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Official Result: 2014/4th MAYON 360-Degree 80K Ultra Marathon Race

7 04 2014

4th/2014 MAYON 360-Degree 80K Ultra Marathon Race: A Run Around The Most Perfect Coned Mt Mayon Volcano In The World

4:00 AM to 8:00 PM April 5, 2014

Legazpi City (Albay)

MAYON 360 Official Poster

MAYON 360 Official Poster

RANK RACE BIB # NAME TIME (HRS)
1 48 Mario Maglinao (Overall Champion, Course Record) 6:01:09
2 267 Martin Balaybo (1st Runner-Up, Overall) 6:12:55
3 328 Eugene “Bong” Postrado (2nd Runner-Up, Overall) 6:18:59
4 418 Marino Lagyap 6:32:59
5 155 Mariano Basagro 6:39:57
6 126 John Nino Monte 6:42:50
7 424 Salvador Nachor 7:26:08
8 271 Joland Olmilla 7:31:55
9 377 Juny Rex Carreon 7:33:26
10 193 Jieter Bada 7:34:48
11 379 Christopher Sirvino 7:40:35
12 90 Danilo Sanchez 7:48:58
13 375 Albert Omboga 7:51:28
14 432 Jesse Ano 7:53:45
15 112 Victor Ayohan 8:12:19
16 340 Ronald Aguilar 8:12:20
17 28 Ariel Dolot 8:12:55
18 333 Christian Velson Ticson 8:14:50
19 413 Mario Tahiyam 8:28:10
20 111 Troy Abadeza 8:28:24
21 384 Janette Agura (Overall Champion, Female) 8:28:57
22 250 Rafael Maestro 8:31:51
23 382 Melanie Malihan (1st Runner-Up, Female) 8:33:03
24 83 Danilo Balandra 8:33:17
25 309 Chris Verdejo 8:33:51
26 86 Ismael Dealca 8:34:45
27 341 Bonificao Balleras 8:48:07
28 430 Alfred Delos Reyes 8:49:14
29 280 Bob Castilla 8:49:15
30 392 Menlinda Manahan Delos Reyes (2nd Runner-Up, F) 8:51:19
31 74 Wilmor Plopinio 8:58:51
32 355 Froilan Enriquez 9:08:25
33 154 Thomas Combisen 9:14:13
34 6 Arlon Almasco 9:15:22
35 221 Ruben Pascual 9:32:51
36 435 Zaldy Loreno 9:34:02
37 270 Rhodora Oporto (F) 9:35:29
38 426 Lao Ogerio 9:37:45
39 304 Raymund Moyano 9:37:46
40 152 Reynaldo Oros 9:37:47
41 232 Jerome Bahoy 9:37:48
42 132 Matthew David 9:38:58
43 383 Orlando Payumo (SC) 9:38:59
44 140 Rachael Sparks (F) 9:39:00
45 263 Emmanuel Nocos 9:41:29
46 261 Emerson Gonzales 9:41:30
47 329 Allan Joseph Abenes 9:43:41
48 106 Noe Maravilla 9:44:48
49 249 Saturnino Camangonan 9:46:50
50 332 Edison Ticzon 9:47:52
51 34 Joel Simsiman 9:48:48
52 427 Nina Ferando (F) 9:51:17
53 134 Kenneth Manibo 9:53:07
54 256 Julius Earl Badelles 9:59:47
55 24 Pedrito Magtajas 9:59:52
56 226 Ian Wellington Jocom 10:01:13
57 388 Rosie Cantona (F) 10:01:19
58 107 Schole Mark Abion 10:06:46
59 59 Wendell Kwan 10:10:52
60 57 Alex Allanza 10:11:04
61 89 Nelson Villamayor 10:12:37
62 103 Mayron Manuez Nuyles 10:14:28
63 283 Gil Lustares 10:15:16
64 411 Tess Leono (F) 10:16:10
65 234 Kristian Meriller 10:17:47
66 318 Bobby Go 10:18:41
67 344 Carlo Gonzales 10:19:19
68 251 Vicente Topacio (SC) 10:20:51
69 105 Sandy Gonzales 10:20:53
70 121 Aris Gacula 10:26:39
71 347 Roberto Villamor 10:29:51
72 143 Riezel Cabanig 10:30:12
73 36 Mark Alan Pena 10:30:45
74 302 Jaylord Ballao 10:32:29
75 183 Junel Esperanza 10:32:36
76 255 Christopher Llobrera 10:33:01
77 191 Heinrich Perez 10:33:05
78 37 Randy Cantoria 10:33:07
79 269 Dante Adorador 10:34:07
80 247 Allan Galla Bandiola 10:34:14
81 385 Peris Poywo (F) 10:35:03
82 230 Norman Ariate 10:37:37
83 51 Henry Castillo 10:39:48
84 237 Argie Cabrera 10:42:19
85 58 Ernesto Venancio Badong 10:45:18
86 2 Rouen Bosquillos 10:47:01
87 189 Joffrey Ano 10:48:31
88 135 Jasper Ryan Olivete 10:52;19
89 360 Sante Mendoza 10:55:30
90 95 Christian Ochiava 10:55:43
91 16 Melchor Flores 10:55:59
92 342 Ever Escobido 10:56:59
93 264 Francis Florece 11:00:01
94 321 Judy Villaroman Aguilar (F) 11:00:08
95 277 Francis Arroyo 11:00:37
96 172 Dindo Diaz 11:01:35
97 207 Vince Leonardo Datiles 11:01:48
98 194 Marck Arcky Imperial 11:01:57
99 326 Anselmo De Leon Cruz 11:02:29
100 22 Glen Calixtro 11:03:20
101 350 Gia Estrella (F) 11:04:14
102 368 Karlgene Piga 11:04:59
103 235 Renz Sabinorio 11:07:13
104 30 Joji Salvador 11:08:54
105 180 Aldrin Aguallo 11:10:49
106 84 Chin Eng Alex Teo 11:11:14
107 94 Manuel Ojeda II 11:14:21
108 259 Erick Alzaga 11:16:59
109 274 Edgar Miras 11:18:37
110 169 Ronald Julian Torregrosa 11:19:08
111 396 Rosaldo Gijapon 11:19:41
112 7 Jolito Ramirez 11:23:28
113 119 Abner Corpuz 11:24:44
114 314 David Mendoza 11:24:51
115 165 Allan Ordaniel 11:25:06
116 365 Ely Casulla 11:27:00
117 104 Michael Guades 11:27:29
118 356 Noel Ko 11:28:23
119 242 Tommy Tan (SC) 11:28:47
120 301 Edgar Moron 11:29:31
121 300 Benjie Moron 11:29:32
122 290 Armando Fabella Jr 11:30:06
123 138 Sherwin Ivan Jaboli 11:31:37
124 219 Jovito Yanga 11:31:43
125 273 Oliver Cuevas 11:32:53
126 116 Jeric-Augusto Redillas 11:34:46
127 395 Rogelio Paz 11:35:16
128 268 Louie Chavez 11:36:30
129 11 Refrancis Randa 11:36:37
130 253 Jerry Yutuc 11:37:06
131 414 German Acido 11:37:35
132 324 Bryan Llorca 11:40:01
133 303 Eddie Albos 11:40:39
134 35 Joefren Perez 11:41:03
135 327 Philip Aguilar 11:41:28
136 209 Jerry Peralta 11:44:14
137 56 Ronila Tan (F) 11:44:42
138 14 Rosauro Dizon 11:45:25
139 306 Mart Rabelos Jr 11:46:44
140 174 Dennis Chavez 11:47:29
141 75 Wilmor Plopinio 11:48:17
142 223 Rone Milan 11:48:44
143 167 Julius Ceasar Lim 11:49:19
144 307 Adrian Lim 11:49:24
145 150 Patrick James Ayo 11:50:40
146 114 Rizaldy Relativo 11:51:34 (DQ)
147 23 Edsel Cantillana 11:52:19
148 428 Dominic Agot 11:55:23
149 203 Joselito Jimenez 11:55:51
150 149 Francis Adrian Panilla 11:56:31
151 39 Joseph Pili 11:57:02
152 359 Ana Liza Garcia-Peciller (F) 12:01:08
153 46 Pedrito Ampongan Jr 12:01:49
154 343 Richard Abocado 12:02:04
155 115 Jed Jason Chiu 12:03:06
156 317 Jomari Gatia 12:03:54
157 349 Zaldy Santillan 12:05:18
158 363 Allan Macaraig 12:05:30
159 245 William Hu 12:06:51
160 320 Reza Merana Tordilla (F) 12:07:07
161 437 Jay Lamela 12:07:23
162 434 Bryan Manicad 12:07:25
163 151 Yniguez Yoel Uy 12:07:38
164 407 Peter Perez 12:07:59
165 346 Jessel Basanta 12:09:23
166 257 Louie Michael Martinez 12:09:24
167 156 Kevin Moral 12:10:52
168 369 Cheryll Bihag (F) 12:11:31
169 238 Ken Martin Clemente 12:12:46
170 272 Joel Rodriguez 12:13:04
171 98 Prospero Ibardaloza 12:13:42
172 162 Jake Villareal 12:14:27
173 262 Cornelio Roquid 12:14:31
174 225 Rolly Peruelo 12:14:44
175 406 Gerry Lita 12:15:11
176 173 Merbert Cabral 12:17:45
177 394 Edgardo Caubang (SC) 12:17:46
178 15 Ruben Beran 12:17:47
179 137 Miguel Beduya 12:20:12
180 370 Maricar Gapuz (F) 12:20:26
181 362 Russel Hernandez 12:20:35
182 185 Dionisio Potonia (SC) 12:22:04
183 248 Pete Peralta 12:24:42
184 40 Josh Evasco 12:26:01
185 419 Soriano Vergara 12:27:12
186 52 Teodorico Tan 12:27:42
187 12 Romil Reyes 12:28:05
188 229 Ranil Valenciano 12:28:38
189 214 Simeon Moral 12:31:47
190 220 Maoro Alzate 12:32:11
191 429 Loradel Hanopol (F) 12:33:04
192 139 Noel Rabe 12:36:01
193 199 Rona Saludes (F) 12:36:55
194 200 Hermie Saludes 12:37:02
195 358 Gan Molero 12:37:19
196 218 Cesar Pillarda 12:37:20
197 70 Roden Rosin 12:37:46
198 196 Leo Ano 12:38:43
199 141 Clint Marvin Abit 12:40:42
200 289 Julie Ann Luchana (F) 12:41:00
201 348 Nelson Val Caro Jr 12:41:48
202 278 Vicente Wanasen 12:43:58
203 389 Perfecto Balantes 12:44:31
204 291 Alvin Aguado Barbosa 12:45:07
205 319 Cris Liwanagan 12:46:26
206 337 Albert Martin Bartolazo 12:47:02
207 325 Kathleen Pinero Fresnido (F) 12:49:42
208 49 Jan Vincent Castillo 12:50:02
209 231 Ariel Gullem 12:51:37
210 147 Aurelio Consolacion Jr 12:58:22
211 380 Anthony Melchor Catolico 12:58:59
212 93 Evan Asbert Clutario 12:59:03
213 260 Henry Llorente 12:59:18
214 179 Raymundo Mabini 13:00:43
215 439 Jun Cunanan 13:01:10
216 117 Dominador Masagca 13:03:20
217 296 Alvin Cesar 13:03:21
218 188 Lucille Coz (F) 13:03:54
219 203 Joselito Jimenez 13:05:09
220 146 Anthony Abejero 13:05:37
221 222 JasperJhebs Balbuena 13:06:03
222 186 Hydee Sulamin (F) 13:06:37
223 285 Mario Alcantara 13:06:39
224 236 Joven Dela Cruz 13:06:53
225 215 Archimedes Musni II 13:14:16
226 19 Lorenzo Jayson Manansala 13:15:08
227 412 Jelmore Bitare 13:15:13
228 73 Jeffrey Furigay 13:16:23
229 282 Kristian Apilado 13:16:24
230 311 Gener Exconde 13:19:30
231 345 Danilo Lim (SC) 13:19:38
232 44 Antonio Oro Jr 13:20:52
233 233 Glendel Terania 13:22:01
234 54 Ma. Julieta Rael 13:22:13
235 9 Arnel Palor 13:23:01
236 91 Vernon Amaranto 13:23:56
237 113 Rolando Oba Jr 13:24:01
238 361 Emma Gabriel (F) 13:24:06
239 351 Godfrey Palpal-latoc 13:24:10
240 357 Weng Dagdag 13:24:13
241 297 Noel Pitapit 13:24:21
242 123 Gerard Andrew Bantug 13:24:31
243 241 Paul Padayao 13:25:01
244 125 Christopher Ang 13:27:24
245 305 Samson Raganit Jr 13:33:58
246 204 Jilson Batistil 13:34:00
247 354 Yolly Barja (F) 13:34:04
248 423 Rodolfo Mapagdalita 13:34:10
249 182 John Mark Sevilla 13:34:55
250 239 Alvin Mercado 13:35:08
251 366 Kevin Dela Torre 13:35:24
252 66 Christian Rabe 13:36:04
253 281 Starkey Apilado 13:36:24
254 108 Jude Thaddeus Singson 13:37:57
255 244 Judith Abadilla (F) 13:38:26
256 243 Honesto Belleza 13:39:56
257 293 Arvin Peco Paz 13:40:10
258 161 Rudolph Ruiz 13:40:31
259 99 Francisco Uy 13:40:36
260 322 Liza Bonifacio Paule (F) 13:40:46
261 381 Lloyd Almario 13:43:04
262 78 Joseph Guiang 13:43:23
263 5 Dindo Almoquera 13:43:30
264 401 Marietta Sta. Ana (F) 13:45:41
265 175 Raniel Baracael 13:46:35
266 353 Luzel Ma. Franco Tibo-oc (F) 13:47:07
267 352 Mark Anthony Tibo-oc 13:47:08
268 168 Joseph Balbino 13:48:04
269 216 Rodolfo Biscocho 13:48:08
270 148 Ricardo Lozano III 13:48:30
271 118 Jose Asis 13:49:32
272 378 Ronald Dedace 13:49:32
273 13 Doods Abuel 13:49:41
274 20 Janice Mauricio (F) 13:49:55
275 266 Patrick Geneblaza 13:49:58
276 312 Jose Marie Guevara 13:50:00
277 21 Elmeray Kabigting 13:50:06
278 178 Gunther Benito 13:50:46
279 184 Peri Pevida 13:51:01
280 127 Teddy Boral (SC) 13:51:07
281 29 Jez Ramos 13:51:11
282 181 Jerard Asperin 13:51:14
283 81 Celso Virtucio 13:51:33
284 88 Enrico Cellano 13:53:33
285 38 Richard Mendina 13:54:28
286 367 Jun Que 13:54:52
287 390 Christopher Bataller 13:54:56
288 1 Arwin Rodolfo 13:56:46
289 100 Roberto Tuason 13:57:10
290 313 Leo Paalan 13:59:18
291 403 Orlando Ylaya 13:59:21
292 53 Joselito Salubayba 14:00:08
293 398 Ralph Singzon 14:00:10
294 417 Anthony Oscar Llaguno 14:01:29
295 420 Leo Tugade 14:02:27
296 10 Wilson De Andres 14:02:52
297 27 Edmundo Tam II 14:02:57
298 43 Samuel Pacayra 14:04:03
299 17 Joseph Ronquillo 14:03:06
300 170 Eduardo Bolofer 14:05:30
301 82 Dennis Llagas 14:05:46
302 177 Majean Benito (F) 14:08:17
303 136 Benj Tuble 14:08:36
304 334 John Rey Chua 14:09:01
305 425 Ramon Flores 14:10:11
306 87 Arianne Ortega (F) 14:10:15
307 153 Noriel De Guzman 14:12:26
308 159 Gerardine Kun (F) 14:13:08
309 364 Edgar Vocal 14:14:01
310 331 Kristel Anne Villanueva (F) 14:14:06
311 436 Ronald James Sison 14:14:09
312 330 Jeff Kristoffer Lualhati 14:14:11
313 422 Rizaldy Ricamonte 14:15:02
314 421 Mildred Tugade (F) 14:16:00
315 110 Luis Ricario 14:16:26
316 69 Jonathan Lapuz 14:16:40
317 208 Elsie Ojeda (F) 14:16:49
318 284 Edwin Parino 14:16:52
319 120 Oliver Abuyen 14:16:57
320 97 Michael Torres 14:19:14
321 50 Eusebio Cabidog 14:20:33
322 52 Teodorico Tan 14:22:30
323 292 Joselito Dela Cruz 14:28:33
324 42 Gilbert Balid 14:29:00
325 399 Vicente Zapanta Jr 14:31:07
326 409 Lester Evangelista 14:31:28
327 41 Marlon Santos 14:32:16
328 171 Anthony Evan Cruz 14:32:21
329 410 Januarius Padilla 14:32:23
330 205 Enrique Trinidad 14:32:28
331 133 Carl John Austria 14:33:20
332 315 Carlos Pitapit 14:33:47
333 240 Jun Musa 14:33:53
334 25 Daisy Icaro Parish (F) 14:34:06
335 228 Gay Redillas (F) 14:36:04
336 405 Edrick Nicdao 14:36:05
337 55 Marilyn Salubyba (F) 14:36:58
338 294 Ruel Flores 14:38:57
339 198 Cecilia Pardo (F) 14:39:16
340 433 Joey Renacara 14:44:02
341 102 Rony Jalova 14:47:36
342 67 Rommel Galicia 14:50:45
343 96 Joel Javier 14:50:51
344 265 Rumel Banares 14:51:06
345 275 Ma. Christina Aldaya (F) 14:53:32
346 279 Bernardino Gongon 14:53:38
347 211 Marjohn Presbitero 14:53:40
348 92 Hernita Lubay (F) 14:53:59
349 85 Maureen Gines (F) 14:55:15
350 47 Vicente De Lima 14:55:16
351 61 Andrew Competente 14:56:10
352 142 Jacob Maganduga 14:56:11
353 77 Robin Soriano 14:58:20
354 287 Kathleen Ann Christina Udaundo (F) 14:59:23
355 431 Noel Guevarra 15:00:56
356 335 Thea Bartolome (F) 15:04:57
357 440 Emma Libunao (F) 15:07:17
358 336 Jeffry Capule 15:09:26
359 308 Christian Palacio 15:09:34
360 62 Hector Uy 15:16:26
361 76 Ener Calbang 15:22:27
362 72 Edwina Purcincula (F) 15:23:44
363 71 Marissa Chua (F) 15:24:30
364 164 Emilio Corral 15:25:32
365 201 Jayson De Ocampo 15:27:51
366 310 Allan Andrew Gacayan 15:28:11
367 438 Gilbert Baleta 15:28:21
368 176 Rexie Vaflor (F) 15:28:26
369 408 Nestor Ramirez 15:28:40
370 206 Cyrus Barrameda 15:29:58
371 65 Lex Christian Yumol 15:30:45
372 163 Alloyd Van Wenceslao 15:33:33
373 145 Herbert Avila 15:33:45
374 80 Ma. Elizabeth Maranon (F) 15:34:26
375 79 Jose Restie Maranon 15:34:26
376 402 John Philip Perez 15:35:26
377 213 Marcelino Abaya 15:35:49
378 258 Katrina Denesse Lopez (F) 15:38:09
379 124 Mark Chico 15:38:20
380 26 Mark Dennis Menguita 15:38:30
381 254 Jo Andro Florentino 15:38:33
382 64 Francis Chua 15:38:35
383 298 Roman Juacian 15:38:58
384 299 Orville Oloya 15:39:00
385 128 Sherwin Botabara 15:41:13
386 129 Elaine Botabara (F) 15:41:13
387 131 Teddy Botabara 15:41:13
388 130 Tommy Botabara 15:41:13
389 63 Errol Flynn Regaya 15:42:22
390 158 Armand Paolo Belen 15:42:39
391 68 Melchor Nicolas 15:43:01
392 101 Mark Anthony Belaniso 15:46:18
393 45 Rolando Ramirez 15:49:40
394 32 Eugenio Saluta 15:52:51
395 210 Enrique Sundiang 15:54:41
396 33 Donald Ausa 15:55:04

Starting Area

Starting Area

2014 MAYON 360 @ Penaranda Park, Legazpi City

2014 MAYON 360 @ Penaranda Park, Legazpi City

Overall Champion & Course Record Holder MARIO MAGLINAO

Overall Champion & Course Record Holder MARIO MAGLINAO

Top 3 Podium Finishers

Top 3 Podium Finishers

Congratulations To All The Finishers!

(Note: SC = Senior Citizen)

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Picture Of The Week #17

9 04 2013

3rd Mayon 360-Degree 80K Ultra Run Around Mayon Volcano

3rd Mayon 360-Degree 80K Ultra Run Around Mayon Volcano





Official Result: 3rd MAYON 360 80-Km Ultra Marathon Race

8 04 2013

3rd MAYON 360-Degree 80K Ultra Marathon Race (Run Around Mayon Volcano)

4:00 AM-8:00 PM April 6, 2013

Start & Finish: Penaranda Park, Legazpi City (Albay)

Number of Starters: 210

Number of Finishers: 193

Number of Female Runners: 26

N  A  M  E

T I M E

1 MARIO MAGLINAO (Champion) 6:10:59
2 MARTIN BALAYBO (1st Runner-Up) 6:41:39
3 ELIJAH KIPRUTO (2nd Runner-Up) 6:44:07
4 BONG POSTRADO 6:49:46
5 MARIANO BASAGRE JR. 7:00:22
6 RONALD AGUILAR 7:16:54
7 EDUARDO VILLANUEVA 7:28:20
8 ROGEL ANAJAO 7:41:15
9 JOEL BENGTAY 7:41:23
10 DARRY BADO 7:43:45
11 JANETTE AGURA (Lady Champion, Course Record) 7:49:56
12 MARCELO BAUTISTA 8:14:15
13 SUSAN JEMUTAI (Lady, 1st Runner-Up) 8:45:10
14 MELANIE MALILAN (Lady, 2nd Runner-Up) 8:50:59
15 LUNA SMITH 8:51:00
16 DANTE DELA CRUZ 8:51:01
17 PAULINO BACUS JR 8:52:28
18 CHITO GONZALES 8:53:36
19 CHRISTIAN VELSON TICZON 8:59:15
20 SANDI MENCHI (Female) 9:02:59
21 MARIO TAHIYAM 9:10:17
22 EMMANUEL NOCOS 9:27:23
23 ALFRED DELOS REYES 9:33:26
24 RODEL CAPALOS 9:43:31
25 ARVIN GALUS 9:44:24
26 TROY ABADEZA 9:53:56
27 ZALDY LORENO 9:57:40
28 NARCISO ALIPIO JR. 10:12:39 
29 ORLANDO UMBRERO 10:18:39
30 JADE AREVALO 10:22:12
31 LAURENCIO LAO OGERIO 10:29:31
32 JIMMY COLLADO 10:32:14
33 JAN CARLO BALOLOY 10:39:55
34 BRANDO BUENO 10:43:47
35 BONIFACIO BALLERAS 10:46:51
36 MOYANO RAYMOND 10:46:52
37 RAFFY GABOTERO 10:49:30
38 CRESENCIANO BORITO 10:49:42
39 ROBERTO VILLAMOR 10:51:55
40 DANTE MENDOZA 10:54:29
41 LEONARDO BLANES JR 10:54:59
42 ELY CASULLA 11:08:10
43 EUTIQUIO BAGACINA 11:10:02
44 MOSES MORENO 11:10:48
45 JUNIFER FRENILA 11:13:17
46 ANTHONY GALON 11:13:43
47 LUCILLE COZ (Female) 11:15:52
48 ERIC NEPOMUCENO 11:26:02
49 ROMEL ROSENDE 11:26:42
50 DENNIS CARCANO 11:29:25
51 JESSEL BESANTA 11:33:52
52 MON GILLEGO 11:40:25
53 EJERCITO SUYO 11:43:26
54 LEO PURA 11:33:54
55 HEINRISH PEREZ 11:46:58
56 ARIEL BRIONES 11:51:19
57 MYRON NUYLES 11:52:49
58 IAN WELLINGTON JOCOM 11:53:34
59 NOEL KO 11:54:37
60 EDISON TICZON 11:57:22
61 ALFREDO LUZURIAGA 11:59:11
62 ORLANDO PAYUMO 12:03:29
63 BENJ TERMULO 12:03:43
64 JONATHAN COLAO 12:05:38
65 JOSE ASIS 12:05:46
66 JOFFREY ANO 12:06:37
67 PHILIP AGUILAR 12:06:44
68 AL BRYAN LAGMAN 12:06:51
69 JAYLORD BALLAO 12:13:36
70 GIL CONANAN 12:14:15
71 RICO LAPLANA 12:14:17
72 JOHNNY SALINAS 12:16:22
73 GERMAN ACIDO JR. 12:19:29
74 JOEL SIMSIMAN 12:20:38
75 NONILO ONOYA 12:22:09
76 CELEDONIO QUINTO 12:22:10
77 DANNY LIM 12:22:41
78 RODEL MENDOZA 12:24:54
79 TED FAMATIGA 12:26:00
80 DENNIS LOPEZ 12:26:03
81 TESS LEONO (Female) 12:29:18
82 ALFEUS DE LOS SANTOS 12:32:44
83 CHRISTIAN OTING 12:33:34
84 GIL LOSTARES 12:36:28
85 EDGARDO CAUBANG 12:38:37
86 ROBERTO HERNANDEZ 12:40:49
87 VANS CAMANNONG 12:43:03
88 ISIDRO BRAZA JR 12:43:27
89 RODELIO MENDOZA 12:49:06
90 CHITO CARREON 12:49:14
91 KALOI GARCIA 12:49:57
92 RANDY MIRANDA 12:50:05
93 REYLYNNE DELA PAZ (Female) 12:50:16
94 FREDERICK TUPAZ 12:53:11
95 MARLO ALCANTARA 12:55:22
96 OBETH MALANA 12:58:07
97 RANIL VALENCIANO 12:58:17
98 RYAN MORAL 12:58:18
99 ELMER CABALLES 12:59:03
100 CAEZAR AQUINO 13:03:20
101 ROMMEL BONGALA 13:05:28
102 JORGE LI 13:05:53
103 RONALD TORREGOSA 13:11:49
104 JERIC REDILLAS 13:12:20
105 ANJOE RESURRECCION 13:14:04
106 SUSAN JAEL (Female) 13:14:54
107 WILNAR IGLESIA 13:14:58
108 POJIE PENONES 13:15:16
109 YVES RODIS 13:15:18
110 RANDY RUBIO 13:19:28
111 RONNEL GO 13:19:59
112 REZA TORDILLA (Female) 13:23:16
113 OSCAR ANTONIO 13:23:33
114 PEACHY TAMAYO (Female) 13:23:48
115 WILMAR PLOPINIO 13:26:08
116 GAY REDILLAS (Female) 13:27:30
117 ADRIAN LIM 13:31:52
118 ARCHY IMPERIAL 13:32:46
119 ERNESTO BADONG 13:35:58
120 DALE PRADO 13:39:21
121 NOEL RABE 13:42:49
122 ALMAR DANGUILAN 13:48:02
123 JONAS NAGARIO 13:48:51
124 MARKNEIL GONZALES 13:48:52
125 JERRY BRIONES 13:51:07
126 JOESSE DELANTAR 13:52:41
127 ARTHUR RYAN DOLINA 13:52:42
128 JERVIS ANGAY 13:52:44
129 HARRY DURUIN 13:54:36
130 OLIVER DE GUZMAN 13:54:57
131 CHRISTIAN RABE 13:56:31
132 NEIL CANICULA 13:58:21
133 ADRIAN AQUINO 13:59:35
134 GUNTHER BENITO 14:00:00
135 JEROME BAHOY 14:00:58
136 WILLIAM MARINO 14:01:30
137 ALDRIN AGUALLO 14:06:10
138 ELMER MECEDA 14:09:06
139 ANGELICA LEYSA (Female) 14:10:13
140 EDMUNDO TAM II 14:12:46
141 PAUL GIDEON MENDOZA 14:18:08
142 PROSPERO IBARDALOZA 14:21:08
143 JUNAR LAYUG 14:21:21
144 SIMPLICIO TIRONES JR. 14:25:24
145 JOHN PATRICK DELA PAZ 14:25:59
146 JONATHAN MOLETA 14:26:54
147 ALLEN GASPAR 14:28:59
148 JONLY SABARICOS 14:29:00
149 LAURICE ROGEL (Female) 14:29:33
150 MA. JEAN BENITO (Female) 14:29:51
151 RUSSEL HERNANDEZ 14:30:17
152 CHONA SALVIDAR (Female) 14:40:00
153 RENZ SABINORIO 14:42:41
154 CHRISTOPHER NELSON CASULLA 14:46:34
155 GARRY ESLLER 14:46:35
156 CLEO GEVERO (Female) 14:46:36
157 RAMIE JOHN TUANDO 14:46:38
158 VICENTE CAUREZ 14:48:19
159 ROCHELLE SUMAGANG (Female) 14:48:48
160 MERWIN TORRES 14:48:49
161 JASPER RYAN OLIVETE 14:49:22
162 MARK ANTHONY DELUMEN 14:49:23
163 EDGAR CABALLERO 14:51:03
164 SIMEON MORAL 14:51:13
165 ROGER VILLAREAL 14:52:45
166 RONALDO ROBLES 14:56:14
167 VICENTE DE LIMA 14:56:51
168 RIC LOZANO 14:57:06
169 REAGAN MOLERO 14:58:35
170 LITA GERRY 14:59:06
171 PERFECTO BALANTES 15:00:17
172 YOLLY SIMPAO BARJA (Female) 15:03:26
173 ANGELO KAUFMAN 15:03:22
174 GIA ESTRELLA (Female) 15:04:15
175 ZALDY SANTILLAN 15:04:21
176 DANIEL BERSANO 15:07:05
177 IRVIN STO. TOMAS 15:07:17
178 MERLITA DUNKIN (Female) 15:09:00
179 JEROME CASTRO 15:09:02
180 GERARDINE KUN (Female) 15:20:00
181 JESUS BAYRANTE JR 15:20:12
182 MICHAEL ANGELO PANGASINAN 15:22:14
183 SAMSON SERVANO 15:30:41
184 LYRA ROSARIO (Female) 15:30:59
185 KHARL OCAMPO 15:31:00
186 ARIANNE ORTEGA (Female) 15:34:41
187 JOANNA LIU (Female) 15:35:50
188 NELSON VAL CARO JR 15:35:51
189 KHRISTIAN CALEON 15:36:00
190 STEPHANIE HEFTI (Female) 15:36:46
191 LUZEL FRANCO TIBO-OC (Female) 15:59:34
192 MARK ANTHONY TIBO-OC 15:59:35
193 WILFREDO MARQUEZ 15:59:36

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Official Result: 2nd MAYON 360 50-Mile Ultra Run

1 05 2012

4:30 AM April 21, 2012 @ Penaranda Park, Legazpi City (Albay)  

N A M E                              BIB #          T I M E

1. Albert   Omboga 22 6:33:15
2. Eliud K. Kering 50 6:44:57
3. Martin Balaybo 116 6:47:55
4. John Fred Abiner 104 6:56:30
5. Willy Rotich 31 7:20:43
6. Eduardo C. Villanueva 47 7:26:12
7. Noel Tillor 93 7:33:01
8. Joycer Lacno 43 7:39:34
9. Santiago Ducay 58 7:53:30
10. John Nino Monte 131 7:57:05
11. Jackson Chirchir 51 7:59:43
12. Janette Agura (F) 68 8:17:48
13. Alvin Luminario 70 8:19:59
14. Darry Bado 145 8:20:46
15. Ellen Tolentino (F) 115 8:26:21
16. Mark Anthony Toledo 75 8:41:44
17. Susan Chepkwony (F) 32 8:41:56
18. Luna Smith 107 9:04:26
19. Peris Poywo 46 9:04:43
20. Chito Gonzales 126 9:10:37
21. Reno Binguera 127 9:15:17
22. Salvador Nachor 60 9:20:57
23. Troy Abadeza 133 9:27:48
24. Mila Paje (F) 71 9:29:25
25. Melanie Malihan (F) 144 9:33:01
26. Arnold Tidon 95 9:40:42
27. Alipio Narciso 41 9:42:22
28. Alfred Delos Reyes 100 9:46:03
29. Randy Rubio 171 9:46:22
30. Archiet M. Pamanano 20 9:59:20
31. Cherry Palles (F) 69 10:05:07
32. Rogelio Banares 147 10:13:13
33. Emerson Gonzales 73 10:21:27
34. Roberto Abad 55 10:21:35
35. Bob Castilla 45 10:22:21
36. Olivia Dimaano-Llanillo (F) 153 10:30:16
37. Graciano Santos 1 10:41:45
38. Dante dela Cruz 79 10:41:53
39. Mark Repala 108 10:45:51
40. Mark Anthony Mercado 67 10:46:37
41. Lana Jacel Mercado (F) 66 10:46:42
42. Nonilo Onoya 48 10:54:10
43. Leo Pura 103 10:55:11
44. Eligio Boy Marifosque 172 10:56:25
45. Henry Laron 28 10:58:11
46. Mark Jay Dagat 85 10:58:38
47. Joseph G. Pineda 24 10:58:43
48. Emmanuel Nocos 56 11:03:38
49. Gil Lastares 106 11:04:37
50. Audax A. Cantero 26 11:05:20
51. Raul C.Tapia 18 11:05:25
52. Edwin Romano 112 11:07:13
53. Ian Wellington Jocom 134 11:07:15
54. Edgar Orellana 110 11:12:32
55. Jon Las Bruce 36 11:14:21
56. Brando Bueno 59 11:15:57
57. Fernando Dellomos Jr. 109 11:18:14
58. Nicolas de Leon 64 11:18:17
59. Jan Carlo Baloloy 111 11:22:12
60. Zaldy Loreno 105 11:22:55
61. Jessez Basanta 135 11:23:55
62. Roberto delos Santos 166 11:25:09
63. Ricardo Cabusao Jr 2 11:27:00
64. Simon Pavel T. Miranda 11 11:29:23
65. Leonardo Blanes Jr. 149 11:32:50
66. Aladdin Cordero 155 11:36:58
67. Ronnel Go 160 11:39:05
68. Benjamin Termulo 74 11:39:14
69. Roberto Villamor 137 11:43:39
70. Danilo Lim 78 11:44:10
71. Dapne Rose T. Codilla (F) 9 11:47:00
72. Prospero Ibardaloza Jr. 120 11:50:12
73. Eric Alzaga 98 11:50:30
74. Myron Manuel L. Nuyles 39 11:53:41
75. Jose Asis 65 11:57:49
76. Ruben Fajardo 90 11:59:00
77. Nelson Val A. Caro Jr 142 12:04:34
78. Guan Kheng Kho 94 12:05:43
79. Sherwin Botabara 29 12:09:34
80. Maximo Ancheta 146 12:12:59
81. Mateo R. Borbon Jr 44 12:13:01
82. Wilfredo Maiquez 150 12:16:38
83. Johann C. Marquez 10 12:16:40
84. Calvin John Escandor 37 12:18:34
85. Marc T. Tomas 40 12:29:24
86. Lyra Valles 80 12:30:25
87. Ernesto Venancio P. Badong 34 12:30:28
88. Orlando Payumo 152 12:32:02
89. Jorge Li 119 12:32:12
90. Alfredo Luzuriaga Jr. 114 12:32:31
91. Camilo Paran Jr. 130 12:37:34
92. Coleen Digman (F) 53 12:40:30
93. Eduardo Balcueva 57 12:42:28
94. Samuel Narcise 76 12:45:50
95. Red Samar 30 12:46:45
96. Arianne Ortega (F) 122 12:47:59
97. Stephanie Hefti (F) 13 12:50:16
98. Carlos S. Santiago 19 12:51:31
99. Arlie Escandor 63 12:57:51
100. Ronaldo Sp Robles 35 12:59:32
101. Mart Rabelas 168 13:01:41
102. Herman Garcia 138 13:09:12
103. Clark C. Llaga 49 13:13:16
104. German r. Acido Jr. 83 13:14:14
105. Marilou Ingua (F) 42 13:22:55
106. Victor Ting 77 13:23:13
107. Ernesto Abas 151 13:23:18
108. Jerome Jamili 123 13:23:20
109. Nario B. Gittabao Jr. 89 13:23:27
110. June Javier 38 13:23:30
111. Vicente Caurez 118 13:25:07
112. Joey Baladad 162 13:34:49
113. Mary Grace Lao (F) 143 13:35:58
114. Vicente M. De Lima II 33 13:39:43
115. Bing Baltazar C. Brillo 17 13:39:47
116. Adrian Anthony Q. Arcaya 8 13:41:55
117. Reynante L. Villela 86 13:45:39
118. Christian Rabe 96 13:46:33
119. Zaldy Santillan 25 13:49:35
120. Gia Estrella (F) 154 13:49:35
121. Albert Constancio Ramon Hefti III 140 13:51:06
122. Edgar de Jesus 101 14:01:18
123. Harold Lorete 156 14:06:48
124. Ofelia Lorete (F) 157 14:06:48
125. Miko Sabado 14 14:12:32
126. Lady Dianne G. Palogan (F) 12 14:12:48
127. Joseph Ligot 159 14:13:29
128. Romeo l. Garcia 82 14:15:15
129. Blas Ople 7 14:22:20
130. Janet Legaspi (F) 92 14:24:33
131. Rey Argee S. Jabonete 84 14:25:00
132. Thea Sangrador (F) 129 14:25:09
133. Daryl Q. Tabang 91 14:26:52
134. Eduardo D. Escalante 52 14:27:10
135. Mohsherwin Manangil 54 14:27:39
136. Rod Apolinar  124 14:32:00
137. Mar Marilag 163 14:32:23
138. Vivian Cerrer (F) 5 14:34:35
139. Richard Toledo 6 14:34:35
140. Alfredo R. Moral Jr 16 14:34:37
141. Audi Samar 27 14:34:42
142. Mario Honrado 128 14:36:22
143. Rogelio Regallado 148 14:36:47
144. Jenny Bave dela Cruz (F) 97 14:39:46
145. Adrian Lim 169 14:45:30
146. Bee Yen Soberano 158 14:53:00




Result: 1st Mt Mayon 360° 50-Mile Ultra Marathon Race

3 04 2011

The following is the result of the 1st Mt. Mayon 360° 50-Mile Ultra Marathon Race in Albay which was held yesterday, April 2, 2011. A total of 69 ultrarunners started the race but only 59 finished the race within the cut-off time of 15 hours.

Starting this year, all PAU and PAU-sanctioned road and trail races’ results published will have its corresponding PAU Points as the basis for the selection of the recipient for the 2011 PAU Runner of the Year Award.

Rank Name Time PAU Points
1 Willy Rotich 6:07:24 80
2 Alley Quisay 6:41:08 73.17
3 Mario Maglinao 7:09:20 68.36
4 Franklin Penalosa 7:29:04 65.17
5 Gene Olvis 7:53:10 62.03
6 Barnedo Numeriano 7:58:34 61.4
7 Smith Luna 8:12:32 59.61
8 Merlita Arias (F) 8:13:10 59.49
9 Bhong Tobe 8:18:25 58.89
10 Peris Poywo (F) 8:21:09 58.53
11 Eric Bullena 9:09:44 53.42
12 Mac Milan 9:32:28 51.27
13 Jose Llaneta 9:34:06 51.09
14 Randy Rubio 9:53:27 49.47
15 Jesel Bassanta 9:54:15 49.37
16 Reynan Morante 10:08:50 48.25
17 Jose Duenas 10:13:17 47.84
18 Graciano Santos 10:17:14 47.55
19 Salvador Castilla 10:19:20 47.38
20 Victor Exequiel Verry 10:53:04 44.92
21 Yul Almayda 10:54:00 44.84
22 Paolo Osmena 11:01:23 44.33
23 Jose De Asis 11:06:52 44.03
24 Rodel Cuaton 11:10:41 43.77
25 Bong Bernadez 11:22:04 43
26 Eutiquio Bagacina Jr 11:41:06 41.85
27 Dindo Diaz 11:51:19 41.24
28 Edgar Orellana 11:58:51 40.8
29 Mel Severino 12:11:48 40.09
30 Ruben Fajardo Jr 12:15:49 39.9
31 Arianne Ortega (F) 12:37:05 38.74
32 Danilo Lim 12:45:55 38.33
33 Julius Cervantes 12:48:22 38.18
34 Raymond Suarez 12:48:41 38.15
35 Marvin Pangan 12:54:12 37.89
36 Blas Ople Tiangco 12:58:49 37.68
37 Mark Viesca 13:03:31 37.43
38 Andreco Primero 13:11:13 37.08
39 Earl Warren Navor 13:14:19 36.94
40 Cesar Abarientos 13:14:20 36.9
41 Carl Balagot 13:14:22 36.86
42 Ralph Salvador 13:14:24 36.84
43 Jonel Mendoza 13:14:30 36.8
44 George Dolores 13:14:33 36.77
45 Vincent De Lima 13:20:10 36.66
46 Jimmy Ong 13:24:46 36.43
47 Jeffrey Avellanosa 13:39:20 35.78
48 Erell Villalba 13:43:39 35.61
49 Ryan Viesca 13:56:02 35.08
50 Bong Alindada 13:58:24 34.98
51 Ayette Padua (F) 14:05:14 34.71
52 Christopher Montaos 14:05:48 34.67
53 David Aquino 14:16:16 34.25
54 Marcus Lontoc 14:16:25 34.22
55 Marlin Marilag 14:25:00 33.9
56 Jose Arturo Virata 14:44:33 33.16
57 Abigail Castillo (F) 14:48:13 33.02
58 Yan Dizon (F) 14:50:10 32.95
59 Alex Galapin 14:51:25 32.85

For more details and pictures of runners at the Finish Line, please visit http://mayon360.com

Men's Podium Awardees (Quisay, Rotich, Maglinao) With Gov. Joey Salceda of Albay

Ladies Podium Awardees (Poywo, Arias, Ortega) With Governor Joey Salceda of Albay & JCI Legazpi (JP Lee, Vyes Yu, Oriel Maddela)





3rd Mayon Trail Run Race Report

26 10 2010

2010/3rd Mt Mayon Trail Run/October 24, 2010

For the past three years, my Elite Team and I had developed a very good relationship with the Team Jaycees of Legazpi City through Yves Yu, the Race Director of the Mt Mayon Trail Run (MTR). Yves is also a runner-blogger who is called the “Be Cool Runner” and one of the avid followers of this blog. It is always a “must” for the Elite Team Bald Runner to join this running event in Legazpi as a part of their City Fiesta and Ibalon Festival.

Mayon Trail Run Ads

The Elite Team Bald Runner and I joined the 1st edition of this event in 2008 and I had already a feeling that this trail running event will have its potentials to be a famous one in the Bicol Region. The 1st edition was very challenging despite the fact that it lacked the distance for a half-marathon distance as the race was short by 4-5 kilometers. However, the second edition came out with a vengeance, so to speak, as the Race Organizers had added more challenging route to make the race as a half-marathon distance. I did not run the 2nd edition but my elite athletes had nice stories about the race and description of the added places where the runners would pass through. But the Race Organizer is not yet contented for this year’s edition as they added more “surprises” for the runners. I will explain this matter later.

The Elite Team Bald Runner had been consistently dubbed as the “King of MTR” for the past two editions of the race and it is for this reason that the team has to defend its title by joining in this year’s edition. It is also for the same reason that we believe in the advocacy of Yves Yu to promote running and tourism for the Mt Mayon Volcano and its city of Legazpi. MTR is our way of supporting running events being held outside Metro Manila.

Toughest 21K Run In The Philippines

1. The 3rd MTR had attained its highest record of runners for the 21K to 240+ runners from about 80+ runners in 2008 and another 160+ in 2009. The registration fee is very cheap, P 500, and the Cash Prizes are very enticing to every elite runner. For this year, the Race Organizers had to split the past $2,000 Overall Winner’s Top Prize into $1,000 for the Top Male and another $1,000 for the Top Female. And as usual, the top 50 overall finishers receive some cash prizes. It was not “tough” to register in this race as a short call to Yves gave us reserved slots for the team.

2. Travelling and going out to Legazpi City with my staff and my elite team entail a lot of logistics and expenses. But with the help and support of friends and my former subordinate officers when I was still in the active service, we were able to minimize our expenses. This is one of the reasons why this race is a “tough” one to attend to—you have to save some money or program this activity so that you can anticipate and plan for the expenses to be incurred. During the first edition, we spent a lot of our resources as we stayed in one of the hotels for 2-3 days without any support from from any sponsor. On the second edition, a big help from one of our running friends, Mesh Villanueva, who is from Daraga, Albay provided us the much-needed accommodation for the team during its stay in the place.

3. For this year’s edition, the team stayed inside Camp Simeon Ola where the 5th RCDG of the Philippine Army is located. The Commander, Colonel Nestor Porlucas, had been one of my Battallion Commanders when I was the Division Commander in the Visayas and he offered his place/office as our “transient facility”. The place is nice and conducive for us to cook our own food and at the same time enjoy a secured and free from noise pollution place.

4. The hospitality of the people and the Race Organizers was overwhelming. All the runners were treated with a FREE Carboloading Party with lots of “Bicol Express” during the Race Briefing which was held at the famous Embarcadero, the latest mall/commercial establishment along the Legazpi Port. Yves Yu was able to present a detailed briefing about the race and the description of the route. The pictures presented were “scary” for runners who are “newbies” to this trail race as muddy and slippery trails, caves, rocks to climb, stairs, lahar (sand), lava rocks, river, wet trails, and almost 90 degrees trail, and freshly-made single track trails inside a forest were presented. Hydration/Aid Stations were evenly distributed along the route. In summary, there are four (4) peaks/summits to reach in order to finish the race.

Briefing & CLP @ Padi's Point, Embarcadero, Legazpi City

Excited Crowd During The Briefing & CLP

Details of the Race

I have to describe the details of this race (as seen with my own eyes and through my personal experience) for the benefit of those runners who would like to experience what is like to finish the “toughest half-marathon race in the country” in its future editions. Let this be a “guide” and “journal” for everybody. This will be a very detailed account of my run last Sunday.

Penaranda Park

Penaranda Park had been always the Starting Area of the MTR. It is bounded by the City Hall of Legazpi City; Provincial Capitol of Albay; and the Cathedral of Albay. The place has a Grandstand/Elevated Stage; some concrete bleachers; comfort rooms; and an ample space for joggers and walkers.

My elite team and I arrived at the Penaranda Park at 5:15 AM and I was able to observe that there are already runners doing their stretching and warm-up exercises around the park. The weather was fine and there were no clouds in the sky. Mt Mayon Volcano was very clear from any clouds and its form and shape was majestic. The weather was cooperative for another nice staging of the yearly Mt Mayon Trail Run. In a few minutes, more runners arrived at the place and I saw familiar faces among the crowd. As I did my warm-up jogs, I was able to see more elite local runners coming from Manila, my loyal friends and runners of my PAU races, the top “Lady Warriors” of BDM 102 and BDM veterans, FB friends, avid readers & visitors of this blog, Kenyan runners, and some runners from other Western countries. I was impressed with the crowd as the number of runners to this yearly event is growing in numbers. I am not surprised if the 240+ runners who joined this year’s edition will be doubled by next year.

The start of the race was reset to 6:00 AM from the stated 5:30 AM start on the event’s ads and it was a good decision on the part of the Race Organizers as some parts of the route were not fully visible with an earlier start. I could feel the excitement of every runner as the starting time got nearer. While waiting for the race to start, I had the time to talk to some of the runners and have photo-ops with them. Talking/Chatting with the runners is one way to relax oneself before the start of the race. Basically, I thought of being conservative in this race and just play along or take my time to have fun and enjoy the race. I did not have any targets or goals for this race. I just wanted to evaluate my performance and need to know if my training for my future races is on track. However, the bigger picture is for me to see the performance of my elite team and at the same time be seen by them along the route.

It is common that the main reason why the start of every event is delayed is due to the fact that the arrival of the Guest of Honor is always late, most especially if he/she is a politician. The Guest of Honor is the one who will fire the Starting Gun! It is customary that the local executive, City Mayor, is the one who should be firing the gun. However, it was already 6:00 AM when the word arrived at the Starting Line that the City Mayor will be no longer coming. Instead of standing along with the other runners at the corral, I decided to sit down on the concrete bleacher at the side of the corral while waiting for the race to start. A simple program started with a prayer, and it was followed with a welcome remarks from the Chairman of the MTR, Councilor Celoy Chan. Brief additional instructions were delivered by Yves Yu, Race Director and the race was ready to go. After a countdown from 10 to 0, the race started and we were off. It was my first time to experience starting a race from a sitting position, instead of the usual standing position with the rest of the runners. It was the most relaxing experience to start a race.

At The Penaranda Park Before The Start Of The Race

Km 0 to Km 1

The front runners darted to the National Road and turned right towards the Cathedral. As they approached the Cathedral, the runners were led to a paved road as they turned left from the National Highway. This paved road will lead all the runners to the peak of Mt Bariw at Barangay Estanza. I started at the middle of the pack with a very slow pace as I saw most of the runners speeding up in front as if they are going to race a 5K run. I was smiling as I saw most of the runners did a sprint from the starting line. I maintained my slow pace as I was trying to warm-up for the race and stayed on the left edge of the road with much space around me. Suddenly, a lady runner stopped in front of me and tied her shoelaces! WTF! It was good I was quick to evade her. It was a near accident which could hurt her or hurt me if I collided with her. I just kept my cool and maintained my stride. It made me think that this lady runner made a mistake of choosing the 21K as her race. This is a sign of a “newbie” runner. In one of the Rules of Running, it states that “a runner should remember to “double knot” his/her shoelaces before the start of the race”.

The first kilometer is paved and very flat. This enticed most of the runners to be fast as we were released from the starting line. After a few turns, the route started to be more interesting and the first kilometer was history.

Km 1 to Km 3

This is where the signature of the race as the “toughest 21K Run” started. This part of the route started to go uphill gradually. The next two kilometers up to the peak of Mt Bariw made most of the front runners to slow down as most of them were already slowly jogging or walking. I maintained my slow pace while “shuffling” but I consistently run up to the peak of the mountain as the road was winding and there are small parts which are flat. This part of the route was the place where I was able to overtake most of the runners who darted fast from the Starting Line. I think a hundred of them were overtaken on the first uphill climb. This part of the course separated the competitive ones from the recreational runners. At Km 2, I was able to see the back of Cesar Abarientos and slowly kept in pace with him up to the peak of the mountain. As Cesar and I reached the peak of the mountain, we were able to reach an elevation of 220 meters. This is the turn-around point where each runner would receive his/her 1st straw necklace.

Km 3 to Km 5

 After receiving the 1st straw necklace which is color-coded, the runner was led to a single track trail on the side of the mountain which was all downhill. At first, you could see grasses and then follow a single track trail that appears to be made by the flow of rainfall or flow of water from the peak of the mountain. The trail was slippery but my Adidas Adizero Adios (with much caution!) was able to pass the test of running along a slippery and muddy single track trail. The trail track was more direct/straight towards the foot of the mountain than the winding & uphill paved road towards the peak. There were lots of foot brakes as I managed to run a steeper downhill terrain without falling on my knees or butt. The trail led us to the backyards of some houses on the side of the mountain and finally reached the foot of the mountain where it led us to a paved road that connects to more houses. This is where people made “high fives” and cheer us as we passed them. Cesar was nowhere to be seen as he overtook me once we went downhill from the turn-around point. I think 3-4 runners overtook me on the downhill portion of this mountain. However, I was able to catch up with them and tailed them once we reached the populated area. As we reached the flatter section, the street led us back to the Penaranda Park. As I passed the Capitol Building of the province, the first 5 kilometers of the race is done. From the start up to this point, I was carrying a small bottle filled with water as my hydration system.

Km 5 to Km 7

This part of the route is a paved road and very flat. I placed my small bottle of water on my back tighly tucked with my Racing Ready Running Shorts. The pockets of my shorts were filled with one sports bar and one sports gels ( I took one sports gel before the start of the race!). With my hands free from the bottle, I started to swing my arms with faster frequency and I was able to run at a faster pace. On this flat part of the route, I was able to overtake another three runners but after a kilometer, I was overtaken by a smaller and younger runner. Before I reached the vicinity of Legazpi Airport, I was able to overtake Cesar as he started to slow down. From the Airport, I could see more of the slower 5K runners approaching another hill which is the dreaded Lingnon Hill but I was already running alone with the rest of the 21K runners. After a few turns, I passed by the 5th FSU Compound of the Philippine Army and with another left turn, I was on my way to the foot of Lingnon Hill. This is where the RACE and fun starts as this hill is another signature that this race is the “toughest” to finish.

Approaching Legazpi Airport On Cruise Mode

Km 7 to Km 10

From afar, you may think that Lingnon Hill is just a hill to be easily reached at its peak, you have to think twice as the body starts to be exhausted after finishing the first 7 kilometers of the race. I could say that this is the hardest and trickiest part of the race. After a slightly uphill paved road as you enter the foot of the hill, the 21K runners were led to a trail that consists of ascending steps/stairs. What makes these steps unique and different is that these ascending steps have a height as high as above your knees in between steps. You have to plant your leading foot firmly to the higher step and propel your body upwards with the help of your foot behind you. This is repeated as you manage to go to the highest step of the trail. Once you overcome the first trail on this hill, you are being led to an uphill climb along the paved road towards the peak of the hill. But this is not the easy way to the peak. As soon as you overcome the first uphill part of the road, you are being led to another trail that goes to a cave! The cave is called the Japanese Cave and you have to bend down as you enter the cave/tunnel. Actually, I crouched and nearly crawled just to be sure I will not scratch my head on the sharp rocks that surround the cave. It was a short 20-30 meters of bending and crouching but I admit I was practically crawling as I went out from the exit of the cave. It was a great relief to be out and crawling from the cave.

Another trail led us to the paved road and after a short jog, each runner was led to an improvised ladder. This part of the route will test how strong your upper body and arms are. In order to propel yourself upward towards this ladder, you have to hold the next step and pull yourself up while you push your leading foot. This is done repeatedly after a height of 20 meters. It is better for you to look straight forward and be focused where the steps of the ladder would lead you. Never look behind you! Always be focused to what is in front of you. After this ladder, another type of ladder will test your balance as you up to the ladder. At this point, the race is becoming an obstacle course but this is the part of the course where you could take a brief rest/pause from running.

Now, for the last obstacle, the Kapit Tuko Rock. There are no steps or crevices or cracks of the rock where you could plant your leading foot which you could use as the one which will propel you on top of the rock. When I first joined this race, there was a rope which you could hold and do a short rappelling technique but for this time, we were depending on a vine that hangs on the side of the rock. By slowly holding the vine firmly and propelling the body upward towards the top of the rock is the safest thing to do. There is no point to be fast on these obstacles, more caution and slower tempo is needed to overcome these obstacles. If you are on top of the Kapit Tuko Rock, the peak of Lingnon Hill is a few meters ahead. As I got nearer to the next Water Station, I slowly jogged and had a brief walk. I got some water cups to clean my hands from mud and soil that got stuck and at this point, I was at the peak of the hill and I’ve covered a distance of 10 kilometers. You must have to receive your 2nd string necklace before leaving this place.

Km 10 to Km 15.5

At this point, you will think that “what comes up, must come down” as you need to go down at the northern side of Lingnon Hill to reach the Lava Wall of Mt Mayon which is the next turn-around point. I took out my sports bar and put it in my mouth and chewed it as I approached the steep descending part of the trail. This descending part of the hill is not a “walk in the park” thing! The elevation of the hill is 160 meters but going down is another signature that this race is the toughest. The descending part is too steep that I have to slow down as I stepped from one level to another level of the steps of the trail in going down. It is a short 100 meters long but an extra care in going down was needed. I had to go down on side wards just to be able to apply brake with my leading foot. This was done on the most part of the descending part of this trail. I was already imagining how to climb this trail on my way back to the finish line at this will be part of the last kilometer of the route!

After almost 100 meters of the steep descending trail, the trail became more gradual as I was led to the bank of the Yawa River. It was time to drink some water from my bottled water in order to swallow the sports bar that I was chewing. As I got nearer to the bank of the river, I increased my momentum and crossed the river while I was brisk walking. The river was knee-deep and the current was moderate. The river was about 25 meters wide and as soon I crossed the river, it was the start of a gradual climb towards the Lava Wall near Mt Mayon Volcano.

It was a relief to the tired feet when I crossed the river and along the way, more trails covered with flowing water gave some cooling effect to the tired feet. I maintained my “shuffling” towards the turn-around point making sure that I would not take any “walking breaks” before I reach the Lava Wall. I said to myself to take some rest while slowly walking on top of the Lava Wall as nobody would dare to run on those sharp rocks.

After running for about one kilometer, I met the two Kenyans who were leading the race and after another 100 meters, I met the 3rd runner who is another Kenyan. The first Filipino runner whom I saw trailing at the back of the last Kenyan was Cris Sabal. I cheered him to catch the Kenyans. After a few seconds, Gerald Sabal was approaching followed by Alquin Bolivar, Alley Quisay, and later Frank Indapan. My Elite Team Bald Runner were trying to catch up with the leading Kenyan runners. I was hoping that they could make some “surprises” on the last kilometer of the course as they are more familiar with the course than the foreigners.

Alley Quisay In Action (Photo Courtesy of Tom c/o WOW Legazpi Website)

At this point, I was able to overtake some runners as I’ve seen them tired and slowing down due to the heat of the lahar and the sun. At this stretch of the route, I was able to overtake at least 12-14 runners by consistently “shuffling” and never stopping to cross those stream of water along the way. I knew the terrain of this place and a consistent “shuffling” will push me towards the turn-around point. I had to take advantage of the water stations along this part of the route as I used the water placed in ice candy plastics to douse my head. This repeated dousing of water to my head in every Water Station made me more relaxed and focused while going uphill towards the turn-around point.

As I met the other runners that have reached the turn-around point and are on their way to the finish line, they would tell me how far the turn-around point is. I just smiled and thanked them for their information. From afar, I saw the Water Station at the foot of the Lava Wall and I started to increase my pace. I took a bottle of water and drank the whole of it before I climbed the Lava Wall. The climbing towards the helipad at the turn-around point was my rest period plus the walking on top of those lava rocks. I had a brief pause just to see the whole Mt Mayon before going back to the trail where I came from. As I came down from the Lava Wall and started my run back to Lingnon Hill, 15.5 kilometers was done and the last 6 kilometers was ahead of me.

That was a good gradual uphill climb with an elevation of 275 meters from the Yawa River to the Helipad on top of the Lava Flow. Phew! That was hard and tough! Two hours had elapsed already when I was about leave at this point. You make sure you receive your 3rd and last straw necklace at this point.

Priceless!! At The Mt Mayon Volcano's Lava Wall (Photo Courtesy of JCI Legazpi)

 Km 15.5 to Km 20.5

This part of the route was the start of going back to the Finish Line—on top of Lignon Hill again! I took advantage of the downhill terrain and the gravity of my body in order to increase my pace. I was trying to do a tempo run on those lahar sand but ultimately had to slow down when I started to hit those rocks and flowing streams along the route. I commend the Race Organizers for deploying more Race Marshals on this part of the route and the red-colored arrow signs painted on the black rocks along the route made me focused to follow the direct route towards the Yawa River. At this point, I was already alone and could hardly see anyone in front and at the back of me. It is just a matter of time that I would be able to reach the river.

As you run downhill from the Lava Wall, you meet most of the middle pack runners and there were so many greetings that I received from them. I have to cheer them when I see them walking and encourage them that the turn-around point is already near. However, I could see on their faces the hardship, pain and suffering they are experiencing. This is the challenge that the Mt Mayon Trail Run has to offer which is too different from other half-marathon trail runs in the country. However, the Mt Pinatubo 50K Trail Challenge is, I think, so far, the toughest ultra trail run in the country.

After a lot of skips, jumps, water crossing, shuffling, and downhill running, I could see that Yawa River is getting nearer. Before I reached the bank of the river, two of my elites approached me and offered me water and sports drinks. I was still strong at this point that I was able to do a “brisk walking” while crossing the river. After I crossed the river, I knew that the last “toughest” part of the race was in front of me! It’s the last kilometer of the race!

Another "Priceless" Picture Courtesy of Estan Cabigas!

Km 20.5 to Km 21.5/Finish Line

This is where you curse the Race Organizers! The uphill climb consists of ascending trail steps that has an inclination of almost 80 degrees! The stair/steps on the last ascent to Lignon Hill are the dreaded “killer” of this race. I have to place my hands just above my knees and hold them firmly to push my body in going to the steps. The steps are also too high for the tired legs to overcome. I have to take a brief rest every time I finished scaling at least 10 steps! I was already tired and exhausted that I forgot my plan to count the number of steps on this part of the trail. I thought I could finish this race in sub-3 hours as I still have 4 minutes to overcome the last 50-60 meters up to the peak of the hill. I was wrong!

As I pushed my arms & hands on my upper legs and drive them upwards to those steps, I felt my legs are getting weaker. How I wished that the height of the steps would be lowered and an improvised railing on the side would be available to make this part of the route with lesser difficulty and safer to the runners. It is just a recommendation though. This short distance made me tired, the same way that I experienced on the 1st edition of this race.

As I reached the peak, I was directed by a Race Marshal to follow a downhill route which was a newly-made trail that goes towards the forested part of the hill. I was again “cursing” everybody to the point that I was not focused to my footing placements. Then, my legs just became weaker until my feet could no longer hold on those descending steps. Then the worse happened, I fell down with my butt sliding down a few steps of the trail!!! It was my first time to fall (on my butt!) in a trail run! I was glad it was not the other way around as I could be landing on those cliffs of the hill.

On my last ascent, about 10 meters, to the peak (again) of the hill, I was already laughing and cursing telling to my elite runners who were on my back that this race is no longer a trail run but a “mountaineering” event! I allowed one runner to pass me along this point as he is much very young compared to me. As I reached the peak, I could see already the Finish Line & Banner but Councilor Celoy Chan, the Chairman of MTR, met me and jogged with me for the last 50-meter run around the peak of the hill, passing through its paved walks. Finally, I crossed the Finish Line with an unofficial time of 3:01:40 hours based from my GF 305. I was awarded with the “heaviest and biggest” Finisher’s Medal in a running event and my Finisher’s Certificate. (Note: I will be back to improve my finish time to sub-3 hours!)

Approaching The Finish Line!

3rd Mt Mayon Trail Run...Done!

Lahar On My Feet But No Blisters. Dry Max Works All The Time!

Post-Race Activities

It was time to socialize and talk to the Race Organizers, JCI Legazpi members, other Finishers and runners after I finished changing my wet running kit with dry clothes. I was able to meet old and new friends. I was able to congratulate Yves Yu for the successful conduct of the said race and I also told him about my recommendations on how to improve the conduct of the race. I hope Yves would be able to accept my suggestions in a positive manner. To the JCI Legazpi, Councilor Celoy Chan, Yves Yu, and to the Volunteers, you have done a splendid job in this race. Congratulations to everybody!

Well, the Kenyans were able to dethrone my elite team as the “King of MTR” for this year but we will be back with a vengeance! What is good is that the record time of Finish in last year’s edition made by Alquin Bolivar with a time of 1:28+ hours was not erased. All the members of my elite team who ran the 21K race placed on the top 10 ranking of the race and won some cash as consolation prizes. On the 5K Race, Rey De Los Reyes of my elite team placed 3rd Overall, winning a Cash Prize, too!  

What is good in this race is that the Race Organizers give a consolation cash prize for the top 50 runners! I was surprised to be called by the Emcee as I placed # 49 finisher out of the 240+ runners that started the race! I received an envelope with a cash prize of P 250! Not bad, it was good for a Jollibee meal after the race!

Maybe in the next editions to come, I would be able to grab the “Oldest Runner Award” with a Cash Prize of P 5,000!

Once again, MTR has proven that it is the toughest 21K run in the country today. I am highly recommending this race for the PAU loyal fans & members; BDM 102 veterans; and “hardcore/warrior” runners. The experience is good for your “running record” and be able to see the beauty of our own Mt Mayon Volcano.

Councilor Celoy Chan, Chairman of MTR & Administrator of Lignon Hill Park

Team Kenya as the 2010 "King of MTR"

Yves Yu, MTR Race Director & BR

See you at the Mt Mayon’s Lava Wall and Lignon Hill next year!

Note: For more “pictures in action” on the MTR, please visit Estan Cabigas website at www.estancabigas.com.








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