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Happy Feet Running Group Featured in Front Runner and Multisport Magazines

It came as a surprise when I got a text message from Jonel Mendoza, editor of Front Runner, that Happy Feet running group was featured finally in their magazine (Front Runner Magazine, April 2011).  

Many thanks to Jonel and the staff of Front Runner for giving me the opportunity to write about the group and for including said article in one of their issues.  Thanks also to James Rosca, a fellow Happy Feet, for providing us a photographer Mr. Loel Lamella, whose talent is clearly shown in the photos he took in September last year. And of course, to Z for the initiative to gather HF members for the photo shoot.

Another feat for Happy Feet running group when it was featured again in another magazine.  This time in MultiSport Philippines (May 2011).  Article is written by Paola Belle Ebora. Some members of this group are also into multisport events.
Kudos to all Happy Feet peeps!

Adidas adiNation of Runners (aNR)

Two weeks prior to my PAU ultramarathon race last month, I contented myself to run around Ayala Triangle Gardens to complete my training program. Since it was a Tuesday, I bumped into Ellen aka Kelcy and Bong Z whom I fondly called as Dragon Bong Z, leaders of the aNR Ayala Tri group.

Running Diva with the aNR Ayala Tri Group (Photo courtesy of Dragon Bong Z)

I was about to leave when Ellen and Bong Z suddenly asked me to show to the group some running drills and cool down exercises. I was hesitant at first as I haven’t done this kind of thing before, that is, acting like a coach. Who am I to say no to those faces who want to learn something new? Anyway, I found myself leading the runners and showed them some of the stuff I learned from my coaches.

I thank Ellen, Bong Z, and the aNR Ayala Tri group for giving me the chance and for the free Gatorade.

Adidas launched adiNation of Runners in countries like Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia. In the Philippines, Adidas tapped Takbo.ph to organize adiNation groups in Metro Manila.

We’re Happy [Feet] Together

Last Sunday, August 22, was somewhat a reunion for Happy Feet (HF) runners, both the pioneers and new ones. Do they look familiar? Some of the faces you see in the photos below, well, they are just but some of those who started the running buzz, two or three years ago, through their blogs.

Many thanks to Z for gathering the HF runners in this photo shoot. Photos courtesy of Zimm aka The Kenyan Runner.

Jump shot

Me second from left, front row

Different versions of Happy Feet singlet

White with green (2007), black (2008), mostly green (2010)

Ready, get set …

Happy Feet Photo Shoot on August 22 at
Bonifacio High Street, The Fort