Thursday, June 21, 2012

More fun in the 36th MILO Marathon

Expect more casual and elite runners will be participating and joining the 36th edition of the Milo this year.

During the media launching on Thursday at the Bayview Hotel in Manila, organizers said that there will be additional venues this year, including Baguio where the highly-expected running series will start on July 1. The other new venues are Lipa and Angeles.

After Baguio, the running spectacle will move to Dagupan (July 8), Tarlac (July 15), Angeles (July 22), Naga (August

19), San Pablo (September 2), Lipa (September 16), Puerto Princesa (September 23), Tagbilaran (September 30), Cebu (October 7), Bacolod (October 4), Ilo-Iloilo (October 28), General Santos (November 4), Davao (November 11), Butuan (November 18) and Cagayan de Oro (November 25).

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Shoes, laces and more

'via Blog this'

I came across this infographic about running shoes and other information about running on Daily Infographic. I am sure this will help all runners so I am sharing this with you.

Have fun understanding why different kinds of shoes for different kinds of terrains and heels affect our performance.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Columbia to release new apparel technology

Next year, Columbia Sportswear will be releasing its Omni-Freeze ZERO, the company's latest groundbreaking apparel technology. 

According to a press statement from the company, "Omni-Freeze ZERO is the culmination of a four-year effort to develop a new, revolutionary line of apparel that becomes cooler in hot, moist conditions. Distinctive little blue rings, embedded and visible in the fabric of Omni-Freeze ZERO apparel and footwear, contain a special cooling polymer. When exposed to sweat or moisture, these rings actually swell (similar to goose bumps) creating an instant and prolonged cooling sensation.

Columbia said in the same statement that "the new technology will be available to consumers in the spring of 2013. Omni-Freeze ZERO will be integrated across a line of 40 styles that will include men's and women's shirts, performance layers, headwear, sleeves and other accessories. Columbia will also add Omni-Freeze ZERO to its Powerdrain footwear models to keep the shoes cool in hot weather. The full line is designed to keep consumers and athletes comfortable from head to toe, even as temperature records continue to rise.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Regent Foods launches first fun run

ALL TOGETHER NOW. Dr. Lyndon Cosico
 (from left) of Lead Pack, Jinoe Gavan of Lead
Pack, Gwendolyn Pan of Philippine Red Cross
and Adolfo Vacal, the Senior Sales Manager
of Regents Foods Corporation posed for posterity
during the media launching of the Regents
Food 24th Anniversary Fun Run on Friday at the
Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City.
Fun runs are one of the best ways to  connect with customers.

This in a nutshell was the message of Regent Foods Corporation senior sales manager Adolfo Vacal when the food company launched its own fun run on Friday at the Dusit Thani Hotel in the City of Makati.

To be held on August 12 at the Global City in Taguig, the fun run will usher the festivities of the company's 25th anniversary next year.

"Regent Foods Corporation will be celebrating its 25th anniversary next year and we want to start it by directly connecting with our customers. Fun runs are one of the most practical way to invite people to join us in celebrating such a milestone," said Vacal.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Shrine Hills Challenge

Organizers of the Shrine Hills Challenge revealed on Tuesday that there are now 14 teams competing in this year's edition of the annual event which will be held on June 24, 5:30 a.m. at the Jack Ridge's Resort and Restaurant in Shrine Hills, in Davao City, Philippines.

Teams, according to a report posted on Scoop Davao Chapter facebook page, said that early registrants for the event were mRizal Commercial Bank Corp., Metrobank, China Bank, Security Bank, Petron Corp, Phoenix Petroleum Phils., Nexen Tire, Kim Guan Hardware, Golden Hardware, Holcim Phils. Inc., Stanfilco, Rodsy Marketing, Union Galvasteel, Image World and Davao Light and Power Co.

"We're expecting more teams to sign up before their briefing on June 6, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Barrio Bristo, Lacson St. in Bo Obrero," said race director Tom Tan of Run Man Racing.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Best Merrel Adventure race ever

None of the runners have any idea what awaits
them in the bloody, muddy course designed by
Thumbie Remegio, who probably thought that
manholes and mud barriers are fun. 
I've participated in all three editions of the Merrel Adventure race. And I could say that last Saturday's edition of the yearly trail run was so far the best ever.

Because of the rains the last few days spawned by Typhoon Ambo, the route was hellishly slippery and muddy but that was expected. And that was the reason I decided to run the 5k event instead of the 10k category.

I am not in my best running condition and I am unsure if I could survive the 10K event so, the 5k run was the best option for me. But on top of the slippery trail, there were surprises.