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Run United HP Recovery Run for Run United 2014 Finishers this December 2014

by on Nov 16th, 2014

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When we think of running or working out in general, we often think of different ways we can go further and get stronger. We often think that all we need is a little push and strength of mind. We keep pushing and pushing hoping to get better and faster, not realizing that what we really need is some rest and recovery.

This year, Run United got runners to go longer, faster and stronger with the 3 RU installments. With every run, the organizers included longer distances to encourage runners to train and push a little bit harder. However, when it comes to training, it isn’t all just about pushing harder and harder. At times, we also need to let our bodies recover so it can get stronger the next time we run.

This year’s “Surprise” run by Run United aims to educate the running community of the importance as well as proper techniques of recovery.




What:        Run United HP Recovery Run 2014

When:       December 14, 2014 (Sunday)

Where:      Bonifacio Global City

Race  Owner:            Unilab Active Health

Race Organizer:        RunRio Inc.

Race Categories:      5km and 10km recovery runs, 21km LSD or easy run

*Only finishers from 1 or all of the Run United 2014 series are eligible to register for this race

Assembly Times and Gun Start times:

  • 5km – 4:30am assembly, 5:30am gun start
  • 10km – 4:30am assembly, 5:00am gun start
  • 21km – 3:30am assembly, 4:30am gun start


Run United HP Recovery Run 2014 Registration Details:

Registration Period:

  • In-store registration: November 17-30, 2014
  • Online registration: November 10 – 30, 2014


Registration Sites:


Online registration at:

In-store registration at the following:

  • Runnr Store BGC (Mon-Sun: 12nn to 8pm)
  • Toby’s SM Mall of Asia – G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd., Manila (Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm)
  • Toby’s North Edsa The Block – 3rd Floor SM The Block, North Edsa (Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm)
  • Toby’s Robinson’s Galleria – 3/F Robinson’s Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave. (Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm)


Registration Fees and Race Inclusions:

  • 5km Recovery Run – P 750
  • 10km Recovery Run – P850
  • 21k Easy Run – P950

*All finishers (regardless of category) will receive a race bib and D-tag (pre-race) and a HP Recovery Run tech shirt, recovery drink and recovery village pass (post-race)

*no singlet will be provided pre-race. runners are instead encouraged to use their singlets or finishers’ shirts from any of the Run United Series 2014


Run United HP Recovery Run Finisher’s Shirt





Run United HP Recovery Run: What to Look Forward to

During the recently concluded bloggers night for the Run United HP recovery run, the bloggers were graced with a short talk from various people in the running industry. Here, we were educated on why rest and recovery is just as important as training.

The first ever Run United HP Recovery Run is something to look forward to because…

  • New venue! Most Run United runs are done in Mall of Asia, this time, they’re taking on BGC
  • Not your typical run as it is NON-COMPETITIVE. Meaning, there will be no winners as the primary objective of the event is to educate runners with the value of recovery
  • Enervon HP Recovery Village. Everything inside will be related to recovery


Run-United-HP-Recovery-Run-TalkSir Lester Castillo, Coach RIel and Coach Ani De Leon Brown


During the short talks given at the Run United HP Recovery Run, I learned to appreciate the value of recovery so much more. Recovering well after a run relieves our muscles. It allows us to keep pushing harder NEXT TIME. Pushing harder is not always the solution, sometimes, we just really need to stop and rest. Proper recovery also reduces chances of injury. A recovery run usually lasts 15-45min. long wherein runners use as little effort as possible.


Run United HP Recovery Run Pacers

There will be pacers reminding runners to take it slow at the Run United HP Recovery Run. The pacer times were customized and based on the average time runners finished during the 3 legs of the Run United 2014 Series.

5km Pacers

  1. John Chicano – 40min
  2. Mark Hosana – 45min
  3. Kim Mangrobang – 50min
  4. Claire Adorna – 55min


10km Pacers

  1. Benjamin Rana – 1hr.,20min
  2. Jaymie Pizarro and Lit Onrubia – 1hr., 25min. (Run-Walk Intervals)
  3. Philip Atento – 1 hr., 30min.
  4. August Benedicto – 1hr., 40min.
  5. Ani de Leon Brown and Dan Brown – 1hr., 50min.


*no pacers for 21km because it’s more of an easy run than recovery run. Again, the time is based on runners finish times in the past Run United series. These are RECOVERY runs so they are really SLOWER than usual.


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Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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