OFFICIAL RESULTS: Valley Trail Challenge 5 and Race Director’s Report

Posted in Uncategorized on July 1, 2015 by Jonel C Mendoza

Congratulations to all the participants!

Thank you very much to all the event partners and supporters:  NUVALI, our official venue, REEBOK, SMART, UNIVERSAL ROBINA CORPORATION-makers and distributors of Nissin Cup Noodles, Hunt’s Pork and Beans, Refresh Water, Cloud 9, Jack ‘n Jill, C2 Green Tea , Great Taste Coffee, Magic Flakes, B’LUE Water, CONDURA,  DOLE Philipppines, PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA, GATORADE, PHARMATON, GU energy gels, GREEN POWER, 100 MILES CAFE, GALILEA EVENTS PLACE, GARMIN, our official timer, LAGUNA WATER, Philippine National Police Regional Office 4A under P/Chief Superintendent Richard Albano and P/Senior Superintendent Ed Garado, INSIGHTS TEES, MULTISPORT HUB and Junrox Roque, Kharl Ocampo, James Roldan, A RUNNER’S CIRCLE-Manila, PINOY FITNESS and TAKBO.PH.

My deepest gratitude goes to all my friends: the aid station marshals led by the members of Climb Against Cancer under Ms. Nini Sacro and volunteer race officials-Rollie Dela Cruz, Jeffrey Poblete, Bren Bulso and Adel Laking, Lyra Ocampo, Bethel Gozar, Paola Joyce Ronquillo, Alex Jones, Yammie Vicera, Joma Sison, CJ Paran, Glairold Recella, Patrick Aquino, Raffy Gabotero and Jonnifer Lacanlale. Special mention goes to “marksmen” and race sweepers, Rod Gotos and Marlon Zarate.

VTC 5 would not have been a success without your generosity and selfless dedication, may God bless all of you!

And finally, thank you to all the runners for taking on the challenge and appreciating our set-up no matter how simple. I hope that for the first-timers, VTC 5 has eased you nicely into the world of trail running and that you will embrace its no-frills culture from hereon. Always bear the lessons learned along the trails and in the dark, these will make you better and stronger. Take getting lost as part of the learning curve because trail running never throws a straight ball at you. To the repeaters, you know the drill.

As we go along, frontRUNNER wishes to invite you to its events. Please check my Facebook wall, https://www.facebook.com/frmagazine  and event site http://www.kotmtrailrun.com for updates. AND finally, I wish to invite you for our forthcoming frontRUNNER 100k, 42k and 21k Trail races to be held in the same venue this coming 3rd quarter of 2015.

Happy trails!

Race Photos(Credit to the contributors, Running Photographers, Rai Cabanig and Nini Sacro)

  1. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.953433131385957.1073744880.335412279854715&type=3&pnref=story
  2. https://www.facebook.com/insightstees/media_set?set=a.1631334770417045.1073741848.100006216136732&type=3&pnref=story
  3. https://www.facebook.com/niniandrada.sacro/media_set?set=a.854736654564237.1073742097.100000837327444&type=3&pnref=story
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OFFICIAL RESULTS

15 Kilometers

Cutoff Time: 3:00:00 Hours

  1. Ryan Maranan 1:10:09 Champion
  2. Mike Mira 1:12:48 First Runner-up
  3. Marvin Lacsa 1:18:15 Second Runner-up
  4. John Israel Lucero 1:18:20
  5. Jeric Occiano 1:19:28
  6. (DISQUALIFIED Unauthorized Bib Use 1:20:07)
  7. Marco Paolo Acosta 1:21:18
  8. Niño Ladoing 1:22:41
  9. Jonathan Daza 1:27:30
  10. Ryan Moral 1:28:23
  11. Paul John Dingcol 1:29:31
  12. Eugene Bueno 1:30:05
  13. Jonathan Gopaco 1:30:07
  14. Camilla Brooks-Chua 1:30:32 Champion/Women
  15. Raffy Ian Pamittan 1:31:21
  16. Edwin Fernandez 1:36:11
  17. Joseph San Pablo 1:37:08
  18. Jaja Solmeo 1:37:08 First Runner-up/Women
  19. Pam Sanchez 1:37:09 Second Runner-up/Women
  20. Don Armand Gutierrez 1:37:20
  21. Joselito Rosales 1:38:42
  22. Johann Cay Geronimo 1:39:56
  23. Charlie Chua 1:40:00
  24. Gerald Catamora 1:40:15
  25. Sharone Rodriguez 1:40:20
  26. Mark Frandsen 1:42:05
  27. Volt Astudillo 1:42:16
  28. Gualberto Inalisan 1:43:03
  29. Nerissa Jane Golondrina 1:43:42
  30. Kian Llanda 1:43:43
  31. Julius Gregor Arenas 1:45:12
  32. Wilfredo Daza 1:45:48
  33. Mark Joseph Arroyo 1:47:31
  34. Angelo Magampon 1:48:04
  35. Josephine Anne Wolcott 1:48:41
  36. Daniel Antido 1:49:01
  37. Srimanoy Suphanat 1:49:46
  38. Danica Linda Mantenido 1:50:04
  39. Raymond Dongeto 1:51:40
  40. Dominador Songa 1:51:45
  41. Erica Dueger 1:52:30
  42. Jose Leal 1:52:31
  43. Patricia Anne Cruz 1:52:54
  44. Sid Angelo Bautista 1:52:55
  45. *1:53:14
  46. Diana Jane Occiano 1:53:16
  47. Dennis Racho 1:53:36
  48. Vanj Endaya 1:54:44
  49. Alistair John Mallari 1:54:51
  50. Melanie Armovit 1:55:16
  51. Jem Armovit 1:55:17
  52. Emy Omampang 1:56:34
  53. Grace Salmo 1:56:36
  54. Jules Calaycay 1:56:52
  55. Carlos Pineda, Jr. 1:58:09
  56. Jun Angcaya 1:58:40
  57. Allan Ray Enriquez 1:59:41
  58. Joseph Macabuhay 2:00:20
  59. James Ryan Ilagan 2:00:25
  60. Alvin Pisig 2:00:27
  61. Garry Lelis Lorre 2:00:46
  62. Lorry Awi Cada 2:00:58
  63. Daisy Mae Soan 2:01:10
  64. Mosib Palao 2:01:41
  65. Miguel Vea 2:01:50
  66. Raffy Silario 2:01:51
  67. John Quitong 2:02:20
  68. Danilo Victor Torio 2:03:31
  69. Janella Andrea Gundran 2:03:40
  70. Serafin Badua 2:03:50
  71. Danila Nebrida 2:03:52
  72. Je Antenor 2:04:03
  73. Mark Anthony Erpilo 2:04:10
  74. Eileen Germar 2:04:24
  75. Paola de Guzman 2:04:53
  76. Joselito Magnaye 2:04:57
  77. Jayson Brizuela 2:05:08
  78. Norberto Caldit, Jr. 2:05:16
  79. Alinah Joyce Palino 2:05:38
  80. Kurt King John Tador 2:05:39
  81. Romil Francis Elizalde 2:06:41
  82. Gloria Labao 2:07:01
  83. Napoleon Venturina 2:07:24
  84. Duncan Gregory Alberto 2:07:31
  85. Daniel Pedro 2:07:54
  86. Gerwin Andrew Nable 2:08:49
  87. Jezreel Salinas 2:08:50
  88. Maryjane Santos 2:09:01
  89. JC Ladion 2:09:10
  90. Marc Punzalan 2:09:12
  91. Corrine Wenceslao 2:09:28
  92. Jael Wenceslao 2:09:29
  93. Jennifer Racho 2:11:34
  94. Rizza Joergensen 2:11:50
  95. Abigail Deabanico 2:11:55
  96. Jesse Daliling 2:12:08
  97. Gerardette Batay 2:12:09
  98. Pia Raquedan 2:12:41
  99. Carl Hector Rustia 2:13:09
  100. Angelo Apacible 2:13:10
  101. Jehn Gutierrez 2:13:24
  102. James Hernandez 2:13:46
  103. Marianne Casili 2:14:11
  104. Arvin Navarro 2:14:48
  105. Patrick Forbes 2:14:49
  106. Adrian Pacia 2:16:11
  107. Benito Acuña 2:16:45
  108. Aileen Manat 2:17:01
  109. Jessamyn Leigh Belda 2:18:01
  110. Elenita Diga 2:18:25
  111. Ezra Tendero 2:18:27
  112. Cherie Dela Cruz 2:18:34
  113. Ryan Balais 2:18:38
  114. Simfronio Fostanes 2:18:41
  115. Jay-Arr Cabrigas 2:18:52
  116. Lenny Ibañez 2:19:18
  117. Evelyn Silao 2:19:22
  118. Krilenko Geslani 2:19:26
  119. Olivia Ramirez 2:19:58
  120. Ferdinand Ronidel 2:21:02
  121. Emmanuel Ramirez 2:21:47
  122. Jessica Tiu Laurel 2:22:22
  123. Franc Ramon 2:23:09
  124. Jerome Tenorio 2:23:18
  125. Dominique Alcantara 2:24:38
  126. Joshua James Bentillo 2:24:47
  127. Jonard Narciso 2:25:56
  128. Jeah Torres 2:26:50
  129. Iza Geron 2:27:04
  130. Chierly Chavez 2:27:06
  131. Amahlia Andal 2:27:08
  132. Jessrael Torres 2:27:16
  133. Leeyhan Frank Dizon 2:27:39
  134. Stella Male 2:28:47
  135. Restie Male 2:28:50
  136. Jose Gabriel Dimalanta 2:29:15
  137. Mari Vincent Peñalba 2:29:16
  138. Pol Españo 2:29:28
  139. Antionette Lavilla 2:31:04
  140. Luisa Beltran 2:31:09
  141. Luishie Beltran 2:31:12
  142. Benjamin Posadas 2:31:40
  143. Sheri Anne Endaya 2:32:06
  144. Mary Lynn Valdez 2:33:56
  145. Donnie Gutierrez 2:34:54
  146. Kathleen Fresnido 2:34:56
  147. John Jeric Camero 2:35:01
  148. Yves Paolo Ronidel 2:35:56
  149. Uldarico Sol, Jr. 2:36:12
  150. Maria Carmelita Sol 2:36:22
  151. Don Rivada 2:36:35
  152. Jestoni Cardano 2:36:40
  153. Marinel Ibasco 2:36:41
  154. Jhoel Raquedan 2:37:09
  155. Maricar Carpio 2:37:35
  156. Daisy Ortines 2:37:37
  157. Anna Marie Jose 2:37:54
  158. Keeshia Cuello 2:38:04
  159. Melissa Mae Chua 2:38:55
  160. Rufino Natividad, Jr. 2:39:43
  161. Rolan Alan Ilustrisimo 2:39:45
  162. Jay Bacsal 2:39:49
  163. Francis Gopez 2:39:57
  164. Ralph Ryan Antigua 2:40:02
  165. Abby Pacquing 2:40:24
  166. Janice Dee Patio 2:40:36
  167. Samuel Narcise 2:41:03
  168. *2:41:08
  169. Babette Narcise 2:41:13
  170. May Hernandez 2:41:23
  171. Vladimir Hernandez 2:41:30
  172. Franz Darren Francisco 2:41:40
  173. Rochelle Guazon 2:42:00
  174. Racquel Ros 2:42:18
  175. Lizette Ann Balangue 2:42:43
  176. Gail Madrilejos 2:42:49
  177. Angelyne Calica 2:42:54
  178. *2:42:58
  179. Nalaine Briones 2:43:05
  180. Hazel Phiwee Cuan 2:43:09
  181. Eduard Miral 2:44:01
  182. John Patrick Carlos 2:45:10
  183. Florie Anne Carlos 2:45:11
  184. Cristina Belizario 2:45:18
  185. Marites Flores 2:45:22
  186. Stephanie Aquino 2:50:25
  187. Rommel Aquino 2:50:26
  188. Christie Bermudez 2:51:22
  189. Annalyn Lumotan 2:51:23
  190. Celito Mago 2:57:54
  191. Mary Jane San Andres 2:57:55
  192. Nelaine Capalad 2:57:56
  193. Magdalena Venezuela 2:58:10
  194. Carla Baful 2:59:12
  195. Kris Ching 2:59:34
  196. Richel Cabradilla 3:00:51
  197. Iyanne Bacatan 3:01:12
  198. Rene Villarta 3:03:59
  199. Luz Limun 3:07:51
  200. Almira Gaviola 3:08:14
  201. Arianne Ramos 3:09:12
  202. Michelle de Ocampo 3:09:21
  203. Elizabeth Feurstein 3:11:12
  204. Lorrita Michael 3:11:18
  205. Emily Rose Nery 3:19:25

Did Not Start/Finish: 56

Official Recorder and Timer:  Paola Joyce Ronquillo

30 Kilometers

Cutoff Time: 6:00:00 Hours

  1. Kristian Joergensen 3:14:48 Champion
  2. Christopher Iblan 3:24:15 First Runner-up
  3. Joseph Gentileo 3:26:55 Second Runner-up
  4. Jairus Agang-ang 3:30:59
  5. Shuji Nakano 3:31:09
  6. Silamie Apolistar 3:38:51 Champion/Women
  7. Rafael Mabale, Jr. 3:46:17
  8. Joelle Reyes II 3:50:51`
  9. Mercy Go 3:51:13 First Runner-up/Women
  10. Patrick Concepcion 3:56:28
  11. Roel Iglesia 4:00:16
  12. Nathan Shapiro 4:02:21
  13. Judith Paula Bellosillo 4:04:12 Second Runner-up/Women
  14. Edd Sangalang 3:16:04
  15. Annaliza Kawabata 3:16:05
  16. Adlai Asturiano 4:19:41
  17. Girley Gutierrez 4:20:24
  18. Harvey Gutierrez 4:21:33
  19. Jose Federico Cruz 4:23:14
  20. Anthony Pelera 4:28:15
  21. Gerardo Mombay 4:30:09
  22. Mark Kendall Arevalo 4:30:34
  23. Johnny Borlagdan 4:34:12
  24. Yuki Nakano 4:35:27
  25. Paolo Duran 4:36:34
  26. Aurelio Bantigue 4:41:37
  27. Florante Parilla 4:42:06
  28. Jett San Juan 4:44:26
  29. Clark Castro 4:46:05
  30. Vicente Mozar, Jr. 4:48:06
  31. Dezerel Mendoza 4:48:53
  32. Julio Villegas 4:48:54
  33. Michael Aparante 4:49:56
  34. Gian Carlo Rodil 4:50:52
  35. Mark Joseph Atas 4:52:46
  36. Melvin Rufin 4:53:09
  37. Roldan Luzara 4:53:12
  38. Martina Abiera 4:53:14
  39. Ryan Redillas 4:53:58
  40. Ernesto Mendoza, Jr. 4:54:04
  41. Rebecca Cauilan 4:57:10
  42. Carelyn Seming 4:57:18
  43. Luzviminda Buffe 4:57:57
  44. Dexter Cruz 5:00:53
  45. Angel Provido 5:01:43
  46. Marites Pausal 5:02:18
  47. Leroy Oliver Ramos 5:02:59
  48. Imelo Cucal 5:04:56
  49. Hernando Gabriel 5:08:19
  50. Jake Ray Cornelio 5:08:20
  51. Cyd Charice Iglesia 5:08:31
  52. Joelito Orias 5:08:38
  53. Jayrone Rivera 5:09:32
  54. Arnel Distor 5:12:15
  55. Alain Bernard Andal 5:12:44
  56. Monette De Leon 5:12:56
  57. Rowell Cuan 5:13:00
  58. Geonard Aldave 5:13:41
  59. Andrea Llena 5:13:42
  60. Elordino Piodos 5:16:36
  61. Davis Pagayon 5:17:12
  62. Michael Curiba 5:17:13
  63. Jayson Agudong 5:17:14
  64. Christian Pabatao 5:19:49
  65. Lex Cusay 5:19:50
  66. Jen Eleccion 5:20:04
  67. Beverly Benaid 5:20:26
  68. Edwin Cruz 5:20:27
  69. Salvador Grajo, Jr. 5:20:59
  70. Magiting Bellosillo 5:21:52
  71. Noel Austria 5:22:27
  72. Billy Bandolin 5:22:29
  73. Venice Velasquez 5:22:32
  74. Rob Perez 5:24:48
  75. Maricel Bautista 5:25:26
  76. Roedin Jeric Abutazil 5:25:28
  77. Waldin Hernandez 5:26:15
  78. JM Ballesteros 5:26:16
  79. Reyna Fabregas 5:26:29
  80. Bien Bacarra 5:26:30
  81. Angelo Barrameda 5:27:17
  82. Raymundo Bautista 5:27:22
  83. Mina Suzette Lim 5:27:44
  84. Jake Pescador 5:28:01
  85. Conrado Abuel 5:35:18
  86. Lilet Abuel 5:35:19
  87. Rhea Aguilar 5:36:30
  88. Gerald Kress Balayugan 5:37:03
  89. Ervin Reyes 5:37:46
  90. Tristan John Castro 5:38:32
  91. Irene Abating 5:38:39
  92. Maila Bustamante 5:38:40
  93. Eribert Padilla 5:39:01
  94. Ricky Francisco 5:39:21
  95. Gerome Marius De Castro5:39:28
  96. Jeffrey Dator 5:40:59
  97. Sheena Mae Sison 5:41:14
  98. Mark Nikolai Laueras5:41:15
  99. Manuel Paolo Domingo 5:43:08
  100. Marvic Mendoza 5:50:27
  101. * 5:51:22
  102. Emerey Abating 5:51:24
  103. Rommel Elgincolin 5:52:28
  104. Ricky Malipot 5:53:16
  105. Allen Gaspar 5:56:04
  106. Joseph Soriao 5:56:05
  107. Junar Layug 5:56:07
  108. Jean-Michel Pedroso 5:56:36
  109. John Aubrey Cantal 5:56:41
  110. Edwin Gallor 5:57:07
  111. Carla Raymundo 5:57:08
  112. Rachelle Mandar 5:57:18
  113. Twilla Starr 6:00:08
  114. Dante Lapus 6:04:39
  115. Monica Diaz 6:07:15
  116. Blanch Sarvida 6:18:05
  117. Wellington Wong 6:31:33
  118. May Vergel De Dios 6:31:34
  119. Analie Sagum 6:34:29
  120. Larry Sagum 6:34:40
  121. Arius Thomas Padilla 6:39:03
  122. Johanna Lee 6:46:22
  123. Divine Calalo 6:46:34
  124. Wilson de Jesus 6:54:27
  125. Mark Agbulos 6:54:28
  126. Jenel Redada 7:08:58
  127. Mark Tierro 7:09:16
  128. Danilo Aparis 7:18:59
  129. Juariza Aparis 7:19:01
  130. Billie Moreno 7:26:12
  131. Belle Manansala 7:26:13
  132. Pie Beltran 7:40:46
  133. Eric Orate 7:40:47
  134. Marvin Cabatana 7:41:52
  135. Fernando Mendoza 7:48:04
  136. Mark Chico 7:50:54
  137. Gladysma Jane Giron 7:50:55

Did Not Start/Finish: 34

Official Recorders and Timers: Lyra Ocampo and Beth Gozar

50 Kilometers

Cutoff Time: 10:00:00 Hours

  1. Thomas Combisen 5:47:32 Champion
  2. Lou delos Reyes 5:59:50 First Runner-up
  3. Wilnar Iglesia 6:00:00 Second Runner-up
  4. Jojo Mendoza 6:33:47
  5. Raffy Barolo 6:43:57
  6. David Asuelo 6:48:08
  7. Alfred delos Reyes 7:08:52
  8. Graciano Santos 7:08:53
  9. Aumelio Pascua 7:10:35
  10. Jared Baliguat 7:19:20
  11. Takashi Hisatomi 7:27:28
  12. Matthew David 7:34:53
  13. Arlene Agulto 7:35:05 Champion/Women
  14. Aldrin Pallera 7:38:58
  15. Jose Lorenzo Mina Jr. 7:40:53
  16. Michelle Mercurio 7:41:30 First Runner-up/Women
  17. Mac kearn Ricafort 7:41:49
  18. Raymund Tuazon 7:45:34
  19. Yuki Naotori 7:55:46
  20. Irrol Novenario 7:56:28
  21. Minnie Rosario 7:58:18 Second Runner-up/Women
  22. Rolan Cera 8:03:00
  23. Tess Leono 8:03:01
  24. Herald Feurstein 8:04:59
  25. Edzel Drilo 8:05:19
  26. Donald Boc 8:09:24
  27. Raymond Geloca 8:09:59
  28. Jeffrey Garcia 8:10:00
  29. Barney Mamaril 8:11:46
  30. Glenn Rosales 8:14:01
  31. Ron Illana 8:16:20
  32. Deo Jaravata 8:22:47
  33. Niño Guerra 8:23:16
  34. Michael Dauz 8:24:11
  35. Elmer Caballes 8:24:23
  36. Dave Bulaklak 8:24:50
  37. Chris Louie Fernadez 8:27:38
  38. Irene Ramos 8:29:19
  39. James Roldan 8:34:30
  40. Dindo Diaz 8:34:51
  41. Hernani Marasigan 8:35:40
  42. Alwyn Sy 8:37:24
  43. Rhina Sison 8:37:41
  44. Mon Iti 8:38:57
  45. Christopher Custodio 8:40:30
  46. Orlando Ortines 8:40:58
  47. Gil Zuñiga, Jr. 8:41:34
  48. Eden Pagsolingan 8:42:07
  49. Hector Pajimula 8:43:19
  50. Jeri Ramos 8:43:35
  51. Ryan Almanza 8:45:26
  52. Christine Salazar 8:46:58
  53. Richard Akol 8:46:59
  54. Ronnie Laureta 8:48:29
  55. Ceejay De Leon 8:49:03
  56. Kristel Pechon 8:49:17
  57. Van Denn Cruz 8:49:18
  58. Marie Joyce Negapatan 8:49:36
  59. Carlos Napoleon Ocampo 8:52:50
  60. Dario Carpio 8:54:24
  61. Jeffrey Velasco 8:54:40
  62. Reesa Solidum 8:54:46
  63. Manny Ocampo 8:54:55
  64. Homer del Rosario 8:55:01
  65. Stephenson Avanzado 8:55:12
  66. Doodsie Mallari 8:55:25
  67. Simon Miranda 8:55:35
  68. Mark Valencia 9:00:40
  69. Errol Flynn Regaya 9:02:59
  70. Tina Aldaya 9:03:40
  71. Oliver Balbanida 9:03:53
  72. Robert Gervacio 9:06:02
  73. Richard Green 9:10:39
  74. Julius Villegas 9:14:35
  75. Ryan Lee Lapaz 9:19:17
  76. Philipp Erestain 9:19:46
  77. Jonalyn Acosta 9:20:11
  78. Philippides Cayetano 9:24:27
  79. Arzen Cayetano 9:24:28
  80. Januarius Padilla 9:25:04
  81. Julius Magnaye 9:30:23
  82. Joyce Anne Regalado 9:38:32
  83. Ronnel Go 9:38:33
  84. Francisco Dumangeng, Jr. 9:38:49
  85. Marie Nelle Guerrero 9:38:53
  86. Eric Wiesen 9:38:54
  87. Nica Lorraine Tanjutco 9:39:28
  88. Henson Casalem 9:39:37
  89. John Rosario 9:41:40
  90. Gina Medes 9:41:47
  91. Darell Padolina 9:43:20
  92. Adel Oabel 9:45:38
  93. Adrian Onod 9:46:08
  94. Ryan Caronongan 9:46:58
  95. Joyce Llanda 9:49:08
  96. Paolo Agbulos 9:49:33
  97. Ryan Aguilar 9:51:52
  98. Segundo Lapiguera III 9:52:00
  99. Rosalyn Valeroso 9:52:58
  100. Charity Tomangan 10:12:30
  101. Ramon Tomangan 10:12:31
  102. James Mora 10:29:52
  103. Ted Araullo 10:47:00
  104. Jose Nelson Laude 10:47:50
  105. Bhrein Salazar 10:47:51
  106. Rachel Maranan 10:47:52
  107. Jet Ballesteros 11:23:28
  108. Rhett Del Rosario 11:51:13
  109. Napoleon Ocampo 11:51:18

Did Not Start/Finish: 37

Official Recorders andTimers: Bren Bulso and Adel Laking

*For corrections, please email 2015valleytc@gmail.com

2016 Old Spanish Trail 50K Trail Ultramarathon

Posted in Uncategorized on June 6, 2015 by Jonel C Mendoza

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Old Spanish Trail 50k Trail Ultramarathon

Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

Start: Kayapa Town Hall 

Finish: Kayapa Central School

Date and Time: April 2, 2016 3:00 AM

Race Briefing, Drop Bag Collection and Race Kit distribution: 2:00 PM, April 1 Kayapa Central School*

*(A duly-signed and -accomplished medical certificate not older than fifteen days from date of issuance(Med Cert) must be submitted in hard copy(NO soft copies, in any form, will be accepted) upon claiming of race kits. Failure to do so will mean non-inclusion in the race without the benefit of a refund. There will be no exemptions.)

 

 

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

  • Bank Deposit: Bank of the Philippine Islands 2379 0362 39 under the account name of Constante C Mendoza Jr
  • Write name and shirt size(Asian sizing) AND qualifying race(race that qualifies you to join) on the deposit slip, scan and email deposit slip to frontrunnermag@gmail.com (Subject: 2016 OST50)
  • Foreigners may pay their fees through http://www.ultrasignup.com
  • NO slot reservation allowed
  • Size Chart LS

 

 

REGISTRATION FEES

  • 50k: PHP 2000.00 (for locals) / USD 60.00 for foreign entrants (Inclusive of Trail Fees, Pre-race Snacks and Post-race Meal, Event Long-sleeves Shirt and Finisher’s Shirt, Medal and Trophy)
  • Foreign runners may register through http://www.ultrasignup.com
  • Registration starts on NOVEMBER 1, 2015 and on March 16, 2016. There will be no extensions. 
  • No slot reservations allowed.
  • No event-switching(downgrading of distance) is allowed once the race is in progress. It is allowed only and strictly BEFORE gun start.
  • THERE WILL BE NO TRANSFER OF ENTRY FEES(event or person) AND NO REFUNDS(full or partial).  “Finally – please remember that there will be NO refunds – NO transfers – NO exceptions. Do not ask for a refund or a transfer to another date or event – the answer is a polite NO. There will be no refunds even if your cat ate your homework or your dog ate your cat or your grandmother ran over your dog or your grandfather ran over your grandmother or you can’t find a babysitter or your girlfriend is cheating on you or you are cheating on your girlfriend or you get shot in the head during an unfortunate piñata incident, or if you become injured or if you don’t have time to train or if you contract poison oak, syphilis, herpes simplex, chapped lips, or any other communicable disease or you get bit by a lizard, you have a hangover or you got shot in the neck with a poison dart or your trailer gets destroyed by a tornado or you get deported or your daughter gets married, or any other reason – your registration will not, under any circumstances, no way, no how, ain’t gonna happen, be refunded. Comprende? Don’t like that idea? Don’t register.” – Luis Escobar of Born to Run Ultra Marathons in California

 

ENTRY GUIDELINES

(adapted from Hardrock Hundred and edited to suit local conditions)

At the outset, everyone must understand very well that Old Spanish Trail is a high altitude trail race. Given the innate challenges such as physical and mental fatigue which are to be expected in doing a race of these distances and for no other reason but the safety and welfare of all those involved in the event, runners without the adequate entry requirements will not be allowed participation and without exception. Hereunder are some of the risks, but not only limited to such, involved in doing the events;

  • High Elevation
  • Long, steep climbs
  • Extended distance and time between aid stations
  • Severe weather, including heat, cold, rain, and lightning
  • Water crossings
  • Exposure to potential for falls especially along the fragile rice paddies

Any runner attempting these races must understand that these challenges exist and they must be prepared to make decisions for his or her own safety under uncertain conditions without any expectation of assistance due to the inaccesibility to any type of motor vehicle, remoteness of the race route and the distance between villages/households. While there is no guarantee that the runner is prepared for every eventuality, finishing a qualifying event gives some evidence of being prepared for the races. Additionally, it also improves the chances for a runner to finish the events.

Thus, any of the following requirements must be adhered to by all means(Participant must be 18 years of age at the time of the event);

    1. OST prospects must have finished, within the official cutoff time, at least one 42-kilometer or longer races(road or trail) within 24 months prior to the event day. Results must be verifiable in the internet.
    2. Fat Ass 24-hour event results are acceptable for as long as the participant finished at least 50 kilometers(the longer, the better) in 12 hours or less. Results must be verifiable in the internet.
    3. Multi-sport official finishes – 70.3, Full or longer – are acceptable.
    4. Official Finish at the 2014-2015 Clark-Miyamit 50 Miles or 42 Kilometers.
    5. Official finishers of H1, Pulag and Four Lakes 100, Old Spanish Trail 50 and Mount Ugo Marathon, regardless of the year, are automatic qualifiers.

 

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS

2012: http://frontrunnermagph.com/2012/05/27/official-results-2012-king-of-the-mountain-trail-ultramarathon-100k60k/

2013: http://frontrunnermagph.com/2013/05/27/official-results-four-lakes-100-old-spanish-trail-60/

2014: http://frontrunnermagph.com/2014/05/26/official-results-2014-four-lakes-100old-spanish-trail-65/

2015: http://frontrunnermagph.com/2015/03/30/official-results-2015-four-lakes-100old-spanish-trail-50/

COURSE RECORDS
(New Course 2015)

 OLD SPANISH TRAIL 50k: 6:46:45 Dino Mantilez(Philippines), 2015

 OLD SPANISH TRAIL 50k-Women: 11:22:12 Michelle Mercurio(Philippines), 2015

THE RACE

If you want freedom and love the outdoors, this race is for you. If you want solitude, serenity, peace and quiet, this is it.

NO FRILLS. Just lifetime memories, bliss and blisters, and a peaceful, easy feeling. Personal satisfaction guaranteed.

Here, you don’t have to worry about toxic car fumes, bully drivers and incessant car horns blowing in your face. There are no man-made obstacles to obstruct your path. Instead, indulge in an all-natural setting which offers fresh, unpolluted air, majestic views of pine tree-filled mountains, vegetable gardens set in terraces, switchbacks, open, single track trails, and rocks, fallen pine trees and slippery trails that will serve as natural obstacles. Cliché as it may sound, you only have the sounds of the wind, your footsteps and breathing, and insects to provide the melody as you go along.

Here, you breathe the natural scent of pine trees and free yourself from the confines of a cramped, artificially pine-scented, air freshener-filled car whose smell seemingly clings eternally to your clothes, and choking smog, you get to relive your lost youth and once again, embrace the wide and open world, and yesteryears you once truly enjoyed.

WHILE WE WILL EXERT EFFORTS TO MAINTAIN THE CLEANLINESS AND PRE-RACE CONDITION OF THE ROUTE, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT EACH PARTICIPANT DO HIS OWN SHARE BY BEING A RESPONSIBLE TRAIL RUNNER. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THE ADAGE, TAKE NOTHING BUT PICTURES AND LEAVE NOTHING BUT FOOTPRINTS.

Not only will the organizers and locals truly appreciate your efforts but also Mother Nature herself. Be kind to everyone and everything along the path.

And where else can this trailblazing endurance event be appropriately held but in a town aptly named, KAYAPA!

Experience sweet, uncomplicated satisfaction right here. It’s time to feed your senses.

CUTOFFS: Kayapa Proper East Market ~35k (8:00:00 hours) and Kayapa Central School ~55k (14:00:00 hours)

THE ROUTE

For technical data, additional references and race reports;

https://connect.garmin.com/activity/733372943 ( Courtesy of Ronald Declarador, Offcial OST finisher)

http://anappetiteforrunning.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/four-lakes-100km-race-day/

https://www.facebook.com/notes/leslie-ho/four-lakes-100-ultramarathon-kayapa-philippines-25-may-2013/10151380932626594

Race Route on youtube(by Jacob Ong)

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O44YqmM-ok0&noredirect=1

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q-Sn6Udpg8

 

 

(Race Photos by KOTM participants Aldean Lim, Rodelyn Guidaben, George Javier, Leslie Ho, Lai Fong Sang, Yim Heng Fatt, Jun Kagaoan)

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The race starts at the Kayapa Town Hall (1121 masl) and ends at the Kayapa Central School.

Runners start by heading towards the trailhead in Talecabcab(photos by joe/edith salazar, toto mina, jun kagaoan and cheryl bihag. thanks!) and proceed farther and pass through a mix of dirt/gravel/muddy(if rainy) roads and intermittent stretches of concrete tire paths with views of vegetable gardens. The intial section is an eight-kilometer ascent towards Indupit.

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Natural spring water is our ONLY water supply source (it’s the town’s, too!) so if it is not your thing, make sure to bring your own water or tablet purifier.

PLEASE MIND YOUR TRASH AT ALL TIMES. And to further reduce trash, NO cups of any kind will be available in any of the water stations. All runners are advised to bring their own cups. Garbage bags will also be available in each water station. It won’t take too much of an effort to drop your trashes into it properly, thank you.

In some sections of the route, runners will run along single track slippery trails covered with leaves, pine tree needles and cones, and under canopies of trees. Beware of the grounds which barely see sunshine due to the heavy overhead foliage. The ground and rocks are full of moss(hence, the name) which makes them slippery. Also, beware of hanging overgrowth of vines, ferns, bamboos and other forest plants, protruding roots, loose rocks and ravines cleverly covered by thick forest growth. AND MAKE SURE TO CHECK YOUR LEGS FOR BLOOD-SUCKING CREATURES (limatik, small but very terrible). Simply remove them and clean with antiseptic or rub with salt. It sometimes gets messy but no need to worry. This is true when it is raining.

Slower runners are advised to step aside for overtaking runners. And since this is an open, public trail, you will meet a few locals and day hikers along the route as well. Take time to greet them. PRACTICE TRAIL COURTESY. There will be dogs, wild pigs, goats, cows and horses, too. Be careful.

You shall be passing through gates so please close them after going through each time, thank you.

The climb ends where the INDUPIT JUNCTION/ANSIPSIP foot trail is and starts (1866 masl). Proceed to the next landmark.

Next landmark is BUNDAO (1835 masl, ~10 kilometers) which is marked by 2 structures, a shed and house.

BUNDAO is where the FIRST aid station will be located. Trail food will be available. The open, flat, single track trails stretch farther ahead and the views get only better. It’s pine trees and super nice views galore onwards.

BUNDAO station is your LAST aid station until you reach SADDLE/DOMOLPOS station (~7 kilometers of trails away) so it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you fill up your bladders/bottles and eat.

Next landmark will be the ANSIPSIP WAITING SHED/ELEMENTARY SCHOOL marker (1935 masl, 15 kilometers). More mountain side, open, flat, single track trails greet the runner. There will be lots of downhill running and switchbacks here as well, and the summit turnaround will be seen from here for as long as no fog will obstruct the view. As usual, ultra nice trails to die for.

DOMOLPOS Village (1700 masl) where locals reside, is the next landmark. From here, runners run up a single track trail until the SADDLE.

SADDLE/DOMOLPOS WAITING SHED JUNCTION (1763 masl, ~ kilometers) is where the SECOND aid station is located. At this junction, spring water/trail food will be served. It is advised that runners refill and eat. A very appropriate message is written on the shed’s wall. Be sure to take time to read it. Can’t miss, the shed is painted in pink.

From the aid station above, runners will proceed for about 3 kilometers towards the LUSOD AREA/BACUYAN JUNCTION (marked, 1770 masl, ~ kilometers) via a single track trail. At BACUYAN, make a sharp left turn towards the MT. UGO SUMMIT MARKER via a 2-kilometer climb.

MT. UGO SUMMIT MARKER(2170 masl,~ kilometers) is where a marshal shall record the names or bib numbers and times of each runner. You may want to take your picture at the marker. This is the FIRST SUMMIT.

From the summit, runners will proceed towards the SADDLE/DOMOLPOS WAITING SHED exit via a steep downhill dotted with switchbacks for another 2 kilometers, refill or eat again at the said aid station.

After passing by the SADDLE/DOMOLPOS WAITING SHED again,  all runners will take to the picturesque OLD SPANISH TRAIL, a 11-kilometer long trail (mostly downhill) that will lead them to the next aid/hot food/drop bag station 1 located at the KAYAPA PROPER Market (vehicle accessible). This is CUTOFF 1(8:00:00 Hours) for the 100k and 50k runners. ALL RUNNERS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO EAT, DRINK AND REFILL HERE FOR THE LONG GRIND AHEAD. This is also the last food station until Dayap. You have been forewarned.

There are a number of hanging bridges along the way. Take the necessary precautions when crossing one. Cross one person at a time.

From this point, runners will pass by rice paddies and a hanging bridge on their way to Barangay AMELONG LABENG which is marked by its Barangay(village) Hall, school, worship place and basketball court. You will be passing through a cellular phone site tower which is the SECOND SUMMIT.

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Runners will then exit at the Nueva Vizcaya-Benguet Road, turn left  and proceed uphill on a concrete road to the entrance of CASTILLO VILLAGE(vehicle accessible) which is marked by a huge welcome sign,waiting shed and a World War 2 Memorial. Water will be available here.

At this point, 50k runners will take the concrete road of about four kilometers in distance going to the finish line.

There will be five aid stations.

All waiting sheds/junctions/forks will be marked by ribbons or manned by marshals. Whenever you reach a junction/fork, make sure to look for ribbons tied on grass, trees or fences, and proceed from there. If you happen to enter a junction/fork and you do not see a confidence marker after running about 500 meters, return to the area where you last saw a ribbon and locate the area where subsequent ribbons are. Additionally, there will be paint markers on stones, rocks, trees and the ground in critical junctions.

NO time credits will be given for any runner lost. It is the personal responsibility of each runner to familiarize himself with the route. BE ATTENTIVE to markers, listen intently during the race briefing and carry the official map during the race proper.

Again, to help preserve the area, please DO NOT LITTER nor TAKE/CUT ANYTHING except pictures. The only “authorized” trashes are horse and cow dung which are abundant along the route so beware. If you need to go, there are lots of grassy areas and tree trunks are wide enough to cover your behind. Beware of staying too close to ravines, though. Dispose off your wet wipes properly. All energy gel/food packs/bottles must be thrown in the garbage bags provided for at each food station and if you happen to be taking such where no adequate disposal is available, please keep the wrappers with you until such a time that a garbage bag is available.

Strong winds buffet the area from time to time and the weather is unpredictable, so it is wise to bring warm and dry clothing/accessories.

For best traction, trail shoes are highly advised.

Cellphone signals exist(Smart, Sun and Globe) but are intermittent. You may contact these numbers for any concerns; 0917 803 0664, 0922 822 9342 and 0999 998 7654.

Music players are allowed but NOT recommended. Cameras are! The designated cutoff times are such that runners may be afforded the luxury and time to take pictures and savor the moment and surroundings.

NO registration fee refunds or transfers will be given for WHATEVER reason.

NO unregistered pacers, guides, muling and bandits allowed.

Evacuation costs for runners who will declare themselves as DNF(Did Not Finish)will be at the said runner’s account/expense.

NO cheating, please. I sincerely wish that this will be the last race ever that I will be reminding participants of this matter. After all, we are all decent, mature and responsible individuals, aren’t we? Besides, the route was designed in such a way that any “shortcuts” will only make the route longer.

Any complaint on cheating must be made WITHIN one hour after crossing the finish line and must be made in writing, signed and submitted to the RO/RD for proper action. This must also be accompanied by a visual proof/s of the alleged cheating. Any complaints after the one-hour period will NOT be entertained.

The Race Organizer and Director reserve the right to modify race rules and cancel the remainder of the race while it is in progress at any time for the benefit, safety and welfare of the participants.

 

 

RECOMMENDED GEAR for all events 

      1. Cellular phone (fully charged and with load)
      2. Light jacket or arm warmers and head covers
      3. Functioning flashlight or headlamps
      4. At least 1.5 liter capacity hydration bag or belt bottles
      5. Whistle
      6. First aid kit(antiseptic, band aid, cotton, salt, loperamide tablets)
      7. Extra food or energy gels
      8. Wet wipes
      9. Light poncho
      10. Cash

Trekking poles allowed but NOT mandatory.

 

 

ROUTE LANDMARKS

Kayapa-Mt Ugo-Kayapa via Indupit/Ansipsip/Domolpos/Kayapa Proper/Amelong Labeng/Castillo Village

 

(Distances are based on GPS measurements)

Old Spanish Trail 50K(~55 kilometers)

      • Start/Kayapa Town Hall (1121 masl)
      • Bundao  AS 1 ~ 10KM (1835 masl)
      • Ansipsip Waiting Shed (1935 masl)
      • Domolpos Village (1700 masl) ~ 15.8KM
      • Domolpos Waiting Shed  AS2 ~ 17KM
      • Bacuyan junction (1844 masl) ~ 20 kilometers
      • Mount Ugo Summit (2170 masl) ~ 22KM HIGHEST POINT OF THE COURSE
      • Domolpos Waiting Shed  AS3 ~ 24KM
      • Kayapa Proper East Market (912 masl)  AS4 ~ 35KM/CUTOFF POINT*8:00:00 hours LOWEST POINT OF THE COURSE/VEHICLE ACCESSIBLE
      • Amelong Labeng (1431 masl) ~ 37KM
      • Castillo Village Waiting Shed (1283 masl) AS5 WATER(only) STATION-49KM/VEHICLE ACCESSIBLE
      • Finish/Kayapa Central School~ 55KM

 

 

How to get there: KAYAPA

Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya is a small and quaint, peaceful and serene, and vegetable-producing mountain town nestled about 1121 meters above sea level, 80 kilometers away and a comfortable 2-hour drive from Baguio City through the Benguet-Nueva Vizcaya Road (also known as Ambuklao Road).The town is located at the boundary between Benguet and Nueva Vizcaya and is the gateway to Region 2 if coming from the west.

The zigzag road is completely paved and offers spectacular views of Ambuklao and Binga Dams, rivers, lakes, pine tree-clad mountain sides, vegetable garden terraces and very cool and unpolluted weather. In fact, the abundance of pine trees will give you the chance to breathe real pine tree-scented air.

If you are flying to the Philippines, the main entry point to Manila is the Ninoy Aquino International Airport(NAIA) and from there, you may take the VICTORY regular and air-conditioned buses with terminals in Pasay, Cubao, Caloocan and Sampaloc in Metro Manila. Take those bound for Baguio or Nueva Vizcaya. Buses are available on a 24-hour basis.

Alternatively, you may fly in via Diosdado Macapagal International Airport(DMIA) in Clark Field, Pampanga and take any bus bound for Baguio at the Dau Terminal.

From Baguio, you may take the buses and vans that regularly ply the route. Old school buses (Bambang/Belance/Dupax-bound) and vans are either located at the Dangwa Terminal or Slaughter House compound. Bus trips start at 8AM up.  Fares vary from 115php to 150php.

Should you miss the regular trips, you may hire a van or taxi for a ride to Kayapa.

Car rentals are also available from NAIA/DMIA to Baguio/Kayapa.

If you are traveling by car, take the North Luzon Expressway(NLEX) then merge with the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway(SCTEX) and the Tarlac Pangasinan La Union Expressway(TPLEX). Proceed to the Rosales exit and take the main highway(MacArthur Highway) all the way to Baguio via Kennon Road, a 4-hour drive or through San Jose City(Maharlika Highway), the historic Dalton Pass, Sta. Fe, Aritao.

From Aritao, Kayapa is less than an hour away via a 29-kilometer concrete zigzag drive, the Benguet-Nueva Vizcaya Road which connects the 2 provinces. Ample road directions guide the travelers.

Aritao is about 220 kilometers and 5 hours away from Manila through NLEX, SCTEX, TPLEX  via San Jose City or Bulacan(Plaridel)/Nueva Ecija(Gapan-Cabanatuan-San Jose City) if exiting at Santa Rita in NLEX.

Another option is to stop in Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya which is 15 kilometers after Aritao and take the buses or vans bound for Baguio at the bus parking area near a gasoline station along Maharlika Highway. From Bambang, Kayapa is an hour or so away.

There are only a few bed and breakfast type lodgings, homestays to be exact, (Barangay Pangpang Hall-0929 844 8481, Edna Camilo-0928 989 9608, Kayapa Parish Hall-0909 675 4618 and Boulevard Inn-0910 444 3123) in Kayapa which offer only basic necessities. Rates start at 200php per bed and cooked meals of your choice may be arranged with the landlord. You may want to reserve EARLY by contacting the said numbers directly as there are only limited bed spaces. Room-sharing is the norm. All are walking distances to the starting and finish line.

Or you may want to camp out for free at the Parish Church area where you can also park your vehicles some 200 meters away from the start or even sleep inside Kayapa Town Hall, also for free, provided you bring your own beddings.

Food is not a problem as there are a number of small eateries at the town center. There are also a number of stores from where you can buy bottled water, snacks and other food, and other personal necessities. Practically everything you will need is within walking distance.

And before you head for home, be sure to buy fresh produce at giveaway farm prices and local products at the market.

There are NO water refilling stations, cable television and internet connections in Kayapa. An FM radio signal from Baguio exists.

Lastly, a strict NO SMOKING policy exists in ALL of Nueva Vizcaya, You have been forewarned.

Again, please respect the environment, locals, rules and guidelines at all times, thank you.

I am hoping that some runners will find Kayapa to their liking, enough to make it their kind of refuge and Eden. Perhaps, not a few will be coming back for a private visit.

Kayapa is perfectly isolated somewhat but in a nice way.

Kayapa is my kind of town. Make it yours, too.

P.S.

And with all due respect, the Race Organizer’s and Director’s word is final.

 

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS: 2015 Hardcore Hundred Miles/Pulag 100K

Posted in Uncategorized on May 25, 2015 by Jonel C Mendoza

2015 HARDCORE HUNDRED MILES/PULAG 100K
May 22-23, 2015
Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines

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First of all, I wish to congratulate all the finishers and thank all the participants of this year’s edition.

I wish to extend to extend my appreciation to our different partners who made this possible through their generosity and kindness: UNIVERSAL ROBINA CORPORATION, SMART, BROOKS, GU, POLAR, GATORADE, PEPSI-COLA, MOUNTAIN DEW, SUPERFOODS GROCER, INSIGHTS TEES, AHON, SANDUGO, CLIMB AGAINST CANCER and NINI SACRO, CORDILLERA CONSERVATION TRUST, TERRIE FUCANAN-YU, JAMES ROLDAN, DENNIS UY, JONNIFER LACANLALE, JERIC OCCIANO, KHARL OCAMPO, ROBERT WATSON, JEFFREY POBLETE, LCOL RONALD ILLANA PA, and MGEN SAMUEL NARCISE AFP(Ret).

I want to sincerely thank my friends who came forward to volunteer as race officials led by NICK PASIKEN, GAY ZERINE BANIWAS, ALEX TUMBAGA, GLENN ANTHONY MAGNAYON, DIVINE CALALO, ALEX JONES, MARCELO BAUTISTA, CJ PARAN, PAOLA JOYCE RONQUILLO and GLAIROLD RECELLA. And to the locals who acted as race marshals, please accept my recognition for your deeds.

My heartfelt gratitude goes to the Municipalities of Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya, Kabayan and Itogon, Benguet, DENR and Mount Pulag Park Superintendent EMERITA ALBAS and her personnel, KAYAPA CENTRAL SCHOOL under WILHELMINA CASTRO and to the men of 54th INFANTRY BATTALION PHILIPPINE ARMY under LCOL EDDIE PILAPIL for their invaluable support.

This year marked the first time that H1 and P1 were held in May instead of the usual February. This edition also saw a significant increase in participation for both events, 69 for H1 and 49 for P1, up from 29 and 12, respectively, from the preceeding year. The attendance of runners from MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE, AUSTRALIA, UNITED KINGDOM, JAPAN, FRANCE, TAIWAN, UNITED STATES, DENMARK and the PHILIPPINES is an indication that somehow and inspite of the limited marketing exposure, KING OF THE MOUNTAIN has caught the attention of those who do trail running seriously.

Recognition is also bestowed upon the first three recipients of the KOTM Hall Of Fame: Jonnifer Lacanlale, Aldean Lim and Yee Chuan Teh for officially finishing three H1s. Additionally, those who officially completed the 2015 Mount Ugo Marathon, Four Lakes 100K and Hardcore Hundred Miles, collectively known as K300, are duly-recognized: Thumbie Remigio, Jeric Occiano, Patrick Aquino, Marvin Evasco, Rai Cabanig, Alex Lacsama and Rollie Dela Cruz.

Not only a series of trail races but a gathering of friends who hold the same ideals and thoughts, KOTM has become a test and battleground for one’s spirit in more ways than one.

Given the varying and unpredictable conditions that the unforgiving environment presents at different times of the day, I cannot but overemphasize the need to prepare and train properly and wisely for this. As always, I leave it to the fair and good judgement of all the participants to find out for themselves the answers to their lingering questions: “How hard is it?, Can I do it?”.

Now that you have seen why there is a list of mandatory gear and an entry requirement, all I can say is, come well-prepared, gear-and training-wise, and never ever take this for granted. There are other races which you may take less seriously, this is not one of them. Just ask those who have gone through the experience.

I commiserate with those whose aspirations were shattered but I urge you to be proud for giving it your best and facing up to the challenge. A DNF happens even to the best. Do not sulk and wallow in sorrow. Instead, rest, recover and focus on the task ahead should you decide to come back. Not a few of those who failed previously came back and successfully conquered this time around. I advise you to learn the lessons and take them to heart and come out better trail runners.

There will be a few important changes next year to be executed for everyone’s own good. In time, I will announce this in our event website together with the 2016 schedule.

To everyone whose unwavering kindness and continued support of KOTM made it possible for us to touch more lives, maraming-maraming salamat po for making us instruments of your good deeds!

Thank you for embracing KOTM as your own inspite of its simplicty. It is my wish that we all continue to gather around and keep the KOTM community alive and kicking in the many years to come.

MABUHAY!

2015 PULAG 100K
Cutoff: 26:00:00 Hours
Registrants: 49
Starters:45
Finishers: 16/45
Success Rate: 35.6%
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1. Jerome Bautista, CHAMPION 19:09:30
2. Roland Wangwang, 1st RUNNER-UP 19:36:40
3. Jones Mortega, 2nd RUNNER-UP 21:33:02
4. Kristian Joergensen 22:01:00 DENMARK
5. Rod Gotos, 22:17:01
6. Jess Magat, 22:46:03
7. Jonas Borja 23:39:01
8. Zen Chew 23:47:01 SINGAPORE
9. Ho Yuen Loong 24:02:01 MALAYSIA
10. Romeo Cordova 24:44:00
11. George Ventayen 24:50:00
12. Jordan Dacanay 25:07:00
13. Ceejay De Leon 25:41:00
14. Allan Ordaniel 25:42:00
15. Neil De Leon 25:56:00
16. Julie Ann Luchana, FEMALE CHAMPION and COURSE RECORD HOLDER 25:56:30

2015 HARDCORE HUNDRED MILES
Cutoff: 40:00:00 Hours
Registrants: 71
Starters:69
Finishers: 32/69
Success Rate: 46.4%
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1. Manolito Divina, CHAMPION and COURSE RECORD 31:06:16
2. Gene Olvis, 1st RUNNER-UP 33:09:39
3. Thumbie Remigio, 2nd RUNNER-UP 35:51:15
4. JonLas Bruce 36:21:30
5. Yim Heng Fatt 36:28:51 MALAYSIA
6. Jeric Occiano 36:49:51
7. Patrick Aquino 37:02:59
8. Jhonley Ballesteros 37:08:33
9. Fintan West 37:16:33 UNITED KINGDOM
10. Raffy Gabotero 37:41:44
11. Marvin Evasco 37:44:30
12. Taddy Llaneta 37:50:16
13. Yu Hwan Lin 38:01:27 TAIWAN
14. Chun Liang Lin 38:02:55 TAIWAN
15. Efraim Manzano 38:16:41 UNITED STATES
16. Rai Cabanig 38:22:07
17. Wen Hsiao Chiu 38:25:00 TAIWAN
18. Maria Josephine Liao, FEMALE CHAMPION 38:34:44
19. Aldean Lim, HALL OF FAME 38:52:37
20. Barry Red 38:53:00
21. Amos Adalim 38:53:50
22. Elmer Parazo 39:12:02
23. Jonnifer Lacanlale, HALL OF FAME 39:15:37
24. Yee Chuan Teh, HALL OF FAME 39:15:37 MALAYSIA
25. Khairul Abdul Rahim 39:19:35 MALAYSIA
26. Mark Bryan Grey 39:23:32
27. Rodelyn Guidaben, FEMALE FIRST RUNNER-UP 39:23:33
28. Rollie Dela Cruz 39:23:34
29. Alex Lacsama 39:26:10
30. Marlon Zarate 39:26:10
31. George Javier 39:31:50
32. Chun Lin Yang 39:41:10 TAIWAN
33. Leo Ano 42:10:00*
34. Retzel Orquiza 43:09:20*

OFFICIAL RESULTS: 2015 Bakun Trio Trail Fest

Posted in Uncategorized on April 20, 2015 by Jonel C Mendoza

Bakun Trio Trail Fest
Bakun, Benguet
April 18-19, 2015

I wish to congratulate and thank all the participants of the first edition of this event, an activity in furtherance of our personal efforts to promote sports eco-tourism in must-see destinations in the country.

Bakun is a vegetable-producing town surrounded by mountains and located 90 kilometers from Baguio City. Admittedly, the last 35 kilometers getting to the venue is already a story to tell in itself but it only adds charm to the whole experience. Bakun Central or Poblacion, the old town capital, sits on top of a plateau and plays host to a hydroelectric plant. Inspite of this modern-day facility, the place itself hums little at any given time; rice terraces and vegetable gardens abound in all directions, a no-liquor ban exists. Finding cellphone signals is a challenge and the surrounding mountains come to life whenever rains come falling and countless waterfalls appear like white curtains draped along the towering walls and cliffs. Little wonder the locals dubbed the surrounding peaks The Crying Mountains. I have yet to see a place where I have lost count of waterfalls. This one is for the books. But there is nothing to shed a tear for in Bakun. This is where nature is at its best. I seldom say this, but this has got to be one of the most beautiful trails I have been to. As for the difficulty, I leave it to you to find out, just as the pioneering participants have done during their two-day immersion.

If there is one place I highly recommend for you to visit and put in your must-do list, it is Bakun. I wish all the concerned will preserve Bakun for generations to come.

I extend my deepest gratitude to the LGUs of Bakun and Poblacion Bakun for their warm welcome and the officials led by Bakun Tourism Committee Chairman Councilor Donald Bag-ayan, Municipal Tourism Officer Arthur Tolito, Bakun PNP, Head Marshal Jason Kevin Lipa, and volunteer Brian Guleng. To the local folks, thank you very much for making us feel at home every second of our stay.

Once again, thank you to the intrepid for taking on this adventure, I salute you!

This one actually felt like a gathering of family members. Salamat.

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1. Wilnar Iglesia, Champion 8:28:42
2. Rashel Pena, Champion, Women 9:23:03
3. Gay Zerine Baniwas, 1st Runner-up, Women 9:49:59
4. Lyza Emelo, 2nd Runner-up, Women 9:54:06
5. Oliver Alcido, 1st Runner-up, Men 9:55:01
6. Karen Joy Umali 10:36:42
7. Paola Joyce Ronquillo 10:52:04
8. Rowena Valencia 11:48:40
9. Marween Corpuz 11:48:40

DNF: 2
DNS: 1

OFFICIAL RESULTS: 2015 Sagada Circuit Marathon

Posted in Uncategorized on April 13, 2015 by Jonel C Mendoza

2015 Sagada Circuit Marathon
Sagada, Mountain Province
April 11, 2015

First of all, I wish to congratulate and thank all the participants who joined the events, 42 and 10 kilometers.

I extend my sincerest gratitude to those who helped us make this possible, SMART, LAGALAG and the folks of Sagada led by Mayor Edward Lattawan, Municipal Executive Assistant Robert Pangod, Winston Lattawan and the local marshals.

My appreciation also goes to the members of Team frontRUNNER who volunteered for the events, Nick Pasiken, Tom and Gay Baniwas, Lyza Emelo, Sandi Menchi Abahan, Al Tellias, Glairold Recella, JC Padua, Paul Jasmin, PJ Ballesteros, Isko Lapira and Che Alberto. Thank you as well to Running Photographers, Andrew Chinalpan and Bing Girl Clemente for allowing the use of their beautiful Sagada Cellar Door for our post-race festivities.

To you all, I thank you for your hardcore support.

Cheers!

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RANK BIB NUMBER TIME NAME
1 22 1 41 42 Marween Corpuz, Champion
2 13 1 45 22 Prudence Bolinget, First Runner-up
3 08 1 46 45 Onaya Atienza, Second Runner-up
4 31 1 51 58 Iris Desvaro
5 86 1 52 41 Raymond Talavera, Champion Men
6 19 1 53 28 Roland Casumpang, First Runner-up Men
7 54 1 53 58 Benjamin Labay, Jr., Second Runner-up Men
8 07 1 56 05 Mark Jayson Antonio
9 78 1 56 44 Rexcie Jane Saldivar
10 83 1 57 09 Jayson Tabudlo
11 84 1 57 10 Ten-ten Tabudlo
12 12 1 57 15 Alex Belen
13 61 1 57 16 David Narvaez
14 60 1 57 17 Aya Monares
15 66 1 57 18 Amanda Paredes
16 17 1 57 19 Alicia Carvajal
17 82 1 57 20 Kirby Sunga
18 81 1 57 21 Diane Jo Soria
19 88 1 58 37 Minnie Beth Tomas
20 38 1 58 58 Warren Evangelista
21 40 1 59 10 Caryll Ferrer
22 03 1 59 45 Alain Bernard Andal
23 59 2 00 10 Patricia Masferre
24 57 2 00 40 Jean Macaspac
25 53 2 01 20 Gerry Jano
26 36 2 04 35 Noemi Melican
27 35 2 04 50 Romel Espinoza
28 50 2 05 16 Manuel Hieras
29 20 2 06 54 Nikki Angeline Cepe
30 16 2 08 14 Jesus Canono
31 09 2 08 25 Ajani Baret
32 75 2 09 59 Randy Rodriguez
33 27 2 12 22 Nicole Del Rosario
34 55 2 12 24 Alfonso Licuanan
35 26 2 12 26 Iris Del Rosario
36 28 2 12 28 Joel Dela Cruz
37 56 2 14 27 Rilani Longid
38 85 2 15 00 Roman Taguiling
39 48 2 24 02 Gerald Hidalgo
40 64 2 24 55 Jose Panes
41 11 2 26 00 Maria Theresa Basilio
42 80 2 29 45 Napoleon Sarez
43 30 2 30 14 Margarita Dela Vega
44 79 2 30 15 Kristine Salvador
45 39 2 30 17 Marvin Fernandez
46 68 2 30 18 Janice Patio
47 04 2 30 19 Ahmalia Andal
48 67 2 31 15 Jinky Paredes
49 16 2 34 17 Jesus Canono
50 65 2 35 12 Harold Panganiban
51 32 2 35 28 Hazel Cuan
52 24 2 35 49 Rowell Cuan
53 63 2 35 50 David Michael Mallarca
54 14 2 37 20 Nalaine Briones
55 41 2 37 50 Carla Francisco
56 33 2 37 51 Maria Teodora Dumlao
57 52 2 38 38 Lorenzo Jaime
58 72 2 40 08 Arnel Rillera
59 42 2 42 44 Elizabeth Francisco
60 45 2 42 45 Jasper Lorenzo Francisco
61 44 2 42 46 Jason Immanuel Francisco
62 51 2 43 43 Rowena Ison
63 89 2 44 00 Katrina Valenzuela
64 37 2 44 26 Summer Evangelista
65 21 2 50 53 Wennie Chua
66 06 2 50 54 Kim Patrick Donado
67 43 2 51 25 Inocencio Francisco
68 02 2 51 31 Glaiza Alvarez
69 69 2 51 33 Gheza Francisco
70 77 3 08 52 Wildom Rosario
71 15 3 12 15 Noriel Calaguas
72 05 3 12 16 Cherlyn Angagka
73 76 3 12 17 Anjan Rosario
74 10 3 12 18 Maria Gloria Baret
75 70 3 12 19 Marvin Mono
76 71 3 12 20 Meryll Kate Regaspi
77 49 3 12 21 Jessica Hieras
78 50 3 12 22 Manuel Hieras

STARTERS: 78
DNS: 12

42K
RANK BIB NUMBER TIME NAME
1 25 5 18 39 Modesto Estoesta, Champion
2 37 5 20 58 Roland Wangwang, First Runner-up
3 12 6 54 43 Stuart Burke, Second Runner-up
4 20 7 21 23 Jonathan Cross
5 30 7 25 24 Carlo Gonzalez
6 04 7 26 12 Oliver Alcido
7 47 F1 7 34 04 Rashel Peña, Champion-Women
8 28 8 03 44 Dennis Delas Alas
9 59 F2 8 04 23 Ruth Taguiling, First Runner-up-Women
10 44 8 06 18 Beni Vilches
11 01 F3 8 06 42 Jonalyn Acosta, Second Runner-up-Women
12 39 8 07 04 Randy Leviste
13 42 8 07 34 Michelle Mercurio
14 49 8 08 27 Jose Ramizares
15 11 8 31 50 Brent Bulso
16 14 8 32 06 Miguel Carvajal
17 45 8 32 14 Jojo Padua
18 66 8 32 56 Richelle Perez
19 68 8 32 57 Meljohn Tezon
20 26 8 56 16 Phillip Fiar-od
21 57 8 56 25 Karlene Sebastian
22 29 9 03 41 Myla Go
23 67 9 03 42 Wilnar Iglesia
24 61 9 03 43 Arnel Timbreza
25 83 9 03 44 Lester Chuayap
26 13 9 12 32 Yobs Cabrera
27 41 9 23 21 Julius Lucea
28 03 9 24 10 Gladys Alcido
29 36 9 24 11 Adel Laking
30 18 9 26 03 Mark Chico
31 55 9 33 39 Minnie Rosario
32 24 9 34 29 CJ Escandor
33 54 9 34 55 John Rosario
34 06 9 34 56 Sheryl Amboni
35 40 9 34 57 Eisset Liwag
36 62 9 36 10 Chiara Rica Tolentino
37 60 9 36 18 Allan Tauyan
38 34 9 36 55 Jan Imperio
39 16 9 36 56 Haydee Chamorro
40 17 9 36 57 Macky Chamorro
41 02 9 36 58 Jereven Adriano
42 32 9 36 59 Neil Hidalgo
43 23 9 42 56 Francis Dumangeng
44 56 9 42 57 Marie Nelle Saddul
45 53 9 45 43 Elaine Ruth Reginaldo
46 51 9 47 37 Irene Ramos
47 52 9 47 55 Jeri Ramos
48 15 9 59 24 Brian Casorla
49 09 10 01 20 Jet Ballesteros
50 10 10 02 30 Yoyie Bitangcol
51 69 10 02 31 JC Padua
52 08 10 09 46 Tito Aquino, Jr
53 58 10 10 25 Marlon Suligan
54 19 10 24 16 Jorrel Paringit
55 46 10 24 17 Jazz Paringit
56 48 10 44 53 Mara Melanie Perez
57 65 10 45 00 Jasper Verceles
58 22 10 55 00 Rhett Del Rosario

STARTERS: 69
DNS: 1

OFFICIAL RESULTS: 2015 Four Lakes 100/Old Spanish Trail 50

Posted in Uncategorized on March 30, 2015 by Jonel C Mendoza

2015 Four Lakes 100/Old Spanish Trail 50

March 28, 2015

Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines

 

First of all, I wish to thank all the participants, both the new and habitual repeaters, for their support of these annual events, now on its fourth edition. Thank you for imbibing the spirit of trail running and embracing our simple, no frills set-up.

I also extend my gratitude to our sponsors and partners-SMART, Universal Robina Corporation, GU gels, BROOKS, Polar Heart Rate Monitors, Gatorade, Superfood Grocer, Cordillera Conservation Trust, Dennis Uy, Che Alberto, Nixon Pasiken as well as the marshals and volunteers led by Barbara Mendoza, Glairold Recella, Brian Guleng, Tom Baniwas and Marcelino Sana-oy.

To the Municipalities of Kayapa and Itogon, Kayapa Central School, as well as the local folks for once again opening your homes and place to all, agyaman ak, Dios ti agngina kada kayo amin.

Congratulations to all the finishers, especially to those who set personal records, led by Manolito Divina, who now holds the Course Record for Four Lakes 100.

To those who failed in their endeavour, have no shame and take heart because it happens even to the very best of us. Learn your lessons well and come back stronger, wiser and more prepared. I respect you all the more for being gracious in defeat. Truly, victory favors the prepared, now you know better.

Again, please accept my most sincere and deepest appreciation for your hardcore support – for making the KOTM community bigger each passing year with your attendance.

You have now met the real uphills and downhills – climbed them, crawled them, run them, smashed them!

Mabuhay kayong lahat!

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All OST 50 Official Finishers are qualified for Pulag 100K and all Official Finishers of Four Lakes 100 are qualified for both Pulag 100K and Hardcore Hundred Miles happening on May 22, 2015.

Nationality: Filipino, unless otherwise stated

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BIB NUMBER TIME NAME
1 777 6:46:45 Dino Mantilez(Champion/Course Record)
2 770 7 09 19 Zosimo Bruce(1st Runner-up)
3 797 7 16 45 Al Tellias(2nd Runner-up)
4 760 7 44 25 Maijo Simpado
5 769 8 09 03 Kristian Joergensen(Denmark)
6 783 8 29 31 Retzel Orquiza
7 745 8 31 08 Jonas Borja
8 800 8 32 52 Stephen Zarate
9 733 8 40 15 Richard Akol
10 774 8 42 32 Dennis Lopez
11 765 9 02 45 Daniel Hall(UK)
12 779 9 30 37 Dylan Marshall(UK)
13 741 9 33 07 Joel Batomalaque
14 752 9 34 42 Jordan Dacanay
15 742 9 45 39 George Ventayen
16 756 9 54 13 Romulo Doctolero
17 538 10 30 35 Terrence Chen(Singapore)
18 731 10 41 47 Ken Agsaway
19 764 10 49 29 Nino Enguerra
20 771 10 50 52 Lai Heng Lee(Malaysia)
21 751 11 13 35 Ceejay Custodio
22 743 11 14 14 Mario Bautista, Jr
23 754 11 20 24 Ronald Declarador
24 781 F1 11 22 12 Michelle Mercurio(Champion/Course Record, Ladies)
25 744 F2 11 24 43 Zhen Loy(Malaysia, 1st Runner-up, Ladies )
26 775 F3 11 24 44 Wan Khiun Bong(Malaysia, 2nd Runner-up, Ladies)
27 753 11 29 14 Matthew David
28 740 11 32 09 Mark Jaycobe Banatlao
29 796 11 35 34 Erwin Sy
30 780 11 35 35 Donalyn Mauting
31 792 11 57 35 Christine Salazar
32 798 12 03 08 Seng Chor Teoh(Malaysia)
33 757 12 06 15 Arthur Duque II
34 794 12 17 17 Vincent Saligbon
35 782 12 26 33 Michael Montevirgen
36 763 12 28 45 Nerissa Golondrina
37 785 12 38 08 Dennis Pagayon
38 736 12 42 31 Rosalyn Valeroso
39 767 13:00:49 Ro Ann Jervoso
40 784 13:00:50 Davis Pagayon
41 58 13 02 36 Manny Dela Serna
42 795 13 02 37 Clariza Sta. Rosa
43 793 13 02 59 Jess Sales
44 778 13 05 07 Julius Lucena
45 791 13 07 37 Allan Rizare
46 701 13 10 30 Clint Abit
47 746 13 15 47 Herbert Cabrera
48 739 13 27 41 Benedict Balaba
49 738 13 27 42 Candy Balaba
50 787 13 28 00 Jean-Michael Pedroso
51 734 13 30 05 Gladys Alcido
52 735 13 35 34 Oliver Alcido
53 790 13 40 26 Wally Puruganan
54 762 13 40 28 Jason Gayoma
55 748 13 41 11 Melvin Christian Catbagan
56 799 13 41 12 Alexander Tumbaga
57 788 13 43 18 Mark Peralta
58 750 13 47 35 Jason Cuaton
59 776 13 52 49 Ian Mabilangan
60 755 13 54 00 Francis Dedicatoria
61 761 14 10 57 Jose Antonio Federizon
62 768 14 10 58 Charisma Vecuna
63 789 14 10 59 Nick Pasiken(Official OST sweeper)

Total registrants: 78
DNS: 8
DNF: 7
Cutoff time: 14:00:00 hours
Success Rate: 60/70, 85.7%

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BIB NUMBER TIME NAME
1 13 05 47 Manolito Divina(Champion/Course Record)
2 503 13 57 34 Gene Olvis(1st Runner-up)
3 514 14 33 57 Jan Nilsen (Norway, 2nd Runner-up)
4 515 16 31 48 Robert Watson (Australia)
5 459 17 08 38 Mohd Puzi Dolah (Malaysia)
6 484 17 24 40 Jeric Occiano
7 524 17 24 41 Erick Guieb
8 505 17 24 42 Ronie Nular
9 457 17 50 57 Marvin Evasco
10 448 18 44 00 Rai Cabanig
11 497 18 59 25 Thumbie Remigio
12 455 19 41 08 Rollie dela Cruz
13 287 19 52 28 Joel Bengtay
14 463 19 52 48 Marc Conrad Molina
15 489 19 53 03 Jullius Ceazar Lim
16 513 19 53 05 James Tellias
17 215 19 53 44 Patrick Aquino
18 488 19 54 28 Alex Lacsama
19 493 F1 20 00 25 Del Guidaben(Champion, Ladies)
20 480 20 34 39 Jeff Suazo
21 504 20 34 40 Roswald Espinosa
22 597 20 42 00 George Dolores
23 510 20 46 57 Yuen Loong Ho(Malaysia)
24 501 21 28 50 Vladimir Hernandez
25 472 21 54 04 Windell Patagoc
26 F2 22 06 21 Julie Ann Luchana(1st Runner-up, Ladies)
27 460 22 08 25 Weai Boon Lai(Malaysia)
28 482 22 33 45 Jose Llaneta
29 496 22 33 46 George Javier
30 208 22 49 07 Andrew Aquino
31 453 23 28 23 Ceejay de Leon
32 467 23 28 24 Darrel Padolina
33 475 23 28 25 Cyrus Fabres
34 285 23 51 49 Nicholas Barrowclough(UK)
35 469 23 55 53 Dexter Tubang
36 446 23 56 13 Randy Bierso
37 492 23 56 20 Ronnie Santos
38 508 23 59 59 Weng Kwong Woo(Malaysia)
39 179 24 14 01 Leo Año
40 25 09 00 CJ Paran
41 537 25 20 47 Ryan Carmona
42 495 25 21 20 Rodel Saclao
43 464 25 22 25 Badong Sietereales
44 483 26 04 08 Darwin Pagayon
45 084 F3 26 04 09 Rashel Peña(2nd Runner-up, Ladies)
46 456 26 04 10 Elle Alvarez
47 494 26 09 57 Arman Garcia
48 470 26 27 17 Allan Ordaniel
49 461 26 35 24 Daisy Merca
50 490 26 57 32 Jojo Padua
51 452 27 03 37 Armando Dennis Delas Alas
52 450 27 03 38 Jonjon Alegre
53 447 27 03 50 Bren Bulso
54 462 27 04 48 Lorenzo Mina
55 539 27 04 49 Van Denn Cruz
56 507 27 18 54 Lai Fong Sang(Malaysia)
57 511 27 23 44 Al Casas
58 479 27 23 45 Teejay Sakuma
59 473 27 28 08 Manny Faminialagao
60 509 27 44 02 Fujii Loh(Malaysia)
61 474 27 45 11 Arwin Sta. Clara
62 522 27 47 28 Edison Maalindog
63 451 27 51 44 Edmund Cura
64 454 27 55 32 Jojo dela Cruz
65 28 22 00 Glenn Anthony Magnayon
66 31 09 00 Gay Zerine Baniwas
67 31 09 00 Adel Laking
68 31 09 00 Rone Milan

Total registrants: 93
DNS: 5
DNF: 24
Cutoff time: 28:00:00 hours
Success Rate: 64/88, 72.7%

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2015 Bakun Trio Trail Fest

Posted in Uncategorized on March 10, 2015 by Jonel C Mendoza

April 18-19, 2015

Start/Finish: Bakun Central Municipal Hall

 

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REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

  • Accomplish registration form race-waiver
  • Deposit registration fee to BPI 2379 0362 39 Constante C Mendoza Jr. Print name and shirt size on the slip(See chart below). No shirt substitution will be allowed once registration is confirmed
  • Scan/Camera shoot and email both documents to frontrunnermag@gmail.com (Subject: BAKUN TRIO. Please do NOT post on my Facebook wall or send through private messages)
  • Wait for confirmation email
  • Claiming of race kits will be from 3:00 PM onwards, April 17 at the Briefing Venue(Bakun Central Barangay Hall)
  • Registration Fee P3,500.00 (Inclusive of Race Bib, Event Shirt, Trail Fee, Finisher’s Medal, Frontrunner  Magazine, Six meals(April 17-dinner, April 18-breakfast, lunch, dinner, April 19-breakfast and lunch), Two nights lodging(beddings/mattress and pillows provided-no beds/floor sleeping, April 17 and 18)
  • Registration Period: March 12-March 31, 2015(or while slots last)

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THERE WILL BE NO TRANSFER OF ENTRY FEES(event or person) AND NO REFUNDS(full or partial). “Finally – please remember that there will be NO refunds – NO transfers – NO exceptions. Do not ask for a refund or a transfer to another date or event – the answer is a polite NO. There will be no refunds even if your cat ate your homework or your dog ate your cat or your grandmother ran over your dog or your grandfather ran over your grandmother or you can’t find a babysitter or your girlfriend is cheating on you or you are cheating on your girlfriend or you get shot in the head during an unfortunate piñata incident, or if you become injured or if you don’t have time to train or if you contract poison oak, syphilis, herpes simplex, chapped lips, or any other communicable disease or you get bit by a lizard, you have a hangover or you got shot in the neck with a poison dart or your trailer gets destroyed by a tornado or you get deported or your daughter gets married, or any other reason – your registration will not, under any circumstances, no way, no how, ain’t gonna happen, be refunded. Comprende? Don’t like that idea? Don’t register.” – Luis Escobar of Born to Run Ultra Marathons in California

RACE ROUTE INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES

All runners joining this event, a trail race, must understand that innate challenges exist and therefore, must be prepared to make decisions for their own safety without any expectation of assistance due to the inaccessibility to any type of motor vehicle, remoteness of the race route and the distance between villages/households. And given the race’s nature, the conditions normally experienced in road races are entirely different from what is to be encountered here.

While there is no guarantee that the runner is prepared for any eventuality, proper and adequate training and information about the event will increase the chances for a runner to finish the event successfully. That said, please read the details carefully before you sign up.

You have been forewarned.

  • APRIL 18. This is an and out and back race(25 kilometers, starts at 4:30 AM-1:30 PM) that will take participants to the summits of Mount Tenglawan first, then Mount Lobo.
  • APRIL 19. This is an and out and back group trek(10 kilometers, starts at 4:30 AM-11:30 AM) that will take participants to the summit of Mount Kabunian. All participants must stay together at all times and trek as one under the guidance of marshals and at no instance will no one be allowed to trek outside of the designated area.
  • Along the trail are villages where you will also see vegetable gardens and terraces. Please do your best to avoid stepping on the plants.
  •  It is STRICTLY prohibited to gather any kind of vegetation/insect/living thing for souvenir at any point of the course. Violation of such will result to outright disqualification. You may however take pictures.
  • Everyone must stay only along the designated path and not create new paths(no bushwacking) at all times.
  • THIS IS A SEMI-SELF SUPPORT EVENT. All participants are required to bring with them at least 1.5 liters worth of water(in bottles or hydration bags). Everyone is also required to bring with them extra food to last them during the duration of the events. There will be a gear check upon checking-in at the start. Anyone without the necessary items will not be allowed to proceed.
  • There will be an aid station along the route.
  • Given the altitude and characteristics of the area and time it is being held, there are chances of rain and sudden dips in temperature at times. It is therefore a must for all to bring the necessary clothing-waterproof raincoat/jacket and the like. Whistles are required as well.
  • Runners must also bring with them first aid kit consisting of cotton balls, loperamide tablets, antiseptic solution, gauze bandages and the like and wet wipes.
  • There is a possibility of leech bites(limatik) therefore, you are encouraged to bring salt with you to rub on the bite. Check on your body from time to time especially when passing through grassy sections.
  • The course will be marked with ribbons and permanent markers. There will also be some local guides acting as marshals along the route. Other than that, you will have to rely on your navigational skills, good judgment and common sense. Please take time to study the route pictures and map.
  • There will be bib and time recorders at the different aid stations so all participants must report to the stationed race marshal to have his name and bib recorded.
  • Evacuation costs for runners who will declare themselves as DNF(Did Not Finish)will be at the said runner’s account/expense.
  • Participants must conduct themselves properly at all times and are requested to treat all marshals with utmost courtesy.
  • Runners who will declare themselves as DNF must contact the Race Director or nearest race marshal informing him of such status.
  • Some of the areas along the route have hamlets so everyone is encouraged to say a word or two of greetings to the locals. Steer clear of animals especially those with their young. PLEASE RESPECT THE LOCALS AND CULTURE AT ALL TIMES.
  • Participants must properly mark and secure their belongings should they deposit their bags at the starting line. The organizers will not be responsible for any loss, damages or breakages whatsoever.
  • At ALL times, everybody must practice the Leave No Trace(LNT) credo. Please cooperate by following only what is right. Remember that we are all visitors to the place and as such, we must respect it, the people and their culture. Your full cooperation will be highly appreciated by all.
  • And with all due respect, the Race Director’s decision is final, thank you.

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MANDATORY GEAR

  1. Cellular Phone (fully charged and with load)
  2. Functioning flashlights or headlamps
  3. Whistle
  4. First Aid kit (antiseptic, bandage, cotton, salt, loperamide tablets)
  5. Extra food or energy gels
  6. Wet wipes
  7. Light poncho or Waterproof jacket

 

HOW TO GET THERE

 

Bakun is 3 to 4 hours away from Baguio City. You may take the lone bus of Bakun Coop which leaves at 6:30 AM in its terminal in La Trinidad.

If you fail to catch it, you may take other public transport bound for Central Benguet or Mountain Province for as long as it will pass through Halsema Highway. Alight at Sinipsip junction along Halsema Highway. Bakun is around 35 kilometers away yet so contact Mr Arthur Tolito(0905 317 2616) to provide a pickup service to bring you to the venue. Otherwise, you may arrange for your own personal service vehicle.

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