18 October 2016

It's been a while

Dear readers,

I know it has been a while since I posted a decent post here about running, life and all. What can I say? Well the thing we called life (real one as opposed to social media but that is another story altogether) has taken over. Am I back for good? I hope so.

So what has happened during the last 2 years. Well I have done some races here and there. The year 2015 was quite significant as our CGT team accomplished the 444 kilometer Expedition in April of 2015 covering the 6 provinces of the Cordillera and Baguio City in Philippines. The Cordillera Great Traverse took us 17 days, 4 hours and 10 minutes to be exact. The preparation, logistics and planning themselves were difficult as the Expedition itself as it has never done before.  Sun Star published a news on this. Check it out as well on Facebook if you have time. 

In preparation for this Expedition, I did 2 ultra races in Hongkong ... 1 week apart. One is the 177km Ultra Trail Hongkong (UTHK) on its first edition and after a week, the Translantau 100km. After successfully finishing both races, I kept joking that I must have seen the entire HK archipelago! How I wish the HK authorities or tourism would adopt a more natural approach to the paving of pathways as the concrete steps can be hard on the knees and quads. Slippery also during rainy weather.

Then on May 2015, I did my 3rd Hardcore race to earn the most coveted Hall of Fame. There were 3 of us who earned it. This race was hard as I could feel the lingering fatigue from the overseas races, the Expedition and some local races. Not enough time to recover well. For pete's sake I must have slept for a total time of 4 hours during 2015 Hardcore and barely made it to the finish line! Yup this fart is getting old.

So fast forward to 2016. The significant race for me was the Fat Dog 120 miles in Canada. They say it is one of the hardest races ... in the world. Is it? To a certain extent, yes. For one, the distance was increased from 193kms I think to 197kms right before the race due to re-routing. They could have just rounded it off to 200kms yes? Then I was supposed to do the Hardcore 100 in April for the 4th time but the runner I was recruited to pace objected to me running it. His words - "I want you fresh" referring to me pacing him at the 102km distance. The long and short of it is, the pacing duties never materialized as he had to quit at the first quarter of the race due to accident while on the trail. No biggies. It is what it is. 

Then we put up the law firm (website still in process). So now my hands are full. I have a feeling I will not have that time to continue organizing and directing MF42 in 2017, the short distance race of CM50. I will perhaps avoid being recruited to direct other of races as well unless the RD fee is handsomely attractive :) It can get tiring really but CM50 will of course continue. It is the local race I really love.

To cap off this post, I remember distinctly the conversation I had with our good friend Simon Sandoval while still coherent during the middle portion of Fat Dog 120 race. Being on the same age group, 40s (I am 46 now and Simon is a few years my junior) we both noticed how slow our body now recovers from races compared a decade ago. We somehow agreed in principle that may be a 100 mile trail race per year is enough for old farts like us. Fundamentally though, we seem to agree that it is only during training for a 100 mile race can we only reach the peak of our fitness and no other distance can do that. I seem totally sold on that given that one has to train, prepare and suck it up for 100 mile race. You don't train, the race will eat you alive. Even how many you have done so far, you ought to respect the distance. 

So for 2017, I hope to get in Hardrock 100. Maybe 5th time is a charm!

Cheers,
Jon (still thinking that reg fee, US3xx for Hardrock is expensive)



30 October 2015

2015 CM50 RUNNERS


 
CM50 LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
 
 
Nov 21-22, 2015
 
 
Distance:        50 MILES
 
 
 
 
 
Full Name
Gender
Country
 
1.     
Adel Laking
Female
Philippines
 
2.     
Albert Salazar
Male
Philippines
 
3.     
Aldean Philip Lim
Male
Philippines
 
4.     
Aleksis Capili
Male
Thailand
 
5.     
Alex Lacsamana
Male
Philippines
 
6.     
Alex Yap
Male
Philippines
 
7.     
Alfred de los Reyes
Male
Philippines
 
8.     
Allain Llaguno
Male
Philippines
 
9.     
Allan Gregor Bulos
Male
Philippines
 
10.   
Andrew Krishnan
Male
Malaysia
 
11.   
Angelito Mallari
Male
Philippines
 
12.   
Archibald Vincent R. Tesoro
Male
Philippines
 
13.   
Arianne Magbitang
Female
Philippines
 
14.   
Ariel Aquino
Male
Philippines
 
15.   
Aristotle Cajucom
Male
Philippines
 
16.   
Arneil John Mercado
Male
Philippines
 
17.   
Arnold Eming
Male
Philippines
 
18.   
Arnold Banaay
Male
Philippines
 
19.   
Arthur Duque
Male
Philippines
 
20.   
Arthur Chu
Male
Philippines
 
21.   
Argie Cabrera
Male
Philippines
 
22.   
Armando Dennis De Las Alas
Male
Philippines
 
23.   
Beleno Ramoncito
Male
Philippines
 
24.   
Bong Ortaliz
Male
Philippines
 
25.   
Kirk Milan
Male
Philippines
 
26.   
Bren Bulso
Male
Philippines
 
27.   
Brian Tan Seng
Male
Philippines
 
28.   
Camelo Balugo
Male
Philippines
 
29.   
Camilo Paran Jr.
Male
Philippines
 
30.   
Carmela Lim
Female
Philippines
 
31.   
Carlo Gonzales
Male
Philippines
 
32.   
Ceejay de Leon
Male
Philippines
 
33.   
Cheryl Bihag
Female
Philippines
 
34.   
Chips Dayrit
Male
Philippines
 
35.   
Christine Ferrera
Female
Philippines
 
36.   
Charm Bartolay
Female
Philippines `
 
37.   
Cyrus Fabres
Male
Philippines
 
38.   
Damien Merchanay
Male
 France
 
39.   
Daniel Meyes
Male
Switzerland
 
40.   
Daphne Rose Tamayo Codilla
Female
Philippines
 
41.   
Darell Padolina
Male
Philippines
 
42.   
Darryl Panado
Male
Philippines
 
43.   
Darvic Mallare
Male
Philippines
 
44.   
Darwin Pagayon
Male
Philippines
 
45.   
Denicko Labayan
Male
Philippines
 
46.   
Dennis Savellano
Male
Philippines
 
47.   
Dennis Lopez
Male
Philippines
 
48.   
Dennis Pagayon
Male
Philippines
 
49.   
Dennis Uy
Male
Philippines
 
50.   
Donald Yasay
Male
Philippines
 
51.   
Dylan Marshall
Male
United Kingdom
 
52.   
Edelmer Quevedo
Male
USA
 
53.   
Edmund Cura
Male
Philippines
 
54.   
Edwin Fernandez
Male
Philippines
 
55.   
Ellany Anlap
Female
Philippines
 
56.   
Elsie  Bucay
Female
Philippines
 
57.   
Elvis Dela Torre
Male
Philippines
 
58.   
Ernani Jeric Occiano
Male
Philippines
 
59.   
Erwin Layosa
Male
Philippines
 
60.   
Erwhin Balingit
Male
Philippines
 
61.   
Francis Dedicatoria
Male
Philippines
 
62.   
Francis Andrew Santiago
Male
Philippines
 
63.   
Francis Evan Singson
Male
Philippines
 
64.   
George Javier
Male
Philippines
 
65.   
George Dolores
Male
Philippines
 
66.   
Glenn Anthony Magnayon
Male
Philippines
 
67.   
Greggy Galicia
Male
Philippines
 
68.   
Gerald Valguna
Male
Philippines
 
69.   
Harold Kimm Isaguirre
Male
Philippines
 
70.   
Harry Capili
Male
Philippines
 
71.   
Hedda Riola
Female
Philippines
 
72.   
Hirohito Aki
Male
Japan
 
73.   
Hu Yuen Loong
Male
Malaysia
 
74.   
Ian Pabatao
Male
Philippines
 
75.   
Ittidach Khammo
Male
Thailand
 
76.   
Jackie Gutierrez
Female
Philippines
 
77.   
Jael Wenceslao
Male
Philippines
 
78.   
James Roldan
Male
Philippines
 
79.   
James Telias
Male
Philippines
 
80.   
Jan Michael Flores
Male
Philippines
 
81.   
Jan Nilsen
Male
Norway
 
82.   
Jaume Bartes Creus
Male
Spain
 
83.   
Jayson Tabudlo
Male
Philippines
 
84.   
Jerry Peralta
Male
Philippines
 
85.   
Jerome Bautista
Male
Philippines
 
86.   
Jesse Villafuerte Sales Jr.
Male
Philippines
 
87.   
Jhonley Duque Ballesteros
Male
Philippines
 
88.   
Jinky Garcia
Male
Philippines
 
89.   
Joanne Plumbley
Female
United Kingdom
 
90.   
Jodel Seville
Male
Philippines
 
91.   
Joel Batomalaque
Male
Philippines
 
92.   
Joey Divino
Male
Philippines
 
93.   
Johnny Salinas
Male
Philippines
 
94.   
Jojo Mendoza
Male
Philippines
 
95.   
Jomari Gatia
Male
Philippines
 
96.   
Jonalyn Acosta
Female
Philippines
 
97.   
Jonas Borja
Male
Philippines
 
98.   
Jonathan Moleta
Male
Philippines
 
99.   
Jones Mortega
Male
Philippines
 
100.        
Jorge Alyn Gil Lanante Jr.
Male
Thailand
 
101.        
Jose Lorenzo Mina, Jr.
Male
Philippines
 
102.        
Joseph Bergano
Male
Philippines
 
103.        
Joseph Sibal
Male
Philippines
 
104.        
Jovencio Luspian
Male
Philippines 
 
105.        
Juancho  Padua
Male
Philippines
 
106.        
Julie Luchana
Female
Philippines
 
107.        
Jovie Narcise
Male
Philippines
 
108.        
Kenneth Satur
Male
Philippines
 
109.        
Kenneth Manibo
Male
Philippines
 
110.        
Kristian Joergensen
Male
Philippines
 
111.        
Kyungku Han
Male
Korea
 
112.        
Lai Fong Sang
Male
Malaysia
 
113.        
Leo Maranon
Male
Philippines
 
114.        
Lionel Orticio
Male
Philippines
 
115.        
Lope Noay
Male
Philippines
 
116.        
Luis Miguel Alcala
Male
Philippines
 
117.        
Lyra Valles
Female
Philippines
 
118.        
Mary Josephine Liao
Female
Philippines
 
119.        
Manolito Divina
Male
Philippines
 
120.        
Mark Itol
Male
Philippines
 
121.        
Marvin Evasco
Male
Philippines
 
122.        
Mary Gold dela Cruz
Female
Philippines
 
123.        
Mary Grace Calicdan
Female
Philippines
 
124.        
Marc Conrad Molina
Male
Philippines
 
125.        
Mark Andrew Melgar
Male
Philippines
 
126.        
Matthew David
Male
Philippines
 
127.        
Mc Kearn Ricafort
Male
Philippines
 
128.        
Michael Montevirgen
Male
Philippines
 
129.        
Michael Dauz
Male
Philippines
 
130.        
Michael Francis Guanlao
Male
Philippines
 
131.        
Michael Sison Naral
Male
Philippines
 
132.        
Michelle Mercurio
Female
Philippines
 
133.        
Migo Limos
Male
Philippines
 
134.        
MJ Manjunath
Male
India
 
135.        
Nerissa Jane B. Golondrina
Female
Philippines
 
136.        
Nicholas Ben Barrowclough
Male
United Kingdom
 
137.        
Niko Bernard Balaba
Male
Philippines
 
138.        
Noel Allan Givero Tan
Male
Philippines
 
139.        
Oliver Banaag
Male
Philippines
 
140.        
Rafael Gabotero
Male
Philippines
 
141.        
Ralph Jerome Salvador
Male
Philippines
 
142.        
Ralph Lorenz Pammit
Male
Philippines
 
143.        
Randy Miranda
Male
Philippines
 
144.        
Reza Tordilla
Female
Philippines
 
145.        
Richard Akol
Male
Philippines
 
146.        
Richard Lim
Male
Philippines
 
147.        
Richard Allan Mangalip
Male
Philippines
 
148.        
Richard Anania
Male
Philippines
 
149.        
Riezel Rai Cabanig
Male
Philippines
 
150.        
Rigel Flores
Male
Philippines
 
151.        
Rizzalyn Damaso
Female
Philippines
 
152.        
Robert Watson
Male
 Australia
 
153.        
Rolando Pimentel
Male
Philippines
 
154.        
Ronald Illana
Male
Philippines
 
155.        
Ronald Noriega
Male
Philippines
 
156.        
Rowell Ramos
Male
USA
 
157.        
Roy Garcia
Male
Philippines
 
158.        
Roselle Duldulao
Female
Philippines
 
159.        
Salvador Pastor Jr.
Male
Philippines
 
160.        
Sebastien Saby
Male
France
 
161.        
Siaw Hua Lim
Female
Malaysia
 
162.        
Silamie Apolistar
Female
Philippines
 
163.        
Silverio Cueva
Male
Philippines
 
164.        
Simon Pavel Miranda
Male
Philippines
 
165.        
Simon Sandoval
Male
Philippines
 
166.        
Stephen Zarate
Male
Philippines
 
167.        
Teodoro Cue Jr.
Male
Philippines
 
168.        
Teresa Aranalde
Female
Mexico
 
169.        
Tim Tuscano
Male
Philippines
 
170.        
Thumbie Remigio
Male
Philippines
 
171.        
Van Denn Cruz
Male
Philippines
 
172.        
Vladimir Arcilla Hernandez
Male
Philippines
 
173.        
Voltron Visda
Male
Philippines
 
174.        
Walter Rosal
Male
Philippines
 
175.        
Warren causing
Male
Philippines
 
176.        
Werner Cruz
Male
Philippines
 
177.        
Windell Patagoc
Male
Philippines
 
178.        
Woo Weng Kwong
Male
Malaysia
 
179.        
Razif Yahya
Male
c/o ATMS
 
180.        
Rex See
Male
c/o ATMS
 
181.        
Phairat Varasin
Male
c/o ATMS
 
182.        
Yuki Naotori
Male
c/o ATMS
 
183.        
Rone Milan
Male
c/o ATMS
 

 

   
CM50 LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
 
Nov 21-22, 2015
 

 

Distance:        60K

 
Full Name
Gender
Country
1.    1
Alexandria Ahongon
Female
Philippines
2.     
Al Telias
Male
Philippines
3.     
Angel Cinco
Male
Philippines
4.     
Arzen Cayetano
Female
Philippines
5.     
Benjamin Patrick Ramirez
Male
Philippines
6.     
Benson Ray Morales
Male
Philippines
7.     
Bert Balonzo
Male
Philippines
8.     
Carla Jereza
Female
Philippines
9.     
Carmel Angel Yu
Female
Philippines
10.   
Cecilio nepomuceno
Male
Philippines
11.   
Celso Castillo Callo
Male
Philippines
12.   
Christine Salazar
Female
Philippines
13.   
Davis Nodado Pagayon
Male
Philippines
14.   
Dennis Anthony P. Caronan
Male
Philippines
15.   
Edwin Caguiat
Male
Philippines
16.   
Emmanuel Leo Lim
Male
Philippines
17.   
Eliza Jonah Laureles
Female
Philippines
18.   
Francis Dedicatoria
Male
Philippines
19.   
James Bandayrel
Male
Philippines
20.   
Jan Vincent Castillo
Male
Philippines
21.   
Jeffrey Garcia
Male
Philippines
22.   
Jesseric Rico Castro
Male
Philippines
23.   
Joey San Diego
Male
Philippines
24.   
Johanna lee
Female
Philippines
25.   
John Mark Isidro
Male
Philippines
26.   
Jonlas Bruce
Male
Philippines
27. 
Joseph Gentoleo
Male
Philippines
28.   
Joyce Llanda
Female
Philippines
29.   
Kathleen Fresnido
Female
Philippines
30.   
Kayzer Llanda
Male
Philippines
31.   
Krissi Shaffina Twyla Rubin
Female
Philippines
32.   
Lady Dianne Palogan
Female
Philippines
33.   
Lady Diane Recto
Female
Philippines
34.   
Liang Cheng
Male
China
35.   
Lou de los Reyes ll
Male
Philippines
36.   
Marvin Maquirang
Male
Philippines
37.   
Meredith Edwards
Female
USA
38.   
Orlando Ortines
Male
Philippines
39.   
Patrick Hervic Aquino
Male
Philippines
40.   
Perry Ferrer
Male
Philippines
41.   
Philippides Cayetano
Male
Philippines
42.   
Rhett del Rosario
Male
Philippines
43.   
Romulo Doctolero
Male
Philippines
44.   
Ronnel Go
Male
Philippines
45.   
Santonin Yu
Male
Philippines
46.   
Seng Chor Teoh
Male
Malaysia
47.   
Teodoro Mallen
Male
Philippines
48.   
Victor Callos
Male
Philippines
49.   
Vincent Saligbon
Male
Philippines
50.   
Jaya Radhe Dasi Ladyong
Female
C/O ATMS
51.   
Michael Raymond Amistoso
 Male
C/O ATMS
52.   
Jericho Jayme
 Male
C/O ATMS