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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 our family, school, office and the community, we use running to give back..

February 24, 2012

DZMM Takbo Para sa Karunungan : March 11, 2012


One of the older fun runs in the country is the one sponsored by radio station DZMM .  This year’s edition is called DZMM Takbo Para Sa Karunungan scheduled on March 11, 2012 (6am) at the Quirino Grandstand. 



February 20, 2012

2012 BDM 52-KM TEST RUN : MY BOOTLEG VERSION

Last February 11, 2012, the Bald Runner conducted the 2nd test run for the 2012 Bataan Death March 102-km ultramarathon.  Forty-six runners participated in this 2nd test run which started at the Km 50 marker in Abucay, Bataan and ended at the Km 102 marker in San Fernando, Pampanga.  Unfortunately, I was not able to join this  52-km test run as I was in Bicol on that weekend.


At the start at Km 50 in Abucay

BDM 52-KM TEST RUN EXPERIENCE by FARDS


Blogger’s note:  Last February 11, I was not able to join the 52-km test run of the 2012 BDM 102Km ultra organized by the Bald Runner.  The route is from Km 50 in Abucay, Bataan to Km 102 in San Fernando, Pampanga.  My fellow 83nean runners, Ruben “Fards” Fajardo and Ernie Badong, were able to join.   Below is the story account of Fards of the experience.  Given his Navy background, he narrates it in a specific and concise manner.  Enjoy.   

February 15, 2012

HIGH5 Sports Nutrition


Part of the expectations I had when I joined the 2011 Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCMS) last December is to be exposed to something new (for me) on something running.  And I was not disappointed. 

February 14, 2012

RUN FOR YOUR HEART


Last Sunday, February 12, 2012, I got to join a fun run in Legaspi City called “Run for Your Heart”.  It was organized by the Bicol Road Runners Club.  Distances were 5 kms and 16 kms.


Registering for the Run for Your Heart at the Pacific Mall

February 8, 2012

DAVIS CUP AT THE 2012 TINAGBA FESTIVAL

Growing up in Iriga City, I got to enjoy the sports of Lawn Tennis  - my very first sports ever.  It is indeed with a special sense of pride and joy that I learned about the very good news that the world-famous Davis Cup competition will be in my place of birth this February 10-12 as one of the major activities lined up for the  2012 Tinagba Festival.


Davis Cup: Philippines versus Oceania

February 6, 2012

2012 CONDURA SKYWAY MARATHON : A FRIENDLY MARATHON


Friendly to PRs. Prior to the start of our prayer (a pre-race tradition our 83nean runners have) at 11pm on February 4, I shared with my fellow runners of Ateneo de Naga HS Batch 1983 that we could expect to set personal records (PRs) in this 2012 Condura Skyway Marathon.  This is attributable to the following factors:


Ateneo de Naga HS Batch 1983 with Patrick Concepcion at the finish line area

February 2, 2012

CHILLIN WITH THE DEW



I am a Coke person but when it comes to my long distance running, nothing beats Mountain Dew.  In the 2 ultramarathon events I have joined, the Tagaytay 2 Nasugbu (50 kms) in 2010 and the Mayon 360 (80 kms) in 2011, the cooler in my support vehicle  had an abundance of Mountain Dew.  Sure, my cooler had a bottle or 2 of Powerade and water but these 2 were for hydration.  On the other hand, the ice cold Mountain Dew  in my cooler was there as a treat for me.  My sweet vice so to speak.  It wakes me up to run many many many  more kilometres in those stages of the long distance run  where my body and spirit start to falter.


Chillin with the Dew during a break from pacer duty at the BDM 160