New Year, New List!

Hello folks! As the year 2010 winds down to a close, I would like to thank all of you for being a part of my year. Many new things have been brought to me this year – a new baby, new friends and new challenges and more!

But then again, I will also have to say that for this 2010, I have been miserably “below quota” when it comes to physical fitness. I have been remiss in my running training, have had very few race participation and have zero mileage when it comes to bike rides. Which reminds me that I really need to reassess and plan more effectively my 2011 fitness goals. And of course, choose wisely from the 2011 races the ones I will be signing-up for.

Hmmm, it won’t be too hard to do right? Noooooo, in fact I think it will be! With the information I have been getting, it will be a challenge to come up with a concise list of events I will be participating in. Here is a teaser of what is in-store for us in the year 2011:

A. Events that you already know:
– XTERRA Pang-Rave Run (Tagaytay Midlands), January 30
– Condura Skyway Marathon 2011 (Metro Manila), February 6
– XTERRA Triathlon (Liloan, Cebu), March 6
– In-Motion Road Xtrail Series, January 15 (Running), January 16 (Duathlon), February 1 (Cycling)
– TBR Dream Marathon 2, March 20
– Runfest

B. Sneak Peeks:
– Runrio Trilogy 2011 (with Unilab races as the two legs)
– a FREE running clinic in preparation for one of the races in the 2011 calendar
– 26 races in the calendar of only one race organizer, 7 races for another race director (gosh and that is just for two organizers only!)
– Rexona Run 2011
– NatGeo Earth Day Run 2011
– Globe Run for Home 2011 in March
– CAMSUR Marathon 2011 in September: this race will be an AIMS (Association of International Marathons)-certified race and thus is a valid Boston Marathon qualifier!
– A Nike Race in October 2011 that will definitely feature a race distance longer than a 5k
– A new and improved Adidas King of the Road 2011 with a NEW ORGANIZER and a NEW VENUE/ROUTE to boot!
– A night run organized by one of the biggest running groups with a venue at the South!
– Corregidor International Half-Marathon on the third week of December 2011
– A FREE RACE (yes folks! no registration fees!) wherein only 300 qualified runners will be chosen and will generously recognize only the “last man running”! This will happen on February 20, 2011.

Hah! Seems a lot, eh? Check back in the coming days as more details of these events become available. I will be updating my 2011 calendar of events soon too! 😉

For now, let us just enjoy the holidays. Eat and drink and be merry. After all, there are a lot of chances for us to get rid of whatever results the holiday bingeing will bring to us immediately after.

And as I brace for the coming 2011, join me in uttering a prayerful thanks for this year that will almost pass and for the year to come. Happy New Year everyone!


Thank You Rock Stars…See you in CORREGIDOR 2011

Here is a letter from Phenomenon, the organizers of the Corregidor International Half-Marathon. I have “dumped-screen” the soft-copy of the letter for you folks to see exactly how they sent it. Read on! 🙂

The Corregidor International Half-Marathon in Pics and Vid

Congratulations to all those who participated in the recently held Corregidor International Half-Marathon. From it’s conceptualization to preparations and to the pre-race, actual race and post-race happenings, much have been said and learned. I was just too happy to be able to witness a lot of those unforgettable moments.

Let me share to you some pics and a video taken from the race and hmmm, see you all in December **, 2011 (secret pa the exact date!) for the Corregidor International Half-Marathon 2011!


Staff briefing - "What would make the race a success is not the things we have set up. The gauge would be the feeling the runners will get after running." - Edward

the tents being pitched

the first aid kits being prepared




early morning of race day, staff assembly

The Phenomenon Group - "they are not elite, they are phenomenal!"

a few hours before...

the people of running mate 🙂

super thanks to edward for this surprise! (my first ever banner!)

dingdong and bards, haha!

preparing for the race

stretching... 😉


all set!

and the countdown begins...


cool medals!

finisher number 1 - dandelion bumahit!

our favorite coach is number 2

and coach allan ballester - the "coach of the coach" is number 3!

michelle estuar bags the top female slot

cihm race director, edward kho ran and finished his own race!

bearwin, rio and edward


The King and Queen of Corregidor - Dandelion and Michelle

Top 3 Male - Dela Cruz (2nd), Bumahit (1st) and Ballester (3rd)

Top 3 Female - Dela Paz (2nd), Estuar (1st) and Cancio (3rd)


Session Road

Happy, happy, fun, fun!

AND LASTLY, MY “VIRTUAL FRIENDS” AREN’T JUST VIRTUAL ANYMORE!  I am so, so happy to have finally met you guys!

with Macky (rightmost in gray) and his friend Fards

with Angelo (Adventist Runner)

with edongski

Oh, and not to forget — the video that will answer the question – Is the Corregidor race course really tough??? See for yourself the answer: 😛

Incidentally, the official race results were updated. Click the links below to check.

21Km Overall
21Km Male
21Km Female

*Many thanks goes to: Raymund for most of the photos and the video, Edong and Angelo for our pics.

Finishline’s ROAD X-TRAIL Series

Towards the end of November this year, Finishline, the running events organizing company which brought to us some of the memorable races of the past year (Greenfield City Nioght Run, Globe Run For Home, Neutrogena Run, etc.) was relaunched. Based on the materials sent to me (I so regret having failed to attend the launch!), I had the impression that Finishline is aiming to widen their reach which now will go beyond organizing running races and will now include cycling races – be it on the road or off-road (me likey!).

In my opinion, this is one great decision for Finishline considering that there are not much organized races being held in relation to mtbiking. These kind of sport, aside from running has it’s “population” also growing in numbers and it will be great to have a lot of mtbiking races to choose from.

Together with the relaunch of Finishline was the launching of their own brand of sporting series – the InMotion Road X Trail Series. This series, which include cycling, running, and duathlon, was supposed to be a great year-ender event but was then moved to be Finishline’s initial offering for the year 2011.

Let me now share to you folks the updated details of this event:



ROAD X TRAIL (“Road Times Trail”) leg will be the launching pad of Finishline, In-Motion series and MyChip Sports Timing.

ROAD X TRAIL will include Cycling, Running, and Duathlon – 3 races in separate dates.

Under each sports discipline, Finishline will be the first to offer two separate race routes (road and off-road) in one day. This means that participants may choose to join either road or off-road race.


Primary: for the longer distance race categories, we are targeting regular participants (elites and intermediates) of duathlon, cycling (mountain bikers and road bikers), running (trail and road runners)
Secondary: We will also target beginners and anyone interested in trying out new sports / muli-sports by offering shorter distance categories. Majority of them are either doing only running or cycling.


• To introduce other sports to those who are limited to joining either running or cycling events only but would like to try other sports or combination of both.
• To offer a multi-discipline event designed to appeal not only to experienced competitors but to newbies as well.
• To showcase different sports disciplines in an accessible and spectator-friendly format.


a. Venue: Nuvali, Sta. Rosa Laguna.

b. Contact: Finishline website ( and contact number 570-8330.

c. Registration Details:
       c.1.1. CYCLING – November 15 to December 8, 2010
       c.1.2. DUATHLON AND RUNNING – November 15 to December 15, 2010
       c.2.1 DUATHLON AND CYCLING ONLY! – December 6 to 10, 2010 at your designated registration sites.

d. Registration Sites:
   d.1 PASIG – All-Terra Bike Shop, Second Wind, GNC Megamall
   d.2 QUEZON CITY – GNC Ayala Trinoma Mall & All-Terra Libis
   d.3 MAKATI – RUNNR Fort Bonifacio Global City
   d.4 MAKATI – GNC Glorieta 4
   d.5 ALABANG – Grantrail Bike Shop & GNC Alabang Town Center 2.
   d.6 STA. ROSA – SABAK Bike Shop & NUVALI Evoliving Center (Weekends only)
   d.7 SAN PABLO – Green Planet Bike Shop

e. Event Date and Distance:

   CYCLING – February 13, 2011

      • FIT: 20KM
      • ACTIVE: 10KM
      • YOUTH (8-11yrs. old): 10KM
      • KIDS (8-11yrs. old): 6KM

      • ROAD CRITERIUM (Time +  laps)
        o FIT (40min. + 4 laps) 2km single lap distance
        o ACTIVE (20min. + 2 laps) 2km single lap distance
        o FIT (40min. + 4 laps) 2km single lap distance
        o ACTIVE (20min. + 2 laps) 2km single lap distance

   RUNNING – January 15, 2011

      • 10 mile – 16KM Run
      • 5 mile – 8KM Run
      • ACTIVE – 5KM Run
      • STARTING – 3KM Run
      • KIDS (8-11yrs. old): 1KM
      • 10 mile – 16KM Run
      • 5 mile – 8KM Run

   DUATHLON – January 16, 2011
      • FIT: 3KM Run/ 20KM Bike / 3KM Run
      • ACTIVE: 1.5KM Run/ 12KM Bike/ 1.5KM Run
      • YOUTH (12-15yrs. Old): 1.5KM Run/ 12KM Bike/ 1.5KM Run
      • KIDS (8-11yrs. Old): 500M Run/ 6KM Bike/ 500KM Run
      • FIT: 5KM Run/ 30KM Bike / 5KM Run
      • ACTIVE: 3KM Run/ 15KM Bike/ 3KM Run

Venue Partner: NUVALI
Media Partners: Lifestyle Network, Velvet, MYX, Balls
Beverage Sponsors: 100 Plus, Summit Water
Minor Sponsors: ALL TERRA, RunnR, GNC

Participants get to score this cool Finisher's Medal! 😉


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CONDURA SKYWAY MARATHON Special E-Reg Center Schedule for Wed, Dec. 22

e-Reg Center will close at 7:00 PM on December 22, Wednesday

Hi folks, please note that for tomorrow, Wednesday December 21, 2010 the Condura Skyway Marathon 2011 Express Registration Center at the Ground Floor of Greenbelt 3 (infront of ASICS Store), Ayala Center, Makati will only be open to service registrants from regular start/opening of Greenbelt 3 Mall Hours and will CLOSE EARLY by 7:00 pm. This is to make way for their Staff Christmas Party which is scheduled immediately after the special closing tomorrow.

Again, please note that this special shortened schedule will only happen tomorrow, December 22 (Wednesday). Regular operating hours for the registration center (same as mall hours) will resume the following day, December 23, 2010 (Thurday).

Please be guided accordingly. 😉