Thursday, October 13, 2011

Men's Health Urbanathlon & Festival 2011

URBANATHLON [ur-buhn-ath-luhn] (n) - from the words urban (cities) + (dec)athlon (which is commonly used to combine a multi-disciplinary sports). It is a multi-stage of race that involves running plus obstacles and having a lot of fun.

Once again, Men’s Health Philippines brings you its most awaited race event the Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival 2011. As Men’s Health magazine’s international signature event, the Urbanathlon features urban obstacles making it a race unlike any other.

The Event

The Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival 2011 will be held on November 13, 2011, Sunday at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The race promises to test not just one’s speed and endurance, but also one’s strength, balance, agility and flexibility. There are more than 1,000 expected participants who will join  the said race.

The Race

According to summit media, media relations division, the Men's Health Urbanthlon 2011 added new obstacles, the Monkey Bars and Network replacing  the Balance Beam and Tire Dump from last year's event. Kalayaan flover not to miss for 10K and 15K runners. Time penalties will be given to those who will skip the obstacle course.


Ready to take the challenge? Register NOW! Registration period is  from September 16 to October 16 only. 

Registration Fees
Race Category Registration Fees Race Features
15K Php 800.00 Race packet (Bib); Urbanathlon Race Shirt; 3-month Subscription to Men's Health Magazine
Race packet (Bib); Urbanathlon Race Shirt; 3-month Subscription to Men's Health Magazine
5K Php 750.00 Race packet (Bib); Urbanathlon Race Shirt; 3-month Subscription to Men's Health Magazine

All finishers will get finishers medals with 2011 Urbanathlon ID lanyard. 
You may visit the following registration centers:

Bike King
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Tel. no. (02) 856-3362

360 Fitness Club
Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
Tel. no. (02) 577-7807
Magnitude Bldg.,
186 Libis, QC
Tel. no. (02) 477-7075

Fitness First MOA
One E-com Center
Ocean Dr cor Sunset Ave.,
SM Central Business Park
Tel. no. (02) 556-8000


The Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival 2011 is made possible by official food sponsor Century Tuna, official sports drink, Gatorade, major sponsors: Bo’ Athletics, Cherifer Premium, and Suunto, with the participation of Cataflam. Special thanks to the official venue Bonifacio Global City, official gym partner Crossfit MNL, and registration partners 360 Fitness Club, Fitness First and Bike King.

But wait theres more...

The October issue of Men’s Health also helps you gear up for the upcoming Men’s Health Urbanathlon with a workout that’s guaranteed to make you race-ready. The October issue of Men’s Health featuring Derek Ramsay on the cover is available in newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets nationwide.
See you!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mizuno Infinity Run 2011

Get ready this coming June 2011 as Mizuno will bring once again the Mizuno Infinity Run 2011 : Conquer the Never Ending Challenge.

Last Friday, May 20, 2011, a media conference was held at Freska Starmall, EDSA-Shaw to discuss the upcoming Mizuno Infinity Run, participated by Ms. Jai Cortes and  Mr. Timmy Sebastian, Marketing team for Mizuno and Mr. Rudy Biscocho, the race director. It was well attended by the press and fellow runners cum bloggers.
Rudy Biscocho, Jai Cortes and Timmy Sebastian
True to its “Never Settle” philosophy, the Mizuno Infinity Run introduced an idea of a time trial when it started the “Beat Your Own Time” concept in 2009. In 2011 it has returned with a greater challenge for all runners out there. Mizuno shall have its first 21K course, replacing the 15K distance. This seeks to answer the runners’ demand for a longer, and a more challenging distance.

The Mizuno Infinity Run 2011 will be held at Bonifacio Global City on June 11, 2011. Starting point at Federacion Drive near NBC.

Assembly and Gun Start Times
Race Category Assembly Time Gun Start
21K 04:00AM 05:00AM
10K - 05:10AM
5K - 05:20AM

Registration has already begun since March 20, 2011 at all Mizuno branches in the Metro Manila area. Runners may also register at the Mizuno Sports Outlet in Paseo de Sta. Rosa in Laguna, and at the Mail and More Convergys’s Branch  

Registration Fees
Race Category Registration Fees Race Features
21K Php 800.00
Race packet (Bib, Timing chips); Mizuno discount voucher; Gatorade stub; Photobooth stub; Singlet claim stub

Race Packet (Bib, Timing Chips); Mizuno discount voucher; 
Gatorade stub; Photobooth stub; Singlet claim stub
5K Php 600.00 Race packet; Mizuno discount voucher; Singlet claim stub
Race Singlet
  • - Php50 off for Infinity Run 2010 participants upon registration.
  • - Php100 off of registration fees upon purchase of any shoes from the 2011 Running Collection. 
  • - Mizuno Infinity Run 2011 singlet, will be claimed during the Infinity Run Expo on May 29, 2011.
  • - Online registration at
  • - Distance shifters from a lower distance who beat their own pace will automatically get Mizuno's Prestige Card (21K).
  • - Finisher shirt will be given. 
5K Route

10K Route

21K Route
    Everyone is also invited this coming Sunday, May 29, 2011 for Mizuno Infinity Run 11 Expo at BMG Centre, Paseo de Magallanes, Makati from 10:00AM to 07:00PM.

    Mizuno Infinity Run 2011 is presented to you by Gatorade and Nature Valley Crunchy Granola. Other sponsors are Freska Ilonggo Seafood and Inasal, Suunto, Mail and More, Fitness First, Tagaytay Highlands, Malayan Insurance, and Light Water. Media Partners are, Runner’s World, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Front Runner, Onesport, and Multisport.

    Saturday, May 14, 2011

    Men’s Health All-Terrain Race 2011

    It's been more than a year when I had my first trail run along with my usual running group from in Sta Rosa Laguna. Hmmm, I remember the cardiac hill, the breathtaking view of Laguna mountains, the fresh air that has blown through us, the BJ, and the off-road dirt and rocky pathways which surprised us. It was fun and everybody enjoyed it absolutely thus I haven't had a chance to try it again.
    I know how boring a road race can be (except for ultramarathon which i really love) and sometimes we are looking for more extreme and exciting race. This is it pancit!

    Bikers and runners unite!, get ready to hit the dirt as Men’s Health brings you one of its most highly-anticipated events of the year—the Men’s Health All-Terrain Race. Now on its fifth year, this year’s Men’s Health All-Terrain Race will be held on June 5, 2011, Sunday, 5:00 A.M. at Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.  
    This morning, I joined my fellow runners and we did the 5K trail test run while the hardcore bikers had their 20K bike ride to test the course. This was followed by a simple breakfast and media conference. 
    with coach mar

    donna, me and mar
    There were some points raised.
    • - Transportation to bring the participants to Nuvali, Sta Rosa Laguna to be confirmed.
    • - 2.5 hours cut-off time for 16K trail run. Runner beyond the cut off time will be pulled out and sweep.
    • - Water stations will be provided but runners are encourage to bring their own hydration pack.
    • - Finishers medal for 16K Trail run and 40K bike ride.
    Participants may choose to run the 5-kilometer, 10-kilometer or 16-kilometer trail courses, or ride their bikes on the 20-kilometer or the 40-kilometer route. For those who are up for a challenge, the Run and Bike option will have participants doing the 10-k run and the 20-k bike.  
    the race shirt and bib
    Registration is ongoing at ROX Bonifacio High Street, 360 Fitness Club, all Sabak Bike Centers, all All-Terra Cyclery Bike Shops and at the Summit Media Office at the 7th Floor of Robinsons Cybergate Tower 3, Pioneer St., Mandaluyong City.  But starting May 25, registration will be available only at ROX, Summit Media Office and all Sabak branches. Deadline of registration is on June 1, 2011. Limited slots are available, so register now!

    This year’s Men’s Health All-Terrain Race is made possible by our major sponsors Bo Athletics and Emperador Light Brandy, official sports drink Gatorade, official venue partner Nuvali, and official race partner Leadpack. Special thanks to our registration partners ROX, Club 360 Fitness, Sabak Bike Shops and All Terra Cyclery and to media partners Magic 89.9 and

    *photos  by donna fuentes

    Sunday, March 27, 2011

    Good Housekeeping Family Fun Run! - A fun-filled afternoon run with your family and dogs

    Looking for a fun and healthy way to bond with your family this summer? Join the first-ever Good Housekeeping Family Fun Run happening on April 3, Sunday, 5:30 A.M. at Manila Ocean Park.

    The entire family –including pet dogs!—can participate in the different race categories. Kids six years old and below can join the 100-meter dash. Team up with your dog for the 1k run with obstacles, or with your child for the 3k run with obstacles. Kids and adults alike can also join the 5k open run. There will be a pet-grooming station, inflatable for kids, face-painting, and many more fun activities in this event.

    Dog lovers also have one more reason to join the fun run, as Summit Media will be launching its first-ever publication dedicated to man’s best friend, Good Dog. A quarterly publication featuring everything you need to know about owning a dog, Good Dog will be bundled with the April issue of Good Housekeeping.

    The registration fee is P200 per head for all categories, while children below 3 years old can join the run for free. Participants must also pay a registration fee of P50 per dog, and present the dog’s latest vaccination record upon registration. Registration for the Good Housekeeping Family Fun Run is ongoing until March 28, 2011.

    To register, visit the Summit Media office located at the 7th floor Robinsons Cybergate Tower Pioneer St. Mandaluyong City, R.O.X in Bonifacio High Street, Taguig, or Manila Ocean Park.

    Thursday, March 10, 2011

    1st BDM 160 (100Miles Ultramarathon Race), simply_wilnar Race Report

    BDM 160K Ultramarathon Race
    Mariveles, Bataan to Capas, Tarlac
    February 26-27, 2011

    January 31, 2011 @ 15:27H, I decided to run the 1st BDM 100 Miles Utramarathon Race a month before D-day after my team mates and friends from Team CB convinced me to take the challenge despite of the cost that will incur me for the registration, supplies and support vehicle to be used. So I made this post at Team CB’s Wall "hello po good day..nagmuni muni na po ako..sali na po ako bdm..di pa man po nagsisimula at ngtatapos un bdm eh ngpapasalamat na po ako sa support nyo..kakatouch tlga kau..salamt po uli.ill do my best para sa inyo.." to ask for support, financially. Thru this, the group congregated the pledges from the members. That’s what I love about running among the sports that I’ve tried, the support, inspiration, motivation and camaraderie that your fellow runners can offer you.

    February 11, 2011, Team CB held their usual post ANR dinner at Tiendesitas. Earl, Bong, Marvin and Yan were assigned to support me. Support vehicle was voluntarily provided by Rona. Race plan and briefing were given out, the supplies and foods that will be prepared for the race day such as whatatops cup cake, bananas, gatorade, water, salt, ice, durian candy, gels, hard-boiled egg, pandesal stuffed with corned-beef, mang inasal food, jollibee chicken joy for lunch, spaghetti.

    February 25, 2011@ 11:00pm, Runners and support crews met at Jollibee Tiendesitas for the final briefing and preparation of the supplies.

    February 26, 2011 @ 03:00 am, the team arrived at the BDM Shrine (KM 0) in Mariveles, Bataan. At this point everyone is excited and nervous for this ultramarathon race, considering most of the participants are first timer for this distance.

    BDM KM 0, gun start, 05:45H. I ran with my usual running buddies Sir Totoy and Sir Junrox up to Km7. After seeing my support crew at this point I just plan to pace with the person ahead of me who happened to be Atty. Jon Lacanlale. We ran back to back and maintained our pace up to Km 14.

    At KM 16, Atty. Jon and I were running together, respectively. Hydration was provided to me every 2Km as planned. No solid food was given to me at this time.

    At km 30, I was leading the pack. Atty. Jon was behind just few meters away.

    At km. 42, I changed my clothes, headgear, shirt, socks and shoes. At this point, the team has no idea how far we were from the 2nd runner. Also, I already took salt because I feel that my body does not accept the fluids that I take anymore.

    BDM KM 66, I had my lunch but didn't stop. I have to keep my legs warm. Also, during that time, I still have the momentum so I decided to eat the chopped Jollibee chicken joy with rice in a cup which was prepared by my support team. After this, I walk to have the food digest before I continue to run again. But when I reached km 75, I felt some muscle pain in my quads so I asked for a massage.

    At this point, I can feel that my legs are already tired and the “every-2” kilometers pit stop seems so far, so we changed the plan and asked my support team to stop every 1-1/2 km point. I also began to pour ice cold water on my head.
    I reached the 102 marker in 10hr, 10mins based on the video of my support crew. After having some picture taking on the 102 Km. marker the team was advised by the marshals that the 2nd runner is a Singaporean and just an hour away. We left the place and followed the road going to Mc Arthur Hi-way. Luckily, Bong was familiar with the way going out so he paced me up to km 103 as I didn’t attend the test run for San Fernando-Capas route.

    At km. 108, Earl had pushed me and maintained a 6-6:30 pace with few pit stops for hydration. Support team decided to stop every kilometer or less to closely monitor my hydration.

    BDM KM115, this time, I decided to follow the Galloway run-walk method. 3mins run, 1min walk. For my legs to recover a bit and conserve some energy for the remaining distances. My average pace was not monitored.

    At km. 118, Grace paced me in 4mins run, 1min walk. After some pit stops I felt some hunger so I decided to take my dinner, courtesy of Mang Inasal. I felt energized and my vigor had restored back and I can feel that I’m having my second wind which kept me conditioned and still in good running form.

    BDM KM130, Grace was replaced by Eric to pace me. Run-Walk back to 3 is to 1.

    At Km 144, 10Miles before the finish line, I felt uneasy with the starting blisters as sand already entered my shoes. Here, my pacer Earl kept me motivated by ignoring the blister, to focus and just continue to run as we are nearing the finish line.

    BDM KM152, I took walk breaks more often due to blisters and bloated stomach.

    BDM KM155, at turn around point, I decided to walk up to the finish line as I can’t run nor jog anymore.

    At KM160, as I enter the shrine, walking, I noticed BR waiting for me. I preserved the remaining leg power and strength to run towards the finish line so that I still look good as I cross the finish line. At 23:11H, February 26, 2011 with a time of 17:35 hours I officially finished my first 100-miler race.

    To all the people who supported me thank you so much for the opportunity that you have given me. It means a lot to me. Without people like you I don’t know what I would be on this special race of my life. I know saying thank you and appreciating the things that you did to me is not enough. I will always remember BDM 160 Km as a memorable event of my life. Hope you will still support me on my next run.

    Also to the race director thank you for conducting this life changing experience in everyone’s life. And most especially to God who gave me the strength and talent to do this feat. This will always be for Your Glory O Lord.

    Wednesday, March 02, 2011

    Women’s Health – Athena All Women’s Run

    Women, Unite! This coming March 19, 2011, Women's Health Philippines in partnership with Athena Milk for Women and RunRio brings you the first-ever all women's run in celebration of Women's Month this March, a fun and exciting race exclusively for women of all ages.  But take note, girls below 16 years of age must be accompanied by a registered adult female runner with the same distance. 

    [Registration Details]

    All Women's Run will happen on March 19, Saturday, 05:00H at The SM Mall of Asia (across IMAX Parking), Pasay City. Registration Registration for the Women’s Health and Athena Milk for Women All Women’s Run is ongoing until March 19, 2011. The registration fees for the respective categories are: P500 for 3K, P600 for 5K, and P700 for 10K.

    [Race Kit]

    The race kit includes the bag with goodies from Women’s Health and Athena Milk for Women, and a specially-designed Women’s Health-Athena Milk For Women racer-back singlet that participants must be wearing as they cross the finish line in order to win and qualify for the finisher’s bracelets. D-Tag will be used as official timing system.
    the lavander bag
    the singlet
    the finisher's bracelet
    [Post-race Treat]

    The celebration of Women’s Month also continues after the race! Visit the All Women’s Run Festival Area and take part of exciting activities from the sponsors.