Monday, May 28, 2012

Nerza tops Bankers Fun Run

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Davao Veteran runner Anthony Nerza of Brokenshire College finished on top at the first Bankers Fun Run, held Sunday (May 20, 2012) at the People’s Park, Davao City, reported.

Nerza took just 28 minutes and nine seconds to run 10K from People’s Park and back, while female winner Emily Avergonzago took 37 minutes and 49 seconds to finish.

Male 10K second placer James Castillo crossed the finish line 27 seconds behind Nerza, followed by third placer Mario Ecalner (29:43).

Friday, May 11, 2012

3rd Merrel Adventure Run

Are you tired of doing fun runs on paved metro highways? Then get ready to take on a more challenging trail packed with dirt roads, flowing streams, river crossings, rock scrambling, and uphill and downhill paths as the 3rd Merrell Adventure Run happens on June 2, 2012 at Timberland Heights in San Mateo, Rizal.

As the pioneer in adventure trail running, the Merrell Adventure Run boasts of stretches of level and inclined pathways, breathtaking views and man-made obstacles. Runners will also get their feet wet in rushing river crossings and climbing rocky lanes.

Mobil 1 Fun Run For A Crippled Child

The Mobil 1 Fun Run For a Crippled Child is set on May 27 at 4:30 a.m. in an out and back course at the Roxas Avenue in Davao City, the Scoop Davao Chapter said in a posting on its Facebook page.

“This is for the benefit of the crippled children age 12 years old and below in the Mindanao Nobles Foundation Inc. of the Southern Philippines Medical Center Orthopaedic ward,” said organizer Randy Cadiogan during the recent SCOOP forum held at the Royal Mandaya Hotel.

Kenyan, Cebuana rule 3rd NatGeo Earth Day Run 2012

Another Kenyan ruled the men’s 21K race while Cebu’s running champion Miscelle Gilbuena topped the women's category of the  3rd NatGeo Earth Day Run held recently at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

According to a Philippine Daily Inquirer report, James Mibei won in one hour, 13 minutes and 5 seconds, beating compatriot Elijah Kipruto by 32 seconds.  Carlito Fantilaga placed third in 1:22.52.

Gilbuena prevailed with a time of 1:37.09. British expat Carly Relf, who recently picked up triathlon, was second in 1:51.29 while Victorina Calma followed in 1:55.29.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Merrel Adventure Run 2012

My experience last year in this trail run was simply fantastic.

The rugged, wet trail which was close to being life-threatening but it provided excitement for me to finish the 10 kilometer event.

This year, I will again run in the same event and probably gun for a top 50 finish to bag that medal.

Hopefully, this year the trail will not be slippery but with rains washing Manila the last few days, nobody can tell.

But still, wet or otherwise, this race is fun. I am not running for a podium finish anyway, just for a spot in the top 50.

Jogging increases life expectancy

Its official, jogging can add years to your life.

According to a research by European Society of Cardiology, "undertaking regular jogging increases the life expectancy of men by 6.2 years and women by 5.6 years."

The study,  which started in 1976 and presented at the UeroPRevent2012,  revealed data from the Copenhagen City.

"It is prospective cardiovascular population study of around 20,000 men and women aged between 20 to 93 years. The study, which made use of the Copenhagen Population Register, set out to increase knowledge about prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Since then the study, which has resulted in publication of over 750 papers, has expanded to include other diseases such as heart failure, pulmonary diseases, allergy, epilepsy, dementia, sleep-apnea and genetics. The investigators have explored the associations for longevity with different forms of exercise and other factors."

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