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AmCham Foundation ScholaRUN’s Eat & Run (9th : 1 March 2020 : Pasay City)

More runners eyed to join as AmCham Foundation brings its 9th ScholaRUN’s Eat & Run

Around 6,000 runners are expected to join ScholaRUN Eat & Run of the American Chamber (AmCham) Foundation Philippines happening on March 1 at the SM By the Bay, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

AmCham Foundation has been embarking this charity fun run for nine consecutive years with its main advocacy on education. The Foundation also feels a debt of gratitude to its member companies and the general public for their unwavering support to help educate the underprivileged yet deserving Filipino youth.

The ScholaRUN Eat & Run offers the following race categories and corresponding race fees: 200-meter dash (P 500), 3 KM (P 650), 5 KM (P 700), 10 KM (P 750), and 21 KM (P 1,100). Each race kit includes a race shirt, race bib, loot bag, and medal.

Like the previous year’s ScholaRUN Eat and Run, runners will be treated to several American food staples such as doughnuts, pizza, and burgers served along the running course. The fun run event includes a 21-KM distance category allowing more participants to run a longer distance.

AmCham member companies can now send their registration forms to secure race kits. Meanwhile, onsite registration has opened on January 6 at select Chris Sports outlets at SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA, Glorietta, SM Megamall, and Market! Market! You can also register online at Goorahna .

For inquiries and more information, please contact Candy Angeles-Gabriel at 8867-2426 or email at candy@amchamphilippines.com. The AmCham ScholaRUN Eat and Run is co-presented by Caltex and Emerson. 

Nike Launches the Nike React Infinity Run

The React Infinity Run Keeps You Running

Nike React Infinity Run

Imagine a world where every runner gets faster. Pretty exciting, but also a hearty challenge given the presumed hurdle of injury. But are injuries actually inevitable? The question spurred Nike to focus its efforts on reducing runner injury; hence, its newest running shoe, the Nike React Infinity Run is a step toward that objective.

When Nike debuted the Zoom Vaporfly 4% in 2017, racers cheered; the shoe was built for notching PRs and breaking limits—privileging running economy. In the same year, Nike React, a proprietary foam offering game-changing cushioning and energy return debuted. In running, the technology answered for a near impossible desire: a feel that was soft, resilient, lightweight, and durable.

The Nike React Infinity Run or Infinity encompasses the best qualities of these two technologies for a breakthrough shoe that offers a more democratic solution to stability and motion-control designs. It provides a soft, responsive platform, and delivers it with a widened midsole similar to the geometry of the 4%. Likewise, it has a rocker-like bottom that yields a more fluid transition from foot strike to toe off.

Nike React Infinity Run is exclusively available to Nike Members January 23rd at Nike Park Mall of Asia

The Infinity’s rocker-geometry encourages a slight lean forward, moving a runner’s foot strike from heel to midfoot, or even forefoot. This creates a natural forward-feel propulsion. The wider platform and the supportive foam that accompanies it provide a reassuring feel. The shoe guides the foot in a smooth, straight line and reduces side-to-side wobbling and movement.

This shoe matches best to base-run days even those middle-mileage, moderate efforts. In fact, an external study by the British Columbia Sports Medicine Research Foundation on 226 runners using the Infinity and traditional motion control shoe Nike Structure 22 showed that runners wearing the Infinity had a 52% lower injury rate confirming that they felt less pain in their knees and feet than those who used the motion control shoe.

WHY VARIABLE TRAINING MATTERS

Just as mixing up movements and intensity in training will build a fitter, more complete athlete, doing a variety of types of running workouts will increase speed, strength, and endurance, while also helping to prevent the kind of overuse injuries all too common to runners. The sport’s most successful champions—we’re looking at Eliud—are known to incorporate a range of running workouts (and corresponding types of running shoes) to stay their fittest and healthiest. Below, a glossary of some of the most common variables and how to incorporate them in your training.

LONG RUN

As the name suggests, these workouts are a runner’s highest mileage and usually slowest speed, and are meant to build muscle endurance alongside mental fortitude.

Frequency: Typically once a week

BASE RUN

Mid-range in mileage and performed at a comfortable pace, these bread-and-butter efforts are the bulk of a runner’s mileage.

Frequency: Two or three times a week

INTERVALS AND FARTLEKS

Alternating high-intensity sprinting with a period of recovery, these short bursts build speed and stamina. Intervals are commonly performed on a track to dial in precise distances, while fartleks are often spliced into base runs.

Frequency: Once or twice a week

TEMPO RUN

These mid-distance, faster sessions push a runner to a challenging speed— think 85% of maximum effort—to help build the strength and endurance to run fast for longer periods of time.

Frequency: Once or twice a week

RECOVERY RUN

Typically performed after a muscle-depleting race, time trial or hard workout. These runs are short in distance, easy in intensity, and meant to give the body the opportunity to bounce back while continuing to log miles.

Frequency: As needed

Seasoned runners know that for optimum performance and injury prevention it is crucial to vary the types of runs they do. (Please See Why Variable Training Matters) The same goes for the shoes one wears. Nike’s suite of running shoes caters to the variety of workouts that help deliver peak results.

The Nike React Infinity Run will be exclusively available on January 23 for Nike Members at Nike Park Mall of Asia opening. Its retail launch is set on January 30. Visit Nike React Infinity Run for more details.


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La Filipina Gives Hope to Filipino Athletes with its First Power Up Run

From the maker of the only corned pork in the Philippines, La Filipina, brings its first-ever fun run titled Power Up Run on 23 February 2020 at Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila. 

The Power Up Run offers various distances from 1.5 KM (P 500), 3 KM (P 550), 5 KM (P 650) to 10 KM (P760).  Corporate promo such as 10 + 1 and student discounts are also available. All runners will get a singlet, race bib, finisher’s medal, and La Filipina loot bag.

Coming from the brand’s tagline Power Up with La Filipina,Power Up Run encourages everyone to start their day right by eating protein-rich breakfast like La Filipina’s Corned Pork or Luncheon Meat. These meals bring power to performance whether doing a sport or any regular activity.

True to its name, the local brand of luncheon meat and pasta products will take you to the historical landmarks of Fort Santiago and Intramuros not only to make it more interesting to runners but also a unique way of promoting the country’s history and culture. This fun run is in partnership with the Department of Tourism and Intramuros Administration.

Apart from promoting tourism, history, health, and fitness, the fun run’s goal is to help aspiring Filipino athletes and teams to represent the country but could not do so due to insufficient financial support; hence, the proceeds from this project will aid selected athletes to continue training in their chosen sport. 

At present, La Filipina is supporting teams in various sports such as volleyball, basketball, sepak takraw, and dragon boat including young athletes from public schools of Manila, Valenzuela, and Quezon City.

Visit La Filipina’s official Facebook page to register. You may also drop by at their official on-site registration partner Chris Sports at select branches at Robinsons Place Ermita, SM Manila, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North-Annex, and Market! Market!

For more information and updates, please contact Ms. Nikka Ramos of Aldenver Marketing at 0927-848-4533 or 0998-956-5231 or visit their official Facebook page. You can send your queries thru e-mail at aldenver.veronicaramos@gmail.com. Register NOW!

Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) Bicentennial Fun Run 2020

In support of the upcoming PMMA Bicentennial Alumni Homecoming, a fun run event dubbed as PMMA Bicentennial Fun Run 2020 will be held on 25 Jan. 2020 at the Quirino Grand Stand at 5:00 AM. The event is led by PMMA Sandagat Class 1995. More details about the running event in the poster below.

Race Categories, Registration Fees, and Race Kit Inclusions

You may now settle your registration payments through bank deposit at PMMA’s BPI Savings Account # 2859-2518-73 (Account Name: Jose Fred Bracamonte). After paying, just send a copy of your deposit slip via e-mail at  bicentennialfunrun@yahoo.com, or to Facebook (FB) Account: Bicentennial Fun Run FB Page.

Race registration form can be downloaded from here for you to fill out and send online.

If you have further questions, please get in touch with Ms. Xaxa via FB messenger (Grexa Xaxa with IRONMAN photo) and by accessing either their PMMA Bicentennial Fun Run FB Page or Bicentennial Funrun FB account.

This event is brought you by Pocari Sweat, Garmin, Pascual Consumer Healthcare, and Maynilad Water.

Another adidas Boost Innovation for Urban Runners: the Pulseboost HD


adidas Pulseboost HD
  • Pulseboost HD delivers more stability
  • Pulseboost HD offers the first iconic midsole technology called Boost HD
  • adidas collaborates with urban runners from New York, Paris, and Berlin to opensource the creation of Pulseboost HD

Introducing the Boost HD, a new innovation in boost technology. adidas engineers Boost HD with the same unrivaled energy return and comfort. It’s a new expression of the best.

Sitting lower to the ground, Pulseboost HD is ready for the unexpected. A sudden stop, juke, or quick change in direction on a busy city street is not a problem with a completely new package of performance benefits for runners.

–   Boost HD is engineered for more stability with the same best-in-class comfort and energy return—a new expression of the best.

–   Continental Adaptive Traxion is a new Continental™ Rubber outsole developed by artificial intelligence, giving maximum grip to quickly change direction on any surface, dry or wet.

–   Adapt Knit is a new flexible upper that stretches where you need it.

To highlight the design and collaboration story, the shoe features the GPS coordinates for New York, Paris, and Berlin where runners from each city helped develop Pulseboost HD.

Women’s Pulseboost HD
Men’s Pulseboost HD

In partnership with Spotify, adidas put a QR code on the tongue that links directly to a custom playlist based on where you are in the world, ensuring every runner is ready to move. Scan the code with a mobile device to launch Spotify and unlock an exclusive playlist.

The limited-edition monochrome colorway is now available in stores and at adidas.com.ph.

Sign up for more information at adidas.com.ph/feeltheboost. Follow the conversation on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using #Boost and @adidasrunning.

Inaugural Great UP Run to Kickstart the 2019 UAAP Season

As part of NoWhereToGoButUP Foundation’s thrust to support the Varsity Teams of the University of the Philippines and in partnership with RUNRIO Events, the Foundation presents the inaugural The Great UP Run to be held on August 11 at University of the Philippines (UP), Diliman, Quezon City. Designed to be an annual event, the race is set to start the upcoming season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines or UAAP.

The event is targeting 3,000 runners participating in any of the 3 KM (P 600), 5 KM (P 700), 10 KM (P 800)or 21 KM (P 1,100) categories. Also expected to take part are UP varsity athletes, UP students and faculty from all campuses, UP Alumni, family, friends, and supporters of the UP community.

Registered runners will receive, as part of their race kit, a singlet, a race bib, timing chip and a loot bag. Apart from these entitlements, 21 KM runners, who will successfully finish the race, will receive a finisher’s shirt and a finisher’s medal.

Online registration has already started. Interested participants can visit the The Great UP Run Page on the RUNRIO Events website to register. Online registration is available until July 29. Target in-store registration schedule is from July 23 to August 10, and on race day. Registration venues include Olympic Village branches: Trinoma, Fairview Terraces, Market! Market! and Alabang Town Center; and, at UP Diliman-College of Human Kinetics. Proceeds of the fees will go to the UP athletes through the NoWhereToGoButUP Foundation.

Liability Waiver & Race Agreement

The Great UP Run is a sundown race with gun start scheduled at 4:30 PM for the 21 KM category,  4:45 PM for the 10 KM category, 5:00 PM for the 5 KM category, and 5:05 PM for the 3 KM.

During the conduct of the race, all roads that form part of the race route will be partially closed and will be reopened after the set cutoff for each race category, or four hours after the official race start for the 21 KM, 2 hours for the 10 KM, and 1 hour for the 5 KM and 3 KM respectively.

Category winners will receive awards from the organizers and its sponsors. Immediately after the awards ceremony, a concert will follow featuring homegrown UP artists. Other details about this race can be accessed from either the Runrio Facebook Page or from its website.

TRI-Factor Run-Bike-Run 2019

International athletes from Asia and around the nation will converge to test their mettle at Clark, Pampanga as the inaugural Tri-Factor Asian Series run-bike-run event will launch on March 31.

Co-presented by Clark Development Corporation [and] Bases Conversion and Development Authority, this qualifying race for the 2019 SEA Games will bring participants through any courses of their choice such as the Standard Distance (10 KM run–40 KM bike–5 KM run), Sprint Distance (5 KM run–20 KM bike–2.5 KM run), and Super Sprint Distance (2.5 KM run– 10 KM bike–2.5 KM run). The run segment will take place at the Clark Parade Grounds while the cycling part will be along Clark Speedway.

Effective March 8 to March 15, the fees will be US$ 76 / P 3,995 Elite and Standard, $ 72 / P 3,795 Junior Elite, $ 66 / P 3,495 Sprint, and $ 54 / P 2,795 Super Sprint. It entitles participants to exclusive event T-shirts and a race kit.

The NEW Freshmen/ Fresh-Athletes category was launched on March 12 with only 200 slots and the first 100 registrants to get an exclusive Tri-Factor Care Kit. Registration fee is $ 50. Hurry! REGISTER NOW!

For more information, subscribe to Tri-Factor Philippines Facebook, or call Ms. Belle at (63) 905.3162.845, or visit the Tri-Factor duathlon event website.

Run Beyond Boundaries: Salomon X-Trail Run Pilipinas

Five decades since its inception, Salomon continues to elevate outdoor experiences as the world’s leading trail running brand. Beyond its steadfast dedication to superior product innovation, Salomon embraces its role as pillar of outdoor athleticism. In its bid to push the boundaries of trail running, Salomon announces the return of Salomon X-Trail Run on 22 July 2018 at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

Conceived in 2008 as an annual event throughout Southeast Asia, the Salomon X-Trail Run is held in countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Philippines. Though held in venues known for its grueling, exceptional, and technical trail routes yet participated still by most runners, fitness junkies, and outdoor adventurers.

Beyond Boundaries

Following last year’s widely successful turnout of close to 1,200 participants, this year’s race seeks to attract 1,500 participants from all over the country as it unveils another adrenaline-pumping trail running event across the lush and vigorous forest trails of the Subic Freeport Zone consists of two categories—the Trail Run for beginners with 6K and 12K distances and the more technical Mountain Run designed for experienced runners with its 24K and 32K distances.

Positioned as a challenging category, the Mountain Run features a heady combination of terrains—from asphalt to rocky trails to rivers to sandy tracks, and steep technical ascents—all of which are designed to test the stamina of the most tenacious runner. Also, specific areas and control points within the course are identified to ensure participants finish the race within the official time alongside motivational posters to encourage them.

Given the demanding nature of these distances, 24K and 32K participants are requested to submit a medical certificate before registration and bring with them on race day the mandatory gear, eg headlamp, whistle, and hydration pack or belt with at least 500 ml of water. As pioneer advocate of a Green Race since its first series in 2010, Salomon will not permit the use of disposables during the event hence participants are advised to bring their own water bottles.

Reminder: Those found with incomplete gear will not be allowed to participate in the race. 

The Mountain Run participants will receive a race bib, timing chip, Salomon X-Trail technical jersey, Salomon microfiber towel, post-race meal, raffle coupon, and products from sponsors. For this category, only those who finish within the cut-off time will receive a finisher’s medal.

Path to Progress

An advocate of inclusivity, Salomon X-Trail Run also opens its doors to avid runners with basic to no trail running experience with its 6K and 12K Trail Run category. Though slightly less demanding, the Trail Run category aims to inspire runners to test the limits of their ability by coming up with a technical terrain that will surely prove challenging for its participants. Trail Run participants will receive a race bib, timing chip, Salomon X-Trail technical jersey, post-race meal, raffle coupon and products from sponsors.

Interested participants can register either via online registration or in-store registration at any Salomon store branches SM Aura, SM Megamall, Glorietta 3, and SM North EDSA Annex until 8 July 2018. Claiming of race kits will be onsite. Alternatively, online registrants can opt for their race kits be delivered via courier for an additional fee.

For inquiries about the event, email SalomonXtrail2018@extribeinc.com. Follow Salomon X-Trail Run Pilipinas on their Facebook Page @salomonphilippines and @SalomonPH on Instagram.

Gear Up and Conquer your Limits with Salomon

Ideal for competitive trail runners, Salomon’s high performance collections include the S/LAB SENSE 6 and S/LAB SENSE 6 SG, which boast Endofit and ContaGrip technologies for maximum traction over any terrain. The S/LAB SENSE 6 is made with a hard ground outsole while S/LAB SENSE 6 SG features an aggressive outsole and a soft mesh upper to keep out debris.

Proving to be a brand built by athletes for athletes, the S/LAB SENSE ULTRA 2 was developed with French elite athlete Francois D’haene. The result was a remarkable running shoe that embodied D’haene’s stamina, precision, and agility. Its key features include the Energysave foam insert for cushioning and protection from the coarsest terrain, Energycell+ foam for a smooth consistent ride, and Sensefit construction for added confidence when traversing downhill.

Even the most experienced runners cannot escape the perils of bad weather. The S/LAB SPEED 2 is designed to hold out against muddy, wet, and slippery trails with its narrow fit for precision and agility even in the worst conditions, ContaGrip sole to ensure traction and resist clogging, and a protective mudguard positioned around the foot area.

Derived directly from the S/LAB group, the SENSE collection offers trail running shoes that are formidable and durable. It includes the SENSE RIDE with its generous cushioning, which enables one to push the mileage for extended time in comfort, SENSE PRO 2 for a lightweight feel without sacrificing comfort, SENSE ESCAPE, which offers incredible protection and grip on and off the road, and SENSE PRO MAX, which boasts an anti-vibration technology for less shock and more fun. The SENSE models are available for both men and women.

Salomon’s latest collection also engages runners with its selection of superior running vests. Lightweight and constructed for precision, the all-new AGILE 2 SET is a power mesh-equipped running vest that serves the perfect function of carrying one’s essentials without compromising air-flow, comfort, and motion. Under the S/LAB collection is the S/LAB SENSE ULTRA 5 SET, an ultimate gear made with anti-odor stretchy mesh fabric and Sensifit construction that promises to wrap around the body without hindrance and as lightweight as it can be at 100 g.

The Salomon Brand

Founded in 1947 in Annecy France, Salomon began as a mountain sports brand driven by passion for outdoor pursuits.  It has emerged as a global leader in trail running footwear and accessories. As Salomon X-Trail Run Pilipinas returns, runners can expect another outdoor experience bearing a brand built on athletic excellence. Salomon is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by the Primer Group of Companies.

Team 7-Eleven Philippines Dominates Jeju International Tourism Marathon

Jeju Island, South Korea – “Race safe, enjoy and make 7-Eleven and the Philippines proud,” said 7-Eleven Run series project head Michelle Saludes to  Filipino runners on race day morning at the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival held at Gujwa Life Sports Park in South Korea’s Jeju Island.

Eleven Filipino runners of Team 7-Eleven Philippines competed in the recently held 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival in Jeju Island, South Korea.

Eleven Filipino runners made it to the race courtesy of 7-Eleven Philippines as part of their prize for landing within the top three spots of this year’s 7-Eleven Run Series held in February. The runners lived up to expectations and grabbed top spots in the 21-kilometer and 42-kilometer categories.

The Team 7-Eleven Philippines delegation to Jeju Island, South Korea was composed of 11 Filipino elite runners and executives of the Philippine Seven Corporation.

Fresh from her training camp in Italy, Olympic medalist and marathon queen Mary Joy Tabal showed her winning form to dominate in the 21K race clocking at 1:18:44 besting Japanese and Korean elite runners who placed second and third respectively.  “I wasn’t able to break my personal record, but I am satisfied and happy with my overall performance. This race serves as an evaluation of my training and a good warm-up for me for the Asian Games next month,” said Tabal who left for Italy next day to continue with her training.

From left to right: Richard Salaño (2nd male), Ruffa Sorongon (4th female), Mary Joy Tabal (1st female), Christabel Martes (5th female), Prince Joey Lee (5th male), and Jerald Zabala (6th male) run the 21K race at the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival.

Ruffa Sorongon and Christabel Martes, who directly came from their successful 10K race in last week’s Philippine National Games, took the fourth and fifth podium spots of the 21K category to complete the Female Top 5.

From left to right: Richeel Languido (3rd male), Maricar Camacho (2nd female), Judelyn Miranda (1st female), Bryan Quiamco (2nd male) and Rafael Pestos (4th male). All made it to the podium of the 42K race of the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival.

Richard Salaño, Bulacan’s “Kenyan Slayer” settled for a number two finish in the 21K male category, clocking at 1:11:19.  Cebu’s Prince Joey Lee and Cagayan de Oro’s Jerald Zabala settled for the fifth and sixth place respectively.  It was Lee’s and Zabala’s first race outside the Phiippines.

Meanwhile, Filipino runners also reigned in the 42K category . Bryan Quiamco, who earned his slot by winning the third spot of the 42K race of the 7-Eleven Race Series in February, took runner-up honors by finishing at 2:37:03.  Richeel Languido grabbed third place while Rafael Pescos placed fourth.

On the distaff side, the Filipinas ruled as veteran Davaoeña runner Judelyn Miranda covered the challenging course in 3:16:03 to bag the crown and beat teammate Maricar Camacho who finished at 3:26:55 to settle for second place.

“Para sa akin amazing ang laro na ito kasi kapos ako sa ensayo pero naglakas-loob akong lumaban sa laro na ito dahil dala ko ang bandera ng ating bansa. Salamat sa 7-Eleven Philippines na nagsuporta sa aming lahat na makapunta kami sa South Korea,” said Judelyn Miranda when asked about her win. “For me, this race is amazing because even if I lacked training, I bravely went on to race because I am carrying our flag. Thank you to 7-Eleven Philippines who supported all of us in going to South Korea.”

“We are very satisfied with Team 7-Eleven Philippines’ performance here at the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival. 7-Eleven Philippines will continue with its program to nurture and support our Filipino runners who aspire to get the chance to represent the country in an international race. With that, we encourage them to prepare well and we’ll see them on February 3, 2019 for the 2019 7-Eleven Run Series,” shared 7-Eleven general merchandise division head Jose C. Ang, Jr. when asked about the team’s performance.

Team 7-Eleven Philippines posed for a victory photo together with 7-Eleven Philippines’ marketing director Jackie Lay (standing), general merchandise division head Jose C. Ang, Jr. (seated), and 7-Eleven Run Series project head Michelle Saludes (seated).

Since 2013, 7-Eleven Philippines have given Filipino elite runners a chance to compete in the international arena by bringing them to a foreign running race, all expenses paid  and needs taken cared of plus pocket money.  Runners who successfully finish in any of the top three overall spots in their respective category will not only get to bring home the race prizes, but also receive a bonus cash prize from 7-Eleven Philippines.

The participation of Filipino runners at the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival was made possible through the efforts of Philippine Seven Corporation together with the valuable support of Asics as exclusive sportswear partner, Smart and ESPN as media partners, and sponsors Selecta Ice Cream, Nature Spring Water, Gatorade, Summit water, Del Monte, Fit and Right, Active, Blue Flavored water, San Miguel beer, Le Minerale, SIP water, Sosro fruit tea, Safeguard, Kopiko 78, Aquafina, Cheetos, Pocari Sweat, and Evian.

Gear Review: Julbo Aero Zebra Light Sunglasses

Wearing sunglasses protects the eyes against the risk of UV radiation from the sun.  Among athletes such as runners and cyclists, using specialty sunglasses during almost every run and ride is one way of preventing eye damage directly related to length and intensity exposure from all weather conditions.

A few weeks back, a simple invite came from fellow blogger Vimz aka Kulit Runner (KR) to test the Julbo sunglasses provided by Vision Express Philippines.  In all honesty, before the pair arrived for testing, I never heard of the Julbo brand. After browsing through the materials that were later sent to me by KR and some sleuthing done from the Internet, research showed company owner Jules Baud founded the brand in the Jura region (France) in 1888. Julbo sunglasses were designed originally for the mountaineering and other climbing sports, and then eventually branched out to other sports like cycling and running.  To me, that is innovation at its finest mastered by over a hundred years of experience.

A first for me to wear white sunglasses; (in my mind) can I get away with wearing one?  Lightweight and durable, these white sunglasses were a very look of 70s yet remained classic and somehow looked part of the 2018 sunglasses trends.

First impressions during a quick night ride were good. The pair fitted well, especially having those photochromic lenses, rubber nose pads, and comfortable grip of arms. Photochromic means the lens changes tint when exposed to light.  Since then, I used the pair with different light conditions—at night and on a bright day—during my weekend training rides.

Photochromic Julbo Aero Zebra Light sunglasses

For someone who wore contact lenses during rides, investing in a pair of reliable sunglasses would be suitable. Sunglasses that wrap around the sides of the face help keep contacts from drying out and protect the eyes from wind-blown debris when riding bike outdoors. Julbo aero sunglasses provided that protection thus contacts could be worn for six hours or longer.  The only drawback was the top bar or frame would always be directly in my line of vision while riding in the drops. But, if I equated it with clarity, performance, and comfort, Julbo sunglasses were totally fine.

Takeaways: Quality performance sunglasses from an established eyewear designer with lenses that work well while biking at night and under harsh sunlight.  The sunglasses can also be worn during running events or run workouts, be it at night or day time.  A multi-sport eyewear indeed.

Product: Julbo Aero Zebra Light Sunglasses (model: SKU J4833111; SRP: 7990)

Best features: photochromic lens + anti-fog coating, minimalist, light, and comfort

Recommended use: cycling, running, hiking, and camping

To know more other products, you may visit Vision Express Philippines or click here for more information about Julbo.  Please note that Julbo products are available at select stores only.

About Vision Express

Vision Express Philippines (VEP) is an international franchise from the UK and is known as the No. 1 leading optical retailer in Europe. VEP has been providing clients with the best quality of services and products through their expert optometrists and the global brands they carry.

You may drop a visit to any of the following VEP branches at UP Town Center,  Alabang Town Center*, Ayala Center Cebu, Ayala the 30th, BGC, Eastwood, Festival Supermall, Gatewall Mall, Glorietta 3*, Greenbelt 3, MarQuee Mall, Robinsons Place Manila, SM CDO, SM City Bacolod, SM City BF,  SM City Cabanatuan,  SM City Cebu, SM City Davao, SM City Fairview, SM City Pampanga, SM City Sta. Rosa, SM City Iloilo, SM Clark, SM East Ortigas, SM Megamall*, SM North EDSA, SM Southmall, Solenad Nuvali, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, and Trinoma.

*Branches that carry Julbo, Revo, & Maui Jim products