Century Superbods Run RunPix Info and Photovendo Pictures Now Available

The Century Tuna Superbods Run 2010 RUNPIX info are now available. Click HERE to access Runpix for the said race.

Likewise pictures from PHOTOVENDO are now available for viewing and FREE downloading. 😉 Click HERE to access the facility.

Remember to have your race bib number ready for easy access. Enjoy! 🙂

The Globe Run For Home 2010

 The email invitation for the official event launch of the Globe Ayala Land Run For Home 2010 is not for the weak of heart. Hmm… Okay, I went overboard on that one. 😉 But hey, the invitation content really leaves one excited to be there and be among the first to know more about what is in it for participants in this second edition of this race. See why:   

that's us at the launch 😉

Five reasons why you don’t want to miss out on the run for the human race!   

-Be one of the first ever to run around the Makati Central Business District. Run For Home 2010 will be the first run to use this route. It will start and end at the Ayala Triangle Garden. Imagine running through the beautiful Makati cityscape on a Sunday morning!   

-You know what else is awesome? If last year’s RUN FOR HOME was the first to use the ChampionChip, automatically and accurately tracking every runner’s race time, this year promises to be better as this chip can also post Facebook updates automatically. Another first!

-If 10KM is too easy for you but 21K too challenging, then the 15K route is perfect for you. From last year’s four distance categories, this year’s race will now have five namely, 3KM, 5KM, 10KM, 15Km and 21KM

-The event will be broadcast live on the Run for Home website!

-And of course, the best thing about Run for Home is that it’s not just a run. Every step you take is a step to a better world as RUN FOR HOME 2010 is for the benefit of Habitat for Humanity Philippines, a nonprofit housing ministry that works to eliminate poverty housing.

Great huh? And last night, a lot of other exciting details were made known to us. Let me share these to you:   

event poster

March 21, 2010
Makati Central Business District
Distances: 3km, 5km, 10km, 15km, 21km


Coy Caballes, Globe's Social Media Manager as he presents the unique features of the race

 – Participating runners each get an electronic timing chip that will track your moves and performance, auto-feed status updates to your Facebook account as you pass the finish line and allow you to get race pictures and analysis of your performance during the run.   

status updates will be posted on runners' Facebook accounts during and after finishing the race

 – Within the same week as Run for Home 2010, you can download your race photos for free at http://www.globe.com.ph/run. Just type in your race number and you can find all photos with yourself in it.    

 – Competitive runners can also check their individual race results after the event, and get a detailed assessment of your running performance, e.g., your ranking vs. the total field of runners, your average speed during the race, your split times (time per lap/kilometer).  

 – And on race day, if your family and friends can’t be there to watch you live, they can watch a live streaming feed of the finish line by visiting www.globe.com.ph/run.  


– Globe is donating a portion of the proceeds to Habitat for Humanity Philippines, with the common goal of building communities through volunteerism.  

– The donation will be handed over to Habitat for Humanity on race day, March 21, at the Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati City.   

– Habitat for Humanity is a global organization dedicated to uplifting people’s lives by providing them affordable and durable housing.   In partnership with Habitat for Humanity Philippines, Globe will support the construction of new housing units to address the need for resettlement of the informal settlers from the Pasig riverbanks, a project initiated by Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig (KBIP).  Run for Home 2010 will help fund the construction of houses in Bayanijuan sa Calauan, a 100-hectare resettlement community in Barangay Dayap, Calauan, Laguna. This initiative is part of the Ayala Group of Companies’ commitment to build communities for those in need.  

– Globe has been working with Habitat For Humanity since its arrival in the Philippines in the year 2000. Globe and its employees have built homes in Taguig, Mandaluyong, Batangas, Cebu and Davao over the years.   


Coach Rio shows the various routes that will take runners around the Makati CBD

 – Globe wanted to give the runners a unique experience by letting them pass through an area that is usually busy and congested, but which on race day will be reserved just for them.    

– This will be the first ever running event to be held at the Ayala Triangle Gardens in the middle of the Makati Central Business District.   

– There are 5 courses:
3km:  Estimated to take 15 minutes to complete. <Download 3km route map>
5km:  Estimated to take 30 minutes to complete. <Download 5km route map>
10km: Estimated to take 1 hour and 10 minutes to complete. <Download 10km route map>
15km: Estimated to take 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete.
21km: Estimated to take 2 hours and 20 minutes to complete. <Download 21km route map> 

– The course has been checked for safety. It will feature water stations, paramedic teams and portable toilets along the way.   

– There will also be a baggage deposit area at the race venue, and designated parking areas for participants and spectators.   


parking areas


Vince Mendoza of Finishline explaining the registration details

– Online registration is available at the Globe website www.globe.com.ph/run.   

– Onsite registration is available from February 14 to March 5 at participating Globe stores :
a. Trinoma Mall
b. Greenhills Hub
c. Glorietta 3
d. SM Megamall Cyberzone
e. Alabang Town Center
f. SM Mall of Asia
g. Market! Market! 

– After March 5,  registration will only be available at these Globe stores:
– Trinoma Mall
– Glorietta 3 


– Just pay P550 to join the 3k and 5k, or P700 for the 10k, 15k and 21k.   

7. EVENT FEE PROMOS (from February 14 to March 5):   

– Buy a new Globe Tattoo Broadband stick for just P 895 at a Globe store. Once you’ve got the stick, visit a participating Globe store and present your Official Receipt; you’ll get your race kit for free!   

– Register to Globe Duo for one month: It’s just P 399 if you’re a postpaid Globe user, and only P 450 if you’re on prepaid or Globe Tattoo. Once you’ve registered, just present the text message you received from Globe Duo, confirming you’re all signed up. You’ll get 50% off your race kit!   

– Bring your friends and run as a group!   

a. If you all want to run in the 3k or 5k:
For a group of 5, it’s just P2,200; you get 5 race kits.
For a group of 7, it’s just P2,750; you get 7 race kits.
For a group of 10, it’s just P3,850; you get 10 race kits 

b. If you all want to run in the 10k, 15k or 21k:
For a group of 5, it’s just P2,800; you get 5 race kits.
For a group of 7, it’s just P3,500; you get 7 race kits.
For a group of 10, it’s just P4,900; you get 10 race kits. 


The runner’s kit will include the following items:    

-the environment-friendly singlet

 – an environmentally-friendly singlet which is made from 100% recycled PET bottles and is being used for the first time ever in a Philippine running event.
– electronic running chip
– race bib number
– 20% discount coupon from New Balance (to be claimed at any Planet Sports Branch)
– Photovendo coupon 


event call times


prizes for female winners

prizes for male winners

Event Fact Sheet
Press Release

On Running and Our Kidneys

Is there any connection? Oh yes there are!

That was what I have learned (and a whole lot of facts) when me and friends gathered together for the Amazing Kidneys talk that was put up by race organizer Edward Kho with friend, runner, blogger and most of all doctor Dingdong Biruar (runmd) over breakfast at the Paul Calvin’s Deli last Sunday right after the Century Tuna Superbods race.

from l-r: jolon, raymund, miguel, jaymie, bobby, me, edward,cristy, jay, dingdong, mariel, jun and vener

The talk centered mainly on topics about the kidneys and how we should take care of them. The most important part of the talk though was during the presentation of the FAQs which directly connects kidneys to running. These items are what I would really want to share with you. Here goes:

The Kidneys and Athletic Performance

Dingdong was able to share with us many interesting facts about our kidneys and how we should take care of it

Q: Why do some runners reach the point of urinating blood during intense and prolonged physical activity such as running?

A: This is because of the condition called Haematuria. This is characterized by the presence of reddish tints to the urine which usually happens when a person/runner increases the duration or intensity of his training in an abrupt manner. In most cases, the red cells and haemoglobin are being filtered into the blood via the kidneys, but the bladder may also be letting blood ease into the urine.

Haematuria usually happens to:
– males more than females
– to people whose age is beyond 50 (their risk is higher)
– to those who perform strenuous exercise more than those who do only light exertion
– people after running more than after biking

Possible causes of Haematuria:
– foot-strike haemolysis (breaking down of red blood cells as a result of the impacts of the feet with the ground during sporting activity)
– renal ischaemia (lack of adequate blood flow to the kidneys)
– hypoxic damage, the release of a haemolyzing factor during exercise
– bladder and/or kidney trauma associated with exertion
– the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
– peroxidation of red blood cells
– dehydration

Q: How much should we drink prior to, during, and after maximal prolonged exercise like long distance races?

A: No single formula fits everyone.
– The length of exercise/activity, heat, humidity and the amount of sweat are all major considerations for keeping the body’s proper fluid balance.
– During long bouts of intense exercise, it’s best to use a sports drink that contains sodium because it reduces chances of hyponatremia.
– It’s generally not a good idea to use thirst alone as a guide for when to drink.
– For maximum efficiency and well-being, drink about one-quarter liter of water every 10 to 15 minutes during periods of intense exercise
– Cool water gets absorbed faster than warm water
– In some conditions you will lose water faster than you can replace it. Hence, rest breaks, during which fluid is consumed, become important.

* Tests indicate that a drink of six to eight percent sugar–specifically glucose, maltodextrin, or sucrose–gets absorbed as fast as plain water during periods of hard exercise with the added benefit of supplying energy for improved physical performance.

Q: Is it advisable to use salt tablets during long, intense workouts or runs/races?

A: NO.
-It increases the chances of disrupting the optimum electrolyte balance in the body.
Premise: Salt helps you retain water during exercise and, for another, salt stimulates the need to drink.
Fact: A balanced diet meets even the most active person’s requirements for electrolytes.
-Actually, most sports drinks are low in salt.

Q: Is it alright to consume alcohol and/or fatty foods immediately after an intense and prolonged physical activity?

A: NO.
– Fats decrease the body’s rate of absorption of nutrients.
-Alcohol is a toxin that draws water out of your cells to “water down” increasing blood toxicity.”
* You must drink eight ounces of plain water just to balance one ounce of alcohol.  
– Studies show: small amounts of alcohol increase muscular endurance and strength output, but, these benefits are very short lived.

* Reduction of strength, endurance, recovery capabilities, aerobic capacity, ability to metabolize fat and muscle growth
– prompts more muscle soreness after exercise making recuperation periods longer
– increases heat loss which causes muscles to get cold thus becoming slower and weaker during contractions which leads to reduction of endurance capacities
– increases metabolism of glycogen, thereby  sparing fat making fat loss more difficult.


March 7, 2010 UP Diliman Campus

The talk was held in connection with the celebration of the World Kidney Day 2010 and is to be concluded with a foot race entitled, “The Amazing Kidney Race”. The said race will be held on March 7, 2010 at the UP Diliman Campus.

To learn more about the race, you can check my previous post about it by clicking HERE and view the updates HERE.

The Run of the Century

I may be pregnant and not running but I sure made it clear to everybody that I will be there early morning of Feb. 21 at the Fort Bonifacio Global City to take part in what was touted to be the “run of the century”. And come I did…

I arrived at the vicinity around thirty minutes after the 10k runners were apparently set off and while I was walking to to the main race venue, I could’nt help but smile giddily as I am seeing the events unfolding infront of my eyes – a sea of runners running everywhere, marshalls going about their tasks, and an overwhelmingly huge event area some 400meters from where I was walking. For a moment there, I was thinking if there were two events happening in close proximity of each other since there were two sets of voice overs that I was hearing and yep, I am seeing something like two or more stage setups. It was like WHOA!

fiesta? nope, this is actually at the far end of the finish line!

one of three LCD screen setups that I saw within the area

Upon reaching the venue in comfortable hearing and seeing distance, it was then that i realized that the organizers were not joking when they said that they are coming up with one race that will up the ante of what racing is all about in the Philippines. And I was happy I was there, even if I was just a mere expectator. This is just really one event that you wouldn’t be too happy to miss.

I missed the cake but I still enjoyed the icing. At the event grounds, there were a huge number of people.  It was announced that there were 11,344 registered participants.  An unprecendented number in the history of running races in the Philippines. I was worried that I will not be able to find my friends most of whom run for fun instead of chasing PRs and what-have-yous. But as luck would have it, I saw Jaymie and Raymund who finished their 10k run 5 minutes from each other.

Jaymie (thebullrunner.com), me and Raymund (therainman96.wordpress.com) at the finish area

Jaymie said the race was great and Raymund and her told me about their funny experience at the gun start. View their starting line boo-boo HERE. Lol!

Raymund and Jaymie - I just have to take this pic of them while strolling the event area! 😉

We strolled the event area like students excitedly attending a school fair.  Everywhere we looked, there were huge LCD screens (I actually saw three!) that shows the goings-on around the area. There were big enough booths for the give-aways, enough number of portalets, a men’s and women’s dressing room and would you believe, there even was a SUPERMART where you can have a fill in buying your favorite Century Tuna products (there even was a buy-one-take-one promo, haha!). The whole area has a festive air on it that will definitely sustain a runner’s high. 

for all your tuna shopping needs... a supermart! 😉

the men's and women's changing area

our pic with, accdg to Raymund, one of Philippines' national treasures - Eduardo "Vertek" Buenavista

our pic with the Giant Century Tuna can as backdrop before running off to have our breakfast... 🙂

Much were already said and for sure race reviews from all over will still be published a couple more days to come. Even Coach Rio has issued a message for all. As for me, I would like to give Rio, Kaye and the rest of their group my kudos and pats in the back. There were some boo-boos but for a race of this magnitude, you sure have delivered fine.

Congratulations for continuing to work hard in trying to give us an awesome race everytime!

Century Tuna Superbods Run 2010 Race Results Out Now

Race results for the Century Tuna Superbods Run 2010 are now available. View it HERE.