Monday, September 1, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Team Pinoy Ultra Runner, will be training for this event. If you want to train with us and get to know about ultra marathon please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org At least two and a half more months to go before this big event. Yes!!! It can be done. See you at the starting line.
Friday, April 25, 2008
The Pinoy Ultra Runners, (Neville Manaois, olive Cortez, jose De Vera, Andrew Chinalpan, Pen Nepomuceno, Jocelyn Saw and new recruits, Wellington Yao, Gilbert Mabasa, Raul Padillia, Al Viado, Paolo Punsalan and Dean Cunanan) arrived in Clark in preparation of the activities for 94k weekend to inaugurate the newly built Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway SCTex. Dubbed as the longest highway in the
Despite being veteran runners the team still encountered pains, difficulties and the usual “why am I here” syndrome. Reaching the halfway mark in Clark the team started to prepare for the 50km journey ahead. Devouring chicken and pork adobo the team nursed their legs in the cold road waiting for that burst of energy to continue. At the halfway point members took turns to weigh in. To no surprise some of the members lost 5 pounds of body weight while others still maintained its original weight. In the halfway, the team could never have made it without the numerous marshals and support crews of the pinoy ultra runners dragged all the way from the comforts of their gimmick back in Manila ”Salamat talaga sa inyo”. They made sure we drank Pocari Sweat’s, devoured meals and making us more miserable by sleeping or enjoying their hot meals. Team sponsors were also there making sure we were okay and our morale is high.
The lead pack slowly exited our pitstop and started to complete the 50km stretch. Olive, Dean, Willy and Gilbert, attacked hard in the front. The rest of the runners were still nursing the cold muscles and pushing down the adobo deep in their stomachs. The last part of the run was really difficult, the dark horizon, ghost stories from fellow runners and the cold winds were preventing a joyful run. Some of the runners were walking and enjoying the solitude and counting falling stars(my last count was 15). Support crews were working with the runners at every 2 kilometer distance. Most of them would play and ride the bikes and some of them would just enjoy the highway, by cooking, sleeping and just playing around the expressway.
The 10kilometer mark greeted the runners and all were already exhausted and sleepy. By now the lead runners were resting and hydrating “ang lakas nila talaga”.The remaining runners were spread out in 15-30 minute distances as they approach the 2 kilometer uphill stretch. Seeing the toll gate the team celebrated, and was elated. The organizers created a resounding welcome, with media, local officials, a full marching band(this is a first for us) and dozens of spectators. The team was overjoyed and humbled by the experience. The new recruits were so happy since they have completed their first ultra marathon. For the veteran runners it was just such an amazing experience crossing the finish line. Like the ultra marathons in the past the team has organized and participated, the finish line was most rewarding since friends, relatives and love ones were all there happy and proud of our accomplishments. It was truly an unforgettable 94kilometer weekend.
Thank you to all the people who helped and organized and gave us the opportunity to run the 94kilometer highway and be part of this historic occasion. BCDA, Media Meter,
Monday, April 7, 2008
The Pinoy Ultra Runners are back on the road with new recruits. This time the team will run the Subic-Clark-Tarlac, 94Kilometer Expressway. It will be part of a series of activities to inaugurate the opening of the newly built expressway on April 19-20. Bazaars, outdoor activities, exhibition bike rides, as well as invitational bike races will be on Saturday. Moreover a 10km and 42kilometer run will be on Sunday Morning. The team will start running in Tarlac which is the start of the expressway around 4PM Saturday and hopefully reach the end of the highway in Subic around 9AM Sunday. It will be a difficult run, with scorching heat, varying temperatures, concrete surroundings, limited shade, as well as the long distance. However it’s an opportunity the team cannot pass. Like in the past this will be another “Run For Your Life” signature series in which funds collected by the run will go to a charitable institution. See you at the 94k weekend.
The month of April is a very interesting month for us. Next week the team with new recruits will attempt to run the 94km stretch of the newly built Subic-Clark-Tarlac expressway as part of the 94k weekend activities. This April 8 at 5PM Pinoy Ultra Runner Beth Siojo, will run from Bagac all the way to Clark Pampanga ending at 9AM the next day. The 102 kilometer ultra marathon is for the Bataan Death March Memorial Ultra Run. A capable talented runner and founding members of the Pinoy Ultra Runners, Beth will negotiate hilly terrains and as well as the sweltering summer heat. But no one will doubt nor stop this powerful veteran ultra runner. The team is very proud of Beth and will be praying for her success and safety. Go Beth!!!
Several weeks ago Pinoy Ultra Runner Jocelyn Saw “Josaw” ran the Banaue to Sagada 60km trail. It was somewhat a revenge run for Josaw and a personal challenge. Along with some of her friends she was able to successfully and safely reach Sagada. Congratulations Josaw!!!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Jut got back from Manila and I have to get ready for work hehehehehe. it was an amazing weekend. the Pinoy Ultra Runners completed the 65Kilometer run from Banaue to Sagada route. The fast runners completed the whole run in less than 9 hours(Andrew, Dani, Beth, Olive) while the rest of the team completed around 10 hours(Peter, Jose, Pen). It was such an amazing experience for everyone. Another good news, is we have raised a considerable amount of financial donations for Kythe, just need to collect it. Thank you to everyone who supported our run and our cause. Ill write more of our accounts later. In the mean time check out some of the images of the run in our multiply website.
Monday, February 4, 2008
After the success of the “Run for Your Life” 100KM ultra marathon last year, the Pinoy Ultra Runners are once more back on the road this February 9, 2008.
The challenge is to run through the picturesque landscape of Banaue all the way to Sagada.
This passion for running will once more help raise awareness of and raise funds for children with cancer.
Support the run and help change lives a kilometer at a time.
You can support the “RUN FOR YOUR LIFE” Campaign in many ways.
1. Pledge Php 500.00 for every kilometre that the runners will run. Funds raised will go directly to Kythe Foundation’s cancer fund and child life program for chronically-ill children. Minimum of 5 Kilometres entitles you to a TNF 10% discount voucher.
2. Donate directly to Kythe Foundation at these receiving areas:
• via” Kythe Inc.” BPI-Family Bank, east avenue branch. Account number 6031-0529-02.
• Or visit any North Face Stores and donate through the Share the Passion Campaign.
Pledge now! See you at the RUN!
Sunday, February 3, 2008
After several weeks of planning and several months of planning. The Banaue-Sagada Run For Your Life is a few days away. as always yours truly is sick or getting sick a bad case of nervousness or I am just a hypochondriac. Work, planning, and managing the team and the run has taken its toll. Pretty exhausted, i do hope i can get to the starting line. All i can do is pray hehehehe. The team had its final meeting earlier and we were all upbeat and excited about the run. Some of my team mates are sick or gona get sick yikes!!! Nevertheless we are ready to go. Logistics are already complete, bus, hotel reservations are already booked, gears and sponsors have given us everything we need, and most of all we have already started to collect funds for our beneficiary Kythe. its going to be an interesting week for all of us.
February 7 Thrusaday
- Team leaves Manila for Banaue
- Team reaches Banaue around 6AM
- Check logistics, gather food, plan our run and pray hard hehehe
- 5 am start running
- I really don't know what time it will end hehehehe
- Party time? Finish line "I hope"
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Nestled between the towering mountain landscape is Banaue. At 1200 meters it is surrounded by spectacular and complex rice terraces. One of the most popular destinations in Northern Luzon is also touted as the "Eight Wonder of the World". Roughly 8-10 hours away from Manila, Banaue will be the starting point of the Pinoy Ultra Runners: Run For Your Life Marathon for the benefit of Kythe patients.
On February 9, 2007 the runners will negotiate hilly terrains and the cold and wet mountain winds of Banaue-Sagada. However the long and winding roads, the fresh air and the beautiful landscape will inspire and help the runners reach the finish line in Sagda. A tranquil town on top of the mountains, Sagada stands 1477 meters high. Its nature and cool mountain winds is unspoiled and an ideal setting for reflection and relaxation. A fitting finish line for the run.
The ultra marathon will most-likely begin at the area near Banaue Hotel in the early hours of the morning. The cold weather will definitely bother the runners as they climb the steep hill. According to the information provided to the team Banaue starting line all the way to Mt. Polis will be 20 kilometers uphill. Paved roads and dirt roads have to be negotiated. Headlamps, hydration packs and windbreaker jackets will be essential.
Reaching Bontoc the team will meet up with other UP Mountaineers and friends and will attack the last 12-15kilometer uphill trail run to Sagda. According to one of our runners the weather there is really cold and its been raining for quite a while, so the roads are slippery and muddy, a real challenge for the team. Banaue-Sagada run will provide an interesting and dramatic background for the team to raise funds for Kythe and its patients. Help change lives a kilometer at a time.