Today, the 27th of December marks the last 4 days of the present year.
It’s always nice to look back and reminisce about the best of the things this year has offered.
January 2012 – I bagged one of the hardest buckle to get.
February is a slack.
March 2012 – I finished the 2nd Tanay 50K Ultramarathon. One of the hardest short ultras. (for me).
April 2012 – I finished the 2nd Mayon 360 50-miles. One of the hottest and rainiest event of the year. (for me).
May to July is a slack. Lots of peak-bagging, though.
August 2012 – I finished the 2nd Fort Magsaysay to Dingalan Aurora 60K Ultramarathon. One of the hardest road ultras too. (for me).
September to October is a slack. Lots of cross-fits though.
November 2012 – I finished my 1st CM50 60K category. One of the toughest trail ultramarathon. (for me).
December 2012 – all slack. Crossfits and meals! Hahahaha. Very few short runs.
My DAILYMILE got some stats.
The 4th Quezon City International Marathon was launched today at Max’s in Quezon City Memorial Circle.
I got invited. It’s a BIG BIG event I look forward to each year.
The program was well attended and went to a smooth transition from Invocation to the Race Mechanics.
This event happens, again, on the first Sunday of December, like it has, for the last 3 years.
I have never missed a single QCIM, as a pacer. This time, I will be amongst the rest of the pack of runners.
Registration for the event starts on this 25th day of October up to the 26th of November.
So what’s new this time?
- WITHOUTLIMITS is the Race Organizer, with Ian Alacar as the Race Director.
- Lots of Registration Partners plus Online Registration (which starts Oct 23 up to the 26th of November)
EVENT DATE: DECEMBER 2, 2012
Race Kit inclusions:
- Race BIB with B-Tag Chip
- Safety Pins
Finishers of 21K shall be given a Finisher’s Medal.
Finishers of 42K shall be given a Finisher’s Medal and a Finisher’s Shirt.
Finisher’s loot bag shall also be given to all participants.
NO onsite registration for this event.
- Chris Sports SM North Annex
- Chris Sports SM Megamall
- Chris Sports SM Fairview
- Chris Sports SM MOA
- Chris Sports SM Manila
- Fitness & Athletics BGC, 9th Ave cor 2nd St.
- All Terra Cyclery Club 650, Eastwood Libis
- All Terra Cyclery MC Home Depot, Julia Vargas, Ortigas
- Runnex Office, UP Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, QC.
- SM MOA – Field Residences Showroom
- SM Megamall – Blue Residences Showroom
- SM North EDSA – Grass Residences Showroom
- ONLINE Registration @ http://www.qcim.withoutlimits.ph or click here. to go to the web site.
For further inquiries, contact Without Limits @ 383-7658 or email the Secretariat : firstname.lastname@example.org
See you on race day! I will be BIB # 40007. Thanks be to God!
Will run a good 60 kilometers on November 25, 2012. It’s my birthday run.
I am prepared.
You should be too!
Be mindful of the changing trail. It’s not just dirt and silt and clay. Stones and rocks and potholes are also present.
Better keep a good quick cadence over a short stride for faster response. Keep away from overtriding and overspeeding to finish well.
God bless the runners of this event.
…for a day.
I wish to join the following ultramarathon events:
- West Coast 200K 3-multi-day race
- Clark-Miyamit 60K
I need to:
- Confirm my Attendance
- Pay the Registration
- Show-up on Event day
I could only sigh.
This is the 12th day of October. Deadline for confirmation to WC200.
The 16th of October shall be the deadline for registration and payment to CM-50M and 60K.
Event Page for WC200.
Runner’s List for CM50-miles and 60K.
Before my time lapses, and the deadline for payment and confirmation beat me, I have to ask:
I really wanted to join this event. It’s the 1st and the longest of its kind. But honesty, I cannot afford it. I wanted to tell the truth without sounding like something else. I do not wish to ask in bad taste. I just needed help – financially – for this event.
I blogged before IF THE LORD IS WILLING. Miracles do happen. I just have to ask. Seek the kind-hearted people (who happens to read my page) and knock on their hearts. What if there are willing givers? I wouldn’t want to miss on that. Peek at the event page.
The date is a bit tight. Confirmation deadline is near – as well as the date for paying the registration. I do not wish to repeat myself. I believe the Lord provides for everything – IF we are asking something ACCORDING to His will. Otherwise, nothing we do will gain us anything.
While I continually pray – and expect the Lord to heed my requests, I also submit everything to Him.
To a lot of people, a registration fee of P 3,000.00 is not much. To me, and my loving wife – it’s too much! LOL Don’t worry. We never fight. We do not argue on things like these. She politely declined me – and that’s worth smiling about. Not that I’m happy she declined – but simply because she knows I understand.
In trying times, we normally call to God. Not that we want to make Him SANTA of everything. I believe He knows my reason. God is Almighty. He is Lord of everything. He sees through our hearts. Nothing is hidden from His merciful eyes. Even this writing!
Let the hearts who felt God’s touch respond.
Let the Holy will of the Father be done.
Btw, here’s my account numbers:
LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES
SAVINGS ACCOUNT # 3407-0114-99
ACCOUNT NAME: MARLIN B. MARILAG
ACCOUNT # 1094-5230-1129
ACCOUNT NAME: MARLIN B. MARILAG
Thanks be to God Almighty!
Tetra Pak Launches Recycle, Feed, Run Event
In cooperation with HyperSports Philippines, Inc., Tetra Pak Philippines will host its first ever road racing entitled Tetra Pak RFR – Recycle. Feed. Run event at Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City on November 18, 2012.
The event encourages fitness and running enthusiasts to join as the race features four categories: 3Km, 5Km, 10Km and the highlight of the event, the half marathon, 21Km. In line with theme of Recycle. Feed. Run, participants will get to do their share in caring for the environment and helping underprivileged children too. Participants will be encouraged to join the activity by bringing at least 2(two) empty and clean Tetra Pak cartons for recycling when they register and for every Tetra Pak carton received for recycling during the registration, 1(one) ready-to-drink milk in Tetra Pak carton(in 200 ml or 250ml package size) will be donated to a chosen children’s foundation under the Tetra Pak Feed-a-Child program.
In keeping the participants properly hydrated all throughout the event, Tetra Pak and Hypersports are also partnering with Tropicana Coco Quench, which shall be available for all the runners at the hydration stations during the event.
ABOUT TETRA PAK
Tetra Pak is the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. With almost 22,000 employees based in over 85 countries, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. Our motto, “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™,” reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere.
More information about Tetra Pak is available at www.tetrapak.com
Tess Raymundo Fritz Cruz
Communications and Environment Manager Senior Account Executive – Alouatta Group PR
Telephone Number: (+632) 9763400 Telephone Number: (+632) 8448544
Email Address: Tess.Raymundo@tetrapak.com Email Address: email@example.com
21K – Php 800
10K – Php 700
5K – Php 600
3K – Php 500
* IpicoSports time chip holders will get another Php80 discount.
See you in this event! I will be in the Pikermi distance.
While the real hardcore ones race every week, I get to join events only occasionally.
- 2nd PAU Tanay 50K – March 25, 2012 – SPONSORED
- 2nd Mayon 360 International Ultramarathon 50-Miles – April 21, 2012 – SPONSORED
- 2nd Fort Magsaysay to Dingalan 60K Ultramarathon – August 26, 2012 – SAVED FOR THIS ONE
What more can I say?
I wanted to run more.
I wanted to join too.
I simply cannot.
Glad to say that I am preparing well for the big event of November. I may not be running that long – but I am real busy preparing.
Thanks be to God.
There’s this event happening on November 1 to 4, 2012. See the event page here.
1st Multi-Day Stage Ultramarathon Run In The Country (3 Days)Starting Area: Remy Field Oval Track, Subic Freeport Starting Time: 5:00 AM November 1, 2012 Finish Area: Barangay Lucap, Alaminos, Pangasinan Finish Time: 8:00 AM November 4, 2012 Distances To Cover: 1st Day: 70K 2nd Day: 70K 3rd Day (Night Run): 60K Registration Fee: P 3,000.00 LIMITED SLOTS ONLY
That’s just some part of the details at the event page.
Anyone crazy enough to accept the challenge will have to think more than twice for this. Yeah, subject to one’s resources, of course. As for me, I intend to join this one. If the Lord is willling.
Here goes my plan too.
#1 Set aside all thoughts about BDM 160, and 102. Despite of the big hunger to join both. Subject to financial constraints, and work schedule.
TRANSPORT TO THE STARTING LINE
- commute via bus. I will have to check the last trip to Subic, though.
- stick to my easy slow pace. run as long as I can, walk to recover, and jog until I can run again.
- stick to my tested drinks. water with hydrite, water only, mountain dew, cobra and either moo, or chuckie tetra packs.
- light meals only every 1.5 hours. bico? cassava cake? hotdog and rice?
CHANGE OF GEAR
- depending on the weather. I hope it will not be too hot on the day, nor too cold at night. It will be tough to carry a lot of dri-fit shirts and shorts, and pairs of shoes.
- since I will be doing this on self support (God, help me!), I will be carrying with me some portable seat and tent. Where the day ends, it’s where I stop too. I have a ready bag for this one. It’s tested to be tough, and light.
TRANSPORT TO HOME
- 1st day = 70K in 11 hours.
- 2nd day = 70K in 13 hours.
- 3rd night = 60K in 11 hours.
- will listen well to my body.
- will never run above my easy pace – unless I MUST
- will walk as fast as I can
- will minimize stops
I offer everything to the Lord. May this race, and my run glorify His name. I lift everything up to Him with all my trust. He is my God and He is my great provider. He is all I have too.
To those whose heart is inclined to support me, please do send me a message. I will need all the support I can get from anybody, of any kind. Yes, I do accept anything. No ifs, no buts. Just lots of thanks.
All this will be…IF the Lord is willing.
I run a bit earlier.
I am used to crossing the finish line with nothing but the finishline.
No chips. No freebies. Accurate timing.
A marathon is something I love to run.
It’s something I treasure not for the applause, nor the grand flashing of the cameras.
It’s the race – the condition – the weather – the pace – the finish – that I cherish.
I am more than glad when the time posted in the result is accurate.
Missing the old times.