Run Bananas, Inc.

Run Bananas Incorporated was founded on 2009 by no less than the BananaMan himself, not me ok? I am referring to the first time run champ for 10K in the Run for Barobaybay -Mang Emong.

The group has had fun planning runs and adventures alike.

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G.O.O.D. or short for Goiter Obesity Osteoporosis Diabetes.
 March 18, 2012     ParkMall, Mandaue

Organized by:
» American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist (ACCE)
» Philippine Chapter
» a fund raising for the group’s Power of Prevention Through Fitness and Nutrition
(POPT-FN) program

Running Distances:
» 1k, 3k, 6k, 12k, & 21k

Registration Fee:
» 1k Php 100
» 3k, 6k, & 12k Php 300
» 21k Php 500
» inclusive of race jersey and refreshments after the race

* cash prizes, raffle prizes, and other freebies are at stake
* free blood sugar, cholesterol and other health check while supplies last.

Registration Site:
» Runnr Ayala Center Cebu
» Toby’s Sports Center, SM Cebu
» Clinic of AACE member doctors in Cebu

PhotoCredit: American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists - Philippines
Information Credit: CebuFunRun.com

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Break the Silence Run: Stop Deaf Child Sexual Abuse
April 21, 2013 (Sunday) 5:30AM
The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu

4K, 8K, 16K
Registration Details

You may register at the following venues:

- RUNNR Ayala Center (every Wednesdays and Fridays, 1PM to 8PM)
- Cebu City Sports Center

Registration Fee

- P/350 (P/250 for PWD and students)

Break the Silence Run is in partnership with JCI Metro Cebu Uptown, VSO Bahaginan-ICS, RUNNR, Ayala Center Cebu and the Cebu City Government, RCTV, everythingcebu.com. For more information and interested sponsors, contact GVSP through gualandivolunteers@yahoo.com or through the following numbers: 0917 701 4700, 0916 440 5480 or Telefax at 032 260 40 43.

Photo credit: Gualandi Volunteer Service Programme, Inc.
Information Source: Cebufinest.com

I have been a running junkie ever since I have discovered that it is a joy way back 2010. When I moved in Cebu, I have had my fair share of running until an accident on one of the big running events happened. It made me uberly paranoid and prompted me to just do my runs in safe roads (that apparantly only includes (1) IT park; and (2) Abellana Oval for me). This being the case,  my running became more LESS frequent (hahaha the “more less” thing confuses me too, but you get the point, I guess). As a result. I kept on gaining weight though not drastically but enough for me to act on it when friends commented about my apparent gain. I cant double my dance scheds enough to slash some of my “gains” off. I tried boxing but the gym is way too far that doing it daily is a struggle, not to mention, an additional expense on my Gas. I even resorted to the before-6 diet but I ended up sickly despite the vitamins I have been taking regularly.

So three weeks ago, I decided to come back to running. What prompted my decision was my Nike+ Sportband lying lifeless in my cabinet. I saw it one time and thought it as a subtle poking for me to return to the Battle of Marathon. That Nike+ Sportband also made me realize that my iPod Touch can actually record my runs more effectively. Besides the fact that the Nike+ App talks to me when I run, I decided to really run and have 21 straight days of it to make a habit, again, out of it.

Two weeks of running has made me feel lighter (or so i believe). Which brings me to the real point of this article after a very loooong premise, I decided to run a race after almost 8 months of a run-empty existence.

The Takbo Laban sa Krimen 2013 was the obvious choice as there were no other scheduled races that befall that weekend.

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All in all, it was an easy run. I regained my 52minute PR for a 10K and had my Nike+ App have his official first 10K run. The best thing that happened though was that I have kept my pace all throughout that 10K distance from IT park to Capitol and back to IT Park without any hydration intake. Yes, I finished 10K without drinking water (thankfully there were no energy drinks served, or I would have stopped for a drink) for fear of experiencing pain in my tummy.

I still was afraid to be hit by the vehicles so I had to be more cautious of them when crossing streets. The thing with races here in Cebu is that NOT ALL vehicles respect the lanes assigned for runners. And less and less marshals are visible to promulgate such road assignments. It was what had happened with the accident I have mentioned above - a runner hit by a car and the car speeding off leaving the runner lumped on the gutter hitting his head on it. In most races I did in Manila, more marshalls are assigned in areas deemed to have more running vehicles thus really making the drivers aware of a runners lane. I hope Cebu race specialists do the same though I think they are doing their best in protecting the runners.

In summary, the run was a cool comeback for me. I did my 10K without feeling much pain on my legs and most importantly a happy fulfilled heart ready to run longer distances on the next races.

PS> I hope to finish my first full marathon this year. So help me God!

WHAT:  Men’s Health Philippines Urbanathlon & Festival 2012

WHEN:  October 14, 2012 (Sunday) 5am – 10am
WHERE:  SM Mall of Asia Grounds
RACE CATEGORIES: 5k, 10k and 21k
REGISTRATION PERIOD: August 22 to October 8, 2012
REGISTRATION CENTERS:
- 360 Fitness Club Makati:  7F 107 Dolmar Gold Tower, C. Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati (940-9575)
- 360 Fitness Club Ortigas:  13F Strata 100, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City (577-7807)
- Gold’s Gym Alabang:  3F BMW Bldg., Commerce Ave., Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa (772-4986)
- Gold’s Gym Katipunan:  4F Regis Plaza Bldg., 327 Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, QC (437-0241)
- R.O.X. : Bonifacio High Street, B1 ROX Building, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
REGISTRATION FEES:
- P750 for 5k with obstacles
- P750 for 10k with obstacles
- P850 for 21k with obstacles

I got this somewhere for quite some time now. Apologies for the copyrights thing to whoever owns this picture. I have a feeling its Runnr. =)