Get Ready for King Of The Road

Registration for Adidas King Of The Road 2010 (5K/10K/21K) begins on September 24 at Adidas Performance stores (Alabang Town Center, Eastwood Citywalk, Gateway, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Newport City, Power Plant Mall, Shangri-la, SM Mall of Asia, Trinoma, Ayala Center Cebu) and RUNNR stores (Bonifacio High Street and Ayala Center Cebu).

You get your race packet immediately upon registration. Each race packet contains a unique BLACK singlet, race bib, map, guidelines/rules and regulations, and timing band. This year’s KOTR is timed by RFID Timing Systems, an Australian company that has timed major events like the Melbourne Marathon, Ironman races, and swimming and canoeing races in different parts of the world.

Of course, getting ready for a race doesn’t mean just registering for it. Continue reading “Get Ready for King Of The Road”

Heritage Group Run: Help DOT!

I have no races planned for this month, and that may be just as well. I’ve been enjoying group road runs lately where there is no time pressure and all you need to do is keep your wits about you. You can even take time to “smell the roses”, figuratively. One of those runs was the informal heritage group run last September 5 through the streets of old Manila. Continue reading “Heritage Group Run: Help DOT!”

Running with Kenyans

They’re nearly ubiquitous at races, and it’s impossible to miss them. They’ve traveled long and far to come to this country and compete with our best. Theirs is a life devoted to the sport of running. They are Kenyans, and I had a chance to experience a bit of how they train last August 30, which was a holiday and perfect for a long run from the Fort to Taytay. Continue reading “Running with Kenyans”