Incoming: SBR Tri Series 2017

Do you want to Tri? SBR Tri Series 2017 rolls out the red carpet in the world of triathlon for you. They have newbie friendly categories and also offers the full distance for the experienced ones.  Take your pick or conquer them all.  Be an Aquaman, Duaman and / or a Triman.

SBR Tri Series 2017

The road to triathlon is a really eventful journey.  You try to master 3 disciplines and make them a part of your routine.  SBR.PH gives you a road map to that journey to triathlon as the SBR.ph Tri Series is back and is bigger than ever! They are even introducing the LITE category for newbies in 2017 just to keep your feet wet before you get going in the longer tri races. Registration for the Philippines’ first and only multi sport race series dedicated to beginners and beginners at heart is now open!

The SBR.ph Tri Series is the ONLY multisport race series that is designed and organized for newbies and amateurs.  The distances can be challenging enough for experienced athletes yet remains doable for newbies. The LITE category gives you the feel of the experience yet it’s not as intimidating as the full distances and it still earns you the title of Aquaman, Duaman and / or Triman.

The SBR.ph Tri Series is open for everyone. There is NO CUT OFF TIME and literally almost all types of bikes are allowed. They will allow MTB’s, Folding Bikes, Road Bikes, and even your loved one’s hand-me-down bike, in short, you can use any bike that you have in your garage! What’s important to them is that they get you out there and start living an active lifestyle!

Even some of the finest rookie/sophomore triathletes in the country today started their triathlon careers at SBR.PH Tri-series.  So register now, take your first few steps in the world of triathlon and get ready to make it a part of your lifestyle.

Race Details

The Aquaman Aquathlon

Aquathlon has long been considered as the perfect stepping stone for triathlon. The Aquaman Aquathlon 2017 is designed for athletes who are just starting to get their multisport feet wet and are not yet comfortable with their bike handling skills. The Aquaman Aquathlon 2017 is an 800m Swim followed by a 4k Run while the LITE category is a 400m Swim and a 2k Run.

  • Date: April 23, 2017, 6 am
  • Venue: Philsports Arena (formerly Ultra)
  • Categories:
    • FULL : 800m Swim, 4k Run
    • LITE : 400m Swim – 2k Run
  • Fees: (Full / Lite)
    • Early Rate (Until March 19, 2017 only!)
      • Individual :Php 1,700
      • Relay 2-man : Php 2,700 (For FULL Distance ONLY)
    • Regular Rate (From March 20, 2017 up to April 9, 2017)
      • Individual : Php 2,000
      • Relay 2-man : Php 3,000 (For FULL Distance ONLY)

Duaman

The Duaman Duathlon is the second leg of the SBR.ph Tri Series and is perennially their biggest event. They designed both distances of the Duaman Duathlon to be short enough for the newbies and lung-busting enough for the seasoned duathlete. The Duaman Duathlon was the biggest recorded duathlon in Philippine history. Garnering over 900 participants from all walks of life and varying skill levels.

  • Date: May 28, 2017, 6 am
  • Venue: Nuvali (Official Venue Partner)
  •  Categories
    • FULL : 6k Run /20k Bike / 3k Run
    • LITE : 3k Run / 13k Bike / 3k Run
  • Fees (Full / Lite)
    •  Early Rate (Until April 2, 2017 only!)
      • Individual: P1,900
      • Relay 2-man : Php 2,900 (For FULL Distance ONLY)
      • Relay 3-man : Php 3,900 (For FULL Distance ONLY)
    • Regular Rate (From April 3, 2017 up to May 14, 2017)
      • Individual : Php 2,200
      • Relay 2-man : Php 3,200 (For FULL Distance ONLY)
      • Relay 3-man : Php 4,200 (For FULL Distance ONLY)

Triman

The Triman Triathlon is the flagship event of the SBR.ph Tri Series. The race has a distance of 900m swim, 30km bike, followed by a 5km run and LITE category which is a 600m Swim / 20k Bike / 2.5k Run. The Triman Triathlon is considered to be the de-facto training/breeding ground of all triathlon newbies and is the most newbie friendly triathlon in the country.

  • Date: June 18. 2017, 6 am
  • Venue: Fontana Hot Springs Resort Leisure Park (Official Venue Partner)
  • Categories:
    • FULL : 900m Swim / 30k Bike / 5k Run
    • LITE : 600m Swim / 20k Bike / 2.5k Run
  • Fees (Full / Lite)
    • Early Rate (Until April 16, 2017 only!)
      • Individual : Php 2,200
      • Relay 2-man: Php 3,200 (For FULL Distance ONLY)
      • Relay 3-man: Php 4,200 (For FULL Distance ONLY)
    • Regular Rate (From April 17 up to June 4, 2017)
      • Individual : Php 2,500
      • Relay 2-man: Php 3,500 (For FULL Distance ONLY)
      • Relay 3-man: Php 4,500 (For FULL Distance ONLY)

Bundle Rate

  • Tri-Pack (Aquaman, Duaman, Triman Package) / For Individual Racers Only!
    • Early Bird (Until March 20, 2017) – P 5,000
    • Regular Rate (From March 21 until April 9, 2016) – P 6,000

Registration

  • Via Bank Deposit
    • DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM (Click the link to download file)
    • Deposit payment to :
      •  Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
        • Account Name: Carlos de Guzman
        • Account Number: 3379-0967-69
      • Banco de Oro (BDO)
        • Account Name: Carlos de Guzman
        • Account Number: 132-024-11-99
    • Email the completed registration form along with the deposit slip (with your name and contact number) to events@swimbikerun.ph.
    • Make sure to fill up all the important information like SHIRT SIZE, EMAIL, and CONTACT NUMBER.
    • They cannot encode what we cannot read. So make sure to send them a CLEAR IMAGE of your registration form.
    • Please don’t forget to write YOUR COMPLETE NAME and CONTACT NUMBER in the deposit slip.
    • Deposit slips WITHOUT the complete name and contact number WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
    • Group registrations via Bank Deposits are allowed.
    • On the email, write on the subject 2017 SBR.ph Tri Series Registration – RACE NAME (race name : Aquaman / Duaman / Triman / Tripack ) to make sure its filtered properly.
    • Wait for a confirmation email. Do note that theywill have to confirm your payment manually so give them 2-3 days to reply. If you don’t get a confirmation email within a week, kindly resend your email registration or contact them via our facebook page (@SWIMBIKERUNph).
    • Keep a copy of the completed registration form and the deposit slip for safekeeping.
  • Via Registration Centers
    • THE BRICK MULTISPORT STORE, Unit 1, Woodridge Apartments, McKinley Hill, Taguig, Tel.: 02-9854890)
    • CYCLING ZONE, Shell Pacific Gas Station, Alabang-Zapote Road, Muntinlupa, Tel.: 02-8096736

       

    • TREK BICYCLE STORE, 3Oth Ave., Two Parkade, Bonifacio High Street, Makati, Tel.: 02-5532445
    • THE COFFEE TRAIL CYCLERY, GF Bldg B. Solenad 3, Nuvali, Sto. Domingo, Sta. Rosa, Laguna., Tel.: 049-2580780
    • BIKERS’ CAFE, SM CITY MALL OF ASIA, Seaside Boulevard, Pasay, Tel.: 02-5560680

       

    • MAXIMUS ATHLETE’S SHOP CAFE,126 Pioneer, Sparta Complex, Mandaluyong., Tel.: +63917-8641014
    • SWIM BIKE RUN PH Headquarters, #2 Kamagong St. Violago Homes III. Visayas Avenue, Q.C. (Waze / Google Maps : SBRPH SPORTS INC.), Tel.: 02-4546735 (Office Hours Only)

Prizes/Categories:

  • Top 3 Overall Male / Female
    • Php 3,000, Php 2,000, Php 1,000 and trophies respectively
  • Full Categories
    • Male Age Categories
      • Trophies for Top 3 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-Above
    • Female Age Categories
      • Trophies for Top 3 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-Above
  • Lite Categories
    • Male Age Categories
      • Trophies for Top 3 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-Above
    • Female Age Categories
      • Trophies for Top 3 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-Above

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Century Tuna Underpants Run To Kick Off Subic IM 70.3 2017

Century Tuna Superbods gets the Ironman weekend heated with the 3rd Staging of the Underpants Run on March 11, 2017 at Subic Bay.  The event is gonna kick off the Century Tuna Subic Bay Ironman 70.3 festivities.

Underpants Run

The Tradition of the Underpants Run continues with the Century Tuna Superbods: The Underpants Run returning to Subic Bay for a third year this March 11, 2017. The run is inspired by the tradition at Kona, which is the home of the renowned Ironman World Championship, Century Tuna.  The Underpants Run Started as a pre-race activity for the Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 back in 2015. It has since made headlines as it brought some of the world’s super athletes racing alongside Superbods finalists to raise money for a cause.

Century Tuna Superbods: The Underpants Run will happen on March 11 at 9:30AM. The race will start at Subic Bay Yacht Club and will take runners through a scenic route along the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

This year, Century Tuna invites everyone to come to Subic Bay as it opens the race to anyone who wishes to showcase their Superbod fitness.  Century Tuna will also be giving away Php 15,000 to the individual and Php 20,000 to the group with the most inspired costume. Loot bags with tons of exciting freebies together and finisher shirts are up for grabs for the first 150 finishers.

Interested to join Century Tuna Superbods: The Underpants Run? Register for free at the Century Tuna Booth at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center on March 10 and at the Subic Bay Yacht Club on March 11.

For more details, visit www.centurypacific.com.ph or www.ironman703subicbay.com

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Incoming: Under Armour Test of Will 2017

Last Year, the Philippines made a splash in the Test of Will 2016 being among the top placers in the regional meet.  It’s time to form team Philippines once again and the local heat for this year is happening on March 25-26, 2017 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati.

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Test of Will 2017

With the fitness craze enveloping the country for several years now, Philippines has been a fitness hub with a lot of gym, cross-fit and workout alternatives.  It’s a really competitive field when it comes to the Philippines but the Test of Will 2017 winner could be… YOU since the event is open to all (21 years and above).  Under Armour , the leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, equipment, and connected fitness platforms, will hold its second installment of the Southeast Asia-wide fitness challenge dubbed “Test of Will” this summer.

Noelle and Zoe at last year's Test of Will.

Noelle and Zoe at last year’s Test of Will.

The inaugural Test of Will had a successful and promising turnout last year, with two Filipino athletes Zoe Pond-McPherson and Noelle Wenceslao emerging victorious in the exciting and heart-pumping competition.  Under Armour expects an even bigger turnout this year. Under Armour Test of Will 2017 holds its Philippine national heat at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City on the 25th and 26th of March 2017.

 

Pushing the outer limits of strength and endurance, will-driven Pinoys ( 21yrs old and above ) will have to compete in a four-minute intense course that requires them to complete 60 seconds of four exercises such as burpees, one-arm thrusters, TRX row and sandbag throw.

Top male and female will get the opportunity to represent the Philippines in the Test of Will final round, which is set to take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this coming 6th of May. Aside from the Philippines, countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei and Indonesia will also be hosting their own qualifiers.

 

A total of 12 competitors from the six aforementioned nations will go head-to-head inside the highly-touted structure, which contains different fitness zones with calisthenic exercises.  A cash prize of $2,500 and Under Armour gears await the overall winner of the second-annual Test of Will.

Registration is Now Open

Registration for Test of Will 2017 is now open. Make sure to follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter for updates as well as Facebook at www.facebook.com/underarmoursea.

Watch out also for the Armour@ the Fort starting Feb 11 ,  Armour@ Greenbelt on March 4 and Armour@ Magnolia on Feb 25 for the pre-activations events we have in preparation of the said Regional challenge, Test of Will.

Do visit their brand houses and retailers below to get to appreciate Under Armour.

Brand Houses

  • Bonifacio High Street (B6 Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City)
  • SM Megamall (Building A SM Mega Mall, EDSA Corner Julia Vargas  Avenue, Mandaluyong City)
  • UP Town Center (Katipunan Ave, Quezon City)
  • TriNoma (Level 3, TriNoma Mall, Quezon City)
  • Greenbelt 3 (Makati)
  • Robinsons Magnolia (Quezon City)
  • Ayala Center Cebu

 Multi Brand 

  • Runclub Bacolod
  • Select Toby’s Doors
  • Select Olympic Village Doors
  • Select Chimes Dept. Store
  • Kicks factory CDO
  • Silver Icon Zamboanga
  • Select Rustans Doors
  • One of a Kind
  • NBA Stores
  • Titan
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Powering My Workouts with Javita

I guess there’s more to Javita than just their Teas and Coffees.  I added Javita Rush and Flex into my workout and it gave me an energy boost and at the same time, it faster muscle recovery.

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Javita

While I started drinking Javita because of their coffee, I am starting to appreciate their other products as well.  When it comes to coffee, it’s just 11 calories and has 0g fats component. It can really help you on managing your weight and still get an easy to prepare gourmet coffee.  It’s easy to prepare since it dissolves easily in both hot and cold water.  It’s just the right mix to give you that jolt to wake up your system for the day.  It’s a healthier source of caffeine and can really work wonders to your system.

Javita Rush

The first quarter of the year is always a busy one for me.  For one, all the interesting races are booked at this time because of the cooler weather and it’s also my busy season at work.  It’s a revolving cycle of sleep, work, train and repeat. That takes a lot of energy and needs a lot of consistency.  Little did I know that I had an energy source with me in the Javita Rush. With a tangerine pineapple blend, it’s invigorating to the taste buds and is a good energy base.  Of course, it’s one thing to read that on the label and it’s another thing to try it out.

Morning Run

Morning Run

At first, I just wanted Javita Rush because of the taste until one morning when it was the only cold drink available in my ref.  With no other choice, I used it as my hydration for my run and I was surprised by the outcome.  I started running from our home and would just run a few kilometers to the gym where I will resume my workout.  I felt energized so instead of going a short course, I diverted my route to Rockwell, where I had a few rounds at Powerplant Mall and went all the way to J.P. Rizal and went to Salcedo Village before going back to the Gym. The house to the gym is just about a kilometer and I ended up doing 11 kilometers.

Short Run Gone Long.

Short Run Gone Long.

After hitting the gym, I ended up spending more than an hour with a mix core and cardio exercise.  I still had the energy for the rest of my day. Talk about having a RUSH.  Since that day, I started adding Javita Rush as my pre-workout drink.

Plus more than an hour in the gym.

Plus more than an hour in the gym.

Javita Flex

River Crossing at RIzal Mountain Run

River Crossing at RIzal Mountain Run – Photo by Jose Ramizarez

With the energy reserves in place, there was something I needed to add to my training and runs. It was consistency.  When it comes to consistency, you have to work hard and also recover fast.  It’s a cycle of workouts and recovery.  The faster you recover, the more consistent you get.   That’s where Javita Flex comes in.  I like the sweet and fruity – strawberry and lemonade flavor of Flex.  While Javita Rush gives you energy, Javita Flex strengthen your joints to speed up muscle recovery and improve mobility.

21K The week after

21K The week after

Coming from a long lay-off last year, my muscles were still a bit rusty and stiff.  Javita Flex has helped reduce the stiffness and helped improved my mobility.  The first week I had a grueling 15-Kilometer race that had long and endless climb.  I had a 21-Kilometer road race the next week and then followed by an 11 kilometer mountain run over the weekend.  The good part about it was I was recovering fasted than I used to.  It’s just getting started since I ‘m set to do even longer races the next month.

At the peak of Mount Susong Dalaga after 3.5 kilometers of climbing.

At the peak of Mount Susong Dalaga after 3.5 kilometers of climbing.

It really helps a lot that I added Javita Flex as my post work-out drink as I’m ready to train the next day preparing for the next race.  It was a good thing I added Javita Rush and Flex in my routine.  It helps keep me energized and mobile in pursuing the finish line of each races.

How to Order Javita

 

You can order Javita online.  I ordered mine online and after filling out the form, I had my order delivered to me after two days.  I actually took it one step further by getting the STAR Gold Pack, which also comes with a dedicated website for me.

People can order and also join Javita through my site: http://myjavita.com/franxcafe .

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Bravehearts 2017

Bravehearts is a “newbie-friendly” race… as long as you can endure the first 3.5 kilometers climb worth 400 meters of elevation.  The view does make up for the arduous task of hitting the peak of Mount Susong Dalaga as it gives you a summit view and a long ridge view of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range.

Bravehearts 2017

I’ve checked online on what to expect at Bravehearts and I found the tiny image at MGM Production website.  The thing is even with a newbie-friendly tag, you don’t expect an easy race that’s called “Bravehearts” and of course, MGM Production Races always have a trap in their races.  It’s a 3.5 kilometer climb to start the race with about 400 meters of elevation.  That’s the catch so be brave little one and hustle for that really long climb.  Honestly, I’m really looking forward to the climb as I am trying to increase my climbing threshold. The plan is to go steady and consistent on the climbs and then attack the descents.

Race Map and Elevation Profile

Map and Elevation Profile powered by Suunto Spartan Sports

Map and Elevation Profile powered by Suunto Spartan Sports

Race starts at Palo Alto Clubhouse and proceeds to a grueling 3.5 kilometer climb to the peak of Mount Susong Dalaga worth about 400 meters of elevation.  The route then descends for the next 1.5 kilometers and goes rolling for the next 2 kilometers.  The race shifts to a descending single track trails for the next 2 kilometers before being back to the main road heading to the finish line.

The Race

Wearing the black pussy cap.

We arrived early enough to get our kits and listen to the briefing.  It’s a whole new trail and I’m still thinking if there will be surprises in the trail aside from that really long climb.  I positioned myself at the back since I wanted to start slow and easy as the first 3.5 kilometers would be a climbfest. The plan was to maintain a consistent pace and keep moving.

Climbfest

Get Dirty - Photo by Jose Ramizares

Get Dirty – Photo by Jose Ramizares

At the start, I just kept a good brisk walking pace on the first kilometer, which were still on paved roads. While the energy level was there, I could feel that my legs were aching from the effort of the climb.  That’s one of the challenge for this trail since you’re immediately on the climb and won’t have enough time for the legs to warm up.  I braved the pain and just resumed the consistent pace.  I used my trekking pole on the climb though I’d be setting it aside on the descents.   The climbs were endless as one climb led to another.  I would checked the altitude using the Suunto Spartan Sports and would count down the remaining meters of climbing and kilometers of distance.  The second kilometer was probably the steepest stretch with about 150 meters of elevation.

One Side of the Mount Susong Dalaga Summit

One Side of the Mount Susong Dalaga Summit

I’ve hit the Aid Station at kilometer 2.5 and ate one hopia before proceeding with the climb.  From this point, it’s just about 100 meters of elevation left before hitting the summit.  I resumed my pace and just was consistent. No stopping except when I have to give way to descending runners.  At about 3 kilometers, you’d see the view of Mount Susong Daga and it was beautiful.  The next 500 meters was a short descent followed by a really steep climb, which had me on all fours just to reach the summit.

View of the mountains and the ridge from Mount Susong Dalaga.

View of the mountains and the ridge from Mount Susong Dalaga.

After crawling my way over a 200 meter steep stretch to the summit, I was amazed by the view.  The summit had the Sierra Mountain Range as part of its backdrop and you can see a lot of ridges.  It was really cold and windy in the summit so after a few snapshots, I went on with the race. Up next was running around ridges surrounding the mountain before going back to the main route.  When I hit km 4 mark, I packed my trekking poles and went on to speed up on the descent.  I reached the aid station after 1 kilometer of running and headed to the next part of the Race.

Making the most of the descents.

Making the most of the descents. – Photo from Diwata ng Bicolandia

Rolling Terrain

Met Master Del of Active Pinas who placed 3rd in the female category.

Met Master Del of Active Pinas who placed 3rd in the female category.

I didn’t stop anymore in the aid station as my Amihan vest was still loaded in hydration.  The next two kilometers were rolling terrains. There were some flat surfaces. There were some descents. There were some climbs.  I went fast on the flats and descent and brisked walk the climbs.  It felt nice to finally have gravity in my side this time.  There were also some scenic pockets on this stretch as we were going around the mountain.  There was another aid station before the long descents starts.

Renson also joined the race and he was fast. You can check the feature about him at PinoTrails.com

Descents

Met Mafie and Clang

Met Mafie and Clang

There was about 500 meters flat stretch before the the trails went downwards.  This was the time to attack the descent.  The attack was short though as it turned out the single track were congested and there was a long line of runners going at the same pace.  I joined the large group of runners all going at the same pace. The line became even longer as some runners were able to catch up with our group.  I’ll take the slower pace and try to speed up when the trails widen.  We went at this pace for the next two kilometers.

Met tone of Ayala Triads Speedster, Hanna.

Met tone of Ayala Triads Speedster, Hanna.

The trails started to widen at approaching the 10th kilometer. Everybody went to speed up on this stretch as everybody felt fresh after the congested part of the trail.  I went on to push this effort on the trails and hitting the paved grounds with 1 kilometer to go.  I always feel the drastic hardening of the surface when the trails shift to paved grounds.  So I walked it off a bit just to have my legs adjusted to the harder surface and then went on to push the pace until the finish line.  I did enjoy the challenge, the views and the fast trails. Great Job DBB and MGM Production.

Finish Line!!!

Finish Line!!!

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Incoming: Pinoyfitness SUB1 10K Challenge

Pinoy Fitness Sub1 10K Challenge is a test of speed by chasing the 1 hour clock for the 10K distance.  It’s back on March 26, 2017 at the SM Mall of Asia.  Ge ready to done in 60 Minutes and take part in the challenge.   Registration is Ongoing.

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Pinoy Fitness Sub1 10K Challenge

Earn this Medal on March 26, 2017

Earn this Medal on March 26, 2017

Sub 1 for a 10K distance can really be a challenge for a normal runner like me.  Not everybody can easily beat the 60-minute clock for the 10K distance but it’s something you can prepare for.  When I started running almost 7 years ago, a sub 1 10K was my first goal. Let me say, the preparation was intense.  3 times a week run with a mix of speed sets, core and run work outs, hills and long runs on weekends.  I tried to speed up my cadence. I tried to lengthen my stride.  I strengthened my core. I built my endurance for those tick-tock moments just to beat the 1 hour clock.  I did beat the time after months of trying by a slim margin of 6 seconds. Talk about making each second count.

Get the Finisher Shirt after the Race

Pinoy Fitness Sub 1 10K Challenge started 5 years ago to immortalize that badge of being able to finish 10K in less than an hour.  It’s a do-able goal for normal runners and it’s a beat-your-PR challenge for faster and more athletic runners.  Do you have what it takes to finish 10K in 60 seconds?  Yes, you do.  Register Now and start preparing for one of the more intense moments of your running career.  All the speedsters are headed to SM Mall of Asia on March 26, 2017 to get to take the Sub1 10K Challenge.

Here’s also another round of good news as there will be an exclusive Planet Sports Inc. SALE to all participants (bib holders) on February 15 to 19! 20% OFF on New Balance, K-Swiss, Arena, Adidas, Nike and Asics products!

Race Details

 

Date and Venue:

  • Date: March 26, 2017
  • Venue: SM Mall of Asia

Fees and Inclusions:

  • Planet Sports SUB1 Wave 1 – P950
  • GNC SUB1 Wave 2 – P950
  • Walker Fun Wave – P850
    • Inclusive of Race Bib, RFID Tag, Race Shirt, Finisher Shirt, Drawstring Bag by Walker
    • Finisher Medal for Planet Sports and GNC SUB1 Wave Qualifiers

  • Optional Add-On for Online Registrants (P250)

Registration:

  • Online Registration: (Until February 28, 2017) via Goorahna
  • In-Store Registration: (February 10 to March 19)
    • Planet Sports Glorietta 3
    • Planet Sports UP Town Center
    • GNC Store – SM Mall of Asia
    • GNC Store – Trinoma Mall Level 2
    • GNC Store – SM Megamall
    • GNC Store – Alabang Town Center
    • New Balance Store in Bonifacio High Street

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Incoming: Sinai 100 Ultramarathon

Sinai 100 Ultramarathon takes you at Camp Sinai with an overlooking view of the Sierra Madre mountain range.  The 100K distance is a mix of road and trails that will showcase the Rizal Trails.  There will also be a 50K Ultra distance as well as 16K, 8K, and 1K (for kids) happening on March 18-19, 2017.

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Sinai 100 Ultramarathon

50K / 100K races has taken over the long distance races preferred by runners.  In fact, a lot has progressed to the tougher and longer races from the start of the running boom.  Sinai 100 Ultramarathon gives you a mix of road and trails, a lot of scenic views and a lot of climbs and sweet descents.  It’s also a celebration for Coach Roel’s Birthday and this is the 2017 edition of his birthday run.

Mount Sinai

Sinai is the starting point of the Soleus Cross Country Challenge and from that vantage point alone you are now treated to a view of the sea of clouds and the Sierra Madre Mountain Range.  So whether you’re doing the 1K distance for kids, the 8K, 16K, 50K or the full course of 100K, you’ll be starting at a very scenic spot.  The route also covers the Casile, Parawagan, Wawa and the outer roads in the area.

New Casile Road

New Casile Road

Go the full 100K or 50K distance and challenge your endurance and climbing threshold or just enjoy the route via the shorter but equally scenic 16K, 8K and 1K distances.   The trails and the mountains are waiting for you so register now.

Race Details

Date and Time

  • Date: March 18-19, 2017
  • Venue: Camp Sinai, Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal

Fees and Inclusions

  • Early Bird Rate (January 25 – February 10, 2017)
    • 100k – Php 2,000
    • 50k – Php 1,500
    • 16k- Php 650
    • 8k – Php 550
    • 1k (Kids) – Php 400
  • Regular Rate (February 11- March 10, 2017)
    • 100k – Php 2,500
    • 50k – Php 1,700
    • 16k- Php 750
    • 8k – Php 650
    • 1k (Kids) – Php 400
  • 100km and 50km registration includes Finisher’s Trophy, Medal, Bib, RFID, Event shirt and Finisher’s Shirt.
  • 16km, 8km and 1km (for kids) registration includes bib, medal and event shirt

Registration

  • Online registration via goorahna.com
  • Bank deposit:
    • Landbank of the Philippines
      • Account Name: Liziel Ano
      • Account Number: 1476 1050 36
    • BPI Family Savings Bank
      • Account Name: Roel Ano
      • Account Number: 5996 4763 77
    • Once payment has been made, email the scanned copy of your deposit slip with your name, age, contact number and shirt size to bbgrunevents@gmail.com.
  • In Store:
    • L Timestudio
      • SM Mall of Asia
      • SM Megamall
      • Market! Market!
      • SM Southmall
      • SM Marikina
      • Robinsons Place Manila
  • Race Kit Claiming
    • March 11-12, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday), from 11:00 a.m. – 08:00p.m. at Events Place, 3rd Floor, 500 Shaw Zentrum, Mandaluyong City.

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Incoming: Metro Run II 2017

The Rotary Club of Metro San Fernando has so many advocacy supporting the Community. Joining Metro Run II 2017 will directly help these causes. Get to run around Clark Grounds with 2.5K, 5K, 10K and 21K distances to choose from on April 30, 2017. #metrorun2017

Metro Run II 2017

Last year, the Rotary Club of Metro San Fernando held Metro Run.  The proceeds of the event went to some needy communities as well as some humanitarian programs. This year, they are back for another fundraising running event, METRO RUN 2 on April 30, 2017, Sunday at the Clark Parade Grounds, Angeles City, Pampanga.

Proceeds of the event will go to the various projects of the club some of which are feeding and humanitarian programs, construction of water and sanitation systems for the less privileged communities.

Each of your strides goes to a really noble cause.  So it’s time to get those legs warm as well as getting the warmth in your heart from being a part of the helping hand to these communities. Register Now!!!

Race Details

Date and Venue:

  • Date: April 30, 2017
  • Venue: CDC Parade Grounds, Clark

Fees and Inclusions:

  • 2.5k – (Php 400) race bib, event shirt, raffle stub, sponsor giveaways
  • 5k – (Php 500) race bib, event shirt, raffle stub, sponsor giveaways
  • 10k – (Php 600) race bib, event shirt, timing chip, raffle stub, sponsor giveaways
  • 21k – (Php 850) race bib, event shirt, timing chip, 2″ finisher medal, raffle stub, sponsor giveaways
    • Awards will be given to the TOP 3 Male/Female in each distance.
    • includes FREE ZUMBA and AWESOME RAFFLE PRIZES

Registration

  • Registration dates: February 8- April 8, 2017 (Limited Slots Only)
  • Online: Instructions on bank deposit/online registration to be announced soon.
  • On Site:
    • New Balance, Marquee Mall
    • Inbox, SM Clark
    • Irongrill, San Fernando
    • New York Supreme, Nepo Quad
    • CrossFit Cabalen, San Fernando
    • DG Phone, SM Pampanga
    • Teaspoon Cafe, Cut Cut Angeles City
    • Francis D’s Burger, San Fernando
    • Hungry Neighbors, Sto Rosario Angeles City
    • RR Pawnshop, Guagua
    • Timeline, SM Tarlac
    • Timeline, SM Cabanatuan
    • Timeline, SM Olongapo
    • Cycles & Brew by Hubble, Parade Grounds, Clark
    • Royal House Pawnshop, Baguio City
  • Race Kit claiming schedule:
    • April 28 & 29 10am – 8pm at Cycles & Brew by Hubble, Parade Grounds, Clark
    • April 30 3:30am – 4am only at CDC Parade Grounds

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Soleus Running Dance Festival

21K Done!

21K Done!

Soleus takes a bold new step with Soleus Running Dance Festival last February 4, 2017.  With the addition of world-renowned Zumba Fitness Presenter William Flores, Soleus is set to launch a series of fitness device that will count steps, lift counts and heart rate to make the most of your workout.

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Soleus Running Dance Festival

With Sabor Latino Himself William Flores

With Sabor Latino Himself William Flores

Me and dancing don’t get along well. I am too stiff and uncoordinated but there’s something about dancing that’s liberating and fun.  With William Flores in town, let’s just let’s forget that I have two left foot when it comes to dancing and just enjoy the activity.  It’s not everyday that you get to dance with a world-renowned Zumba Instructor.  Surprisingly, I did enjoy the zumba workout and it can be as challenging as a long run. 90 minutes with the energy level of William Flores is really intense, sweat-filled and really fun. It’s 100% total workout.

Soleus has been known for its presence in the running community with their really affordable GPS running watches that can really get you started in monitoring your progress. Soleus is expanding their line of watches to include cycling and fitness channels. SOLEUS, the brand that brought you “everything you need and nothing you don’t” to Running watches will now bring you everything you need for your gym fitness exercise as well.  Soleus is tapping William Flores for their series of fitness device that will count steps and lift counts, along with monitoring your heart rate to allow you to make the maximum use of your overall training and this will be launched over the course of 2017.  So it’s time to measure it all from running, dancing and to everything you do at the gym.

Soelus creates a world where people activate their passion and build community through their sports by making stylish, easy to sue timing and fitness devices so people can enjoy each moment of their work outs.  It was a loaded weekend for William Flores as there were sessions over the weekend and of course the Soleus Running Dance Festival.

The Soleus Sprint is such a cute workout accessory.

The Soleus Sprint is such a cute workout accessory.

Race Map

Map via Strave

The race starts at Seaside Boulevard and heads to Roxas Boulevard at Kilometer 5. The race then heads to the length of Roxas Boulevard from Edsa until Luneta and back for the next 10 kilometers of the race.  The race then heads back to Seaside Boulevard with an out and back at Sunrise Drive and Diokno Boulevard before hitting the finish line.

The Race

Before the Race - Photo by RJ of Running Photographers

Before the Race – Photo by RJ of Running Photographers

Being in race preparation mode, I’m just taking each race as more of training or testing some aspect of my run.  For this one, it was more of mileage and experimenting on different strides.  No time pressure for me for this one but just letting the legs get used to beating of running.

Sabor Latino

Sabor Latino

At gun start, I started strong just to let the legs warm up a bit for the first kilometer.  I then proceeded with my run-walk set for the next two kilometers of the race.  I was trying to shake off my rustiness from missing so many runs during the week.  The 4th kilometer had me feeling some stiffness on the shins and calves so I had to slow down a bit. I limited my walking breaks to just 20-30 seconds just so I won’t get lazy on the race. That’s the game plan for the next two kilometers.

It was nice seeing Inja and Cindy after the race

It was nice seeing Inja and Cindy after the race

Upon reaching Roxas Boulevard, the legs was feeling much better. I increased the duration of my runs longer and kept the walking breaks shorter. It was not fast but I was moving.  I held that pace for the next 5-6 kilometers from the Buendia Flyover to Edsa and back to Buendia Flyover.

Photo by Bicolano Runner

Photo by Bicolano Runner

I was now on my way to Luneta and I tried experimenting on different strides.  The plan was to endure the out and back and try to power walk the last 5-6 kilometers.  With the distance, I felt that the tightness was creeping in from my shins to my itbs. I kept the run-walk sets albeit the walk stretch was a bit longer to allow my legs to relax a bit.  I kept that pace until the 16th kilometer.  I still felt I can push it a little so I continued the run-walk set until I entered the Seaside Boulevard and Sunrise Drive midway the 19th kilometer.

Struggling but not quitting - Photo by Bicolano Runner.

Struggling but not quitting – Photo by Bicolano Runner.

The legs felt heavy already at Sunrise Drive. Even if I tried running, it was at a really slow pace. I shifted to power walk for the last 2.5 kilometers but kept the cadence high on the walk.  I kept that pace heading to the finish line.  That was a good training run.  My legs and game plan was able to adopt to different situations.  I’m done with my 21K and I still had enough energy for the post-race festivities.

Of course, you can see people enjoying the zumba with William Flores and hats of really to Soleus team for pulling one of a kind event. Hope to see more of William Flores and Soleus new line of fitness watches.

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Incoming: Yakult 10 Miler 2017

Join one of the longest running foot races in the Country. Yakult 10 Miler is back on March 5, 2017 with 3K, 5K, 16K and 21K distances to be held at CCP Complex.

Yakult 10 Miler

The Yakult 10-Miler is considered among the longest running event in the country.  It’s been a running event for decades that has witnessed the rise of running as a sport and eventually as a lifestyle choice.  Yakult 10-Miler helped in cultivating the interest in running with participants coming from all ages.   The event has been a venue for growth for competitive runners as they progressed in their careers. With running now a  staple in the lifestyle of thousands, Yakult 10-Miler has continued to motivate runners to be fit and healthy through their annual event.

Yakult 10 Miler offers distance that can cater to the newest members of the running community with a short and sweet 3 kilometers and 5 kilometers distance and it also has a mid-distance event in the 10 miles event and the half marathon event.  Whatever distance you choose, it’s gonna help you love running as a sports and lifestyle.  The venue is at the CCP Complex, which has been a fitness hub for decades now with the fresher feel of the Manila Bay.  Save the date (March 5, 2017) and register!

Race Details

Date and Venue

  • Date: March 5, 2017
  • Venue: CCP Complex
  • Gun Start
    • 3K – 5:40 am
    • 5K – 5:30 am
    • 16K (10 Miler) – 4:30 am
    • 21K – 4:00 am

Fees and Inclusions

  • 3K – P400
  • 5K – P500
  • 16K – P650
  • 21K -P850
    • Inclusive of Singlet, Race Bib W/ Timing Tag, Finisher’s Medal

Registration

  • Online: via Proactive.PH
  • Prepaid Card:
    • MIZUNO Mall of Asia
    • Runnr BHS
    • Runnr ATC
    • Runnr Trinoma
    • Toby’s Glorietta
    • Toby’s Megamall
  • Kit Claiming: March 2, 3, 4, 2017, (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) – Venue: TBA

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