Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bartolo, Miranda dominate Run With the Masters

DAVAO City -- Elmer Bartolo and Judelyn Miranda won the elite 21K divisions of the Run With The Masters held Sunday at the Davao Crocodile Park, according to the organizers.

Bartolo had a wide margin in topping the men's 18 to 29 years old category with a time of one hour, 17 minutes and 18 seconds against runner-up Nestor Madula, who clocked 1:32:12.

Miranda, on the other hand, beat early favorite Cynthia Jaro only by four seconds in the distaff side by crossing the finish line with a time of 1:48:40. Jaro settled for second place at 1:48:44.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Integrity Run

According to organizers the Integrity Run  is part of the Integrity Initiative, a multi-sectoral campaign towards the re-establishment of acceptable integrity standards among various sectors of society – business, government, judiciary, academe, youth, civil society, church and media.

Below is the vision and mission of the group.

Led by the private sector, the initiative aims to help in diminishing, if not fully eradi-cating, the vicious cycle of corruption in the Philippines which has not only exacerbated poverty but has likewise obstructed the development of a competitive business environment that operates on a level playing field.

Ultimately, the Integrity Initiative hopes to build trust in government, a more equitable society and fair market conditions.

This will result in improved competitiveness and increased business confidence which will be evident with the increase in domestic and foreign investments, and more employment generated for the Filipinos.

Subsequently, with more Filipinos employed in a vibrant and dynamic Philippine economy, the alleviation of poverty should become an inevitability.  Through the initiative, the Philippines will become a benchmark in the transformation process of any country regarded as highly corrupt to that which breeds an ethical and
progressive business environment

As part of the private sector, the Makati Business Club and the European
Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines are initially focusing on the
development of integrity standards in the business community.  In late
2009, the two groups put together a program that calls for collective action
among ethical foreign and local business enterprises that are craving for
fair market conditions.

The joint effort envisions to revolutionize how businesses in the Philippines operate by engaging willing and committed companies towards a process of changing business cultures, values and attitudes. It is a process that will initiate a change from within organizations and that which is expected to radiate outward to other players in their industries, and eventually leading to a new ethical business norm.

I run for Integrity...Towards a New Philippines

The ”I Run for Integrity” is a symbolic run and a bold move by the
private sector as a CALL FOR THE WHOLE NATION to join the RUN towards
a New Philippines – A country that will be known for its Integrity.
More than 5,000 runners joined the 2011 event. This year, our target is to
have at least 7,000 runners to participate from all sectors of the society -
private sector, government, judiciary, academe/youth, civil society, church,
media and all Filipinos who care enough to effect a culture change in
winning the fight against corruption in the Philippines.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Amazing story of a 60-year-old female runner

Kathy Martin (9) competing in the 3,000 meters in January at the Armory in Manhattan.

This is an amazing story of a 60-year-old female runner who is continually re-writing world records. New York Times catch up with her in a story posted here. The story was written by Barry Bearak. You can read the reprint below.

The crowd, small but noisy, fixed eyes on Kathy Martin, the woman in last place. Early on, she was fifth in a pack of 11 runners, calmly moving in heavy traffic. She ran not only efficiently but also beautifully, her classic strides in perfect rhythm, a fluid parting of the empty air, almost 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Kenyans dominate Filipino runners in 23rd Yakult 10-Miler

Runners prepare for the gun start during Sunday's
23rd Yakult 10-Miler which started and ended
inside the Cultural Center Complex in Pasay City.

KENYANS Benjamin Kipkazi won the men’s race and Irine Kipchumba ruled the distaff side of the 23rd Yakult 10-Miler that started and ended yesterday at the Cultural Center Complex in Pasay City.

Kipkazi clocked 49 minutes and 35 seconds over the distance, roughly equivalent to 16 km, while Kipchumba coasted to victory in 1:02.27, organizers said in a press statement on Sundayh.

Kipkazi and Kipchumba, both professional runners, won P7,000 each plus trophies.

The crack Kenyans, here on a prolonged vacation to compete in cash-rich races, actually finished 1-2-3 in the men’s division with Willy Rotich and Samson Tuwie coming in second and third, respectively, in 49:39 and 49:43.