Tara, Siargao Racecation?!

Lately, “in” ngayon ang mga foot races which takes runners to different places in the country and at times, out of it. Kasi naman, malaking bagay din ang diversity sa pagtakbo. One, you get to take-in a whole new sight while running (bawas boredom lalo na pag long run!) and then at times, you also get to enjoy a much needed respite, especially if the race venue is out of town – away from the bustling metropolis, ika nga!

If ganyan ang hanap mo sa mga runs mo ngayon, then RunRio has one such race for you! It’s the Siargao International Marathon!

Ang Siargao, sabi ni Wikipedia, “is a tear-drop shaped island in the Philippine Sea situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila in the province of Surigao del Norte.”. Ako pag na-mention ang Siargao, ang naiisip ko white, sandy beaches and crystal clears waters na patok mag-surfing!

So yun na nga, kung ang trip mo lately ay to “commune with nature” while running and then mag-time out din for a few days after, then maybe the Siargao International Marathon might be the perfect “racecation” for you. 

O pano, tara racecation? Sayo race, akin yun vacation? Haha, cheers!

SIARGAO INTERNATIONAL MARATHON
RUN FOR THE MANGROVES
JULY 23, 2017
DEL CARMEN, SIARGAO
21KM AND 42KM

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RACE SCHEDULE:

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REGISTRATION FEES AND INCLUSIONS (click on the link to enlarge the image):


GUN AND CUT-OFF TIMES:

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CASH PRIZES:

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ROUTE MAPS:

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Don’t get left behind, UPDATE NOW!

Last week, some or most of you may have received an email from Active Health. I also did! There were some who thought that it was a spam or a boo-boo from the Active Health team’s part as there were some wherein the name indicated wasn’t theirs and felt disappointed. The email sent to me bears the wrong name too!

Realizing that these may have caused a bit of confusion for some, another email was sent, this time with more details:

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I am done with my update! I encourage you to complete yours too! As someone who have been fortunate to see a teaser of the program that is set to be launched to both the running and multisport community soon, I wouldn’t want to be left out when word is sent out that it’s available already.

Don’t get left out when this exciting offering arrives, update your profile now and make sure you get first dibs. I sure will!

TAKBO 2 TUNGO SA KALUSUGAN PARA SA KALIKASAN

The second edition of PDIC’s benefit run, Takbo 2 Tungo sa Kalusugan, Para sa Kalikasan, is set to happen on May 10, 2015 at the CCP Grounds, Pasay City. It is part of PDIC’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program and aims to raise additional funds to increase the number of beneficiaries for the Community Development Project in Lawaan, Eastern Samar in partnership with Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, Inc.

TAKBO 2 TUNGO SA KALUSUGAN PARA SA KALIKASAN
5:00AM, MAY 10, 2015
CCP GROUNDS, PASAY CITY
1km/3km/5km/10km
http://www.pdic.gov.ph/takbo2

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CATEGORIES AND FEES:

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REGISTRATION DETAILS:

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SINGLET DESIGN:
Sizes: XXS | XS | S | M | L | XL | XXL

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RACE ROUTE

10KM – Two (2) Loops

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5KM – One (1) Loop

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3KM – One (1) Loop

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1KM – One (1) Loop

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PRIZES:
I. Individual Races

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II. Special Awards

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III. Raffle Prizes

  • Special Gift Packs (clocks) from The Generics Pharmacy
  • Special Gift Pack (T-shirts) from Brooks

For more details visit: http://www.pdic.gov.ph/takbo2

Run United 1 2014

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The 2014 RunRio Trilogy/Run United Series kicks-off with the first leg, the 2014 Run United 1. Here now are the details, read on!

2014 RUN UNITED 1
March 16, 2014
500m/5km/10km/21km
SM Mall of Asia 
http://www.runrio.com

DOWNLOAD FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS HERE

EVENT DETAILS:
ALL race categories will have the SM Mall of Asia as its Start and Finish line venue

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

Registration will be via Prepaid Cards.

PREPAID CARD SELLING VENUES:

Prepaid cards can be purchased at the following stores from 12:00NN to 8:00PM Monday to Sunday starting February 8, 2014

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Online Registration*: from January 31, 2014 

Click here for the Online Registration LINK 

RACE FEES:

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*For online registrants: singlet will be provided during the race kit collection, sizes option will be available online on a first-come, first-served basis.
*For in-store registrants: singlet will be given upon registration, sizes will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Singlet and finishers shirt sizes will be available for fitting.

GEARS:

EXCEED YOURSELF. GEAR UP FOR THE 2014 RUN UNITED 1

Get a chance to own your very own Active Health branded limited edition Run United 1 CITIVS-F singlets and kits when you participate in the 2014 Run United 1. These special items will forever serve as your badges of participation in this prestigious run where you are encouraged to continuously train and become a better version of yourself.

RACE KIT:

The race kit will contain the following: singlet, 3 pieces of Enervon Activ, bib number, d-tag, Active Health Sun Visor and wrist tags (only for 500m dash participants). Singlets shall be available upon purchasing your Run United 1 Prepaid Card. The rest of the race kit shall be distributed to runners at Race Kit Collection from March 13-15, 2014. Runners who register via credit card online shall receive their singlet together with the rest of their race kit at Race Kit Collection: Music Hall of Mall of Asia on March 13-14 from 10am – 10pm and at the Active Health Village at Block 16 Mall of Asia on March 15 from 10am – 6pm. There shall be no deliveries of race kits.

SINGLET:

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ACTIVE HEALTH VENTILATION BAG & SUN VISOR:

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POST RACE KITS (for Run United 1 21km Finishers only):

21KM FINISHER’S MEDAL:

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21KM FINISHER’S SHIRT:

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RUN UNITED 1 ASSEMBLY AND GUN START TIMES:

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RACE ROUTES:  (to be posted)

PRIZES AND MEDALS:

Alongside the prestige that comes with one of the country’s premier races, 2014 Run United Series offers the chance to win great prizes.

Prizes

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Each of the 2014 Run United Medal Series Finisher’s medal is a unique medal by itself and at the same time is a unique part of a 3-piece united medal from the Run United Series legs. Register and finish the 21km/21km/21km or 21km/32km/42km of legs 1/2/3 respectively and form the united medal which is the 2014 unique Run United/RunRio Trilogy Series United Medal!

Each leg 1 – 21km, leg 2 – 21km and 32km and leg 3 – 21km and 42km finishers will get to receive a 3 inch-radius united medal like this:

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If a runner finishes all three legs in the category 21km/ 21km/ 21km or 21km/ 32km/ 42km, he/she will be able to form this united medal.

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REMINDERS:

  • Registration is on a first-come, first served basis, and may end earlier than the announced deadline. Race slots may run out before March 9, 2014.
  • Runners who buy prepaid cards at our stores will receive their singlet upon purchase. Runners must collect the rest of their race kit (race bib and Active Health items) at Race Kit Claiming on the following dates.Singlet and finisher’s shirt size availability will be on first-come, first-served basis.
    • March 13- 14 Music Hall at the Mall of Asia, 10am – 10pm
    • March 15, Active Health Village, Block 16 Mall of Asia, 10am – 6pm
  • Singlet and finishers shirt sample sizes will be available for fitting at the registration centers.
  • A Valid ID must be presented at Race Kit Claiming. Those claiming race kits for others must bring authorization letters.
  • D-Tag will be provided to every participant to get the runner’s accurate time result and must be surrendered to claim the finisher’s item after the race.
  • No BIB, No D-TAG, NO RACE.

RACE RESULTS:
Race results will be available within three (3) days after the race at the following websites:

Timing and Race Results: feedback@runrio.com

CONTACT DETAILS:
For In-Store Registration Inquiries:

  • Landline (+632) 463 4813 or (+632) 463 4814
  • Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 5pm only, except holidays.

Running 101: Time to Hit the Road and Get Active!

Finally, a special issue dedicated to RUNNING! Get your own copy now before it runs (no pun intended) out!

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PRESS RELEASE:

These days, being healthy has become more than sticking to a certain diet. It has to be a combination of eating healthy and living an active lifestyle.

Running 101 is for those who want to get started on hitting the road, living a healthy life, or even conquering the finish line. It is a 28-page running guide with tips and expert advice from top running coaches, as well as practical information about gear, training, and basically everything runners or aspiring runners need to know as they progress to marathons, ultramarathons, or to pursuing a different running path such as trail running or barefoot running.

Running 101 is a MultiSport Philippines special issue and is the magazine’s first publication dedicated to running and in upping the game of beginner and competitive runners alike.

It is published and distributed by Hinge Inquirer Publications, a member of the Inquirer Group of Companies.

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!

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: