Monday, July 29, 2013

37th MILO Marathon - Manila Leg

Elite runners Eric Panique and Luisa Raterta blew the competition away at the 42K division race of the 37th National MILO Marathon Manila qualifying leg Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds, Pasay City. A record-shattering 42,214 runners joined the country’s premier footrace, marking the largest number of participants in a single race in the history of the MILO Marathon

28-year old Panique settled the score towards the finish line and clocked in at a swift 2:30:20.51, beating Condura Skyway Marathon 2013 Filipino champion Irineo Raquin (2:30:20.73) with just 22 milliseconds to spare. Last year’s MILO Marathon Manila Eliminations champion Jeson Agravante placed a distant third with a time of 2:41:55

In the distaff side, Raterta crossed the finish line at 3:14:17, way ahead of 2012 MILO Marathon National Finals 42K women’s second runner-up Jennylyn Nobleza (3:23:27) and Geralden Sealza (3:32:40)

“MILO is very proud of surpassing our target headcount for the Manila qualifying leg, as well as of inspiring more runners, particularly the youth, to lace up their running shoes and take on the challenge of a marathon race,” said Andrew Neri, MILO Sports Executive. “The rise of local talent among the 42,214 marathoners in today’s race launches bright possibilities for the finale. We are looking forward to seeing an all-Filipino finish in December to bring pride to our home soil at the Paris Marathon next year”

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Active Health Runner's Summit 2013

A whole day learning program for runners aspiring to become better with top coaches, sports medicine experts, and sports nutritionist. Sessions includes running physiologies and proper sports nutrition

Event Details
Date: August 17, 2013
Venue: Jose Y. Campos Hall, Bayanihan Center
Address: 8008 Pioneer Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Time: 8:00am To 5:00pm

Target Participants
Runners who are planning to run longer distances in their future races or joining RUPM
Maximum of 500 participants
Registration Fee: P1,500

Registration Fee includes
– Meals (AM, PM Snacks and Lunch)
– Handouts
– Sports Nutrition Pack
– Active Health Token
– Summit essentials like participant’s ID, pen and notepad

Online registration
– http://zeus.ph/zeusevents/ActiveHealthRunner'sSummit/AHRunner'sSummit

Program / Agenda
Runner's Machine
- Physiology and Biomechanics of Running
- Conditioning for Running
- Injury Prevention Techniques
- Speaker: UST Sports Science Department

Runner's Fuel
- Everyday Eating for Active People (Know your Macro & Micronutrients & Fluids)
- The Science of Eating for Sport Success (Fueling Before, During, & After Long Distance Running)
- Speaker: NUTRIFIT Philippines

Beyond Running
- Motivation for Endurance Runners
- Mental Fitness Preparation Techniques
- Speaker: Mr. Kim Atienza

Thursday, July 11, 2013

BGC Cycle Philippines

Cycle Asia is excited to announce that in partnership with Sunrise Events and Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Cycle Philippines has been added to its 2013 event calendar and will offer a range of thrilling ride categories from 15-17 November

Located within Taguig City, Manila, Bonifacio Global City is set to host BGC Cycle Philippines and will take cyclists past a number of Manila’s most iconic landmarks throughout a truly unique route on closed public roads

The event will also cater to cyclists of all ages and abilities with The Tricycle Ride, The Kids’ Ride, The Community Ride (20km), The Challenge (40km) and various Criterium categories included in the schedule. The entire family will also be kept entertained over the three days with a range of fun activities within the Cycling & Lifestyle Expo

“Cycling continues to enjoy strong growth in the Philippines and we are naturally thrilled to introduce the event at Bonifacio Global City. While the unique venue will certainly offer local cyclists a fantastic riding experience, we also look forward to hosting visitors from around the region as they enjoy the unique thrill of participating in the very first BGC Cycle Philippines,” said Manny Blas II, Head of Commercial Operations, Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation

Cycle Asia, owned and organised by Spectrum Worldwide, has already played host to two hugely successful events in 2013 with OCBC Cycle Malaysia and OCBC Cycle Singapore attracting over 5,000 and 11,500 participants respectively. The Gold Coast Festival of Cycling also features on the 2013 Cycle Asia calendar and will be staged from 27-29 September

“We are delighted to be expanding Cycle Asia to the Philippines and we look forward to working alongside Sunrise Events who have built an outstanding reputation for delivering first-class sporting events,” said Chris Robb, Managing Director, Spectrum Worldwide

Aside from the cycling action during BGC Cycle Philippines, Bonifacio Global City also offers a huge range of activities for tourists to take advantage of during their stay. The district is well known for its open-air lifestyle retail and dining concept and public art program, as well as a world-class science museum and parks

The full details of BGC Cycle Philippines 2013 will be announced at the official launch in late July while online registration will open on 1 August. For all other information regarding the event, please visit www.cyclephilippines.com.ph

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Alaska Ironkids Is Back #StartEmYoung

Alaska Ironkids Triathlon will be held at the Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa on August 3. It is the local junior version of the international Ironkids triathlon series. It is open to youngsters age 6 to 14 years old and aims to promote health among the young through proper nutrition and an active lifestyle

The Alaska Ironkids Triathlon has become an avenue for children to pursue their dreams and aspirations to become outstanding athletes and in the process develop positive values and adopt a healthy and active lifestyle. The Alaska IronKids Triathlon has grown from its humble beginning as a Sunday fun run for children to a national sporting event that has become a key training ground for the country’s aspiring athletes

More than just competition Alaska IronKids Triathlon offers an opportunity for families to spend quality time together. It has also created a community whose members aspire to become the best they can be both physically, emotionally and mentally

Since its inception in 2010, Alaska IronKids has become a symbol for active and healthy lifestyle among kids. Its successful races have encouraged kids to take care of their bodies through exercise and proper nutrition and have instilled in them commitment and discipline, all of which are advocacies of the Alaska Milk Corporation. In addition, Alaska IronKids has also become a venue where families can bond and support each other

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sabal, Agura dominate MILO Marathon Lipa

Elite runners Gerald Sabal and Janette Agura set a swift pace for the 21-K division run at the 37th National MILO Marathon Sunday in Lipa City. Sabal and Agura each received a cash prize of P10,000, a trophy, and a coveted spot in the National Finals on December 8 for their respective victories

Of the 5,973 runners who competed in the race, 24 other runners had also qualified for the National Finals. The stakes have been raised for this season’s MILO Marathon King and Queen, as they will be competing alongside elite runners from across the world at the esteemed Paris Marathon in 2014

27-year old Sabal, who placed sixth in the 36th MILO Marathon National Finals, once again proved he is a force in the sport when he crossed the finish line at 1:21:06, outpacing counterparts Nelson Eligiran (1:21:11) and Ronilo Moreno (1:26:04). The Philippine Army runner was also part of the team that won the 2nd International Boulder Face Challenge, a 24-hour endurance race to the peak of Mt. Apo, early last year

In the distaff side, 35-year old Agura clocked in at an impressive 1:31:36, earning her an all-expenses paid trip to Manila for the season finale, way ahead of rivals Cindy Lorenzo (1:35:11) and Jocelyn Eligiran (1:44:53)

“I work hard to represent and bring honor to my hometown,” said Agura, a native of the City of All Seasons. “I will continue to train hard to prepare myself for the National Finals as this will give me a chance to compete against the country’s best. Determination and training are requisite for success.” Agura is also the female champion of last year’s Mayon 360 80KM Ultramarathon

As an ongoing commitment to develop sports in the country, MILO’s Help Give Shoes advocacy provides pairs of rubber shoes to various public schools across the country. A total of 500 pairs were delivered to beneficiary schools today in Lipa, namely Sto. Toribio Elementary School, San Guillermo Elementary School, Balacnin National High School, Senator Ma. Kalaw Katigbak Elementary School, and Dagatan Elementary School. With the invaluable support of the Department of Education and the National MILO Marathon runners, MILO has given a total of 25,200 shoes to date

Monday, July 8, 2013

Poten-cee Family Run - Race Kit Giveaway


Be the first-ever champs of the country’s ultimate family fun run! The POTEN-CEE Pamilya Depensa Fun Challenge! Run, jump, crawl and play at the Quezon Memorial Circle on July 13, 2013 at 5AM for a fun-filled Saturday morning with your entire family

The POTEN-CEE Pamilya Depensa Fun Challenge is a 3K fun run with three challenge pit stops that will test each family member’s agility, endurance, flexibility and quick thinking

The challenge is open to all Filipino families comprised of a mom, dad and two kids. Kids should be legally or blood-related to the couple and should be between 7 to 12 years old!

Exciting prizes await the winners: A 3-days, 2-nights stay for the family at Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, Philips Gadgets and Targus Bags! Participants also get to take home exciting freebies!

How to join the PROMO?
0. Like Poten-Cee's facebook page - www.facebook.com/PotenCeePH
1. Send an email (barefootdaves@yahoo.com) with the name of mom, dad and two kids
2. Entry should contain your email addresses, contact info, and address (city)
3. I will pick 5 entries which will be notified thru mail and/or SMS
4. This promo is valid until today - 9PM (July 8 2013)
5. Race kits will be claimed on race day at QC Memorial Circle

Note: All participants will receive a loot bag with items from gardenia, maggi, banana boat and nutrifruit

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Cobra Ironman 70.3 Returns To Cebu

The Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines returns to Cebu, the country's number one tourist destination, as the province hosts its fifth edition as well as the Alaska Ironkids Triathlon on August 3 - 4, 2013

Already in its fifth year the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 has become the biggest and best Ironman 70.3 race in this part of the world with over 2,000 participants from 35 countries across six continents. All slots for the race were sold out four days after they were offered to the public and more than 600 individuals are on the waiting list

Leading the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines are the professional triathletes notably three-time champion Pete Jacobs of Australia. Jacobs is a regular fixture of the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines. He will gun for a fourth consecutive victory after winning the past three editions in 2010, 2011 and 2012

He will have his hands full against Cameron Brown of New Zealand and Alaska Team TBB's Mathieu O'Halloran who placed second and third in the 2012 race, and 2x Ironman World Champion Chris "Macca" McCormack. Other male professionals to watch out for include Ben Allen Australia, Fredrik Cronberg of Sweden and Michael Murphy of Ireland


Defending women's champion Caroline Steffen of Alaska Team TBB returns to defend her crown. Her strongest challenge will come from 2011 champion and 2012 third placer Belinda Granger who is fresh from her triumph at the Century Tuna 5i50 Triathlon in Subic last June. Expected to compete for the crown are Bree Wee from the United States (who placed second last year), Alaska Team TBB's Christie Sym, and Jacqui Slack of Great Britain


The Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines is a qualifier for the IronMan World Championships Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada on September 8. The Ironman 70.3 Philippines has become one of the most-awaited sporting events in the country attracting thousands of participants since its inception in 2009

It is one of the country's most popular sporting events. A world class race it attracts thousands of both local and foreign participants yearly since its inaugural race in 2009


For more information, check out the Cobra Energy Drink IronMan 70.3 Philippines website, www.ironman703phil.com

Monday, July 1, 2013

37th National MILO Marathon 2013

The National MILO Marathon, the most prestigious running event in the country, kicks off another exciting marathon season with the first of 18 leg races set in Puerto Princesa on June 30. Marking its 37th season this year, the sporting event has a rich history that features a continuous expansion of its scope to nationwide races, and a growing attraction among hundreds of thousands of participants from all over the country.

To provide an opportunity for Filipino runners to compete in international races, the 37th National MILO Marathon will be sponsoring this year’s MILO Marathon King and Queen for the 2014 Paris Marathon next April. “This year, we have the honor and privilege of sending our very own elite runners to an esteemed international race event. Through this effort, we hope to inspire more Filipino athletes to push their limits and to embody the resilience, strength and athletic excellence our countrymen are known for,” said Andrew Neri, MILO Sports Executive, Nestle Philippines.

The increased level of competition is expected to drive the number of participants in this year’s marathon, as MILO aims to shatter its current record of 214,448 runners. Last year, MILO Marathon King Eduardo Buenavista and MILO Marathon Queen Mary Grace de los Santos won the men’s local 42-K category and the women’s open 42-K category, respectively. Both runners will be defending their crown against other seasoned contenders in the 37th MILO Marathon National Finals in December.

With the launch of its new 3-in-1 mix MILO R2, which offers sustained energy for working adults, MILO stresses the importance of exercise as part of the work-life balance. In line with this advocacy, MILO will also open a new inter-company running category for workers and employees to encourage the Filipino workforce to be active at work and after work

Championing Philippine Sports
To support homegrown talent, while also giving foreign runners a venue to compete in the race, the 37th National MILO Marathon will continue to have Open and Local categories for the 21-K and 42.195-K races in the Manila eliminations leg and the National Finals. To qualify for the National Finals, foreign runners must either provide proof of finish in any AIMS / IAAF accredited races dating back at least one year before race day or finish within the specified qualifying cut-off time during the Manila eliminations race.

Through the National MILO Marathon, runners young and old alike help support MILO’s Help Give Shoes advocacy, which aims to inspire public school children to get into sports and to pursue their dreams. A portion of each runner’s registration fee goes directly to the fund, which MILO then matches to purchase the shoes. Since its conception in 2010, Help Give Shoes has delivered 24,200 pairs of shoes to children across the country. This season, MILO aims to reach the 34,200 mark by donating 10,000 more pairs of shoes to 10,000 beneficiaries.

Increased Race Security Measures
As a response to the call for increased safety during marathon events, Head Race Organizer Rio de la Cruz expressed that Run Rio and MILO are working around the clock to plan and impose a tighter security force in all marathon activities.

“We have employed all the necessary requirements to ensure the safety of our runners and provide them a quality race experience – from hydration and medical assistance to local law enforcement participation, among others,” said de la Cruz. “Before runners answer the starting gun, a full security review will be implemented throughout the race perimeters of every leg race. We have increased the number of police, K9 units, and members of the medical team for each event. A SWAT team will also be on standby in each race venue.”

Marathon registration and rates
To deliver added benefits such as heightened safety measures and the additional deployment of manpower and security personnel, entry fees in provincial and Metro Manila races have been slightly adjusted

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