At least 298 runners gathered to run for a cause event of Team ADR’s Cebu North 50KM Ultramarathon held over July 14 and 15 at Bogo City Plaza, North Cebu.
Veteran runner Desiderio “Sano” Engbino of Spectrum Runners was declared once more as male champion setting him three hours, 55 minutes and 50 seconds while Team ADR’s very own Marivic Mari notched her category with 5 hours, 54 minutes and 54 seconds.
“Sano” remains consistent every race and proves his mastership of ultra-running even outside Cebu. Mari, a police officer started not so long ago to ultra-running is now making her name as the fast-rising female champion. Both were tandem champion of the recent San Fernando-Kawasan 50 mile ultra last month.
Others in the male podium were Edil Batiancila who is also from Spectrum recorded a time 4:05:53, following him Isidro Moradas with 4:42:28. While in women’s cat, Mary Claire Maranga was listed as second runner to reach with 6:08:05 and Lilian Racuya came third with 6:34:11.
The event also hosted a half way ultra-race. 25Km category commenced 3AM on Sunday was attended by 85 runners. After 5 hours cut off, Vivencio Narca concluded victorious of his category marking one hour, 40 minutes and 54 minutes. Filrose Mejorada won her cat by at least Sub 2:30. Abelito Neiz settled as second male runner and Bonifacio Monjas, third with 1:52:22 and 1:49:52 respectively. Annalisa Dacayana came second female runner with 2:54:21 and Ma. Theresa Sagiahon came as third with 3:32:37.
The top 3 in each category was awarded a cash prize and plaque. The top 10 in each category was also recognized and awarded a podium medal at the conclusion of the event.
Benefiting the cause, is Brian “Popoy” Guillen, a team member of Any Day Runners. The intention is to help “Popoy” defray his medical expenses. Guillen is an ultra-runner/ triathlete and police officer who suffered from severe dehydration after he collapsed during run leg of Ironman 70.3 last year.
The organizers, race director and president of Team ADR Jez Ramos were delighted to all runners joining the successful event.