Borlain sisters won the top spots in the recently concluded Alaska Ironkids in Subic, Zambales
Samantha, Tara and Chezka Borlain won 1st places in their respective age categories; 13-14, 11-12 and 6-8, respectively, in the 2016 Alaska Ironkids Philippines triathlon event held at Remy Field, Subic Bay. Clocked at 47:52 minutes, Samantha Borlain took the top spot, followed by Everly Janarie Macalalad who finished at 50:01 and Pia Francesca Suarez at 51:57 in the girls division, ages 13 to 14. Kira Ellis, won the 1st place, in the 9 to 10 years old category, clocking at 27:25.
In the boys division, Juan Francisco Baniqued finished at 43:08, ahead of Joe Bernard Sarmiento and Joshua Alexander Ramos, to rule the 13-14 age category, while Zedrick James Borja, Mark Grist and Connor Hodges, topped the 11-12, 9-10 and 6-8, respectively. Each first place winner will be entitled for free round-trip tickets with hotel accommodation and free entry to the Alaska Ironkids Triathlon event in Mactan, Cebu, this coming August.
While the above numbers are important to these kids as they learn to be competitive, parent-spectators are so supportive of their child’s involvement in this sports and cheer for them all the time. While some are serious, coaching and mentoring their kids to improve their time, most are already happy when their child able to cross the finish line.
It’s good to know that Alaska continuously conducts sports events like this for kids and provides venue for family to bond in a healthy, active way. Parents, including myself, are happy as this encourages our children to go out and play instead of just staying at home playing computer games and watching TV and on-line videos.