About Me

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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 Ateneo de Naga HS Class of 1983, First Balfour, LCA 8379, and Bagobos87, hopefully, we use running to give back to the community.

November 25, 2016

BAYBAY CITY MARATHON: Q & A with a Passionate Baybayanon

It is more fun to run in the provinces.

This aphorism  is getting to be truer for every long distance event I get to participate in the many provinces our beloved country has. This is indubitable with my Pagudpud experience. Factual from Digos City to Davao City.  Kosher too with my Negros Oriental  century run and Mayon 360 series. Come December 11, the Bicolano Penguin will have again another chance to experience this truism at the Baybay City Marathon (BCM) , in the western part of the province of Leyte.

September 15, 2016


"Thank you BP for encouraging and inspiring me to run an ultramarathon again, my comeback run after 2 years and coinciding with our 50th. . . We are now certified Golden Age Runners (GOLARS)."

September 9, 2016

2ND BOMBON MARATHON: An Interview with Ta' Eddie

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometers. The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens in the year 490 BC.

August 26, 2016

ALTRA OLYMPUS 2: Go-To Running Shoes for Ultra

Runners pound the road.  They most definitely do.   The shock fatigue that accumulates from absorbing about two and a half times one's own weight with every footfall takes a great toll on the runner. Most especially for runners that tackle long distances like the marathon and ultra marathon.

August 7, 2016

TN2N: Pioneering Uragons

A couple of hours before the break of dawn of this glorious Labor Day (May 1, 2016), 46 intrepid souls gathered in front of the Sto. Nino Church in the hilly barangay of Tierra Nevada. Many are members of running clubs (Caceres Runners, Isarog Runners, Team SUBO, Runconada, Pepsi-BRO ) and running tribes (row5runnin, 83neans)  while a few are independent freelancers.  They are all about to make history as the 50km race they have signed up for is the first official ultra marathon in the province. Yup, the Tierra Nevada to Naga (TN2N) ultra marathon is the first of its kind in  Camarines Sur, snaking its way from the rugged town of Tinambac in the 4th district of the province to the heart of Bicol - Naga City.