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Cagayan de Oro city, barangay Gusa, Borja Extension road
 Misamis Oriental, Philippines

Sunday January 9, 2011, 6.30 AM
Cross country, Mountain Meadows, Fil Estate

 
Where we found the start area

_To find a cross country track in the Mountain Meadows area is not difficult but to find a safe or less risky track is not easy.
What I do not like is to run in a terrain where the obstacles are not clearly visible, like stones and holes.
I was planning also to include the soil and sand exploration area, very useful for a country cross run, but the rain was turning the area into a too much muddy terrain.
And because the soil is also pretty much clayish, that would attach very much to the athletes shoes.
_I was inviting the PNP trainees from camp Capistrano, because 'you never know' if there might be some runners who like to run in our event when they have the opportunity.
Surprisingly, about 25 people were showing up to join our fun run.
_Sad enough, again many club members were 'no show' and even the BSI youngsters had a different schedule, that's okay, always happy when they join our runs every time they are able to.
This cross was not easy, because the maximum was 3 laps and at some part it was real steep and a little slippery from the morning dew.
_Anyway, I didn't get complaints nor compliments, hehe.
Look at the top of this page to find the link to the picture(book) report.
I had some difficulties with the humidity in the air and the low position of the sun, what gives me lass quality of the pictures I took.
Also, even my camera is a good quality, still I lack a more powerful and quick reloading flashlight for sharp sport pictures.
_All people, members and technical assistants, thank you very much for a succeeding and successful fun run again.
The Gold Star Daily (biggest newspaper in Mindanao) was publishing the start picture on its FrontPage last January 15 in the weekend edition.


because of heavy rain two nights before, this part of the track was not included


the highest point in the track

  age Name runner NR 2.300 4.600 6.900
1 27 Basher, Jamel 100 17.36 35.35  
2 31 Soy, Ruel 101 13.17 27.27 41.32
3 27 Yatol, Ryan 102 18.28 35.30  
4 29 Raya, Joeffrey 103 15.54 33.08  
5 27 Sabido jr., Wenifredo 104 13.21 27.30  
6 30 Seronay, Job 105 23.53    
7 27 Bienes, Mark Albert 106 16.50 33.33  
8 27 Advincula, Argel 107 16.52 33.33  
9 25 Daponlay jr., Celso 109 15.54    
10 31 Baa jr., Marcos 111 15.54 33.08  
11 30 Dibagolon, Japar 112 16.17 23.22  
12 28 Pandan, Alexies 113 17.36 33.08  
13 25 Segundino jr., Mariano 114 23.53    
14 31 Orallo, jay O. 115 18.19    
15 5 Rijskamp, jr., Cornelis Benjamin Hendrik 116 22.06    
16 6 Ardinio, Cristian 117 18.17 33.00  
17 28 Adanza jr., Ismael 118 23.53    
18 26 Biaoco, Cryster John 119 no time    
19 28 Virtudazo, Ronelo 120 14.13 32.52  
20 24 Cagulada jr., Lorenzo 121 22.26    
21 25 Tabao, Amanollah 122 17.29 29.01  
22 30 Alerta, Jernil 123 23.53    
23 26 Natural jr., Jose 124 24.09    
24 26 Maputi, Albert Capa 125 16.58 33.37  
25 23 Nangkil, June Rey 126 22.53

32.01

44.04
26 27 Bunayog, Vincent 127 no time    
27 26 Galilea, Erwin 128 14.01 27.19 41.20
28 26 Aboy, Sherwin 129 no time    
29 23 Lanzaderas, Anastacio 130 no time    
30 17 caburnay, Grace (female) 131 no time    
31 20 Dagu-an, Jerrilyn (female) 132 22.08    
32 55 Salering, Adriano 133 no time    
33 42 Bag-ao, Raul 134 12.54    
34 11 Mc Donald, Gerbane Lynell, Entice 135 18.16 33.00  
35 19 Antero, Bryan 136 10.26 19.57 30.05
36 13 Antero, Cris Jan 137 10.30 21.37 33.10
37 10 Chamen, Mark Ronald 138 10.58 32.48  
38 32 Catiil, Emily (female) 139 10.58    
39 26 Nayre, Arvin 140 no time    
40 21 Muntanes, James 141 13.13 32.39  
41 45 Patayon, Belen (female) 142 37.38    
42 12 Agbo, Jamel 143 23.05    
43 12 Calarion, Jonathan 144 24.37    
44 9 Malaran, Nicco 145 23.04    
45 13 Calarion, Jocelyn (female) 146 24.46    
46 10 Bachinicha, Ian Jay 147 24.46    
47 10 Cadenas, Jandel 148 23.25    
48 60 Orbelia Mag-Usara Docor (female) 149 37.38    
49 56 Fabe, Ricardo 150 10.58 32.48  

Redactie: C.S. Rijskamp= colored= Oro Sunday Runners
Cagayan de Oro, January 18, 2011

_A cross country or field track run is a complete different way of running than a street run.
Is a street surface in a road run most of the time nicely flat, a cross country has a lot of varieties in the track.
You will find objects on your path and it will go up and down, narrow paths, different kind of soils-underground, short turns to take and even it can be a very slippery track.
The track this is more than a cross, it's also a track the athletes have to use their hands to find balance going up in one part of the track which is pretty much steep.
Let's say it is partly a "Thrilling Trail"
_Running a cross country needs a high concentration of the athlete and of course when you like to compete a good tactic.
One has to decide to start fast for more space in the front or just start from behind to save energy for the second half or the end of his/her run, even some parts are not giving a good opportunity to overtake the athlete in front of you.
_The risks in a cross are higher then a street run, especially concerning a wrong step resulting in a twisted ankle or falling, hurting some part of the athletes body.
The Club will bring cold packs and first aid kit, but we do not like to use it!!!
_The Oro Sunday Runners Club's Technical Commission is strongly advising, "don't take more then you are normally able to and trained for"!!!!
_Just take your time to go up, you can just regain your speed and power in more flat parts of the track.
_Stay always focused on the track right in front of you!
_Be aware that going down is more difficult and risky than going up!
_Going down on the road, try to make shorter steps to save your knee joints.
_Come back another time to enjoy the view over the bay, or stop for some seconds!
_The track will be marked by pylons and safety lint, also you will find red flags on important marks.