM
3km - 5:00AM - 6:00AM
500m - 5:00AM - 6:15AM

Race Map / Route Map

Prizes
Cash Prizes for all 10K, 5K, 3K Male/Female Categories: Php3,000.00, Php2,000.00 and P1,000.00 for the first, second and third finishers

source: Boy "Running Host" Ramos

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Hyundai Run 2012 Race Kit Redemption

Race Kit Redemption Schedule
Date: April 21-25, 2012
Time: 9AM to 8PM

Race Kit Redemption Site
- HARI Headquarters (KPMG Center 6787 Ayala Ave., Makati City)
- Hyundai Alabang (235 FMW Building, Tierra Nueva Subd. Alabang Zapote)
- Hyundai Global City (5th Ave., cor 26th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
- Hyundai Quezon Ave (1144 Quezon Ave., Brgy. Paligsahan, Quezon City)
- Second Wind Ortigas (Ortigas Home Depot, Julia Vargas Ave., Pasig City)

What to bring?
1 Signed and fully accomplished Waiver Form and Registration Form
2 Photocopy of participant’s valid ID (with picture and signature)
3 If claiming through a representative
- Signed and fully accomplished Waiver Form and Registration Form
- Photocopy of participant’s Valid ID (with picture and signature)
- Signed Endorsement Letter from the participant [original copy]
- Photocopy of Representative’s Valid ID (with picture and signature)

Need access to your Waiver/Release Form?
1 Type www.hyundairunforacause.com/printform_code.aspx in your browser
2 Key in your unique registration code OR your email address
3 Click the Submit button
4 Click the Print This Form button

General Guidelines (Race Kit Redemption)
1 All race packs must be claimed on the claim dates mentioned above
2 No race packs shall be issued or may be claimed on race day
3 Race packs are non transferable
4 Shall be issued/released only upon presentation of the Registration Form and Waiver Form signed by the participant
5 Unclaimed race packs may be given away by the organizers

Friday, April 20, 2012

Planet Sports Warehouse Sale 70% Off


PLANET SPORTS WAREHOUSE SALE! Up to 70% off on your favorite brands New Balance, K-Swiss, Nike, Adidas, and more! Mark your calendars, April 20-30 at Cyrus Warehouse along Sucat Paranaque. See directions/map below

From SLEX
1. Exit on Sucat (Dr. A Santos)
2. Take Sucat (Dr. A Santos) make a U-Turn when you see the ParaƱaque Medical Center on your right
3. Upon making the U-Turn stay on the right most lane and make a right turn on a narrow road immediately after St. James School
4. Cyrus is straight ahead

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Race Review: Kennon Global Marathon 2012

Here comes another race review - Kennon Global Marathon 2012

Good Points
- Registration (was stretched until the day before the event)
- Registration (offered online registration and leveraged on LBC for delivery)
- Race Kit (was made available at the designated registration site)
- Site (dedicated site which contained about the event)
- FB Page (the administrator of the page was quick to respond to inquiries)
- Online Contest (held at least 2 contests where winner gets bus tickets)
- Hotel Partner (8 hotels with up to 20% discount)
- Restaurant Partner 5 restaurants with up to 10% discount)
- Accident Insurance (participants gets an accident insurance worth PHP20000)
- Shuttle Jeepneys (shuttled the runners to their respective start points)
- Distance (the route was fairly accurate per Deemen)
- Hydration (cold water was served)
- Hydration (stations was strategically placed along the route)
- Hydration (manned by the Boy Scouts of the Philippines)
- Medical Aid (medic was conveniently appointed along the route)
- Route (very challenging as it was mostly uphill)
- Route (fairly straightforward and difficult to get lost)
- Roving Marshal (a single roving marshal was checking the runners every now and then)
- Ambulance (at least saw one roving in the route)
- Prize (huge money went to the top 3 finishers)
- Finishers Medal (was given to all 21km finishers)
- Finishers Shirt (good thing the shirts were smaller compared to the singlet)

Areas for Improvement
- Registration (earlier announcement was not implemented which caused confusion)
- Registration (there's only 1 registration site available for Manila participants)
- Singlet (only M, L, and XL was made available)
- Singlet (i got a M-sized singlet but the sizing/cut was similar to XL)
- Registration Fee (half marathon was P100 more expensive than Baguio21k)
- Bib (no holes for a race belt)
- Race Results (race results did not come out as promised)
- Site (did not contain up-to-date information)
- Timing (no electronic chip here)
- Pickup Point (made changes without appropriate announcement)
- Gun Start (runners were released by 6AM where it could've been earlier)
- Portalet (did not see any on the starting line and along the route)
- Hydration (ONLY cold water was served)
- Medical Aid (some medic stations couldn't care less with the runners)
- Trash Bins (there were only a few water stations that had plastic bags)
- Banana (nonexistent along the route)
- Sponge (nonexistent along the route)
- Marshals (couldn't care less on some key areas and one needed to ask for directions)
- Marshals (none was assigned on critical bends and steep slopes)
- Safety Cones (safety is NOT a priority)
- Road Closure (only at the time of the gun start)
- Safety (almost sideswiped 4 times)
- Loop cords (none was provided along the route so it was easy to cheat)
- Kilometer markers (there were only 2 markers - 10km and 20km)
- Directional Sign (none was seen and we had to rely on the marshals posted)
- Photo (few pictures were taken at the start/finish line)
- Prizes (no monetary reward was allocated for the lower distances)
- Finishers Medal (i've seen better)
- Finishers Loot Bag (only top 10 got one)
- Finishers Shirt (no XS and S was available)

Other Observations
- Host (non-existent at the starting line to keep us entertained)
- Baggage Counter (didn't notice if there was in the area)
- Beneficiary (couldn't identify if there was a bonafide beneficiary)
- Photo Booth/Wall (didn't notice if there was any)
- Post-event Activity Area (did not linger long enough to see what was going on)
- Fire Trucks (none was seen though I personally don't like a shower or get my shoes drenched)
- Coral Management (none was needed since there were few 21km participants)
- Cheaters (a handful of runners took a ride and did not run the whole course)

My Thoughts
Kennon Global Marathon offered a unique route by allowing the runners traverse along Kennon Road. The elevation of the road was intimidating. In addition it proved to be challenging especially on areas where the road needs immediate attention and repair. Most of route had small stones which will make it difficult for any barefoot/minimalist runner to run into

The event started on a bad vibe when the registration details was not up-to-date. A handful kept on asking for any update and the page administrator was quick enough to pacify the disappointed runners. Soon enough the organizers was able to straighten out the kinks and registration was in full swing. Wherein most of the excitement died down already

To be honest I was having second thoughts if the race will push thru. Even locals wasn't aware about the said event. That even made non-Baguio runners more suspicious. Another challenge that I see here that it was sandwiched by other events namely Baguio21K and TNF100. At the same time, Kennon Global coincided with Earth Run which offered a very competitive price point

A perspective that I missed to see was that the organizers was keen on getting sponsorship and focusing its efforts on giving huge prizes for the top 3 winners. I guess that cant be helped especially when the organizer himself was an athlete. I want to believe that he simply wants to give a big reward to those striving Filipino athletes. On a sad note it made the recreational runners (general public) looked like chopped liver

Since the event was being heavily supported by the city government, I was expecting that the road will be partially closed for the safety of the runners. Unfortunately it did not happen. The runners were at risk of being sideswiped by motorists and one has to be in his/her toes. Keeping oneself alert while running at all times was a difficult task. I paid good money here but I found myself doing a weekend long run on my own

In addition, the gun start would've been made earlier. I mean, 6AM? The sun was already greeting us as early as 530AM. The scorching sun was already unbearable when it hit 8AM and I was still several kilometers away from the finish line. There was an announcement that the gun start was adjusted to 530 but then reverted back to 6. Reason? None was given.

Will I join again next year? Probably. Or sign up for a shorter distance next time. I can't imagine myself running for 3 hours and dodging motorists at the same time. It is even unfathomable running a full marathon for 6 to 7 hours with the kind of logistics I've experienced. It is just risky for my taste. I'll probably bring my hard-earned money elsewhere and run a familiar route than risk of getting myself into an accident

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Boston Marathon 2012 Winners!

Shirley Reilly wins the women's wheelchair race followed closely by Wakako Tsuchida
Josh Cassidy (broke the world record) winning the men's wheelchair race
Sharon Cherop won the women's race while Jemima Sumgong grabbed the 2nd spot
Wesley Korir of Kenya won the men's race.  2011 Champ Geoffrey Mutai dropped out at KM30

source: CBS Boston

Monday, April 16, 2012

Mayon 50-Mile Ultramarathon 2012 - Hydration Guide

Here's a fact. Only a handful of ultramarathons in the Philippines provides water stations along the route. Mayon 50-Miler provides not 1, not 2, but 16 hydration stations. So there's one every (roughly) 5 kilometers. Thinking of joining? Check out the registration details HERE



Saturday, April 14, 2012

Earth Run 2012

Running for Mother Earth? Let me assist you with the gun start of your chosen distance as well as your race route. Have fun!

Race Result
Official 3km race result
Official 5km race result
Official 10km race result
Official 16km race result
Official 21km race result

Assembly Time and Gun Start
21k - 4:00AM - 4:45AM
16k - 4:00AM - 4:50AM
10k - 4:00AM - 4:55AM
5k - 4:00AM - 5:00AM
3k - 4:00AM - 5:05AM

Race Map / Race Route

Water/Aid Station
1 Water for drinking and/or dousing will be provided at the start/finish area and along the route. After using, please dispose of cups at the designated receptacles
2 Medical assistance will be roving in the 3K/5K/10K/16K/21K route and at the finish area
3 Water stations will be made available every 2.5 kms along the route

Awards and Prizes
1 Cash prize for top three finishers (male and female) for 3K, 5K, 10K, 16K and 21K
2 Trophies to the top three runners (male and female)
3 All finishers will receive give-aways and finishers’ certificate
4 All 16K and 21K finishers will receive a finisher’s medal

Team Category
1 The 16K & 21K TEAM CATEGORY COMPETITION for groups with a minimum of (10) runners
2 Glass trophy will be awarded to the 16K & 21K team with the lowest/fastest aggregate chip time

Finishers Medal

Race Result
Official results is now available at itemhound.com

General Guidelines
1 Have your race number marked and recorded by an official checker. This will be proof that you started at the designated starting point
2 Once your race number is marked, DO NOT LEAVE the cordoned area
3 Your race number is non-transferable. Pin it in front of your running shirt
4 A loop cord will be given to every runner at the halfway point
5 Checkpoints along the route and at turning points will be set up to ensure that every runner travels the correct distance
6 Protests with regard to any aspect of the race involving officials and/or runners will be accepted only in written form
7 Filing fee of fifty percent (50%) of the amount of the prize being contested – non-refundable

Friday, April 13, 2012

Happy Hour!

Thinking of getting a new pair? Been ogling a GPS watch? How about a new apparel to match your shoes? Perhaps now is the perfect time. Take advantage of Riovana's Happy Hour and get as much as 20% on your next purchase

1.For every Single purchase receipt worth PHP2500, consumer will instantly receive a PHP500 off the purchase during 4PM to 8PM everyday.
2. Promo duration is from April 13 to May 15, 2012.
3.This Promo is not in conjunction with any other promo.
4. Participating Stores: Riovana BGC and Riovana Katipunan.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

C5 Half Marathon 2012

Still remember AXN Fun Run? What about the reusable timing chip? The unforgettable and unique C5 route? Finishline is at it again. We will, once again, have the pleasure on running on the same race route. With the introduction of the15km category, you think things couldn't get anymore exciting? Think again. Just take a look at the gorgeous finishers medal in store for 15km and 21km participants

If this is the first time you are hearing about AXN Run and unsure about its organizers - Finishline. He's a quick summary of the said event that happened last year

When: May 27 2012
Where: Ortigas Center Pasig City

Registration Period: April 1 to 30
Late Registration: May 1 to 6 (additional P100

Registration Fee
PHP700 - 3km
PHP800 - 5km
PHP900 - 10km
PHP1,000 - 15km (finishers medal)
PHP1,100 - 21km (finishers medal and finishers shirt)

Registration Site
RUNNR Bonifacio High Street
RUNNR Trinoma
Toby's Arena Shangrila Mall

Singlet Design

Assembly Time and Gun Start
21k - 4:30AM - 5:00AM
15k - 5:00AM - 5:30AM
10k - 5:15AM - 5:45AM
5k - 5:30AM - 6:00AM
3k - 5:40AM - 6:10AM

Race Map / Race Route

Finishers Medal

Finishers Shirt
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