My 7-Eleven Run Adventure

From the successful Run 800 in 2013, suceeded by 3 more years of fun and eventful races that attracted more fitness enthusiasts, competitive and seasonal runners; another very succesful 7-Eleven Run was staged last Sunday, February 5, 2017, that invaded the Skyway and Filinvest City.

I regret to missed experiencing last year’s super fun Run 2016.  So this year, I make sure that I would not miss the fun.  Despite of enduring knee pain for the past few weeks, I decided to run the 21K category.  

Race Day 

Excited as I was, together with my blogger friend Rolly Pangilinan, we arrived early at the race venue.  The village was already open, some tents are already serving breakfast and I love the lugaw. 

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And off we go…

At 2am, the first wave of 21k runners was deployed.  Me, Marinelle and Rolly were at the tje last wave and were deployed at 2:30.  I ran with Marinelle doing easy pace as I’m being careful with my stride and taking care of my left injured knee.  For the first kilometer, me, Nhel and Rolly are running togrther but at the 4th kilometer I am running by myself.  Running alone makes me more keen on my pace and how’s my left knee doing.  Fortunately, the route was perfectly planned – hydration every 1.5 km with overflowing water, Pocari, Gatorade and bananas.  One big help for the runners are the marshalls situated every 2 kilometers (I think), offering liniment spray for those who need them.  Kudos to the organizer for that.  That’s a really big help to us.

At the last 6-km mark, I am feeling a little pain from my knee coming up at the side of my hips.  Luckily, I bumped into Nhel again.  I decided to do a run-walk system.  Gladly, I’m wearing my Nike Zonal Strength tight and Under Armour Charged Bandit running shoes, they really gave me proper support and comfort throughout the race.  I was already limping in the last kilometer but hey, I have to smile as there are photographers along the last 200 meters.  We crossed the finished line tired but happy.  What a well-planned race route.

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At the event village

After we crossed the finish line and got our finisher’s loot bags, I look for Rolly and met some of my friends and we rome around the village.  The village is full of happy people despite of being tired from running, especially the 24K runners.  We are the happiest runners that day.  We swam on freebies – tumblers, biscuits, juice, donuts, ice cream, etc, etc, etc!

Top finishers won cash prizes and medals for the winners,  and also the chance to join an international marathon in Asia. But the the rest of the runners, including me, are all winners.  Winner to the max sa freebies!  

I really had a blast despite of suffering ITBS.  I am so happy to see all my friends.  

Thank you so much 7-Eleven Philippines for such a wonderful race.  You made all the runners happy.  Congratulations and more power.

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Under Armour kicks off promising 2017 with ‘Armour @ The Fort’

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Under Armour, the most innovative sports and fitness clothing line in the world today, successfully held “Armour @ The Fort” on Saturday, January 28 at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater in Taguig City.

Armour @ The Fort had a two-part program that was filled with exciting activities for Under Amour fans and fitness enthusiasts alike.

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On the first agenda of Armour Day, the affair kicked off with a morning run, which was conducted by the country’s renowned running coaches Titus Salazar and Dan Brown. It was followed by Unilab’s fitness and nutrition symposium. The company then made an official announcement of its joint venture with Under Armour to launch Run United Exceed 2017 later this year.

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Catering to active lifestyle aficionados, the afternoon schedule had a full swing of activities that was attended by the who’s who of the sporting community like ultra marathoner Ferdie Capiling and the UP women’s football team.

An afternoon circuit training was led by Under Armour-affiliate trainer “Mama” Kat Geronimo, a renowned celebrity fitness coach who mentors notable film and television actresses such as Marian Rivera, Danica Sotto-Pingris, Melissa Ricks, Megan Young, Bettina Carlos, Anne Curtis and Jessy Mendiola.

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To cap off the event, Under Armour unveiled some of its plans for 2017, including the launching of the “Armour @” series. The fitness apparel likewise formalized its partnership with Kerry Sports Manila as the state-of-the-art facility opens its door for the Test of Will 2017 participants.

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Make sure to follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter for more updates and announcements as well as Facebook at www.facebook.com/underarmoursea.

TV5 Superheroes Run: Manila

Want to be a superhero just for a day?  You don’t need to take superhero training class or pass the obstacles of American Ninja Warrior like Jessie Graff (if you don’t know her, she is the woman behind the stunts scene of Supergirl that will be start airing on March 21 at 7:30pm).   All you need to do is bring one specific superpower:  the heart of a superhero fan who wants to spread love and support to other people and join the heroes assembly on February 25, 2017 at SM Mall of Asia grounds.

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The event is dubbed as TV5 Superheroes Run: Manila.  The event is not just a fun run but also to spread the spirit of doing good like our favorite superheroes, a portion of the proceeds from the race will be donated to the Alagang Kapatid Foundation (AKFI).

Excited already?.. here are the details:

 

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Each race kit will have a little surprise for the participants to make the event more super.  Depending on the distance that they choose, runners will get a Supergirl cape and/or The Flash and Arrow head gears.  Kindly note that the following head gears and cape are not interchangeable among the categories.

INCLUSIONS

Pre-Race Inclusions

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Post-Race Inclusions

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Here are the race routes

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The Superheroes Run Manila is also an avenue to promote the superheroes programs of TV5 – Arrow which airs every Monday at 7:30pm, The Flash, Mondays 8:30pm and the upcoming launch of the tagalized version of Supergirl which will be flying in every Tuesday starting March 21 at 7:30pm.  The event will also be joined by TV5 stars and athletes.

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So what are you waiting for?… TARALETS GUYS!..

Feel like a true hero just for a day and spread love and support to our Kapatid!

Hope to see you there as I am one of the pacers at 16k category.

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See you there!

 

ACTIVEHEALTH LAUNCHES RUN UNITED EXCEED

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ActiveHealth has been in the forefront providing an incomparable race experience.  It is the only race in the country that offers an integrated holistic solution for for progressive athletes, grounded by its 4 pillars – training nutrition, gear and events; and for the past years, they have been helping runners to progress and exceed themselves.  This year,  ActiveHealth introduces the new Run United Exceed which will be different to the previous Run United Series.  Run United Exceed is a prestigious and exclusive 21-km race that will be held in BGC, Taguig on April, 2017.  It is set to revolutionize the running landscape by introducing world marathon major inspired innovation that will push runners to exceed themselves.

Did I mention innovation to help breed next level 21K finishers? Brace yourself, here it goes:

  • Exclusive medal for sub 2.5 hours finishers
  • FREE UNDER ARMOUR SHOES  to the top 15 negative split medal finishers
  • And to keep our runners motivated while they push themselves, the course is lined up with cheer stations in key location, to help boost their moral.
  • GUARANTEED SLOTS TO ANGKOR WAR INTERNATIONAL FULL MARATHON or ANGKOR WAT INTERNATIONAL HALF MARATHON await 2 lucky finishers.
  • To further ass to the thrill of the race is the moving cut-off banner making sure runners make it in time.
  • All participants are also entitled to discounted privileges from partner merchants and a Run United Exceed Kit inclusive of race shirt, event shirt and other items.

The concept is to shatter ones perception on time – To go against your greatest enemy, yourself.  This race will give birth to the next generation of high performing Half-Marathoners that have the relentless drive and determination to exceed the time they have set for themselves through proper training and sports nutrition.

“We have been doing the progressive races for the past 6 years.  For 2017, we believe that it is time to take it to the next level.  We want to build a new generation of athletes whose objective is not to just finish, but to EXCEED.”  – Lester Castillo, Brand Manager of ActiveHealth.

Excited already?.. Here are the race details:

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

Regular Registration Period

On-line Registration:     January 30 to February 28, 2017     Php 1,350

In-store Registration:     February 14 to February 28, 2017     Php 1, 350

Late Registration Period

Late On-line Registration     March 1 to March 12, 2017     Php 1, 550

Late In-Store Registration     March 1 to March 12, 2017     Php 1, 550

Race Inclusions:

  • Finisher’s Medal (exclusive to 2.5 hour finishers)
  • ActiveHealth Race Shirt and ActiveHealth Event Shirt
  • Race bib with D-tag
  • Finisher’s kit
  • Raffle entry to a guaranteed complimentary slot for 2 to Angkor Wat International Marathon or Angkor Wat International Half Marathon

Run United Medal

The finisher’s medal and its design elements are inspired from an athlete’s journey in exceeding himself.

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Race Shirt

The Run United race shirts is a performance shirt made from light breathable and quick dry fabric to help participants perform better.

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ActiveHealth have you covered from training to race day with special deals for your race and training pack.  ActiveHealth’s complete sports nutrition system are readily available to help participants reach optimum performance in time for Run United Exceed.  A race and training pack are available upon registration and exclusive deals are offered.

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Run United Exceed is co-presented by Tag Heuer and also the official timekeeper of the event.

During Media Launch

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So what are you waiting for?… TARALETS GUYS!

For more information, visit www.activehealth.ph and stay connected through their facebook and twitter  and instagram account.