Wednesday, September 25, 2013

RUPM 2013: A Red Carpet Finish

*** Press Release ***
Run United Philippine Marathon Seals 2013 Running Streak of ULAH, RunRio
Red Carpet Finish for All Marathon Participants

Run United Philippine Marathon (RUPM), the third and last leg of the RunRio Trilogy, is even more in demand than its inaugural run last year. Only slots for Ceelin 500m dash are available, the rest are full.

“Demand for this race is really high. The half and full marathon slots (21km and 42km) got full five and three weeks, respectively, before race date (Oct. 6). Most of our participants belong to the "progressive set" - runners who have been continuously challenging themselves with longer distances or better PR,” said Alex Panlilio, Head of Unilab Active Health (ULAH).

RUPM, which is on its second year, will feature four race categories namely: Ceelin 500m, Hydrite 10km, Alaxan FR 21km and Enervon Activ 42km.

“RUPM is also much-awaited as it wraps up our run races for the year. The runners are also excited to finally complete their United medal for Run United 1, 2 and RUPM,” added Panlilio.

42-year-old Ly Nary of Phnom Penh, Cambodia is among those who is hoping to finish strong at RUPM. “I hope to finish among the top three females in the 42km foreign category with a target of 3hours and 30 minutes.”

Nary was a finisher of Paris Marathon. Her participation at RUPM is supported by the United Pharma company in Phnom Penh. “I am excited to see the Filipino running community and to explore the Philippines after the race. I really look forward to this great experience with the United Filipinos!”

20th time Ironman finisher Dan Brown has also followed a regimen in preparation for RUPM. Brown, who is also one of the Unilab Active Health ambassadors, considers physical and mental preparation as key to achieving an excellent race.

“I am preparing by doing a short period of specific run overload. I have been increasing my weekly run distance by around 30% over the past month or so. I have been adding in some longer intervals at or just below goal race pace to simulate what my body will need to do at 3AM on October 6,” says Brown.

“I also start to prepare my mind to suffer a little towards the end. I know things will get tough as the body breaks down so I have to be aware and ready mentally for that,” he adds.

The completed UNITED medal from the 2013 Run United Trilogy series (21-21-21, 21-32-21, 21-32-42) fits together with the RUPM finisher’s medal. According to Unilab Active Health, securing all these medals is a testament of the runners’ commitment to continuously exceed themselves in the field of running.

The 3,000 Enervon Activ 42km runners and finishers will get a VIP treatment—before, during and after the race. First off, they will be among the first to try and taste Active Health's latest offering in its Sports Nutrition Line - the Active Health Sports Gel, which will be launched at Run United Philippine Marathon. On top of Gatorade, ION Energy Drink, water, sponges and bananas will be given out at certain points of the routes.

This year, the red-carpet finish for the 42km finishers will be right inside the Active Health Village, through a short tunnel carved underneath the main stage. The runners’ companions can cheer at the cordoned-off spectators’ waiting area, and at the main stage audience area. All 42km finishers will be given an ice cold glass of Enervon HP Recovery Drink, a grooming station complete with staff will be on standby to make sure that they will look their best in the photo-ops at the finish line.

After all the picture-taking and finish-line moments, runners can start their rest and recovery routines by attending a post-race talk and stretching at the Enervon Activ Marathoners’ Lounge where they will get limited edition RUPM commemorative slippers. The University of Santo Tomas College of Rehabilitation Sciences will provide physical therapy and stretching services inside the Active Health Village.

All categories except for 42km will have start and finish line at the SM Mall of Asia; the 42km category will start at Bonifacio Global City and finish at SM Mall of Asia. Gun starts are as follows: 500m dash at 7:00AM; 10K at 5:30AM; 21K at 4:00AM; and 42K at 3:00AM

According to RunRio’s Rio Dela Cruz, “We have been offering the 42K category for only two years and we are happy that we have established a good reputation. RUPM has its own following now. It has become the last big run race for most runners for the year. We are looking forward to celebrating yet another successful running year with our loyal participants.”

RunRio will hold a special awards’ night for participants who registered and finished the 21km category in Run United 1, 32km category in Run United 2 as well as the 42km category in RUPM. Awards will be given to the top three overall winners (women and men) in all distance categories.

Besides gifts and certificates from Unilab and other sponsors, the top three male and female RUPM winners will also receive cash prizes: for 10km winners, (P4,000/P5,000/P6,000) and for 21km winners (P6,500/P7,500/8,500). There will be two categories for the 42km categories, Filipinos and Non-Filipinos. The top three winners in each category will get P25,000/P18,000/P12,000 respectively.

RUPM participants and their companions can avail of activities, games, free product samples in various sponsors’ booths at the Unilab Active Health Village. Alaxan FR PBA Legends will also be around for photo-ops. Entertainment will be provided by True Faith and Evedancel of Sugarfree.

Two more events are up ahead in ULAH’s active calendar—Tri United 3 and the Enervon Activ 226 Bohol Triathlon. Registration for both is still ongoing.

Tri United 3 Elite and Age Group Championship in Subic will feature standard distance (1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run) for elite and age-groupers triathletes. It will also accommodate teen triathletes with age categories 15-16 and 17-19 years old.

Enervon Activ 226 Bohol Triathlon, sponsored by Enervon Activ, organized by Bikeking, is slated for December 7, 2013. The 3.8km Swim - 180km Bike - 42km Run triathlon will be held in Anda, Bohol.

For more race information and results, interested parties may visit ULAH’s official website at as well as it Facebook and Twitter accounts.

New Balance Power Run 2013 on November 10

What: New Balance Power Run 2013
When: November 10, 2013 (Sunday)
Where: Bonifacio Global City (30th avenue in front of Planet Sports)
Race Categories: 10km, 16km, 25km
Race Organizer: Runrio

Registration Details:
Online Registration: September 10 to October 27, 2013

In-Store Registration: (purchase of Prepaid Card) September 20 to November 3, 2013
– New Balance Alabang Town Center
– New Balance Glorietta 4
– New Balance Trinoma
– New Balance Robinson’s Manila
– New Balance Shangri-la Plaza
– New Balance The District Mall, Imus
– New Balance Marquee Mall, Angeles City, Pampanga
– Planet Sports Bonifacio High Street
– Planet Sports Greenhills
– TAF Galleria
– Riovana Katipunan

New Balance Power Run 2013 Registration Fees and Inclusions
New Balance Power Run 2013 Race Shirt
New Balance Power Run 2013 Race Shirt Size Chart
Race Kit Claiming:
When: November 8, 10am to 10pm and November 9, 10am to 6pm
Where: 30th St. cor 9th Ave. Parking Lot, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
- Present confirmation email (Note: Please bring VALID ID)
- Get your race kit (NB Event Shirt, RACE BIB, Timing Chip)
- Sign the acknowledgment form
- For persons claiming on someone’s behalf, kindly present an AUTHORIZATION LETTER and a VALID ID from the participant and your own.
- Should there be any technical problems or requests for shirt changes and any other concerns, the attendant must request the participant to move to the Customer Service lane

New Balance Power Run 2013 25k Finisher Medal Design

adidas Casts a Spotlight on the Passion for Dance

*** Press Release ***
A sneak peek into the behind-the-scenes action of the dance themed #mygirls campaign for Southeast Asia

Manila, September 15th, 2013: adidas has launched its first Southeast Asia campaign for women, all in for #mygirls. The first phase themed around the girls’ love for dance highlighted the shared passion of dance between girls in Southeast Asia who rely on their peers and communities as a source of strength and play an instrumental role in inspiring each other to go all in.

Decked out in bold and playful colours, the behind- the-scenes photo shoot presented the upbeat, unique and energetic nature of the women. The stylish yet comfortable Techfit, CIimalite and Yoga apparel, coupled with the sporty adiPURE and Climacool footwear brought out the sassy and exuberant dancer in the girls.

#mygirls for Southeast Asia was launched simultaneously on 1 September 2013 in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam with regional ambassadors - Karylle (Philippines), Fay Hokulani (representing Malaysia and Singapore), Si Phitsinee Tanwiboon (Thailand), Maria Selena (Indonesia) and Nguyen Thi Kim Dung (Vietnam). This campaign was supported by Retail, PR, digital and online activations through adidas’ Facebook page (

Customers will also be able to get their hands on the Women’s Collection at, serving as an online storefront for a wide range of adidas products including exclusive specialty items.

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BGC Cycle Philippines 2013 FAQs

For the Frequently Asked Questions on the upcoming BGC Cycle Philippines, you may download the file by clicking on this LINK.

TEASER - Run BGC 2013: TAKBONIFACIO on November 30

Super cute teaser for an upcoming race event happening on November 30, Bonifacio Day. Pegged as Run BGC 2013: TAKBONIFACIO, this event will be part of BGC's Passionfest activities from November 29 to December 1.

More details on this event will be posted here soon. Save the date!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Safeguard 5150 on October 6, 2013

WHAT: Safeguard 5150
WHEN: October 6, 2013 (Sunday)
WHERE: Kamana Sanctuary (Race Venue) / Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center (Race Expo Venue)
Distances: 1.5km Swim, 40km Bike and 10km Run
Website and Registration:
FAQs: Download file at this LINK

Kamana Sanctuary Resort and Spa
Safeguard 5150 Schedule of Activities

The Swim
The 1.5 kilometer swim course will begin and end in Kamana Resort. The swim will be a two loop course following a triangular design. Each of the side of triangle will be 250 meters for a total of 750 meter per loop. The two loop design will excite veteran and beginner triathletes a like, since it will have a short beach run before completing the second loop. A beach entry and exit format will also be followed, adding to the variety in the swim course. The clockwise swim course will help participants navigate better in the calm waters of Kamana. Upon completing the two loops participants will head to the transition area to begin the bike leg of the event.

The Bike
From the Kamana Resort, athletes will head up to the narrow roads of IDESS, the smooth paved roads is lined up with various vegetation with tall trees providing coverage. Exiting IDESS, participants will head down to one of the fastest portions of the race course, the Corregidor highway, which will test the bike handling skills of all athletes alike. A right turn in Zambales Highway takes the participants to the start of the loop portion of the bike course. Participants must complete two loops before heading back to the transition.

Safeguard 5150 Bike Profile

From Zambales Highway participants will race along smooth asphalt road, as they head to a short climb to Crown Peak, Cubi Point. They now head to Aparri road passing the Jest Camp which serves as landmark. This leads them to downhill road which will exit at the bottom of Aparri and make a left in Argonaut highway.

Participants will then head to NCT Road “New Container Terminal”, this coastal road will be enjoyed by athletes with its smooth and flat roads which they can pedal hard and increase their speed. At San Bernandino road, participants will pass through all hands beach and Dungaree beach. After the fast flat roads, participants will start their second loop. After completing the two loops, participants will head back to transition area in Kamana Resort via the long punishing climbs in Corregidor and entering the narrow roads of IDESS.

The Run
After negotiating the varying bike course terrain, athletes will now head to the run course. From Kamana Resort participants will head towards Illanin road (rainforest road) heading to Morong gate. This will be a long climb gradual climb all the way to the 5 kilometer mark and turn around point in Morong gate. From here, it will be a fast downhill run all the way to Kamana Resort up to the finish line.

Safeguard 5150 Run Profile
Hydration and Transition
The Safeguard 5150 will follow the familiar single transition area, located in Kamana Resort. The transition area will house all of the bikes and run gear of the participants, and were all of the action will take place. Spectators won’t have to move from different venues and will just have to wait for the athletes, to complete their transition and crossing the finish line.

Hydration stations are strategically spread out in the race course, making sure all of the participants are well hydrated. From the swim exit up to the transition water and sports drinks will be available to everyone. In the bike course, hydrations stations will approximately be located in kilometer 11.70km, 22.70km and 31.40km. For the run course, hydration stations spaced apart around 1.5km to 2km. More than enough to cover all the hydration needs of the participants.

*** Press Release ***
Athletes on Their Mark for the Safeguard Active 5i50 Triathlon

Wilfred Uytengsu and Matteo Guidicelli at the Safeguard 5150 Press Launch at Dusit Thani 
MANILA, Philippines – Athletes know the importance of maintaining a proper regimen to enhance performance. They rely on state-of-the-art gear that delivers speed, proper nutrition that guarantees endurance, and a training program that increases their strength. But when it comes to hygiene, one important aspect is often overlooked: the skin, which is actually our first line of defense when it comes to germs.

There’s no body part quite as tortured as the human skin. Every day, it has to endure all the visible and microscopic dirt and grime from all the different elements around us. But it’s the triathletes who put their skins through the most abuse: as they splash, pedal, and stride, they expose their skins to a harsh mix of sun, chlorine or salt water, and dirt. These, along with excessive sweat and friction from gear, can take its toll on the skin – and it can lead to skin diseases and illness.

This October 6, Safeguard will gather local and international pros as well as age-groupers for the first ever Safeguard Active 5i50 Triathlon – a world-class and intimate race that will surely put those skins to the test. The course takes place in Subic, which promises a challenging yet controlled environment for both experts and beginners. The event will be composed of a 1.5KM swim at Kamana Resort [Swim Venue], a 40KM bike course along the rolling hills of Subic [Bike Venue], and will culminate with a 10KM run at a new route along the shady forest [Run Venue]. The entire course is set against the backdrop of Subic Bay’s breathtaking scenery, which promises a unique race for participants and an exclusive enjoyable experience for their families who will come to support. 

In partnership with Sunrise Events, Inc., the agency behind the highly successful Ironman 70.3 and Iron Kids, this leg is part of the 5150 triathlon series, the world’s largest international Olympic race series in the world. It is also the first non-drafting international race series of its kind, offering a competitive platform for professional and age group athletes.

Safeguard keeps up with those who love the game by leveling up to their demands. The brand has been keeping family skin healthy for more than 75 years, using a mix of unbeatable germ protection and fresh, cleansing elements to care for Filipino skin. It has been every household’s partner for preventing disease and pursuing an active, worry-free life. For the 5150 race, Safeguard aims to showcase its new line Safeguard Active, a product specifically targeted for athletes’ extreme needs.

Safeguard Active boasts of a higher level of anti-bacterial ingredient, which inhibits the growth and re-growth of odor-causing germs for hours. It comes in both soap and body wash form, and its fresh scent can last all day and withstand both sweat and water. It’s the perfect protection booster for the body’s first line of defense.

For battle-tested athletes who aim to beat their personal records, the Safeguard Active 5150 Triathlon is a perfect chance to bring the 2013 race season to an iconic finish. Meanwhile, neophyte racers will be thrilled to participate in their first Olympic-level distance triathlon event.

It’s a day that promises exhilarating challenges for the adrenaline-hungry, coupled with unbeatable Safeguard protection to ensure a fresh, unhampered finish. No matter what kind of athlete you are, it’s time to get your skin in the game. 


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With fellow bloggers Ulikblog, Kamote Runner and Speedy Titan at the Safeguard 5150 Press Launch

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

(Rainy) Sole Racing

Slowly getting my blog backlogs done.

I had the opportunity again to run in the second leg of the Safeguard-2XU Sole Racing series, this time moving to a new race location - SM Mall of Asia, last 18th of August. It had the same setup as the first leg - a race kit claiming expo which doubles as the race village come race day.

August 16-17: Race Kit Claiming
I was one of the first (excited) people who came to SM Mall of Asia's Music Hall to claim my kit and my fellow blogger friends'. I was so early, some of the booths were still being prepared the time I arrived. As usual, claiming was hassle-free, the staff were very friendly and approachable, and they even took time to counter-check each of the contents of the race kits in front of whoever's claiming them. I had the chance to have a quick chat with Runrio's Ally Lim before heading out, carrying 4 heavy race kit bags back to my car - mine, CJ's, Thirdy's and Rolly's.  

Race Kit Claiming at SM Mall of Asia's Music Hall
Race Kit Contents
August 18: Race Day
Race day is red and black day! Having joined Leg 1, I had the 2XU calf compressions. This leg, they gave away the 2XU sunvisor. I also purchased my third pair of Thorlos running socks (Thorlos 84N), the model which guarantees maximum cushioning, and I'm so excited to test run it on this event.

Red and Black! Alpha-mode ON!
Assembly time was 3am, with gun start slated at 4am. It was drizzling that early Sunday morning but nothing could stop runners from enjoying a good 21km race.

With fellow early bird Patrick "Runningshield" Concepcion
Met my favorite running couple Wes and Mish - they're part of the Six:30 Loveliest Team, competing in the Fastest Team Challenge
The 21km race route was mostly flat - a perfect PR course!
I had my usual target of a sub-2 half marathon, but with the flat course, I was hoping a sub-1:55. But alas, by the time runners reached the 6 to 7KM mark at Roxas Boulevard, it rained! Not just your ordinary rain, but a rain so hard visibility was low. I had races before where it rained but not like this. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it. It was a perfect reason to skip hydration stations and keep on running. I was a bit concerned though that with wet shoes and wet socks, the dreaded blisters would come next. Fortunately, I was wearing Thorlos, and it delivered as expected - no blisters whatsoever!

Half-way point. Wet as hell!
The race, with its limited participants (a thousand runners), is as intimate as it could get. That for me is the best feature of Sole Racing. It's also a venue wherein you could see mostly seasoned runners participating, so you'll get the adrenaline rush to go faster.

Before the final right turn at Seaside Drive
Almost at the finish! Tired. Wrong running form. Haha!
Yay, I managed to still do a sub-2! 1:59:48 to be exact, haha! Amid the heavy and wet shoes, I'm contented with my results and still consider it an achievement. Of course, post-race is the time to meet runner friends and take snaps.

With Thirdy, Rolly and Coach Mherlz
With Team Alpha1 teammate Bry FFS
With Wesley, JP, Rolly and Gilbert - the fast bunch
We stayed for the awarding ceremonies and the raffle. Thirdy was one lucky guy, winning a Timex watch in the raffle. I had no doubt Six:30 Loveliest Team would bag the Fastest Team Challenge award. When they went on stage to receive their trophy, I was a bit envious. I wish my running team's still active. But everyone has their valid reasons to be on a hiatus so it's no big deal. I'm just emo. Hehe!

With Rikki, Rolly, Mommy Vimz and Thirdy
Six:30 Loveliest - Fastest Team Challenge Winners! Congratulations!
Post-race breakfast at Chowking with the usual suspects
I placed 128th out of 825 21km finishers. Since the results released were based on gun time, I plugged in the data at MS Excel and created my version based on chip time. Haha, excel geek. I then posted below image on FB, including results from celebrities and runner friends.

Consistently doing a sub-2 weee!
Leg 3 is on October 27 at Nuvali! Surprise, surprise!

Alaska Krem-Top's "Change for the Better" Campaign

*** Press Release *** 

As part of Krem-Top’s Change for the Better campaign, Papa Jack, Krem-Top’s brand ambassador, awarded the Proud Pinoy Digital Contest winners last September 7, 2013 at Fleur De Lys in Quezon City. Krem-Top invited fans to submit photos showing how Proud Pinoys can help change the nation for the better. The winners whose entries were chosen based on content, relevance to the theme, creativity and originality and number of likes and shares, were given gift packs and a special Krem-Top moment with Papa Jack where they can converse and ask him for advices.

Krem-Top continues to encourage the people to make better choices and be better individuals because even small changes can have big impacts! Want to join in the conversation and meet Papa Jack too? Join us by liking

Monday, September 9, 2013

Teaser: Nike We Run 2013 - Manila Leg on December 1


Super excited for the Nike We Run 2013 like I do? Then check out the schedule of the different legs across the globe! Nike We Run Manila 2013 will be on December 1 so save the date!

One of my favorite cities in the world, Prague has just concluded its Nike We Run Prague 2013 race. As expected, a global event such as this one will have a similar feel anywhere in the world, so welcome the gray with red print shirt of this year! I'm loving the event logo!

Nike We Run Prague 2013
Gray Dri-fit shirt with the red print
Prague organizers let runners customize the back of the shirt with any message or quote. WOAH!
Message at the back of the shirt gets printed on a large photo wall. Now if we could also do this in Manila. 
"JUST DO IT" temporary tattoo provided to all runners. 
I'm wondering what gimmicks the Manila leg will offer to participants. Only time will tell.

Photos courtesy of Nike Running Cesko / Slovensko

Run for the Mangroves on October 19

Did you know that the center of the center of the world’s marine shorefish biodiversity is in the Philippines?

Located in the heart of the Coral Triangle, the epicenter of the world’s marine fish and coral biodiversity, the Philippines’ Verde Island Passage is regarded as the center of the center of the world’s marine shorefish biodiversity.  It provides critical ecosystem services to support the livelihoods and food security over seven million people through livelihoods and food security.

But this way of life is threatened by climate change; the impacts of which affect not only the region's fragile ecosystems and species, but also the communities that rely on fishing and tourism for their livelihoods, and mangroves for coastal protection from storms.

The Consular Corps of the Philippines, the professional organization of career and honorary consuls for the Philippines, in an effort to protect and promote the Verde Island Passage's ecological sustainability and biodiversity, planted 30,000 mangrove seedlings in Baco, Oriental Mindoro in 2011. This year, the Consular Corps furthers its Verde Island Passage's protection efforts by committing to rehabilitate 20 hectares of mangrove forests in Calatagan, Batangas.

This is the power, the impetus behind the RUN FOR THE MANGROVES fun run.

WHAT: Run for the Mangroves Fun Run
WHEN: October 19, 2013 (Saturday)
WHERE: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
RACE CATEGORIES: 3km, 5km, 10km
RACE ORGANIZER: Huper International

Registration Fee: Php 500 for ALL categories

Run for the Mangroves Registration Fee and Gun Times
Run for the Mangroves Singlet Design
WHEN: October 12 to 16, 2013
- Chris Sports Branches at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa and Glorietta 3
- Fitness & Athletics BGC

- Medal for Top 5 Winners per gender category
- Baller ID for ALL finishers

Run for the Mangroves Top 5 Finisher Medal and Baller ID for ALL Finishers


Run for the Mangroves Race Route for 3km, 5km and 10km

Saucony Introduces Geometry of Strong Technology

*** Press Release ***
Saucony launches Groundbreaking Geometry of Strong shoe series at the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines in Cebu

Saucony, the multi-awarded running shoe brand worn by today’s elite runners, recently hit the Visayan shores with the introduction of its Geometry of Strong technology, a groundbreaking advancement for runners everywhere, at the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines in Cebu. The triathlon race is one of the biggest in Asia participated by thousands of triathletes from around the globe.

Saucony’s Geometry of Strong series was showcased in the triathlon exhibit at the Shangri-La Mactan’s Marquee Hall. The series, along with Saucony’s range of running shoes for serious athletes and running enthusiasts, were well-received by thousands of triathletes and guests who flocked the booth during the 4-day exhibit.

Saucony at Marquee Hall, Shangri-La Mactan
The event also saw the introduction of Saucony’s sponsored triathlon team, Team Herbalife – one of the top triathlon teams in the country. The group was formed in the mid-2000s by 2 top triathletes. Today, Team Herbalife has top age groupers and up & coming triathletes among its ranks. Several members of the team recently posted podium finishes in major races like the Subic International Triathlon (SUBIT), Unilab Active Health’s Tri United Series and the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines including top finishes in the team competition.

Team Herbalife
Geometry of Strong 
Looking into every detail to help runners run more efficiently, Saucony launched the Geometry of Strong series, a completely redesigned heel-to-toe offset of 8mm - 33% lower than the average running shoe of 12mm – on three of the brand's best-selling award winning models: the Guide, Hurricane and Triumph. This change in geometry allows runners to adjust their stride and land on their midfoot offering greater control, alignment and suspension, allowing for a more powerful stride. This change also allows the shoe to be even more lightweight without comprising cushioning and stability.  

Guide 6 – Stability in Every Move 
The Guide is Saucony’s flagship shoe and winner of Runner's World International's coveted Best Shoe of the Year award.  The Guide 6 features a fit and ride designed to meet the needs of runners seeking stability in an everyday training shoe.   It has a midfoot saddle that promotes a snug and secure fit while the Comfort Lite sockliner embedded in the shoe supports the arch and lessens forefoot pressure for a more comfortable run. Moreover, the triangular lug outsole design and added flex groove increase forefoot flexibility for a smoother ride.

Hurricane 15 – Great Fit and Feel 
Awarded Best Update by Runner’s World, the Hurricane is Saucony's full featured premium guidance shoe. The Hurricane 15 blends the features of a traditional stability shoe with the feel of a flexible, lightweight trainer the Hurricane is known for. The upper is upgraded with Support Frame, a heel locking technology that provides a secure, stable fit. On the other hand, the PowerGrid™ midsole technology offers superior cushioning and the 8mm offset encourages a lower-impact ride.

Triumph 10 – Form and Function 
The Triumph 10 is highly recommended for runners who are looking for a shoe that strikes the perfect balance in both form and function. This shoe features deeper flex groove in the forefoot for added flexibility, while its breathable open mesh and a supportive upper provide comfort in every stride. It also has the PowerGrid™ midsole technology for a plush ride for the runner seeking a cushioned feel.  Another plus for the Triumph 10 is its redesigned decoupled heel crash pad that gives way for smoother landing and more efficient transition.

Saucony Participates in Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines
Saucony launched its Geometry of Strong series by showcasing its products in an exhibit at the Shangri-la Mactan’s Marquee Hall.  Thousands of triathletes and guests flocked the booth to check out Saucony’s range of running shoes for serious athletes and running enthusiasts. 

The event also saw the introduction of Saucony’s sponsored triathlon team, Team Herbalife - one of the top triathlon teams in the country.  The group was formed in the mid-2000s by 2 top triathletes.  Today, Team Herbalife has top age groupers and up & coming triathletes among its ranks.  Several members of the team recently posted podium finishes in major races like the Subic International Triathlon (SUBIT), Unilab Active Health’s Tri United Series and the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines including top finishes in the team competition. 

Distribution outlets
Saucony’s Geometry of Strong series is available in specialty run retailers and major department stores nationwide.

About Saucony: Saucony is a leading global running brand that fuses performance, innovation and style to create compelling footwear and apparel.  Founded in 1898, Saucony continues to inspire runners everywhere with its award-winning innovations, including ProGrid™, PowerGrid™ and ViZiPRO™.  At Saucony, the mantra is “a good day is when we get to run. A great day is when we inspire someone else to run.” 

For more information, go to or follow SauconyPH on Twitter.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Safeguard Active 5150 Triathlon on October 6, 2013

1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run. This is the 5150 Triathlon, brought to you by Safeguard Active, happening on October 6, 2013 at Subic Bay.

Kamana Sanctuary Resort and Spa - the start, finish and transition area for the triathlon