PHP 200 Race + 3 Sessions FREE Running Clinic = 1k @ Amway Fun Run 2014!


Apart from the chance to run a 1km, 5km or 8km race at the SM Mall of Asia on January 26 for only PHP 200, the 1k@ Amway Fun Run 2014, the details of which can be found HERE, also offer runners the very first FREE Running Clinic for the year 2014. 

Head on to the Bonifacio Global City, register for the free running clinic at the 1k@Amway Fun Run registration booth and participate at the clinic activities. The clinic schedules are:

  • January 11, 2014 at 6PM
  • January 18, 2014 at 6PM
  • January 24, 2014 at 6PM

Sessions will be under Coach John Lozada, bemedalled former Philippine National Team athlete and still the Philippine record-holder for the 800 meter dash.




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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:
Or contact : Peachy Tamayo 0917-5836372 for onsite registration.

The NIKE All-Women Training Club Launched!

The launch of the NIKE All-Women Training Club was a party, a celebration of woman power!

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Nike Philippines Country Marketing Manager, the pretty Courtney Cole-Faso explained that the aim was really to provide women a training alternative where sessions or activities are focused on women-friendly activities which may not necessarily have equal appeal for the men.

That is why for the kick-off session, Nike, together with its partners came up with one grand event, even flying-in Nike Master Trainer Marie Purvis to lead everyone into the Nike Training Club brand of workout.

After the exclusive media session at the 2nd Floor of the Planet Sports store in BGC (which will be the hub of the Nike All-Women Training Club), we were brought to the activity area for the main event comprised of a super tiring, sweat-inducing but awesomely fun workout led by Marie (most of the workouts can be done alone with the help of the Nike Traning Club – NTC, mobile application which can be downloaded for free on iPhone and Android devices), a 1.5km run where participants are handed-out long-stemmed red roses as they cross the finish and a fun post-workout snack of cold water, bananas, Oreo cookies and sorbetes (Filipino-style Ice cream!).  A booth was also setup for the trial of the new NIke Free shoes. Oh and of course that fun, fun trampoline experience!

Are you interested to be part of this training club? Check back soon as an announcement to the official opening of regular sessions is posted here. Membership is FREE and exclusive to women only.

Meanwhile, here are photos. Enjoy!


Nike Philippines’ Country Marketing Head Ms. Courtney Cole-Faso and Nike Master Trainer Ms. Marie Purvis pose for the media.


Marie: “Can I kiss my muscles?”



Nike PH’s EKIN Andro Torres presents the Nike Training Club application


with Bards and Marie 🙂


the view of the Nike Training Club activity area as seen from the 2nd Floor of Planet Sports.

my fun trampoline experience


Ateneo Women’s volleyball team player Gretchen Ho and Ateneo Women’s football team coach Tata Garcia were the event’s hosts


all-women hip-hop dancing group! they are great!


hyperactive bards with cheryl


women participants sweating it out


that’s Marie leading the workout, we were lucky to have worked-out with her in person!


boys gave out red roses to the ladies as each cross the finish line of the 1.5km run


beautiful volleyball player Gretchen Ho was among the first ones to finish


my rose 🙂


the Oreo and Banana “tower”




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Nike Inspires Filipino Women to Run Free

Female Runners are Globally Connected with the Nike+ Running App

PHILIPPINES, 6 May 2012 – Over 200 female runners joined Nike to Run Free through the streets of Bonifacio Global City at an exclusive all-female celebration of running and training.

Led by Nike Master Trainer Marie Purvis, Run Free celebrated the power of women runners in a be-proud-of-your-sweat Nike Training Club workout session emphasizing the need for a holistic athletic training regimen for runners.

“Nike Training Club makes you a stronger runner and athlete because of its well-rounded training program that allows you to develop muscles that may get overlooked by running as well as improve your overall fitness. The secret to achieving this is to stay consistent, stay dedicated and most importantly, have fun with your training,” shared Purvis. “I have always admired the enthusiasm of Filipino women from around the world and seeing the energy of Filipina runners as they run free with the world in this event has only reinforced that impression.”

Harnessing the energy of its youthful audience were locally-renowned DJs Kat DJ and Patty Tiu, collectively known as Deuce Manila, who got the ladies moving with their high-octane beats, while Brewing Point Dance Studio, an all-female dance crew, stepped up the heat with their hip hop dance routine. After much anticipation, Marie Purvis was introduced and really got the energy flowing with an intensive Nike Training Club set followed by a 1.5 kilometer run and ended with an NTC warm-down. Also present were Nike ambassadors Tata Garcia and Gretchen Ho, who hosted the event.

Already boasting a strong presence in the Metro Manila running scene, Nike introduced its weekly all-female Run Club in BGC and showcased its digital platforms—the Nike Training Club App and the Nike+ Running App. Both apps are designed to inspire runners to move more and move better by providing tools to strengthen, track and measure their performance, and challenge their friends who also use the app to compete.

“With the trend of digital media going social, Nike+ presents the perfect opportunity for runners to run anywhere, anytime while staying connected to the global running community. In the same way, we want aspiring young female runners to know that there are women all over the world who can inspire them to become the best runners they can be. We definitely look forward to establishing the foundations with female runners as we drive the running revolution in the country,” shared Nike Philippines Country Marketing Manager Courtney Cole-Faso.

For more information on the Nike Run Club schedules, please visit or follow us on twitter via @NikePH.


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RUNNR Store is launching a series of weekly group runs for beginners and advanced runners called the RUNNR CLUB! Read on for the details.

Group runs will start in starting running in these locations on:

  • Bonifacio High Street – 7pm Wednesdays (May 8 – June 26)
  • UP Diliman – 7am Sundays (May 12 – June 30)

To join:

  • Each venue is limited to 50 runners only to be divided into 2 groups: Basic group and Advanced group
  • The 2 groups will vary in pacing and rest intervals
  • Participant’s Commitment Fee: P300

Registered participants will get the following:

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  • Free running singlet
  • Free Hydration
  • Free running program for 8 weeks
  • One-time special discount 20% on any RUNNR branded items***
  • One-time special discount 15% on regular-priced Newton running shoes***

**By presenting event receipt

This event is presented by RUNNR and in cooperation with Bonifacio Global City, Gatorade and Newton Running. The RUNNR Club is powered by Toby’s Sports, Fuelbelt, Moving Comfort, Polar, Gu and CW-X.

For inquiries, contact RUNNR at 403-1787 or email them at

To catch the latest updates from RUNNR, add RUNNR on Facebook and Twitter thru http://www.facebook/RUNNRphils and or log on to

Start ‘Em Right The First Time: Running Training For Kids

Finally, somebody has thought of providing Running Training sessions meant for the kids. I always hear from my coaches (back then when I was a diligent running training student!) that it is always best to start with running training as young as one can be! And now at last, what was once a part of a tete-a-tete is now a reality!

If you are a parent who has a kid/kids who are interested to take up running as a sport or maybe is on a lookout for a summer activity that will have the kids busy, Coach Titus Salazar (Certified Level 4 IAAF Coach) will be holding running training for kids. I am predicting that this will be one fun and worthwhile summer course (and sooo affordable)!

Check the poster for details (first session starts on Monday, April 8).



Hello folks! Sharing with you the RUNNR Store’s upcoming event/promo details:


Calling all south runners!

Come to a FREE running clinic, entitled “START RUNNING”.

This event is presented by Alabang Town Center and RUNNR, powered by Newton & Brooks. Enjoy a free clinic from top running experts:
• Getting started into Running – An inspirational talk by blogger Jinoe Gavan
• Natural Running – a lecture on running technique by US-Certified Natural Running Coach Jay Valencia

Event is on SAT, March 3, 2012, 5:00-7:00pm, at the Alabang Town Center Activity Area.

Limited seats only (100 maximum seating capacity).
First come, first served.

Come and visit RUNNR’S newest branch in the 2nd level of the Garden Wing in Alabang Town Center.


In addition, we’ll also be having a unique summer promo entitled “RUNNR DONATE-A-SINGLET PROMO.” Get P1,000 off on your shoes when you donate your old singlet!

See below complete mechanics.
1. Bring in your old running singlet (sleeveless or shirt-type race apparel) to RUNNR stores in Bonifacio High Street, Trinoma, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Center Cebu and RUNNR corners in Toby’s Arena stores in Shangri-la Plaza, SM Mall of Asia, and Abreeza Davao, and exchange it to get P1,000 OFF upon purchase of regular-priced shoes worth Php 4,995 and up.

2. One (1) old running singlet is equivalent to one (1) discount transaction. Each discount value is applicable for only one item purchased. Bring in as many old running singlets to get discounts on as many new shoes.

3. We only accept athletic running singlet of any brand, fun run or races, in adult male or female size. Kid’s size shall not be accepted.
Donated old running singlet should be in decent condition and is still wearable.

4. All collected running singlets will be donated to the communities of Gawad Kalinga’s Paradise Heights Smokey Mountain.

5. This promo is not valid in conjunction with any other promos. Promo runs from March 2 to April 1, 2012.

Per DTI-NCR Permit No. 1425 Series of 2012

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