Posts Tagged ‘Timex

12
Aug
14

Preview: Timex® IRONMAN® ONE GPS+

A smartphone is one of the things I can’t leave behind whenever I run: aside from GPS trackers, being able to send out messages in case of emergency is something I consider.  It seems that Timex now have a device that does all that, and it fits on your wrist: the Timex® IRONMAN® ONE GPS+.

Timex® IRONMAN® ONE GPS+
(Courtesy Timex on Facebook)

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13
Feb
12

My First “Podium-Finish” At Powerade’s Hydration Camp

I seldom do a behind-the-scenes post about event launches, but for the recent launch of Powerade Ion4, I am willing to make an exemption because I had my first ever “podium-finish!”

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01
Feb
12

What’s News? Sunday Lifestyle

I would like to thank Ms. Tessa Prieto-Valdes for mentioning my post and blog about Timex Run (yes, the one with Piolo!) on her article “Fireworks with the Dragon, Katy Perry and Piolo Pascual” on last Sunday’s Lifestyle section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.  It was an unexpected but pleasant surprise which I really appreciate! :)

What surprised me more was my name in bold! :P

Special thanks as well to Bards “Banana Running” for giving me her hardcopy. ;)

24
Jan
12

I Ran with Piolo: Timex Run 2012

I’m not just making this up or saying this figuratively, really did ran with Mr. Piolo Pascual and Coach Rio dela Cruz, literally!  This was during this weekend’s Timex Run 2012 which was one of my most memorable and fun races of all time.  And oh, the official race results are also out.

A sea of red: at the Time Run 2012 finish line

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28
Sep
10

Featured Race: Blue Water Day Spa Run

“Take care of your body.  Reveal your true beauty.  Incorporate a holistic lifestyle of beauty and wellness, innovate wholeness.”  This is how Blue Water Day Spa defines their profile, and as such they are upholding it with a fun run on October 17, 2010 at the SM Mall of Asia grounds in Pasay City.

Blue Water Day Spa Run

When: October 17, 2010
Where: SM Mall of Asia
Registration: P500 for 3K, P600 for 5K, and P700 for 10K*
October 05, 2010 update:
P300
for all distances inclusive of a singlet, towel, race bib, and a drawstring bag with freebies.  You may register at the following sites:

  • Timex SM Mall of Asia, Glorietta
  • ROX Bonifacio High Street
  • Columbia Greenbelt 5
  • Res Toe Run Gateway
  • Urban Luxe Facial Center and Spa Ayala Alabang
  • Blue Water Day Spa Makati, Ortigas, Eastwood, Tomas Morato, Greenhills

You may also register online here.

(More information…)

12
Apr
10

The Score with Score Card

What is a Score Card? Simply put it is a card designed for athletes and sports-minded persons alike.  Spearheaded by Sports Media Asia (SMA), the country’s premiere sports media and marketing group, it is a card that not only looks cool, it also gives added benefits like discounts to products and services, priority for participation in various sports and retail events affiliated or sponsored by SMA, and an insurance.

Design

The first time I saw the score card I thought it was cool as it looked like military dog tags.  Little did I know that this “cool” card packed additional benefits, aside from good looks.  For functionality it can also serve as an alternative to those expensive road IDs provided that your activity permits you to wear it comfortably.  Warning: it really does attract attention!

Insurance

As active people we tend not to think much about injuries until we actually have them, and it’s not a question of “if” but “when.”  Accidents and injuries are inevitable with our lifestyle and it’s better to be prepared and have a good “support.”  This is where the Score Card comes in—all cardholders who properly register and activate their accounts through the SMA website are covered by a limited Accident Medical Reimbursement (sports-related activities only) for one year effective on the date of registration.  Who wants to get injured anyway? But when it does come you at least know that you can reimburse your medical bills (coverage limit of P20,000).

The Score Card is (Practically) Free?

Discounts!  Aside from the Score Card’s looks, discounts are my favorite aspect of this card.  Form meets function.  With the amazing lineup of perks from partner stores, did you know that the Score Card can be practically free?  Let me give you an example: imagine yourself buying a pair or two of shoes worth P6,000 say from The North Face or Res Toe Run which offers 10% discount to Score Card holders.  You get a discount of P600.  The Score Card costs only P600—your discount practically paid for the cost of the Score Card!  And that’s only an example from stores that offer 10% discount—some merchants offer as much as 50% off their services!  And unlike other discount vouchers that you can only use once, you can use your Score Card as much as you want until its expiry date which is also one year.  You get a card for practically free and an insurance coverage of P20,000—good deal right?

Partner Stores

Of course I know you want to know where you can flash your Score Cards for discounts.  Here is the initial list of partner stores and establishments with more to be added soon!  For the updated list of partner merchants visit Sports Media Asia.

  • All Terra Cyclery
  • Anta
  • Balance Lifestyle Fitness Club
  • Bliss yoga
  • Chris Sports
  • Cobra
  • Columbia Sportwear
  • Cushe
  • DC
  • Foot Joy
  • Fruit Magic
  • G-Force
  • Grantrail Cycles
  • Gotcha Paintball Adventure Games
  • Greenhills Badminton Center
  • Health & Beyond
  • Ideal Vision Center
  • Lazer Maxx Laser Tag Arena
  • Life Fitness
  • Mares
  • Mizuno
  • MJ46 (Nike Factory Outlet Store)
  • National Sports Grill
  • Q Bistro
  • Res Toe Run
  • Rider
  • Salomon
  • Sanuk
  • Second Wind
  • Sports Haven (Club 650)
  • Terra Wellness Spa
  • The North Face
  • The Suriya Spa
  • Timberland
  • Timex
  • Titleist
  • Toby’s Sports
  • Trexo
  • Vibram
  • Yoga Manila


Obviously you won’t be able to remember all stores in that list so how would you know which establishments accept the card?

  • Brochure: Your Score Card comes with a brochure containing the list of establishments, branches, and their offers.
  • Website: The complete and updated list of partner establishments can be found at scorecard.sportsmedia.com.ph/merchants.php
  • Signages: All establishments that accept the Score Card will either have door decals or counter top signages that read “Score Card Accepted Here.”

Once you register your Score Card (to also activate your insurance) you have a choice of receiving updates through SMS or email, which is highly recommended for you to avail of downloadable coupons, exclusive promotions, and sports workshops.

The Cause

Not only you are reaping the benefits of the Score Card.  SMA allocates a percentage of the proceeds from Score Card sales to help athletes, sports groups, and organizations raise funds for training, procure equipment and services, and transportation to compete in various local and international competitions.  The Score Card aims to be a sustainable sports development tool and as such it challenges every Filipino, sportsman or not, to support and join this movement to help uplift Philippine sports.  Make big scores for yourself and Philippine sports with the Score Card! In sports we give glory to our nation through action not talk!

How do you get a Score Card?

Contact me! The benefits mentioned above plus more, all for only P600.  Simply send me your inquiries or orders and I’ll contact you on how to get your own Score Card as well as payment details.  The sooner you get one, the sooner you’ll enjoy its benefits!

For more information about the Score Card you may contact me, or Sports Media Asia at (02) 899 3226.

17
Nov
09

PRs at Timex Run

Timex Run, the most expensive sub-marathon road race in the Philippines thus far not only set the race registration fee higher, but also introduced a lot of new PRs.

PR = Piolo + Rio

One of the possible reasons that the race became a huge success despite the steep price was due to the celebrity factor—Piolo Pascual.  He is undoubtedly one of the most popular television and movie actor in the country and apparently tapping on his huge fan base was a great idea.  Of course we can’t say that the Rio dela Cruz factor didn’t have an added effect on the race’s success, I mean who can’t resist the charm of an afro?  Who knows better how to organize a running event but a runner himself?  (Peace Coach Rio!  I really admire your hair).

PR = Posh Race

Timex Run is definitely at a different caliber as it’s one of the few races in the Philippines that utilize timing chips.  It also has one of the better race singlets with Timex Ironman mark at the back which I really love.  Celebrities also dot the course of various events making this a very star-studded race.

The grand start gate of Timex Run

PR = Pretty Route

Timex Run’s main event, 21K, went to places no other races went before, literally, making this a discovery race for many who haven’t been to the unpopular running areas of Bonifacio Global City.  Even familiar routes were given an interesting twist keeping the event fresh to seasoned BGC runners.  But more than a pretty route, the distance was almost GPS-exact 21K so taking into consideration the topography of the route it’s more than valid for those distance-conscious runners.  Even the distance markers were freakishly accurate by Garmin standards for most of the time.

Sunrise at Rizal Drive

PR = Pace Required

For the nth time I was again a pacer, an optional one.  It was a pretty loose pace—just aiming to finish in a decent time so it was for the most part an easy duty.  Because of the relaxed attitude I was able to take some pictures in-race making this also a “picture race.”

Along 5th Avenue

The 21K leader

Entering Heritage Park

PR = Postmortem Report

Timex Run was easily one of the best races for 2009, period.  Despite the higher registration fee the cost was pretty much worth it because of a very good quality event, a lot of giveaways, excellent activity area, a finisher’s shirt and medal, all while still able to generate funds for charity.  Indeed Timex had proven that with the right pizzazz cost may not be a barrier to having a well attended event.  It was also another proof that celebrities really make good endorsers, especially here in the Philippines.  I just hope this isn’t the start of more expensive races, but instead the start of quality races.  Congratulations Runrio for consistently delivering excellent and successful events!

The nice but generic finisher’s medal

PR = (Personal Record)

I’ve seen a lot of PRs with this race and as for my Personal Record (PR) I also set a new one, a negative one as I set the longest 21K race so far surpassing the two hour 20 minute mark, but it was worth it as I bore witness to another 21K dream turn into reality.  Congratulations Carol!

PR = Pros + Rejects

Pros:

  • Good quality race singlet
  • Timing chips
  • Punctual start
  • Excellent route
  • The longest water station yet seen in local races (that never ran out of water and even supplied 100 Plus)
  • Practical placement of timing chip sensors
  • Excellent finisher’s shirt
  • Huge and heavy (although generic) finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s certificate
  • Free breakfast
  • Excellent goodie bag with products from sponsors
  • Lots of portable toilets for everyone
  • Lively activity area
  • Same day accurate race result (unseen for quite a while) with fancy presentation
  • Race photos courtesy of PhotoVendo
  • Part of the proceeds went to charity
  • Very Good race (4/5)

Rejects:

  • High registration fee
  • Lack of cones at some areas
  • Lack of marshals after 8:30AM (three hours and 15 minutes 21K gun start)
  • Medals could’ve been more customized to reflect which event it was given

Timex Run 21K Route

PR = Pacquiao Reloaded

As a bonus perk to everyone Timex was kind enough to provide everyone free viewing of Manny Pacquiao’s match versus Miguel Cotto live via satellite from Las Vegas, USA.  We were so lucky to have witnessed history being made by now seven-time world champion, Manny Pacquiao.  Thank you Timex and congratulations Manny!  He’s definitely the best boxer our generation has ever seen.

I would like to thank Doc Art who made it possible for me to join this race.  Thank you very much Doc and congratulations!




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