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PICO TRI INVITATIONAL 2012 Results

PICO TRI INVITATIONAL
1.2KM SWIM – 35KM BIKE -8KM RUN
PICO DE LORO, HAMILO COAST, NASUGBU, BATANGAS
Saturday, March 31, 2012
RANK BIB LAST NAME FIRST NAME TEAM GENDER AGE GROUP SWIM BIKE RUN TOTAL
1 1 OHALLORAN MAT CANADA M PRO 15:59 0:57:33 0:31:53 1:45:25
2 2 CRONEBORG FREDRIK SWITZERLAND M PRO 17:07 0:58:45 0:30:15 1:46:07
3 8 BROWN DAN AUSTRALIA M PRO 19:37 1:02:16 0:34:18 1:56:12
4 6 WONG MELVIN SINGAPORE M PRO 21:30 1:08:20 0:32:27 2:02:18
5 7 PEDRIGOSA CARLO PHILIPPINES M PRO 27:08 1:06:05 0:34:17 2:07:30
6 3 BENEDICTO AUGUST PHILIPPINES M PRO 24:53 1:06:27 0:36:48 2:08:08
1 5 FITCH ALI AUSTRALIA F PRO 18:06 1:02:45 0:33:24 1:54:15
2 4 RABE KATJA GERMANY F PRO 18:32 1:07:05 0:34:28 2:00:05
1 12 NAVARRO JAIME MIGUEL UPLB TRANTADOS M 24-BELOW 25:26 1:09:22 0:41:50 2:16:37
2 11 MARANON ZACH ARRION SECONDWIND SUN BROADBAND M 24-BELOW 21:20 1:23:11 0:57:15 2:41:45
9 ALTURA MARC POLO TRI M 24-BELOW DNS
1 28 VELASCO RAYMUND GERARD SECONDWIND SUN BROADBAND M 25-29 23:56 1:10:50 0:35:59 2:10:45
2 17 CARANDANG MARTIN UNILAB M 25-29 19:08 1:13:52 0:41:15 2:14:15
3 153 MALLILLIN MIGUEL M 25-29 24:18 1:10:59 0:42:15 2:17:32
4 14 AMISTOSO MICHAEL ARMY NAVY SOUTH TRI M 25-29 32:18 1:09:52 0:42:26 2:24:35
5 18 CENDANA, JR. PERCIVAL TOTAL FITNESS M 25-29 29:35 1:11:38 0:46:13 2:27:27
6 26 LAMAN MIGS THE STARTING LINE M 25-29 30:30 1:15:57 0:43:02 2:29:29
7 15 ANGELES BARNETT UPLB TRANTADOS M 25-29 27:41 1:08:44 0:53:24 2:29:50
8 24 GO JEREMY SECONDWIND SUN BROADBAND M 25-29 26:07 1:20:59 0:43:35 2:30:41
9 23 FRANCISCO ALLAN GERARD GLORIA JEANS COFFEE TRI M 25-29 24:08 1:20:19 0:49:56 2:34:23
10 16 ANTONIO MACKY SECONDWIND SUN BROADBAND M 25-29 31:13 1:18:02 0:47:51 2:37:06
11 21 DE JESUS GERARO TOTAL FITNESS M 25-29 30:11 1:20:13 0:48:53 2:39:17
12 27 SESE RAFFGER ENDURE M 25-29 27:51 1:29:37 0:43:28 2:40:56
13 25 GUZMAN PETER CLEAR SABAK M 25-29 33:09 1:27:32 0:55:21 2:56:02
14 22 DUMRENDEZ RAFAEL THE STARTING LINE M 25-29 39:32 1:35:32 0:54:02 3:09:06
15 19 DABAO RALPH EMERSON M 25-29 31:49 1:41:45 1:01:37 3:15:10
20 DADIA TIMMY SECONDWIND SUN BROADBAND M 25-29 39:37 DNF
1 45 LEUTERIO ANDY FITNESS FIRST M 30-34 23:41 1:02:42 0:36:24 2:02:47
2 42 GUIEB ERICK QUEST 825 M 30-34 23:19 1:07:04 0:35:39 2:06:01
3 53 RIVERA MARK PLDT M 30-34 23:23 1:06:27 0:39:31 2:09:21
4 29 ABANTE KIKO GLORIA JEANS COFFEE TRI M 30-34 25:57 1:09:50 0:39:25 2:15:12
5 33 CADUNGOG TJ PLDT M 30-34 24:28 1:08:34 0:42:17 2:15:18
6 54 RONDERA ROCKY JOHN TRITAX M 30-34 28:43 1:06:56 0:41:48 2:17:27
7 39 DE LEON RONALD REY M 30-34 28:19 1:11:11 0:39:43 2:19:13
8 46 LORENZO ANTON CLEAR SABAK M 30-34 25:09 1:12:44 0:42:18 2:20:10
9 47 MANUEL PAOLO SECONDWIND SUN BROADBAND M 30-34 29:34 1:08:21 0:43:17 2:21:12
10 36 CAPCO FERDINAND TOTAL FITNESS M 30-34 25:01 1:13:54 0:42:42 2:21:37
11 44 HERNANDEZ MARK M 30-34 32:40 1:12:12 0:39:30 2:24:23
12 34 CAJUCOM ARISTOTLE ALVEO M 30-34 28:46 1:10:38 0:45:56 2:25:20
13 48 CATCATAN MELVIN M 30-34 26:18 1:17:59 0:41:21 2:25:39
14 30 APOLINARIO SID AARON ENDURE M 30-34 26:40 1:17:11 0:43:08 2:26:58
15 57 TAN ERIC M 30-34 28:10 1:12:32 0:46:19 2:27:01
16 55 SEBASTIAN JR M 30-34 30:04 1:16:30 0:42:32 2:29:05
17 35 CARBALLO LUIS M 30-34 25:58 1:18:46 0:46:57 2:31:40
18 51 PORTUGAL ARIS BERNARD QUEST 825 M 30-34 32:49 1:14:18 0:48:01 2:35:08
19 32 ARCANGEL LUIS QUEST 825 M 30-34 27:36 1:17:29 0:50:29 2:35:35
20 38 CO SAY VINSON PLDT M 30-34 26:47 1:16:30 0:52:21 2:35:38
21 49 ONA DOODOO CLEAR SABAK M 30-34 28:03 1:19:36 0:53:37 2:41:16
22 41 FUENTES JOSEPH EDWARD SECONDWIND SUN BROADBAND M 30-34 35:45 1:24:59 0:51:00 2:51:44
23 52 QUICHO MICHAEL CONRAD M 30-34 35:49 1:26:08 0:50:00 2:51:56
24 37 CASTILLO LESTER UNILAB M 30-34 34:12 1:28:24 0:49:55 2:52:30
25 31 AQUINO, JR JOSE FRANCISCO T12 CAMELBAK TRI TEAM M 30-34 31:18 1:35:21 0:49:01 2:55:40
26 56 TALASTAS EDWARD 24.7 M 30-34 45:12 1:23:02 0:57:19 3:05:33
27 40 ENRIQUEZ JOHN PAUL M 30-34 42:05 1:34:57 0:55:06 3:12:08
50 PENA KARLO QUEST 825 M 30-34 30:47 1:15:52 DNF
43 HEO SIMON POLO TRI M 30-34 DNS
1 76 ROQUE JUNROX SANTE BARLEY M 35-39 31:41 1:07:46 0:38:54 2:18:21
2 59 CALLEJA OLIVER M 35-39 25:45 1:11:31 0:42:56 2:20:12
3 61 CHUA KENNETH TSL M 35-39 28:17 1:13:59 0:42:45 2:25:01
4 80 TINIO NESTOR PLDT M 35-39 29:30 1:11:54 0:44:19 2:25:43
5 58 ABENIS ARNALDO TRITAX M 35-39 28:21 1:14:32 0:43:24 2:26:17
6 70 MERCADO MARK QUEST 825 M 35-39 30:48 1:13:57 0:42:57 2:27:41
7 64 DELA RAMA JASON QUEST 825 M 35-39 31:12 1:12:28 0:46:25 2:30:05
8 71 OLEDAN MICHAEL THE STARTING LINE M 35-39 35:06 1:13:30 0:43:26 2:32:03
9 82 VILLARTA PAULO 24.7 M 35-39 30:52 1:13:53 0:49:00 2:33:45
10 63 DE OCAMPO LEON POLO TRI M 35-39 27:25 1:20:45 0:46:43 2:34:52
11 160 YU STEPHEN GREENHILLS TRI TEAM M 35-39 26:03 1:20:13 0:49:22 2:35:37
12 81 VELOSO JOEY M 35-39 31:50 1:18:50 0:46:24 2:37:03
13 73 REYES JUAN PAOLO THE STARTING LINE M 35-39 29:52 1:19:30 0:51:48 2:41:09
14 83 YAO SHERWIN GREENHILLS TRI TEAM M 35-39 32:03 1:17:14 0:52:01 2:41:18
15 69 MENDOZA ALOYS QUEST 825 M 35-39 33:59 1:19:46 0:49:57 2:43:42
16 77 SALANDANAN ROBIN POLO TRI M 35-39 27:43 1:25:49 0:54:24 2:47:56
17 62 CHUA PHILIP M 35-39 31:29 1:22:09 0:54:24 2:48:01
18 78 SANTIAGO ELMER M 35-39 32:08 1:24:14 0:52:01 2:48:22
19 79 SERRANO LEMUEL 24.7 M 35-39 31:47 1:21:51 0:55:57 2:49:35
20 195 REYNOSO RICARDO ISIDRO THE STARTING LINE M 35-39 35:03 1:24:19 0:53:10 2:52:32
21 75 RIVERA ROBERT JONAH SANTE BARLEY M 35-39 31:28 1:26:51 0:55:57 2:54:16
22 60 CERVANTES MIGUEL PLDT M 35-39 38:17 1:23:30 0:56:44 2:58:30
23 65 DELA ROSA JULIUS QUEST 825 M 35-39 35:51 1:22:27 1:00:32 2:58:49
24 66 DULALIA JAMES QUEST 825 M 35-39 29:56 1:28:23 1:06:06 3:04:24
155 MORENO RAJ POLO TRI M 35-39 22:05 DNF
67 DY JOHN PAUL PLDT M 35-39 DNS
68 EDROSALAM ALVIN FITNESS FIRST M 35-39 DNS
72 PANGAN MELVIN M 35-39 DNS
1 85 ANG LEVY POLO TRI M 40-44 23:47 1:07:36 0:39:40 2:11:03
2 88 BONZ STEPHEN ARMY NAVY SOUTH TRI M 40-44 23:55 1:10:22 0:39:21 2:13:39
3 148 CANIZA JOEL M 40-44 23:32 1:12:08 0:41:50 2:17:31
4 156 REGALIZA TYRONE POLO TRI M 40-44 25:04 1:12:06 0:40:26 2:17:36
5 104 ISIP ALEXANDER T12 CAMELBAK TRI TEAM M 40-44 21:52 1:11:14 0:44:43 2:17:48
6 84 ALMENDRAL DAVID POLO TRI M 40-44 23:59 1:12:31 0:41:57 2:18:27
7 89 BUHAIN ERIC BEACON FIVEFINGERS M 40-44 18:49 1:08:00 0:54:16 2:21:05
8 114 SANTIAGO RICHARD T12 CAMELBAK TRI TEAM M 40-44 28:22 1:11:18 0:41:49 2:21:30
9 90 CELESTIAL RONNIE PLDT M 40-44 27:28 1:13:03 0:43:20 2:23:51
10 107 MARANON GREGORY SECONDWIND SUN BROADBAND M 40-44 25:40 1:12:14 0:47:42 2:25:36
11 111 PALMA JR PLDT M 40-44 31:01 1:09:53 0:44:46 2:25:40
12 93 CUEVAS RAFFY PLDT M 40-44 28:13 1:15:44 0:41:50 2:25:47
13 118 VACA MIKE UNILAB M 40-44 26:52 1:14:06 0:48:26 2:29:24
14 99 GATCHALIAN ERNESTO TNCC M 40-44 29:41 1:15:04 0:46:15 2:31:00
15 98 DELA PAZ TOMMY T12 CAMELBAK TRI TEAM M 40-44 27:36 1:17:29 0:50:29 2:35:35
16 112 PANGILINAN JOHN RAYMOND M 40-44 28:25 1:16:34 0:51:11 2:36:09
17 91 CHUA CHARLIE PLDT M 40-44 27:46 1:19:15 0:49:49 2:36:50
18 109 MORENO JOSE LUIS POLO TRI M 40-44 26:37 1:21:19 0:49:51 2:37:46
19 113 PO CHRIS POLO TRI M 40-44 28:58 1:26:02 0:43:38 2:38:38
20 152 MAGSANOC NIKKO M 40-44 30:19 1:19:15 0:52:40 2:42:14
21 96 DE GUZMAN JAKE UNILAB M 40-44 27:13 1:20:02 0:55:35 2:42:50
22 94 DAVIS CHAD FITNESS FIRST M 40-44 28:21 1:33:30 0:41:38 2:43:29
23 119 VILLAREAL MARVILITO M 40-44 33:51 1:26:08 0:44:08 2:44:07
24 87 LIBERIA BERNARD PLDT M 40-44 36:46 1:16:25 0:51:17 2:44:28
25 115 SANTOS JERRY XYCOS M 40-44 24:42 1:23:23 0:58:11 2:46:16
26 100 GATMAITAN ANTONO M 40-44 27:38 1:25:37 0:53:45 2:47:00
27 110 NGO ABEL M 40-44 32:15 1:25:16 0:50:22 2:47:53
28 95 DE GUZMAN JENG GREENHILLS TRI TEAM M 40-44 32:43 1:20:32 0:55:00 2:48:15
29 108 MARCELO JOEY SANTE BARLEY M 40-44 36:12 1:23:49 0:50:05 2:50:06
30 116 SEBASTIAN JERIC M 40-44 41:16 1:22:56 0:51:00 2:55:12
31 101 GENEROSO CHITO SANTE BARLEY M 40-44 34:24 1:24:14 0:58:43 2:57:21
32 106 LOSTE BAYANI FNSLAW M 40-44 40:09 1:32:36 0:53:52 3:06:37
33 97 DE JESUS ARNEL ARMY NAVY SOUTH TRI M 40-44 32:27 1:31:47 1:07:42 3:11:56
34 157 ROSCA JAMES GREENHILLS TRI TEAM M 40-44 37:54 1:32:36 1:04:36 3:15:06
35 86 BAUTISTA RESS SANTE BARLEY M 40-44 44:08 1:34:09 0:59:17 3:17:34
105 LIMJOCO ANDREW T12 CAMELBAK TRI TEAM M 40-44 24:14 1:15:19 DNF
92 CRESPO ROBERT CENTURY TRI HARD M 40-44 DNS
117 SIANGHIO DENNIS MANUEL M 40-44 34:02 0:50:19 0:45:02 DQ
102 GONZALEZ PETER PLDT M 40-44 DNS
103 IMPERIAL MARK ANTHONY ARMY NAVY SOUTH TRI M 40-44 DNS
1 137 TORRES ITONG POLO TRI M 45-49 24:14 1:11:51 0:41:27 2:17:32
2 123 BANZON GREGORY CENTURY TRI HARD M 45-49 28:49 1:11:00 0:39:44 2:19:33
3 151 LOPEZ ERNIE POLO TRI M 45-49 25:08 1:13:53 0:41:01 2:20:02
4 126 GO BOBBY PLDT M 45-49 27:23 1:11:53 0:43:07 2:22:23
5 150 JARIN PETER GREENHILLS TRI TEAM M 45-49 23:57 1:14:53 0:44:12 2:23:02
6 121 AGUILA ANDY POLO TRI M 45-49 21:53 1:12:03 0:50:11 2:24:08
7 122 ALTURA ALBERT POLO TRI M 45-49 24:54 1:16:03 0:44:30 2:25:27
8 132 RICHMOND DAVID M 45-49 29:13 1:15:33 0:40:51 2:25:37
9 127 JABANES BENNY SECONDWIND SUN BROADBAND M 45-49 33:35 1:16:45 0:43:15 2:33:35
10 129 MONDERO EMMANUEL M 45-49 31:53 1:13:08 0:49:33 2:34:34
11 138 YABUT PETER POLO TRI M 45-49 25:19 1:22:00 0:47:59 2:35:18
12 136 TORRES JOEY POLO TRI M 45-49 30:28 1:22:42 0:46:22 2:39:32
13 120 ABAD MAXIE POLO TRI M 45-49 26:59 1:12:10 1:00:26 2:39:34
14 134 SAMSON ADEL UNILAB M 45-49 28:35 1:20:27 0:51:32 2:40:33
15 133 ROMANO MONCHING SANTE BARLEY M 45-49 30:49 1:24:00 0:48:24 2:43:13
16 124 DELA SERNA MANUEL TIMEX M 45-49 34:29 1:20:47 0:48:18 2:43:34
17 130 PISON MARTIN ISRAEL M 45-49 28:01 1:24:26 0:52:11 2:44:38
18 125 EVARISTO GERARD GREENFIELDS TRI M 45-49 17:29 1:29:06 1:02:57 2:49:31
19 128 MESINA CARLO 24.7 M 45-49 35:24 1:26:27 0:51:39 2:53:30
20 135 SIGGAOAT NOEL SANTE BARLEY M 45-49 40:54 1:31:35 1:06:16 3:18:46
131 REYES ALEX POLO TRI M 45-49 26:43 DNF
1 140 CAGUIAT EDWIN GLORIA JEANS COFFEE TRI M 50-54 23:56 1:15:10 0:42:15 2:21:20
2 144 WELSH ANTHONY POLO TRI M 50-54 21:27 1:13:34 0:47:37 2:22:38
3 142 KUHNE THOMAS ARMY NAVY SOUTH TRI M 50-54 25:34 1:15:33 0:44:33 2:25:39
4 154 MAQUERA PETER SANTE BARLEY M 50-54 37:59 1:26:19 0:55:52 3:00:11
5 139 AYALA ALFREDO POLO TRI M 50-54 40:21 1:29:59 0:56:22 3:06:42
6 143 MES JOOST M 50-54 30:20 1:36:11 1:04:34 3:11:05
141 FRANCISCO ED PLDT M 50-54 27:15 DNF
145 ZOBEL FERNANDO POLO TRI M 50-54 28:02 DNF
1 147 FITCH STUART TIMEX M 55-ABOVE 20:10 1:10:01 0:36:48 2:06:58
2 159 YAO WELLINGTON GREENHILLS TRI TEAM M 55-ABOVE 37:58 1:26:45 0:54:38 2:59:20
146 FERRER JOEL POLO TRI M 55-ABOVE DNS
149 GONZALEZ MANUEL ARMY NAVY SOUTH TRI M DNS
158 TIAOQUI MIKE M DNS
1 167 BROWN ANI NEXT STEP TRI F PICO CONSULTANT 21:28 1:13:31 0:42:59 2:17:58
1 10 KILGROE KIM SANTE BARLEY F 29-below 20:58 1:23:47 0:37:44 2:22:29
2 162 FRANCISCO BERNICE GLORIA JEANS COFFEE TRI F 29-below 27:58 1:28:20 0:59:28 2:55:45
3 165 VILLARIN ZINNIA ENDURE F 29-below 35:23 1:32:29 0:51:47 2:59:39
4 161 ALIX MARICARL F 29-below 35:17 1:40:37 1:06:42 3:22:36
163 MOLINA FIONA ARMY NAVY SOUTH TRI F 29-below 28:39 1:17:29 DNF
164 SUENO IZAH JANE ENDURE F 29-below DNS
1 178 VILLANUEVA MICHELLE PLDT F 30-39 25:47 1:15:32 0:44:32 2:25:51
2 171 DIONISIO FRANCHESCA POLO TRI F 30-39 31:30 1:18:51 0:42:54 2:33:15
3 172 FERRERIA BIC UNILAB F 30-39 29:06 1:16:43 0:48:40 2:34:29
4 173 FRONDOSO STEPHANIE PLDT F 30-39 28:11 1:19:12 0:51:52 2:39:15
5 169 CHUA CHIN SECONDWIND SUN BROADBAND F 30-39 32:02 1:23:39 0:52:12 2:47:53
6 174 LORENZO CAROL F 30-39 28:26 1:29:48 0:54:50 2:53:04
7 176 RIVERA MAYI PLDT F 30-39 30:26 1:33:18 0:54:47 2:58:30
8 170 CRANBOURNE RAEANNA CLEAR SABAK F 30-39 33:44 1:34:30 0:57:45 3:05:59
9 179 YAPSON MELODY SECONDWIND SUN BROADBAND F 30-39 30:27 1:38:20 0:58:41 3:07:28
10 175 MACLANG KAREENA PLDT F 30-39 44:44 1:35:32 0:57:27 3:17:43
177 ROJAS MARICHU FITNESS FIRST F 30-39 24:17 1:30:54 DNF
166 BAUTISTA JENNIE PLDT F 30-39 DNS
168 CADUNGOG KATRINA PLDT F 30-39 DNS
1 188 MARTINEZ POWELL MARIELA CLEAR SABAK F 40-ABOVE 26:27 1:20:51 0:44:52 2:32:10
2 193 TORRES NONA POLO TRI F 40-ABOVE 26:38 1:24:17 0:48:37 2:39:32
3 189 MEDALLA BETSY ARMY NAVY SOUTH TRI F 40-ABOVE 21:59 1:27:13 0:54:12 2:43:24
4 180 ALTURA MONICA POLO TRI F 40-ABOVE 25:24 1:26:08 0:54:16 2:45:49
5 182 DAVIS NATASHA FITNESS FIRST F 40-ABOVE 37:38 1:25:48 0:43:56 2:47:22
6 186 JOSON ROSALINA PLDT F 40-ABOVE 26:35 1:30:58 0:51:06 2:48:39
7 191 PARPAN LARA POLO TRI F 40-ABOVE 32:50 1:32:51 0:48:02 2:53:43
8 194 YABUT DEBBIE POLO TRI F 40-ABOVE 29:32 1:28:34 0:56:56 2:55:02
9 184 FLAVIER AGGIE 24.7 F 40-ABOVE 37:41 1:27:59 0:51:57 2:57:37
10 185 GO JILL 24.7 F 40-ABOVE 35:47 1:41:43 1:01:02 3:18:32
11 187 MARANON EDLAINE SECONDWIND SUN BROADBAND F 40-ABOVE 43:18 1:39:32 1:01:57 3:24:46
190 PANTALEON ROCIO PLDT F 40-ABOVE 31:06 DNF
192 SANTIAGO GERALDINE POLO TRI F 40-ABOVE 28:15 1:15:38 DNF
183 ELLIS RHODORA FITNESS FIRST F 40-ABOVE 25:36 DNF
181 CARMONA LEANA POLO TRI F 40-ABOVE DNS
1 R1 INTEGRATED MONTESSORI CENTER RELAY 0:18:58 0:59:12 0:31:05 1:49:15
2 R8 AQUA SPHERE RELAY 0:16:18 1:01:01 0:40:09 1:57:28
3 R7 POLO TRI STUDS RELAY 0:19:06 1:09:04 0:35:59 2:04:09
4 R5 YOGA TRI TEAM RELAY 0:26:58 1:17:15 0:45:30 2:29:44
5 R3 24/7 RELAY 0:33:11 1:19:36 0:42:44 2:35:31
6 R4 CENTURY TRI HARD RELAY 0:36:10 1:18:02 0:46:13 2:40:25
7 R6 PICO TRI TEAM RELAY 0:27:33 1:54:48 1:02:31 3:24:51
R2 BIGG’S TRI 300 RELAY DNF

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Slowly But Surely: The Real Life Training Diary of a New Tri Mom

Aviva Singapore 70.3 was my very first half ironman triathlon in September 2007. So I think it is quite special that I had the perfect opportunity to do it again as my first triathlon race post-pregnancy.  I came and went to the race venue like a blur, just like my life has been the past couple of months. That is what happens when you are taking care of a newborn.

Dan was racing too and we had meant to take Dash with us but since his passport could not be processed in time I decided to fly in just before the check-in and leave right after the race. I am very thankful to my sister Sinag for helping take care of Dash overnight. I carried my breast pump with me and used it every 4 hours, and on race day I pumped in the changing tent before transition closed and soon after I crossed the finish line!

We were very lucky to have been hosted by lovely couple Ebbie and Sheri Baghaie, who are fellow triathletes.  They had another guest triathlete, Jogger Joel, who is a real character ( http://joggerjoel.blogspot.com/ ) ! Check out how he sets up his nutrition on the go…

I am very happy to have finished my first triathlon back… I just checked my logbook and my average number of training sessions per week was 4x…sometimes less! I barely swam but since I knew I would finish the swim either way I was not too worried. When I had time I would prioritize biking and running. Sometimes I was only able to run once a week. Not ideal but I am just telling you what is in my logbook. The one thing I got going for me is the fact that I had some stocked knowledge from years of racing and bags of confidence, haha!

So just to have an idea of how I got to do a 70.3 in 3.5months post-delivery, here is a timetable:

TRAINING HIGHLIGHTS FROM Zero to Seventy-Point-Three…

Day 1: Walk 15minutes with Baby Dash.

Day 8:  Run 4minutes.

Day 10: Run 14minutes.

Day14: Swim 1k.

Day 15: Run 23 minutes.

Week 3: Bike 35min

Week 5: Bike 1hour

Week 7: Run 1hour

JAN 22: TIMEX RUN 10k (54minutes)

Week 12: 100km Bike Ride

Week 13: 16km Run

MAR 3: 92KM FONDO MANILA BIKE RIDE

MAR 4: 21KM RUN UNITED1 (2:10hours)

MAR 18: AVIVA SINGAPORE IM 70.3 (6:09hours)

Well that about sums up my road back to fitness so far. I am still progressing day by day but the main priority for me now is for my baby to be healthy and have a good loving environment. Luckily his Dad is very supportive of my work and training and is very hands-on with Dash as well.

Up next this year is a full Ironman and the NYC Marathon. Looking forward already!

P.S. Special thanks to Icon de Jesus and James Tagara for the race day shots!

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Timex 226: Where Iron Men and Women are Forged

In 2002, the first Iron Distance Triathlon (3.8km swim/180km bike/42.2km run) in the Philippines was held in Matabungkay Batangas, called the Phil Irondistance 2002. It was organized by First Wave Tri (Raul Cuevas, Ricky Ledesma, Lito Fugoso). The second one was put up a year after, called the Enduraman, organized by Karlo Magpayo and co, held in Subic Bay Philippines.

After a long wait, on Dec 3 this year, the third race of this distance finally came into fruition, and was organized yet again by Raul Cuevas and Bike King. Known as TIMEX 226 because of the total combined distances of the swim bike and run legs, it is the first title sponsorship and banner event of Timex Philippines for a triathlon race (although Timex has been active in sponsoring runs and triathlons both here in the Phils. and abroad).

Anda Beach in Bohol proved to be a beautiful venue, and Governor Art Yap was an equally welcoming host to the 66 participants. There were 63 males and 3 females, mostly Filipino racers with two Singaporeans in the mix.  A total of 6 local teams supported the event, namely Timex TMM (14), Bike King (4), Polo Tri (3), Quest 825 (7), Tri North (3), and Sport Spray (3).

Here are some more quick facts about the race:

  • Some of the highly respected names in the triathlon community who joined are Arland Macasieb of Filamtri/ Athlete Octane, Alvin Alindogan of Timex TMM, August Benedicto of PMI, and Neil Catiil of Timex TMM, .
  • Aside from Alvin, Rommel Fernandez of 7-eleven Multi Sport Team and Omar Paredes of Herbalife are Timex226  participants who were also present in the 2002 Phil Iron distance race.
  • The after-party hosted by Congressman Art Yap was a blast. Bottomless beer, crabs, lechon, barbecue, chicken, and more were served. Among the prizes for the party games were Timex watches, free hotel accommodations in Anda, and free entry to next year’s Bohol Triathlon.
  • Second to the last finisher was Jun Cunanan of Timex TMM. He arrived 30 min ahead of Luis Arcangel, the last finisher, but decided to wait for Luis at the finish line. The two of them then crossed the finish line together.
  • Alvin Alindogan, who took 1st place in his age category, slowed down only 19 minutes in his finish time in a span of 9 years since the Matabungkay triathlon.
  • Participant Edgar Villar AKA ‘Boy Power’, 61 years of age, biked from Davaoto CDO, CDO to Boholport in Tagbilaran to get to the race venue. He also biked his way to Anda the day before the race! He finished 3rd in his age group.
  • Neil Catiil had to drop out of the race because he collapsed in the 1st loop of the run course. His body was rejecting his nutrition, and he was 2nd to Arland in leading the race when he dropped out.

A respectful salute and hearty congratulations to our newly-forged Timex 226 Iron Men and Women! And a big pat on the back to the organizers, Bike King, Timex Philippines and the Sponsors. See you all next year!

Official Race Results:

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XTerra Putik Pare Race: Fun in the Mud

The Xterra Putik Pare Event held yesterday in Nuvali, Sta Rosa Laguna was something I had been looking forward to watching all year as I joined the race last year and had heaps of fun…dirty fun, as the name connotes, but good fun nonetheless. Participants of Putik Pare basically have to come in pairs- one does a bike+run, while the other does a run+bike, all off-road, after which they run to the finish together.

Pia and Belle, my girlfriends who came fresh from their XTerra World Champs Maui experience were joining the race and I thought it would be cool to cheer for them in the mud pit- a trademark of the Putik Pare race.

My husband Dan whom I found out does not really have a clue about mountain biking (sorry baby, just an observation) decided to join at the last minute too after deplaning from his Taiwan 70.3 just a week before.  Good thing Neil Catiil from the RP Tri Team agreed to be his teammate, and thanks to the loaner Elsworth MTB from Tyrone Regaliza and sponsored entry from TIMEX they were all set!

On race morning I donned one of my remaining stretchy Adidas Climacool shirts which still fit my bulging belly so I was prepared to support/ heckle all the racers. I thought it was very nice to go to an event wherein triathletes are not so pressured about their performance/ PRs…just out to have a good time with buddies!

I was happy to see Polo Tri teens Marc Altura and Javi Ocampo, whom I have seen blossom into the formidable athletes they are now from coaching them in the SuperTriKids and IronKids squads, looking game and raring to get down and dirty for something different than their normal sprint distance races.

I ended up spectating with good friends Alex Bok of  TBB, David Almendral and Ton Gatmaitan of Gatorade.  They had also decided to set up shop by the mud pit and cheer for friends. The mud pit design this year was more watery than that of last year–but longer.  It was a good place to watch as this was the last leg they had to do before heading to the finish line.

One by one the pairs came in, and it was interesting to see how they maneuvered the brown waters–marching, trudging, sloshing–some even swam, using different strokes at that. I conclude that backstroke is most effective as demonstrated by Noel Salvador!

The eventual overall winners for the 3 categories were:

Congratulations to XTerra Phil/ Sunrise Events Inc led by Fred Uytengsu, Guy Concepcion, Princess Galura, and the Technical Crew of Neville Manaois and Jeremy Go for a very well organized race.  Hope I can get my feet dirty again for next year’s event!

http://www.xterraphil.com/

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Adidas King Of The Road 2011: 5km at 35weeks!

I did it! I had decided a couple of months back that even though I would be due to  give birth in a month, I will still show my support for my favorite run event of the year- the Adidas King Of the Road 2011, which happens to be the culminating event for 5 KOTR events across Asia.  I convinced JM Pilares of Adidas and my husband that I can still do the 5k race even if I have to walk the whole way.

Well, that was the plan anyway. My reasoning was that, I know for a fact that a big chunk of the field always walks, so I thought, “why can’t I do the same thing?”

So Sunday morning of the 23rd, 2:00 am to be exact, Dan and I woke up and took a long drive from Subic to Global City in Taguig since he participated in the Bike United races on Friday and Saturday. I was more chipper than he was, as his legs were smashed from doing three bike races in two days!  He was a real trouper though, as he managed to get us to the start line way ahead of time.  Our race packets were organized for us by JM and Vima at the Adidas Information Tent and shortly after, Dan ran off in the 16.8km race. I waited a few more minutes for the 5km wave. I positioned myself on the far right so I would not get squished, as I was really only planning to walk.

When the gun went off, I found myself moving forward at what seemed like a run–yes, it probably looked more like a waddle, but at 35weeks of pregnancy that was a run for me. I laughed at myself because I just threw my walking plan out the window once the race started- it was the competitor in me I guess.  I eventually settled into a routine of something like a 5min waddle/run and 2min walk. It worked out well, and I crossed the line in 42min and 5seconds.  I was just gunning for a sub-hour walk! Haha. I had loads of fun, and soon after I met up with Dan and our friends Melvin and Saffry who came all they way from Singapore.

Great race, good organization: Kudos to Adidas and Runrio!!!

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2011 So Far…

Posted in Fun, Racing by Ani De Leon

The first quarter of the year has passed me by quite quickly.  I sometimes feel like I am riding a high speed train from which I cannot get off.  Well things finally came to an abrupt halt, or shall I say shaky jolt, last night here in Thailand when our hotel room started to wobble. Big earthquake! As Dan and I ran out the door (him in his jocks and I in my traveling outfit, the first thing I could put my hands on) the big TV set came crashing down the floor with a booming noise but we didn’t even bother to look back as we were in a state of panic—we had to run down four flights of stairs! Luckily the fire escape was easily accessible….. (to read more, http://teamtimex.timexblogs.com/2011/03/25/2011-so-far/ )

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My Taiwan race on Yahoonews Philippines!

Since I took so long to blog about this anyway, here is the article by Babeth Lolarga:

http://ph.yfittopostblog.com/2010/12/02/pinay-interior-designer-wins-int’l-triathlon-event/

Pinay interior designer wins int’l triathlon event

By Yahoo! Southeast Asia Editors – December 2nd, 2010

 

By Elizabeth Lolarga, VERA Files
For Yahoo! Southeast Asia

While the nation whooped it up over Manny Pacquiao’s latest victory, a Filipino woman quietly flew home, lugging an international medal and trophy for the more physically taxing and rigorous sport of triathlon.

Her feat has received scant media attention, overshadowed by Pacquiao’s latest triumph.

Ani de Leon, 35, topped the Ironman 70.3 Race Series in Kenting, Taiwan, for the overall amateur category three weeks ago. Only one slot was given away to qualify for the world championships, and it went to her. She also finished ahead of other amateur women categories.

The first time her mother, feminist Anna Leah Sarabia, saw her compete, she described the sport as “masochistic” because Ani swims, bikes and runs longer distances than what’s required in the Olympics.

De Leon, an interior design graduate of the University of the Philippines and a visual artist on the side, looks back on how she got into sports.

“I was inspired by the commercial of gymnast Bea Lucero, but swimming with my sister Sinag throughout high school and college got me hooked into sports for the long haul,” she recalled. “After college, it was triathlon all the way. It seemed the most logical because Sinag and my UP friends were into it. I developed a lifelong love for it.”

While others may consider triathlon an extreme sport, she does not because she has taught her body to adapt.

“It is normal for my body to function that way,” she noted. “A lot of athletes, who are discovering multi-sport, will see this for themselves.”

She continued: “Humans are built to go long distances as evidenced in prehistoric times when man hunted for food. We have powerful engines; our frames can support that. So I am exploring how far my body-mind can go.”

She trains all-year-round since triathletes always join different kinds of competition. She said she plans to join six major international races in the Ironman and 70.3 calendar next year. That is roughly one every two months, not counting local races she participates in.

She maintains a disciplined schedule, but has taken time to pioneer the training of future Filipino triathletes. She is the coach of two squads: SuperTriKids and IronKids. The first group is under the Triathlon Association of the Philippines while the second is under the Ironman brand, which Fred Uytengsu of Alaska Milk acquired recently.

Together with Senator Pia Cayetano’s Pinay in Action, she visits public high schools, teaching kids, mostly girls, how to run. De Leon said all three organizations work for the same goal, that is, to get kids outdoors, get them active and embark them on a lifetime commitment to fitness and well-being. I

“It’s a great self-esteem and character builder, better than playing video games the whole weekend,” she observed.

Asked if a person can make a living out of being a professional sports woman, she answered: “If you decide to be a fulltime triathlete in the Philippines, it is not that easy. I am lucky because I’ve embraced the sport fully. I earn from coaching and holding training camps, conducting run clinics and organizing races. It is not work for me because I enjoy it.”

Since 2001, she has represented the country as national short-course athlete, then long-course athlete towards late 2007 to the present.

The first triathlon event she participated in was also in 2001 in Dumaguete City at the National Triathlon Trials.

Short course is one km swim,30 km bike, and 10 km run.Long course is two km swim,80 km bike and 10 km run.

Explaining her leap from short to long-distance events, she said: “Triathlon as a sport has a lot of race distances. Generally, if you are below 30, you excel in short-distance events. Once you hit 30 and above, you excel in long-distance endurance events.”

When competing, she feels tremendous happiness. It is her chance to experience nature closely. She explained: “I get to know different places really well. There is nothing like swimming, biking, and running from point to point which forces you to commune with all the elements.”

Racing has taken her all over Asia, parts of Australia and the United States to represent the Philippines. Her most memorable competition was the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.

“Crossing the finish line there with the Philippine flag brought me to tears,” she recalled.

She continues to be inspired and driven by the performances of other athletes like Chrissie Wellington and Michellie Jones. She described them as “amazing women for whom I have so much respect.”

“Knowing that they are pushing the boundaries on behalf of all women makes me want to be like them, but I’m doing it in my own way,” she pointed out.

The bronze-bodied de Leon is aware that she is five years shy of 40 and her body may feel differently once she crosses that age. She is undaunted, having met female professionals still competing at the top of the field at 40.

As for her budding interior design career that was nipped in the bud, she shrugged and said: “I have shelved it and embraced the world of multi-sport full time.”

“Having said that, I am still going to be involved with triathlon through coaching,” she vowed. “I love helping kids achieve their potential in sports and in life.”

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Kona Underpants Run 2010

One of my favorite Kona 2010 moments… what fun!!!

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Post 8th Gabriel’s Symphony Event Update: Thank You!

September 4, 2010: Thanks to its loyal supporters, another Gabriel’s Symphony has been successfully staged.  The event is an annual fundraising  for kids in need organized by Sen Pia Cayetano in memory of her late son Gabriel Cayetano Sebastian, who died in 2001 from complications of Trisomy 13, a rare congenital chromosomal condition.
It was a truly blessed and special celebration. To highlight some of the activities: Two Ironmen, Maiqui Dayrit & Andrew Arellano, and Half Ironman Willy Chiongbian, raced for children in need of operation and other medical procedures; the SuperTrikids Aquathlon and Triathlon showcased the country’s fine young triathletes; a Top Draw Animation Art Class, Sportsfest, Arnis Class, Shoe Donation from Planet Sports had our 40 Indigent Children beaming with joy; and a Sunset Run capped the day. All in all, beautiful music orchestrated by Pia Cayetano and her crew…all in the memory of her son Gabriel, who for sure was smiling down on each and every participant.
Among others, some personalities who showed up to support included boxing champ Nonito Donaire and wife Rachel, actress Bianca Gonzales, Sports Unlimited hosts Dyan Castillejo and Marc Nelson, David Charlton, Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano, Sandra Schramm Cayetano, Ren Cayetano, cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao, Director Lino Cayetano, Coke executive and Malaya columnist JB Baylon, Carewell’s Robert Suntay, Comelec Comm. and cycling enthusiast Gregorio Larrazabal, Anton Gonzales of Planet Sports, Fitness First Phils’ Mark Ellis, Top Draw Animation’s Wayne and Stella Dearing, animator Nary Jamlig, Ultramarathoner Joy Rojas, members of various triathlon teams and elite triathletes Arland Macasieb, Alessandra Gonzales, George Vilog and Noel Salvador. Race/event coordinators- Ani De Leon, Mailet Ancheta and Coach Rick Reyes of TRAP.
Here are some video clips:

Sen Pia Cayetano leads fundraising triathlon in memory of late son on 24 Oras

8th Gabriel Symphony Event on TV 5’s Aksyon Weekend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb5_pLymTYo

www.gabrielsymphony.com

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Team Woman Run

Girl Power Time!

This morning was a special one dedicated to women runners, I had such an excellent time bonding with girlfriends!  My Fitness First-South Tri teammates Belle, Mimi, and Rizzo signed up for the Team Relay and clinched the third spot, and that really made our day as we were up against an amazing bunch of women.  Adding to the fun was the fact that a lot of my fellow female triathletes joined as well, including Marichu, Mica, Trina, Nina, Tessa, Leana, Fiona, Monica, Kim, Amanda, Bea, Leica, Chesca, and many more! Some of the participants wore costumes (my teammates and I were dressed as beach bombshells) and special prizes were given to the best ones. 

Congrats Lactacyd, Princess Galura and Coach Rio for another great event!!!

Thanks Mica for the pics and of course P.R. for being our pacer and support crew!!! 🙂

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