Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Michelle Estuar's FUNd Racing @ ULTRA - Race Day Pics

This morning, November 30, 2011, some 1,000 runners gathered for the Michelle Estuar's FUNd Racing held at ULTRA, Pasig. It was a new route for me running at Ortigas Center and the 2 loops of Meralco Flyover. And the challenge ended with another elevation at the St. Paul Road and another last hike inside the ULTRA compound few meters before the finish line at the oval.

But despite of the route elevations, I managed to set a new PR for 10K, unofficially my finish time is 58 minutes which is my first sub 60 finish! Thanks to my pacermate from ARC (I forgot to get his name - next time at ARC will surely get his name :-)

It was also great to meet a lot of new Pinoy Fitness.com peeps like Goldy, Pissed off Chick, BratinELLA, Kukai, Joy_c, Elvin, JC, Allan and of course for the second time I got to meet and have longer time to chat with Roxanne and the always present Ms_Mars.

Goldy and Roxanne

With the other PF peeps
The OK OK Runners, Yey!
For more race day pics, please visit my FB page or click HERE.

See you on the road guys! And Happy Birthday to Michelle Estuar!

Monday, November 28, 2011

QCIM3 on December 04, 2011 - My Race Kit

Yesterday, my wife and I dropped by at Mizuno Bonifacio High Street to register for the Quezon City International Marathon year 3, which will be happening on Sunday, December 04, 2011. 

As a PinoyFitness.com community member, I was entitled with Php175.00 discount. Thanks to Mr. PF! I registered for the full marathon event, it will be my first 42K run after several half marathons this year.

Last QCIM2, I ran my first 10K and this year I will be running my first 42K.I do hope for a safe and great run as we will be going to La Mesa Eco Park. Will also be my first time to that place :-)

My race t-shirt and bib number

See you on the road guys!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Michelle Estuar's FUNd Racing @ ULTRA - My Race Bib

Last Thursday, November 24, 2011, I registered for the Michelle Estuar's FUNd Racing at the ARC store before the usual Thursday Fun Run.

The race will be on November 30th, it is a regular holiday in the Philippines so I will be free to join this event. I signed up for 10K run, actually this is just my third official 10K run as I have done more 21K's than shorter distance events.

My first 10K was at the QCIM2 last December 2010 and my second 10K was at the Nike We Run Manila last October 2011. After my first 10K last year, I jumped into 21K (half marathon) last February 2011 at the Condura Skyway Marathon and have done seven official 21K's excluding LSD's and my 32K last November 13 at the Run United 3.

Officially, this 10K run will be my last run prior to my first full marathon on December 4 at the Quezon City International Marathon.

My race bib
See you on the road guys!

Friday, November 25, 2011

My 29th Birthday Run at ARC TFR on November 24, 2011

Yesterday was my 29th Birthday and I celebrated my special day by running at the ARC Thursday Fun Run. It was my third visit at the ARC TFR.

Running shot near Senate Building

At ARC after the run

With Paul, Choy and Albert
Thanks to everyone who have extended their greetings and best wishes!

See you on the road guys!

ARC Thursday Fun Run last November 10, 2011

It was my second visit to ARC (A Runner's Circle) store last November 10, 2011 during the weekly Thursday Fun Run (TFR). It is a 5.2KM run from the store at Quirino Ave corner Roxas Boulevard going to CCP, Senate Building and back.

With Sir Val
With Rexie
With Sir Ram and Sir Val
Thanks to Sir Val for pacing with me during this run :-) Nice seeing everyone especially to Rexie, Sir Ram, the OK OK runners and many more :-)

See you on the road guys and girls!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pinoy + Fitness = Puso + Pawis T-Shirt

In support of the Pinoy Fitness community, I would like to share their newest project. The Puso+Pawis T-Shirt! Grab one now guys!


Pinoys are known to be fun-loving, hospitable, magaling makisama, makatao… Pinoy = Puso! Fitness on the other hand entails the hard work we all put to maintain our health, Fitness = Pawis! That’s what Pinoy Fitness is all about, Puso + Pawis combined!

With this check out the latest collaboration project with Pinoy Fitness and The Perfect White Shirt! Wear this shirt as a symbol of being a Pinoy = Puso working towards Fitness = Pawis.


Hoping for everyone’s support! Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below! and hope you can forward this to your friends!

Price: P400.00

Coming this November 2011 at all The Perfect White Shirt Stores and Selected Events!

- The Perfect White Shirt – Trinoma
- The Perfect White Shirt – Glorietta
- The Perfect White Shirt – Market! Market!
- The Perfect White Shirt – Alabang
- The Perfect White Shirt – Robinson’s Place Manila!

Puso+Pawis Shirt – Size Chart:


For Order or Inquiries:

The Perfect White Shirt Office at: 02-7389443 (9am-6pm daily)
Mobile: 0917-8858797 or 0917-8868797

Email: sales@perfectwhiteshirt.com

Read more: www.pinoyfitness.com

Monday, November 21, 2011

Michelle Estuar's FUNd Racing @ ULTRA on November 30, 2011

I just realized that I will be FREE on this date, so I will try to register on my birthday, November 24 at ARC during the Thursday Fun Run ;-)


Join Michelle Estuar’s as she host a FUNd Racing event for the kids of Tuloy Foundation, this event is scheduled on November 30, 2011 at the Ultra Oval. Check out the details.

Michelle Estuar’s FUNd Racing @ Ultra
November 30, 2011 @ 5AM
Ultra Oval, Ortigas

Registration Fee:
This event is FREE but everyone is encouraged to donate at least P100.

Runners will be able to help the Kids from TULOY FOUNDATION -> http://www.tuloyfoundation.org

Registration Venue:

On-line Registration:
-> Simply visit their FB Event Wall -> Click Here
-> Only first 100 5k and 10K on-line registrations are allow, so hurry!

On-Site Registration:
- A Runner’s Circle (Roxas Blvd., cor Quirino Ave., Manila) from Nov 10 till Nov 27, 2011

For More Information:

Reylynne F. Dela Paz at 0922-8266775.

Source: Event FB Page

Credits also goes to Takbo.ph

Read more: www.pinoyfitness.com

Re-post: Making Things Happen as a PF Community-JeepneED

As a proud PF community member, I would like to share/re-post this article from the PinoyFitness.com.


Last August 2011 when Pinoy Fitness launched the first version of the Technical Shirt aimed to support education, we decided to support JeepneED! Now after 3 months I am very proud to show you guys the Jeep that we all together funded!


The Jeep was for Sarangani and the symbolic key was just recently been turned over (Nov. 14, 2011) to Governor Migs Dominquez by Shaina Tantuico (left) and Erika Pineda (2nd left) at the flag racing ceremory at the Capitol. You can check out the full story at the Official Website of the Province of Sarangani.


Now look at how nicely the Pinoy Fitness logo was placed at the side of the Jeep! But more importantly it’s going to be a symbol how each and everyone who supported the tech shirt helped and will continually help to uplift the education of the students in Sarangani.


This Magic School Bus is equipped with 10 netbooks, 3G hub for internet connectivity, printer and scanner, projector and other basic science materials for a community of five public schools in the province!

This might not be as big as Cleaning the Pasig River or Saving the Dolphins, but it’s a start right!? As a small community we can make a small difference, imagine what we can do as we grow bigger. Hoping for everyone’s continuous support!

Read more: www.pinoyfitness.com

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Run for the Pasig River - Race Day Pics

Today, November 20, 2011 or 11.20.2011, the Philippines again attempted to break the Guinness World Record of Most Participated Eco-Foot Race at the Run for the Pasig River.

We joined the 5K run, the same as last year's category. The starting point this time was at the Roxas Boulevard corner Pedro Gil Street. Just at the estimate of the 3K crowd as well as the 5K, I believe that this morning's event surpassed the previous world record set last year.

Though the organizers tried to offer a wider route for all participants, the stop-run-walk and zig zag style was still needed for runners like us to get through the crowd of people mostly students who prefer to walk.

All in all, it was a fun activity and knowing that it would go to a noble cause, the feeling was great!

Sharing some of our photos during and after the run, for more pics please click HERE.

At the starting line

Photo ops while waiting for gunstart
Just after crossing the 5K Finish line
At the event stage as  background
See you on the road guys!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Run for the Pasig River - My Race Packet

At the almost last day of registration, we decided to join again at the Run for the Pasig River. Last year, 10.10.10, we joined the 116,000 runners and walkers alike in achieving a Guinness World Record.

And this year, the organizers are again attempting to beat that record at the aim of 150,000 runners. I hope that this time, the roads are wider enough to accommodate everyone.

My Race Bib & Souvenir Necklace
Same as last year, no race singlet for me this time. I will be wearing my Pinoy Fitness.com tech shirt in this race.

See you on the road guys!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Run United Leg 3 - Race Day Pics

This morning, November 13, 2011, the Run United leg 3 of the Runrio 2011 Trilogy was held at the Mall of Asia. The leg 3 boasted several categories from 500m dash for kids, 3K, 5K, 10K, 15K, 21K and the Afroman distance 32K.

It was my first 32K run and with God's help I made it with little problem especially little blisters in my toes. This is also with the advantage of my new and wider running shoes which I bought last October as my advance birthday gift :-)

Unofficially my finish time is 3:40Hours, 10 minutes short of my target finish time. But not too bad for a first timer in the 32K category.

Sharing you now some of the RU3 race day pics, more pics can be viewed in my FB account or click HERE.

With Rexie before gunstart
Just after crossing the finish line
Wearing the 32K Finisher Shirt and Medal
With Ms_Mars infront of the stage area
With Rexie, Sir Val and Mary Grace
With Coach Rio at last!
See  you on the road guys!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Run United Leg 3 Runrio Trilogy 2011-My Race Kit

Last October 24, we registered through online registration (credit card) for the Run United leg 3 of the Runrio Trilogy 2011. This will be our 3rd participation of the 2011 trilogy, meaning we will complete all the three legs.

But we just received our race kits today after several follow up to Runrio Inc. It's good the delivery made it before the race day.

My 32K Bib Number w/ B-tag timing chip at the back

My RU3 Singlet, Bib and Time Card
Well, I am not really happy with the delayed delivery of race kits despite the added delivery and service fee for online registration and also I observed that the quality of the singlet is not that good compared to previous Runrio events.

I just hope that it will be better on raceday and those promises will be fulfilled such as the limited edition t-shirt for those who have completed the 2011 trilogy.

RU3 32K Finisher Shirt
See you on the road guys!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

35th Milo Marathon National Finals on December 11, 2011


35th Milo Marathon 2011 National Finals
December 11, 2011
SM Mall of Asia

Registration Fees:
3K – PHP 100
5K – PHP 100
10K – PHP 500
21K – PHP 500
42K – PHP 500 (For Milo Marathon Elimination Race Qualifiers Only)

*an empty pack of a 20g Milo Sachet is required to be submitted together with your registration.

Notice from RunRio:

Dear 42KM Qualifiers to the 35th Milo Marathon Finals:
For your guidance please let it be known that as a 42km race category qualifier, you need not register for the 35th Milo Marathon Finals race. RunRio will get in touch with you in connection to your invitation to the 35th Milo Marathon Finals Carbo-Loading Party which will be held on December 8, 2011 at the SM Mall of Asia (exact venue to be finalized), from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Your registration kits, including the official race singlet and shorts will be distributed at the said event.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all at the 35th Milo Marathon Finals on December 11.

Sincerely Yours,

Registration Venues:
Online Registration (Oct 28 – Nov 4, 2011) -> Visit http://www.runrio.com

In-Store Registration: Oct. 28 – December 4, 2011 (12:00 nn – 8:00 pm)

• Level 1 Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Edsa cor. Shaw Blv., Ortigas Center.
• Bldg. B3, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
• G/F Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

Planet Sports
• 2/F Trinoma Mall, North Ave., cor. Pagasa, Quezon City
• 2F Glorietta 3, Makati City

The Athelete’s Foot
• 3/F Robinson’s Galleria, EDSA Cor. Ortigas Ave., Quezon City
• 2/F Twin Cinema Arcade, Alabang Town Center, Alabang

Nov. 14-19 – MAO, Canteen Lobby
Nov. 21-23 – Cabuyao, Lipa
Nov. 24-25 – Pulilan, Meycauyan

For More Information:
Visit the Source -> http://runrio.com/

Source: www.pinoyfitness.com

Friday, November 4, 2011

My First Visit at ARC TFR on November 03, 2011

Yesterday, I tried to catch up the Thursday Fun Run at ARC (A Runner's Circle) for the first time but unluckily I arrived almost 6:30PM, the 5.2 KM fun run usually starts at 6PM.

But I still stayed for a few minutes and enjoyed watching the raffle draw and the usual photo ops. I also rested myself having to run in the rain from Rizal Park, it's roughly 3KM more or less to the ARC store at the corner of Quirino Avenue and Roxas Boulevard.

Enjoying the raffle

With Abetski
The rain did not stop until the short program was finished and I just enjoyed myself walking in the rain up to Taft Avenue.

I hope that next Thursday I will be much earlier to catch up the run and the fun!!!

See you on the road guys!

PS: Photo credits to OK OK Otek.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

3rd QCIM on December 4, 2011


Mark your calendars for the 3rd Quezon City International Marathon (QCIM3) scheduled on December 4, 2011. Check out full event information here!

3rd Quezon City International Marathon (QCIM3)
December 4, 2011
Quezon City

Registration Fees:
5K – PHP 500
10K – PHP 600
21K – PHP 750
42K – PHP 850
USD30- Foreign Runners

Mizuno Discount:
All Registered Runners are entitled to a Mizuno PHP500 discount coupon, valid until race day December 4, 2011

Gun Start:
5K – 5:30AM
10K – 5:15AM
21K – 4:00AM
42K – 3:30AM

Download Registration Form Here:
SMDC QCIM3 2011 Registration Form (114)

QCIM3 – Shirt Design:

Registration Venues:
SMDC Showrooms:

FIELD Residences
2/F North Wing,
SM Mall of Asia

BLUE Residences
5/F Building B
SM Megamall

•GRASS Residences
Interior Zone,

MIZUNO Outlets:
SM Megamall
SM Mall of Asia
Bonifacio High Street

Teachers’ Village, Quezon City

304 Bahay ng Alumni
Magsaysay St., U.P. Diliman

* Registration period starts on October 17, 2011

For More Information:
Visit -> www.runnex.org

Article source from : www.pinoyfitness.com

My First Ultra Half Marathon LSD on October 30, 2011

I was planning to have my solo ultra half marathon LSD this weekend when I learned through Facebook the organized 32K LSD of OK OK Runners. With that, I woke up very early this morning to catch up the onsite registration at Kilometer Zero.

And I was one of the early birds, the other participants who have registered online arrived past 4 AM. The orientation and warm-up took place after 4:30 AM,  and the two groups of runners with pacing 7-8mins/km and 9-10mins/km took off the road before 5AM.

Let the pictures took you to my first ultra half marathon LSD...

Warm-up after the orientation
On the road, lead pack
Just after the Coastal Mall U-turn
The first batch of 21K finishers
At our exit point in Intramuros
Post event group pic
Awarding of Finishers Medal, wow!
My big big thanks again to OK OK Runners and to ChiCem Runners! Great time running with you all especially to my pacermates Icar, Abetski, and Sir Ram!

Would love to share more pics, but storage is limited here. To view more pics, please click HERE.

See you on the road again guys!

PS. Photo credits to everyone who took all the posted pictures above ( I cannot name you all). This is my first ever run without taking my digicam. :-)