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IBTOR Challenge 2011- Triathlon with a Twist

November 3rd, 2011 5 comments

I was surprised when I was reading this funny triathlon race happening on December 17 (Saturday) at Rosales, Pangasinan. Continue reading to know why I was all smiles…

IBTOR Challenge is a triathlon match with a local twist of the three sports disciplines: swimming, cycling, and running. It kicks off at the Acop Dam and loops around our Eco-Tourism Area, passes at the heart of the municipality and culminates at the SM City Rosales.


The IBTOR Challenge comprises of the following:

• SWIMMING – the pair of swimmers has to carry with them a banana log in crossing the Acop Dam with the distance of 350m. It is necessary for them to surrender the banana log in order for them to qualify for the second leg which is running.


• RUNNING – subsequently the participants will have to run the 9.5km trail of rough and mountainous road.


• CYCLING – for the third leg of the match, the cycling stage exposes the Rosalenian culture. Pedicabs are being utilized instead of the commonly used mountain bikes to negotiate the distance of 15km. The participants (in pairs) must take turns in steering the pedicab.


• RUNNING – in the last leg of the event, the participants will have to run the 10km distance to be able to finish the race. The participants will be tied by a rope on each opposite hand in order for them to reach the finish line together.



A hefty prize awaits the winner and the names of the finishers will be engraved in the IBTOR Landmark which is a tangible legacy for those who completed every IBTOR Challenges. In this wall, their names will be inscribed at the stone tablet and be carried through in the years to come.


COOL ayt?


Where? Rosales, Pangasinan

When? Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 6:00am

Registration Fee: P300.00/team (includes finishers shirt, race bib and will be provided with pedicab)

For up-to-date info’s, do like IBTOR Challenge page on Facebook.

You can also contact the Tourism Officer of Rosales, Pangasinan- Aila Seradoy at

Let’s Rock! Whiterock Triathlon Race

September 30th, 2011 2 comments


The White Rock Triathlon 2011, will welcome 161 Triathletes to join the longest running and most popular triathlon event in Philippines on Saturday 1st October 2011 in Whiterock Beach Resort & Water Park in Subic Zambales.


October 1, 2011

Whiterock Beach Resort

2Kms. Ocean swim

90Kms. Road bicycling

21Kms. Run






Organized by Extribe Inc. since 2004, this is the 8th annual White Rock Triathlon.  The course is known for being challenging and features a 2 km open sea ocean swim from the beach at White Rock Beach Resort, a 91 km out and back bike course through scenic Zambales, and a 20 km run course into Subic, which will challenge athletes with a hilly section tagged “Heartbreak Hills” and a long flat open section christened the “Microwave” before they are welcomed back to the finish line at White Rock Beach Resort.



Athletes come from all walks of life to vie for places as the top 3 male over-all, top 3 female over-all, and the top 3 male and 3 female for each age group.  So popular is this event that some athletes are competing this year for the 8th time.  The race became known as triathlon “Rockstars.” Athletes and competitors are mixed top executives, entrepreneurs and young professionals belonging to market class ABC1. These events are also family-oriented as family members; friends and supporters commonly accompany participants.


The event is made possible in partnership with Whiterock Beach Resort & Water Park, Province of Zambales, City of Olongapo and Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority. Supported by Powerade, Wicked Active Gear, David’s Salon, Blue Cross, Speedo, Kameraworld, Total Fitness Magazine, Fitness First, Paragon, Mister Cool Misting Fans, New Balance and Chris Sports.  Let’s Rock!

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3-in-1 + 1 at CamSur International Marathon

September 27th, 2010 3 comments

Was very, very happy that I was able to join this one great event in the history of Philippine Running. I went to CamSur not specifically for the 21K run but to try Wakeboarding. I love water sports as I love road running.

Nearing the finish line all the training paid off

So, WHY 3-in-1 + 1?

Because of my incessant lust for travel and exploration, I ended up staying at Pasacao, Camarines Sur (45mins away from Naga City) and SNORKELING at the beautiful Daruanak Island in Pasacao Saturday morning, that’s 1.

Then came the BIG day, my 5th Half Marathon Run (21K). I love the town’s people who cheered us along the way. Their antiphonal voices saying “go!go!go!” and “welcome to CamSur” sure did gave me boosts. I just want to make a quick note of thanks to Jojo of ANR Alabang for running with me at the first 14 kilometers, I need to speed up bro, sorry I left you. I will tell more about how did the race went on my recap post next time; this is 2.

I thought we will be hit the road back after lunch but it turns out that my wishes are to come true! So, I had the opportunity to try WAKEBOARDING. Well, knee-boarding with at first (with DJ Chloe of Mellow 94.7) but I did try the ‘real’ thing at Winch Park. Yes, I was able to maneuver that wakeboard there, and will definitely do that again sometime this year. So, thats number 3.

+1? Well, I’m planning a PR (Pasyal Relax pace) because I’m under trained but I guess this weekend is just for me. I got a 21K PR (Personal Record) with an unofficial time of 2:00:44, just 45 seconds shy of a sub-2hrs.

3-in-1 + 1 = One Epic CamSur Weekend. And this will not be possible without the help of good friends Kassy, who offered Reylynne’s 21K race kit; Reylynne for giving me her race kit; Team Logan for the ride to and from CamSur, Theo & Katie for the couch on the first night and a wonderful time at Daruanak; and Estan for letting me stay on his very cozy CWC cabana the night before the big event.

I dedicate my new personal record (PR) to you guys, my parents and ultimately to God! Thanks for everything.

Around KM.5

Note: Pictures of the above experience will be uploaded soon. You can also download the official CamSur Marathon 2010 Race Result HERE and Race Photos from Estan HERE.

Triple A Cup: Lots of Fun and Lesson too!

September 13th, 2010 6 comments

Someday, I want to hear the words, “Congratulations! You’re an IronMan!” But that won’t happen if I just pound and pound the roads and be contented with running a marathon. I must take the second step to pursue that dream.

Ready, Legs Go!

The successfully concluded TRIPLE A Cup (Amphitrite Alabang Aquathlon) helped me in realizing this dream. Now I can proudly say that I’m an aquathlete. The event I joined was  Extra-Lite category. Wherein you have to run 2.5K then swim 200meters and finish strong with another 2.5K run. I was confident that I can finish the race, the only problem is that I was grasping for air after the 1st kilometer in the run leg because I foolishly paced with the fast runners. Anyway, just charge it to experience.

The Fast "Runner" (Abs kung Abs)

It was already engraved in my mind that I’m there to join the fun and a good time finish would just be an extra to my aquathlon debut.

Some Photos from the Event (Click the image to enlarge)

So, here are stuff that made the race FUN, FUN and FUNNY and some Lessons too:

  • Days before the event, I was broadcasting on my Facebook status that I will drown those who will overtake me in the swim leg. No one dared to come swim near me during the swim part. Lesson: Bullying works (not in school but in aquathlon). Good thing, no one get drown.
  • At the first plunge, I drank some Palms Country Club Pool water (sosyal)- seems like water from the hydration station in not enough for me. This slowed me down in the process. Lesson: relax on the swim leg, you don’t need extra hydration.
  • Funny to see fellow racers run even the swim leg. I don’t want to name names, but it was fun seeing them stride not glide in the pool. Lesson: I will practice striding in the water next time- its gets you faster and exert less energy.
  • I was running 4:15/Km during the first run leg because of the adrenalin rush. It was zoooooom!!! Later did I paid of the lost energy because I was already walking some parts of th 2nd run leg. That slowed me down and took most of my energy. Lesson: Don’t get overly excited. I need to distribute my energy and the burst of my adrenalin.

We are Aquathletes

Run - Swim - Run (Lite: 2.5K - 400m - 5K) (ExtraLite: 2.5K - 200m - 2.5K)

Thank you so much Ms.Tiff Batilo and Co. for organizing a “labor of love” event to people like me. Now I can proudly say, “I’m an AQUATHLETE!”

Lastly, this event would not be successful without the faithful support of our sponsors and partners: The Palms Country Club, Filinvest Corporate City, Vitamin World, Scorecard/Sports Media, Sunlife, Dole, Global Era Logistics Inc., 5 Aces Restaurant, Gourmet, Globe Telecoms, Gloprints, Powerade, Pharex BComplex, Men’s Health, Women’s Health & Runners World. We hope that this is just the beginning of our partnership in the multi-sports world. Thanks to all of you!

1st Triple A Cup

August 18th, 2010 1 comment
NO, this is not a bra size or a battery…
Read on if you wanna know…

I want to invite everyone out there especially those residing in South Manila and nearby provinces to:
1st Triple A Cup Aquathlon

Event: Aquathlon (Run-Swim-Run)
Lite: 2.5K run – 400m swim – 5K run
Extra Lite: 2.5K run – 200m swim – 2.5K run

Registration Fee: P300 <includes race bib, finisher’s shirt & medal, freebies>

Date: September 12, 2010, (Sunday) 6:00am
Venue: San Beda College, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

For inquiries/registration please contact:
Vangie (0921-695-1986) or Rachelle (0918-929-7351)

Sponsors: Women’s Health, Pascual Laboratories, Dole Philippines, Sun Life Financial and Pascual Laboratiories

Hurry up and register! This is your opportunity to meet new friends and start off your journey to being an IronMan. Don’t be intimidated to join, this will also be my first time to try aquathlon so I’m doing the extra-lite category. Hope to see you in the water! 
I got a feeling that this will be a success because the organizers are doing their best to make this memorable for every participant. Kaya, tara na! Practice your swimming skills na.

Download the reg form: 

Before I end this post, I want to make a shout out to ANR Alabang members (Coach John, Will and Potch) who will join CamSur Ironman 70.3 this weekend. Stay safe and have good transitions.

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