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Guimaras 110K Run

23 03 2012

1:00 AM To 8:20 PM, March 20, 2012/Start & Finish @ The Provincial Capitol

On the last week of February, I made a trip to Guimaras Island purposely to visit the place, talk to the Provincial Governor, and recon the circumferential road with a plan to have it as a venue for the incoming PAU National Championships which I scheduled for September 15, 2012.

Despite my initial coordination with the Office of the Governor of Guimaras, my contact person informed me that Gov. Felipe Nava and his wife left for Manila for an important meeting the day before I arrived in the island. So, we had to make some adjustments for the initial coordination.

Provincial Board Member Roy Habana was our savior for the trip. He happens to be a former police officer and personally knows my Uncle-General of the former Philippine Constabulary who was also assigned in the Visayas Area. I explained the purpose of my visit in the island-province to Board Member Habana and he positively endorsed my plan to the Provincial Tourism Officer. After almost one hour of meeting with the Capitol’s Staff concerned on the preparation of my event, the good and very accommodating Board Member Roy invited us for a trip around the island with him as our driver!

For almost 3-4 hours trip on the road around the island, Board Member Roy was our “tourist guide” and host for our “impromtu” lunch prepared and coordinated by her wife in Buenavista, Guimaras (the busiest town of the island). It is in this recon trip that I started to appreciate and love the beauty of the different scenery around the island. Each town has a distinct characteristic of its own which I wanted to feel and see while I am actually running on the ground.

My initial impression of the place is that, this is a “paradise” for ultrarunners! No frills, no vehicular traffic, very nice scenery, challenging terrain of the route, nice people, air quality is very good and above all, a very peaceful environment. No restrictions on what side of the road you would like to run and I intend to allow the use of earphones for the race!

The purpose of my day trip to the island had been attained. Before I left the island, I promised to Board Member Roy that I’ll be back soon for me to actually run around the island. He was amazed! He told me that I will set the record and history for the island for the first runner to run around the island-province! I smiled at him and expressed my heartfelt thanks for the hospitality given during my stay.

Fast Forward. Almost after three weeks, I landed in the Iloilo Airport (again, for the 2nd time this year) with my support crew/security waiting for me. Visiting Iloilo City is not complete if I don’t have my lunch at the Mang Inasal Resto inside the SM Mall in the city, a practice or habit I developed when I was a Division Commander of the Philippine Army in this area. After lunch, I bought my nutritional and hydration needs at the SM Grocery. Top on the list are “Biscocho” & “Butterscotch” from Biscocho Haus; lots of Gardenia Loaf Bread & a bottle of Lily’s Peanut Butter; SMB Pale Pilsen in Cans; Mountain Dew; Nescafe Latte in Cans; Gatorade Powder Mix (I brought it with me); and Absolut Bottled Water. (Yes, I drink beer during my adventure runs!)

A boat ride (each boat is good for 50 passengers) from the city to the island of Guimaras followed after leaving the SM Mall. The fare is only Fifteen Pesos (P 15.00) per person and in 20-25 minutes, we were at the Jordan’s Port in the island. The boat ride was slower this time as compared on my first visit because of the rains, strong winds, and cloudy skies but the sea water is always calm in between Iloilo and Guimaras.

The generosity and hospitality of the Province is superb! Governor Nava prepared for my team’s free hotel accommodation and 50% discount on food for two days at the Raymen Beach Resort in Barangay Alubihod, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras plus the dedicated support vehicle, an Escapade Nissan Van (but I had to buy for the diesel/gas during the whole trip) ! The place, beach, water and amenities are great. Although it is far from the Provincial Capitol, my stay in this place was very relaxing!

As soon as the team was settled in the resort, I met my support crew/security and briefed them about the details of my adventure run. My run would start infront of the Provincial Capitol in Barangay San Miguel, Jordan at 1:00 AM the following day and the run will go on a counter-clockwise direction around the island. My team was advised to sleep immediately after the briefing with a dinner call at 7:30 PM and then sleep again; and then with a “wake-up” call at 12:00 Midnight before going to the Starting Line. My support vehicle would “leap-frog” every 2 kilometers with a motorbike-riding-in-tandem would be on my tail. This adventure run would follow an ala-military operations style of implementation so that it will come out with a successful result! There should be no point where mistakes/errors should be committed.

At 00:45 AM, I was met by Board Member Roy Habana infront of the Provincial Capitol. Wow! I really admire this guy! I am not surprised why the people of Guimaras would elect him to his elective post every election year! My salute to this fine gentleman who is known from his unblemished and outstanding service in the Philippine National Police! We had a brief talk and he wished me good luck before I started my run. After offering a personal prayer for this run, I left the Starting Area at exactly 1:00 AM of March 20, 2012.

My run from the Provincial Capitol was generally downhill but there are also places where there are uphill climbs for the rest of the town of Jordan until I reached the boundary of Nueva Valencia, which is the next town. Nueva Valencia offers a mix of rolling hills just like Jordan but the southernmost part area in this town has a lot of places where it seems there is only the town of Nueva Valencia that covers the whole province! After covering a distance of 42K, I was still in the said town!

It was about sunrise when I saw a lone runner sprinting uphill doing his morning run in one of the last barangays of Nueva Valencia. He was the only runner whom I saw during my run. Nueva Valencia-Sibunag area has a lot fishponds and the scenery was simply refreshing to the eyes! Most of the Sibunag roads are under construction and there are sparse places where runners would encounter uphill climbs!

I would religiously follow my Gymboss setting of 3-minute run & 45-second brisk walk for the first 50 kilometers of my run and I did not feel any pain or imminent attack of cramps on my calves. I was fresh and still strong! Every 2 kilometers, I would eat 2 pieces of “biscocho” and 2 pieces of “butterscotch” with water or gatorade mix and the drill was repeated throughout my run. This is not an advertisement for Biscocho Haus of Iloilo City but that was my nutritional intake for the whole run. If you have tasted these two delicacies already, then you know already why it powers me up during this run!

Board Member Roy Habana linked up with me in the boundary of Sibunag & San Lorenzo for my breakfast/lunch in a roadside eatery/resto where I ate the best “native chicken” tinola in the region with lots of broth! I was simply feeling cold because of my damp running apparel brought about by the rain during the run but the hot broth/soup of the dish kept me warm and my leg muscles’ fresh! I think we stopped for 40 minutes for lunch as more interesting conversation cropped up with the good host-Board Member Roy. Well, he paid for our lunch, to include the police escorts’ meal! Being the Chairman of the Peace & Order of the Provincial Council, he made sure that I was properly escorted by the PNP in every municipality of the Province! Amazing! I did not get this kind of treatment & attention when I was still in the active military service!

As I resumed my run, Board Member Roy passed by on a muddy part of a road under construction and said that he will be going ahead and hope to see me finish at the Provincial Capitol.

I made a discovery that I could run stronger and my endurance last longer if I drink 2-3 cans of beer during my adventure runs. Drinking one can at a time should be spaced properly during such runs. One should not drink more than one can every pit stop! I usually start to drink beer after finishing the marathon distance of 42K (at least, one can to reward myself for finishing the marathon distance) and from there every 10K, I take a sip and once I finished my 2nd marathon distance (84-85K), I should have finished my 2nd can of beer. However, every 2-Kilometer “pit-stop”, I have to drink water or Gatorade and ingest “biscocho & butterscotch”! The 3rd can of beer is taken after finishing my run! It worked well with me.

However, there are times when I fell sleepy while taking my time to finish my 2nd can of beer. The solution is to bring out my Nescafe Latte or Espresso Blend in Cans to perk me up. Espresso Blend is better though because of its strong bitter taste!

As I approached the 90-Kilometer mark all the way to the Finish Line, it’s time to bring out the most powerful source of sugar/glucose—Mountain Dew!

The strong headwinds and crosswinds of San Lorenzo almost zapped my strength on this run. The road is so flat that I was bent on increasing my pace but the wind was so strong that I spent so much force to maintain my short but quick strides. As usual, I was maintaining my Heart Rate of not going beyond 150 beats per minute for the whole duration of this run. There is no use to battle it out with the wind and I concentrated on following my Gymboss setting.

After the strong winds in San Lorenzo, here comes now the start of never-ending uphill climbs once I approached the town of Buenavista. Board Member Roy told me beforehand that there is only one uphill climb from San Lorenzo going to Buenavista, but he was wrong. I think I counted four (4) major uphill climbs before I reached the town!

Passing along the Poblacion of Buenavista was a blast! Board Member Roy, his wife and friends were on the roadside cheering and clapping their hands as I passed by! This town could be the busiest town in the island with lots of people/students leaving their schools; lots of people going and coming out of the public market; and vehicles/tricycles plying along the road.

I was scheduled to reach the finish line between 6:00 and 7:00 PM but the hills in Buenavista and Jordan prevented me from attaining it. It was getting darker already when I slowly ascended each of these hills that I had to brisk walk and took my time to breath the fresh air around. At this point, I was starting to feel the most awaited thing in endurance sports—pain, agony and suffering for an ultrarunner. I was already on my last 10 kilometer before the finish line and all the pains coming from all parts of my body were starting to appear. It is a warning that I need to take something solid in my stomach. I am lucky that we bought a lot of “biscocho & butterscotch”! Biscocho Haus’ products & Mountain Dew are the best food & hydration on this part of my run!

The last 10-kilometer distance in all my adventure runs is simply the hardest but the sweetest of them all. You can easily forget your first 10 kilometers in every ultrarunning race but the last 10 kilometers will always remain in your thoughts that gives a special signature or significance of the race/run that you have successfully finished! This is where you remember to recite and shout your favorite running mantra; this where the “demons and angels” of running will argue with each other; this is where “mind over body” would work; this is where you determine what you are made of; this where you remember your loved ones who are rooting for you to finish this race; this is where you think of your inspiration; this is where you curse yourself why you are doing this run/race; and lastly, this is where you separate yourself from being an ordinary “running boy or girl”! This is where you think that you are a brave “warrior” and nobody would defeat you in order to win your battle!

The last 10 kilometers were challenging part of the route indeed! My Garmin Forerunner 305 would prove that the Provincial Capitol sits on the peak of the highest hill in Jordan, Guimaras!  I finally reached the exact place where I started my run infront of the Provincial Capitol with a clock time of 8:20 PM of the same day which means that I finished my run in 19:20+ hours for a distance of 110 Kilometers.

Hereunder are the summary of data taken from my two (2) GF 305:

Distance: 110 Kilometers

Time: 19:20:04 hours

Average HR: 135 beats per minute (bpm)

Maximum HR: 149 beats per minute (bpm)

Total Calories Spent: 5,066 cal

Total Ascent: 3,663 meters (12, 088 ft)

Total Descent: 3,653 meters (12,055 ft)

Running Kit:

Under Armour Compression Shirt

CW-X Compression Shorts

Drymax Socks

ASICS Gel-Tarther

Under Armour Runner’s Cap

Nathan “Sprint” Watter Bottle

Peltz Headlight

2 GF 305 Watches with Heart Monitor

Ice Bandana

Oakley Sunglasses

Gymboss

After a dinner of Fresh Fish Sinigang, Native Chicken Adobo, Pancit Canton and lots Guimaras Mangoes, I was already on my bed snoring loudly. After almost 9 hours of sleep, I was already on the salty waters of the beach soaking my tired legs for almost 30 minutes.

Before my team left the island, I had the chance to personally talk to Governor Nava about my run and my plan to hold the PAU National Championships in his province in the later part of the year. He appreciated my feat in running the whole island and he told me that I made a history in the island as the first and only person (and the only retired Major General of the AFP) to have run around the island in a single stage. He also appreciates my purpose of bringing “Sports Tourism” in the province.

A visit to Guimaras is not complete if you have not tasted and brought back home the sweetest mango in the world—Guimaras Mangoes! “Nothing Beats The Guimaras Mango”!!!

See you in Guimaras in September 2012!

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108 responses

23 03 2012
Chiqui Boy Asuncion

Wow…simply wow…i will do the same feat, sir jovie! Salute!

13 04 2012
Azure James

Great job! One question- how long did it take you to train to run that far? I couldn’t even imagine that!

13 04 2012
kingofpots

azure, i’ve been running since the early 70s. i will be 60 years old next month!

13 04 2012
Azure James

good lord! Did you ever take a break lol?

13 04 2012
kingofpots

you can join the PAU 100K Championships in September 15, 2012! thanks! train well!

28 03 2012
Boo Toledo

congratulations, sir jovie! ang galing! 🙂

13 04 2012
kingofpots

thank you!

29 03 2012
Cleo Gevero

Sir, I salute you! I do most of my runs at Guimaras, thus i am familiar with the terrain you encountered, and i have nothing but respect and admiration for what you have accomplished. Simply amazing. Thank you for bringing the September Ultra to the Iloilo/ Guimaras locality. More power Sir!

29 03 2012
kingofpots

thank you very much. as i said, your place is a paradise!

30 03 2012
rayabe

Hi BR,

Great article, photos!

Will the PAU National Championships be open to all or by invitation only?

Ray

13 04 2012
kingofpots

ray, it will be open to everybody, i mean, those who have finished a 42K Marathon finish.

12 04 2012
summitg18

Reblogged this on Pencils and Fountain pens.

12 04 2012
kingofpots

thanks!

13 04 2012
summitg18

sure, no problem! 🙂

12 04 2012
sakshi7920 (@sakshi7920)

Congrats..Great Post

12 04 2012
kingofpots

thanks for reading!

12 04 2012
dianewrites

Congratulations for two reasons, being one of the few Filipinos who made it to the freshly pressed and for the marvelous 110K run. Being the first and being able to conquer 110k was a priceless achievement. It’s really FOR THE WIN!!!!

12 04 2012
kingofpots

it is an honor to be featured at WordPress’ Freshly Pressed. i really enjoyed my run on that wonderful island. nice people!

12 04 2012
Mikhail

Freshly pressed! Proud Pinoy! Congratulations!

12 04 2012
kingofpots

thank you very much!

12 04 2012
Lotto Results

Brilliant work Sire! It was very inspiring for me. Thank you.

13 04 2012
kingofpots

thank you very much..

12 04 2012
Jennifer Avventura

Simply WOW! What courage and endurance! I salute you. Now, I wonder who will hold my cans of beer on little 6k! Beer and running, who would have thought! Great post! Thank you for sharing and congrats on Freshly Pressed…well deserved!

13 04 2012
kingofpots

i’ve been drinking beer whenever i need the energy to continue my run, most especially on the last 20 kilometers of my run in my ultrarunning experience!

12 04 2012
Hari Koram

fantastic………

12 04 2012
blueollie

Congratulations! I enjoyed your report, even though I don’t know you. 🙂
I’ve finished “established” ultras ranging from 48 km to 100 miles (162 km) but never a solo adventure such as this one.

13 04 2012
kingofpots

it’s fun when you do solo adventure runs! no pressure and you have more time to appreciate your surroundings!

12 04 2012
starlight

that’s true.. guimaras mangoes are the sweetest.. nice post.

13 04 2012
kingofpots

you are right! the best in the world!

12 04 2012
lijiujiu

Yeah, I like running too.
Thanks for sharing.

13 04 2012
kingofpots

you are welcome!

12 04 2012
ΤΟ ΠΙΤΣΙΡΙΚΙ

Reblogged this on ΤΟ ΠΙΤΣΙΡΙΚΙ.

12 04 2012
The Hook

You appear to be one hapy- and bald -human being! Good for you!

13 04 2012
kingofpots

yes, i am very much happy for what i’ve been doing..running and travelling!

12 04 2012
rodellrun

great run sir BR , you’re one of the great ultra runner i’ve ever known, my snappy salute sir!

13 04 2012
kingofpots

thank you very much..i was just having fun trying to appreciate the beauty of guimaras island.

12 04 2012
allcancerfightingfoods

I really respect what you do, thanks for the post and good luck in future runs!

13 04 2012
kingofpots

thanks for taking time to read my post!

12 04 2012
cheesecake

110k wow!

12 04 2012
1stpeaksteve

Cool to see another part of the P.I. and the part that made me drool was your celebratory dinner! Can’t beat the fish with adobo chicken and panceet! I need to plant a mango tree in my yard as well!

Good post!

12 04 2012
Carlie Chew

Wow, I’m impressed. Very inspiring, thanks for sharing!

12 04 2012
nakedeyesss

amazing ! now i miss Iloilo and guimaras

12 04 2012
Michael LaBossiere

Excellent run! I’ve only done a couple 50Ks, which were plenty for me. I know a lot of runners who will be pleased with your success with beer as a running drink. 🙂

12 04 2012
My Tropical Home

Wow!

Congratulations on getting Freshly Pressed and for finishing the incredible run. You are an inspiration to newbie bloggers and aspiring runners like me.

Best regards,
Mary

12 04 2012
The Background Story

Ang galing!!!

12 04 2012
suukyi

Amazing endurance on the road! May your tribe increase… Suu @ superiorprocessservices.com

12 04 2012
ladywithabirthmark

Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed! I don’t run but your blog tempts me to try it. I admire your endeavors Sir. Mabuhay po. 🙂

12 04 2012
Mormon Soprano

Congratulations on your awesome accomplishment! It sounds like the end of that run was particularly brutal! The longest run I’ve ever accomplished was a marathon, and it was very difficult for me, so I really admire your stamina to run that far (and to stay awake that long!!) It was fun to see your photos and the description of a place I have never heard of. Thanks for sharing it, and Good luck on your big event in September.

Glad you were Freshly Pressed – MoSop

12 04 2012
midnitechef

Great job on the run and your post here about it! Now I need some mango 🙂

12 04 2012
ethelthedean

How incredibly inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing your adventure with us. I am currently training for my first marathon, so I am in complete awe of 100km! Congratulations on an amazing feat!

12 04 2012
catherinecaressa

wow congratulations this is amazing! and mmm sinigang, adobo and pancit?! sounds like a meal for champions!!!!!!!!!

13 04 2012
Ian Welch

Awesome run. Very cool, thanks for the story…Ian

13 04 2012
Benson Wu

omg that’s amazing. I literally kill myself for just running 7K…hhe

13 04 2012
Neeraj Bhushan

adventure is the word…. 🙂

13 04 2012
melodymartea

Bless you

13 04 2012
island traveler

Congratulations. That run is truly an inspiration for a lot of us. I wanted to visit Guimaras while I was in Iloilo this March but alas time wasn’t at my side. I remember going there while studying at Iloilo Doctor’s College. It’s a fun and beautiful place. I also missed the Mango Festival. Oh, well, may be next time I will get more lucky. Wonderful post with stunning images…

13 04 2012
30 White Llamas

This was an amazing read and you are an amazing athlete! Brava to all your success and adventures here – thanks for sharing and being inspiring:)

13 04 2012
blogbrush

Wow you really are an inspiration keep it up….

13 04 2012
laptopscreenrepairuk

Great pictures, I could never do something like this 😦

13 04 2012
Curtis Marshall

Very well done! Congratulations!

13 04 2012
Saudi Telecom News

nice trip………

13 04 2012
Jennifer

An awesome accomplishment! I have only done 20k at one time so I am in awe of what you do! Well done and thank you for sharing!

13 04 2012
Claudia

Insane distances, man! I’ve never heard of “ultra running” before reading this, but it’s definitely an impressive feat! I consider myself a pretty decent runner but I don’t know if I could EVER have the endurance for such a long trek.

Congrats!

13 04 2012
Ironvan

Hi!,

Great job and what an adventure. Im never going to complain about my training runs again. I will be following!

13 04 2012
Jim Brennan

Enjoyed your story, you are amazing. Feel free to visit http://www.Rite2Run.wordpress.com for my running antics. Stay well, and moving forward.

13 04 2012
antioxidantgirl

Congratulations on getting Freshly Pressed!!!! I am a newbie blogger & I love running. You inspire me!

13 04 2012
John Saddington

Reblogged this on 8BIT.

13 04 2012
ultrun

Reblogged this on Ultrun's Blog.

13 04 2012
Tyler Lenz

Inspirational. Thanks for sharing this with us!

13 04 2012
Donata Joseph - Adding Doses of Hope Daily

wow this is amazing great job, I wish I could run just 1 mile. Love your blog 🙂

13 04 2012
kingofpots

you can do it. just think positive and have fun!

14 04 2012
Donata Joseph - Adding Doses of Hope Daily

I will take your advice, this is one dream I would like to obtain.

13 04 2012
Pak Liam
13 04 2012
Sandra M.

Awesome accomplishment – thanks for giving me a boost for my own running!

13 04 2012
kingofpots

thanks for dropping by. keep on running!

14 04 2012
Sandra M.

Have you run Comrades? both ways, I assume 🙂

13 04 2012
Delaaa (@amaliadella)

Follow and visit my blog please ^^

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13 04 2012
horiwood

Very impressive!!! Discipline plus. What a trek.
Here’s a link to some fun music to run to:
https://horiwood.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/stan-walker-music-wont-break-your-heart-music-video/
Keep up the inspiring blogging.
Thanks for sharing.

13 04 2012
kingofpots

you are welcome..will find time to visit your blog!

13 04 2012
Joycelyn S. Aralar

At first I was like, “What 110K run? who would do that”… after reading, I found the answer… YOU 🙂 Simply amazing! Kudos to you! Guimaras is such a wonderful place!

13 04 2012
kingofpots

thanks! guimaras is a paradise!

13 04 2012
barrycyrus

110k??? That’s remarkably insane!

13 04 2012
Sony Fugaban

You are, indeed, an inspirational person. Kudos, sir.

Mabuhay ang mga Pinoy!

13 04 2012
Mars

Wow, just wow. Congratulations on being able to finish that 110K run! That 110K run was already amazing so much more your stamina at that age! This is indeed very inspiring and I will definitely let my father read this with the hope that he will get back to running. Thanks so much for sharing this detailed post! And another congratulations for being featured on Freshly Pressed.

13 04 2012
jacksmumontherun

Amazing!

13 04 2012
Keith Miller

I must echo the same sentiments of everyone that has commented before me — this was extremely impressive! But, I also really enjoyed learning more about how you set this particular run up, what you experienced, and the exciting people that you met. I truly learned a lot and that’s always exciting to me. Although I know there’s no way I would be able to make it through 110K, your journey made me think I could with enough practice, resilience, and excitement for the spice of adventure which you captured so well in your post. I can’t wait to read more about your exciting adventures.

Cheers to exploration, running, and adventures!

cc:Keith

14 04 2012
Forrest

I’m beyond impressed. It’s not a small thing to BIKE 100 km, let alone RUN them. It would take me more than twice as long, if I was even able to complete it. My hat’s off to you!

14 04 2012
Caitlin Ricci

That’s crazy and awesome! Total congrats!

14 04 2012
themanwhodoesntwork

You are amazing, mate. Just a question. When you’re not running and doing your daily work, do you have physical discomforts? I’m wondering because from all the jogging you do, the joints are bound to wear faster, right?

14 04 2012
Grumpa Joe

I always admire ultra runners. I have a friend who does ultra. She is the most determined woman i have ever known.

14 04 2012
lapiskamay

thank you very much sir! you made all Filipino runners and bloggers proud!
I’m a runner here in Boracay di maxadong malayo sa Guimaras and I’m currently training to run around the whole island late this month. I’m not sure if I’ll be the first one to do it, but I’m really hoping I can complete the run. Your post is an inspiration and also very informative, I’ll be sure to use your technique in my future runs.

I wanted to visit Guimaras before coming back to Cebu.
Hats off to you sir! Godbless.

14 04 2012
bladenomics

Really really an inspiration! Cheers!

14 04 2012
adhyalhosen

I just started running at the beginning of this year and am preparing for my first 10K race.. 110K!? NOt in my wildest dream.. COngratulations!!!

15 04 2012
toneddownandvintage

Sports tourism looks like a great idea. I wanted to join races in Manila but something still feels cramped and lacking here. Good job, sir, for making history by the way. Hope my friends and I can go to Guimaras this September.

15 04 2012
arunashouse

Very nice.. congrats.. nice pics.. and nice place too!!!

16 04 2012
xuantian

Amazing story and absolutely healthy way of life. Solute. Keep up the good work. Happy birthday to you (in advance)! Stay well!! 🙂

16 04 2012
Matt

Sounds like an awesome race! Great pictures.

16 04 2012
bengeesex

excellent man for an excellent feat!

16 04 2012
danbacana

Idol!

16 04 2012
angelique523

Fantastic blogging and great photos. I love the name “bald runner” as it reminds me of a great movie “blade runner” also very cool like you sir.

16 04 2012
Excited! « Bald Runner

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16 04 2012
Ryan James

Wow, you’re almost 60?! You’re inspirational dude. I’m training for my first half marathon distance and seeing someone like yourself, still going strong after all the years you’ve spent running, difinitely helps me stay motivated. All the best to you and yours!

~ Ryan

16 04 2012
Ryan James

*definitely (typos!)

17 04 2012
Diane

Awesome feat brother and many thanks for the detailed description on the terrain. I plan to bike tour Guimaras and you’ve provided great insight on the island. All the best on your next adventure!

25 04 2012
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6 08 2012
Alexis D. Uy

kelan po mag open ang reg. ng PAU National Championships
pti po ung info dun sa race klan po kau mag post ?

20 02 2013
20 02 2013
mabel8ble

Hi, I am not a runner or sporty. I am a foodie and very good home cook excel in making easy cheap but to notch flavor low fat healthy dishes/food. I was doing my blog about my Philippine snacks/food I received and my childhood memory. I came across your picture with the gorgeous Guimaras mango. So I used your last picture with the mango. It’s perfect to show the size of the fruit in comparison to you fit figure, hahaha. Of course I linked it back to the picture and your site. http://mabel8ble.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/yummy-exotic-food-gifts-of-the-philippines-1-the-childhood-memories/ Thank you and many more good running for you.

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