From 6 to 200 MPH

Monday, July 4, 2011

2011 La Palma Fitness Run For Fun

A healthy way to kick off your Fourth of July Festivities! La Palma's Fitness Run for Fun is more than just another run: it's an opportunity to experience that small town/hometown sense of community; to share quality time with your family, neighbors, and friends; and to focus on health and wellness while participating in a quality running, walking, or strolling experience.


Competitive Events: USATF sanctioned and certified flat and fast course on asphalt streets, well-marked and with ample water stations. Traffic will be controlled by the La Palma Police Department. 5K races are 1 loop (3.1 miles), 10K race is 2 loops (6.2 miles);
This is my third 4th of July La Palma's Fitness Run.
July 4, 2009  ---  0:57:18 ---- 3rd place /65-69
July 4, 2010  ---  0:55:00 ---- 1st place / 65-69
July 4, 2011  ---  0:55:33 ---- 1st place / 65-69 
I think age is slowly catching up with me.
Today is also the first time  I ran with my youngest son, Aris.  While it is true that he can ride his bike downhill from some of the highest downhill venue in U.S and Canada and ride his motorcycle 200mph at Fontana Nascar Raceway, he is no match to the old man running speed and endurance.
Today is also my 40th wedding anniversary.

July 4, 1971
Paco Cemetery Park
Manila, Philippines

August 25, 2011
Old Ranch Country Club
Seal Beach, CA


  1. Happy anniversary and congratulations on another milestone, sir!

  2. Thanks, Julius! Good luck to your coming ultras. Ultra is an event, I won't even dream of doing it.