Friday, May 28, 2010

CamayaCoast Aquathlon TrailRun and 2010 Nature Valley Run (RunRio Trilogy Leg 2)

I have 2 race this weekend, both i registered for personal reasons.

On Saturday, May 29, 2010 I registered for CamayaCoast Aquathlon TrailRun, oppss i just registered for the Extreme trail run as I don't know how to swim (I'm still wishing to have time to enroll for Swimming lesson, hehe). I registered as I read the following blogs, as in I go out in the office to go the nearest BDO branch to pay, no double thinking, I want this trail adventure, I want beach run, I know I will enjoy this, bahala na pagka register saka mag isip, hehehe

sir rico
mam cathy
mam jihan
sir ian

Then after registering, read again their blogs and said to myself, oh no, kaya ko ba, hehehe..bahala na talaga, I will just enjoy this. I will not think for the time, I will just enjoy the beauty of nature. I love it!   :) :) :)

Here's the email:

CamayaCoast Aquathlon TrailRun May 25, 2010 at 8:43am

Subject: See you at the starting line!

Hello Participants!
All are set for this Saturday's race.
- Meeting day and time is Saturday, May 29, 4am
- Meeting place is Camaya Coast Showroom along EDSA, opposite Robinsons Pioneer, between Boni/Pioneer and Guadalupe Bridge, left side of EDSA if traveling towards Quezon City
- The buses leave promptly at 430 am
- Bring own breakfast, pre-race food, water/fluid, sun screen
- Trail shoes are preferred, but regular running shoes will do.
- Upon reaching Porto, Mariveles, Bataan, all participants will take a 15-minute boat ride to Camaya Coast
- A 10-minute pre-race briefing will be held around 9am
- Race starts at around 930am
- Mass start at the beach front for entries in all categories
- Adventure trail runners make 3 out-and-back loops
- Extreme trail runners make 2 big loops around the Camaya Coast property
- Aquathlon entries will make 1 out-and-back loop on the beach and into the trail, followed by 2 swim loops to complete 1.5km, followed by another beach and trail run.
- Brunch will be available free for all participants and guests
- Awarding will be held around 12noon.
- The boats back to Porto will leave starting around 330pm
- Those traveling on their own to Camaya Coast in the morning, but intend to take our bus to EDSA in the afternoon, please coordinate with us to make sure you have seats in the bus.
- Here are the final list of entries. All are included in the free bus and boat rides, brunch and running singlet. Please check your name.
1-Jose Benedict-Ac-ac-Aquathlon-
2-Jairuz-Agang-ang-Extreme Train Run-
3-Marylin-Aguilor-Adventure Trail Run-
4-Ringo-Aguilor-Adventure Trail Run-
6-David-Almendral (Sabak)-Aquathlon-
8-Francis-Amolenda-Adventure Trail Run-
9-Emil Alberto-Ancheta-Aquathlon-
10-Nova Rica-Anonuevo-Adventure Trail Run-
11-Sid Aaron-Apolinario-Aquathlon-
12-Neilster Jon-Asinas-Adventure Trail Run-
13-Alynn-Atienza Jr-Adventure Trail Run-
14-Donna Marie-Ayson-Adventure Trail Run-
15-Timothy James-Ayson-Non runner-
16-Raissa Katrina Marie-Ballesteros-Aquathlon-
17-Maria Elena-Bangoy-Extreme Train Run-
19-Mira Tiffany-Batilo-Aquathlon-
20-Annalene-Bautista-Adventure Trail Run-
21-Faye-Bautista-Adventure Trail Run-
22-Isidro Jr-Bautista-Adventure Trail Run-
23-Sid Amiel-Bautista-Non runner-
24-Sid Angelo -Bautista-Aquathlon-
25-Shane-Baylon-Non runner-
27-Tobias Miguel-Bernardo-Aquathlon-
28-Sherwin Tommy-Botabara-Extreme Train Run-
29-Youra-Bragado-Adventure Trail Run-
30-Pedro Jr-Buban-Extreme Train Run-
33-Mariano Thomas-Cagalawan-Aquathlon-
34-Abigail-Calamlam-Adventure Trail Run-
35-Anna Feliza-Calvo-Adventure Trail Run-
36-William-Capapas-Adventure Trail Run-
37-Clarisa-Capili-Adventure Trail Run-
38-Ludevic-Capili-Adventure Trail Run-
43-Jennifer-Clemeno-Adventure Trail Run-
44-Josine-Conti-Extreme Train Run-
45-Sharon-Corpuz-Extreme Train Run-
46-Locindo-Cruz-Extreme Train Run-
47-Rolly-Cuales-Adventure Trail Run-
49-Cathy-Daza-Extreme Train Run-
50-JC-De Dios-Adventure Trail Run-
51-Cymbelly-De Los Santos-Adventure Trail Run-
52-Ronald Rei -Declarador-Aquathlon-
53-Vince-Del Rosario-Aquathlon-
54-Sieridan-Desano-Extreme Train Run-
55-Karen May -Dogillo-Adventure Trail Run-
57-Esteve-Estabillo-Extreme Train Run-
58-Raulito Fabio-Flores-Aquathlon-
61-Maximo-Gabriel-Extreme Train Run-
63-Muffin-Galvez-Adventure Trail Run-
64-Quenie-Ganancial -Adventure Trail Run-
65-Allen-Gaspar-Extreme Train Run-
66-Mercy-Go-Extreme Train Run-
68-Ana-Granada-Adventure Trail Run-
69-Let-Guieb-Adventure Trail Run-
72-Celma-Hitalia-Extreme Train Run-
73-Francis Edward-Huelgas-Adventure Trail Run-
75-Cha -Ignacio-Extreme Train Run-
76-TJ -Isla-Aquathlon-
77-Julius-Jingco -Aquathlon-
78-Jennielyn-Koc-Adventure Trail Run-
79-Carlos -Lasa-Aquathlon-
80-Pam-Loanzon-Adventure Trail Run-
81-Gigi-Lopez-Extreme Train Run-
84-Theresa Shane-Male-Aquathlon-
85-Grace-Manabat-Extreme Train Run-
87-Ezzwee-Manansala-Adventure Trail Run-
88-Ellaine-Maranon-Adventure Trail Run
92-Ian Earl-Navarro-Extreme Train Run
93-Ronnel-Nazarea-Extreme Train Run
95-Lily-Ong-Adventure Trail Run
97-Adrian-Orense-Extreme Train Run
98-Retzel-Orquiza -Aquathlon
99-Christian -Oting-Extreme Train Run
100-Juvy-Pagtalunan-Extreme Train Run :) :) :)
102-Carlos -Paredes-Aquathlon
104-Michelle-Penaranda-Adventure Trail Run
106-Leslie-Plata-Extreme Train Run
109-Mark -Rodica-Adventure Trail Run
111-James-Rosca-Extreme Train Run
115-Aisa-Sanchez-Adventure Trail Run
116-Paolo-Santiago-Extreme Train Run
118-Totoy-Santos-Extreme Train Run
119-Michael Lamont-Sarandona-Aquathlon
123-Loraine-Siy-Adventure Trail Run
124-Jesusa-Solomon-Adventure Trail Run
126-Karen-Talosig-Extreme Train Run
127-Charlie-Tan-Adventue Trail Run
128-Mark Joseph-Tan-Extreme Train Run
129-Tommy-Tan -Extreme Train Run
132-Don -Tayag-Aquathlon
133-Karen-Tiambeng-Adventure Trail Run-
134-Christian Velson-Ticzon-Extreme Train Run-
136-Ma. Christina -Ticzon-Adventure Trail Run-
137-Velma-Ticzon-Adventure Trail Run-
140-Siegfred Zerex-Tura-Aquathlon
141-Arish-Valero-Adventure Trail Run-
143-Wilfredo-Veluz-Extreme Train Run-
146-Jeffrey-Vita-Extreme Train Run-
148-Jose Inigo-Yap-Adventure Trail Run-
149-Michael-Yee-Extreme Train Run
151-Harvey-Campos-Aquathlon-Will travel on own
152-Alan-Galang-Aquathlon-Will travel on own

Then on Sunday, May 30, 2010 I registered for 2010 Nature Valley Run (RunRio Trilogy Leg 2) for a 10K run, as I want revenge on last Leg 1 as I finished the 10K run : (GUN TIME: 02:05:02 CHIP TIME: 01:42:36) Babawi ako and I'm aiming to finish the 10K run at least 1:30, hehehe. Still slow for the other runners but I'm still training for the speed. I'm still happy since I have new goal now, I have now time to finish the run as before since Leg 1 is my first 10K, my only goal is to finish it, hehehe.

God will lead me on this new challenge, with the support of my family and friends, I KNOW I CAN DO BOTH RACE, I'm still praying for the strenght and will power to do both. ;) ;)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Walk the World Isang Hakbang Pilipinas 2010

Walk the World Isang Hakbang Pilipinas 2010

Isang Hakbang, Pilipinas 2010 is a call to take one single step as one nation to help end hunger in conflict-affected areas of Mindanao. This year’s big event will be held on Sunday, 6 June 2010, from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Bonifacio Global City, City of Taguig. 15,000 walkers and runners are expected to converge and declare a pledge of commitment to help end hunger in the Philippines. It only costs 10 pesos to give a Filipino child a nutritious school meal, give them health, education and hope for a better future. Join END HUNGER: WALK THE WORLD Isang Hakbang, Pilipinas 2010 today and make a difference! Register here.

Walk the World Registration

This year, you may now register to join either the 1k Fun Walk or the 5k Run. Your entry fee of Php 250.00 serves as a donation to the UN – WFP. All participants will receive a race packet with a route map, instructions, a Certificate of Donation and the exclusive END HUNGER: WALK THE WORLD PILIPINAS 2010 T-shirt.

To register, simply fill up the form here, download and print, and bring to any of our 45 registration sites. Pay the entry fee and you will receive our WALK THE WORLD ISANG HAKBANG PILIPINAS 2010 Race Packet. Forms are also available at the registration sites. See you on June 6!

Group Registration Those who would like to register 10 or more participants may call our hotline at 0906 – 5868196 and look for Carlo or Jinky. We can assist you with your forms, pick – up payment and deliver your race packets to you!

What’s in The Race Packet?

•Walk The World, Isang Hakbang Pilipinas 2010 T-shirt

•Route Map

•Certificate of Donation

•Race Instructions

•Race Bib (for 5k Runners only)


Me and my friend (i will still convince pa, hehe) will do the 1k Fun Walk to support this advocacy. I knew I can't run since we had a schedule trip in Baguio, we will leave Baguio on Saturday night and so I'm still hoping i have enough powers to do the 1K walk, but still I will register to support. :) :) :)

See yah there!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

a truly RUN for LIFE .. ^-^


“Defend the Family. Choose Life.”
May 16, 2010 5:30 am
University of the Philippines Diliman, Academic Oval

Its been a long time since my last post. I have been very busy this past few days, as I have to entertain and tour my friend. :) :)
Anyway, the last run that i have was the run for life, and as expected, there is a small numbers of runners as the others where in Nuvali, Laguna and The Fort.
198 runners for 3K and 130 runners for 5K, including the bandit. Runners compose of family, friends and barkadas. It's nice to see family running together as they are having a good time. Bonding while running. :)
In this run i had my new PR for my 5K run as i finish it 0:40:14, still slow from the others but I'm still training my speed and also first time to use my new New Balance Shoes.:)  I just noticed that I'm having a hard time running when my heart was palpitating because of too much caffeine and lack of sleep. So I just have to make sure that I have at least 5 hours of sleep before the race and don't drink toooooo much coffee, hehehe.
Since the race was in UP, where I usually run, 5K is just 2 loops of the oval, nothing new with the route, hehehe. :)

Below are the pictures with my officemates who come with me to support on this run. Thank you guys for waking up early. Till next run. :) :)

Thanks to the organizer who shares their food with us, sarap ng mamon, coffee and brownies. :)
Thanks to my officemate to run with me and support this run for a cause.
Thanks to my friend Marnes who waited for me after the race.
Thanks God! :) :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Run for Life "Defend Family. Choose Life."

On May 16, I was planning to register for The Men's Health All-Terrain RACE 2010
Knowing that last day of registration is on May 7, 2010, i decided to register on May 5, as I'm on a long vacation. On May 5, after office I go to AKT!V-Trinoma, but sadly the salesperson told me that there is no more slot for Trail Run, only for Bike competition...*sad* i was excited on this as this is my first time to run in Nuvali, Laguna. :(

But the, I saw this event RUN FOR LIFE - DEFEND THE LIFE. CHOOSE LIFE that will be held in UP Diliman on May 16, I think this is the reason. As I've always waiting for a run that will be held in UP as I know it will be run for Cause and UP is near in our place, Bulacan and I enjoy running in UP :). I know I will enjoy this run though some of my running friends are in
Neutrogena Run 2010: Chase the Sun 3/5/10/15K (Fort) and
Men's Health All Terrain Race 6K/10K/16K (Laguna)
but I invited my officemates so some already say yes. :) yiheee! convincing power is badly needed, hehehe

Here are the details:

Name of Event: Run for Life "Defend Family. Choose Life."

Date: May 16, 2010

Location: UP Diliman Quezon City

List of Distances: 3k and 5k

Registration Fee: Php300/person for both distances. For a family of at least 4 registrants, discounted rates at P250/person. (Inclusive of race shirt, race bib and route map.)

Where to Register: CFC-FFL Starmall Apartelle, EDSA, Mandaluyong City; University of the Philippines Economic Society, Diliman Quezon City; Registration is open on Race Day.

Contacts: Tonette Pangan-(Telefax)7182213/7181808/09209470529; Van Valdez - 0921-2259085/0906-4011494

Race director/organizer: Pancho Lopez and UP-ECOSOC.

Calling all families and running enthusiasts - Run and make a stand!

Couples for Christ, in partnership with the UP Economics Society is sponsoring a 3km / 5 km marathon entitled "Run for Life - Defend the Life. Choose Life" at the UP Diliman Academic Oval on Sunday, May 16, 2010.

The run is for the benefit of CFC-FFL's various advocacy programs for the protection of life and family against spiritual and moral degeneration. The race is open to all individuals and families, of all age and color .

Register now! Registration fee is at P300 per person, and P1000 for a family of 4 registering.

Fee includes a marathon shirt. Race starts at 5:30am. Media partner RX 93.1.

Gunstart for 5k is at 6:00AM and 6:10AM for 3k.

Regisration at the venue is open from 5AM to 5:45AM. (First come first serve.)

Race Kits can be claimed at the venue from 5AM to 5:45AM.

Let's RUN and SUPPORT !!!  ^-^

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

the story unfold--.The NorthFace 100-

I registered for TNF because it will be held in Baguio, yes I really want to go to Baguio, that’s one of my secret dreams, hehe. As I promise to myself, when I got work, I will go there. And so every summer I planned to go there but always not successful. So when I knew there will have a run in Baguio, I registered in a race, twice the fun, it’s a The North Face 100, though I’m not going to run in 100K but in 11k only, I’m excited. Days come, as April is one of the busiest months, I planned and schedule one day at a time.
April 1-4 Holy week
April 9-10 Company Outing
April 17 Merrell Adventure Run
April 18 Company’s 1st Fun Run
April 24-25 TNF-Baguio
May 1 Friend’s wedding
So when the TNF weeks come, I can’t decide fully as some problem arises. Issues in work, missed my bonding moment with my family every weekend, and missed my sleeping habit till the arrays of sun passing thru my windows and lots of boggling thoughts. I was about to say NO, I will not go but still the excitement is in me. I prepare for my things but I didn’t prepare a place to stay in Baguio as I already told to my co-employee (Sir Willy) who is based in Baguio that I will not go. Friday night come, I planned before that I will go to Baguio on that day so I can take a rest and visit Baguio on Saturday, but it did not push thru since I have a scheduled activity in work, *sigh*. As Anpaul, supposedly my company in Baguio with his officemate and Mafe from as they are on their way to Baguio, and me I’m on my way to go home, I feel sad but then again I think, I still can go to Baguio on Saturday morning and still to manage to be there before lunch time and “bahala na” what will happen. When I got home, I prepare my things but still not 100% sure if I will still go. Saturday mornings come, I supposed to leave our home at 4am to catch the bus that will travel direct to the terminal going to Baguio, but I woke up late,hmmmm, still thinking twice if I still go. Got another option, I read in the forum that ledoctober (boggs) will catch the bus going to Baguio on that Saturday night and will go directly to the race, I texted Jeremi, as he leaved his number in the forum if he knew the number of Boggs, but still not successful. As lunchtime, my mother asks me why I still not go, it’s give me a cue, I think I should go, they give their blessings and I should not miss it. I immediately texted Sir Willy if I can stay in our office in Baguio for that night and he replied that I can stay in their place, thanks to him. I leave our home at 3pm, counting hours 1-2-3…7, by 10pm I will be in Baguio. As I travelling alone for 7hours, I didn’t feel fill it nor become bored as I’m texting Jeremi from, Marness my friend, Sir Willy my co-employee whom he offer their place for a night and wait for me as he will pick me up in the bus terminal, my tatay and kuya who’s keep on texting me where I am, and so I’m updating them from time to time, surely I made them worried as this is the first time I travel alone.
When I arrived in Baguio, there is happiness in my heart, I fulfilled my dreams, expand my wings, conquered my fears and do want I want to do.
As the race day come, I’m so excited with the race as I’m really excited to see Baguio. I met Jeremi and Boggs, as well as Mafe, Anpaul and his officemate Vic and Rhandz in the starting line. I did not think that this race would be a tough one, as this is a trail run and for 11K, I just think, I will enjoy this, have fun with the trail, and will finish it.
The race started at the Old gate of Burnham Park going to trail, passing thru the butterfly sanctuary, it’s a breathtakingly view, the scenery as its best but still I’m in the race I run as I can and still manage to appreciate the beauty in Baguio. On our turn around point, as the other passed me and I also passed the others, and some took pictures, I decided to get my cell phone and do the picture pace.

                                                         11k runners at the starting line

                                                        The hanging bridge

                                                            Runners going uphill

                                                     One of the breath taking view

                                             Me doing the picture pace, still smiling ^_^

                                                             Bridge again.

                                                           View from a above

                                                   A horse marshall?, hehehe

                                                       Runners going down this time

                                                         Down..down..down :)

                                                       Afraid of heights? no, hehehe

And the scenery as its best. :)

As we exit on the trail and started to run in a road going to Burnham park, I felt that the race just started, I run as I can. On the last 200 meters, I remembered Kots Abby telling me that’s I still have to manged as strong finish and so I di, I run and passed 4 runners ahead of me, Im also motivivated and enjoyed the people cheering at the finish line. And Im happy to see my time as its flashes on the screen, its 1hour and 42 mins for my 11K trail run, a fastest time on me so far. I really enjoyed the TNF100, it really define my personal limits, doing things that I can and to never stop exploring.

And before I go home, Sir Willy was kind enough to tour me in the City of Pines. :)
Sir Willy at SM Baguio - Thanks po! ^-^

good taste at its best

I’m home at 12midnigt on that Sunday and still managed to be at work in 9am in Monday morning. :)

Thanks to Sir Willy and family, for welcoming me in their home, they served good food, he tour me and drive me in the city.
Thanks to family for the picture at the finish line and company after the race, Jeremi, Boggs, Mafe, Anpaul, Vic and Rhandz.
Thanks to my family, that worried on me but still support me all the way.
Thanks to TNF organizer, surely I will register again on their next season.
Thanks God as I finished this journey safe.

So what’s next on my trail adventure????.......Men’s Health trail run in Nuvali and Enervon Trail Run in Timberland? :) :) :)