Incoming: Egg Power Run Half Marathon #EggPowerRun

“Some say that the best running form is your hands in a loose fist as if holding an egg.  It releases the tightness in the hand and allows the upper body to relax and more comfortable to running.  This theory gets tested in the #EggPowerRun Half Marathon happening on January 11, 2015 at Bonifacio Global City.”

Are you Eggxited?

Run in a tight fist and it keeps your other body tight and tense.  Keeping your hand in loose fist as if you’re holding an egg, would loosen up your upper body too.  That concept will be tested when running literally gets to hold an actual egg in the race until they finish the race.  That’s what makes this race unique.

As a challenge, all runners will be given raw egg at the Start Line. Each runner must keep their egg from breaking. Upon reaching the Finish Line, runners with whole egg will get more eggs to take home!  Additional 3 eggs for 3km finishers, 6 eggs for 5km, 9 eggs for 10km, and a dozen for the half marathoners will be given.  Runners who opt not to bring their eggs to the Finish Line may leave the eggs at the nearest water stations.  No whole egg at the finish line, no additional eggs will be given.

The Egg Power Run Half Marathon is brought to you by the Philippine Egg Board Association with 3km, 5km, 10km, and 21km categories for the runners. The race would be on January 11, 2015 at Bonifacio Global City.  Since there will be the key Marathon Races in February in the Condura Skyway Marathon and The Bull Runner Dream Marathon, this would be an excellent build up race for Marathoners.  Of course, this is also an event for newbies, recreational runners or to those just wanting to start an active lifestyle.  Finishers medals will be given to 10km and 21km Finishers, while finisher shirts will be given to 21km category.

This event aims to promote the goodness of egg and its benefits being high in protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals.

Race Details

  • Date and Venue:

    • January 11, 2014, Bonifacio Global City
  • Distance and Fees

    • 3K – P400 includes Singlet, timing chip
    • 5K – P500 includes Singlet, timing chip
    • 10K – P650 includes Singlet, timing chip, Finisher’s Medal
    • 21K – P950 includes Singlet, timing chip, Finisher’s Medal, Finisher Shirt
  • Registration

    • Online at www.takbo.ph/eggpowerrun

      • Delivery fee of P200 and website fee will be shouldered by registrant
      • October 1 – November 30, 2014
      • Delivery:  November – December
    • In Store: (November 3, 2014 – January 6, 2015 or until supplies last)
      • Chris Sports SM North Main Building, Ground Floor, SM City North EDSA North Avenue, Quezon City Tel. No. (02) 928-1487 / (02) 927-6734
      • Chris Sports Glorietta 3, 2/F Glorietta 3, East Drive Ayala Center, Makati City, Tel. Nos.: (02) 927-6734 / (02) 928-1487
      • Chris Sports SM Mall of Asia, 2/F SM Mall of Asia, Sunset Ave., Pasay City, Tel. Nos.: (02) 556-0261 / (02) 556-0260
      • Chris Sports Festival Mall, 3/F Festival Mall, Corporate Ave., Muntinlupa City, Tel. Nos.: (02) 771-0504 / (02) 771-0420
      • 100 Miles Cafe- 2/F Fort Pointe II, 28th St. Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Tel. No.: 869-8927
  • Assembly / Gunstart:

    • 21K – 3:00 AM / 4:00 AM
    • 10K – 5:00 AM / 5:30 AM
    • 5K – 5:00 AM / 5:40 AM
    • 3K – 5:00 AM / 5:45 AM
  • Race Updates:

  • Race Maps

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The Zombie Journals – Outbreak Assault: Time to Strike Back

“ The Outbreak Manila Horde has left humanity’s existence in peril.  There are also people who tried to interfere and shape the battle to conform with their own agenda.  Humanity strikes back and gets armed with air soft rifles to give them a better chance at survival.  Be part of the fight for survival. “

Read About:

Outbreak Recap

Outbreak Assault


Outbreak Manila gave the world the threat of the undead zombies to humanity’s existence.  Outbreak Mission showed the world who the people pulling the strings in the Outbreak Manila Universe and they had different agendas prevailing at each mission.  Outbreak Assault arms the human with air soft riffles to counter the Outbreak Manila Zombies.  Will humanity’s last stand matter or will the inevitable zombie apocalypse run its course?

The rules have changed and the setting got even creepier but the question remains, Will you remain standing once you get past an even hungrier horde of zombies eager to feast on the humans.  There’s a lot more questions still to be resolved and even if it were the craziest thing to do, you’d want to go head to head with the Outbreak yet again.  You are now armed with an airsoft guns.   The guns won’t be loaded but the effect would feel and recoil like the real thing.  You will also be lent a variety of Assault Rifles, Sub-Machine Guns and Handguns.  Add the adrenaline of fighting the incoming horde and you’ll be drawn into the realism of this simulation. The life flags are gone but if you get zombified by direct interaction with the zombies.


This is not the safest place to be as your life would eternally be in peril as long as there’s the Outbreak Manila Zombie grunting for brains they would forever be craving for.  It’s time to strike back and maybe this is your one shot to end the Outbreak.  Be careful as the zombies are also looking to grow their horde aside from feasting on brains.

Outbreak Assault, a Zombie Survival Simulation, is the first of its kind in the country. Survivors will get geared up and be sent on a mission up a 6-storey abandoned building to go head to head with the massive horde.   Shoot and dodge zombie after zombie in your chosen group of 10. Do you and your friends have what it takes to survive the onslaught of Outbreak Assault? Book now for this one-weekend only Zombie Survival Simulation.

Assault Details

  • Date and Venue:

  • October 18, 2014, Outbreak Assault will be in 49 Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City. Here is a link to the map.

  • Fees:

  • P1,500 inclusive of the souvenir dog tags for survivors.
  • Registration period:

  • Registration for the event will start on September 18, 2014 and until limited 150 slots gets filled up.
  • Also available for private bookings via support@outbreakmanila.com
  • Registration centers:

  • Online Reservation and payment
    • This is the quickest and easiest way to guarantee your preferred timeslot for you and your friends.
    • Simply go to this link and follow the easy instructions
    • Note that there is a P50 additional fee per person for this payment method.
  • Bank Deposit
    • Still a bit wary of online transactions? That’s ok. You can do it the old fashioned bank deposit way. Send an email at support@outbreakmanila.com with the email SUBJECT: OUTBREAK ASSAULT RESERVATION.
    • Please note that since accommodating your email may take some time, please indicate 3-5 preferred options of your preferred TIMESLOT, and HOW MANY you are in the group
    • Expect them to get back to you within 24 hours for your room reservation confirmation and bank deposit details. They will need a scanned copy of the bank deposit within 24 hours. Failure to do so will cancel your reservation.
  • Private of Corporate Bookings
    • Want to join but not available on October 18? They can explore doing PRIVATE BOOKINGS or THE ULTIMATE BIRTHDAY/BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE PARTY for you and your friends. Email them at support@outbreakmanila.com

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Let’s Support Team Philippines in Asian Masters Athletics Championships

Team Philippines in the Asian Masters Athletics Championship

19 Athletes set their date with Immortality as they represent Team Philippines in the Asian Masters Athletics Championship in Kitakami City, Japan.  Let’s cheer for them and support them as they compete in this stage once again for the glory of our country.”

Asian Master Athletics Championship 

Let’s go #AngasPinas

In their youth, they have dominated the region in track and fields and have been acknowledged heroes of their time.  Then comes the time that sports icons retire and resume their journeys like we all do as normal people coping with the day to day challenges.   They also take on new responsibilities like work, parenthood and the other stuff.  19 individuals dare to take another athletic steps in their life by joining the various disciplines as part of Team Philippines in the Asian Masters Athletics Championship.  The masters event are for those who are under the ripe age of 35 years and older.  This is a different challenge for them as the situation now have changed.  From being athletes in a controlled environment in their youth to now being older with work and family responsibilities.  This bunch is a tough one as they have the #Angas factor that would set them apart on the Asian stage.

Go Team Philippines.

On September 19, this belief will be dispelled as the 19-strong Philippine team composed of mainly former national athletes will battle it out with the rest of Asia in the 18th Asia Masters Athletics Championships in Kitakami City, Japan.

The Asia Masters Athletics Championships is a biennial athletics championships in Asia participated in by athletes over the age of 35. It is the Asian version of the World Masters (formerly Veterans) Athletic Championships inaugurated in 1975 held every two odd-numbered years. The 1st World Masters/Veterans Athletic Championships were held in Toronto, Canada in 1975. Hari Chandra from Singapore, found himself attending it. At these Championships he met Japanese participant Mr. Hideo Okada, the then President of Nippon Turtles. They met again in Gotenberg Sweden (2nd masters) and decided to organize a version of the Championships on the Asian level. On return to Singapore, Mr Hari Chandra contacted Milkha Singh of India, and the three of them met at Christchurch (NZ) in 1981, and as a result the 1st Asia Championships were held in Singapore in August 1981.

They are ready to make our country proud.

The Philippine participation in AMAC could be traced back to as early as 1996. That was for the 9th AMAC held in October in Seoul, South Korea. Last year’s Philippine campaign spearhead by athletics legends Elma Muros-Posadas and Linda Lavandia was a bumper crop. A total of 8 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals were bagged by the unrelenting and gutsy Pinoy tracksters. For this year’s edition of the AMAC, Team Philippines, supported by L TIMESTUDIO and SOMA sports watch, is eyeing to match or even surpass this achievement.

Team Philippines

MARGARITO BANIQUED is former RP Team national athlete and will be competing in the 5000 walk.

JULIO BAYABAN is former RP Team national athlete and will be competing in the 100M, 4 x 100 M and 4 x 400 M

ANTONIO CHEE, JR. is a Silver Medalist in Pole Vault: 17th AMAC and will be competing in Pole Vault Again

MARIO DE SANTOS is a 2-time AMAC RP Team member and will be competing in the 400M and 800M

DANILO FRESNIDO is the Javelin Throw current Philippine record holder and he will be competing in the Javelin Throw.

EDWARD KHO is the founder Corregidor Marathon and Corregidor International Half-Marathon; 1996 UAAP Bronze Medal 4x400m and he will be competing in the 400M, 4 x 400M and 4 x 400M

JOHN LOZADA is the SEA Games record holder for 800m.He won 2 Silver Medals – 800m, 1500m in the 17th AMAC. He will be competing in the 800M, 1500M and 4 x 400M

EDWARD OBIENA is a Silver Medalist in Pole Vault: 17th AMAC and he will be competing in Pole Vault, 4 x 100M and 4 x 400M

EMERSON OBIENA is the Pole Vault national coach. He is a Gold Medalist in the Pole Vault: 17th AMAC. He will be competing in Pole Vault, 4 x 100M and 4x400M

DENNIS SCOTT is veteran Long Distance runner and he will be competing in the 2000M Steeplechase, 1500M, 300M hurdles. – Photo by Lestsky Les

REYNATO UNSO is the 400m Hurdles current Philippine record holder. He will be competing in the 100M Hurdles, 400M Hurdles

SALVE BAYABAN is a Bronze Medalist in the 4x100m: 17th AMAC. She will be competing in the 100M and 4 x 100M

VICTORINA CALMA has 2 Silver Medals – 800m, 1500m; 1 Bronze Medal – 4x100m: 17th AMAC. She will be competing in the 800M, 1500M and 4 x 100M

SUSAN JANETTE EALDAMA is a PhD candidate in UP and is a former collegiate varsity athlete UP 1991-94. She will compete in the 100M and 4 x 100M

ERLINDA LAVANDIA is the Asia’s Javelin Queen. She has 3 Gold Medals – Javelin, Shot Put, Discus Throw: 17th AMAC. She will be competing in the Javelin, Shot Put, Discuss and Hammer Throw – Photo by Letsky Les

ELMA MUROS-POSADAS is Asia’s Long Jump Queen; Heptathlon Philippine record holder; Gold Medal – 100m: 17th AMAC She will be competing in 100M, 4 x 100M and Long Jump

ELENITA PUNELAS is the High Jump Philippine record holder; Bronze Medal – 4x100m: 17th AMAC She will be competing in the Long Jump and 4 x 100M

MA. JEANETTE OBIENA is the Pole Vault national coach and will be competing in 800M hurdles and 4 x 100M

LORNA VEJANO is the Bronze Medalist in 4x100m: 17th AMAC she will be competing in the 5000M and 1500M

* Photos are from L Timestudio, unless otherwise credited

 

Team Philippines is Supported by L TIMESTUDIO and SOMA

 

ABOUT L TIMESTUDIO

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After more than ten years of existence and more than 27 branches nationwide, LTIMESTUDIO continues to offer the largest selection of affordable and mainstream branded Fashion, Sports & Technology-centered timepieces that allow consumers to pick the right watch to match their individual lifestyle and personality.

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ABOUT SOMA WATCHES

SOMA is a watch brand developed by Seiko Instruments Inc., to celebrate the athlete in all of us. Based on the concept of “Making Sports More Fun”, with the emphasis on personal freedom and physical health, SOMA is a sports watch for those who exercise for the sake of themselves— not merely to compete with others. These multi-sport watches are produced with first-rate quality and up-to-date technology so that it may give accurate information while you are adventuring and improving your physical health.

With a durability that won’t quit even when you are done with your workout, SOMA watches is the perfect companion for people with active lifestyle.

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Incoming: QCIM Night Run 2014

 

” Quezon City International Marathon (QCIM) is the premier running event in Quezon City for the past few years.  In 2014, it gets a major makeover and shifting to a night run event in line with Quezon City’s 75th Founding Anniversary with a theme of Future Perfect.  The event would also explore new areas of Quezon City with both Commonwealth and Quezon Avenue included in the race route.  Choose your distance from 3K, 5K, 10K and 21K and let’s explore QC in a foot race at night. ”

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QCIM

Throwback QCIM: QCIM 2011 -Photo by Lestsky Les

The last time I was in a QCIM race was in 2011 and what can I say.  I like the course especially the wide lanes of Commonwealth Avenue as it gives you a lot of leg room to run.  It also provides a shift in running environment from the usual run course we have in BGC or at SM Mall of Asia.  Though we will be missing the regular marathon distance, 2014 would have a more fun vibe with a night run event.  It also excites me that we’ll be taking both the Commonwealth Avenue and Quezon Avenue areas as part of the 21 kilometer distance that also includes the underpass in Quezon Avenue crossing EDSA.  That would be a really unique experience for runners.   The course would also be a fast one since the course is a straight course and would be mostly flats.  Aside from the new race route, the course will have the Quezon City Memorial Circle as its centerpiece.

The race would both be for competitive people with cash prices for the winners and for recreational and newbie runners who just want to enjoy the thrill of running.  Everybody gets to bring home a finisher medal upon crossing the finish line.  The race kits also have a flashy looks that would stand out in the dark of the night.   The race items does match the theme of Quezon City’s 75th Founding Anniversary, Future Perfect, with the race deviating from the old school theme of previous editions of QCIM.   With the wide roads of Quezon City, expect this to be a big event with about 9,000 across the different categories.  This also makes QCIM the perfect family and barkada bonding run that you all can enjoy.

Each runner can choose a distance that’s more apt to their experience and goals with 3K, 5K, 10K and 21K distance available.  The run is more than just a distance as  it is also part of Quezon City’s 75th Founding Anniversary.  The run would also support the cause of Aids Society of the Philippines and Climate Change Campaign.  So Run, Help, Celebrate and Enjoy the QCIM Night Run, Register Now!!!

Race Details

Check out http://www.qcimrun.com/ for more details

  • Date and Venue:

    • November 29, 2014, Saturday, Quezon City Memorial Circle
  • Distance and Fees

    • 3K – P650
    • 5K – P750
    • 10K – P850
    • 21K – P950
      • Inclusive of QCIM Singlet, QCIM Ecobag, Special LED Baller, Finisher Medal
      • QCIM Finisher Shirt for 21K finishers

  • Registration

    • Online at QCIM Website

      • Via Credit Card (Starting September 16, 2014)
      • Via Prepaid Card (Starting September 25, 2014), available at
        • Toby’s MOA, North Edsa, Shangri-la
        • Runnr BGC, Trinoma and ATC
      • Via SM Tickets via (www.smtickets.com) – Starting September 25, 2014
  • Kit Claiming

    • Date: November 20-23, 2014
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    • Venue: TBA
      • Bring your confirmation email (print out) and one (1) valid ID.
      • If you are claiming for someone else, bring their confirmation email, one (1) valid ID of registrant and authorization letter
  • Assembly / Gunstart:

    • Assembly: 7:30 PM
    • Gun Start:
      • 21K – 8:30 PM
      • 10K – 9:00 PM
      • 5K – 9:10 PM
      • 3K – 9:20 PM
  • Prizes

  • Race Updates:

  • Race Maps

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Incoming: Urban Trail Run

” We were part of the first group to try out the newly expanded trail in Filinvest last year.  It’s one of the most accessible trails conveniently located at Filinvest City, which despite its urban landscape has been closely attached to nature.  Urban Trail Run takes you 15 kilometers into Filinvest trails, which combines the forest trails and the urban setting. “ 

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Filinvest Trails

Testing the Filinvest Trails – Photo by Letsky Les

When you say trails, you get the thought of far flung areas where you have to trek a significant amount of elevation and get treated to a scenic view.  Filinvest changes that since it’s easily accessible being just 15 to 20 minutes away from Makati via the Skyway.  It retains the refreshing forest view of the trails with a rolling terrain across the course.   Get ready to run on different surfaces from dirt roads, trails, forest tracks and concrete roads with both the lush green natural landscape that makes Filinvest a Garden City and the high rise buildings that also makes Filinvest one of the more advanced cities in Metro Manila.  Filinvest would also give you scenic views coming from both the trail and the road.

Finisher Medals

This is a NEWBIE friendly course with moderate elevation.  Don’t be intimidate by the distance as 15 kilometers on trail is more refreshing that it is on the road.   This would also be a more relaxing environment and DO take your time enjoying the trails to have a better appreciation of the views.  Aside from the scenic delight you get on the trail,  you’ll also get a nice finisher medal to reward your effort.    Filinvest would also be a great place to bond for family and friends so run with them as this would be a feel good run and a perfect time to bond while enjoying the route. This is an intimate run with about a thousand runners doing the distance.  Register early and get ready to be treated by the views of Filinvest.


Race Details

  • Date and Venue: 

    • October 26, 2014, Filinvest City, 5:30 Am
  • Distance:

    • 15K
  • Fees:  (Inclusive of Sublimated Technical Event Shirt, Race Number, Finisher’s Medal,  frontRUNNER Magazine, Sling bag with goodies after the race.)

    • 15K – P850

  • Registration Details:

    • Deposit 850.00 Pesos to BPI (Bank of the Philippine Islands) Account Number 2371 0034 71/Account Name Hardcore Publishing House, Inc.
    • Write your full name, gender, contact number and shirt size on deposit slip and together with fully-accomplished  race-waiver UTR15K  and email to  UTR15K@gmail.com with the subject UTR15K. (For shirt sizing, please refer to the chart below.)
    • Confirmation email will be sent after receipt of all requirements.
    • Distribution of pre-race items will be conducted at 100 Miles Cafe/Galileia Events Place (2nd Floor, Pointe 2 Bldg, 28th St., BGC, Taguig) on October 16, 17, and 18, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Claimants must bring their identification cards (ID), original deposit slips and race waiver forms when claiming their kits. Those who will send representatives must send a photocopy of their ID AND an authorization letter.
    • THERE WILL BE NO RACE KIT DISTRIBUTION DURING RACE DAY AT THE VENUE. Please email the organizers if you are unable to claim your race kits on the said dates.
  • Race Reminders:

    1. Start/Finish Line: Pacific Rim, Filinvest City, Alabang.
    2. Gun Start is at 5:30 A.M.  Assembly Time: 4:30 AM, RAIN or SHINE. Please be on time. Latecomers will NOT be allowed to officially join the race anymore. However, they are still entitled to post-race items except the Official Finisher’s medal.
    3. Runners will run two identical loops of 7.5 kilometers each. The route is a combination of concrete roads and single track trails. The trails make up the vast majority of the course. The Race route will be marked by ribbons and/or directional tarpaulins. No time credits will be given for runners who get lost, therefore all runners are encouraged to pay attention to race markers/signs.
    4. There will be aid stations located at Kms 4, 8 and 12 where all runners are free to refill.
    5. ALL RUNNERS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING THEIR OWN HYDRATION BOTTLES/PACKS. YOU ARE FREE TO REFILL IN ALL STATIONS. THERE WILL BE NO CUPS AVAILABLE IN ALL AID STATIONS IN KEEPING WITH THE “LEAVE NO TRACE” theme.
    6. Littering is absolutely prohibited. Violation of this rule will merit outright disqualification. Garbage bags will be available in all aid stations.
    7. All runners must wear their race numbers in front, pinned on the shirt or shorts.
    8. Runners who decide not to continue the race must contact the Race Director or inform the nearest aid station marshals for proper accounting.
    9. There is NO shuttle service provided to and from FILINVEST CITY.
    10. FREE parking is available at designated parking areas adjacent to the event site. While security will be provided, runners will be solely responsible for securing their belongings. Race organizers and management will not be held liable for any damage or loss to personal items.
    11. Baggage deposit counters will be available at the same site.
    12. The Race Director may, at any time, make revisions on the course and race details/rules for the benefit of all runners and reserves the right to use pictures and videos taken by any participant for publication in any form of media without any consideration, monetary or otherwise. Owners of published photos/videos will be duly recognized.
    13. Race Director’s decision is final.
    14. For additional inquiries, please email utr15k@gmail.com or call/text 0922-822-9342.

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Incoming: The Pink Run

” Pink is a color that’s best associated with femininity but it’s also a color reserved for the bravest of the brave, the Breast Cancer Survivors.  The Pink Run is an advocacy run to help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer.  Let’s support this cause and run on October 5, 2014 at McKinley Hill with 3K, 5K, 10K and 16K distances to choose from. Register Now. ”

Breast Cancer

With Under Armour Ambassadors Natasha Alquiroz and Mia Cablfin

A year ago, I got one of the worst news.  My mom had breast cancer.  It was so sudden as the last time she was in a hospital bed was the day she gave birth to me.  She’s been healthy all the time.  Her breast cancer was detected after her clearance check up for her cataract procedure.  I didn’t say much about this except to close friends because it was her battle to tell.  For me, It was a financial nightmare with my savings dwindling by the day and all my salary going to her medication and treatment.  It was an even difficult time for her as she had to go from one medical procedure after another.  There would even be scary times that her body didn’t respond well with chemotherapy but she was a trooper.  She went after one chemo after another and then radiation treatment.  It was worth all the difficult times, when we saw her improving by the day.  She’s done all her treatments and is on the road to recovery.  This is the reason why I have a soft spot for this run.

The Pink Run

For four years now, The Pink Run has been helping raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and treatments. Throughout its existence, the Pink Run has attracted thousands of runners to support the cause. The funds raised are utilized by the Philippine Society of General Surgeons (PSGS) to subsidize research activities and treatments for indigent sufferers of the disease.

This year, The Pink Run was supported by Under Armour, an elite athletic performance brand. Jeremy Callegher, Marketing Manager of Grupo Athletica (UA’s local distributor), felt that the purpose of the Pink Run is in perfect alignment with the brand’s core values. “Many people think that being on the defensive is the only way to deal with breast cancer,” Jeremy said. “But the Pink Run and Under Armour choose to defy and challenge that notion. We also have to be on the attack by finding ways to remedy and, ultimately, eliminate the disease,” he continued.

Under Armour will donate 10% of all their sales from their Power in Pink Collection to PSGS

To support the Pink Run, Under Armour will donate 10% of all their sales from the Under Armour Power In Pink women’s performance line to the PSGS.  Further to the 10% donation by Under Armour, they would also be giving 10% discount to registered runners on their Power in Pink Weekend on September 27 and 28.  They just need to present their bib to avail of the exclusive discount.

Under Armour has also been globally active in promoting the “I Will What I Want” campaign. A movement that pushes forward a new standard of beauty that goes beyond face value – a standard that regards a woman for her strength, tenacity, and toughness amid insurmountable odds. A description that perfectly fits those who are fighting against breast cancer.

Let’s all Support the Pink Run.

The 2014 Pink Run will be held at the Venice Piazza in McKinley Hill, Taguig City. Runners may grab their three-, five-, ten-, and fifteen-kilometer category race kits at the Under Armour Store in Bonifacio High Street and many other locations.

Race Details

  • Date and Venue: 

    • October 5, 2014, Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill
  • Distance:

    • 3K
    • 5K
    • 10K
    • 16K
  • Fees:  (Inclusive of Singlet and Bib)

    • 3K and 5K – P600
    • 10K and 16K – P700
  • Registration:

    • Online via TripleReady
    • In Store:
      • Under Armour BGC
      • 100 Miles Cafe, BGC
      • A Runners Circle, Malate Manila

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TYR introduces Carbon Collection for Triathletes

” Triathlon is a competitive field with each second counting towards the finish time.  TYR gives you their carbon collection that lowers body temperature, regulates breathing, slows heart rate, and reduces lactic acid making the the Swim feel like a glide and the bike and run leg much more comfortable.”

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TYR

When it comes to race day, a lot of factors come into play from how your body adopts to the temperature to how you manage your heart rate and others.  TYR, which is a recognized as a global swimming and triathlon brand, brings in the Innovative Carbon Collection that can give the triathlete an edge on race day.  It optimizes the function of the athlete’s body.  It’s lightweight and has no inside stitching to avoid chaffing.   The Corbon Collection is sxclusively distributed by Sports Resources Inc. (SRI), the TYR Carbon Collection is available as a 1-piece suit (Carbon Short John) or as separate tank top and shorts and is available at selected RUNNR and Toby’s Sports outlets.

Benefits of Carbon Technology – Photo from TYR Website

The Carbon Collection is designed to positively impact body temperature, breathing, heart rate, and lactic acid concentrations.  The Carbon Collection uses second-skin compression fit for rapid moisture transport and muscle support.  The Flash Mesh technology draws moisture away from the body to keep you dry and light while helping to lower your body temperature and heart rate. In turn, this results in more efficient breathing and less lactic acid build-up

Silicone beaded leg grippers keep the Carbon Short John and Tri Shorts in place. The Carbon Short John uses a 12-inch zipper with removable clip lanyard for easy on/easy off use.

Hydrophobic Teflon coating on the shorts lets the athlete cut through the water, while a build-in Carbon cycling Amp Pad provides maximum protection and minimum bulk. The Carbon woven fabric is extremely lightweight and highly compressive, beginning to dry the moment the athlete exits the water.

The body is made of 70% Nylon and 30% Spandex, while the Mesh Insert is 54% Nylon, 25% Polyester, 19% LycraR, and 2% Carbon.

The Carbon Tank showcases a single back pocket for the Men’s version and two pockets for the Women’s for nutrition and energy gel storage. Flatlock seams eliminate chafing, while a 10-inch locking zipper enables easy on/easy off action.

The Carbon Tri Shorts are also available in Men’s (9”) and Women’s (6”) versions.

All TYR products offer UV/SPF 50+ Protection

 

TYR Products

  • Male Zipper Back Short John with Pad – P8,279

Male Zipper Back Short John with Pad

  • Female Zipper Back Short John with Pad – P7,589

Female Zipper Back Short John with Pad

  • Male Tank – P4,139

Male Tank

  • Female Tank – P3,449

Female Tank

  • Male 9” Tri Short – P3,999/ Female 6” Tri Short – P3,869

Tri Shorts

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Incoming: Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2014 #MHURB2014

Men’s Health Urbanathlon has been creating a challenging race by adding Urban Obstacles to the regular endurance run for 9 years now.  For its 2014 edition, #MHURB2014 shifts to a more challenging and obstacle friendly location in Nuvali, Sta Rosa, Laguna which will be a mix of the fast roads, the long trails and an even more challenging set of Obstacles.  The race is happening on November 16, 2014.”

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Do You Want to Be an Urbanathlete?

Men’s Health has been the pioneer when it comes to obstacle races and the Urbanthlon has challenged thousands of runners with a combination of an endurance run and urban obstacles.  Men’s Health Urbanathlon comes in 21 kilometers, 10 kilometers and 5 kilometers categories with obstacles ranging from scaffolding maze, monkey bars, tire field, container climb, the network, military up and thru, low-lower crawl, modified wall and rope shimmey.  This year’s urbanathlon mixes the fast roads and the long trails of Nuvali.  Nuvali also has a rolling elevation that adds to the challenge of any runs here.

Before I scare you any further, MH Urbanathlon is something YOU can DO.  It’s gonna give you a total workout with your legs doing the run part and the rest of your body getting maximized through the other obstacles.  This is something you can prepare for and in line with this, Men’s Health would be hosting a bootcamp to get everybody Urbanathlon ready.

Men’s Health also came with Exercise Tips to prepare you for the urbanathlon in the September 2014 Issue of Men’s Health Philippines.  The issue gives you several key workouts that would help you conquer the obstacles.  The exercise will not only help you conquer the Urbanathlon but also help you improve your fitness level as the workouts would improve both your cardiovascular endurance and your core strength.  It’s also important to do proper stretching before the race to protect yourself from cramps and other injuries.  For further updates about the event, log on to Facebook.com/menshealthphilippines.

Men’s Health is the perfect why to challenge yourself completely. Whether you are a newbie runner doing the 5 Kilometers distance, or a middle distance runner doing the 10 kilometers or a long distance runner doing the 21 kilometers distance, the obstacles would be a change over the regular runs and a chance to test your overall fitness.  It’s time to register and prepare for the Men’s Health Urbanathlon and once you get to the finishe line, you’ll earn not only a medal but also a the satisfaction that comes in conquering a tough race.

Race Details:

Finishers get a finisher shirts and a medal while 21K finishers will get an additional MH Cap too.

  • Date and Venue: 

    • November 16, 2014, Nuvali Sta Rosa Laguna
  • Distance:

    • 5K, 10K and 21K with obstacles as like:
      • Scaffolding maze
      • Monkey bars
      • Tire field
      • Container climb
      • The network
      • Military up and thru
      • Low-lower crawl
      • Modified wall
      • Rope shimmey
  • Fees:  (Inclusive of Singlet, Bib, Timing Chip and MH Arms Sleeves)

    • 21K – P950
    • 10K – P900
    • 5K – P850
      • Finisher items includes:
        • Finishers Shirt
        • Finishers Medal
        • Urbanathlon Finisher Caps (for 21K only)

21K Race Shirt Design and Bib

5K and 10K Race Shirt and Bib

Finishers Medal

 

  • Registration:

    • Online: via www.takbo.ph/urbanathlon/ – Open until October 31, 2014
    • In Store: Planet Sports BGC and Trinoma
    • Gold’s Gym Galleria, Glorietta 3 and Katipunan
  • Race Map

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Your Run: Jose Tuason, Powered by Newton

Newton Giveaway Winner, Jose Tuason.

There are a lot of shoes out in the market, each with a technology of its own.  Running shoes have evolved to make the running experience much better, faster and safer.  #Newton came up with the forefoot lugs Action/Reaction technology that adds a push of the toe in each stride making it more powerful and more efficient.   #HelloBetter Runs and #HelloBetter Days. Jose Tuason tells us how Newton has helped him in his running journey.”

A few months ago, we had a giveaway on this site sponsored by Newton Running Philippines, wherein one lucky reader gets a pair of Newton 2014 collection.  Newton being a performance brand, we came up with a question:

“What’s your A-Race? What’s your Goal? How can Newton help you reach it?”

There are numerous running events in a year but only a few if not only one can be your A Race.  An “A-Race” is the one race that would be most special to you.  The one race that takes you months to build up and prepare for.  The one race where you set your targets and go all out in trying to obliterate that goal.  It also involves the appreciation of the technology available and using them in meeting your goals.  Long story short, Jose Tuason was able to give the best answer to the question considering his know how in the technology and the product.

It also turns out that Jose Tuason have been using the Newton Brand for years and have progressed in his running journey being powered by Newton Technology.  That years of experience with Newton can really help describing the product so here’s some excerpts with the talk with him on the wonders of Newton.  He has build a lot of memories and experience with Newton. He considers each of his first attempts using Newton and breaking his personal best with Newton as his memorable races.

On the benefits of Newton technology

The Action-Reaction technology from the actuation lugs helps convert the pressure applied to the sole from foot strikes into energy that propels the body forward upon toe off.  With the added push, the stride becomes longer and the cadence becomes faster enabling you to complete your run faster with less energy consumption.

On how Newton Helped improved his race times

Being a long-time user of Newton, he was able to use the Newton both in short and long-distance races.   He had improvements on his personal best times from 3 Kilometers up to the full marathon distance. The latest and most remarkable one is improving his 10 kilometers personal record from 57:36 to 48:06 using the Newton All Terra Momentus.

On the Different Newton He Owns and How It has Helped Him

  • Newton – Sir Isaac

This is his 1st Newton. It’s been retired now due to heavy usage and weak adhesion at the sole part.  They call this a Guidance Trainer. This was recommended by a RUNNR staff for anyone who wants to get used in forefoot striking. This helped him complete his first Full Marathon in Milo despite of heavy rains and thunderstorms.

Jose Tuason using Newton Sir Isaac – Photo by JC De Leon

 

  • Newton MV2

This is his 1st Newton minimalist shoes. It has zero forefoot to heel differential. These shoes helped him improve his personal best times on short distance runs. He also used the MV2 once during the Milo Marathon (42 kilometers) and got about 30 minutes improvement compared to his first Milo Marathon. He is still using them for short distance races and speed training until the upper mesh lining gets thoroughly detached from the sole or until he get a new replacement similar to their minimalist profile like Distance S or MV3

Jose Tuason using the MV2 at Milo Marathon – Photo by Running Photographers

  • Newton Terra Momentum

This is his all weather shoes. He has been using this while training under the rain and trail running. The shoes is about to retire from heavy usage and sole abrasions. He landed a good ranking and had a good finish time on his 1st Ultra Marathon race using these at the very steep inclined roads of Tanay, Rizal.

Jose Tuason conquering the Ultra distance with Newton Terra Momentum – Photo by Jose Ramirez

  • Newton Gravity III

This is his latest training shoes. Since this is just relatively new, he still have to test them on different distances and various conditions. What he like about this shoes is their soft sole especially at the midfoot to heel part that makes running at very long period of time more bearable.

Jose Tuason Enjoying his Newton Gravity III – Photo by Lemuel So

On the Benefit of the 5th Lug of Newton

The 5thlug makes every metatarsal in our foot act independently upon applying force to the actuation lugs creating a more natural stride. It had also improved the durability of the sole as the distribution of lugs decreased the space in between them and the midsole.  With the 5th Lug, the feet can easily pronate more freely. He usually starts his forefoot strike at the front lateral part of his feet to maintain a high running pace.  He always make sure that his shoes are tied well, snug and lugs aligned to the balls of my feet to maximize the benefit of the action-reaction technology.

On the Newton Gravity III

 The Newton Gravity III helps him in races that usually start very early where the road is still dark. It’s bright color make some runners aware of him and maintain their distances to avoid the accidental stepping of heel counter part of the shoes.  The 5thlug helps his pronation. The soft midsole and heel cushion protects his feet on downward sloped roads.   He’s looking to improve his speed with the Newton Gravity III as one of his trainers.  He plans to use them in his nest Full / Ultra Marathon and even in multisport events.

Ultras / Marathons / Multisports Up Next for Jose Tuason and his Newtons – Photo by Running Photographers

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Incoming: Splash N Dash Aquathlon

” Splash ‘n Dash 2014 Aquathlon Series LEG 3 is a newbie friendly event for kids and adults with 200 meter swim and 1.5K run for kids and 800 meter swim and 5 K Run for adults. “

Splash ‘n Dash

Do you run? Do you Swim? If your answer is a resounding yes, you have what it takes to be an Aquathlete.  However, if you still have to learn swim or build up endurance for a run, this one would be something you can train for and something you can do.  Splash ‘n Dash gives you all the tools and the perfect environment to conquer your first aquathlon.  It brings you on the same arena with a lot of newbies in the field so you can take this journey together.  This could be a start of your journey in other sports like triathlon or you could end up loving the run/swim portion and end being a long distance runner or swimmer.  It would also expose you to people who love waking up on weekends and doing the sports they love with passion.  If you’re game for this, save your December 14, 2014 and locate La Stanza, Marikina City cause the 3rd leg of the Splash ‘n Dash is happening at 5 A.M.

All Roads leads to La Stanza on December 14, 2014

Splash ‘n Dash 2014 Aquathlon Series is a three staged AQUATHLON. The 1st Leg was held last April 6, 2014 at La Stanza, Marikina with 100m swim and 1km run for kids while 400m swim and 3km run for adults. 2nd Leg of Splash ‘n Dash Aquathlon, distances increased to 150m swim & 1.5km run for the kids and 600m swim & 5km run for the adults. For the last leg (LEG3) distances are 200m swim & 1.5km for kids 12y/o and below and 800m & 5km for 13y/o above.   Splash ‘n Dash Aquathlon aims to promote friendship, camaraderie, sportsmanship, fitness, health and wellness.

So, be a Certified  Aquathlete!

Race Details

  • Date and Venue:

    • December 14, 2014, 5 AM, La Stanza, Marikina City
  • Distance:

    • Kids – 200M Swim – 1.5K Run
    • Adult 800M Swim – 5K Run
  • Fees

    • Php – 1,300.00 – Inclusive of Swimming Cap, Race Belt, Race bib, Event drifit Shirt, Collectible Brass Medal (4.5 inches), Breakfast by La Stanza, Photo-booth souvenir, Ice cream and other freebies from sponsors) Also, A part of registration fee will be donated to our chosen charity.
      • The first 20 registrants will get limited edition Splash ‘n Dash Mugs.
  • Registration

    • Payment can made through Banco de Oro.  Please download the Registration Form below and follow the instruction for payment.
    • Thru Credit Card at http://www.takbo.ph/snd/
  • Registration Form

  • Race Updates and More Info: (Team Hunyango Multisports)

    • Cris – 0917-812-7558
    • Bave – 0915-664-9667

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