The Warrior Ultra course records ripped; Melinda must be proud

by Rose Buenconsejo Noel Tillor’s 4:49:13 course record (CR) last year was shattered not once, not thrice but ninth times in this year’s edition of the The Warrior 50K; while  five ultra Warrior women broke Melinda Ponce’s 5:39:25. (Note from Doc Will’s comment regarding CRs he posted on Dailymile: “last year’s distance is 53.7 kms […]

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The Warrior 50K: Who takes over the throne after Melinda Ponce?

by Rose Buenconsejo Will it still be another Cebuana? Melinda Ponce, a legendary in the Cebu running community, got her first ultramarathon championship title during the inaugural of The Warrior 50K Ultramarathon in 2011. Just a week before she passed away, she was also the first placer in an ultra trail race. I was new to running when […]

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Pregnant, menopausal women can run

by Rose Buenconsejo A lot of women probably have this instinct that exercising, like running, during and after pregnancy has a lot of benefits. Unfortunately, it’s not a mainstream practice in our society. As the first (youngest) to be a mother of plenty of kids among my friends and batchmates and who is into running, […]

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Columbia Eco Trail: Leg 7 is here!

by Armie Garde Photo by Columbia Eco Trail Cebu The seventh leg of the Columbia Eco Trail on September 16, 2012, Sunday, will be held again in Liloan town, this time at Lataban village. I wanted to join but I can’t because on the same day will be the opening of the Press Freedom Week […]

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Trail Running in Mulao, Liloan: Lost in Wonderland

by Armie Garde I never thought getting myself into trail running until I tried it myself. When I did my first trail run in an ultramarathon last year, I was never satisfied. It was a 50 kilometer run and I made it to the top 10 but I felt that I missed something. I figured […]

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Columbia Eco Trail [Leg 6]: Warat Runner vs The White Kenyan

by Armie Garde May 06, 2012. Once you start running on trails, you’ll want more, and you’ll be unstoppable. I don’t mean to kiss off road running, but it’s really more fun on trails. I didn’t mean to do it again, but I couldn’t help it. Trust me, you can’t help it. The Columbia Eco […]

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Globe Run4Home

by Paolo Granada Lim AKA Globe Run4127.0.0.1. Seriously, I don’t know why it’s run for home. Maybe CICC is our home? That was the most straight route I have ever run in a race. It felt like running a tour de cebu leg. There was only one significant turn, which was the turn-around point. See […]

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2nd Pugalo Trail Run: Short But Sweet

Related Event: Pugalo Run 3 – March 16, 2014 (REGISTRATION OPEN! More info >>) 2012 Photos by John Domingo: https://www.facebook.com/john.domingo.33/media_set?set=a.291241547613830.67185.100001839606646&type=3 Below is a race experience of the 2nd Pugalo Run last 2012. Read on and see the beauty of the place and people of Pugalo, Alcoy. *** I love small intimate no-frills races. I guess […]

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1st All-Women Ultramarathon 50K

The Race They say that this is the first all-women ultra race in the whole world. Though I doubt that, since the native Tarahumans have been holding their own traditional all-women races since I don’t know when. I think I’ll just leave it as the first ever all women’s ultra race in the Philippines, or […]

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Xterra Trail Run 21k

by Paolo Granada Lim The downhills were painful. I ran them like a maniac. The uphills were a welcome site, since I can have the excuse to walk. Coral turned rocks were bent on spraining you, I was so glad I chose my shoes instead of sandals for this run. Runners were super fast. There […]

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Runnroo: 1st All-Women Ultramarathon

by Armie Garde When Joseph, Paolo, Jean, Odina and I started running together last year, none of us thought of anything else but finish the tour around Cebu island on foot. At some point we hoped to drag more people to run-tour with us so we posted invitations. As Runnroo, we only dreamed of running […]

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Trick or Treat: 1st All-Women Ultra Marathon (50KM in Cebu)

by Rose Buenconsejo (Warning: Imagery Overload) There were 181 women who signed up for the 1st All-Women Ultra Marathon in Cebu. Until now, I’m still puzzled and at the same time amazed at how could there be 181 women signed up for a 50k run. From the past few ultras I’d seen, it would be […]

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Runnroo Tour de Cebu Stage 10: Falling Inlove

by Rose Buenconsejo If trails were a boy, I would definitely marry him. Green wedding, no carbon footprints from wedding car, I passed somewhere in Pinamungajan Tour de Cebu Stage 10 somehow gave me my first few tastes of running on a trail. There’s a stretch between Barili and Aloguinsan that I would describe as […]

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Runnroo: 2011 Highlights

AUGUST 06, 2011 — The first five of Runnroo staged Tour de Cebu’s first weekend long run. The run-tour started at KM 0 in Cebu Capitol, Cebu City and ended at KM 25 in Lagtang, City of Naga. (more…)

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Tour de Cebu 2011 Accommodations

Here are the places you can stay in when you’re planning to circle Cebu on foot. Rockwalled Stage: 4 Where: Dalaguete, Cebu When: August 27, 2011 Room rate:  P1400 good for 10 people Air conditioned: Yes Rockwalled is a nice small resort in Dalaguete. We stayed in a huge room with two beds (each one […]

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I can only change myself

Cross posting this from my blog site at, http://markjeee.com/posts/29/i-can-only-change-myself My official finish from yesterday’s Cebu City Marathon is 6 hours and 38 minutes. An acceptable finish for a beginner, but way off from my main goal to finish below 6 hrs. Overall, i would say, it was a bit frustrating run, it was fun the first […]

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Runnroo Tour de Cebu Stage 8: Presenting My Hometown, Badian

by Rose Buenconsejo Tour de Cebu Stage 8 covered the towns from KM 175 in Alegria, Badian (my hometown), to KM 205 of Moalboal. This stage let me rediscover my hometown, Badian, on foot. So in this post, I would like re-live my hometown, Badian. We started at Alegria, which is a very lovely place […]

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