Saturday, December 13, 2008

Filled up with Christmas lunches and parties?

Yeah so the year is almost at an end and it is function upon function until then. We are storming the end of the year and the new year by filling up our systems - I mean EATING and indulging in all the fine cuisine that the Philippines can offer. Guess what, come next year we are upset when we look at ourselves in the mirror. Now it is back to basics and back to the treadmill, oval track or wherever we were in order to loose weight.

I would like to focus on another area we can join which is once a week and it also helps us in loosing weight..... RACES.....

Races in the Philippines is fast in catching up with the world standards. The only way we (Philippines) can get there is if us as runners support these events and our race organisers. We are quick to complain that we get water out of a tub and therefore we carry our own water for a race or the reused the water cups at the water stations during this and that race. We were actually joking about it last night at ROX but in all honesty, the only way we can get to the Singapore or US standards is by supporting our local races.

When I came to the Philippines and joined my first race the Runnex race, there were not as many runners but lately it is different. We all share this passion of running so let's support it in all the ways we can. If it is to loose weight, meet friends, be competitive as Baldrunner puts it or whatever reason we are running, let's put our hearts into it and help the growth of the sport here in the Philippines. While we are supporting the sport why not do it also for a good cause. I have been given a list of races from family runs or fun days out to full on races and it is all for a good cause. I am not saying let's only support these but this is a good start. Below is a list of races for the new year so let's block it on our agendas and start to sign up for these right away and get rid of those extra pounds and do it for something good..... Killing two flyes with one hit.... I hope to see you all at these races.

January 25, 2009 THE HAPPY RUN 3km, 5km and 15km. NBC tent The Fort

March 1, 2009 2nd DOCFIT RUN 5km and 10km (MD and Non MD category) UP theater UP Diliman QC- poster to follow

March 8, 2009 RUNew (ASIAN Hospital) 5km, 10km and 15km Bonifacio taguig

For more info on these races please go to Rio's site.


miraclecello said...

Congratulations on your Ictus podium, Springbok man. Awesome Tagalog, as well :)

lester said...

nice podium finish yesterday! next time, i'l be right behind you. haha. Congratulations again!

sfrunner said...

Hi Philip. Congratulations again on Sunday! I agree about the support regarding the early races for next year.

I'll continue to mention it on the e-mails and on my weekly blogs. With the help of Jaymie and Jinoe, the races will continue to grow. When you see Coach Rio and Baldrunner, tell them both hello for me!

runnerforchrist said...

Thanks Brother Phillip, that’s very true. We should go out and reach out for them, in season and out of season. I can still remember you (If I’m Not mistaken) during some of the races…you’re always near the finish line area, cheering and clapping for those already tired runners, what a joy to see someone like you doing that. In spiritual realm, all of us are runners and Jesus is cheering for us…the finish line is near, all we have to do is to continue because Jesus is very proud of us. He knows we can finish it, like epistle Paul did.

God bless you.

qrunning said...

Hi FR,

Glad you're promoting the races over there. I imagine the races being put together now are not very far from world standards. The opportunity to run well-organized races is simply a pleasure; soon you will encounter that in the Philippines at every turn!

Have a good day,


lonerunner said...

Philip, I concur! Before there are only few runners and races are far in between. I think there is a boom and maybe running is the new badminton. i agree that we need to support our races. Cheers!


junmuego said...

hi philip, happy christmas to you and your lovely family and here's wishing you an injury-free 2009.


Nora, the golden girl said...

Happy new year Philip! I'm quite sad that you're not joining the PSE Bull Run this Jan. 18. Will be running pa naman my first 10K. Please pray for me as I feel I'm not yet ready but I believe that with God, nothing is impossible.

Nora, the golden girl said...

Philip, just want to inform you that I ran my first 10K race last Sunday at the PSE Bull Run. How I wish you were there! Hope to see you at the Happy Run this Sunday. Will be accompanying my 2 kids run/walk the 3K race.

highaltitude said...

Doing alright with you?
Take care bro...

Nesa said...

Hi! We're gearing up for the Botak 42K and 100k running events this May and June and we'd like to invite you to our running bloggers meet up sometime in April.

If you're interested, can you please send me your contact details thru so that I could coordinate the schedule with you.

Thanks! And I hope to hear from you soon!

Nesa Tanyag

Nora, the golden girl said...

Where are you Philip? You've been missing for 6 months already! I'm planning to run 16k this coming September.

Hope to hear from you again soon.