Monday, February 11, 2008

Breathtaking Pictures

Breathtaking images from Nards. Ang galing talaga!!!
Support crews prepare for the long day ahead
Preparing for the final assault to Sagada.
Dani Dematera, negotiates the long uphills
Olive Cortez, enjoys a warm snack at Mt. Polis
Dr. Peter Rivera on his first ultra marathon, amazing performance Peter!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Jose and Pen, new members of the team

Strong performance for the runners and bike support

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

Banaue to Sagada

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.

Here’s how:

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

The Final Stretch

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
February 8 Friday
  • Team reaches Banaue around 6AM
  • Check logistics, gather food, plan our run and pray hard hehehe
February 9 Saturday
  • 5 am start running
  • I really don't know what time it will end hehehehe
  • Party time? Finish line "I hope"
(Front: Josaw, Beth, Olive, Pen. Back: Dani, Neville, Jose)

We have a total of nine runners: Neville Manaois, Elizabeth Siojo, Olive Cortez, Dani Dematera, Peter Rivera, Jose De Vera, Jocelyn Saw, Andrew Chinalpan and Pen Nepomuceno. A strong bike crew which will provide support in terms of food and drinks. Several guest runners and most of all several representatives from The North Face and R.O.X. Its going to be an interesting week, hehehehehe.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

R.O.X Run

Last week the Pinoy Ultra Runners conducted its training runs at Fort Bonifacio. Our short run started at our headquarters in the huge R.O.X building. We accompanied several runners as part of the teams exposure for our Banaue-Sagada run this February 9. It was an interesting experience talking to the runners based in the Fort Bonifacio area. These strong and veteran runners gave the team a good workout plus interesting stories about their running in Fort Bonifacio. As a testament of the support of R.O.X to the teams run, they have decided to run with us. Brand managers and staff of R.O.X decided to run with us for several loops around the area. Not only do these people know outdoor products they can also run fast hehehehe. Thanks for the overwhelming support and most of all the interesting stories hehehehe.

(Thanks for joining our training runs)

(The managers and staff of R.O.X. Who sprinted the first part of the run hehehehe)

(Our friends in R.O.X showed us how managers run hehehehehe. Thanks Trisha and Clyte, your faster than Henry and Romi hehehehehe)