Monday, July 30, 2012

Citigym Core Workout Series by Anne Manubag

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fitness-related News: Forget prizes, just run; Bitbit's Triathlon Dream; and Rochelle Tan's Ironman Bid in Jeopardy

Forget prizes, just run 
Run for Sight Foundation’s Dr. Peter Mancao, a veteran runner who has joined the New York Marathon, said some people have forgotten the main purpose of running, which is to adapt a healthy lifestyle.
“The main reason why we introduced running is to encourage people to run, give them an avenue to do a road run every Sunday so that they can compare their performance every weekend,” said Mancao.
 “Karon nag focus na ang mga tawo sa cash prize and usahay mureklamo pa gyud ngano gamay ra,” he said.

 Trauma hampers Bitbit’s triathlon dream
Former Southeast Asian Games mountainbike gold medalist turned duathlete Marites Bitbit is still fighting over her swimming phobia after her near-drowning experience more than 30 years ago in a lake in Baguio City.
The childhood experience hinders her interest to join the 2012 2nd Sogod Mayor Moonyeen Durano Triahtlon Cup this Saturday at the Alegre Beach Resort,Sogod,Cebu.

Ironman Bid in Jeopardy

Philippine Under 23 team member Rochelle Tan of Cebu’s chances of securing one of the three top spots in the upcoming Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines are starting to blur after the up -and-comer injured herself in the Rebel Trails Duathlon at the Danao Adventure Park in Danao, Bohol.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Top Finishers for Pinoy Run for Glory - Cebu Leg

Men's 21k
  • Adonis Singson - 1:25:23
  • Paul James Zafico - 1:27:24
  • Leo Abello - 1:30:47
Women's 21k
  • Sandra Soliano - 1:42:14
  • Madelyn Carter - 1:44:10
  • Tessie Escariñas - 1:57:55
Men's 16k
  • Michael Largo - 1:03:21
  • Alvirg Busa - 1:13:33
  • Jovanie Bordado - 1:15:52
Women's 16k
  • Merlita Arias-Dunkin - 1:17:03
  • Sheena Gacayan - 1:24:43
  • Hannah Galo - 1:35:10
Men's 12k
  • Robert Daang - 45:09
  • Sebuente Codera - 48:22
  • Ricky Abalayan - 50:14
Women's 12k
  • Virgita Soco - 1:13:33
  • Coleen Digmaan - 1:15:22
  • Rose Caballero - 1:24:43
Men's 5k
  • Joel Delposo - 17:23
  • Jobert Carolino - 17:24
  • Chobie Dunas - 18:11
Women's 5k
  • Angele Lawas - 24:30
  • Maria Fe Hernan - 27:32
  • Yumiko Takamuto - 28:51
Men's 3k
  • Rosell Ardiente - 11:46
  • Lancer Mancera - 12:27
  • Jesus Rodrigo - 12:35
Women's 3k
  • Mary Joy Loberajes - 14:47
  • Catherine Palo (20:20) 
  • Genera Lupay (23:23). 
Around 1,000 runners joined the race.

Top Finishers for New Balance 10k Run

Men's 10k

  • Joshphat Kiptanui - 32:51
  • Francis Kakui - 33:56
  • Douglas Mwiti - 34:02
Women's 10k
  • Mary Joy Tabal - 39:09
  • Christy Tutor - 42:36
  • Madelyn Carter - 47:18
Top finishers for the 10k run receives Php7,500 (first place), Php5,000 (second place), and Php2,500 (third place).

Men's 5k
  • Abrahan Missos - 16:21
  • Jobert Carolino - 16:46
  • Joel Delposo - 17:28
Women's 5k
  • Mary Grace Delos Santos - 19:53
  • Lovely Andrin - 21:18
  • Jhean Andrin - 21:31

Friday, July 6, 2012

Banning Kenyans from Local Runs a Form of Discrimination?

Original articles written by Cheska D. Geli
The ban, introduced mostly in races handled by Joel Baring, started in the Integrity Run early this year and was also enforced in the Mapfre Run and this month’s the Sonshine Radio Half Marathon. 
Race organizers who proposed this policy said they want to help the local runners who rely on running as a source of income. 
“Wala may discrimination kay makajoin man sila pero dili sila entitled sa prizes kay we want to give chance to local runners. It’s only a fun run ra man sad. If dagko na runs kay we will put a separate category for them,” said Joel Baring. 
But the Kenyans, some of who are already based in Cebu. believed otherwise and said it’s a form of discrimination. 
“Yes we feel it, I can imagine if that also happens in Kenya (against Filipinos), they will feel bad. Everywhere, discrimination is not good at all,” he said. 
He also denied the allegation that they can’t be beaten by local runners. In fact, he was beaten by Filipinos in the last Philippine National Games in Dumaguete. Kiptanui was beaten in the 10,000-meter run by Julius Sermona and by Eduardo Buenavista in the 5,000-meter run.

In February 13, 2012, veteran runner Dr. Yong Larrazabal III, who has organized races in Cebu City, said that limiting Kenyans from joining races is a form of discrimination. 
“Lisod man gud mudiscriminate against them. I’ve been to different races in the world and it’s all open to everyone,” said Larrazabal, who organized the SM2SM Run last Sunday. 
Instead of barring the foreigner runners, Larrazabal suggested that the best possible solution for this is to put up more categories and more prizes or to give incentives to the best Filipino finisher. 
“I think there can be ways where we can find a solution to the problem even without discriminating these foreign runners,” said Larrazabal. 

Do you think Kenyans should be banned from local runs? Or is this a form of discrimination?


July Weekend Workout at The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu for July 2012

Zumba Fitness Party by Holiday Gym & Spa
Where: The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu
When: All Fridays of July (July 6, 13, 20 and 27)
Time: 7:30 P.M.

CITIGYM Core Workout Series (Yoga, etc)
Where: Zen Garden (Across Belo Med), Ayala Center Cebu
When: All Saturdays of July (July 7, 14, 22 and 28)
Time: 4:30 P.M.
Bring your own yoga mat.

Both events are free. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Alaska Ironkids Triathlon in Cebu on August 4, 2012

Date: August 4, 2012
Assembly Area: Shangri-La Mactan Resort 
Age Categories: 6-8 years old, 9-10 y/o, 11-12 y/o and 13-14 y/o racing through 3 events -Swimming, Cycling and Running 

Race Details per Age Category:
  • 6 to 8 yrs - Swim 100m / Bike 3km/ Run 1km
  • 9 to 10 yrs - Swim 200m/ Bike 6km/ Run 1.5km
  • 11 to 12 yrs - Swim 300m / Bike 10km / Run 2km
  • 13 ro 14 yrs - Swim 400m / Bike 12km / Run 3km
The competition is open to kids who are new to the sport and those who have already joined other triathlon events.

Registration Fee: Php 850.00 (non-refundable and non-transferable)
Fee includes:
  • Bib Number. (2 set bibs: Runner and Biker only)
  • Swimcap.
  • Timing Chip and Chip Strap. (must be returned when the participant crossed the finish line).
  • Helmet and Bike Sticker.
Please prepare NSO Registered birth certificate or Passport for the kid/s joining to ensure proper age category assignment.


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Timex Run - Cebu on August 19, 2012

Date: August 19, 2012
Assembly Area: Osmeña Blvd in front of Cebu Normal University
Finish area: Cebu City Sports Center
Gun Start:
  • 5k - 5:40 A.M.
  • 19k - 5:30 A.M.
  • 16k - 5:15 A.M.
Distances: 5k, 10k and 16k (click to enlarge image)
Official Race Course/Route Map:

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

7th Cebu Doctors' University Run (Three-Bridge Challenge) on August 19, 2012

Date: August 19, 2012
Assembly Area: Cebu Doctors University, Mandaue North Reclamation
Gun start:
  • 25k :4:30am
  • 13k (12.8k) :4:45am
  • 6k : 5:15am
  • 3k: 5:30am

Distances: 3k, 6k, 13k (12,8k) and 25k
Runners will have to conquer three bridges before they get to the finish line. Aside from the old and new Mactan bridge, they will also pass by Cansaga bridge. 

Red Cross Cebu's 5th Humanity Race on July 29, 2012

RED Cross Cebu Chapter will host its fifth Humanity Race this month!

Date: July 29, 2012
Assembly Area: Sumilon Road, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City

Distances: 4k, 8k and 16k

Registration Fee: Php350 (with singlet), Php150 (without singlet)
Registration Sites
  • Runnr, Ayala Center Cebu
  • Tony's Sports, SM City Cebu
  • Philippine Red Cross-Cebu Chapter
Prizes for 16k Top Finishers:
  • 1st place - Php 5,000
  • 2nd place - Php 3,000
  • 3rd place - Php 2,000
Race proceeds will be used for the Red Cross Cebu Chapter's programs on disaster-preparedness, social service, blood-letting,  nursing, community health, and Red Cross Youth.
For details, contact (032) 253-9793 or (032) 412-4140.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Cebu Ultra Runners Club 100K Run: First Leg Race Results

Men's Class
  1. Jieter Bada (10:38:00)
  2. Welmar Saavedra (11:17:00)
  3. Rodulfo Mediquillo (12:08:00)
  4. Sergio Escasiñas III
  5. Ronan Gonzales
  6. Vincent Hermosilla
  7. Andy Toniacao
  8. Carmelo Ouano
  9. Armando Limoran
  10. Joseph John Dejoras
Women's Class
  1. Virgie Parajenog (13:43:00)
  2. Analisa Dacayana (14:13:00)
  3. Rhodora Oporta (17:28:00)
The ultra run was supported by local government units of Pinamungajan, Toledo, Naga, San Fernando, Carcar, Barili and Aloguinsan.

The run had a total of 120 registrants but only 110 checked-in. There were 94 runners who made it within the 20-hour cutoff but 109 finished the race.

Go Run for Road Safety Race Results

Congratulations to the top finishers and to everyone who joined!

Women's 12k Division
  1. Mary Joy Tabal - 47:44
  2. Christy Tutor - 50:46
  3. Jennylyn Nobleza - 51:59
  4. Madelyn Carter - 54:13
  5. Mary Jane Beboso - 54:47
  6. Joeyry Lee - 55:34
  7. Marichu Luterte - 56:12
  8. Sandra Solaino - 57:29
  9. Rochelle Tan - 1:02:38
  10. Emeralde Heromislla - 1:02:40
Men's 12k Division
  1. Jeson Agravante - 40:06
  2. Jobert Carolino - 41:46
  3. Adonis Singson - 42:30
  4. Michael Largo - 42:33
  5. Riez Enriquez - 42:40
  6. Elmer Bartolo - 43:02
  7. Noel Tillor - 43:18
  8. Sherwin Managil - 45:05
  9. Prince Joey Lee - 45:08
  10. Jodel Batarilan - 45:29
6k Women's Division
  1. Lovely Fe Andrin
  2. Crizel Diongson
  3. Kisha Delechos
6k Men's Division
  1. Joel Delposo 
  2. John Daryl Manos
  3. Robert Daan
3k Division
  1. Jessa Suaybaguio
  2. Juri Ycong
1k Division
  1. Mary Joy Loberanis
  2. Kharl Borinaga
200-meter Dash
  1. Aquileos Garcia
  2. John Clement Racho
  3. Kyel Dizon
  4. Jonell Palmis
  5. Gabby Carvajal
100-meter Dash
  1. Dimedes Capol
  2. Natalie Ceniza
  3. Domenice Fegario
  4. Noelle Roa
  5. Josh Dizon