Profession: Professional Runner and Volunteer running coach and advocate

Contact Details: mnl_runnercoach@yahoo.com

Get to know Coach Mherlz

Merlyn “Mherlz” Nava Lumagbas

A professional runner for over 15 years who has participated in over 300 running competitions, and still counting. She has tried swimming and triathlon but she found her passion in running. She was also a running coach of Milo-Apex Running School for 4 years in Season 4 to 10.

Currently, she is a mentor of Wednesday Group of Runners, a Maxicare Wellness Facilitator, running coach of Mananakbo ni Sisa, Wellness Facilitator of JRU Management/Tourism students, batch 1 and 2, to prepare them for their pre-climb.

Specializes in:

  • Multi-sports or Adventure race
  • Duathlon
  • Sprinting
  • Long distance running

Longest Distance to Run: 50 kilometers
Dream Run: Boston Marathon
Most Notable Coaching Experience: Trained Biggest Loser’s Josephine Nebreja

Most Outstanding Achievements and Awards

  • Champion – Novice Category of San Mig Light Adventure Race (2006)
  • Champion – Elite Category – Smart Island to Island Adventure Race (2008)
  • Champion – 3 km Subic International Marathon (2009)
  • Champion – 10km Subic International Marathon (2009)
  • 1st Placer – 5 km- Skyathon Run Boracay (2013)
  • Champion – 21 km – Antique Half Marathon (2014)
  • Finisher – 50 km – Soleus Valley Trail Run (2014)
  • 1st Placer – 16 km – Affinitea Brown Race (2014)
  • 1st Placer – 10 km – World Vision Run (2014)
  • 1st Placer – 10 miles – Miles for Jeremiah (2015)
  • Champion – 21 km – PhilHealth Run (2015)
  • 1st Placer – Telus Run (2015)

Some of the Notable Running Events I Participated in

  • Clark Discovery Quest Adventure 2008
  • Century Tuna Superbods Run 2010
  • Adidas King of the Road 2011
  • Chris Sports Epic Relay 250km Run 2012
  • Skyathon Boracay Beach Run 2012
  • Race for Life 2013
  • World Vision Run 2014
  • 38th Milo Marathon Elimination Leg 5 2014
  • Women’s Run for Better Education 2014
  • Borneo International Marathon in Kota Kinabalu Malaysia 2015
  • Petron Aquathlon 2015
  • Run United 1 2015
  • Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2015

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