Time is fast approaching, at end of this year we’ll be crowning again our Marathon King and Queen. Last year’s strongest were Joerge Andrade and Mary Joy Tabal. Andrade, a newbie marathoner from Digos City and Tabal our very first Filipina Olympian from Cebu City.
Recently, Andrade shined during Borneo International Marathon by clocking two hours, 54 minutes and 14 seconds against his competitors from Kenya, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei. While Tabal proven once more by winning 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon half distance with time of one hour, 18 minutes and 44 seconds.
To qualify; To secure your slot for the finals make sure to qualify first in the regional or provincial qualifying races nationwide or in Metro Manila elimination (42 kilometers). For regional or provincial races, 21 Kilometer is your first step to obtain 42 k slot in the finals. Off course, should you aware of cut off times by age and category.
Take note of your qualifying time (21 k provincial);
Metro Manila Elimination (42 k);
Below are the schedule of elimination nearest to you;
Finals: SUB6, no finisher’s medal for runners unable to cross the finish line in 6 hours or less. Be proud that you’ve come up to this stage, These runners are among the best from provincial elimination and you’re blessed to be one of them, so be at your best time. Podiums and or top 10 are awarded with trophy, medal and cash. Plus an opportunity to represent the country in selected top marathon events in the world.
At least 500 runners across Visayas Regions joined this years’ Pinoy Fitness SUB1 10K Challenge held last Sunday at SM City Cebu Grounds.
Erl Peonila emerged champion among SUB1 wave runners. Peonila who hails from Dumaguete City and member of Spectrum Runners set straight with 35 minutes and 55 seconds . Ian Rafuela who is also from Pionela’s team came second with 36 minutes and 10 seconds. Abelito Neiz of Team ADR came third with 36 minutes and 28 minutes.
While in female division was notched by Evamie Villarin, who also from Spectrum Runners. Villarin set 43 minutes and 39 seconds bit far from her runners up . Maria Stephan Jayson of Paksit Photos came second with time of 46:14 while Ezel Conde of Team PhiLDR came third with time of 49:49.
The said top runners received qualifying medals and podium plaque. Runners who pursued within an hour or less also received the said qualifying medals. After 15 minutes from 5 am gun start of SUB1 wave, 48 runners participated the fun wave category which was won by Levert Clyde Mungas with 57:03 and Sheryl Olanda, 1:09 in their respective divisions.
Pinoy Fitness SUB1 10K Challenge is a test of everyone’s fitness through breaking a 10 kilometer route in one hour or less. For aspiring marathoners, 10K is a very basic and foundation and has been a holy grail for most of the runners, especially those in the track and field sports.
For sure you had spent at least three months training to prepare the grandest Cebu Marathon 2018. All of us are excited for this coming weekend, we even posts online our enthusiasm with personalized hashtags. Well, here are the last minute tips for you to finish a marathon.
Eat well, at least three hours before the race. The food you intake is digested and converted to stored energy enough to back up you during the period of race.
Hydrate yourself at least one day. Water helps you through entire period of marathon. Please do note, electrolytes are not sports drinks. Good source of electrolytes are sodium, potassium, and calcium. These will regulate your nerve and muscle function, as well blood acidity and pressure.
During the race, aid stations offers some liquid and solid food. If you think you need some just ingest lesser. Don’t dwell too much on food provided at AS.
Don’t compete! You know yourself very well. Every runner has different fitness level. You know if you can push to gain your personal record. Elite and professional runners trained at least six months to notch the podium stage.
The most important, enjoy the race. For sure you will meet your friends here. Offer them a smile, a hug. It would be great if you run with them. Just celebrate, and finish strong!
Viva Pit Senyor!
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So amazing to see people running a marathon. I figured out mostly of them healthier and active. Their passion is bursting like mine. The feeling is great, that’s why I decide to join their roll. Oops, not a decision, but a mere developed fascination.
Of course, there are always rooms for improvement and with that I assess myself in four aspects;
Distance. How far I can run now without stopping. Am I ready for longer distances? It is always important to grasp your body preparedness for a such thing. It’s not always about honor and pride, it’s about security. Secured to finish such a distance entry.
Pace. How fast I am in a particular distance. For example, I finished a marathon in sub 4 and in recent I wasn’t able, instead my time is longer. This goes pace study which can affect the package, that’s why to improve and or maintain your pace is critical at all times.
Comparison. It’s not worse to compare others. We’re talking about your personal gain. By seeing others finishing earlier than you, it’s an ego. That’s why you need to compare in certain respondents like ages and sexes. But not in a certain level to compare yourself to elites who have trained the hardest, but if you wish too, you can.
Evaluation. At the end of a running event, I summed up my performance. There is only one thing and it’s all about recovery. The faster you recover, the stronger you are, does it means you are in a right track. Training is an essential not a basic. And note, it is always advise to eat a full meal. A multi-nutrients that will help your energy regain. Choose your food intake wisely.
Who do you think, this year’s Milo Marathon King and Queen? Would Jeson Agravante and Mary Joy Tabal still defend their throne?
Regional and Manila Qualifiers. The best time recorded for female category was in Urdaneta Leg by Christabel Martes (1:23:45) while males’ best was in Cagayan de Oro Leg by Gerald Zadala with 1:12:42. Both raced 21 kilometer to qualify the 42 kilometer finale.
Manila Qualifiers. The best time in 42 kilometer run was recorded by Cinderella Lorenzo with 3:15:50 for female category while males’ best by Rafael Pescos with 2:38:27. Both raced 42 kilometer to qualify 42 kilometer finale.
Records. Jeson Agravante and Mary Joy Tabal topped last year’s 40th National Milo Marathon in Iloilo with 2:35:13 and 2:47:49 time respectively. While open category grabbed Kenyan nationals, Josphat Kiptanui Too Chobei with 02:22:13 and Elizabeth Chepkanan Rumokol with 02:41:55.
Below are top ten runners from regional qualifying races. These names on the list might be our champion, and who knows? For complete race results, please check their website.
Best of luck!, again who do you think this year’s King and Queen?