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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..

April 28, 2014

April 25, 2014


EmoticonLast March 23, after the Yakult Run at the CCP grounds (http://bicolanopenguin.blogspot.com/2014/03/2014-yakult-10-miler-run-pb-for-bp-son.html?utm_source=BP_recent), my son Marcel gifted his old man with a payment to the 2014 Pinoy Fitness Membership Package. 


EmoticonOne usually  does not get to have gifts on a Palm Sunday but come April 13, the Bicolano Penguin was a smiling recipient of a gift from Ateneo de Naga HS Batch 1983 classmate Norman “Batu” Baturiano - - - a spanking gray dri-fit running shirt with the BP blog masthead.

April 20, 2014

PRO EARTH RUN 2014: Galloway Took the Day Off

   Rainbow. A good omen

EmoticonEver since attending a talk by Jeff Galloway at the Colegio de San Agustin gym a couple years back, I have been a proponent of the Run Walk method. 

April 16, 2014


EmoticonA day before leaving  Manila for the 2014 Mayon 360 Ultra adventure, I received an email from my wife Marianne which was an invite to an Energizer Fun Run in UP Diliman scheduled for April 9.  

April 15, 2014

Sex in Ultra Marathon?: My First 80km Mayon360 Run

EmoticonBlogger’s Note:  

This article by Noel “Ghibz” Guevara is part of the series that the Bicolano Penguin is doing on the recently-concluded 2014 Mayon 360 Ultra.  Our years of experience participating in this most famous of Bicol ultras have shown to us that indeed the ultra way of life is full of color and challenges.  Who better to write a story about it than Ghibz who is  one of the more engaging  and eloquent classmates in the Ateneo de Naga HS Batch 1983.  He had a “shortness of breath” (SOB) experience after his gallant finish last April 5 but the way he handled the challenge that is the Mayon 360 showed to us all that the SOB decidedly  stood for “story of bravery.Emoticon    

Now, I got your attention. 

Our friend, HS batchmate and  ultra-marathon ‘maestro’ Vicboy de Lima requested me to share my insights of my first ultra-marathon experience in the just concluded Mayon 360 80km Run in Legazpi City, Albay last Saturday, April 5, 2014 .

2014 MAYON 360 ULTRA: Running Red Condoms Day in the Sun

EmoticonNovember 30, 2013 was the day of our running of the Lake Bato Ultra (http://www.bicolanopenguin.blogspot.com/2013/12/lake-bato-ultra-matira-ang-matibay.html). It was also a day of monsoon. 

April 14, 2014

2014 MAYON 360 ULTRA: Where Kenyans Reign No More

EmoticonIt is a given in the global running community that every time Kenyan runners and their East African brethren line up in the starting area of a long distance event with monetary prize, they will be the ones to take the greenbacks  at the finish line.  

April 9, 2014


EmoticonTuesday morning, the BP received info from a friendly fellow blogger, Running Diva, about an interesting fun run scheduled for May 4, 2014.