Result: 2nd PAU Tanay, Rizal 50K Run

4:45 AM March 25, 2012/Tanay, Rizal-Sampaloc-Baras, Rizal via Marcos Highway

Congratulations! Welcome to the Ultrarunning Community!

# Bib # List of Runners Time
1 26 Alfred Ocampo 4:47:42
2 45 Warlito Dela Cruz 5:01:43
3 200 Alfred delos Reyes 5:32:02
4 35 Gregorio Ocampo 5:35:13
5 1 Graciano Santos 5:43:37
6 8 Paolo Osmena 5:43:57
7 92 Benedict Balaba 5:53:22
8 57 Raffy Gabotero 6:02:18
9 70 Almar Danguilan 6:06:16
10 36 Sergio Bandol 6:06:21
11 51 Raul Tapia 6:06:44
12 30 Samson Ocampo 6:10:37
13 42 Richard Montiano 6:13:26
14 58 Chips Dayrit 6:16:41
15 64 Melvin Pangan 6:19:38
16 27 Vergilio Leona 6:23:45
17 101 Ronnel Go 6:26:34
18 21 Myron Manuel Nuyles 6:29:21
19 38 Daphne Rose Codilla (F) 6:36:25
20 40 Romeo Santos Jr 6:43:05
21 24 June Javier 6:45:05
22 10 Erwin Tolentino 6:47:29
23 29 Sherwin Botabara 6:54:57
24 4 Johann Marquez 7:00:27
25 5 Aureo Cyrus Lim 7:02:21
26 54 Jon Borbon 7:04:18
27 69 Meljohn Tezon 7:04:49
28 62 Valen Co (F) 7:07:40
29 63 Angelica Leysa (F) 7:07:41
30 17 Ronaldo Robles 7:09:27
31 14 Franklin Ace Panuncio 7:10:07
32 67 Cesar Aquino 7:17:38
33 7 Miko Sabado 7:24:58
34 31 Gil Ocampo 7:26:16
35 37 Narciso Alipio 7:26:17
36 33 Raul Roco 7:28:21
37 55 Vans Camannong 7:28:56
38 53 Tony Viernes 7:40:35
39 32 Conrado Teodoro 7:44:18
40 34 Robert Reyes 7:44:19
41 39 Nelson Val Caro 7:47:27
42 68 Ariel Aquino 7:52:48
43 65 Hermogenes Saludes 7:53:07
44 25 Japhet Grande 7:54:07
45 16 Mary Grace Lao (F) 7:58:42
46 11 Marc Conrad Molina 7:59:34
47 9 Dexter Cruz 8:00:20
48 41 Jealum Cabo 8:06:07
49 6 Lady Dianne Palogan (F) 8:07:23
50 52 Jojo Paguia 8:17:35
51 56 Bong Alindada 8:21:26
52 23 Angelo Balisalisa 8:23:05
53 28 Jeje Ajosto 8:23:44
54 59 Bong Leano 8:25:57
55 49 Lyra Rosario (F) 8:26:23
56 48 Karl Ocampo 8:26:38
57 18 Carmeli Anne Ortega (F) 8:29:07
58 2 Mar Marilag 8:30:28
59 66 Marc Grande 8:30:40
60 47 Nap Ocampo 8:33:10
61 22 King Mark Joefred Patricio 8:38:00
62 12 Jhunbie Serna 8:38:13
63 50 Arianne Ortega (F) 8:40:31
64 13 Stephanie Hefti (F) 8:41:16
65 60 Antonio Jimenez 8:43:06
66 61 Chito Asuncion 8:43:08
67 43 Christopher Francisco 8:44:25
68 46 Chie Angeles (F) 8:50:02

The Story Behind The Race

There is a story behind in every road race that the Bald Runner’s Events had been organizing and implimenting for the past years. The BDM 102 was a “dream” ultramarathon event to honor our heroes which is ultimately becoming the “Holy Grail” of running in the country. The MASTERS 15K was a “test run” being conducted inside a secured environment and in preparation for the RIZAL DAY’s 32K Run last December 2009 at Camp Aguinaldo. Now, we have prepared a series of ultramarathon events which will be held in the different parts of the country.

The story behind the 1st PAU (Philippine Association of Ultrarunners) 50K Run was a combination of the following factors:

1. Jeju Ultramarathon Experience—My exposure/attendance in a Regional (Asian) IAU Ultramarathon Race provided me with more information and techniques on how our neighbors do their ultramarathon events. Our neigbor countries almost have ultramarthon races in their different regions every month which is being sponsored by their Ultramarathon Sports Federation and the Local Government where the event is being conducted. If there are corporate sponsors, these are companies where the ultrarunners are working or personally managed. 

2. Tanay Route—The Tanay-Sampaloc-Sierra Madre Route had been the training ground of the Elite Team Bald Runner in preparation for the January 10’s Cebu Marathon. They trained in the said route for almost 4 months. I had also the chance to run on the said route last year and it gave me the idea to hold the first series of ultra distant road races on the said route.

3. Mountain Trail Route—Through my instructions, the Elite Team Bald Runner was able to locate a 20K-loop in Tanay’s Sierra Madre Mountain’s Trails with a plan to conduct a 100-miler ultra trail run within this year but I had to put it on hold status due to security and logistics reasons.

4. BDM 102/151 Training—A year before the BDM 102/151 would be an ample time/period to expose and train runners who would like to participate in the said ultramarathon event. The PAU races are scheduled every 3 months which will serve as “test runs” for heat training, hydration & nutrition strategy, and pacing strategy. The Tanay 50K Run is considered has the “hardest” route in this year’s PAU’s road races

5. Get Out From The Runner’s “Comfort Zone” & See Other Places—Running along the “usual & familiar” routes in Metro Manila is becoming “boring” to the “crazy, purist & hardcore” runners. Yes, I am bored, too! These kind of “warriors” need a different kind of challenging & “pain-inducing” route that would be a “never-ending” source of topics/stories in one’s running experience. Just look at the “status” and pictures of the Finishers at Facebook and stories in their Blogs and you will know what I mean. Seeing other places and running along “pollution-free” areas outside Metro Manila is also something worth experiencing.

6. Reason To Bring Friends & Family—When I set the date of the Tanay’s Race, I really did not know that it was “Mother’s Day”. I thought it would be a nice day to schedule a race because of the 3-day weekend due to the Election Day on the following day. Monday would serve as a rest day for all the runners. But I was surprised that most of the runners brought their respective family with them as their support crew and cheerers! It was an appropriate time to bond and share the day with the whole family.

7. A Test of our Race Operations’ Efficiency—All of our marshals and Aid Stations’ Personnel are competitive and elite runners but we need to make some adjustments due to the distance in-between Aid Stations in ultramarathon races. We have to mobilize and transfer our first two Aid Stations which had been passed by all the runners to the turn-around point at Km 35 and at Km 45. We are glad that making the distance in every 5 kilometers for the Aid/Water Station on the last half of the race had greatly contributed to the safety of the runners from the intense heat of the sun. Our mobile marshals with water supply to the runners had contributed also to the success of the race.

8. Keep It Simple, Sir Jovie! (KISS)—The START & FINISH tarpaulins on the ground were “copied” from ultratrail race events held in the US. It is something different but nice for “photo-ops”. No Emcees, No Corporate Sponsors (who control the Race Director), No Lights, No Fireworks, No Loud Music, No VIP’s (The runners are the VIPs!), No Formal Program, No Digital Timer/Clocks, No Timing Chips, and No “circus” atmosphere. PAU races are simply races where one would test his/her endurance limits through running. These are races where the experience, scenery, and friendship among ultrarunners are priceless!!!

Now, another story is about to unfold as we are starting to open the registration for the next PAU’s Road Race dubbed as the “P2P 65K” (Pasuquin to Pagudpud) Run which will be held on August 29, 2010. The Registration will start on May 17, 2010 (Monday). Last Day of Registration will be on August 1, 2010. The race will be limited to only 200 slots. The registration fee is P 850.00. There will be no distribution of Race Packets on Race Day.

The 1st PAU 50K Run (Tanay) would not be a successful event without the support of the runners & their support crew, BR’s friends & donors/sponsors, BR’s Events’ Staff, Elite Team Bald Runner, 2nd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army, and our “friends” from the Philippine Army & Armed Forces of the Philipines. Thanks to everybody!

Official Result: 1st PAU 50K Run (Tanay, Rizal)

The following is the Official Result of the 1st PAU 50K Run held in Tanay, Rizal on May 9, 2010. A total of 116 “crazy & hardcore” runners challenged the paved roads of Sierra Madre Mountains from 5:00 AM up to 2:00 PM under the heat of the summer sun. One Hundred Four (104) runners reached the Finish Line.

Congratulations to all the Runners & their Support Crew! We will see you again for the 2nd PAU 65K Run from Pasuquin to Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte on August 29, 2010. 

1st PAU 50K Run   
1   Raul Lamprea 4:30:07 Champion (Male)
2   Alfredo Ocampo 4:48:55 1st Runner-up (Male)
3   Hermogines Olvis 4:56:20 2nd Runner-up (Male)
4   Ralph Salvador 5:10:57  
5   Moses Moreno 5:16:20  
6   Jonnifer Lacanlale 5:28:20  
7   Alipio Narciso 5:32:40  
8   Junrox Roque 5:34:20  
9   Bonifacio Dalisay 5:43:20  
10   Arnold Dimasuhid 5:44:40  
11   Graciano Santos 5:51:45  
12   Simon Pavel Miranda 5:53:07  
13   Alfred Delos Reyes 5:57:53  
14   Wilnar Iglesia 6:00:32  
15   Allan Bandiola 6:03:20  
16   Gregorio Ocampo 6:04:32  
17   Michelle Estuar 6:06:30 Champion (Female)
18   Nolan Llanora 6:07:34  
19   Carlos Delos Santos 6:10:40  
20   Patrick Winceth Alcomendas 6:16:05  
21   Raul Tapia 6:20:58  
22   Louie Cochanco 6:22:05  
23   Tina Narvaez 6:27:00 1st Runner-up (Female)
24   Christopher Iblan 6:28:20  
25   Gil Brazil 6:29:05  
26   Saturnino Camangonan 6:29:10  
27   Victor Ting 6:29:25  
28   Sandy Alentajan 6:29:41  
29   Jose Dueñas 6:32:10  
30   Vergelio Leona 6:33:42  
31   Edwin Gajol 6:34:00  
32   Samson Ocampo 6:36:28  
33   Jereven Adriano 6:37:25  
34   Albert Henson 6:41:25  
35   Rodel Cuaton 6:47:09  
36   Chito Vegim 6:49:46  
37   Jael Wenceslao 6:50:30  
38   Jeremiah Isip 6:50:36  
39   Christine Ferrera 6:51:22 2nd Runner-up (Female)
40   Dionam Basco 6:51:24  
41   Paolo Osmeña 6:54:10  
42   Jose Wacangan 6:55:18  
43   Ronnel Go 6:56:11  
44   Teresa Ybanez 6:57:30  
45   Allen Gaspar 7:02:17  
46   Jayvee Loyd Layug 7:11:20  
47   Jonel Mendoza 7:21:56  
48   Ric Cabusao 7:21:57  
49   Eric Michael Socrates 7:21:59  
50   Lester Chuayap 7:23:59  
51   Reynaldo Jimenez 7:24:04  
52   George Dolores 7:24:07  
53   Earl Quero, Jr 7:24:57  
54   Gil Ocampo 7:25:55  
55   Conrado Teodoro 7:26:00  
56   Elma Gabriana 7:26:49  
57   Jayreus Jimenez 7:27:07  
58   Shiela Compendio 7:27:28  
59   Gian Saquilon 7:28:10  
60   John Jeffrey Avellanosa 7:28:46  
61   Carina Manansala 7:31:50  
62   Chinky Tan 7:33:32  
63   Jerome Cartailler 7:34:00  
64   Crisanto Ubungen 7:34:28  
65   Benji Cortaga 7:34:29  
66   Emma Alvarez 7:35:45  
67   Mel Severino 7:36:23  
68   Francis Hortelano 7:39:50  
69   Odessa Coral 7:41:48  
70   Vic Viola 7:43:04  
71   Mark Adrian Hernandez 7:43:38  
72   Gabriel Tuason 7:43:42  
73   Macky Coronel 7:44:02  
74   John Castro 7:44:35  
75   Marlin Marilag 7:47:50  
76   Allan Roy Martos 7:47:58  
77   Mark Junopeer Salazar 7:48:25  
78   Rosgar Apolinario 7:48:48  
79   Ronnie Gabriana 7:49:10  
80   Emil Ancheta 7:49:49  
81   Wilfredo Parcon 7:50:00  
82   Jonas Compendio 7:50:37  
83   Joseph Baltazar 7:51:41  
84   Junar Layug 7:52:26  
85   Joseph Daudsen Choi 7:53:35  
86   Nicomedes Jaranilla 7:53:42  
87   Benedict Meneses 7:56:34  
88   Carlos Nobleza 7:56:52  
89   Jomerson Macutay 7:59:10  
90   Roselle May Dadal 7:59:14  
91   Frederick Gabriel 7:59:19  
92   Edgar De Jesus 7:59:27  
93   Manuel Macrohon 8:00:08  
94   Alfred Paul Paiso 8:00:25  
95   Kessel Que 8:01:39  
96   John Nickko Nolasco 8:02:17  
97   Yul Antonio Almayda 8:02:46  
98   Emiliano Burgos 8:04:43  
99   Philippe Arenillo 8:05:31  
100   Bryan Magali 8:07:48  
101   Rolando Ubungen 8:13:03  
102   David Buban 8:39:25  
103   Jose Lorenzo Mina, Jr 8:39:26  
104   Ayette Padua 9:08:03  

Note: We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to our friends & “usual” supporters/donors for our ice cold canned & bottled beers (at the Finish Line!) and lots of additional tubular ice in our Aid Stations. In addition, our thanks also goes to the 2nd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army based at Camp Capinpin, Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal for the security assistance and the availability of an Ambulance + Medical Team during the conduct of the event.

Final Instructions: 1st PAU 50K Run

1st PAU 50K Run

Tanay, Rizal (Intersection East Road in Tanay & Road going to Sampaloc, Tanay. Look for the Shell Station)

5:00 AM May 9, 2010

Rules & Regulations:

  1. This is a 50K Road Race. Every runner must be able to maintain the Integrity of this Race. “Cheaters” are automatically disqualified and removed from the race.
  2. Support Vehicle is NOT a MUST for every runner. If a runner has the capability to have his/her support vehicle, he/she can bring a support vehicle. However, the support vehicle should “leap-frog” the runner. Support vehicle “shadowing” the runner is not allowed. Only four-wheeled support vehicles will be allowed. Motorcycles and Bicycles will not be allowed as support vehicles for the runners.
  3. Pacer is not allowed in this race. If a runner wants to have a pacer, he/she must register his/her pacer as one of the runner-competitors in the race.
  4. All runners are required to have their hydration belt or system with them while on the run. A participant can use the usual Hydration Belt, Camelbak Hydration System, or Hand-held water bottles. The month of May is a part of the Summer Season of the country and the running weather will be hot and humid. Every runner is advised to hydrate themselves based from their training/preparation for this race.
  5. Runners are allowed to run on any side of the road provided they are vigilant of their surroundings. Registered/Competing Runners can pace with each other.
  6. Runners are highly encouraged not to wear headsets/earphones and MP3s & Ipods during the race. If runners think that such gadget would motivate them to run, it will be permitted, however, they should be aware and vigilant of their surroundings.
  7. Runners will be given the option to use “drop bags” for their special hydration fluids,  food and running apparel during the race. Five (5) plastics bags will be given to runners who will opt to use this system of fluid & food replenishment. Each of these bags shall be marked properly as to what Kilometer Mark they will be pre-positioned. Drop Bags will be positioned at the 10K, 20K, 30K, 40K, and Finish Line points.
  8. Race Bibs shall be displayed or pinned in front of the singlet or running shorts. Race bibs should always be visible to the Race Officials.
  9. There will be limited Road Marshals along the route. Please take note of the “directional signs” on the road/ground with the inscriptions “PAU 50K” with an arrow pointed at the direction of the route.
  10. There will be no tie in the ranking of finishers in this race. Every runner must exert his effort and perform as a competitor. This event is a race to the finish line.
  11. Dispose your waste or litter properly. A runner will be disqualified for throwing along the road with their litter or waste.
  12. The race will start at 5:00 AM or earlier. Runners are highly encouraged to be at the Starting Line at least one hour before the Start Time. There will be no Formal Program prior to the start of the race as this will be a “fun run” and at the same time a competitive race.
  13. Runners should meet the following requirements/qualifications:
    1. Should have finished a registered Marathon Race.
    2. Must be physically healthy and don’t have any heart-related ailments
    3. Must be at least 18 years old.
  14. There will be no Cash Prizes for the winners. Instead, Top Three (3) runners in the Men’s and Ladies Categories will receive Trophies.
  15. Duly registered members of the Philippine Association of Ultrarunners (PAU) will be ranked based from their finish times in this race. Their ranking will be published at and/or
  16. Runners who will finish within the cut-off time of eight (8) hours will receive Individual Trophy, Certificate of Achievement, and a Finisher’s T-Shirt.
  17. Always “Listen To Your Body” during the race. If you experience some pain in your body, observe and slow down with your pace or better, start walking. If the pain persists and if you think that you are injured and could not finish the race, please approach the nearest Aid Station and wait for the Ambulance, if you need one. Contact the Race Director at Cell Phone# 0918-910-0825 if you declare yourself as Did Not Finish.
  18. The use of “pain killer” medication is not prohibited during the race. Bring your own salt tablets and glucolytes.
  19. “Bandits” are not allowed to run or walk along the route during the conduct of the race.
  20. Aid Stations will have Water, Sports Drinks (Gatorade), and Food for the runners. The Water Aid Stations will be located every 10 kilometers. The Aid Stations will serve as the hydration replenishment point to every runner.
  21. Although this Race is a competitive event, treat your co-competitors as your friend/partner during the race. Try to assist or ask a runner who stopped along the course about his condition or if he/she needs help/assistance. Who knows, this runner whom you helped in this race will be the one who will help you in case you need assistance in your future races.
  22. Hiking “poles” or “sticks” are not allowed in this race. Runners should finish the race unaided with any equipment.
  23. Running “half-naked” is allowed in this race, provided, the race bib is visible in front of the runner. However, runners are warned that the weather along the race route is unpredictable.
  24. There will be no portalets provided along the race route. Make sure to make the necessary adjustments on this matter. As for the ladies, they could ask the residents of houses situated along the road for them to use their toilet/s. Use you initiative.
  25. The display of corporate logos of runners’ sponsors on tarpaulins is not authorized. Runners can display their sponsor’s logos on their running apparel only.
  26. The decision of the Race Director is FINAL.

Note: For those who reserved their slots and have not paid their registration fees, they are advised to be at the Starting Line at least One Hour before the Start time. This is to include those runners who will be leaving their “drop bags” at the Starting Area for distribution to the different designated “drop-off” points. There will be no registration on-site.

Good Luck To All The Participants & Support Crew!!!