Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Teaser: Boost Your Run

This February, Adidas Philippines will finally reveal its revolutionary running shoe technology that will make you run easier, faster, and stronger.

Watch out for Adidas' announcement on how to order this limited-edition shoes that will change the way your run forever.

For now here's a teaser video:

Friday, February 8, 2013

Rebisco@50: The Gold Rush on April 7, 2013

Rebisco celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The Fun Run is just one of the many activities the company is embarking on, as a way of giving back to the community.

By sponsoring this run spearheaded by Batch 88 of Xavier School, who is also celebrating its Silver Jubilee this year, Rebisco becomes instrumental in funding the scholarship programs and other charity works of Xavier School. One of these is the Xavier Educational Trust Fund, which has given many less fortunate but talented children the opportunity to have first-class education.

Rebisco's president, Jonathan Ng, is part of the batch 88 of Xavier School.

WHAT: Rebisco@50: The Gold Rush
WHEN: April 7, 2013 (Sunday)
WHERE: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Registration Fees
REGISTRATION PERIOD: February 15 to March 31, 2013

- Chris Sports Outlets (Festival Mall, Glorietta, SM MOA, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa)
- Fitness and Athletics BGC

Race Gunstart Times
RACE KIT INCLUSIONS: race bib with RFID timing chip and dri-fit singlet

Singlet Design
Race Bib
X-SPORTS BAND (For 5km and 10km Runners ONLY): 
- 18 characters per line
- 6 lines per plate
- emoticons are allowed

     Juan De La Cruz
     Emergency Contact
     Maria Clara
     +63 9991234567
     +2 1234567

X-Sports Band for 5k and 10k Runners
Runners will claim their X-Sports Band at the following The Bead Shop participating outlets:
- SM Megamall
- SM North Edsa
- Glorietta
- Power Plant Mall
- Robinsons Place Manila


Vaseline Men Xterra Off-road Triathlon Series 2013


After staging successful series of off-road action events last year, Vaseline Men, the fastest growing men’s skin care brand in the Philippines again challenges you to conquer your limits in the 2013 Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series.

Dubbed as the world’s premier off-road triathlon event, the Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series will kick off this year with the Vaseline Men XTERRA Championship Weekend. Slated on March 2-3, the event features exhilarating trail run and triathlon races that will challenge even the most seasoned athletes. On its second year, Vaseline Men will again bring triathletes to the pristine waters and rough but picturesque terrains of Liloan, Cebu for a more exciting set of challenges.

The Vaseline Men XTERRA Championship Weekend in Cebu will commence with two triathlon events on March 2: the XTERRA Lite and the XTERRA Philippines Championship. The XTERRA Lite involves a 500-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and a 5-kilometer run.  On the other hand, the XTERRA Philippines Championship involves a more grueling challenge with a 1.5-kilometer swim, 35-kilometer bike and a 10-kilometer run.  All of these will take place in scenic Liloan, Cebu.  Aside from winning exciting cash prizes (total pro prize money is US$15,000), the top age group finishers will vie for 40 slots to the XTERRA World Championships in Maui, Hawaii.  Registration for the March 2 triathlon events is ongoing in the Vaseline Men XTERRA Philippines website (

Capping off the Vaseline Men XTERRA Weekend is a trail run on March 3, which will feature demanding courses in 21, 10 and 5-kilometer distances for both the male and female categories. 

More importantly, top age group finishers for the 21K trail run will qualify for the world championships for the XTERRA Trail Run slated in Hawaii this year. Registration for the March 3 trail run is ongoing at and in all Runner Stores nationwide. 

Interested parties may also register for the trail run at selected Watson’s branches. Moreover, for every purchase of Vaseline Men 100g Facial Wash, they will also get a discount for the race registration fee. Just visit Watson’s at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall and SM North EDSA from February 9-10, 15-17 and 22-24, and buy Vaseline Men 100g Facial Wash to enjoy this discount.

A proud supporter of the Philippine athletic community, Vaseline Men sent a five-man Philippine team to compete in the XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series Global Championship last October 2012. Vaseline Men also offers a wide range of skin care products which are perfect for men who engage in physically demanding activities including triathlons as they help protect the skin from the sun’s harmful rays and wash away dirt, dust and pollution. Included in its range are Facial Washes, Face Moisturizers, Body Lotion and Body Wash. Now, Filipino men can continue to enjoy doing their physical activities outdoors and still get their skin protected from harsh elements from nature. Vaseline Men is now available in all leading men’s zones in major supermarkets, drugstore and department stores nationwide.

So this year, prepare to conquer it all at the Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series.  To know more, log on to or visit   You can also visit ROX and Runnr stores for more details.

The Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series is also sponsored by Alaska, Summit Water, LBC, The Philippine Star, Multisport, Studio 23, Gatorade, Canon, Aqua Sphere, David’s Salon, Intercare, Rocktape, Timex, Municipality of Liloan, Cebu and Smart.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

711 Run 800: A Photo Blog

Everyone's ranting about how the 711 Run 800 race got postponed a number of times, with participants refunding due to race and schedule conflicts or just for the loss of interest and trust that the organizers will still be able to push through with the event. In my humble opinion, the organizers behind this race more than made up for the postponement hassles. It was a great start-of-the-year race for me. New route, overflowing hydration and more importantly, a number of volunteers, race marshals and medic along the course.

This is my first race this 2013, with my last running event way back October 2012's Run United Philippine Marathon. I rested for two months to nurse my injured right ankle. Come to think of it, what a crazy comeback run doing 21k! I made sure though that this will just be an LSD, so I told my running blogger friend CJ (Run Adobo King) that I'll just pace with him all throughout.

And since we're on LSD-mode, I brought my phone with me and be on photographer-mode as well. So I'll share my race experience through the pictures I captured during the event. Here goes:

I arrived and had a bit of trouble finding a parking slot, but alas, the road near DFA became one big parking space. I met CJ and Thirdy and passed by the race kit claiming area/on-site registration booth.
The stage is set! We were surprised that the starting area of the race was still far from the race village. We had a bit of warm-up and realized we were already a few minutes late for the gunstart. 21k runners were already off. Running host greeted us as we crossed the starting line area.
As we started the race, I was excited to be running on new ground. Along Coastal Road, road cones were placed  to give runners an entire lane for safe running. Kilometer markers were aptly placed as well.
With the recent incident in PSE Bull Run, I was not surprise to see a lot of medical personnel along the route. They particularly paid attention to this critical part of the race.
I had to have a photo in the Coastal Road toll gate area. This area is prohibited for runners so this day's a first!
The race progressed and we got to the pivotal part of the race route which is in Cavitex. I got to see a number of familiar faces already going back. At half-way point is another photo opportunity! Haha!
Sorry, blurry shot by tired CJ! Running in Cavitex is fun!!!
Here's the end of Cavitex. We're about to go back to Coastal Road to retrace our way back to the finish line. The sun is rising! Oh no, heat! Haha!
At the flyover, we had to take a picture with Cavitex as the background. That's where we ran!
Another shot at the flyover. Vehicle volume now increasing as we were heading back.
Can't get enough of the toll gate. LOL!
Medics treating a runner who was suffering a bad case of cramps.
Almost at Macapagal! The shadows of walkers - me and CJ!
With a few meters separating the hydration stations, it was really great to see different hydration brands in one race event. I think 711 is the only one that can pull this off. FIRST STOP: POWERADE!
THIRD STOP: POCARI SWEAT! I don't see any possibility of someone dehydrating with the overflowing hydration.
We crossed the finish line in 2 hours and 48 minutes. The last wave of 3k runners were just sent off as we finished the race. There were a lot of runners going around the race village. There were a lot of sponsor booths and freebies!
Among a number of sponsor booths, there's only one that caught my attention: ENERVON HP! This is my favorite recovery drink. I think I had four cups of their delicious chocolate drink here. :)
Happy Runners! Everyone had a blast in 711 Run 800!
Me, CJ and Thirdy having our post-race breakfast at McDonalds.
With the event's success, I'm sure there'll be a repeat of the 711 Run, and I'll be one of the first to register for it. Congratulations to the organizers!