2011 Ultrarunner of the Year Awardees

8 03 2012

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

WC 200: The Last Day

7 03 2012

September 23-24, 2011: From Santa Cruz, Zambales To Alaminos, Pangasinan

After running for two days and having covered a total distance of 140 kilometers, I was already thinking of quitting from my adventure run and tried to pack up my things.

Once I woke up from a cheap hotel in Alaminos, Pangasinan on my third day, I decided to visit the Provincial Governor of Pangasinan in Lingayen, Pangasinan and gave him the Plaque of Appreciattion that I prepared in behalf of his support in the conduct of the PAU Bolinao to Sual 65K Run. After the Plaque of Appreciation was handed to him, I was still thinking if I will continue with my adventure run or not.

At Sual's Zigzag View Before Early Dinner

As I was driving from the Provincial Capitol area, I came to realize that I have to finish the task that I had started. I had a slow ride from Lingayen up to Alaminos, Pangasinan and decided to have my early dinner at the Zigzag View in Sual, Pangasinan. It was in this early dinner that I was able to firmly decide to finish the run and have it done as a “night run” and be able to complete 200 kilometers for 3 days.

After dinner, I drove to Santa Cruz, Zambales, the last town of Zambales before reaching the boundary of Pangasinan and tried to study the terrain and the points/places where I could have my “pit stops”. I arrived at my designated starting point, Town Plaza of Sta. Cruz, before 7:00 PM and was able to rest for two hours before my “jump-off” time at 9:00 PM.

I wore my white ARC Shirt, Adidas Tech Fit Compression Shorts, CWX Compression Calf Sleeves, and Adidas Adizero Shoes and I was ready to go. At exactly 9:00 PM, I started to jog and run leaving the town of Santa Cruz using my headlight and “Surefire” hand-held mini maglight. It was cold and windy as there was a weather disturbance forecast on the said area for the days to come.

After a few kilometers, I could see the DPWH road markers stating the road distance from my place to the different destination towns along the way up to the end of the Olongapo-Alaminos Highway. I had to stop to have my pictures taken on these markers.

As I continued my run, it started to rain upon reaching the territorial area of the Province of Pangasinan. I had to use my TNF windbreaker to prevent my body from getting cold. There was not much vehicular traffic on the said highway and I was alone on mosts parts of the area. My support vehicle had to tail me in order to provide additional illumination on the road from the headlights of the car.

On this run, my support crew was already an expert in providing me the replenishment for my hydration and nutritional needs that I had to minimize stopping in waiting sheds. I had to take a lot of solid foods like boiled eggs, fruits, peanut butter sandwich, and sometimes energy bars. When there is an inclined road, I had to brisk walk and run again once I reach the peak of the road.

As I ran more on the rolling terrain of Pangasinan, the rain and winds keep on battering me while I tried my best to maintain my running pace. It was really fun running in this kind of weather. I felt I was sweating inside my shirt and my body was warm while the cold wind and rains keep on giving me the cold sensation on my face and my legs. I could not understand why it was too refreshing to run in this kind of condition. So, for the duration of 80% of my run, it was raining hard and I enjoyed every minute of it!

But at daybreak, I need to attend to my “morning call of nature”. Well, it was a nice experience bringing back those old days when I was a young officer patrolling in the mountains and forests where you can do anything to relieve yourself under a tree, a rock, and over a flowing stream of water. But this time, I was surrounded with plants on the shoulder of the highway with strong rains falling over me! I am sure those guava plants that surrounded me will bear a lot of fruits in the years to come!

Finally, before 6:00 AM, I could see the buildings and structures of Alaminos, Pangasinan at a distance. More push and jog brought me to run along the Diversion Road until I reached the end of the road that connects to the Alaminos-Sual Highway. My Garmin watch registered a distance of 60.5 Kilometers and was able to cover it in 9:00+ hours.

Another Adventure Run done! I hope those runners who are inspired to experience this kind of activity will have a chance to see the scenery of the West Coast of Luzon from the Subic Freeport to Alaminos, Pangasinan.

In due time, the West Coast 200 as a Multi-Day Stage Run will be presented as one of the PAU/Bald Runner’s Events for this year. As per initial planning, this running event will be “By Invitation Only” with 50 Slots Available on a “First Come, First Serve” basis. Details will be announced on FACEBOOK and on this blogsite soon!

You may read the summary of my daily runs in the Western Coast 200 (WC200) on this link below:


See you on the roads and trails!

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

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

2012 BDM 102: Final Briefing Presentation

2 03 2012

The following link is the Final Briefing Presentation for the 2012 BDM 102 which was presented last night at the Officers’ Club, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.


As of today, there are 203 “brave warriors” who registered in this prestigious ultra marathon event for this year!

Only 129 registered runners attended the Final Briefing & CLP and were able to receive their Race Bib & Tarp. They have also signed their respective “Assumption of Risk and Statement of Waiver”.

For the rest of the runners who were not able to attend this activity, please read the link and be early at the Assembly Area on Race Day so that we can process and account all the runners prior to the start of the race.

Good luck and See You at the Starting Line!

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