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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
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Running with the Cebuanos

The Inaugural Cebu Marathon which was organized by Jane Jane Ong and friends last weekend was a tremendous success. Pia, Noel, and I ran with the racers and were glad to be part of the festivities, complete with fireworks.

It was a quick trip but was really happy to see friends from Cebu… Jane, Annie, Veronica, Andrew, Haidee, Ripples among others. We missed Bull Runner Jaymie, Coach Rio and Kaye, Noy and Amale (I think they were too fast haha) but we saw Joyette from David’s Salon and Mat from TBB, and Lara and Christine from Women’s Health.  The Timex people were there to help out too.  Plus we also got to eat our favorite mangoes and Leony’s Cakes… mmmm!

This should totally be an annual event!!!! Congratulations guys!!!


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The Bull Runner

I was extremely flattered when Jaymie Pizarro, aka The Bull Runner, asked me to pose for the Jan Feb 2010 issue of her magazine. I felt a bit unworthy as the previous covers were Pia Cayetano, Drew Arellano and Tessa Valdes but how could I say no! 🙂

I gamely posed for Ben Chan and answered Marga Deona’s interview and here is the cover photo… can’t wait to see the magazine! Jaymie said it will be out by the 17th.

Thanks so much Team TBR!!!



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Sunday Morning with Piolo and Manny at the TIMEX RUN, Sunday afternoon with family at the Global Pinoy Bazaar

One of the perks of being a Timex athlete, aside from getting really cool Timex gear, is meeting other Timex athletes!  Me and my gal pals Tessa Leana Lara and Lea were bent on having a blast for this particular run, and we did…. and we even saw other Timex athletes on the road, like Team Timex, Coach Rio, Polo Tri, and, ahem.. Piolo Pascual.  Not a bad deal eh?

To make the morning even more awesome, we watched the Manny Pacquiao-Miguel Cotto fight in the Timex tent with other runners.  It was my first time to watch a boxing match with so many other people, I didn’t realize how much fun it was!  Met new friends as well, like DJ Hilary of 88.3 and Leo, whom I always see running in Ultra but was never introduced to.  Manny outdid himself and claimed his seventh world title, and I could feel the whole tent bursting with Pinoy Pride.

After this I crossed EDSA to meet up with my family at the Global Pinoy Bazaar at the Rockwell Tent.  It was a great collection of Filipino Made products at bargain prices.  Kudos to Yabang Pinoy for putting up a splendid display!  Pinoy Pride, indeed was the order of the day. I love it!


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Run Radio NU 107.5

RUN RADIO- This is the first show of its kind in the country and it is frontlined by none other than Jaymie Pizarro, our famous BULL RUNNER. The Pinay In Action gals trooped to Ortigas past heavy traffic one wet friday night and had a fun chat with the DJs. Marga Deona ushered Pia and I into the booth and we just went on and on about running and training, two of our favorite things. We mostly went to plug in our next event, Gabriel’s Symphony, and we are very thankful they gave us the chance to do so. More Power, Run Radio! We promise to go back before our annual Pinay In Action Run on March 2010!

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