Sharing

9 08 2012

While most of the people who have something to share to the victims of the Flooding In Metro Manila are busy helping in the relief operations, I made my “very private and personal” experience to share the collections of slightly used running shoes and finishers’ shirts sent through Balikbayan Boxes from my ultrarunning friend, Benjamin Gaetos of Los Angeles, California to the Officers and Men of the Special Forces Regiment of the Philippine Army who are based in Fort Magsaysay, Palayan City.

These soldiers had been helping me in the conduct of the First 100-Mile Ultra Trail Run in the country dubbed as the “Taklang Damulag 100-Mile Trail Run” and the “Taklang Damulag 50-Mile/50K Trail Runs & Half-Marathon Races”.

More than 50 pairs of running shoes and more than the same number of Finisher’s Shirts were received by First Lieutenant Tony Abay, Commander of the Soecial Forces Regiment School and his men in a simple ceremony.

It was a very simple event but it was memorable to everybody.

1st Lieutenant Tony Abay Receiving The Shoes & Shirts

Explaining To The Soldiers About The Quality Of The Shirts

Telling The Soldiers That Helping Them Is My First Priority

Thanks to Benjamin Gaetos for his untiring efforts to pack and send these shoes through Balikbayan Boxes from Los Angeles, California! My snappy salute to you and to the rest of your ultrarunning friends out there in California, USA!





2013 BDM 102/160 Update

28 05 2012

Interested runners who would like to participate in next year’s edition of BDM 102 & 160 have up to the middle of next month, June 15, 2012, to file their application through the Facebook’s BDM 102/160 PAGE; or posting a comment in my blog’s BDM 102 and/or BDM 160 PAGES; or by sending an e-mail at jovie75@hotmail.com.

Application should include the following data: Name; Age; Gender; Latest Marathon Race Finish & Time; and e-mail address.

Approval of Application through a Letter of Invitation to each runner-applicant will be sent to the applicant’s e-mail address starting on June 20, 2012. Details and important instructions will be stated on the letter of invitation to include the Payment Period for the Registration Fees.

The following are the scheduled dates for the 2013 BDM Races:

2013 BDM 160 Ultra——January 26-27, 2013

2013 BDM 102 Ultra——March 2-3, 2013

The following are the scheduled “Test Runs” for the 2013 BDM Races:

BDM 160 Test Run (Km 102-160)—–December 22, 2012

BDM 102 Test Run (Km 00-50)——-January 5, 2013

BDM 102 Test Run (Km 50-102)——February 2, 2013

Registration Fees:

BDM 102—–P 3,000 (within the Registration Period)/P 3,500 for Late Registration

BDM 160—–P 5,500 (within the Registration Period)/P 6,000 for Late Registration

BDM 102 & 160 Test Runs—–P 500

Thanks and Good luck!





Official Result: 2012 BDM 102K Ultra Marathon Race

5 03 2012

2012 Bataan Death March (BDM) 102K Ultra Marathon Race

10:15 PM March 3, 2012 To 4:15 PM March 4, 2012

Mariveles, Bataan To San Fernando, Pampanga

Starters: 186

Finishers: 160

RANK N   A   M   E TIME
1 Jonnifer Lacanlale (Champion, CR) 10:00:54
2 Peter Kennedy (1st Runner-Up) 10:44:56
3 Eugene Yasay (2nd Runner-Up) 10:50:09
4 Alfred DeLos Reyes 11:54:47
5 Graciano Santos 12:29:27
6 Rain Ordonez 12:33:29
7 Laurencio Ogerio 12:37:59
8 Junn Besana 12:38:38
9 Junrox Roque 12:43:05
10 Jerome Lagumbay 12:53:34
11 John Paul Baldomar 12:56:25
12 Elmar Tolete 13:06:01
13 Mario Alberto Danguilan 13:09:01
14 Henry Laron 13:11:31
15 Wilfredo Estepa 13:22:52
16 Simon Pavel Miranda 13:23:42
17 Rick Adrian Salay 13:37:08
18 Jerome Bautista 13:51:31
19 Nolan Llanora 13:54:54
20 Roberto Abad 13:56:38
21 Rafael Gabotero 13:59:12
22 Gregorio Maranon 14:01:35
23 Ronie Morimoto 14:01:46
24 Lieza Valerio (Female, Champion) 14:02:12
25 Fernando Dellomos, Jr 14:03:25
26 Alvin Adriano 14:05:35
27 Rolando Nerona 14:06:44
28 Darryl Panado 14:10:00
29 Ma. Aleth Reblora (Female, 2nd) 14:15:40
30 Francisco Delmo 14:19:44
31 Bob Castilla 14:20:51
32 Jose Cando 14:21:06
33 Jonathan Colao 14:35:01
34 Mark Repala 14:35:49
35 Erwin Tolentino 14:38:17
36 Nino Andrelix Navarro 14:39:07
37 Jeffrey Jay Amurao 14:53:39
38 Meljohn Tezon 14:55:02
39 Fernando Sy 14:55:38
40 Camilo Paran 15:05:39
41 Carlos Macasarte 15:06:09
42 Joseph Pineda 15:07:26
43 Jon Las Bruce 15:08:13
44 Catalino Lee Escasinas 15:09:39
45 Randy Rubio 15:09:47
46 Ace York Guerrero 15:13:23
47 Doel Torres 15:13:50
48 Candy Balaba (Female, 3rd Runner) 15:14:02
49 Carlos Delos Santos 15:15:35
50 Max Espinosa 15:19:44
51 Reno Enopia 15:20:56
52 Din Cordero 15:21:20
53 Peter Roy Salingay 15:24:44
54 Jesus Llarena 15:26:57
55 Dennis Chavez 15:34:54
56 Dindo Diaz 15:36:08
57 Emerson Sto Domingo 15:37:55
58 Alberto Castro 15:42:59
59 Marlo Guloy 15:45:31
60 Joey Baladad 15:48:07
61 Ricardo Cabusao 15:48:45
62 Carlito Buenaventura 15:48:59
63 Tomas Miguel Miranda 15:50:37
64 Alain Cuchas Ilagano 15:52:39
65 Ronnel Go 15:54:55
66 Dino Dolina 15:57:03
67 Asher Dolina 15:57:04
68 Angelo Lagumbay 15:59:23
69 Trojan Lorenzo 16:02:32
70 Allan Roy Martos 16:04:30
71 Michael Kent Reaport 16:04:37
72 Miguel Angel De Alba 16:12:00
73 Frederick Quitiquit 16:12:05
74 Jude Palispis 16:14:24
75 Vic Topacio 16:14:39
76 Ruben Silva, Jr 16:17:03
77 John Lao 16:22:28
78 Teodolo Alferez 16:22:32
79 Reylynne Dela Paz (F) 16:23:08
80 Lawrence Arvin Tomas 16:33:54
81 Alvin Rivera 16:34:12
82 Cesar Abarientos 16:37:07
83 Alan Paul Vargas 16:37:12
84 Torii Akimitsu 16:37:17
85 Irene Ong (F) 16:37:38
86 Randy Racho 16:39:12
87 Benedict Muriel 16:44:19
88 Jonathan Manas 16:44:31
89 Brian Tan Seng 16:44:35
90 Jayson Tan 16:47:39
91 Ron Illana 16:50:13
92 Jonel Mendoza 16:53:30
93 Samuel Narcise 16:53:34
94 Lemuel Narcise 16:53:34
95 Marlon Saracho 16:53:36
96 Luedemer Samar 16:53:37
97 Ofelia Lorete (F) 16:53:39
98 Mark Anthony Delumen 16:54:19
99 Jesse Chan 16:56:09
100 Angelo Anillo 16:58:37
101 Emil Hulipas 17:02:33
102 Gerzon Patriana 17:03:04
103 Mary Jane Villamor (F) 17:04:14
104 Raffy Barolo 17:06:05
105 Merwin Torres 17:06:34
106 Calvin John Escandor 17:08:54
107 Jon Michael Tan Flores 17:09:30
108 Erell Villalba 17:10:54
109 Blas Ople Tiangco 17:12:34
110 Ruben Fajardo 17:14:17
111 Ernesto Badong 17:14:23
112 Gabriel Tuason 17:15:10
113 Ronnel Castro 17:15:58
114 Ian Francisco 17:16:19
115 Katrina Perez (F) 17:16:44
116 Carl Balagot 17:17:41
117 Steve Paul Dumlao 17:20:01
118 John Andrew Alcedo 17:20:36
119 Paolo Tambo 17:21:57
120 Jojo Paguia 17:23:06
121 Alexander Jones 17:23:31
122 Bee Yen Soberano 17:23:48
123 Ryan Albert Moral 17:28:58
124 Wesley Orana 17:29:41
125 Caloy Nobleza 17:30:34
126 Marvin Pangan 17:30:40
127 Michael Dauz 17:30:44
128 Japhet Grande 17:30:54
129 Chaps Grande 17:31:02
130 Franklin Ace Panuncio 17:31:27
131 Cris Dela Cruz 17:31:41
132 Julius Cervantes 17:31:48
133 Jason Sison 17:32:29
134 Joseph Ligot 17:33:09
135 Vicky Ras (F) 17:34:05
136 Larry Daliwag 17:34:12
137 Victor Viola 17:35:17
138 Anthony Mark Alindada 17:35:59
139 Florimon Bernardo 17:38:22
140 Jose Arthuro Virata 17:39:01
141 Jorge Richard Guerrero 17:39:06
142 Raymond Canta 17:39:11
143 Leo Tugade 17:39:15
144 Edgar De Jesus 17:41:28
145 Jorell Anthony Paringit 17:43:03
146 Roger Villareal 17:43:42
147 Aldouse Zaguirre 17:43:57
148 Vincent De Lima 17:44:30
149 Theodore Zamora 17:46:17
150 Don Armand Gutierrez 17:48:35
151 Jinky Yray (F) 17:46:39
152 Harold Lorete 17:48:42
153 Robert Jonah Rivera 17:49:26
154 Michael Rheneson Galas 17:49:52
155 Jeje Ajusto 17:52:03
156 Benjo Termulo 17:53:18
157 Marie Ann Ortega (F) 17:54:34
158 Carmeli Anne Ortega (F) 17:56:21
159 Nelson Val Caro 17:57:58
160 Erwin Ordonez 18:00:00





Official Result: 2012/2nd Bataan Death March (BDM) 160K Ultra Marathon Race

29 01 2012

2012 Bataan Death March (BDM) 160K Ultra Marathon Race, January 28-29, 2012, Mariveles, Bataan To Capas National Shrine

Rank NAME TIME
1 Juny Rex Carreon (Champion Overall) 21:07:56
2 Benedick Balaba (1st Runner-Up) 21:50:22
3 Jose Randy Duenas (2nd Runner-Up) 22:39:14
4 Noel Hernandez 23:20:58
5 Alfred Delos Reyes 23:46:47
6 Robert Patrimonio 23:55:45
7 Keshia Fule (Champion, Women) 23:56:31
8 Benjamin Gaetos 23:57:24
9 Edilberto Yonson 24:35:03
10 Roberto Delos Santos 24:44:15
11 Randy Rubio 25:33:55
12 Reginald Santos 25:38:27
13 Bert Camangonan 25:40:36
14 Bob Castilla 25:40:37
15 Graciano Santos 25:54:31
16 Frederick Gabriel 26:42:12
17 Wilfredo Parcon, Jr 26:43:52
18 Jose Lorenzo Mina 26:51:01
19 Meljohn Tezon 26:53:02
20 Terence Chen 26:54:53
21 Rain Ordonez 27:00:47
22 Albert Salazar 27:10:12
23 Chito Vegim 27:14:27
24 Paolo Osmena 27:28:15
25 Dindo Diaz 28:03:04
26 Gilbert Gray 28:03:53
27 Sandy Alentajan 28:07:13
28 Samuel Narcise 28:12:46
29 Marcos Lontoc 28:33:51
30 Haide Acuna (1st Runner-Up, Women) 28:42:58
31 Allan Bandiola 28:43:35
32 Ferdie Cabiling 28:44:46
33 Bong Bernadez 28:48:58
34 Lemuel Narcise 28:50:20
35 Michael Fabian 28:52:25
36 Victor Ting 29:02:54
37 Jimmy Ong 29:03:58
38 Vans Camannong 29:08:39
39 Francis Andrew Santiago 29:13:55
40 Mark Hernandez 29:22:35
41 Jag Irasga 29:27:04
42 Sherwin Tommy Botabara 29:28:31
43 Anthony Mark Alindada 29:29:49
44 Emma Alvarez (2nd Runner-Up, Women) 29:30:42
45 Jonel Mendoza 29:32:20
46 Mar Marilag 29:34:22
47 Barry Red 29:35:16
48 Junar Layug 29:36:14
49 Mark Anthony Rodica 29:36:23
50 Blas Ople Tiangco 29:41:37
51 Carlos Kharl Ocampo 29:46:22
52 Carlito Buenaventura 29:47:39
53 Benedict Meneses 29:48:51




1st BDM 160 Champions

26 01 2012

Overall Champion Wilnar Iglesia In 17:35:48 Hours

Lady Champion Paulina Tanoto of Singapore In 25:56:37 Hours

BDM 160 Silver Buckle

 





BDM 160: “King Of The Road”

24 01 2012

BDM 160 Batch #1





Real LIFE Foundation: Serving The Poor

13 04 2011

Over a breakfast meeting at the Camp Aguinaldo Golf Course Restaurant in the early part of January 2010, Joshua Suarez, a runner-applicant who was invited to run the 2nd edition of the BDM 102k Ultra Marathon Race, explained to me that he is going to run and finish the BDM 102K Ultra Marathon Race to raise funds in behalf of the scholars of the Real LIFE Foundation. It was in this meeting that he explained to me about the programs and projects of the said foundation.

I immediately approved on the request of Joshua and he was able to finish the race. He was cheered and supported by the scholars/students on those hot, humid, dusty, and exposed kilometers of road on the last half of the course. I guess, he was able to raise a lot of funds to support the scholarship of those students who belong to the marginalized families in Pasig City and other parts of Metro Manila.

Little did I know that Joshua recruited another four (4) runners immediately after he finished the BDM 102 and asked them to train for the 3rd edition of the BDM 102 with the same purpose of raising some funds to support the scholarship of selected students under the administration of the Real LIFE Foundatioon.

Paul Pajo, Ferdie Cabiling, Junn Besana, and Alden Meneses diligently atttended the Ultra Marathon Clinics/Lectures and participated in some of the PAU Races held last year as part of their preparation for the 2011 BDM 102K Ultra Marathon Race. Joshua Suarez became their point man and leader of what they dubbed as the “Bataan LIFE March 2011″, a charity project to raise funds for the scholars of the Real LIFE Foundation by running and finishing the BDM 102.

BDM 102 "Heroes" For Real LIFE Foundation (Ferdie, Alden, Junn, Joshua, & Paul)

These five runners were able to finish the race and were able to raise funds amounting to P 500,000+ from pledges and contributions from donors, here and abroad. I am sure this money will go to the projects and programs of the Foundation with the main aim to provide hope and better future for less-fortunate and poor children for them to attain education and develop good values in the process.

These 5 runners became instant “heroes” to the scholars of the Real LIFE Foundation. And in a fitting ceremony, each of them received medal and plaque of appreciation from the Board of Trustees of the Foundation as represented by the Executive Director, Lynn Nawata.

I was also awarded with a plaque of appreciation and a gift for being the Founder and Race Director of the BDM 102K Ultra Marathon Race. My heartfelt thanks to the Board of Trustees for having me invited to such memorable event and for the award accorded to me.

Joshua Suarez Being Awarded With Jekoy Valle and Lynn Nawata

Junn Besana Being Awarded With Jekoy Valle & Lynn Nawata

I will always remember this program/ceremony. The testimonials of the graduates of the foundation’s scholarship program made me cry! It later sink in to my mind that I created an event, the BDM 102K, as a platform and instrument for people to be able to help the poor.

It is a motivation that will keep me doing my best to sustain the yearly conduct of the BDM 102!

Thanks To The Real LIFE Foundation!!!

If you want to be a part or donor to this foundation, please visit www.igivetolife.com.








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