Color Manila Run: January 05, 2014

Two (2) more days to go before the Color Manila Run registration ends on December 31, 2013!

This has got to be one of the fun races i attended early this year and it had a different vibe into it, with music, enthusiastic runners and tons of color powders that will spray and “bomb” you for most parts of the route!

At the end of the race, there’s this huge concert like party where you can have a ball and take tons of pictures.

For registration, please visit or call/text 0915-8997830 for more details!

What:   Color Manila Run 2014

When:   January 05, 2014

Where:  Bonifacio Global City

Assembly Time  : 5:00AM

Gun Start:  10k – 6:00am/  5k – 6:15am/  3k – 6:20am/

PHP 850 for 3K, 5K and 10K

Finishers’ Medal/Color packet

Foldable sunglasses

After race party!

USANA 5k Fun Run: January 19, 2014

PEP Squad Events, one of the country’s premier race organizers is coming up with their first official run for 2014, the USANA 5k Fun Run: Champions for Change to be held at Ocean Boulevard, SM Mall of Asia Complex on January 19, 2014.

To those who want to test or hone their speed, this is the perfect short distance race for you. On line registration is now open at

What:  USANA 5k Fun Run
Where: SM Mall Of Asia
Time: 5:30am

Registration Fee: P555.00 (includes Race Bib, Singlet and Freebies)

Start your new year like a champion with a health boost by joining USANA’s 5K Fun Run: Champions for Change!

To celebrate its 5th anniversary, UHS Essentials Health Philippines, also known as USANA Philippines, the local office of USANA Health Sciences, a US-based health and wellness company will host a 5K fun run on January 19, 2014, Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

Be part of the 5,000 participants from all walks of life, and join the USANA family and friends for a good cause.

Go to for online registration, at PhP 555.00 per runner. Race will kick-off at 5:30 am. Interested participants can register until January 15, 2014. Join now! Prizes are up for grabs for the top three finishers.

Net proceeds from this event will be for the benefit of the USANA True Health Foundation, the CSR arm of USANA that supported the relief drive for the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda. For more information about USANA True Health Foundation, visit

MultiSport Magazine: Running 101

Running has peaked to an all-time high in popularity in the country that has provided former sedentary individuals a sense of achievement as well as an enjoyable and accessible way to get fit and be competitive. All you need basically is a pair of running shoes and conquer the roads, trails or tracks anytime you want.

This special issue of Multisport Magazine delves into the basics of running that provides practical advice including proper nutrition for runners, sound transition to running, preparing for your first race, a guide on prevalent running injuries and how to deal with them,  a primer on barefoot running and my favorite past time, trail running.

There’s also a guide to stepping up on distances, featuring more advance running for races of different distances from 10k and 21k progressing to 32k and the marathon.

A special section also features everybody’s favorite local runner, Pat Concepcion on how he started into running and a nice write-up on the ever popular running group, the Soleus Team!

This special Running 101 issue of Multisport Magazine is available for free in local races and some selected running stores. Get your copy now!

(Thanks to Joy Ramos of Hinge Inquirer Publications for my copy)!


These days, being healthy has become more than sticking to a certain diet. It has to be a combination of eating healthy and living an active lifestyle.

Running 101 is for those who want to get started on hitting the road, living a healthy life, or even conquering the finish line. It is a 28-page running guide with tips and expert advice from top running coaches, as well as practical information about gear, training, and basically everything runners or aspiring runners need to know as they progress to marathons, ultramarathons, or to pursuing a different running path such as trail running or barefoot running.

Running 101 is a MultiSport Philippines special issue and is the magazine’s first publication dedicated to running and in upping the game of beginner and competitive runners alike.

It is published and distributed by Hinge Inquirer Publications, a member of the Inquirer Group of Companies.

UNO Magazine: The Mocha Girls

I’m a fan of the Mocha Girls! Since when? Umm…just last night when i was thrusted just a few inches away from their shimmering legs, bosoms and all their God-given sexy figures!  Last night’s UNO Men’s Magazine launch of the December-January 2014 issue featuring this all-girls pop group, the Mocha Girls was a blast! So, what else is there to say?

Right now, i’m trying to figure out how this sexy pop group would fit in into this blog about running. Well, like running, pop music is good for you–or so we’re lead to believe. And that’s part of the problem: when six sultry young ladies perform their brand of song and gyrating dance sequences, there will be oohs and ahhs coming from everywhere unlike running when you’ll hear grunts of aches and pains coming from crying muscles and shortness of breath.

So much for the comparison!

Theirs is a pop act that combine hotness with great tunes and naughtiness that is in short supply elsewhere. If, with all this sexiness going on and feel the need to check more of them, then see them live in concert or check them out in the latest issue of UNO Magazine.

It’s one pure visual sexual delight—may be better than running, well… almost!

Mocha Girls

Mocha Uson, founder and leader of the group

Lalabs Mae

Jhane (with Art Mendoza sneaking-in at the back)


Another photo of Franz

Half-Japanese, Seika

Another photo of Seika


Mae and Mocha

Jhane, the rock girl

That guy in yellow couldn’t resist!

Still the most gorgeous of them all, Mocha!


UNO Magazine Releases the Mocha Girls Special

If you think that the Mocha Girls are just a simple girl group that gets TV time by looking pretty and sexy on variety shows, think again. There is more to the Mocha Girls than just skin-deep attraction.

Landing on the cover of UNO, the ultimate guide for men in the Philippines, proves there is more to them than just scintillating looks and come-hither moves. This all-girl pop group has seen its share of beautiful faces come and go. One thing that has remained constant is the founder and the person who lent her name to the group, ringleader Mocha Uson. She is fiery, spirited, and a true leader.

Mocha says what keeps the group going is the drive to reinvent itself. The current members were not there when Mocha Girls started seven years ago. But Mae, Franz, Seika, Georgina, Jhane together with Mocha have found a way to use each other’s strengths and complement them to form a cohesive, well-oiled pop group that thrives on reinvention.

Mae uses her sweet personality to create the group’s choreography; Franz comes across as the anti-thesis to pop with her naughty hip-hop moves; Jhane is both rocker-chic and alluring belly dancer;  Seika provides the J-Pop flavor; Georgina brings the fashionista model to the stage and bringing it all together is Mocha, post-modern feminist and superwoman in one sexy, smart package.

Because of the versatile talent the girls bring to the group, Mocha Girls has earned its share of awards for their pop hits. With every new song they have released they continue to prove they are not a one-hit girl-group wonder. No wonder then that they bagged Best Dance Album in the 2009 PMPC Star Awards for Music for Deliciosa and Best Dance Album in the 2012 PMPC Star Awards for Music for 18+ Restricted.

In this issue of UNO magazine, readers and Mocha Girls fans will be treated to a veritable visual feast of the girls in different titillating poses. With lots of skin bared too. It’s like Christmas all over again. From racy poses to barely there clothing, the girls show that they can manage to capture a guy’s attention while sharing something sensible about themselves in the process.

The sharing by each member is what makes this UNO issue even more special. The informative featurettes on each member of the group provide a rare glimpse into how the girls think, how they feel about things and situations around them…think of it as a one-on-one date with a girl you like.

The girls even let readers in on their recent escapades abroad with an exclusive behind the scenes peek at their Japan and Canada tours.

And the surprise bonus? The issue contains a free calendar inside, featuring, of course, the Mocha Girls.

Go ahead, treat yourself to a dose of Mocha and her girls. It’s gonna be well worth it to find out what gets these six ladies going, moving, and rising up.

UNO magazine is available in all leading bookstores and magazine stands nationwide.

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Natures Trail Discovery Run: January 12, 2014 at Daranak Falls

One of the most challenging trail race put up by PIMCO last year was the Daranak Trail Run which was 21 kilometers of scenery, killer uphills and downhills, drop-dead exhaustion but downright awesomeness! The course was grueling, one of the toughest trail route that Pimco organizers has ever come out!

It was one of my most memorable runs last year where all were treated to threading the dark Calinawan Cave, crossing on several arduous rivers where one runner was in the midst of drowning if not for the swift reaction of other runners who rushed to help her out of the gushing water.

But the killer part was the trek to the peak of the Masungi mountain, a single track rocky mountain climb where our calves, quads and knees were screaming in pain!

Now, this race is coming back on January 12, 2014, which is the 3rd leg of the Natures Trail Discovery Run (NTDR) Championship Series and features 5k, 10k, 21k and 50k distances. Aside from the Daranak Falls, it will also feature the Batlag Falls, another showcase of this run. This upcoming race will vary in terrain (trails, dirt roads, rivers, wooden bridges, waterfalls), some really arduous treks but you will not feel disappointed.

Check out my recap of last year’s event here—> dancing-on-the-trails-of-daranak/

The 3rd Leg Race Route will start and finish in Daranak Falls, Tanay, Rizal, Philippines as the official venue.

**This trail race is RECOMMENDED by the JAZZRUNNER!**

​More details of the race from PIMCO’s webpage, here!ntdr-ii-3rd-leg/c1py8


The race route shows the entire route of all the different categories including the longest route for the 50k Ultra which will reach Sta. Ines, the outermost barangay of the municipality traversing the hills and valleys in the innermost Sierra Madre Mountain ranges.

From the start and finish there are a total of 10 aid stations to cover the entire route along the same route of 5k, 10k, 21k, and 50k Ultra. Aid stations will mostly be for refilling of rehydration bottles and water bags of runners. No cups will be served. U-turns of 10k and 21k will serve bananas while the halfway mark of the 50k will serve runners with bananas, food, and energy drinks.

For the 3rd Leg, no drop bag station along the race route, drop bags will be at the finish line. 50k Ultra Runners must bring in their belt bags and backpack their personal provisions.

Each category must make sure to get the colored string at the u-turn as evidence that they passed the U-Turn or the farthermost route for each of the category. Failure to present the colored string at the finish line will be a caused for disqualification.

Finishers Shirt

REGISTRATION AT MERREL STORES – Sm North Edsa, Trinoma, Market-Market and Festival Mall. Use your Bib to avail of 20% discount when buying trail shoes at Merrel stores.

For Online Registration go to

Fees for the Leg 3:

 Newbies (5k)               – P   550.00         
Advanced (10k)           -P   750.00
Seasoned (21k)            -P   950.00
Masters (50k)              -P 1,750.00

The race route maybe subject to change by Pimco Sporting Events, the organizer and manager of the race event. The change maybe effected upon sole discretion of the organizer for safety purpose or other purposes it may deem appropriate. The decision of the organizer as per the rules and regulations is final.

Runners on the way to the finish will pass beside Daranak Falls.

This is the stairway leading to Daranak Falls on the way to the finish.

Part of the 50k trail along the Sta. Inez road passing through Tinucan

Part of the 50k trail route along the long off road Sta. Inez road

River crossing of the 50k trail route

50k Runners will run at the right side just along this long winding river

Sceneries along the 50k trail race route.

50k trail race route

50k trail race route

21k and 50k trail race route at Barangay Cuyambay

Trail route for the 50k runners

The first 5 kilometers will include this route which is runners can pitch camp overnight to await the early morning gun start

We’ll see you all there!

Soleus GPS Gets Connected Via Strava


Hello, Soleus GPS users! You can now get connected via STRAVA.

Soleus Sync software allows you to sync the activity from your Soleus GPS device with your Strava account. If you don’t have one, you can sign up for free at If you have any issues downloading our using Soleus Sync, please visit our FAQ page for troubleshooting help.

Strava is a company that lets athletes all over the world experience social fitness – sharing, comparing and competing with each other’s personal fitness data via mobile and online apps.

Currently focused on the needs of avid runners, Strava lets you track your runs via your iPhone, Android or dedicated SOLEUS GPS device to analyze and quantify your performance. Strava makes fitness a social experience, providing motivation and camaraderie even if you’re exercising alone.

Share with us your experience and let us know of your comments.


Run For Cover: December 15 at UP Diliman

Run For Cover

December 15, 2014 (Sunday)
UP Academic Oval, Diliman Campus, Quezon City
Categories: 4.4K, 11K
Race Fee: P300 (Minimum)


P300 –Minimum rate for each category


3/F Runnex Office, U.P. Bahay ng Alumni Bldg., Diliman, Quezon City

On-site Registration will start from 4:30am until 5:15am in front of the UP Theater on race-day itself.

Assembly Time/GUN START:

  • 11k —   5:00/5:30AM
  • 4.4k —5:15/5:45AM

This is a fundraising activity for the special purpose of buying tents, tarpaulins and blankets for those displaced by monster storm Yolanda.

We know for a fact that food, shelter and clothing are basic human
needs. These were completely  washed away from those who were severely
affected by super typhoon Yolanda.  The main concern of the victims now  is not food or clothing as these are aplenty. They need tents and tarpaulins for temporary shelter or cover and blankets to protect and cover them at night , thus the tagline, RUN FOR COVER.

Recall, that in 2009, RUNNEX  donated P500,000 cash and P500,000 worth of goods mostly mineral water for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy. We hope to replicate this act of generosity for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda. Together, we can make it happen.

Enervon Active: Rudy Project Gear Discounts

Here’s your chance to own great Rudy Project gears at very generous discounts!

70% off on premium Rudy Project gear online on select watches, shades, helmets and more. To avail, just purchase 60 Enervon Activ capsules from Mercury Drug Stores. Promo is from Dec 1, 2013 – Jan 31, 2014.

Enervon Activ WILL TO WIN Promo Poster




1. Purchase 60 capsules of Enervon Activ (single receipt) in Mercury Drug. Only purchases from Mercury Drug are entitled to avail of this promo.

2. After purchase, email the following to

a. NameGenderBirthdate (mm/dd/yy), and Address

   b. Clear soft copy of Original Receipt (OR) of the 60 capsules of Enervon Activ bought in Mercury Drug.

3. Wait for your email confirmation within 48 hours. An Enervon Activ Promo Code will be emailed to you upon approval.

Rules on Promo Code Issuance:

a. Only one (1) promo code will be strictly issued for every one (1) OR. If the customer wants to get two (2) promo codes at a single purchase, customer should request for the receipt to be split into 2, reflecting 60 capsules bought per receipt. Only one (1) promo code will be released per receipt.

b. Only single receipts will be accepted. Accumulated receipts will not be accepted.

c. One (1) promo code can avail up to two (2) Rudy Project items only, regardless of category. For Example, 1 promo code can be used to avail the discount on 1 helmet and 1 watch only; or 1 promo code can be used to avail the discount on 2 helmets only.

d. Promo codes can be used only ONCE. If you want to order additional Rudy Project items, you will need to enter a new promo code.

e. Receipts dated only within the promo period of December 1, 2013 – January 31, 2014 will be considered valid.

f. This promo is exclusively for Mercury Drug purchases. Receipts from other retail channels will not be honored.

4. Log on to the Rudy Project website with the Enervon Activ promo tab ( shop for your discounted items. (see below for items on discount)

5. After adding to your shopping cart your preferred items, at the checkout stage, enter the Enervon Activ Promo Code to avail of the discount. The discount will be automatically applied to your total bill.

6. Payment is via Asiapay/credit card (Mastercard, VISA), or bank transfer/deposit only.

7. After successful payment, items will be delivered to the shipping address indicated by the customer. Deliveries are free of charge anywhere in the Philippines.

Items in GMA will be delivered within 2-3 working days. Items outside GMA will be delivered within 3-5 working days.

8. Promo runs from December 1, 2013 to January 31, 2014 only.

9. Redemption period online is from December 1, 2013 to February 15, 2014 only. Items will be up until supplies last. Per DOH-FDA Permit No. 188 series 2013.


For this promo, the items on discount will be the following:

BAGS, 50%







10. The items have been selected for the Enervon Activ Will to Win promo. Items not in the promo list are not part of the Enervon Activ Will to Win promo.

11. For more information on the Rudy Project Gear, log on to their website

12. For clarifications about the promo, you may send a private message to Enervon Activ’s Facebook page (