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Wednesday, 19 September 2012



For those who ran at Leg 1 and Leg 2, Here's your chance to finish the last leg. The final battle of the race registration is now open for all the trail runners and natures lover. Discover more hidden nature in Rizal that you haven't seen yet. If you haven't been into Daranak Falls, Calinawan Cave and Tanay Grotto then here's the right one for you, another fun, thrilling and most exciting adventure in Tanay Trail Running. 

Nature’s Trail Discovery Run Final Leg

Nature's Trail Discovery Final Leg of the trilogy series is now open for Early Bird. The biggest of the trilogy series, the Final Leg will determine the Top 100 Trail Runners of the Year Award for those that have run the race in either the 1st Leg. To be in the running for the Award runners must have run at least the Final Leg and either of 1st and 2nd.


DARANAK FALLS- The Pride of  TANAY is the 3rd venue for the final leg. This falls is the popular summer getaway for locals, neighboring towns and tourists alike. It is also considered to be as one of the most beautiful natural formations in the country.

photo credit: Phimco Sporting Event

All Runners from Different Categories must take this route that leads to the Grotto of the Blessed Virgin Mary with more than 400 steps going to the Calinawan Cave. 
photo credit: Phimco Sporting Event

Once you've reach the Calinawan Cave, I am pretty sure that most of you will stop by to this beautiful amazing God's Natures Creation and will take some photos, I advise to bring your headlamp along with you it is dark inside the cave. 

Calinawan Cave to give other runners a feedback got its name from the word "Linaw" a Tagalog term for Clear. This cave also served as a shelte and a hideaway from the Japanese during World War II. It was also in this cave that Japanese Soldiers surrendered to the Liberation Forces.  

You will get the chance to view this amazing cave by taking the Final Leg and only Phimco Sporting Event Organizers are the first to get this venue for the Trail Running. 
photo credit: Phimco Sporting Event

After passing Grotto and Calinawan Cave, All Runners must proceed to off-road forest trails and this time Overlooking view from Laguna de Bay and Masungi Rock. 
photo credit: Phimco Sporting Event 

Nature's Trail Discovery Run Final  Date: November 25 (Sunday)Venue: Daranak Falls, Tanay, RizalCategories:
 Distance                                       Entry Fee                            Inclusions
5K Trail Run for Beginner         Early Bird—450.00            Race kit, finishers medal ,only to the top 25
                                                     Regular----  500.00,           Finishers Certificate To all.
10K Trail Run                             Early Bird—750.00            Race kit, Finishers Shirt, and medal                                                                               
21K Trail Half Marathon           Early Bird—900.00             Race kit, finishers Shirt, and medal
Note: Early Bird Reg.  September 03, 2012-September 30, 2012Regular Reg.     October 01, 2012-November 11, 2012                5K           All Filipino
                10K         All Filipino
                21K         Open Category
 Awards & Prizes for Male and Female Division applicable in the Final LegMain Races 21km/10km Cash Prize & Award To Overall Winners and to Top 3 Filipino Finishers
21km is open to Foreign Nationalities*
21km Cash Prize For Overall Winners*Champion           - P5,000.00 + Trophy
2nd Place                     - P3,000.00   + Medal
3rd Place                      - P2,000.00 + Medal
21km Cash Prize For Top 3 Filipino FinishersTop 1 Honor       - P5,000.00 + Medal
Top 2 Honor       - P2,000.00 + Medal
Top 3 Honor       - P1,000.00 + Medal
21km Filipino Champion, or 2nd Place, or 3rd Place will get both the Overall Winners Prize plust (+) the Top 3 Filipino Finishers for Total Prize of:Champion         -  P10,000.00 + Trophy
2nd Place          -  P  5,000.00 + Medal
3rd Place           -  P  3,000.00 + Medal
10km Cash PrizeMale and Female Division
Champion         - P5,000.00 + Medal
2nd Place          - P3,000.00 + Medal
3rd Place          - P2,000.00 + Medal
5km Trail Fun Run Cash PrizeMale and Female Division
1st Place            - P1,750.00 + Medal
2nd Place           - P1,250.00 + Medal
3rd Place            - P1,000.00 + Medal

AwardsAll participants who completed the trilogy and finished all the races will get the Nature's Trail Discovery Run "Trail Blazers Award"
Top 25 Finishers of both 10k and 21k categories who consistently land in the top 25 of races 2 & 3 will get the Certificate of Recognition as Top Finishers Award.
Loot Bags
All runners will get loot bags courtesy of sponsors.
All runners participating in any event should be at least 18 years and above male or female on the day of the race. Runners below 18 should be accompanied in the race by a guardian.
Runners participating in 5k Trail Fun Run should be crossover from road running or beginner runners. Runners already participated in 10k and 21k in previous races is not eligible to register and participate in the 5k.
Limit Slots
The Final Leg will only be available to limited number of runners as follows
10k Category        250 slots only
21k Category        250 slots only
5k    Category         No Limit
AccommodationRunners and their families and friends who would like the outdoors may get accommodation near the venue. This is highly recommended as there are amenities that you can try your hands for very affordable rates.
Shuttle Services for Metro-Manila Runners:
Additional fee of P300.00 per runner will be charged for the shuttle bus to the race venue and going back to the same pick up points as follows:
Pick up Details
Date:  November 25, 2012
Pick up points:
Shell Station, Makati Edsa
Mandaluyong, City Hall Circle
Quezon City Circle
Masinag, Marikina in front of Mercury Drug
Time of Pick Up:
2:00 am                     Shell Station Makati Edsa
2:15 am                     Mandaluyong City Hall Circle
2:40 am                     Quezon City Circle
3:10 amMasinag, Front Mercury
The Bus will passed-by and will not be standing by please be at the pick-up point at the time to avoid inconvenience and present your Service Stub. The Time of Pick-up are estimated arrivals at the pick-up locations given.
If you miss one pick up place, you can still catch up by proceeding immediately at any of the pick-up points ahead. The Shuttle Bus will not wait.
Time of Return Trip: All Runners must be at the shuttle bus for the return trip to Metro-Manila from the race venue after the race event on November 25 not later than 1:00 pm
For more details Please Contact PIMCO Sporting Events at:Tel Nos.: 532-1645/571-0524 or visit:

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Sunday, 9 September 2012


Great News to all runners from South and Manila-Pasay Area,. The Biggest Running Camp in the Country has its new training location. This will be located at SM Mall of Asia, Starting October 1- December 2012, Milo 3in1 Apex Running School  will bring the passion at the place nearby. Join us and get train with our Elite Coaches at Quezon City Circle, Bonifacio Global City and SM Mall of Asia. All enrolled participants can attend in any of the following locations. 

                                                                   photo credit: coach jim saret

MILO 3in1 - APEX Running School: SEASON 5 happening simultaneously at Quezon City and Bonifacio Global City and SM Mall of Asia  with the following schedules: 

Quezon City Memorial Circle
September 10- December 01, 2012
Monday and Wednesday (6:00-8:00pm)
Saturday (5:30am-7:30am)

Bonifacio Global City- High Street
Tuesday and Thursday (6:00-8:00pm)
Saturday (5:30am-7:30am)
September 11- December 01, 2012

SM Mall of Asia
Monday and Wednesday (7:00-9:00pm)
Saturday (6:00-8:30am)

Why is the MILO 3in1 - APEX Running School the most sought after running clinic in the country:
photo credit: coach Jim Saret

 The Running Clinic has 4 Categories: Each Category will have Coaches and Team Managers

photo credit: coach Jim Saret

photo credit: coach Jim Saret

These are the activities or events to watch out for! Milo 3in1 Apex Running School Creates this extra events for the group bonding and creates camaraderie of the whole Milo Apex Team from Quezon City Circle and  Bonifacio Global City. We are not just teaching running techniques but also we are creating a group bond for the whole participants. 
photo credit: coach Jim Saret


photo credit: Milo Apex Running School
Team Managers promoting Milo 3in1 APEX Running Clinic Season 5

photo credit: Milo Apex Running School

" I promise to motivate, inspire, and propel you to achieve your goals; I promise to go beyond your expectations in running;I promise to create an environment and activities where friendship, unity and camaraderie flourish"

photo credit: Milo Apex Running School

"I Promise that once you become a Milo- APEX student, you will not just be fitter and stronger but you will also learn to appreciate different things/sports. I will offer the experience of conquering different heights and lengths of different mountain summits; help you to have full of confidence; new knowledge and experience. Hurry and join me this SEASON 5, KUNG KINAYA KO, KAYA MO RIN!"

photo credit: Milo Apex Running School

" I promise to build friendship and camaraderie within the team because no one will feel left out in couch. We will struggle equally, not by coming in ahead of co-runners, but by beating oneself. Together, we will make it happen. KAYA MO YAN!"

photo credit: Milo Apex Running School

" I promise to be the prime to be the prime source of motivation to empower and uplift people to more active and excited. I promise to innovate ideas to challenge you nor torture you. Entertain not b

ore. We want you to look forward to each run, not dread it. We will work with you to keep your running light, fun, productive, and variable to to avoid stale running and plateaus. Running is seriously fun! Looking forward to your journey in Milo APEX Running School. KAYA MO YAN!"

photo credit: Milo Apex Running School


From Standing Left To Right: Coach Romy Marquez; Coach Gerarld Sabal; Coach Edwin Botardo; Coach Dennis Lobaton; Coach Cris Sabal; Coach Ariel; TM's Spongebob
From Sitting Left to Right: TM's Cecil Macogay; Peachy Tamayo; Jackie Gutierrez; Coaches Janette Agura; Mherlz Lumagbas

From Sitting Left to Right Upper Position: Coach Gerard Sabal;TM's Elmar Bob Tolete; Cecil Macogay; Coach Janette Agura; TM Spongebob Runner; Coach Cris Sabal; Coach Romy Marquez; Coach Edwin

From Left to Right Lower Level: TM's Jackie Gutiterrez; Peachy Tamayo; Apex Admin Grace Siongco; Coach Jim Saret; Coach Tonette Dimaguila; Apex Admin Monica Ann Loares; Coaches Adonis Lobaton and Ariel.

So Hurry and Join us this Season 5 at Milo 3-in-1 Apex Running School. You can choose what place you are closer and join in any of the places mentioned above if you miss the training session on the place where you are enrolled. See you all!

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Monday, 23 July 2012


Last July18, 2012, Newton launched the DISCOVER DUATHLON CLINIC at Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia. Participants learned the Essentials of Running and Cycling by Multisporsts Andy Leuterio. It was a run-bike Clinic with Disco Music. I was invited by Mam Christine Majadillas together with my Teammates from Team Runnr Academy, Asst. Coach Bob Tolete and Coach Mherlz Lumagbas, I also invited 3 pacers to help assist some of the participants. 

Photo Credit: Julito Jojo Pauly

Photo credit: Julito Jojo Pauly
People  line up for the registration. The Registration fee is P495.00 but that includes Free Newton Singlet, Runnr Socks, Runners World Magazines and Snacks. Oh well, not so bad for all that freebies for a cheap registration. And it was only limited to 50slots. So it was a first come first serve basis. 
It was me at the registration area with Mam Christine Majadillas, Nylah Bautista, Elmar Bob Tole and Reujen Lista. Happy to show their Loot Bags with the Magazines. 

With Vicky Ras a fashionist, blogger, writer, a model and an Ultramarathoner. One of my idol in Running Community. Glad to see her here in the event. She was also invited by Mam Tin. We were posing on her Picture located in Toby's. 

Heres some of the participants who attended the Duathlon Clinic. Beside me was Russel Hernandez, Emil Rebano and John Bueno. 

And the Clinic Begins by Host Speaker Coach Andy Leuterio discussing about the proper form in Duathlon what to expect, and what gears are needed, he was also discussing the difference about Road Bike, and A Time Trial Bike or a Tri Bike. 
Now i can tell which is the Road bike and the Tri-Bike, Before i was really confuse with both.

Here is the Tri - Bike 

Here's the Road Bike 

photo credit: Runnr
Runners have to get their own bike and position and listen to the music and follows Coach Andy Instructions.Every body is so seriuos doing this stuff, even i was so serious because it is my first time to do it and i want to have a bike already so i can train for a duathlon. 

I was positioned and ready to Bike and Run 

Runners find their own bike and enjoyed biking while listening to a disco music.

Photo credit: Runnr 
After the not so tiring Bike Run Bike but look at our sweat its not pretty obvious though but it was fun and more fun because of the exercise we did during the 30minutes work out. Everybody enjoyed it and after the training, we still managed to smile in front of the camera. 

The Photo on the left was the CEP Cap im holding. Won in the raffle again .The photo on the right side was just came from the run and showing the photograher i rocked the bike-run-bike clinic. 

Dennis From Runnr, Mam Christine Majadillas and Coach Andy Leuterio

After the training these three have something spices to add up. They called the winners who wears the most nice outfit in Disco Duathlon which was Daisy and Joanne. The Two Triathelete from Team Total Fitness. 

Heres the members from Team Runnr Academy with Julito Jojo Pauly our Official photographers and Rale Rodriguez and John Bueno the pacers. 

And Finally got A chance to have a photo op with one of my mentor in Runnr Academy Coach Edsel Vengco

We were not just learned something but we had so much fun and meet a lot of people who are very passionate in duathlon spotrs. Thanks for the  invitation Mam Tin. and nice seeing with Sir Lawrence Again.. 

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Tuesday, 10 July 2012


Milo Apex goes Hiking At Mount Gulugod Baboy in Mabini, Anilao Batangas. As part of the Seasonal Training! Milo Apex have always finds a way to go out of town for as part of the training. We usually do the uphill training at Sierra Madre, Tanay Rizal. But this time when Coach Jim Saret called a meeting to at least make a new way to find a training grounds as part of a group bonding with all the Milo APex Participants in Bonifacio Global City and Quezon City Circle.Coach Jim Tapped me off to Organize this event. I was confident to handle this Big Group because i Know i have the Support Crew Behind my back. 

This is the first time Milo Apex Running School did the Out of Town Hiking with A Beach Side Trip at Anilao Batangas. We have 70 participants including Team Managers and Coaches. Everyone was excited to hike. Especially the 5k group because most of our participants are from 5k. I have nothing to say about this group. A Bunch of happy people joined force together to create another bonding moments at Mabini, Anilao Batangas together with their Coaches Ariel and Cecil. 

Before we start to trek, i make sure i have this short briefing, a few reminders to all the hikers not to leave their important belongings in the car and bring food and water with them along the way. Another  reminder for them is  to greet all the locals a Good Morning and Good Afternoon. But the most important thing here, i have to tell them the LNT sayings of the mountaineers. LEAVE NO TRACE, Take nothing but pictures, Leave nothing but footprints.So after the briefing, Coach Peachy was the one led the prayer. 

A group picture from 5k, 10k , 21k and Team Managers and Coaches from BGC and QC before going to summit. We just arrived here around 8:30 in the morning so with a little preparation to make and a short briefing and trivia to the Mountain, While waiting for others to be at the Jump Off. We decided to start trek around 9:00 in the morning. 

A pose from the runners, coaches, team managers and  mountaineer guide holding the banana before trekking.

And the trek begins at 9:00 in the morning. Walking in a 80 degree concrete uphill, most of them had a hard time going up hahaha. they didnt even know that that was the stressfull part before you reach the first station. 
First Station after walking for 20minutes. Buko Station 

At 2nd station Halo-Halo ni Ate Mely for only P25.00 Together with us is the group of people from Quezon City Participants with Coach Janette. They start descending at around 10:30 in the morning while we are about to reach the summit of Mount Gulugod Baboy.

This is one of my favorite spot! thats why i love taking photo on this coconut tree!

Reaching the Summits of Mount Gulugod Baboy in a 360 degree views  is really amazing! It's my 2nd climb but its always on a dayhike. I will be back here for an overnight stay. I love going back here again and again.

Its the Climb! such a great feeling reaching the top of the summit and most of the participants enjoyed it much! I am so thankful that they liked the place too. 

Congratulations to all Milo Apex Participants especially from 5k, 10k and 21km participants for Conquering the Summits of Mount Gulugod Baboy!What you just did there is not just a climb but you showed me how motivated you guys are reaching the top! It is not a matter of a competition but it is a matter of friendship, camaraderie, and a great bonding to all other members from different groups. This group of people showed how the friendship matters and the unity of each of the members and coaches. No one left behind. Everybody helps each other's company and im so proud i brought them here and see how happy these people are. 

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