Happy Halloween!

You see me run…

You see me finish…

But… have you seen the real me?

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Run! and Keep on Running!

or I’ll chase you even in your dreams …

Milo Little Olympics 2012 National Finals

A whopping 30,000 athletes, sports enthusiasts, and spectators from NCR, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao filled the Marikina Sports Complex over the weekend to witness the electrifying youth games.

To kick start the three-day sporting event, a grand opening ceremony initiated by a series of serenades performed by the FEU Chorale, inspired the capacity crowd in attendance inside Marikina Sports complex. DepEd National Capital Region BPESS Director Dr. Noeme Bellosillo, Marikina City Mayor Hon. Del. R. De Guzman, and Nestle Philippines President and CEO Mr. John Martin Miller were among those who attended.

A colorful parade of athletic delegations, an action packed performance from the Philippine Taekwondo Association Demo Team as well as high flying stunts by the 2012 UAAP cheer dance competition winners UP Pep Squad kicked off the grand affair.

Athletic Contingents Parade at the 2012 MILO Little Olympics National Finals
Athletic contingents parade at the 2012 MILO Little Olympics National Finals.

Chito Duavis Jr., Reigning MILO Little Olympics Sipa Elementary Champion delivers the oath of sportsmanship during the National Finals Opening
Chito Duavis, Jr., Reigning MILO Little Olympics Sipa Elementary Champion delivers the oath of sportsmanship at the 2012 MILO Little Olympics National Finals Opening Ceremonies

Little champions battle for the top ranks
Little champions battle for the top ranks at the 2012 MILO Little Olympics National Finals

Young athletes display form and prowess
Young athletes display form and prowess at the 2012 MILO Little Olympics National Finals Sunday at the Marikina Sports Park

Team NCR dominated the country’s most prestigious interschool junior sports competition and took home the MILO Little Olympics Perpetual Trophy for the first time.  Team NCR dethroned Team Visayas, who was aiming for a four-peat performance this year, and bested competing regions in a series of exciting matches.

Team NCR delivered waves of action-packed bouts and finished with a massive overall score of 614 points. The Visayas region’s athletes trailed closely behind the newly crowned champs and scored 575 points, while Mindanao and Luzon placed third (383.5 points) and fourth (357.5 points), respectively. Athletes and coaches of the National Capital Region expressed that this victory will spark a new winning streak to beat Team Visayas’ 3-peat record.

The elementary division rivalries bred thrill as NCR and Visayas went neck and neck in individual sports, namely Athletics, Gymnastics, Table Tennis, and Swimming. NCR’s elementary squad prevailed and contributed an impressive 294 points to their overall success. Team Visayas followed closely with 283 points while Mindanao placed third with 212.5 points and Luzon in fourth with 175.5 points.

In the secondary division, NCR elevated the action against its competitive opponents by touting high marks in Athletics, Sepak Takraw, Gymnastics, Swimming, and Volleyball. The winning region also shined in team sports, raking up a total of 320 points, while Team Visayas settled for second in this year’s secondary division games with 292 points. Team Luzon is a distant third with 182 points, while Team Mindanao ranked fourth with 171 points.

Team NCR ends 3-year championship drought on home soil
Team NCR ends 3-year championship drought on home soil at the 25th MILO Little Olympics

The MILO Little Olympics has reached about 22,000 student-athletes from over 900 schools nationwide throughout its entire campaign this year alone.  It is set to take off once again next year to launch another quality youth competition. The next host region Team Visayas seeks to bring the title back home to re-establish their dominance in the annual playoffs.

“The accomplishments and endeavors of our little champions continue to ignite the fire of the MILO Little Olympics. Truly, the competition has come a long way. MILO believes that the dignity of a true champion lies not in possessing the most honors, but in earning them by competing with passion, determination and a true sense of sportsmanship. In this light, the MILO Little Olympics extends MILO’s commitment to pursue its mission of building champions,” ~ Mr. John Martin Miller, Nestle Philippines President and CEO

“We are beyond ecstatic about Team NCR’s big win, but MILO’s commitment to youth sports development does not end here. We will continue to initiate and advance existing programs that will help them cultivate their knowledge, skills, sense of leadership, and drive to succeed.” ~ Dr. Robert Milton Calo, MILO Little Olympics NCR Regional Organizer

“The admirable character that our athletes exemplified in this year’s finale proves that the Philippine sports community has a bright future ahead. This year’s athletes did not only display a great amount of courage in overcoming challenges in their respective sports but also the eagerness to share their triumphs with their team and opponents,” ~ Mr. Robbie De Vera, MILO Sports Executive

Registration Schedule Update: 36th Milo Marathon National Finals


Here’s an update from Runrio regarding the registration schedule for the 36th Milo Marathon National Finals:
  1. On-Line : Monday, October 22, 2012
  2. In-Store (4 stores): Monday, October 29, 2012
It will be worthy to note that slots for the 42km race category will only be available to those who qualified via the 36th MILO Marathon Elimination Legs and that the slots for the lower distance categories: 5km, 10km and 21km are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Save the dates and register early to assure you get a slot to your preferred race category!

Source: Runrio
Note: Name of stores will be provided as soon as available.

Sunday Running Motivation: Runner’s Rainbow


over the rainbow,

way up tall,

there’s a land where they’ve never heard of cholesterol

By: Allan Sherman

This photograph is taken today during the PUP Alumni Fun Run 2012 – Takbo sa Karunungan at Kalikasan at CCP Grounds.

Sunday Running Motivation: Running is a Mental Sport

“Running is a mental sport
and we’re all insane!”

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Halloween Fun Run 2011 hosted by a running gear store in Manila. 
Costume clad runners traversed through the stretch of  Roxas Boulevard, Manila - FUN!

Versatile Blogger Award and the 7 Random Things About The BloggerRunner.

versatile_thumbThis will be my third installments for my “zero back tag” campaign and my THIRD Versatile Blogger Award (BVA).  Feel free to click on my first and second BVA.  Oh boy I feel so loved!

Again, here are the rules:
  • Thank the blogger who gave you this award. Don’t forget to link her blog.
  • Post seven random things about you
  • Give the award to 15 other bloggers you love and let them know you gave them this award.
 Rule #1:
THANK YOU CheekeeGirl of Sound of Life for giving me a headache tagging me back ha ha.  I was really surprised when you tagged me back but I sincerely appreciate it.  I also apologize for the delay of this post but as the saying goes, it's better late than never!

Rule #2:
I posted a detailed random things about me here. But to make it more apt for this blog, here's the seven random things about this BloggerRunner.
  1. I created this blog to continuously motivate me in running.
  2. To date I have been running  for one year and ten months.  The longest race distance that I finished is 16K
  3. I’m not a competitive runner.  I'm more of a motivational runner.  I run for my health and endurance. I race against myself and not against anybody else.
  4. I always get excited in every race and I can’t sleep the night before any race. The longest sleep that I had before a morning race is THREE hours only :(
  5. I love to support run/race events for a cause and I love the Milo Marathon.
  6. I have motivated quite a number of people to start running and to keep on running.
  7. My ultimate runner’s dream is to finish a full marathon before I die.
Rule #3:
Since this is just a back tag, I am parking the tagging here.  Anyway, I've tagged a lot of fellow bloggers from the same award and tag-related posts.

Thanks for reading lovely people.   Gotta go and run Winking smile

Nike We Run Manila: December 2, 2012

I was about to make a post about my experience with Nike We Run Manila 2011 particularly with the things I love most from that event when I coincidentally stumbled upon the announcement from Nike Running PH.

Registration starts in three days! Yey!

Nike We Run Manila 2012 3 days

Here are some of my posts regarding my Nike We Run Manila 2011 experience and some photos that I haven’t shared yet before:
  • Race Pick Up Day ala-Red Carpet (photos were taken from my low batt mobile phone). Runners experienced VIP treatment with registration procedure using modern gadgets, great music and a super cozy place!

  • My Nike Dri-fit race shirt wherein the race number is printed on the shirt.  Look no bib!
  • Great pre-race and post-race venue.  But I’m still disappointed with the actual running route.
  • Exclusive venue for runners.  Non-runners can not enter the START line and the whole vicinity especially during the post race entertainment.
  • When the streets and avenues of Bonifacio Global City turned into a pool of tomatoes. What a beholding sight!
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  • Post race entertainment includes Parokya ni Edgar, Sandwich and Chicosci!
  • Photo opps
  • and the finisher’s item (that I don’t mind receiving some months later)

I bet a lot will be racing in three days for the registration!  See you there!

Summit Run for Pinoy Glory–Final Leg: October 20, 2012

Event moved to December 1, 2012 as per advisory of Shadowfaxevents and Marketing. 

The final leg of the “Summit Run for Pinoy Glory, a gift to our Pinoy Paralympians” is happening on October 20, 2012 December 1, 2012 at 5:00AM at Venice Plaza, Mckinley Hills, Taguig City.

Proceeds of this event will be donated to our Pinoy Paralympians who made the Filipinos proud in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.  The funds will be allocated for their development program through Philippine Sports Association for Differently-Abled – National Paralympic Committee (PHILSPADA-NPC).

Final Leg Summit Run Poster copy

Singlet details


16K Finisher Medal

3K PhP450 5:40AM 6:10AM
5K PhP550 5:15AM 5:45AM
10K PhP650 5:00AM 5:30AM
16K PhP750 4:30AM 5:00AM
Special Category: Participants on Wheelchair
500mts FREE 5:30AM 6:00AM

Register at the following:
CHRIS Sports Shop until October 14, 2012:
SM MOA; Glorietta 3 Makati; SM Megamall; SM North Edsa; SM City Manila; Festival Mall Alabang

RIOVANA until October 17, 2012:
Bonifacio High Street BGC; Katipunan, QC

R.O.X until October 17, 2012:
Bonifacio High Street BGC

A unique feature of the run is a special category for participants in wheelchair, which highlights the Paralympic of the games.

This event is brought to you through the partnership of Summit Natural Drinking Water and Shadow Fax Events & Marketing Management Services, and in cooperation with the British Embassy, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and the British Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (BCCP).

Izhay Mendoza of Shadow Fax Events & Marketing Management Services, emendoza03.shadowfaxevents@yahoo.com


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