Run Happy Crew Every Wednesday

Run Happy Crew

Plenty of run groups have made Bonifacio Global City their base of operations. At least three different brands hold clinics on almost all days of the week out of the Bonifacio High Street area, alongside independent groups that have been a fixture here for years.

Away from the madding crowd, the Run Happy Crew have carved a niche out at Kerry Sports Manila in Shangri-La Fort, holding sessions every Wednesday from March 29 to May 3. Led by sports medicine physio extraordinaire Francis Diano of PACE Prehab & Recovery with the support of 2XU and Brooks, these sessions are structured with one main focus each week to help you become a better runner. Continue reading “Run Happy Crew Every Wednesday”

PACE Prehab and Recovery Opens in BGC

It’s not everyday that a world-class sports medicine clinic opens up in Manila. PACE Prehab and Recovery officially opened its doors to media, athletes, and the public on January 18. I was there to check out its offerings.

PACE Prehab & Recovery

In late 2014 I wrote about the Run Safe 101 Seminar conducted by New York-based sports medicine physiotherapist Francis Diano. Little did I know that eventually Francis would move his practice to the Philippines and its emerging and fast-growing sports market! Continue reading “PACE Prehab and Recovery Opens in BGC”

Run Safe 101 Seminar

In all the hustle surrounding Christmas week, I didn’t have a lot of time to sit down and post about all the great stuff I got to do and experience prior to Christmas Day. Stuff like the Run Safe 101 Seminar I was able to attend. This was organized mostly by members of The Starting Line triathlon team, namely Shy Sison-Vesagas who gave me the heads up on the seminar. Registration was free but it closed out in minutes, so thanks Shy for helping me secure a slot!

Run Safe 101
Run Safe 101 with Francis “Kiko” Diano

The back story here is that Shy’s husband Steve is an avid endurance athlete but was always running into injury problems. On recommendation from Iah Isip and Arland Macasieb, they visited a PT based out of New York when Steve went to run the New York City Marathon. Francis Diano, nicknamed Kiko, is a sports medicine physiotherapist, USA Triathlon-accredited coach, marathoner and triathlete — so he’s seen all kinds of endurance sport-related injuries and knows how to treat them and prevent them. When they found out Kiko was coming home to the Philippines over the holidays, they decided to harness his knowledge to enrich the local endurance community — runners and triathletes alike. Continue reading “Run Safe 101 Seminar”