Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Team 7-11 Phils Finish Strong In Phuket

A group of Philippines’ elite runners, collectively known as Team 7-Eleven Philippines, overcome tough weather conditions and a strong foreign competition to emerge as top finishers of their respective race categories in the recently-held Laguna Phuket Marathon in Phuket, Thailand.

The team, composed of fifteen elite runners from different parts of the Philippines, were brought by Philippine Seven Corporation to compete in Laguna Phuket Marathon in Thailand’s picturesque Phuket Island as part of their prize for landing in the podium of the 42km, 32km and 21km race categories of the 7-Eleven Run Series held simultaneously in Manila, Cebu and Davao last February.

Philippine Army’s Richard Salaño, who took time off his preparations for the upcoming SEA Games, emerged as the 21km race’s Male Division Champion, clocking in at 1:13:25. Cebu’s Prince Joey Lee came in second with a finish time of 1:14:00.6, while Davao’s Joerge Andrade finished at 1:18:29.5 to land at the fourth spot, behind Daisuke Yamauchi of Japan who claimed third place.

At the half-marathon Women’s Division, Bukidnon’s Christine Hallasgo bagged first place in what is to be her first-ever international race outing.

Hallasgo, who covered the race in 1:25:28.6, said “Una sa lahat nagpapasalamat ako sa Panginoon kasi binigyan Niya ako ng lakas kahit masama ang panahon kanina. Nagpapasalamat din po ako sa 7-Eleven dahil nabigyan ang katulad ko ng chance na makapag-participate sa ibang bansa. Ito ang first time ko at hindi ko ine-expect na makukuha ko itong panalo na ito. Pangarap ko lang dati na maiwagayway ang bandera ng Pilipinas at hindi ko naintindihan ang nararamdaman ko ngayong isa na ako sa mga Pinay na nakapagdala ng bandera ng Pilipinas sa finish line at maiuuwi ang panalo”.

Completing the team’s conquest in the half-marathon women’s division is track and field legend, Christabel Martes who clocked in at 1:29:51.4 to finish in third place, Manila’s Luisa Raterta (1:34:53.6 ) and Jocelyn Elijeran (1:36:55), finished fourth and seventh, respectively. The Phuket race was also Raterta’s and Elijeran’s first international race experience.

The team also claimed victories in the full marathon race. Bryan Quiamco from Davao finished with top two honors in the Men’s Division with a time of 2:40:15.1. Cebu’s Azlan Pagay snatched the third place spot from Japanese Hiroki Nakajima (2:41:20.2) with a come-from-behind sprint finish of 2:41:20. Richeel Languido, also from Bukidnon, settled for the fifth spot with a time of 2:50:22.2.

On the distaff side, April Rose Diaz from Manila, finished the 42km race in 3:24:57.6 which was good for the third spot in the podium. Caviteña Maricar Camacho finished at seventh with a time of 3:39:47.1.

Ever since 2013, 7-Eleven Philippines have given a set of Filipino elite runners a chance to compete in the international stage by bringing them to a foreign running race, all expenses paid for plus pocket money and all needs taken cared of. Apart from this, runners who successfully finish on any of the top three overall spots in their respective category will not only get to bring home the race prizes but also receive a bonus cash prize from 7-Eleven Philippines.

The participation of Filipino runners at the Laguna Phuket Marathon in Thailand was made possible through the effort of Philippine Seven Corporation together with the valuable support of Under Armour as exclusive sportswear partner, PLDT-Smart, ESPN 5 and Cignal as media partners and sponsors Selecta Cornetto, Nature’s Spring Water, Summit Water, Gatorade, Del Monte, Pocari Sweat, Refresh Mineral Water, Kopiko 78, San Miguel Beer, Selecta, Fit and Right, Aquafina, Pepsi, Jack N Jill Nova, Evian, Le Minerale, SIP water, Safeguard, C2 Iced Tea, Mogu Mogu and Magnolia.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

2019 National MILO Marathon Manila

The National MILO® Marathon has energized champions and continues to inspire millions more in what is now known as the biggest, grandest and most prestigious running event in the country. Winners, crowned MILO® Marathon King and Queen, are granted the privilege to represent the country in top international marathon events. Participants from all walks of life are able to help inspire underprivileged children to reach for their dreams through the HELP GIVE SHOES advocacy. Decade after decade, the National MILO® Marathon will always help the Filipino people in building a nation of champions.

WHEN: July 28 2019

Online Registration:
https://www.runrio.com/race/registration/2019-national-milo-marathon-manila-elimination

Registration Fee:
P160 - 3km
P160 - 5km
P900 - 10km
P1000 - 21km (and a fit-to-run medical certificate)
P1100 - 42km (and a fit-to-run medical certificate)

Assembly Time and Gun Start:
3km - 0430AM - 0530AM
5km - 0430AM - 0535AM
10km - 0400AM - 0500AM
21km - 0330AM - 0430AM
42km - 0100AM - 0200AM

Cut-off Time:
3km - 1 hour (7 years old and above)
5km - 1 hour (7 years old and above)
10km - 1.5 hours (16 years old and above)
21km - 2.5 hours (must be at 10km marker in 1.5 hours)
42km - 6 hours (must be at 32km marker in 5 hours)



Reminders
* Participants must be 18 years and above, born in the year 2000, to participate in the Full Marathon (42.195-K) and Half Marathon (21-K). Each runner will have to secure an official ‘Fit-To-Run’ medical certificate signed by a licensed physician within 2 months before race day. Participants who are found to have tampered their medical certificates will automatically waive their insurance coverages
* Only local participants (Filipinos and foreigners with working visa) can join and win in the 42.195-K and 21-K qualifying races
* Pets, bicycles, motorcycles, vehicles and any other wheel-run objects are not allowed on the course other than the official race and medical vehicles.
* Participants in the 3K and 5K race categories are strongly encouraged not to bring any type of bag(s) on race day. The baggage area provided is solely for longer distance categories such as 10K, 21K, & 42K. The race organizer will not be responsible for any lost item.

Side Events
Biggest School Delegation Competition. Schools must submit their entry forms at the same time. Students must indicate the name of their school on the entry form and submit a photocopy of their school ID for the current school year (front and back). To qualify, a minimum of 50 students must finish the race. Top three schools in each area with the most number of students finishing the 5-K Fun Run and the 3-K Kiddie Run will win the awards
Cheer Leading Competition. Each team must have at least a minimum of 25 performers, and a maximum of 50 including props men and spotters. Any excess beyond the maximum number of participants will merit a point deduction equivalent to the total excess number of participants.
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