I was pleasantly surprised to see an almost full-packed room of runners attending the start of FrontRunner Magazine’s 2nd series of running lectures last Tuesday at the 100 Miles Cafe at BGC and i was fortunate enough to listen partly on the topic of ultra-running by no less than Ret. MGen. Jovie Narcise, Race Director of the Bataan Death March 102 and 160k ultra races and frontRUNNER Magazine honcho, Jonel Mendoza who both gave a pragmatic talk on what ultra-running is all about.
These talks are actually the second of a series aimed for Advance runners scheduled every Tuesday evening. The first series had just been concluded and was aimed at newbie runners where the basics of running, proper training, nutrition and even actual drills were demonstrated.
The lectures last Tuesday were straight forward, all based on the speakers actual experiences like the integrity of running an ultra marathon, training, recovery, nutrition/hydration and other aspects of long distance running.
Just by signing up at the entrance, you already get a lot of their give-aways like old FrontRunner Magazines, packs of Milo chocolate powder mix, Pocari sports drinks and the chance to meet some old friends in the running community. But most importantly, these series of lectures are FREE to the public and the resource speakers are well known personalities in their respective fields of expertise, all who have experience in ultras, trail running and other multi-sports.
There’s an upcoming talk on ultra trail-running next Tuesday, October 8 which i’m interested in and scheduled speakers will be no less than Atty. Jonnifer Lacanlale and Koi Grey, both veteran ultra trail-runners here and abroad so watch out for them!
Here are the rest of the schedule:
October 8 (Tuesday) : Trail Running/Marathon and Ultramarathon Training
Speakers: Atty. Jonnifer Lacanlale and Koi Grey
October 15 (Tuesday): Long Distance Running
Speakers: Atty. Aldean Philip Lim, Alfred Delos Reyes and Raul Patrick Concepcion
Doors open usually at 5:00 PM, admission is free and everyone is welcome. While waiting for the lecture to start, a special movie on running will be screened while food can also be ordered at the Cafe.
Raffle prizes will be given too!