Tough Mudder gets going on July 21-22

Tough Mudder gets going on July 21-22
The world’s fastest growing obstacle event, Tough Mudder, sets foot for the first time in Philippine soil on July 21-22 at the Portifino Amore in Alabang.

More than 2,500 participants are expected in the two-day test of strength and endurance that offers a wide variety of hurdles in both the 5k and 8K categories.

“We are very proud to be the local licensee of Tough Mudder for the country. We will bring Tough Mudder’s signature obstacle courses, and this event will give you the same experience of participating in Tough Mudder events in other parts of the world,” said Justine Cordero, COO of Proactive, during the during PSA Forum on Tuesday at Tapa King Restaurant at Farmers Plaza in Cubao.

Cordero was accompanied by Tough Mudder Ambassador Noe Agra and Jay EM, president of Pro-Active, same group that organizes the popular ColorManila Run series, in the public sports program presented by San Miguel Corp., Tapa King, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.

Tough Mudder is one of the fastest growing mass participation event in the world, with over 3 million people having joined in the past, with events spanning the United Kingdom, Europe, USA, and Asia.

“It is high time that we bring Tough Mudder to the Philippines and we encourage runners to take advantage of this event. We would like to encourage everyone to sign up for the much-awaited Tough Mudder Philippines and test their limits while having fun,” added Em.

Also expected to join in the event are celebrities like Xian Lim, Raymond Guttierez, Gretchen Ho, Daniel Matsunaga, among others. Registration is still ongoing, for more information, please visit http://www.toughmudder.ph and FB/ToughMudderPhilippines.(PSA)

8 Pinoy bikers compete in Prudential Ride London

8 Pinoy bikers compete in Prudential Ride London

Eight Filipino cyclists, who will compete in the Prudential Ride London, get much-need morale boost during a formal send-off tomorrow (July 19) at the Brewery at The Palace in BGC, Taguig City.

“We have our Filipino contingents who will carry our flag in London, we will honor them and cheer them as they prepare to give us pride in London, said Allan Tumbaga, Pru Life UK Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, during the Philippine Sportswriters Association forum on Tuesday at the Tapa King in Cubao.

The Philippine contingent, backstopped by Jermyn Prado of Standard Insurance, Ishmael Gorospe of Go For Gold, Jeremy Marana and Aidan Mendoza of Team Corratec will compete in the Prudential Ride London, the biggest cycling festival in the world, on July 28-29.

The all-expense paid trip to London was part of the prizes for top winning riders in the Pru Ride Pilipinas series held last January in Subic and the BGC in Taguig.

“We are doing this annually in the Philippines and in London to promote recreational activity, especially cycling, that encourages people to cycle more safely and more often,” Tumbaga told sportswriters in the forum presented by San Miguel Corp., Tapa King, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.

“We promote use of bike going to the workplace. In our office, we have showers for our employees who go to work by bike. The more bikers we have, the more we help conserve our environment and decongest traffic.”

Tumbaga also said the especially designed jerseys will be displayed for the first time during the send-off and distributed to the Phl riders.(PSA)