Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Looney Tunes fun runs kick off The Philippine Star >> News >> Sports: "MANILA, Philippines – Looney Tunes Active!, a Warner Bros. project aimed at promoting a healthy and active lifestyle among children aged 4-12 through a series of fun run events in various schools, fires off today at the Miriam Grade School grounds in Katipunan Ave., Quezon City.

The kick off leg of the series spread over eight premier schools in the metropolis will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by the popular cartoon from Warner Bros., the event is designed to encourage not only the children but also their parents to get involved in sports and fitness activities and staying healthy while having fun."...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


by Rommel Manlosa, Staff Writer
Mike Limpag, Sports Editor

Sunday to see Run for Sight marathon Sun.Star Network Online: "The run will start at 6 a.m., while the registration is slated at 5 a.m. at the CDU foodcourt. Registration fee is P50.

At the end of the year, a Runner of the Year award will be given to the top 10 male and female runners.

At stake for the award are colored TV sets, DVD players and large specially engraved RFS eye-shaped medals."...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


2010 Tour qualifier gets going - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos: "The country’s top LPG distributor will also hold executive races for beginners and those classified to race in categories A and B (massed start and team time trials) today, apart from the regular elite and junior competitions.

The LPGMA has also committed to train four riders for possible stints in next year’s Tour de France as part of the Liquigaz team.

Ty said cyclists Jeffrey Monton, Jackie Lloyd Berjamie, Nico Barreto and Michael Ochoa will be tested in three local races to be organized by LPGMA within the year. The top three riders will then be sent to Italy to join the Liquigas training camp in January."


by Caecent Noot Magsumbol, Staff Writer
Manny Villaruel, Sports Editor

Delos Santos remains unbeaten The Freeman >> The Freeman Sections >> Cebu Sports: "Cebuano runners came back to take the men’s and women’s title in the 5K race.

Milijunte Luterte took the challenge of the Delposo Brothers Joel and Eugene and came in the winner in 16:31.58. Joel has to settle for second with a time of 16:41.34 while Eugene came in third in 16:46.26.

Miscelle Gilbuena took the women’s title with a clocking of 21:06.62. Second was Hazel Retavele (22:15.15) while Rose Baylon (22:53.96) came in third."...

Monday, June 15, 2009


by Caecent Noot Magsumbol, Staff Writer
Manny Villaruel, Sports Ed

Surban tops mountainbike event in Run and Bike tilt The Freeman >> The Freeman Sections >> Cebu Sports: "Some gutsy riders tried to block Surban’s way until the last four laps of the 10-lap race when he eventually pulled away from the pack.

Surban never looked back from there to win the race in 22 minutes and 35.83 seconds.

In the executive class, Oman Suplig got the top spot with the time of 10:31.31. Wilmar Andrino wound up second in 10:46.39 followed by Dave Manigo in 10:53.01.

Franklin Nolasco topped the beginners category in 13:05.08 followed by Bryan Luzano in 13:15.69. Pepito Fajardo was third with the time of 13:22.87.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Running and savoring the Boston Marathon - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos: "KNOWN to break seasoned runners, the Boston Marathon (BM) has a daunting reputation as the oldest and most famous 26.2 miles in the sport.

Its significance is measurable by the number of press credentials issued (more than 1,500 from over 350 organizations) for a one-day event, second only to the Superbowl.
To enter, one must meet a qualifying time. You will find yourself running alongside weekend warriors—most probably former college track stars, Navy seals, Iron Man age-group champions, college, state and national contenders from the world over, Olympic hopefuls and, if you’re lucky, some of the world’s running legends."...


by Caecent Noot-Magsumbol, Staff Writer
Manny Villaruel, Sports Editor

All set for STC Run The Freeman >> The Freeman Sections >> Cebu Sports: "CEBU, Philippines – Everything is already in place for the Move with AIR (Awareness, Involvement and Responsibility)also known as the St.Theresa’s College Run on July 19 starting at the STC grounds along General Maxilom Avenue, this city.

STC, a school not only well known for providing high quality education but also for its community outreach activities, takes another way to communicate and have its message reached across in as many people possible through running."...

Monday, June 08, 2009


Buenavista, Tolentino shine in Mizuno Infinity Run The Philippine Star >> News >> Sports: "The top three winners in the side event 10k were Elmer Sabal (33:02), Darwin Lim (33:07) and Bernardo Desamito, Jr (33:33) while winers in the women’s side were Janette Lumidao (43:00), Hazel Madamba (44:10) and Rowena Francisco (50:15). They pocketed P3,000, P2,000 and P1,000, respectively, including medals.

Christopher Ulboc, Jr. (15:00), Nelbert Ducusin (15:59) and Benjamin Alejandrino, Jr. (16:02) took the the top three places in the 5k male and received P3,000, P1,500 and P500.

Winners in the women’s category were Nhea Ann Barcena (19:28), Michelle de Vera (21:35) and Jonie Mellinger (23:48)."

Sunday, June 07, 2009


Lance Armstrong becomes a dad again - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos: "LOS ANGELES - Cycling star Lance Armstrong, a testicular cancer survivor and Tour de France champ on the comeback trail, is the father of a newborn son, People magazine reported Friday.

'Armstrong and girlfriend Anna Hansen welcomed a 7 lb., 5 oz, 20-inch-long baby boy named Max, the pro cyclist announced,' according to the magazine's online edition.

In a posting on his Twitter page Armstrong posted a picture with the caption 'Wassup, world? My name is Max Armstrong and I just arrived. My Mommy is healthy and so am I!'"

Thursday, June 04, 2009


Run on the streets for quality education - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos: "MANILA, Philippines - These Pinoy youth are still on the streets for a cause—but this time, instead of marching, they’re running.

Iamninoy, a groundbreaking campaign to celebrate idealism and selflessness, has organized a group of runners who will raise awareness and funds for the 57-75 Movement, a private-sector-led initiative to reverse the public-education crisis."...

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


Athletics coach says sport needs new blood Manila Bulletin: "Philippine athletics is in dire need of young and tall athletes to be competitive in the Asian level, according to RP coach Jeoffrey Chua.
Chua said the size disparity was obvious during the crushing setbacks suffered by long-distance runner Julius Sermona and hurdler Sheena Atilano in the recent three-leg Asian Athletics Grand Prix in China and Hong Kong.

“Kailangan natin ng mga batang players. Dapat mag-concentrate tayo sa collegiate, para pag-graduate nila, pwede na sila sa elite team. 'Yung mga age na ganun 'yung perfect na i-train for the national team. I'm sure marami tayong potential players sa collegiate ngayon,” Chua said"...


Why running appeals to goal-driven CEOs - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos: "“Running is an efficient sport for a busy person. In thirty minutes with a pair of shoes, whenever you are, you can do it,” he said in an interview with INQUIRER.net

Sanez gladly recommends running as a sport for business executives like him. Not only does it improve health and fitness, it also has positive effects about one’s attitude towards life, he said.

“And especially for business people, it helps increase their commitment the goals they’ve set for themselves in and out of the office,” he said.

“Some of the business executives I know who are into running, after they have done five kilometers they would want to do a 25-kilometer (run) or progress to an even longer distance,” Sanez said.

“Business executives like challenge, and running is definitely fulfilling and provides them that challenge,” he said."...


Annual Bike, Run for Freedon set for June 12 - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos: "THE ANNUAL Bike and Run For Freedom 2009 will kick off this coming Independence Day, June 12 at the Sugbo area near the Cebu City Hall and Plaza Independencia grounds.

The main purpose of the event is to give Cebuano sports enthusiasts a venue to show their skill and stamina in cycling and running with different categories."...

Monday, June 01, 2009


Nationals dominate Microsoft 8-mile race The Philippine Star >> News >> Sports: "Over 2,000 runners joined the race in spite of the rainy weather where all finishers were treated to a raffle for an HP Mini Note laptop, HTC Windows Mobile phone, and Microsoft Zune and other minor prizes.

Kids and their families who joined the race frolicked in the giant inflatable slides put up by Microsoft and partook of foods from various concessionaires in the Fort Bonifacio Global City.

Buenavista, 30, took the easy win in the men’s Open 12.87-km race in 43 minutes, 11 seconds to pocket the P8,000 top prize. Upcoming runner Darwin Lim placed second (45:21) and veteran Bernardo Desamito Jr. was third (45:27).

Martes, 29, topped the female division in 51:31 while multi-titled Ailene Tolentino (55:03) and triathlete Monica Torres (55:59) finished second and third."