Result: 2nd PAU Fort Magsaysay To Dingalan 60K Ultra Run

27 08 2012

Event: 2nd PAU Fort Magsaysay To Dingalan 60K Ultra Run

Time & Date of Start: 4:00 AM August 26, 2012

Start & Finish Area: 7th Infantry Division Headquarters, Philippine Army, Fort Magsaysay, Palayan City & GINA’s Resort in Dingalan, Aurora

Type of Race: Road Race

Number of Starters: 117

Number of Finishers: 115

Number of Female Runners: 22

Cut-off Time: 11 Hours

Sponsors: 7th Infantry Division, PA; GINA’s Resort; PAU; & ALL THE RUNNERS.

RANK N   A   M   E T  I  M  E
1 Marcelo Bautista (Champion, CR) 5:22:23
2 Alfred Delos Reyes (1st Runner-Up) 6:27:08
3 Jerome Bautista (2nd Runner-Up) 6:31:16
4 Daryl Sevilla 6:38:59
5 Rayman Delos Angeles 6:43:59
6 Simon Pavel Miranda 6:44:31
7 Laurencio Ogerio 6:51:26
8 Jael Wenceslao 6:51:47
9 Sandy Alentajan 6:52:26
10 Henry Laron 7:00:03
11 Bob Castilla 7:07:13
12 Rafael Gabotero 7:09:29
13 Almar Danguilan 7:14:42
14 Calvin John Escandor 7:16:06
15 Elmar Tolete 7:24:18
16 Romulo Doctolero 7:24:19
17 Carlito Buenaventura 7:33:23
18 Erwin Tolentino 7:33:28
19 Bert Camangonan 7:33:38
20 Ariel Aquino 7:37:59
21 Raul Tapia 7:38:49
22 Joseph Pineda 7:42:20
23 Zan Cagulangan 7:42:52
24 Glairold Recella 7:47:30
25 Dante Sagayap 7:47:31
26 Ed Redona 7:49:27
27 Jose Cando 7:50:59
28 Daphne Codilla (Champion, Ladies) 7:51:12
29 Frederick Quitiquit 7:53:32
30 Andrew Aquino 7:56:58
31 Imelda Laron (1st Runner-Up, Ladies) 7:58:22
32 Elmer Caballes 8:01:38
33 Olivia Rosita Dimaano Llanillo (2nd Runner-Up, Ladies) 8:08:16
34 Mark Anthony Tibo-oc 8:11:29
35 Noel Ko 8:11:29
36 Cheryl Bihag (F) 8:12:56
37 Gia Estrella (F) 8:15:14
38 Johann Marquez 8:20:51
39 Jeffrey Diaz 8:23:06
40 Bernie Madrid Jr 8:23:20
41 Jerry Peralta 8:23:42
42 Roberto Delos Santos 8:26:12
43 Edrick Nicdao 8:27:27
44 Ronnel Go 8:28:28
45 Edwin Fernandez 8:30:57
46 Carl Balagot 8:32:57
47 Joseph Sibal 8:33:03
48 Ejercito Suyo 8:34:28
49 Russel Hernandez 8:36:36
50 Antonio Jimenez 8:40:55
51 Maria Josephine Liao (F) 8:42:47
52 Meljohn Tezon 8:42:54
53 Hazel Arnaiz (F) 8:45:39
54 Jason Sison 8:45:42
55 Aaron Aher Herrera 8:47:46
56 Rodelio Mendoza 8:48:59
57 Bong Alindada 8:51:06
58 Nikki Angelene Cepe (F) 8:54:05
59 Peachy Tamayo (F) 8:56:12
60 Lady Dianne Palogan (F) 8:57:38
61 Armand Paolo Belen 8:58:28
62 Manny Ocampo 9:03:40
63 Noel Villoso 9:04:37
64 Elvin Pastorfide 9:07:46
65 Jon Borbon 9:08:15
66 Marc Tomas 9:12:56
67 Benedict Meneses 9:16:53
68 Teodoro Mailen 9:18:44
69 Marlon Saracho 9:19:40
70 Jan Michael Flores 9:19:41
71 Katrina Sarsonas (F) 9:20:25
72 Michelle Angela Maravilla (F) 9:23:12
73 Wesley Noel Orana 9:23:13
74 Greg Verecio 9:27:33
75 Chito Asuncion 9:30:30
76 Rica Mendoza (F) 9:32:12
77 Hermie Saludes 9:35:17
78 Marc Conrad Molina 9:35:18
79 Arnel Distor 9:41:12
80 Jinky Yray 9:43:59
81 Dennis Matias 9:45:12
82 Leopoldo Esquilona Jr 9:48:23
83 Dexter Cruz 9:49:47
84 Ryann Sison 9:49:48
85 Joseph Ryan Serrano 9:49:49
86 Mary Anne De Ere (F) 9:52:24
87 Rey Erwin Abenido 9:54:04
88 Donald Ancheta 9:57:49
89 Bernard Enriquez 9:58:24
90 Larry Daliwag 9:58:27
91 Mark Jay Sidamon 9:59:08
92 Yob Red 9:59:23
93 Allen Gregor Bulos 10:00:30
94 Gerardine Kun (F) 10:02:55
95 Allen Gaspar 10:10:48
96 Junar Layug 10:10:51
97 Joen Soriao 10:10:52
98 Rochelle Sumagang 10:13:15
99 Merwin Torres 10:13:21
100 Timothy John Taburico 10:15:41
101 Stephanie Hefti (F) 10:15:42
102 Mar Marilag 10:36:49
103 Pancho Samonte Jr 10:36:55
104 Rexie Jane Saldivar (F) 10:37:10
105 Lyra Cruzelle Rosario (F) 10:38:09
106 Doc Minnie Tomas (F) 10:39:11
107 Val Carro 10:39:12
108 Carmeli Ortega (F) 10:39:27
109 Christopher John Sta Cruz 10:40:20
110 Yolly Simpao Barja (F) 10:40:40
111 Luzel Franco (F) 10:40:41
112 Efren Martinez 10:42:28
113 Warren Evangelista 10:46:55
114 King Mark Patricio 10:53:25
115 Edwin Cruz 11:04:42

Congratulations To All The Finishers & Thanks To All The Sponsors!

117 Runners With 22 Female Runners. The Pinoy Ultrarunning Community Is Getting Bigger and Faster! (Photo by John Avellanosa)





Picture Of The Week #3

23 05 2012

(Note: For more pictures of the 3rd T2N 50K Ultra Run, please visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JAvellanosa-Photography/284963211523134)





2011 Ultrarunner of the Year Awardees

8 03 2012

2011 Philippine Association of Ultrarunners’ (PAU) Runners of the Year Awardees: Dick Balaba & Keshia Fule





Ultra Running Association

22 05 2011

I have created and organized the Philippine Association of Ultrarunners (PAU) as the official sports federation on ultrarunning (road races, trail races, 6/12/24/48-hour endurance races and multi-day stage races) in the Philippines which is under the umbrella and approval of the PATAFA. PAU had been an accredited member of the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU), the world’s governing body of ultrarunning.

In my research, I was able to read the blog of Scott Dunlap and found out a post which he published on February 16, 2005 where he interviewed Nancy Hobbs, an ultra trail runner, Race Director, co-author of the book The Ultimate Guide To Trail Running, and Founder of the All American Trail Running Association (AATRA).

The following is the link on the details of Scott Dunlap’s interview to Nancy Hobbs.

http://runtrails.blogspot.com/2005/02/trail-running-past-and-present.html

I hope the Race Directors in Ultra Running in the country will be able to learn from this, to include the ultrarunners.

Happy reading.

Cheers!





Official Result: 2nd PAU 70K Run

1 09 2010

  2nd PAU 70K Run Official Result
  Pasuquin to Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
  August 29, 2010
       
  NAME TIME  
1 Reynaldo Pascua 6:29:10 Champion (Male)
2 Moses Moreno 6:46:57 1st Runner-up (Male)
3 Raul Patubo 7:14:20 2nd Runner-up (Male)
4 Hermogines Olvis 7:20:25  
5 Rizaldy Juan 7:49:13  
6 Jonnifer Lacanlale 7:53:11  
7 Christopher Rodriguez 7:56:32  
8 Jose Mari Javier 8:00:18  
9 Eduardo Madariaga 8:03:13  
10 Michelle Estuar 8:06:46 Champion (Ladies)
11 John Frederick Abenina 8:16:12  
12 Jonel Mendoza 8:20:37  
13 Sandy Alentajan 8:29:10  
14 Graciano Santos 8:32:52  
15 Armand Fernando 8:38:08  
16 Alfred Delos Reyes 8:45:06  
17 Junrox Roque 8:45:13  
18 Julius Savella 8:45:14  
19 Wilnar Iglesia 8:45:15  
20 Siosan Baysa 8:50:15 1st Runner-up (Ladies)
21 Paolo Osmeña 8:51:47  
22 Carly Dizon 8:52:16 2nd Runner-up (Ladies)
23 Camilla Brooks 8:59:00  
24 Albert Sama 9:12:38  
25 Raul Tapia 9:13:58  
26 Dennis Ravanzo 9:27:07  
27 Jose Dueñas 9:32:07  
28 Albert Henson 9:45:38  
29 Bonifacio Dalisay 9:45:39  
30 Simon Miranda 9:46:20  
31 Jereven Adriano 9:47:00  
32 Rodel Cuaton 9:51:54  
33 Jose Wacangin 9:51:55  
34 Lymuel Pascua 9:55:59  
35 Berns Tan 9:56:21  
36 Jade Lee 9:56:22  
37 Mark Adrian Hernandez 9:56:59  
38 Jeffrey Avellanosa 10:01:28  
39 Oscar Sañez 10:07:27  
40 Christine Ferrera 10:09:44  
41 Jeremiah Isip 10:09:45  
42 Chips Dayrit 10:17:21  
43 Roberto Delos Santos 10:18:45  
44 Henry Realgo 10:24:07  
45 Mon Marchan 10:26:26  
46 Earl Quero 10:27:48  
47 Carl Noel Balagot 10:29:48  
48 Ria Go Tian 10:31:40  
49 Wellington Yao 10:32:32  
50 Chester Puno 10:38:43  
51 Emerson Go Tian 10:39:23  
52 Allen Aguilar 10:39:48  
53 Michael Angelo Fabian 10:40:31  
54 Joseph Baltazar 10:41:08  
55 Ronnel Go 10:41:09  
56 Precy Hernandez 10:45:29  
57 Noel Hernandez 10:45:30  
58 Edward Villareal 10:49:12  
59 Warren Earl Navor 10:49:13  
60 Faivo Bartolome 10:49:55  
61 Shiela Compendio 10:50:14  
62 Charit Agana 10:51:13  
63 Allen Gaspar 10:52:51  
64 Christian Oting 11:04:40  
65 Rogelio Alejandro 11:12:53  
66 Frederick Gabriel 11:13:04  
67 Francisco Lapira 11:13:11  
68 Grimaldo Anecito 11:18:05  
69 Kessel Que 11:21:45  
70 Cecil Morella 11:23:19  
71 Chito Carreon 11:26:10  
72 Mel Severino 11:26:13  
73 Yul Antonio Almayda 11:32:56  
74 Nicomedes Jaranilla 11:35:05  
75 Blas Ople Tiangco 11:37:16  
76 Reynaldo Jimenez 11:37:30  
77 Jael Wenceslao 11:37:36  
78 Jeff Adriatico 11:45:10  
79 Mikko Barranda 11:45:10  
80 Ivy Macainan 11:45:45  
81 Camillo Kagaoan, Jr 11:48:17  
82 Elma Gabriana 11:48:24  
83 Bhrein Salazar 11:48:43  
84 Ronnie Gabriana 11:49:15  
85 Chinky Tan 11:49:26  
86 Lemuel Narcise 11:51:56  
87 Junar Layug 11:54:48  
88 Benedict Meneses 11:58:18  
89 Randolph Camalig, Jr 11:58:36  
90 Edwin Rara 12:00:31  
91 Samuel Narcise 12:03:52  
92 Rosgar Apolinario 12:05:01  
93 Ricardo Cabusao, Jr 12:05:23  
94 Karen Kate Pascual 12:06:24  
95 Craig Logan 12:09:31  
96 Emil Ancheta 12:13:23  
97 Aaron Anievas 12:14:32  
98 Emiliano Burgos 12:19:14  
99 Vic Viola 12:31:21  
100 Angel Henson 12:31:22  
101 Jose Lorenzo Mina 12:32:50  
102 Marlin Marilag 12:35:04  
103 Roselle May Dadal 12:36:44  
104 Crisanto Ubungen 12:42:54  
105 Teresa Ybañez 12:50:54  
106 Marco Christopher Montaos 12:50:55  
107 Don M Co 12:55:26  
108 Francis Acop 13:00:38  
109 David Buban 13:04:24  
110 Arturo Virata 13:05:54  
111 Raymund Anthony Abenojar 13:13:54  
112 John Vincent Ong 13:16:34  
113 Galo Pira 13:26:20  
114 Carina Manansala 13:37:56  
115 Alfred Paul Paiso 13:57:40  
116 Ayette Padua 13:59:09  
117 Jimmy Ong 13:59:09  
118 Joseph Frederick Calulut 14:00:03  
119 Eugene Tariaga 14:29:33  
120 Norberto Mortel 14:30:08  
121 Ellen Abegail Castillo 15:19:16  
122 Yan Dizon 15:19:16  
  Angela Jacinto DNF  
  Grace Jacosalem DNF  
  Ryan Marquez DNF  




Latest Update: “P2P 65K” Ilocos Norte

2 08 2010

2nd PAU Road Race: P2P Ilocos Norte

 This is the 2nd series of the ultra distance road race runs of the Philippine Association of Ultrarunners (PAU) whose primary purpose is to promote ultra running in the country by bringing the runners outside of Metro Manila and in the different parts of the country. It has also the same purpose of discovering talented runners in the provinces who have potentials in ultra running. This will also have an effect in the promotion of eco-tourism in the different parts of the country.

The 2nd PAU Road Race will be held in the province of Ilocos Norte. It will start in front of the Municipal Hall of Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte (18 kilometers north of Laoag City) at 5:00 AM of August 29, 2010 and the road race will go towards the north direction along the National Highway, passing along the Municipalities of Burgos and Bangui and finally ending in one of the Beach Resorts in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. (Note: The name of the Beach Resort will be announced soon). The road race has a distance of 65 kilometers. The race route will pass along the famous Bangui Windmills along the beach and getting also to the Parking Space of the Burgos Lighthouse. These two landmarks are famous being the oldest structure (lighthouse) in the country and the only windmill establishment constructed in the country which is the source of renewable energy through the power made by the winds coming from the sea.

The road race has a cut-off time of 12 hours and the runners has all the time to enjoy the scenery of the route and drop by the tourist attractions in the place.

All finishers within the cut-off time will be awarded with a Finisher’s Trophy and Finisher’s T-Shirt. There will be Aid Station in every 10 kilometers and the runners are advised to bring with them their individual hydration belt or hydration system. Runners are also allowed to bring their support vehicle but they are advised not to “shadow” their respective runner. The support vehicle should be able to “leap-frog” and park along the shoulder of the road. Potable water, Gatorade, and “food bites” will be available in the Aid Stations.

The registration of this race is extended to August 15, 2010. The registration fee is P 850.00 and registered members of PAU are entitled to a 10% discount. For particulars and details in the registration, you can send your inquiry at bald.runner@yahoo.com or look for Mariane at telephone numbers: 408-4930 and/or 775-2334.

The official hotel is La Elliana Hotel located along Rizal St in Laoag City. In Pagudpud, the official beach resort and Finish Line is at Terra Rika Beach Resort in Barangay Saud, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte.

Food and drinks will be served at the Finish Line. Donors/Sponsors for additional Ice-Cold Beer and Food are highly encouraged.





Official Result: 1st PAU 50K Run (Tanay, Rizal)

10 05 2010

The following is the Official Result of the 1st PAU 50K Run held in Tanay, Rizal on May 9, 2010. A total of 116 “crazy & hardcore” runners challenged the paved roads of Sierra Madre Mountains from 5:00 AM up to 2:00 PM under the heat of the summer sun. One Hundred Four (104) runners reached the Finish Line.

Congratulations to all the Runners & their Support Crew! We will see you again for the 2nd PAU 65K Run from Pasuquin to Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte on August 29, 2010. 

1st PAU 50K Run   
9-May-10  
         
    NAME TIME  
1   Raul Lamprea 4:30:07 Champion (Male)
2   Alfredo Ocampo 4:48:55 1st Runner-up (Male)
3   Hermogines Olvis 4:56:20 2nd Runner-up (Male)
4   Ralph Salvador 5:10:57  
5   Moses Moreno 5:16:20  
6   Jonnifer Lacanlale 5:28:20  
7   Alipio Narciso 5:32:40  
8   Junrox Roque 5:34:20  
9   Bonifacio Dalisay 5:43:20  
10   Arnold Dimasuhid 5:44:40  
11   Graciano Santos 5:51:45  
12   Simon Pavel Miranda 5:53:07  
13   Alfred Delos Reyes 5:57:53  
14   Wilnar Iglesia 6:00:32  
15   Allan Bandiola 6:03:20  
16   Gregorio Ocampo 6:04:32  
17   Michelle Estuar 6:06:30 Champion (Female)
18   Nolan Llanora 6:07:34  
19   Carlos Delos Santos 6:10:40  
20   Patrick Winceth Alcomendas 6:16:05  
21   Raul Tapia 6:20:58  
22   Louie Cochanco 6:22:05  
23   Tina Narvaez 6:27:00 1st Runner-up (Female)
24   Christopher Iblan 6:28:20  
25   Gil Brazil 6:29:05  
26   Saturnino Camangonan 6:29:10  
27   Victor Ting 6:29:25  
28   Sandy Alentajan 6:29:41  
29   Jose Dueñas 6:32:10  
30   Vergelio Leona 6:33:42  
31   Edwin Gajol 6:34:00  
32   Samson Ocampo 6:36:28  
33   Jereven Adriano 6:37:25  
34   Albert Henson 6:41:25  
35   Rodel Cuaton 6:47:09  
36   Chito Vegim 6:49:46  
37   Jael Wenceslao 6:50:30  
38   Jeremiah Isip 6:50:36  
39   Christine Ferrera 6:51:22 2nd Runner-up (Female)
40   Dionam Basco 6:51:24  
41   Paolo Osmeña 6:54:10  
42   Jose Wacangan 6:55:18  
43   Ronnel Go 6:56:11  
44   Teresa Ybanez 6:57:30  
45   Allen Gaspar 7:02:17  
46   Jayvee Loyd Layug 7:11:20  
47   Jonel Mendoza 7:21:56  
48   Ric Cabusao 7:21:57  
49   Eric Michael Socrates 7:21:59  
50   Lester Chuayap 7:23:59  
51   Reynaldo Jimenez 7:24:04  
52   George Dolores 7:24:07  
53   Earl Quero, Jr 7:24:57  
54   Gil Ocampo 7:25:55  
55   Conrado Teodoro 7:26:00  
56   Elma Gabriana 7:26:49  
57   Jayreus Jimenez 7:27:07  
58   Shiela Compendio 7:27:28  
59   Gian Saquilon 7:28:10  
60   John Jeffrey Avellanosa 7:28:46  
61   Carina Manansala 7:31:50  
62   Chinky Tan 7:33:32  
63   Jerome Cartailler 7:34:00  
64   Crisanto Ubungen 7:34:28  
65   Benji Cortaga 7:34:29  
66   Emma Alvarez 7:35:45  
67   Mel Severino 7:36:23  
68   Francis Hortelano 7:39:50  
69   Odessa Coral 7:41:48  
70   Vic Viola 7:43:04  
71   Mark Adrian Hernandez 7:43:38  
72   Gabriel Tuason 7:43:42  
73   Macky Coronel 7:44:02  
74   John Castro 7:44:35  
75   Marlin Marilag 7:47:50  
76   Allan Roy Martos 7:47:58  
77   Mark Junopeer Salazar 7:48:25  
78   Rosgar Apolinario 7:48:48  
79   Ronnie Gabriana 7:49:10  
80   Emil Ancheta 7:49:49  
81   Wilfredo Parcon 7:50:00  
82   Jonas Compendio 7:50:37  
83   Joseph Baltazar 7:51:41  
84   Junar Layug 7:52:26  
85   Joseph Daudsen Choi 7:53:35  
86   Nicomedes Jaranilla 7:53:42  
87   Benedict Meneses 7:56:34  
88   Carlos Nobleza 7:56:52  
89   Jomerson Macutay 7:59:10  
90   Roselle May Dadal 7:59:14  
91   Frederick Gabriel 7:59:19  
92   Edgar De Jesus 7:59:27  
93   Manuel Macrohon 8:00:08  
94   Alfred Paul Paiso 8:00:25  
95   Kessel Que 8:01:39  
96   John Nickko Nolasco 8:02:17  
97   Yul Antonio Almayda 8:02:46  
98   Emiliano Burgos 8:04:43  
99   Philippe Arenillo 8:05:31  
100   Bryan Magali 8:07:48  
101   Rolando Ubungen 8:13:03  
102   David Buban 8:39:25  
103   Jose Lorenzo Mina, Jr 8:39:26  
104   Ayette Padua 9:08:03  

Note: We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to our friends & “usual” supporters/donors for our ice cold canned & bottled beers (at the Finish Line!) and lots of additional tubular ice in our Aid Stations. In addition, our thanks also goes to the 2nd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army based at Camp Capinpin, Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal for the security assistance and the availability of an Ambulance + Medical Team during the conduct of the event.





Ranking For PAU Members

16 04 2010

Yes, you are reading it right. There will be an annual ranking of PAU members starting this year. Although I got this idea from one of the Ultra Running Groups in Southern California, I deemed it necessary to apply this “ranking system” to the members of the PAU for whatever purpose the Sports Federation will decide later this year. I hope that the members will be happy to know about this development as they would be able to compare themselves with their co-ultrarunners and will serve as their source of motivation to improve some more and excel in ultrarunning.

The first race to be considered as part of the PAU’s ranking of members is the result of the 2010 BDM 102K Ultramarathon Race. The formula goes like this: Winner’s Finish Time Divided by the Individual’s Finish Time X 102. The higher your points is, the higher your rank is. So, Alvin Canada earns the highest total points of 102 because he is the Champion. Let us compute Jonel Mendoza’s points for the 2010 BDM 102 as he had a Finish Time of 14:47:25 hours. Since Alvin Canada’s Finish Time is 10:01:05 Hours, it is now divided by Jonel’s Time X 102, and the result is 69.08 points. All the Finishers of the 2010 BDM 102 will be ranked according to points based on the said formula.

The second race to be considered for PAU’s ranking will be the 1st PAU 50K Run at Tanay, Rizal on May 9, 2010. The third race will be the 2nd PAU 65K Run from Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte to Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte on August 29, 2010. The fourth race will be the 3rd PAU 50K Run  sometime on November 2010 from People’s Park, Tagaytay City to Nasugbo, Batangas.

And the 5th Race will be a 24-Hour Endurance Race in an Oval Track for the Top 30 Ranking PAU Members (taken from the 2010 BDM 102 + 1st PAU 50K Run + 2nd PAU 65K Run results) which will be held before the 3rd PAU 50K Run. In order to find out the ranking/points in the 24-Hour Race, the formula is, Runner’s Number of Kilometers Completed divided by Winner’s Kilometers Completed X 100.

A member of the PAU is considered to be in the ranking if he/she can finish at least four (4) PAU races before the end of the year.

I hope this ranking system will motivate you more to train for the ultras! Good luck!





1st PAU 50K Run: Ultrarun Challenge

14 04 2010

 Finally, I was able to save and download Google Earth to my blog after I’ve transfered most of my “files” from my “C” Drive to my Unused “D” Drive! Well, for being a “low-tech” blogger, it took me some time to experiment and try how the other bloggers post their runs by using the Google Earth.

From Crossing Tanay-Sampaloc to Sierra Madre Hotel

 The incoming PAU races are well-described as “fun runs” with a “guerrilla-type” conduct of the race (according to Marathon Foodie). There are no “distractions”; no “festive” atmosphere; and no corporate endorsements and tarpaulins. What is important is to be able to have an orderly start, conduct , and finish of the race where every runner would be able to enjoy the scenery and challenge his/her personal endurance limits. Thus, we try to be simple in our purpose…we provide each runner a nice & challenging venue/route and you join this race because you love to run!

 The 1st PAU 50K Run will start at 5:00 AM of May 9, 2010 at the crossing of Tanay, Rizal and the road that goes to Barangay Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal. Barangay Sampaloc is the location of Camp Capinpin, the Headquarters of the 2nd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army. Coming from Metro Manila, one has to take the Ortigas Avenue/Extension going East towards Antipolo. The National Road leads you to Morong and then to Tanay, Rizal. Once you see Kilometer Post #54 on the right side of the road, there is an intersection that goes to Tanay Proper (going right) and Barangay Sampaloc (going left). The intersection has Flying V Gasoline Station on the right side of the road and a Shell Gasoline Station on the left side of the road. The Shell Gasoline Station is the location of the Starting Line of the 50K Race. 

"Flying V" Gasoline Station On the Right Side of the Road

SHELL Gasoline Station On the Left Side of the Road

Sampaloc Road/Starting Area

Runners would reach the center of Barangay Sampaloc after running an uphill climb of 13+ kilometers and they have to turn left at the crossroad/intersection, leading the runners to the Pranjetto Hills Resort. After 7 kilometers from the Intersection of Barangay Sampaloc, runners would be able to reach the Sierra Madre Hotel & Resort. From here, runners would run a roller-coaster hills for a distance of 15 kilometers. The runners would pass the entrance of the Palo Alto Subdivision and run another 2 kilometers from the said gate. At the turn-around, the runners have the last 15 kilometers to run before reaching the Gate of the Sierra Madre Hotel & Resort which is the Finish Line.

Gate of Sierra Madre Hotel & Resort/Finish Line

This race has a cut-off time of 8 hours. The race is planned to start at 5:00 AM as daybreak will be earlier due to the Summer session.

Runners are required to have with them their hydration belt or Camelbak during the race as there will be limited number of Water/Aid Stations.

Pollution-Free and Well-Paved Sierra Madre Road

For those who can afford to bring with them their support vehicle & support crew, they are allowed to bring them during the race. Also, runners can share their support vehicle with other runners. For those without any support vehicle, they will be provided with 4-5 plastic bags where they can place their water, sports drinks and food replenishment and will serve as their “drop bag” in every 10 kilometers.

At the Finish Line, every runner will be awarded with Individual Trophy, Finisher’s Certificate and a Finisher’s T-Shirt. We are hoping that there will be good and generous Sponsors for Ice Cold Beer at the Finish Line.

Replica of the Finisher's Trophy

This race is limited to only 200 runners!

See you at the Starting Line!





Of Running Clinics; Meetings; & Visit

30 11 2009

1. We no longer offer FREE Running Lectures/Clinics. We are now asking a honorarium for the conduct of our Running Lecture/Clinic. The fee will be used to support our Elite Team Bald Runner Distance Project and logistical needs for the 2nd BDM 102.

2. I was invited for the Send-Off Party this week for our athletes in Athletics (Track & Field) who will represent the country in the 2009 ASEAN Games to be held in Laos. The Track & Field athletes consist of 20 athletes; 6 Coaches; and 1 Head of the Party. The PATAFA Team will be leaving on December 6 for Laos. The 25th ASEAN Games will start on December 9. The TEAM Philippines “HOPES” to get at least 45-50 Gold Medals in the Games.

3.  I made a “surprise” visit to my Elite Team’s “training camp” in the Sierra Madre Mountains and we had some pictorials with them with their new Team Bald Runner uniform courtesy of MILO/Nestle, Phil. Altitude, Hill workouts, trail running, and clean air are the keys for better performance.

Elite Team Bald Runner Distance Project Members

Looking For A Brighter Future In Running

4. A Leadership Training/Speaking Engagement Module had been offered to me by a Private Company engaged in the conduct of training to corporate offices. I think this is a good job while I am on “rest & recovery” period.

5. “Brainstorming” session was conducted among the members of Team Hardcore and other ultrarunners about the creation of the Philippine Association of Ultrarunners (PAU) at the Board Room of Reinier Pacific which was hosted by Capt Amado Castro Jr aka Reinier6666. The meeting was very productive and I was able to gather positive insights about its creation and its availability for membership.

PAU's "Trailblazers" & "Pathfinders"

6. There are already 147 runner-applicants for the 2nd BDM 102. There are 40 slots reserved for the AFP/PNP runners.  If the slots for the AFP/PNP will be filled up, there are already 186 runner-applicants. However, I still encourage runners to apply in my Bataan 102 Events Page. There are 96 Days to go before D-Day!

7. More suggested logos for PAU had been received. Thanks for your interest to come up with PAU’s Logo. Deadline of submission is December 31, 2009.

(Note: Latest Awardees/Finishers of the 1,000-Km Club will be posted next!!!)








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