Cobra Ironman 70.3 Send-Off Expo – July 11 to 13

The road to the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 in Cebu officially opens with the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Send-Off Expo which will be held from July 11 to 13 at the Rockwell Tent in Makati.

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The first ever send-off expo to be held in connection with the biggest triathlon event in the country will feature:

  • a preview of various offerings – treats and/or deals from the various brands participating as sponsors/exhibitors to the actual race expo in Cebu this August
  • various interactive talks by experts on swim, bike, run, sports science and nutrition and hydration.

The expo proper and the talks are open for free to everybody: all triathletes - seasoned or newbies, or even those who are planning to get immersed into the sport.

Here is the expo schedule :

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Participating brands as exhibitors are:

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Meet the speakers of the various talks (click on the thumbnail to view a larger image) - 

If you are interested to attend any (or ALL) of the talks, you can pre-register via the official website, http://www.ironmanphil703.com. Just click on the Send-Off Expo banner.

See you there!

PRESS RELEASE:

Cobra Ironman 70.3 holds Send-Off Expo for 2014 triathletes

(Manila, Philippines) The biggest and most challenging triathlon race in the country is back this August in its host location, Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu. The Cobra Ironman 70.3 is the highly anticipated premiere-sporting event in the Philippines since 2009. Comprising a strenuous distance of 1.9K swim, 90K bike, and 21K run (totalling 70.3 miles), athletes from all over the worLd is set to land in the Queen City of the South this August 3 to face their toughest test of endurance.

To power start the athletes’ road to Cobra Ironman 70.3 in Cebu, Cobra Energy Drink, together with Sunrise Events, Inc., will hold the first ever Send-Off Expo on July 11-13 at The Rockwell Tent. Open to Cobra Ironman 70.3 athletes and all thriving athletes, the 3-day Send-Off Expo will conduct race-preparation talks and hold exhibit booths from Timex, Rudy Project, Oakley, Asics and many more for swim, bike or run gear at discounted prices.

The three-day Send-Off Expo is open from 10am to 8pm daily. The preparation talks will be on Day 2, starting with Swim Talk: “Don’t Just Survive The Swim.Enjoy It!” by Coach Jenny Guerrero; Bike Talk: “56 Tips to Conquer 56 Miles” by Coach Kaye Lopez; Run Talk: “Catch Me if You Can” by Coach Ige Lopez; and for Newbies Talk: “Tips For First-Time IM70.3 Cebu Triathletes” by Raymond Racaza. On Day 3, there will be a Sports Science Talk: “Sports Science for The Fast and The Faster” by Dr. Martin Camara, DC; and Nutrition and Hydration Talk: “Raise Tha Bar With Performance Hydration” by Dr. Haeri Roh-Schmidt, Ph.D.

“From day one to three, we prepared activities and preparation talks from swimming, biking, to running that all athletes will benefit from. We invited esteemed speakers who are experts in their field to impart their knowledge to our triathletes – preparing even more their minds, bodies, and spirits for this biggest and toughest race,” shares Abe Cipriano, Asia Brewery AVP for Marketing of Non-Alcoholic Beverages.

Training for the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines takes months of rigorous conditioning and preparation, and this is why Cobra Energy Drink decided to conduct the Send-Off Expo to further boost the spirit of persistence and endurance to all athletes, pro and novice, and to all fans of this growing sport.

For the list of talks and exhibitors LIKE Cobra Philippines on Facebook.

SOFITEL Manila Half Marathon UPDATES & SPECIAL ROOM RATES Promo

Hello All! Just some slight changes on the released designs for the singlet, finisher’s shirt and finisher’s medals. See below:

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SPECIAL ROOM RATES PROMO FOR REGISTERED RUNNERS:

Sofitel Philippine Plaza is happy to announce that they are giving all runners at the Manila Half Marathon 2014 on August 17, 2004 a chance to avail a special room rate package for those who will be checking in on August 16, 2014 (Saturday).

SUPERIOR ROOM

Room only : PHP 5,500 Net
Room with breakfast for two at Spiral : PHP 6,500 Net

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • Advance booking coursed through Sofitel Room Reservation (551 55 55) is required. No walk-in reservation is allowed.
  • Reservation must be guaranteed through credit card or cash deposit.
  • Upon check-in, registration receipt must be presented at the Front Desk.
  • Twenty four hour cancellation policy will apply prior to date of check-in.
  • Breakfast is from 630am until 1030am only.

For other race details, click HERE.

RUN CORREGIDOR – January 17-18 2014

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RUN CORREGIDOR 2015
January 17 & 18, 2014
Corregidor Island, Bataan
January 17: 42km/5km
January 18: 21km/10km

Beginning this coming 2015, race participants to both Corregidor Marathon and Corregidor International Half-Marathon will only be paying for the race itselfTeam Run Corregidor is giving back to race participants the option to choose their mode of transportation to the island.

The race registration fees will have four schedules:

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2nd CORREGIDOR MARATHON
Day 1 – January 17, 2015

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42K Full Marathon
Gun Start: 6:00am
NO qualifying time; NO race finish cut-off time

Race Registration inclusions:

  • Finisher’s Medallion (0.5kg, 5-in diameter)
  • CM Dri-fit Race Shirt
  • Race bib w/ RFID timing chip
  • CM Race sling bag
  • Runners’ Briefing (Jan 10 & 11, 2015)
  • CM Post-Race Party
  • CM Digital Finisher’s Certificate
  • P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher

*For race participants attending the Carbo-loading Dinner (Jan. 16, 2015), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 at the Runners’ Briefing.

5K Blitz
Gun Start: 8:00am
NO qualifying time; NO race finish cut-off time

Race Registration inclusions:

  • 5K Blitz Finisher’s Medal
  • CM Dri-fit Race Shirt
  • Race bib w/ RFID timing chip
  • CM Race sling bag
  • Runners’ Briefing (Jan 10 & 11, 2015)
  • CM Post-Race Party
  • 5K Blitz Digital Finisher’s Certificate
  • P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher

*For race participants attending the Carbo-loading Dinner (Jan. 16, 2015), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 at the Runners’ Briefing.

5th CORREGIDOR International Half-MARATHON
Day 2 – January 18, 2015

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21K Half-Marathon
Gun Start: 8:00am
NO qualifying time; NO race finish cut-off time

Race Registration inclusions:

  • Finisher’s Medallion (3-in diameter)
  • CIHM Dri-fit Race Shirt
  • Race bib w/ RFID timing chip
  • CIHM Race sling bag
  • Runners’ Briefing (Jan 10 & 11, 2015)
  • CIHM Post-Race Victory Party
  • CIHM Digital Finisher’s Certificate
  • P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher

*For race participants attending the Carbo-loading Dinner (Jan. 17, 2015), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 at the Runners’ Briefing.

10K Challenge
Gun Start: 8:15am
NO qualifying time; NO race finish cut-off time

Race Registration inclusions:

  • 10K Challenge Finisher’s Medal
  • Race bib w/ RFID timing chip
  • CIHM Dri-fit Race Shirt
  • CIHM Race sling bag
  • Runners’ Briefing (Jan 10 & 11, 2015)
  • CIHM Post-Race Victory Party
  • 10K Challenge Digital Finisher’s Certificate
  • P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher

*For race participants attending the Carbo-loading Dinner (Jan 17, 2015), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 on Nov 30 & Dec 1 during the Runners’ Briefing.

Advance Registration Procedures:

1) Pay the corresponding ADVANCE RACE REGISTRATION fee by way of a bank deposit at any BDO branch using the following details:

  • BDO Checking Account
  • Account Name: Big Big Big, Inc.
  • Account Number: 000410417114

*For international participants, the details when depositing corresponding race registration fee through bank transfer are as follows:

  • BDO (Banco de Oro Unibank, Inc.)
  • Branch details: 041 Bel-Air
  • Swift Code: BNORPHMM
  • Acct details: Checking Account
  • Account Name: Big Big Big, Inc.
  • Account Number: 000410417114

2) Send the photo-captured copy of the deposit slip as a direct message/private message to the applicable FB fan page (“Corregidor Marathon” or “Corregidor International Half-Marathon”) indicating your full name and chosen distance category.

3) In 24 hours, an alpha-numeric code reply to your message will be sent to you by the page moderator. This code CAN NOT be shared with another person. This code is needed for the filling up and validation of your on-line registration form.

4) Once you have received your alpha-numeric code, on the applicable FB page, complete your registration for the race by clicking the on-line registration form link.

5) Once race registration is validated, you will receive in 48 hours your race inclusion confirmation via email. On the confirmation email, you will be notified when you may claim your race registration kit. It will coincide with the Runners’ Briefing. The venue will be announced via personal email and blog posts at a later date.

SPECIAL BONUS for CM & CIHM Advance Registrants:

  • Running the full and half-marathon distances in Corregidor is no easy feat. Serious preparations must be undertaken.
  • To all advance registrants, Team Run Corregidor is providing a free monthly training on the actual race course, beginning August 13. For more information, visit the FB fan pages of Corregidor Marathon and Corregidor International Half-Marathon.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

  • Sun Cruises as our event partner is generously giving special rates for race participants of both the 2nd Corregidor Marathon and 5th Corregidor International Half-Marathon:
  • P1300/person EXCLUSIVE to race participants ONLY (inclusive of round-trip ferry, lunch buffet, and entrance fee to the island).
  • Room accommodations are limited. In consideration of this, Sun Cruises will be offering Camping Tents for rent (P500 flat rate).
  • Sun Cruises will start accepting ferry and accommodations booking for CM & CIHM participants beginning August 21, 2014.
  • For booking concerns, please contact Sun Cruises (8am to 5pm – Mon to Fri; 8am to 12nn Sat) at 5275555 loc 4511 and 4512, 0917-5459917, 0917-8084641, 0922-8475418.

 

NEWCOMERS ALASKA FC TEAM MAKE THEIR MARK AT THE FC UFL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Sandro Reyes of the Makati Alaska FC Team played hard for the Championship at the Finals of the FC UFL League Cup last June 29 at the Emperador Stadium, McKinley Heights against the Loyola Meralco FC Team. The Alaska FC Team is proud to make it to the finals and winning 2nd place in the Boys 9 and Boys 11 category. Sandro is a scholar of the prestigious FC Barcelona Escola and returned to Manila to reinforce the Alaska FC Team. Become a champion too and join Alaska’s sports programs now! NUTRITION.ACTION CHAMPION. For more information, check out www.alaskamilk.com and live tweets and updates @ALASKAsportshub.

yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless sport earphones Launched

PRESS RELEASE:

Cut the cords and unleash your inner athlete!

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If you’re fed up with irritating earphone cords chaining you to your phone or music device, now you can move with complete freedom!

With the yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless sport earphones, you’ll never have your earphone cords getting in the way of your workout again. Inspire Limited Edition Wireless are the first-ever stereo Bluetooth® wireless earphones guaranteed never hurt and never fall out, enabling you to workout snag- and pain-free every time.

Prepare to be aurally impressed with these ‘buds – equipped with 15mm drivers, yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless earphones more than double the driver size of many other stereo wireless earphones, providing bigger and better sound. Great news for those who love to get their heart pumping with thumping beats! They also allow for ambient sound, permitting you to remain aware of your surroundings on your walk or run.

Inspire Limited Edition Wireless lock perfectly into place and are comfortable for hours, thanks to yurbuds’ ergonomic TwistLock™ Technology and FlexSoft™ Comfort Fit. Inspire Limited Edition Wireless are also sweat and water resistant and the two buds are connected by a durable Kevlar cord, which can be worn either under the chin or behind the head.

Seamlessly integrating volume and full track and call control, the noise cancelling dual-microphone system lets you easily answer phone calls while you’re on the go. If you’ve ever tried to have a phone conversation in a windy space you’ll love the functionality of the wind-blocking microphone on these yurbuds!

The Inspire Limited Edition Wireless’ battery powers an impressive week’s worth of workouts and provides visual and audible indicators when running low. A micro USB charging port makes recharging the earbuds simple.

The yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless come with a lifetime warranty and retails for P7500.It will soon be available in the following stores:  Power Mac Center, Runnr, Planet Sports, and R.O.X.  

This is serious sound with no strings attached – go ahead and break free!

MILO News Release & Results – 2nd Leg of the 38th National MILO Marathon in Dagupan City

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Herrera, Cardona win in 38th National MILO Marathon Dagupan City qualifying leg
48 runners qualify for National Finals

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DAGUPAN City, Philippines, 06 July 2014 – Elite runners Rene Herrera and Lany Cardona set a swift pace for the 21-K division run at the 38th National MILO Marathon on Sunday in Dagupan City. Each received a cash prize of P10,000, a trophy, and a coveted spot in the National Finals on December 7 for their respective victories.

Out of more than 10,000 runners, 48 qualified for the National Finals in this leg. As an added incentive to the prestige of winning the country’s premier footrace, MILO will be sending this season’s MILO Marathon King and Queen to compete with the world’s finest athletes at the Tokyo Marathon in 2015.

35-year-old Herrera led the pack, clocking in a time of 01:12:36. Robino Javier followed close behind, finishing at 01:15:59, and Ronnie Rosete placed third 01:19:37. Herrera, who hails from Guimaras, is a member of the Philippine Navy and a five time SEA Games gold medalist. He also competed in the 2012 London Olympics.

“I have joined the MILO marathon since 1995, and this year, the race is part of my training for my qualification in the Philippine Team for the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea,” expressed Herrera. “Qualifying for the National Finals is an added boost for me and it will certainly help me in my hopes to be part of the national team.”

Herrera has been training in Baguio, the Philippine Team’s base in preparation for the Asian Games in September. His training regime consists of morning and afternoon sessions with extensive runs in the city’s Marcos Highway. Coach Jim Saret, creator of the MILO R2-APEX Running School, has also invited Herrera to be his assistant coach for beginner runners in the Baguio roadshow of the running school in June this year.

In the distaff side, Lany Cardona took advantage of the good weather and placed first, posting a time of 01:30:20. Rivals Cinderella Lorenzo (01:33:27) and Cristina Melchor (01:50:58) placed second and third, respectively. The 23-year-old housewife from Bolinao, Pangasinan is the record holder for winning the most number of gold medals in the PATAFA National Open.

“We are lucky it is sunny today, which is great for running. It has been raining the past days when I’ve been training,” said Cardona. “For the qualifying race, I prepared by running four times a week. I also joined several races. I will continue my training and I hope to be at my best for the National Finals.”

With the support of the Department of Education and the National MILO Marathon runners, MILO’s Help Gives Shoes advocacy will provide 16,000 underprivileged youth with brand new running shoes and reach the 50,000 mark this year. As MILO celebrates its 50th year, Help Give Shoes aims to make the donation to students in Yolanda-hit cities, particularly Tacloban, Ormoc, and Eastern Samar.

“MILO’s Help Give Shoes is wonderful program which reaches out to underprivileged children who aspire to run and become future champions. I used to be one of those kids, and the advocacy continues to inspire me,” said Herrera. Cardona echoes the same sentiments. “What MILO does for the children is admirable, and I’m more than willing to contribute and help our aspiring athletes. We all share the same passion for running, and it’s great that the kids will be able to pursue their dreams,” she added.

The qualifying race will resume in Tarlac on July 13 before heading to Angeles (July 20), Manila (July 27), Naga (August 24), Lucena (August 31), Puerto Princesa (September 7), Lipa (September 14), Iloilo (September 21), Bacolod (September 28), Tagbilaran (October 5), Cebu (October 12), Butuan (October 19), Cagayan De Oro (November 9), General Santos (November 16), and Davao (November 23). The National Finals will be held on December 7 at the SM Mall of Asia grounds in Pasay City.

The 38th National MILO Marathon is made possible by Timex, the Bayview Park Hotel Manila, ASICS, Lenovo, Manila Bulletin and Gatorade, along with endorsements from the Department of Education, Philippine Sports Commission and the Philippine Olympic Committee.

For more information on MILO Philippines, log on to the official website (http://www.milo.com.ph) or the MILO Philippines Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/milo.ph). Follow MILO on Twitter (@MiloPH) and Instagram (@MiloPhilippines).

DOWNLOADABLES:

38th National MILO Marathon Leg 02 – Dagupan 3k

38th National MILO Marathon Leg 02 – Dagupan 5k

38th National MILO Marathon Leg 02 – Dagupan 10k

38th National MILO Marathon Leg 02 – Dagupan 21k

38th National MILO Marathon Leg 02 – Dagupan Qualified to Finals

38th National MILO Marathon kicks off in Baguio City – Race Results

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38th National MILO Marathon kicks off in Baguio City
82 runners qualified for country’s premier footrace finals

BAGUIO City, Philippines, 29 June 2014 – Elite runners Julius Sermona and Christabel Martes set the pace as they came out top in the 21K events as the 38th National MILO Marathon kicked off in Baguio City on Sunday. More than 6,700 runners joined the race.

Sermona, SEA Games silver medalist and 2006 MILO Marathon King, took category rival Cesar Castañeto down to the wire as they crossed the finish line, clocking in at 01:14:42 and 01:14:47 respectively. Castro Cudli finished third with a time of 01:23:40.

Two-time SEA Games gold medalist Martes bested the female category with an impressive time of 01:26:48 as she finished well ahead of second placer Sandi Menchi Abahan (01:34:23) and third placer Lua Angella Limbo (01:46:41).

The runners were blessed with very good weather but there were other challenges they needed to overcome. ”The uphill and downhill route was quite difficult to navigate. It was a very tight race. I had to sprint in the final kilometer,” said the 34-year-old Sermona, a military soldier who hails from Bacolod. “I am overjoyed that I won. For the national finals, I need to continue training to be able to give my best performance.”

Martes, the 34-year-old from La Trinidad, Benguet plans to take her training up a notch for the national finals. “For the qualifying race, I did not do any intensive training, unlike before when I was still with the national team. I also had difficulty in the uphill parts of the route. I had to exert twice the effort,” expressed Martes. “My training consisted of jogging and recreational running only. I need to step it up and be consistent with my routine to maintain my form for the finals.”

Sermona and Martesboth received P10, 000 and a trophy while securing their spots, along with 80 others,to compete in the National Finals on December 7 at the SM Mall of Asia grounds. This season’s MILO Marathon King and Queen will get the chance to represent the country at the esteemed Tokyo Marathon in 2015.The country’s biggest and most prestigious footrace expects 230,000 runners to participate this year.

Sharing the spotlight with the inspiring elite runners is 60-year-old Senen Garcia from Novaliches. Garcia qualified for the national finals, finishing with a time of 01:57:59. “It’s a far cry from my record time of 01:07 back in the day,” laughs Garcia. “It’s harder to race now that I’m older, but my goal is to qualify for the national finals, and I’m very happy that I did. I’m also happy to contribute to the Help Give Shoes campaign.”

Josh Buenavista, son of two-time Olympian and reigning MILO Marathon King Eduardo “Vertek” Buenavista also joined the Baguio leg. The 12-year-old definitely followed in his father’s winning footsteps as he clinched the top spot in the 3K events, posting a record time of 00:08:34. “My father encouraged me to take up running and join the MILO races,” said Josh, who has been running for four years now. “I really look up to him. He is my inspiration.”

As part of its ongoing commitment to support young Filipino talents through sports, MILO’s Help Gives Shoes advocacy will provide 16,000 underprivileged youth with brand new running shoes and reach the 50,000 mark this year. As MILO celebrates its 50th year, Help Give Shoes aims to make the donation to students in Yolanda-hit cities, particularly Tacloban, Ormoc, and Eastern Samar.

“The National MILO Marathon strives to offer a challenging athletic experience for Filipino runners, and at the same time reach out to young Filipino athletes with strong potential and bright futures ahead of them,” said Andrew Neri, MILO Sports Marketing Manager. “We are blessed with the unwavering support of all the runners and Filipino families across the country as we continue to build champions not only in sports, but also in life.”

The elimination legs will resume in Dagupan on July 6, before heading to Tarlac (July 13), Angeles (July 20), Manila (July 27), Naga (August 24), Lucena (August 31), Puerto Princesa (September 7), Lipa (September 14), Iloilo (September 21), Bacolod (September 28), Tagbilaran (October 5), Cebu (October 12), Butuan (October 19), Cagayan De Oro (November 9), General Santos (November 16), and Davao (November 23). The National Finals will be held on December 7 at the SM Mall of Asia grounds in Pasay City.

The 38th National MILO Marathon is made possible by Timex, the Bayview Park Hotel Manila, ASICS, Lenovo, Manila Bulletin and Gatorade, along with endorsements from the Department of Education, Philippine Sports Commission and the Philippine Olympic Committee.

For more information on MILO Philippines, log on to the official website (http://www.milo.com.ph) or the MILO Philippines Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/milo.ph). Follow MILO on Twitter (@MiloPH) and Instagram (@MiloPhilippines).

DOWNLOADABLES:

38th National MILO Marathon Leg 01 – Baguio 3k

38th National MILO Marathon Leg 01 – Baguio 5k

38th National MILO Marathon Leg 01 – Baguio 10k

38th National MILO Marathon Leg 01 – Baguio 21k

38th National MILO Marathon Leg 01 – Baguio School Competition

38th National MILO Marathon Leg 01 – Baguio Team_Company Competition

38th National MILO Marathon Leg 1 – Baguio ARETE

38th National MILO Marathon Leg 1 – Baguio Qualified to Finals

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