There you have it folks. The 2015 running season has just started last Sunday via the first race in this year’s Run United series. Run United 1 happened last Sunday with around 5,000 Pinoy runners who joined the 5K, 10K and 21K categories. It was a good, not-so-hot, not-so-cold Sunday morning. Perfect weather to establish new PRs, run with friends, run with the Unilab ActiveHealth pacers or simply to get rid of some unwanted calories off your body.
Runrio has just announced that the registration for the 38th Milo Marathon Finals has now started online. The event will be held on December 7, 2014 at the SM Mall of Asia. For those who joined the Metro Manila Eliminations earlier this year and has qualified for either the 21K and 42K categories, there’s no need to register. While for the rest of us who didn’t make it, we can only register for either the 3K, 5K, 10K and 21K event. Our participation will be non-competitive and will be just for fun or perhaps for establishing new personal best in our chosen category. Continue reading “Register now for the 38th Milo Marathon Finals, December 7, 2014, SM Mall of Asia” (2758)
That was fast and very early. Perhaps wanting to start the hype, the Condura Skyway Marathon 2015 registration, race details and other race information have just been announced. This is it fellow Pinoy runners. We missed it so badly this year so there’s no excuse not to join the Condura Skyway Marathon 2015 next year. Continue reading “Condura Skyway Marathon 2015 Race Details, Race Registration and More” (8801)
Last May 4, I joined the 10K category of the Race to Lead running event. Organized by Rundezvous and the UP Pi Sigma Fraternity, Race to Lead was held at the U.P. Academic Oval. There were only two categories, 5K and 10K.
It was a small running event and I wasn’t expecting too much fanfare. In fact, there were only 71 runners for the 10K category. And because of that I decided to position myself at in front of the pack. So when the race started, I had no choice but to run as fast as I could. In fact, there were a few minutes when I noticed that I was ahead of the racers. But since I was running too fast, I immediately depleted my energy and decided to slow down to my regular running phase.
That’s when other faster and younger runners passed by me. Realizing that I can’t be running at less than 6KM per second, I just maintained my running phase until the duration of the race. It paid well, since I finished the race strong.
My Run Time logged me in at 56:16. It’s my fastest 10K run so far. I was also ranked 15th out of the 71 runners who participated during the race. Not bad for an old runner, right? What sweetens the deal though is that I noticed that most of the 71 runners are younger than myself. So, my persistent training is paying off pretty well. I hope I can have the same stamina and endurance on a longer run, though. I would need it in my next long run which is the 32K category of the Run United 2 on June 1.
Now here’s something new that may cater to you and your running group. Dubbed Sierra Five Ten Fifty, this running event is actually a relay race for a group of five runners. Each team member will have to run 10K each to complete the event’s 50K total distance. Sounds like fun, right?
Details of the Sierra Five Ten Fifty are yet to be announced. But as of now, you might want to mark your calendar and save February 23, 2014, that’s a Sunday. This relay race will be held at Tanay, Rizal. Assemble area will be at the Sierra Madre Hotel in Tanay Rizal. Continue reading “Form a Group of Five and Race the Sierra Five Ten Fifty Relay” (11611)
After a successful race, the next thing I usually do is to search for photos of myself as taken by both official and unofficial photographers. For the Domination Run 2013, there was one official photographer – photo-ops. But this did not stop other groups from covering the event.