Monday, April 30, 2012

06.17.12 | RUN UNITED 2


JUNE 17, 2012




On-line registration : from April 16 to May 27, 2012 (online registrants will receive their complete race kit including the singlet during the Race Expo.)

In-Store registration : April 30 - June 3, 2012

Riovana Stores - BGC / Katipunan
Tobys - SM MOA / SM North The Block 

*singlet size availability on a first come, first serve basis


3K / 5K / 10K SINGLET



(to be received at the Race Expo)

(to be received at the Race Expo / for 21K runners only)

(sa finish line po ito makukuha... kaya FINISHER SHIRT ang tawag... at pang 21K lang sya.)

(to be received at the finisher kit tent)

21K FINISHERS will receive the RUN UNITED 2 MEDAL

  • Race Kits may run out before June 3, 2012, therefore registration may end earlier than announced deadline.
  • A Valid ID must be presented upon registration. For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID & picture must be presented by the representative.
  • Singlet size availability will be on a first come first serve basis.
  • A timing device will be used by all participants during the race.
  • For in-store registrants, keep your registration receipts. You need to present it to claim your Race Kits at the Expo. For online registrants, kindly print and present your confirmation e-mail to claim your Race Kits at the Expo.
Race results will be available within three (3) days after the race in the following websites. and

Timing and Race Results:

Other concerns and Feedback:

Sunday, April 29, 2012

06.24.12 | 5i50 TRIATHLON SERIES

Philippine hospitality, ingenuity and its unbelievably beautiful scenery will once again be showcased before the world when Alaska Milk stages the Olympic-distance Century Tuna 5i50 Triathlon Series Philippines on June 24 at scenic Subic Bay.

Alaska Milk Corporation (AMC) President and CEO Fred Uytengsu, through Sunrise Events, Inc. (SEI), introduces the Olympic-distance triathlon race (1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run) to local shores. This is the first 5i50 distance triathlon sanctioned by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) to be held in Southeast Asia.

“Our aim with this event is to encourage even more people to adopt a healthy lifestyle and embrace multisport training and racing. While we recognize that people may have an Ironman or Ironman 70.3 event as a ‘bucket list’ item, we also realize that you need to start somewhere and this event does exactly that. The distance is challenging for the novice triathlete and we hope to encourage many individuals to start with this distance,” said Uytengsu.

The two-time Ford Ironman World Championship finisher said he hopes to attract more participants in the sport by staging this shorter distance as well as holding relays with separate participants in the swim, bike and run legs of the race.

“We will have several categories in the relay division. We believe that by offering relays, we will end up getting full-fledged triathletes from this group as these participants will discover the joy and challenge of completing all three disciplines,” said Uytengsu.

The entire race will be within the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), a former US Naval base and one of two former major military bases of the United States in the Philippines.

“We are pleased that Subic Bay has agreed to be our host venue for 2012 until 2014. Although Subic Bay has been host to many multi sport events, we will make it our challenge to make the 5i50 another world class production,” said Uytengsu.

Participating triathletes can say they have swum in majestic Subic Bay where mighty battleships were once moored surrounded by breathtaking mountains.

These mountains too will pose another daunting challenge during the bike leg which will feature some vicious climbs.

And like the other run legs in triathlons run in the Philippine, the 10k run route will be lined with spectators, giving the athletes that extra boost from cheering crowds that will help them complete the 51.5 kilometer distance.

Those who are interested in joining the 5150 Triathlon Series may register up until May 31. A fee of US$ 150 for individual and US$ 180 for relay includes 2XU Race Kit Bag, Finisher Medal, 2XU Finisher T-shirt, Carbo Load Dinner and Post Race Lunch.

Title sponsor is Century Tuna, the leading tuna brand in the Philippines. Other sponsors are Alaska Milk, 2XU, David’s Salon, Gatorade, Intercare, Oakley, Timex, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority and media partners Philippine Star and Multisport Magazine.

For more information about the Century Tuna 5150 Series, you may visit or email

Fast Facts...

  • The 5150 Triathlon Series started in the US in 2011 by the World Triathlon Corporation, owners of the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 races.
  • In the Philippines, the 5150 series will be the first non-drafting event series of its kind and a competitive distance for worldwide professional and amateur participation.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Vibram’s 2012 Spring & Summer Collection

excerpts from VIBRAM press information kit

VItale BRAMani
For more than 75 years, Vibram has been a trusted leader in performance and innovation in the realm of footwear. Its revolutionary and visionary founder, Italian mountaineer Vitale Bramani, whose name the footwear now carries, foresaw the need for grip, traction and durability on performance shoes and developed the first rubber sole on a mountaineering boot.

This commitment to safety continued in the brand’s quest for the perfect footwear in decades to come, and years of research and the production of millions of soles for the best shoes in the industry led Vibram to its next milestone. In 2005, Vibram introduced the next generation of innovative performance sole design: one that allows the foot to move and work naturally, as if barefoot: Vibram FiveFingers.

Vibram FiveFingers challenges the paradigm of conventional footwear. The thin, flexible, and deconstructed sole allows the foot to curl and flex as nature intended. The five toes are separate just like our feet! Because of these features, every step taken in FiveFingers is a lesson in texture, temperature, and biomechanics that can make us healthier and more connected to our bodies.

Unconventional Footwear with Benefits

A special kind of footwear that can be used for athletic and non-athletic use, Vibram FiveFingers is known for its corrective and therapeutic qualities that no ordinary shoes or sandals can give.

Vibram FiveFingers is different than any other footwear on the planet. Here are five reasons to wear or train in Vibram FiveFingers:
  1. Strengthens Muscles in the Feet and Lower Legs
  2. Improves Range of Motion in Ankles, Feet and Toes
  3. Stimulates Neural Function Important to Balance and Agility
  4. Eliminates Heel Lift to Align the Spine and Improve Posture
  5. Allows the Foot and Body to Move Naturally

When it first came out in 2005, its unconventional features were contested by its critics, debunking the many corrective and therapeutic qualities that conventional footwear are not known to offer. Even its first users thought it uncanny to wear something that resembles their very own feet. However, the unease turned to familiarity, and over the next few years, more and more people took to Vibram FiveFingers as an alternative to conventional shoes and sandals. Soon enough, the unconventional footwear became not only a standard, but a highly recommended choice by the prestigious Time Magazine, which considered it one of the Best Inventions of 2007.

Love Your Feet: Vibram’s 2012 Collection

Explore the joys of natural movement in authentic footwear from the company that started the barefooting revolution. Its newest collection takes pride in the latest innovations that it has incorporated in its models, a tradition that it continued doing for almost 80 years. In the Philippines, Vibram has found a growing market for its footwear for men and women of all ages, and it is launching its newest Spring/Summer 2012 offerings with much anticipation. Like its previous models, all its latest products carry a unique patented Vibram TC-1 performance rubber, which delivers excellent “foot feel” without compromising abrasion resistance. They are also are machine-washable and air-dry.

A fashionable take on the FiveFingers Classic, the Classic Fresca for women runners adds an element of style to the model that propelled the brand. Designed for barefoot balance and agility, it has a lightweight, stretch upper with a back pull-tab that allows you to cinch the topline for an adjustable, secure fit. A hook-and-loop closure holds the tab in place. Durable printing on the toes, sides and heel provides added protection and abrasion resistance. The Vibram performance outsole with serrated blade lug design provides flexibility, durability and optimum traction. The Classic Fresca sole has a Polyurethane reinforced pocket on the big toe for added durability and protection, and a serrated blade lug design that provides flexibility and traction on wet surfaces. It is available in grape/grey/white and grey/blue/white colors.

Unlike any running shoe on the market today, the FiveFingers Bikila was the first model designed specifically for a more natural, healthy and efficient forefoot strike. Built on an entirely new platform, the Bikila offers more plating protection, and distributes forefoot impact without compromising important ground feedback essential to a proper forefoot strike running form. Athletic padded collar and topline and a single hook-and-loop closure finish off this breakthrough design.

Bikila’s tread design for the soles offers more traction over a variety of surfaces, while its EVA arch follows the contour of the foot and reduces weight. Among its features are a 4 mm anatomical pod outsole design that distributes forefoot impact forces without compromising important ground feedback essential to a proper forefoot strike running form, and 3 mm Dri-Lex covered polyurethane footbed for more plating protection and reduced packing over a sustained period of time. It is available in silver/black.

Following in the footsteps of the FiveFingers Bikila, the Bikila LS for women offers a closed speed lace system to accommodate a wider foot or higher instep. It shares the same revolutionary platform as the Bikila to provide superior plating protection and distributes forefoot impact without compromising essential ground feedback. The naturally breathable upper features an athletic padded collar and topline, and road-worthy, abrasion-resistant toe protection. It is available in red/grey black.

The first trail running-specific models, the Spyridon and Spyridon LS provide the perfect balance of “foot feel” and protection on rugged surfaces, as its soles have a stitched-in polyurethane insole that protects the skin and foot, and a molded nylon mesh in midsole that adds a “rock block” effect, dispersing impact over a wider area. A minimalist Vibram rubber sole with an aggressive tread design provides sure-footed grip in all directions and a 3.5 mm rubber sole that maximizes impact protection from stones and debris, while better allowing proper barefoot dynamics. Naturally breathable upper with an adjustable hook-and-loop closure ensures a secure fit. It is available in black/green for men and lilac/black/green for women.

Designed for an enhanced trail running experience, the new Spyridon LS offers a closed speed lace system to accommodate a wider foot or higher instep. The naturally breathable upper has an adjustable hook-and-loop closure for a secure fit, and a minimalist Vibram rubber sole with aggressive tread pattern allows proper barefoot dynamics and “foot feel,” while delivering protection on rugged surfaces. It is available in military green/grey/black for men.

Vibram is available at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, Trinoma, Planet Sports (Rockwell, Vmall Greenhills, Newport and Glorietta) Tobys (Mall of Asia and Shangrila), Runnr (BHS, Trinoma and Ayala Center Cebu), ROX BHS, Urban Athletics Greenbelt and Chimes Davao

For more information, call 845-3850,

Visit the website at:

Thursday, April 26, 2012

SALOMON - XR Mission (Door To Trail Training)

Salomon, the innovative outdoor brand, introduces XR Mission, all terrain trail running shoes with specific men’s and women’s designs and constructions. XR Mission is for runners who train regularly and vary their workouts.

XR Mission Women, first shoe built with Women's Specific Ride

Light, flexible, unbelievably comfortable, the XR Mission is the newest member of Salomon’s award-winning XR family of door to trail running shoes. “The XR Mission is a trail running shoe for people who want to take their training seriously and want lightweight and flexibility,” explains Jeff Dill, Salomon’s Product Line Manager for Trail Running Footwear.

XR Crossmax
The XR Mission is not simply a slimmed-down version of the very popular (but higher mileage) XR Crossmax. New from the ground up, XR Mission is light and responsive with a women’s specific version. The heart of the shoe is the OS muscle and tendon, Salomon’s patented cushioning midsole and energy returning tendon system. It cushions shocks while improving heel to toe transition, making the shoe simply easier to run in. With a Contagrip™ outsole, XR Mission naturally adapts to variances in terrain, aproviding great grip and rebound on any surface.

XR Mission 1
XR Mission has a host of comfort features that specifically address the most critical issues runners typically contend with. Sensiflex™ is a soft mesh fabric, coated with flexible TPU and placed on the metatarsal area of the foot. This provides great foot support in the forefoot, but reduces bunions that occur in about 30% of runners. Add internal Sensifit and Quicklace, and the Mission adapts comfortably to almost any foot.

XR is also specifically tailored to the morphology and motion of men and women, respectively. XR Mission Women is the first shoe built with Women’s Specific Ride. In addition to a specific last shape, asymmetrical fit that wraps medially to support a higher arch and taller instep, common among women, and thicker foam around the heel, XR Mission Women has more and deeper flex grooves to accommodate a lighter average weight and more rigid foot, also common in women. “Developing the XR Mission was very much two different projects,” explains Dill. “Although they look similar, it was critical throughout the process to define specific fit and performance characteristics for each gender. We have given women a shoe that is designed for them in every way.”

SALOMON is Available at:
R.O.X. Branches – Bonifacio High Street, Marquee Mall, Ayala Cebu
Toby’s Branches – Mall of Asia, SM The Block
ResToeRun Branches – Abreeza Davao, Festival Mall Alabang, Robinsons Galleria, Glorietta, SM City Naga, TriNoma, Nuvali
Olympic Village Branches – SM North Edsa, Alabang Town Center
The Travel Club Branches – Rockwell, TriNoma
Bratpack Branches – SM City Cagayan De Oro, SM City Davao, Embarcadero, Nuvali; Duty Free Philippines; NAIA Terminal 3; and The Starting Line in Westgate Alabang.


The Primer Group of Companies, Asia’s next retail giant, is the exclusive distributor of Salomon in the Philippines.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

my MAYON 360 experience - Part 1

It was my first time to visit Albay. And if it weren't for Boo's constant prodding and help in acquiring my plane ticket and hotel accommodation, I would have skipped this event again.

APRIL 20, 2012
Our scheduled flight from Manila to Legaspi City was at 6:30AM. I set my cellphones alarm to 4:00AM just as not to be late for my flight. And as usual, I woke up even before the alarm went off. But it was a good thing since I slept early the night before and I still have enough time to check and pack the things I'll be needing for the race on Saturday.

I was already on the road. I took a jeepney instead of a taxi since it was still early and there was no traffic... or so I thought. When I reached the corner of Tambo and MIA road to transfer to another jeep, I noticed that the vehicles were moving on almost snail's pace going to the direction of Terminal 2. And so I decided to walk towards the airport terminal instead. Talk about an early warm-up.
sa erflen with boo & vivs

We started boarding. There was no delay or hassle whatsoever. 

Singit lang... Hey PHILIPPINE AIRLINES! You still haven't refunded the double booking that your faulty online system charged!!!

The weather was somewhat weird when our airplane was nearing Legaspi. At first it was sunny, then it became gloomy, then it became sunny, then gloomy-sunny-gloomy-sunny-gloomy until we reached the Legaspi Airport.

It was drizzling when the airplane landed in Legaspi. We weren't able to see Mt Mayon, but a rainbow welcomed us instead.

It was huge!

Welcome to LEGASPI!!! (sorry, nakaharang ang erflen)

itutuloy... pag sinipag... =P

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Ensure your strength and run for free* 

MAY 20, 2012



1. *To register for free, simply buy Ensure products from April 16 – May 17, 2012 and present your official receipt:

2. Upon registration, you will get a race kit with a BIB number and a singlet.

3. Registration Sites:

  • Toby’s Sports, SM Mall of Asia – G/F Entertainment Hall
  • Toby’s Sports, SM The Block – 3/F SM The Block North Edsa
  • Riovanna Bonifacio High Street – G/F Active Fun Building
  • Riovanna Katipunan – Unit 305 Regis Center Building

4. Registration Period:

  • April 16 – May 17, 2012

5. Cash prizes will be given to the top 3 finishers for every category.

6. Special prizes will be given to top finishers, ages 50 and up, for each category.

15KM Race Route

10KM Race Route

5KM Race Route


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

04.21.12 | MAYON 360 Albay Ultramarathon

I wasn't able to run it's first edition last year because of time and work constraints. Many of my team mates from Team Boring was able to run though. Hearing their stories about the race, the route, the people, just made me want to run the race even more.

And I just can't wait to join its 2nd offering...


APRIL 21, 2012 | ASSEMBLY 3:30am | GUN TIME 4:00am | CUTOFF 15hrs


PHP 850.00

There will be NO race shirt/singlet that will be given to participants in this year's edition. 
FINISHER SHIRT will be given to all finishers.



Hydration is provided by Magnolia Purewater, Magnolia Healthtea, Magnolia Fruit Drink and Magnolia Lifedrink

Below are the locations for the hydration stations. Medical Aid station will start at the 4th Hydration Station. Please also see the map for the hydration station position.

  • 6th & 7th BATANG, LIGAO CITY
  • 10th & 11th TABACO CITY


For more information, visit MAYON360.COM

Monday, April 2, 2012

RUN FREE! at NatGeo Earth Day Run | 04.22.12

FREE RACE KITS for NatGeo Earth Day Run 2012!


Mary Gold dela Cruz - 1 free race kit for 3K

Jeffrey Oroga - 1 free race kit for 5K

Remmus T. Abatayo - 1 free race kit for 10K

Ariel C. Suello - 1 free race kit for 21K

Claiming of prizes will be at the NatGeo Earth Day Run Registration Kiosk at the Ground Floor of Greenbelt 3 at the Ayala Center, Makati - you have to register there so that you will be the one to enter your details. 

You can now claim your FREE registration at the Greenbelt 3 registration center (ground floor, left wing) starting April 10, 2012. Registration Kiosk is open during Mall Hours.

Please bring a VALID ID.


Sa ibang sumali at hindi pinalad... next time po. Maraming salamat! =)

A runner can only win 1 race kit!

To have the chance to win, please "LIKE" National Geographic Channel Philippines Facebook page

Then leave a comment on this blog, with the following:

Please follow the instructions. Pag hindi sumunod... Sorry na lang po.

Good luck!!!