Posts Tagged ‘Biking

22
Oct
18

Specialized Elite Store Opens in SM by the Bay

Attention bikers and cycling enthusiasts!  The newest Specialized Elite Store in the Philippines has just opened at the SM Mall of Asia!  It is conveniently situated along Seaside Blvd. so you may take your new bike for a spin the moment you step out of the door!

Specialized Elite Store SM Mall of Asia is now open!
Courtesy Vimz “Kulit Runner”

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18
Dec
12

Trail Preview: Waldorf Trail Run at Timberland Heights

Last December 08, 2012, Manila Waldorf School invited running bloggers and some members of the media to have a sneak peek of the trails that their forthcoming Waldorf Trail Run at Timberland Heights will be using.  Here are some shots from the 3K trails.

The view of Metro Manila from Timberland Sports and Nature Club

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08
Oct
12

LIVESTRONG Day Philippines 2012

From LIVESTRONG Day Philippines:

In the Philippines, cancer is the third leading cause of death.  Yet there are very little cancer prevention programs or consciousness programs.  What does this mean?  With little awareness or concern, for your relative, friend, officemate or you, this may mean, recognizing it too late, diagnosing too late or less chances of surviving.  In the Philippines, cancer survival rates are low.

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13
Feb
12

Conquer your limits with Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series

Vaseline Men, the fastest growing men’s skin care brand in the Philippines with a comprehensive range of products designed for men like facial wash, moisturizer, lotion and body wash and Sunrise Events, Inc., invite you to conquer your limits in the world’s premiere off-road triathlon event with the Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series.  Consisting of three legs, Pang Rave Run, XTERRA Weekend and Putik Pare, each activity promises to deliver a challenging yet enjoyable experience for all hard core runners, athletes, sports enthusiasts and adventure-seekers.

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25
Nov
11

Bike to Light: Deliver 10,000 Bottle Lights to Filipino Homes

On November 30, 2011, take part in a monumental campaign to deliver light to thousands of homes in Metro Manila.  Join hundreds of bikers to help bring 10,000 solar bottle bulbs from Camp Aguinaldo to the historical Pinaglabanan Shrine, where they will be distributed amongst volunteers and installed in 30 communities.

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23
Aug
10

Pete Jacobs Wins 2010 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines

This year a new face conquered the 2010 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines held last Sunday in CamSur Watersports Complex.  From the land down under, Pete Jacobs of Sydney finished the 70.3 mile competition with a time of 3:58:41 beating last year’s winner Terenzo Bozzone of Auckland, New Zealand by about seven minutes, who finished at 4:05:54.  Coming into third with a time of 4:14:36 was Fredrik Croneborg of Sundborn, Sweden.  Filipinos joined the top 10 ranks with Neil Catiil (4:37:10) and Arland Macasieb (4:44:08) in eighth and tenth place respectively.

Pete Jacobs, 2010 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines champion (courtesy Ironman 70.3 Philippines)

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25
Aug
09

Bozzone and Bentley: The Rulers of Ironman 70.3 Philippines

The inaugural race that is Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines last August 23, 2009 held in Pili, Camarines Sur (CamSur) saw two world champions competing: the reigning 70.3 champion Terenzo Bozzone (New Zealand) and Ironman Hawaii World Champion Chris “Macca” McCormack, with the former ruling from a come-from-behind victory (03:51:25) and the latter settling for second (03:52:18)—a testament to world-class level of competition this race brought on our shores.  Cameron Brown settled for third place (03:52:31).  The women’s category was anything but a walk in the park either as eleven-time Ironman Champion of the Hawaii Ironman Championship Lisa Bentley (Canada) won the competition (04:24:29) followed by Gina Kehr (04:26:11) and Charlotte Paul (04:31:26).

Lisa Bentley and Terenzo Bozzone are the first champions of Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines (Credit: Ironman Philippines)

Lisa Bentley and Terenzo Bozzone are the champions of the first Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines (Credit: Ironman Philippines)

The Champions

Terenzo Bozzone is a professional triathlete from New Zealand.  After finishing school he focused on multisport and won the 2001 & 2002 Junior Men’s Elite Duathlon World Championship and the 2002 & 2003 Junior Men’s Elite Triathlon World Championship.  In 2008 Bozzone won the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida setting a new course record of 3:40:10.

Lisa Bentley is one of the most successful Ironman athletes of all time with 11 wins despite never having won an Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.  She is known as an excellent runner and often comes from behind off the bike to win.  Diagnosed in her 20’s with Cystic Fibrosis Lisa has become a role model for much broader audience.

Ironman 70.3

An Ironman 70.3, also known as a Half Ironman, is one of a series of middle-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) consisting of a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run.  70.3 is the total distance in miles.  The whole and each part of the event is half the Ironman distance.  The length of the 70.3 event encourages a meeting of Olympic distance/short course triathletes and Ironman/long course triathletes.  Like the Ironman, the bike section is non-drafting.  Since 2006 an annual Ironman World Championships 70.3 has been held at Clearwater, Florida, USA during the month of November.  Some Ironman 70.3 events also act as qualifiers for the full Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, and it includes the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines.

Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines

Murphy Reinschreiber, Managing Director Asia Pacific World Triathlon Corporation credits Fred Uytengsu, CEO of Alaska Milk Corporation, with finally bringing the Ironman to the Philippines with the holding of the Cobra Ironman 70.3 at the CamSur Watersports Complex (CWC).

Reinschreiber said after seeing Uytengsu’s passion, awarding the Ironman brand to the race was an easy decision to make.

“Our group is very selective at where we put our races,” he said.  “But then we meet a guy like Fred.  We see a venue like CamSur and a person like Governor LRay Villafuerte who is really very eager for it to happen…  So the decision to hold the race here becomes a very easy decision.”

The WTC official said the Cobra Ironman 70.3 is easily the biggest event in the WTC calendar in Asia this year.

“Ironman racing is different from other sports,” said Reinschreiber.  “It’s more than just winning.  It’s the experience of competing as athletes.  They are here to experience the local venue.  They are here to meet the other participants.  They are here to experience the whole race.”

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