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Biag, Malolot top TRI-Factor Asian Series

Participants plunge into the Lago del Rey at the start of the TRI-Factor Asian Championship Series in CamSur.

Billy Biag flashed superb form and dominated the long distance triathlon while Mark Malolot held off Jade Albar in the standard distance as they shared top honors in the TRI-Factor Asian Championship Series at the Camsur Watersports Complex in Camarines Sur last May 26 and 27, 2018.

Biag clocked 3:19:04.4 to rule the grueling 1.5km swim-60km bike-15km run event, beating Renel Brecenio (3:27:05.9) by almost eight minutes while Anthony Llaguno III timed 3:50:30 to place third overall in the event, capping the two-day, novel triathlon event which featured a four-leg mass participation series composed of individual swim, bike and run events and a finale triathlon.

Malolot, on the other hand, ruled the 1.5km swim-40km bike-10km run in 2:27:31, foiling Albar, who clocked 2:31:09 while Ryan Laurino placed third overall in 2:38:43 followed by Edgar Cabalero (2:46:37) and Ricky Busran (2:51:59) in the event. Actor Gerald Anderson won in the 25-29 age-group (1:16:15) sprint division with Team De Rosa and Ms. Earth Air 2016 Michelle Gomez won in the freshmen distance.

Participants pose event hosts and organisers before the start of the inaugural TRI-Factor Asian Championship Series in CamSur.

Biag likewise top the 35-44 age-group with Breceno claiming the crown in the 25-34 category and Regina Rosquites topping the female side in the 25-34 section of the event which served as the third leg of this year’s Asian Series and hosted by CamSur where athletes also provided school supplies and slippers to over 200 indigent kids under the Race to Give program of Sanctband of One of A Kind Marketing, the marketing arm of Tri-factor in the Philippines.

“I’m looking forward to another cheerful event next year – the people, the place and CamSur are just amazing,” said Elvin Ting, co-founder of Tri-factor and manager director of organizing Orange Room Pte Ltd.

Sharing the spotlight are the top finishers in relay in the Open division of the long distance triathlon, led by Bolima Madler, Platilla Margarito and Lagyap Marino, who timed 3:02:32.7. Hezron Vasquez, Gil Peña Jr. and Dave de Vera placed second in 3:18:47.6 while the troika of Ruben Mariano, Inocencio Parza and Dennis Suz clocked 3:27:36.8 for third.

“When you’re focused on finishing the race, it is the most amazing feeling. Nothing else matters but to see yourself cross the finish line,” said Gov. Migs Villafuerte, who also graced the event with Rep. LRay Villafuerte with Elle Adda as host.

Malolot, meanwhile, also took the crown in the 16-24 age category with Laurino ruling the 25-34 division and Busran topping the 35-44 side of the event where the top winners gained berths in the TRI-Factor Series in Thailand plus overnight stay in Caramoan islands.

In the sprint distance (740m swim-20km bike-5km run), John Caleb Barlin took the overall crown with a 1:08.29 clocking, beating Louie Ibo and Roman Bonagua, who timed 1:12.52 and 1:14.46, respectively. They also took the top three places in the 16-24 age category.

Junior Oba topped the 30-44 division in 1:29.43 while Aldo Turiano took the 45-and-above crown in 1:33.40 while Faith Robertson (16-29) and Keigh Pascual (30-44) reigned in female side in 1:27.28 and 1:32.30, respectively.

TRI-Factor Asian Championship series celebrates their 10th year doing four-leg mass participating series in a number of countries across Asia such as Malaysia, China, Indonesia and Thailand.

The next TRI-Factor series will be in Thailand on June 17, 2018.

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The Color Run Hero Tour 2018

Hey guys! I’m sharing with you these photos taken during last Sunday’s fun run, The Color Run Hero Tour 2018, held at SM Mall of Asia grounds, Manila. The race was awesome to say the least, children and adults enjoyed the race as if it’s a family event. Friends alike had a blast participating in this one of a kind fun run that’s really fun! I included myself in the last photo, ‘coz I seldom share my selfie in this blog. 😛

See you in the next race!

 


National Geographic calls on Eco Warriors for 2018 Nat Geo Earth Day Run

Prepare your running gears for the coming weekend. On Sunday, April 22, 2018, lace up and run the 9th Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2018 at SM Mall of Asia grounds. I will be one of your photographers on the road. See you there!

News Release:

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 6 April 2018 – Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2018, one of the most awaited
and well-attended running events in the country every year, is slated for April 22, at the SM Mall
of Asia Grounds. Now on its 9th year, the Nat Geo Earth Day Run reinforces its commitment to
preserving the planet by calling all “Eco Warriors” to be part of the exciting race which will
coincide with the celebration of the International Earth Day.

Since its inception, the Nat Geo Earth Day Run has been attracting thousands of individuals
across Asia who have pledged to save the planet. In the Philippines, National Geographic is
looking to see 15,000 runners across the 3K, 5K, 10K, and 21K categories.

Following its success in the previous years, Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2018 together with the
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines, will partner again for the 6th time to officially
commence the #NotPlastic campaign, which will tackle the country’s issue on single-use plastics
that pollute oceans and threaten marine biodiversity.

“The Philippines has been identified as the third highest plastic polluter in the world. In response
to this, the two organizations aim to increase awareness on plastic waste and push programs
that focus on plastic waste management by utilizing the proceeds of the highly-anticipated
annual run for the environment.” Said – Jose Angelito Palma, WWF President & CEO.
New Race, New Journey

Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2018 will present a lineup of exciting and meaningful activities
participants can join. This year’s edition includes the Fun Run under the new 3K race category
that encourages more Eco Warriors to participate and champion the environmental causes they
believe in.

Elite runners registered in the 21K category can join a series of running clinics where experts
will share warm-up and cool-down lessons, hydration and post-run exercises that will help
runners prepare for the race. The running clinics will take place on March 5 and 7 and April 9
and 11 at Track 30th at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Registered runners will be able to receive a singlet, race bib, timing chip, water bottle and towel.
21K race finishers will receive a finisher’s medal and a finisher’s shirt, while 10K finishers will
receive a finisher’s medal.

Interested participants can log onto the Nat Geo Earth Day Run website
(http://www.natgeoearthdayrun.com/). Offline registration is available starting March 17 at
authorized booths located at SM MoA, SM Aura, and SM the Block.

Registration fee for the 3K category is Php 750.00, 5K category is Php 850.00, 10K category is
Php 950.00, and 21K is Php1, 400.00.

The gun start for participants of the 21K run is at 3:30AM, 10K is at 4:00AM, 5K is at 5:30AM,
and 3K is at 6:00AM.

For more information, visit http://www.natgeoearthdayrun.com/ or log on to its official Facebook
page, NatGeo Run.

About National Geographic Earth Day Run
Year after year, Eco Warriors rise up to the challenge of preserving the planet through the collective
running phenomenon that began in 2009, the Nat Geo Earth Day Run. Since its inception, National Geographic religiously mounts the run open for all individuals who wishes to make their contribution in saving the planet, making this one of the most awaited and well-attended running event every year.

 


7-Eleven Run is Back!

Press Release:

Are you ready for one of the most anticipated running events of the year?

RUN 2018 is back and bigger than ever!

This coming February 4, RUN 2018 is not only happening in Filinvest City, but, for the very first time, it will also be happening in Cebu (IT Park) and Davao (SM City Davao) at the same time!

The overall top 3 Filipino male and female placers with the best/shortest time record from all 3 locations of the 21KM and the 42KM categories will also get the chance to join an International Marathon in Asia, all expenses paid. Cash prizes also await winners of the other categories.

Registration is until January 23, 2018! So what are you waiting for? Register now!

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Assemble your Armour Fitness Retreat launched

Press Release:

UNDER Armour athletes Meggie Ochoa, Gretchen  Ho and Kali Huff, lead the UA’s Women’s Fitness Retreat “dubbed as assemble your armour, yesterday at Chi Spa of Edsa Shangrila.
These women champions in their own field of sports shared their training regimens, fitness routines to selected women patron of Under Armour.
One of the highlights of the event is the Self Deffense tecniques shared by ambassadress Meggie Ochoa. Ochoa once again ruled the Asian region recently when she bagged a gold medal in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Ochoa was one of the two gold medalist for the Philippines recently, when she beat a Vietnamese foe to capture the top honor in the women’s Ne-waza -45kg division event.
“Overwhelming,” said Ochoa in an interview after arriving from Ashgabat. “Right from the beginning, marami kaming pinagdaanan bago kami makarating dito. Sobrang grateful, sobrang grabe ‘yung pasasalamat especially kay God dahil kung hindi dahil sa kanya, Siya ‘yung nag-align ng mga pangyayari para mag-lead dito.”
It was another gold medal for Ochoa, who last year also took first place in the Asian Beach Games in Vietnam. Following the success of in the AIMAG, Ochoa is now looking at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia as the next target.
“Hindi kami tumitigil sa training at sa paghahanda at sa pag-realize ng mga learnings from AIMAG,” said Ochoa.
Ochoa is part of the growing list of Under Armour ambassadresses which have brought honor to the country due to their performances in the international sports scene.
Last year, Hidilyn Diaz made history by becoming the first Filipina to take home a medal in the Olympics when she claimed the silver medal in the weightlifting competitions in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Diaz was also a winner in the recent AIMAG when she captured the silver medal in the event as part of her preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where she is aiming for nothing else but a gold medal. Diaz is also taking part in the next Under Armour’s fitness retreat, in which the successful Filipina athletes and personalities will be able to draw inspiration to the Filipino people through their efforts.
Watch out for them again on the next Under Armour fitness retreat in partnership w the Aegle Wellness Center and Sanctband on January 27,2018 at the Balesin Island, Quezon.
UNDER ARMOUR BRAND HOUSES:
  • BONIFACIO HIGH STREET
  • MEGAMALL
  • UP TOWN CENTER
  • GREENBELT
  • TRINOMA
  • ROBINSONS MAGNOLIA
  • AYALA CENTER CEBU

 

MULTIBRRANDED:

  • SECONDWIND – AYALA 30TH
  • LANDMARK MAKATI
  • OLYMPIC VILLAGE- SELECTED STORES ONLY
  • ROYAL DUTY FREE SUBIC
  • RUNNR ATC AND BGC
  • PLANET SPORTS ROCKWELL
  • TOBYS MOA, AURA AND MEGAMALL
  • RUSTANS ATC AND MAKATI
  • SPORTSCENTRAL MOA, BAGUIO AND AURA

Run for the mountains, and support lives!

What:   Run for the Mountains

When:   May 27, 2017

Where:   Mckinley West, Mckinley Hill, Bonifacio Global City

Gun Start:   5:30am 

Non-profit organization, JCI Manila will kick off a 3K, 5K, and 10K run on May 21, Sunday on the streets of McKinley West in Taguig City.

Gun Start is at 5:30am.

Dubbed as Run for the Mountains, the event will also feature performances from Indigenous People (IP) athletes – respectively of Mangyan, Igorot, or Aeta roots. Each is set to showcase his/her skill in archery, javelin throw, storytelling, music, and dance.

Proceeds will go towards the improvement of Field of Dreams – a 60 meter by 60 meter sports facility that regularly runs baseball/softball and football programs for the youth of Paradise Heights – commonly known as the Smokey Mountain community in Tondo, Manila.

Funds will also help build water pipes for homes in IP villages.

“The goal of this run is to come up with resources for less fortunate kids – keep them busy through sports, so they can stay away from drugs and other vices. At the same time, help raise awareness about the plight of IP communities in the Philippines,” says JCI Manila Run for the Mountains Chairman, Jackie Sadhwani.

“There’s a bright future ahead for people from marginalized and neglected sectors of the country. Extending help is one way of making them realize that the world, after all, is still filled with good people who can inspire others to live a good life,” Sadhwani adds.

To know more about JCI Manila’s Run for the Mountains, you may visit its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/runforthemountains/


Eight boys and eight girls named newest All-Stars of Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, May 15, 2017 – Youth players from the Regional Selection Camp in Metro Manila shined the brightest among 72 boys and girls in the National Training Camp of Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska held at the Don Bosco Technical Institute May 12-13 and at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on May 14, attended by Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton and former WNBA All-Star Sue Wicks.

Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, teaches fundamental skills, builds character, and promotes active lifestyles for Filipinos nationwide.  Payton and Wicks joined Jr. NBA Coaches Chris Sumner and Jeffrey Cariaso in training and working with the young campers throughout the National Training Camp.  Jr. NBA Asia Advisory Council members including NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo also attended the final day of the National Training Camp.

Eight boys and eight girls—comprised of players from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao—were selected as Jr. NBA All-Stars on the last day of the three-day camp that honed and tested the basketball skills of regional finalists from tryouts staged in Cagayan de Oro, Lucena, Cebu and Manila earlier this year.

Kenji Trey Duremdes, 14, Jan Clement Macalalag, 13, and Victorino Torres, 13, of La Salle Greenhills; Joachim Eddie Laure of University of Santo Tomas High School; Johndel Austria, 13, of Escuela de Sophia-Caloocan; Ian Dominic Espinosa, 13, of Ateneo de Iloilo; Reinhard Jumanoy, 13, of University of San Carlos-North Campus; and Jeryk Dwight Bait, 14, of St. Francis National High School in Lucena represent the boys named as Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 All-Stars.

The girls selected as Jr. NBA All-Stars are composed of Boni Marylene Solis, 12; Jane Araza, 13, and Jeehan Nikaela Ahmed, 13, of Chiang Kai Shek College; Jazmine Ann Maniquis, 13, of St. Paul Pasig; Lindsey Nacional, 13, of La Salle College Antipolo; Camille Nolasco, 14, of Miriam College; and Chinnsai Demana, 13, of the University of the Visayas in Cebu.

Catrina June Biongcog of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan and Jed Cabellon of Southwestern Univerrsity of Cebu meanwhile were selected as the Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 Coaches of the Year.  The Jr. NBA All-Stars together with the Coaches of the Year will be rewarded with an overseas NBA experience later this year and will be joined by fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia.

The following players also received special awards for their outstanding achievements in the National Training Camp: Mariela Avila of Lucena and Zean Paolo Moreno of Cagayan De Oro, Panasonic Rising S.T.A.R. Award; Camille Nolasco of Manila and Ian Espinosa of Iloilo, Cloudfone All-Star Players of the Game;  Princess Delig of Cebu and Johndel Austria of Manila, Gatorade Hustle Award; Yza Camila Alarcon of Manila and Maverick John Vieto of Lucena, Globe Telecom Sportsmanship Award; Camille Nolasco and Joachim Eddie Laure of Manila, Alaska Ambassadors; and Boni Marylene Solis and Kenji Duremdes, Jr. NBA Most Valuable Players.

Additionally, the National Training Camp showcased the fifth edition of the Jr. NBA All-Star alumni game hosting several past Jr. NBA All-Stars who have ascended in the amateur and collegiate ranks, and staged the first ever alumni homecoming of the Jr. NBA Philippines program.

For more information, fans can follow Jr. NBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines.  For all things NBA, fans can visit www.nba.com, like the NBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/philsnba and follow www.twitter.com/nba_philippines on Twitter.

To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit www.alaskamilk.com and w ww.playph.com.