This was our race today, at the Palms Country Club. Love our Ironkids events! Next up: July 15 Aquathlon Philsports (ULTRA), Aug 4 Triathlon Cebu, Oct 27 Triathlon Pico de Loro.
Some photo credits: Iron Mommies Mariela Powell & Ting Joson and Coach Joel Santos
What a great idea- chasing people to run faster via scare tactics. Seeing how well this worked in the recently held RUNNING DEAD race at Palms Country Club, I now wonder whether I should apply this method to people I coach…hmm.
Seriously though, the race organizers, Army Navy South Tri, performed way above expectations and went all out with painstaking detail on the make-up, buffet, and overall atmosphere of the event.
For those of you still confused about the concept of the race, the general idea is this: Racers have a belt with 5 “life flags” attached. Zombies are lined up all over the course to try and get their life flags. Those who can finish with the fastest time plus the most number of flags left wins.
The best part about the whole thing is, the proceeds of the run race go towards helping junior triathletes. A race after my own heart!
Let me just end this piece by giving a big round of applause to Betsy and the rest of the Army Navy South Tri Team for a job well done… It was a thrill being part of RUNNING DEAD!
Good Day Ironkids, Parents, and Coaches!
Our first Alaska Ironkids Race for the year is just a few weeks away. The University of Makati offers us a great running track to hold our individual and newly-added run relay races on Feb 19, 2012. Listed below are the race distances, mechanics of the relay events, and race maps. Please make sure to register asap at http://www.ironkidsphil.com/registration2012/
Ironkids Individual Race Distances:
6-8 yo: 1k Run
9-10 yo: 1.5k Run
11-12 yo: 2k Run
13-14 yo: 3k Run
Ironkids Run Relay Categories and Mechanics:
Category 1: 4x400m Mixed Run Relay
1. Age Group: members must be 6-10 years of age.
2. Number of Team Members: 4
3. Gender: Mixed
4. Mechanics: a. Each Team will have four members running 400m (1lap around the track oval) one after the other. b. Each Team will be given a “baton” to hold and pass on to each other as they run around the track. c. In case there is a big volume of participants, organizers will create separate waves, and note down the best time for the winning teams- 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams will be awarded.
Category 2: 4x800m Mixed Run Relay
1. Age Group: members must be 11-14 years of age.
2. Number of Team Members: 4
3. Gender: Mixed
4. Mechanics: a. Each Team will have four members running 800m (2laps around the track oval) one after the other. b. Each Team will be given a “baton” to hold and pass on to each other as they run around the track. c. In case there is a big volume of participants, organizers will create separate waves, and note down the best time for the winning teams- 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams will be awarded.
Many thanks to Mr. Arnold Buena for allowing us to share this very cool video of our last race for 2011 in TREVEIA, Nuvali.
Very nice shots with the helicopter camera!!!
Just thought I would share some nice images from the IronKids races this past year. Enjoy!
Filed under IronKids, Photos
This cover photo is so awesome! So proud of our Ironkids, they are the future of the sport. Thanks so much for the feature, Multisport Philippines!!!
We recently held a kids-only triathlon camp in Treveia, Alveo Nuvali. This was our last camp for The Next Step Tri Camp Series as we held four other camps for adult triathletes this year to prepare for various races.
The last one turned out to be a really fun event attended by around 25 kids, and we could see that apart from learning cool new triathlon stuff they also wanted to get in some good old hard training sessions. We did a lot of drills and technique work on the first day, and on the second day we had mock races, including a fun triathlon team relay!
We are definitely going to have another one of these kids camps again, what a feel-good weekend!
photos courtesy of Gi Coscolluela-Velasco
see also: http://thenextsteptricamp.com/
Asian Triathlon Championships Team Events
Team Relay Events which consist of really short distances are the exciting new addition to the upcoming Asian Triathlon Championships this weekend.
The teams are composed of 4 members: 2 males and 2 females. Each athlete completes a 250m swim, 7km ride and 2km run one after the other. This is a new format that was introduced in the Singapore Youth Olympics last year, and was included in the ITU Team Triathlon World Championships in Lausanne this year.
You can see the related articles when you click on these links:
Our Pinoy Relay Team will consist of Nikko Huelgas, Neil Catiil, Lc Langit and Kim Mangrobang. Tomorrow they will be racing the regular individual Standard Distance formats and on Saturday they will participate in the relays. Pray for them guys!
Team Relay Event in IronKids Nuvali October 30 2011
At Ironkids we have decided to include our own super sprint triathlon relay format as well, not just because it is trendy but also because it is a very good chance for your little ones to get into the sport. A lot of kids want to join but for one reason or another can only do one or two out of the three sports of swimming, biking, and running.
Our Individual Events will push through as always but after all these are done we will have the Team Relay Event. Those who have raced in the Individual Events are also welcome to jump in again and be part of a team!
- Team of 3: 1 Swimmer , 1 Biker , 1 Runner (Mixed, may be male or female)
- Team members do 3 lots of the following:
Swimmer swims 50m, Biker cycles 3k, Runner Runs 1k
- On the 3rd round the Runner goes to the finish line.
- All team members must be between 6-14 years old.
- Top 5 Teams will be awarded prizes.
- IronKids Relay Race will be held after the IronKids Individual Races. Participants from the Individual Races may register for the Relay Event as well.
Schedule of races: 6-8, 6am/ 9-10, 6:30am/ 11-12, 7:15am/ 13-14, 8:15am/ Team Relay, 9:30am
ALASKA IRONKIDS CAM SUR VOLUNTEERS 2011
Ani de Leon-Brown Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile 09154440290
Swim/ Bike/ Run Heads: Call Time 5am
c/o Neville Manaois
Swim Course Marshals: Call Time 6am
- Raffy Ocampo
- Tony Welsh
- Fiona Ottiger
- Rizzo Tangan
- Anton Tangan
- Nadja Buenafe
- Chari Ongyanco
- Len Rojas
- Idel Laza
10. Marge T. Buot
11. Abe Tayag
12. Jumbo Tayag
13. Art Ifurung
14. Mac Mandap
15. Arland Macasieb
Bike Marshals Call Time 6am
16. Joey Ramirez
17. Maiqui Dayrit
18. Jon Urruts
19. Iah Isip
20. Mara Guevara
21. Mark Mostoles
22. Ryan Torres
23. Rawlin Donato
24. Alan Galang
25. Inno Naguit
26. Laurence Amor
27. Rondee Aquino
Run Marshals Call Time 6:15am
28. Carina Manansala
29. Noelle de Guzman
30. Raff Sese
31. Marga Baula
32. Sid Apolinario
33. Mariela Powell
34. Teddy Tong
35. Norman Arteficio
36. Vernice Songco
37. Doray Ellis
38. Mark Ellis
39. Denise Tayag
40. Marco Guzman
41. Andy Garcia
Marshals Body Marking Call Time 5am
42. Ella Pangilinan
43. Javi Ocampo
44. Marc Altura
Marshals Transition Call Time 5:30am
45. Rienzi del Rosario
46. Gelo Arellano
47. Emma Bishop
48. Bem Lim
49. Jim Lim
50. Richie Santos
Start and Finish Line Marshals Call Time 6am
51. Beatrice Hufana
52. Ronn Bryan Bundoc
53. Emmanuel Jr. Capinpin
54. Dan Brown
Counters/ Checkers Call Time 6am
55. Leon de Ocampo
56. Leana Carmona
Aid Station Marshals Call Time 6am
57. Janice Tanada
58. Joni Lopez
Medical Support Call Time 6am
59. Dr. Marichu Rojas
RAUL CUEVAS and Co.
HI all! Here’s a great guide for those joining on Aug 13 2011. We are excited to give you all a great race!