MILO R2 APEX RUNNING CLINIC SEASON 7

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Experience a complete scientific running program and more! Beat the cut-off time in the race, run faster and injury-free.

Join the MILO R2 Apex Running Clinic Season 7. Session starts September 9 until November 30, 2013.

Sessions are held at :

  • Bonifacio Global City (Bonifacio High Street near 7th Avenue)
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30pm to 8:30pm; Saturdays 5:30am to 7:30am
  • Quezon City Memorial Circle
    • Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    • Sundays at 5:30am-7:30 am, UP Abelardo Hall
  • SM Mall of Asia by the Bay
    • Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
    • Sundays at 5:30am-7:30am

Hurry! Limited slots only!

Registration Fee : 2,400 for 36 sessions

For more information go to Milo Apex Running School Facebook page or visit: http://www.coachjimsaret.ph
Or contact : Peachy Tamayo 0917-5836372 for onsite registration.

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Official Announcement from Sunrise Events, Inc. regarding the Safeguard Active 5150 Triathlon

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COBRA IRONMAN 70.3 PHILIPPINES RANKED 2ND WORLDWIDE IN SURVEY

PRESS RELEASE:

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Manila, PHILIPPINES – The Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines obtained a 97.6% rating on a participant satisfaction survey making it the 2nd best Ironman event worldwide.

The survey was conducted by the World Triathlon Corporation, promoter and issuer of licenses for all Ironman events, to more than 2,000 participants of the race held in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu last August 4.

The Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, Canada was ranked as number one. Canada also hosted a full Ironman and an Ironman World Championship event this year and is also set to hold all three events again next year.

According to Sunrise Events, Inc., the ratings from the WTC survey resulted from points gathered for the following criteria: pre-event activities like the registration and carbo-loading party, actual race management and handling from the swim, bike and run, to hydration and medical support and others like venue, entertainment, participant’s entitlements like medals and the post-event awarding ceremonies.

This year’s Ironman 70.3 event in the Philippines was the second time that the race was held in Cebu with the first three years being held in the province of Camarines Sur. 

Participants revealed via the survey that they liked the attention given to every detail of the race, especially the carbo-loading party hosted by Lapu-Lapu City at Shangri-la’s Mactan Resort and Spa. It included a fast-beat production number with pop-jazz dancers, show violinist Jake Gacanga, a Cebuano DJ and fireworks.

But the best praise was given to the level of excitement that was provided by the crowd during the entire conduct of the race.  “It was the cheering that got me through the race,” said Courtney Atkinson of Australia, who topped the male professional category. “The highlight for me was the cheering, the crowd and the run through the local community.”

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza, in a statement, congratulated Oponganons “for putting their best foot forward.” She thanked the thousands of public school students who lined up along the race routes in rainy weather to cheer on athletes, barangays that fielded colorful “vintas”, peacekeepers and residents. “We will have to outdo ourselves in 2014,” she said.

On the other hand, the race was not only all praises as initial feedback gathered from the participants was that roads were very uneven, especially the roads used by cyclists in the South Reclamation Project tunnel in Cebu City.

This fact and the challenge posed by SEI President Wilfred Steven Uytengsu for the event to hit the no. 1 mark by next year’s hosting gives the group the energy to not only aim high for the number 1 rank but also to work hard especially in addressing the identified concerns, so that they get a better chance of securing the top spot.

From 400 participants in 2009, the Cobra Energy Ironman 70.3 Philippines has grown rapidly to 1,700 signing up for the event last year and 2,150 participants last August from 35 countries with about 600 on the waiting list.

For 2014, the race will be held on August 3 but preparations will already start by next month.

Rexona Run 2013: Run To Your Beat, Oct. 20, 2013

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REXONA RUN 2013 – Run To Your Beat
October 20, 2013
Mall of Asia Grounds
5km/10km/21km

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
Run To Your Beat is the 2013 leg of the Rexona Run. Now on its fourth year, the Rexona Run is preparing for a different kind of race with Run To Your Beat, the Philippines’ first ever multi-sensorial run where live musis pushes people to run further and culminates in a party at the finish line.

DOWNLOAD FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS HERE

REGISTRATION PERIOD:
On-going NOW until October 16, 2013 (for In-Store registration only)

REGISTRATION VENUES:

Online: Click HERE to register online

In-Store:

  • RIOVANA Stores
    • BGC, 9th Ave corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City – Mon to Sun, 12PM to 9PM
    • KATIPUNAN, 3rd Floor Regis Center, Katipunan, QC (infront of Ateneo de Manila University) – Tue to Sun, 10AM to 8PM
  • TOBY’s Stores
    • SM Mall of Asia, G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd., Manila – Mon to Sun, 12PM to 8PM
    • SM North the Block – Mon to Sun, 12PM to 8PM

REGISTRATION FEES AND INCLUSIONS:

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RACE PACKET COLLECTION SCHEDULE:

  • WHAT: Race Packet/Kit Claiming
  • WHEN: October 17, 18 and 19, 2013
  • WHERE: Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia
  • RACE PACK INCLUSION:
    • Race singlet
    • Bib w/ timing chip
    • Rexona roll on

KIT CLAIMING PROCESS:

  1. Present your confirmation email for online registration, and receipt/perforated stub for in-store registration (Note: Please bring VALID ID)
  2. Get your race kit (singlet, race bib with b-tag) and rexona loot bag
  3. Sign Acknowledgement form
Note:  For persons claiming on someone’s behalf, kindly present an AUTHORIZATION LETTER and a VALID ID from the participant and your own.

SINGLET DESIGN:

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21KM FINISHER’S SHIRT DESIGN:
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21KM FINISHER’S MEDAL DESIGN:
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CALL TIMES:
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RACE ROUTE:

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RACE PERFORMERS:
Adding a very different take to running, live performances by the following artists will be scattered around the race routes:

  • From the Starting line to the 5km mark:
    • Delta Street
    • Sandwich
    • The Diegos
    • DJ Mia Ayesa
    • Deuce Manila
    • DJ Nina
  • Beyond 5km up to the 10k mark:
    • Funk Avy
    • DJ Khai
  • For 21km runners up to the Finish line:
    • Rico Blanco
    • Elmo Magalona
    • DJ Mars Miranda

PRIZES:

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REMINDERS:

  • Registration may end earlier than announced deadline because race kits may run out before October 16, 2013.
  • A Valid ID must be presented upon registration. For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID & picture must be presented by the representative.
  • Singlet size availability will be on a first come first serve basis.
  • A timing device will be used by all participants during the race.

CONTACT DETAILS:

  • Website: http://www.runrio.com
  • FaceBook Pages: Rexona Men and/or RunRio, Inc.
  • Race Hotlines:
    • Globe – 0927 347 7700
    • Smart – 0929 7178164
    • Landline – (632) 887 6194

PRESS RELEASE from UNILEVER PR (BRIDGES):

Run to Your Beat

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From the gun start to the finish line, this year’s Rexona Run promises to push running enthusiasts, professional runners and recreational runners to DO:MORE.

Mar Corazo, Rexona Brand Manager says, “We are always finding ways to make the Rexona Run more exciting than the last. This year, we wanted the Rexona Run to appeal to more people and inspire them to Do:More.”

As one of the most sought after races in the Philippines, runners look forward to the Rexona Run every year for its exciting twists, prizes and categories.

On October 20, 2013 at the Mall of Asia Grounds, be prepared for a different kind of race—the Rexona Run To Your Beat, the Philippines’ first ever multi-sensorial after-midnight run where live music pushes people to run further and culminates in a party at the finish line.

“This was inspired by the insight that when you run to the beat of the music, you run faster, you go further, you’re energized to do more,” said the Rexona Brand Manager.

From the first gun start at 3AM, live performances will be scattered around the race track, adding a very different take on running. The 5k race will have performances by Delta Street, Sandwich, The Diegos, DJ Mia Ayesa, Deuce Manila and DJ Nina. The 10k race will get the chance to run to Funk Avy and DJ Khai. While the 21k race will see all performances, as well as the finale concert of Rico Blanco, Elmo Magalona and DJ Mars Miranda.

Coach Rio, Rexona partner and running expert says, “It’s been proven that listening to music unleashes your energy, allowing you to run further.”

In line with Rexona’s DO: MORE philosophy, Run to Your Beat presents the perfect avenue for all individuals to DO:MORE – whether you’re an avid runner or leisure runner.

Run to Your Beat is also the ultimate test of Rexona’s efficacy because the product keeps you dry and fresh from the start of the race until the end of the party.

To register, visit Riovana stores located in Bonifacio Global City and Katipunan, as well as Tobys outlets in the SM Mall of Asia and SM North Edsa The Block. Online registrations are also accepted on http://www.runrio.com. Registration is ongoing until October 13, 2013.
For more details visit the Rexona Men Facebook page, http://www.runrio.com or call/text the race hotline at 887 6194, +0927 347 7700 (Globe), or 0929 717 864 (Smart).

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Gear Review: Sony Walkman Sports W Series Waterproof

Note: This is not a paid review but the gear was provided by Ogilvy for the said purpose. Now for my feedback…

People nowadays have been  more into an active lifestyle, engaging into sports not only for leisure but also for health reasons. Owing to the rigors of maintaining an active lifestyle, music become a staple not only during training but also in races as well.  Thus there a lot of available music players in the market that caters to such requirements.

The Sony Walkman Sports W Series is one such product – made for active people, people who are always on the go. I have been fortunate enough to be provided a sample for purposes of sharing my experiences/feedback from using the product. Let me just make it clear though that no payment was received in exchange for this consumer review. 🙂

THE SONY WALKMAN SPORTS W SERIES

The NWZ-W273 or the Sony Walkman Sports Series is an MP3 device that comes with attached earbuds – thus eliminating the hassle of using an external earphone complete with the wired distractions.

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THE PACKAGE:

The product comes in the below packaging with the following accessories:

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(1) MP3/walkman device (2) USB charger (3) adjustment band (4) earbuds in various sizes (3) quick guides/user manuals in different languages, warranty card

THE FEATURES:

Listed below are some of the product features as listed from the Sony website. Together with it are my opinion for each feature.

1. wearable and wire-free

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This product has a simple and yet comfortable design. It saves one from the distraction of a wired earphone as the player already comes with a pair of earbuds, making it wire-free.  The flexible neckband can be bended according to your ear’s shape and does not irritate. The other accessories that comes from the package ensures comfort for the user – the varied earbuds sizes makes it possible for one to choose the best size that will provide a snug fit.  Another accessory is the adjustment band which one can use to adjust the size of the neckband to better fit the head. Lastly, the device weighs only 29g making it truly lightweight to wear.

2. storage capacity

It has 4 GB memory and 990 songs capacity, meaning it can endure long hours of training or any sports activity.

3. quick charge battery

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The Sony Walkman comes with a USB charger with a cradle. It is simple to use – just attach the MP3 player into the USB cradle and plug the USB charger to any computer. A fully-charged battery provides 8-hours of battery life and what’s best, it has the quick-charge feature where a 3-minute charging provides 60 minutes of playback time. It is said to be the best feature for someone who isn’t techie enough to always remember to charge their electronic devices.

4. drag, drop and go

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Populating music is very easy. Simply attach it again to a computer using the USB cradle/charger and then a user-friendly software interface allows the user to simply drag and drop music from Windows® Explorer in varied music formats: MP3, WMA, AAC or L-PCM music files. In addition, music can also be added from iTunes®, or Windows® Media Player.

5. song library navigation and button design

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The placement of the buttons were very practical and well-thought of. The location of these buttons on the earphones allow you to easily pause and play, adjust the volume, search the playlist and shuffle. There are tactile dots on the “Play” and “Volume up” buttons which makes one understand that the right buttons were pressed without even looking at it. But what makes it all the more comfortable is that one will hear a voice confirming the button press actions. There’s a “power lock switch” to prevent the device from being turned on accidentally, when carrying it in a bag or pocket.  

6. high quality sound

According to the Sony website, the product uses Exclusive Sony® Clear Audio Technologies like Clear Stereo and Clear Bass which deliver deeper, richer sound quality.

The product has the signature SONY MUSIC QUALITY. Even though it doesn’t come with an preset equalizer (which hubby says will make the product even better), it blocks out surrounding noise/sound and can get you drowned from the music. This is both a benefit and a concern. Concern because when doing sports activities outdoors in busy streets or environment, one may fail to notice the goings-on.

7. waterproof

The product is designed to be waterproof up to 2 meters deep. I was not able to find time to use it for a swim but it was said that one must ensure a snug fit to the ears before using it for a swim to block off water. If water is not blocked, the music will be inaudible. The product has a limitation in such a way that it cannot be used in salt water as it has corrosive effects.

MY VERDICT:

I LOVE IT. For such a small and lightweight device, it surely packs a punch in terms of features – from comfort, design, quality and ease of use is concerned. There aren’t so much negative things that I am able to find in it as the simple things that I look for a music-playing device have been satisfied.

If you are a runner or a biker like me, and always use a phone or any other MP3 device while on a run or ride, this might be a better option as you already have everything in one device and with a surely long battery life to boot – perfect for LSDs or century-rides!

And for those who give weight to product appearance, the NWZ-W273 comes in various colors –  black, blue, pink and white.

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This product is already available in Sony stores or distributors nationwide. For more information contact Sony’s Customer Service Department via their:

Nature Amplified – Nike Free Flyknit and Nike Free Hyperfeel

NIKE, Inc. unveiled four new innovations designed to enhance runners’ natural abilities and were guided by Nike’s “Nature Amplified” design ethos, an approach that is focused on designing for the body in motion and fueled by scientific data and athlete insights. 

Two new running shoes were introduced  — the Nike Free Flyknit and Nike Free Hyperfeel — along with two new apparel technologies, Aeroloft and Dri-FIT Knit.

Specifically, the Nike Free Flyknit and the Dri-FIT Knit will be available in the Philippines. For more information on these products and their key features, click on the links below:
 
Press release:

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NIKE UNVEILS NEW RUNNING TECHNOLOGIES AND “NATURE AMPLIFIED” DESIGN ETHOS

Four new innovations are designed to enhance the running experience

NIKE, Inc., the world’s leading running brand, today unveiled four new innovations at an event at the company’s global headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. The new products are designed to enhance runners’ natural abilities and were guided by Nike’s “Nature Amplified” design ethos, an approach that is focused on designing for the body in motion and fueled by scientific data and athlete insights. Two new running shoes were introduced  — the Nike Free Flyknit and Nike Free Hyperfeel — along with two new apparel technologies, Aeroloft and Dri-FIT Knit.

“Innovation is not about creating for its own sake, it’s about creating something better, designing with a purpose. Running is the heart and soul of Nike and it’s the birthplace of a constant stream of new innovations that will drive the company forward,” said Mark Parker, President & CEO of NIKE, Inc.

FOOTWEAR INNOVATIONS

  • The Nike Free Flyknit is the fusion of two of Nike’s most iconic footwear technologies — the compressive Nike Flyknit upper and the flexible Nike Free outsole. The Nike Free Flyknit upper features zoned performance mapping and a second-skin fit. The shoe provides the benefits of natural motion and a snug, supportive fit in a single shoe.
  • Designed to feel like an extension of the body by minimizing layers between the foot and the ground, the Nike Free Hyperfeel delivers a natural motion sensation for the runner. A drop-in insole made from Lunarlon foam allows the foot to have direct contact with Lunarlon cushioning. The ultra-thin waffle outsole uses strategically placed waffle pistons for grip and feel, allowing the foot to get closer to the ground.

APPAREL TECHNOLOGIES

  • Nike Aeroloft technology also debuted in the ultra-light Nike Aeroloft 800 Vest, designed to keep runners warm and comfortable in cooler conditions. Insulating down has been combined with precision ventilation that allows heat to escape the body so athletes stay dry.
  • Dri-FIT Knit is an ultra-soft, lightweight fabric engineered to help athletes maintain optimal performance temperature in a variety of conditions. The technology employs visibly different knit patterns to aid breathability, while seamless construction ensures a smooth fit free of distraction.

“Nature Amplified means designing for bodies in motion and creating incredible new products that work intuitively with the human body,” said Trevor Edwards, NIKE Brand President. “The footwear and apparel we’ve unveiled today is based on insights from athletes and runners at every level, combined with extensive research in our Sport Research Lab. These innovations are data-driven, but body-led.”

About NIKE, Inc.

NIKE, Inc. based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly owned Nike subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic footwear, apparel and accessories; Cole Haan, which designs, markets and distributes luxury shoes, handbags, accessories and coats; Umbro Ltd., a leading United Kingdom-based global football (soccer) brand; and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes action sports and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, visit nikeinc.com.

Gear Up for BGC Cycle Philippines 2013!

Gear Up Philippines!  

Riders in the Philippines can now gear up for three days of thrilling bike action along safe closed public roads in the first ever BGC Cycle Philippines event!

ANYONE CAN RIDE! The event will cater to cyclists of all ages and abilities with The Tricycle Ride, The Kids’ Ride, The Community Ride (20km), The Challenge (40km).

For more details, check my previous blog post about this event HERE or visit www.cyclephilippines.com.ph. Register during the Early Bird Registration period which is until August 31, 2013 and take advantage of special/lower rates. 😉

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