In Other News #27

Re: The 4th QCIM

  1. The 42km gunstart is moved to 3am instead of 4am

  2. Time limit for 42km is increased to 7 hours instead of 6 hours.

Please be informed and spread the news.

Others just might come late if not informed.

Route map as follows:

See you!

4th Quezon City International Marathon (QCIM)


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)


Race Kit inclusions:

  • Singlet
  • 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.

please read carefully

NO onsite registration for this event.


  1. Chris Sports SM North Annex
  2. Chris Sports SM Megamall
  3. Chris Sports SM Fairview
  4. Chris Sports SM MOA
  5. Chris Sports SM Manila
  6. Fitness & Athletics BGC, 9th Ave cor 2nd St.
  7. All Terra Cyclery Club 650, Eastwood Libis
  8. All Terra Cyclery MC Home Depot, Julia Vargas, Ortigas
  9. Runnex Office, UP Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, QC.
  10. SM MOA – Field Residences Showroom
  11. SM Megamall – Blue Residences Showroom
  12. SM North EDSA – Grass Residences Showroom
  13. ONLINE Registration @ or click here. to go to the web site.

For further inquiries, contact Without Limits @ 383-7658 or email the Secretariat :

See you on race day! I will be BIB # 40007. 🙂 Thanks be to God!

Looking Forward

Will run a good 60 kilometers on November 25, 2012. It’s my birthday run.

I am prepared.

You should be too!

Ask yourself if you have the right shoes ready to join with you

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.

While we sometimes hate to listen, it is always good to be reminded.

God bless the runners of this event.


Try this, If you find the route boring and not challenging. 🙂 Pambasag lang! 🙂

Keeping Hopes High

…for a day.


I wish to join the following ultramarathon events:

  • West Coast 200K 3-multi-day race
  • Clark-Miyamit 60K

I need to:

  1. Confirm my Attendance
  2. Pay the Registration
  3. 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.



Cry for Help

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:


SAVINGS ACCOUNT # 3407-0114-99



ACCOUNT # 1094-5230-1129


Thanks be to God Almighty!

Tetra Pak Recycle.Feed.Run




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.


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



Tess Raymundo                                                          Fritz Cruz

Communications and Environment Manager                     Senior Account Executive – Alouatta Group PR

Telephone Number: (+632) 9763400                                Telephone Number: (+632) 8448544

Email Address:              Email Address:

Event Details:

Registration Fees:
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.

Left Out


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.