The Urban Duathlon – May 16, 2010

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Urban Duathlon 2010

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Inevents Production brings you The Urban Duathlon 2010 which features a Run-Bike-Run affair with two(2) sub-categories for people using Mountain Bikes and Road Bikes, the event will take place in Tiendesitas, Frontera Verde, Pasig City on May 16, 2010.

The Urban Duathlon 2010
May 16, 2010
Tiendesitas, Frontera Verde, Pasig City

Category / Assembly Time / Gun Start / Distance
Pro – 5:20am – 5:40am -8km Run / 20km Bike / 4km Run
Intermediate – 5:45am – 6:00am – 4km Run / 12km Bike / 2.5km Run
Novice – 6:05am – 6:20am – 2.5km Run / 8km Bike / 2.5km Run
Beginner – 6:25am – 6:35am – 2.5km Run / 4km Bike / 2.5km Run

Registration Fee for Beginner, Novice and Intermediate:
April 16, 2010 – PHP 450.00
May 1-7, 2010 – PHP 550.00
May 8-16, 2010 – PHP 650.00

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Registration Fee for Pro:
April 16 to May 7, 2010 – PHP 550.00
May 8-16, 2010 – PHP 750.00

Submit your registration at these participating bike-shops:
Baguio – Behind Bars
Pasay – Bike Room / Paulinas
Fort – Bike King / Dan’s Bike Shop
QC – Extreme / Glorious Ride Bike Shop
Batangas – Green Planet
Marikina – John Wilkie
Manila – Kings / Cycleart / Deciman / Cyclist
Alabang – Cycling Zone
Pasig – Ascendvil

Download The Urban Duathlon 2010 Registration Form Here:
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For inquiries call Martin Lim at (02)713-4679 or 0922-8006236 or visit https://www.manilaexclusive.net

The Urban Duathlon 2010 – Race Map and Singlet Design

103 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Im Inviting everyone to join URBAN DUATLON event on May 16, 2010. For those who wants to time their race FinishLine c/o Vince Mendoza is offering Transponder for the first 500 participants, Just add P400 for your transponder. for info call 027134670 or 0922-8006236.

  2. its on the poster mac. BEGINNERS 2.5 run, 4km bike, 2.5 run…. NOVICE 2.5 run, 8km bike, 2.5km run…… INTERMEDIATE 4km run, 12km bike, 2.5 run……. PRO or MASTERS 8km run, 20km bike, 4km run

  3. this maybe my first time i would be joining a duathlon. i’m more into cycling and just been to running once in a while. where i’d be qualified to enter? novice or beginner?

    thanks.
    er

  4. @martin lim: Hi. I went to cycling zone at alabang to register this morning, but they said they did not know anything about the duathlon. They did not accept my registration form. Kindly enlighten me on this matter. TIA.
    BTW, newbie here and I will be joining the ‘beginner’ category.

  5. Hi martin. Thanks for the reply. That’s exactly what I did. I went to bike king at the fort.
    Just a clarification. I registered for myself and 2 of my friends. 2 of us signed up for the beginner category, my other friend signed up for the intermediate. We were all charged P550. Is this correct? I had the impression that if I registered before may 1, we would only be charged P450. Hope to hear from you soon.

  6. @ martin lim, i’m planning to register this week and i do think its better to to register in the novice category. thanks.

  7. @ carol Ascendvil is located at tiendesitas mall near the pet shops and along the clothing stalls, just the corner fronting the stairs.

  8. @ martin, postponed my registration since same price lang for early reg and may 1-7 registration P550 also they didn't have the race kits yet. was that correct? when will the kit come out so we'll register then nalang so one trip nalang. Last, where is Ascendvil located exactly. thanks

  9. @ Ernani the only difference of novice and beginners category is 1 round or 4km of biking. but since this is just your first time I suggest beginners category. maybe Next years Urban Duathlon you can join Novice!!!

  10. @ Carol for beginners, Novice, Intermediate registraion is P450 up to April 30, May 1-7 is P550 I'll be sending race kits to the bike shops on april 30, for those who registered within that period. May 1 – 7 registrants they will get their race kits on May 7 to the bike shops they registered. May 8 – 14 registrants will get their racekits on bikeshops and we will any accept registration on May 15-16 only at Accendvil Bike shop at tiendesitas

  11. @ benj ive talk to my screener regarding tire size, since the trail is all flat we change the ruling from 1.95 tires to 1.80. so if you have 1.80 up tires you are qualified for MTB. 1.80 frames below but MTB framing you'll have corresponding deduction. thanks….

  12. So 1.80 for MTB is good. just confirming. What are the deductions if it does not meet this limit?
    If I may also suggest to your screeners to please inspect the chainrings for MTB that they do not exceeed 42 teeth. Some people use road cranks and rings to gain an unfair advantage.
    Also, is there a women’s category? My friend patricia joined the novice category, will they be segregated into men and women?

  13. I just viewed the maps for the intermediate category, I noticed that it said 1 round run – 2 rounds bike – 1 round run. Both one round runs goes around the same route. If the distances are 4k – 12k -2.5k, why does it seem like the distances for the first run and second run are equal on the maps?

  14. ^^
    I have the same observation. Looks like it’s a 4-12.5-4.
    Received the race packet today thanks. Is it mandatory to wear the singlet or are we allowed to wear other shirts as long as we pin our race numbers?

  15. @donn Ill advice about the chain rings. about the deduction for example you have 1.70 tire and you will be advice to qualify for the road but if you insist to be MTB you will there will be a deduction of 1 minute of your time. if 1.60 2 minutes and so on. for womens division we are thingking of giving them special awards.

  16. isn’t it a bit hot to have a take off of 6am. we are joining novice just wondering if that really is the gun start, sun rises quickly eh :)

  17. My first ever… What a great event!!

    With only 3 hours of sleep coming from a family excursion, good thing I was able to register onsite!

    Kudos to Martin Lim & staff for this succcesful race. Hopefully next time, I’d be more prepared… But finisher ain’t so bad… Hehehe!

    Now, where can we view the results please!

    Cheers!

  18. thiS is my first time to compete in duathlon. i think this is a good stepping stone for triathlon. it was a good thing for me to be part. the experience ill get from this event will surely make way to where i want to go ! (triathlon)

    the worst part of this event ? ….. EVERYTHING !

    the event did not start on time ! super late na !
    very few participants ! DUE TO POOR MARKETING I THINK.
    the worst MARSHALS ! cant give you the proper directions ! and the
    participants cant identify them from the crowd !
    very cheap signage !
    no lap indicator for participants !
    poor marketing !

    horrible assistance from the traffic enforcers ! there were buses and jeepneys and even private vehicles inside the designated tracks ! good thing there was no accidents !

    the runners and the bikers share only one (1) lane !

    and the SUPPER WORST OF IT ALLLLL ! THE RESULTS !

    THE ORGANIZERS CANT ESTABLISH PROPERLY WHO WON ! IN EACH CATEGORY ! PRO,INTERMEDIATE,NOVICE AND BEGINNER !

    THERE ARE TWO (2) MAIN CATEGORY, ROAD BIKE AND MTB..!

    DURING THE AWARDING CEREMONY, THERE WERE A LOT OF INSIDENT THAT ORGANIZERS ARE AWARDING MTB PARTICIPANTS A ROAD BIKE AWARD ! HOW STUPID IS THAT ?!!!! AND ROAD BIKE PARTICIPANT AN MTB AWARD !!!! HAHAHAHAHA !!!

    AND NOT JUST THAT… THE ORGANIZERS ARE AWARDING PARTICIPANTS WHO FINISHED IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR CATEGORY !!!! AND THIS PARTICIPANTS WERE ALSO SURPRISED THAT THEY WON !!!! MIND YOU THERE ARE CASH PRICES AND WATCHES BEING GIVEN AWAY….

    DAPAT DAW MAG KAROON NG AWARDING! EVEN HINDI NILA MA FINALIZE ANG MGA TIME NG PARTICIPANTS! KSI NAMAN ISA LANG ANG TAGA TAKE NG TIME SA FINISH LINE…. MANO MANO PA ANG PAG TAKE NOTE… MAY TAGA SIGAW NG BIB #, TAPOS ISUSULAT, THEN TITINGIN SA TIME, MINSAN HINDI PA MABASA YUNG TIME KSI MAY ARAW NA ! HINDI NA VISIBLE YUNG DIGITAL TIME. KUMUKURAP KURAP PA YUNG TIME , AT NA LELATE NA YUNG TIME KSI NAG LALABAN YUNG POWER NG SOUNDS SA POWER NG TIME DISPLAY !

    TULOY SUPER DAMI NG NAG REREKLAMO SA MGA ORGANIZERS ! CLAIMING THAT THEY WON AND NOT THE ONCE PROCALIMED. MERON PA ! THERE ARE THOSE WHO WERE GIVEN A BIB NUMBER AND DIFFERENT YUNG NSA OFFICIAL BIB NUMBER SA COMPUTER .. IBA ANG PANGALAN WHEN THEY CHECKED. BWAHAHAHAHA !

    THEY COULDN’T EVEN GIVE YOU YOUR UNOFFICIAL TIME.

    THE ORGANIZER … OO IKAW NGA ! NKA WHITE NA POLO SHIRT NA NKA PANG GIRLALU NA SUNGLASSES NA TAGO ANG KILAY SA LAKI NG SHADES MO!

    DONT BRAG ABOUT WHAT YOU ACCOMPLISHED BEFORE THE URBAN DUATHLON ! WALA KAMING PAKI ALAM DUN! KUNG KASALI KA SA NAGORGANIZE NG CONDURA RUN AS YOU ARE CLAIMING, BAKIT GANITO ANG EVENT MO NGAYON? THIS ONLY MAKE US QUESTION YOUR STATEMENT RE YOU EXPERIENCE. IRRELEVANT DIN YUNG MGA SINASABI MO NG LAKI NG PERANG NILABAS MO DITO SA EVENT NA TO ! WHY DID YOU GIVE THE PRICES IF HINDI KYO SURE NA SILA ANG WINNERS ! SUMALI SA MTB CATEGORY BIBIGYAN NYO NG ROAD BIKE AWARD ! AND VISE VERSA! WHEN I REGISTERED I WAS NOT EVEN ASKED IF MTB OR ROAD BIKE EH !

    IN EVENTS ANG ORGANIZERS NITO ! – YOU REALLY SCORED BELOW POOR AT THIS EVENT! THERE IS ALWAYS A FIRST ! THIS IS YOURS ! LEARN FROM THIS !

  19. worst event i have competed in in 25 yrs. very very dangerous with jeeps and buses. marshals were not experienced. confusion with other categories and another run race!! no option to have water at drink stations, this is a real novice error on part of organiser. its one thing to pander to a drink sponsor but to expect all athletes to drink a drink most athletes probably never tested using in training before the race is plain stupidity. i spoke to several other athletes and most went on the wong courses.no marshalling in the transition area with people just wandering into the path of racers or race finshers. nothing at finsish line at all??? no one took my number, no drink no nothing?? i appreciate the effort organisers go through to get an event up and running but ultimatley you take money so have a resonsability to the safety and well being of those participating. i trust you either never run an event again or learn from all the errors.

  20. TO ALL URBAN DUATHLON PARTCIPANTS:

    FIRST OF ALL I WANNA THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING THE EVENT.

    I KNOW THERE ARE LAPSES ON THE ORGANAZING COMMITTEE SPECIALLY ON GETTING THE RESULTS OF TIME. I HAD ASSIGN PEOPLE TO GET RESULT THEIR PLACES BUT A LOT OF PARTICIPANTS DID NOT FOLLOW THE ROUTE. THEY HAD A HARD TIME GETTING RESULT BECAUSE RUNNERS DONT KNOW THEIR ROUTE. ALL PARTICIPANTS HAS A ROUTE AND THE HOST EXPLAIN THE ROUTE BEFORE THE RACE.

    ABOUT THE POOR TRAFFIC OFFICIAL OF PASIG:

    IT WAS THE FIRST TIME DOING SUCH AN EVENT LIKE THIS IN PASIG. UNLIKE THE FORT WHICH IS DONE ON A WEEKLY BASIS. WE HAD EXPLAIN THEM THE ROUTE 4X AND EXPLAIN THEM THE SAFETY OF THE PARTCIPANTS BECAUSE THAT IS MY MAJOR CONCERN. I KNOW THEY DO THEIR JOB WELL BUT THERE REALLY DRIVERS WHO DONT CARE ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE.

    ABOUT THE MARKINGS:

    BECAUSE OF POOR MARKETING AND FEW PARTICIPANTS WHO JOINED WE WERE NOT ABLE TO RAISE FUND FOR GOOD MARKERS THATS WHY I ASSINGED VOLUNTEERS TO HOLD AN ARROW FOR PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO SEE THEIR ROUTE.

    I KNOW I CANNOT PLEASE EVERYBODY BUT THEIR ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO IS VERY HAPPY ABOUT THE TURN OUT OF THE EVENT. FOR NOW WERE TALLYING THE RESULTS AND I HOPE WE COULD POST IT END OF THE WEEK.

    AGAIN TO ALL PARTICIPANTS WHO JOINED THANK YOU!!!

  21. mr. martin, it's not your job to please everyone, but you can at least try to make your event SAFE.

    have you tried riding a bike over the meralco fly over with a passenger jeepney suddenly cutting your path?

    how about the DOWNHILL part of ortigas, did you notice that jeepneys were unloading and unloading passengers at the supposed closed lane? can you imagine squeezing your bike between a parked jeepney and a "RUMARAGASANG G-LINER'?

    along C5, was it part of your plan to cram all runners, MTB's and roadbikes in ONE effing lane?

    and did you know that there was another running event to take place on the same route at the same time?

    and that NO ONE was taking the time for finishers beyond 1:50? it was so f'd up that a lady participant couldnt stand it no more that she took the stands just to call your attention.

    lastly, your muscle heads at the transition areas are INUTIL. i lost my running cap, glasses and a bottle of gatorade(!) after my bike run.

    it is best that you go back to your day job. baka makapatay ka pa ng participant sa susunod mong event.

  22. Hi All,

    First and foremost congrats to Urban Duathlon Organizers and of course to all finishers, this is also my first time in this kind of event (duathlon) and being a newbie I’m expecting this is not as simple as I thought.

    I’m also a victim of wrong route judgment of Marshalls throughout the bike; they point me in a wrong direction and I had realized that it was not the designated one. We as participants also liable for what ever mistake it was, in every race (run, bike etc) we need to study its route in order to avoid hassle and waste of race time. If in case there were lack of information and guidelines, we need to seek help to legitimate organizer for clarification not just hoping for what ever map we have.

    Mga duathletes and spectator,

    This is also the same especially for the first time, organizing this kind of event is hard to polish and execute. They have to consider and secure permission in every routes, traffic, safety of the participants, flawless of the event, ect and etc but through learned experience that we encountered bad or good, organizer including (us) participants have big function to improve our beloved sport. Let’s work together instead…We need this kind of race event as an outlet to reduce stress from daily work, business anxiety and keep a healthy lifestyle.

    Hope to have 2nd, 3rd….Urban Duathlon. to come…

    Again to all Organizers, Keep it up…

  23. martin,

    this is the first time i did a duathlon and your event sucked!!! I've watched enough duathlon events to know the difference between your event and the other multisport organizers.

    First of all i agree with all the comments of how bad your event was.

    and here's a few more things i want to add.

    First, you made a big deal about tyre sizes yet you did not check tyre sizes before the start. i had to change my tyres to comply. did you even make sure that the winners had the right tyre sizes … oh i forgot, you are not even sure that they are the proper winners.

    second, your emcees made a big deal about marshalls saying " dont worry guys marshalls will be assisting you". We saw some marshall but no assistance or directions or they didnt even know what was going on.

    third… your transition lane is bad because there should be one lane for bike entry and another lane is for runners exit. common sense man… especially for beginners of course they dont know how things work. runners exiting the transition area are coming out not thinking about bikers behind them. i fell off my bike trying to avoid a couple of runners who came out the transition area without looking. your ambulance didnt do a freaking thing. a friend of mine asked them to come and help… they said i have to come to them…

  24. I loved the concept of the race. But of course safety is number one, and coming from the players posts there were lapses in the races. Being held in an Urban environment really posed a great feat in the part of the organizers.

    I hope that this is a lesson well learned so that the next Urban Duathlon will be more than just an event but an awaited competition in the future.

    For Mr. Martin Lim flaws in the first Duathlon means that you have a full year to polish the next duathlon. If everything is taken into consideration and understood well, then your duathlon next year will be as successful as your previous events.

    Keep up the work, we need all the new flavors and concept to keep our beloved sport interesting and satiable.

    I admire Mr. Martin Lim for braving a new concept and opening a new window in the sport and not sticking to the mundane running and cycling event that showers us everyday.

  25. Thanks Kelly your one of many people who appreciate all the effort I did in this event. I know there are things to be polished. Now Im looking for a sponsor to make this event happen again and for sure all the loopholes that happened here wont happen again. I hope to see you again on our next race.

    To all the participants who were disappointed on this event I personally appologized on whatever my volunteers did to you specially on the wrong routes, and I thank you for participating this event.

  26. Hi Martin

    I am one of the participants who got lost in the bike route. I noticed after the race that the route I took was for the intermediate (I was registered under the novice category). When I was on my first lap, I kept on asking the marshals along St. Martin street if I am in the correct route and they all told me yes. I'm not sure what will appear on my official time but hopefully this will be a lesson for you as an organizer. This is my first duathlon but I've consistently joined running events for the past year. By far, this has got to be the worst race event I participated in. I agree with the other comments regarding the safety during the race. During my final run lap, the Pasig traffic enforcers were no longer there (and I still see a number of participants completing their rounds). It appeared that the race marshals were not properly oriented about the race rules and directions. I must say that the idea and categories of the race are great and beginner friendly. Hopefully the next Urban Duathlon will be smoother and more organized.

  27. Guys, see! This is it! A plan for another urban duathlon. Cheers. Let’s work together and support our beloved sport to make it happen soon…..

    Accepting errors and apologizing in public is not easy, we all know that, but Martin did this to calm and please every body. So let’s give the organizer another chance…

    God bless to all and best regards

    Kelly

  28. As a participant, it’s our responsibility to “KNOW” what we’re doing.

    Don’t blame the others if you got lost. I got lost too.

    Instead of blaming the organizers, the marshalls, etc..

    Why don’t we assess ourselves, what went wrong on our part?

    Try laughing it out. It’s effective. :)

    It only shows that we didn’t seriously take note as in SERIOUSLY studied the route.

    For instance, my dad is 58yrs old.(Bib #680)Joined the Intermediate Category. He finished the whole route, without getting lost. You wanna know why? 2 days before the event, they(his bike group) did a trial run of the whole course. The night before the event, we used GOOGLE MAP, to get more precise info of the whole course.

    Get my drift?

    Maybe it’s called discipline. :)

    Urban Duathlon, take it from there. URBAN. You’re in the Philippines. A lot of undisciplined jeepney drivers. “Rumaragasang G-Liner”. Jaywalkers. It’s all part of Manila.

    Cmon guys? :)

    If you don’t want all of these, don’t join an event like this. Try joining MOON DUATHLON.

    Congrats to the organizers, for starting DUATHLON here in the Philippines.

    You feed me and my group, the urban thrill.

  29. Martin,

    Consider this as a birth pain that will hopefully lead to an all new and exciting game in the future.

    Godbless and see you in the next duathlon

  30. only IDIOTS would risk their lives for a race. whatever is there across the finish line is NOT worth dying for or even a visit to the emergency room. if you wanna grab the headlines in tv patrol as the “duathlete who got killed by a bus” then be my guest. if you read carefully, mr martin said 2 of 3 lanes were to be closed. this never happened.
    and mind you, buses jeepneys and pedestrians are NEVER a part of any duathlons. ano yan adding a degree of difficulty? or making it realistic dahil URBAN? if the organizer announced that safety cannot be guaranteed then i would not have joined this event.

  31. Like what the event says, “URBAN DUATHLON”, Racing in an urban environment. It is like riding your bike on city streets… if you havent tried riding it inside the metro please do so. It will teach you a thing or two about safety and what to expect during a city biking spree. Maybe just maybe it will tickle your extreme sporting side and while you are hiding that grin on your face you MIGHT realize that road hazards are part of riding bikes and that is what makes it fun. Safety is not the absence threat but knowing and understanding how to avoid it.

    Maybe someone in the near future would think of a desert duathlon and all you have to worry about is dodging camels and a few IED’s.

  32. Mr rmplayer, if that’s the case then why bother putting those cones on the road and having the blue boys handle the traffic? E kanya kanyang diskarte lang pala. You should have told the participants that dodging buses is part of the race, kaya nga urban e. Unnecessary hazards are never a part of the race otherwise there won’t be any rescue boats or kayaks in triathlons tutal swimming yan edi bawl malunod! With that kind of thinking from an organizers, no wonder your event is all fucked up.

  33. Thanks guys for understanding and hope to see you again for the next urban duathlon event. Results will be out on friday because a lot of participants were lost. were giving consideration for all of them. Certificates are out on Bike King and Paulinas. Again to all participants my apology.

  34. i enjoyed the race as a first time duathlon participant. however, i found that the bike portion of the race was way too short (beginner category – MTB). for me, a 4km bike ride is like running for only 1km. so personally, i think the "portions" for running and biking are not equal. as such, i thought the race was more "RUNNER-friendly".

    in addition, i think for your next version of URBAN DUATHLON, you should give clear guidelines for bike check (wheel size, wheel type, cogs size, and chain ring size) especially if your organizing an event for ROADIES and MTBikers. there should be a clear difference between bikes in the MTB race and road bikes races (note, there are hybrid MTBs that are almost like road bikes). should a 29er MTBs be allowed in the race? should an all rigid MTB be allowed in the race? should a MTB with road cogs be allowed in the race? the guideline should be clear enough to be able to answer these questions. from what i experience, there is no clear guideline provided by the organizers when i registered in one of your satellite registration areas.

    anyway, good luck with your next race. i hope there will be significant improvements from the last one.

  35. @ martin- suggestions to not suck so much next time. I was one to complain too with the event. I was excited to join this and my 8 year old daughter was suppose to join too, thank God my husband suggested not cause of the danger. I got lost in the bike route cause at the corner where we were suppose to turn we were asked to go straight cause only runners should pass at that time so I really thought it got rerouted and all I really saw were runners. but never mind that, I know it’s the first and pissed off as I was I would still support the event for the sport just hope next year would be better.

    HERE ARE MY SUGGESTIONS:
    1. transition area should be in the middle where the runners could enter at the right lane and leave with their bikes to the left. bikers on the other hand could enter on the left and exit for their run to the right. However there should be enough lane between category’s boundaries for their exits. para all runners ang right and bikers left. I’d draft it for you if I had a drawing tool.
    2. put more cones along the stretch of ortigas, a traffic enforcer near the jeep/ bus stops. in fairness the jeeps and buses were stopping where they should the only thing is there was an event and they shouldn’t stop there, I almost got hit by a jeep and I almost hit a jeep on this downhill wherein I was going fast.
    as for the overpass there should be a traffic enforcer or a marshal at the landing of the overpass to direct traffic or since the enforcers were better at intersection don’t use the overpass nalang and let vehicles use the overpass.
    c5 naman should have at least 2 lanes right lane for runners left lane for bikers.
    3. route markers: make a cheap one if under budget but tarp is cheap nowadays. put 1 in every corner color coded marshals will just assist. example: at the corner of the gas station you could have had an arrow pointing right for beginners and novice and an arrow pointing straight ahead for pro and intermediate by the island. that would’ve been enough.
    4. traffic enforcers should be spread out. there were a lot but the problem was 3-4 were gathered in one place. SPREAD THEM OUT.
    5. drinks…Pocari was good but remember energy drink is not enough there should always and I mean always be water if you have no water sponsor then at least have sponges & water bins for cooling down.
    6. start on time and if it’s in the summer start really early since you had an on the day registration.
    7. if you’re going to do manual counting have 3-4 per category and have a stopwatch on hand all the time
    8. security in the transition area.
    9. sticker on the helmet & bike like in triathlon. front and side for the helmet & seat post like a flag. manual counting is possible just like in subic triathlon but they got everything right you could too

    THAT’S ALL I COULD THINK OF AT THE MOMENT BUT I THINK THIS IS A GOOD START TO LOOK AT. GOOD LUCK NEXT TIME

  36. Kaya nga siguro may cone na nilagay at may enforcers na nakatalaga kasi na consider din yung safety at security. kaya nga lang urban nga kaya may mga jeep at bus. May nakita pa akong ambulance dun at mga police. Pasensya ka na Cervelo pero di naman kami part ng nagorganize naiintindihan lang namin yung sitwasyon.

  37. Guys guys stop it! We are all professional and mature enough. Wag tayong mag batuhan ng kuro kuro that may end up to nothing. Organizers had promised to improve all lapses including untoward incidents. We need this kind of event and continual sport fest like this. Past is past ika-nga damaged has been done, let’s focus on what Martin promised to us and support what ever it is. Tayo tayo din ang mag kikita sa finals ika-nga gusto nyo bayun me kasama-an tayo ng loob? An dun panaman ang family natin and freinds . Let’s also promote camaraderie. Cheers…Sana puro good throw of mails na ang sususnod na mababasa natin sa chain na ito.

    Once you see and read the results, Smile! at least finisher tayo lahat wag na natin lagyan ng bahid kung sino ang lumabas na winners alam naman natin na me hindi pagkakaintindihan.

    Best regards to all.

  38. kudos to martin lim and the rest of the organizers. congratulations to all the finishers.

    thanks Pocari Sweat!!! You made me endure the race. It's better than trail water.

    just a few insights:

    first, i entered the intermediate road bike category. but i'm afraid if my time of 1:04 was ever recorded. nobody attended to me in the finish line. i lingered there for a full 3 minutes but no one took any effort of asking my name or getting my number.

    second, the reg fee is relatively lower compared to most of the running events in the fort. but i believe martin lim can still lower the reg fee. i can't help but notice the few turnout of participants. i'm fed up with the overstated running events with exaggerated reg fees. by lowering your fees, you encourage more people to join these kind of races. don't think your ROI just yet. you had a good start. it will pay off eventually. dapat di lang pang konyo ang duathlon. dapat pang mga jejemon din.

    overall, it was a good race. more races to come. good luck to everyone

  39. at the very least, they (the organizer) owe it to us to post the results and times of each participant (that is if they really took record).

    I mean come on… it's been almost a week. How hard is it to type and post the names (or just the number) and the times of each individual competitor. I believe the one of best reward a runner (or cyclist) can receive is a timely and accurate official record.

  40. INTERMEDIATE ROAD
    RANKING ROAD
    1 703 carlos nadyahan 49:52:00
    2 698 50:24:00
    3 702 donn benedict so 51:14:00
    4 604 dave roy de castro 51:17:32
    5 662 wilnar iglesia 51:19:43
    7 551 anton celestino III 52:43:00
    9 645 junie pangalanan 56:33:00
    10 joel francis co 57:23:00
    11 643 jeff law 59:09:33
    12 678 yu-yoo cruz 1:04:04
    13 669 glenn penafiel 1:04:33
    14 556 emil ancheta 1:06:43
    15 613 julius giron 1:07:13
    16 683 wilhelm samson 1:11:23
    17 689 karen talosig 1:12;32
    18 685 van maliksi 1:23:35
    19 646 patricia casino 1:27
    20 680 manolo marinas 1:29:45
    21 654 carlo jose pedregosa 1:34:34
    22 661 1:35:09
    23 668 millie ruth penafiel 1:38:33
    24 643 1:40:54
    25 658 1:43:21
    26 670 ronald declador 1:45:33
    27 672 francis dale fabiana 1:46:44
    28 551 1:49:53
    29 555 mike oledan 1:51
    30 604 1:51:44
    31 661 1:55:45
    32 683 1:56:34
    33 645 1:56:57
    34 699 jhon higger quinones 1:57:33
    35 603 ronan cuaresma 1:57:44
    36 677 jobet mamuric 1:58:41
    37 676 ojie mamuric 2:01:22
    38 671 guillermo de guzman 2:01:34
    39 550 rommer ryan torres 2:02
    40 549 raymond erese 2:03:18
    41 554 2:03:38
    42 644 bj del rosario 2:04:22
    43 704 marco pascual 2:05:12
    44 553 jose esteban salvan 2:06:32
    45 victor rufino 2:09

  41. hi martin, just my concern, I joined the intermediate category, MTB. I showed up 3rd place in the road category. I did not claim any prize. I am also listed in the MTB category at 19th with a different time. My time at 51:14:00 is correct. That beats first place in MTB category, does this qualify me for any prize? I was no longer present at the awarding.

  42. although nag-enjoy ako sa dua na ito, hindi nangangahulugan na ok ang pagkaka-organize nito. sa totoo lang, bad trip e! alam niyo sa sarili niyo yun. wag niyo na ikaila!

    nga pala, pano ako naging 26th place? e 1:04 ang oras ko. maraming makakapag patunay. wala akong pakialam sa rankings. ang sakin lang, ayusin niyo naman yung mga “basic”. duling ata yung tumingin sa oras at nag-type ng apelyido ko! LOL

    26 670 ronald declador 1:45:33

  43. Hi Duathletes first of all I would like to thank all of you who participated in this event. I want to take this oppurtunity to apologize to all of you regarding all the lapses on the event. We promised to do it better next event. I would like to thank Cervelo, MRM, glenn, carrots, cherryl and ernani for all the comments you shared and it challenges me to do it better the next time. for kelly,rmplayer, funkybudha, obijuan, and eliasmalaya thank you for understanding the lapses of the event. We were in one community we all love or bikes I hope we could help each other and not throw stones to each other. as kelly says "participants have big function to improve our beloved sport. Let’s work together instead"

    I hope to see you guys again on Urban Duathlon 2

    I already sent pinoy fitness the result of the race just wait for them to upload it.

    THANKS!!!

  44. Hi Martin (organizers),

    Thank you for the event!

    Yes, there are birth pains. But I'm sure you guys will learn from it as I already see you acknowledging them. I am neither a pro nor a newbie, but I totally love the sport! So please do continue setting up races like this!

    God bless.

  45. BEGINNERS CATEGORY

    Ranking bib #

    1 31 julius ahleem zape 29:08:00

    2 29 emmanuel alibangbang 31:12:00

    3 84 michael torres 32:27:00

    4 9 robert erwin roca 33:23:00

    5 104 christian kyle decampong 34:09:00

    6 200 ernani enrico loreto 34:23:00

    7 93 jessie lejano 34:37:00

    8 101 calderon 34:50:00

    9 41 edwin san jose 36:57:00

    10 90 boyet torres 37:23:00

    11 36 37:27:00

    12 109 jeff balabas 37:45:00

    13 23 37:49:00

    14 250 benjamin ramirez 37:55:00

    15 106 aldie vizconde 43:09:00

    16 14 rosalie bernabe 43:33:00

    17 202 marion reswello 43:56:00

    18 102 jeffrey pancipane 43:59:00

    19 8 robert kraut 44:03:00

    20 11 jonathan araos 44:12:00

    21 85 edsel vengco 44:42:00

    22 87 allan neil torres 44:58:00

    23 92 apolonio cortiguera 45:23:00

    24 203 tonel macalinao 45:56:00

    25 86 leo amistoso 46:11:00

    26 28 gabriel coruna 46:19:00

    27 94 ramon diaz III 46:22:00

    28 12 ericson evangelista 46:34:00

    29 80 nathaniel joshua catipon 46:36:00

    30 40 rubyn king tria 47:12:00

    31 30 deneri don ocampo 47:20:00

    32 59 ridge aguilar 47:24:00

    33 95 ledel jan ramos 47:25:00

    34 78 jaynard jose 47:39:00

    35 100 jeremiah acena 47:42:00

    36 13 mark anthony fernandez 47:47:00

    37 3 glenn marinas 49:37:00

    38 9 robert erwin roca 49:46:00

    39 10 rowena roca 49:52:00

    40 89 benjie gonzales 50:03:00

    41 33 marissa escala 50:16:00

    42 35 rogelio dela fuente 50:34:00

    43 1 rafael ochosa 52:30:00

    44 201 samantha cruz 53:11:00

    45 79 francis von caro 54:33:00

    46 103 cheryl munoz 54:34:00

    48 2 celia rocamora 58:23:00

    49 99 german perlas 58:45:00

    50 98 nolie santiago 58:59:00

    51 91 ramir ramirez 59:30:00

    52 4 ranier david 1:02

    53 82 erin gan 1:04

    54 83 dana gan 1:04:22

    55 81 alfredo abello III 1:04

    56 6 rollyn dela cruz 1:04:45

    57 56 nicanor reyes 1:04:52

    58 107 livy marie barros 1:05:23

    59 108 elmer barros 1:05

    60 88 hans inson 1:06:23

    61 200 ernani enrico loreto 1:06:33

    62 16 jennalyn belardo 1:10:45

    63 15 venus garcia 1:12:34

    64 210 rodel miales 1:14:55

    65 208 gilbert bocol 1:16:11

    66 207 jhun ogana 1:17:22

    67 206 miguel monanola 1:18:33

    68 205 jairus sanchez 1:21:33

    69 204 rodrigo barrun 1:22

    70 209 churchill lopez 1:23:07

  46. NOVICE MTB

    RANKING bib # name time

    1 486 hans santos 37:57:00

    2 334 marc solis 38:22:00

    3 488 jevis aguila 39:25:00

    4 349 mcanthony mercado 39:52:00

    5 303 rachel marie halili 40:13:00

    6 351 40:18:00

    7 346 40:23:00

    8 332 regen eudela 40:38:00

    9 334 marc solis 41:16:00

    10 451 alexander cruz 48:21:00

    11 361 ryan javier hughes 48:35:00

    12 360 carol lorenzo 48:50:00

    13 329 catherine ko 49:15:00

    14 355 49:31:00

    15 352 49:38:00

    16 448 joey ong 50:08:00

    17 332 regen eudela 50:18:00

    18 307 therese alyanna tomacruz 50:32:00

    19 439 boyet gayya 50:58:00

    20 338 51:12:00

    21 328 nikki dano 51:32:00

    22 308 vianca sioson 51:43:00

    23 351 51:48:00

    24 441 lovie carballo 52:12:00

    25 489 erick tan 52:47:00

    26 299 dennis glorioso 52:56:00

    27 353 53:04:00

    28 304 carolina henson 53:33:00

    29 331 fernando solina 54:12:00

    30 329 54:17:00

    31 448 54:23:00

    32 252 federico de manzana 54:56:00

    33 358 rio reyes 55:03:00

    34 263 regi uychico 55:23:00

    35 449 ryan lee 55:26:00

    36 450 joey veloso 55:39:00

    37 306 susan magtalas 55:56:00

    38 262 rex taleon 56:34:00

    39 353 miguel loanzon 56:47:00

    40 248 alexis glorioso 56:56:00

    41 493 jovy bernabe 57:43:00

    42 492 rex antonio 59:34:00

    43 486 hans santos 59:56:00

    44 440 franklin tan 1:01:56

    45 401 franklin yang 1:02:34

  47. NOVICE (ROAD)

    Ranking bib # name time

    1 318 gabrielle santiago 36:47:00

    2 305 charles (paulinas) 37:38:00

    3 325 alex alonzo 38:56:00

    4 297 aris bernard portugal 39:43:00

    5 357 marty mercado 40:44:00

    6 251 carina nicolas 42:24:00

    7 258 mohd farid shah 43:45:00

    8 296 44:01:00

    9 257 francisco tuvera 44:06:00

    10 321 johannes candido 44:09:00

    11 324 annelle leonor 44:55:00

    12 322 constantine naval 44:58:00

    13 436 patricia loanzon 45:23:00

    14 354 ronald salgado 45:33:00

    15 296 pio sugay 47:56:00

    16 259 jason pascual 48:05:00

    17 438 lorenzo miguel penafiel 48:33:00

    18 260 jason lagustan 48:40:00

    19 326 jay cotangco 48:52:00

    20 437 rafael penafiel 48:59:00

    21 327 benedict muriel 50:44:00

    22 330 joey santos 50:54:00

    23 255 ernesto ladrido IV 51:43:00

    24 323 tere gan 52:34:00

    25 350 peter john valix 52:49:00

    26 patrick lim 52:56:00

    27 318 gabrielle santiago 54:03:00

    28 295 macky antonio 54:31:00

    29 253 homer baria 54:44:00

    30 658 robinson esteves 54:48:00

    31 254 johann karl kabago 55:03:00

    32 452 herbert tagorda 55:56:00

    33 482 abigail dela cruz 58:34:00

    34 494 derrick ladera 58:48:00

    35 325 alex alonzo 58:58:00

    36 261 aina farhana farid 59:43:00

    37 256 leila torres 1:01:23

    38 500 angelique soriano 1:02:09

  48. INTERMEDIATE MTB

    1 692 ferdinand buencamino 52:23:09

    2 658 54:34:02

    3 654 carlo jose pedregosa 54:33:22

    4 698 romeo marquez 55:33:45

    5 660 ebbie bahaig 56:45:00

    6 552 roger darwin rocamora 57:09:08

    7 691 elmer brillo 59:44:33

    8 695 mike falsis 1:02-34

    9 701 dwight penafiel 1:03-26

    10 675 wilfredo bernabe 1:06:33

    11 690 andrew co 1:08:11

    12 692 ferdinand buencamino 1:09:32

    13 697 robert gan 1:15:23

    14 694 anthony tan 1:17:21

    15 693 haison tilos 1:18:33

    16 686 roldan antonio 1:20:10

    17 703 carlos nadyahan 1:23:44

    18 696 irene postrado rafil 1:24:01

    19 702 donn benedict so 1:26:09

    20 557 jeremy david 1:30:49

    21 558 deck soriano 1:32:54

    22 559 arturo rivera 1:40:22

    23 674 michael villafranca 1:43:09

    24 679 gilbert samorano 1:44:32

    25 673 arthur pascua 1:44:54

    26 700 ruben silva jr 1:45:01

    27 jeremy david 1:45:19

    28 684 julius obligacion 1:45:28

    29 659 anton milanes 1:45:33

    30 707 blythe marcos 2:14:23

  49. INTERMEDIATE ROAD

    RANKING ROAD

    1 703 carlos nadyahan 49:52:00

    2 698 50:24:00

    3 702 donn benedict so 51:14:00

    4 604 dave roy de castro 51:17:32

    5 662 ronald rei declador 51:19:43

    7 551 anton celestino III 52:43:00

    9 645 junie pangalanan 56:33:00

    10 joel francis co 57:23:00

    11 643 jeff law 59:09:33

    12 678 yu-yoo cruz 1:04:04

    13 669 glenn penafiel 1:04:33

    14 556 emil ancheta 1:06:43

    15 613 julius giron 1:07:13

    16 683 wilhelm samson 1:11:23

    17 689 karen talosig 1:12;32

    18 685 van maliksi 1:23:35

    19 646 patricia casino 1:27

    20 680 manolo marinas 1:29:45

    21 654 carlo jose pedregosa 1:34:34

    22 661 1:35:09

    23 668 millie ruth penafiel 1:38:33

    24 643 1:40:54

    25 658 1:43:21

    26 662 1:45:33

    27 672 francis dale fabiana 1:46:44

    28 551 1:49:53

    29 555 mike oledan 1:51

    30 604 1:51:44

    31 661 1:55:45

    32 683 1:56:34

    33 645 1:56:57

    34 699 jhon higger quinones 1:57:33

    35 603 ronan cuaresma 1:57:44

    36 677 jobet mamuric 1:58:41

    37 676 ojie mamuric 2:01:22

    38 671 guillermo de guzman 2:01:34

    39 550 rommer ryan torres 2:02

    40 549 raymond erese 2:03:18

    41 554 wilnar iglesia 2:03:38

    42 644 bj del rosario 2:04:22

    43 704 marco pascual 2:05:12

    44 553 jose esteban salvan 2:06:32

    45 victor rufino 2:09

  50. PRO MTB

    rank bib # name time

    1 944 1:21:45

    2 824 jake castro 1:21

    3 923 glenn festin 1:23

    4 945 alexander macalintal 1:24

    5 850 lawrence trinidad 1:29

    6 798 martin bunag 1:35

    8 757 kevin tristan velasco 1:56

  51. PRO ROAD

    Ranking Bib # name Time

    1 821 augusto benedicto 58:11:00

    2 823 robeno javier 59:51:00

    3 822 christopher rodriguez 1:14:00

    4 754 damien pollard 1:19-34

    5 825 arne buere 1:26-12

    6 759 ojie mamuric 1:26-32

    7 802 ronald fuentebella 1:26-43

    8 823 robeno javier 1:27-49

    9 751 victor rufino 1:27-54

    10 845 james dulalia 1:28-34

    11 800 jobet mamuric 1:30-33

    12 874 tim endencia 1:33-05

    13 799 tanya leonor 1:34-08

    14 826 eric wang 1:37-55

    15 794 john joseph leonor 1:39-56

    16 847 raffy cuevas 1:40-33

    17 796 mario tani 1:40-41

    18 761 joniel ty 1:40-54

    19 849 ricardo isidoro reynoso III 1:42-44

    20 851 joel habaluyas 1:48-33

    21 760 victor mancilla 1:48-39

    22 843 christopher abella 1:51-34

    23 752 sherwyn yao 1:57-22

    24 753 patrick gan 1:59-45

    25 795 faustino cardino 2:09-32

    26 755 louie zamuco 2:10-34

    27 846 jeffrey tan 2:15-09

    28 844 chito carreon 2:19-45

    29 848 arthur panganiban 2:22-40

    30 756 glenn lee 2:24-33

    31 758 jeremy dela cruz 2:24-54

    32 997 eric larazabal 2:25-43

  52. Hi Martin, that’s so nice of you to update the result. I enjoyed my first duathlon race, I don’t have that enough experience in joining duathlon events so I can say that I’m in no position to complain, and there is always a room for improvement. Cheers! :)

  53. i had a blast. fun but i have to agree with the critics, the bike run was dangerous. we were lucky no one got seriously hurt. but we cant rely on luck every time. safety should be top priority.

    not that it really matters to me, but i came in at 1:32 (my watch and the intermediate class clock says so) but your results says 1:57. i have a pic crossing the finish line with runner #874 of the pro class at my back. and of course a pic with the timer at the background (noob kasi LOL). i came back to the finish line at 1:50 and no official was there taking time and there were still finishers. so i find it hard to believe that the participants with times 1:50 or later are the real finish times. mukhang minadjik lang yang results haha!

    it goes to show that time keeping was not accurate. the organizers owe it to us participants to give us accurate time, otherwise there is no need to keep time at all. hope martin will do better next time or even get a different venue.

  54. I'm racer 702, by the way, I don't think I would place first in the MTB category either because I remember talking to two other participants in my category just finished ahead of me.

  55. Good day, I joined the beginners category and this was my first duathlon experience, I'm just wondering why my name didn't show up in the result, I finished at a time of 58:03, bib# is 0057. Thanks.

  56. Hi to all! First of all, this was my first time participating to an event like this and I really enjoyed it. Sadly, this event was badly organized and almost all things bad has already been said in the comments so I wont be ranting in this one. I just hoped organizers did a far more better job especially getting the results.

    Saw the results and I certainly didn't finished with that time, I even had a picture to prove it. Well, I don't really care about my results right now, I just want that the top three winners in the Intermediate Road Bike category be awarded with the prizes coz they certainly earned it.

  57. BEGINNERS CATEGORY

    Ranking bib #

    1 31 julius ahleem zape 29:08:00

    2 29 emmanuel alibangbang 31:12:00

    3 84 michael torres 32:27:00

    4 9 robert erwin roca 33:23:00

    5 104 christian kyle decampong 34:09:00

    6 200 ernani enrico loreto 34:23:00

    7 93 jessie lejano 34:37:00

    8 101 calderon 34:50:00

    9 41 edwin san jose 36:57:00

    10 90 boyet torres 37:23:00

    11 36 37:27:00

    12 109 jeff balabas 37:45:00

    13 23 37:49:00

    14 250 benjamin ramirez 37:55:00

    15 106 aldie vizconde 43:09:00

    16 14 rosalie bernabe 43:33:00

    17 202 marion reswello 43:56:00

    18 102 jeffrey pancipane 43:59:00

    19 8 robert kraut 44:03:00

    20 11 jonathan araos 44:12:00

    21 85 edsel vengco 44:42:00

    22 87 allan neil torres 44:58:00

    23 92 apolonio cortiguera 45:23:00

    24 203 tonel macalinao 45:56:00

    25 86 leo amistoso 46:11:00

    26 28 gabriel coruna 46:19:00

    27 94 ramon diaz III 46:22:00

    28 12 ericson evangelista 46:34:00

    29 80 nathaniel joshua catipon 46:36:00

    30 40 rubyn king tria 47:12:00

    31 30 deneri don ocampo 47:20:00

    32 59 ridge aguilar 47:24:00

    33 95 ledel jan ramos 47:25:00

    34 78 jaynard jose 47:39:00

    35 100 jeremiah acena 47:42:00

    36 13 mark anthony fernandez 47:47:00

    37 3 glenn marinas 49:37:00

    38 9 robert erwin roca 49:46:00

    39 10 rowena roca 49:52:00

    40 89 benjie gonzales 50:03:00

    41 33 marissa escala 50:16:00

    42 35 rogelio dela fuente 50:34:00

    43 1 rafael ochosa 52:30:00

    45 201 samantha cruz 53:11:00

    46 79 francis von caro 54:33:00

    47 103 cheryl munoz 54:34:00

    48 57 Let Guieb 58:03:00

    49 2 celia rocamora 58:23:00

    50 99 german perlas 58:45:00

    51 98 nolie santiago 58:59:00

    52 91 ramir ramirez 59:30:00

    53 4 ranier david 1:02

    54 82 erin gan 1:04

    55 83 dana gan 1:04:22

    56 81 alfredo abello III 1:04

    57 6 rollyn dela cruz 1:04:45

    58 56 nicanor reyes 1:04:52

    59 107 livy marie barros 1:05:23

    60 108 elmer barros 1:05

    61 88 hans inson 1:06:23

    62 200 ernani enrico loreto 1:06:33

    63 16 jennalyn belardo 1:10:45

    64 15 venus garcia 1:12:34

    65 210 rodel miales 1:14:55

    66 208 gilbert bocol 1:16:11

    67 207 jhun ogana 1:17:22

    68 206 miguel monanola 1:18:33

    69 205 jairus sanchez 1:21:33

    70 204 rodrigo barrun 1:22

    71 209 churchill lopez 1:23:07

  58. Hi there, I joined the pro division although it's my first time, I used my Garmin and found the course lacking. I'm okay with that but the time and ranking is way too far! My Garmin wouldn't lie, I finished the course in 1:48:59 or 1:49 if you wish but I don't know where they got my time of 2:15??? Actually when I crossed the line, there was no marshall so where the * did they get that time?

  59. I did not join this race even if the venue was basically my "playground". For one, I didn't have any idea who the organizer was and the mere inclusion of the word "urban" meant that yeah, this race was going to be a "jungle" of some sorts.

    I have joined several duathlons in my multi-sport life ( more or less 5+ ), and I am at awe with the complaints that I have read in this site. Those who have said that they enjoyed regardless of the shortfalls of the organizer only show their naivity to the sport. However, being naive sometimes is good.

    Safety should always come first. It won't be as enjoyable anymore if you were ran over by a vehicle on your first duathlon. Believe me, there's more to crashing than cuts and bruises. Save your congratulations to the organizer for another day, they've done one mess of a job, and have put some of my friends' life at stake. Shame on you!

    To whoever organized this event, one word of advice: Do not organize one again. It is very evident that you were after the money, not the upliftment of the sport. You announced this race just a few weeks before actual race date, and only published the route a few weeks prior, do you then expect a huge turnout of participants? Don't feed on the curiosity of those who want to try duathlon for the first time, you might end up killing them. You should have postponed for a later date if logistics was one of your problems. Man, what if someone got killed? Would you just say you're sorry?

    To the newbies: Choose your races wisely. Know the background of the organizer first before you even think of joining. Keep in mind that this is not a marathon where you can just dodge a pothole even if its just a meter ahead of you. Your life is already at risk once you mount your bike so it pays to have a safe bike course. I've been cycling for more than 10 years, and had I joined this event and experienced for myself the dangers in the bike course, I would have DNF'd.

    Question: How can you distinguish a good cyclist from a bad one?

    Answer: The good cyclist always visits the bad cyclist's grave.

    Last words to the organizer: I hope that ,next time you organize something like this, you put yourself in the racer's shoes. Ride or run the course first then think a thousand times before giving the go-signal. We've experienced a death in Camsur last year even if it was excellently organized, you're just lucky no one died in your event.

  60. "Those who have said that they enjoyed regardless of the shortfalls of the organizer only show their naivity to the sport. However, being naive sometimes is good."

    I've been joining professional bike races wayyyy back when i was still 13 years old FYI and stopped when I was 27 because ATB's took over the sport. for that 14 years i got bruises on my back, arms, palm, knees and once half of my face was totally bruised. I crashed on cars, jeeps and at other riders as well which resulted in more serious injuries. You know what? It was not a factor. I loved the sport and the danger that goes with it. IF YOU WANT IT LIVE IT

    And to tell you frankly no one knows a venue well enough, the road is different everyday, the people who passes it and the vehicles that traverse it is always changing. The only thing that should remain constant is:

    *keeping your eyes on the road

    *Not taking unnecessary risks

    *Know the road or trail on your first lap (dont go pedaling like crazy if you havent made your trial run yet)

    *Think like a competitor and not as if your riding your bike like a nun on a prairie singing "The Sound of Music"

    And what you're referring to as the good and bad rider is also inaccurate, you must be referring to the Dead rider and the Dead rider's FRIEND. Not all bad riders will be dead or die due to being bad.

    I've lost a friend who crashed down on a lead rider's bike after a major jump in a race. Sadly the lead biker left his bike in the middle of the track after he crashed, my friend crashed on the bike but the handle bars rammed his throat (DOTS). It was an accident.

    Please dont tell people that they are naive because YOU THINK that you are superior in analyzing safety or other peoples so-called inability to distinguish what is ok or not. Because that is wrong

    I first saw a group MTB bikers in 1988, you said you have been biking for 10 years, 22 years after the sport boomed. geez 10 years and you're already talking like the grand daddy of biking.

    When you have a passion for something, No one can say "Oh, he's just being naive, he doesnt know anything because he is just new. But sometimes it is good".

    WE ALL KNOW IT WAS DANGEROUS DURING THE RACE PROPER. AND THE MOST ANNOYING THING ASIDE FROM CALLING ME NAIVE IS, YOU WERE NEVER THERE. You are like someone who read a crime from the newspaper and the next thing you know he is in the courtroom swearing in as a witness for the prosecution.

    CONDIMENTS PARE

  61. LOL rmplayer you've been biking for so long and you still don't value safety? You can do the dying yourself as I've said only idiots would wanna die for a sport.

    You said it yourself – unnecessary risk. Going downhill at ortigas with undisciplined bus and jeepney drivers ploughing the same lane was an unnecessary risk.

    Not all sports enthusiasts are as naive as you who would wanna risk life and limb just to "live it".

    There is more to life than just biking. Sadly you don't have a life so you don't put value to it.

    So go get a life.

  62. If riding the streets of ortigas is a deathwish, then the traffic division of mmda and pasig should have posted BAWAL ANG BIKE DITO NAKAKAMATAY. Since they are the experts on this and not a Hairstyling expert like yourself.

    Youre feeding me with phobias from so called undisciplined drivers. Which you might have encountered during your early years as Reyna Elena, the only time you are allowed to walk the streets of Manila.

    And I agree with you that there is more to life than biking. There are far more safer and interesting things to do, like cosmetology, basket weaving, couture, and beauty parlor management.

    Please if you dont have it in you dont treat others who do as mindless rush freaks who disregard their own safety.

    There's a big difference between you and me.

    You love flowers and I dont.

    A word of of advice: GROW SOME!!! YOU NEED IT

  63. cervelo, kaskasero pagbigyan nyo na si RMPlayer. BIKING is his LIFE!

    RMPlayer, i see where youre coming from. youre a passionate gung ho devil may care cyclist. you dont mind bruising half of your face(!)(most of us do). but please accept the fact that majority of multisport athletes do not share the same passion. if you look at the triathlete/duathlete demographics, there are only a handful of pros/elite class. majority are 35-45 age groupers. these are successful professionals/businessmen who get into this sport as a past time/stress relief. they have young kids and lead successful careers. they are the type who drive volvos and big SUVs "para may laban pag naaksidente". so getting into an accident which leads to injury or even death is not a risk to take.

    i for instance am a surgeon. so a simple spill could break my wrist which means no livelihood for several months or even an end to my career. so please understand that just because im concerned about my safety means i need to quit multisport altogether. there is a win-win situation here. and the organizers need to clean their act. these problems dont crop up in subit or moa/filinvest events.

    and please, equating cycling to manhood is kinda gay.

  64. Ok Dr. Migiling biking is not my life, As you've said we dont share the same passion. That's the bottom line and I hope you three can accept that fact.

    I just said I loved the race inspite of the lapses because it brings in a new flavor to the sport. Im not even asking anyone to try anything radical.

    Please DOCTOR, not all people who talks like me, thinks like me, and acts like me are below the businessman/proffessional class. Business and profession are not infused with ones personality or attitude like some people i know, it refines us yes but it never affects who we are.

    And by the way thanks for saying the gay word because somehow during all the discussions made between me and these two so called guys I was dumbfounded, everytime I want to type gay the words came out as C-E-R=V=E=L=O, I dunno if its my keyboard or that the word cervelo somehow superseded gay.

    And I'll believe you when you say "I know a gay whan i see one".

    Thanks Doctor

  65. ok rmplayer. you win

    bruises on back, arms, palm, knees and half of face, crashed on cars, jeeps and at other riders as well which resulted in more serious injuries= MACHO!

    dont wanna crash=GAY!

    how's your very MACHO and very DEAD friend's wife? is she happy to raise her family without her husband's help? and how are his kids? are they proud their dad died needlessly in a biking accident? im sure their mom would want the kids to follow his footsteps.

    the difference between you and me is i have a pretty face and you, well, even if you bruise half of your face you wouldnt mind (for the love of the sport) coz no one would notice!

  66. Guys, I’m not here to fight nor prove anyone wrong. Name calling is also the least thing I want to get into. I’d just like to share my opinion and suggestions for the organizer.

    Foremost, I don’t see what the argument is all about. The organizer has already admitted that there were “lapses”, “things to be polished”, and “loopholes”. In terms of safety during the bike ride, if we should expect buses and jeeps to cross our path, I guess it would boil down to asking this question : If the organizers would do this event again, would they still allow PUVs to enter the bike lane or would they make sure PUVs stay away from the bike lane despite being in an urban environment? The answer to this would let us know if the organizers intentionally made it an “urban” race or there were shortcomings in safety standards. But again, come on, the organizer has admitted to such shortcomings already. So yes, safety is at the top of the list. In my opinion, we do take risks when we train on our own or even as a group. But when there is an event, the organizer takes responsibility. Benefit of the doubt, he did try to make it a safe event, but didn’t succeed due to factors he already mentioned.

    Now, I guess most of the participants were very understanding despite the lapses (such as route, finish time, marshals, etc) and I’m guessing because they were new in running races or new to bike races. A lot of my friends joined this race “for the fun and experience”. However, the organizers cannot deny the frustration / anger of the athletes who joined to win – and they have all the right to join races to win because they trained very hard for it. I was there and I heard the complaints of those who were supposed to get the top3 awards in their respective categories. I don’t know how the time keepers messed up the results but I think we do need to understand the athletes caught in the mix up. It’s a good thing I’m no super athlete because my name came up twice with different finish times and both are NOT in the category I joined. I also know the top finishers in my category have wrong finish times (too fast by almost 10 minutes).

    In case the organizer plans to have a part 2 of this, I suggest :

    1) Come up with clearer standards for the categories (beginner, novice, intermediate). It seems we had very strong athletes in all categories. If standards are too vague, it may have been better to simply have age categories instead FOR NOW.

    2) When major blunders such as these are made, it is much better to go straight to a SINCERE apology than go through “I know I cannot please everybody” and “(there) are a lot of people who (are) very happy”. I’ve been to other races with shortcomings and participants came to a point of saying “pineperahan lang” because whether the race was a success or total failure, the organizer still makes the profit. But once a sincere apology is released and the organizer tries to do something about it, participants greatly appreciate it.

    3) Aside from training the marshals about the correct route, they may be also trained to watch out for unsportsmanly behaviour around the course.

    4) PUVs were able to enter the bike route because there were too few cones which were spead too far appart. So it's just a matter of placing more cones so that there wouldn't be enough space for PUVs to enter.

    5) Obviously recording of finish times should be improved but I can't suggest anything because I don't know what went wrong. The records were just extremely messed up.

    6) As I've mentioned above, do not brush off the frustration of the top 3 winners in the 4 categories. Majority may have had fun, but it is a RACE afterall. The athletes trained hard for this and they deserve the awards and cash prize. (If they belong to that category is a totally different story…)

    A question though for clarification with the organizers : I was told by my friends that the PRO cat were suppose to receive a finishers medal, is this true? I personally didn't read it anywhere. For clarification, please.

    Again, these are my thought / opinion / suggestions only. I've been in multisoprts for barely 2 months and it's such a great event / sport. Most of the people I meet are also very helpful and nice people. For the sake of the sport, let's put in our constructive feeback instead of ruining our own day :)

  67. hey guys please stop this fight!!! were in one group and one sports we love (biking)………….. I already admitted the lapses and promise to do it better the next time. for those who said that the organizers makes profit from this event I'll say "NO" I did this for the love of the sports. So please guys lets be one!!!

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