Monthly Archives: February 2010

Pinay In Action Update

You may now Register for the 2010 PINAY IN ACTION Run at Maxiworks Stores in Boni Hi St. and Rockwell! Check out www.pinayinaction for details.

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IN my early days as a beginner in triathlon, I couldn’t do a long distance race on my own and could only do one relay leg at a time.  My favorite teammates were Oona and Kaye, and we named our trio the IRONCHICKS.  We bought the same red racing outfit and painted temporary hibiscus tattoos on ourselves.  I swam, Kaye biked, and Oona ran.  It was loads of fun each time.  And we loved being an all female team who could stand up to the boys!!!!

We were at Sandra and Peter’s wedding recently and were fondly reminiscing our racing days together and seriously considered teaming up again just for fun.  Looking forward to that!!!


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Quick Links for Runners

Just thought I’d share some very useful running links, all found in the official website of Runner’s World:

Pace Calculator:,7823,s6-238-277-398-0-0-0-0-0,00.html

Where does it hurt? Helps you determine what your injury is:

Training and Nutrition Log:

5k and 10k Training:,7123,s6-238-244-259-0,00.html

Half Marathon Training:,7123,s6-238-244-258-0,00.html

Marathon Training:,7123,s6-238-244-255-0,00.html

Strength and Cross Training:

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Triathlon Association of the Philippines Updated 2010 Calendar


Jan 17SPEEDO NAGT Series LaunchSTK distancesSubic Bay Freeport

 1st Leg Standard Distance

TBAPSC AquathlonAge Appropriate DistancesPhilsports Pool & Track


Mar 14SPEEDO NAGT Series – 2nd Leg1k-30k-7.5kDavao City


Mar 28Sprint Duathlon- 1st Leg8k-30k-4kMacapagal Ave./MOA

   Thumbie & Popo Remigio

Apr 11STK Multi-Sport FestivalSTK Tri & Aqua distancesAyala Alabang

  Adult’s Aquathlon & Mini Sprint

Apr 25Sunkist Executive 10k- Female (35 & over); Male Ayala Alabang Healthy Heart Run(40  & over); Executives; Celebrities/ Sunkist/Chili Grass

Apr 25SPEEDO NAGT Series – 3rd Leg1k-30k-7.5kPlantation Bay, Mactan, Cebu Sports

May 1-2ITU Subic Bay International TriathlonStandard/750m-20k-5k Mini-Sprint Subic Bay     Freeport 

Jun 6Off-Road Duathlon5k-30k-5kSacobia River, Clark

   Thumbie & Popo Remigio

Jun 12-13ANIMO Sprint Triathlon950m-30k-7kAyala Alabang

  350m-11k-3.4k/ LSGH ’81

Jun 27Sprint Duathlon- 2nd Leg8k-30k-4kMacapagal Ave./MOA

   Thumbie & Popo Remigio

Jul 11Subic STK & Team Relay TriathlonSTK distancesSubic Bay Freeport

  Team Relay: 4 x 250m-10k-2.5k

Jul 25Matabungkay TriathlonStandard DistanceMatabungkay, Batangas

   Bike King

Aug 22Ironman 70.3 PhilippinesHalf IronmanCam Sur

   WTC & Sunshine Events

Aug 29SPEEDO NAGT Series – 4th Leg1k-30k-7.5kCagayan de Oro STK/


Sep 5SPEEDO NAGT Series – 5th Leg800m-30k-5kLos Baños, Laguna

   UPLB Trantados

Sep 18Gabriel’s SymphonySTKAyala Alabang

  Triathlon Relay/ Sen. Pia Cayetano

Sep 26Sprint Duathlon- 3rd Leg7.5k-30k-5kMacapagal Ave./MOA

   Thumbie & Popo Remigio

Oct 10Sunkist Run for a 10k & 10mile road raceQuirino Grandstand or Ft. Boni

 Healthy Heart, Team Competition- 10 mile run/ Sunkist/Chili Grass

Oct 17SPEEDO NAGT Series – 6th Leg950m-30k-7kAyala Alabang


Nov 6-7Anvaya Cove Invitational Triathlon1k-30k-6kAnvaya Cove, Bataan

 STK Races & Relay, Age Appropriate Distances

Nov 21 Subic Bay Standard/5k-20k-2.5kSubic Bay Freeport

  Duathlon Open, STK

Nov 21Davao Mayor’s Cup1k-30k-7.5kDavao City


Dec 12Duathlon Series- 4th LegStandard DistanceMacapagal Ave./MOA

   Thumbie & Popo Remigio

visit for registration info

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TBR Dream Marathon, BULL CIRCLE

BULL CIRCLE: Series of Running Talks
What is a marathon? Why do runners dream of conquering it? We gather a team of marathoners with various backgrounds—a Boston-finisher, an ultramarathoner, a one-time marathoner hoping for a 2nd attempt—to impart their wisdom and practical tips to guide you on training for a marathon. They will also talk about their various marathon experiences, whether it was in Pasig or Paris, to inspire and motivate you.
For TBR Dream Marathoners, we will also talk about the TBR Dream Marathon. We introduce you to the TBR Dream Team, the organizing committee behind the marathon and faces you’ll see regularly from now until marathon day. Plus, you’ll get to meet other TBR Dream Marathoners who will take on the journey with you.
We hope to share the message that you don’t have to be a super athlete nor do you have to devote your entire life to running just to finish a marathon. Proper training, plus dedication and hard work, can get you to reach your marathon goal.
DATE: Wednesday, 17 February 2010
TIME: 7:00 PM
VENUE: 3/f R.O.X., Bonifacio High Street
HOW MUCH: free of charge, no pre-registration required
WHO CAN COME: Open to the public but TBR Dream Marathoners will be given priority seating.
* TO TBR DREAM MARATHONERS: Upon signing in at ROX, pls. inform us if you are a confirmed TBR Dream Marathoner so we can assist you. We will also give you your 1 BOX OF CECON TABLETS (100PCS) so you can start taking it during training.
Susan Lafferty – Susan has spoken at numerous first timer events and panels around the world. She has run 25 marathons, including Boston (PR of 3:47) and 2 Comrades Marathon, one of the world’s top ultramarathons which covers 89km in South Africa. She is a 44 year old mother of 5 and is the wife of TBR Dream Marathon Race Director, Jim Lafferty.
Neville Manaois – Neville is the team principal of Pinoy Ultra Runners and co-owner of Secondwind Running Store. He brings with him years of experience as a long distance runner.
Anton Diaz – Anton has been running since 2007. His first marathon-for-a-cause was in July 2007 guided by the P&G Runner’s Circle and its coach then, Coach Jim Lafferty. Anton hopes to run his second marathon this year. He is behind one of the Philippines’ top blogs: Our Awesome Planet.
6:30 PM – Sign In
7:00 to 7:20 – TBR Dream Marathon (Jaymie Pizarro)
7:20 to 7:40 – Susan Lafferty
7:40 to 8:00 – Neville Manaois
8:00 to 8:20 – Anton Diaz
8:20 to 8:45 – Q&A (Panel)
8:45 to 9:00 – Meet fellow TBR Dream Marathoners

Jaymie Pizarro
The Bull Runner
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HI Pinays In Action and Friends!

The most enduring All-Women Run in the country is here!!! The Pinay In Action 1.6k/ 5k/ 10k run events will be held on March 13, 2010 at the SM Mall Of Asia. Come and Run with our Top Pinay In Action Senator Pia Cayetano!

For more details please visit

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Hammer Nutrition is Geared to Redefine Athletic Nutrition in the Country

Hammer Nutrition is Geared to Redefine Athletic Nutrition in the Country

The face of sports and athletic nutrition in the country is taking a new form as Hammer Nutrition takes center stage with its revolutionary products that are perfect for the athlete who wants to bring his game to the next level.

Hammer Nutrition boasts of topnotch, natural and wholesome ingredients that most athletic drinks and supplements in the market do not have. Superior ingredients are the key in providing maximum energy for every athlete.

Hammer Nutrition products are divided into four groups that cover the different nutritional needs of an athlete for different occasions. The FUELS, led by the flagship product Hammer Gel, provide the boost of energy during the match and give the extra lift needed in the most crucial part—the end game.

For those looking for the extra edge while undergoing the most punishing workouts and gut-wrenching races, the SPECIFIC ADVANTAGE products will give you the edge you are looking for to prevent cramps, boost electrolytes and prolong endurance.

After that long and tiring day of competition, you would want to rest and recover just in time for the next match. The SUPERIOR RECOVERY products of Hammer will aide you in achieving quick and complete recovery with its antioxidant replenishments and tissue rejuvenators.

Hammer takes pride in providing every athlete’s nutritional needs, including his DAILY ESSENTIALS. Supplements that range from anti-aging, nutritional gap fillers and endurance supplements.

Some big names in the Philippine triathlon scene have started using the Hammer Nutrition products and have seen fantastic results in their performance.

Ani de Leon, 34, National Team member from 2001-2006 and first Filipina to qualify in the World Championships of triathlon -“For the races, Hammer Gel is definitely a must! It’s been a big difference since I started using the products and it has given me the edge. The energy level is really sustained.”

Peter Gonzalez, 1st Runner-up –Filipino Elite Ironman 70.3 Championships, 39, – “With hammer I use the gel during the race, and also the Recoverite and Heed. But aside from that, the Race Day Boost also helped me. I had a good race in Malaysia early this year and that’s where I started to think Hammer really works because I wasn’t training that heavily back then.”

Kim Ong, 60, runner, grandmother- “The Gels give me a lot of energy during my performance, a lot of rock solid surge of energy.”

Although Hammer Nutrition was initially made for endurance athletes, it also caters to the nutritional needs of other athletes like basketball players who are looking for the extra fuel and energy especially during the end game. In a basketball-crazy country like the Philippines, people want to see Filipino players compete toe-to-toe not only locally but internationally as well, and to keep in pace with the bigger and stronger foreign competitors, they need the right energy and extra fuel.

Badminton players and aficionados will also benefit from using Hammer products as they can experience prolonged endurance and energy, especially when the matches go the distance. Even non-athletes who just play or workout after office but are already tired because of a long day’s work can find the energy boost they are looking for in Hammer products. Hammer Nutrition indeed fills the needs those who want to take their game the extra mile.

Hammer Nutrition was founded in 1987 in the United States and has since grown and reached different parts of the world from Europe to Asia and has been used by top endurance athletes. It arrived in the Philippines last year and is quickly making ground in the athletic nutrition scene with its natural-based revolutionary ingredients. For more information on Hammer Nutrition, complete products list and store locations, visit

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Philippine Premier Cycling League Race 1: Macapagal

My favorite women riders and I decided to join the newly-launched Philippine Premier Cycling League, which promises to be a very exciting race series. The first set of races were Individual Time Trials and Team Time Trials.

Most of our lady teammates were not available to race on the first leg, but still Doray, Rizzo and I didn’t mind that there were only 3 of us in the team time trial! It was fun making our goal not to be last in the sea of male teams with complete sets of riders… and I think we fared quite well in that aspect. Girl power rules!

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