Rose, Lillard Get Boost

Damian Lillard and Derrick Rose's basketball shoes have gotten a BOOST.

Damian Lillard and Derrick Rose’s basketball shoes have gotten a BOOST.

AFTER MAKING its mark in running, adidas is bringing the innovative Boost Technology to the hard court with the all-new Crazylight Boost and D-Rose 5 Boost basketball shoes. One-time Manila visitors Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers and Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls have been tapped as the shoes’ official endorsers.

Boost Technology is a cushioning system that involves thousands of capsules that reduces impact, provides comfort and returns maximum energy. The technology underwent over a year of testing with top National Basketball Association (NBA) professionals and collegiate standouts.

Weighing only 11.6 ounces, the Crazylight is exceptionally light and its features are engineered to maximize the energy return benefit. Several team colorways will be released with special player colorways for Lillard and Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

“Boost compliments my style of play unlike any other shoe,” said Lillard. “The immediate comfort you feel when you put on Boost is amazing, and it lasts until the moment you take it off. When you’re an athletic guard in the league, you’re constantly coming down hard over the top of big guys or when you get fouled. With Boost, it’s a lot less impact and more cushioning on my heels.”

The D-Rose 5 is the latest in the signature line for the 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player. The design features details that offer insights into Rose’s family and path to success.

Which Crazylight Boost colorway matches your team?

Which Crazylight Boost colorway matches your team?

“Having the Boost cushioning in my new signature shoe makes it the most favorite of mine that we’ve ever done,” said Rose. “I’ve played in them for a couple months, but every time I put them on it feels like a new shoe and it’s the most comfortable shoe I’ve ever worn. Now, I can’t imagine playing without Boost in my shoes.”

Rose hopes to recover his lethal form after injuries limited him to only 10 games in the recently ended 2013-2014 season. On the other hand, Lillard is coming off an All-Star season where he towed his Trailblazers back to the playoffs.

Other players set to don the Crazylight in the coming 2014-2015 NBA season are Rose’s Bulls teammate Joakim Noah and guards Jrue Holiday of the New Orleans Pelicans, Jeff Teague of the Atlanta Hawks and Mike Conley of the Memphis Grizzlies.

The adidas Crazylight will be available in adidas stores and selected sporting goods and department stores starting August 15 (Friday) with a suggested retail price of PHP 6,995.00. The D-Rose 5 will hit the shelves later on October 16 (Thursday) for only PHP 7,995.00.

For more information, please like adidas on Facebook and follow adidas on Twitter. Use the hash tag #BOOST.

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MILO Queens Share Metro Manila Spotlight

Metro Manila 42km champs Mary Grace de los Santos and Ireneo Raquin receive their trophies from Race Director Coach Rio de la Cruz and MILO Sports Executive Andrew Neri.

Metro Manila 42km champs Mary Grace de los Santos and Ireneo Raquin receive their trophies from Race Director Coach Rio de la Cruz and MILO Sports Executive Andrew Neri.

#BuildChampions

PASAY CITY – A pair of former Queens shared the spotlight at the conclusion of the 38th MILO Marathon Metro Manila qualifying race last Sunday (July 27) at the SM Mall of Asia grounds. Each with two National titles under their belts, Mary Grace de los Santos and Jho-An Banayag added more flavor to the expected December battle royal by dominating the 42.195 and 21-kilometer categories respectively.

An Airwoman Second Class in the Philippine Air Force, de los Santos literally flew past all her challengers to clock 3:08:18. Far behind in second place was Jennylyn Nobleza at 3:17:43 and even farther at third spot was Aileen Tolentino at 3:33:04.

De los Santos, the pride of Zamboanga, matched steps with the elite male runners and was the eighth overall to cross the finish line. She took back-to-back National titles in 2011 and 2012.

In 21-kilometer action, Banayag of Compostela Valley timed 1:30:33 to edge out Janette Lumidao of Saint Clare College of Caloocan (1:31:11) and Nhea Ann Barcena (1:33:53). She also registered back-to-back MILO wins in 2005 and 2006.

Four-time MILO Queen Cristabel Martes earlier qualified by winning the season-opening race in Baguio City. The presence of the three former Queens is sure to provide an interesting scenario for reigning Queen Mary Joy Tabal, who is expected to compete at the Cebu City race scheduled on October 12.

In the Men’s Division, Ireneo Raquin led all qualifiers by topping the full marathon with a time 2:31:15. He was followed by 2012 Metro Manila champion Jeson Agravante (2:38:36) and last year’s Tarlac City champion Rafael Poliquit (2:44:15). Archie Patubo was tops in the 21 kilometers at 1:16:36 followed by Nelson Elijiran (1:18:00) and Ryan Osorio (1:19:19).

Beginning last year, the Metro Manila qualifiers have given runners a choice of qualifying via either the full or half-marathon. Coupled with the revised cut-off times, an amazing 215 males and 37 females from the marathon and 57 males and four females from the half-marathon earned slots at the Nationals set for December 7 again at the SM Mall of Asia.

Kenyans scored a double in the 10 kilometers behind Jackson Chirchir (32:38) and Irene Kipchumba (39:35). Foreigners are allowed to join the only Metro Manila qualifiers for purposes of securing a spot in the National Finals – they cannot join any of the 21-kilometer regional qualifiers but may join the side events.

Overseas runners may join the December Finals by submitting a certification from any AIMS member race stating that they have finished within the qualifying time for their respective age and gender group. The said race must have been completed not earlier than December 7, 2013.

Gen. Ricardo Papa Memorial High School of Taguig City likewise swept the five-kilometer category behind Michael Icao (16:52) and Vilma Santa Ana (20:42). The three-kilometer kiddy race went to George Tan of San Rafael National High School (11:18) and Leonalyn Raterta (12:19), daughter of last year’s Metro Manila 42.195-kilometer champion Luisa Raterta.

While this year’s attendance did not match last season’s records, MILO Sports Executive Andrew Neri was quick to point out that they exceeded attendance targets during the first four regional legs. Meanwhile, Race Director Coach Rio de la Cruz was happy to announce an almost 100-percent compliance with the medical certificate for 42.195 and 21-kilometer participants, a requirement introduced this year to comply with international race standards.

With more and more people joining the MILO Marathon every year, MILO is very able to pursue its continuing advocacy of giving athletic shoes to poor public schoolchildren. On its 50th year in the Philippines, MILO hopes to hit 50,000 pairs, majority of which will go to last November’s typhoon victims in Eastern Visayas.

The MILO Marathon Team takes a break and will resume racing on August 24 in Naga City. Interested parties may get in touch with Francis Barja at (0919) 390-9199 or (0917) 655-1000 to register.

Online registration and results of all completed regional races may be found at www.milo.com.ph. Don’t forget to also like MILO on Facebook and follow MILO on Twitter and MILO on Instagram.

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Blazers Burn Red Lions, 83-76

NCAA Season 90

SAN JUAN City – The College of Saint Benilde Blazers handed league pacesetter San Beda College Red Lions its very first defeat of the season, 83-76, at the very noisy San Juan Arena Monday afternoon (July 28) in continuing action from the 90th National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball games. The Blazers thus leveled their win-loss card at 3-3 while the Red Lions dropped to 5-1 and a share of the top of the table with the idle Arellano University Chiefs.

Mark Romero unloaded six straight unanswered points and Robert Bartolo added one more for good measure as the Blazers raced ahead with1:05 left in the ballgame, 79-71. Earlier, Ryusei Koga forced the last deadlock of the contest via a triple at the 3:22 mark, 71-71.

A triple by Art de la Cruz temporarily stopped the bleeding, 74-79, but time was not on the Bedans’ side as the clock read a minute to play. Free throws by Paolo Taha, Jonathan Grey and Bartolo sealed the Blazers’ win.

Coming off consecutive wins over the Letran Knights (85-71) and Mapua Institute of Technology Cardinals (79-72), the Blazers of Coach Gabby Velasco started the game on a high by erecting an 11-0 cushion behind Grey, Taha and Romero. Ola Adeogun then spearheaded San Beda’s rally to close in by a basket after the first period, 23-25.

“The keys today were our hustle, our defense on Ola and I told the players to run,” said Coach Velasco. “We were really excited to play San Beda and I am surprised that we won.”

Romero led the Blazers with 20 points and six assists. Taha added 16 points and seven rebounds followed by Grey with 15 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Amer paced the Red Lions with 18 points and seven assists. Adeogun (15 points and 13 rebounds) and de la Cruz (15 points and 18 rebounds) both had double-doubles.

The last time the Blazers defeated the Red Lions on the basketball court was way back on August 26, 2005 to the tune of 91-86. What followed was a string of 26 losses although one was reversed by the NCAA after it was ruled that Samuel Ekwe played wearing the wrong uniform.

In the Juniors Division, the Red Cubs turned to the heroics of Joshua Andrei Caracut and Evan Jacob Furaque to tally a 64-61 romp over the La Salle Green Hills Greenies. The Red Cubs moved into a tie with opening day tormentor Jose Rizal Light Bombers at 5-1 while the Greenies fell to 2-4.

Michael de la Cruz gave LSGH a two-point lead via a triple with 1:25 to play, 61-59. Furaque then equalized with a close stab followed by a steal that led to two free throws by Caracut, 63-61, and still 25 ticks remaining.

Unfortunately for the Greenies, they threw away the ball in the ensuing possession. Suddenly, they received a break as Mark Anthony Framil was slapped with an offensive foul before the Red Cubs could put the ball in play.

Caracut then bailed out San Beda by stealing the inbound pass and was quickly fouled, splitting his charities for the final count. With five seconds to salvage the game, LSGH raced down the court but Rafael Salonga stepped on the baseline as he received the baseball pass, sealing their third straight defeat.

Furaque topped the Red Cubs with 20 points, seven rebounds and three blocks followed by Caracaut with 15 points, five rebounds and five assists. De la Cruz led LSGH with 17 points followed by Dino San Juan and John Winifred Gob with 15 each with Gob plucking 23 rebounds.

Meanwhile, the Mapua Cardinals snapped their six-game losing skid by blasting the San Sebastian College Stags, 89-81. The Malayan High School of Science Red Robins made it a double by routing the Staglets, 80-54.

How They Scored:

First Game (Juniors)

SAN BEDA-RIZAL (64) – Furaque 20, Caracut 15, Bordeos 10, Alas 8, Abuhijle 4, Diputado 4, Framil 2, Abatayo 1, Geralao 0, Alfaro 0.

LA SALLE GREEN HILLS (61) – de la Cruz 17, Gob 15, San Juan 15, Salonga 4, Alcala 4, Velasco 3, Madrigal 2, Pagulayan 1, Bunyi 0, Herrera 0.

Period Scores: 16-12, 28-28, 47-45, 64-61.

Second Game (Seniors)

SAINT BENILDE (83) – Romero 20, Taha 16, Grey 15, Bartolo 9, Nayve 7, Ongteco 6, Argamino 5, Altamirano 3, Sinco 2, Jonson 0, Saavedra 0, Mercado 0.

SAN BEDA (76) – Amer 18, Adeogun 15, de la Cruz 15, Koga 13, A. Semerad 8, Pascual 6, D. Semerad 1, Cabanag 0, Mendoza 0, Mocon 0, Sara 0, Tongco 0, Solera 0.

Period Scores: 25-23, 37-37, 53-55, 83-76.

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Marbury’s Jersey For A Cause

Stephon Marbury shows off the charity jersey flanked by Jersey Haven's Andrew Tan and agent Sheryl Reyes.

Stephon Marbury shows off the charity jersey flanked by Jersey Haven’s Andrew Tan and agent Sheryl Reyes.

TAGUIG CITY – Being a frequent visitor already, former National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Stephon Marbury continues to endear himself to the Filipino people with another charity project. Last Saturday (July 26), he launched “The Jersey For A Cause” at Heroes in Bonifacio High Street that aims to raise funds for indigent Biliary Atresia patients under the Ahon Pamilyang Lansangan Foundation.

Every purchase of the jersey with a suggested retail price of PHP 1,800.00 will go a long way in defraying the expenses of the patients who are still children. The liver transplant is estimated to cost more than PHP 4,000,000.00 and will be conducted by specialist doctors in Hong Kong or Taiwan.

The jersey was produced and designed by Jersey Haven of Andrew Tan. The design is inspired by the banig or Filipino woven mat and has the slogan “Love is Love” digitally printed on the front.

Interested buyers may troop to Sole Slam Manila branches located in FBR Arcade along Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City and Presidents Avenue in BF Homes, Paranaque City. They may be found also on Facebook.

Marbury gamely answered questions covering a wide range of topics fielded to him in his usual eloquent manner, a rarity among professional athletes. Looking back, it could be noticed that all his visits rarely carry a basketball component save for an exhibition game last year where he led a local selection against PBA team Barako Bull Energy.

He is also quick to credit sports agent Sheryl Reyes, who he refers to as his “little sister”, for setting up everything. All this charity work is part of sharing the blessing received in a long pro ball career that began in 1996 with the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and continues to this day with the Beijing Ducks in China.

Incidentally, helping poor liver transplant patients has a special place in the heart of Heroes owner Renren Cayetano and his elder brother Senator Alan Peter Cayetano who were both present at the media launch. Their father, Senator Renato Cayetano, received a liver transplant before passing away in 2003.

Just like his previous visits, Marbury maintained a tight but meaningful schedule. Arriving the day earlier, he immediately buckled down to work and gave away Starbury shoes to public school children in Tondo, Manila under the auspices of Senator Sonny Angara.

Friday’s schedule also included an appearance on GMA-7’s “The Ryzza Mae Show” where he was interviewed by the child wonder. Marbury then held several private meetings before calling it a day.

Marbury also made time to conduct one-on-one interviews with select media outfits. He and his entourage paid a visit to Sole Slam’s Katipunan branch to meet some fans followed by a fund-raising party at Starwood Café in Legaspi Village, Makati City in the evening.

Definitely, Marbury will be back within the year for more surprises for his Filipino fans. Regarding a possible stint as a PBA import, he has always kept that option open.

One thing sure about the future is a possible coaching job because of his desire to impart to the youth the lessons he learned through the years. However, despite all the charity and public services done in his name, seeking public office is not in his plans.

Stephon Marbury planed back to China to prepare for the coming season where his Ducks are the reigning champions. His philanthropic efforts will always be appreciated by his many Filipino fans.

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Junior Pirates Win At Last

The LPU-Cavite Junior Pirates' 59-game losing streak has ended!

The LPU-Cavite Junior Pirates’ 59-game losing streak has ended!

NCAA Season 90SAN JUAN City – Lyceum of the Philippines University-Cavite finally put an end to their 59-game losing skid and register the very first win in the school’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) history. The Junior Pirates held firm down the stretch to edge the Immaculate Conception Academy Brigadiers, 59-57, Friday evening (July 25) at the San Juan Arena.

Generoso “Jun” Cecilio delivered the marginal field goal with 52 seconds that shattered a 57-57 deadlock. The Junior Pirates then turned up the defense, highlighted by John Reynhold Menil’s sprint down the court to block the supposed unmolested layup of Mark Lester Castillo with 16 ticks on the clock.

Possession remained with the Brigadiers and Justin Philip Gentile was fouled at the nine-second mark with the opportunity to send the game into overtime. Gentile succumbed to the pressure and missed both free throws and the Junior Pirates collared the defensive rebound to ignite a mad celebration on the court.

Players cried tears of joy as years of frustration came to a close. For a change, the school bus ride back to General Trias, Cavite would be a happy one.

Makki Jamdee Santos powered the win with 14 points, 16 rebounds, three assists and three steals. Cecilio finished with 12.

Junniel Tayomora led all scorers with 20 points but his disqualification on five fouls midway in the final canto greatly affected ICA’s cause. Evan Jim Montilla followed with 12 points coming off the bench as they fell to the bottom of the standings with a 0-5 win-loss card.

The dubious mark began when the Junior Pirates made their debut in 2011. Including their first five games this season, the team was bludgeoned by an average of 58.5 points a game.

The Junior Pirates could only muster 43.3 points while allowing the opposition to rattle off 101.8. The low water mark was a 171-14 setback to the San Beda Red Cubs in the first round of 2012 which was an all-time low for team offense and an all-time high for team defense.

BASKETBALL ROYALTY

After starting with Physical Education teacher JB Villena followed by two seasons under ex-pro and Lyceum alumni Joey Mente, former Ateneo Blue Eagle guard and television commentator LA Mumar was named as the team’s third head coach and concurrent LPU-Cavite Athletics Director last January. Coach Mumar possessed excellent basketball genes being the son of PBA star Larry and grandson of the legendary Lauro.

Lauro “The Fox” Mumar served the national team many years, including the Third Place finish at the 1954 FIBA World Championships in Brazil before becoming a champion coach and television commentator. His son Larry Mumar also made it to several national teams and played seven PBA seasons from 1975 to 1981 averaging 14.0 points over 231 games.

While the youngest Mumar may not match his father and grandfather’s basketball achievements, fate has brought him to faraway Cavite as he now plays the multiple roles of coach, father figure, counselor and friend to a bunch of teenage boys. Part of the job includes regular travel between his home in Pasig City and the school via the South Luzon Expressway.

“When I applied for the job, I did some research and I asked myself and my wife if I will still continue upon learning that the team has never won a game and loses by margins of 100 points,” he said after the breakthrough win. “I prayed hard and then decided to take the challenge since there is nothing to lose and nowhere to go but up.”

PATIENT SENIORS

Game heroes Cecilio and Menil are among the eight current Junior Pirates who were part of the original roster in 2011. The others are Kent Richmond Pere, Miguel Amiel Lagman, Alvin Troy Tropicales Jorge Martin Romanes and twin brothers Fernard Jassen and Fernard Jastin Agdon.

All eight have played the entire stretch, save for Jastin and Cecilio who skipped a year each for various reasons. Apparently, enough was enough for this patient and hardy bunch.

“We don’t want Lyceum to be the laughingstock of the NCAA,” said Cecilio. “When teams play us, we are not a bonus anymore and we can compete.”

The team was formed exactly the same academic year that the High School Department began operations in 2011-2012. At that time, there were only two sections each for First and Second Year and being coeducational, the talent pool was quite shallow to say the least.

It is only now that Coach Mumar and his assistants JC Docto and Mike Ferrer have done serious recruiting. Still, most of the new recruits are from Cavite and nearby provinces and are completing their residency requirements to be eligible next season.

For the eight team pioneers, Coach Mumar believes that a win is a fitting reward for their patience through years of heartaches and close calls. The elusive victory will eventually come – in their first five games, the Junior Pirates lost by an average of only 11.3 markers.

“We all never thought of quitting the varsity,” said Menil who made his NCAA debut at the age of 13. “We know the day will come when the school will be proud of us.”

They had several close calls via single-digit losses to the Letran Squires (60-69), Jose Rizal Light Bombers (61-64) and Malayan High School of Science Red Robins (61-63). The only blowouts were against the Arellano University Braves, 59-88, and San Beda Red Cubs – the same team that would usually bamboozle them by over 115 points in their first six meetings could only beat them this time by 25 points, 94-69.

Coach LA Mumar attends to an emotional Mclaude Guadana as they sing the school hymn.

Coach LA Mumar attends to an emotional Mclaude Guadana as they sing the school hymn.

ONLY THE BEGINNING

“We would like to thank God and the support of the Laurel Family,” said Coach Mumar. “I hope this will erase the pain of all those losses but I know we still have a lot of rice to eat.”

Given a three-year program, Coach Mumar would like to see the Junior Pirates to be competitive at first – gone are the days when they had trouble with something as basic as bringing the ball past the half-court line. An improved Junior program will definitely bolster Lyceum’s case for regular membership in the NCAA.

Aside from basketball and physical training, Coach Mumar who is a Christian sees to it that his wards’ spiritual needs are taken care off especially when the losses were piling. Knowing that not all of the players will make it to the next level, he wants to make sure that the boys come out of school as better individuals.

For now, the proverbial monkey has been taken off the Junior Pirates’ collective backs. The NCAA should now give them a second and perhaps even a third look.

How They Scored:

LYCEUM-CAVITE (59) – Santos 14, Cecilio 12, Jungco 11, Menil 10, Bautista 3, Jastin Agdon 3, Guadana 3, Wong 2, Glipo 1, Lagman 0, Pere 0, Jassen Agdon 0.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (57) – Tayomora 20, Montilla 12, Gentile 10, Cayabo 7, Castillo 4, Beduria 2, Catusalem 2, Piopongco 0, Cruz 0, Falcon 0, Justan 0.

Period Scores: 15-10, 30-31, 48-49, 59-57.

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White Flower To Hold Fun Run August 17

White Flower POSTER-with promo copy      AS ORGANIZERS continuously try to think of ways to make their fun runs different from the others, White Flower is presenting the innovative “Kaya Natin ‘To Pilipinas: Takbo ng Kaunlaran” on the early morning of August 17, 2014 (Sunday) at the Bonifacio Global City. The standard 21, 10, five and three-kilometer categories will be offered but with a twist.

There will be a race within the race of the 21-kilometer category as prizes will be given not only to the first across the finish line but also to runners who are first to reach certain distance points along course. There will also be special prizes for runners who will be named as “King of the Hill” and “Sprint King”.

Think of it as similar to long-distance road cycling events wherein participants earn points as they negotiate the route. The markers will be at the five, 10 and 15-kilometer points.

Registration is now ongoing at Chris Sports branches located at the SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM City North EDSA Annex, Glorietta and Market Market. The last day for submission of entries is on August 12, 2014.

WF shrt 2 copy     Fees are set at PHP 900.00 for 21 kilometers, PHP 700.00 for 10 kilometers, PHP 500.00 for five kilometers and PHP 400.00 for three kilometers. The race kit includes the event singlet and a race bib.

A 10-percent discount awaits individual runners who can present on original receipt for PHP 180.00 or more worth of White Flower. For bulk registrations, a group of ten is entitled to one free kit.

Proceeds of the event will go the Hero Foundation, a non-government organization that aims to give scholarships to children of military personnel killed or made incapacitated in the line of duty. Popular triathlon coach Jojo Macalintal has been appointed as the fun run’s ambassador.

Meanwhile, 21-kilometer runners who signed up from July 20 to 21 will be entitled to a refund of PHP 100.00 that may be claimed on race day. Just bring the race bib, proof of purchase and a valid ID.

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Energen Healthy Run Rocks

Very rare do fun runs reward 10-kilometer runners with shirts.  (photo courtesy of Rhiey Laureta/We Run For Good Health)

Very rare do fun runs reward 10-kilometer runners with shirts. (photo courtesy of Rhiey Laureta/We Run For Good Health)

TAGUIG CITY – An estimated 2,500 runners had a grand time at the Manila leg of the 2014 Energen Healthy Run series at the Bonifacio Global City last Sunday (July 20). Participants of various skill and fitness levels went through the 10, five and three-kilometer categories in a salute to good nutrition and family bonding.

The high attendance is mainly attributed to the very reasonable registration fees ranging from PHP 400.00 to PHP 200.00 plus shirts for all 10-kilometer finishers and loot bags containing at least PHP 84.00 worth of Energen products. In addition, all runners had a chance to win one of ten mountain bikes in the post-race raffle.

As the race title implied, the event seeks to promote health, particularly through proper nutrition of which Energen plays a big part. A sachet of Energen provides enough nutrients and is good consumed before engaging in physical activities.

Before the 5:30 AM gun start, runners were given cups of hot Energen for a ceremonial toast to good health and nutrition. They also went through a Zumba-inspired warm-up session.

The low fees accord a good chance for novice runners to enter their first formal event or to upgrade and try a higher distance for a change. Being a non-competitive race as no timing chip was issued, newbies should not be afraid of being eaten up by the field.

The course was the standard BGC to Buendia Avenue and back route employed by most fun runs. Having run this path many times, it was a good return to fun runs after a nearly two-month absence.

Despite the long layoff, it was good to finish within the top 10 percent of the 10-kilometer category. Overall, the race more than met the minimum standards for the crucial areas of hydration, directional and distance markers and marshals.

After the race, a good number of runners stayed not just for the bike raffle but also enjoyed the different booths set up by Energen and other event partners. Free flowing Energen Vanilla and Chocolate variants was also served to all as a fitting post-workout recovery treat.

It was definitely a good last-minute decision to join this event as it was really worth the time and effort as well as providing a good physical and psychological boost for future races. One major moral lesson learned the hard way though – never partake of a buffet a day before a race!

Sunday’s race was the third in the 12-stage series after stops in Santa Rosa City and Angeles City earlier this year. The caravan moves to Baguio City on August 17 with regional races to follow in the areas of Bicol, Palawan, Bohol, Cebu, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Davao and General Santos.

In May of 2013, Energen successfully staged the first Energen Family Run at BGC that a sequel was immediately held the following October also in BGC. To underscore the exponential growth of the event, regional races were also held for the first time in Davao in November and Cebu in December.

For the coming Baguio leg, online registration is now ongoing at www.pepsquadevents.com. A hot cup of Energen Go Fruit Strawberry Flavor will surely be the perfect pre and post-race nourishment!

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