PART TWO OF UA CIRCUIT CHALLENGE HELD LAST WEEKEND

PARTICIPANTS GET SET FOR UA TEST OF WILL SET 

TO TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 25 & 26

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March 6, 2017 Manila, Philippines: The UA Circuit Challenge was held last weekend at Greenbelt 3, and was part of a two-part event which served as a preliminary event to help prepare the participants of the regional fitness challenge UA ‘Test of Will’.

Under Armour athlete Elle Adda hosted the event, along with Bellator fighter AJ Matthews and Celebrity trainer Mama Kat.  Elle is a French-Filipino tri-athlete, fitness expert , model and an international performing artist.  Hosts all wore the latest Threadborne line of Under Armour.

One of the highlights of the event was the on-the-spot challenge that the crowd requested between fighter AJ Matthews and Elle Ada.  In said challenge, Matthews and Ada also competed over a round of ball slams, squat, ball rock and roll-ups, press and burpees.  Matthews won with a 1-second margin over Ada.  Fighter AJ Matthews also showed some self-defense techniques.

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Winners of the UA Circuit Challenge event for this leg were Edwin Lobelia (1:47),Ted Waikin (1:56), Jayson Ang (1:57), Jona Constantino (1:53), Marianne Roulade (1:54) and Ericka Mesia (2:00).

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The UA Circuit Challenge sets the stage for the much awaited UA ‘Test of Will’  set to take place on March 25 & 26 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City. It is on its second year and will be held in 6 countries, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines.

Participants in ‘Test of Will’, will compete in a four-minute circuit consisting of Burpees, One Arm Thruster, TRX Rows and Sandbag Throw.  Each competitor will be scored based on the maximum number of repetitions they can achieve within 60 seconds. The highest scoring man and woman of the national heats from each respective country will win an all-expense paid trip to compete in the regional finals, happening in Kuala Lumpur on 6 May 2017.

This year’s overall champion of the regional finals will walk away with S$2,500 cash prize, or around Php 88,000.00.

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with my blogger friends during the event

For more information on how to register for ‘Test of Will’, please visit: www.testofwill.com.

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UNDER ARMOUR REGIONAL FITNESS CHALLENGE RETURNS

Registration is now open for the Test of Will Philippines National Heats on March 25 & 26

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Manila, Philippines 08 March 2017– The annual urban fitness challenge, Test of Will returns for its second edition on March 25 & 26 at Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City, Philippines. Organized by high performance sportswear label Under Armour, the event sets out to celebrate human performance through intense functional training challenges for the most determined athletes, goal-getters and fitness aspirants.

With the addition of Indonesia and Brunei this year, the regional fitness competition that also takes place in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines is expected to be more intense than the year before. Participants will compete in a four-minute circuit consisting of Burpees, One Arm Thruster, TRX Rows and Sandbag Throw.

Each competitor will be scored based on the maximum number of repetitions they can achieve within 60 seconds. The highest scoring man and woman of the national heats from each respective country will win an all-expense paid trip to compete in the regional finals, happening in Kuala Lumpur on 6 May 2017.

This year’s overall champion of the regional finals will walk away with S$2,500 cash prize, or around Php 88,000.00.

“The Test of Will is for everyone and anyone with the determination and discipline to train and compete,” said Mr. Michael Binger, CEO of Triple Pte Ltd, exclusive distributor of Under Armour in Southeast Asia. “Last year, we witnessed champions crowned from the most unexpected individuals. The event epitomizes the might of the determined and the spirit of the underdogs, something which Under Armour stands for.”

Under Armour has also recently launched its latest apparel and footwear collections engineered with the Threadborne™ technology leading up to the national heats; to equip participants with the gear to train and compete at the highest level. The Threadborne™ Siro andSeamless collections are made from fabric that is light, breathable, anti-cling, quick-drying and provides a high-level of stretch and recovery.

“Under Armour took the ultra-durable yarns within paracords, and rebuilt them into apparel material that can withstand the rigors of intensive use,” said Binger. “The result is a next generation fabric that gives athletes an edge to perform better through enhanced comfort and durability.”

Overall male and female winners of the Test of Will 2016, Jet Ng and Zoe Pond-McPherson shared the following tips for this year’s challenges.

“When you feel good, you will perform better. So, train hard, eat well, get enough rest, and make sure you feel as comfortable as you can be on that day.” said Ng.

“You will be pitted against many other athletes who have trained hard for their goals. Your ability to focus on that day will be as important as your fitness level.” said Pond-McPherson.

The Test of Will 2017 Philippines National Heats is now open for registration. Simply log on to testfofwill.com to indicate your preferred date and time, no registration fee is required. Participants must be 21 years old and above, and must be a Philippine Citizen or Permanent Resident to qualify for the regional finals.

Participants are encouraged to study the training guide for specific movement standards and tips to maximise their performance. They can also sign up for Armour@TheFort, a series of free training events organized by Under Armour to prepare for the challenges ahead. For more information and details on the Armour@TheFort series, visit www.tripleready.com/events.

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National Geographic celebrates 8 years of environmental advocacy with Earth Day Run 2017

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National Geographic Channel in partnership with Cherifer Premium and World Wildlife Fun for Nature (WFF), marks its eighth year of raising the public’s consciousness about environmental issues, social awareness through health and fitness by staging Earth Day Run 2017 this coming April 23 with a hashtag #8withEDR.  This year’s event aims to continue the tradition of being one of the biggest running events in the country, expecting scores of running enthusiast and Eco Warriors to register and run for the environment.  The event will be held not only in Manila but simultaneously in the cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Taichung.

Earth Day Run 2017 in Manila will be held at the SM Mall of Asia grounds, where participants can join 5K, 10K, 21K and 42K categories. The event encourages and welcomes all types of Eco Warriors to take part, from fun-runners of all ages to the serious marathon runners who regularly compete. This year, Earth Day Run will also be sporting new features for its runners. As a special treat, all race kits will come with LED shoelaces, serving as a badge of pride and as a safety precaution for Eco Warriors running at night or before sunrise. Prizes will also be given to costumed runners who showcase their creativity by coming in their best ensemble made from recycled materials. Finally, to make each Eco Warrior’s voice heard in this run for the Earth, advocacy banners will be hanging above the finish line so that each runner can grab them as they cross to make a shout-out for the environment, keep as a souvenir, and use for all their post-run selfies to amplify the message of acting now to save the environment.

Excited already?… Here are the details…

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ONLINE REGISTRATION

  • Click HERE to register online.

Register Now

ON SITE REGISTRATION

  • Upper Ground Floor, SM Aura
  • The Block, Ground floor, SM North EDSA
  • SM Mall of Asia

Registration started last March 1 until April 16, 2017.

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Here are the race routes

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So what are you waiting for?…

Taralets guys!

Let’s run for Mother Earth!

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VIRTUAL RACE PH PRESENTS: Tindog Surigao Virtual Race

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VirtualRacePh in cooperation with Caritas Damayan will be staging a virtual race event to raise funds for the benefit of Surigao earthquake survivors.  The proceeds will be used for the different disaster management service of Caritas Manila, Inc to the affected area.

Let us first define what is a virtual race?

A Virtual Race is an event where registered participants are encouraged to finish a given distance on their own, at their own chosen venue with their preferred company.

Participants are then required to upload their date or any proof of completion of their run to the organizer’s page for verification.  And what is good about it, you can log also your present race to add to your VirtualRacePH mileage.  Great right?!

After completing the challenge, the finisher’s entitlement are delivered to the registered participant.

Exciting!… Here are the race details

Event Name:

Tindog Surigao:  VirtualRacePH Bayani Series

“Tumakbo nang may kabuluhan, Maging Bayani sa munting paraan”

Virtual Race Period

May 6 to 17, 2017 (12 days)

*the virtual race period is set to symbolize the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that hi Surigo

Venue:

Anywhere in the Philippines and overseas

Race Category

  • 16km (newbie runner)
  • 33k (seasonal runner)
  • 67km* (ultramarathon runner)

*the featured distance of 67k to symbolize the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that hit Surigao

Registration Fee and Finisher Entitlements

16km – Php 250

  • soft copy of Certificate of completion

33km – Php 550

  • Finisher Shirt or finisher medal
  • Free delivery within Philippines

67km – Php 750

  • Finisher shirt AND finisher medal
  • free delivery within Philippines

*Two Hundred Pesos (Php 200) will be donated from the registration fee for each registered and paid runner

Registration will be done through our website at http://virtualraceph.com

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What VirtualRacePH can offer?

With the goal of being the premier virtual race organizer, VirtualRacePH boasts thousands of hits through its website and social media accounts.  VirtualRacePH also has hundreds of registered runners and supporters from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and event from overseas!

More Importantly, VirtualRacePH stays true to its mission of building an inclusive supportive community of runners who love running, care for others and can make real difference one run at a time  With your support, you can be our partner in realizing this mission.

To know more about VirtualRacePH and its mission, please visit our website at http://virtualraceph.com/about-us/vision-mission-and-objectives/

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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.

*you can view your race results here

*race photos here

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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.

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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!