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I am a Bicolano by birth and choice. By any standards, I am a slow runner but I like it that way. I look at running as a healthy and exciting way to make a difference. Together with my fellow runners from Ateneo de Naga HS Class of 1983, First Balfour, LCA 8379, and Bagobos87, hopefully, we use running to give back to the community.

October 22, 2014

ARC CommUNITY LSD 32Kms: Long & Slow & Up & Down


Penguins graphicsThere were at least 6 fun runs in the Metro Manila area scheduled for  October 19. But there was no doubt in the minds of runners from the more active running clubs which running event they would join on that early Sunday morning.

September 21, 2014

September 20, 2014

ALTRA INSTINCT 2.0: Intelligently Cool

Penguins graphicsThe ALTRA footwear was founded by Golden Harper in 2009 and when it released one of its first models, the Instinct, many observers  called it ugly.   

September 17, 2014

DC2DC TK ULTRA 60: No Ordinary Fun Run (September 6-7)


“Basta Kapwa, Hayahay.”
Penguins graphicsA day before the actual running, Team Kapwa Davao posted a good luck message in facebook to all participants saying the aforecited words of encouragement.

September 10, 2014

DC2DC TK ULTRA 60: No Ordinary Race Briefing (September 5)

Penguins graphicsThe email I received from TK  Davao last September 1 indicated that the venue for the September 5 race briefing and carbo-loading is the Pantawan Hall at the Grand Regal Hotel. 

September 5, 2014

LAGUNA TO QUEZON 50K: Orly’s 1st, BP’s 13th Ultra

Penguins graphicsThe Bicolano Penguin survived its 13th ultra marathon when I  crossed the finish line at Lucban, Quezon of the Laguna to Quezon (L2Q) 50K Ultra Marathon last August 24.  Man, was I slow.