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Corregidor International Half Marathon Finisher (4th : 2014 : Corregidor Island, Cavite City)

Finally, a post from me!  Been such a long time! No christmas nor new year greeting, no running recap for 2013, not even a countdown.  Oh well, just one of those days when sometimes we just have to cut ourselves some slack. Late post but still wishing everyone a blessed 2014!
On Joining and Finishing the 4th CIHM
There were attempts made to join the Corregidor International Half Marathon (CIHM) since its inception in 2010, but for some reason it just wouldn’t work with my schedule until last year.  Both the Corregidor Marathon and CIHM events, however, were rescheduled to January 11 and 12 respectively instead of December last year to give way to relief operations in areas affected by typhoon Yolanda. Months have passed since my last post yet no matter how hard I tried, the words just wouldn’t flow or it was difficult to recap in words so let me show you some pictures instead.
Crossing the Finish Line in over two hours
Half marathon runners took off early Sunday morning.
Can you find me in the crowd?
This is but one of the picturesque views of the Island.
(Photo courtesy of 
Jing, my niece)

The Mile-long Barracks said to be the longest in the world.(Photo courtesy of Jing, my niece)

Running near the Mile-long Barracks ruins.

With the newest Soleus Brand Ambassador celebrity Gerard Pizzaras (on my right) who amazingly finished both the 42k and 21k distance categories. I also had the chance to meet
his equally famous runner friends who are also into running and multisport events. 
With my niece, Jing, who regrettably didn’t make it in time for
her supposedly first 5K race in Corregidor because of work assignment.
There’ll always be a next time, niece!
With beaming 10k finisher fellow Fishers of Men choir member, Jessica D.
Congratulations, Jess!
The Finish Arch for 21K and 10K finishers.  That tiny orange speck is me on my way to
the Finish Line.  Woohoo!
Seeing fellow blogger Atty. Raymund aka Everybody Loves Raymund at the Starting Line on a cold early Saturday morning. We were both spectators and waiting for the Corregidor Marathon side event runners to take off.  

Congratulations to Big, Big, Big on both a successful and a memorable half marathon running.  Such a smoothly run event.  Awesome job by everyone. Many, many thanks to Edward Kho on the work you are doing for the running community and tourism.  Great thanks to Mr. Rolando Portes, General Manager of Sun Cruises for ensuring our stay in the Island comfortable and welcoming. I look forward to doing the event again!

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Big Blue Run Uphill Challenge, July 11

Are you looking for a new challenge? Have you tried everything from trail running to aquathlons, but still want to make running even more interesting? Then [this course is for you.] It’s all uphill! We’re not just talking about one uphill leg as part of the race route, this race offers a multitude of uphills. Steep, steadily sloping, short, long. Get ready to conquer them!

On July 11, a different kind of running event awaits runners from all over the metro. Test your strength and get ready for a new kind of running high as the Ateneo Track & Field program, in partnership with La Vista Homeowners’ Association present “The Big Blue Run: Uphill Challenge”.

11 July 2010
Ateneo de Manila University
Assembly time at 5AM
Gun start: 6AM (10K), 6:05AM (5K), and 6:10AM (3K)
Php 400 Registration fee
Finisher Shirts and loot bags for all runners

Registration Centers:

University Athletics Office at Blue Eagle Gym
Ateneo de Manila University
From June 21 to July 10

Bonifacio High Street
From June 26 to July 10

La Vista Village Office
June 28-July 10

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The 5K/10K routes cover the Ateneo de Manila campus and continue into La Vista Village for the uphill stretch. There will also be a 3K fun run within the campus.

P10,000 in cash await both the first male and female to conquer the challenging 10K route, while P7,000 await the 5K champions.

Cash prizes are also in store for those who place second and third in the male/female adult (19 and up) and junior (18 and below) divisions.

Special prizes will be given to the top 5 male/female finishers of the 10K in the masters division (35 and up).

3k fun run (even kids can join!)-Top 10 recognized with freebies and certificate

Top 10 finishers of the 3K category also have special prizes in store for them.

This event will only be the first of a series of four runs to be staged at the Ateneo throughout the year. Aside from the Uphill Challenge, other exciting runs like the Big Blue Night Run, BBR Cross Country Challenge and Big Blue Katipunan Run await runners in the coming months.

In line with this, the Ateneo Big Blue Running Club will also be launched on July 11. Race organizer and Ateneo Track & Field program head, Coach Mick Perez says that, “Ateneo would like to promote running to the community. The campus can be a place where runners can congregate, run together, and learn from each other.”

For inquiries, [you may] email, [visit], or call the University Athletics Office at 4266001 loc 4194.

This event is made possible by Greenfield City Corporation, Summit Natural Drinking Water, 100Plus (official sports drink of the Big BlueRun), Pascual Laboratories, Sony Ericsson, RunForChange, Security Bank, BDO, Enjoy Card, Zagu, and Slimmer’s World, with media partners Runnerspeak, Takbo.Ph,, Frontrunner Magazine, Multisport, and Northern Living.