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January 18, 2010

Subic NAGT

Filed under: Uncategorized — levyang @ 5:22 am

Isang makulimlim at mahangin na umaga ang bumati sa akin pagkarating ko sa Subic madaling araw ng Linggo. ¬†Bihirang naidadaos ang standard distance triathlon sa atin kaya di ko na pinalampas ang karerang ito (sa katunayan, wala naman talaga akong pinapalampas na karera) ūüôā ¬†Nakakapanibago din na Enero pa lang ay may karera na. ¬†Nakakatuwang makita ang higit 100 na katao na sumali, ibig sabihin lang ay patok na patok itong isport natin na triathlon ūüôā ¬†Bagama’t 6am ang takdang oras ng simula, alam kong hindi ito masusunod dahil kapag Enero pasikat pa lang ang araw sa oras na yun.

Langoy – 29:16

Napagitna ako sa magkapatid na Ifurung sa simula. ¬†Nakakatuwa din dahil riot talaga itong si Edward sa kanyang mga hirit. ¬†Sumali din si Matthieu O’Halloran ng TBB. ¬†Walang gustong tumabi sa kanya dahil sa totoo lang, wala naman ang makakakapit sa kanya mula sa grupo ūüôā ¬†Nauna mga babae sa amin at pagsapit ng bandang 6:45, nagsimula na rin ang pagdurusa naming mga kalalakihan. ¬†Ang tulin talaga ni Matthieu dahil wala pang sampung segundo ay ang layo na niya sa grupo. ¬†Para sa akin naman, langoy lang hanggang sa lumuwag ang paligid at makakuha ng tamang ritmo bawat hagod. ¬†Low tide sa umaga kaya kahit may kalayuan na sa beach ay nakikita ko pa rin ang ilalim. ¬†Malaking tulong ito sa akin na sa kaliwa kung huminga kada stroke. ¬†Hindi ko kasi nakikita ang buoy kaya ang mga corals at halaman sa ilalim ang nagsilbing giya sa akin kung diretso pa ang aking langoy. ¬†Medyo nangangati na rin ako katagalan dahil sa mga tama ng maliliit na jellyfish. ¬†Pero ayos lang, wala dapat iniinda ang tunay na triathlete ūüôā ¬†Matapos ang unang loop, tumingin ako sa relo na nagsasabing 14:40. ¬† Sa pangalawang loop, may nakasabay akong grupo at sumunod na lang ako sa mga bula nila hanggang sa matapos. ¬†Sinabi sa akin ni Jojo Lontok na kasabayan namin sina Abe, Kirk, Bombee at Meyo na umahon. ¬†Masaya na rin ako dahil kilala kong malalakas pa sa akin sa swim ang grupong ito. ¬†Galing sa bakasyon, siguro easy-easy lang sila kaya nagkasabay kami. ¬†Si Meyo naman, ang LAKI ang naimprove sa swim. ¬†Magandang pangitain ito para sa Langkawi IM niya ūüôā

T1 – 1:33

Maginaw pagkaahon mula sa swim.  Di pa rin sumisikat ang araw at medyo mahangin.  BRRRR!!!!

Padyak – 1:14:24

Noong simula, sinabi ng mga organizers sa 4 na loop ang gagawin pero binago nila ito sa mga huling sandali at ang gagawin na lamang ay 2 loop na may konting ahon.  Ikinatuwa ko ito para di naman sayang ang pagpunta sa Subic.  Ano ba naman ang karera sa Subic kung walang ahon di ba?  Pagkalabas pa lang ng transition, may maikling ahon na kaagad hanggang sa turnaround pagkalampas ng guard house (yung guard house bago ang mas matitinding ahon papuntang ocean adventure).  Tapos ang susunod na turnaround ay doon sa Petron Station.  Pabalik pa lang sa airport, nilagpasan ako ni August.  Naku po, malaki ang kanyang bubunuing oras para mahabol ang mga lider lalo na standard distance lang ito.  Mahirap talaga ang mahuli.

Maayos naman padyak ko, sinubukan kong manatili sa mga bandang 85-90 rpm.  Hindi ako tumayo kahit sa mga munting ahon. Ayaw ko kasi mauubusan at para may manatiling lakas para sa takbo.  Makulimlim pa rin sa mga oras na ito, hindi mainit.  Pero mahangin.  Nilagpasan ako ni TJ nung 2nd loop pagkaikot mula sa guard house.  Naisin ko man kumapit sa kanya, di ko magawa dahil ang tulin ng patakbo niya.  At siyempre, kailangan ko pa ayusin ang takbo ko, doon talaga ako nag-aalala. Napansin ko din pala na walang grasa ang kadena nung sinakay ko siya kahapon.  Tila nalimutan ata matapos ng bike wash. Kaya pala siya maingay habang sinasakyan ko.  Mga 39.6 ang buong distansya, 31.9 km/hr average speed.

T2 – 0:53

Malaking tulong na di kasing dami ng Subit ang mga kumarera kaya madaling hanapin ang pwesto ko. ¬†Malapit sa sa exit ng transition papuntang takbo. ¬†Maswerte lang talaga ūüôā

Takbo – 49:48

Totoo ba ito? ¬†Tama ba iyan? Ang pinakaaasam-asam ko na sub-50 off the bike ay nakamit ko na? ¬†Kung tatanungin mo ang TRAP, ang sasabihin nila ay hindi dahil ayon sa opisyal na resulta, 50:36 ang oras ko. ¬†Atin-atin lang ha, tutal wala naman nagbabasa ng blog na ito……sinama kasi nila ang oras sa transition 2 doon sa oras ng takbo ūüôā ¬†Maayos ang pakiramdam ko matapos ang padyak. ¬†Makulimlim pa rin ang panahon kaya nakatulong ito. ¬†Ang ruta ng takbo ay katulad din ng ruta sa Larrazabal triathlon noong nakaraang taon. ¬†Ang kaibahan lang imbis na mainit, malamig at mahangin ang ruta ngayon. ¬†Kaya dapat samantalahin ang magandang panahon di ba? ¬†3 loops ang takbo, papuntang All Hands Beach tapos pabalik. ¬†Inorasan ko ang unang punta ko sa All Hands, 8:35. ¬†May kabagalan. ¬†Nakatulong na bahagyang mas mabilis ang pabalik sa Dungaree Beach kumpara papuntang All Hands. ¬†Kung tama ang naalala ko, nakuha ko ng 8:05 ang pabalik. ¬†Kaya ganun na rin ang naging ritmo kada loop. ¬†Matapos ang unang loop, nilagpasan ako ni Meyo. ¬†Ang ganda niya tingnan habang tumatakbo. ¬†Sana balang araw, ganun na rin ako tumakbo ūüôā

Kalagitnaan ng takbo, tiningan ko ang relo: 24:50. ¬†Naku po, mukhang magiging malapit ito. ¬†Mabigat na rin ang bawat hingal ko sa mga oras na ito, pero tulad ng sabi sa akin ni Kots Jojo, yung mabigat at mabilis na hingal na di ka makapagsalita….di na naman magbabago yun. ¬†Ani niya, hanggang doon na lang ang hingal at hindi magiging mas mabigat o mas mabilis. ¬†Ang susi talaga ay sino ang makakatiis ng ganoong hingal ng mas matagal. ¬†Pagdating sa huling loop umabot ako sa All Hands turnaround na pumapalo na ng 42++ minuto sa relo ko. ¬†Sa abot ng aking makakaya, sinubukan ko pang paspasan ang takbo ko. ¬†Mabuti na lang talaga maganda ang panahon at puwede kong laktawan ang ilang water station para magfocus lang sa takbo. ¬†At sa awa ng Diyos, umabot na rin ako sa finish line at pagkapindot ng relo ay laking tuwa ko na natupad na rin ang matagal ko ng pangarap na maka-sub 50 sa 10k “off the bike”. ¬†Gusto ko na magretiro dahil palagay ko di na mauulit ito ūüôā

Para sa buong karera, ang oras ko ay 2:35:55 sa relo ko. ¬†Masaya ako dahil malaki nabawas sa dati kong oras na 2:49:04 sa parehong distansya. ¬†Pero mulat naman ako na mas madali ang ruta ng bike dito at mas maganda ang panahon. ¬†Ganun pa man, mananatili pa rin ang hamon na pagandahin pa rin ang oras na ito pagdating ng Subit sa Mayo. ¬†Siguro pagdating sa takbo, dapat itarget ko naman ang 48 para lang bigyan ng allowance ang transition 2 para sub-50 ang lalabas sa opisyal na resulta ūüôā

Maraming Salamat sa TRAP para sa maayos at tagumpay na karera kahapon.  Malaking tulong talaga ang pagsasara ng kalahating kalsada para sa siklista.  Sa panahon na maraming nagrereklamo kung paano idinadaos ang mga karera sa takbuhan, nakakatuwa na makakaasa ka sa TRAP na magiging maayos ang kanilang karera.

Sunod na karera:  Condura Marathon.

Tagay naman diyan!!! ūüôā

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January 6, 2010

2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — levyang @ 4:48 am

Bagong taon. ¬†Panahon din para magbalik-tanaw sa taong nakalipas. ¬†Tulad ng nabanggit ko sa huling post, umikot ang ensayo ko noong taong 2009 para sa paghahanda sa Camsur 70.3 at WRT. ¬†Kakaiba din ang training dahil noon lang ako nakaranas na pumalo ng 3k sa swim training. ¬†Mainipin din akong tao kaya laking tuwa ko din na nakaabot na rin ako ng 100k sa bisikleta. ¬†Pagdating naman sa takbuhan, una ko rin naranasan na tumakbo ng 2 oras kada linggo. ¬†Masarap din pala kumarera o mag-ensayo nang mahabaan dahil nakakapagmuni-muni ako pampalipas oras ūüôā

Dahil sa nabuong mileage mula sa nagdaang taon, eto ngayon, naglakas-loob ako na mag-register para sa Condura Marathon na gaganapin ngayong February 7. ¬†Sa training pa lang, alam kong di biro ang lintik na distansyang ito. ¬†Sabi ng marami, mahalaga sa paghahanda para sa marathon ang mga “long run” na aabot ng 3 oras mahigit o 30k. ¬†Sa tanang buhay ko, hanggang 25k lang ang pinakamalayong distansya na natakbo ko. ¬†Ito yung New Balance run sa Clark noong 2008.

Noong ika-27 ng Disyembre 2009, unang beses kong tumakbo ng 30k. ¬†Masakit nga siya sa binti. Pero nakarecover naman ako makalipas ng 2 araw, kung kaya’t nangahas akong sumali sa Rizal Day Run ni Bald Runner sa Camp Aguinaldo. ¬†Marahil di na kayo magugulat sa nangyari sa akin sa unang 5k pa lang ng takbo. ¬†Sumakit ang kaliwang tuhod ko. ¬†Pero pinilit ko pa rin tapusin ang karera dahil ang buong akala ko ang sakit ay dahil lamang sa sugat doon din sa kaliwang tuhod. ¬†Dagdag pa, sabi ko sarili ko, konting yelo lang, gagaling din ang tuhod ko. ¬†Pero pagdating ng bagong taon, masakit pa rin siya.

Tulad ng karamihan sa atin, mataas ang pagtingin ko kay Lance Armstrong. ¬†Para kay Pareng Lance, di niya pinapalagpas ang Pasko o Bagong Taon pagdating sa ensayo. ¬†Siyempre, gusto ko siyang tularan di ba? ¬†Kaya, hala sige, kahit masakit pa ang tuhod ko, tinakbo ko pa rin siya ng isa’t kalahating oras noong unang araw ng taon. ¬†Katangahan talaga dahil kahit ang pangit na ng “form” ko, pinilit ko pa rin tapusin ang 15k. ¬†Ano sa tingin niyo, hinihingi ko talaga no? ¬†Kaya ko lang naman siya ginawa dahil nagaalala ako na mawala ang pinaghirapang ‘fitness level’ kuno ūüôā ¬†Matapos ang 2 30k run, maayos naman pakiramdam ko kung hingal ang pag-uusapan. ¬†Yung sakit lang sa katawan ang kalaban.

Huwag magalala. ¬†Di na ako tumakbo muli mula noong unang araw ng taon. ¬†Itong mga nakaraang araw, langoy at padyak na lang ginagawa ko ūüôā ¬†Awa ng Diyos, mukhang gumagaling na naman ang tuhod ko. ¬†Bukas, baka itakbo ko na muli siya ūüôā ¬†Tingin ko, mapalad pa rin ako dahil ngayon lang ako nakaranas ng injury sa kabila ng katangahan ko. ¬†Ang ‘kagandahan’ sa nakadanas ng anumang injury, mas naaappreciate mo ang ang mga araw na nakakaensayo ka ng walang sakit o tama sa katawan. ¬†At yun ang nararamdaman ko ngayon ūüôā

O, siya, andiyan ka pa ba? ¬†Siguro nagulat ka na sa wikang Pilipino na itong blog ko. ¬†Bakit, ‘kamo? ¬†Wala lang, ayaw ko na kasing magpanggap at pahirapan pa ang sarili ko. ¬†Nagiisip naman ako sa wikang Pilipino, dapat ganun din sa pagsulat di ba? ¬†Tutal marami na namang blog diyan na nasa wikang Inggles. ¬†Di lang naman yun ang pagbabago dito sa blog na ito. ¬†Napansin ko din kasi na tila mga race report na lang ang laman ng mga post ko. ¬†Ngayong bagong taon, susubukan ko din ibahagi naman ang mga ginagawa ko sa ensayo at ang ilang tips/aral na mapupulot ko diyan sa tabi-tabi ūüôā ¬†Sana makatulong kahit papaano sa mga mambabasa diyan na nais magtampisaw sa mundo ng triathlon.

Hanggang sa uulitin….Cheers!!!

December 28, 2009

Going Long

Filed under: Uncategorized — levyang @ 2:21 am

If I can describe this past year in one phrase, it would be the year for “going long”. ¬†Running-wise, it meant joining 21K races on a regular basis. ¬†Triathlon-wise, it meant training that revolved around peaking for Camsur and Whiterock. ¬†Cycling-wise, it meant hitting the century during training rides. ¬†Here’s a recap of the races I joined this past year (although there’s still one race left – Rizal Day Run):

February 7 – MILO Subic 21k – 1:52:53

March 22 – Condura Half- Marathon – 1:45:57

March 28 – MOA Duathlon (7k-30k-4k) – 1:50:59

April 5 – TLBF Standard Distance Triathlon – 2:53:19

April 19 – Greenfield City Run 21k – 1:52:13

May 17 – SUBIT – 2:49:02

May 31 – Microsoft IE8 Run 8 miles – 1:13:27

June 7 – Mizuno Infinity Run 15k – 1:16:27

June 14 – Animo Sprint Triathlon – 1:53:29

June 28 – MOA Duathlon – 1:49:26

July 19 – Globe Run for Home 21k – 1:50:17

August 15 – Kenny Urbanite Run 15K – 1:20:20

August 23 – Ironman 70.3 Camsur – 6:11:51

August 29 – UPLB Costume Tri (400m – 15k – 3k) – 53:53

August 30 – UP Law Invitational Sprint Triathlon – 1:25:07

September 13 – Ecodash 21k – 1:50:14

September 20 – MOA Duathlon – 1:49:07

October 18 – Alabang NAGT – 1:50:48

October 25 – Adidas KOTR 21k – 1:49:57

November 7 – WRT Long-Distance Triathlon (1.5k – 91k – 20k) – 5:24:38

November 15 – Asian Duathlon Championships Standard Distance – 2:25:40

November 29 – New Balance Run 21k – 1:48:16

December 13 – Powerade Standard Distance Duathlon – 2:21:20

December 19 – UPLB NAGT – 1:41:58

December 20 – Philstar Celebrity Run 21k – 2:06:01

December 30 – Rizal Day Run 30k – 2:45:06

Quite a busy year, but I’m not as tired at this point as I was last year ūüôā ¬†Happy to note incremental improvements in triathlon times but running times leave much to be desired. ¬†Condura time seemed like an aberration really ūüôā ¬†If 2009 was the year for ‘going long’, I guess 2010 would be one for ‘going longer’. ¬†I will go for the full mary on February 7 at Condura. ¬†Don’t worry, I’ll stop there. ¬†I know I’m not ready to try the full Ironman distance just yet….maybe in 2011 perhaps ūüôā

Cheers!  See you in 2010.  Subic NAGT on January 17.

September 29, 2009

Heroes in our midst

Filed under: Uncategorized — levyang @ 7:04 am

September 26, 2009 will forever live in infamy in our collective memories. ¬†This was the day Metro Manila experienced its worst flooding in 40 years. ¬†Practically, 80 percent of the roads were impassable and I’m sure now by now, through the help of facebook and the internet, all of you have seen the various images Typhoon Ondoy has left us with. ¬†Yes, it was a tragedy. ¬†But tragedies have this habit of bringing out the best in the Filipinos. ¬†For this post, I would just like to salute two individuals for showing me what bravery and courage is all about: ¬†Carol Ong and Rayzon Galdonez.

September 26 began quite innocently enough. ¬†The Grade 3 pupils of San Agustin were going to have their Outreach program at Intramuros. ¬†Having checked the PAGASA website the night before, I knew there was a storm that was going to hit land that day. ¬†But then, when I woke up at around 5:30am, there were just intermittent showers. ¬†Thus, Ellet and I woke up our son, Matthew, and prepared ourselves to go to Intramuros. ¬†We arrived at the San Agustin Church at around 8am. ¬†Soon, the school bus arrived bringing along Matthew’s schoolmates. ¬†When the outreach program began, the rain began to pour more heavily and steadily as well. ¬†In fact, it was enough to knock out the electricity and sound system at certain points during the program. ¬†But, the show did and must go on. ¬†The program ended at around 11am and this was when the ordeal began. ¬†Most of the students rode on the school bus. ¬†Our family brought our own vehicle. ¬†Ms. Ong did as well. ¬†On our way back home, we could already see that portions of Roxas Boulevard were already flooded but still passable. ¬†It wasn’t until we reached Macapagal Boulevard intersecting EDSA ext. that traffic grounded to an absolute halt. ¬†Our family decided right then to make a U-Turn while we still can and stay at MOA until the flooding subsides. Through SMS exchanges with Matt’s teacher, we were updated as to the status of the school bus as they made their way home that day. ¬†Now, the stretch from Macapagal Boulevard to CSA Makati is about 2 to 3 kilometers. ¬†Even with the usual traffic at the Taft Avenue interesection, one can reach the destination in 15 to 20 minutes. ¬†However, September 26 is a different story altogether. ¬†As it turned out, the CSA School Bus finally reached the school at around 9:45 pm. ¬†It spent a total of 10-11 hours covering a 2-3 kilometer distance. ¬†Remember Ms. Carol Ong? ¬†Ah yes, the subject of this post, I almost forgot. ¬†Picture this. ¬†It was nearing lunch time already and there is this school bus with at least 40 9 year olds and their stomachs grumbling. ¬†Well, instead of whiling her time at the mall like the Angs, Ms. Carol Ong parked her car somewhere dry and did what according to her “any parent will do given the situation.” ¬†She bought take-out food and waded through waist-high waters to bring the food to the hungry schoolchildren. ¬†Instead of signing off with her good deed for the day, ¬†she then stayed on the bus and assisted the teachers in feeding the children and making sure that all of them were safe and comfortable. ¬†Later, perhaps sensing that the school bus might not make it through the floods, Ms. Ong then hired a bigger bus to ferry the children. Hours passed and as the bus inched its way to the school, it did not take long before the children were hungry again. ¬†By then, most of the food outlets on the streets were already closed. ¬†It was practically Waterworld at EDSA. ¬†But I guess when the going gets tough, Ms. Ong gets tougher. ¬†Once again, she waded through the floods, knocked at a closed Jollibee outlet and forced management to open and prepare take-out dinner for the CSA students. ¬†It wasn’t until the time that the bus had finally reached the school that Ms. Ong finally called it a day. ¬†She only went back for her car the next day.

According to Ms. Ong, she did nothing extraordinary. ¬†She did “what any parent would do given the situation.” ¬†To a certain degree, she’s right. ¬†What she did, the parents among us wouldn’t think twice and also do for OUR children. ¬†But what separates Ms. Ong from you and me is that she went the extra mile. ¬†Like the Angs, she had her own transportation and could have lounged around the mall with her son and nobody will have blamed her for that. ¬†After all, looking after one’s safety and that of the child’s is the primary concern of every parent. ¬†But Ms. Ong chose to make the 40 CSA students (and the 4 CSA teachers) her children as well and that has made all the difference in the world.

Rayzon Galdonez was a professional cyclist.  He is a fun-loving friend who can do different magic tricks and make impossible contortions of his body.  He is also a soldier of the Philippine Army.  Soldiers are quite busy nowadays since they are called upon to assist in the relief and rescue operation.  Rayzon is part of the group assigned to the relief and rescue operation in Cainta, Rizal, one of the hardest-hit areas of Typhoon Ondoy.  Part and parcel of his job as a soldier.  Nothing extraordinary about that.

Rayzon Galdonez hails from Marikina City. ¬†His parents live there. ¬†Only now, he has no way of knowing for sure if they are still alive. ¬†He lost contact with them after Ondoy’s fury last Saturday. ¬†And all this time, he is busy relieving and rescuing the people in Cainta while his heart and mind is somewhere in Marikina… Yup, all in a day’s job for a soldier.

I’m sure there are a lot more stories out there about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. ¬†Ms. Carol Ong and Rayzon Galdonez are just two shining examples of such heroes in our midst.

Cheers!!

November 12, 2008

Bike Boutique Opening

Filed under: Uncategorized — levyang @ 12:51 pm

Calling all triathletes, you might be interested in this one.  A perfect prelude to New Balance Powerrace:

TBB Grand Opening Program Details:

Saturday 15th November:

9:30am -11:30am TBB Grand Opening Ride

This very unique TBB ride is open to everybody (independent of their riding level), who wishes to have a nice 50km road ride in and around Subic.
Join our teamtbb pro’s, our VIP guests and members of the Philippines triathlon team for a relaxed and fun ride together.

11:30am ‚Äď 12:30pm Recovery at the Grand Season Pool Deck

Recovery at the Grand Season pool deck with some drinks on TBB.

12:30 ‚Äď 14:00 Light lunch + drinks

Light lunch and drinks served in the Grand Season restaurant.

14:00 ‚Äď 15:30 Free time and opportunity to browse in TBB store

15:30 ‚Äď 17:30 The Brett Sutton tri-clinic (not to be missed opportunity!!)¬†
A FREE Brett Sutton coaching and tri clinic session with topics such as:

How to become a better athlete in less time?
The development of teamtbb.
Update on our 2009 teamtbb squad.
The relationship between teamtbb, TBB and our social projects.

17:30 ‚Äď 18:30 teamtbb life forum session

Question and Answer on any topic triathlon, biking, pro athletes with teamtbb athletes, Brett Sutton, Alex Bok and Melvin Fausto.

19:00 ‚Äď 22:00 TBB Grand Opening Buffet Dinner

A FREE TBB Buffet at the Grand Season swimming pool area.
Life music on site for a party in Filipino Style

October 12, 2008

Ani in Kona, Little Angel Franchesca in Heaven

Filed under: Uncategorized — levyang @ 5:46 am

Ani competed in the Ironman World Championships in Kona and finished with a time of 12 hours and 7 minutes and 18 seconds.

Same time spent by Little Angel Franchesca Marie Bernardo in her very brief sojourn in this world.    

Life is a gift.

Life is precious.

Make it count.

Make it happen.  

Cheers Ani!  

Pray for us Little Angel Franchesca, you are home now.

September 24, 2008

PMI 10K Results and PMI Feedback

Filed under: Uncategorized — levyang @ 1:38 am

Just got back from ULTRA where Coach Jojo Macalintal told me about the negative feedback about the PMI run (i.e. bad sound system, crowded reg. booth, etc.). ¬†Personally, I don’t have many expectations in a race (which is the reason why I hardly get disappointed in any of them) ūüôā ¬†But I know this is no reason to deny the public a well-organized race. ¬†Therefore, I would like to appeal to those who joined the PMI run to please use this blog to post your feedback about the PMI Proudly 60 Run at UP. ¬†Any feedback, especially the negative ones, are most welcome and appreciated. ¬†I would promptly relay your comments to the organizers so we can do a much better PMI run in the future. ¬† Cheers!¬†

Here are the results of the 10K run:

10km Overall Results

 

 

 

1

Eduardo Buenavista

29

0:30:02

2

Alley Quisay

27

0:31:09

3

Crissencio Sabal

29

0:31:14

4

Bernardo Desamito Jr.

34

0:31:17

5

Elmer Sabal

26

0:31:54

6

Marjohn Salanawon

25

0:31:26

7

Ben Alenandrino

25

0:31:30

8

Allan Ballester

34

0:31:32

9

Christopher Ulboc Jr.

17

0:31:35

10

Jujet de Asis

36

0:31:41

11

Gerald Sabal

23

0:31:47

12

Reynaldo Delos Reyes

37

0:31:51

13

Nelbert Ducusin

22

0:31:55

14

Johnny Espana

22

0:31:56

15

Alquin Bolivar

22

0:31:58

16

Darwin Lim

20

0:31:59

17

Rodolfo Talandino

45

0:32:13

18

Bowen Montecilio

24

0:32:38

19

Ramie Lacson

32

0:32:43

20

Pacino Andaya

20

0:33:03

21

Adonis Lobaton

36

0:33:06

22

Esmeraldo Ondoy

40

0:33:08

23

Rolando Piamonte

36

0:33:31

24

Pepito Deapera

37

0:33:39

25

Jack Espana

25

0:33:51

26

Robeno Javier

23

0:33:57

27

Giovanni Andaya

19

0:33:58

28

Derek Amarante

16

0:33:59

29

Leomar Mirasol

26

0:34:06

30

Alexander Arabit

19

0:34:08

31

Ronald Salgado

26

0:34:15

32

Billi Joe Ignacio

20

0:34:32

33

 

 

0:36:47

34

Aliboy Solomon

14

0:36:53

35

Michael Mendoza

28

0:36:56

36

Msg. Rey Antoque

55

0:36:58

37

Marecil Maquilan

20

0:37:14

38

Aileen Tolentino

22

0:37:31

39

Raymond Sabordo

15

0:37:37

40

Conrad Conde

23

0:37:42

41

Timmy Santos

25

0:38:01

42

Roberto Ramiro

46

0:38:07

43

Jean Palencia

18

0:38:15

44

Junjie Maranalla

27

0:38:16

45

Duncan Amarante

12

0:38:18

46

Rizaldy Mabag

19

0:38:36

47

Mark Mallanta

19

0:38:45

48

Ariel Marce

42

0:38:52

49

Neljohn Sonio

15

0:38:55

50

Miles Embuedo

21

0:39:07

51

Gregorio Hiray

46

0:39:18

52

Ronaldo Pelayo

20

0:39:25

53

Edwin Gajol

30

0:39:31

54

Eduardo Villanueva

49

0:39:33

55

Danny Veras

51

0:39:42

56

Jun Bacus

40

0:39:44

57

Allen Mendoza

31

0:39:48

58

Norlito Nicolas

28

0:39:58

59

Perfecto Talondon

33

0:40:03

60

Alex Ballester

10

0:40:08

61

Liza Yambao

26

0:40:11

62

Macrose Dichoso

14

0:40:25

63

Joanne Manangat

20

0:40:36

64

Genaro Carranea

32

0:40:39

65

Ricardo Pauig

47

0:40:39

66

Rodel Gajol

31

0:40:53

67

Danilo Burdeos

53

0:41:09

68

Gerry Austria

25

0:41:40

69

Jovie Leqnis

28

0:41:41

70

Jessie Sacalye

53

0:42:08

71

Michael Meneses

 

0:42:12

72

Anna Vargas

28

0:42:13

73

Francisco Vinarao

40

0:42:24

74

 

 

0:42:25

75

Manuel Lopez

37

0:42:27

76

Ian Esquilona

20

0:42:29

77

Edgar Joseph Sta. Rosa

35

0:42:43

78

Jessica Marce

17

0:42:48

79

Felipe Dumpit

52

0:42:54

80

Chris Gimenez

36

0:42:56

81

Charlie Aquino

13

0:42:58

82

Honesto Mallanta

17

0:43:05

83

Maica Mae Tacsiat

11

0:43:08

84

Hermogenes Valdez

53

0:43:29

85

Reynaldo Ruda

41

0:43:30

86

Maryam Mangorangca

38

0:43:40

87

Eddie Radaza/Federico Amban

40/31

0:43:54

89

Lester Jerome Chuayap

30

0:44:03

90

Enate Sayrol

36

0:44:14

91

Jof Babaran

43

0:44:27

92

Roberto Manzano

46

0:44:32

93

Graciano Santos

42

0:44:33

94

Mirasol Abad

23

0:45:01

95

Olive Cortez

33

0:45:02

96

Leo Yambao

39

0:45:03

97

Maricel Yambao

18

0:45:15

98

Silverio Saligbon

53

0:45:18

99

Dominador Magleo

25

0:45:24

100

Nolan Llanora

32

0:45:29

101

Rodrigo Bagtilay

29

0:45:34

102

Antonio Saligao

23

0:45:50

103

Renz Ranez

13

0:45:51

104

Joel Korea

19

0:45:52

105

Roy Caluya Martin

42

0:45:53

106

Rudy George Ilustre

46

0:45:54

107

Roel Olimba

37

0:45:55

108

Nicanor Reyes

48

0:46:14

109

Eduardo Monog

56

0:46:31

110

Alan Giba

37

0:46:34

111

Tommy Tan

57

0:46:38

112

Raul Abuan

45

0:46:40

113

Genevieve dela Pena

34

0:46:41

114

Gil Pajares

61

0:46:47

115

Alfredo Fototona

72

0:47:10

116

Eduardo Martinez

41

0:47:13

117

Jennelyn Randa

12

0:47:17

118

Ricky Dizon

51

0:47:22

119

Jose Dela Cruz Cando

35

0:47:30

120

Ryan de Nosta

 

0:47:32

121

Renilo Mateo

44

0:47:40

122

Roderick Sucgag

43

0:47:41

123

Rodel Dela Cruz

51

0:47:46

124

Joash Dela Cruz

28

0:47:53

125

Francis Jay Nacino

36

0:48:01

126

Glen Lee

47

0:48:02

127

Wilfredo Quitos

52

0:48:03

128

Gabriela Calma

23

0:48:04

129

Vince Mendoza

30

0:48:15

130

Rodolph Capuchino

40

0:48:16

131

Vergelio Leona

44

0:48:18

132

Norman Dayap

34

0:48:19

133

Dionisio Espiritu

46

0:48:31

134

Mila Paje

43

0:49:07

135

Noel Miano

49

0:49:18

136

Abundio Corral Jr.

29

0:49:19

137

Chona May Cunanan

26

0:49:27

138

Nicky Ty

 

0:49:29

139

Oscar Lopez

19

0:49:30

140

Duncan Starnes

34

0:49:50

141

Gregorio Ocampo

40

0:49:51

142

Enrico Ibana

48

0:50:01

143

Saturnino Camangonan

49

0:50:02

144

Bernadro Eligio

35

0:50:11

145

Ireneo Hernandez

53

0:50:12

146

Daisy Castillon

43

0:50:13

147

Dominador Agot

49

0:50:16

148

Jody Jacinto

36

0:50:17

149

Dennis Chung

24

0:50:43

150

Anthony Olinares

46

0:50:47

151

Ronald Astronomo

44

0:51:10

152

Jan Imperio

40

0:51:13

153

Jun Del Rosario

69

0:51:35

154

Monique Nimo

35

0:51:38

155

Chito Vegim

38

0:51:40

156

Cherry Gotamco

46

0:51:43

157

Marvin Romero

31

0:51:47

158

Robhel Valera

34

0:51:51

159

Raul Noel

17

0:52:13

160

Eduardo Franciso

47

0:52:14

161

Rommel Mangabal

43

0:52:26

162

Ferdinand Amion

46

0:52:31

           163

Christopher Santiago

29

0:52:35

164

Dominador Orvida

49

0:52:36

165

Nicanor Quieta

45

0:52:38

166

Ruben Garcia

46

0:52:39

167

Felipe Dictado

31

0:52:40

168

Jonathan Bayocot

37

0:52:41

169

Jan Michael Cruz

28

0:52:42

170

Hazel Ena Orivida

14

0:52:44

171

Leonardo Capacete

36

0:52:45

172

Henry dela Cruz

44

0:52:46

173

Julia Abiera

10

0:52:47

174

Giovanni Hernandez

 

0:52:48

175

Noe Bello

44

0:53:08

         176

 

 

0:53:13

177

Michael Villanueva

33

0:53:24

178

Gil Ocampo

59

0:53:28

179

Mary Anne Kathleen Olayte

29

0:53:29

180

Zaldy Juan

37

0:53:31

`181

Glendell Tanag

31

0:53:42

182

Dominic Pascasio

27

0:53:44

183

Mariano Cruz

48

0:53:46

184

Rosario Ferco

46

0:53:48

185

Rafael Tomacruz

44

0:53:59

186

Andy Tan

31

0:54:03

187

 

 

0:54:05

188

Roderick  

 

0:54:10

189

Jolly Villamor

42

0:54:17

190

Samson Ocampo

48

0:54:28

191

Carlo Francisco

32

0:54:38

192

Nico Nolasco

 

0:54:52

193

Raymond Martelino

28

0:54:56

194

Francis Lira

37

0:54:57

195

Jonel Mendoza

44

0:55:00

196

Isa Cruz

25

0:55:04

197

Allan Ordiz

25

0:55:09

198

Arian Ocampo

31

0:55:40

199

Jomini Nazareno

29

0:55:54

200

Jerome Bautista

21

0:56:01

201

BJ Manalo

27

0:56:02

202

Winston Sy

39

0:56:03

203

Geoff Fajardo

31

0:56:04

204

Gilbert Velasco

37

0:56:08

205

Robin Quinto

28

0:56:19

206

Dax Carlo Pascasio

23

0:56:22

207

Joseph Zueglich

44

0:56:32

208

Jojo Dela Cruz

38

0:56:36

209

Eric Dalina

46

0:56:39

210

Rodel Amago

42

0:56:47

211

Francis Gopez

30

0:56:48

212

Margaret Jade Ferriols

33

0:56:50

213

Gerry Geralde

40

0:56:56

214

Manny Maandal

53

0:57:06

215

Victorina Calma

34

0:57:16

216

Edilberto Severino

42

0:57:18

217

Lamberto Amado

57

0:57:21

218

Teddy Temprosa

49

0:57:23

219

Gigi Alcantara

32

0:57:24

220

Gerry Jano

40

0:57:27

221

Christopher Ramirez

39

0:57:28

222

Angelo Amellano

36

0:57:58

223

Michael Ang

42

0:58:27

224

Geronimo Espinosa

53

0:58:37

225

Larry Daliwag

49

0:58:42

226

Rene Mabalot

33

0:58:52

227

Vernier Umali

39

0:58:59

228

Frederick Capinpin

39

0:59:02

229

Wilfredo Gozo

36

0:59:07

230

Mar Quilala

60

0:59:39

231

George Enriquez

46

0:59:40

232

Rolando Maala

41

0:59:42

233

Rosalina Pascual

44

0:59:49

234

Wilbert Lacbay

31

0:59:58

235

William Sing

43

1:00:12

236

Marlon Lagua

39

1:00:14

237

Patrick Pena

43

1:00:18

239

Darwin Caraan

31

1:00:24

240

Arnel Gutierrez

44

1:00:26

241

Stella Que

32

1:00:31

242

Rufino Narciso Villanasco

39

1:00:50

243

Marc Steven Chua

26

1:01:03

244

Homer Noche

49

1:01:09

245

Abe Peralta

55

1:01:10

246

Armando Broncano

40

1:01:11

247

Ben Parayno

61

1:01:17

248

Ceasar Corteza

37

1:01:21

249

Sherry San Pedro

32

1:01:23

250

Genelito Badocdoc

54

1:01:34

251

Jare Polintan

51

1:01:38

252

Carina Dayondon

30

1:01:43

253

Cecilio Nepumuceno

54

1:01:44

254

Tisha Gevieroso

35

1:01:45

255

Mel Habana

50

1:01:47

256

Alexander Silvestre

44

1:01:48

257

John Raspado

27

1:01:59

258

Nestor Almoite

44

1:02:13

259

Rico Yamat

36

1:02:29

260

Ray Anthony Cleofe

26

1:02:31

267

Red Samar

36

1:02:38

268

Orbin Diaz

36

1:02:50

269

Darlyn Abillar

43

1:02:51

270

Emma Alvarez

46

1:03:07

271

Teddy Yao

46

1:03:09

272

Genevieve Ong

25

1:03:18

273

Noelle Wenceslao

28

1:03:22

274

Ceasario Gitano

41

1:03:26

275

Jimmy Arriesgado

21

1:03:27

276

Inocencio Francisco

49

1:03:55

277

Elizer Mendoza

20

1:04:08

278

Helen Castillo

53

1:04:12

279

Benson Yao

48

1:04:17

280

Warner Andrada

43

1:04:19

281

DJ Aristotle Carion

32

1:04:24

282

Christine Litton

39

1:04:43

283

Luis Hans

55

1:04:48

284

Lisa Marie Carandang

36

1:05:25

285

Kelly Potot

18

1:05:27

286

Jun Llantes

43

1:05:29

287

Jun Engracia

55

1:05:53

288

Richard Lim

40

1:06:06

289

Joey Verano

27

1:06:46

290

Carlo dela Pena

20

1:06:53

291

Rsemarie Antolin

24

1:07:04

292

Michelle Curran

34

1:07:11

293

Angelita Yambao

65

1:07:45

294

Rixel Izon

36

1:07:46

295

Noel Amion

40

1:07:47

296

Sherwin Daquigan

31

1:08:42

297

Alfredo Dimzon

57

1:09:11

298

Orlando De Roxas

27

1:09:29

299

Alden Albano

28

1:09:48

300

Joseph Carreon

27

1:10:51

301

Charles Lim

46

1:10:56

302

Edgardo Razon

44

1:10:57

303

Ito Roces

45

1:10:59

304

Mac Raynog

 

1:11:22

305

Arnel Agquiz

23

1:11:39

306

Lemuel Ian Lopera

37

1:12:23

307

Anabel Meroy

30

1:12:38

308

Jesus Canono

53

1:13:27

309

Cecil Dajoyag

32

1:13:45

310

Patrick Joseph Tugade

26

1:14:12

311

Daniel So

48

1:14:26

312

Bill Enage

 

1:14:37

313

Ian Oscar Enage

 

1:14:39

314

Ryan Salonga

27

1:15:01

315

Joseph Mendoza

24

1:15:05

316

Jae Zel Dictado

8

1:15:13

317

Edwin Ylescupidez

55

1:15:14

318

Maricor Go

28

1:15:33

319

Romualdo Balagapo

22

1:16:19

320

David Juanico

22

1:16:20

321

Igo Polido

 

1:16:21

322

Migs Noel

22

1:16:59

323

Dennis Quepe

 

1:17:00

324

Jennifer Ang

30

1:18:07

325

Richard Suzara

33

1:18:08

326

Jennifer Suzara

32

1:19:02

327

Cesar Guarin

52

1:19:51

328

George Tan

50

1:20:03

329

Kim Tiew O’Connell

 

1:20:03

330

Felsie Soriano

 

1:20:16

331

James Dolar

34

1:20:17

332

 

 

1:23:23

333

Tirso Josef

37

1:23:31

334

Dominic Andrada

13

1:24:26

335

Eduardo Dimzon

71

1:25:13

336

Francis Acop

36

1:25:26

337

Sean Co

40

1:27:05

338

Leah Caringar

36

1:27:06

339

Abe Abarquel

31

1:27:37

340

Renato Calma

57

1:30:41

341

Ellen Cayanan

32

1:34:13

342

Bong Zandueta

36

1:34:14

 

September 10, 2008

Lance and Kobe

Filed under: Lakers,Ramblings,Uncategorized — levyang @ 3:26 am

Thought I dedicate today’s post to two sports icons who made announcements that baffled me this morning.

First:  Kobe

Those of you who follow basketball and the Lakers in particular would surely know that Kobe played through an injured pinkie towards the latter part of the NBA season including the playoffs. ¬†Even then, the doctors were already recommending surgery but being the competitor that he is, Kobe postponed the date with the surgeon until after the Beijing Olympics. ¬†I remember admiring his competitive spirit then and I could understand the reasons why he decided to postpone the surgery. ¬†The doctors stated that recovery would take around 2-3 months and Kobe didn’t want to miss out on what turned out to be a good run to the NBA Finals. ¬†Participating in Beijing was also a no-brainer, Kobe wanted so bad to be part of ‘Redeem Team’ and as it turned out, he also played a big role in the gold medal game against Spain. ¬†

NBA Training Camp opens in 3 weeks and the season itself would start the end of October. ¬†Pretty good time to get that surgery don’t you think? ¬†But I guess this is the reason why Kobe is Kobe and we are who we are….. Kobe just decided that he will not have surgery at all…….He said that the 12-week recovery period was just too much sacrifice and he wanted to use the training camp as a time to bond with his teammates, etc. ¬†I don’t know, but I’m not sure I’m with Kobe on this one. ¬†I mean his shooting hand is one good slap away from a total fracture and what will happen to the Lakers then? ¬†PLEASE KOBE, GO GET THAT FREAKING SURGERY DONE AND LET’S LOOK FORWARD TO A WORRY-FREE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON FOR THE LAKERS, MAN!!!!!!! ¬†

Next:  Lance

Lance Armstrong just announced that he’s coming out of retirement to do the Tour de France in 2009. ¬†I guess running marathons just isn’t the same, huh? ¬†7 Tour de France victories are not enough, huh? Hanging out with Kate Hudson is not enough, huh? ¬†I guess this is the reason why Lance is Lance and we are who we are. ¬†I have mixed feelings on this one. ¬†Sure, I’m happy for Lance and want to see him climb the Pyrenees once again but then he was already at the pinnacle of the cycling world when he retired. ¬† ¬†Just don’t want to see another Michael Jordan who just didn’t know when to quit. ¬†

So there you go…. 2 bull-headed competitors throwing caution to the wind….This calls for Cheers! I guess?

But, what the heck, the 2008-2009 NBA season and 2009 Tour de France couldn’t start soon enough ūüôā

September 7, 2008

Just Call Her Ironperson Ani

Filed under: Uncategorized — levyang @ 8:50 am

This just in….Ani De Leon, our Filipina qualifier for the Kona Ironman in Hawaii this October, just qualified for the Half-Ironman Championships in Florida. ¬†She placed 2nd overall in her age group in the Aviva Ironman 70.3 in Singapore. ¬†Congratulations to Ani and to the rest of Team Philippines. ¬†Cheers!!!!!

Here are Ani’s splits: ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†

DE LEON, Ani Karina  

9/43/29

 

33/30 to 34

Swim

00:35:36

Bike

02:53:07

Run

01:56:41

Total

05:29:07

September 5, 2008

Ironman Singapore

Filed under: Uncategorized — levyang @ 3:38 am

On the 7th of September, a group of Pinoy triathletes will do the Aviva Ironman 70.3. ¬†It’s a half-ironman distance consisting of 1.9k swim, 90k bike and 21k run. ¬†I would like to send my biggest cheers to TEAM PHILIPPINES this weekend in Singapore, most especially to Francis Tueres (PoloTri) and Jojo Lontok (Sunkist TriHard). ¬†When will the Philippines host its own Ironman race? ¬†Will it ever happen in my lifetime? ¬†

The following are the pinoy competitors in Singapore (thanks Ricky Ledesma):

23 DE LEON Ani Karina Individual – Female¬†–¬†Age 30-34 Philippines Philippines
20 CAYETANO Pilar Juliana Individual – Female¬†–¬†Age 40-44 Philippines Philippines
18 ong jevon Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 25-29 Philippines filipino
29 Tanchan Bernard Neil Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 25-29 Philippines Filipino
53 REGIS Anthony Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 25-29 Philippines Philippines
87 QUIEC Geoffrey Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 25-29 Philippines Philippines
54 Mendez Paul Brian Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 30-34 Philippines filipino
39 Tueres Francis Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 35-39 Philippines Filipino
40 Trasmonte Trino Rey Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 35-39 Philippines Filipino
189 TRABASAS Manuel Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 35-39 Philippines Philippines
268 HINOLAN Caloy Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 35-39 Philippines Philippines
2 Ocampo Lorenzo Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 40-44 Philippines
4 Arambulo Kirk Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 40-44 Philippines
15 Altura Albert Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 40-44 Philippines
64 sarrosa michael Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 40-44 Philippines filipino
71 Yusay Ricardo Paulo J. Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 40-44 Philippines Filipino
87 Yabut Peter Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 40-44 Philippines Filipino
101 GERONIMO Dominador Baterina Jr. Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 40-44 Singapore Philippines
116 LONTOK Joselito Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 40-44 Philippines Philippines
1 Uytengsu Wilfred Steven Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 45-49 Philippines ¬†
2 Stroem Rune Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 45-49 Philippines ¬†
3 Welsh Anthony Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 45-49 Philippines
39 Bangayan Michael Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 45-49 Philippines Canadian
57 PENALOZA Philip Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 45-49 Hong Kong Philippines
73 BAGHAIE Ebbie Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 45-49 Philippines United States
1 Charlton David Individual – Male¬†–¬†Age 50-54 Philippines
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