Category Archives: Mizuno running clinic

The Palms Family Fun Run & Roll

Mizuno is partnering with The Palms Country Club for two events, The Palms Run Club and The Palms Fun Run & Roll.

The Palms Run Club is held every Saturday at Filinvest, Alabang, 6AM, starting on July 17 with Patrick Josson as trainer.

The Palms Fun Run includes kid’s 1K, 5K, and 10K race categories. Registration comes with a Palms’ club day pass inclusive of an all-you-can-eat buffet as well as a concert.

For inquiries, please contact:

Reggie Mendoza
Marketing Officer
BMG Centre, San Antonio Street
Paseo de Magallanes Commercial Center
Makati City, 1232 Philippines

Tel. No.: (63 2) 757.3160
Fax: (63 2) 757.3161
Mobile No.: +(63) 908.884.3829

Mizuno Running Clinic Graduates 2/e

It was my second attempt to join the Mizuno running clinic. My reason? I didn’t complete the first one. I couldn’t go out of the house because of Typhoon Emong (international codename Chan-hom) which brought lots of rains one Thursday night. I decided to might as well make up for it the second time around. I gave it another shot during its second edition this year but (again) I missed one day due to a previous commitment. The consequence? I didn’t get my running club card again. But it was OK. Even if I didn’t have it, I have found new friends instead. What more could I ask for?

The relay competition was part graduation requirement and part just-for-fun-activity by Coach Ige. Each group was composed of four members and with members of a team take turns running the whole stretch-1.2-kilometer run-around Bonifacio High Street. Each had to carry a bottle of Gatorade, where upon reaching the venue had to down Gatorade drink first before the next member could run. It was a no-frills race but everyone had fun.

In the photo below, you would see the guys in front beamed with pride. Who wouldn’t? They won second during the relay race. Congratulations, guys!

L-R: (front) Marvin (Nutty Bunny), Bryan (Planettrumania), Timmy (Kenkoy Runner), Sam (Running Ninja); (standing) Raf (Runtimer), Yours truly, Gail (Gailcon), Neil (Crash Burn), Carina (Flying Boar), Yan, Rico (By Sheer Will), Julie (Dyule), and Rachel (Eichbar)

Just one of our drills. Coach Ige (in red shirt) led the runners.

The second edition graduates of 2009 with me nowhere to be found. I was still doing my long run when this picture was taken.

Some of the first edition graduates of 2009.
L-R: Lugs, Allyn, Yours truly, Dave (partly hidden), Maui, Coach Ige, Erick (partly hidden), Timmy, and Gabo

Thanks Coach Ige for your expertise and patience. Many thanks to Mizuno BHS staff for a wonderful experience ensuring our safety during our 5k races and that we had ample supply of Gatorade and water during each session. Kudos to Mizuno for the freebies!

(Photos Courtesy of Bryan and Allyn)

Mizuno Running Clinic Graduates

Our last day or last Running Clinic session was spent inside Mizuno store for it rained that night. Graduation night, sans the marching and receiving of diplomas, was a huge success with just the photo ops with fellow runners and Coach Ige Lopez (in red shirt). To top it off, Leo Oracion (in white Mizuno shirt), dropped by. Leo is a runner, a multisport athlete, and was part of the 1st Philippine Everest team that planted the Philippine flag at the peak of Mt. everest last year.

Congratulations to all of us!
Super duper thanks to Dave and Lugs for sending me the featured photos here!
Many thanks to Mizuno Bonifacio High Street staff for a job well done!

(Photos courtesy of Dave and Lugs)

Accidental Reunion

While walking on my way to Nike store after attending the second session of the Mizuno running clinic on Thursday at the Fort, I saw a group of young people slowly walking. One them looked at my direction, recognized me and shouted my name. Goodness! They were my former high school students. I was so happy to see them after all these years!

(L) to (R): Bert, Baya, Aicelle, Alex, Running Diva, Owen, and Jane