1st PAU Tanay-Sierra Madre 50K Run

The Philippine Association of Ultrarunners (PAU) will conduct a series of 50K races starting on May 9, 2010 with the objective of promoting ultramarathon running in the country.

My personal observations during our participation in the 1st Asian IAU 100K Championship Race in Jeju Island, South Korea made me conclude that our runners have the potential to be at par with the Japanese and South Korean ultramarathon runners. The Japanese and the Koreans had been years ahead of us in this field of running event. These countries have also ultrarunning events almost every weekend.

In order to identify, promote and train ultrarunners, there is a need to conduct regular ultra races in the country. The first series of 50K runs will be held on May 9, 2010 and to start at 6:00 AM in Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal. The registration fee is P 750.00. Each finisher will be awarded with Individual Trophy and Finisher’s T-Shirt.

This race will be done along the paved road and each runner is required to bring a hydration pack/belt system. The cut-off time is 8 hours.

Registration starts today, March 30, 2010. Registration Forms are available at the BR “Speed” Training/Clinic at the ULTRA Oval Track; at the Bald Runner’s Events Office at #115 M.H. Del Pilar corner E. Angeles Sts, Barangay Santo Tomas, Pasig City, Metro Manila; or at Sunday’s Road Races. For further inquiries, please contact Telephone Number: 497-6442 or e-mail us at bald.runner@yahoo.com.

Rules and Regulations/Protocol for this event will be published in this blog soon.

The next 50K run will be held from Laoag City to Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte on August 29, 2010.


1st PAU 50K Run

Starting Area: Tanay, Rizal (Intersection East Road in Tanay & Road going to Sampaloc, Tanay. Look for the Shell Station)

5:00 AM May 9, 2010

Rules & Regulations:

1.This is a 50K Road Race. Every runner must be able to maintain the Integrity of this Race. “Cheaters” are automatically disqualified and removed from the race.
2.Support Vehicle is NOT a MUST for every runner. If a runner has the capability to have his/her support vehicle, he/she can bring a support vehicle. However, the support vehicle should “leap-frog” the runner. Support vehicle “shadowing” the runner is not allowed. Only four-wheeled support vehicles will be allowed. Motorcycles and Bicycles will not be allowed as support vehicles for the runners.
3.Pacer is not allowed in this race. If a runner wants to have a pacer, he/she must register his/her pacer as one of the runner-competitors in the race.
4.All runners are required to have their hydration belt or system with them while on the run. A participant can use the usual Hydration Belt, Camelbak Hydration System, or Hand-held water bottles. The month of May is a part of the Summer Season of the country and the running weather will be hot and humid. Every runner is advised to hydrate themselves based from their training/preparation for this race.
5.Runners are allowed to run on any side of the road provided they are vigilant of their surroundings. Registered/Competing Runners can pace with each other.
6.Runners are highly encouraged not to wear headsets/earphones and MP3s & Ipods during the race. If runners think that such gadget would motivate them to run, it will be permitted, however, they should be aware and vigilant of their surroundings.
7.Runners will be given the option to use “drop bags” for their special hydration fluids, food and running apparel during the race. Five (5) plastics bags will be given to runners who will opt to use this system of fluid & food replenishment. Each of these bags shall be marked properly as to what Kilometer Mark they will be pre-positioned. Drop Bags will be positioned at the 10K, 20K, 30K, 40K, and Finish Line points.
8.Race Bibs shall be displayed or pinned in front of the singlet or running shorts. Race bibs should always be visible to the Race Officials.
9.There will be limited Road Marshals along the route. Please take note of the “directional signs” on the road/ground with the inscriptions “PAU 50K” with an arrow pointed at the direction of the route.
10.There will be no tie in the ranking of finishers in this race. Every runner must exert his effort and perform as a competitor. This event is a race to the finish line.
11.Dispose your waste or litter properly. A runner will be disqualified for throwing along the road with their litter or waste.
12.The race will start at 5:00 AM or earlier. Runners are highly encouraged to be at the Starting Line at least one hour before the Start Time. There will be no Formal Program prior to the start of the race as this will be a “fun run” and at the same time a competitive race.
13.Runners should meet the following requirements/qualifications:
1.Should have finished a registered Marathon Race.
2.Must be physically healthy and don’t have any heart-related ailments
3.Must be at least 18 years old.
14.There will be no Cash Prizes for the winners. Instead, Top Three (3) runners in the Men’s and Ladies Categories will receive Trophies.
15.Duly registered members of the Philippine Association of Ultrarunners (PAU) will be ranked based from their finish times in this race. Their ranking will be published at www.baldrunner.com and/or www.philippineassociationofultrarunner.blogspot.com
16.Runners who will finish within the cut-off time of eight (8) hours will receive Individual Trophy, Certificate of Achievement, and a Finisher’s T-Shirt.
17.Always “Listen To Your Body” during the race. If you experience some pain in your body, observe and slow down with your pace or better, start walking. If the pain persists and if you think that you are injured and could not finish the race, please approach the nearest Aid Station and wait for the Ambulance, if you need one. Contact the Race Director at Cell Phone# 0918-910-0825 if you declare yourself as Did Not Finish.
18.The use of “pain killer” medication is not prohibited during the race. Bring your own salt tablets and glucolytes.
19.“Bandits” are not allowed to run or walk along the route during the conduct of the race.
20.Aid Stations will have Water, Sports Drinks (Gatorade), and Food for the runners. The Water Aid Stations will be located every 10 kilometers. The Aid Stations will serve as the hydration replenishment point to every runner.
21.Although this Race is a competitive event, treat your co-competitors as your friend/partner during the race. Try to assist or ask a runner who stopped along the course about his condition or if he/she needs help/assistance. Who knows, this runner whom you helped in this race will be the one who will help you in case you need assistance in your future races.
22.Hiking “poles” or “sticks” are not allowed in this race. Runners should finish the race unaided with any equipment.
23.Running “half-naked” is allowed in this race, provided, the race bib is visible in front of the runner. However, runners are warned that the weather along the race route is unpredictable.
24.There will be no portalets provided along the race route. Make sure to make the necessary adjustments on this matter. As for the ladies, they could ask the residents of houses situated along the road for them to use their toilet/s. Use you initiative.
25.The display of corporate logos of runners’ sponsors on tarpaulins is not authorized. Runners can display their sponsor’s logos on their running apparel only.
26.The decision of the Race Director is FINAL.
Note: For those who reserved their slots and have not paid their registration fees, they are advised to be at the Starting Line at least One Hour before the Start time. This is to include those runners who will be leaving their “drop bags” at the Starting Area for distribution to the different designated “drop-off” points. There will be no registration on-site.

Good Luck To All The Participants & Support Crew!!!

Official Result: 1st PAU 50K Tanay Run (Siera Madre, Rizal)

The following is the Official Result of the 1st PAU 50K Run held in Tanay, Rizal on May 9, 2010. A total of 116 ”crazy & hardcore” runners challenged the paved roads of Sierra Madre Mountains from 5:00 AM up to 2:00 PM under the heat of the summer sun. One Hundred Four (104) runners reached the Finish Line.

Congratulations to all the Runners & their Support Crew! We will see you again for the 2nd PAU 65K Run from Pasuquin to Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte on August 29, 2010.

1st PAU 50K Run

1 Raul Lamprea 4:30:07 Champion (Male)
2 Alfredo Ocampo 4:48:55 1st Runner-up (Male)
3 Hermogines Olvis 4:56:20 2nd Runner-up (Male)
4 Ralph Salvador 5:10:57
5 Moses Moreno 5:16:20
6 Jonnifer Lacanlale 5:28:20
7 Alipio Narciso 5:32:40
8 Junrox Roque 5:34:20
9 Bonifacio Dalisay 5:43:20
10 Arnold Dimasuhid 5:44:40
11 Graciano Santos 5:51:45
12 Simon Pavel Miranda 5:53:07
13 Alfred Delos Reyes 5:57:53
14 Wilnar Iglesia 6:00:32
15 Allan Bandiola 6:03:20
16 Gregorio Ocampo 6:04:32
17 Michelle Estuar 6:06:30 Champion (Female)
18 Nolan Llanora 6:07:34
19 Carlos Delos Santos 6:10:40
20 Patrick Winceth Alcomendas 6:16:05
21 Raul Tapia 6:20:58
22 Louie Cochanco 6:22:05
23 Tina Narvaez 6:27:00 1st Runner-up (Female)
24 Christopher Iblan 6:28:20
25 Gil Brazil 6:29:05
26 Saturnino Camangonan 6:29:10
27 Victor Ting 6:29:25
28 Sandy Alentajan 6:29:41
29 Jose Dueñas 6:32:10
30 Vergelio Leona 6:33:42
31 Edwin Gajol 6:34:00
32 Samson Ocampo 6:36:28
33 Jereven Adriano 6:37:25
34 Albert Henson 6:41:25
35 Rodel Cuaton 6:47:09
36 Chito Vegim 6:49:46
37 Jael Wenceslao 6:50:30
38 Jeremiah Isip 6:50:36
39 Christine Ferrera 6:51:22 2nd Runner-up (Female)
40 Dionam Basco 6:51:24
41 Paolo Osmeña 6:54:10
42 Jose Wacangan 6:55:18
43 Ronnel Go 6:56:11
44 Teresa Ybanez 6:57:30
45 Allen Gaspar 7:02:17
46 Jayvee Loyd Layug 7:11:20
47 Jonel Mendoza 7:21:56
48 Ric Cabusao 7:21:57
49 Eric Michael Socrates 7:21:59
50 Lester Chuayap 7:23:59
51 Reynaldo Jimenez 7:24:04
52 George Dolores 7:24:07
53 Earl Quero, Jr 7:24:57
54 Gil Ocampo 7:25:55
55 Conrado Teodoro 7:26:00
56 Elma Gabriana 7:26:49
57 Jayreus Jimenez 7:27:07
58 Shiela Compendio 7:27:28
59 Gian Saquilon 7:28:10
60 John Jeffrey Avellanosa 7:28:46
61 Carina Manansala 7:31:50
62 Chinky Tan 7:33:32
63 Jerome Cartailler 7:34:00
64 Crisanto Ubungen 7:34:28
65 Benji Cortaga 7:34:29
66 Emma Alvarez 7:35:45
67 Mel Severino 7:36:23
68 Francis Hortelano 7:39:50
69 Odessa Coral 7:41:48
70 Vic Viola 7:43:04
71 Mark Adrian Hernandez 7:43:38
72 Gabriel Tuason 7:43:42
73 Macky Coronel 7:44:02
74 John Castro 7:44:35
75 Marlin Marilag 7:47:50
76 Allan Roy Martos 7:47:58
77 Mark Junopeer Salazar 7:48:25
78 Rosgar Apolinario 7:48:48
79 Ronnie Gabriana 7:49:10
80 Emil Ancheta 7:49:49
81 Wilfredo Parcon 7:50:00
82 Jonas Compendio 7:50:37
83 Joseph Baltazar 7:51:41
84 Junar Layug 7:52:26
85 Joseph Daudsen Choi 7:53:35
86 Nicomedes Jaranilla 7:53:42
87 Benedict Meneses 7:56:34
88 Carlos Nobleza 7:56:52
89 Jomerson Macutay 7:59:10
90 Roselle May Dadal 7:59:14
91 Frederick Gabriel 7:59:19
92 Edgar De Jesus 7:59:27
93 Manuel Macrohon 8:00:08
94 Alfred Paul Paiso 8:00:25
95 Kessel Que 8:01:39
96 John Nickko Nolasco 8:02:17
97 Yul Antonio Almayda 8:02:46
98 Emiliano Burgos 8:04:43
99 Philippe Arenillo 8:05:31
100 Bryan Magali 8:07:48
101 Rolando Ubungen 8:13:03
102 David Buban 8:39:25
103 Jose Lorenzo Mina, Jr 8:39:26
104 Ayette Padua 9:08:03

Note: We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to our friends & ”usual” supporters/donors for our ice cold canned & bottled beers (at the Finish Line!) and lots of additional tubular ice in our Aid Stations. In addition, our thanks also goes to the 2nd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army based at Camp Capinpin, Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal for the security assistance and the availability of an Ambulance + Medical Team during the conduct of the event.

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