Saturday, May 29, 2010

DYAB 15th Anniversary Fun Run

I received an e-mail that was forwarded by my Tita about the 'Kapamilya Run" this coming June 13. Here's what the e-mail stated,

You are hereby invited to join our DYAB Kapamilya Run on June 13, 2010:
  • Venue:  AsiaTown IT Park
  • Assembly Time:  4:45 a.m.
  • Race Starts at:  5:30 a.m.
  • Early Bird Registration:  P200 (June 1 to June 7, 2010)
  • Regular Registration:  P250 (June 8 to June 11, 2010)
  • Late Registration:  P300 (June 12 to June 13, 2010)
  • Registration Centers:  Cebu City Sports Center and Holiday Gym  Spa.
Here's the singlet design.

Missing Races

This year, I already miss two races. The first race that I missed was 
                      "Dagan sa Kausaban, Dagan sa Kalamboan ug Katarungan" in Consolacion.
It was organized by the North Road Runners Club based in Mandaue and Consolacion.
It was a cheap race, with a registration fee of P30.00. Yup, P30.00!
But this race did not have singlets, though, just a race bib.
The reason why I missed this: OVER-SLEEP!

And unfortunately, I am going to miss Run for Q this Sunday.
I already paid P200.00 for both me and for my Dad, 
and I already redeemed our singlets.
This will be my first official 10 miler, 
since my first 10 miler was a disaster.
The reason why I will miss this race: FAMILY REUNION!
We thought the reunion was scheduled this June.
Oh well, I have to wait for Run 2 the Max 3 this October for my "first" 10 miler.

Monday, May 24, 2010

2nd Quezon City International Marathon

photo taken from this site.

The Quezon City International Marathon, one of the country's biggest races being organized last year, will be having it's second edition this coming Dec. 5, 2010. Just like last year, the QCIM will have 5K, 10K, 21K and 42K races. I ran 10K on this race a year ago, that is why I am unabashedly pimping this race! Click here for my QCIM '09 story.

I dunno if I can race on this year's edition. If I do, I can 21K. ~wink!~

Sunday, May 23, 2010

CamSur Marathon

photo from the official website.

 photo taken from this site.

The province of Camarines Sur (more fondly named as CamSur), will host a marathon event this coming September 26, 2010.

Details for this race are on their website,

Friday, May 21, 2010

Littman vs. Mizuno: Boy, I am Torn

I am torn between to lovers. Feeling like a fool! 

On this pink corner, Pink Littman Stethoscope!


On the other pink corner, Mizuno Wave Creation 9.

After much deliberation, I decided to purchase the Littman.

With the Littman, I can purchase my Mizuno. 

Gets mo?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Race Schedule for the Month of June and July

Cebuano Runners will have a busy schedule these coming months. The following are the foot races scheduled (so far) for the month of June and July. I got this from yesterday's  Sun Star Cebu issue.

June 20- Dasig Kabataan Run
June 27- Planet Sports Run
July 4- Fitness Run of Fitness First
July 25- Run for Kids of Ayala Business Club

Monday, May 17, 2010

Punto-4-Punto: Running Regulations

Running is really booming, and there are many concerns regarding race organizing and handling. This morning I was reading this sports columnists column on "Running in All Directions" (Sun Star Cebu, 17 May 2010), and an issue of having a body that will check on how foot races are organized in Cebu. Ever since the "dreaded" May 2 run, there were calls for a creation of a body to see to it that runners' safety have met. I am up for that. You see, ever since running the Cebu City Marathon (CCM), organizers seemed to fail in the "Marshalling" and depletion of water supplies during races. CCM was in fact the gauge on what and how races are organized, but most of the races after it seemed to be below it's standards. Complaints of being almost hit by a vehicle and lack of hydration support are always the main culprits. Late start is only secondary, but it should be addressed as well. So yeah, I am for that.

But there is another provision in the article that I don't seemed to agree, the race schedules. I mean, I don't care if there are two or three races being held simultaneously in the Metro at a given Sunday. Even in Manila, there is an average of 1.5 races/Sunday. For me the more races, the better for the sport! And at least people have to choose which race to run because the last time I check, we are living in a democratic country. We just exercised our right to vote just last week.

To rest my case, I don't care if there are races simultaneously held in the Metro on the same day, as long as these races can deliver what is required for a safe and successful race as recommended by the "body". 

If you ask me if I am joining a foot race this Sunday. I am joining neither. I have family commitments. See you all, at any given Sunday!

Friday, May 14, 2010

I Will Be Seriously Running This:Looney Tunes Run

I am runner 1000!

What's up, doc?

Join Bugs Bunny and friends in the most "fun" run to hit Cebu so far. Kids and the kids at heart are invited to join the Looney Tunes Run @ Sm City Cebu, this coming June 5!

There are 6 categories:

500m- for kids Under 4 years old
1 k-Kids aged under 5-7 and 8-9.
1.5km-  under 10-12.
5K- Open

Registration for 500m, 1k, and 1.5k are pegged at P250.00, 3k and 5K open are pegged at P350.00, while 10K at P400.00. Deadline for registration will be on May 30, 2010. You may register at Watch Republic in SM and Timex in Ayala Center-Cebu.

I am joining the 5K Open since I have work after wards. See you there, folks!

I super love the singlet!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Run 4 Q

Qualfon, a BPO based in Cebu will be hosting a run on May 30 dubbed as, "Run for Q". The race will have three categories: 5K/ 10K/ 16K or 10 miles. 

You can register at Cebu Daily New (look for Gabby Lariosa) and pay P150.00 as an early bird rate which is until today, May 7.

From May 8 onwards, you may register at RUNNR in Ayala. Registration fee is P200.00.

Kit distribution will be on May 27, 2010 from 8 am- 5pm at Qualfon, 9th floor, Skyrise 3 Building, Asiatown IT Park, Apas, Cebu City.

You can also download the registration form from this site.

*Special thanks to porouslog for the tip!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Return of the Tri-City Run

Not so long time ago, when running was not such an "in" sport. Hardcore runners were treated to a 25km run that covered three of Cebu's major cities, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City and Cebu City. The run was then known as the "Tri-City Run".

I dunno when was the last "Tri-City" run was staged since I was not base in Cebu for most of my college life. Anyway, after the the first Cebu City Marathon, one city councilor suggested to stage and bring back the "Tri-City Run" on the city's charter day, Feb. 24. But since, Cebuano runners need to recover, the plan did not push through.

Is there a need to have it resurrected? If you ask me, yes! Running is booming, and runners look for another challenge. Those who want amplify their running mileage and conquer marathons or even distances longer than 10K will have to go to Manila for such experience. Why not have another marathon here that features the three cities, or even four including tiny, Talisay City.

Suggested route:

The starting line will be at the Mactan Shrine (the historic site where Lapu-Lapu's man slaughtered Magellan and company.) in Lapu-Lapu City, runners will pass through the new Mandaue-Mactan bridge or more known as Marcelo Fernan Bridge. After wards, the runners will go to Paknaan, Mandaue and climb up the Cansaga  Bay Bridge where the first turning point will be located. The runners will go run in the reclaimed areas of both Mandaue and Cebu City. Here's an interesting thing, runners are going to run in the yet-to-be-inaugurated-and-named-tunnel that will lead to the South Road Properties (SRP). Runners will run the full stretch of the SRP, if the kms are short, why not extend the route to Talisay, and have a turning point there. If you are going to ask me where is the finish line? Hmm, it's a toss between the Cebu City Sports Complex or Abellana and the Cebu City Hall.

The run will feature a 21K and 42K. Relay teams will also be welcomed. Four runners covering 10-11 km per leg for 42K, or four runners covering 5-5.5 km per per for the 21K. In this race, there will be no 10K or 5K for this run, so I suggested to have a "relay team" for the benefit of the 10K and 5K runners.

I just wish such race will be realized. I am actually praying for it!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Baby-sitter Runner (Mandaue City Run 2010 Report)

Race: 3rd Mandaue City Run
Date: May 2, 2010
Route: Mandaue City-Cansaga Bay
Categories: 21K/10K/5K (exclusive for Mandaue residents only)/3K (13 years and below)


1. No Water. The same problem has plagued each and every race that have been organized in the Metro. There was even one 21k runner who unfortunately DNF (did not finish) at km 15 because she was already so dehydrated. By the way, that runner happened to be one of my friends in the dailymile. Cups were already gone in the second or third station. So runners have to drink straight from the gallon of pitcher. By the time we went back, most of the water station ran out of water. Good thing my dad who already finished his 10 earlier, met me up near the Mandaue Gym to give me and my companion the precious Gatorade.

2. Hey, where's my ribbon? My companion and I haven't received any ribbon at the turning point at Cansaga Bridge.

3. Singlet and number. There were still a lot of people redeeming their singlets and number. 

4. Marshalls. Good thing there were no close calls.


This is my third 10K since my hiatus. But what makes this race special is that I was actually pacing the 14 year old son of our neighbor, Adrian. He used to run 10Ks last year, then stopped. The kid is more of a dasher. And since 5K is exclusive for Mandaue residents, so he has no choice but to run 10K.

My strategy for this run was again to do negative splits. And since we will be climbing the Cansaga Bay bridge, I am going to introduce "Chi Running". I kept on telling him not to speed up early on, we must conserve our energy in the final kilometer. There was one female runner who, "zigzag" her way into the crowd. I told Adrian that sooner or later the girl will get exhausted because she spend much of her energy doing laterals. And oh, yes I was right. At even in km 3, she  was already walking.  

As we experience elevation, I thought him the technique of Chi Running as taught by Ms. Abby Ponce. Adrian told me that we were like "brisk walking".On flats, I asked him, "Are you still okay?". He said he is fine. By this time around, we were overtaking fellow 10k runners who seemed to be wilting due to the intense heat and lack of water.

At km 7.5, an elite runner who could have recognize my face, as she went back to check on her ward who could be running 21K, told me that I should run faster. The prospect of an imminent podium finish is good, but i have to ask Adrian if he is fine if we're going for a full mach speed (Well, that would be around 5:50-6:15 mins per km.)? He did not answer. So I told him, let's be at pace, and go all out in the last 500 meters. By the time, we were about 300 km away from the finish,  my dad went back for us. He let me drink Gatorade first, then pass it to Adrian. Now, we were at full speed. We overtook a lady, and I was targeting another lady who was ahead of me. But it was too late. Anyway, I was the 14th female to reach the finish line. Not bad, not bad at all! I did not know my time, but base on the time clock, it was 1 hour and 32 minutes. The clock was timing the 21k runners.

This race marks my first anniversary of running. I ran the 2nd Mandaue City Run 3K last year. It was funny, I was 13th place, and was overtaken by a child in the last 20 meters! Super embarrassing!

That's me and Adrian. The photographer's my Mom.

Post script (PS): i already updated the race schedule. just click on the race schedule tab on my header. please check it out!