Who were joining from the
Oro Sunday runners?
Zengiber Bolingot; Vic Catiil; Sandy Rijskamp; Santy
we saw: Jerald Zabala; Pedro Cabanez; Raul Bag-Ao; Adriano Salering;
Kevin and Ebrahem Antero; Cris Jun Antero; Prince Cyberg Bolingot; Jemark
Bacalan; Jaco Cabahug; Melchor Chamen; Ronie Pelone; Steward Pepito; Jboy Roxas;
Jamiel Agbo etc.
Santino starting for his first 5 km.
My comment and impression:
When I subscribed I noticed there was very few
detailed information delivered with my race number, route map and general info
about distances, categories, prizes and place to report for start and finish.
More important is of course when the race would start:
"RACE starts at 5:30 am!"
I know, a race never starts at the scheduled time, only the MILO race
For an athlete it is important to know when his actual start time will be,
because of his personal optimum preparation.
For me I was prepared to start between 5.30 and 6 and 6 is already daylight
enough for a good view in the downward biking track.
In my case the temperature is my biggest challenge and I was planning to start
for a fast first 5 km, taking a rest going down at first by bike.
But to start after a long time waiting already passing eight was complete ruining
I had to start more quietly because of the empowering force of the sun, and
I was suffering more in my last 5 km only because of the temperature.
Anyway, I know how to handle myself concerning the situation.
Going down the limestone road for me was very tricky, because I never try to go
fast in such condition, I saw bikers almost flying down, what gave me the
Vic Catiil fighting in his almost last km
with someone too close behind him
Vic Catiil was nicely beating me, because of a quick first 5 km and a stronger
biking performance (much better prepared in biking), he also had a hard time
during his last running kilometers.
Also Zengiber is a good biker but his category had to make 3 laps of 9 km. and
was starting much later then the oldest category.
I do not know anything of our results together with Zengiber and Santino (times and
places) because I was going home after a while not waiting for raffle and other
post activities, I needed a rest and where could we rest, sit or lay down for a
while in the area?
I mentioned it many times: "it is not so difficult to place marshals along the
road, but they have to be there in time and you must stick to your plans and
race schedules (if there were?) even when people are still changing their tires, it was clear stated
in the race map what the size of the tires should be.
Organizers should have good
communication with the marshals in the start and finish area and along the
So the preparation must be strict and the implementation should be strict
If I should give a grade to the organizer (Juan RUN) I think I have to stick to a C not
In general I was enjoying the event, it was my first Duathlon and (very luxury)
in my own barangay.
Cagayan de Oro,
November 22, 2011