August saw the launch of the newest running movement in town, the Manila adidas Runners. This is adidas’ global running movement to to energize, support and unite runners all over the world. adidas Runners is a community open to anyone looking to inject fun into their routine – get ready to train fierce, perform strong, and party to the end. adidas Runners combines serious sweat sessions with post-training parties.
Redg, Que and I went all out and gamely joined the sweatfest with fellow runners at August 16 launch of Manila’s newest running movement. We ran around BGC, HITT it hard at Track 30 and went drillin’ at Terra 28. We even solved a puzzle and partied afterwards. That was one awesome training run!
With schedules all around the running hotspots in Metro Manila and around the world, adidas Runners will push participants to the next level with a run hard, play hard mentality. Members of all levels will enjoy personalized milestone plans, expert coaching and unique rewards to help them smash their personal goals. Sharing exclusive local experiences with a new network of people guarantees serious fun in the process.
In Manila, runs will be led by Captains Jules Aquino, Maureen Schrijvers, and Ani De Leon-Brown.
Jules grew up competing in different sports–from swimming to tennis to American football to being a decathlete for the UP Diliman Track and Field team–fitness is something he breathes and lives for.
Maureen won gold in the 2012 Palarong Pambansa 100- and 200- meter dash events and also led the NCR’s secondary girls team to first place finishes in the 4-x-100 meter relay and the 4-x-400 meter relay. She continued competing in the UAAP and represented De La Salle University.
Completing the trio of captains who will be leading adidas Runners Manila is an athlete that needs no further introduction, the “Iron Lady” and the first Filipina to qualify and compete in the Ironman World Championship, Coach Ani De Leon-Brown. With her long list of accolades, she is considered one of the most in demand triathlon coaches in the country.
“With AR Manila, we’re building a community that’s united by our love for running. As captains, we’re here to push our runners to get better each week and have fun doing it,” Coach Ani said.
There will also be a full expert team on hand, including running coaches and pacers, a strength coach, nutrition coach and a medical coach to inspire and motivate all members to push for progress and get the most enjoyment out of each session.
A truly global network, members can feel at home in any city they visit by connecting with the adidas Runners squads around the world to run, create and party together whilst exploring the city.
To learn more or to sign up, visit adidas.com/adidasrunners. Like adidas Runners Manila on Facebook. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/adidasrunnersmanila/events/ and be updated on the latest running schedules. You can also join the adidas Energy Running movement on Twitter and Instagram using #WHYIRUNMANILA .