Northern Cement Corporation’s certified “Haligi ng Hilaga” were awarded at the recently concluded Tri Ilocos Norte 4 concluded last March 19, 2016 at Playa Tropical Resort Hotel in Currimao, Ilocos Norte. In three distance categories of Sprint, 51.5 and 113, the event triumphant individuals emerged victoriously besting other participants from different parts of the Philippines.
Prior to the race proper, participants and guests were treated the day before by a short yet fun program at Pangil Beach Resort, where the race briefing and the carbo-loading dinner was held sponsored by the hotel. To the delight of those present, freebies included the famous empanada-tasting and milk tea courtesy ShareTea! Ilocos. On the race day itself, participants were ready to conquer the race course starting with the swim leg with the gun start at 6:30am, followed by the scenic bike and run course that stretched from Currimao to Paoay all the way to Fort Ilocandia.
The overall category winners were led by Robinson Esteves from Team Sante Barley (4:41:38) and Sandi Abahan (5:35:18) in the 113 km distance category followed by Jet Ramos (2:10:57) and Mirasol Abad (2:32:18) from the NCC Tigasin Tri Team in the 51.5 km distance category and lastly by Josh Ramos (1:18:48) and Luica Dacanay (1:38:53) in the Sprint distance category. For the relay categories, the Mayon Tri Team dominated the 51.5 km distance with a time of 3:21:30, while in the 113 distacen, Hi-Factor Tri North came to a strong first place finish with the time of 4:39:37 followed by Takachin Tri relay team with a time of 6:09:04.
Everyone excitedly participated in the program of the awarding ceremonies and post-race lunch courtesy of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte, and was hosted by Philippine Rugby Volcanoes member Chris Everingham, who conducted rugby clinic to the kids during the race. With the Tri Ilocos Norte 4 ending on a high note, the next Tri Ilocos Norte would surely be another world-class multisport event to look forward to.The 4th Tri Ilocos Norte was attended by around 250 participants, guests, marketing and media partners.
The 4th Tri Ilocos Norte was organized by Trisports Solutions Inc. in partnership with Tri-North, and has been made possible by Brooks Running Philippines, Active Health, Pangil Beach Resort, Playa Tropical Resort Hotel, Namco, Auto Mekaniko, Hi-Factor, Sharetea!, MeanGreen Philippines, Neptune Actives, Funkita Swimwear, FunkyTrunks, Spenco, Polar, GU Energy Gel, 360PRO, TYR, Fitletic, Protec, Salt Stick, North Shores Inn, media partners Business Mirror, Smile 8 Productions, Cook Magazine, Health and Fitness, Graphic magazine, Pinoy Fitness, IRIS Pictures, Punto! Newspaper and CLTV36 registration partners Explore Bike Shop, Outdoor Kinetix, Lagalag, Life Cycle, All Terra. Next on the line up of events is the 2nd Tigasin Triathlon happening on May 14, 2016. For registration, interested participants can get more details at ww.trisports.ph
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