Don’t be confuse with the title because this is a run organised by the IBP Baguio-Benguet lawyers.
The success of the first IBP Baguio-Benguet Run last 24 November 2013 which was dubbed as “TAKBO PARA TACLOBAN” that benefitted some typhoon Yolanda victims made it possible to organise a new run this year, 2017.
This year’s IBP Baguio-Benguet run will be happening on 30 September 2017.
Registration fees for the different categories of the 2nd IBP Baguio-Benguet Law Run are the following:
3K – Php 300.00
5K – Php 400.00
10K – Php 500.00
16K – Php 600.00
Registration will be inclusive of race bib and finisher’s shirt. The top three male and female finishers will receive prizes while all 16-kilometre (16K) participants will receive finisher’s medal as part of their registration fees.
The race will begin at 4:30 AM for 16-kilometre runners, 4:45 AM for 10-kilometre runners, and 5:00 AM for both the 5-kilometre and 3-kilometre participants.
You may now register at the following registration centres:
IBP Office in Justice Hall, IBP Office in Justice Hill
Suite 305 Laperal Building Session Road, Baguio City.
Join the first charity run for orphans by Metrobank Purple Hearts Club.
A charity run to benefit orphans will be held on 8 October 2017 in Baguio City. This fun run is organised by the Metrobank Purple Hearts Club Bag-iw Chapter. This will be their first fun run with a theme of “Orphans in Good Hands”.
Two categories are included for this charity run and the prices are also affordable. 5K category costs only 350 pesos and the 3K category is only 150 pesos for kids while Php 250.00 for adults. All runners will get a race kit with singlets.
The starting venue will be at the Burnham Park Lake and will have an assembly time of five in the morning. The race will start at 5:30 AM for the 5-kilometre runners and 5:45 AM for the 3-kilometre participants. Cash prizes and medals await the top three finishers in each category.
Registration already started last 15 August 2017 and extended until 22 September 2017 and can be done at any branch of Metrobank in Baguio-Benguet area.
Treadmill running is a good habit in maintaining physical fitness when you cannot run outside your home.
This is also a post reminding everyone to be alert for the bad weather conditions since typhoons are normal during these months especially here in the Philippines but these past few days, typhoons are happening in other countries with unexpected places getting flooded already because of the power of nature.
Due to typhoons, runners find ways to continue their training so as not to disrupt their schedules. As a runner, I find treadmill running to be the best alternative in case weather conditions are bad. Instead of letting the treadmill here collect clouds of dust and left to be broken, I might as well use it. The treadmill here is actually an old one with the timer and distance tracker already messed up. Instead of relying on it, I used my cell phone in tracking time.
In order to not get bored while treadmill running, I usually watch the news which usually lasts for 20 to 30 minutes before advertisements are shown. Another method that I do is to pray the Rosary by playing an audio mobile app. This Holy Rosary mobile app is the one that I use. I also watch YouTube videos that would last for 30 to 45 minutes by searching for workout songs that motivate me to run more. Treadmill running is a good habit in maintaining physical fitness when you cannot run outside your home.
On a side note, I posted here typhoon names used by Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA which is the government agency tasked with providing protection from natural calamities by using scientific methods to safeguard the safety and well-being of Filipinos.
THE PHILIPPINE TROPICAL CYCLONE NAMES – 2009 to 2024
* – Replaced Name(s) Effective February 2015: Gardo for Glenda, Josie for Jose, Maymay for Mario, Rosita for Ruby, and Samuel for Seniang.
We have 4 categories of storm signals, namely
Public Storm Warning Signal # 1 – Winds of 30-60 kph may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours.
Public Storm Warning Signal # 2 – Winds of greater than 60 kph and up to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours.
Public Storm Warning Signal # 3 – Winds of greater than 100 kph up to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours.
Public Storm Warning Signal # 4 – Very strong winds of more than 185 kph may be expected in at least 12 hours.
A tropical cyclone is “a non-frontal, synoptic-scale cyclone developing over tropical and sub-tropical waters at any level and having a definitely organized circulation”and are termed as:
Hurricanes in the regions of North Atlantic, Eastern North Pacific, and South Pacific Ocean;
Cyclones in the regions of bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea, and Western South Indian Ocean;
Willy-willy in the eastern part of the Southern Indian Ocean; and
Typhoons in the regions of Western North Pacific Ocean which include the Philippines
Also, for reference purposes, the classification of tropical cyclones according to the strength of the associated winds as adopted by PAGASA as of 01 May 2015 are posted below which is a quoted post from PAGASA website.
TROPICAL DEPRESSION (TD) – a tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of up to 61 kilometers per hour (kph) or less than 33 nautical miles per hour (knots) .
TROPICAL STORM (TS) – a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed of 62 to 88 kph or 34 – 47 knots.
SEVERE TROPICAL STORM (STS), a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed of 89 to 117 kph or 48 – 63 knots.
TYPHOON (TY) – a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed of 118 to 220 kph or 64 – 120 knots.
SUPER TYPHOON (STY), a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed exceeding 220 kph or more than 120 knots.
This is an almost one-week late entry for the updates regarding Athletics Team Philippines in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
It was a fateful event for the athletics team when Trente Anthony Beram won two gold medals, one in the 200-metres event and the other in the 300-metres dash in the men’s category.
A silver medal was added when Marco Vilog finished the men’s 800-metre event on a second place.
The third place in the men’s 1,500-metre event was won by Mervin Guarte, taking home a bronze medal for the team.
In the distaff side, it was not time yet for Zion Nelson and Kayla Anise Richardson to grab a place in the top three placings when they failed to get into the final in the women’s 200-metre event.
Both the men and women of the athletic relay team won bronze medals in the 4 X 100M relay event, the men finishing with a time of 39.11 seconds while it was a time of 44.81 seconds for the women’s event.
Celebrate the beauty of Bontoc, Mountain Province by joining in the 109th celebration of their founding anniversary.
A trail run organised in conjunction with the 109th Bontoc Foundation Day will surely captivate your trail running soul. The trail run dubbed as “Am-among Trail Run 2017” with a theme of “BONTOC @ 109: CHAMPIONING CHANGE, EMBRACING VALUES, PROSPERITY FOR ALL” will be on 17 September 2017.
It also celebrates the 13th Am-among Festival and in a trivial matter, “AM-AMONG” is a Bontoc word for “Family or clan reunion” and there will be activities and events that will coincide with the celebration.
The trail run, organised by the Local Government of Bontoc and in partnership with Tawid MultiSports Team, will start and end at the Open Gym, Eyeb Ground in Bontoc, Mountain Province. Runners should be at the starting line at 4:00 AM. The trail run will have a target end time of 4:00 PM on 17 September 2017.
The trail run will be promoting eco-tourism in the locality of Bontoc which has many natural and man-made wonders to see, will help institute Bontoc as a hiking and running destination while promoting healthy living and advocating responsible guidance and respect of the mountains.
You have the option to choose from three distances and the registration fees is as follows:
35-kilometre with a time limit 10 hours – Php 1,000.00 from 5:00AM to 3:00PM
21-kilometre with a time limit of 7 hours – Php 700.00 from 6:00AM to 1:00PM
12-kilometre with a time limit of 4 hours – Php 500.00 from 6:30AM to 10:30AM
Registration fees are inclusive of the following:
Finishers Token(35k, 21k)
Post race meal
Food at Aid stations
You can register at Lagalag Store in Baguio City which is specifically located at Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road. You can also register at the Bontoc Tourism Office which is located at Room #324, Third Floor of the Public Market
You can also register online by paying your registration via bank deposit. The following details are needed during your visit at the bank:
PNB Account #: 189003500013
Account Name: Johanna F. Padaen
After depositing at the bank, kindly scan the bank deposit slip or receipt and please send an email to: email@example.com
Kindly provide the following details:
DATE OF BIRTH:
PERSON TO CONTACT IN CASE OF EMERGENCY:
All runners must be self-reliant and self-contained, with proper hydration packs enough for the chosen distance.
For security reasons, please wear your race bib at all times so that you can be easily identified and no bring your own water cups since no plastic cups will be provided at the water stations.
Race marshals will be present from certain points of the race route and you can use trekking poles.
As mentioned previously, cut-off times will be followed for each category and this event will push through even if it is raining unless there is a super typhoon.
No littering and bushwhacking and please show respect to the locals that you will pass through.
A medical certificate is necessary requirement for all runners and participants must be 18 years old and above as of August 2017 if participating in the 21-kilometre and 35-kilometre categories. A waiver is needed for for 13-year old runners participating in the 12-kilometre category.
Bontoc is almost 5 hours away from Baguio City or 155.2 kilometres away if you are travelling via the Baguio – La Trinidad – Bontoc Road / Halsema Highway / Mountain Trail and 6 hours away or 235.3 kilometres away if you are travelling via Tagudin – Cervantes – Sabangan Road.
There are several options to choose from in going to Bontoc from Manila. The following bus stations have routes going to Baguio and to Bontoc.
From Manila to Baguio:
Victory Liner (Cubao and Pasay)
Genesis Lines (Pasay and Avenida)
Php 455.00 – regular aircon buses
Php 715.00 – deluxe buses.
Dagupan Bus Lines (Pasay)
From Baguio to Bontoc:
Terminal is located at Dangwa Terminal which is behind Baguio Center Mall
Schedule of daily trips:
2:30PM which is the last trip
Rising Sun Bus:
Terminal is located at Slaughter Compound along Magsaysay Ave.
Hourly schedule starting at 5:30AM until 4:00PM
Fare is Php 212.00
Travel time is around 5 to 6 hours
From Manila to Bontoc via Banaue.
CODA LINES: Terminal is located at Cubao, Quezon City
Schedules of bus trips can be found at Codalines Facebook page
Ohayami Trans: Terminal at Lacson Avenue, corner Fajardo Street, Sampaloc