Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Condura Skyway Marathon 2015, Run for a Hero

The seventh edition of the Condura Skyway Marathon will take place on Feb. 1, 2015 with a special mission of providing support to the families of Filipino soldiers killed or injured in action.

Ton Concepcion, founder and chief organizing officer of the Condura Skyway Marathon, told yesterday’s PSA Forum at Shakey’s Malate that this year’s race is dubbed “Run for a Hero.”

“This is a very special race,” said Concepcion, who was joined in the forum by race ambassador Patrick Concepcion and celebrity running coach and race director Rio dela Cruz.

The Hero Foundation, this year’s beneficiary, was represented by its executive director, retired Maj. Gen. Daniel Casabar, and marketing director Michelle Chan. Also present were Bhaby Lorenzo of Asics and Tony Reyes of title sponsor Skyway O&M Corp.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sadia, Cadosale win in Bacolod leg of 38th MILO Marathon

Young runners enjoy the fun run of the Bacolod
City leg of the 38th National MILO. (MILO Photo)
BACOLOD City (28 Sept. 2014) – Elite runners Maclin Sadia and Stephani Cadosale emerged victorious in their respective categories in the 21K main event of the 38th National MILO Marathon Bacolod Qualifying Race.

The competition was participated by 9,266 runners – double that of last year when the race was held in Dumaguete.

With their victories, Sadia and Cadosale went home P10,000 richer and earned two of the coveted slots to the National Finals on December 7 that gave them the chance to compete for the MILO Marathon King and Queen titles. MILO will send this year’s King and Queen to Japan on an all-expense paid trip to the 2015 Tokyo Marathon.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Macaladlad, Jaro win in wet and wild Lipa City elims of 38th MILO Marathon

LIPA City, Batangas (14 September 2014)– Elite runners Joseph Macaladlad and Criselyn Jaro bagged the top purse in the 21K centrepiece events at the Lipa leg of the 38th National MILO Marathon on Sunday.

Each pocketed a prize of P10,000 in cash, a trophy and a coveted slot to the National Finals on December 7, for a chance to be crowned as the MILO Marathon King and Queen. MILO will send this year’s King and Queen to Japan on an all-expense paid trip to the 2015 Tokyo Marathon. Over 8,000 runners joined today’s race.

Not even the rainy skies and slippery wet roads could stop the racers from running to their heart’s content. In the 21K male category, 24-year-old Lyceum of the Philippines Batangas Criminology student Joseph Macaladlad beat his fiercest rivals, posting a time of 01:17:14, relegating Greg Vincent Osorio (01:19:25) and Jay Laya (01:19:43) to second and third place, respectively.

Unboxing my #RunUnited Philippine marathon race kit

I was so delighted when I received my Run United Philippine Marathon 2014 race kit last week. The event is the final and third leg of the annual Run United Trilogy which will be held this coming October 5.

The race will start and end at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

Lo and behold I received a box instead of a regular bag like in the first two legs of the trilogy, wherein you can opt to participate by running first in the 21k, then the 32k and finally the full marathon.

Runners can also participate in the trilogy by running in the the same distance, the challenge of which is to finish better after each race. This year my goal was to run in the 21k events of the trilogy and post better finishes after each race.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Centris Walk plays host to Season 4 of Medicard-Metafit Fitness Boot Camp

Coach Jim Saret (second from left) together
with Medicard and Centris Eton officials pose
for posterity during the launching of the Meta-
fitness boot camp's  fourth season at Centris Walk
inside the Eton Centris complex in Quezon City.
(photo by Perry Legaspi)

Quezon City, Philippines – Medicard Philippines, Inc., a leading HMO provider, caps the year with Season 4 of the Medicard-Metafit Fitness Boot Camp at the Centris Walk, Eton Centris in Quezon City, beginning September 30, 2014.

This is part of Medicard’s mission of encouraging the public to live healthier lifestyles.

"It is our privilege and pleasure to the partnership with Medicard in this Fitness Boot Camp. It is a great opportunity for fitness enthusiasts to have this type of activity. Rest assured that Eton Centris will always be in support of all Medicard's future endeavors." Maria Victoria L. Santiago, AVP for Centris Operations during the launching on Wednesday (September 9,2014) night.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Warizal, Dela Rosa triumph in Puerto Princesa leg of 38th MILO Marathon qualifying race

PUERTO PRINCESA City (7 September 2014) – Four-time winner Norlan Warizal and returning champ Jila Dela Rosa triumphed in the 21K events at the Puerto Princesa of the 38th National MILO Marathon Qualifying Race on Sunday.

From about 7,000 runners who joined the qualifying race, Warizal and Dela Rosa, together with 19 other runners, earned slots in the National Finals in Manila on December 7.

They all now have a chance to claim the MILO Marathon King and Queen crowns and an all-expense paid trip to the 2015 Tokyo Marathon. Both Warizal and Dela Rosa received P10,000 in cash and a trophy for winning the qualifying race.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Nerza, Tawagin dominate Lucena elims of 38th National MILO marathon

LUCENA City, Philippines (31 August 2014) – Philippine Air Force Airman Anthony Nerza and Philippine Army Private Janice Tawagin showcased their running prowess as they dominated in the 21K events at the Lucena leg of the 38th National MILO Marathon Qualifying Race on Sunday.

About 10,000 runners joined the race, with 50 runners qualifying for the National Finals.

Nerza and Tawagin each earned a cash prize of P10,000, a trophy, and a coveted slot in the National Finals slated on December 7.

Both will join the country’s finest elite runners in their quest to clinch the MILO Marathon King and Queen crowns. As an added incentive, MILO will send this year’s King and Queen to Japan on an all-expense paid trip to the 2015 Tokyo Marathon.