Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 PAU/Bald Runner's Schedule of Ultra Races

Hello year 2013! Another year to conquer more miles through our beloved sport of running!

As one of my year-ender, I challenged myself to my second ultra marathon by running at the 4th Tagaytay to Nasugbu 50K without training two months before race day. Got slower time this time but I was happy to pace my running friend Doc Gracielle Daya up to the finish line and achieving her first ultra!

For this new year 2013, the following will be the events of Bald Runner (Sir Jovie Narcise);

January 12, 2013—-BDM 102 Test Run: From BDM Km 00 to BDM Km 50
January 26-27, 2013—-3rd Bataan Death March 160 Ultra Marathon Race
February 10, 2013—-BDM 102 Test Run: From BDM Km 50 to BDM Km 102
March 2-3, 2013—-5th Bataan Death March 102 Ultra Marathon Race
March 23/24, 2013—-1st Siquijor 360 Ultra Marathon Race
April 6, 2013—-3rd Mt Mayon 360 50-Mile Ultra Marathon Race
April 13-14, 2013—-2nd Marcos-Kennon 50-Mile Ultra Run (Rosario, La Union)
May 1, 2013 (Labor Day)—-5th Tagaytay To Nasugbu 50K Ultra Run (T2N)
May 10/11, 2013 (Election Day)—-2nd Western Pangasinan 65K Ultra Marathon Race (Sual to Bolinao)
June 12, 2013 (Independence Day)—-1st Mt Tirad Pass 50K Ultra Run
July 13-14, 2013—-1st Negros Occidental 50-Mile Run (San Carlos City To Bacolod City)
August 3, 2013—-2nd Burgos To Pagudpud 50K Ultra Run (Ilocos Norte) or Fort Magsaysay 60K Ultra Run
August 24-25, 2013—–1st Bataan Six-Peak Ultra Challenge
September 14-15, 2013—-2nd PAU National Championship 110K/50K Ultra Race (Guimaras)
October 12-13, 2013—-1st Mt Pinatubo 100K/4th Mt Pinatubo 50K Trail Challenge
November 1-3, 2013—-2nd WEST COAST 200K Multi-Day Stage Run & 1st WEST COAST 200 Endurance Run (Single Stage)
November 17, 2013—-6th Tagaytay To Nasugbu 50K Ultra Run (T2N)
December 1, 2013—-1st Mt Pulag 50K Challenge
December 14-15, 2013—-3rd Taklang Damulag 100-Mile Endurance Run & 50-Mile Run

See you on the road ultra runners!


Info credits from baldrunner.com

Saturday, November 17, 2012

36th Milo Marathon National Finals on Dec. 2, 2012

Seems that my December will be loaded with activities, aside from running. I already registered for Nike We Run Manila which will be happening on December 2.

Our company will also be having our annual Feeding Program to the urban poor communities especially in the Mandaluyong City area.

I was not able to run in the last Milo eliminations in Manila due to our yearly out of town vacation and will make up this Milo National Finals!

Time to register, but oohh I still need to get that 1 pouch of 220grams MILO :-)

See you on the road guys! Below are more details of the run.
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I. REGISTRATION INFORMATION

1. On-line Registration: October 22, 2012
www.milo.com.ph
2. In-Store Registration:
Regular Registration: October 29, 2012

Registration Centers:
RIOVANA
• BGC, 9th Ave corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City  - Mon to Sun, 12PM to 9PM
• KATIPUNAN, 3rd Floor Regis Center, Katipunan, QC (infront of Ateneo de Manila University) – Mon to Sun, 10AM to 8PM
TOBY’s
•  SM Mall of Asia, G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd., Manila – Mon to Sun, 12PM to 8PM
•  SM The Block, North EDSA – Mon to Sun, 12PM to 8PM

3. Race Fees:

*42km National Finals qualifiers are entitled to the following:
- Free registration fee
- Free running singlets
- Free ticket to the carbo-loading party
*Race entry fee should be accompanied by one empty Milo 220g empty pack
*Students should present a valid ID in order to avail of the Php50 registration fee

4. 42km Qualifiers’ Registration Process:
  • Foreign runners will have 2 ways to qualify for the National Finals
    • Foreign runners with working visa
    • Overseas runners must provide proof of finish in any AIMS/IAAF accredited races dating back at least one (1) year before race day.
  • Overseas runners must submit and present their documents (working visa or proof of finish) via any of the following means:
    • send via email scanned copies of the documents online to feedback@runrio.com
    • submit documents personally to any RunRio staff at Riovana BGC
  • RunRio registration team will verify and validate the documents submitted
  • After 2 working days, registration team will contact them to confirm their participation on the National Finals
  • Overseas runners can claim their race kits during Carbo Loading Party on Dec 6 at Music Hall, SM MOA
5. Valid AIMS/IAAF Proof of Finish documents:
Overseas runners must submit a print-out of race results with website indicated at the back AND ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:
  • Picture of the runner with race number during event day
  • Race/Bib number of the race he/she joined
  • Race certificate
II. RACE INFORMATION

1. Race Start Times :
3km – 5:30AM
5km – 5:30AM
10km – 5:00AM
21km – 4:30AM
42km – 3:00AM

2. Cut-off Times:
Each race category has an official cut-off time

3. Time Limits:
Runners failing to reach these specific distances within the times specified must stop running and board the official vehicle. They are automatically disqualified and will be taken directly to the finish venue.

4. Runner’s Entitlement:



*Full RACE RESULTS will be posted at Official MILO website two (2) days after the race.

5. PRIZES:


III. RUNNER’S HANDBOOK
Click HERE to Download the 36th National MILO Marathon Runner’s Handbook

IV. RACE ROUTE:




Friday, November 16, 2012

Nike We Run Manila on December 2, 2012

After more than 2 month's of hibernation from running, I will be again hitting the road on December 2, 2012 during the Nike's We Run Manila which will be happening this time in MOA.

Below are the details of the run. See you on the road everyone!

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NIKE’S WE RUN RACE SERIES TO HIT THE STREETS OF MANILA
We Run MNL 10K inspires and connects runners globally with Nike+

PHILIPPINES, OCTOBER 2012 – Nike’s We Run race returns to Manila for a second year, to inspire, motivate and connect runners around the world on December 2, 2012. The Nike We Run race series this year will be across 34 cities with an expected participation of 395,500 runners globally. In Southeast Asia, runners in Malaysia and Singapore have conquered their cities on 14 October and 22 October respectively. The We Run torch will be passed to the Philippines from Guadalajara, before making its next stop in Buenos Aires.

Participants of this year’s We Run MNL 10K can also look forward to receiving a We Run race tee. Adapting the global We Run design, and customized for the Philippines, runners are identified globally with the black Nike Dri-Fit race tee with a distinct volt green piping on the collar and a striking graphic in volt green. Runners who complete the run will also receive a finisher’s tee to proudly wear their achievement.

Registration for Nike’s We Run race is now open through www.facebook.com/NikeRunningPH and also on-ground at selected retail stores. Registration details are as follows:

CATEGORY / PRICE Philippines
UNDER 25 Y.O. (24 years old and below as of race day) Php 800
25 Y.O. & ABOVE (25 years old and above as of race day) Php 1,200
BUDDY 1+1 UNDER 25 (24 years old and below as of race day) Php 1,400

In-store registration has been extended until November 15, while online registration is until November 25.
Categories:
  1. Women’s Under 25 – For women aged 24 years and below on the race day
  2. Men’s Under 25 – For men aged 24 years and below on the race day
  3. Women’s Open – Open to women of all ages
  4. Men’s Open – Open to men of all ages
On-ground registrations will also be held at the following Nike stores:
  • Swoosh Park Fort
  • Swoosh Park Trinoma
  • Swoosh Park MOA
  • Swoosh Stadium ATC
  • Swoosh Park Ermita
  • Swoosh Park Galleria
  • Swoosh Forum Robinsons Magnolia
  • Swoosh Park Glorietta 4
  • Riovana Katipunan
  • Swoosh Stadium Rockwell
Nike’s We Run Manila 10K race will energize the streets of Pasay City with the 13,000 high-octane runners expected to make tracks all over the SM Mall of Asia’s grounds. Set against the remarkable view of Manila Bay, the initial stretch of the race will let runners pass through the commercialized area of the Mall of Asia with the SMX Convention Center and the latest icon of the area, the eye-shaped SM Bay City Arena. Runners are set to leave urban commercial scenery and head towards the fields along Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard. Closing in on the halfway point of the race, runners will then pass the upcoming Belle Casino, a gold complex glistening in the morning sun. As they take a turn on Pacific Avenue and race past the same landmarks, runners will come upon the iconic ferris-wheel along Seaside Boulevard that marks the final kilometer to the finish line. The panoramic run would not be complete without an engaging en route entertainment featuring some of Manila’s top musical acts. Runners can expect to relax and recharge from their run with the array of services such as massage booths at the race village.

“Nike’s We Run race is the celebration of running across the world, the culmination of every runner’s dedication and commitment to train harder, defy expectations and push their bodies’ limits. Nike aims to revolutionize the running experience, by allowing runners to inspire, motivate and connect with other runners globally through the Nike+ Technology”, shared Sanjay Gangopadhyay, Marketing Director of Nike South East Asia. “With the second edition of the We Run race in Manila, Nike envisions Filipinos, the youth in particular, to further move the local running scene forward by leading the active lifestyle movement.”

This year, Nike is taking inspiration to a new level as runners will be able to follow one of Philippines most popular lifestyle bloggers, Lissa Kahayon of lissakahayon.com, who will be embarking on her first We Run race. Follow her We Run journey as she takes on the challenge of preparing for Nike’s We Run MNL 10K race, blogging at each step of the journey, and witness how Nike elevates her everyday running experience with the various product offerings including the Nike+ ecosystem.

To get race-ready, Nike will organize training sessions focusing on proper running techniques and tips. Runners will also be able to test out the Nike+ Running app (available on iOS and Android), and try out the season’s latest running products.

For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/NikeRunningPH


Friday, September 28, 2012

Run United Philippine Marathon on Oct. 28, 2012

The first ever Run United Philippine Marathon as organized by Runrio will be held on October 28, 2012.

It will be the culmination of this year's Run United Trilogy. And as I have completed the maximum race categories of the past three legs, I will also be joining the marathon category as finale of this year's series.

In addition, I want to complete my big medal puzzle! See you on the road guys!

For more details, please see info from runrio.com below.

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2012 Run United Philippine Marathon will be held on October 28, 2012 with Ceelin 500m, Hydrite 3k, Dolfenal 5k, Enervon HP Recovery 10k, Alaxan FR 21k and Enervon Activ 42k race categories. All categories except for 42k and 21k will have start and finishline at the SM Mall of Asia while 42k and 21k will start at Bonifacio Global City and finish at SM Mall of Asia. 

REGISTRATION VENUES:
Online Registration: September 24 to October 14, 2012
           In-Store Registration: October 8 to October 26, 2012

RIOVANA
  • BGC – 28th Street corner 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City – Monday to Sunday from 12nn to 9pm
  • KATIPUNAN – 3rd Floor Regis Center, Katipunan, QC (infront of ADMU) – Tuesday to Sunday, 10AM to 8PM
TOBY’S
  • SM Mall of Asia – Monday to Sunday, 12PM to 8PM
  • Trinoma – Monday to Sunday, 12PM to 8PM
REGISTRATION FEES:




ASSEMBLY AND GUN START TIMES:
Race Category Assembly Time Gun Start Race Maps
500m 6:00AM 7:00AM view 500m map
3K 4:30AM 6:00AM view 3k map
5K 4:30AM 5:45AM view 5k map
10K 4:30AM 5:30AM view 10k map
21K 3:30AM 4:00AM view 21k map
42K 2:30AM 3:00AM view 42k map

REMINDERS:
  • Registration is on a first come, first serve basis, and may end earlier than the announced deadline. Race kits may run out before October 26, 2012.
  • A Valid ID must be presented upon registration. For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID & picture must be presented by the representative.
  • Singlet size availability will be on a first come first serve basis.
  • A timing device will be used by all participants during the race.
RACE RESULTS:
CONTACT DETAILS:
For In-Store Registration Inquiries:
  • Globe – 0927 347 7700
  • Smart – 0929 7178164
  • Landline – (632) 887 6194
GEAR UP! FOR THE 1st EVER RUN UNITED PHILIPPINE MARATHON

Get a chance to own your very own limited edition RUPM race singlets and kits when you participate in the 1st ever RUPM. These special items will forever serve as your badges of participation in this historic event – a run of national pride and prestige.

SINGLET:
Upon in-store registration, participants will instantly receive their limited edition Run United Philippine Marathon race singlet.

RACE KIT:

The race kit will contain the following: singlet, bib number, and wrist tags for 500m dash participants and will be available upon registration. Online registrants’ kits will be delivered within seven (7) working days after registration.

FINISHER’S KITS:



THE REWARDS OF WINNING THE 1ST EVER RUN UNITED PHILIPPINE MARATHON

Alongside the prestige that comes with one of the country’s premier races, the 2012 Run United Philippine Marathon offers the chance to win great prizes.

PRIZES:

*For the 42k category, top 3 winners will be awarded in the Filipino and Non-Filipino categories

What is the eligibility to win for the 2012 Run United Philippine Marathon?
  • 500m dash, 5km, 10km, 21km – will be an Open Category, winners will be determined regardless of nationality
  • Trophies, medals and sponsors gift packs will be given to all winners
What are the rules on NATIONALITY?
You are a Filipino if:
  • You are born in the Philippines (with valid birth certificate from NSO)
  • Both parents are Filipino
  • You are a foreigner who has adopted Filipino citizenship via naturalization
* Any participant/ winner who does not qualify under any of the above-mentioned qualification are considered a NON-FILIPINO RUNNER.
* A NON-FILIPINO RUNNER who is competing for the top 3 spot for any of the race categories is required to present their passport upon registration for verification otherwise his/ her winnings will be forfeited and the next in line runner will be considered as the winner. For FILIPINO RUNNER, a valid ID (SSS, Driver’s License, or NSO Birth Certificate) must be presented upon registration.

FINISHER’S MEDAL:
Here is the Run United Philippine Marathon 21km and 42km Finisher’s Medal:


The completed UNITED medal from the 2012 Run United Trilogy series (21-21-21/32) fits into the RUPM finisher’s medal. Having have completed all these medals shows a true testament of your commitment to progress your active lifestyle through UNILAB Active Health’s 2012 Run United Series.



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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Run United 3 Runrio Trilogy 2012 on Sept 16, 2012

The leg 3 of Run United 2012 will be happening on September 16, 2012.

I already registered myself a 32K slot. Same as last year's Trilogy, I am committed to run all maximum distances.

More details of the run below.

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Run United 3 2012 will be held on September 16, 2012 with 500m, 3k, 5k, 10k, 21k and 32k race categories. All categories except for 32k and 21k will have start and finishline at the SM Mall of Asia while 32k and 21k will start at Bonifacio Global City and finish at SM Mall of Asia.
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runrio

RACE CATEGORIES

500m dash for kids / 3km / 5km / 10km / 21km / 32km

REGISTRATION VENUES

ONLINE Registration: August 6 to September 2, 2012
In-Store Registration:
  • August 9 to September 9, 2012
RIOVANA
• BGC - 9th Ave corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City  - Mon to Thurs, 11AM to 9PM, Fri to Sun, 10AM to 10PM
• KATIPUNAN – 3rd Floor Regis Center, Katipunan, QC (infront of Ateneo de Manila University) – Mon to Sun, 10AM to 8PM
TOBY’s
•  SM Mall of Asia – Mon to Sun, 12PM to 8PM
•  Trinoma – Mon to Sun, 12PM to 8PM
 
REGISTRATION FEES:
Exclusive singlets and race kits are available to participants. More than simply running gear, these are the badges of participation in a competition of prestige.

SINGLETS: Upon in-store registration, registered participants will instantly receive their Run United 3 race singlets.
- 500M DASH for KIDS:
 
- 3K/5K/10K/21K/32K:


RACE KIT: will be available upon registration. Online registrants will receive their kits within five (5) working days after registration.

RACE BIB:


ACTIVE HEALTH SUN VISOR:

500M DASH WRIST TAG (for PARTICIPANT & PARENT/GUARDIAN):



ASSEMBLY AND GUN START TIMES
Race Category Assembly Time Gun Start Race Maps
500m 6:00AM 7:00AM view 500m map
3K 4:30AM 6:00AM view 3k map
5K 4:30AM 5:45AM view 5k map
10K 4:30AM 5:30AM view 10k map
21K 3:30AM 4:00AM view 21k map
32K 2:30AM 3:00AM view 32k map

FINISHER’S BAG:

21km FINISHER’S SHIRT:

32km FINISHER’S SHIRT:


FINISHER’S MEDAL:
The 2012 Run United 3, 32km & 21km Finisher’s Medal is a unique medal by itself and at the same time is a unique part of a 3-piece puzzle made up of medals from the RunRio Trilogy/ Run United Series legs. Register and Finish the 21km/21km/32km of legs 1/2/3 respectively and form the medal puzzle which is the 2012 unique RunRio Trilogy/ Run United Series Trilogy Collectors Medal!

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



If a runner finishes all three legs (RU1, RU2, RU3) in the category 21km/21km/32km or 21km/21km/21km, he/she will be able to form this medal puzzle:
Here is the Run United Philippine Marathon 21km and 42km Finisher’s Medal:
If a runner finishes the whole Run United Series – RunRio Trilogy 21km/21km/32km or 21km/21km/21km PLUS the Run United Philippine Marathon 21km or 42km, this is the medal puzzle that he/she can form:
PRIZES:
Alongside the prestige that comes with one of the country’s premier races, 2012 Run United 3 offers the chance to win great prizes.

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Welcome to FM Distance Doc Gracielle!

This morning, after having a two weeks hiatus from running since Run United leg 2 last June 17. Together with my runner friends Doc Gracielle and Rain did a 43K LSD in preparation of their full marathon (42K) run this coming Manila leg of the Milo National Marathon on the 29th of July.

Our route was from EspaƱa to Rizal Park via Legarda to MOA via Diosdado Macapagal and straight back to UP Diliman via Quezon Avenue.

At past 21K mark of our LSD, I had bloated tummy due to over hydration and this slowed me down a lot. This adds up to the long days of no run. I usually do not run longer than 21K from vacation.

With 1st time 42K runner, Doc Gracielle
At last after more than 6 hours on the road, we conquered 43K LSD distance. And it's the first time of Doc Gracielle to hit 42K or the Full Marathon distance. Congrats Doc! You are now ready for your FM debut!

With Rain and Doc Gracielle, picture mode!
Til next run guys! Goodluck to your Milo FM run! Will be with you in my thoughts :-)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Run United Leg 2 2012 Race Day

This morning, June 17, 2012, the leg 2 of this year's Run United Runrio Trilogy happened at the Mall of Asia grounds. For us, who participated in the 21K event, our starting line was at the Bonifacio Global City, the same route as the Leg 1.

The weather was kinda breezy and rainy as the whole archipelago experienced the past days due to Tyhoon Butchoy. And as usual, I expected wet socks and shoes for this run, but it's not my first time to run under the rain. During last year's Milo Manila leg, the rain was harder as well during my first 42K at the Quezon City International Marathon last December.

For the second time around, I ran with Doc Gracielle and Rain. Aiming for a new PR despite the weather :-)

With Rain, still soaking wet

With Doc Gracielle & Rain after the race

Will update our official finish time upon release from the organizers.

One more medal to complete the puzzle

Now the second part of the medal puzzle is at hand. In few months time, the leg 3 medal will complete the above puzzle!

More photos will be uploaded or linked upon availability.

Photo link:

Taken by Doc Gracielle, click HERE.

Happy running everyone!

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Monday, June 11, 2012

36th National Milo Marathon Race Schedules

Here it is, the 36th National Milo Marathon race schedule. Registration for Manila is now OPEN!

Details below~

I. RACE SCHEDULES
 

II. REGISTRATION INFORMATION

1. On-line Registration:May 21 to July 15, 2012
www.milo.com.ph

2. In-Store Registration:
Regular Registration: June 11 to July 22, 2012

Registration Centers:
RIOVANA
• BGC, 9th Ave corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City  - Mon to Sun, 12PM to 9PM
• KATIPUNAN, 3rd Floor Regis Center, Katipunan, QC (infront of Ateneo de Manila University) – Mon to Sun, 10AM to 8PM
TOBY’s
•  SM Mall of Asia, G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd., Manila – Mon to Sun, 12PM to 8PM
•  Trinoma Mall, Edsa cor. North Ave. – Mon to Sun, 12PM to 8PM

3. Race Fees:

*Race entry fee should be accompanied by one empty Milo 220g empty pack
*Students should present a valid ID in order to avail of the Php50 registration fee

III. RUNNER’S HANDBOOK

Click HERE to Download the 36th National MILO Marathon Runner’s Handbook

Info source from: http://runrio.com

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Reached my 1,000K plus Mileage Today May 27, 2012

After two years and two months of running, I reached my 1,013KM mileage today after my 22K LSD and recovery run at the UP Diliman Oval.

I officially started running last March 2010 during the Globe Run for Home. My first run was 5K distance. Year 2010 was a year of 5K's for me, running at least three 5K events then I ended the year with a 10K at the 2nd QCIM.

Monday, May 21, 2012

3rd T2N 50K Ultra Race Day Experience

Last Sunday, May 20, 2012, I had my ultramarathon debut at the 3rd Tagaytay to Nasugbu (T2N) 50K Run.

For this 50K debut, I trained since February this year after my second full marathon (42K) at the Condura Skyway Marathon. But after my 45K LSD last April 29, I suffered sore throat, dry cough and colds. A training set back for me, but this did not hindered me to continue. My last 30K LSD last May 13 brought back my colds until May 19.

Before race time, I only managed to have 1:30 hours sleep as my team Rock and Road need to meet up and travel to Tagaytay at 1AM.

While waiting for our race bibs at Picnic Grove
We arrived at the Picnic Grove almost 4AM, we immediately claimed our race bibs. And after some time at the line, we are ready to go!

Still foggy at Tagaytay, around 6AM
Greens at Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway
At around halfway of the 50K course, I suffered over hydration, which I blame to myself. This slowed me down as I felt bloated and heavy.

At past 30K mark, my energy started to diminish and I resorted to buying another bottle of cobra energy drinks at a sari-sari store along the way. I also asked my support to buy some bananas as these will help prevent muscle cramps.

At almost 40K mark, I started to feel the heat of the sun at around 9AM, while my support team was still at the next 5K mark, I bought softdrinks and iced water at the stores along the road.

At past 40K mark, it seemed the road to be endless, I am so grateful that I have our support team which kept on returning back to check on us.

At the finish line in Nasugbu, 11AM
And at 11AM, I finally arrived at the Plaza de Roxas in Nasugbu, Batangas, where the 50K run have its finish line. At the last 500 meters, I pushed myself to pass at least three runners ahead of me, thus making me the 103rd finisher out of 275 finishers. And with official time of 6:30H.

With Bald Runner at the Awarding
Thank you to our TeaM Rock and Road for the great support! Thank you to all other support teams who offered their drinks!

Congrats to my 3rd T2N batchmates! Till next ultra guys!

For the official race results, please click HERE.

For photos by J. Avellanosa Photography, please click HERE.

Photo credits to Team Rock and Road c/o Dennis Lopez and J. Avellanosa Photography