Re-Grouping For The 2nd aNR 5th Sunday Run

We are now just 3 weeks away from the 2nd Adidas 5th Sunday Run on May 29 at Eastwood City. Our Adidas Adination of Runners (aNR) group in U.P. is presently gearing up for this race and we’re all in high spirits. The group is in the midst of their speed session phase and in about a week from now, we’re be having our final line-up of runners for the 5k male and female relay and individual events.

Ronald Salgado (2nd from left) of UP, aNR getiing ready for the relay start during the 1st 5th Sunday Run

During the 1st 5th Sunday Run last January 30, 2011 at the Resorts World in Pasay, our group emerged as Champions in the both men and women relay teams, aside from bagging 1st and 2nd for the individual male 5k run while snatching 1st and 3rd place for the women 5k individual race.

For the May 29 event, there will be some slight changes on our line-up but we still expect it to be a “lean and mean” team that can still give the other aNR groups a run for their money.

The UP aNR group

Also, the UP aNR group will be sporting their new get-up which i hope will be ready before race day. It looks something like this:


We’ll be there in full force cheering and giving encouragement for our team.

Go, heartbreakers!:-)

Co-Team Leader KB Runner recieving his Adidas supply

See you May 29

Runners in Quezon City can still join the UP group by attending its Tuesday sessions, 6:30pm in front of Bahay ng Alumni Building, UP campus.

Photos Of The Week: Lots’a Loving At The aNR UP Group

There’s a lot of hugging, loving and running at the Adination of Runners, UP Group. See why other runners are no longer lonely. The group basically promotes running but don’t blame me if others find love, romance and a future soulmate. And your soulmate may just be running here somewhere in this group.

Join now! aNR UP Group, every Tuesday evening, 6:30pm in front of The Bahay Ng Alumni, UP Campus.

Team Leaders: Rene Villarta & Abby Jocson

Assistant Team Leaders: Prince Baltazar, Cecille Lavarez

Facebook: Adination of Runners, UP Diliman Group


Thanks to aNR UP member Kb Runner for the pics!

Runners Flock to Adidas U.P. Adination Opening

The opening crowd

Long awaited and anticipated, the Adidas Adination of Runners (aNR) running group/community has finally made its debut at the UP Campus grounds last Tuesday, November 9, 2010.

The running group threw open its doors to about 124 runners for the first time in Quezon City and it takes aim to provide regular runners of the UP Diliman Campus and its environs a piece of the great action that is taking place in their other four regular venues, the Bonifacio High Street, Ayala Triangle Makati, Ortigas and Ayala Alabang.

Beyond just providing a venue for runners to run around the UP campus in groups, aNR-UP will will spearhead the participants to various running sessions which will include proper running technique to develop their skills, stamina, proper running form and motivation to sustain all runners into this healthy running lifestyle. And last Tuesday’s opening session just gave a glimpse of what runners would expect in the coming Tuesday evening sessions to come.

I have been tasked to head this group at UP being a regular here with the Runnex group that also hold its own running clinic every Sunday. My only concern was how much we could draw runners to come and have them attend the weekly sessions regularly. I’ve had regular discussions with the Team Leaders of the other groups and specially from Jinoe Gavan of who is the overseer of aNR and gave some valuable feedbacks on what to expect, the procedures, hassles and the benefits runners has to gain in joining aNR.

Elite Triathlete Monica Torres and Coach Jojo Macalintal as guest instructors

We were fortunate enough to have as guest lecturers Coach Jojo Macalintal and multi-awarded triathlete Monica Torres who both gave valuable tips in form, techniques, stretching exercises and the value of proper nutrition.

In terms of anticipation and initial runner reception for the rain soaked and dark venue fronting the Abelardo Hall which we had to vacate to transfer in the more well-lighted front portion of the UP Theater, around 50 runners were assembled ahead of the 6:30pm start which swelled to around 120 participants when the sessions began. Co-TL Abby Jocson, designated Assistant TL Cecille Lavarez and myself breathed a sigh of relief when the rain stopped, in time for the running drills.

And it’s worth noting that Adidas had added a little incentive for the newly registered aNR runners in offering loot bags of Adidas products. Thanks to Jinoe and Que Gavan of, Sidney, JM, Jillian of Adidas and Mike and co. of BrandAction.

To the unregistered members who attended last Tuesday’s opening and those who plan to join for the first time, please register now for Adination membership at the following Adidas stores:

adidas TRINOMA , adidas GREENBELT, adidas ROCKWELL , adidas GATEWAY, adidas GLORIETTA , adidas SHANGRILA, adidas EASTWOOD, adidas ATC , adidas Newport City, SM MOA . Registration is FREE!

The aNR-UP will be held every Tuesday evening, starting at 6:30pm in front of UP Theater. See you there!

We are also on facebook.

Giving praises to aNR UP! Hallelujah!

Coach Jojo talks on running

Loot Bags from Adidas

Updates: Adination at U.P. (November 9, 2010)


I received an e-mail from Jinoe Gavan of about a training program that was devised by a Singaporean Coach/Runner for  Phase 2 on all six (6) Adidas Adination groups here in Manila. It includes a schedule that is geared for runners who want to finish a 5k, 10k and a 21k. We will show you this during our opening on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 6:30PM in front of Abelardo Hall.

Also, registration for new members for the UP Adination are now being accepted at Trinoma. Kindly visit their store and fill up their registration forms so that you may be given a “Passport” that would entitle you to lots of Adidas discounts on races, gears and freebies. However, the forms are still on limited basis and is on a first-come-first-served basis.

In a meeting with the Adidas officers in charge of the Adination groups, Jinoe disclosed of various set-ups that will hopefully be implemented during the start of Phase 2 (November 9 for UP). Here are some of the updates agreed upon:

  • The Adination Team Leaders are allocated Passports on a limited basis to be distributed to runners who have pre-registered. However, registrations will still be done at the Adidas stores.
  • The aNR limited edition singlets will still be made available for sale. However, this might exclusively be distributed at Runnr Store. Start of sale will be announced shortly.
  • Hopefully, we shall receive the Passports of those who registered at the recent KOTR on Monday (if they were not given theirs yet) and if available by then, we shall give them on opening night.
  • We will have coaches and guest resource speakers for all aNR groups.
  • We will track attendance by putting the control numbers of the aNR members. The new passport has control numbers. It will only be your respective Control Numbers that will be logged in the attendance sheet and at the end of the week, we submit it to Adidas’ marketing arm, Brand Action for data keeping and analysis.

See you on Tuesday, November 9, 6:30pm!

Adination Running Clinic: Opens in U.P. Campus, November 9, 2010


The Adidas adiNation of Runners (ANR) movement which has about a thousand members in the Metro Manila area scattered among its present four group sites in Pearl Drive, Ortigas; Madrigal Circle in Ayala Alabang; Boni High Street in Taguig and Ayala Triangle in Makati will be opening another venue at the University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus in Quezon City on November 9, 2010.

The running sessions will be held every Tuesday evenings thereafter, starting at 6:30pm assembly time while sessions starts promptly at 7:00pm.

The UP adiNation group will spearhead the participants to various running sessions which will include proper running technique to develop their skills, stamina, proper running form and motivation to sustain all runners into this healthy running lifestyle.

The Team Leaders of the UP group will lead different levels of runners and pace them according to each present skills and ability. The runs will progress with their participation to different races and culminate in Adidas sponsored runs and races like the King Of The Road (KOTR) race.

A hosts of benefits and incentives awaits each runner who joins the adiNation group in UP and those of the other venues as well.

–Runners will be issued adiNation Passports prior to the start of the program, to be stamped by Team Leaders at the end of all training sessions.

–Stamps accumulated in your Passports get Adidas freebies and discounts of up to 30% on Adidas products.

–Exclusive race subsidies, discounts or free registration for selected races.

–Priorities to in-store sales, introductory products and many others.

The adiNation of Runners family movement was in full force during the Adidas King Of The Road (KOTR) race last October 24, 2010  held at The Fort where the different venue groups opened their registration for new members.

Team Leaders for the UP group will be headed by yours truly and Abby Jocson, who will handle the advance and intermediate groups while Cecille Lavarez will be in charge of the beginners group. Overseer of the Adination movement is Jinoe Gavan of

Adidas Coach Jojo Macalintal will be the Head Coach. He, together with his coaching staff will be present for the first few Tuesdays to teach beginners and advance runners the proper running technique, body alignment, running form, stretching exercises, plyometric routines and other drills necessary to make runners unleash their full running potential.

We’ll see you on November 09!

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Jillian Panganiban explaining the mechanics of the Adination runs

Nao and Rodel, Team Leaders of Adination Alabang and Ortigas with JM Pillares of Adidas in the middle.

Abby, Carina and Que listening to Adidas' Jillian

With couple Doc Marvs and Zinnia

Rodel, Ellen and Cindy