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Women’s Inspiring Stories in aktib.ph for 2014

Related Event: AWUM 2015 (All-Women Ultra Marathon), March 7, 2015
Upcoming giveaway promo: Krem-Top Non-Dairy Creamer, Don’t be bitter. Be better! GC & krem top for grabs!

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We noticed that all the Top 10 Runner Stories in aktib.ph of 2014 are contributed by men. So we’re making a special compilation of all the stories contributed by female runners in aktib.ph in 2014. And, because we love women, we have an AWUM 2015 race entry to the female runner who owns the most viewed aktib.ph story in 2014.

So check all the stories below, and share your favorite stories for them to have a better chance of getting the race entry (It’s a simple “thank you” for inspiring us). =) And, one of them will be part of this list*:

The following stories are listed randomly. They’re not listed according to their number of views. We start with a race story of AWUM 2014 just so you can get more excited in getting the AWUM 2015 race entry gift!

Title: Girl Power
Submitted by: Stacey Cardoso
Race / Running Event: 3rd All Women Ultra Marathon (AWUM)
(Click Title to read on the whole story >>.)

“AWUM is definitely one of the most well-loved runs in Cebu. We were joking that the runner to photographer ratio was 1:1. The runner to support crew member ratio was probably 1:7 if not more. Most of them volunteers. There’s a water station every two kilometers. A rarity when it comes to ultramarathons which have a culture of minimalism and self-sufficiency.”

Photo from John Domingo

Title: Conquering Taal and Myself! A series of firsts! >>
Submitted by: Chay Enerio
Race / Running Event: 1st TAAL VOLCANO 360 Challenge 25km Trail Run
(Click Title to read on the whole story >>.)
CHECK THE UPCOMING 1st TAAL VOLCANO 360 100K ULTRAMARATHON, May 16, 2015 >>

“When we finally were a few meters away, I told her I wanted to cry. After 7 grueling hours of heat, leg aches, and the uphells and downhells, I could see we were finally there.”

Title: First Half Marathon – Gift to Myself >>
Submitted by: THE Mylene Celeste Balmores
Race / Running Event: Talisay City Marathon 2014
(Click Title to read on the whole story >>.)
CHECK UPCOMING TALISAY CITY MARATHON 2015, AUG. 16, 2015 >>

“0400H Race started and so as my thoughts…..
“My knee is going to let me finish strong..”
“I am going to be amazed by myself..”
“Trust your feet..”
“It’s all in the mind..”
“Happy Birthday to me..”
“My 21K goal for my birthday came in early..”
“I thought I will be able to do my first 21K some time in October..”
“God willing, I will be okay and my knees will be okay..”
“Wa baya ko nananghid sa akong Mama’g Papa nga 21K akong daganan, dapat mahuman jud ni nako na okay rako..”
“Mahuman bah kaha kog 2:30 noh?”
“I can do it”
“If other ladies can do triathlon or ultramarathon, It’s easy to finish this too”

Title: First of Summer >>
Submitted by: Chyrel Gomez
Race / Running Event: San Fernando XC Challenge 2014
(Click Title to read on the whole story >>.)
CHECK THE UPCOMING San Fernando Enduro Challenge 2015, FEB. 22, 2015 here >>

“Just a few weeks before the announcement of the first San Fernando XC Challenge, I sort of ranted on my Facebook wall that there’s almost no female category in the local XC races. That lady riders are always left out. Well, that has changed, sort of. Their event poster and fine print included the female category, a very welcome change and like an answered prayer. It encourages more female participants to join and it could also mean more girls in mountain biking.”

Title: Insane courage for insane distances: My 103-Kilometer Ultramarathon Journey >>
Submitted by: Dawn Mirafuentes
Race / Running Event: Negros Oriental 100 2014
(Click Title to read on the whole story >>.)

“It is kind of insane, but how boring life would be without a little bit of insane courage to do the most insane dreams in our hearts. Keep running!”

Title: Redeeming Myself >>
Submitted by: Maria Clara
Race / Running Event: Cebu City Marathon 2014
(Click Title to read on the whole story >>.)

“My boyfriend, along with his mountain bike, waited for me near the Cebu City hall and biking alongside with me in the last few kilometers of my run. He was also one of the reasons why I was able to run faster…”

Title: Kawasan Rush >>
Submitted by: Catherine Endrina
Race / Running Event: KFM 2014
(Click Title to read on the whole story >>.)
CHECK UPCOMING KFM 2015, March 15, 2015 here >>

“When the sun started to rise, I slowed down my phase to enjoy the scenery. I cherished every moment of the grandiose mountain range and the splendour of the sea. The breath of fresh air is aromatic and running felts like flying and then I crossed the finish line.”


Title: Uphill & Downhill
Submitted by: Ain Malazarte
Race / Running Event: Summer Run
(Click Title to read on the whole story >>.)

Title: Profile Picture πŸ˜€ >>
Submitted by: Mayan Tentativa
Race / Running Event: DYAB Kapamilya Run Cebu

(Click Title to read on the whole story >>.)

Title: tantaraRUN πŸ™‚ >>
Submitted by: Bebang Gara
Race / Running Event: Men’s Health Philippines Urbanathlon & Festival 2013
(Click Title to read on the whole story >>.)

Title: Color Running ORCS! >>
Submitted by: Sanberth Claracay
Race / Running Event: Color Run Cebu
(Click Title to read on the whole story >>.)

Title: I Said No >>
Submitted by: ShieLa Mariz
Race / Running Event: Kawasan Falls Marathon 2014
(Click Title to read on the whole story >>.)

“That rainy day, I learned the painful way that we sometimes have to say no to certain comforts in order to say yes to greater things.”

Title: My First 21K with CCM : My Way of Saying Pit Senyor! >>
Submitted by: Ann Yguinto
Race / Running Event: Cebu City Marathon 2014
(Click Title to read on the whole story >>.)

“Everyone has their own different versions of stories to share with their experiences in running and I have mine to share too. I started to love running since I joined the 5 kilometer category of Cebu City Marathon in the year 2011. I was able to finish it in less than an hour despite without a practice in running. What I knew was just walking and jogging in a not religious kind of way compared to those running enthusiasts or an athlete. After my first 5K run with CCM, I was kind of addicted and I joined with some more running events here in Cebu in a 5k, 6k and 8k categories.”

Title: Ramblings of a Special Kind of Idiot >>
Submitted by: Isan Espina
Race / Running Event: Negros Oriental 100
(Click Title to read on the whole story >>.)

“Before the gunstart, I saw one of the runners wearing a shirt that says β€œIt takes a special kind of idiot to run an ultramarathon.” I’m sure my dear mother would agree.”

Title: First Time for Everything >>
Submitted by: Stacey Cardoso
Race / Running Event: Cebu City Marathon 2014
(Click Title to read on the whole story >>.)

“”There’s a first time for everything,” they say. I thought CCM 2014 was going to be my first full marathon. It was actually my first DNF.”

Title: The 10k Feat >>
Submitted by: ShieLa Mariz
Race / Running Event: The Historic Resort City MARATHON-LAPU-LAPU
(Click Title to read on the whole story >>.)

“The thing about running is that it’s one of those times where you get to argue with yourself a lot. “Go faster!” “Kapoy na, lakaw na lang!” “Balig lima ka-tuyok na man lang ni sa IT Park loop oh. Push pa!” In the end, who gets to win the debate is really just up to me.”

Title: Bugoy Bikers MTB Challenge: What took you so long? >>
Submitted by: Chyrel Gomez
Race / Running Event: 1st Bugoy Bikers Mountain Bike Challenge
(Click Title to read on the whole story >>.)

“This race is even more painful than your occasional heart break.”

Title: The first 10….and the reunion! >>
Submitted by: Chay Enerio
Race / Running Event:
(Click Title to read on the whole story >>.)

“As they say, the very first time that you try and do something outside of your comfort zone, there will be doubts and lots of it.”

Title: Fun Family Run >>
Submitted by: Chay Enerio
Race / Running Event: Color Manila Nite Run 2
(Click Title to read on the whole story >>.)

“Selfie’s here and there were kind of holding up traffic too so we decided to join in the bandwagon.”

Hopefully, we can make this giveaway an annual tradition to honor thy women! So, girls, keep on sharing! =)

* Winner will be based on number of views. And, it will be announced in Feb. 3, 2015.
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Upcoming giveaway promo: Krem-Top Non-Dairy Creamer, Don’t be bitter. Be better! GC & krem top for grabs!

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Rose Buenconsejo. A runner who runs after runners, and their stories, and her dream to become a NEDBANK.
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One Response to Women’s Inspiring Stories in aktib.ph for 2014

  1. Shiela 22 January, 2015 at 9:29 am #

    excitinggggggg! πŸ˜€

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