Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Fun but looking for a better NGC Earth Day run

Jude Turcuato, Head of Fox 

International Channels, during 
warm-ups. Behind him were the
Miss Earth beauty pageant 
participants.
Last Sunday's National Geographic Earth Day run was fun.

Most of the people who participated in the fifth edition of the annual event will admit that they had fun.

I had fun.

Except when I and thousand of runners negotiated the "dark" parts of the route.

Most runners who participated in this even would agree that it was difficult if not dangerous to run when visibility is very bad.

I saw runners negotiating the Buendia fly-over under a very bad lighting conditions. This was the same when runners negotiated a long stretch of road right after the starting line.

The races, except the 3k event, can be considered as night runs because of the times the runners were sent out.  The gun start this year was very early. The 42k participants were sent out as early as 12 midnight. This was followed by runners in the 21k, 10k and 5k.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Buenavista, Tabal post commendable finishes in Paris Marathon

Eduardo Buenavista (left), Mary Joy Tabal (center) and
Rio dela Cruz pose for posterity after the 2014 Paris
Marathon held recently. (Photo by MILO)
Manila, Philippines – After clinching the top ranks in the 37th season of the National MILO Marathon, veteran athlete Eduardo Buenavista and fastest Filipina marathoner Mary Joy Tabal once again lived up to their lofty billings in the prestigious Paris Marathon.

The reigning MILO Marathon King and Queen recently completed the full distance category with 50,000 runners including seasoned marathoners from across the globe.