Saturday, April 21, 2018

Banahaw Spring Purified Water

Filipino-owned company Philippine Bottling Beverage (PBB), a new player in the purified water and non-carbonated drinks industry, has launched Banahaw Spring Purified Water at a well-attended media event on April 16 at the Manila House Private Club in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

According to Thor Jourdan Mutuc, Business Development Manager at PBB, the company brought one of the latest European technologies to ensure that the production process upholds international standards and quality. “Our production facility located at the foot of Mount Banahaw in San Pablo, Laguna is at par with world standards, fully automated and requires minimal human intervention preserving only the essential natural qualities of the water from the mountain,” said Mutuc.

Revealing that it took three years of research and testing before Banahaw Spring Purified Water has been finally released to the local market, Mutuc further emphasized the intricate process of producing the country’s first purified water to have been named after its source.

Known for its pristine and lush rainforests, Mount Banahaw also serves as watershed for the provinces of Laguna and Quezon. The water from this vast mountain area is the source of these two provinces’ supply, which are used for domestic, agricultural, and industrial purposes.

Acknowledging the importance of Mount Banahaw, PBB also ensures it takes care of the rural community, where it belongs, and advocates strict compliance of environmental standards in its operation.

Banahaw Spring Purified Water is available in 350ml, 500ml, and one liter bottles. Aside from being free of Bisphenol A (BPA-free), each bottle is design-engineered to support core handgrip.

For more information about Banahaw Spring Purified Water, visit thepbb.com.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2018

Registration is now open!  With 5 different adult categories and the Kids Dash, everyone can run at SCSM 2018.  This year, SCSM  becomes a Weekend Running Festival as they introduce a new 5km race category.  Don't miss out on the refreshed SCSM experience, happening on 8 & 9 December.



Sunday, April 15, 2018

Herbalife Welcomes Triathlon’s Rising Power Couple

Herbalife Nutrition is now the official sports nutrition provider of Philippine triathlon’s newest power couple Elmer and Ines Santiago. The couple has inked a two-year contract with Herbalife Nutrition, making the multi-awarded duo official members of the Herbalife Nutrition Triathlon Team.

Herbalife Nutrition Philippines General Manager Rosalio Valenzuela has expressed his enthusiasm in welcoming the two, whose stellar record as triathletes will ensure they become a great addition to the Herbalife Nutrition Triathlon Team. “We are thrilled to have Elmer and Ines join our Triathlon team,” he said. “Herbalife Nutrition supports athletes with personalized nutrition to help them further improve their performances in their chosen sport. We provide the best nutrition products backed by science and research, so we are extremely confident we can be the best nutrition partner for them,” Valenzuela stated.

Both athletes have shown their gratitude and excitement at the partnership, emphasizing their trust in the products and their awareness of the strong performances of their fellow Herbalife Nutrition triathletes.

Elmer holds in his portfolio an Ironman All World Athlete Bronze 2017, in which he ranked 10th in the 40-44 male category. Ines has ranked 1st in the Ironman All World Athlete Silver 2017 for the 35-39 female category.

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“It’s an honor to be in the company of strong sports sponsorship program whom I've looked up to since I started in the sport in 2009,” said the female champ of the recent Bike King Tri 1. Her husband expressed his anticipation of improvements in their performances, once they begin their journey with Herbalife Nutrition. “We have seen how the products helped boost the performances of other athletes, and are looking forward to discovering how Herbalife Nutrition will help us achieve our personal goals in our careers as triathletes,” added the driven Elmer.

About Herbalife:
Herbalife is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. Herbalife has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of approximately $4.4 billion in 2017. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

PHA Heart Run 2018

The Philippine Heart Association (PHA) in cooperation with Allianz will be holding the PHA Heart Run powered by Allianz on May 13, 2018, Sunday, at the SM by the Bay in Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Race legs for the run include a 5Km, 10km and 21Km run. There is also a 1KM Walk for the Heart to be joined in by survivors of heart diseases and their families.

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are claiming more Filipino lives than ever before. To help increase awareness of the prevention and primary care of CVDs, be a heart warrior and join the PHA Heart Run powered by Allianz.

May 13, 2018
SM By the bay, MOA
1K (walk) |5K|10K|21K
Organizer: Pep Squad Events and Marketing Services, Inc.

Registration Fees:
1K – P800 (Inclusive of Advocacy Shirt)
5K – P650 (Inclusive of Race Bib w/ RFID Shoetag, Race Shirt, and Festival Activities)
10K -P750 (Inclusive of Race Bib w/ RFID Shoetag, Race Shirt, and Festival Activities)
21K – P1200 (Inclusive of Race Bib w/ RFID Shoetag, Race Shirt, Finisher Shirt, Finisher Medal, and Festival Activities)

Registration Venues:
1. Online – https://reg.goorahna.com/#/event/pha-heart-run-2018 (until April 30)
2. In-store (until May 6)
– Chris Sports in SM City North EDSA, SM Megamall, Glorietta 3, Uptown Place Mall, and SM Mall of Asia




Saturday, April 7, 2018

My Back Hurts!

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Since I got picked for the NYC Marathon, I have been planning my training schedule and March was the perfect month to kick things off. From my assumptions, I will be able to progress safely and establish my baseline in order to commit with my goal time. Best to start anyway as I have to consider bad weather, deadlines from work, and injuries which will definitely stretch my training calendar.

I had two good weeks in then Monday morning came, I woke up having one of those prickly feeling on my lower back. Ignored it and figured out that it will go away if I take a day or two days of rest. Unfortunately it was already day 3 and it wasn't going away. I was now forced to visit a doctor that specializes with orthopedic and sports medicine. Verdict? I was asked to avoid running for 21 days. Yes, twenty one days! Apparently I was having too much too soon and I failed to recognize that my training program was designed for the 8-year younger version of myself. It was tough to accept that my body could no longer take the same level of punishment I did years back.

Since my wife and I already planned a short vacation, figured that the 21 days would fly so quickly. This will also give me sufficient time to re-evaluate my training plan and make those necessary adjustments to minimize the chance of getting myself injured again.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

TRI-Factor Asian Championship 2018

Local triathlon gets further boost as top Asian multisport brand TRI-Factor holds the third leg of its Asian Championship Series in Camarines Sur in May with a slew of rising and leading triathletes in the region expected to see action.

Put up to provide multi-sport beginners, enthusiasts and veteran triathletes – even kids – a venue to hone their talent and skills in swimming, biking and running, the TRI-Factor have grown from organizing multi-sport events in Singapore to creating the premier short-course championship series across the Asian region.

It features kids triathlon (100, swim-5km bike-1km run), freshmen triathlon (200m swim-10km bike-2km run), sprint triathlon (750m swim-20km bike-5km run), standard triathlon (1.5km-40km bike-10km run) and long triathlon (1.5km swim-60km bike-15km run).

“We’re pleased to announce the TRI-Factor Asian Championship series with new races in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and China. Our purpose is to provide our athletes diverse race options throughout the year, catering to the specific needs of the athletes across Asia,” said Elvin Ting, managing director of organizing Orange Room Pte Ltd. and founder of the Tri-Factor series.

The Asian Championship 2018 series will kick off in Singapore on April 22 then to China on May 13 before action shifts to the Phl on May 25-27 at Camsur Watersports Complex in Camarines Sur.

The TRI-Factor is also staged to promote an active and healthy lifestyle, particularly among the youth, and its Asian Championship leg will be held here for two years - 2018 and 2019, where hosting of more events including new race formats like CYCLE-RUN-CYCLE are being looked into. Its staging in the country comes at a time when local triathlon is enjoying tremendous boom with top-notch events held regularly across the country the last few years.

"Tri-Factor's coming to the Philippines would be a great opportunity and new challenge for the newbies to engage in triathlon and pioneer triathletes to take the opportunity of racing in other parts of Asia especially in China under a different triathlon format. I'm looking forward to be in both the Philippine and China legs of Tri-Factor and I am really excited to go back to CWC, which is a great venue for a triathlon," shared Taguig Congresswoman and triathlete Pia Cayetano, upon learning about Tri-Factor's arrival in the Philippines.

Founded in 2009, TRI-Factor is aimed at building a community and culture of Asian athletes racing with the region with its short distances and secured courses allowing beginners to master swimming, cycling and running and prepare them for the regular triathlon events.

Each TRI-Factor race finish gives athletes points counting toward a year-end ranking. For the Asian Championship series, each race will be assigned a Race Course index depending on the degree of difficulty where points awarded will be multiplied with the index, allowing athletes to rack up bigger points at the tougher races.

Titles to be dispute are the Series Asian, Best Country Athlete of the Year, Best Country Junior Athlete of the Year, Best Veteran Country Athlete of the Year, Top First-Timer Athlete and Top First-Timer Junior Athlete.


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