Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Are you getting bored with the same old routes? No problem. There's an even more Challenging event for you

Join  the Merrell Adventure Run 2011. On its second year, will again lead you through dirt roads, flowing streams, river crossing, rock scrambling, and uphill  downhill trails in a new but equally challenging breathtaking race course at Timberland Heights, San Mateo, Rizal.

Brave up to this outdoor challenge and run on the rugged side this June 18, 2011.


Date: June 18, 2011 (Saturday)
Time: Assembly is at 5:00am for all categories.
Race starts at 5:40 am (21K), 5:50 am (10K), and 6:00am (5K).
Race Distances: 5K, 10K, 21K


New Venue: Timberland Heights, San Mateo, Rizal
New Category: 21K
Exciting prizes and freebies await participants!


5K /10K / 21K
1st (Male and Female) 3,000.00 8,000.00 15,000.00 Cash prize and Gift bag
2nd (Male and Female) 2,000.00 6,000.00 11,000.00 Cash prize and Gift bag
3rd (Male and Female) 1,000.00 4,000.00 9,000.00 Cash prize and Gift bag

Prizes will also be raffled-off during the program. The Race Bib number automatically qualifies each runner for the RAFFLE DRAW.

FINISHER’S MEDALS will be given after the race to the Top 20 finishers of 5K, Top 20 finishers of 10K, and all runners of 21K who finish the course before the 9:00am final cut-off time for all categories.

CERTIFICATES will be sent through email within two weeks after the race date to those who finish the course in their specific categories.

RACE RESULTS will be posted on Takbo.ph and the Merrell Philippines fan page.


Trail running shoes, Hydration pack/Bottle belt, Cap, Gloves, Running gaiters and Energy bar or gel, especially for the 21K runners.


Download the MAR registration form from http://www.flickr.com/photos/62719183@N07/5709093152/ or get it at selected Merrell concept shops. Submit filled-out registration form with your fee from May 14 to June 14, 2011 at the MERRELL CONCEPT SHOPS listed below. Race Kits can be claimed June 1, 2011 onwards.

G/F Space 23-24 Phase 8
Gaisano Market Market
Taguig City
Tel. no. (02) 836-1560

Space 2128 M2
Quezon City
Tel. No. (02) 915-0197

2/F Festival Mall
Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Tel. No. (02) 659-3284

Nepo Ave. Angeles City, Pampanga
Tel. no (045) 304-0654


REGISTRATION FEES (Inclusive of Race Kit and Race Singlet)
P500 - 5K
P650 - 10K
P800 - 21K


Thumbie Remigio
Email: thumbieremigio@yahoo.com
Mobile no. +632-915-687-2380
Landline no. 02-9329071

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dont Worry, Run Happy

I love the song "Dont worry be happy" by Bob marley. Night before my runs, I always make sure to put that song in my ipod playlist. I felt relaxed when I listen to his song while running.  I also felt that Im temporary away from my problems and anxieties.

Many friends had asked me, What makes running a exciting and addicting sports for me.

As all  we know, running is painful, tedious, and exhausting exercise. plus, you need to skip friday night gimmiks to have enough sleep for weekend race events. I think the hardest part is, you have to wake up early in the morning just to run.

So, why do so many people addicted it?

People run for obvious reasons like to increase performance, to release stress,to stay in shape,
and to reach an ideal body weight. But for others, there is a certain feeling that they are addicted to.

Most of runner says that euphoria or so-called "runner's high that comes after a run is what motivates them most, They have experienced a happy feeling during and after the race called endorphin rush .

Endorphins are natural hormones that your brain releases when it senses happiness. These endorphins give you a sense of happiness, satisfaction and well-being. It is released during long, continuous workouts, when the level of intensity is between moderate and high, and breathing is difficult. This also corresponds with the time that muscles use up their stored glycogen.

During a release of endorphins the person may be exposed to bodily harm from strenuous bodily functions after going past his or her body's physical limit. This means that runners can keep running despite pain, continuously surpassing what they once considered to be their limit. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endorphin#Runner.27s_high

On May 22, 2011 Let us release your Happy Hormone called Endorphins and join Brooks Run Happy!

Registration Fee:

Php 500.00 for 3K and 5K
Php 600.00 for 10K and 15K

Gun Start:

15K 5:30am
10K 5:40am
5K 5:50am
3K 6:00am






Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Akyat Pinatubo Climb For A Cause

It was June 15, 1991 When Mt. Pinatubo eruption happens. I was only 9 years old then
and I remember the times when everyone in our neighborhood were busy removing ash falls
in their roof.  I was very happy that time because of one week class suspension. But, when I watched the news and saw what happened in barangays in Tarlac and Pampanga, I felt bad and
realized that it was a serious matter.

It was the second largest eruption of the 20th century. Mount Pinatubo Volcano had been dormant for 400 years.

The effect of erruption was very devastating and it destroyed Irrigation systems, water
service facilities, power transmission and lateral lines, roads bridges and other
infrastructures were damaged mainly by lahars while houses and public buildings
collapsed from the weight of accumulated ash deposits.
Those were the memories of  Mt.Pinatubo 10 years ago. I cant imagine how can they can recover from such disaster. But, Nothing is impossible with God.  The nature recovers itself and bring back its beauty.

After a decade, Mt. Pinatubo became one of the tourist spot in the Philippines. I dont want to miss the opportunity to witness the beauty of Mt. Pinatubo.

I already climbed 2 mountains this year (Pico de loro and Mt.Maculot) and Mt.Pinatubo would be my Third.

On May 28, 2011, There will be an event named Akyat Pinatubo" Blogger's climb for a Cause. Organized by Let’s Go Sago! Travel Club. The proceeds of the event will be go to Tahanang Walang Hagdanan.

Photos taken from Lets Go Sago


Akyat Mt. Pinatubo Day Tour

May 28, 2011, Saturday

Tarlac, Philippines

Day Tour

03:00a - Assembly at Panay Avenue, Quezon Avenue MRT

03:30am - Departure to Capas, Tarlac
06:30am- ETA Tourism Office
07:00am- 4 x 4 ride to jump off point
07:30am- Start of 2-hour trek (can be shorter depending on the speed of participants)
10:00am- ETA crater; free-time, swim, explore
11:30am- Lunch break
01:00pm- ETD to jump off point (2-hr trek)
03:00pm- ETA jump off point; 4 x 4 ride back to Tourism Office
03:30pm- ETA Tourism Office; wash-up
04:30pm- ETD to Capas Shrine
05:00pm- Side trip to Capas Shrine (if time permits)
05:30pm- ETD to Manila.

* arrival time in manila may vary, but the ETA would be 9:00pm

Package Inclusions for All

* Roundtrip Private Van/Bus Transfers
* 4×4 Vehicle to hiking trail (optional skyway)
* Local Guide
* Optional Skyway toll fee
* Conservation Fee
* Usage of Shower Area at Pinatubo Spa Town
* Sidetrip to Capas Shrine
* Pre-Event Briefing on May 20 (venue to be announced)

For more information visit   Let's Go Sago  blogsite.

This event will be made possible through the following sponsors who took care of the tokens and raffle prizes:

Starbucks Philippines
Travel Factor
Solid Hosting
Blogger Manila

Event media will also be covered by the following partners:
Nufffnang Philippines
ChurpChurp Philippines
Orange Magazine TV

Monday, May 2, 2011

Grace to the Finish


Singles Encounter Weekend Retreat (a retreat aimed to give individuals a personal encounter with God)

Sitio Espeleta, Muntinlupa (a community of relocated informal settlers that is in great need of our generosity and support)

When: June 05, 2011

Where: Cuenca Park , Ayala Alabang Village

Race categories: 3k/5k/10k

Assembly time: 5:15 am

Registration fees:

Regular (for all categories)- Ind – Php 500/ Group of 4 – Php 400 each

Singlet sizes choices: XS – XXL (assurance of singlet size availablity is not guaranteed)

Race packet distribution: May 28-June 3

Goodies: Prizes await placers in all categories

Organizer: Singles Aposotolate of St James/ Powered by RunRio