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. There will be an 9-hour cutoff.
  • 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 at least two aid stations 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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Valley Trail Challenge 5

Posted in Uncategorized on March 2, 2015 by jonel c mendoza

June 28, 2015 

NUVALI, Sta Rosa, Laguna

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Your intro into the world of ultra trail running 

Nagsawa na ba kayo sa paulit-ulit na tinatakbuhan ninyo dito sa Metro Manila at kung saan-saan pa? Batung-bato na ba kayo sa tigas ng sementong kalsada? Di ba’t panahon na para subukan ninyo ang ibang klaseng kalsada, ruta at mga bagong tanawin?

For those who have done the marathon, don’t you think it’s time to test your feet for an ultramarathon? And for those who simply love the outdoors, a 15- and 30-kilometer category awaits you.

And for all those who had their trail or ultramarathon baptism of fire in the same event the past years, you are all once again cordially invited by frontRUNNER Magazine, Ang Pambansang Babasahin ng Mananakbong Pilipino, to the 5th Valley Trail Challenge that will be held on June 28, 2015 at NUVALI, Sta Rosa, Laguna.

The route is generally runner-friendly, having a rolling but mostly flat terrain(single and double track dirt roads), and only around 5% will consist of concrete roads. This route offers reprieve from constant pounding on hard surfaces. It is an out and back course with the start and finish lines situated in the vicinity of the Baseball Field. The course will bring runners to the peripheries of the NUVALI complex which will offer participants majestic views that only nature and NUVALI can offer.

And in the true tradition of trail and ultra running, this race will be a no frills, all thrills event where runners, despite the presence of aid stations, are strongly advised to be self-contained and sufficient, meaning, runners are strongly advised to carry their own headlamps/flashlights, hydration kits and nutrition supplies.

Additionally, it is also recommended that they bring their own first aid kit(cotton balls, antiseptic solution, band aid strips and anti-biotic ointment).

Experience the peace and serenity of your run without the distractions of the usual pre- and post-race noise and fanfare.

We hope to see you share the trails with us.

Bring your cameras too! RAIN or SHINE.

REGISTRATION FEES (part of registration fees will go the HERO FOUNDATION).

LIMITED SLOTS (Updates will be given as to availability of slots)

5k- 650.00 pesos- Swag: Event shirt and Finisher’s Certificate, Post-race meal and drinks

15k- 900.00 pesos- Swag: Event shirt and Finisher’s Medal, Post-race meal and drinks

30k- 1200.00 pesos- Swag: Event shirt and Finisher’s Medal, Post-race meal and drinks

50k- 1500.00 pesos-Swag: Event shirt and Finisher’s Medal, Post-race meal and drinks

Registration starts on March 16. Limited slots only and registration period may end once all slots are filled up. This means there will be NO onsite registration/extension. 

5k Start: 6:00 AM, Cutoff time ONE hour, 1:00:00

15k Start: 5:00 AM, Cutoff time THREE hours, 3:00:00 

30k Start: 3:00 AM, Cutoff time SIX hours, 6:00:00 

50k Start: 2:00 AM, Cutoff time TEN hours, 10:00:00 (25-Kilometer Cutoff, 5:00:00 Hours. Runners not able to meet this deadline will be declared as DNF and be brought back to the finish line.) 

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

  1. Bank Deposit: HARDCORE PUBLISHING HOUSE, INC. BPI 2371 0034 71
  2. Print your name, shirt size and distance on the deposit slip together with your signed and duly-accomplished registration form and waiver (Download form: REGISTRATION 2015VTC)
  3. Scan or Camera-capture and email to 2015valleytc@gmail.com. You will receive an acknowledgement thereafter. Please do NOT post on facebook.
  4. Incomplete details on deposit slip will not be honored.
  5. For inquiries; frontrunnermag@gmail.com

RACE DETAILS

  1. Please read and understand all details thoroughly.
  2. Start/Finish Line: Baseball Field, NUVALI.
  3. Please be on time. Latecomers will NOT be allowed be allowed to officially join the race anymore. However, they are still entitled to post-race items except the Official Finisher’s medal.
  4. Assembly Time: 1:00 AM (for 50k), 2:00 AM(30k) and 4:00 AM(15k) / RAIN or SHINE.
  5. Claiming of  race kits will be held on the following dates; June 2015  from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM at 100 Miles Cafe, BGC, Taguig City.
  6. THERE WILL BE NO RACE KIT DISTRIBUTION DURING RACE DAY AT THE VENUE.
  7. All runners must wear their race numbers in front, pinned on the shirt or shorts.
  8. Runners will make a turnaround at their respective turning points and make their way back to the finish line.
  9. There will be aid stations located at Km 6(Gate 3-15, 30, 50K), Km 15(Mirriam-30, 50K), Km 20(Gate 5-50k) and Km 25(Nuvali Boulevard corner East Conservation Road-50k) where all runners are free to refill and eat. Take note that since this an out and back course, you will be passing these aid stations twice, except for the Km 25 station.
  10. Littering is absolutely prohibited. Violation of such will merit outright disqualification. Garbage bags are available in all aid stations.
  11. Race route will be marked by ribbons and/or directional tarpaulins.
  12. Runners who decide not to continue the race must contact the Race Director or inform the nearest aid station marshals for proper accounting.
  13. No time credits will be given for runners who get lost therefore all runners are encouraged to pay attention to race markers/signs.
  14. NO shuttle service to and from NUVALI is provided.
  15. FREE parking is available at the designated parking areas. While security will be provided, runners will be solely responsible for securing their belongings. Race organizers and management will not be held liable for any damage or loss to personal items.
  16. Baggage deposit counter/toilet and bathroom will be available at the same site.
  17. The Race Director may, at any time, make revisions on the course and race details/rules for the benefit of all runners and reserves all the rights to use pictures and videos taken by any participant for publication in any form of media without any consideration, monetary or otherwise. Owners of published photos/videos will be duly recognized.
  18. ALL RUNNERS ARE REQUIRED BRING THEIR OWN HYDRATION BOTTLES/PACKS. YOU ARE FREE TO REFILL IN ALL STATIONS. THERE WILL BE NO CUPS AVAILABLE IN ALL AID STATIONS IN KEEPING WITH THE “LEAVE NO TRACE” theme.
  19. Enjoy, have fun and absolutely NO WHINING.
  20. Race Director’s decision is final.

REGISTRATION FORM and WAIVER (REGISTRATION 2015VTC)

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OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 2012 results and race pictures; http://frontrunnermagph.com/2012/07/03/list-of-finishers-2nd-valley-trail-challenge/
  • 2013 results and race director’s report; http://frontrunnermagph.com/2013/07/02/yes-to-typhoon-gorios-signal-number-2-bluff-2013-valley-trail-challenge-official-results-and-race-report/
  • 2014 results and race director’s report; http://frontrunnermagph.com/2014/07/03/official-results-and-race-directors-report-2014-soleus-valley-trail-challenge/

RACE MAP

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TRAIL RUNNING. JUST YOU AND THE GROUND. NOTHING FANCY.

OFFICIAL RESULTS: 2015 Mount Ugo Trail Marathon

Posted in Uncategorized on February 23, 2015 by jonel c mendoza

2015 Mount Ugo Trail Marathon

February 22, 2015

Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines

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Thank you very much for making it a success once again and for making it to date the most-attended. And thank you to those who keep coming back and making the event a part of their annual pilgrimage to the mountain trails.

To the first-timers, welcome to the beautiful world of trail running. I hope that you have already discovered more for yourselves during the many times of difficulties and in your solitary moments when there is nothing but silence and the wide-open vista.

To those who did not make it, do not sulk. Instead, hold your heads up, learn your lessons well and come back stronger and wiser. There is no shame in defeat, it is but temporary.

There are no words to express my deepest appreciation to everyone but please accept my most sincere gratitude on behalf of the schoolchildren of the beneficiary schools.Thank you very much, Climb Against Cancer Pilipinas led by Ms. Nini Sacro and her hardy bunch of volunteers, and the donors.

Thank you to our event supporters and partners, Universal Robina Corporation, MILO, SMART Communications, Sport Resources Inc., Superfood Grocer, Cordillera Conservation Trust, Ms. Che Alberto and Mr. Dennis Uy.

Thank you to Team frontRUNNER event volunteers – Nick Pasiken, Robert Watson, Tom and Gay Baniwas and Brian Guleng.

And finally, thank you to the Municipalities of Kayapa and Itogon, Barangay Tinongdan and the local folks for opening their homes once again to all the visitors. Mabuhay kayong lahat!

NEXT UP: http://www.kotmtrailrun.com/fourlakes100/  March 28, 2015

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Top Three, Men’s 21, Al Tellias, Marcelo Bautista, Smith Acangan with Major Ron Illana, PA as special guest

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Top Three, Women’s 21, Diana Occiano, Em Balanza, Marween Gonzales)

(Photos from various event participants, thank you!)

OFFICIAL RESULTS

21 Kilometers (Cutoff 5:00:00 Hours)

  1. Marcelo Bautista 2:00:05 Overall Champion
  2. Smith Acangan 2:03:59 First Runner-up
  3. All Tellias 2:05:20 Second Runner-up
  4. Larry Estoesta 2:07:36
  5. Jess Magat 2:09:21
  6. Mark Villafuerte 2:09:59
  7. Marco Acosta 2:25:10
  8. Francis Singson 2:36:36
  9. Mark Abella 2:45:44
  10. Richard Lamb 2:47:45
  11. Em Balanza 2:51:31 Women’s Champion
  12. Mark Balanza 2:51:32
  13. Randy Agdeppa 3:04:12
  14. Diana Jane Occiano 3:06:29 Women’s First Runner-up
  15. Marween Corpuz 3:12:22 Women’s Second Runner-up
  16. Louie Salvador 3:15:26
  17. Maris Bautista 3:16:32
  18. Jeffrey Juson 3:25:29
  19. Carlo Magayano 3:30:08
  20. Ruben Labasan 3:30:59
  21. Alexandria Ahongon 3:31:22
  22. Francis Dedicatoria 3:33:37
  23. Rochelle Valdez 3:43:24
  24. Lex Cusay 3:45:06
  25. Ronalyn Linatoc 3:45:07
  26. Clariza Sta. Rosa 3:53:21
  27. Ivy Artegenio 3:56:33
  28. Rhea Artegenio 3:56:54
  29. Raymundo Bautista 3:57:13
  30. Ricky Alon-alon 4:10:02
  31. Charisse Luayon 4:14:09
  32. Karina Encela 4:14:15
  33. Gerald Galan 4:19:17
  34. Nick Pasiken 4:31:59
  35. Amelia Picardal 5:40:39

Success Rate: 34/35 = 97%

DNS(Did Not Start): 12

Total Registrants: 47

42 Kilometers (Cutoff 10:00:00 Hours)

  1. James Tellias 4:43:31 Overall Champion
  2. Koi Grey 4:47:09 First Runner-up
  3. Joel Bengtay 4:48:06 Second Runner-up
  4. Dino Mantilez 5:05:04
  5. Marcelino Sana-oy 5:25:44
  6. Kristrian Joergensen 5:26:28
  7. Richard Akol 5:36:04
  8. Jeff Suazo 5:40:57
  9. Manolito Divina 5:52:58
  10. Thumbie Remigio 5:52:59
  11. Jeric Occiano 5:54:38
  12. Rai Cabanig 5:54:39
  13. Marvin Evasco 5:57:36
  14. Jonas Borja 5:58:37
  15. Alex Lacsama 6:09:42
  16. Patrick Aquino 6:11:41
  17. Arnold Banaay 6:13:11
  18. Rollie Dela Cruz 6:15:11
  19. Jojo Mendoza 6:17:27
  20. Erwin Layosa 6:18:16
  21. Al Casas 6:19:40
  22. Stephen Zarate 6:23:17
  23. Ariel Aquino 6:25:47
  24. Dennis Lopez 6:25:48
  25. Jovencio Luspian 6:30:43
  26. Darvic Mallare 6:36:44
  27. Alain Vincent 6:40:13
  28. Sam Guabna 6:41:39
  29. Jeffrey Poblete 6:42:02
  30. Rashel Peña 6:45:23 Women’s Champion
  31. Edmund Cura 6:45:24
  32. Argie Cabrera 6:47:34
  33. Darwin Pagayon 6:47:58
  34. Daphne Codilla 6:50:46 Women’s First Runner-up
  35. Arlene Agulto 6:50:54 Women’s Second Runner-up
  36. Robert Watson 6:54:58
  37. Neil De Leon 6:57:52
  38. Vladimir Hernandez 6:58:56
  39. Darrel Padolina 7:00:48
  40. Manny Faminialagao 7:00:58
  41. Arnold Eming 7:01:47
  42. Jerome Bautista 7:04:30
  43. Marc Molina 7:05:19
  44. George Ventayen 7:05:39
  45. Andrew Christopher Khrisnan 7:08:32
  46. Mark Frandsen 7:08:34
  47. Nestor Ferrer 7:09:21
  48. Jordan Dacanay 7:13:19
  49. Windell Pagatoc 7:14:56
  50. Jane Canggat 7:18:13
  51. Daisy Merca 7:18:14
  52. Zoltan Komlosi 7:18:15
  53. Christian Pabatao 7:19:07
  54. Jojo Dela Cruz 7:19:22
  55. Ellany Anlap 7:23:05
  56. Glenn Anthony Magnayon 7:25:04
  57. Nerissa Golondrina 7:28:00
  58. Camelo Balugo 7:29:06
  59. Rose Betonio 7:37:05
  60. Leo Año 7:43:25
  61. Michael Dauz 7:43:38
  62. Samuel Fernando 7:44:43
  63. Francis Arnold Rivera 7:46:15
  64. Mark Itol 7:47:40
  65. Matthew David 7:49:31
  66. Allan Gregor Bulos 7:51:28
  67. Mon Iti 7:51:32
  68. Marie Joyce Negapatan 7:51:42
  69. Bong Bernadez 8:00:32
  70. Donald Yasay 8:06:35
  71. Bren Bulso 8:07:12
  72. Oliver Alcido 8:07:13
  73. Lester Jerome Chuayap 8:07:25
  74. Elsie Ojeda 8:08:43
  75. Dominic Jamisola 8:09:20
  76. CJ Paran 8:10:03
  77. Arthur Duque II 8:10:45
  78. Marvin Javillonar 8:10:46
  79. Rizzalyn Damaso 8:12:46
  80. Tony Baga 8:12:47
  81. Jefferson Sensano 8:15:15
  82. Jeffrey Furigay 8:19:49
  83. Rodel Saclao 8:20:10
  84. Reymar Mercado 8:20:16
  85. David Buban 8:22:31
  86. Adel Laking 8:27:08
  87. Johanna Lee 8:27:12
  88. Jojo Padua 8:28:05
  89. Johann Marquez 8:28:06
  90. Jorell Paringit 8:28:07
  91. Francis Santiago 8:28:08
  92. Christine Salazar 8:31:32
  93. Gladys Alcido 8:31:45
  94. Jason Tabudlo 8:37:41
  95. Johanna Padua 8:39:38
  96. Rhoda Grace Sison 8:40:58
  97. Jake Manzano 8:41:08
  98. Jan Allan Orden 8:45:05
  99. Jerry Peralta 8:45:26
  100. Orlando Ortines 8:49:27
  101. Manny Ocampo 8:50:08
  102. Sam Mallari 8:52:38
  103. Khris Caleon 8:52:39
  104. Jona Acosta 8:52:40
  105. Myla Go 8:54:22
  106. Roy Ochavo 8:54:23
  107. Randy Miranda 8:55:44
  108. Ronald Noriega 8:59:59
  109. Jeffrey Garcia 9:02:03
  110. Knell Villena 9:08:18
  111. Reza Tordilla 9:09:52
  112. Joylyn Calde 9:14:51
  113. Michael Mariano 9:15:26
  114. Michelle Mercurio 9:16:21
  115. Lenny Angeles 9:17:12
  116. Chinky Villavicencio 9:20:38
  117. James Bandayrel 9:23:38
  118. Denicko Labayan 9:23:41
  119. Jose Miguel Limos 9:24:19
  120. Elvin Delingon 9:26:39
  121. Jean-Michel Pedroso 9:30:10
  122. Marvin De Guia 9:29:36
  123. Voltron Visda 9:40:38
  124. Warren Padura 9:42:40
  125. Marvin Restor 9:43:51
  126. Paola Ronquillo 9:44:50
  127. Jaya Ladyong 9:44:51
  128. Limuel Marinay 9:44:59
  129. Jing Guerrero 9:50:13
  130. Melvin Catbagan 9:52:39
  131. Arnel Distor 9:54:26
  132. Jay Baclay 9:57:42
  133. Roy Encela 10:03:21
  134. Errol-Flynn Regaya 10:03:23
  135. Francis Dumangeng 10:17:51
  136. Marie Nelle Saddul 10:17:54
  137. Joyce Llanda 10:30:31
  138. Jet Ballesteros 10:30:45
  139. Jasper Verceles 10:30:48
  140. Jayson De Ocampo 10:42:40
  141. Arianne Ortega 11:18:59
  142. Cecille Manginsay 11:21:47
  143. Kathleen Perez 11:47:27
  144. Laxmi Valido 11:57:08
  145. Herman Ramos 11:57:09
  146. Geraldine Rupisan 12:00:56
  147. Maria Celeste Marinay 12:00:57

Success Rate: 132/147 = 89%

Did Not Finish: 3 Did Not Start(DNS):  14

Total Registrants: 164          

OFFICIAL RESULTS: 2015 Santa Fe 18K Trail Run

Posted in Uncategorized on January 19, 2015 by jonel c mendoza

2015 Sante Fe 18K Trail Run

Ampucao, Itogon, Benguet

January 18, 2015

 

Congratulations to all the finishers!

Thank you to all the participants and Team frontRUNNER marshals-Nixon Pasiken, Robert Watson, Tom and Gay Baniwas, Brian Guleng, Mark and Mylady Villafuerte, James and All Tellias, JC Padua, Joel Bengtay, Dino Mantilez and Ms. Che Alberto-for the support and help.

I also extend my appreciation to Universal Robina Corporation and Calle Dulce.

My gratitude goes as well to the Municipality of Itogon(Mayor Victorio Palangdan) and Barangay Ampucao(Barangay Chairman Eddie Amuasen) and its residents for welcoming everyone.

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Official Results

  1. Jason Lipa 1:56:57 Overall Champion
  2. Ronald Donaal 1:56:59 First Runner-up
  3. Koi Grey 1:57:38 Second Runner-up
  4. Warren Lumidao 1:59:18
  5. Meloyd Quiñones 2:02:38
  6. Richard Akol 2:06:02
  7. Ronie Nullar 2:10:32
  8. Sandi Menchi Abahan 2:15:15 Champion, Women
  9. Joe Wacangan 2:15:28
  10. Sam Guabna 2:16:58
  11. George Killo 2:17:57
  12. Floyd John Geston 2:19:47
  13. Jonas Borja 2:22:31
  14. Kristian Joergensen 2:24:51
  15. William Capya-ao 2:26:54
  16. Eddie Culos 2:27:00
  17. Kenji Akinaga 2:27:03
  18. Stephen Zarate 2:28:26
  19. Jovencio Luspian 2:29:22
  20. Jackson Buenavente 2:31:05
  21. Rogan Coilan 2:31:15
  22. Jp Alipio 2:31:37
  23. Joanne Plumbley 2:31:55 First Runner-up, Women
  24. Roger Nafianog 2:33:20
  25. Charles Ganga-ey 2:33:35
  26. Francis Evan Singson 2:36:10
  27. Sprite Miguel 2:36:38
  28. Vanessa Laura Hans 2:39:28 Second Runner-up, Women
  29. Rey Jimenez 2:39:30
  30. Michael Salada 2:41:18
  31. Kenedy Datong 2:43:15
  32. John Mark Gammonac 2:43:50
  33. Harry Tanoja 2:45:15
  34. Dennis Lee 2:45:44
  35. Lezer Mercene 2:46:50
  36. Rashel Peña 2:49:20
  37. Ignatius Patrimonio 2:49:38
  38. Aris Matibag 2:50:40
  39. Marc Conrad Molina 2:51:02
  40. Allan Jay Espiritu 2:51:20
  41. Carlo Gonzalez 2:51:50
  42. Bryant Utleg 2:52:10
  43. Arlene Agulto 2:52:33
  44. Joeferino Guinumtad 2:58:16
  45. Oliver Alcido 2:58:17
  46. Reymart Ngoddo 2:58:18
  47. Elson Ballena 2:59:26
  48. 268 3:00:20
  49. Annie Tumaneng 3:03:29
  50. Daisy Merca 3:03:30
  51. Michael Cruz 3:05:45
  52. Felicito Cutit 3:05:50
  53. Miel Caballero 3:08:00
  54. Rod Leal 3:09:28
  55. Maurine Gaspar 3:15:39
  56. Bong Palaganas 3:16:16
  57. Franklin Lobino 3:19:04
  58. Fred Michael Go 3:19:45
  59. Paul Chris Agustin 3:19:47
  60. George Ventayen 3:19:48
  61. Donna Mauting 3:20:24
  62. Mabel Bastawang 3:20:54
  63. Allan Margarata 3:22:13
  64. Michael Noel Maximo 3:23:15
  65. Ruth Taguiling 3:23:18
  66. Roxanne Maquinto 3:23:31
  67. Aloysius Llanes 3:25:44
  68. Rose Betonio 3:27:30
  69. Mark Frandsen 2:27:35
  70. Donald Boc 3:28:04
  71. Gene Estandian 3:28:20
  72. Rhoyland Buscay 3:28:24
  73. Mark Itol 3:29:10
  74. Gilbert Jacaban 3:31:37
  75. Karinna Aquino 3:32:11
  76. Pepe Calulot 3:33:24
  77. Lauren Marie Flores 3:34:54
  78. Marji Sim Raganit
  79. Allan Ordaniel 3:35:09
  80. Roger Espe 3:35:50
  81. Jose Jasper Andal 3:41:40
  82. Andrew Garcia 3:41:45
  83. Kenneth Borje 3:41:55
  84. Edd Dereck Borja 3:42:10
  85. Jerome De Leon 3:43:20
  86. Mark Jaycobe Banatlao 3:46:16
  87. Jeremias Telva 3:46:27
  88. Roderick Sotto 3:46:32
  89. Kathleen Bugnosen 3:53:14
  90. Remi Roque 3:53:16
  91. Ron Illana 3:54:19
  92. Christine Salazar 3:57:02
  93. Raul Verceles 4:04:38
  94. Mary Grace Benavidez 4:04:40
  95. Eisset Liwag 4:04:41
  96. Ruben Casim 4:10:44
  97. Evelyn Sabalones 4:10:58
  98. Jill Page-et 4:15:21
  99. Sheryl Amboni 4:15:32
  100. Joylyn Calde 4:16:05
  101. Anthony Valcos 4:16:25
  102. Donnie Salvador 4:16:30
  103. Jeffrey Juson 4:29:59
  104. Aimee Sanoy 4:32:55
  105. 267 4:36:04
  106. Mark Lester Sotelo 4:38:37
  107. Paul Randy Olimpo 4:38:56
  108. Rowena Ruth Valbuena 4:42:58
  109. Eugene Valbuena 4:43:00
  110. Julius Lucea 4:46:33
  111. Boy Angeles 4:46:38
  112. Elda Rhea Olimpo 4:48:28
  113. Reza Tordilla 4:52:23
  114. Eggie De Guia 4:53:16
  115. Christian Garcia 4:53:33
  116. Gerald Asiado 4:54:47
  117. Jesus Reigner Sindanum , Jr. 4:55:49
  118. Jay-Arr Cabrigas 4:55:59
  119. Charlton Jules Romero 4:59:30
  120. Boni Doques 5:01:52
  121. Melvin Co 5:03:12
  122. Robin Perez 5:03:23
  123. Kristopher Marzan 5:03:46
  124. Amadeo Go 5:13:59
  125. Richelle Alimba 5:15:45
  126. Jennifer Densen 5:21:00
  127. Krilenko Geslani 5:21:20
  128. Patricia Janine Ealdama 5:21:31
  129. Anson Joy Kitan 5:23:12
  130. Dina Pindog 5:23:16
  131. Cassiopoea Anne Peralta 5:37:01
  132. Janelle Dulnuan 5:37:02
  133. Fred Peralta 5:37:03
  134. Kim Bulatao 5:43:31

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Sagada Circuit Marathon

Posted in Uncategorized on January 3, 2015 by jonel c mendoza

SAGADA CIRCUIT MARATHON
5:00 AM April 11, 2015
Sagada, Mountain Province

START: Sagada Town Hall FINISH: Sagada Cellar Door

Cutoff Time: 10:00:00 Hours

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REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

  • Accomplish registration form REGISTRATION Sagada
  • 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: SAGADA CIRCUIT 42. Please do NOT post on my Facebook wall or send through private messages)
  • Wait for confirmation email
  • Claiming of race kits will be from 3:30 AM onwards, April 11 at the Starting Line
  • Registration Fee P1,500.00/42k (Inclusive of Race Bib, Event Shirt, Trail Fee, Finisher’s Medal, Frontrunner  Magazine, Two bottles of beer at the Sagada Cellar Door during the evening bonfire/music jam session, 6:00 PM onwards
  • Registration Fee P650.00/10k* Gunstart: 6:00 AM (Inclusive of Race Bib, Event Shirt, Trail Fee, Frontrunner Magazine, Finisher’s Certificate, Two bottles of beer at the Sagada Cellar Door during the evening bonfire/music jam session, 6:00 PM onwards)
  • Registration Period: January 5-March 27, 2015

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 mixed road-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.

  • This is a single loop race that will circle the town passing through the mountain ridges/tourist spots and will have around 33 kilometers of dirt roads and single track trails and 9 kilometers in concrete roads.(See map for details).
  • Along the trail are villages where you will also see vegetable gardens and terraces. Please do your best to avoid stepping on the plants.
  • Starting at the Sagada Town Hall and ending at the Sagada Cellar Door, runners will ascend the Sagada-Besao Road until Lake Danum after which the trail section starts all the way to Bomok-od Falls, etc. 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) as there will be only three aid stations along the route. Everyone is also required to bring with them extra food to last them all of 42 kilometers. 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 two aid stations for the 10k event and there is NO mandatory gear requirement.
  • 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.

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

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HOW TO GET THERE

Please check this link for your travel options; http://sagada.org/ride/

(Alternatively, another bus service can be found at the Slaughterhouse Compound along Magsaysay Avenue)

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 WHERE TO STAY

Sleeping places should not be a problem as a number of inns and lodging houses are located right at the town center. Restaurants which offer a vast array of selections are within walking distance as well.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS: 2014 Radar Run

Posted in Uncategorized on December 30, 2014 by jonel c mendoza

2014 Radar Run-Five Miles

Start: Marcos Highway, Baguio City / Finish: Mount Cabuyao, Tuba, Benguet

5:45 AM, December 30, 2014

 

I wish to thank and congratulate all participants of this year’s edition, frontRUNNER‘s annual year-end event.

I also extend my gratitude to the volunteers of Team frontRUNNER-Nick Pasiken, Robert Watson, Rey Jimenez, Tom and Gay Baniwas, Mark Villafuerte, Mae Cadayona, Brian Addams Guleng, Al Tellias, Larry Estoesta and Marcelo Bautista.

My appreciation goes to Ms. Che Alberto, the City of Baguio and the Municipality of Tuba.

It’s been a good year, thank you very much for your hardcore support as always!

Cheers!

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OFFICIAL RESULTS: 2014 Radar Run

  1. Jason Lipa, 42:25 Champion
  2. Melvin Madongit, 42:40 First Runner Up
  3. Bullet Arellano, 43:55 Second Runner Up
  4. JT Gonzales, 44:35
  5. Modesto Estoesta, 44:51
  6. Jet Ramos, 45:25
  7. Warren Lumidao, 46:41
  8. Sandi Menchi, 47:26 Champion, Women
  9. Jules Olosan, 47:46
  10. Kiddy Badonge, 49:26
  11. Doddie Diño, 50:15
  12. John Patrick Tagura, 51:08
  13. Erick Guieb, 52:11
  14. William Capya-ao, 53:30
  15. Michael Salada, 53:41
  16. Cristine Anne Taruc, 53:52 First Runner Up, Women
  17. Mark Lester Ringor, 54:02
  18. Kenedy Datong, 54:42
  19. Jasper Garcia, 54:47
  20. Sam Guabna, 55:07
  21. Fred Michael Go, 55:22
  22. Lua Angela Limbo, 55:31 Second Runner Up, Women
  23. Charles Gangaey, 56:42
  24. Roger Nafianog, 57:26
  25. Stephen Degojas, 57:27
  26. Espiritu Miguel, 57:38
  27. Stephen Zarate, 57:54
  28. Josh Ramos, 58:09
  29. Jonas Borja, 59:04
  30. Carlo Gonzalez, 59:25
  31. Lou Ramos, 59:50
  32. Jonalyn Cortez, 1:00:12
  33. Amelita Bayoan, 1:00:25
  34. Benedick Duria, 1:00:30
  35. Danny Cortez, 1:01:06
  36. Wendy Salada, 1:01:32
  37. Joeferino Guinumtad, 1:01:47
  38. Brigilio Balaba, 1:02:10
  39. Karen Umila, 1:02:33
  40. Kenneth Borje, 1:02:34
  41. Aimee Gonzales, 1:02:35
  42. Chips Dayrit, 1:02:36
  43. Alan Jason Barcelona, 1:03:18
  44. Peps Marasigan, 1:04:39
  45. Anden Rivera, 1:05:42
  46. Leroy Pioquinto, 1:05:43
  47. Jose Olarte III, 1:06:20
  48. Leody Asuegue, 1:06:29
  49. Juliet Gayao, 1:06:30
  50. Bong Palaganas, 1:06:40
  51. Mary Grace Benavidez, 1:07:25
  52. Gladys Alcido, 1:07:36
  53. Bren Bulso 1:07:46
  54. Jay Nacino, 1:08:20
  55. Dennis Andres, 1:08:24
  56. Bayani Fangayen, 1:08:33
  57. Christopher Manalo, 1:08:46
  58. Maui Gaspar, 1:08:55
  59. Enzo Gonzales, 1:08:56
  60. Marji Sim Raganit, 1:08:57
  61. Oliver Alcido, 1:09:17
  62. Karinna Ann Aquino, 1:09:23
  63. Danica Fernandez, 1:09:53
  64. Stanley Engeg, 1:10:09
  65. Gene Estandian, 1:10:23
  66. Adel Laking, 1:10:29
  67. Emmanuel Lagmay, 1:10:32
  68. Kristoffer Espina, 1:11:09
  69. Suzanne Diño, 1:11:35
  70. Jeremias Telva, 1:11:45
  71. Cris Biala, 1:11:57
  72. Roman Taguiling, 1:12:38
  73. Ruth Taguiling, 1:12:51
  74. Reynante Infante, 1:13:20
  75. Harold Aguirre, 1:13:26
  76. Rodel Oriondo, 1:13:40
  77. Jennifer Oriondo, 1:13:41
  78. Kirk Patrick Pao, 1:14:09
  79. Jun Rivera, 1:14:51
  80. Amy Walsiyen, 1:16:05
  81. Anthony Perez, 1:16:22
  82. Nina Nacionales, 1:16:49
  83. Eva Marie Mabalot, 1:17:41
  84. Jonathan Villena, 1:18:51
  85. Jepthunee Gwen Casildo, 1:18:52
  86. Erica Villena, 1:19:12
  87. Manuel Ong, 1:19:20
  88. 397, 1:19:41
  89. 428, 1:20:41
  90. River Baniwas, 1:20:42
  91. Raymund Laguit, 1:21:49
  92. Ralph Steve Galuba, 1:21:50
  93. Fidel Mabalot, 1:22:52
  94. Annie Ofo-ob, 1:22:57
  95. Ming Chan, 1:22:58
  96. Christian Garth Flores, 1:23:45
  97. Jovita Villafuerte, 1:24:20
  98. Jovie Salon, 1:24:21
  99. Eggie De Guia, 1:24:32
  100. Manz Manialog, 1:25:27
  101. Herbert Tabios, 1:25:40
  102. Rusty Dumaguing, 1:25:56
  103. Allan Jay Espiritu, 1:27:12
  104. Nellie Casildo, 1:27:32
  105. Jez Ramos, 1:27:59
  106. Herman Carlo Garcia, 1:28:29
  107. Romel Espinoza, 1:29:00
  108. Robin Marc Talavera, 1:29:52
  109. Myrna Espiritu, 1:30:32
  110. Elvie Domolog, 1:31:01
  111. Georgia Lobchoy, 1:31:02
  112. Keithley Balanza, 1:31:28
  113. Raymond Talavera, 1:46:51
  114. Herman Marco Garcia, 1:47:04
  115. Marcelino Talavera, 1:47:05
  116. Noel Nacionales, 2:01:34
  117. Kiko Nacionales, 2:02:10
  118. Rico Nacionales, 2:02:34

 

Epilogue: Scott Jurek Live 2014

Posted in Uncategorized on December 15, 2014 by jonel c mendoza

First of all, I extend my gratitude to the different entities for their support led by CONDURA NEGOSYO REF, PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA, SAN MARINO TUNA FLAKES, SMART COMMUNICATIONS, HSBC, A RUNNER’S CIRCLE, BROOKS, 100 MILES CAFE, LUCY IN THE SKY CAFE, CEBU PARKLANE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL, BE RESORTS-MACTAN, CHRIS SPORTS, ULTIMATE DIRECTION, IDEAL VISION, RCBC, LIQUID IMAGE, ADB ROAD AND TRAIL CLUB, INSIGHTS TEES, TAKBO.PH and PINOYFITNESS.COM.

I wish to sincerely thank everyone, dear friends and Team frontRUNNER who did not hesitate to come forward and help out in every possible way to make this event a reality, and all the participants of the talk and group run.

And of course, my deepest appreciation and heartfelt gratefulness to our special guests, Scott Jurek and his wife, Jenny, for taking time out to visit the Philippines and meet their fans.

I could not think of a better gift to give back to the community and the sport that I have come to embrace as my own. I hope that this event and our distinguished speaker was able to impart to you a lasting knowledge to become better persons and runners, and give you memories to last a lifetime.

I am truly humbled and at a loss for words for your utmost kindness and generosity.

To everyone, this would not have been possible without you. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN-PARA SA BAYAN NG MANANAKBONG PILIPINO!

Merry Christmas!

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