Condura Run 2009 Feature @ Philippine Star

Have you scored a copy of today’s Philippine Star newspaper? If none yet,  I suggest you make a dash to the nearest convenience store and try to check if copies are still available.

Tanya's Crazy Quilt article

Tanya's Crazy Quilt article

our group pic with Pat and Mabu Concepcion is there too! ;)

our group pic with Pat and Mabu Concepcion is there too! 😉

Today’s issue, particularly of the Lifestyle section, features an article about the just-concluded Condura Run 2009 by lifestyle columnist, runner and dear friend, Ms. Tanya Lara. The article is complete with race photos and comes with the previously announced Race results. Yep folks! Race results for all distances are printed at the newspaper as promised. NYEK! My slow 21k finish is for the whole nation to see!

21k Race Results covered one whole page

21k Race Results covered one whole page

The Condura 2009’s Philippine Star article can be found in the Sunday Lifestyle’s K Section covering six pages. Wasn’t able to get hold of a copy? You can still get to read the article and view some of the pictures by accessing the online article. Click here to go there.

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Afternoon Bike Ride at Maarat

Best bud Pol and I had a short bike ride at Maarat. Why short? Because as if in a foot race, I DNFed! My first biking DNF. I wasn’t able to finish the whole trail because at one point as we near the place bikers call Giant, I was already heavily panting and I just gave up.

at the entrance of TImberland's Clubhouse

at the entrance of TImberland's Clubhouse

Loop getting ready at the Timberland clubhouse

Loop getting ready at the Timberland clubhouse

This is my first time to ride in Maarat and I will say that I may not have prepared myself well for the ride. I was not in 100 percent okay shape. Hay! It should have been my pre-birthday “padjak”. Well… There are regrets but there were more lessons learned. I still had fun though, because the trail that we were able to cover were good and challenging. I have already made a mental note that I will be back there and will be ready for it.

inside the trail

inside the trail

water break

water break

Thanks to Pol for this ride. Maarat, I’ll be back!

TNF 100

sali na tayo!

sali na tayo!

Oh! Ain’t this exciting! I definitely would want to try this, even if it’s just the 10k distance. I hope my mind and body will be up for it. Go, go, go! Lezzzzgoooooo guys!

Interested? Visit TNF’s website for details. 😉

Condura Run 2009 Pictures by Canon

Hey all! The pictures taken by the Canon Club EOS during sunday’s Condura Run race is now available for viewing. Click here to see if they have your action picture.

Again, Congratulations to the Concepcions especially to brothers Pat and Ton for a successful race. ‘Til the next race guys! 😉

Greenfield City Run – April 19

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Missed the fun at the Condura 2009 Half? Or are you looking for another half marathon to run in to make up for a not so satisfying Condura half finish? Tired of joining races covering the same race routes? Are you itching for another race that can awaken the running spirit within you?

Maybe the Greenfield City Run is what’s best for you. This Finishline-organized race which will happen on April 19, will have the regular race distances of 2k, 5k, 10k and as an added bonus, a 21k. That’s another half marathon race distance three weeks after the euphoria over Condura has died down. What’s best, the race venue will be at Greenfield City, Sta. Rosa, Laguna. So folks, this is one out-of-town race which doesn’t come by us every so often.

Hey if that still doesn’t interest you, the event also has lots of fun activities scheduled for the day. You can opt to bring the whole family to enjoy in this event. There’s a coffee and pastry fair, weekend market, outdoor outlet bazaar (woohoo, I AM EXCITED ALREADY!), and a children’s play area.

View the pics below to get an idea of what Greenfield City has instore for all of us. Start training peeps!

Visit finishline.ph for more details regarding this event and/or for online registration.

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pramana residential park

 

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greenfield

 

paseo outlet stores

paseo outlet stores

 

restaurants

restaurants

They’ll take you to the FINISHLINE

 

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From free running clinics and almost-flawless foot race organizing, Coach Rio dela Cruz in partnership with good friend Vince Mendoza again upped the level of running as a sport here in the Philippines.

While people are busy preparing for the then upcoming Condura Run 2009, these two guys were busy preparing for the birth of their new baby – Finishline.

What is FINISHLINE?

Finishline is Coach Rio and Vince’s newest race organizing outfit which offers the signature Runrio kind of race-organizing and a new value-added service. Via the launch of the online registration site, http://finishline.ph, runners can now register for a finishline-organized race in the comforts of their home, office or anywhere there is a computer that is connected to the internet.

This service makes it more convenient for people in the running community to register in their events without the need to go to Nike Park Bonifacio High Street. Payments can now be made using either a Credit Card, ATM or G-Cash. Upon registration, participants will also be asked to select the Nike Park branch as their designated pick-up point. Race kits will be available at the pick-up point seven (7) days before the race day.

Congratulations Coach Rio and Vince! To know more about Finishline and the running events lined-up, you can visit their website by clicking here.

I Am Ninoy Runners

“Build Mileage
Build Endurance
Build Schools
I am a Runner
I am a Hero
iamninoy”

If you were at the Condura Run 2009 yesterday, running or not, you may have seen the above-captioned phrases printed on the back of the yellow shirts of several runners.  This stand as some sort of a battlecry of the I Am Ninoy Runners, a new running group for a cause that was launched at the said foot race.

I Am Ninoy Movement

I Am Ninoy

I Am Ninoy

The I Am Ninoy Runners is an offshoot of the I Am Ninoy movement which was organized last year. The movement is not political in nature but a campaign to bring out the hero in every Filipino. It’s core message is the selfless giving of the best of ourselves for our countrymen and women and the advancement of the country as a whole.

I Am Ninoy Runners Group

I Am Ninoy Runners

I Am Ninoy Runners

I have been lucky enough to be invited to be one of the first members of this group which is composed of professional and amateur runners. The I Am Ninoy Runners wants to help address the deterioration of the Philippines’ educational system through the simple act of wearing the I Am Ninoy Runner’s shirt during a run or other occasion. How do we raise funds out of that? The campaign is designed to gather institutions and/or individuals as sponsors in every race that we participate in. All donations go directly to charity which will be a specific public school at each race, the Aquino family or its foundation will not receive a single centavo.

For the I Am Ninoy Runners, one doesn’t have to give up his/her life like Ninoy to be a hero. A simple act of kindness, is enough. And what a best way to become one is to do what we are passionate about – running. We satisfy our love for running and become a hero to the thousands of children who want to learn and have a better life.

I Am Ninoy Runners with friends

I Am Ninoy Runners with friends

Interested already? The I Am Ninoy Runners are accepting new members. Visit the I Am Ninoy Runners’ site to get to know about the group more and for details on how to become a member. Click here if you want further information regarding the I Am Ninoy Movement.

Note : Many thanks to Ms. Mayi Lopa and Ms. Jaymie Pizarro for the invitation to become part of this group. 🙂