"…i am not a religious man… but my body is my temple… the pavement is my church… every step, a grace from God… every breath, a silent prayer … every distance, a holy blessing… every run, a fervent worship…" ;-P



NikeWomen empowers the modern Filipina athlete to take on her biggest challenge yet:

the NRC Women’s Half Marathon MNL 2016

Manila, Philippines, January 29 2016 — NikeWomen Victory Tour comes to Philippines as the NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila on May 15, 2016.

After the success of Nike Women’s 10k in 2015, which was the biggest all-female 10km race in Manila with almost 9,000 runners last May, Nike invites Filipina runners to join the NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila, Nike’s first all-women half marathon in the country. Continuing the tradition and spirit of last year’s race, Filipina participants are invited to register with their best female buddy who is up for taking on bigger challenges and emerging #BetterForIt.

The NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila is part of the largest global women’s event series, the NikeWomen Victory Tour, which will see female athletes around the world challenge themselves and experience the power of the global fitness community through a series of one-of-a-kind running and training events.

Nike has prepared a series of training services for registered runners that include Nike+ Run Club sessions and Nike+ Training Club sessions. As a start point, runners can design their training using the Nike+ Running and Nike+ Training Club Apps that are available on both iOS and Android platforms.

Nike challenges Filipina athletes in this year’s Nike Women’s Half Marathon Manila to run hand-in-hand with their best friend in a race that not only inspires but makes them better for it together. This year, we are raising the bar for runners for them to experience a bigger, more challenging, and far more fulfilling race,” says Patrick Reyes, Country Marketing Manager of Nike Philippines.

Women can register online for the NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila 2016 at http://go.nike.com/0po61h . Registration will open on January 30, 2016 at 1:00 am, Manila time. Registration fee is PHP2,700 per pair payable via credit card or PayPal.

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About NIKE, Inc.

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In-store purchase of the prepaid cards will be available at the following stores, from 12:00NN to 8:00PM Monday to Sunday starting January 30, 2016.


B1 Bonifacio High St. The Fort, Taguig City

Toby’s Robinsons Galleria

Level 3, Robinsons Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave. Quezon City

RUNNR Store Trinoma

GF EDSA-North Ave. Terminal, Project 6, Quezon City

Toby’s MOA

SM Mall of Asia, GF Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd, Manila




*Fees shown above include the ActiveHealth Kit

**ActiveHealth Kit includes the following:

  • 5k, 10k or 21k Exceed Yourself Training Plan by Coach Ani de Leon-Brown to be sent by email

  • Personalized Race Bib

  • Race Belt (for 21k runners only)

  • FREE Sports Nutrition Solutions

    • One (1) capsule of Enervon Activ – Daily for training to help build stamina

    • One (1) 40g pack of Enervon HP – After work out for faster recovery

    • One (1) ActiveHealth Carbgel Banana flavor – During work out for sustained energy

  • Registration is until February 14, 2016 only



Note: Additional P150 will be charged for race kit delivery.

For online (credit card) registrants who chose delivery: complete race kit will be delivered on or before March 7, 2016. Singlet/Finishers’ shirt sizes will be available online on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For online (credit card) registrants who chose pick up: complete race kit will be given during the race kit claiming period of March 5 to 11, 2016 at the chosen store when you registered. Singlet sizes will be on a first-come, first-serve basis when you register online.

For in-store registrants: complete race kit will be given during the race kit claiming period of March 5 to 11, 2016 at the chosen store when you registered. Singlet sizes will be on a first-come, first-serve basis when you register online.



Run United 1 2016 Finishers Medal







  • All registrations will be done online by logging on to www.runrio.com thru the Active Network link)

  • Registration deadline is on February 29. Singlet sizes and finishers’ shirt sizes will available on a first-come, first-served basis online.

  • Singlet and finishers shirt sample sizes will be available for fitting at the registration centers.

  • Prepaid cards will be sold in store on a per person basis only.

  • Prepaid cards must be registered on or before February 29, 2015. Validity expires beyond the date indicated at the back of the card.

  • Online registration and prepaid card selling is on a first come first served basis. Registration may end earlier than the announced deadline.

  • D-Tag will be provided to every participant to get the runner’s accurate time result and must be surrendered to claim the finisher’s item after the race.

  • No BIB, No D-TAG, NO RACE.



For online and in-store registration inquiries:

  • Landline (+632) 463 4813

  • Mondays to Fridays, 10am to 6pm only, except holidays.




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*Fees shown above include the ActiveHealth Kit

**ActiveHealth Kit includes the following:

  • 5k, 10k or 21k Exceed Yourself Training Plan by Coach Ani de Leon-Brown to be sent by email

  • Personalized Race Bib

  • Race Belt (for 21k runners only)

  • FREE Sports Nutrition Solutions

    • One (1) capsule of Enervon Activ – Daily for training to help build stamina

    • One (1) 40g pack of Enervon HP – After work out for faster recovery

    • One (1) ActiveHealth Carbgel Banana flavor – During work out for sustained energy

  • Registration is until February 14, 2016 only


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Note: Bundle cost is INCLUSIVE of P450 delivery & processing & one-time P50 web admin fees for online registrants using credit card.

Delivery of race kit will be on or before March 7, 2016.

Singlet and finisher shirt size availability is on a first come, first served basis. Deadline of registration is on February 14 or until slots last. Limited bundle slots only.


U.S. high performance label Under Armour’s unprecedented cooling technology cools you down to empower you to perform better and longer

coolswitch compression shirt

UA CoolSwitch Compression shirt;  

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – A leader in the innovation of high-performance sportswear apparel, Under Armour brings sporting professionals and aspiring athletes a step closer to ruling oneself. An unprecedented edge to the fitness world, Under Armour’s CoolSwitch technology is unveiled in the new Spring/Summer 2016 Collection, hitting stores in mid-February.


With the tagline “You are the sum of all your training”, Under Armour’s Rule Yourself campaign represents athletes’ and fitness enthusiasts’ willpower to never give up, and the constant push to better themselves. Under Armour constantly researches and innovates its sportswear apparel technology to aid athletes to take that extra leap, steel their willpower and be the best they can be. With the pioneering CoolSwitch technology, an exciting and highly anticipated innovation in the new Spring/Summer 2016 Collection, you are guaranteed to have an edge over others to excel in your personal fitness journey.

coolswitch capri tights

UA Women CoolSwitch Capri Tights;


CoolSwitch Technology

CoolSwitch does exactly what its name states – it cools your body and skin when you start to heat up and sweat. The technology blends three unique active cooling agents, integrated for the first time ever in an apparel application, with each of these ingredients delivering a specific benefit over the course of a workout to help athletes stay cool.


The first ingredient serves to pull heat energy away from the skin, providing an instant cooling sensation, while the second is activated by sweat – as an athlete begins to sweat, it kicks in to supercharge the body’s natural cooling mechanism. On top of aesthetics purposes, the ‘crystal’ print that characterises CoolSwitch apparel also plays a functional role. The final ingredient is the same technology of that used in NASA spacesuits. In the process of changing phases from solid to liquid, this special material absorbs and stores heat energy within the binding agents in the ‘crystal’ print.


While each ingredient performs a specific function, it is the unique combination of these active ingredients that gives rise to Under Armour CoolSwitch’s unprecedented active cooling capability. As a result, during a workout, CoolSwitch wearers feel cooler, less physically taxed and their skin temperature stays lower, allowing them to exercise longer. With Under Armour’s CoolSwitch technology, it is a leap forward for athletes and fitness enthusiasts everywhere to maintain and further their fitness and wellness journey.

coolswitch run short-sleeved shirt

UA CoolSwitch Run Short Sleeve T-shirt – specially created with Under Armour’s CoolSwitch technology to empower you to perform longer

Clock That Last Lap

speedform apollo 2

The UA SpeedForm® Apollo 2, designed for you to run fast;

With a strong emphasis on running this season, Under Armour has updated its range of athletic footwear with new and improved designs for the popular UA SpeedForm® Apollo and UA SpeedForm Gemini styles. No matter your goals – to run fast, run long, or run strong, these new footwear designs will help you attain them.


The UA SpeedForm Apollo 2 features a perforated arch and tongue with ultrasonic seal for durable breathability, and utilises arch reinforcement construction on the medial side for a precise fit and foot guidance for a more efficient faster ride, making for swift and fast runs. The dual-layer midsole also combines Charged Cushioning and Micro G® for the ultimate blend of cushioned support and explosive responsiveness. Additionally, anatomically placed flex grooves aid the transition from heel to toe for the most efficient performance.

speedform gemini 2

and the UA SpeedForm Gemini 2, created for breaking new distances

The freshened UA SpeedForm Gemini 2 showcases a new ArchForm fit system for additional support and better fit and feel, and upgrades made to the mesh increases breathability. The full-length dual layer Charged Cushioning midsole also delivers superior impact protection, energy return and adaptive support, and is anatomically designed to deliver a superior heel to toe transition for runners looking to go the distance.


UA Streaker Tee


A new offering this season, the UA Streaker Tee consists of a moisture-wicking blend of spun polyester and elasterell, and is lightweight, anti-microbatic and comfortable. Its uniquely designed side seams reduce cling and chafing, and allows full stretch and recovery without absorbing sweat.


Making all Athletes Better


Committed to their aim of making all athletes better, Under Armour has also released new designs to the brand’s key ArmourVent™ and HeatGear® technology to provide ultra smoothness, enhanced ventilation and extreme comfort, as well as new designs for the UA Armour Bra. Updated design lines and trims have been made to Under Armour’s signature compression gear, where the new performance flex panel maximises mobility and relieves chafing and abrasion.


Under Armour’s Alter Ego line continues to ride on the superhero hype, with the upcoming releases of the Batman vs. Superman Collection and Captain America: Civil War Alter Ego Collection definitely pleasing fans of DC and Marvel characters. Feel invincible with the transformative power of film characters whilst donning Alter Ego training gear, to train with added conviction.


The Under Armour Spring/Summer 2016 Collection will be available at all Under Armour brand houses and shop-in-shops from February 2016.


About Triple Pte. Ltd.

Established in September 2013, Triple Pte. Ltd. is a sports and lifestyle retailer which holds the exclusive distribution rights for the Under Armour brand across Southeast Asia. Triple launched the first two Southeast Asian Under Armour brand houses in Singapore and the Philippines in May 2014. The company now owns and operates 8 brand houses across Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand with an additional 3 brand houses operated by a Philippines Franchise. Their exclusive omni-channel e-commerce distribution is currently served out of Singapore for the ASEAN region. Triple is based in Singapore.


About Under Armour, Inc.


Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland.




In support of Coach Edward Kho, I’m publishing his petition letter here in full:


Hi Friends,


I’m personally reaching out to you to seek your support for the online campaign to urge the Philippine Sports Commission to abort its plan (actually they have started with the construction already) to build Beach Volleyball Courts right in the middle of the field area of the Ultra track & field oval, where our national athletes and several up-and-coming collegiate thrower athletes do their daily and rigorous training.
Here’s an excerpt of the letter sent by PATAFA President Philip Juico to the PSC to convey its opposition to the plan:
“We are respectfully conveying to your good office PATAFA’s unequivocal position to the Commission’s planned construction of a Beach Volleyball court right in the middle of the Philsports athletics oval field. We acknowledge that the premises belong to the PSC. PATAFA, on the other hand, as the end user of the venue should have been consulted about the plan, at the very least as a matter of courtesy. Here are our points of contention against the plan:
(1) It undermines the integrity and respect for the sport of athletics. Having another structure that obviously does not conform within the standard setup of a track and field oval is not just bizarre but also strongly implies that there is a lack of regard to the value and importance of athletics within the context of Philippine sports. We do not oppose the commission’s intentions of giving assistance and  supporting other sports. We just find it unfair if it is done to the detriment of our sport.
(2) The construction, even if it still yet to be completed, severely hampers the training of our throwers. The ongoing build up of the construction is 58m from the Hammer circle and 50m from the Javelin foul line. Mr Arniel Ferrera, our national coach for Hammer Throw can heave the hammer at 58m on the average. Mr Danilo Fresnido, national coach for Javelin Throw, can cover a distance of 62m, least. Most of the NCAA and UAAP athletes can throw the javelin for at least 62m. Female throwers can heave the javelin and hammer from 45m and up. If we will do the basic math, almost all throws will land within the same area of the planned Beach Volleyball court. Aside from the physical obstruction it poses to our athletes, it severely undermines their morale. This is explained by #1 above. As we should well note, elite athletes do not just perform with their body. During training and mostly competition, their psychological condition must be at an optimum. This situation does not, in any way, create a motivating stimulus to our athletes.
(3) The planned Beach Volleyball court has a more viable location in Rizal Memorial Complex. Right within the complex there are several parking spaces which could provide ample space and visibility for Beach Volleyball. These parking spaces are seldom used as vehicles are strictly controlled from entering the inner part of the complex. If this option will be considered, no other sport will have to be at a disadvantage.
We are seriously hoping your office will reconsider the plan. Athletics will be the only loser here. And it is very ironic to let it happen to a sport which the commission itself classifies as a priority sport and a centerpiece sport in all major multi-event international competitions, from SEA Games to the Olympics.”
You may refer to this online petition link to cast your support to our dear national athletes. They need your support more than ever.
Maraming salamat!

Edward Kho

“I fear no torrents and gale forces.
I run with the elements.”

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