Condura Skyway Marathon 2015: Race Info and Registration Details

Monday, September 1, 2014

Earlier this year, a lot of runners, myself included, was disappointed when it was announced that there will be no Condura Skyway Marathon for 2014. 

So it is no wonder that it made quite a comeback though when the organisers set the date for next year's race: February 1, 2015. The race route will start in Filinvest, Alabang and will go along Skyway, and then all the way to Makati. As early as August 15, the online registration via credit card opened. And now with so much hype than ever, the in-store registration opens today.  Here are the registration details:
Race Distances:
6k - Php.900
10k - Php.1000
21k - Php.1700
42k - Php.2000

Registration Methods:
1. Online (until September 15, 2014)
- Go to www.conduramarathon.com and pay via the Paypal gateway using your credit card. There will be an additional fee for shipping. The race kit will be delivered starting November 3 to November 30, 2014.
2. Instore (from September 1 to October 15, 2014)
- Purchase the prepaid card in participating Asics shops. This is cash basis only. Then register online at www.conduramarathon.com by entering the unique scratch code located on the back of the prepaid card. Race kits may be claimed starting January 15 to January 25, 2015 at the store where you bought your prepaid card.

Participating Asics Stores:
Asics Greenbelt 3 G/F Greenbelt 3, Makati City
Asics Two Parkade Bonifacio High Street Central, Taguig City
Asics Trinoma Level 2, Trinoma Mall, Quezon City
Asics Fairview 2nd Level, Ayala Fairview Terraces, Quezon City
Asics Ayala Cebu Level 2, Ayala Center, Cebu City
Asics Centrio Level 1, Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro
Asics Solenad Solenad 2, Sta. Rosa, Laguna


And here is what I am really loving about this race. Check out the tech shirt design and the medals:



The shirt is really nice, right? 

So what are you waiting for? Register now to join one of the country's most prestigious running event. Btw, I have already registered for this under the 21k category. This will be a perfect LSD before my first full marathon and I am really excited. I hope to see you there! 

For more details, just check out the website here. :)

Sofitel Manila Half Marathon

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Late post. Again. 

Anyways, this is about the most recent race event that I joined which took place on the 17th of August: the Sofitel Manila Half Marathon.

When I first heard about it, I really had no intention of joining because I had other race events in mind. But then peer pressure came in and I saw the design for the singlet and the medal, and the next thing I new, I was calling up JC to sign me up. You see, his office is near the registration site in Bonifacio High Street.

A week before race date, my shin splints were acting up on my right leg. So I had my mind set on just taking it easy. The night before, it was raining pretty badly so I was hoping and praying for a good weather.
Adidas Climacool shirt
Nike Drifit shorts
Vamos socks
Timex Ironman watch
Runnr race bib holder
Simple Hydration bottle

Race day. I woke up before my alarm so I had lots of time to prep for the race. I ate a hearty breakfast and hydrated. It started drizzling about an hour before the gun start. Thirty minutes before, I consumed a pack of GU Energy Gel and did my usual warm-ups. It continued to drizzle until a little after the gun start.

Almost all throughout the race, I maintained an easy 3:1 interval run. Following the 3:1, I had to coincidentally run most of the uphell parts. Although at one point, I ran about five kilometres straight because I was in what you'd call "the zone". I saw many running friends and greeted them along the way. Overall, I had a good run.
my bungisngis face
 my serious face

I finished with an official time of 2:54:01 which was okay for someone who did some walks in between. Hahaha.

The registration fee was a bit pricey compared to other runs but it was worth it for several reasons. For one, the singlet and the finisher shirt were of good quality. I really like the singlet and it fit me well. There was ample hydration spaced just right throughout the route. There were no long queues to deal with at the baggage counter and during the finishers kit claiming. The finishers medal was huge and heavy. I also liked its design. It was a pretty well-organised race, as Runrio events go.  Kudos to Sofitel Manila and to Runrio Inc. for this! :)