A few weeks ago, this little known place in Laguna called Cavinti held its first organized trail race. Until this race, I’ve never heard of this place. And after this race, Cavinti is a place I won’t soon forget.
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World Balance is a familiar footwear brand in the Philippines dating back years that if you grew up in the country, chances are you had tried their pair at least once when you were a kid (including myself). World Balance is known for providing reasonably-priced footwear for different audiences but not the running segment—until recently.
(Press Release) Philippines, November 2013 — Building on the success of its Endure line, World Balance is upping itself in the long-distance shoe category as it unveils Hurdle, a new line of performance shoe for men designed for long-distance running. The shoe is a product of the innovative footwear technology developed by World Balance that gives its wearer supreme lightweight experience which is ideal for 21K and even 42K races.
One of the more “interesting” outdoor footwear to arrive in the Philippines fairly recently is the TevaSphere Speed. It is a trainer and it’s also all-terrain. Here’s my review of this pair from Teva.
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When I started running I had no idea about picking the “right” shoe and just wore whichever fits me well and looks “decent” enough. In fact, I don’t think that what I wore during my first race were running shoes! (They were most likely badminton shoes that I wore when that was the “it” sport.) Fast forward five years and much more than a dozen pairs of shoes later, I have a list of five running shoes I like wearing for different “occasions.”
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(Press Release) adidas King of the Road 2013 proved to be one of the biggest and most anticipated races in the Philippines. Over 7,000 runners gathered at Bonifacio Global City to strive for the title of King and Queen of the Road.
(Press Release) Since its introduction to the world at a global launch event in New York City early in 2013, the Energy Boost running shoe has revolutionized the running world. Featuring the ground-breaking cushioning technology BOOST™, which provides the highest energy return in the running industry, it has set a new benchmark for adidas running footwear, was honored with the Runner’s World 2013 Best Debut award and, in its first appearance at a global marathon, BOOST™ took home the crown in Tokyo. And this was just the beginning.
In the Philippines, Puma is better known for their lifestyle-oriented products, but that is slowly changing as their performance line arrives. The latest of these is the Mobium Elite, and here’s my review.
(Press Release) In 1984, a young Grand Canyon river guide named Mark Thatcher revolutionized the footwear industry when he created the world’s first sport sandal. This idea soon spawned a brand, and the Teva® (that’s “teh’-vah,” not “tee-vah”) adventure was born.
Before I noticed it, Run United 2 came, and while I survived, I can’t say I was quite prepared. Not only was it my longest race thus far, it was also one of my slowest race ever. Here’s my Run United 2 story.