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.



If the Lord is willing . . .

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


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.


  • 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?


  • 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.


  • commute


  • 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.

Just Saying

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.

Just saying.

What Will You Do?

Before I start playing schemes and plans, I’d like to ask you all.

If you were to run the WEST COAST 200K event, what will you do?

It’s a multi-day event with 70K on the 1st day, 70K on the 2nd day, and a 60K on the night of the 3rd day.

  • Pacing?
  • Support?
  • Rest?
  • Preparation?
  • Other Important Matters.

Opening up an idea. It’s something worth thinking a lot about. 🙂 It’s no joke and it’s not that easy. I am training for it now.

Leave comments, friends!

adidas King of the Road 2012

with LIttle Pojie

adidas King of the Road (KOTR) 2012 Manila Leg
September 30, 2012
Bonifacio Global City




16.8K – PHP 1,300
5K & 10K – PHP 1,050

– Only 10,000 slots available

Only a few more days left for the KOTR 2012 registration! Get registered now before time and singlets run out! On-site registration will be 7 days a week from 12.00 n.n. – 08.00 p.m. until Sept 23 at the following stores :

 adidas MegaMall
 adidas Rockwell
 adidas MOA
 adidas Trinoma
 adidas Greenbelt 3
 Runnr at Bonifacio High Street

For more info, visit:

Take Note of the Important Details


@2:00AM, I fix myself to go to the race. Gunstart is 4:00AM. I was already in a jeepney when I noticed that I forgot the bib! There I was…

…running back home in full speed. And off again to a BGC.

About 30 minutes to go when I saw the other BORING guys. CJ and Bong and Kokoy. @ Near 10 minutes to start, we entered the pit. It was a drizzling morning. Wet road and cold wind.

I started a bit faster than planned. It was cold and wet indeed and I like it. Knowing my pace gave me a lot of comfort when I reached the Kalayaan Flyover. I was running at a good tempo.

I felt all the more energized when I reached Roxas Blvd. Yes, HOME COURT! I shouted…

See the result:

It was not my best time for a 21K but this one is COOL!

I was really looking forward to a 32K run.

Thanks, anyways, to co-BORED-mate CJ Paran Jr.

On my way home, I walked a good 3K from MOA. I felt pity for some crying runners I saw. I could feel their pain – but at the same time admired their perseverance to finish.

There’s nothing better than a good run. There’s nothing more to ask for when you get to run a good race.

Here’s a simple UNSOLICITED ADVICE to whomever it may apply:

It’s an investment you cannot underestimate. The learnings will always stay.

You can always be mentored by somebody, but a good coach can very well guide you to it.

Never mind the weather. Never mind the minor pain. Bliss comes to those who persevere!


See you in the next coming races.