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Run Rio Series – YAMAHA RUN FOR HEROES


Yamaha Run for Heroes – The 3rd leg of Runrio Series Manila 2011 will be held on July 3, 2011 at Bonifacio Global City. Boasting of 4 race categories 3k, 5K, 10K, and 21K.

Help Yamaha Run for Heroes reach 10,000 participants and Yamaha will donate Php 1 Million to the HERO Foundation.


REGISTRATION DETAILS:
Online registration period is from May 30, 2011 to June 19, 2011 only.
Delivery of race kits will start on June 5, 2011.

In-store registration period is from May 30, to June 25, 2011 at the following venues:
• RUNNR – G/F Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City (Tel # 4031787)
• R.O.X – Level 2 R.O.X. Bldg. Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City (Tel # 8564638)
• Toby’s SM Mall of Asia – G/F Entertainment Mall, Roxas Blvd., Manila (Tel # 556-0445)
• Planet Sports Glorietta – 2F Glorietta 3, Makati City (Tel # 8177896)
• The Athletes Foot ATC – Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City
• Planet Sports Trinoma – 2nd level, Trinoma cor. North EDSA, Quezon City (Tel# 9167451)
• The Athlete’s Foot Galleria – 3F Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Pasig City (Tel# 6363162)
*All registration sites are open daily, 12nn to 8pm.

Special Registration Site (May 30 to June 25; open daily from 10am to 7pm):
• Yamaha YZone Flagship Shop – Lot 8 Blk. 8 ADB Ave. cor. Opal Road, Ortigas, Pasig City (Tel# 6379552)

All registered runners will get:
Race Kit, (New Balance Singlet, Timing Chip, Bib Number, 20% Off Coupon from Planet Sports & Athlete’s Foot Stores & 10% Off Coupon from Toby’s / Runnr Store), Race Analysis, Finishers Kit, Certificate,
Free photo

Race Singlet / Finisher Shirt / Medal (for 21K finishers only)


IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
• Registration may end earlier than announced deadline therefore; race kits may run out before June 26, 2010.
• A valid ID must be presented upon registration. For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID must be presented by the representative.
• Singlet size availability will be on a first come first served basis.
• A disposable timing device will be used by all participants during the race.
• Medals and Finisher’s shirt will be given to all 21km finishers only.
• Finisher’s kits will be given upon finishing the race.
• For questions and inquiries please contact (call only) any of the following Runrio hotline numbers from Monday to Friday (9:00am – 6:00pm).

Globe 0915-7827126
Globe 0927-3990043
Landline 02-703 1736

Categories: Hero Foundation, RunRio, Yamaha

Pangmatagalan!

Someone asked… “Bro, they said you can run 10K even 15K without hydration? Is this true?”

Here’s my answer.

Yes, I can. But I’m not encouraging that you do the same specifically during a race.

I usually do this during training runs so that come race day, when and if water runs out I won’t be on panic mode fearing dehydration.

Please do note that during training days, I run on a route where hydration is available. I run where a convenience store is within reach. But I delay the urge of drinking.

I ran the BDM test run with my CamelBak, but I delayed drinking from it. Until Marga stopped me and told me to drink.

But I think the key here is to hydrate before the run. I drink at least 500ml of sports drink before running.

Categories: Hydration, La Maga Wa, Personal

06.05.2011 – AKTV Run

May 22, 2011 2 comments

Ready for TV5’s new sports block?

TV5 invites all active and sports-minded Filipinos to participate in the much-awaited AKTV Run this June 5 at the SM Mall of Asia grounds in Pasay City. The Kapatid network will introduce AKTV, the new primetime sports block that will become the home of sports and active lifestyle programs on IBC channel 13.

AKTV Run will give loyal Kapatid followers a preview of what to expect from AKTV, which caters to Filipinos sports enthusiasts, health buffs as well as people who enjoy an active lifestyle.

TV5 has partnered with RunRio, the country’s leading race organizer, in mounting the event. The early morning race program will be hosted by Manu Sandejas and Chiqui Roa, hosts of the TV5 Saturday sports profile show Astig.

AKTV Run features a race in four categories (please see map / distances / reg fee / gun start below):

3K / Php450 / 5:55AM

5K / Php600 / 5:45AM

10K / Php600 / 5:35AM21K / Php750 / 4:45AM
Medal for 21K Finishers

REGISTRATION VENUES

Online registration period is from May 2, 2011 to May 22, 2011 only. Delivery of race kits will start on May 9, 2011.
Regular In-store registration period is from May 2, 2011 to May 22, 2011 only at the following venues:

  • RUNNR – G/F Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City (12nn – 8pm,Tel # 4031787)
  • R.O.X. – Level 2 R.O.X. Bldg. Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City (12nn–8pm, Tel # 8564638)
  • Toby’s SM Mall of Asia – G/F Entertainment Mall, Roxas Blvd., Manila(12nn–8pm, Tel # 556-0445)
  • Planet Sports Glorietta – 2F Glorietta 3, Makati City (12nn – 8pm, Tel # 8177896)
  • The Athletes Foot Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City
  • Planet Sports Trinoma – 2nd level, Trinoma cor. North EDSA, Quezon City(12nn – 8pm, Tel# 9167451)
  • The Athlete’s Foot Robinsons Galleria – 3F Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Pasig City(12nn – 8pm, Tel# 6363162)
Late Registration period is from May 23, 2011 to May 29, 2011 at the following venues only:
  • ROX
  • Mall of Asia
  • Planet Sports Trinoma

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • Registration may end earlier than announced deadline therefore; race kits may run out before May 29, 2010.
  • A valid ID must be presented upon registration. For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID must be presented by the representative.
  • Singlet size availability will be on a first come first served basis.
  • A disposable timing device will be used by all participants during the race.
  • Finisher’s kits will be given upon finishing the race.
  • For questions and inquiries please contact (call only) any of the following Runrio hotline numbers from Monday to Friday (9:00am – 6:00pm). Smart 0929-7178164, Smart 0918-2576296, Landline 02-703 17 36
For more details about AKTV Run, log on to the TV5 news portal www.interaksyon.com/aktv.
Categories: AKTV Run, RunRio, TV5

06.05.2011 – Men’s Health All-Terrain Race

Last May 14, 2011 I was invited by Nikka Peralta of Summit Media for a dry-run of the Men’s Health All Terrain event. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to join them because of a previous commitment happening on the same day.

Thanks to Nikka, I was still able to get the press release for the said event…

Bikers and runners, get ready to hit the dirt as Men’s Health brings you one of its most highly-anticipated events of the year—the Men’s Health All-Terrain Race. Now on its fifth year, this year’s Men’s Health All-Terrain Race will be held on June 5, 2011, Sunday, 5:00 A.M. at Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

Participants may choose to run the 5-kilometer, 10-kilometer or 16-kilometer trail courses, or ride their bikes on the 20-kilometer or the 40-kilometer route. For those who are up for a challenge, the Run & Bike option will have participants doing the 10-k run and the 20-k bike.

Registration is ongoing at

ROX Bonifacio High Street, 360 Fitness Club, all Sabak Bike Centers, all All-Terra Cyclery Bike Shops and at the Summit Media Office at the 7th Floor of Robinsons Cybergate Tower 3, Pioneer St., Mandaluyong City.

But starting May 25, registration will be available only at ROX, Summit Media Office and all Sabak branches. Deadline of registration is on June 1, 2011. Limited slots are available, so register now!

This year’s Men’s Health All-Terrain Race is made possible by our major sponsors Bo Athletics and Emperador Light Brandy, official sports drink Gatorade, official venue partner Nuvali, and official race partner Leadpack. Special thanks to our registration partners ROX, Club 360 Fitness, Sabak Bike Shops and All Terra Cyclery and to media partners Magic 89.9 and Takbo.ph.

For more information about the Men’s Health All-Terrain Race, grab a copy of the May issue of Men’s Health featuring Coco Martin on the cover, available in newsstands, bookstores and supermarkets nationwide. You may also visit www.menshealth.com.ph or follow us on Facebook via Facebook.com/menshealthphilippines.

Back to Zero

I’ve been running / joining races since 2008. I’ve participated on almost all distances up to 102 Kilometers.

But as I found out, if you don’t do it regularly you’re bound to go back to where you started.

Case in point, last week after the first workout of the MILO Apex, I felt like a newbie all over again. My body was aching where I never thought it would ache.

I felt fat and unfit. And I’m blaming myself for wasting all the mileage I accumulated since I started running.

Last Saturday, the target was to run 15K which I thought was easy. But after running the first half of it. I was already tired and thinking what the hell happened.

And now I’m back to zero…

Let’s do this!!!

(image from http://amandaciske.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/tired-runner.jpg)

Categories: MILO Apex, Personal

I Ran Barefoot! Woot!

I’ve been toying the idea of running barefoot for quite some time. And when the MILO Apex coach told us to run 35mins around the BGC loop, I removed my shoes and ran barefoot.

Good thing that it was dark and not many noticed that I ran carrying my shoes.

1st loop was bliss as I was feeling everything. The asphalt, the cement, the sand, the stones, the road…

2nd loop, I felt something like a small rock got stuck on the balls of my right foot. But I ignored it hoping that it will eventually fall off.

3rd loop, felt the same thing on my left foot.

And on the 4th and final loop, I realized that what I was feeling on my feet was hot spots brewing.

All in all, the experience was very very good.

I just need to add more mileage and grow callous.

Categories: Barefoot

Not Looking Good

When was the last time you felt like things are not falling into place?

I thought that I’ll have more time to do my runs. But no, schedule is not permitting it. I can only have a decent run during races, which is not a good sign.

This week is supposed to be the start of my training for the BDM 100 miler next year.

I just hope that things will change and fall into place… soon.

Categories: BDM 160, Personal