Results: 7th DND-AFP Gintong Pangarap Half-Marathon


To my fellow runners, this is a partial list of the official results of the 7th DND-AFP Gintong Pangarap Half-Marathon held last 09 March 2008 at the Villamor Air Base. The list ended up to Miraclecello/Cecil and I have to encode at least 70 runners more to complete the list. Hopefully, the list will be completed tomorrow.

1          2054          Eduardo Buenavista          1:06:18

2          2069          Cresenciano Zabal              1:07:06

3          2094          Irinio Raquin                       1:09:06

4          2065          Alley Quisay                        1:09:50

5          3578           Reynaldo De Los Santos    1:10:21

6          2095          Ben Alejandrino                   1:10:47

7          2096           Jhonny Espana                    1:11:05

8          2070          Bonen Monecillo                   1:11:06

9         376B           Bong Samoya                        1:12:49

10       4051           Rodolfo Tacadino                 1:13:08

11        419B          Hernandito Pineda               1:13:59

12       3059           Lorenzo Daniela                   1:14:00

13        398B                                                          1:14:27

14        352B         Isidro Beduesola                    1:14:50

15        360B                                                          1:15:04

16        4048         Esmiraldo Ondoy                   1:15:45

17        2049         Juniephing Tobias                  1:16:30

18        2037         Warlito de la Cruz                  1:17:16

 19       4023         Warlito de l;a Cruz                 1:18:32

20      4054          Jonanthan Galo                      1:19:12 Continue reading

Top 20 Female: 2nd City of Angels Half-Marathon (Los Angeles)


1    Cheryl Foody Aliso Viejo, CA 757   F-27 1:16:04 5:49 F 25-29/0   9 1:16:04 37:29

2    Kristen Van Rooyen Pasadena, CA 4568   F-38 1:24:54 6:29 F 35-39/1   45 1:25:00 41:12

3    Jennifer Overlock Burbank, CA 2723   F-32 1:25:36 6:32 F 30-34/1   53 1:25:42 41:12

4    Jody Wolk Encino, CA 723   F-32 1:26:48 6:38 F 30-34/2   62 1:26:51 40:04

5    Edith Martinez Brea, CA 99   F-40 1:27:20 6:40 F 40-44/1   72 1:27:23 40:57

6    Kathy Desmond Long Beach, CA 1387   F-40 1:29:51 6:52 F 40-44/2   104 1:30:07 43:41

7    Julie Sanchez Los Angeles, CA 4562   F-32 1:30:12 6:53 F 30-34/3   108 1:30:20 43:01

8    Veronica Garcia South Gate, CA 1627   F-34 1:30:35 6:55 F 30-34/4   111 1:30:38 43:37

9    Ashley Backman Encinitas, CA 877   F-29 1:31:09 6:58 F 25-29/1   120 1:31:12 43:36

10    Chole Anderson Los Angeles, CA 829   F-25 1:31:12 6:58 F 25-29/2   122 1:31:23 42:22

11    Linda Rosenthal La Canada, CA 3008   F-42 1:32:02 7:02 F 40-44/3   133 1:32:08 43:22

12    Andre Gonzalez Walnut, CA 1689   F-26 1:32:33 7:04 F 25-29/3   143 1:32:44 43:43

13    Cindy Demarco Newport Beach, CA 242   F-43 1:32:44 7:05 F 40-44/4   148 1:32:51 44:33

14    Berith Velasque San Fernando, CA 3986   F-52 1:33:08 7:07 F 50-54/1   150 1:34:03 44:34

15    Nance Tran Tarzana, CA 3367   F-38 1:33:15 7:07 F 35-39/2   155 1:35:23 46:10

16    Jennifer Turner Toluca Lake, CA 3396   F-33 1:33:31 7:08 F 30-34/5   158 1:33:41 44:31

17    Jennifer Harkins Los Angeles, CA 1802   F-32 1:33:34 7:09 F 30-34/6   160 1:33:38 43:31

18    Maria Ordaz Azusa, CA 2698   F-34 1:34:55 7:15 F 30-34/7   183 1:35:22 45:56

19    Alma Loya Los Angeles, CA 3742   F-36 1:35:41 7:18 F 35-39/3   197 1:35:52 44:46

20    Cindy Fierros Whittier, CA 1524   F-24 1:36:09 7:21 F 19-24/1   201 1:36:26 48:05

Top 20 Male: 2nd City of Angels Half-Marathon (Los Angeles)


1    Sergio Reyes Palmdale, CA 3767   M-26 1:06:58 5:07 M 25-29/0   1 1:06:58 32:22

2    Romualdo Sanchez Los Angeles, CA 100   M-36 1:06:59 5:07 M 35-39/1   2 1:07:01 32:28

3    Luis Ibarra Montebello, CA 1958   M-27 1:09:11 5:17 M 25-29/1   3 1:09:11 32:29

4    Danny Martinez Alhambra, CA 2375   M-45 1:13:16 5:36 M 45-49/1   4 1:13:18 34:30

5    Matthew Cook North Hollywood, CA 3705   M-30 1:14:21 5:41 M 30-34/1   5 1:14:24 36:16

6    Ariel Rodriguez Simi Valley, CA 4513   M-31 1:15:08 5:44 M 30-34/2   6 1:15:10 35:51

7    Daniel Arteaga Chino Hills, CA 858   M-45 1:15:39 5:47 M 45-49/2   7 1:15:42 35:52

8    Armand Crespo Pasadena, CA 220   M-41 1:15:57 5:48 M 40-44/1   8 1:16:01 36:06

9    Adrian Aguilar-Guillen West Covina, CA 3675   M-27 1:16:12 5:49 M 25-29/2   10 1:16:14 36:04

10    Edgar Contreras Los Angeles, CA 1256   M-34 1:16:52 5:52 M 30-34/3   11 1:16:52 36:45

11    Carlos Vizcarra Los Angeles, CA 3481   M-34 1:17:17 5:54 M 30-34/4   12 1:17:21  

12    Gregorio Crisanto Los Angeles, CA 1292   M-24 1:17:33 5:55 M 19-24/1   13 1:17:36 36:43

13    John Cherland Los Angeles, CA 1178   M-30 1:18:25 5:59 M 30-34/5   14 1:18:35 36:55

14    Alberto Albis Altadena, CA 4580   M-30 1:18:54 6:02 M 30-34/6   15 1:18:58 37:50

15    Juan Bustos Huntington Park, CA 1074   M-17 1:19:00 6:02 M 13-18/1   16 1:19:05 37:00

16    Clayton Bullock West Hollywood, CA 1064   M-41 1:19:11 6:03 M 40-44/2   17 1:19:22 37:57

17    Rigoberto Contreras Bell, CA 3909   M-30 1:19:37 6:05 M 30-34/7   18 1:19:40 38:36

18    Edwin Palencia Pacoima, CA 2743   M-34 1:19:44 6:05 M 30-34/8   19 1:19:48 38:22

19    Jose Jimenez Altadena, CA 1994   M-37 1:20:00 6:07 M 35-39/2   20 1:20:00 36:44

20    Jemerald Soon Cerritos, CA 3228   M-17 1:20:02 6:07 M 13-18/2   21 1:20:08 36:53

2nd City of Angels Half-Marathon (02 Dec 2007)


My daughter was not able to make it at the starting line due to lack of training/preparation. It could had been her second attendance to this race. Well, her race number was not stolen this time! Her designated race number is #2603 and it appears that her number is not significant or meaningful to be stolen.

My son, on the other hand, just sent me a SMS that he was able to join the said race. This is his first experience to run the said course. He was late for the firing gun at the starting line and he was the second to the last participant to pass through the starting line and the “electronic carpet” that activates his “running chip”. From the results taken from his “running chip”, he was late by 8:32 minutes! Anyway, I did not ask him why he arrived late at the starting line.

He finished the race in 1:54:31 with an average pace of 8:45 minutes per mile 0r 5:24 minutes per kilometer. His 10K time was 56:12 minutes with an average pace of 5:36 mins per kilometer or 9:03 mins per mile. He ran faster during the second-half of the race. He was #813 out of the 3,305 runners who finished the race.

If there was a chance that I could be with my son in this race, I could had made him run faster (for at least, 5-6 minutes) and never be late for the starting gun!

Don’t worry kids, I will be running with you on December 2008!!!

City of Angels Half-Marathon


I just got the news that my “Marathon Kids” (son & daughter) will be running the 2nd City of Angels Half-Marathon in Los Angeles on the 2nd of December 2007, this Sunday. It will be the first run for my son and the second time for my daughter. My wife told me that my son, John, had been running regularly and trying to prepare for this race while he is busy with his studies in the College of Law. My wife is not sure whether our daughter is well-prepared and diligently trained for this race event. I hope she was regularly joining her running sessions with her club without the knowledge of her Mom. I wish them both “Good Luck and More Power”.

My daughter had a sad experience with the organizers of this race last year. The organizers lost her designated race number! Her race number was stolen by another runner. In the US, race packets to registered runners are available for pick-up in one of the Hotels in Downtown Los Angeles, a day before the scheduled race. On this particular race, my daughter and I went to LA Hilton Hotel in Downtown in the morning of Saturday (o3 Dec 2006) to get our respective racing packets. To our surprise, her race number had been taken by another runner! Her designated race number was #2888 and it was stolen! This is not supposed to happen as other race organizers in LA (LA Marathon) would look first with the identification card (Driver’s License or California ID Card) of each runner before giving his/her race packet. I had a suspicion that the guy who got her race number was a Chinese!

My daughter was given another race number and runner’s chip on the day we tried to pick-up her race packet.

We later found out from the results of the race that an unknown male runner used my daughter’s race number and started and finished way behind us. He finished the race in 2 hrs 33 minutes & 03 seconds with split time at 10K in 1 hr 06 minutes & 14 seconds. He had 10:40 minutes pace in the 10K and 11:41 minutes pace for the half-marathon. The guy did not register for the race but just simply run the race using my daughter’s original designated race number.

In the US, registration in road races are done “On Line” or through a designated Website in the Internet. Late registrations are done a day before the race on the designated place where race packets are being personally & individually picked-up by registered runners. Each race packet has  inside in it the following—runner’s race number, complimentary T-shirt or Finisher’s T-shirt or singlet, runner’s chip, route map, instructions of parking areas or drop-off point where runners are being picked-up by bus and transported to the starting line/area, and other complimentary products of sponsors. Strictly, there are no late registrations on the day of the race!

How I wish this kind of procedure in the US shall be applied here in the Philippines.

1st City of Angels Half-Marathon (Los Angeles) 03 December 2006


City of Angels Half-Marathon (Los Angeles) 04 December 2006

This is a picture taken along the Hyperion/Los Feliz Bridge with my daughter on my right. We just passed by the 7-mile marker at this point. We finished the race in 2 hours & 14+ minutes. My daughter’s PR time for the said distance improved by almost 12 minutes. I was running a pace of 10:15 minutes per mile. I placed/ranked #1,878 out of 3,652 finishers.

How I wish I could race again this year in this event.