Team BR Performance (15-16 Aug 09)

16 08 2009

8:15 PM 15 August 2009/KR Urbanite 15K/10K/5K Run @ The Fort

Elmer Sabal—Champion in the Kenny Roger’s Urbanite 15K Run with a Finish Time of 51:00+ minutes (Unofficial Time)

Rene Desuyo–2nd Runner-Up in the KR Urbanite 15K Run with a Finish Time of 52:00+ minutes (Unofficial Time)

Marecil Maquilan—Champion in the KR Urbanite 10K Run with a Finish Time of 41:00+ minutes (Unofficial Time)

Frankreader Indapan—4th Place Overall in the 5K Run with a Finish Time of 16:00+ minutes (Unofficial Time)

 

6:00 AM 16 August 2009/1st AMEPA 6K/3K Run @ Mall of Asia

6K Run/Men’s:

Alquin Bolivar—6th Place Overall

Rene Desuyo—9th Place Overall

Frankreader Indapan—10th Place Overall

6K Run/Women’s:

Marecil Maquilan—2nd Place, Women’s Overall

Anna Valdez—7th Place, Women’s Overall

3K Run:

Jujet De Asis—Champion

Gerald Sabal—5th Overall

Raul Lamprea—10th Overall

Milbert Nabuab—12th Overall

Christian Dalida—20th Overall

 

6:00 AM 16 August 2009/Walk/Run For Moral Force 10K @ Quirino Grandstand, Luneta Park

Rey Antoque—5th Place Overall with a Finish Time of 38:00+ minutes (Unofficial Time)





Lunch Hosted By Reinier6666

9 08 2009

I was taken by surprise when Mr Amado Castro, Jr, popularly known as Reinier6666 among the runner-bloggers, called me on the day after the Ateneo 5K Team Run and asked me if it is possible for him to invite the members of the Elite Team Bald Runner for a lunch at Jade Palace along Shaw Boulevard on Thursday. I immediately approved his request and we had the said lunch on the scheduled date.

Mr Castro had been very supportive to the Elite Team Bald Runner as he sponsored the registration fees of the elite athletes in his racewalking feats in most of the road racing events in Metro Manila and lately, even went to the extent of coming up with a running uniform for the 5K Team runners in the last Run For M.E. held at Ateneo De Manila University Campus.

In the said lunch, we discussed “ideas” and projects/programs that will continuously enhance and promote running and racewalking in the country. I believe these plans will be realized as we are both dedicated to the sports we love.

Coach rey Antoque, BR, & Sir Amado

Coach Rey Antoque, BR, Sir Amado, & Coach Titus Salazar

Elite Team BR's Carboloading Lunch

Elite Team BR's Carboloading Lunch

A Group Picture After The Lunch

A Group Picture After The Lunch

Thank you very much, Sir Amado. More power and blessings!





The “Best” Sponsor & “Corporate Head”

24 07 2009

Who among the “corporate heads” who have the “heart” and initiative to help the elite athletes in their plight to give honor to the country in international competitions? I know there are corporate heads who are helping elite athletes in other sports but  I am not sure of those who are presently helping our elite athletes in long distance running. 

"Corporate Head" @ Fig+7th Building in LA

"Corporate Head" @ Fig+7th Building in LA

BR & "Corporate Head"

BR & "Corporate Head"

The statue above is located at the Fig+7th Building along Figueroa & 7th Streets in Downtown Los Angeles. It is called the “Corporate Head” which depicts an “executive” guy whose head is stucked to the building. I really don’t know if our Corporate Heads are like this guy who really have their heads stucked permanently to those high-rise buildings whose offices have the “best” view of the whole city. How I wish they would also embrace an active & healthy lifestyle and be able to help/support promote the sports they love and at the same time help our elite athletes. A small help/support from them means a lot to our elite athletes.

I have an answer to my question in the person of Mr Amado Castro, Jr who is the President & Owner of Reinier Pacific and fondly called as Reinier6666 among runner-bloggers. Aside from being a passionate racewalker and runner who had already exposure in international racewalking competitions and international marathons, he is silently helping and supporting our elite athletes. And he had done a lot in helping our athletes for the past months.

Surprisingly, he came up with an initiative to finance the registration fees of two (2) teams for the RUN FOR M.E. 5-Km Team Run this coming Sunday consisting of our Elite Team Baldrunner. He also came up with the idea of designing and financing for the teams’ running uniforms. And yesterday, I was able to receive the teams’ race bibs and running uniforms. They are nice and they have the color of “green”! 

What else can I say? This “Corporate Head” is somebody who has the passion and dedication to help and try to alleviate the plight of our elite athletes. Such deed shows what “Leaders” are made of. Mabuhay ka, Mang Amado!

The following are the pictures of the new Team BR running uniform:

Nice Uniform For Team BR

Nice Uniform For Team BR

Printed My Web Address At The Back

Printed My Web Address At The Back

Thank you, Sir Amado! So far, you are the “best” sponsor to our elite long distance runners and future racewalkers! God bless and may you have more blessings to come!





“Elite Team Bald Runner” Prevails

12 07 2009

After I officially formed and organized the Elite Team Bald Runner for the past one year, the members are still trying their best to improve their training and performance towards the quest for excellence in long distance running.

In today’s road races, the following are the results:

A) 2nd Tic-Takbo at UP Campus:

Elmer Sabal—Champion Overall & Men’s Category in the 18K Distance at 56:48 minutes. Received P 4,000 Cash & Medal

Marecil Maquilan—Champion Overall Ladies Category in the 18K Distance at 1:11:25 hours. Received P 4,000 Cash & Medal

Rey De Los Reyes—3rd Runner-Up Overall & Men’s Category in the 18K Distance at 1:05:08 hours.

Alquin Bolivar—1st Runner-Up, Overall and Men’s Category in the 6K Distance at 17:45 minutes. Received P 2,000 Cash & Medal

Gerald Sabal—2nd Runner-Up, Overall and Men’s Category in the 6K Distance at 18:05 minutes. Received P 1,500 Cash & Medal

B) MILO Half-Marathon Elimination Race in Tarlac City

Anna Vargas—Champion, Overall Ladies Category at 1:28:00 hours. Received P 10,000 Cash Prize and Trophy. She is qualified for the MILO Finals.





Southern Race: A “Test” Run & Others

4 05 2009

After two weeks of rest and recovery, I registered to run in the Southern Race ATC 10K Run this Sunday morning. I considered this run as my “test run” in order to bring back my running legs and feet back into action again. There was no plan for a PR this time due to lack of speed and endurance runs.

The following were my schedule and the workout I did since Tuesday:

Tuesday: I did a 30-minute active recovery runs at 75% effort at the ULTRA Oval Track

Wednesday: Another 30-minute recovery run at 75% effort at the ULTRA Oval Track

Thursday: “Walkabout” for 1:19+ hours @ 10 minutes/km

Saturday: “Walkabout” for 1:30+ hours  @ 10 minutes/km

In my estimate, I was able to run and walk a distance of 30-32 kms for this week before the race this morning.

There were three (3) road races scheduled for today. One road race was held in San Fernando, Pampanga. Another road race was held in Marikina City and the other one was the Southern Race held at the Ayala Alabang Village. The reason why I joined this race was because it was for the benefit of the SOS Children’s Village where my friend and fellow Ilocano runner, Felipe Dumpit, is the key mover and chief administrator of this cause.

Jinoe aka Manokan Express/takbo.ph

Jinoe aka Manokan Express/takbo.ph

Team Bald Runner-Professional Group

Team Bald Runner-Professional Group (Jonas, Michelle, Ivy, Jonel, & Jay Lee)

Legs, Running Shorts & Shoes

Legs, Running Shorts & Shoes

The Takbo.Ph Group

The Takbo.Ph Group

I arrived at the Ayala Town Center at 5:00 AM and immediately saw familiar faces—runner-bloggers, members of Team Bald Runner-Professional Group, and runners from other running groups. Instead of having a warm-up run, I did some stretching exercises at the Starting Area while waiting for the start of the race. Finally, the race started at 5:42 AM and it started with a short uphill from the Parking Area of the commercial establishment for the first 100 meters. The 10K runners started ahead of the lesser distance runners and it was an orderly start for the 10K runners. After a few meters, we entered the gate of the Ayala Alabang Village (AAV).

Looking Forward For A Nice 10K "Test" Run

Looking Forward To A Nice 10K "Test" Run

The 1st 100 meters of the 10K Run

The 1st 100 meters of the 10K Run

Basically, the race route covered the main streets inside the Ayala Alabang Village and it is a rolling terrain from start to finish. I would say that a 10K course is already uneventful for me and I just concentrated on my running form and pacing during the race. My objective in this race was to test my body if it can sustain a race level performance even with only few kilometers of running few days before race day. Moreso, I did not expose myself in any speed runs for the past weeks. Instead, I had more time to walk around the streets in Metro Manila.

During the race, my ultimate objective was to maintain a pace of less than 5 minutes per kilometer and be able to finish 8 kilometers in less than 40 minutes. And ultimately, be able to finish the 10K run in less than 50 minutes. So, after the race I was able to get feedback from my GF 305.

Last 100 Meters To The Finish Line

Last 100 Meters To The Finish Line (Red Numbers For 10K & Blue Numbers For 5K)

The course has a distance of 9.86 kms and I was able to have a finish time of 48:20 minutes. My average pace was 4:54 minutes per kilometer. I finished 8 kilometers in 38:30 minutes. I had an average HR of 169 beats per minute. Not bad after running a few kilometers but more time to walk around the streets during my workouts.

The Smiling Bald Runner

The Smiling Bald Runner

The race was perfectly done because of the wide streets and the absence of heavy vehicular traffic inside AAV, however, it was observed that the water stations lacked the needed water cups most especially in the last 5 kilometers of the race. In general, the race was orderly and the route was very challenging.

Why did I call this particular 10K road race as my “test run”? I wanted this run as a test road race if I could sustain an average speed of 5 minutes per kilometer or less than that. For me to improve my Finish Time in a Marathon Race, I should be able to sustain a race pace of 5:00 or less but not more than 5:15 minutes per kilometer. Instead of dividing the marathon distance into segments of 10 kilometers, I plan to divide the marathon distance into segments of 8 kilometers. So, at 8 kms, I should be able to have a time of 40 minutes; at 16 kms, I should have a time of 1:20 hours and so on. At 40 kms, I should be able to have a time of 3:20 hours. And the remaining distance to complete the marathon distance would take me 10-12 minutes to cover. In the end, I could have a time of at least, 3:35 hours for the marathon distance.

The Readers & Visitors of this Blog

The Readers & Visitors of this Blog

Comparing Finish Times With Team Bald Runner-Professional Group

Comparing Finish Times With Team Bald Runner-Professional Group

The Team Bald Runner-Professional Group invited me for another 10-K run after the race but I declined the invitation as intended to have another “walkabout” later in the afternoon or early evening. While I was doing my post-stretching exercises after the race, I was approached by Jay Lee Cu-Unjieng as he donated a bagful of Finisher’s T-Shirts for my Project Donate A Shirt. Thanks, Jay, you are really an “angel”!

Jay Lee Donating His Finisher's T-Shirts

Jay Lee Donating His Finisher's T-Shirts

Later in the early evening at 6:15 PM, I did a “walkabout” along the streets at the Makati-Taguig-Pasig areas covering a distance of 9+ kilometers with a time of 1:45 hrs. To include the time of waiting for the green lights in crossing major streets along the route, I was able to maintain an average pace of 10:45 minutes per kilometer.

In yesterday’s Eugene Marathon, Jael Wenceslao of Team Bald Runner-Professional Group finished the race in 4:26:17 hours placing him # 1,120 amount the 6,000+ participants. Congratulations, Wency! You are greatly improving your marathon finish time. Good job!

In last Saturday’s Miwok 100K Trail Run, Rick Gaston finished the race in 10:57 hours. It was a great accomplishment even with the worse condition on the ground during the race. Congratulations, Rick! My congratulations go to the other two (2) Filipinos who joined this race (according to Ben Gaetos).

In the 24-Hour IAU World Championship in Bergamo, Italy, Jaime Donaldson improved her finished ranking from 5th to 4th Place in the Women’s Category, however, she was not able to improve the number of kilometers she finished in last October’s race in Seoul, South Korea which was 221.015 Kms. The following is the “provisional” results of the race in Bergamo, Italy.

1 115 OLSSON HENRIK M SVEZIA 257042
2 57 WEIS RALF M GERMANIA 244492
3 225 FONTAINE ANNE-CÉCILE F FRANCIA 243644
4 83 SAKAI YUJI M GIAPPONE 242713
5 101 BYCHKOV VLADIMIR M RUSSIA 240506
6 71 KEITH EOIN M IRLANDA 237206
7 329 GROSS ULRICH M ITALIA 236161
8 223 BEC BRIGITTE F FRANCIA 234977
9 104 DEDYKIN SEMEN M RUSSIA 233841
10 85 SUZUKI MAKOTO M GIAPPONE 232162
11 84 TAKEDA KENJI M GIAPPONE 232109
12 320 FONTAINE EMMANUEL M ITALIA 228903
13 49 HEUBI BRUNO M FRANCIA 228429
14 98 KURYLO PIOTR M POLONIA 226369
15 59 RIEDEL ROLAND M GERMANIA 226065
16 99 ROZYCKI KONRAD M POLONIA 225048
17 241 CASIRAGHI MONICA F ITALIA 223848
18 48 DOURIEZ THIERRY M FRANCIA 223834
19 74 BAGGI MARCO M ITALIA 220575
20 262 DONALDSON JAMIE F USA 220219

So, what is next? See you in this Sunday’s BOTAK’s Paa-tibayan Takbo 42K at The Fort.

Go! Hardcores & “Crazy” Runners!!!





Team BR Performance (14-15 Feb ’09)

19 02 2009

Team Bald Runner’s Performance last weekend, 14-15 February 2009:

            a. Milo Marathon (Batangas elimination)-

                            -Marecil Maquilan, Champion, 21K Women
                            -Gerald Sabal, 2nd Place, 21K Men
                            -Ellen Tolentino, 2nd Place, 21K Women
                            -Rey delos Reyes, 6th Place, 21K Men
            b. Power Run (SM MOA)
                            -Cris Sabal, Champion, 15k Men
                            -Bernardo Desamito, 2nd Place, 15k Men  
                            -Elmer Sabal, 3rd Place, 15k Men  
                            -Jujet de Asis, 4th Place, 15k Men
                            -Ailene Tolentino, Champion, 15k Women
                            -Ana Vargas, 2nd Place, 10K women    
     
             c. Valentine’s Day 10K Run (Vigan, Ilocos Sur)
                           -Isidro Vildosola, Champion
               d. All members of Team Bald Runner who participated in the MILO-Batangas City 21K Elimnation Run and Power Run 15K at SM MOA registered their respective new PR finish times. Special mention goes to Bards aka Banana Running and Vicky who placed No. 7 and 8, respectively in the Women’s Overall Category in the MILO 21K Elimination Race.
Congratulations to Everybody!




08 Feb ’09: Team BR Performance

10 02 2009

Following were the results of our team performance last Sunday, 08 February ’09:

            a. Milo Marathon Subic Elimination (21K):
                 Cresenciano Sabal, Champion (Time: 1:09:42)
                 Bernardo Desamito, 2nd Place (Time: 1:10:47)
            b. Deltan Run @ UP Campus:
                
                  Elmer Sabal, Champion, 10K Open
                  Michael Embuedo, 2nd Place, 3K Open 
            c.  Deltan Run @ UP
     
                   “Ting” Pascual, 5K @ 26:05 (PR Time with 4+ minutes improvement)
             d.  12-6 Midnight To Sunrise Run with Albert aka Run2Dmoon
                   All members of Team Bald Runner finished the 6-hour run.
                    (See previous post on Mignight To Sunrise Run)
               







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