- Bicolano Penguin
- I am a Bicolano by birth and choice. By any standards, I am a slow runner but I like it that way. I look at running as a healthy and exciting way to make a difference. Together with my fellow runners from our family, school, office and the community, we use running to give back..
May 17, 2017
Finally, after more than two years of waiting and trying, Bicolano runners have regained supremacy of the Mayon 360 ultra marathon. An 80-km hot romancing of the road around the most perfect volcano in the world, the Mayon 360 is the most famous of long distance running events in the whole of Bicol region. And for the 2017 edition, we have Eugene "Bong" Postrado of Masbate and Mario Maglinao of Albay to congratulate and thank profusely for placing 1st and 2nd. A Kenyan runner, no less, and a former Mayon 360 champion at that, came in 3rd.
May 15, 2017
May 9, 2017
The etymology of the word "pioneer" is the French word "pionnier" which means a foot soldier. How apt indeed to hear the race director of the Naga to Lagonoy (N2L), greet us 50+ runners assembled in front of the historic Quince Martires Monument in downtown Naga City on that early morning of April 29, 2017 as the "pioneering batch of the N2L." For indeed, we are honest-to-goodness foot soldiers in the many glorious battle(s) on the road we call ultra marathon(s).
April 13, 2017
March 8, 2017
2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015. These are the years I volunteered as a pacer at The Bull Runner Dream Marathon. Come the early morning hours of Feb. 19, I was gunning for my 6th deployment as a pacer at the 2017 TBRDM. Although a graybeard already, I continue to have that high sense of excitement everytime I go on pacer duty. Perhaps it has something to do with the special opportunity of paying it forward, in the words of its founder Jaymie Pizzaro. Most definitely, the idea of helping a fellow runner chase his or her dreams is very appealing.
January 3, 2017
To the run-of-the-mill kibitzers, running is just an exercise. But for those who are actually living and breathing it, running is more than just a physical sports. It is actually a way of life that encompasses the physical, emotional, social and even moral aspects of one's being. Running offers an avenue to meet new friends and deepen ties with old friends. Running too offers the opportunity to be able to help others. Runner's high and helper's high seem to go hand in hand.