With the full support of the Philippine Marines Corps led by its Commandant, Major General Andrei Costales, Jr. AFP and the Philippine Marine Corps Officers’s Spouses (PMCOSAI) under the helm of Mrs. Anna Marie Parreño, frontRUNNER successfully organized the second edition of the Philippine Marines Corps Marathon (PMCM) at the Marine Base, Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite, the premiere main training camp for future Marines, on October 30, 2016.
This year’s staging, which offered 5-, 10-, and 25-kilometer events and the centerpiece 42-km distance saw a 300% increase in participation of runners, both civilian and military, and also attracted many repeaters from last year’s race.
Fitness First Asia (Fitness First) and Reebok today announced a two-year partnership in which Reebok will become the exclusive apparel sponsor for Fitness First employees in five countries. Through this partnership, Reebok conceptualised a special line of apparel for Fitness First to be worn by approximately 3,000 club employees in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
Meet our top newsmakers in the running community. The Philippines’ first female Olympic marathoner, Mary Joy Tabal reveals how she earned a spot in Rio and shares some of her training secrets in an exclusive interview. Three finishers of “the world’s toughest footrace” give a recap of this year’s Badwater 135-mile ultramarathon from different perspectives: Gerald Tabios, as a three-time finisher, Tess Leono, as a newbie, and Ben Gaetos as Tess’ crew chief. Get a step-by-step guide to turning your pet dog into your running buddy. Discover the thrills of night hiking. Learn easy tricks for keeping pain away and for achieving health in both body and soul.
Congratulations to all the participants and thank you for supporting our twin causes, Hero Foundation Inc. and Climb Against Cancer Pilipinas!
As we launch into the thrilling 2017 KOTM Season, we offer a frontRUNNER magazine that inspires.
Franxine Regalado, Alana Julianne Halagueña, Mary KL Lerio and sisters Rayya and Rishane Abellar are not yet 16 but already champions. Read about their young careers which promise to go a long way.
Robert Watson shares his secrets to preparing for an ultramarathon. Val Ramos writes about how squatting can be your best friend when training for a trail race.
Older, wiser and stronger? Dr. Mary Jean Flordelis advises Masters runners to take heed, stay healthy and be responsible when running. Ultrarunners Dr. Joe Babsa-ay and Dr. Toto Mina also caution against aging and neglecting your vision health when running.
Overseas, our correspondents Ben Gaetos and Jael Wenceslao report on the race action at the Cuyamaca 100K Endurance Run in San Diego and the Seattle Quadzilla and Quadzuki races.