Runner’s Profile: Sunday Brillante Ombrog
Runner’s Profile is back! And I’m excited to share with you this month’s runner, INHUMAN Runner. Read on to learn more about him…
Runner for the Month of August:
Sunday Brillante Ombrog
Hometown: Brgy. Mayondon, Los Banos, Laguna / Laoang, Northern Samar
Training Ground (fave route for training): UPLB, Jamboree, Forestry, Agila Base, Geothermal, Bay, Laguna
Years into Running: I started running during highschool 1991-93 and then I stopped and went to running back last 2003. That would be almost 10 years.
Running Club: MACRUNNERS Sports Inc.
Favorite Runner: Ryan Hall, USA
Favorite Race: TNF 100KCamSur
Half-marathon PR: 1:28, Milo Regional Eliminations Race, San Pablo City, Laguna 2009
Marathon PR: 3:18, Milo Marathon Finals 2009
How many marathons have you finished: 3 Milo Marathons, 2 Pasig Marathons = 5
- Laguna de Bay Ultramarathon Relay 210K (8th placer),
- 4th PAU Tagaytay-Nasugbu 50K (2nd placer),
- Rogin-E Last Man Running, 7 hours of non-stop running (finisher)
- TNF 100KCamSur (7th placer)
Best 5K Time: 17:00
Fave running shoes: New Balance 800
Running gears: TNF Sun-visor, Sunglass, Stop watch, hydration pack
Unforgettable Moment in Running: 4th PAU Tagaytay – Nasugbu (50K)
I was on the lead pack during the 4th PAU 50K (Tagaytay – Nasugbu) and around KM.36 was looking for water supply and power gel. Because I don’t have a support crew and vehicle, I was scavenging the emptied power gels that the lead runner left on the road. It was grueling but I need to finish it. It was pure determination and finally I reached the finish line 2nd with the time of 4:15.
Reasons for running: He calls it “Bisyoko ito.” An addiction to running.
Fave Running Quote: “Break All Boundaries” -TNF
Worst injury: None so far.
Post-race food: Nilagang Malunggaywith egg, onions and a pinch of salt.
(Hmmm… I haven’t tried that, will do that too sometime.)
James: If there is one tip that you want to share to newbie runners what will it be?
Sunday: Always listen to your body.Constant scientific method of training.
James: What do you do when you are not running?
Sunday: Gardening and manage my bike rental business.
James: Do you do any cross-training?
Sunday: Mountain biking and skin-diving the Laguna Lake to gather some kandule and tilapia.
My long runs include these routes:
Los Banos to Dolores, Quezon (39K); Los Banos to Pagsanjan (32K); Los Banos to Brgy. San Felix, Sto. Tomas, Batangas out-and-back (48K); Los Banos to Nagcarlan out-and-back (58K); Los Banos to Tagaytay out-and-back (86K).
He just finished running around the towns that encircle Mt. Makiling, about 7hours of running under the elements.
Keep posted for Sunday’s inhuman running performance before this year ends.