COMING SOON: The New NIKE RUN CLUB

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Are you ready to push the tempo? It’s almost time for us to do so! Watch out as Nike launches its new NIKE RUN CLUB soon! From what I have heard, the Nike Run Club is a gathering of runners of all levels for goal-based running training which includes a number of other activities. I am having the impression that this will kinda be a “resurrection” of the Nike Training Running Clinic of old. Hmmm, let us see…

Check back here as more details will be made available through this blog soon! Cheers!

Front Runner Magazine’s URBAN TRAIL RUN 15K

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There’s a upcoming 15km trail race that won’t require participants to travel out of Metro Manila. It is Front Runner Magazine’s URBAN TRAIL RUN 15K.

Happening on October 26 at the Filinvest City in Alabang, this race will only have a single distance category of 15k and will have Jonel Mendoza as the Race Director.

Are you interested to join this event? If yes, click HERE to view full race details. 

Cheers!

Philippine Master Athletes To Prove Immortality Via the Asian Masters Athletics Championships

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What do you think former national athletes, sometimes celebrated sports icons become after retiring from active sports competitions? Do they just revert to being regular individuals and fade into a sedentary lifestyle? The answer is NO, they don’t. They may have taken time to rest for sometime but once a warrior, always a warrior. So what they really turn out to be is to become IMMORTALS.

Today, 19 former national team athletes will prove just that as they go to Kitakami City in Japan to compete at the 18th Asian Masters Athletics Championships. In a nutshell, the Asian Masters Athletics Championships is a biennial athletics championships in Asia participated in by athletes over the age of 35. It is the Asian version of the World Masters (formerly Veterans) Athletic Championships inaugurated in 1975 held every two odd-numbered years. The Philippines have been represented yearly in this meet ever since 1996 with last year’s campaign lead by athletics legends Elma-Muros Posadas and Linda Lavandia. It resulted to a haul of 8 golds, 7 silvers and 5 bronze medals by this bumper crop. For this year’s edition, Team Philippines, supported by L Timestudio and Soma sports watch, is eyeing to match or even surpass this achievement.

Here is the list of the Philippine Delegation and the events they will be competing in:

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Let us wish them all the best of luck and let us look forward to a successful Philippine campaign by our immortals!

DOWNLOADABLES:

Press Release
RP Team to 18th AMAC Profile Snapshot

The PINK RUN 2014

Did you know that breast cancer is the number one killer in Filipino women today? Studies also show that the Philippines has the most number of deaths caused by breast cancer. And not to forget, breast cancer afflicts not only women but men too. When men does get it, it is often too late for them. These are just some of the reasons why the Philippine Society of General Surgeons (PSGS), for the fourth year now, decided to hold a race – the Pink Run.

The Pink Run 2014 will be on October 5 at the Venice Pizza in McKinley Hill, Taguig City and is meant to raise awareness and gather funds for breast cancer research and treatment. This advocacy of the PSGS receives a much-needed boost this year as top athletic performance brand Under Armour joins the cause.

Together with the presentation of the running event to the members of media, Under Armour’s “I Will What I Want” women’s campaign has been launched together with pretty campaign ambassadors, Mia Cabalfin, Natasha Alquiros and Gretchen Ho among others. “I Will What I Want” is a movement that pushes forward a new standard of beauty that goes beyond face value – a standard that regards a woman for her strength, tenacity and toughness amid insurmountable odds. Perfect description fit for those who are fighting against breast cancer.

As Under Armour’s campaign and PSGS’ advocacy comes to perfect alignment, UA is out to provide full backing to the running event which is open to both male and female of all ages. Apart from this, UA will donate 10% of all their sales from the Under Armour Power in Pink women’s performance line to the PSGS.

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Registering for this event provides us, as runners to contribute to this advocacy while doing what we love – running. See below for more run details.

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THE PINK RUN 2014
OCTOBER 5, 2014 5AM
VENICE PIAZZA, MCKINLEY HILL, TAGUIG CITY
3KM/5KM/10KM/16KM
http://tripleready.com/events/pink-run-2014/

REGISTRATION VENUES:

  • PGSS SECRETARIAT
    992 EDSA, Quezon City
    Contact Nos.: 0918-9081795/926-8423
  • UNDER ARMOUR STORE
    Bldg B6, Bonifacio High Street, BGC, Taguig City
  • 100 MILES CAFE
    2/F Fort Pointe Bldg., BGC, Taguig City
  • A RUNNER’S CIRCLE STORE
    Aloha Hotel, Roxas Blvd. cor. Quirino Ave., Malate, Manila

REGISTRATION FEES:

  • 3km – Php600
  • 5km – Php600
  • 10km – Php700
  • 16km – Php700

RACE KIT INCLUSION:

  • race bib
  • race singlet

SINGLET DESIGN:

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SINGLET SIZE CHART:

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RUN DAY TREAT:
FREE Clinical Breast Examination and Breast Cancer Risk Assessment for all participants and their guest

 

MEN’S HEALTH URBANATHLON AND FESTIVAL 2014

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Men’s Health Magazine’s signature event returns to the Philippines for the 9th time this year in a new venue, new terrain and with tougher challenges. The Philippine version of the Men’s Health Urbanathlon and Festival 2014, considered as the country’s first-ever obstacle-laden endurance event in an urban setting, will be held on November 16 this time taking its participants on a challenge to overcome race obstacles on the grounds of its new venue, the Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

Targetting a total of 3,000 participants divided into limited slots of 5km, 10km and 21km, registration for this race opened last September 1 for the online mode and in-store last Sept. 12. Interested participants are also encouraged to grab a copy of the Men’s Health Magazine’s September issue where a MH Urbanathlon-specific training plan is available to help everyone be ready for race day.

Lastly, a Men’s Health Urbanathlon BOOT CAMP will be held sometime in October.  The boot camp is actually a mini-event where participants can train and try out the obstacles prior to race day. The boot camp is open to all registered MH Urbanathlon 2014 participants fro FREE.

Want more details to determine if this race is to your liking? Read on below.

MEN’S HEALTH URBANATHLON AND FESTIVAL 2014
NOVEMBER 16,2014
NUVALI GROUNDS, STA. ROSA, LAGUNA
5km/10km/21km (WITH OBSTACLES)
http://www.takbo.ph/urbanathlon
http://www.facebook.com/menshealthphilippines

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

I. REGISTRATION PERIOD:

  • Online: September 1 to October 31
  • In-Store: September 12 to November 9

II. REGISTRATION SITES:

  • Online: http://www.takbo.ph/urbanathlon
  • In-Store:
    • Planet Sports
      • Bonifacio Global City (BGC)
        • Unit G W Global Center, 30th St. cor. 9th Ave., BGC, Taguig
        • Tel. No. 847-7431
      • Trinoma
        • 2nd Level, Trinoma Mall EDSA cor. North Ave., Q.C.
        • Tel. No. 9916-7451
    • Gold’s Gym
      • Galleria
        • Level 2 East Wing, Robinson’s Galleria, Ortigas Ctr.
        • Tel. No. 634-0908
      • Glorietta
        • 1st/2nd/3rd Floor Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati
        • Tel. No. 752-8081 to 82
      • Katipunan
        • 4th Floor Regis Center, 327 Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Q.C
        • Tel. No. 480-2947

III. REGISTRATION FEES:

  • 5km – P850
  • 10km – P900
  • 21km – P950

RACE INFORMATION:

I. RACE KIT INCLUSIONS:

  • race bib
  • race shirt

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II.ROUTE MAPS:

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III.OBSTACLES:

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IV. OBSTACLES PLOTTING:

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V. POST-RACE FINISHER’S TREATS:

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VI. MEN’S HEALTH URBANATHLON BOOT CAMP:

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PRESS RELEASE:

Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2014 Promises a New Test of Tough!

The country’s first obstacle-laden race is back to challenge runners at a new venue this November!

The Men’s Health Urbanathlon is happening on November 16 at the Nuvali grounds in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The signature event of Men’s Health worldwide is a unique race that combines an endurance run with strategically placed obstacles against an urban backdrop.

Over 3,000 participants are expected to join either of the three race categories—the 5, 10, and 21 kilometer distances. Along the way, they need to climb, and crawl through nine different obstacles. This year’s barriers include a tire field, the scaffold maze, a container van, the low crawl, monkey bars, the military up and under, the network, rope shimmey, and the 8-foot wall.

Registration period is from September 12 to November 9, 2014 at Planet Sports BGC, Planet Sports Trinoma, Gold’s Gym Galleria, Gold’s Gym Glorietta 3 and Gold’s Gym Katipunan. Online registration is now open until October 31, 2014 via http://www.takbo.ph/urbanathlon/. Race fees are follows: P850 for 5K, P900 for 10K, and P950 for the 21K. Those who will join the 21 K will also get a labeled race shirt and a special prize for their category.

For a more specific training plan, grab a copy of the September 2014 issue of Men’s Health where 60-day routine that will help you get race ready is outlined. For further updates about the event, log on to Facebook.com/menshealthphilippines.

The Men’s Health Urbanatlon 2014 is co-presented by Gatorade and Avida with major sponsors Asics, Bridgestone, Gold’s Gym, Shick, Emperador light and minor sponsor, Planet Sports. Nuvali is the official venue while Takbo.ph is the event’s media partner.

Now Out – The Sunrise Events, Inc. 2015 EVENTS CALENDAR

The official calendar of all events to be organized by Sunrise Events, Inc. for 2015 is now out!

There are a lot of exciting changes for 2015:

1.There will be TWO Ironman 70.3 events, the first to be title-sponsored by Century Tuna and the other one still by Cobra Energy Drink.

2. The new Regent Foods 5150 Triathlon event replaces the former Century Tuna 5150 Triathlon.

3. XTERRA says goodbye to Liloan and moves to ALBAY, BICOL.

4. All events will have a common registration opening date- October 1, 2014.

Whew! So here’s the calendar, check and plan your 2015 races!

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NIKE Air Pegasus 31: The Most Iconic Shoes of Running

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It was in the year 2005 when the obese and unhealthy me finally decided to make an important change in my life – I finally said that yes, it is high time that I try to embrace the healthy, active kind of lifestyle. I don’t know much about this lifestyle then but there are two things that I am certain that I should do to jumpstart this new project to being a new me – enroll myself into fitness/gym training and buy myself a pair of shoes to use for that purpose. More specifically, buy myself a NIKE pair of shoes. And this is how I came to know the NIKE Air Pegasus. It was then my favorite “sporty” shoe and the one which will share with me those initially hard and challenging times of  trying to stick to new lifestyle.

Fast track to the present – I have since retired and passed on my Pegasus to somebody else, have had other pairs (and brands!) of shoes later and have found another Nike favorite (the Lunar Glide, which incidentally I will tell you more about on a future post) but I still have that delighted feeling every time I learn of a new version of an Air Pegasus being available to the market.

This season, Nike has again released a newer, more improved version of the shoe- the Nike Air Pegasus 31. According to the official release, the Pegasus 31 was a result of the Nike design team partnering closely with Mo Farah (Gold Medalist and three-time World Champion) and leveraging the insights from over 16,000 wear-tested miles logged by runners of all levels. Much of the design and inspiration for the shoe came from working with, testing and listening to athletes, which resulted in the new faster, more responsive Pegasus 31.

Watching the below videos made me think that maybe it is the right time for me again to own a pair of Pegasus. As Nike have been with me when I was just starting to get to know running as a sport and as a part of my active lifestyle, I feel like it is again just right for it to be part of my road to going back to consistent and disciplined running/living. Watch the following videos or read the below press release to know more about the Nike Air Pegasus 31. If you are trying to find a perfect pair, this might be it for you. ;)

VIDEOS:

PRESS RELEASE:

NIKE UNVEILS HIGH MILEAGE SPEED MACHINE – NIKE AIR ZOOM PEGASUS 31
Iconic Pegasus31 is inspired by gold medalist, world champion Mo Farah

The re-engineered Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31, a remastering of one of the most iconic running shoes ever, debuts today. The Pegasus 31 is a result of the Nike design team partnering closely with Mo Farah and leveraging the insights from over 16,000 wear-tested miles logged by runners of all levels.

As always, much of the design and inspiration for the shoe came from working with, testing and listening to athletes, including Mo Farah, double gold medalist and three-time world champion. When he said he wanted his favorite shoe to be faster, the Nike design team listened and got to work.

“The Pegasus is one of my favorite shoes and it just keeps getting better,” said Mo Farah, whose go-to training shoe is the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus. He remembers immediately feeling a difference in the Peg 31 prototype. “The first time I put on the Peg 31, I felt faster off the ground. I loved that snappiness and snug fit combined with the soft cushioning and protection that I need for my 100+ miles a week.”

The new Pegasus feels faster and more responsive than any version in its impressive 31-year heritage. The latest shoe retains key features loved by loyal Pegasus runners – heel Zoom Air units for a cushioned, quick and responsive ride, a breathable upper and excellent fit. The new design introduces enhancements like a brand new contoured last for streamlined fit, dropped offset (10 millimeters) for a more natural stance, an engineered midfoot saddle, designed to provide ultimate lockdown while under the foot, and an all new crash rail outsole to provie a smooth transition for any type of foot strike. These changes provide a better fitting, more natural ride and added toe spring, built-in from the curvature of the toe.

“When designing the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31, we had the unique benefit of athlete feedback from 16,000-plus miles of wear testing in the shoe and this helped us focus on fine-tuning and evolving this iconic shoe to make it feel even faster and more responsive,” said Mark Miner, Senior Footwear Designer. “Mo Farah is truly an advocate for the performance of the shoe, and he gave us insights along the way that allowed us to revolutionize the 31.

Zoom Air cushioning is engineered to be highly responsive and quick off the ground. The unique responsiveness of Zoom Air comes from tightly stretched tensile fibers woven inside a pressurized Nike Air unit. Upon impact, Zoom Air tensile fibers release their tension and then snap back to their original state, generating responsive, snappy, propulsion.

“Whether this is your first year running in the Pegasus or your 31st, we wanted runners to feel that fast snap off the ground with Zoom Air and a snug, breathable fit,” continued Miner.

The re-engineered Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31, a remastering of one of the most iconic running shoes ever, debuts today. The Pegasus 31 is a result of the Nike design team partnering closely with Mo Farah and leveraging the insights from over 16,000 wear-tested miles logged by runners of all levels.

As always, much of the design and inspiration for the shoe came from working with, testing and listening to athletes, including Mo Farah, double gold medalist and three-time world champion. When he said he wanted his favorite shoe to be faster, the Nike design team listened and got to work.

“The Pegasus is one of my favorite shoes and it just keeps getting better,” said Mo Farah, whose go-to training shoe is the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus. He remembers immediately feeling a difference in the Peg 31 prototype. “The first time I put on the Peg 31, I felt faster off the ground. I loved that snappiness and snug fit combined with the soft cushioning and protection that I need for my 100+ miles a week.”

The new Pegasus feels faster and more responsive than any version in its impressive 31-year heritage. The latest shoe retains key features loved by loyal Pegasus runners – heel Zoom Air units for a cushioned, quick and responsive ride, a breathable upper and excellent fit. The new design introduces enhancements like a brand new contoured last for streamlined fit, dropped offset (10 millimeters) for a more natural stance, an engineered midfoot saddle, designed to provide ultimate lockdown while under the foot, and an all new crash rail outsole to provie a smooth transition for any type of foot strike. These changes provide a better fitting, more natural ride and added toe spring, built-in from the curvature of the toe.

“When designing the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31, we had the unique benefit of athlete feedback from 16,000-plus miles of wear testing in the shoe and this helped us focus on fine-tuning and evolving this iconic shoe to make it feel even faster and more responsive,” said Mark Miner, Senior Footwear Designer. “Mo Farah is truly an advocate for the performance of the shoe, and he gave us insights along the way that allowed us to revolutionize the 31.

Zoom Air cushioning is engineered to be highly responsive and quick off the ground. The unique responsiveness of Zoom Air comes from tightly stretched tensile fibers woven inside a pressurized Nike Air unit. Upon impact, Zoom Air tensile fibers release their tension and then snap back to their original state, generating responsive, snappy, propulsion.

“Whether this is your first year running in the Pegasus or your 31st, we wanted runners to feel that fast snap off the ground with Zoom Air and a snug, breathable fit,” continued Miner.

The Air Zoom Pegasus 31 is part of a collection of Zoom Air running shoes that also includes the Nike Air Zoom Streak, Nike Air Zoom Elite, Nike Air Zoom Structure and Nike Air Zoom Vomero. With Zoom Air, the result is a fast, cushioned ride whether the runner is out for a morning run or a marathon personal best.
The same Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31 that elite athletes train in is available today on nike.com.

To know more about the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31, please visit http://www.nikeinc.com/

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