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Team 7-Eleven Philippines Dominates Jeju International Tourism Marathon

Jeju Island, South Korea – “Race safe, enjoy and make 7-Eleven and the Philippines proud,” said 7-Eleven Run series project head Michelle Saludes to  Filipino runners on race day morning at the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival held at Gujwa Life Sports Park in South Korea’s Jeju Island.

Eleven Filipino runners of Team 7-Eleven Philippines competed in the recently held 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival in Jeju Island, South Korea.

Eleven Filipino runners made it to the race courtesy of 7-Eleven Philippines as part of their prize for landing within the top three spots of this year’s 7-Eleven Run Series held in February. The runners lived up to expectations and grabbed top spots in the 21-kilometer and 42-kilometer categories.

The Team 7-Eleven Philippines delegation to Jeju Island, South Korea was composed of 11 Filipino elite runners and executives of the Philippine Seven Corporation.

Fresh from her training camp in Italy, Olympic medalist and marathon queen Mary Joy Tabal showed her winning form to dominate in the 21K race clocking at 1:18:44 besting Japanese and Korean elite runners who placed second and third respectively.  “I wasn’t able to break my personal record, but I am satisfied and happy with my overall performance. This race serves as an evaluation of my training and a good warm-up for me for the Asian Games next month,” said Tabal who left for Italy next day to continue with her training.

From left to right: Richard Salaño (2nd male), Ruffa Sorongon (4th female), Mary Joy Tabal (1st female), Christabel Martes (5th female), Prince Joey Lee (5th male), and Jerald Zabala (6th male) run the 21K race at the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival.

Ruffa Sorongon and Christabel Martes, who directly came from their successful 10K race in last week’s Philippine National Games, took the fourth and fifth podium spots of the 21K category to complete the Female Top 5.

From left to right: Richeel Languido (3rd male), Maricar Camacho (2nd female), Judelyn Miranda (1st female), Bryan Quiamco (2nd male) and Rafael Pestos (4th male). All made it to the podium of the 42K race of the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival.

Richard Salaño, Bulacan’s “Kenyan Slayer” settled for a number two finish in the 21K male category, clocking at 1:11:19.  Cebu’s Prince Joey Lee and Cagayan de Oro’s Jerald Zabala settled for the fifth and sixth place respectively.  It was Lee’s and Zabala’s first race outside the Phiippines.

Meanwhile, Filipino runners also reigned in the 42K category . Bryan Quiamco, who earned his slot by winning the third spot of the 42K race of the 7-Eleven Race Series in February, took runner-up honors by finishing at 2:37:03.  Richeel Languido grabbed third place while Rafael Pescos placed fourth.

On the distaff side, the Filipinas ruled as veteran Davaoeña runner Judelyn Miranda covered the challenging course in 3:16:03 to bag the crown and beat teammate Maricar Camacho who finished at 3:26:55 to settle for second place.

“Para sa akin amazing ang laro na ito kasi kapos ako sa ensayo pero naglakas-loob akong lumaban sa laro na ito dahil dala ko ang bandera ng ating bansa. Salamat sa 7-Eleven Philippines na nagsuporta sa aming lahat na makapunta kami sa South Korea,” said Judelyn Miranda when asked about her win. “For me, this race is amazing because even if I lacked training, I bravely went on to race because I am carrying our flag. Thank you to 7-Eleven Philippines who supported all of us in going to South Korea.”

“We are very satisfied with Team 7-Eleven Philippines’ performance here at the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival. 7-Eleven Philippines will continue with its program to nurture and support our Filipino runners who aspire to get the chance to represent the country in an international race. With that, we encourage them to prepare well and we’ll see them on February 3, 2019 for the 2019 7-Eleven Run Series,” shared 7-Eleven general merchandise division head Jose C. Ang, Jr. when asked about the team’s performance.

Team 7-Eleven Philippines posed for a victory photo together with 7-Eleven Philippines’ marketing director Jackie Lay (standing), general merchandise division head Jose C. Ang, Jr. (seated), and 7-Eleven Run Series project head Michelle Saludes (seated).

Since 2013, 7-Eleven Philippines have given Filipino elite runners a chance to compete in the international arena by bringing them to a foreign running race, all expenses paid  and needs taken cared of plus pocket money.  Runners who successfully finish in 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 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival was made possible through the efforts of Philippine Seven Corporation together with the valuable support of Asics as exclusive sportswear partner, Smart and ESPN as media partners, and sponsors Selecta Ice Cream, Nature Spring Water, Gatorade, Summit water, Del Monte, Fit and Right, Active, Blue Flavored water, San Miguel beer, Le Minerale, SIP water, Sosro fruit tea, Safeguard, Kopiko 78, Aquafina, Cheetos, Pocari Sweat, and Evian.

Filinvest City Endurance Weekend MTB Race (5th : 2017 : Alabang, Muntinlupa City)

The exciting two-day mountain bike (MTB) Filinvest City Endurance Weekend is back for its fifth year!

Happening on September 30 to October 1 at the Filinvest City trails in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, both elite and amateur MTB riders can once again expect a challenging race experience either in solo or team category.  First staged in 2013, the Filinvest City Endurance Weekend is a test of MTB handling skills and stamina while racing in the 6-hour or 12-hour or 24-hour leg.  Exclusive medal for all finishers and generous cash prizes await winners in different racing category.

Registration is now OPEN so hurry and get your slots NOW!

For more information on the Filinvest City Endurance Weekend and the accompanying registration fees and procedures involved, please click 2017 Endurance Weekend Race Details or visit Filinvest City Facebook page.

Filinvest City Endurance Weekend: Mountain Bike Race, 8-9 Oct. 2016

Endurance Weekend 2016 is an annual mountain bike or MTB race with 24-hour, 12-hour, and 6-hour race categories happening on 8-9 Oct. 2016, Saturday and Sunday at the Pacific Rim, Filinvest City in Alabang. 

Race Categories, Registration Fees, and Team Composition

Male and Female Elite (Solo) – 24-hour (P 2,500) | 12-hour  (P 2,000) | 6-hour (P 1,500)

All Male Team: 24-hour (P 6,500) | 12-hour (P 3,500)
Mixed Team: 24-hour (P 6,500) | 12-hour (P 3,500)

24-hour –All Male and Mixed (Teams of 3)
12-hour –All Male and Mixed (Teams of 2)

Age Group (Male Solo Category ONLY)

12-hour category – 29 and below | 30-49 | 50 and above
 6-hour category – 29 and below | 30-39 | 40-49 | 50 and above

  • Gun Start Times

24 hours: October 8, Saturday – 12 Noon
12 hours: October 8, Saturday – 5 PM
  6 hours: October 9, Sunday – 6 AM

  • Course Description, Transition Zone, and Control Point

It is a 6.2-kilometer loop course consisting of single track and asphalt roads marked by the use of directional signs such as arrows, buntings, and traffic cones.  There are sections throughout the course where there are no markings and no decision points either–so just keep riding. At the end of each lap, the course passes through Transition Zone (TZ). 

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Race route

TZ is the only area where you can exit the race course. This is also where teams swap riders and hand over the band. Spectators are not permitted at the TZ.  To make the race easier for everyone, here are some simple rules to remember: a) Walk, walk, walk … there is no riding at the TZ; b) Call out your number to the timing crew to record your lap; c) Help your teammate with the transition; and, d) after you have completed the transition, VERY promptly clear the area and move outside the TZ to catch your breath, have a chat or warm down.

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Participants or teams are allowed to setup their own tents at the expo area. Parking is at the Laguna Heights Drive near Palms Pointe.

There will be at least one control point on the course, which will be manned for 24 hours, with radio contact with the Race Head Quarters, and where race numbers will be checked.   Each rider is given an individual race number and said number must be attached to the seatpost of the bike. In order for your lap to be timed and counted, please ensure that your race number is visible. Do not deface or trim the race number.  Call out your race number to the control point team.  Additional spot checkpoints may be positioned at random locations.

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Race kit distribution will be on October 8, Saturday, starting at 8 AM.

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  • Minimum Number of Laps

All teams or individuals must complete the minimum number of laps to be counted as a finisher.

SOLO: 24 hours: 24 laps | 12 hours: 12 laps | 6 hours: 6 laps
TEAM: 24 hours for teams of three: 8 laps/member | 12 hours for teams of two: 6 laps/member

  • Race Bibs

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REGISTRATION CENTERS

•Epic Cycles
Unit 114 Commercenter Building
Filinvest Avenue, Filinvest City, Alabang

•The Brick Multisport Store
Woodridge Apartments
McKinley Hill, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila

•Cycling Zone
Shell Gas Station
Alabang Zapote-Road, Muntinlupa

•Paulina’s Cycle Center
Blue Bay Walk, Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City

•South Cycle
Suite 104, Greenworld Plaza, President Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque

•Storck Store Manila
United Street, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

•John Wilkie Bike Shop
J. P. Rizal Street, Barangay Concepcion I, Marikina City, Metro Manila

•Velocipede Bike Shop
Building B Royal Place Mall, Beirut Street, Don Antonio, Quezon City, 1100

•Multisport Hub Nuvali
Solenad 3, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna

 

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Finisher’s medal
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Winner’s medal
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Winner’s medal
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Prizes

For more information, visit Filinvest City’s web site or their Official Facebook Page or email racemechanics@gmail.com for inquiries.

The Men’s Health Training Combine Challenge! How Strong, Fast, and Fit Are You?

Just one of those days when you’re a bit disappointed because you’ve been meaning to wake up extra early for an important event.  But soon enough you realized the alarm didn’t go off.

So you lay in bed for a few minutes in silence thinking what you’ll be missing should you decide not to go, or taking the safe option and stay at home instead.   In this instance, I opted to go.

As the taxi driver dropped me off at the gate, I smiled when I saw the familiar face of SPIN.ph section editor Rhoel Fernandez across the street.  Like me, he just arrived. It made me feel like at least I wasn’t the only one coming in a few minutes late.   After exchanging pleasantries with him, we went together to the activity area where we were given a training kit and a score card upon registration. Depending on the workout, I would soon find out.

A number of fitness enthusiasts, athletes, and celebrities including media representatives (such as runningdiva.ph) tried the training workouts after being assessed on their fitness levels facilitated by experienced coaches. The physically challenging tests included the Vertical Jump, Jump Throw, Broad Jump, 40-Yard Dash, 5-10-5 Agility, and 3-Cone Agility. The series workout was a unique blend of high-intensity strength training and a test for speed, agility, power, and endurance.

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Jump throw
Renegade twists
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Battle rope whips

In the MH Training Combine, it challenged and encouraged you to give your best shot as there was a great chance for an improved performance during the second trial.  The scorecard served as your proof.

I was eyeing the obstacles outside the activity area earlier on. Heard the facilitators were from the Ninja Academy.  But felt nervous after watching the level of difficulty involved in doing the exercises plus I had to consider my injury from a bike fall. After watching two young lady participants finished the obstacles, I knew I had to do it.  I mustered the courage  to give the parkour-like obstacles a try… 

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After given some tips on how to do it, completed this activity in 1 minute and 33 seconds. Not bad for a first timer.

Glad to have experienced Men’s Health (MH) Training Combine held at SPARTA Philippines in Mandaluyong last May 30. It made me realize that upper body strength especially in the arms should still have a place in my workouts.  

Super duper thanks MH Philippines for having me at the event. Likewise, many thanks to Grace Enriquez of MH Philippines for the invite.  Thank you also Rhoel Fernandez for being with me through the challenging tests and for featuring me on SPIN.ph.  I had a blast doing the fast 40-yard run! Lastly, cheers to Ninja Academy coaches for the tips and ensuring the safety of participants throughout the quick parkour-like obstacle run. 

Sponsors of this event were Century Tuna, Enervon Activ and Chris Sports in partnership with Ninja Academy, Functional Fitness, and HIIT Philippines.

To know more how the MH Training Combine is done, you may visit MH Training Combine in action on YouTube.  The digital edition of Men’s Health magazine can now be downloaded on your mobile device through Apple Newsstand, Buqo, and Zinio.

For more details, visit www.summitnewsstand.com.ph/mens-health, follow Men’s Health on Facebook:  facebook.com/menshealthphilippines, on Twitter and Instagram @MenhealthPH.