Cebu Executive Runners Club

Last Friday (Jan. 4) at the Casino Espanol, the group of men and women who love the sport of running held their annual party and Induction Ceremony. The Cebu Executive Runners Club boasts of several members who’ve finished the full 42-K Marathon. Here are the pictures sent to me by one of the group’s pioneers, Dr. Vic Verallo.

Yes, he’s a runner, but no, he’s not running in the 2010 elections: JESSE TABORADA, the President of the Cebu Executive Runners Club

Cebu City Councilor Jack Jakosalem (right) swearing in new members Berne (center) and Meyrick Jacalan

Roel Militar, Tito Macarasig, Jesse Taborada and Raffy Uytiepo

Perl and Meyrick Jacalan

Dr. Vic Verallo (left) receiving his award as one of Cebu’s marathon runners


The beloved spouses

More inductees including (far right) Dr. Renald Ramiro

Judge Gabriel Ingles (in blue), an avid runner, with Councilor Jakosalem and the other members

Cebu’s marathon finishers

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  1. interested to join the marathon for the 21k.. are there many participants from different schools??.. are the runners for the 21k all pro?? by the way its my first time to join a marathon.. but certainly its not my first time to jog.. heheeh.. i enjoy jogging.. and im 19 years old…from university of san jose recoletos..

  2. Hi Geraldine,

    I’m not a pro, just a weekend or bi-weekly running enthusiast but I’m joining the 21k. My goal is to finish. I just hope there’s no time limit. Hahaha!

    I already registered with trembling hands and legs, haha!

    See you at the race 🙂


  3. Mj “roadrunner” is ready to run this coming SAturday Jan. 19,2008 Sinulog Half Marathon. Well I’m back the unknown runner a student at USPF… THanx po for making this event happen. Isang malaking pasasalamat dahil makakatakbo ako ulit ng marathon at ito ay 1st time ko na tumakbo ng 21k… At hindi ako natatakot. Sa sobrang excited hindi ako makatulog… Sana nasa condisyon ako para makapagcompete ng maayos…

  4. Hi Cebu runners. Interested to join the 22nd Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon? Contact [email protected]. It’s a 21k race with 9k uphill and 12k downhill. That will be on Aug.23-24 in Sabah, Malaysia.
    The Pasig River marathon will change route starting from Marikina to Luneta. This is the rumor circulating around. I think it’s better route, sparing us the tremendous heat along C5. There will be a dry run on Feb. 17, 2008.

  5. Hi Cebu Runners!

    I’m interested in doing a long run or two or three when I come visit Cebu in early July 2008.

    I am a marathon enthusiast, and I do a lot of races in the US. I’m happy to see that marathoning has gained a foothold in my old home city, as my early morning jogs into Fuente Osmena are never far from my mind when I do endurance races.

    It would be great if I can run with your group. Please send me an email if this is a possibility. Congratulations on the induction of new members into the club!


  6. to geraldine

    not all runners are pro.if you wish to run for 21k,all you need is practice.dont force yourself!!

  7. CONGRATULATIONS to the organizers/directors for a very successful Cebu Marathon 2010! I took part in this historical event and ranked 77th among male finishers of the 21k category based on my chip time posted on the website. It is already a feat for me since I only “trained” for 2 weeks prior. Half of me is happy while the other half is sad because I believed my complete name was not properly entered into the database. I am sure that I legibly wrote my name in the registration form. So now, with the omission(s), I can not own the accomplishment. It also happened to me during the ABS-CBN Kapamilya Run last year. I am looking forward to next year’s edition though and hope that it will not happen to me again. After all, we are all proud of our given names and seeing them being linked to certain degrees of accomplishments makes it more memorable.


    P.S. It would really be something for me if the database entry can be rectified. Daghang salamat.

  8. RUN 4 Q: The 1st Call Center Marathon 30 | May | 2010 Registration fee is P200, P150 for the first 50 registrants. Registration will start on May 5, 2010 @ Qualfon Office, 9th floor Skyrise 3 IT Park Lahug Cebu City, Cebu Daily News Office at North Reclamation Area, CitiGym @ Waterfront, and Runnr in Ayala. Race will be at 5k, 10k and 16k. Open, Media and Call Center Employees Category. Please join guys! For inquiries please shoot me an email at [email protected] or [email protected]

  9. Hi Guys I’m Djundi Biñas, a fitness professional.

    I specialized in sports specific training,
    general strength conditioning,
    injury preventives,
    speed training and
    weight loss programs.

    I’l be in Cebu for a week or 2 to have a chance to explore the sports and fitness trends in your region.

    I’m waiting for my Masters in Sports Science Program in Taiwan on September this year.

    Pls contact me if you guys needing help on your sports/fitness programs.


    – DJUNDI
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