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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..

January 22, 2016

ULTRARUN FOR ROGEL: An Interview with Rogel

Come this Saturday night, more than a hundred runners are expected to troop to Sta. Rosa City for a rare kind of ultra marathon in the Philippines.  For one, it will be an ultra marathon where the venue is not the mountain trails or some provincial road but inside a suburban subdivision where the participants will be running fat-ass crazy around a 2 and a half km loop.  Rare that it is not a solo event but a team event whose members (whether it be 2,  3, 4 or 5) will have to run a total of 80 kms within an 8-hour time period. Rarer still is the fact that this ultra event will be a fund-raising activity in support of a fellow ultra marathoner. 

January 3, 2016


Day 1 of the New Year 2016 had me running early in the morning inside a famed cemetery with a fabled runner. The place was foggy and soon it was drizzling.  But this did not stop us. We relish the run and for me, an early morning run is an appetizing venue for some introspective thinking. Many a run like this has produced some great or crazy (or both) ideas for me.