Phil Sports – Safety First – Joggers please stay in lane 5 to 8 at all athletic tracks (rev 3)


  • National Athletes Track and Field
  • National Athletes
  • Collegiate Athletes Track and Field
  • General Public (Joggers, varsity other sports, walkers etc..)

Common sense needs to be applied and national coaches will need to instruct and direct the use of oval emphasizing track etiquette. Ultra Pasig Joggers

On Saturday night I had a very near run in with a jogger. I was doing 150s at Philippines Sports Complex (Ultra) in 16s/11s 100m pace. Me and my training partner were using lane 1 and 2 and our friends cleared lane 1 and 2 telling the joggers we were using these lanes (fast lanes) for sprints. Everyone hopped out of the lane. When we rounded the curve and came half way down the strait I notice one jogger who had earlier been told to clear the track  by my friend had made his way back between lane 1 and 2 despite being told earlier to clear the lanes.
My friend had to ease down in the rep as the jogger was half way between our lanes, i yelled track and lane 1 3 times and my friend waved to him as he was wearing head phones. He acted like he didn’t hear me when he was wearing his head phones. In fact to my horror he moved from the outside to right in my lane. I had to slam the breaks down at top speed and was very lucky i didn’t rip my ham string. Even though he claimed he didn’t hear me “I didn’t know, I didn’t know” he clearly could hear me when i started screaming and cursing bad language at him because I’m lucky i didn’t get injured.
After this I filed an incident report to security.
The management at the track had not placed the fast lanes 1-4 and joggers stay in lane 5-8 lanes sign for some time. This has put the safety of the athletes highly at risk and Saturdays incident was a pure of example of what could happen as a result if instructions are not being followed.
Also the board with the rules on it at Ultra tells the joggers “stay in your designated lanes”. How are they supposed to know which lanes these are when management does not specify this?
I definitely expect the sign to be up their today when I head to ultra, i will be really annoyed if it isn’t.
i have nothing against joggers using the oval they have as much a right to work out as everyone else. However safety must come first. This is not only for the safety of the fast runners but also for the safety of the joggers. Joggers too are trying to stay fit but everybody safety should not be compromised because of this. When the signage goes back up there is no excuse to not follow the rules. I had a think about why the joggers are assigned the outside lanes before and the reason is this. If the fast runners are assigned outside lanes that means the joggers will have to walk past sprinters to get to their respective lanes, because its much safer for faster runners to pass by joggers to get to the inside lanes.

Who is next to Qualify for Rio 2016 Olympics in Philippine Athletics YOU VOTE!

Article and Poll by Andrew Pirie
ATFS Statistician is giving the community the chance to Vote in our poll
Philippine Athletics still only has Eric Cray qualify.
The Athletes have until July 11, 2015 which is the Olympic qualifying deadline of organizers to register the qualification standard.
We are giving fans the chance to cast there votes. Once someone else qualifies the name of that athletse is removed and the Poll Stars again.

Free Entry and Race Pack for Music Run Event if proud to announce we have 50 Giveaway Packs to reward our fans provided by the organizers. The first fifty people to email with names will receive a free give away pack!.
We will also be running a competition on our Pinoyathletics FB Page for a further five packs.

Registration Details with Codes

Please see attached the codes and also a guide on how to register. To register with the codes, do use the link below :
Just a few things to take note off :
  • Please ensure that all the codes are used by 6th November as the codes will not be redeemable after
  • The Event Pack Collection is happening from 7th – 9th November at Glorietta 5 Mall.
  • Everyone that has registered online will need to come down to the EPC to collect their packs

Registration Details

Participants can register at The Music RunTM website or at and choose from two categories – the Standard Pack and Rock Star Pack. Priced at P850, the Standard Pack includes The Music RunTM by Philam Life T-Shirt, drawstring bag, car decal, and a fun temporary tattoo. For runners who like to party like a Rock Star, they can opt for the Rock Star Pack at P1400 and get additional goodies including The Music RunTM‘s Live The Beat cap, cellphone armband, and rave shades.
All Music Runners must pick up their run packs from November 7 to 9, 2015 from 10 AM to 9 PM at Glorietta 5 in Makati City.
Manila is just one of 20 cities in 11 new countries experiencing The Music Run™ for the first time in 2015. The Music Run™ is one of the fastest growing fun running events in the world and the Manila leg of this hugely popular series is expected to draw 10,000 fun seekers, runners and music lovers.
For more information, kindly visit the or our Facebook page at

Andrew Pirie
Editor and Founder of

Batang Pinoy 2015 – Mindanao Leg – Athletics – Day 1 Report Dagmil protege wins 100 Dash

Batang Pinoy 2015 - Mindanao Leg - Athletics - Day 1 Report Dagmil protege wins 100 Dash
Joselito Hapitan (pink) awarded at the 2015 Batang Pinoy Mindanao Leg. (Photo Credit: Merv Mantos, palaro coach of Hapitan).
Dagmil’s Protege takes two golds
Below is a summary of the First Day of Athletics. The outstanding performance came from local favorite Joselito Hapitan, 15 of South Cotobato ( who easily dispatched his rivals in the Boys 100 and 400 dash picking up two golds. Hapitan whose 5’5 his mentors include  none other than Olympian Henry Dagmil, whose hometown is Koronadal. Hapitan burst out of the blocks and in a smooth yet explosive running form remniscent of National Junior Record Holder Daniel Noval to win the 100m in 11.4 (11.35 hand timed), Earl Limapag of Ilagan took silver in 11.5, and Gregory Ivan Briones of Sarangani was third in 12.0.
I want to break 11 seconds by the time of Palaro. Coach Dagmil has really helped me a lot with my running form.
said Hapitan.
Hapitan also won the 400m Dash in 52.7, his team mate Kenneth Corpuz took second in 54.2, and Paul Rayon another local from Koronadal City took bronze in 55.7 making it a complete sweep for Cotobato on the podium. Hapitan was 3 strides clear of Corpuz with 100 meters to go but he changed gear and surged even further away down the home straight.


Ashley Azusada also added two golds for Zamboanga City in the girls she won the 100m in a time of 13.2, Azusada is a regular competitor at PNG and other PSC events. General Santos City Fredielyn Galorpot and Tresha Mae Arevalo took silver and bronze both in the identical time of 13.7. Azusada also won the girls Long Jump in 4.27m. Jean Galing of Zamboanga City won the 400 in 1.03.6.

For Statisticians

Its also interesting to note that the track oval at Koronadal has markings for the 100 Meters and can be ran on both sides of the track. However the markings for the relays and Hurdles were configured around the 200 meters, but should be acceptable as there is a 100m finish line on the back straight which was used to correctly configure the distances.

Full Results

Article by Andrew Pirie
ATFS Statistician and PSC Guest Speaker Sports Science Clinic

Ideal Height and Weight Chart

The ideal human body weight has been a topic of debate for a very long time. Hundreds of formulas and theories have been invented and put to the test, but the answer is still debatable. The ideal weight should be unique for everyone. The major factors that contribute to a person’s ideal weight are height, gender, age, body frame, body type, and so on. Here is a list of the most popular “ideal weight” formulas:
J. D. Robinson Formula (1983)
      52 kg + 1.9 kg per inch over 5 feet       (man)
    49 kg + 1.7 kg per inch over 5 feet       (woman)
D. R. Miller Formula (1983)
      56.2 kg + 1.41 kg per inch over 5 feet       (man)
    53.1 kg + 1.36 kg per inch over 5 feet       (woman)
G. J. Hamwi Formula (1964)
      48.0 kg + 2.7 kg per inch over 5 feet       (man)
    45.5 kg + 2.2 kg per inch over 5 feet       (woman)
B. J. Devine Formula (1974)
      50.0 + 2.3 kg per inch over 5 feet       (man)
    45.5 + 2.3 kg per inch over 5 feet       (woman)
The World Health Organization (WHO) Recommended Healthy BMI Range
    18.5 – 25 for both man and woman
The Ideal Weight Calculator provides the results of all the formulas above for your best benefit.
All the formulas above are for adults, age 18 or older. For children and teens, please refer to the following weight charts published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Four Meets at Once this Weekend for Philippine Athletics / Sports

This Weekend there will be a fromage of Athletic meets around the country. Three of these are multi-sports festivals.
Taking place:
  1. PATAFA Weekly Relays in Pasig (a program of PATAFA and the PSC) (*Athletics Only)
  2. Milo Little Olympics in Laguna (a program of Milo & DEPED) (16 and under athletes)
  3. University Games in Bacolod (a program of CHED)
  4. Batang Pinoy in Koronadal (a program of POC and PSC)
Pinoy Athletics will be providing coverage from these meets. With people on site.
Andrew Pirie
ATFS Statistician and agreed to work together to support local Sports Communities and events

I had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Pow Salud the founder  of Sports.

Mr. Salud working expertise in Sales and Marketing and his input and advise will greatly benefit the projects of

Working with  the #1 Sports Blog in the country right now will greatly increase and help both websites with their goals. Together we will help further promote local sports in the Philippines.

“I think that this partnership will benefit both parties and help further promote Athletics in the Philippines. – Andrew Pirie”

” believes that  aside from basketball, boxing and other mainstream sports, local Sports athletes and other sports events such as track and field should also be given enough exposures. We are certainly open to helping and other sports by providing them a platform and the audience to promote. Our team is excited to work with Andrew’s team. – Pow Salud”


  1. Pinoy Athletics will be guest writing on Sports Hub Website 
  2. is reeling in at least 100,000 views a month 
  3. Working with will give the opportunity to further expand, promote and increase traffic. 
  4. has multiple contributors and writers from professionals, amateur and hobbyist, all of them are sports fanatics.
  5. is a website that is dedicated to supporting the growth of local sports specifically in Track and Field and other related sports.
  6. Pinoyathletics will certainly provide more diversity and robust statistics in Track and Field and other related sports to 
  7. Pinoyathletics and Sports will be collaborating on events and marketing projects.
  8. Watch out for future events of and
To seal the agreement, both organization exchanged banners as a symbol of the strategic partnership. 

If you are also looking to collaborate and partner with us, please do not hesitate to send us an email.