Avon Walk and Run Against Breast Cancer: October 10, 2015

When:   October 10, 2015 (Saturday)
Where:   SM Mall of Asia Grounds, Pasay City
Race categories:  5k, 10k
Race owner:   AVON Philippines
Beneficiary:   Breast Care Center, Philippine General Hospital
Target registration:   3,000 runners

Race Director:  Rudy Biscocho

Registration Fees: Early Bird (July 18 – August 16, 2015)

5K:   P 550.00
10K: P700.00

Regular Registration:   (August 17 – October 6, 2015) 

5K:   P 600.00
10K: P750.00

REGISTRATION CENTERS at Chris Sports outlets (SM City BF, Glorietta 3, SM Mall of Asia, SM City North EDSA and SM Megamall), Secondwind running stores (Ortigas Home Depot and UP Teacher’s Village) or visit www.avon.com.ph.

Wearing a pink shirt, logo or ribbon has become akin to expressing awareness and raising funds for breast cancer treatment. The cause itself is so undeniably great that thousands  of groups all around the world are spreading awareness of this silent enemy that has plague women for years.

Breast cancer claims hundreds of lives every year. It knows no demographics and can afflict your wife, daughter, mom, sister or friend. What’s alarming are not just the statistics of people afflicted with the disease but on the number of people whose lives could have been saved if only early, self detection was observed. Early detection remains the best weapon against the disease.

On October 10, 2015, the SM Mall of Asia grounds will be the venue of the AVON, I Share The Fight Against Breast Cancer RUN 2015. With celebrities Jennylyn Mercado and Rocco Nacino spearheading the campaign, this will be a 5k, and 10k Walk-Run with proceeds to be used to benefit the Breast Care Center of at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH).

Race Director Rudy Biscocho during the launch at Terraz, Makati

With bloggers during the media launch



Run for a Purpose with Avon this October 10, 2015

Avon has always been in the forefront in the crusade against breast cancer through its Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer (KGBC) campaign. Now on its 13th year in the Philippines, the “company for women” is inviting everyone to show to the world that we are bigger than the disease through this year’s theme “I Share the Fight Against Breast Cancer.”

Calling everyone regardless of gender, age and background to step up and step out for a purpose. This October 10, 2015, go the distance to share the fight against breast cancer at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds.

Our ambassadors for this year, Jennylyn Mercado and Rocco Nacino, will join us in making each stride our contribution in winning the fight for those affected by breast cancer.

Be part of creating a compassionate difference as early as July 25, 2015. Register between July 25 to August 16 to avail the early bird rates at PHP 550 and PHP 700 for the 5K and 10K distances respectively. Missed the promo? Catch the regular fees from August 17 to October 6 at PHP 600 and PHP 750 for the 5K and 10K distances correspondingly. Fees are inclusive of a race kit which includes a singlet and your race number.

Run and share the fight against breast cancer, and get a chance to win PHP 5,000 (1st Place), PHP 3,000 (2nd Place) and PHP 2,000 (3rd Place) in the men’s and women’s category.

Sharing the fight with Avon Philippines and the community are the Philippine Cancer Society, GMA Network, SM Mall of Asia, SM Cares, UnitedHealth Group, Ford Philippines, and Chris Sports. Proceeds of the run will go to the Breast Care Center of at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH). The center, established via KGBC, has aided in providing free medical consultation to indigent Filipino women and has established a regular support group for patients and survivors.

Our active participation, whether in the 5k or 10k run, will be a significant contribution in bringing back courage, strength and hope to those affected by breast cancer.

Run away from breast cancer. Run for those affected from it. Run for a purpose!

The 2nd Antique Marathon: November 15, 2015

RACE Date – November 15, 2015
Distances: 42K, 21K, 10K

The 2nd ANTIQUE MARATHON is a 3-town race in the province of Antique, Philippines. The province has a storied history, arresting landscape and exhilarating views.  Its beautiful scenery and the centuries-old structures  have attracted visitors from around the world for years.

The marathon will take off from the town of Sibalom and will pass through the capital town of San Jose de Buenavista and the historic town of Hamtic. The route is relatively flat which is friendly to first time marathoners. It consists of 37 km asphalt and concrete with a 5Km dirt, sand and aggregate road.


Now on its 2nd year, it is the biggest in Antique which takes place in a rural setting, and brings lots of opportunities for the towns people to showcase the best of their province. Runners will never run out of fresh air that flows from the nearby mountains, rice fields to the sea.

Participants will pass through historic sites in the province – the Pangpang bridge, the Evelio Javier Freedom Park, the place where Evelio B. Javier – the local hero of the province was gunned down in 1986 that triggered the start of EDSA Revolution. Also along the route is the Malay Settlement site believed to be the first settlement of the 10 Bornean Datus in the 13th Century.

Pangpang Bridge

Whatever your reasons for running, we invite you to join us on the start line and become part of this exciting athletic event. The 2nd Antique Marathon provides fantastic sights, challenges to suit various abilities, lots of fun, and the chance to achieve something memorable in one of the most iconic parts of the country.

42K – 50 Slots
21K – 60 Slots
10K – 30 Slots


Early Bird Registration – June 8 to September 6, 2015
42K – Php800.00
21K – php550.00*
10K – Php350.00*
* Early bird registrants for 21K and 42K will have a personalized race bib with their name printed on it.

Regular Registration – September 7 to October 30
42K – Php900.00
21K – Php650.00*
10K – Php450.00*
* Regular registrants for 21K and 42K will have a personalized race bib with their name printed on it.

Late Registration – November 2 – 13
42K – Php1,200.00
21K – Php750.00
10K – Php500.00

Assembly Time:
42K – 2:30AM
21K – 4:00AM
10K – 4:30AM
Gun Time:
42K – 3:00AM
21K – 4:30AM
10K – 5:00AM

10K – Singlet, Race Bib and Certificate
21K – Singlet Race Bib, Finisher’s Shirt, Finisher’s Medal
42K – Singlet Race Bib, Finisher’s Shirt, Finisher’s Medal

• Top 3 for Male and Female Categories will receive a trophy
• We are still working out for the cash prizes


We have 3 types of registrations:

Register online and pay using Paypal or Credit Card. Visit Webscorer.com http://www.webscorer.com/members/myracedetails?raceid=43274. Additional Php60.00 will be charged as processing fee.

Deposit registration fee thru Bank of the Philippine Islands
Acc. # 3056 4064 39
Acc. Name: Manuel Magbanua, Jr.
Email scanned deposit slip with your name and category to: antiqueathletic@gmail.com
Bring deposit slip upon claiming of race kit.

Evelio Javier Freedom Park

Malay settlement site

We have registration sites located at the following:

San Jose:
-Black & Yellow Carwash
Trade Town, Brgy. Dalipe, San Jose
Call/SMS: Mark (0926) 7168791

-ALM Party Needs
Fenete cor Maza St. Sibalom, Antique
Call/SMS: Boogie (0927) 7786286

For other Inquiries call/SMS:
Manie (0917) 7260899

Part of the race route

Visit and like: www.facebook.com/antiquemarathon for updates.

More on Antique:

If you’re searching for quiet shores, then Antique is for you. Charter a boat from Culasi to take you to hook-shaped Malalison Island. Its sparkling waters hug a powdery white-sand shore. Snorkel in Batabat Coral Reef, and you’ll see a bunch of fish and aquatic animals.

Malalison Island

A local favorite is Malumpati Cold Spring, whose waters flow into the Bugang River. Get a cottage near the pool. This place is ideal for swimming and picnics.

Malumpati Cold Spring

Other good spots for diving and snorkeling in Antique include Batbatan Island off the coast of Culasi. This tropical island has natural caves and white-sand beaches. Maniquin Island, also called Hammerhead Island, is for divers. Then there’s uninhabited Nogas Island off the coast of Anini-y, which is a marine sanctuary with a beautiful stretch of frangipanis. Sira-an Hot Spring is a tiny sulfur pool overlooking the sea. The majestic white sand stretch of Seco Island is a sweet spot for kitesurfers.

Siraan Springs and Hot springs

Antique is also a place full of pristine falls. Go chase the seven-tiered Bugtong-Bato Falls in the wilderness of Brgy.Tuno, Tibiao. Its refreshing waters flow into a basin ideal for swimming. Hop into a kayak and paddle your way through the white water rapids of the Tibiao River. Enjoy swimming in the cold emerald basin of Pula Falls. In the town of Carawisan, you’ll find the towering Batwan Falls.

Tibiao River

Scale up the peak of Igbaclag Cave, or take in a stunning view at the summit of Bato Cave in the town of La Union. Marvel at the lush mountains, green farmlands, and fields. Hike up Mt. Igtuog and catch a Rafflesia lobata in full bloom, if you’re lucky. The gigantic flower is endemic to the mountains of Antique and Iloilo, and is picky about blooming.

Rafflesia Lobata Flower

End the day by taking a hot bath in an enormous kawa. This vat was originally used by the locals for cooking brown sugar. But now it’s for your pleasure.

(From: http://itsmorefuninthephilippines.com/antique/)

Soleus To Unveil Their New GPS Watches Soon!

There’s no shortage of great GPS watches on the market if you’re looking to buy your first, upgrade or have another spare to use on your daily sports activities. Even so, there are certainly some watches that stand above others, either because they have multiple specs, they’re easy to operate, with up-loadable data and is affordable with practical uses.

To a runner or triathlete, there are so many things to consider when buying a GPS watch . Sure, you can run down all the standard specs and features and look for the ones with the highest numbers—GPS accuracy, heart rate monitors, display size, functionality, battery capacity, all that stuff—but high scores doesn’t add up to a great watch that’s intended for practical and specific use in your training or racing.

A few nights ago, I, together with another blogger, Abet Ocampo were given the first dibs on 3 of the latest SOLEUS GPS Watches that will come out in the local market soon. Thanks to Ms. Judith Staples, Marketing Head of the biggest sports and fashion watch distributor in the country, L-TIME STUDIO for letting us take a first look of her babies. It’s been a while since we were introduced to their previous GPS models like the FIT 1.0, Tour and Cross-Country.

The SOLEUS Watch brand is evolving. In its own distinct way, it is becoming the most popular and most affordable GPS watch locally that a runner can have. The dependable pieces of SOLEUS has given us a great training tool over the years with evermore exciting and practical functions minus the bells and whistles the high-end watches possess. It has everything you need and nothing you don’t.

As a result, at the entry-level, the watches, tagged with its low price are becoming more popular and the use of GPS has become increasingly commonplace to both experienced and newbie runners.

Here’s a look at SOLEUS’ latest 3 GPS models:

The Soleus GPS One: US$ 79.00

The Soleus GPS ONE: New Ultra Thin Profile –
GPS Receiver
Pace / Speed
calories Burned
Auto Lap / 100 Lap
1/100 Sec Chronograph
EL Backlight
Night Mode
8 Hours GPS Battery Life
Rechargeable Battery
30M Water Resistant

ONE is the simplest model, satisfying the preferences of many recreational runners as well as elites who value pen and paper and record their activity in running journals.  Living in a technology-driven society we often overlook the purists who still value the simplicity of running.  Retailing at only $79, One offers the accuracy of all other GPS models but revels in the simplicity of a one-touch start.  With a display that has three lines of data, the user can easily monitor their run time, pace and distance and be done.  One is the perfect tool for people who embrace the experience of running and don’t want to electronically store all their data.

Soleus GPS Turbo: US$ 129.00

GPS Turbo – 8 hours of GPS battery life,6 interval training sessions, auto pause detection, Pace Partner, vibration alerts, 3 lines of customizable data, 5 programmable alarms, automatic lap splits, and 100-lap memory (just to name a few).

TURBO in addition to One, is new to the Soleus GPS family.  It fulfills the needs of the active community who are seeking enhanced real-time feedback and data by adding brand new features.  Turbo measures and displays all of the standard GPS information: time, pace and distance, and has included metrics that make it a more enhanced training tool.

“Pace Partner” allows you to pre-determine a pace range in which you’d like to maintain for a run.  “Pace Alerts” will then notify you by a beep or vibration when falling off pace.  Also, in an effort to make the device more user-friendly, especially when running through congested areas that require frequent stops, Soleus introduces “Auto Pause.”

This uses GPS data to identify when you’ve stopped forward progress, and automatically pauses your run.  The Auto Pause function then recognizes when you’ve begun running again, and starts the watch, all without the user having to hit any buttons.  Like FlyTurbo is compatible with online training communities, and allows the user to upload all of their stored workouts.

Soleus GPS Fly: US$ 99.00

Another color of the Soleus GPS Fly

The Soleus GPS Fly tells you speed, distance, pace, and calories burned. GPS Fly offers the most essential running data alongside an 8 hour battery life, 3 lines of customizable data, 100-lap memory, automatic lap splits, and 30 run data storage.

FLY is an upgrade to Soleus’ number one selling watch, the Fit.  The added features include a smaller casing and band width for a more comfortable fit, and a refined user interface by utilizing descriptive icons in place of finely printed words to describe navigation. The Fly is offered in four new colorways and retails for $99.  Similar to its predecessor, the Fly measures and stores all relevant data like time, pace, distance, and calories burned, and is uploadable to multiple popular online training communities that allows runners to log their workouts and interact with other athletes.

Austin, Texas – June 23, 2015 – From the beginning, Soleus has positioned itself as a running company; creating high functioning, reliable, and stylish timing and monitoring products in a cost-effective manner for runners worldwide.  Using the latest technology as well as soliciting functional and creative feedback from sponsored athletes, has enabled Soleus to continue refining their products.  This process has led to the development of three entirely new models of GPS running watches.  Soleus is proud to introduce OneFly and Turbo to their comprehensive product line.

“Our relationships with runners all over world, especially our elite athletes, gives us tremendous insight into the needs and wants of every type of runner,” says Soleus founder and CEO, David Arnold.  “Our goal is to have a full portfolio of products for every type of runner, and with OneFly and Turbo, we’re serving a growing and diverse population of runners.”

Ultimately, this new line of timing products highlights Soleus’ continued commitment to the running community and collaborative investment in the athletes they sponsor and support.  OneFly and Turbo are evidence that high performance doesn’t have to come at an extreme price point, and can help grow the scope of runners who can benefit from Soleus’ diverse portfolio. (PRESS RELEASE)

These new line of SOLEUS GPS watches will be available locally during the first week of August. Prices of each will be announced soon!

Powerman Duathlon World Champion Gael Le Bellec Arrives

Powerman Duathlete Champion Gael Le Bellec (R) during the Press Conference yesterday

Young yet mature, gritty and determined, kind and soft spoken, Duathlete Gael Le Bellec will be a force to reckon with for many years to come.

This 27-year old French-British duathlete is one of the emerging stars of this sport and considering that he just got serious with the run-bike-run discipline just a few years ago, he is turning out to be one of the youngest, biggest stars in Europe as well as one of the best worldwide.

Le Bellec has bagged places in numerous competitions, such as placing 7th in the French Cross Country Semi Finals, and 3rd on Tour de Nouvelle-Caledonie. Very recently, this emerging talent showed some of his wares by winning back to back French Nationals and Duathlon World Championships in 2014 and topped the Men’s ITU Elite category at the 2014 ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships in Zofingen, Switzerland besting 32 other professional athletes in the 10km Run, 150km Bike, 30km Run course.

L-R: Thumbie Remigio, Powerman Pilipinas Race Director, Le Bellec and Ias Bernardo, Powerman Duathlon Philippines President

Left most is Ms. JM Conopio, PR Head of Echo Channels, marketing arm of the Powerman Duathlon Pilipinas

Le Bellec is curently in Manila where he was flown in by F and F International Events Group Inc., the country’s franchise of the world’s most prestigious duathlon series and organizers of the Powerman Duathlon Pilipinas.

Le Bellec, who will only be staying in the Philippines for a short stint, aims to promote duathlon as a growing competitive sport and to elevate its status in the country, before he returns to participate in the upcoming Powerman Duathlon Pilipinas on November 14-15 in Balanga, Bataan. (Race Details here: https://jazzrunner.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/inaugural-powerman-duathlon-pilipinas-november-14-15-2015-details-here/)

Mr. Raymund Magdaluyo (standing), Co-organizer of the Powerman Duathlon Philippines

“I express my gratitude to the Powerman Philippines for their invitation and their professionalism. I feel that teams like F and F will help duathlon move a step forward! Southeast Asia has the capacity to make duathlon become a big sport and become as performed as triathlon. The Powerman is the path duathlon has to follow in order to become as famous as ironman. It’s a real give and take between Powerman association and international organizers” Le Bellec adds.

The Powerman Duathlon series will be hosted in the country for the first time, and will be featuring the Powerman Classic distance of 10km-60km-10km as well as the Short category with a 5km-30km-5km distance. The duathlon series also serves as the official qualifying event for the 2016 ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championship.

“More than just the chance of bringing the world class sports event to the country, this is also an opportunity for us to send our athletes to the international arena,” Powerman Duathlon Philippines President Tobias Bernardo said during the official media launch held at the Balesin Islander Restaurant, Alphaland Makati.

With co-bloggers and the media

Bernardo, a marketing specialist and multisport enthusiast, has teamed up with veteran adventure racer Thumbie Remigio – organizer of the country’s biggest and longest running duathlon series – and restaurateur Raymund Magdaluyo to introduce the world class sports event to the Philippines.

F and F events group is also the team behind the Bataan International Triathlon (Bi3) event which was awarded as the 2015 Race of the Year by SwimBikeRun (SBR.ph) in the same media event.

Registration for this event is still open. For more additional details, you can check out this link: https://jazzrunner.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/inaugural-powerman-duathlon-pilipinas-november-14-15-2015-details-here/ or http://powermanph.com/.

8 Pinoy Triathletes To Participate in the 2015 Datev Challenge Roth

Philippine triathlon will put its best foot forward when eight Pinoy triathletes will take part in the DATEV Challenge Roth 2015, the world’s biggest long-distance triathlon event, which will take place on July 12 in the German city of Roth.

A combination of veteran and elite triathletes who are active in the local multi-sports scene will represent the country in this prestigious competition which will attract close to 3,500 triathletes plus 650 relay teams from more than 60 countries.

Let’s give a shout-out to these athletes who are all set to accomplish their best individual performance and serve as goodwill ambassadors for the sports of Triathlon in the Philippines!

Swim leg, DATEV Challenge Roth 2014

About 3,500 individual participants and 650 relay teams from more than 60 nations, a high-class field of participants and around 250,000 spectators along the race course and at the triathlon stadium: This is DATEV Challenge Roth, the world’s biggest long-distance triathlon event, which will take place on July 12 in the German city of Roth. And the race has long become a legend: Last year, the European stronghold of triathlon celebrated a magnificent anniversary of “30 Years of Triathlon in Roth”. So this year’s motto is “Race the Legend”.

ROTH, GERMANY – JULY 14: Crowds congregate on Solar Hill on the bike stage during the Challenge Roth Triathlon on July 14, 2013 in Roth, Germany. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

The competition starts with a 3.8 kilometers swim in the Main-Donau-Canal, followed by a 180 kilometers bike race and a marathon run of 42 kilometers. The winner will probably again cross the finish-line in less than eight hours this year. The unbelievable world record established by Andreas Raelert in Roth in 2011 is
7:41:33 hours.

Run leg, Datav Roth Challenge

On July 12, the city and county of Roth will again experience a spectacular high-class sports event under the Challenge brand. There will be an excellent field of participants including many well-known top athletes from all over the world. At the same time, DATEV Challenge Roth is a big family festival, including a great surrounding program, e. g. triathlon expo at the Roth Triathlon Park (Thursday to Monday), NightRun, Junior Challenge and Challenge 4all, Challenge Women run and a Finish-Line Party on race day.

DATEV Challenge Roth starts in the early morning at 6.30 a.m. with the swim in the Main-Donau-Canal (near the Hilpoltstein landing stage) and ends with a spectacular fireworks display at the Roth triathlon stadium at 11 p.m.

Live coverage, live stream and detailed information:http://www.challenge-roth.com/newsdetails-en/datev-challenge-roth-in-tv-rundfunk-und-internet-kopie.html


Valley Trail Challenge 2015: My Short Race Experience

The instructions from VTC Race Director Jonel Mendoza were succinct and to the point. “Runners get lost when they do not follow markers laid down along the trails. Don’t follow the runners in front of you for they might be lost too–it’s the ribbon markers that should be observed and followed, and back-track if you stray from the route, is that clear?”

This seems to be the de rigueur last minute advise Jonel has been giving all throughout his trail runs, an all too familiar brief that not only Jonel but other trail RDs emphasize as a last-minute warning. I haven’t given much thought on this advise not because i refuse to believe but because i have NEVER been lost in a trail race, ever! Always, i have an eagle eye on markers and being at the tail-end part of the race often, i still don’t rely on those few who are in front of me. “The presence of markers are your best bet that the group in front are right on track”.

RD Jonel Mendoza addressing the runners (c) Rai Cabanig

Well, shit happens! It wasn’t going to be my day when 400 meters after the turn-around point for the 15k runners (at about the 8.3km mark), I was just trying to take it easy on my 8-9 minute pace when i missed the single neon green ribbon with a red tail towards the left and went straight to the main road instead. And then you run by your lonesome with nary a runner in front or behind you. And you realize that you haven’t seen any marker for the next several hundred meters but still forge ahead hopeful that you might find someone. You suddenly reach a main highway which is definitely not part of the course, with no runners in sight and you finally realize then that you are f*#%!n lost!

It’s really disheartening, specially when you are alone and not even a stranger on sight to ask where you are, the lost time spent. As i mentioned, this is the first time i got lost in a race. So refer to what the RD was telling all along, “back-track” if you get lost.

Back-track i did and after nearly a kilometer of going back on the same route from where i was earlier, i felt relieved when i saw some of the 32k runners making the correct left corner turn on the trails. They knew that i got lost as they saw me coming towards them from the other direction. They told me that they got lost too several times and had to rely on strangers to ask where the other runners had passed through. One of those days!

The 15 km course was an out and back course and it was two years since i last ran the Valley Trail Challenge although this course was also part of the TNF100 route which i was able to run 2 weeks ago.

At the trails (c) Rai Cabanig

I like the size and aura of the crowd as i chatted along with old friends while waiting for our race to start. The number of runners was large enough to get the race feel, but small enough to still be intimate.

The first four kilometers went by really pleasantly as the trail was in perfect condition just like it was during the TNF race. It was a little damp but not muddy and there was just a little congestion when we crossed a small creek.

I started out at a very slow pace as i was still concerned with my acid-reflux as it triggers to shorten my breath if i run fast too early so i just concentrated on running relaxed and easy. All my runs now are geared towards like a training run rather than a race, so I was just out there to put mileage on the legs, hopefully for as long as I could before acidity sets in the stomach.

For the first 3.5 kms, i was privileged to be running side by side with old friend and present ultra trail king Manolito Divina who was doing the sweeper role for the organizers. Although there were more runners on my back whom he could have paced with, he insisted for a little chit-chat with me until the 3.80km mark when the first aid station appeared.

With “Tolits” Divina

I wish all trail races had aid stations like this race where everything were properly laid out like generous servings of different fruits, fruit juices, sports drinks, bread, chips and other trail food which were placed in presentable trays and jugs.

Great aid station!

After that aid station, the route was pretty flat with mostly single-track trails until reaching the U-turn at about 7.8kms. Surprised that no water station was placed there although i still had enough on my water bottle to sustain me for the next few kilometers. I was picking up the pace a little, passed some runners on the return until disaster struck!

I pulled in back into the one and only aid/water station with 3.8km to go before the finish, took some bananas, slices of watermelon and filled up my water bottle for the last haul ahead. I wasted about 30 minutes finding my way back from that “lost” episode so my main concern now was to finish the race in less than 3 hours. However, i started to slow down considerably that i had to walk some parts, then run again. The walks gave me time to recover and be able to keep a good pace on the flats and downhills.

Finished in 3:03, which i thought was good enough considering the lost time i had in the trails. This trail race was a completely surreal experience for me, a little bit stressed and disappointed but overly satisfied with the end-result.

If you want a small and well-organized trail run, this yearly Valley Trail Challenge is a great one for beginners and hard-core runners alike. It has a wonderful variety of charms and definitely one trail race for keeps!

Thanks to RD Jonel and Con Mendoza for the wonderful “lost and found” experience!

Thanks to Rai Cabanig for some of the photos!

With trail running friends!

With the AHON Team

VELOCI Sports Watch VE 1052Y

VELOCI Watch VE 1052Y

The VELOCI VE1052Y Digital watch is a men/women’s sports watch that combines functionality, accuracy and vivid displays for any sports you’re into whether it be running, swimming, cycling and so on. It’s shock and water-resistant up to 100 meters.

I was able to take hold of this watch during the victory party of our track and field athletes from the recently concluded South East Asian Games 2015 in Singapore with Veloci Watch and L-Time Studio as part sponsors. This is the watch model our Filipino athletes wore, in and out of the track during the games.

The Veloci Sports VE1052Y has a brusque style and purpose in the Veloci line as it’s an all-around everyday-wear watch that is less about being fashionable and more about being reliable and useful. The rugged appearance, the large digital dials, and the lightness of the watch is meant for all sports and outdoor enthusiasts. It’s even elegant enough even to be worn at the office or in meetings with clients.

This timepiece combines a digital module with 12- or 24-hour time display, a dual time function, a chronograph countdown timer, an alarm chime and is constructed of plastic resin but has a stainless steel back and a touch of white stainless steel bezel to give it an added punch.

Veloci’s’s Indiglo night light lets you read the time even in the middle of  darkness. No more of those guessing games and wondering what time it is when you are out trail running at night. It gives you this amazingly powerful, rugged, expensive-looking watch which is not at all expensive as this particular model comes at just P1,700-P1,800 a piece!

The timepiece comes in just the right size for me and is available in different colors. It’s durable, stylish and are feature packed. Buy one now and try it for yourself.

The Veloci Sports Watches (Photo by Enrico Caramay)

Team Philippines to the SEA games 2015 wearing the Veloci Sports Watch


The Italian-Inspired Veloci watch calls on the rad dogs of our generation to live the second.

You only live once, and nobody knows what happens next. What if the world ended tomorrow? Wouldn’t you regret never having dated a supermodel, or skydiving naked from 10,000 feet? What about the fugue you’ve always wanted to try, or your dream supercar drag race in the expressway? Now is the time to get real, man.

We sell watches to stylish, young people who believe that only a few things in the world are as important as looking fashionable – whether it be on facebook and instagram, on a mountain summit, or while partying in a beach. We know that making an effort to look good means loving yourself.

Our watches are customizable and are meant to match your outfits. They are also meant to match your fleeting, spontaneous, and adventurous character. We know that you’ve always dreamed of what it’s like to be a surfer, a pilot, a sky jumper, an artist, or even a chef. So if you’re off to cross something out your bucket list, Veloci has perfect watches for you to do it all in style.

“Veloci aims to be known as a brand that is always evolving—one that keeps up with the fashion trends and offers high quality watches at reasonable prices,” says Managing Director Marnie Chua. Introducing integrated silicone straps, exciting new dial colors, stainless steel and gold cases, elegance and convenience go hand in hand. Combining 100-meter water resistance with the choice to pick colors suitable for any occasion, all Veloci timepieces remain looking current and fresh, adventure after adventure.

Veloci watches are available in L Timesudio boutiques nationwide.


Timepieces are no longer just a means to tell time.

It is a statement – a statement of personality, of lifestyle and of individual style.

Building equity on ever-evolving brand selections to remain always fresh, fashionable, and on-trend since 2002, L TIMESTUDIO remains to be the game-changing concept in the presentation of fashion and sport watches in the Philippines.

More so now, L Timestudio carries a more diverse line of fashion and sport watches to match the Filipino’s ever growing awareness and the need for a more active lifestyle.

L Timestudio boutiques are located at various shopping malls nationwide.


Thanks to Enrico Caramay for the Booth Photos!