Piolo’s Challenge: “Beat Me At 15K!”

It was inevitable. It only took a few questions if he was going to beat his previous best of 47 minutes for the 10k and immediately declared an open challenge. Screen heartthrob Piolo Pascual is going to race 15k for his next run on March 21 at “The Green Miles” (Run For An Eco-Smart Lifestyle) at the SM Mall of Asia grounds.

The Press Launching of the Green Miles Run was held this afternoon as i was one of those invited among the bloggers. Organized by the UST High School Batch 88 Alumni Association headed by Undersecretary Lorelei Fajardo, the venue, at Paul Calvin’s Deli at the Fort was packed to the rafters as press people and the organizers occupied both floors of the tiny venue.

When Piolo was asked if he was aware that his 10k time of 47:54 at the Timex run caused a “tsunami” and an earthquake of Haiti-an proportions that  “revolted” the running community who thought of him as a “non-runner”, he answered in the affirmative and read all the accounts including that of the OPEN LETTER made by Luis (http://www.gingerbreadrunning.com/2009/11/lost-gingerbread-mojo-open-letter-to.html). He said that he trains with his brother and with plenty of time to train before his next race, he thinks he could do a 1:10 for the 15k.

When told that he or his time will be the next target to beat for those whom he ‘annihilated’, he just laughed off such threats and said that anybody can beat his time given the right training and conditioning. “I’m not pressured to compete with anybody. I always give my best to whatever i do so those who choose to compete with me better train as well. I’ll be competing in the 15k race,” he declares with his arresting smile.

The race is being managed by the UST HS Batch 88 Alumni Association, Inc. and will benefit the rehabilitation of the Marilao River System. Its organizers are Ian Alacar and takbo.ph honchos, Jinoe Gavan and Doc Lyndon.

Registration starts on January 15, 2010 at Secondwind, ROX.

Registration Fees: 3k, 5k, 10k, 15k – P500.00

Piolo at the presscon

Listening to the race mechanics

Gives a short talk

Race organizers presenting a birthday cake for Piolo

Group pic

Couldn't get near Piolo as the ladies were so engrossed around him so i got the next best celebrity in Undersecretary Lorelei Fajardo to pose with me.

Ms. Fajardo. She looks so much younger in person.