Tuesday, October 28, 2014

38th National MILO Marathon Cebu 2014

CEBU City, Philippines – First-time winners Noel Tillor and Roselyn Balongcas aced the 21K events at the thirteenth qualifying race of the National MILO Marathon held in Cebu City Sports Complex, Cebu City, on Sunday. A record-shattering 26,736 runners joined the nation’s biggest and most prestigious race in the Queen City of the South, making it the largest regional race of the season so far. Along with Tillor and Balongcas, 86 runners secured their qualifying slots for the National Finals slated on December 7 in the Mall of Asia grounds, Manila.

Tillor and Balongcas each received a prize of P10,000 in cash, a trophy. Both have booked their slots to the National Finals on December 7, for a chance to compete for the MILO Marathon King and Queen title. As an added level of prestige to the competition, MILO will send this year’s King and Queen to the 2015 Tokyo Marathon, with trips all expenses paid.

Despite the rains that showered Cebu in the past days, the runners were blessed with good weather and Tillor definitely used it to his advantage, finishing with a time of 01:13:10. Jerry Adap followed in second place (01:15:21), and Robert Daang in third place (01:17:38).*

A 33-year-old automotive technician from Cebu, Tillor finished 7th in last year’s National MILO Marathon Manila race, and 11th in the National Finals. “This is the first time I finished first place,” shared Tillor. “I trained for almost three months, but not full time because of work. I really did not expect it because the other runners have been training full time. It’s a big achievement. I always enjoy running and feel very satisfied when I run, and I will continue running for as long my body can.”

It was Balongcas’ first time to join the National MILO Marathon and she aced the distaff side with a time of 01:40:55, comfortably finishing nine minutes ahead of second placer Christy Sevilleno (01:49:16) and third placer Sandra Soliano (01:49:54).*

Hailing from Dumaguete, the 33-year-old single mother travelled with her teenage son for four hours by land to Cebu to join the race. Though unemployed, she has her own business of making her own ham and sausages, and finds time to run as a form of exercise and self-fulfilment. “I’m very happy that I won and I’m very proud to represent my hometown of Dumaguete,” expressed Balongcas. “I’m also proud of my son who joined the 3K race. I will use the prize money for his schooling.”

The Cebuano community came together and celebrated their passion for running in a true festive fashion. Cebu City councillors, including Margarita OsmeƱa, James Cuenco, and Sisinio Andales, also ran the 3K race, along with several candidates of the Ms. Cebu beauty pageant.

One of Cebu’s most promising triathletes Yuan Chiongbian, who recently won second place in the Ironkids triathlon, also ran with his brother Justin, a national junior triathlete. “We love joining the National MILO Marathon because it helps us with our training for the triathlons and other sports competition that we join. It’s a really well-organized race,” said Chiongbian. “It’s like a big family gathering, lots of people always join and there’s always so much joy in the MILO marathons.”

With the support of the Department of Education and the National MILO Marathon runners, MILO’s Help Gives Shoes advocacy will provide 16,000 underprivileged youth with brand new running shoes and reach the 50,000 mark this year. As MILO celebrates its 50th year, Help Give Shoes aims to make the donation to students in Yolanda-hit cities, particularly Tacloban, Ormoc, and Eastern Samar.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sunpiology Run 2014

To create a unique adventure run with emphasis on the FUN that should incorporate the “Indiana Jones” theme by using the elements – Earth, Fire, Water and Air. To gather families, friends, groups in one event for a cause and to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Event Name: Sunpiology 2014 – An Adventured Filled Run
Venue: Bonifacio Global City
Event Date: November 15, 2014
Event Time: 4:00PM to 9:00PM
Charity Partner: Hebreo Foundation & Star Magic Charities
Registration Period: October 6 – November 12

Registration Site
RUNNR Bonifacio Global City
Toby’s Robinsons Galleria, 3/F
Toby’s SM North Edsa, The Block - Mall of Asia, G/F

Registration Fee
PHP350 - 500m
PHP700 - 3km
PHP800 - 5km
PHP900 - 10km

Singlet/Race Tee

Gun Start/Assembly Time
500m - 3PM - 4PM
10km - 4PM - 5PM
5km - 4PM - 510PM
3km - 430PM - 520PM

Race Map/Race Route

Saturday, October 18, 2014

38th National MILO Marathon Lipa 2014

LIPA City, Batangas, Philippines – Elite runners Joseph Macaladlad and Criselyn Jaro bagged the top purse in the 21K centrepiece events at the Lipa leg of the 38th National MILO Marathon on Sunday. Each pocketed a prize of P10,000 in cash, a trophy and a coveted slot to the National Finals on December 7, for a chance to be crowned as the MILO Marathon King and Queen. MILO will send this year’s King and Queen to Japan on an all-expense paid trip to the 2015 Tokyo Marathon. Over 8,000 runners joined today’s race.

Not even the rainy skies and slippery wet roads could stop the racers from running to their heart’s content. In the 21K male category, 24-year-old Lyceum of the Philippines Batangas Criminology student Joseph Macaladlad beat his fiercest rivals, posting a time of 01:17:14, relegating Greg Vincent Osorio (01:19:25) and Jay Laya (01:19:43) to second and third place, respectively.

On the distaff side, 22-year-old Brokenshire College of Davao alumna Criselyn Jaro came out on top with a time of 01:29:16, followed by fellow contenders Mirasol Abad (01:33:47) in second place and Cellie Rose Jaro (01:34:36) in third place.

Each year, thousands of families join the National MILO Marathon and conquer the races together. ”We at MILO are delighted to see children, whether kids or adults, run with their parents and their siblings at the MILO Marathon. It is heartwarming to see families become really engaged in running, such as the Jaro sisters,” said Andrew Neri, MILO Sports Marketing Manager. “The National MILO Marathon is a communal gathering where numerous Filipino families channel their athletic spirits and enjoy family bonding through running together. We encourage more families to join our national family affair that is truly fun for all ages.”

With the support of the Department of Education and the National MILO Marathon runners, MILO’s Help Gives Shoes advocacy will provide 16,000 underprivileged youth with brand new running shoes and reach the 50,000 mark this year. As MILO celebrates its 50th year, Help Give Shoes aims to make the donation to students in Yolanda-hit cities, particularly Tacloban, Ormoc, and Eastern Samar.

Monday, October 13, 2014

38th National MILO Marathon Puerto Princesa 2014

PUERTO PRINCESA City, Philippines – Four-time winner Norlan Warizal and returning champ Jila Dela Rosa proved their authority in the 21K events at the Puerto Princesa of the 38th National MILO Marathon Qualifying Race on Sunday. From about 7,000 runners who joined the qualifying race, Warizal and Dela Rosa, together with 19 other runners, booked their slots for the National Finals in Manila on December 7 for a chance to claim the MILO Marathon King and Queen crowns. MILO will send this year’s King and Queen to Japan on an all-expense paid trip to the 2015 Tokyo Marathon. Along with the slot in the finals, both Warizal and Dela Rosa received P10,000 in cash and a trophy as their prize.

Elite runners braved an exciting route filled with uphill challenges. Warizal, a 29-year-old native of Sta. Maria, Puerto Princesa, emerged victorious for the 21K men’s category with a time of 01:19:13, beating rivals Ben Alejandrino (01:21:26) and Nicko Cortes (01:22:42). On the distaff side, 20-year-old Dela Rosa, also a local of Puerto Princesa, convincingly reclaimed her crown in the race, finishing at an impressive 01:39:24 Bernardita Mag-aso 01:47:56 Michelle Anne Tibagacay 01:51:37

With the support of the Department of Education and the National MILO Marathon runners, MILO’s Help Gives Shoes advocacy will provide 16,000 underprivileged youth with brand new running shoes and reach the 50,000 mark this year. As MILO celebrates its 50th year, Help Give Shoes aims to make the donation to students in Yolanda-hit cities, particularly Tacloban, Ormoc, and Eastern Samar.

Warizal and Dela Rosa both have high praises for MILO’s Help Give Shoes Advocacy. “This project is really admirable, because young runners who have great potential will be encouraged to pursue running. It’s hard to run barefooted, or wearing slippers. It’s such a great feeling to be able to help fellow runners,” shared Dela Rosa. Warizal added, “I hope MILO continues to help the youth realize their dreams. A lot of children and even adults are being helped by the MILO Marathon and the MILO Little Olympics. It’s also very good exposure especially for the kids. They are able to get into sports and avoid vices and bad influences. We are very grateful to MILO.”

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Dennis Kimetto Uses the Energy Return of BOOST™

Press Release -- adidas’ Dennis Kimetto ran the fastest marathon in history wearing adidas BOOST™ at the 2014 Berlin Marathon. With a time of 2:02:57 Kimetto shattered the previous world record by an astounding 26 seconds wearing the super lightweight adizero Adios BOOST.

“Dennis’ world record breaking performance while wearing adidas BOOST demonstrates the result of elite athletes using industry leading innovation to achieve unprecedented feats,” said Adrian Leek General Manager of adidas Running. “We continue to push boundaries by working closely with our athletes to develop the best products running has to offer.”

adidas BOOST was also on the feet of second place men’s finisher Emmanuel Muthai who joined Kimetto in breaking the previous world record. The top two female finishers Tirfi Tsegaye and Fayse Tadese were also wearing Adios BOOST as they triumphantly crossed the finish line in Berlin to provide adidas with a dominating presence at the podium.

The results in Berlin contribute to a long line of success for Adios BOOST following its introduction last year including former world record holder Wilson Kipsang running a course record at the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon.

INFORMATION
The adidas adizero Adios BOOST shoe has an MSRP of Php7995 and is available at leading adidas and Runnr stores in the Philippines. Featuring hand crafted design, by legendary adizero pioneer Mr.Omori, the adidas adizero Adios BOOST incorporates five key benefits to deliver more speed than ever before:

BOOST ™ technology – provides a higher Energy Return than any other foam cushioning material in the running industry.
Microfit upper – a breathable, contoured mesh that makes each movement natural
Continental Rubber™ outsole – a high performance rubber outsole that grips the ground for better traction and a powerful push-off.
Torsion system – delivers optimum transition and stability
adiwear material – for ultimate durability
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