TRI-Factor Asian Championship series now in PH

Posted: March 23, 2018 by cjlmpd in My Runs
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Local triathlon gets further boost as top Asian multisport brand TRI-Factor holds the third leg of its Asian Championship Series in Camarines Sur in May with a slew of rising and leading triathletes in the region expected to see action.

Put up to provide multi-sport beginners, enthusiasts and veteran triathletes – even kids – a venue to hone their talent and skills in swimming, biking and running, the TRI-Factor have grown from organizing multi-sport events in Singapore to creating the premier short-course championship series across the Asian region.

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It features kids triathlon (100, swim-5km bike-1km run), freshmen triathlon (200m swim-10km bike-2km run), sprint triathlon (750m swim-20km bike-5km run), standard triathlon (1.5km-40km bike-10km run) and long triathlon (1.5km swim-60km bike-15km run).

“We’re pleased to announce the TRI-Factor Asian Championship series with new races in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and China. Our purpose is to provide our athletes diverse race options throughout the year, catering to the specific needs of the athletes across Asia,” said Elvin Ting, managing director of organizing Orange Room Pte Ltd. and founder of the Tri-Factor series.

The Asian Championship 2018 series will kick off in Singapore on April 22 then to China on May 13 before action shifts to the Phl on May 25-27 at Camsur Watersports Complex in Camarines Sur.

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The TRI-Factor is also staged to promote an active and healthy lifestyle, particularly among the youth, and its Asian Championship leg will be held here for two years – 2018 and 2019, where hosting of more events including new race formats like CYCLE-RUN-CYCLE are being looked into. Its staging in the country comes at a time when local triathlon is enjoying tremendous boom with top-notch events held regularly across the country the last few years.

“Tri-Factor’s coming to the Philippines would be a great opportunity and new challenge for the newbies to engage in triathlon and pioneer triathletes to take the opportunity of racing in other parts of Asia especially in China under a different triathlon format. I’m looking forward to be in both the Philippine and China legs of Tri-Factor and I am really excited to go back to CWC, which is a great venue for a triathlon,” shared Taguig Congresswoman and triathlete Pia Cayetano, upon learning about Tri-Factor’s arrival in the Philippines.

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Foundedin 2009, TRI-Factor is aimed at building a community and culture of Asian athletes racing with the region with its short distances and secured courses allowing beginners to master swimming, cycling and running and prepare them for the regular triathlon events.

Each TRI-Factor race finish gives athletes points counting toward a year-end ranking. For the Asian Championship series, each race will be assigned a Race Course index depending on the degree of difficulty where points awarded will be multiplied with the index, allowing athletes to rack up bigger points at the tougher races.

Titles to be dispute are the Series Asian, Best Country Athlete of the Year, Best Country Junior Athlete of the Year, Best Veteran Country Athlete of the Year, Top First-Timer Athlete and Top First-Timer Junior Athlete.

Also on tap are the Club Challenge and Corporate Challenge for companies and triathlon clubs. For details, visit www.trifactor.asia.

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One Run. One Heartbeat.

The Philippine Heart Association (PHA) in cooperation with Allianz will be holding the PHA Heart Run powered by Allianz on May 13, 2018, Sunday, at the SM by the Bay in Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

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Race legs for the run include a 5Km, 10km and 21Km run. There is also a 1KM Walk for the Heart to be joined in by survivors of heart diseases and their families.

Cardiovasculardiseases(CVDs) are claiming more Filipino lives than ever before. To help increase awareness of the prevention and primary care of CVDs, be a heart warrior and join the PHA Heart Run powered by Allianz.

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PHA Heart Run Powered by Allianz
May 13, 2018
SM By the bay, MOA
1K (walk) |5K|10K|21K
Organizer: Pep Squad Events and Marketing Services, Inc.
Registration Fees:
1K – P800
-Inclusive of Advocacy Shirt
5K – P650
– Inclusive of Race Bib w/ RFID Shoetag, Race Shirt, and Festival Activities
10K -P750
– Inclusive of Race Bib w/ RFID Shoetag, Race Shirt, and Festival Activities
21K – P1200
– Inclusive of Race Bib w/ RFID Shoetag, Race Shirt, Finisher Shirt, Finisher Medal, and Festival Activities

FINISHER

Registration Venues:
1. Online – https://reg.goorahna.com/#/event/pha-heart-run-2018
2. In-store:
– Chris Sports in SM City North EDSA< SM Megamall, Glorietta 3, Uptown Place Mall, and SM Mall of Asia

The Philippine sports scene climbs a notch higher as Ayala Land Inc.’s Vermosa Sports Hub, the country’s first premier and professionally managed sports facility, opens its doors to the public.

Creating the ideal environment for athletes, sports buffs, and fitness junkies who aim to reach the top of their game, Vermosa Sports Hub is equipped with training facilities designed for international sports competitions.

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Vermosa Sports Hub is home to groundbreaking features that include an Olympic-size swimming pool equipped with the latest timing system by Omega and the Anti Wave Starting Blocks; and the Philippines’ first 9-lane track oval built in accordance with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) standards. For football and field sports enthusiasts, there’s also a standard sized football field with natural grass and a sand sub-base, which makes it an ideal playing surface that is able to divot, or give way, under foot traction. For a sport that involves sliding tackles, this is a prime feature that minimizes the risk of injuries caused by having the player’s get caught by strong traction. The Vermosa Sports Hub will also soon unveil bike lanes, jogging paths, and other outdoor sports facilities.

To complete the development is a training and fitness club equipped with a sports science laboratory especially suited for athletes who want to take the next step to reach peak performance. To be managed and operated by Sante Health & Fitness, Inc., known as one of the fastest growing global providers of organic health and wellness products and services, the Sante Fitness Lab is a one-stop shop that will include a strength and conditioning fitness facility, sports rehab areas, a dance studio, a spinning class area, bike shop and services, a nutrition and fitness café, VO2 max/lactate testing by using a machine that can test an individuals level of oxygen while training , plus conference and lecture rooms.

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To ensure that Vermosa Sports Hub is accessible to the growing market of sports enthusiasts, competitive rate packages and period-based membership passes are being offered by the company. For those who avail their passes until April 2018, they can enjoy a 20% discount.

Track Oval
Php 90
6 hours

50m Lap Pool
Php 220
4 hours

Special Passes
Rate

Annual VIP Pass
Php 5,600

1 Month Unlimited Pool Pass
Php, 2,250

3 Months Unlimited Pool Pass
Php 5,600

Passes purchased until April 2018 will have a 20% discount.
All rates are inclusive of 12% VAT.
Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Aside from the sports facilities, other components are also designed to promote healthy and active living. Retail outlets will soon open, and these will include health and sports merchants, providing users of the sports hub easy access to the equipment, accessories, and other sports and fitness essentials they need.

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Vermosa Sports Hub is located at Vermosa, Daang Hari Road cor. Vermosa Blvd., Imus, 4103 Cavite. It is situated within the 700 hectares of space in Vermosa, a masterplanned mixed-use estate of Ayala Land Inc., the Vermosa Sports Hub is envisioned to be a complete destination designed specifically to provide an effective and complete training experience for the athletic lifestyle, offering a seamless integration of facilities and sports-related elements,

Vermosa is currently the fourth largest mixed-use estate of Ayala Land Inc. It will be home to 6,000 households that highlight the diverse living options with the presence of four of ALI’s residential brands – Ayala Land Premier, Alveo, Avida and Amaia.

Vermosa was coined from two Latin words, Verde and Mossa. “Verde”, meaning green, references the lush environment within the healthy, sustainable, and suburban living concept of the estate. “Mossa,” meaning movement, represents the active elements of the project. Combined, Vermosa represents a modern suburban community that promotes healthy and active living that stays true to its name.

It’s time to experience world-class sports facilities and amenities. Check out the Vermosa Sports Hub and discover a place where athletes can truly grow. Learn more about it at this LINK

Here are three important reasons for you to pick up some weights and make yourself stronger according to former Olympian and Herbalife Director of Worldwide Fitness Education. It’s a fact: strong is in. A toned, muscular and functional body has become the new sexy for both men and women.The growing acceptance by the media and sportswear companies that beauty comes in many shapes and sizes is a positive step toward encouraging people to lead a healthy,active lifestyle.

Best of all, Clayton said, a healthy body, which may come in different shapes and sizes,will never go out of fashion. Have you heard of the term ‘skinny fat’? This is when someone may look thin, but in actuality they have an unhealthy internal body-fat ratio that is detrimental to their health. There are also many people who may look a little larger, but are actually very health internally. With any exercise plan, your main priority should be to benefit the inside of your body. But as a bonus, exercise benefitsyour external appearance as well.

The following are important reasons why you should add weight and strength training to your regular fitness routine.

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Three Reasons to Get Stronger Now

Burn More Calories

By lifting weights and becoming strong, you’ll change every aspect of your body. People with increased musclemass burn more calories at rest than those without. It takes more energy for your body to sustain lean muscle and, therefore, your resting metabolic rate may increase as a result of lifting weights.

Improved Bone Density

Weight-bearing exercise is very beneficial for bone health in people of all ages. The aging process is linked to a decrease in bone density and a greater risk of fractures. So, consider how you can add weights to your workout, because your bones rely on resistance training to stay healthy and strong.

Improved Performance

If your body gets used to lifting weights, imagine how much easier just lifting your own body weight will be.Improved strength means that your daily activities will become easier, and if you’re training for a sport, an increase in muscular strength can significantlyimprove your performance.

Becoming stronger has so many benefits, and you don’t need to be worried about looking like an out-of-proportion body builder. Unless you’re dedicating hundreds of hours to lifting heavy weights and following a very specific body-building nutrition plan, the chances of you getting bulky are slim. Adding weighttraining to your routine two to three times a week and eating a protein-rich diet will have you well on your way toward achieving a healthy muscular physique. Also,don’t be afraid tolift heavy weights. But do make sure that you start out with manageable, lighter weights so that you can focus on technique for 12-15 reps and slowly work your way up to heavier weights. As you increase the weight you’re using, decrease to 8-10 reps.

Your body will start adapting to weight training right away, so get started today.

Chang Hitalia of Century Tuna Tri-Hard team shares the grueling journeyto conqueringTriathlon’s toughest race.

The 3rd day of June this year is going to be special for triathletes as the Philippines will finally have its first full IRONMAN race. Century Tuna, a title sponsor of the IRONMAN 70.3 since 2015 is bringing triathlon’s toughest race to Subic Bay.

The IRONMAN entails for triathletes to accomplish the following: Swim 3.86 km, ride a bike for 180.25 km, and run 42.2 km. It’s so tough that only 1 out of 10,000 people actually finish it.

While it means logging in many hours of training and loads of self-discipline, an athlete who’s determined to put in the hard work can eventually cross the IRONMAN finishline. One example: Celma “Chang” Hitalia.

Last year at the age of 52, Hitalia finished strong at the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. It is by no means an easy feat. After all she only started doing triathlons at the age of 46. Hitalia may have a tiny physique but she’s powered by a strong desire to achieve her fitness goals—a must for anyone who wishes to be an IRONMAN.

Hitalia was like most people wanting to be a better version of themselves. Her journey began eight years ago when she joined a running group with the goal of shedding a few pounds. Regular running gave her a high and soon, she joined races. In 2010, she started yearning for a tougher challenge. She added swimming and biking to her routine and soon, Hitaliawas a full-fledged triathlete.

Unlike her running pursuits, Triathlon is much more demanding in terms of training time, cost, and motivation. Hitalia needed to make major adjustments to her daily routine to ensure she gets to train for all three sports and still have ample time for other things.Soon, Hitalia aimed at loftier goals in the sport and in 2014, she finished strong in the Langkawi IRONMAN, bagging second place for her age group despite it being her first crack at an IRONMAN race.

Hitalia continued on the swim, bike, run mantra, competing in two Ironman 70.3 races in Hefei and Xiamen, China in 2016. The latter earned her a coveted slot to compete in the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.

“It was always a goal to qualify since I embraced triathlon as part of my life,” Hitalia shares. After qualifying,she knew the sacrifices she needed to make in order to finish strong in Kona.

Hitalia spent seven months building her strength, and conditioning to endure the IRONMAN’s swim, bike, and run leg. In between, she joined a number of races to check her progress. With the help of her teammates at Century Tuna Tri-Hard, she also trained in different conditions—hot weather, strong winds, and uphill routes—essentially what the Kona race was known for.

Despite being prepared, Hitalia says that “you have to come in and fight” as far as IRONMAN races go. During the swim leg of her race in Kona, water conditions were not ideal to swim in.

“Starting off with more than 600 female age groupers was really a struggle. I kept my calm and stuck with my rhythm,” she recalls.

The bike part was equally brutal, too. “The hills were punishing, the heat and humidity were harsh, and it was crazy windy,” she describes.

Hitalia made up for lost time during the 42.2 km run. However, as with the tough nature of IRONMAN races, fatigue soon set in. Thoughts of giving-up creeped up in her mind.

With her dream almost within reach, Hitalia decided to soldier on. As she crossed the finish line, she describes the experience as nothing but amazing.

“The cheers from the crowd, the festive mood, and the red carpet made it an overwhelming experience. Suddenly all the pain subsided and all my hard work became reality. The happiness when you finally hear your name being called out is surreal,”Hitalia shares.

Having accomplished her goal of crossing the finish line in Kona, Hitalia’s next target is to finish strong on home soil. She’s focused to achieve this in June at the Century Tuna IRONMAN Philippines.

Knowing what it takes to finish the grueling race and the elation that takes over, Hitalia wishes for her fellow Pinoy triathletes to experience this. Her advice for those looking to join: Respect the distance.

“Train right, work with a certified coach, and come in adequately prepared. When race day comes, enjoy the experience,” Hitalia says.

With the Century Tuna IRONMAN Philippines posing a challenge for Filipino triathletes in June, the brand sponsor also hopes to inspire more Pinoysto pursue fitness and be part of making the Philippines a healthier and fitter nation.

Every stone that built the Malate Catholic Church (aka Our Lady of Remedies Parish) tells stories of over 400 years in the history of our country, aged to perfection and functionality by servant-priests and lay people who were dedicated to ensure history and religion are preserved over time. The Church has, indeed, withstood the test of time warzones and earthquakes, you name it. More recently, fragments fell from the Remedios side of the structure, prompting serious consideration and planning for its master restoration, as never been done before.

No small feat hence the Church officials have launched Vision 20/20 March of the Thousands last year as a call for its community to support and contribute to the preservation of this church as national heritage. One of the more significant fund-raising events lined up will be the ground-breaking Run2Restore Fun Run, slated for April 15, 2018.

For complete details about the master plan: http://www.malatecatholicchurch.org/Vision2020

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Run2Restore hopes to attract parishioners and the faithful in general to spend their April 15, 2018, Sunday by joining in the 5K, 3K and 1.5K PetRun. Assembly will be at the BayWalk Area (fronting Raja Sulayman Park), Roxas Boulevard Southbound.

Each registration entitles the participant to a quality dryfit singlet, a race bib, a lootbag of sponsor goodies and a special contribution to this worthy cause. Seasoned runners can also test their mettle and compete for a podium finish (top 3 winners per distance-category) that can win for them exciting prizes!

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Registration Modes:

Site registration (booth at Malate Catholic Church, Patio) is open every Sunday, from 9AM to 5pm.
Online registration using this link: https://tinyurl.com/Run2Restore
(requires deposit or funds transfer of the registration fees to this bank account:
Account Name: Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila
Current Account Number: 0171-0269-62

Registration Fees*:
5K P600
3K P500
1.5K Pet Run P500

Students will be given P100 discount upon registration
10+1 Group registration deal is available (one-time payment; all registrants must be of same category)

This renovation project is our legacy to the next generations of parishioners. We want to look back with pride and thanksgiving to be given the opportunity to Run2Restore this wonderful historical and cultural heritage.

For more information please visit or contact:

Facebook.com/remedies.parish
Email: ourladyofremedies@gmail.com * ourladyofremedies@yahoo.com.ph
Telephone Numbers: 523-2593 * 400-5876 – 77
Website: http://www.malatecatholicchurch.org

Tanduay Distillers Inc. president Lucio “Bong” Tan, Jr. is taking his support to grassroots sports a step further as he goes on full offensive for BatangasTanduay Athletics in the new Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL).

Tan, whose passion for basketball was cultivated in childhood, believes he saw a formidable ally in MPBL founder Sen. Manuel Pacquiao in providing opportunities for local talents from the regions to advance their basketball dreams.

“When we formed Tanduay Athletics, we had grassroots youth development as one of its major thrusts. We believe we can give equal opportunities to aspiring basketball talents from the cities and the regions through MPBL,” Tan said.

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The MPBL features teams that represent a province, city or municipality in a home-and-away set up, where players get to play in front of hometown fans.

Each team is required to have at least three players that are homegrown to the area they represent.

Aside from Batangas Tanduay Athletics, other teams playing for the MPBL include Bataan Defenders, Bulacan Kuyas, Valenzuela Classic, Marikina Athletics, Caloocan Supremos, Navotas Redcore and Muntinlupa.

“We put our hope in the next generation to make better their lives and become useful to society. To give meaning to words, we support avenues that will enable them like the MPBL and Batangas is close to home. That makes this endeavor special and worthwhile,” Tan further explained.

Tanduay Distillers’ alcohol refinery Absolut Distillers Inc. has been operating for 26 years in Lian, Batangas. It is one of the country’s most advanced distilleries that has received multiple local and international awards for operating on zero waste and employing green practices.

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“We have a very encouraging start with the strong performance of the team. We hope to continue the momentum. But in every league or sport we support, what’s important is how we are making a difference in the lives of the athletes. How they develop as individuals and how they will continue to inspire a nation as an athlete like Manny Pacquiao is why we are here to support,” Tan concluded.

The Batangas-Tanduay Athletics had an early win during a match with Valenzuela Classic and Bataan Defenders as former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) players Val Acuna and Lester Alvarez lead the way for the new team.

MPBL games air every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m in ABSCBN Sports and Action.

#Tanduay Distillers Inc. is a member of the LT Group of Companies. Tanduay is the Philippines’ top rhum maker, which is also distributed in Asia and the United States, among other countries in the world. Likewise, the company produces spirits, wines, brandies, gins, and vodka. We are a registered company in the Philippine stock exchange as a subsidiary of Tanduay Holdings Inc.