Result: 3rd RIZAL Day 32K Run

31 12 2011

3rd RIZAL Day 32K Run/Camp Aguinaldo/December 30, 2011

1 Ricarte Dayata (Champion) 2:26:00
2 Eugene Yasay (1st Runner-Up) 2:37:34
3 Roman Maborrang (2nd Runner-Up 2:38:09
4 Simon Pavel Miranda 2:42:39
5 Alfredo Ocampo 2:43:11
6 Charlie Maca 2:44:42
7 Alfred Delos Reyes 2:49:10
8 Camilla Brooks (Female, Champion) 2:50:16
9 Wilfredo Evangelista 2:51:09
10 Benedick Balaba 2:52:42
11 Roberto Delos Santos 2:54:59
12 Alessandra Gonzales (F, 1st Runner-Up) 2:57:50
13 Nolan Llanora 2:58:13
14 Reggie Bolargo 3:02:32
15 Junrox Roque 3:02:46
16 Samson Ocampo 3:04:02
17 Jose Duenas 3:04:35
18 Alex Cruz 3:04:37
19 Ronnel Go 3:06:13
20 Noel Camarillo 3:06:52
21 Miguelito Capio 3:08:14
22 Bong Pimentel 3:09:16
23 Myron Manuel Nuyles 3:10:55
24 Bert Camangonan 3:11:34
25 Jose Cando 3:13:34
26 Laurencio Ogerio 3:13:39
27 Graciano Santos 3:13:41
28 Jon Las Bruce 3:16:22
29 Allan Martos 3:16:30
30 Angelo Maravilla 3:19:04
31 Jerome Bautista 3:19:20
32 Charlie Chua 3:19:21
33 Roning Avellanosa 3:19:28
34 Chito Vegim 3:19:29
35 Benedick Meneses 3:19:42
36 Edwin Gajol 3:19:56
37 Jonathan Jarabe Inocando 3:20:04
38 Junn Besana 3:20:10
39 Alvin Adriano 3:20:26
40 Dino Dolina 3:20:50
41 Roberto Dela Cruz 3:21:22
42 Tom Moreno 3:22:39
43 Mark Visca 3:25:15
44 Gil Brazil 3:26:18
45 Fernando Cabanero 3:26:33
46 Mark Anthonay Terado 3:26:43
47 Benjamin Termulo 3:27:35
48 Vener Roldan 3:27:36
49 Sergio Bandol 3:28:39
50 Olive Lanillo (F, 2nd Runer-Up) 3:29:06
51 Sherwin Tommy Botabara 3:30:02
52 Rowel Blanza 3:30:45
53 Conrado Teodoro 3:31:12
54 Reynaldo Mapagu 3:31:26
55 Mia Constantino (Female) 3:31:29
56 Mark Anthony Rodica 3:31:31
57 Kenley Go 3:32:24
58 Carl Balagot 3:34:21
59 Abell Ngo 3:35:00
60 Lee Romero 3:36:47
61 Jerry Adriano 3:37:49
62 Lyod  Chua 3:38:08
63 Ronald Mateo 3:39:23
64 Chips Dayrit 3:39:39
65 Jeyson De Ocampo 3:40:04
66 Michael Krueger 3:40:39
67 Allen Fornea 3:40:45
68 Engelbert Guinto 3:41:05
69 Carl Ocampo 3:41:24
70 Godfrey Gozo 3:41:27
71 Trodge Lorenzo 3:42:11
72 Zaldy Zantillan 3:43:04
73 Calvin John Escandor 3:43:13
74 Hermie Saludes (Female) 3:43:31
75 Mark Delumen 3:43:47
76 Gensen Jay Lorenzo 3:44:23
77 Ysmael Ilagan 3:44:31
78 Lorna Vejano (Female) 3:44:35
79 Bong Capiton 3:47:16
80 Fritz Andre Espinosa 3:47:21
81 Mark Jay Dagat 3:47:38
82 Henry Marchan 3:47:59
83 Chito Carreon 3:48:03
84 Antonio Oro Jr 3:48:34
85 Anthony Isma 3:48:38
86 Melly Ng (Female) 3:48:55
87 Raul Tapia 3:49:03
88 Jun Guittap 3:49:17
89 Ernesto Almero 3:49:28
90 Roland Mercado 3:49:32
91 Ruben Miranda 3:50:46
92 Mish Maravilla (Female) 3:51:52
93 Rain Ordonez 3:51:56
94 Mark Hernandez 3:52:54
95 Marc Conrad Molina 3:52:55
96 Ramon De Guzman 3:53:19
97 Audi Samar 3:53:54
98 Alain Ilaguno 3:54:48
99 Samuel Narcise 3:55:13
100 Albert Imperial 3:55:45
101 Sherwin Montevigen 3:55:53
102 Gia Estrella (Female) 3:55:56
103 Leonard Arizabal 3:56:00
104 Abet Ocampo 3:56:05
105 Michael Lafuente 3:56:07
106 Noel Medina 3:56:20
107 Alex Jones 3:56:43
108 Jonjon Ramos 3:58:17
109 Janet Ching (Female) 3:58:38
110 Marlon Saracho 3:58:45
111 Nelson Mallillin 3:50:06
112 Ino Lao 3:59:22
113 Bernadette Schlueter (Female) 4:01:56
114 Alladin Cordero 4:02:52
115 Gil Ocampo 4:03:30
116 Rufino Morimonte 4:05:24
117 Dante Aquino 4:05:30
118 Wesley Orana 4:06:27
119 Allan Palomares 4:06:28
120 Christopher John Santa Cruz 4:06:45
121 Raul Punzal 4:07:07
122 Glen Joseph Protacio 4:07:55
123 Adrian Florendo 4:07:56
124 Raynor Zuleta 4:08:07
125 Arthur Villanueva 4:08:28
126 Joannie Divinagracia 4:08:29
127 Jeffrey Furigay 4:09:54
128 Maria Angela Stephanie Hefti (Female) 4:10:14
129 Joseph Ligot 4:11:17
130 Luisito Rosales Jr 4:12:22
131 Perkins Briones 4:14:23
132 Toto Velmonte 4:18:07
133 Quito San Agustin 4:19:06
134 Myrel Hugo (Female) 4:19:37
135 Dale Hugo 4:19:39
136 Ian Tubelleja 4:19:48
137 Helen Ang (Female) 4:19:49
138 Angela Racoma (Female) 4:20:06
139 Carlos Paragas 4:20:08
140 Celito Jose Macachor 4:20:22
141 Bald Runner 4:20:23
142 Dennis Que Pe 4:21:23
143 Choy Zaguirre 4:21:25
144 Jericho De Jesus 4:21:29
145 Ashley Macapagal (Female) 4:26:44
146 Elaine Botabara (Female) 4:26:45
147 Estanislao Guillermo 4:26:50
148 Jose Llaneta 4:28:51
149 Jeric Estabillo 4:30:33
150 Caloy Nobleza 4:30:45
151 Michael Reaport 4:30:46
152 Lyra Cruzelle Rosario (Female) 4:30:54
153 Robert Jonah Rivera 4:31:01
154 Nap Ocampo 4:32:08
155 Jaja Suarez 4:32:48
156 Joshua Suarez 4:33:42
157 Ariel Valondo 4:39:30
158 Efren Martines 4:39:33
159 Kessel Baysa (Female) 4:40:39
160 Carmeli Ann Ortega (Female) 4:40:43
161 Armi Rose Montano (Female) 4:42:53
162 Nelson Val Caro Jr 4:46:26
163 Danica Mancenido (Female) 4:46:52
164 Aileen Manat (Female) 4:46:53
165 Des Sanchez (Female) 4:47:06
166 Russel Sanchez 4:47:07
167 Jeje Ajusto 4:47:55
168 Mamerto Ynigo 4:47:56
169 Rona Saludes (Female) 4:48:24
170 Art Virata 4:49:15
171 Nellie Ogsimer (Female) 4:52:50
172 Joseph Sison 4:53:00
173 Bless Bestos (Female) 4:54:05
174 Romil Francis Elizalde 4:56:05
175 Bien Soberano 4:56:07
176 Sison Jayson 4:56:10
177 Jing Guerrero (Female) 4:57:54
178 Eric Espenida 4:59:43
179 Marilou Ting (Female) 5:09:12
180 Alwyn Sy 5:29:42
181 Chie Angeles (Female) 5:31:21
182 Reycie Saldivar 5:31:22
183 Michael Galas 5:38:13
184 Ian Stevenson Tan Yu 5:38:16
185 Francis Chua 5:46:16
186 Charlie Ting 5:46:17
187 Ruther Angeles 5:47:37
188 Bryan Lim 6:01:44
189 Francis Pua 6:01:45

3rd RIZAL Day 32K Run Guidelines

28 12 2011

I can’t believe we are on our 3rd edition of the RIZAL Day 32K Run in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Since it is always the first road race after the Christmas celebrations, it is a “must run” event for runners who are preparing for the Fat Ass Run; Cebu City Marathon, Bataan Death March Ultra Races; Condura Skyway Marathon; 3rd TBR Dream Marathon and the SC Hongkong Marathon.

As in the past editions, the run will start infront of the GHQ Grandstand at 5:30 AM on Friday, December 30, 2011. For those who opted to register on site on race day, they should be at the Assembly Area at 4:00 AM for processing. The registration fee is P 850.00 as it will be the first time that we will be giving a Special Rizal Day 32K Finisher’s Medallion (with pink Finisher’s T-Shirt) and whatever proceeds we raise from this event will go to the fund allocated to support our Elite Team Bald Runner to international competitions.

Runners will have to run 4 & 3/4 loops on the 7K-loop course inside Camp Aguinaldo. There will be two (2) Aid Station on the 7K-loop which will provide hydration (water, Gatorade mix, RC Cola/Sarsi) and selected foods (hot noodles, boiled eggs, biscuits & choco bites). The 1st Aid Station is located at the Camp’s Fire Station and the 2nd Aid Station is located at the Enlisted Personnel’s Condominium/Housing Area.

Please refer to the last edition’s guidelines (entrance to the camp; parking; toilets; baggage area; etc.) for more detailed information about the event.

I hope the runners will be treated with “surprise donations” to be served at the Finish Line from our usual “friends and donors”.

Rizal Monument Replica As Trophies To Podium Finishers (Except The Two Phil Marines!)

For those who are seriously considering to break the course record and for those who have goals to improve their PRs & PBs in this run, you can check the last year’s results.

See you at the Starting Line!

(Note: Please NO Bandits!!!)

Trail Running 101

27 12 2011

“Trail Running have at least three of the four following characteristics: (1) surface should be unpaved; (2) have natural obstacles that may include but are not limited to rocks, tree stumps, tree roots, dirt, gravel, mud, moraine, leaves, grasses, ice, snow, and creek/water crossings; (3) have a significant gain or loss of elevation; (4) include scenic vistas. Some mountain races include a portion or an entire route on pavement; however, these races provide scenic vistas”…from the book “The Ultimate Guide To Trail Running” by Adam Chase & Nancy Hobbs

Scenic Vista; Elevation Gain & Loss; Unpaved Road

Rocks & Sun-Baked Trail

Bigger Rocks & Water Crossings

Better-Looking Trail With Softer Ground

Are there any questions?

Running Is Consistency

22 12 2011

One of the basic principles in endurance sports is consistency. Running, being an endurance sports, needs a consistent attention and focused training.

In simple terms, consistency means once or twice a day; 7 days a week; 30 or 31 days a month; or 365 days every year!

You might not believe but there is a group of runners who runs every day, even in inclement weather (they use the treadmill!). They are called the Running Streakers! For them to be called as streakers, they should run a minimum of one mile every day, whether they are sick or not. These guys are really the hardcores of running!

I haven’t heard of any Pinoy Group of Runners who would fit this kind of group of runners. However, if you browse on the Internet, you will find out that there are lots of groups with their respective “Medal Standings”.

Now, we go back to consistency in running. Whether your goal is to finish a 3K, 5K, 10K or in any distance, your main consideration is your consistency in your training. It means that you have to go out and do your “30-minute” rule for the lesser distances and do your easy long distance runs for the 10K and more distance races on a daily basis! In simple terms, consistency is daily runs!

What is good about running everyday is that you could easily adopt any kind of training program for any distance race.

If you want to improve in your road and trail races in the coming year, make this as your New Year’s Resolution—-RUN EVERY DAY!!!

Happy Holidays!

1st TD 100 Endurance Run Pictures

21 12 2011

Note: Please click on the picture for a clearer view!

“Survivor” @ TD100 Endurance Run

19 12 2011

There is ONLY ONE Finisher within the cut-off time of 32 hours in the “Taklang Damulag” 100-Mile Endurance Trail Run.

Dick Balaba’s Official Finish Time in the Inaugural TD100 Trail Endurance Run is 31:11:26 Hours. So far, a “Course Record” to be broken by future endurance runners! Congratulations to all the runners, “volunteers”, BR Events Staff, 7th Infantry Division, SOCOM, Special Forces Regiment of the Philippine Army and ultra friends who supported the conduct of this historic event in the country. It is official that TD 100 is the FIRST AND ONLY 100-Mile Trail Endurance Run in Southeast Asia!!!

Dick Balaba, Champion and the ONLY Official Finisher of the 1st TD100

35th MILO Finals Half-Marathon

14 12 2011

December 11, 2011

I did not qualify for the 35th MILO Finals this time as I did not have the time to qualify in the regional/provincial races. But with the start of my training season for my next year’s running events to attend to, I need to join road races which can serve as my training runs and make them as my guide in my training preparations. Thus, QCIM and MILO Races were part of the training program to build-up my endurance.

At the 3rd Quezon City International Marathon which was held a week before the MILO Finals, I opted to join the Half-Marathon event and I finished it in 2:20:50 hours. It was really a long slow distance run for me to start my training period. I was happy with the result.

After a one-day rest, I started to resume my “30-minute” daily runs; maintain my “30-minute” swimming drills at least 3 times a week; two visits at the gym where I did some light weight lifting (deadlifts, dumdbell exercises, and lunges) and stationary cycling for “30 minutes”. A massage on Friday evening and some brisk walking on Saturday completed my tapering for this event.

As in past MILO Finals, there was a festive mood at the Starting Line and I positioned myself at the farthest back among the Half-Marathon runners. I thought and planned of doing ala-Dean Karnazes style in this run—an LSD run from the back of the pack and slowly gaining some speed along the course with the objective of passing as many runners as I can along the route until the finish line. I have observed this kind of approach in running when I joined the Los Angeles & San Francisco Marathons with Dean Karnazes in the past years.

As soon as the Gun was fired, I started to walk brisky from the back and I was sure I was the last runner. I started to ring my mini-cowbell continuously which brought the attention of the MILO VIPs on the stage. Coach Rio, the Race Director of the Event, approached and greeted me. I thanked him for giving me the complimentary race packet for the event.

It was a very slow start for me as it was still dark and with lots of runners infront of me. As soon as there was natural light, runners would recognize me and I got a lot of greetings. Some runners would recognize me and see me in person for the first time and tried to start some conversation. Others would try to pace with me. Others would make me as their “target”.

At the Km #9, I briefly stopped and walked after I was fed up hearing the sound of dangling keys and coins from one of the runners behind me. The runner asked me why I stopped and I answered him that I could not stand the noise from his noisy keys & coins! When the runner was about 50 meters away infront, I started to run again. At Km #11, I passed the runner and increased my pace. I would never see him again.

On those fly-overs, I would pass more runners! I asked one of the runners who was pacing with me to pass two runners in triathlon suits as we attacked the fly-overs. The other runner nodded and we attacked the fly-overs and I left him halfway on the uphill portion while I overtook the two triathletes. I never saw the runner and two triathletes after that incident.

Believe me, I was having fun during the run. I overtook more runners in the Aid/Water Stations as I would not stop because of the handheld “Sprint” Nathan Bottle on my left hand with my cowbell on my right hand. To add more fun to the run, I would ring my cowbell to most of the ultra runners whom I would meet along the route. I even cheered to the top Pinoy runners using my cowbell. In short, I was running and at the same time cheering everybody with my cowbell!

At The Last Kilometer To The Finish Line

Soon enough, I was nearing the Finish Line. I tried to be relaxed as much as possible after I thought of those previous deaths in running events. One runner died last year in the MILO Finals Half-Marathon; another runner died in the Los Angeles “Rock N Roll” Half-Marathon last October; two runners died in the latest Philadelphia Marathon (one is in his late 20s and the other is a triathlete in his mid-40s); and another runner died in the latest SC Singapore Marathon. All these deaths happened on the last 2 kilometers of the race and/or after crossing the Finish Line. I found out later in my readings that experts would suggest not to “sprint” or do your “extraordinary fastest pace” on the last 800-1,000 meters of the race. Such action might do harm to the heart’s functioning. Don’t pay attention to what the EMCEE is telling to all the runners that “you are almost there” which would trigger you to start sprinting to the Finish Line. Runners should be calm and relaxed as one approaches the finish line!

What could be more relaxing than having a smile, ringing my cowbell, and waving my other arm/palm to the other runners and crowd as I approached and crossed the Finish Line? None! I finished the race in 2:09:25 hours which is a great improvement from my QCIM Half-Marathon result. After I got my medal, swags, and certificate, my day was complete!

Ringing My Cowbell Near The Finish Line

I found out later in the results that I placed #343 overall among the 1,432 runners who finished the race. I could not believe that I was able to overtake/pass 1,089 runners during the race. So far, so good!

So far, MILO Marathon is still the premier marathon race in the country! Congratulations to Nestle, Phils and RunRIO for a job well done!

Note: Thanks to Angelo Lagumbay & Angelo Maravilla for the Pictures

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