SUUNTO Ambit 2R: The GPS Watch for Runners

The much awaited unveiling of SUUNTO’s new baby happened last May 8, 2014 at 100 Miles Cafe, Bonifacio Global City. Runners, bikers, triathletes and bloggers came together in excitement for the new GPS watch from SUUNTO.


Suunto Ambit2R With HRM

Miss Mascy Cabuhat-Pineda (Brand Manager of Suunto Philippines) explaining the powerful features of the Ambit 2R GPS watch. 

(Photo courtesy of Justin Gomez)


Suunto Ambassador’s Coach Miguel “Ige” Lopez and Keshia Fule sharing their experiences on the Suunto Ambit2R watch. (Photo courtesy of Justin Gomez)

Suunto’s popular Ambit GPS watch family grows in March with the launch of the Ambit2 R, the GPS watch for runners.

 The Suunto Ambit2 R is optimized for your perfect running experience. It provides responsive and reliable speed and distance readings thanks to FusedSpeed™, a unique combination of GPS and accelerometer data from your wrist. Suunto Ambit2 R also measures running cadence from your wrist.

Suunto Ambit2 R can also help you reach your performance goals. You can plan your own moves, or download complete training programs from The watch reminds you of daily targets, tracks target completion, and provides speed and intensity guidance while you run.

Additionally, Track-back and full navigation offer the freedom to explore new trails without getting lost. Download routes from or simply select Track-back at any point during a run. Suunto Ambit2 R will show you the way.

Suunto Ambit2 R is available in black or white, with the white sporting a soft silicone strap for an improved fit for women. Both can be purchased with or without a Suunto heart rate belt.

With Suunto Apps, even more running features become available. Personalize your Suunto Ambit2 R with running Apps of your own, or choose from the thousands of free Apps in the App Zone on They include:

  • Interval coach: Let the coach determine when you should run easy and hard! This App is for endurance intervals. Select your pace level and the coach will give you target paces to run.
  • Ghost runner: Challenge yourself against a competitor. A positive distance means that you’re ahead while a negative one means you need to pick up the pace.
  • Running efficiency: This App helps you improve your running efficiency by recording the number of heart beats over a kilometer / mile.
  • High intensity intervals: This App gives a short but sharp interval work out. Start with a warm up, run 15 x 200m with 30sec recovery and end with a cool down.
  • Marathon time: It uses your current speed to give an estimate of your finish time during a marathon, so you can see if you’re on track for that target time., the online sports diary from Suunto, makes it easy to analyze every aspect of your training and share your experiences with others.


Suunto has been designing and manufacturing gear for adventurers, explorers and divers for over 75 years. Built into every product is a level of robustness and durability beyond the ordinary — and the Ambit2 R is no exception. Waterproof to 50 meters and with a 12-hour battery life in GPS mode, you can rely on Suunto Ambit2 R, whatever the conditions.

Philippine Air Force 67th Anniversary Fun Run


Takbo ng Hukbong Himpapawid para sa Karunungan at Kinabukasan ng Kabataan 2014″
June 1, 2014 – 4:45 AM
Liwasang Ulalim, CCP Complex, Pasay City
3km – 5km – 10k – 15km

Dependents of Philippine Air Force Personnel who were either Killed-in-Action (KIA) or was totally incapacitated while in line of duty.

May 7 to 31, 2014


    1. Greenbelt 3
    2. Bonifacio High Street
    3. Solenad 2
  • Olympic Village 
    1. Trinoma
  • Second Wind Running Stores
    1. Quezon City
    2. Greenhills
    3. Ortigas


3K – P350.00

5K – P400.00

10K – P500.00

15K – P600.00



Singlet and Finisher Medal



3K                              5:20 AM                            5:50 AM

5k                              5:10 AM                             5:40 AM

10k                            5:00 AM                            5:30 AM

15k                             4:45 AM                            5:00 AM




For the past two years, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) organized the PAF Anniversary Fun Run which attracted some 2,000 running enthusiasts. The event successfully raised funds for the dependents of Philippine Air Force Personnel who were either Killed-in-Action (KIA) or was totally incapacitated while in line of duty. This event has been an annual project of the Philippine Air Force in order to uplift the morale and welfare of its personnel and their families/dependents.

In line with that noble advocacy and as part of the 67th PAF Pre-Anniversary activities, the PAF will again conduct the “Takbo ng HukbongHimpapawid para saKarunungan at  Kinabukasan ng Kabataan 2014” on 01 June 2014 at  LiwasangUlalim CCP Complex Pasay City. The activity will include a 3km, 5km, 10km and 21km runs which will be open to all ages. Proceeds of the event will go to the scholarship program for the dependents of Philippine Air Force Personnel who were either Killed-in-Action or totally incapacitated while in line of duty.

Our soldiers, civilian employees, military dependents and civilians, both young and old will be participating in the said activity. This running event will surely foster camaraderie and solidarity among the members of your Air Force and civilian populace, as it is an avenue to promote good health and wellness.


(Updated) Brooks Run Happy 3: Cross Country Challenge

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Brooks Run Happy is back! On May 11, 2014 Brooks will give you a race that you will surely enjoy. The challenge that runners constantly look for will definitely be served in the form of obstacle courses and uphill grinds incorporated in our nature inspired route. With a mix of on & off road terrain and the scenic view of Tanay Rizal, this race will be one epic event you should not miss out on.

Register on the following sites:



Registration Fees:




Transportation and Hotel Accommodation

Runners could avail of the Transportation and Hotel Accommodation upon registration. For more details please visit


Race Maps:

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Assembly Time:

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Race Kits

Race Kits are inclusive of Race Bib, Race Shirt, Gloves, and Whistle.

16k and 24k will receive a Fitletic Race Bib Holder on the race day.




Medals and Prizes

Finisher’s Medal will be given to 16k and 24k runners.

Prizes are applicable for Male and Female categories


For more details and race updates like us on facebook and visit

Alaska Krem-Top Change for the Better Pilipinas Campaign

Change for the Better logo



Can a brand bring about positive change towards community progress and nation-building?  By encouraging everyone’s desire to change for the better during New Year, one brand did.


In 2010, Krem-Top was launched as a superior coffee creamer.  In the moments when people were open to changing many things in their lives, Krem-Top inspired people to chart their destinies through small and simple resolutions. 


As Krem-Top started its Happy New Change campaign towards the New Year, Krem-Top encouraged Filipino’s positivism towards a bright future to be expressed in their resolutions.  This was done through an ad that showed a series of changes that they promised to make.  It challenged the viewers with the question – what will you change for the better?


In the succeeding years, Krem-Top continued the call for change through campaigns that emboldened people to be inspired and bring to life their resolutions. In throngs, people were motivated to make them no matter how small or mundane – all because everyone wanted to change for the better. 


For 2013, Krem-Top pushes the envelope, telling Filipinos that small changes when done together can effect a change not just for the individual but for an entire country.  All it takes is the will and participation of the greater majority. 


Encapsulated in this year’s campaign line “Change For the Better Pilipinas”, Krem-Top’s advocacy asks not of big things but the small changes that one can actualize and perform.


With the help of Krem-Top’s brand ambassadors Papa Jack and Richard Yap, a declaration of a better Pilipinas will not remain as a vision but a reality.

Richard Yap photo

Brand Ambassador Richard Yap

Papa Jack photo Brand Ambassador Papa Jack of 90.7 Love Radio

For more information, log on to our facebook page: or follow us on twitter: @kremtopPH


Alaska Ironkids Triathlon


Alaska IronKids Triathlon caps off its race series for 2013

Close to 200 kids from ages 6 to 14 participated at the Alaska Ironkids Triathlon last October 20, 2013 at the Palms Country Club, Filinvest Alabang. Alaska Ironkids aims to promote a healthy and active lifestyle for kids today. The Alaska Ironkids is a series of races involving triathlon, aquathlon and running, which aim to promote a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle for children ages 6-14. For more information, log on to or at and follow us on twitter @AlaskaSportsHub




Meet the top contenders of the Alaska Ironkids Triathlon Relay last October 20,2013 held at the Palms Country Club, Filinvest Alabang. The Alaska Ironkids is a series of races involving triathlon, aquathlon and running, which aim to develop the values of discipline, hard work, integrity and determination. For information on Alaska Sports program please visit and follow us on twitter @AlaskaSportsHub





Rexona Run 2013 – Run To Your Beat

Run to Your Beat


Run To Your Beat is the 2013 leg of one of the most anticipated running events every year, The Rexona Run. Now in its fourth year, the Rexona Run is preparing for a different kind of race with the Run To Your Beat, the Philippines’ first ever multi-sensorial night run where live music pushes people to run further and culminates in a party at the finish line.


October 20, at the Mall of Asia Grounds


Sandwich and The Diegos will be at the gun start to pump things up early on. We’ll also have all the best DJs in Metro Manila to play at the different stations scattered throughout the race track: Deuce Manila, DJ Mia Ayesa, DJ NIna, Funk Avy, DJ Khai. Then party it up at the finish with your idols who play different beat: Rico Blanco, Elmo Magalona and DJ Mars Miranda.


5K, 10K, and 21K


P600 for 5K, P700 for 10K and P900 for 21K


21K  P7,000 (1st) P5,000 (2nd) and P3,000 (3rd)

10K  P5,000 (1st) P4,000 (2nd) and P3,000 (3rd)

5K     P4,000 (1st), P3,000 (2nd) and P2,000 (3rd)


  • Riovana Stores (BGC and Katipunan)
  • Tobys Store (SM Mall of Asia and SM North EDSA)
  • Online Registrations at

Registrations is ongoing up until October 16, 2013.



Press Release:

Run to Your Beat

From gun start to the finish line, this year’s Rexona Run promises to push running enthusiasts, professional runners, recreational runners, and non-runners’ mind, body and soul to do more at this year’s Rexona Run on October 20th at the Mall of Asia Music Hall.

As one of the most sought after runs in the calendar, year after year, runners look forward to the Rexona Run for its exciting twists, prizes and categories.

Mar Corazo, Rexona Brand Manager says, “We are always finding ways to make the Rexona Run more exciting than the last. This year especially, we wanted the Rexona Run to appeal as an avenue to Do:More.”

Now in its fourth year, Rexona is prepared to shake things up with Run To Your Beat – the Philippines’ first ever nighttime 5k, 10k, and 21k run/walk experience where participants are totally immersed in a trail of pulsating beats, transcending them into running euphoria.

The insight is simply rooted – most runners listen to music while running long or short distances.

“Running and music are two things that go together. For most runners, music inspires them giving them an added boost. So we decided to combine the two together,” said the Rexona Brand Manager.

Adding a very different take to running, live performances will be scattered around the race routes. From the gun start to the 5k mark, Delta Street, Sandwich, The Diegos, DJ Mia Ayesa, Deuce Manila and DJ Nina will perform, 10k runners will be treated with live performances from Funk Avy and DJ Khai, and finally 21k runners, who will get the chance to see all performances, will pass end their race with the finale of Rico Blanco, Elmo Magelona and DJ Mars Miranda.

Coach Rio, a running expert and Rexona partner says, “Simply put, listening to music while running can be the difference between deciding to run 3k or 5k. Listening to music in some ways unleashes a reservoir of energy allowing you to do more.”

In line with Rexona’s DO: MORE philosophy, Run to Your Beat presents the perfect avenue for all individuals – whether avid runners, leisure runners, or non-runners – to DO:MORE.

For first time runners Run to Your Beat is the perfect event to train for; for everyday runners, it is an opportunity to aim higher, with music serving as additional fuel to run faster and longer; and for anyone and everyone, Run to Your Beat presents an opportunity to try something new.

With the single objective of pushing people to Do:More, music is not the only thing that makes Run to Your Beat an affair to look forward to, Run to Your Beat will be a complete sensual experience with a spectrum of lights pulsating to the beats of the live performances, neon trees and lighted installations to decorate the route – all done to enhance every runners’ visual experience.

To add to all of this, there are also prizes to be won. Top three finishers in the 21K category include PHP 7,000 for first, 5,000 second and 3,000 for third; top three finishes in the 10k category will receive PHP 5,000 for first, PHP 4,000 for second, and PHP 3000 for third; and top three finishers in the 5k category go home with PHP 4,000, PHP 3,000 and PHP 2,000 respectively.

Registration is ongoing until October 16th, 2013 at Riovanna stores in Bonifacio Global City and Katipunan and in Tobys outlets in the SM Mall of Asia and SM North Edsa The Block. Online registrations are also accepted on Registration fees are as follows PHP 600 for 5K, PHP 700 for 10k and PHP 900 for 21k.

For more details visit the Rexona Men Facebook page, or call/text the race hotline at 887 6194, +097 347 7700 (Globe), or 0929 717 864 (Smart).


Contact Person Annie Ringor 09189054183 Martha Gonzalez 09178406600

Nike Free Flyknit Provides Compression Fit with Free Flexibility



Runners can now reap the benefits of natural motion found in Nike Free and the supportive, second-skin fit of Nike Flyknit in a single shoe. The Nike Free Flyknit unites two of Nike’s most innovative and popular technologies to deliver barefoot-like flexibility and a compression fit that locks the foot in place.

The Nike Free Flyknit is designed to flex with the foot in motion. It is informed by Nike’s “Nature Amplified” design ethos — an approach fueled by scientific data and athlete insights.

“Nike Free Flyknit is the ultimate expression of natural performance principles, combining a supportive, sock-like upper and a flexible midsole and outsole that move with the body,” says Sean McDowell, Creative Director for Nike Running. “The compression fit brings the foot closer to the sole for enhanced lockdown and propulsion.”

Nike Flyknit upper

A new, more compressive NIke Flyknit construction in the shoe upper secures the runner’s foot to the shoe platform. The unique zoned performance mapping pattern of the Nike Flyknit upper is derived from insights on how pressure is exerted on the top of the foot. Nike Sport Research Lab scientists employed pressure-mapping technology to locate stress areas, and designers used the data to inform the new upper. Zones on the top of the foot have engineered stretch built to enable natural flex, while a tighter weave at the perimeter stabilizes the forefoot and heel. Additionally, elasticized construction fits securely around the ankle for a comfortable, secure fit. By knitting a one-piece upper, Nike Flyknit construction reduces Nike’s typical upper waste by an average of 88 percent.

Nike Free platform

The advanced Nike Flyknit upper sits atop a Nike Free+ 5.0 midsole, which lies in the middle of the Nike Free spectrum, providing mid-range cushioning. (On a scale or 1-10, 1 is akin to running barefoot and 10 is comparable to a traditional running shoe.) The articulated Nike Free sole is flexible and moves naturally with the foot. Diagonal hot-knifed sipes (strategically-engineered flex grooves) through the arch help ensure natural movement in the mid-foot as a runner transitions stride.

The Nike Free Flyknit comes on the heels of decades of biomechanics research and design exploration with the intent of providing the best run possible. The breakthrough combination of a compressive Nike Flyknit upper with a highly flexible Nike Free midsole and outsole adds up to a running shoe that delivers a more natural ride, amplifying athletes’ ability to move quickly and comfortably over distance.

The Nike Free Flyknit ($160) will be available globally beginning Aug. 1. It can be pre-ordered at


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