The RUNNR Academy

Two Wednesdays ago, on March 23, I was invited to attend the launch of the RUNNR Academy. This, it seems, is RUNNR Store’s way of giving back to the running community as they were awarded “Store of the Year”  at the 2010 Ayala Mall’s Merchants Awards event.

The RUNNR Academy is an upcoming series of lectures in running for both beginner and advanced runners. The lectures will also be complemented by group runs wherein participants can learn to apply the things they learned from the lectures.

During the launch, attendees got the privilege of hearing talks from The Bull Runner – Ms. Jaymie Pizarro and RUNNR owner and then Birthday Boy, Mr. Toby Claudio.

See here the topic outline of the succeeding lectures:

    Natural Running Edsel Vengco
    Common Running Injuries Dr. Gar Eufemio
    Conditioning for running Prof. Jim Saret
    Nutrition for runners Edward Kho
    Strength and Conditioning Edsel Vengco
    Running Form and Techniques Arland Macasieb
    Chi Running Lit Onrubia
    Myths and Facts about Running Andy Leuterio
    Gearing Up TBA


RUNNR Academy to share running tips and benefits

An upcoming weekly series of lectures on running will fire up the interests of both beginners and advanced runners as they will get to know innovative health and training tips, strength and conditioning techniques, and other important strategies that will take them further into their sport.

The RUNNR Academy, sponsored by the innovative and highly defined sports store RUNNR in partnership with Run BGC (Bonifacio Global City) and Newton Running, will be launched on March 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm.

The evening lectures will be conducted by well-known runners and coaches like Jaymie Pizarro, Jim Saret, Andy Leuterio, Lit Ornubia, Edsel Vengco, Edward Kho, and others experts.

Some of the topics they will be discussed include the application of the correct method of running; the importance of having a strong physical framework; techniques to acclimatize, avoid dehydration and run with the sun; determining the ideal weight, right nutrition, heart rate, and other health concerns.

The lectures will be held subsequently every Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. until May 25, 2011. Lecture is free for all. Lectures will be followed by Group Runs at 8:00 p.m. Lecture Participants will be divided into two groups of Basic and Advanced runners, each limited to 30 individuals and to be led by two couches along a predetermined route inside the Bonifacio Global City. Group stretching and other drills will ensure that the participants will get the most benefits out of each session. If a runner misses the group runs for 2 consecutive Wednesdays, his/her slot will be opened to new interested runners.

RUNNR founder Toby P. Claudio explained that the RUNNR Academy intends to not just encourage interest in the sport but also share in-depth knowledge that can maximize one’s health and enjoyment.

“The RUNNR Academy showcases our commitment to propagate the sport and all its many benefits to everyone,” he said. “Running is taking off literally, both as a sport and as a hobby. It’s about time that people realize and learn the many aspects about running, because these can impact on one’s endurance, physical safety, cardiovascular health and other areas.”

The RUNNR Academy running clinics is on a first come, first served basis. There will be no pre-registration. Interested runners must register on the spot during the clinics. For more information visit RUNNR at building B3 of Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City, call tel. no. 403-1787, search RUNNR on Facebook or log on to


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