Tuesday, December 24, 2013

18th Alaska Football Cup

Witnessed once again the biggest, most eagerly anticipated football tournament in the country when over 300 teams composed of 4,200 players compete in the 18th Alaska Football Cup last December 7 and 8 at the Alabang Country Club Fields, Muntinlupa City.

No other football competition in the country comes close to the Alaska Football Cup which is played in 29 football fields under the supervision of more than 100 referees, which will find more than 2,600 goals scored in more than 700 games.

Alaska promotes positive values of teamwork, cooperation and fair play through sports activities like the football cup. Likewise, Alaska leads in promoting a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition by drinking milk regularly and by engaging in sports.

Football players who are six to 16 years old participate in the Alaska Football Cup coming from all over the Philippines including Metro Manila, Baguio, Olongapo, Angeles City, Tacloban, Naga, Bacolod, Cebu, Palawan, Legaspi, Los Baños, Iloilo and Batangas.

This partnership started in 1995 when Alaska teamed up with former professional international football player Tomas Lozano to create the 1st Alaska Football Cup. Alaska has contributed to the phenomenal growth of amateur football in the country through this annual competition.

Promoting the participation of the youth in football along with other sports like basketball and triathlon through the Alaska Power Camps exemplifies the company’s commitment to nation building through nutrition and sports.

The Alaska Football Cup has been widely acknowledged for its outstanding contribution to youth sports and development in the country, particularly in the grassroots level.

For more information, check out the Alaska Football Cup website, www.alaskamilk.com and live tweets and updates @ALASKAsportshub

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Corregidor International Half Marathon 2013

Corregidor, also known as The Rock, was dubbed the last bastion of the Allies during World War II. It holds a distinct place in the nation’s dynamic history as it played a vital role in holding off the advancement of the invading forces then. Having a strategic location west of Manila, it worked as a vital fortress at the mouth of Manila Bay

Corregidor International Half-Marathon will be an extraordinary opportunity for passionate runners to set new norm for personal achievement as finishing the race will be akin to recapitulating a fortress that is home to the resilient and valiant

What: Corregidor International Half-Marathon
When: January 12, 2014

Registration Fee
PHP2,700 - 10km
PHP3,000 - 21km

How To Register?
  • Send a direct message to our FB fan page “Corregidor International Half-Marathon” indicating your full name, best 21K race finish time conforming to the qualifying times: 2h30mins (Male) and 3h00min (Female) during the last 12 months, name and year of race. For those who have yet to run a 21Km race, a 10K race time of at least: 1h15 (Male) or 1h30 (Female) must be provided. First 100 CIHM alumni are exempted from the qualifying time
  • Pay the corresponding race registration fee by way of a bank deposit at any BDO branch using the following details:
 BDO Checking Account
Account Name: Big Big Big, Inc.
Account Number: 000410417114

*For international participants, as follows are the details when depositing corresponding race registration fee through bank transfer:
BDO (Banco de Oro Unibank, Inc.)
Branch details: 041 Bel-Air

Swift Code: BNORPHMM
Acct details: Checking Account
Account Name: Big Big Big, Inc.
Account Number: 000410417114
  • Submit a photofile or scanned copy of the deposit slip (with your full name written on it) to the Fan Page by way of a direct message. Wait for an alpha-numeric code reply to your message. This code CAN NOT be shared with another person
  • Log on to www.corregidor21.runningmate.ph to complete registration for the race. In order to validate the race registration transaction, you must provide the assigned alpha-numeric code on the space provided in the on-line registration form
  • Once race registration is validated, you will receive in 48 hours your race inclusion confirmation via email. After receiving your confirmation, immediately contact Sun Cruises (8am to 5pm – Mon to Fri; 8am to 12nn Sat) at 5275555 loc 4511 and 4512, 0917-5459917, 0917-8084641, 0922-8475418 to book for ferry trip schedules.
Indicate the desired trip schedule:
From Manila to Corregidor
a) Overnight – departure on Dec 07 @ 1:00pm
b) Day trip – departure on Dec 08 @ 5:00am
Return from Corregidor to Manila
a) departure on Dec 08 @ 2:30pm (priority for Overnight CM & CIHM participants)
b) departure on Dec 08 @ 6:00pm (priority for Day trip CIHM participants)
Your desired schedule is subject to first-come, first-served basis.

Note: For those travelling with noncompeting companions, you may avail of Sun Cruisesʼ regular tour package at P2,300/person. Please contact Sun Cruises if availing of this
  • On Jan 4 at Galileia Events Place in 100 Miles Café, Fort Strip, BGC attend the Runners’ Briefing, pick-up the race pack, and claim the Boarding Pass and/or Accommodations Booking ticket from Sun Cruises. Anyone may pick up your kit at Runners’ Briefing from 1pm to 8pm. They may be asked for identification and your signed authorization note.

    Race Tee

    Finisher's Medal (21km: 3 inches diameter, 1/4 inch thick)

    Limited Edition Corregidor International Half-Marathon Jacket (SRP: PHP800)

    Friday, December 13, 2013

    7-Eleven Run 1000

    After Run 800 last January 2013, 7-Eleven now celebrates the opening of its 1000th store with RUN 1000 on January 19, 2014 along the CAVITEX, more known as the Coastal Road, with assembly at the Aseana City in Parañaque

    Runners joining the 10k,16k or 21k half-marathon will enjoy this course set along the coastal road - CAVITEX, wherein some of its lanes will be closed just for this race. Those joining in the 3k and 5k categories can look forward to an organized race course along Macapagal Ave

    Proceeds of the race will be dedicated to the rebuild and rehabilitation of areas affected by supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan). 7-Eleven recognizes that our brothers and sisters’ needs do not end in relief; and so we have decided to make Run 1000 another way to help our brothers and sisters rise up and start again

    Registration Fee
    21km - PHP800
    16km - PHP700
    10km - PHP600
    5km - PHP500
    3km - PHP400

    Race Tee

    Finishers Medal (all finishers will get a medal)

    Finishers Tee

    Assembly Time and Gun Start
    21km - 400AM - 430AM
    16km - 430AM - 500AM
    10km - 500AM - 530AM (wave 1)
    10km - 510AM - 540AM (wave 2)
    5km - 530AM - 600AM
    3km - 630AM - 700AM

    Race Map / Race Route

    There are 2 paid parking areas along Bradco, the main entrance road of Aseana. One is near DFA, across from SnR. The other paid parking lot is along Bradco going toward the race grounds. Cars won't be allowed beyond the barricades after the said parking lot, but in case it's full, you will be able to make a u-turn

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

    Women's Health November 2013 Issue

    This December, Women’s Health shows you how to get through the holiday season without gaining weight or feeling stressed. Yes, it’s totally possible! The issue is packed with practical tips so you can enjoy this season. Want to indulge minus the bulge? Flip to “Sweet Endings” for WH’s top picks of healthier dessert options. “Hot Body Shortcuts” will show you how to stay fit and sexy, even with a schedule packed with parties and get-togethers.

    Gracing the cover is Karylle, the triple threat of an actress, singer, and host. Looking as fresh as when she was in her 20s, Karylle shares useful advice on how to embrace your age and live life to the fullest.

    Balance all that merry-making and effort to stay fit with ample rest and sleep. “The Young and the Restless” shows you why women now put off rest or refuse to take breathers, it’s health impacts, and how you can reverse this cycle. Turn to“Lighten Up!” and learn howelevating your mood can help you lose weight.

    With everything that has happened in our country, from the pork barrel scandal to the devastating super typhoon Yolanda, Women’s Health inspires you to take action to be the change that the nation needs.

    Spend a happy and healthy holiday season this December with Women’s Health, available in all bookstores and magazine stands nationwide. You can also download the current issue and past issues of Women’s Health online at https://www.summitnewsstand.com.ph/womens-health. Like WomensHealthPhilippines on Facebook and follow @WomensHealthPH on Twitter and Instagram.

    Sunday, December 8, 2013

    Adidas revolutionizes the running watch

    adidas introduces the miCoach SMART RUN, the most advanced and intuitive wrist based running device on the market. For the first time, runners will be able to track their runs using GPS mapping, monitor their heart rate off their wrist, listen to their favorite music and get real-time coaching in a single, simple, color touch screen running watch.

    As SMART RUN uses optical technology to track your heart rate from your wrist, there are no cables, straps and additional sensors with this unique all-in-one device. A built-in accelerometer counts every step so you can monitor your stride rate. GPS tracks your speed, distance and logs your route and an MP3 player with Bluetooth® wireless audio delivers music and audible coaching guidance, eliminating the need for head phone cables and music players.

    “By combining the latest innovations, such as the Mio Wrist Based Continuous Heart Rate Technology, design and ease of use navigation, we consciously defied the rules that define other running watches,” said Simon Drabble, director of miCoach at adidas.

    “But it’s not just that which sets us apart from the competition. As part of the miCoach training system, it truly unlocks the runner’s full potential by making smart training easy and accessible. Whether you’re starting a new running program, training for a 10k or competing in another marathon, miCoach SMART RUN will make your training more efficient so you get the results you want,” continued Drabble.

    Interval (or zone) training is the best way to improve strength, speed and endurance. The miCoach system is founded on this concept with four colored zones – blue, green, yellow and red. SMART RUN uses these zones to coach you throughout your workout. Guidance comes in various forms including vibration, through the 1.45” color touch screen display and, if you are using a Bluetooth headset, the coach will tell you to speed up or slow down.

    Drabble continued, “Many runners fail to get the most out of their current running watches. Building training plans, transferring workouts and personalizing display information is cumbersome with these devices. With SMART RUN we change this. It is fully integrated with our web platform so training plans, completed workouts and settings are synced seamlessly over WLAN.”

    Smart training is not just about intervals. You will need to combine cardio with strength and flexibility to get the results you want and SMART RUN excels here too. More than 400 anatomically correct animations combine to make hundreds of workouts and plans. The animations play right on the watch helping to guide you correctly through each repetition and circuit.

    “The completeness and simplicity of Smart Run is astounding.” Terrence Mahon, Lead Endurance Coach, UK Athletics Federation said. “The visual and audible guidance for interval training is a leap forward from any other watch available. Another aspect that is often overlooked by runners is how important strength and flexibility workouts are in realizing performance gain and reducing injuries. To have this guidance on the watch too is truly groundbreaking.”

    Unrivaled in innovation and feature-set, the miCoach SMART RUN is completed with premium design language and fine styling, including athletic lines, stainless steel trim, high performance guerrilla glass and magnesium.

    The miCoach SMART RUN is available for purchase exclusively at the adidas eShop (shop.adidas.com.ph) at a retail price of PHP 19,995 from 1st December 2013.

    Friday, December 6, 2013

    Enervon Activ's Will To Win Promo

    Beat sports fatigue, train harder and be rewarded for it! If you have the will to push yourself, avail of the Enervon Activ Will to Win Promo. Get guaranteed discounts up to 70% off on premium Rudy Project gear online on select watches, shades, helmets and more. To avail, just purchase 60 Enervon Activ capsules from Mercury Drug Stores. Promo is from Dec 1, 2013 – Jan 31, 2014. Visit now the Enervon Activ Facebook page for more details. (www.facebook.com/EnervonActiv)

    Mechanics and Guidelines
    1 Purchase 60 capsules of Enervon Activ (single receipt) in Mercury Drug. Only purchases from Mercury Drug are entitled to avail of this promo
    2 After purchase, email the following to enervonactiv@gmail.com:
    a. Name, Gender, Birthdate (mm/dd/yyy), and Address
    b. Clear softcopy of Original Receipt (OR) of the 60 capsules of Enervon Activ bought in Mercury Drug
    3 Wait for your email confirmation within 48 hours. An Enervon Activ Promo Code will be emailed to you upon approval
    4 Log on to the Rudy Project website with the Enervon Activ promo tab (http://www.rudyproject.com.ph/index.php/enervon-activ.html) to shop for your discounted items
    5 After adding to your shopping cart your preferred items, at the checkout stage, enter the Enervon Activ Promo Code to avail of the discount. The discount will be automatically applied to your total bill
    6 Payment is via Asiapay/credit card (Mastercard, VISA), or bank transfer/deposit only
    7 After successful payment, items will be delivered to the shipping address indicated by the customer. Deliveries are free of charge anywhere in the Philippines

    Rules on Promo Code Issuance
    1 Receipts dated only within the promo period of December 1, 2013 – January 31, 2014 will be considered valid
    2 This promo is exclusively for Mercury Drug purchases. Receipts from other retail channels will not be honored

    Online Promo Guidelines
    The items on discount will be the following:
    BAGS, 50%
    EYEWEAR, 50%
    HEADGEAR, 50%
    WATCHES, 50%

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013

    37th National MILO Marathon Angeles

    Middle-distance runners Wenlie Maulas and Nikki Roque overcame the challenges of a 21K route and outraced other division contenders Sunday at the 37th National MILO Marathon in Angeles City. Today marks Roque’s first and Maulas’ second entry to the country’s biggest and most prestigious footrace, where they both took home the P 10,000 top purse for their victory.

    A total of 7,367 students, athletes, and running enthusiasts joined the last qualifying race of the season, where 35 runners earned a slot to the finale on December 8 at the SM Mall of Asia grounds in Pasay City. They will compete with 500 of the country’s finest runners for the championship title and for an all-expenses paid trip to the 2014 Paris Marathon courtesy of MILO.

    As a seasoned mid-distance runner, Maulas used his speed and agility to his advantage and crossed the finish line at an impressive finishing time of 1:15:53, followed by Ganny Lou Coloma at a distant second (1:23:51) and Ronald Salgado in third (1:24:01).The 24-year old runner, who recently graduated from the University of the East-Manila, is hailed as one of the best athletes from the campus for winning multiple UAAP Men’s titles in 800m and 1,500m athletics. He also finished 4th place in the 2011 ASEAN University Games in Thailand.

    In the distaff side, 20-year old Roque proved that perseverance pays off and finished at 1:58:22, way ahead of Mary Gallano (2:06:52) and Therese Dimalanta (2:07:14). Roque is a government scholar at the Bataan Peninsula State University, and like Maulas, is a varsity athlete with several 1.5K, 3K, and 5K titles under her belt.

    “Transitioning to a more competitive area of the sport is not an easy feat, which is why the National MILO Marathon maintains well-designed races for our country’s best college athletes. Whether it is the shortest or the longest distance in the discipline, runners are able to meet a certain level of challenge in the MILO Marathon that drives them to become better on the track. We are proud to welcome new faces in the MILO arena, and hope that they become the next wave of champions who will bring pride to our country,” said Andrew Neri, MILO Sports Executive.

    As part of its ongoing commitment to develop sports in the country, MILO has given a total of 33,200 shoes to public school students nationwide through MILO’s Help Give Shoes advocacy. With the invaluable support of the Department of Education and the National MILO Marathon runners, MILO delivered 500 pairs of running shoes to beneficiary schools today in Angeles City, namely Dr. Clemente Dayrit Elementary School, Arayat Central School, Pampanga National High School, Manibaug Elementary School, and San Fernando Elementary School.

    Sunday, November 24, 2013

    37th National MILO Marathon Tarlac

    Last year’s local winner, Miscelle Gilbuena made good use of her familiarity with the route to earn herself a back-to-back victory at the 37th National MILO Marathon in Tarlac City. Veteran runner Rafael Poliquit also showed perseverance under pressure and outlasted his closest pursuer, former MILO Marathon King Julius Sermona, in the men’s division race. Like many of this season’s marathon champions, both Gilbuena and Poliquit serve the country as members of the Philippine Air Force

    Of the 12,089 students and running enthusiasts who joined the race, 55 runners successfully beat the clock and booked a ticket to the finale in December. They are set to compete with 500 other elite runners from across the country for the championship title and for an all-expenses paid trip to the 2014 Paris Marathon courtesy of MILO. As a testament to the increasing number of skilled athletes in provincial areas, the Tarlac race has tied Manila for the most number of qualifiers in a single regional leg this season

    24-year old Poliquit found himself running alongside seasoned runners Sermona and Elmer Sabal, and sparked a rivalry with the veterans throughout the race. Poliquit managed to take the lead at the last 10 meters of the race, and settled the score at the finish line at 1:12:38, relegating Sermona to second place with 1:12:47 and Sabal to third at 1:13:53.

    In the distaff division, 25-year old Gilbuena took the lead at the sound of the starting gun, but struggled throughout the first few meters of the race. After finding her pace at the 2-kilometer mark, she ran alongside strong male contenders and crossed the finish line at 1:28:06. Last year’s second placer Berna Pulmano finished behind her a distant second at 1:36:13, followed by Melinda de los Reyes at 1:42:16.

    As part of its ongoing commitment to develop sports in the country, MILO has given a total of 32,500 shoes to public school students nationwide through MILO’s Help Give Shoes advocacy. With the invaluable support of the Department of Education and the National MILO Marathon runners, MILO delivered 500 pairs of running shoes to beneficiary schools today in Tarlac City, namely Capas High School, San Miguel Central School, Sto. Cristo Elmentary School, Tarlac West Central School, and Mataalaib Bato Elementary School.

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013

    St Luke's Run 2013: A Run for Yolanda Victims

    In light of the tragedy caused by Typhoon Yolanda, St. Luke’s Medical Center calls on everyone to put on their running shoes and charitable hearts to run and rebuild lives. The St. Luke’s Run for Wellness is a fun run where we can all unite to bring back to wellness, our fellow Filipinos devastated by the recent disaster. It will be held on December 7, Saturday, 6 a.m. onwards at the Bonifacio Global City grounds. All proceeds of the fun run will go to the relief and rehabilitation of areas stricken by the recent calamity in the Visayas

    What: St Luke's Run 2013
    When: December 7 2013
    Where: Bonifacio Global City

    Registration Fee
    PHP750 - 3km
    PHP750 - 5km
    PHP750 - 10km

    Assembly Time and Gun Start
    10km - 5:00AM - 6:00AM
    5km - 5:00AM - 6:15AM
    3km - 5:00AM - 6:20AM

    Race Tee

    Race Map

    How To Register
    Via online
    1 Visit www.stlukesrun.com and pay via credit card (thru paypal)

    Via prepaid card
    1 Visit the ff stores -
    Toby’s MOA
    Toby’s Glorietta 2
    Toby’s Shangri la
    Runnr BGC
    Runnr Trinoma
    Runnr ATC
    St Lukes Medical Center Global
    2 Visit www.stlukesrun.com and key-in the special code of your prepaid card

    Monday, November 18, 2013

    BGC Cycle Philippines Shifts To High Gear

    BGC Cycle Philippines hits the road on 15-17 November inside Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City, with more than 2,000 cyclists ready for three days of thrilling action and activities in the tradition of highly successful Cycle Asia events staged across the region.

    The event, put up by title sponsor BGC and organized by Sunrise Events, Inc., is the latest addition to the 2013 Cycle Asia calendar. Cycle Asia is the network of premier cycling events that offers riders the rare opportunity to ride in major Asian cities.

    "Cycling continues to enjoy strong growth in the Philippines and we are naturally thrilled to introduce the event at Bonifacio Global City," said Manny Blas II, head of Commercial Operations, Fort Bonifacio Development Corp.

    To guarantee safety among participants and ensure the smooth staging of the event, organizers will keep the routes partially closed.

    The novel event, featuring cyclists of all ages and abilities, will have participants test their skills in The Tricycle Ride, The Kids’ Ride, The Community Ride (20km and 40km) and The Challenge (40km) capped by the “Ride with Australian Robbie McEwen.” All kids’ ride will be on 16 November while the mass participation rides will be held on 17 November.

    McEwen, who also serves as the Cycle Asia ambassador, is a three-time Tour de France winner in the sprint category and considered as the fastest sprinter in the world at his peak. A former Australian BMX champion, McEwen switched to road racing in 1990 at age 18 and raced as a pro from 1996 to 2012. He last rode for Orica-GreenEDGE on the UCI World Tour after competing in the 2012 Tour of California.

    “SEI’s goal is to stage world class events and promote a healthy lifestyle among families. We have seen the growth of triathlon and running and we see cycling to be moving in the same direction,” said Wilfred Uytengsu, president of SEI, which also organizes the annual Ironman Philippines, Xterra and IronKids events. “On its debut, the event attracted 2,100 cyclists of all ages. It will be one great weekend of cycling fun.”

    A Cycling & Lifestyle Expo has also been lined up for this weekend’s cycling festival to keep the entire family entertained over three days.

    "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 Blas.

    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.

    Owned and organized by Spectrum Worldwide, Cycle Asia has already staged two hugely successful events in 2013 – OCBC Cycle Malaysia and OCBC Cycle Singapore, which attracted over 5,000 and 11,500 participants, respectively. The Gold Coast Festival of Cycling was also held last 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.

    Other backers of the event, also held for the benefit of the Firefly Brigade, are F2P, Felt Bicycles, Garmin, Gatorade, Intercare, Lexus, Manila Water, The Philippine Star, Red Garlic, Rudy Project, Seda, Walter Bread and MMDA.

    About Sunrise Events, Inc
    Sunrise Events Inc was established in 2008 after it has been granted the Ironman 70.3 license by the World Triathlon Corporation. The vision of the company is to stage world class events to put the Philippines in the sports tourism map of the world. SEI currently stages at least 12 events per year and has the exclusive rights to the Ironman 70.3, 5150, XTERRA and Ironkids events.

    Friday, November 15, 2013

    37th National MILO Marathon Dagupan

    Alquin Bolivar and Mirasol Abad, both members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), combated strong winds and the slippery terrain to win the 21K division of the 37th National MILO Marathon Sunday in Dagupan City. Both runners are set to lead 26 other qualifiers to the finale in December, where they will compete with the country’s best runners for the championship title and for a trip to the 2014 Paris Marathon courtesy of MILO. A total of 8,043 runners joined the day’s race.

    28-year old Bolivar, who hails from Cagayan de Oro, said that he took the lead at gun start, but struggled with his pace at the 12th kilometer mark because of the challenging weather. He eventually pulled away and locked a distance at the last few kilometers, crossing the finish line at 1:13:47. Behind Bolivar were national athlete Robeno Javier at 1:13:53 and Crifrankreadel Indapan at 1:16:02.

    In the distaff side, 28-year old Abad outlasted female competitors and crossed the finish line at 1:30:49, way ahead of Mercy Taypoc (1:32:52) and Lany Cardona (1:35:20), all while battling a mild cold. Abad, who is a member of the Philippine Duathlon Team, is considered one of the top duathletes in the country. She adds today’s victory to her collection of titles in other national races.

    “My training includes a combination of biking and running for 3 hours to extend my endurance and improve my speed,” she said. “I also plan to join the Philippine National Duathlon Championships later this year to prepare for the MILO Marathon National Finals.”

    “MILO salutes the passion and dedication that the men and women of our nation’s armed forces render to defend our countrymen. We at the National MILO Marathon are very proud to have engaged an admirable set of people who continue to lead their fellow athletes to imbibe the core values of a champion. We hope to draw more local heroes to join the discipline and inspire runners to take their love for country and true athleticism to the competitive track,” said Andrew Neri, MILO Sports Executive.

    With the support of the Department of Education and the National MILO Marathon runners, MILO has given a total of 32,200 shoes to public school students nationwide through MILO’s Help Give Shoes advocacy. Through this ongoing commitment to develop sports in the country, MILO delivered 500 pairs of running shoes to beneficiary schools today in Dagupan City, namely East Central Integrated School, Dagupan City National High School, Bonuan Boguig National High School, North Central Elementary School, and Bued National High School.

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013

    37th National MILO Marathon Baguio

    Challenged neither by the course nor the competition, reigning MILO Marathon King Eduardo Buenavista treated spectators to a thrilling comeback Sunday at the 37th National MILO Marathon in Baguio City. Not to be outdone, a be-medalled Cristabel Martes also proved her mettle in the 21K track and earned herself a back-to-back win in the local race. Both Buenavista and Martes have four National MILO Marathon titles under their belt and are considered to be two of the best runners in the country.

    Leaving no room for error, two-time Olympian Buenavista made good use of his quick reflexes to take the lead at the starting gun, and closed his finishing time at an impressive 1:12:39. With Cesar Castaneto (1:14:21) and last year’s local champion Hernanie Sore (1:19:55) trailing behind him in desperate pursuit, the 35-year old Cotabato native sustained a matchless pace and claimed his third Baguio title.

    In the distaff division, long-time Baguio bet Martes posted a wide margin over her closest pursuers Gretchen Ablaza (1:49:41) and Rowena Ba-A (1:50:43), and maintained the distance from start to finish. Unfazed by the uphill track at the end of the route, Martes clocked in at a swift 1:31:33 and claimed her sixth trip to the National Finals

    She also expressed that runners like her who are in their 30s perform extraordinarily well in the sport. “Being 34-years old, I am currently at my athletic prime. I want to maximize my physical peak and use it to cultivate and develop future running champions. However, I have to start focusing more on motherhood,” said Martes, who is both a coach at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and a mother to one daughter. “I respect what MILO is doing to help young athletes and I am proud to be a part of their cause.”

    As an ongoing commitment to inspire more Filipinos especially the youth to overcome all of life’s obstacles and engage in a wholesome sport like running, MILO provides pairs of running shoes to underprivileged students nationwide through MILO’s Help Give Shoes advocacy. With the invaluable support of MILO Marathon runners and partners, a total of 500 pairs were delivered to beneficiary schools today in Baguio, including Benguet High School, Bakakeng Elementary School, Manual A. Roxas Elementary School, Jose Rizal Elementary School and Josefa Carino Elementary School, bringing the total shoe count to 31,700.

    “The MILO Marathon was the first sports event launched by MILO in the Philippines, and we have since truly grown as a local stage for athletics. This is evident in the number of runners we have engaged in the sport as well as in the caliber of talents that we attract and produce to date,” said Andrew Neri, MILO Sports Executive. “Eduardo and Cristabel are greatly recognized in the country and in Southeast Asia, and bear out the class of competition that the MILO Marathon continues to raise for both elite athletes and beginners. As we near the end of another season, we look forward to shaping a new band of champions through more quality races and our sports development efforts centered on education across all regions.”

    Sunday, November 10, 2013

    Run BGC 2013: Takbonifacio

    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).

    Register for the event 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 P1,000 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

    Thursday, November 7, 2013

    Merrell unveils Pretty Strong campaign

    Today, more than ever, many women lead active lives. They are driven, passionate, goal-oriented, and influencers in their own right. They are versatile and have mastered the art of multi-tasking. They also excel in their chosen career paths and still find quality time for themselves. They can do anything if they put their minds and hearts to it. Simply put – women are pretty strong

    Borne out of the belief that women are naturally born with an innate strength, leading outdoor athletic footwear brand Merrell reaches out to these women through its Pretty Strong campaign

    Alongside the launch is the introduction of a performance shoe line specially-designed for women. Merrell’s women’s collection aims to keep pace with these active strong women with a line that complements their diverse lifestyles by providing tailor-made features, as well as durability and quality that they well deserve

    Merrell’s women’s new performance collection feature narrower and slimmer profiles. These shoes are made of durable, comfortable materials, and come in different color combinations. The collection is also versatile – great for everyday use, working out in the gym, and hitting the challenging outdoors training, running, and trekking

    For women who are into serious running, Pace Glove 2 is highly recommended with its excellent ground traction and secure fit. For those who are into running and training, Bare Access Arc 2 is ideal with its M-Bound cushioning that assures comfort in every movement

    On the other hand, Mix Master Move Glide is a flexible shoe built for multi-activity use. It is light enough to be worn during road and track runs. Meanwhile, for women who are looking for stable shoes opt for Road Glove Dash 2. It gives you the stability you need without the added weight and bulk

    Merrell’s Pretty Strong campaign reaffirms the brand’s commitment of continually inspiring people – especially pretty strong women – to get outside and see the outdoors in a new light

    Tuesday, November 5, 2013

    Filipina defends her title in the KOTR Finals

    Filipina runner Mary Grace Delos Santos was recently crowned Queen of the Road in the final leg of the adidas King of the Road (KOTR) South East Asia, clocking in 1 hour and 3 minutes for the 16.8km distance

    Passion and determination filled the air when 11,000 runners came together in Malaysia to participate in the last leg of this year’s adidas King of the Road. Held along the New Pantai Expressway Highway, the run marks the 15th edition which was officially flagged off by Y. Bhg. Dato' Mohd Shafiq B. Abdullah of the Ministry of Works

    The run, which has a unique elevated route across three key districts - Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur, also played host as the final leg of the prestigious running event

    The top two reigning champions from the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia came together to compete for this year’s Regional adidas KOTR run, with the crown going to Sgt Boonthung Srisung of Thailand who completed the 16.8K SEA men’s category run in 52 minutes and 35 seconds and Delos Santos of the Philippines for the women’s category

    Delos Santos earned her ticket to the finals by being the defending champion of last year’s adidas KOTR Southeast Asia in Singapore. Fellow Filipinos Eduardo Buenavista and Mary Joy Tabal also joined her in the 16.8K run by being the first place finishers in their respective categories in the Philippine leg of the KOTR this year. Tabal finished strong, only a minute behind Delos Santos.

    The theme for this year’s race is ‘Boost your run’, inspired by the latest adidas BOOST™ foam innovation which has revolutionized the running world with its debut in the market earlier this year. The new adidas BOOST™ range features groundbreaking cushioning technology, which provides the highest energy return in the running industry

    Monday, November 4, 2013

    BGC Passionfest 2013

    Bonifacio Global City (BGC) has been known for its unstoppable chain of new developments that cater to different passions. The BGC PassionFest is a three-day event tradition filled with various activities that focused on culture, art, fitness, lifestyle and most of all FUN!

    This year continues the city’s tradition of celebrating with a bit of a historical twist as it honors the 150th birth anniversary of one of the Philippines’ most passionate national Heroes, Andres Bonifacio. It will be a modern fiesta filled with music, arts, food, culture and dance to be held on November 29, 30 and December 1, 2013

    The BGC Passionfest 2013 kicks off on Friday, November 29 with drum beaters setting the rhythm in Bonifacio High Street (BHS), topped off with a presentation by Gantimpala Theater Foundation entitled “Katipunan (Mga Anak ng Bayan)” at BHS Central Amphitheater, and the Supremo Sale of participating stores in Bonifacio High Street

    On Bonifacio Day, November 30, BGC will be jam-packed with tons of activities for the whole family to enjoy including Wreath Laying Ceremony at 7:00 a.m.; Science sa Plaza happens at The Mind Museum from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.; Run BGC 2013: TakBonifacio featuring Katipuneros versus Guardia Sibil gathering at BHS Central by 3:00 p.m.; Rock Supremo in cooperation with Rock Ed to showcase music written by today’s hottest bands and artists inspired by the life of Andres Bonifacio; Boni-Fiesta bringing the traditional barrio fiesta at BGC with giant game booths, food booths and art activities

    The BGC Passionfest 2013 festivities culminate on Sunday, December 1, starting with a colourful Parada de Kalesa at 3:00 p.m. where Filipino horse carriages will be specially dressed up to parade around BGC complete with music and dance troupes (Parade Route: 7th, 9th, 11th Avenues and 28th & 30th Streets)

    Kislap at Kutitap is happening in BHS Central featuring the best of the country's most prestigious performing groups to cap off the feast of passions featuring Sandosenang Sapatos by Tanghalang Pilipino at 6:00 p.m., and performances from the Philippine Madrigal Singers and Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. The show also includes the launch of the Symphony of Lights—the annual Christmas decorations competition for all construction groups and buildings in BGC.

    Sunday, November 3, 2013

    2013 MILO Little Olympics National Finals

    In light of the recent earthquake that hit Cebu and Bohol, a new date has been set for the 2013 MILO Little Olympics National Finals. With the best interests of the athletes and spectators in mind, MILO executives yesterday announced that the country’s premier interschool sports competition, which was originally slated for October 25 to 27, has now been rescheduled to November 29 to December 1. The three-day competition was expected to host about 1,600 athletes from NCR, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao in Cebu City

    According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), Cebu City will continue to experience aftershocks in two to three weeks. Consequently, the Department of Education and Honorable Mayor Michael Rama have placed Cebu City under a state of calamity and postponed classes in all levels until November 5 to ensure the safety of students and teachers citywide

    Visayas delegation head Ricky Ballesteros shared that experts, engineers, and contractors have been hired to inspect the venues’ condition. “We had civil and structural engineers check if the venues are fit to play on, and as of last Friday, they declared the areas safe for competition. However, after yesterday’s strong aftershock, we are keeping a close eye on these structures and have decided that the best logical step is to postpone the event,” said Ballesteros. He added that the postponement of the event will also provide sufficient time for the young athletes to recover and prepare for the competition

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013

    Soleus GPS FIT 1.0

    The Soleus GPS FIT has a new highly ventilated strap, simpler 4 button user interface, and much larger numbers on the customizable display viewing area. Simple and easy to use, the Soleus GPS FIT will allow runners to accurately track their Speed, Pace, and Distance. Auto lap splits at every mile and the "always on" night light mode helps for late night (or early morning) runs and training

    Our GPS Fit knows exactly where to find the global positioning satellites orbiting miles above the Earth that will help you keep track of your run, walk, hike or bike. You can even personalize your Soleus GPS Fit by inputting your personal data to track calories burned during your workouts. GPS FIT now comes with a data upload cable to take your training to the next level!

    Personal Note: Big thanks to Ms Judith Staples and Soleus for being so kind in letting me experience this watch. At the onset, it was able to get a GPS signal in under 2 minutes with rainclouds on my head. Not bad! Is it worth it? I hope that there were able to iron out the kinks from the previous generation.  Watch out for my straight-up review soon

    Tuesday, October 29, 2013

    WE RUN MNL 2013

    Registration Site
    You can register for the Nike We Run Manila 10K at www.werunmnl10k.com

    Can I fill out a form instead?
    Entire registration process is online

    What are the payment modes?
    Credit Card (Paypal charges shall apply on top of the published registration fees) or
    Cash Purchase of prepaid cards at the following venues from 11:30am-8:00pm only:
    Nike Park Fort
    Nike Park Trinoma
    Nike Park MOA
    Nike Stadium ATC
    Nike Park Ermita
    Nike Stadium Shangri-la
    Nike Stadium Glorietta 2
    Nike Forum Greenhills

    The race pack is an exclusive event pack which consists of.
    A Nike We Run Manila 10K Tee
    Nike tote bag
    Nike water bottle
    Timing chip (D-tag)

    Nike We Run Manila 10K Race Pack Collection
    DATE: November 21-24, 2013
    VENUE: Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig Metro Manila
    Important: Please bring your ID and confirmation slip to collect your race pack

    Size Chart (Nike We Run Manila 10K event tee)

    How do I get to the race site?
    From Aurora Blvd. - Drive straight towards LRT 2 Katipunan station - When you reach Katipunan station, veer to the leftmost side of the road towards the flyover and turn left. Drive straight ahead and pass through the bridge (You will pass through Riverbanks Mall and Marikina River) You will see Marikina Sports Center to your right after the intersection/stoplight after the Marikina Public Market.

    From Marcos Hi-Way - From LRT2 Santolan Station, ride a jeepney/fx going to Montalban/San Mateo/Ampid and tell the driver to drop you off at Blue Wave Marquinton which is right across Robinsons Supermarket - From Robinsons Supermarket, walk across the road going towards Blue Wave Mall until you reach Toyota Ave. You will see Marikina Sports Center on the left side of the road.

    Monday, October 28, 2013

    adidas introduces the new CRAZYCOOL

    adidas is excited to introduce the new CRAZYCOOL to the next generation of runners who value maximum flexibility, breathability and comfort. Featuring climacool® technology, the new CRAZYCOOL spots an improved flexible design and construction, an all-around 360-degree ventilation, as well as a high flex midsole to create a dynamic look and fit

    The superior functionality and performance of the CRAZYCOOL line can be attributed to its unique blend of quality material and exquisite design. Constructed to create the ultimate freedom for the movement of your feet, the shoe features anatomical flex grooves, which facilitate smooth transition while running

    The unique upper construction of the CRAZYCOOL with the adidas CoolFrame® material ensures lightweight upper support and increased upper breathability while air channels in the sole allow airflow throughout. An enhanced offer from its predecessor climacool® range, the new and improved CRAZYCOOL boasts a thin micro suede tongue that makes the shoes even lighter. An in-built ADIWEAR™ outsole also boosts durability in high wear areas

    Since its introduction in 2011, the adidas climacool® has remained one of adidas’ best-selling product concepts worldwide. This revolutionary technology was later incorporated into multiple adidas running footwear lines such as the CC Revolution, the CC Ride and the CC Chill. Climacool® material was developed by adidas to reduce in-shoe moisture by 20 per cent and foot temperature by 12 per cent, thereby improving runners’ comfort level and performance as high humidity and temperature in shoes is one of the main causes of discomfort

    The adidas CRAZYCOOL is available in a wide range of colorways and retails for Php5495 in adidas Sports Performance and retail stores

    Saturday, October 26, 2013

    Cavinti Road & Trail Adventure Marathon 2013

    The first ever Cavinti Adventure Trail Marathon will be held on November 30, 2013 in the beautiful, centuries-old town of Cavinti, Laguna Province and starts at the Town Plaza, fronting the historic Our Lord Parish Church

    The town is hosting for the first time a trail run marathon with runners completing a scenic loop deep within forest trails and rough roads, woodlands, rivers, falls and a lake that will surely mesmerize runners completing their respective distances

    The organizers will just be setting up conveniently placed refilling stations in different points of the route. No cups will be provided to ensure an environmentally friendly race. So runners are encouraged to bring their own hydration bottles, hydration back-packs, hydration belts or any hydration gear

    Registration Fee
    PHP300 - 6km
    PHP500 - 12km
    PHP800 - 21km
    PHP1,200 - 42km

    Registration Site
    ARC Manila
    100-Mile Cafe
    Green Planet
    AX Fitness Center

    The course for the 42k runners will have moderate to steep rolling hills, several river crossings, one of which will lead to the Cavinti underground river. Mild to cool temperatures, expansive views of surrounding mountains, rolling hills, moderate elevation gains, a beautiful lake and wildflower meadows will be some of the highlights of this race

    The start will be at the Cavinti Town Plaza where the town mayor and the townsfolk of Cavinti will be on hand to send-off the runners in their adventure run while the finish will end at the Bumbungan Eco Park Falls where runners will be treated with a sumptuous lunch after they cross the finish line

    Singlet Design

    Finisher's Tee

    The road and trail run is a no frills race that will have a marathon (42k), 21k, 12k and a 6k race, proceeds of which will go to the School for the Deaf in Cavinti, Laguna

    Thursday, October 24, 2013

    37th MILO Marathon General Santos

    Former MILO Marathon Queen Flordeliza Donos reestablished her dominance over the 21K tracks Sunday at the 37th National MILO Marathon in General Santos City. Not to be outdone, veteran runner Arnold Unabia managed to post a 1-second difference against closest rival Gilbert Maluyo to win the men’s division race. About 7,060 students, athletes and running enthusiasts joined the country’s most prestigious foot race at the Tuna Capital of the Philippines

    Donos, who is an Air Woman at the Philippine Air Force, used the fair weather to her advantage and clocked in at an impressive 1:26:51, way ahead of Monaliza Ambasa (1:31:39) and Cellie Rose Jaro (1:32:02). The 26-year old runner has had her fair share of marathon victories in the past, having won the MILO Marathon 42K National Finals in 2010, the MILO Marathon 21K Davao race last year, and the 10K Merrell Adventure Run 2013

    Donos also expressed that beyond training Filipino runners need support from groups and from the government to improve their chance against foreign competitors. “I always make it a point to run a MILO race every year to show my appreciation for the support and recognition MILO gives to local athletes. I also value how winners serve as role models to aspiring runners and to children who are beginning to love the sport,” she said

    In the men’s division race, Unabia got a second wind at the 50-meter mark and crossed the finish line at 1:14:48, a mere second before Maluyo (1:14:49) but way ahead of third placer Welmark Garcel (1:18:11). The 35-year old trainer from Tangub City took the lead at the last 150 meters of the race, but had difficulty maintaining a distance from the other seasoned runner

    “My passion for running has become my profession as well. I make a living by teaching children how to appreciate sports at the Tangub City Hall,” he said. “I motivate my students to join the MILO Marathon, so they can observe different types of runners and understand the discipline better. I am very thankful to MILO for their support and for helping young athletes aspire for greatness.”

    With the support of the Department of Education and the National MILO Marathon runners, MILO has given a total of 31,200 shoes to public school students nationwide through MILO’s Help Give Shoes advocacy. Through this ongoing commitment to develop sports in the country, MILO delivered 500 pairs of running shoes to beneficiary schools today in General Santos City, namely General Santos City National High School, Koronadal National Comprehensive High School, Baluan National High School, Buayan National High School and Ireneo I. Santiago National High School

    “We have seen a steady increase in the number of local athletes whose goal is to compete against a diversity of runners from across the globe. Our runners continue to show that the Filipino spirit can triumph over a powerful set of foreign talents. While we support all competitors in the MILO Marathon, we recognize our very own runners as they vie for an all-Filipino finish. We will continue to work closely with local government units and other institutions to scale support and raise national athletic excellence,” said Andrew Neri, MILO Sports Executive

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013

    adiZero Primeknit in New Exciting Colours

    The new adiZero Primeknit 2.0, the first one-piece upper Performance running shoe, is being rolled out in new exciting colours this Fall/Winter season for both men and women

    Using the latest design tools with a new seamless engineering technology, adidas has created a first-of-its-kind running shoe. While traditional sports shoes are constructed from several different pieces, this breakthrough method digitally knits the entire upper in just one piece

    Knitting fused yarn fine-tunes the exact amount of flexibility and support needed in every part of the shoe. There is no lining or reinforcements – the strength comes from the fused yarn, digitally-knitted in distinctgrid patterns to provide ventilation. This all means lightweight comfort that wraps seamlessly around your foot, whilst fewer materials produce less waste

    The adiZero Primeknit collection will be available at adidas Bonifacio Global City starting October 18, 2013 at PHP8295. A total of six colorways will launch in the Philippines, starting with the White and Pink models, followed by four more in November to January 2014

    Sunday, October 20, 2013

    Anlene and World Osteoporosis Day

    The importance of an active lifestyle and proper diet to maintain strong bones is the highlight of this year's World Osteoporosis Day (WOD), which took place last October 20. In the Philippines, Anlene invited families to join the special celebration at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall featuring fun group activities and learning sessions

    Celebrated in over 90 countries, WOD is an annual, year-long global campaign for bone health. Started by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), the event is dedicated to raising awareness on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis and other bone diseases

    Organized by Anlene, the Philippine celebration of WOD 2013 will also focus on the mother’s role in promoting bone health. IOF and Anlene believe that mothers are the backbone of families throughout the world; hence, it is important to protect them as they age. WOD 2013 encourages families to fight lazy bones by leading an active lifestyle as well as taking calcium-rich food like milk to delay weakening of bones

    During the whole-day event, Anlene formally launched “Kilos, Pamilya”, a healthy lifestyle movement that promotes strong bones and strong bonds.

    Participants will get to meet the movement’s celebrity family ambassadors—Pia Magalona and daughters Maxene and Saab. “I am raising my family to be strong and resilient. As a mom, I lead by example. As parents, we are our children’s mentors,” Pia said. “We should be self-disciplined, enough to be able to enjoy the good things in life, by living the good life. We should stay active and mentally alert by getting enough rest, exercise, and having the correct diet. These are all important to maintain good health, especially for the bones.”

    A bone health expert from the Asian Hospital and Medical Center gave a lecture on how to properly care for the bones and shed light on why it is important to get off the couch and start leading an active lifestyle

    The WOD 2013 included fun activities for the whole family. The event featured bone scanning sessions, zumba and aerobics classes, yoga, tai chi, and many more

    Friday, October 18, 2013

    37th National MILO Marathon Davao

    Sisters Cynthia and Criselyn Jaro proved that speed runs in their blood when they posted a spectacular one-two finish at the 21K women’s division run Sunday at the 37th National MILO Marathon in Davao City. Last year’s champion Anthony Nerza also proved his mettle during the race and successfully defended his local crown to clinch a repeat victory

    In an eager attempt to take the lead, Nerza hastened his pace at the 58th minute mark and crossed the finish line at a record-setting 1:11:08, relegating Elmer Bartolo (1:14:43) and Machale Jan Echalico (1:15:44) to second and third place, and securing his third ticket to the MILO Marathon finals

    In the distaff side, Jaro’s fast reflexes gave her an advantage when she propelled herself to claim the lead at the sound of the starting gun. She posted a finishing time of 1:30:43, ahead of younger sister Criselyn, who finished at 1:32:49, and Davao bet Emely Avergonzado (1:34:49)

    As an ongoing commitment to inspire more Filipinos especially the youth to overcome all of life’s obstacles and engage in a wholesome sport like running, MILO provides pairs of running shoes to underprivileged students nationwide through MILO’s Help Give Shoes advocacy. With the invaluable support of MILO Marathon runners and partners, a total of 500 pairs were delivered to beneficiary schools today in Davao, bringing the total shoe count to 30,700. Kapitan Tomas Monteverde Elementary School, Davao City High School, SPED Bangkal, Sta. Ana National High School and Manuel L. Quezon Elementary School were among the advocacy’s beneficiaries

    “MILO endeavors to inspire more athletes through education, and what better way to learn than from our own set of champions. We are immensely proud to be one of the running platforms that Cynthia is a part of as she imparts knowledge and skills about the discipline. The National MILO Marathon has already become a learning base for athleticism, and we value the efforts of our runners to share the principles of sportsmanship and develop the local running community,” said Andrew Neri, MILO Sports Executive

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013

    37th National MILO Marathon Butuan

    Elite runner Judelyn Miranda reasserted her claim over the 21-K tracks Sunday at the 37th National MILO Marathon in Butuan City. This is Miranda’s fifth consecutive win in the regional leg, after placing fourth in last year’s National Finals local category race. Jobert Carolino also shifted into full gear and dominated his closest pursuers in the men’s division run. Both Miranda and Carolino earned themselves a coveted spot in the finale and the Php 10,000.00 top purse

    Of the 10,060 runners who joined today’s race, 13 other qualifiers will join Miranda, Carolino and earlier qualifiers in December, where they will compete for the title of MILO Marathon King and Queen and for a trip to the Paris Marathon in 2014 courtesy of MILO

    38-year old Miranda, who was at the head of the competing pack since gun start, finished at an impressive 1:30:04 to route Lalaine Patricio (1:47:02) and Gina Factura (1:59:23) to second and third place, respectively. Earlier this year, the seasoned marathoner won the 41.9 kilometer Mulatto Off Road Duathlon and 15-K event of the 2013 Hunat Dabaw Run

    Tagum City native Carolino led the last stretch and crossed the finish line at a swift 1:13:50 to outpace distance contenders Jerald Zaballa (1:14:08) and Glendon Candinao (1:15:29). Carolino’s victory in this year’s Butuan leg grants him a fourth ticket to a MILO Marathon National Finals.

    The turnout at Butuan City truly exemplifies the growing appreciation for the sport of running. As such, we expect the next few regional legs to post the same amount intensity not only in numbers but also in performance en route to the finals,” said MILO Sports Executive Andrew Neri. “With the outstanding display of true athleticism and willpower in preceding competitions, we can expect another action-packed culmination in December. Our team is taking preparations to the next level to deliver an exceptional event that will cap the season.”

    MILO continues to promote global race standards in terms of security and safety that contribute to the overall success of the each running event. With the invaluable support of Butuan's local government headed by Hon. Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr., M.D., about 190 police and military personnel were deployed to impose precautionary measures across the race vicinity and ensure the safety of the runners and spectators alike.

    With the support of the Department of Education and the National MILO Marathon runners, MILO has given a total of 30,200 shoes to public school students nationwide through MILO’s Help Give Shoes advocacy. Through this ongoing commitment to develop sports in the country, MILO delivered 500 pairs of running shoes to beneficiary schools in Butuan City, namely Maguinda National High School, Banza National High School, Hawilian National High School, Agusan National High School, and Taligaman National High School

    Monday, October 14, 2013

    BGC Cycle Philippines 2013

    The BGC Cycle Phils event is the Philippine leg of the Cycle Asia network of cycling events. Among the rides/races in its umbrella are the OCBC Cycle Asia events in Singapore and Malaysia. The event will have its inaugural offering in the Phils on Nov. 15 to 17

    The main key sellling point of the event is the opportunity to ride in closed, safe, public roads in the heart of the metro. As MMDA is a partner, it hands its support to make sure that this objective is met

    There will be various ride categories meant for every member of the family from kids to adults. In addition a special ride category is being offered where participants can get to do the challenge ride with pro cyclist and cycle asia ambassador, Robbie McEwen. aside from the ride opportunity, other inclusions are available for this special category

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