Team Runner Rocky JANUARY 2017 Recap of Achievements

The boygroup of sports and online community, Team Runner Rocky started 2017 with a bang! We had been very busy for the month of January starting from running events up to special events and activities celebrating each members' achievements. 

As we ended the first month of the year and had already started the month of February, allow me to serve this post as our special recap of our activities for the month as a way of counting our blessings as a team and sharing inspiration to our dear readers, runners, netizens, and people around the globe. 

Let's start the count..!

1. January 2017 Calendar Boy - Teng Lequin

Team Runner Rocky's Brand Manager is a Proud Gawad Felicisimo T. San Luis Awardee

Our very own Brand Manager Teng Lequin is the star of our January 2017! He started our Calendar Boy special feature emphasizing the 12 members of the team. That is because he ended 2016 and started 2017 with a huge achievement being the Gawad Felicisimo T. San Luis Awardee for their town Biñan, Laguna. You may want to read his story on: Teng Lequin January 2017 Calendar Boy. 

Congratulations Teng! Your success is also our success! We are truly proud of you!

2. Running Events - 10TH Cebu Marathon and CNY Lucky Run 2017 
Rocky and Nelson Conquered Cebu for the 10TH Cebu Marathon 2017

Rocky, Albert, and Teng Ran as a Trio in the CNY Lucky Run 2017

The team started the year with our first run for 2017, the 10TH Cebu Marathon 2017. It took place at the Cebu Business Park, Cebu City, January 8, 2017. Nelson Cuevas and Rocky Chua Batara took part in this much anticipated event of the year conquering 21K.

Aside from having our first marathon in Cebu, we also had our side trips exploring the different historic places in the city such as the Mactan Shrine, Oslob Beach, Cuartel, and Taoist Temple. You may watch our travel videos on the said places now uploaded in our YouTube Channel via

Aside from a travel-inspired marathon, the team also celebrated the Chinese New Year running in a fun run dubbed as the CNY Lucky Run 2017. Five members of the team namely Julius Ceasar Aquebay, Paolo Mesina, Teng Lequin, Albert Dairo, and Rocky Chua participated in the said fun run. Read a glimpse of the said event on: Team Runner Rocky on the CNY Lucky Run 2017.

3. Paolo's Mountain Hike in Mt. Batulao and Mt. Talamitam

Paolo Mesia on Mt. Batulao 3.0 and Mt. Talamitan 3.0

Our newest member and mountain lover Paolo Mesina conquered two mountains this month. These were the Mt. Batulao and the Mt. Talamitam in a twin hike on January 29. Paolo who is also runner took the Hike and Nature Correspondent position in our team. He will share to us his mountaineering adventures on the coming days!

4. Birthday Celebrations - Owel, Miyo, and Nelson

Three members of our team celebrated their birthdays on the month of January. They were our editor Owel Rowel on January 12, our graphic artist Miyo Briones on January 21, and our run and events correspondent Nelson Cuevas on January 31.

Though they celebrated their birthdays on separate events, the members of the team expressed their greetings and appreciation in different forms. 

5. Huge Events - Nelson's Big Birthday Surprise and Love Locks Media Launch 

A Big Birthday Surprise to TRR's Richard Gomez, Nelson Cuevas

A Romantic Media Launch of Love Locks at the Prestige Cruise

Our very own Richard Gomez, Nelson Cuevas celebrated his 29TH birthday on January 29 at the Malayan Hotel. Take note, this was a big birthday surprise secretly organized by his Dawn Zulueta, his girlfriend Michelle and her sidekicks the Double A, Rocky and Julius. Nelson's family, friends, officemates, and teammates came together to celebrate his huge birthday bash!

And of course, inline with the Valentines celebration, Team Runner Rocky is teamed up once more with Run Pilipinas for the ultimate Valentines event of the year, the Love Locks Fair 2017. A romantic media launch took place at the M/V Prestige Cruise with a buffet dinner. The team also witnessed a live wedding proposal making the people very much inlove! You may read back our story on: Team Runner Rocky on a Lovely Love Locks Launch.   

6. Welcome Two Newest Members Albert and Paolo

Albert and Paolo Completed The Team Runner Rocky's Magic 12

And of course, the Team Runner Rocky's Magic 12 was officially launched with the addition of two newest members Albert Dairo and Paolo Mesina.

A mechanical engineering student of Technological University of the Philippines - Manila (my schoolmate), Albert is a trail runner and a track and field athlete. He joins Julius and Nelson in the Run and Events Correspondence team.

On the other hand as introduced earlier, Paolo is a runner and mountaineer. He loves to explore different mountains in the country. As a result, he landed as the team's Hike and Nature Correspondent together with Kenmark Ladrilono. 

Welcome to the team Albert and Paolo! You will get to know them better on April and June being the months' calendar boys.

These were just a wrap! On the coming months, expect for more activities and surprises from the only boygroup of sports and online community, the Team Runner Rocky! More to come and thank you for all the blessings! 02/02/2017 (Runner Rocky)

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Known as Runner Rocky, Rocky Batara is the owner of this website. He is an IT expert, a Principal Software QA Engineer by profession and a Blogger and Digital Content Creator by passion and hobby. He loves to blog about lifestyle, celebrities, entertainment, tech, sports, and fitness giving rise to his 6 major active websites. Rocky is also active in Social Media such as in YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok since he loves to take videos and photos of different things including interviewing celebrities and different personalities. You may follow Rocky on Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram via his username @therunnerrocky and on YouTube at @RunnerRocky. Meanwhile for inquiries, collaborations, and event invites, feel free to send him email at:

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