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Men's Health Urbanathlon October 21, 2010

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Do you think you’re tough enough? Why not join this race to test your limits. 🙂

Tired of running your usual races? Take your running to the next level with Men’s Health magazine’s Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2010. With tougher obstacles, an intensified course and more racers, this year’s race is expected to be the most demanding Urbanathlon to date.

The Men’s Health Urbanathlon is a city-based, multi-disciplinary race that integrates various urban structures as part of the course and will be held on November 7, 2010, Sunday, 5:00 A.M. at Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City.

Registration for the Men’s Health Urbanathlon begins September 28 and ends October 26, 2010. The registration fee for the race is P500.00 and includes a race shirt, drink stubs from Gatorade, food stubs courtesy of Century Tuna and an issue of Men’s Health magazine.

The Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2010 requires more than just perfect running form and endurance so make sure you are properly trained and fit for the event. This year, 360° Fitness Club, the official gym partner of the Men’s Health Urbanathlon, offers race registrants a discounted membership training program designed by 360° Fitness Program Director Chappy Callanta. Visit the 360° Fitness Club at Strata 100 bldg., Ortigas Ave, Pasig City to experience the 360° workout and get race-ready in no time!

For more information about the race, visit or add us on Facebook, The Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2010 is brought to you by official sports drink Gatorade, official food sponsor Century Tuna, major sponsors V+ Jeans, MSense, Sun Cellular, minor sponsor Lipout, official heart rate monitor Suunto, official gym partner 360° Fitness Club and registration partner R.O.X. Special thanks to radio partners Magic 89.9, Jam 88.3 and RX93.1.


Quezon City International Marathon II October 19, 2010

A race that is close to my heart



The most anticipated running event is happening in Quezon City on December 5 this year.  Now on its second year, the Quezon City International Marathon is organized by the Executive Runners Club of the Philippines (RUNNEX) and is supported by the city’s local government headed by Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte.

Touted to be the biggest and most exciting international marathon this year, recreational, professional and beginner runners will outrace each other as they pound the road to the 5 km, 10 km, 21 km and 42 km finish line.  As with last year, thousands of runners are expected to register from October 4 to November 7 for the different race categories. Registration sites will be at R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street, Chris Sports outlets, Secondwind in Ortigas, the Quezon City Hall and the RUNNEX office at Rm. 304  Bahay ng Alumni in UP Diliman.

Registration fees are P650 for the 42 km, P500 for the 21 km and P350 for the 5 km and 10 km distance.  Race kits will be released on November 27 and 28 at the Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines, Diliman.  A finisher’s medal will be awarded to participants who will cross the 42km and 21km finish line.

Considered an important landmark in the city, the iconic Quezon Memorial Circle will serve as the start and finish lines for the race.   Depending on the category, the race route will traverse the famous landmarks that make Quezon City a place with many attractions.   Known as the widest road in the area, runners will run along Commonwealth Avenue and pass through a portion of La Mesa Dam Eco Park, a venue providing for healthful outdoor recreation and a true forest experience. It is a living classroom and laboratory for environmental education and aims to be a center for biodiversity conservation. The road back will bring the runners inside the University of the Philippines, a favorite running spot because of the tree-lined roads that offer shade to hot and weary runners. Here, the Oblation may be viewed, another of the city’s famous icons.

Inspired by the huge turnout of last year’s Quezon City International Marathon, RUNNEX teamed up with Neville Manaois to ensure a safe and unique running experience for all participants. Doing away with the usual come-on gimmicks of other races, QCIM will instead focus on the safety and needs of the runners by making sure water stations abound and marshals are deployed to ensure that the action on the road is constantly monitored.  With the meticulous and careful planning put into this event, local and foreign runners may look forward to a safe and fun filled run from their first step to the finish.

For more details, please contact the Runnex secretariat at (02)435-5291, or visit the site or QCIM2’s official Facebook Page


Quit Smoking by Running October 7, 2010

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Do you have loved-ones who cannot quit smoking, and maybe you want them to have a healthy lifestyle? Why not join this race? A race designed to help friends and family who wanted their loved-ones to quit smoking by running.

“Quitting smoking is one of the most difficult but rewarding thing a person can do.  Many smokers tried a number of times before they give it up for good.  Are you ready to quit and end all nicotine use?

Now, this is the perfect time for all the smokers to do what is best for them. Take the first step at the “KICK THE HABIT FUN RUN” and start living a new life!

RunnerSpeak TV, the country’s first TV show about running and active lifestyle together with QC Lodge 122, an organization of Free and Accepted Masons under the jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Philippines and organized by Blue Magnet Marketing Solutions, Inc. urge you to take the first step at the “Kick the Habit Fun Run”, the first ever race in the Philippines particularly designed for smokers and their runner friends and family.

The KICK THE HABIT FUN RUN highlights the Buddy Run where a smoker and a runner are to be paired and simultaneously run with arms tied together in the 3k and 5k categories.

The objective is that the runner will continuously give the smoker the needed push for him to keep running during the whole duration of the course—both  never letting go until the tandem crosses the finish line.

Organizers believe that: “Every smoker who wants to quit needs the support of friends and family for him to be able to reach the goal towards a smoke-free life.
The 3k and 5k Family run route will also have a group category composed of at least four members each. While the 3k and 5k routes will have an individual category, open for both male and female participants.

The first race of this five-part series will take place on November 14, 2010 at the Newport City, Pasay. Get involved and be part of the first- ever advocacy run to quit smoking and look forward to a healthier and smoke-free lifestyle. Say goodbye to nicotine addiction…….say goodbye to smoking and take the first step…KICK THE HABIT!



Regular Run 3k/5k-                 Php 300

Buddy Run 3k/5k-                   Php 600

(2 persons)

Family Run 3k/5k-                   Php 1,000

(4 members)

How to register:


Option 1 –You can download the registration form at

Option 2- Registration forms are also available at the following stores:

1. The North Face Store

SM Annex North EDSA, SM Megamall

Shangri-La Mall, Glorietta 4, SM Mall of Asia

2. Time Depot

SM Mall of Asia, Rockwell, Shangri-La,

The Block SM North EDSA

3. Mizuno

SM Megamall, Bonifacio High Street,

BMG Centre Magallanes, SM Mall of Asia,

Eastwood Mall, Trinoma, Festival Mall

4. Chris Sports

SM Mall of Asia, Glorietta 3 , SM Megamall,

SM North EDSA, Festival Mall Alabang,

SM Manila, Market Market Global City, SM Sucat

5. R.O.X.

The Fort

Registration starts from 3 pm to 7 pm

– October 14-16, 21-23, 28-30

– November 3 to 7

6. Fitness First

Registration starts from 6pm to 9pm

Sept. 27  SM Megamall                     Oct. 1  Platinum RCBC

Sept. 28  Greenhills                           Oct. 4  Platinum Trinoma

Sept. 29  Ortigas                               Oct. 5  ABS-CBN

Sept. 30  Makati                               Oct. 6  Eastwood City

Oct. 7  SM Mall of Asia

Oct. 8   Fort Bonifacio

B.   Terms of Payment

Step 1- Deposit your payment to either of the following bank accounts.

Security Bank


Current Account #: 0513-039126-001

Bank of Commerce


Current Account #: 018-20-002724-4

Step 2- Fax your deposit slip together with your registration form to Telefax # 477-23-94 and confirm if these have been received.

For more questions and other inquiries, you may contact


Tel # 477-23-94 or 576-17-81


CIHM: Corregidor International Half Marathon September 30, 2010

This race as what the race organizer Mr. Edward Kho had said is not a race for everyone, this race would serve as a validation of your pikermi and marathon races that you’ve joined and finished. This race is a tough race that one should take seriously, proper training must be done in order to finish the race.

“Corregidor International Half Marathon is aimed to become one of the premiere and much-awaited races in the country. It will be held annually in the historic and scenic Corregidor Island on the 2nd or 3rd week of December, making it thus the final major race of the year. This year it is set to fire-off on DECEMBER 19.

One of the distinctive features of the race is that there will be no finish cut-off for the race. However, a 1 hour and 45 minutes curfew from gunstart will be imposed andthe 10Km half-way turn-around point for participants to be allowed to continue the race. All runners who have not crossed the half-way mark within the curfew shall be cleared out from the course by tranvias and will be awarded the 10KM achievement medal. All runners who have successfully crossed the halfway mark and manage to finish the 21Km distance will be awarded with the Corregidor International Half Marathon medallion.

All participants will receive a Corregidor International Half Marathon backpack containing the race bib with RFID timing chip, race route map, and Corregidor International Half Marathon Runner’s shirt. During the race, only the race backpack will be accepted for deposit. All participants should wear the race bib upon check-in and during the race.

Registration will be on all weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) of October and November at Runnr, BHS, The Fort every Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 9pm at Second Wind, Maginhawa and Ortigas Home Depot branches every Saturday from 1pm to 6pm. Online registration will also be available for participants residing abroad and outside Metro Manila, site will be up on Oct 9.

Registration fee will be P2,500.00 – until October (regular registration) and P3,000.00 – until November for late registration, so try to be early to avail of the discount. 🙂

The following are the requirements when registering:

1. Properly filled out registration form
– may be downloaded by Friday / available at the registration site

2. Any valid ID (driver’s licence, SSS ID, voter’s ID, postal ID, passport, etc.) indicating date of birth

3. Any of the following:
– Proof of participation in a 10k race (during the last 2 months prior to registration)
– Proof of participation in a 21k race (during the last 3 months prior to registration)
– Proof of participation in a full marathon (during the last 6 months prior to registration)
– A doctor’s certification of fitness to participate in an athletic event
* For proof of race participation, a printout of the particular race result is preferable. In lieu of that, race bib will be    accepted but will be subject to verification through the race results available on-line.

4. Applicable registration fee.


Can you Run against TIME?

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All of us will age, some age beautifully like a wine, but some also take ageing not so seriously. It’s a fact that all of us will get old, and as we grow older our body ages too. When we look in the mirror, we no longer see the same soft skin that we used to have, wrinkles will appear, and the strength that we once have will slowly deteriorate. But do we have to just sit back and watch as we aged?
Life is a learning experience, and once again I have learned something last Sunday from the Immuvit’s Run Against Time race held at Greenhills. It was spearheaded by Pascual Laboratories with one of the country’s well-known coach, Coach Jim Saret. It was a 3K and 5K race, and many of the member of Team Endure were present, and since it’s a free  race, lots of participants were also present.
After running the 5K race, free Subway sandwich and coffee (yummy!) was served. And coach Jim Saret talked about Somatopause.
  • It is a gradual and progressive decrease in growth hormone secretion that occurs normally with increasing age during adult life and is associated with an increase in adipose tissue and LDL levels and a decrease in lean body mass. (Webster Dictionary)
  • The weight-gain, metabolism slowdown phase that typically begins in the mid-30’s. The SOMATOPAUSE (sa-mot-a-pause) is the name medical researchers give to the metabolism slowdown that typically begins in the mid-30s. This condition has been called the middle-age spread, and the middle-age bulge. Whatever it’s called, the middle-age somatopause impacts 80 million baby-boomers in the U.S. and millions more world wide.  (Phil Campbell)

I did a little research and found the following facts:

Clinical Signs of the Somatopause
  • Weight gain
  • Energy Loss
  • Skin wrinkling
  • Decreasing muscle
  • Loss of bone density
  • Increasing body fats (especially around the waist)

What causes the Somatopause?

The somatopause is directly related to the decline of growth hormone produced by the body during aging. However, a specific form of exercise has been shown by researchers to increase growth hormone by 530%! The following chart illustrates the problem.

Technically, if we reach a certain age in our life, somatopause occurs, and what shall we do when this happen. We do exercise, eat healthy, take enough rest, and if we can avoid in our everyday stress why not. We can also do this by taking vitamins, that’s why Immuvit sponsored a run to increase awareness in people. And also by doing exercise, a metafit exercise is a good example, Coach Jim Saret gave us a taste of this exercise, by just doing the 4 minute routine he asked us to do, by body felt like I did a half marathon after, and my body was still sore for the following 2 days after. So that’s why I did again a little research about Meta Fit Exercise.

The program is called META-FIT and is designed by one of the country’s most-sought after coaches, Jim Saret.

“META-FIT is a workout program that takes less than 5 minutes to do. It has been scientifically proven to trigger the release of somatotropin, a growth hormone whose decline is directly related to the physical and physiological
changes brought upon by somatopause,” says Coach Jim, who also currently handles the country’s top three sports teams: the RP Smart Gilas Basketball Team, the RP Swimming Team, and the RP Boxing Team.

Z and Erick doing Meta Fit Exercise (photo courtesy of Ge)

So whether or not you are an Immuvit user, take care of your body, take enough rest and exercise daily. It’s not just for yourself but for your loved-one as well. And if you are free, why not join races, and wait for announcement from Immuvit for they said that the race would be on a monthly basis, to increase awareness about health and spread information on how to take care of the body. 🙂

Immuvit is one of our team’s sponsors


Blue Water Day Spa Run September 23, 2010

Raise your right hand if you love running!

Then raise your left hand if you love spa!

If you raised both your hands, then get ready for this, a running event by one of the premier Spa in the country, none other than Blue Water Spa being endorsed by celebrities like Sam Milby and Mika Lagdameo-Martinez. Blue Water Day Spa encourages us to be health-conscious, taking care of the body by means of sports and pampering it afterwards. The run will be held on October 17, 2010 at SM Mall of Asia grounds.

The race will include 3K which is advisable for the newbie runners to participate in, the 5K and the 10K distance run. To make the activity more festive there will also be other activities on sports, fitness and fashion. Loads of freebies await guests and participants. 


You may register at R.O.X. in Bonifacio High Streets, Mall of Asia and Greenbelt outlets of Timex, Columbia Stores at Greenbelt 5, and Res Toe Run in Gateway Mall. Registration fee for the 3K run is P500.00, 5K is P600.00 and P700.00 for the 10K run. So better ready your running shoes for this running event.


In lieu of the Blue Water Day Spa Run, a “Jazz Up Your Singlet” contest will be held during the event. The contest will enable runners to channel beauty into their own singlets by being able to design it themselves. They can unleash their creativity in a lot of artistic ways like drawing, painting, or putting sequins or buttons on it, provided that the Blue Water Day Spa logo remains untouched. Registered participants are all welcome to join the contest, one singlet is equivalent to one entry.


Contest winners will get special gift certificates from Blue Water Day Spa and they will have the chance to model their singlets in the fitness catwalk. Consolation prizes are also up for grabs to 100 finalists.


For more info visit this site and this site. Be part of the innovating wholeness launch and see hoe Blue Water Day Spa works in your everyday life. 


This is it! September 19, 2010

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Will you take the plunge? I will! I have been successfully registered for Jaymie Pizzaro’s TBR Dream Marathon for next year. When you plan for something and it didn’t materializes, would you be broken-hearted? Not on my experience, my supposed to be first full marathon was postponed, which is the Subic International Marathon, so I decided to do the QC International Marathon, but with time constrained training, I opted to just go for the half marathon.


A note from TBR:

  • As mentioned, your reservation does not mean you are officially registered.
  • When registration opens, you must REGISTER in person or through a representative and fulfill all our requirements before you are officially registered for TBR Dream Marathon 2011.  Should you fail to appear during the registration period, your slot will automatically be forfeited and will be given to those on wait list.  We will explain this in detail soon.
  • We will also email you information on registration.  However, we will not accept responsibility for email that is not received or transmitted. Please check this blog to make sure you do not miss the registration period.
  • Please wait for registration details. Do not follow up.


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