2013 PAU/BR’s Events Schedule Of Ultra Races


January 12, 2013—-BDM 102 Test Run: From BDM Km 00 to BDM Km 50

January 26-27, 2013—-3rd Bataan Death March 160 Ultra Marathon Race

February 10, 2013—-BDM 102 Test Run: From BDM Km 50 to BDM Km 102

March 2-3, 2013—-5th Bataan Death March 102 Ultra Marathon Race

March 23/24, 2013—-1st Siquijor 360 Ultra Marathon Race

April 6, 2013—-3rd Mt Mayon 360 50-Mile Ultra Marathon Race

April 13-14, 2013—-2nd Marcos-Kennon 50-Mile Ultra Run (Rosario, La Union) POSTPONED

May 1, 2013 (Labor Day)—-5th Tagaytay To Nasugbu 50K Ultra Run (T2N)

May 12, 2013 (Election Day)—-2nd Western Pangasinan 65K Ultra Marathon Race (Sual to Bolinao)

June 12, 2013 (Independence Day)—-1st Mt Tirad Pass 50K Ultra Run

July 13-14, 2013—-1st Negros Occidental 50-Mile Run (San Carlos City To Bacolod City)

August 3, 2013—-3rd Fort Magsaysay 60K Ultra Run

August 24-25, 2013—–1st Bataan Six-Peak Ultra Challenge

September 14-15, 2013—-2nd PAU National Championship 110K/50K Ultra Race (Guimaras)

October 12-13, 2013—-1st Mt Pinatubo 100K/4th Mt Pinatubo 50K Trail Challenge

November 1-3, 2013—-2nd WEST COAST 200K Multi-Day Stage Run & 1st WEST COAST 200 Endurance Run (Single Stage)

November 17, 2013—-6th Tagaytay To Nasugbu 50K Ultra Run (T2N)

December 1, 2013—-1st Mt Pulag 50K Challenge

December 14-15, 2013—-3rd Taklang Damulag 100-Mile Endurance Run & 50-Mile Run


Official Result: 3rd Mt Pinatubo 50K Ultra Trail Challenge

3rd Mt Pinatubo 50K Ultra Trail Challenge

5:05 AM-5:05 PM October 21, 2012

Sta Juliana, Capas, Tarlac To Crater Lake & Back

Starters: 102 Runners

Finishers: 100 Runners

Group Picture Before Start Of The Race
RANK N    A      M    E T I M E (HRS)
1 Marcelo Bautista (Champion, CR) 5:35:09
2 Ronie Nullar (1st Runner-Up, CR) 5:47:15
3 Mark Carlo Villafuerte (2nd Runner-Up, CR) 6:00:38
4 Jerome Lagumbay (CR) 6:08:25
5 Rayman Delos Angeles 6:31:01
6 Edge Madronio 6:32:08
7 Jon Las Bruce 6:32:58
8 George Killo 6:38:40
9 Raffy Gabotero 6:40:02
10 Laurencio Lao Ogerio 6:43:03
11 Henry Laron 7:04:08
12 Calvin John Escandor 7:21:53
13 Simon Pavel Miranda 7:22:10
14 Mark Aethen Agana 7:36:28
15 Roberto Delos Santos 7:38:56
16 Marlon Zarate 7:41:50
17 Ruben Torralba 7:45:51
18 Jeffrey Diaz 7:54:33
19 Bong Alindada 7:57:30
20 Chris Kapher 7:59:02
21 Maria Josephine Liao (Lady Champion, CR) 8:00:58
22 Jessie Llarena 8:13:18
23 Paolo Osmena 8:19:43
24 Andrew Aquino 8:23:43
25 George Javier 8:26:56
26 Nicolas De Leon Jr 8:26:58
27 Jon Borbon 8:27:00
28 Vener Roldan 8:27:53
29 Ronnel Go 8:28:07
30 Rod Gotos 8:29:18
31 Jarred Baliguat 8:33:07
32 Philippe Arenillo 8:35:01
33 Cheryll Bihag (Lady 1st Runner-Up) 8:36:24
34 Dennis Chavez 8:45:16
35 Dindo Diaz 8:45:22
36 Dean Cordero 8:50:42
37 Clyde Imperio 9:00:42
38 Carlito Buenaventura 9:05:45
39 Jojo Dela Cruz 9:08:41
40 Rodell Mendoza 9:10:32
41 Daphne Rose Codilla (Lady 2nd Runner-Up) 9:10:42
42 Meriam Torres (Female) 9:11:50
43 Alex Jones 9:12:08
44 Luke Mark Odon 9:13:35
45 Edgardo Vocal 9:14:36
46 Nixon Pasiken 9:15:43
47 Errol Regaya 9:20:13
48 Ejercito Suyo 9:20:57
49 Johann Marquez 9:22:12
50 Edrick Nicdao 9:22:56
51 Jayson Canete 9:25:37
52 Arman Garcia 9:26:06
53 Gerson Patriana 9:27:00
54 Harold Manalo 9:34:58
55 Jason Sison 9:39:56
56 Joseph Pineda 9:49:07
57 Noel Veloso 9:58:58
58 Dexter Cruz 9:59:41
59 Arnel Distor 10:15:11
60 Jeffrey Enverga 10:15:19
61 Gay Baniwas (Female) 10:15:23
62 Stephanie Hefti (Female) 10:15:29
63 Carl Balagot 10:15:57
64 Marc Conrad Molina 10:16:39
65 Venn Lamela 10:17:37
66 Jayson De Ocampo 10:17:46
67 Benj Termulo 10:17:54
68 Tom Baniwas 10:30:43
69 Steve Paul Dumlao 10:34:25
70 Armand Belen 10:34:36
71 Juvy Pagtalunan (Female) 10:38:35
72 Nap Ocampo 10:41:33
73 Jericho De Jesus 10:41:35
74 Darwin Avila 10:42:20
75 Ofelia Lorete (Female) 10:45:36
76 Sheryll Quimosing (Female) 10:45:37
77 Harold Lorete 10:45:38
78 Brian Casorla 10:48:18
79 Kim Youngju 10:55:09
80 Park Kwangyeol 10:55:19
81 Danny Consigna 11:03:13
82 Aileen Manat (Female) 11:03:29
83 Lyra Cruzette Rosario (Female) 11:06:37
84 Joseph Ronquillo 11:07:46
85 Gia Estrella (Female) 11:10:06
86 Zaldy Santillan 11:10:07
87 Emmanuel Tan 11:10:22
88 Choy Zaguirre 11:12:43
89 Benett Silario 11:13:26
90 Jeje Ajusto 11:14:23
91 Chari Sevilla (Female) 11:17:26
92 Lester Evangelista 11:17:27
93 Jinky Yray (Female) 11:17:28
94 Hazel Arnaiz (Female) 11:17:29
95 Carmeli Ortega (Female) 11:17:30
96 Katrina Constantino (Female) 11:17:31
97 Chie Angeles (Female) 11:17:32
98 Maynard Villamer 11:18:04
99 Ric Cabusao Jr 11:20:59
100 Ramon Flores 11:21:04

1st PAU 50K Run

The Philippine Association of Ultrarunners (PAU) will conduct a series of 50K races starting on May 9, 2010 with the objective of promoting ultramarathon running in the country.

My personal observations during our participation in the 1st Asian IAU 100K Championship Race in Jeju Island, South Korea made me conclude that our runners have the potential to be at par with the Japanese and South Korean ultramarathon runners. The Japanese and the Koreans had been years ahead of us in this field of running event. These countries have also ultrarunning events almost every weekend.

In order to identify, promote and train ultrarunners, there is a need to conduct regular ultra races in the country. The first series of 50K runs will be held on May 9, 2010 and to start at 6:00 AM in Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal. The registration fee is P 750.oo. Each finisher will be awarded with Individual Trophy and Finisher’s T-Shirt.

This race will be done along the paved road and each runner is required to bring a hydration pack/belt system. The cut-off time is 8 hours.

Registration starts today, March 30, 2010. Registration Forms are available at the BR “Speed” Training/Clinic at the ULTRA Oval Track; at the Bald Runner’s Events Office at #115 M.H. Del Pilar corner E. Angeles Sts, Barangay Santo Tomas, Pasig City, Metro Manila; or at Sunday’s Road Races. For further inquiries, please contact Telephone Number: 497-6442 or e-mail us at bald.runner@yahoo.com.

Rules and Regulations/Protocol for this event will be published in this blog soon.

The next 50K run will be held from Laoag City to Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte on August 29, 2010.

“If You Can’t Change The System, Create One”

The Birth of the Philippine Association of Ultrarunners (PAU); Our National Sports Federation On Ultrarunning

Since I started this blogsite two years ago, I was wondering what PATAFA had been doing about the sports on running, most especially on road racing. It took me some time to observe and ask people who are connected with our Athletics Sports Federation on what could PATAFA do in order to have a “control and supervision” on the conduct of road races in the country. It was during the past two years that there were so many complaints from the runners about how road races were being conducted month after month with the same complaints.

Last year, I had the opportunity to pay a courtesy call to the President of PATAFA, Mr Go Teng Kok, who had been in this position for the past 18 years. I briefed him on my observations on the conduct of road races in the country and told him that PATAFA should come into the picture as Road Racing is one of the principal components of the Athletics Sports Federation. He did not forget our conversation.

On January of this year, Mr Go Teng Kok invited me to attend the Elections of Officers of the PATAFA. I was an observer of that elections but I was frustrated on how the process of elections was done. It was not an election but it was a simple designation of officers. Mr Go Teng Kok easily got the President’s position and he will be in that position up to the end of 2012. However, it was on that “designation” day that I was designated as the Director For Road Races which, in addition to my duties, has now the power to vote for the next group of officers for PATAFA after the 2012 London Olympics. Will it take me to wait this long to become the President of PATAFA?

I am not proud of being designated as the PATAFA’s Director For Road Races because I don’t have any powers to command & decide as I could only recommend to the President of the things that I would observe in the conduct of the road races. And my duty ends there! Through this blog I was able to observe and took note of the good and bad points of the different road races in Metro Manila. However, there should be stricter measures to follow so that PATAFA’s influence be felt in road races.

In the course of preparing for the conduct of the 1st Bataan Death March 102K Ultramarathon Race (BDM 102), I discovered that there is such an international sports federation on ultrarunning called the “International Association of Ultrarunners” (IAU)  which is under the IAAF and I conceived a plan and course of action to undertake to come up with a National Sports Federation for the country in the Sports of Ultrarunning or Ultramarathon. This plan was laid and put to action after the conduct of the 1st BDM 102 last April of this year.

IAU Logo

I created the Philippine Association of Ultrarunners, Inc (PAU) with some of the Finishers of the 1st BDM 102 and have this registered at the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and it was approved on May 18 of this year. Immediately, I sent a letter of application for membership to the IAU through the Asian Representative of the IAU’s Executive Council in the person of Mr Lee Yongsik of South Korea and he provided me with the procedure to follow and requirements to produce in order that the bid for membership of PAU will be elevated to the Executive Council of the IAU for Approval. Mr Lee gave me a positive note and encouragement that the Philippines will be the 6th country in ASIA to be a member federation in the IAU.

I have to get an endorsement and accreditation from PATAFA and fill-up some forms from the Executive Council of the IAU and they were sent to the IAU immediately. No less than the President of the IAU who was sending me things that need to be submitted for the country to be represented to the international body. PATAFA and I even wrote some letters to the Executive Director of IAAF, Mr Peter Weize to show that PAU is an accredited organization under the PATAFA.

After deliberations, I finally received a letter from the Executive Director of IAU, Hilary Walker, that the Philippines through the Philippine Association of Ultrarunners (PAU) is now a voting member for the election of the incoming Asian Representative for the Executive Council of IAU and my vote should reach their Headquarters not later than November 22! In the said letter, I was informed that I should check on the latest E-publications of the IAU on its website on the announcement that the Philippines bid for membership to the IAU was accepted and approved. It showed that our membership to the IAU was approved last July this year and published in their October’s E-Publications (Welcome Members), the Philippines/PAU is the 47th member-federation/nation of the IAU and the 6th Asian member! As of the present, there are only 48 member-federations/nations of the IAU.

Ms Walker’s letter also gave me an advance information that the IAU will be sending a formal invitation for the Philippines/PAU to send our best ultrarunners to the 1st IAU Asian 100K Championship which will be held on March 2010. The place of competition might be in Japan or South Korea.

Since I created the Philippine Association of Ultrarunners (PAU), I am automatically designating myself as the President of this Sports Federation for Ultrarunning for the country. Are there any objections? I hope the sports of ultrarunning/ultramarathon will be developed and enhanced among the members of the running community through this Federation with the end-view of sending our best ultrarunners to international competitions sponsored and sanctioned by the International Association of Ultrarunners. With the plan to introduce the 50K or 100K Ultramarathon Race as “demonstration sports” in the 2012 London Olympic Games, I can positively say that the Philippines would be able to produce its Olympic Athletes to compete in this event in the next Olympic Games and later to the 2016 Rio De Janeiro’s Olympic Games.

There is no need to become the President of PATAFA afterall!!! However, in the end, I still need the support and unity of the runners for us to give pride to our country to be among the world’s best in ultrarunning/ultramarathon, if not, the best!

Now, for starters, I need somebody to design the Official Logo of the PAU. Whoever will submit the selected one, he/she will be awarded a 5-Year Free Membership to PAU. (Note: Please send your entries at my e-mail address at jovie75@hotmail.com)

PAU’s blogsite is at www.philippineassociationofultrarunners.blogspot.com.