Sunday, October 5, 2014

Poliquit, Tolentino top Enervon Activ 42K races of the Run United Philippine Marathon 2014

Rafael Poliquit Jr. (4th from left) was all smile
during the awarding ceremonies of the Erervon
Activ 42K men's race. (runner's wall photo)

Local and foreign runners headlined a stellar cast of race finishers for Run United Philippine Marathon (RUPM) 2014, the final leg of Unilab Active Health’s Run United Series last Sunday, October 5, 2014, at the Mall of Asia grounds in Pasay City.

Rafael Poliquit, Jr. topped all local placers at the Enervon Activ 42K men’s category, crossing the finish line with 2:50:21 across his name. He was followed closely by Mario Maglinao (2:51:48) and Rene Desuyo (2:53:16).

Aileen Tolentino, on the other hand, ruled the 42K women’s category for local runners with 3:31:56, followed by Cinderella Lorenzo (3:35:42) and Jocelyn Elijeran (3:40:24).

Aileen Tolentino (center) raises her trophy
during the awarding ceremonies following her
victory in the 42k women's race. (runners wall
It was an all-Kenyan cast for the 42K foreign men’s category, with Jackson Chirchir placing first (2:29:00), trailed by Elphiz Kiptarus (2:34:02) and John Samoel (2:41:11). The women’s category, meanwhile, saw another Kenyan runner, Irine Kipchumba cross the line ahead of everybody else at 3:00:12. Belgium’s Isabelle Marfko (4:13:06) and Malaysia’s Silamie Apolistar (4:30:39).

Others who finished at the podium for other categories were: Anthony Nerza (1:23:55), Andrico Mahilum (1:25:38), Juan Gabriel Velasco (1:29:48) for the men’s category of the Alaxan FR 21K; Criselyn Jaro (1:34:30), Victoria Calma (1:52:02), and  Jennelyn Isibido (1:54:28) for the women’s category of the 21K marathon; Richard Salanio (0:32:26), Eliud Kering (0:32:38), and Blair McWhirter (0:33:01) for the men’s category of the Enervon HP 10K; and lastly, Marion Kim Mangrobang (0:40:53),  Cellie Rose Jaro (0:42:37), and Janette Lumidao (0:44:08) for the women’s 10K.

RUPM 2014 lured over 12,000 running aficionados.

Runners who completed all the 21km and up distance categories in all three previous Run United races won for themselves the “United” medal, a three-part finisher’s medal that can be put together to form a single medal.

Other ULAH activities that athletes can look forward to Tri United 3 on October 26 at Subic, Pampanga; and Tri United 4 on November 24 at Fontana, Clark, Pampanga. Schedules of ULAH events may still change, so visit or for updates.

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