Candid delivers a comfortable run with its well-ventilated upper

Candid gray

PHILIPPINES, NOVEMBER 2013— For ladies who to take running into the extreme by doing trail runs will surely love the benefits of a lightweight and reliable traction shoe as World Balance launches Candid, a new line of performance shoe designed for trail running. Candid is a product of the innovative footwear technology developed by World Balance to ensure a comfortable run while at the same time providing excellent traction while traversing the rough trails.

“Candid is an ideal partner for ladies who want nothing else but to feel comfortable while they’re out on the run,” says Carlo Castronuevo, head of product marketing for World Balance. “The shoe’s breathable air mesh upper helps keep the feet cool and well-ventilated,” he adds.

Another notable feature of Candid is its reliable traction as it is equipped with a rubber outsole that prevents the shoe from frequent slips against the rough terrain, thereby preventing the wearer from nasty falls or sustaining injury.

Other key features of Candid include:

  • Premium Microfiber cloth
  • Heel pull tab for an easier on and off
  • Fabric lining for optimal comfort
  • Traditional lace-up closure
  • Padded tongue and collar for additional comfort
  • Terra-Soft® Insole technology enhances cushioning
  • Molded EVA midsole with California lasting for extra cushioning and added durability

Candid weighs just 8 ounces (size 37) and is available from 36-41 (EUR sizing). It sells for around P1,499 and is available at World Balance stores and SM, Robinsons, and various department stores nationwide.


World Balance forays deeper into Running

Towards the latter part of this year, we have received communication from the people of World Balance regarding release of various shoe products that will cater to runners. 

I have been fortunate to be given one pair for trial. Take a look at the World Balance Hyper Track running shoes:

worldbalanceWorth only Php1,699 (for the women’s model), this might be the one for most runners who are on the look-out for not too expensive running shoes. 

My initial impression- it is light, has comfy insoles and looks quite alright! For it’s price, it is truly super worth a try.

More feedback about this pair soon as I get to use it to the hilt! Meanwhile, let me leave you first with the official press release from World Balance.


New technology prevents irritation and delivers a smooth run

Hyper Track

PHILIPPINES, OCTOBER 2013— World Balance is introducing a new technology designed to ensure that runners get the most comfort out of their running shoe as it introduces HYPER TRACK, the first in a new line of performance shoe created with No-Stitching Technology.”


“The No-Stitching Technology put forth by World Balance in creating HYPER TRACK is designed to keep away any irritants that the wearer might experience, such as loose threads,” says Carlo Castronuevo, head of product marketing for World Balance. “Instead of the traditional method of stitching the upper material, HYPER TRACK is cut using laser. The laser acts to ensure that the upper stays intact and delivers a smooth and comfortable run,” he adds.


Aside from the No-Stitching Technology, the upper also features a premium microfiber cloth toe box for added comfort as well as a heel counter and overlay for durability and support.


The midsole comes with a resilient rubber foam that gives the shoe extra cushioning while the California lasting provides durability.


As with most World Balance shoes, HYPER TRACK is equipped with TERRA-SOFT Insole Technology that is comfortable, gives extra cushioning, is shock-absorbing, and is washable.


The outsole comes with phylon which is known for being lightweight, highly responsive, and having a spongy resistance. It helps deliver a smooth, lightweight running experience as well as absorb tremendous impact. It also comes with a rubber outsole that provides excellent traction and durability.

HYPER TRACK weighs a very light 7 ounces and is available from 35-40 (EUR sizing) for women. It will sell for around P1,699 and will hit the shelves of World Balance stores and SM, Robinsons, and various department stores nationwide starting October 18, 2013.

First Here: ACTUAL Photos of the Corregidor International Half-Marathon and 10k Challenge FINISHER’S MEDALS

And of course, here are the finisher’s medals of the warriors who will get to complete the Corregidor International Half-Marathon or 10k Challenge races on January 12. Cheers!


Front Side: Corregidor International Half-Marathon and 10k Challenge Medals


Back Side: Corregidor International Half-Marathon and 10k Challenge Medals


CIHM 21K = 3 inches diameter, 1/4 inch thick
CIHM 10K = 2 inches diameter, 1/4 cm thick

To view CORREGIDOR HALF-MARATHON Event Details, click HERE.

Incidentally, you may have missed this very important announcement about this Corregidor weekend of running events. 🙂 Read on!


Just In: Actual Photos of the Corregidor Marathon and Side Events FINISHER’S MEDALS

Take a look at the badges of honor that are to hang around the necks of will-be proud finishers of the Corregidor International Marathon,  5k Blitz and 3k Thrill!

cim medal

Corregidor International Marathon Finisher’s Medal


Front Side: 5k Blitz and 3k Thrill Medals


Back Side: 5k Blitz and 3k Thrill Medals


CM 42K = 6 inches diameter, 1/4 inch thick, 1/2 kg weight
CM 5K = 2 inches diameter, 1/4 cm thick
CM 3K = 2 inches diameter, 1/4 cm thick


Incidentally, you may have missed this very important announcement about this Corregidor weekend of running events. 🙂 Read on!


Heard from the Grapevine…

What’s this we heard that a famous, much-awaited annual marathon event in the country will have its schedule moved? Hmmm…

There have been unconfirmed talks which say that the event, usually held during the second month of the year, will be rescheduled to sometime in March(?). Various speculations have been going on too for the simple reason that promotions, even updates, have been noticeably scarce – very different from what the community have been used to in the past.

Well, no official announcements have been released yet but everyone who have incorporated this race in their 2014 training or race calendar will be wise to come up with an alternative option just in case.

Hopefully we get to receive official news very soon!

UPDATE: Latest we heard, event might not even take place at all for 2014. But then again, this too is UNOFFICIAL. When the official word will come out, my cards say that it won’t be too long. 😉 In my honest opinion, it will really be truly wise to  look for an alternative option at this point. Cheers!

7-Eleven Run 1000, January 19, 2014

After Run 800 last January 2013, 7-Eleven now celebrates the opening of its 1000th store with RUN 1000 on January 19, 2014 along the CAVITEX, more known as the Coastal Road, with assembly at the Aseana City in Parañaque.

Runners joining the 10k,16k or 21k half-marathon will enjoy this course set along the coastal road – CAVITEX, wherein some of its lanes will be closed just for this race. Those joining in the 3k and 5k categories can look forward to an organized race course along Macapagal Ave. This is made possible with 7-Eleven’s system of allowing SELF-SELECTED WAVE STARTS, enabling them to run with people with the same skill or speed (or with friends!). To make this run more exciting, the top 3 per age category will receive medals. Top 3 Filipino males and females in the 21k will be sponsored to join the Beijing International Marathon, all expenses paid.

To complete registration, runners can pay reg fees at the 7-Eleven nearest them. Take note of the 7-Connect number and pay at any 7-Eleven store within 24 hours. Race Kits can be claimed on the date indicated on the receipt, and from the same store where payment has been made.

Be part of Run 1000!


7-Eleven Run 1000
January 19, 2014
Aseana City/Cavitex
FB Page: run711


Registration Period: November 18 – December 31, 2013

Register via:

Registration Process:

  1. Register online via
  2. Pay at any 7-Eleven Stores within 24 hours
  3. Pick-up kit on claim date at same store

Registration Fees:


  • No ON-SITE Registration. Registration is solely online thru
  • Registration is only completed upon payment of Registration Fee within 24 hours.
  • To pay the Regiatration Fee, take note of the 7-Connect number shown after online registration and pay at any 7-Eleven store.
  • Receipt looks like below:



  • Singlet
  • Race Bib with Built-in Timing chip
  • Stubs for Drink, Bag, and Finisher’s Shirt (attached on the Race Bib)

Important Reminders:

  • Race kits will be available starting January 5, 2014. 
  • Race kits will be delivered to the store where the participant paid. 
  • To claim race kits, present the registration receipt and a valid ID.
  • Singlet size availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. No replacement for lost or change size accepted.
  • Claim Race Kits at the same store where they paid. Claim date is indicated on the receipt
  • Receipts must be presented in claiming the Race Kits or bring a valid ID with picture.
  • No claiming of Race Kits at the venue

Singlet Design per Category:



Finisher’s Shirt:


Finisher’s Medal per Category:




Assembly Area:  Bradco Street, Aseana City
Start and Finish: Aseana Business Park, Pasay City near Mall of Asia




  • Parking will be allowed starting 3am.
  • Go to the EXPO where baggage and assembly area will be. The entrance is via Bradco.
  • Participants should arrive based on their gun start. For example, those whose gun start is 430am, please be there before 4am.


  • There are 2 paid parking areas along Bradco, the main entrance road of Aseana. 
  • One is near DFA, across from SNR. The other paid parking lot is along Bradco going toward the race grounds. 
  • Cars won’t be allowed beyond the barricades after the said parking lot, but in case it’s full, participants will be able to make a u-turn.

Information Tent & Baggage:

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There will be an info tent and sponsors’ booths in the race area. Just follow Bradco and it will turn into Diokno where you will find the baggage tent.

For questions, comments or concerns, please send it to

GGLC Aerotropolis Half Marathon – January 19, 2014


January 19, 2014
GGLC Grounds, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga


  • The inaugural GGLC Aerotropolis Half Marathon aims to be the premier running event in Central Luzon by providing a unique and unforgettable experience to participants.
  • This will be the first Running event to be held on the SCTEX Expressway.
  • The event targets to attract over 2,000 participants.


  • Race Owner: Global Gateway Logistics City
  • Race Organizer: Hubble Multisport Inc.
  • Race Director: Jumbo Tayag (0917-8977470)
  • Race Location : GGLC Grounds, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga
  • Race Start/End Point : GGLC Grounds, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga


Online Facility:

Store Registration Venues:

  • New Balance Outlet Marquee Mall, Angeles City, Pampanga
  • Planet Sports
    • Bonifacio High Street, BGC
    • Trinoma Mall



Race Pack Inclusions:

  • Race bib
  • Loot bag
  • Finisher’s Technical T-shirt


  • Finisher’s medal


Race Pack Claiming Process:

Schedule :

  1. January 16 & 17, 2014, Marquee Activity Center, 1:00PM to 8:00PM
  2. January 18, 2014, GGLC Grounds, Clarkfield, Pampanga, 2:00PM to 8:00PM
    • Present confirmation email (for online registrants) or acknowledgement receipt (for offline registrants).
    • Bring valid ID for verification purposes.
    • Sign Waiver and Acknowledgment Form.
    • On claiming kits on someone’s behalf, kindly bring Authorization Letter and Valid ID from the participant and the person claiming the kit.


Aid Stations:
There will be adequate hydration, nutrition and medical support along the entire length of the course.

There will be periodic entertainment stations along the course to motivate and encourage participants to the finish.

Race Start Times:


Route Map:






CLARK FREEPORT – Global Gateway Logistic City (GGLC) will host the very first GGLC Aerotropolis Half Marathon dubbed as “SCTEX Challenge: Run Beyond Your Limits”. The Half Marathon will start at the GGLC grounds extending to the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) on January 19, 2014. An estimated 2000 participants will join the marathon composed of 3km, 5km, 10km and 21km distances.

According to Peregrine and GGLC Vice President for Sales & Marketing Jeff Pradhan, “Global Gateway Logistics City aims to showcase Clark as a premiere sports venue through our first Aerotropolis Half Marathon, similarly promoting camaraderie among sports enthusiasts of all ages in the Philippines especially in the Metro Clark community.”

Pradhan added that the Aerotropolis Half Marathon which is staged to start at the GGLC grounds targets to provide assistance to a local orphanage in Angeles City.

“The marathon will also benefit a select orphanage in Angeles City funded only by donations and individual sponsorships. This is a part of GGLC’s corporate social responsibility programs aimed at giving back to the society,” said Pradhan.

Organized by Hubble Multisport in partnership with GGLC, this aims to be the premier running event in Central Luzon by utilizing SCTEX in the course which allows participants to enjoy the scenic view of the country’s longest expressway giving them a unique and unforgettable running experience.

“The marathon course is something to look forward to. A portion of the SCTEX will be closed to traffic so runners can experience a full view of the expressway – a rare opportunity for runners. We will also have pacers for all levels for the half marathon and entertainment stations all along the route which gives a fun and exciting running environment,” said Race Director and Hubble Representative Jumbo Tayag.

There will be water stations and designated medical booth to ensure safety of the runners. Worth P70,000 cash prizes, medals and certificates are at stake. Each participant will receive a finisher’s technical t-shirt, finisher’s medal, race bib, timing chip and a loot bag.

To know more about the run, visit As an early bird promo (until November 30, 2013) registration fees for 21km, 10km, 5km and 3km are as follows: P950.00, P650.00, P550.00, and P400.00 respectively.

And for the regular rates (December 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013) registration fees for 21km, 10km, 5km and 3km are as follows: P1,000.00, P700.00, P600.00, and P450.00 respectively.

For more details, please contact +63 920-961-6758 or email

 About Global Gateway Logistics City

Global Gateway Logistics City is the Philippines’ very first Aerotropolis, an urban plan in which the layout, infrastructure, and economy is centered around an airport, existing as an airport city. The 177-hectare master planned mixed use aviation oriented logistics and business center of excellence approximately $3-Billion worth of investment at full build-out. It is a perfect blend of modern, state-of-the-art offices and commercial spaces to highly efficient warehousing and light industrial facilities with its four zones: LOGISTICS PARK, BUSINESS PARK, AERO PARK and TOWN CENTER. Powered by Cisco® Smart+Connected Communities blueprint, making the new aerotropolis one of the most technologically advanced communities in the country.

About Hubble Multisport

Hubble Multisport was formed in 2011 with the aim of promoting an active and healthy lifestyle through organizing various running and endurance events like cycling, swimming, duathlon, aquathlon and triathlons. Its five directors are members of the prominent TriClark Triathlon Team. The company is well-connected through its network that includes local running groups, local cyclists and multisport teams all over the Philippines. Hubble Multisport has been organizing races since 2011 and its directors have been joining this type of events for the past 8 years.

For more information, visit