Monday, August 27, 2012

Denolo, Yuson top Immuvit Fearless Challenge trail run 2012

Denolo and Yuson proudly presented their trophies after
the awarding ceremonies.

First I would like to congratulate University of Santo Tomas (UST) runner Roger Denolo and Cecile Yuson of the Philippine Navy for topping their respective male and female10k categories in the   Immuvit Fearless Challenge Trail Run 2012 held last Sunday morning inside the La Mesa Nature Reserve Forest in Quezon City.

Congratulations should likewise go to Kimbet Sarmiento for winning the men's 5K event and Darling Jonafer Real for topping the distaff categoy of the same event.  

Then of course, congratulations, should likewise go the organizers Without Limits  and its main sponsor Immuvit.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Lupio, Miranda rule Kadayawan run 2012

DAVAO CITY -- Early favorites Brian Lupio of Holy Cros of Davao College and Judelyn Miranda of Tagum City ruled the 21K race in the Delo Kadayawan Half Marathon held Sunday in an out and back course at the Genesis 88 in Ecoland West, this city.

According to a story written and posted by Lito Delos Reyes in the SCOOP Davao Chapter Facebook page, Lupio clocked one hour, nine minutes and 45 seconds to rule the men's division.

He was followed by Anthony Nerza at 1:10:59. Third was Gilbert Maluyo (1:12:38) followed by James Castillo (1:13:11), Elmer Bartolo (1:14:08), Juanito Mahinay (1:16:55), Joselito Dugos (1:18:48), Nestor Madula (1:20:36), Mario Esclaner (1:20:36) and Jonathan Pido (1:23:46).

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Immuvit Series: Fearless Challenge Trail Run 2012

Filipinos’ love for running will be put to a test as Immuvit introduces the first-ever obstacle trail challenge this August, with the Immuvit Series: Fearless Challenge Trail Run 2012. 

Organizers said during the press and bloggers launching on Tuesday that on August 26, 2012, the La Mesa Nature Reserve will witness the gathering of running enthusiasts putting their love for the sport to the ultimate test.

The first of Immuvit’s three-part series is dubbed as “No Surrender” and is set to excite participants with the addition of different variations to the usual running events. 

Ms. Valerie Tan-Sison, Brand Manager of Pascual Consumer Healthcare Corp. reaffirms that the Immuvit Series: Fearless Challenge Trail Run 2012 is holding true to the brand’s commitment of encouraging everyone to live a healthy lifestyle.

Monday, August 13, 2012

WWF Reverse Run, rescheduled

Organizers recently announced that the World Wide Fun for Nature Philippine's Reverse run was rescheduled for September 9.

Orignally slated at SM Mall of Asia on July 22, organizers postponed the event originally and will now be held at Fort Bonifacio's McKinely Hill in Taguig City. Race distances are 3K, 6K and 12K.

"We apologize for any inconvenience the postponement may have caused. Your safety is our top priority. The weather conditions compelled us to reschedule the fun run to another date and venue ,” said Mayj Tolentino, WWF-Philippines’ Individual Donor Program Manager.

Sunday, August 5, 2012 Barriga vows to Kazakh fighter

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(Updated 3:30 a.m. August 5) Two last-round deductions sealed the fate of the Philippines' Mark Barriga, as the feisty 19-year-old light flyweight lost by a point to Birzhan Zhakypov of Kazakhstan on Saturday, 17-16, ending the country's best chance at reaching the medal stage at the 2012 London Olympics.

The Davao native and first-time Olympian faced a veteran in 28-year-old Zhakypov, who represented Kazakhstan at the 2008 Beijing games. The Kazakhstani reached the quarterfinals round before losing to the eventual gold medalist, Zou Shiming of China.

In the first round, the two boxers both put up tight defenses, with Zhakypov barely edging the Filipino, 5-4.

Round two gave Filipinos something to cheer, as Barriga landed a solid left with 1:04 remaining. A flurry of combinations had him winning the round, 6-3, to lead the fight 10-8 entering the final round.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Barriga confident against Kazak opponent

LONDON - As his Kazaksthan’s opponent was shedding off extra pounds, Mark Anthony Barriga was bulking up as he declared himself ready for another battle that meant the whole world for Team Philippines in the 30th Olympic Games on Saturday.

In his own words, Barriga said could take a quarter-pounder for snack and still make the 49-kilogram limit hands down.

‘’Forty-eight kilos lang ako sir. Kaya pwedeng kumain ng marami,’’’ said Barriga, helping himself with a plateful of rice, noodles and two slices of bread as he took his breakfast at the huge dining hall together with coach Roel Velasco and boxing official Ed Picson on the eve of his second bout.

The 19-year-old Barriga, one of only two athletes in the 11-member Team PH given a chance to win a medal along with BMX rider Danny Caluag, climbs the ring for the second time in five days at 1:45 p.m. (8:45 p.m., Manila time) to meet Kazaksthan’s Birzhan Zhakypov with the winner making it to the quarterfinals.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Barriga's Faceboook Page

Those who want to follow boxer Mark Anthony Barriga's exploits in the 2012 London Olympics could follow him on Facebook. You can check his FB page here.

You could also write on his personal facebook account to show your support and become his friend. You can visit his personal account here.

Barriga answering emails and checking his
FB page and personal account. (Ed Picson)

I'm sure he will appreciate every support he can get on the web. He could likewise answer your comments personally as he is monitoring his FB accounts as shown in this photo from Ed Piczon. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

More than 100k in prizes awaits Kadayawan runners

According to an ariticle posted on the SCOOP Davao Chapter Facebook page and written by Lito delos Reyes, more than P100,000 in cash and other prizes will be up for grabs in the Kadayawan Phoenix ‘I Recycle’ Run set on Aug. 12 at the SM City Davao.

The article said that Beethoven Sur, marketing head of the presentor Phoenix Petroleum Phils. Inc. made the announcement at the weekly SCOOP at the Royal Mandaya Hotel held every Tuesday.

The champion in the 10K will earn P10,000 while the second and third placers will pocket P7,000 and P5,000, respectively. The top three finishers in the 5K will get P7,000, P5,000 and P3,000 in that order, while in the 3K are P5,000, P3,000 and P2,000.

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PHILIPPINE gold medal hope Mark Anthony
Barriga, center, clowns around with coaches
Roel Velasco, right, and Kevin Smith after
debuting with a 17-7 victory over Italian Manuel
Cappia and advancing to the Round of 16
of the boxing competition in the 2012
London Olympic Games. Smith, an
Irishman from Liverpool, acted as
Velasco’s assistant in
Barriga's corner.
 (Photo by Ed Picson)
Filipino boxer Mark Barriga capitalized on a strong first round to emerge victorious against Italian foe Manuel Cappai of Italy, 17-7, to advance to the final 16 of Men's Light Fly 49 kgs in the 2012 London Olympic games, Tuesday, said. 

Barriga was effective as a counter-puncher in the first round, forcing the referee to give Cappai a standing eight count in the final 15 seconds. With the knockdown, Barriga won the round, 5-2.

In the second round, Barriga defended well, even with Cappai hooking and locking the Filipino's right hand to win anew, 4-2.

The final round was all about Barriga, who scored on a combination late in the third to seal the win, 8-3.

Barriga now faces Kazakhstan's Birzhan Zhakypov, who won a close bout against Jeremy Baccu of France, 18-17.

The Filipino will meet his Kazakhstani foe on Saturday, 8:45 pm, Manila time.