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Let’s Rock! Whiterock Triathlon Race

September 30th, 2011 2 comments


The White Rock Triathlon 2011, will welcome 161 Triathletes to join the longest running and most popular triathlon event in Philippines on Saturday 1st October 2011 in Whiterock Beach Resort & Water Park in Subic Zambales.


October 1, 2011

Whiterock Beach Resort

2Kms. Ocean swim

90Kms. Road bicycling

21Kms. Run






Organized by Extribe Inc. since 2004, this is the 8th annual White Rock Triathlon.  The course is known for being challenging and features a 2 km open sea ocean swim from the beach at White Rock Beach Resort, a 91 km out and back bike course through scenic Zambales, and a 20 km run course into Subic, which will challenge athletes with a hilly section tagged “Heartbreak Hills” and a long flat open section christened the “Microwave” before they are welcomed back to the finish line at White Rock Beach Resort.



Athletes come from all walks of life to vie for places as the top 3 male over-all, top 3 female over-all, and the top 3 male and 3 female for each age group.  So popular is this event that some athletes are competing this year for the 8th time.  The race became known as triathlon “Rockstars.” Athletes and competitors are mixed top executives, entrepreneurs and young professionals belonging to market class ABC1. These events are also family-oriented as family members; friends and supporters commonly accompany participants.


The event is made possible in partnership with Whiterock Beach Resort & Water Park, Province of Zambales, City of Olongapo and Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority. Supported by Powerade, Wicked Active Gear, David’s Salon, Blue Cross, Speedo, Kameraworld, Total Fitness Magazine, Fitness First, Paragon, Mister Cool Misting Fans, New Balance and Chris Sports.  Let’s Rock!

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Rainbow Run: A Colorful Run to the Finish

September 30th, 2011 No comments

This would be a colorful run… hmmmmm…..

Come in your most creative ensembles and celebrate individuality in a race where you can freely express yourself regardless of sexual orientation.





Register online through

Race Kits will be delivered on or before 26 October 2011.




1.  ROX, Bonifacio High Street, BGC, Taguig Ciity

2.  Royal Sporting House, Level 2, Glorietta 4, Makati City

3.  Reebok, Level 2, Festival Supermall, Muntinlupa City

4.  Reebok, Upper Ground Floor, SM Megamall Building A, Pasig City

5.  Reebok, Level 2, Trinoma Mall, Quezon City

6.  Royal Sporting House, Level 2, Padre Faura Wing, Robinson’s Place, Manila

7.  Ladlad Party-list Headquarters

4K Plaza, Unit 3-C, 677 Shaw Boulevard, Kapitolyo, Pasig City

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6 Things I Love about CamSur Marathon 2011

September 29th, 2011 2 comments


Pounding bass speakers. Fireworks. Excited Runners. This is what you can see at the starting line of the most attended race event in the Philippines outside Manila.

Tweet: “3minutes before gunstart. Fireworks to light the sky of CWC.”

Here’s what makes my CAMSUR Marathon experience worth it.

C- Cheering Locals. Those high-fives with kids especially in small towns are like free sports gels, the only difference is that it makes your spirit stronger. I love it when townsfolk get outside of there houses just to see what’s happening. Very much encouraging.


A- Amazing Scenery. The majestic Mt. Isarog and ricefields on my left and right are always there (okay some creepy scarecrows too). I really love the scene as it feels I’m close home as my training ground is usually IRRI and mt. Makiling.

Tweet: “So dark, so peaceful running along ricefields, 8.5k ”

Tweet: “20k at 2:15, Mt. Isarog is on the right and the locals are doing high fives. Still strong”

M- Medal. I got a sili medal! This is my second “sili” medal as I already got a 21K medal a year ago. It was also the time that I promised to go back and run full.


S- Supportive Staff. The organizing staff can make or break any race but if its RunRio, you are sure that everything will be right. Thanks for the cold (Summit) water and fresh bananas, and the sports gel at KM.36 is very helpful.


U- Unselfish Cause. 10 trees for each runner made this run so worth it. I just hope that “EL VERDE Movement” would plant more and more trees. I also wish that I can plant a tree myself like what we did before in Norzagaray with Nature Valley.


R- Refreshing & Breathable Air. I’m no fan of air pollution, that is why I really don’t join Marathons in Manila, sorry. I love my lungs than the 42K finisher’s medal. So, CamSur Marathon is really a breath of fresh air.


At the finish line, thanks for the photo Katie B.


Tweet: “DONE! Sub 4:40″

My target time is 4:30, I was late 10 minutes but that is just fine because I really lack long runs. I’ve got to train more and run more.

Congrats to every finisher! Kudos to Gov. L-Ray Villafuerte and Coach Rio for staging another successful event.

X-TRAIN Series: Dragon Boat

September 19th, 2011 1 comment

 X-TRAIN Series: Dragon Boat

I’m always amazed when I see a video of a team paddling in unison; plus I think water sports have a way to attract me.

It was since last year that I wanted to try this sports of paddling aboard a dragon boat but because I was busy for other things I wasn’t able to try it. But things changed one Monday afternoon when I found myself soooooo bored in the 4 corners of my room. At that time, a friend of mine suddenly texted and invited me to join her to paddle. I didn’t think twice, packed my bag and went to Manila that same day to check out dragon boat the next day. That was the first time I paddled and after 5 days, my back muscles are still hurting.

Then came my second try last Saturday with Team Onslaught.


Team Onslaught on training


The session started with 15 minutes of stretching and warm-up in front of Manila Oceam Park.

I then found myself helping other paddlers bring the boat to the water. I borrowed a paddle and went inside the dragon boat with others. Within seconds we are already maneuvering out for an intense paddling session on the bay of Manila.


Paddlers going to their respective places


As with running, there is a proper form of paddling. It starts with how to hold the paddle correctly, then seated erect, looking forward and using your core and back muscles as you paddle out. You have to twist your side muscles and get the help of your core so that your shoulders will not hurt after the session. The experienced paddlers, called pacers (same with running) are positioned in front while the newbies are at the tail of the boat.


Paddle Paddle, eyes on the front, use the back and core muscles


The leader/coach tells the team what to do like paddle hard, paddle harder, long paddles, easy (stop, my fave command), ready, and how many the team should paddle.

Unlike running, dragon boat racing is a team sports, you have to go with the pace of the group and be challenge yourself to paddle as long as needed.

Sa running, anytime pwede kang huminto. Sa pagsasagwan, medyo nakakahiyang huminto kasi nakikita mo yung ibang teammates mo sumasagwan at nahihirapan din. Mas mapapadali yung training kung sasabayan mo sila.”


Easy. The camera has a way of making us smile (the paddling was intense)





I like this sports because you don’t need a special gear or something when you want to try it. You just have to be there on your sports attire, preferably shorts and slippers, and that’s it. The paddle? You can borrow one from the club you join.

The over-all experience was great, especially seeing the Manila Skyline from a different perspective. I really love how the sun rises out of the tall buildings of Makati and Ortigas.

I think everyone who wants to try this sports should ready themselves to get a little bit wet and dirty (because Manila Bay is polluted). “Bawal mag-inarte sa tubig at sa mga basura na makikita mo sa Manila Bay.”


One of the benefits of paddling: Manila Bay sunrise from a different perspective.


Special thanks to Onslaught Team president, Ms. Pinky for a very nice paddling session. Until next time po!


Want to try this?

Onslaught Team practice happens every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Call time is 4:45am at Manila Ocean Park, Manila City.

Onslaught Racing Dragons
Priscilla Pinky Castillo
Jojo Obogne

You can also check the official website of Philippine Dragon Boat Federation.


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X-TRAINING SERIES is a new feature in this running blog. I will be sharing with you some of the cross-training sports that I am trying out as a runner. Cross-training is good for runners as it trains other muscle groups; aids our recovery phase; prevents injury and burnout. It is also good for those who have injured themselves while running, a perfect way to be in shape while recuperating from injury.

If you know of a very good x-training for runners like me, do invite me to try it so I can also feature it on my blog.

Dragon Boat |Barre | Wall-Climbing |Surfing | Yoga | Tai Chi | Pilates | Hiking | Surfing | Wakeboarding |

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100 for 1 Fun Run at UPLB

September 16th, 2011 3 comments

I just want to share this run for a cause at UPLB.

The FUN RUN (“100 for 1″) for our Sis Nina Kristine Abad, is already approved by UPLB Chancellor Velasco. We are hoping to get as much participation from our brods and sisses as possible. We highly encourage friends of our organization to join the Run. This Fun Run is in cooperation with the College of Development Communication, Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Theta Epsilon Sorority and Teatro Umalohokan Inc.



The details of the fund-raising activity for our beloved sis are as follows:

When: Sept. 24, 2011 (Saturday) | 5:30-8:00 AM
Where: This is a 5KM-route Run around UPLB Campus which will start and end at the Baker Hall.
Registration Fee: 100php (inclusive of water, bananas and snacks)

*The fastest runner of “100 for 1″ shall be acknowledged in the event. Certificates shall also be given.


How to Get to UP Los Banos:

1. From Cubao. Take the Bus at HM Transport Terminal (Near Victory Liner Terminal) going to Sta.Cruz. Tell the conductor that you will get off at College, Los Banos. Then take the jeepney going to UPLB, tell the driver that you will go to Baker Hall. (Bus fare: Php104, Jeepney fare: Php8). Bus start to leave Cubao at 3:00am. Travel time is 1:30-1:45hours

2. From Gil Puyat/Buendia LRT. Take the Greenstaror DLTB bus going to Sta.Cruz. Get off at College or Junction, Los Banos. Take the jeepney going UPLB, get off at Baker Hall. (Bus fare: Php94, Jeepney fare: Php8). Travel Time is 1:30-1:45hours

3. From Alabang. Take the Bus going to Sta.Cruz, HM. or You can ride the bus going to Calamba. From Calamba Crossing (Fare: Php45), take the jeepney going to UPLB (Fare: Php20). Travel Time is 1:00-1:30hours.



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