Sunday, September 30, 2012

Carolino, Sevilleno top Tagbilaran leg of 36th MILO MarathonCar

Carolino (left) and Sevilleno ruled the Tagbilaran leg of the
36th MILO Marathon qualifying series.
Tagbilaran City (Sept. 30, 2012) – Jobert Carolino of BIT International College (BIT-IC) and Christy Sevilleno overcame the challenge of the difficult terrain to rule the Tagbilaran Leg of the 36th National MILO Marathon, organizers said on Sunday through a press release.

Organizers added that About 5,000 athletes, students and running enthusiasts joined the race on Sunday.

Carolino went all out in the crucial stretch to cross the finish line in one hour, 15 minutes and 23 seconds and pocket the P10,000 top purse. Felix Cenia of UTAFE managed a 1:26:54 that was good enough for second place, while James Palma of Sandingan National High School settled for third in 1:27:33.

Run, Ride & Roll for the Pasig River 2012

Skate boarders joined the fun of rolling under the rain for the Pasig River.
(Photo by ABS-CBN Foundation)
Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig’s “09.30. 2012 Run, Ride & Roll for the Pasig River” made a stronger call for cleaner esteros with around 70,000 actual participants despite heavy rains in Quezon City Sunday (Sept 30), organizers said on Sunday through a press release.

Around 87,000 registered to participate in the advocacy event that will raise funds for the clean-up of esteros in Quezon City. This number was higher than the turnout in “11.20.2011 Run for the Pasig River” that was the largest single racing event last year with 86,547 runners.

“There were still a lot of people despite the rain. They ran in the rain, they biked in the rain. It shows conviction. If people want it bad enough, we’re going to clean the Pasig River,” said Gina Lopez, managing director of ABS-CBN Foundation that operates KBPIP.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Barefoot running vs. Trail running

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Vaseline Men XTERRA Tri-Outs Camp: Race to Maui

Jonathan Cua (left), the Vaseline Men brand manager with the participants
in the Vaseline Men XTERRA Tri-Outs Camp: Race to Maui.
After the successful Vaseline Men XTERRA Weekend in Cebu early this year, Vaseline Men will continue to raise the bar for Filipino triathletes by forming a Philippine team that will compete in the prestigious XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Global Championships in Maui, Hawaii on October 28, 2012, Vaseline Men brand manager Jonathan Cua said during the press launching on Wednesday at a restaurant in Makati City.

Vaseline Men will organize a five-member team to represent the Philippines in this prestigious event. 

This is the first time that the Philippines will be sending an official team and contingent to compete in one of the biggest triathlon series in the world. The team will be composed of Coach Noy Jopson and celebrity athletes Matteo Guidicelli and Drew Arellano, with two more members to be selected via the search for the best Filipino triathletes in the Vaseline Men XTERRA Tri-Outs Camp: Race to Maui.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Runners fought back against dengue

Winners in the 5k side of the Tempra 2012 Run Against Dengue in Mary Ann Dela Cruz (champion, fourth from left), Michelle De Vera (runner-up, fifth from left) and Jocelyn Dulay (second runner-up, sixth from left) are shown during the awards rites with (from left) Invida-Tempra Sales and Marketing Manager Eric Pablo Ma. Lejano, DZRH's Cheska San Diego, Manila Health Department's Dr. Jerry Yson, Tempra Senior Brand Cleo Nodado, Manila Sports Council Chairman Paul Edward Almario and basketball legend Samboy Lim.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Outrunning Rene Herrera

London Olumpian Rene Herrera (third from right) sharing the stage with
fellow Kenyan podium finishers. 
As expected the Kenyans dominated the premiere events of the 2012 Rexona Run held a month after it was postponed due to the monsoon rains last Sunday at the Mall of Asia in Pasay.

What I was not expecting was Olympian Rene Herrera walking up the stage to share the limelight with the Kenyan winners.

Warizal, De La Rosa wins Puerto Princesa leg of 36th National Milo Marathon

Norlan Warizal (right) and Jila de la Rosa show their trophies
after winning the 21K men's and women's events respectively.

Norlan Warizal and Jila de la Rosa showed remarkable determination to win the 21K men and women's category, respectively Sunday at the Puerto Princesa leg of the 36th National Milo Marathon, organizers said in press release.

Despite the unfavorable weather, over 6,000 runners participated in this year's Puerto Princesa qualifying leg. Nestle Philippines' Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Miller joined the athletes and running enthusiasts in the 21-k track and finished with a time of 1:58:50.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Dengue survivors support 2012 Run Against Dengue

SURVIVORS of dengue have come out to support the 2012 Run Against Dengue, presented by Tempra, slated on Sept. 23 at the Roxas Blvd. in Manila .

Berlin dela Fuente of call center giant Accenture was just one of the many dengue survivors, who have vowed to join this advocacy run aimed at aiding the fight against the deadly disease.

“The run per se won’t kill the mosquitoes that cause dengue. But the information campaign, the awareness that this race brings, they are really valuable because they help us how to prevent the disease,” said the 30-year-old management consulting, technology services and outsourcing expert.

Other dengue survivors joining the fun held by the Subterranean Ideas and the Manila Sports Council are Jennilyn Sarmiento, Rhina Templo, Mark and Roderick Isip, Hannah Fuentes, George Candido, Maynard Superal and Rome Masiglat, among others.

Friday, September 14, 2012

4th edition of QCIM reels off on Dec. 2

The 4th Quezon City International Marathon (QCIM) fires off on December 2 with the race route
covering a major portion of Commonwealth Avenue and La Mesa Eco-Park, organizers said in a press release on Friday.

The Executive Runners Club of the Philippines (RUNNEX), the country's oldest executive running club, has managed the race since 2009 for the Quezon City Local Government under Mayor Herbert Bautista in coordination with the Office of Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte.

Runnex expects to attract more than ten thousand runners in the 2012 QCIM, which has SM Development Corporation as co-presentor for the second year.

Attractive cash prizes and giveaways are up for grabs in the 5-, 10-, 21- and 42K.
A free running clinic is also held every Sunday at the UP Academic Oval in Diliman, Quezon City to help prepare runners for the basic and longer distances.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

2012 Run Against Dengue

THE 2012 Run Against Dengue, presented by Tempra, slated on Sept. 23 at the Roxas Blvd. in Manila, is offering discounts to corporate accounts and even student runners, organizers said during Tuesday's Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at Shakey's Malate.

"We not only promote wellness with the running part, we also create awareness in the fight against the deadly disease and how dengue can be prevented," said Invida-Tempra Sales and Marketing Manager Eric Pablo Ma. Lejano, who was joined in the public forum by his senior brand manager Cleo Roda C. Nodado, race manager John Henri Mariano and Manila Sports Council Chairman Edward Paul Almario.

"We are here to support the run because it is for a very good cause," he added.

Corporate accounts may avail of as much as P100 discount on the already low rates of P500 for 10k, P450 for 5k and P400 for 3k runs. Students can avail of the P150 rate in the 3k run (without singlet). Registration is now ongoing at Toby's branches at the SM Mall of Asia, SM Manila and SM San Lazaro, and at the MASCO office, Manila City Hall. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Rexona Run 2012 will push through on Sept. 23

Get ready to outrun yourself at the Rexona Run 2012 happening on September 23, Sunday, at the SM Mall of Asia grounds. 

Postponed last month due to the flooding spawned by the monsoon rain, this year's edition is bigger, with a new category, more prizes and exciting features that will bring running to a higher level.

Registration is ongoing until September 16 or until slots last at Riovana stores in Bonifacio Global City and Katipunan, and Toby's branches in Trinoma and SM Mall of Asia. Online registrations are also accepted at www.runrio.comfrom now until 12 midnight of September 9.

Runners can choose to take part in the 5K, 21K Solo or, for the first time ever, the 21K Relay race category. The top 3 finishers in the 21K Solo take home Php 7,000, 5,500, and 4,000; while Php 5,000, 4,000, and 3,000 will be awarded to each member of the top finishers in the 21K Relay division. Finally, the top three finishers in the 5K category bring home Php 4,000 for first, 3,000 for second and 2,000 for third.