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2019 Milo Marathon Results Finals

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2019 Milo Marathon Results Hallasgo ends the 6-year reign of Tabal at Milo Marathon

2019 Milo Marathon Results Hallasgo and Tabal

Hallasgo and Tabal

Christine Hallasgo (left) with Mary Joy Tabal (right)

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2019 Milo Marathon Results Hallasgo ends the 6-year reign of Tabal at Milo Marathon

19.01.2020 Tarlac City

2019 SEA Games Champion Christine Hallasgo proved once again she is the New Marathon Queen of Philippines Athletics by winning her first National title at the 2019 Milo Marathon Finals in Tarlac City.  Hallasgo ratified this again with another victory over Mary Joy Tabal. Mary Joy Tabal is an Olympian, National Record Holder in the Marathon, and the 2017 SEA Games Champion. But as the dust settled on this occasion it was Hallasgo the rising star from Bukidnon. That put to an end the 6-year winning streak of the legendary Mary Joy Tabal of Cebu.

Hallasgo clocked yet another Personal best of 2h52.23 improving again on her Personal best of 2h56.56 set at the SEA Games just last month. Tabal finished second with 2h58.49 and Christabel Martes a former 2x SEA Games Champion came third in 3h05.40. Tabal’s time of 2h58.49. It was exactly identical to the time she registered at the 2019 SEA Games to secure the silver medal.

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6th All-Time

Hallasgo time of 2h52.53 places her 6th on the All-Time List of Filipino Women Marathoners. Behind Tabal, Banayag, Martes (all former SEA Games Champions), Mary Grace Delos Santos and Arsenia Sagaray.

Hallasgo qualified for the national team earlier last year and is now training with the legendary Eduardo ‘Bertek’ Buenavista a former Olympian and 4x SEA Games Gold Medalists, who still holds the Phi Record in the Men’s Marathon. Under Buenavista, she improved her PB from 3h04 to 2h52.

Hallasgo who was earmarked by PATAFA as a contender to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics later this year still has ‘a long way to go’.  The Qualifying standard is 2h29.30 and Hallasgo needs to make this by June 22. This means in 5 months she has to improve by 23.23 minutes or 4 minutes 41 secs each month on average.

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2019 Milo Marathon Results Zabala wins his first national title

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Hallasgo and Zabala

It was a good day for Mindanao Athletics. When Jerald Zabala who hails from Cagayan De Oro crossed the line in a blazing sprint finish in 2h31.16. Zabala time was a slight personal best improvement on his 2h31.25 set last year.

While he won over Richard Salano narrowly in 2h31.17. With 2016 Milo Marathon Jeson Agravante pursuing them for third in 2h31.55. All 3 are members of the national team. Anthony Nerza who represented the Philippines in the SEA Games faded to 10th place with stomach problems.

Zabala was runner up last year to the late Rafael Poliquit.

Hallasgo and Zabala both netted 150,000 pesos each for winning the prestigious Milo Marathon.

Former Milo Girl, Nheann Bharcena at the age of 38 won the Womens Half Marathon (21.1k) in a New Personal best of 1h26.51.

 2019 Milo Marathon Results

2019 Milo Marathon Results

  1. Link here for an article on Christine Hallasgo and Zabala Milo Wins
  2. Official Website

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Milo Marathon 2019 Cebu 10K Overall

RANKBIB NO.NAMEGENDERAGE GROUPGUN TIMECHIP TIME
113729Eric ChepsirorM35-3900:33:3800:33:34
213561Gemar MagdalinoM18-3400:35:3500:35:32
313559Jemar MoralesM17 Below00:35:5300:35:50
415567Edzel John ArdienteM18-3400:38:1100:38:08
515553Arcelo OswaldoM17 Below00:38:1600:38:13
613523Jewin OcheaM17 Below00:39:5100:39:48
715233Jemar Alberio MaghanoyM18-3400:39:5200:39:48
815558Peter CanumayM18-3400:40:2000:40:17
915055Darwub TabalM18-3400:41:3200:41:26
1015520Elison MejaresM18-3400:41:4000:41:37

 

Milo Marathon 2019 Cebu 21K Overall

RANKBIB NO.NAMEGENDERAGE GROUPGUN TIMECHIP TIME
123124Prince Joey LeeM18-3401:11:5901:11:54
223221Aries SaballaM18-3401:14:2901:14:26
323125Florendo LapizM18-3401:14:4001:14:37
424132Joseph Arnel EmiaM18-3401:15:2701:15:23
524309Ruel AlguferaM18-3401:15:3201:15:30
623207Azlan PagayM18-3401:17:1901:17:16
723123Jerome CasinilloM18-3401:20:0701:20:03
823220Noel TillorM18-3401:20:5701:20:56
923184Michel LargoM35-3901:21:3901:21:38
1023122Desederio EngbinoM45-4901:21:5201:21:47

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2019 Milo Marathon Elimination Results

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Today July 28, in Manila. 21K Milo Eliminations National athlete Richard Salano Seasons Best 1.11.29, Wagdos 2nd 1.14.10 and James Kevin Cruz 3rd 1.15.41.

The Performance ranks Salano 10th in the SEA Rankings for 2019. Led by Thai Nattawut Innum with his run of 1:05.19 on July 19. Buenavista who coaches Salano holds the Phi Half Marathon Record at 1:02.58.

Nhea Ann Barcena won the Women’s 21k at the Milo Marathon Elimination in 1h34.52. The time is well outside the 1h27.59 threshold to place Top 10 in 2019 SEA Rankings.

Cindy Lorenzo was second in 1h37.44.

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2017 Milo Marathon Finals: Titles and Tears for Tabby (Top 10 Results)

A Tough Day for Tabby. Mary Joy Tabal crosses the line for her 5th Milo Title. Photo Credits to Milo Philippines

It was a tough day for Mary Joy Tabal. Who had to cope with the sad news that her beloved father had passed away yesterday. Asked whether she wanted to continue to run. Tabal responded I will as my father will be waiting for me past the finish lines. Tabal, 28 fought her emotions the whole race winning her fifth Milo Marathon title. And dedicating the win to the memory of her late father.

 

Truly a piece of History under the most unfortunate of circumstances. Tabal tied the record of the Arsenia Sagaray sharing 5 Milo Marathon wins.

 

Cheered on in front of her home crowd. The popular dainty 4’11 runner took time off her training in Tuscany, Italy to give back to Milo and was cheered on by the people of Cebu every step of the way. Tabal really proved once more she is ‘The Peoples Champion’. 

 

Tabal took the title in 2h58.01, 10 minutes shy of her Milo Record. But with the circumstances entirely understandable. 2001 and 2005 Games Champion Cristabel Martes took silver in 3h04.20 and 2009 SEA Games Champion Jho-ann ‘Banayag’ Villarma took bronze in 3h11.26.

 

Womens Results

 

 

 

Tabal looking for a fifth title, Milo Marathon a few days from now, Women’s Review and

Rankings

Nov 30, 2017

 

Milo Marathon Women’s Review

Article by Andrew Pirie

ATFS Statistician

 

 

The Peoples Champion Returns to Cebu to defend her title.

SEA Games Champion and Olympian Mary Joy Tabal looks to make it five for five golds in the Milo Marathon.  Tabal is the only women to win the Milo Marathon 4 times in a row2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. If she can make 5 she will draw the record of Arsenia Sagaray and 2001,2005 SEA Games Champion Cristabel Martes. A piece of History for the Milo Marathon.

 

Tabal will fly back from her training camp in Tuscany, Italy, having ran half Marathons in Spain and Singapore to prepare for the Milo. While Tabal focus remains the Asian Games in 2018. She is excited to perform in front of her home crowd in the event that launched her running career.

 

The 41st Milo Marathon will be held in Cebu in a few days on December 3. And the course starts at the Cebu Normal University.

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Cristabel Martes

 

Tabal although expected to romp off with her fifth Milo Marathon fairly easily. The Battle will surely be for the minor places. Perhaps the biggest challenge will come from 38-year-old Cristabel Martes.

The Baguio based Martes part of the legendary long-distance running stable of Mario Castro. While Martes times of 1h23.45 (Milo, Urdaneta) and 3h03.28 (Run Rio Series) Manila this year pale in comparison to Tabal’s 1h16.28 (Scotia Bank, Ottawa, National Record) and 2h48.26 (SEA Games Gold Kuala Lumpur).

Martes can still hold her ground against the other woman in the race as she is the only other entry who has a PB below 3 hours in the Marathon.

Using a Runners World Marathon predictor we compared Half Marathon and Predicted Marathon times.

Ailene Tolentino of Philippine Army

 

Another top contender is Aileen Tolentino of the Philippine Army who has run 1h26.18 (CDO leg) which converts to 2h59.56. It will be interesting to see if Tolentino can join the Sub min club and land a top 3. Other contenders include Ruffa Sorongon (Tagbilaran Leg, 3h04.31 est).

Former Milo and SEA Games Champion Jhoann Banayag-Villarma (Lucena Leg,  est 3h06.24). And the promising Christine Hallasgo who has returned after giving birth to win the Butuan leg (est. 3h09.12).

Womens 21k
11h16.28PHIMary Joy Tabal
21h23.45BAGChristabel Martes
31h26.18Ailene Tolentino
41h28.30Ruffa Sorongon
51h28.58Nhea Ann Barcena
61h29.13Jho-An Banayag Villarma
71h30.45MalaybayChristine Hallasgo
81h31.28Esterlita Organiza
91h32.07Judelyn Miranda
101h32.35Alexandra Ganzon

 

Womens Marathon
SEA GOLD2h48.26
SEA SILVER2h55.43
SEA BRONZE2h58.17
12h48.26PHIMary Joy Tabal
23h03.28Cristabel Martes
33h15.36Lany Cardona
43h16.15Cinderalla Lorenzo
53h18.30Lizane Abella
63h22.18Maricar Camacho
73h23.29Lany Cardona
83h32.48Jennlyn Nobleza
93h35.51April Rose Diaz
103h37.42Maria Josephina Liao

 

2017 Milo Marathon Mens Rankings Whole Year

Mens Marathon
12h35.18PAFRafael Poliquit
22h37.12Cebu95Rafael Pescos
32h39.34DavaoJoerge Andrade
42h39.36Jeson Agravante
52h39.39Maclin Sadia
62h39.57Eugene Postrado
72h42.10Eric Panique
82h43.34Eduardo Buenavista
92h44.34Erinio Raquin
102h45.04Eric Laurel
112h45.16Azlan Pagay
122h46.59Jerald Zabala
132h47.31Noel Tillor
142h49.17Richell Laguido
152h49.25Elmer Bartolo
162h50.16Bryan Quiamco
172h52.30Bobby Tadlas
182h52.34Ramil Neri
192h52.51John Ray Onefa
202h55.49Joseph Somera

Article Coming on Poliquit, Agravante etc.

 

BEFORE THE MILO MARATHON

With the Milo Marathon tomorrow, Pinoyathletics.info catches up on the Men’s  Review for the Milo Marathon. With the quality of our Men dropping significantly having not secured a SEA Games medal of any color since 2013. The race looks to be an open field.

With no certain favorite for the Milo Marathon crown. The Milo Marathon will kick off tomorrow in Cebu.

Jeson Agravante 2016 Milo Champion arrives in Cebu to defend his title.

Looking to defend is last year’s Champion Jeson Agravante who holds a PB of 2h35:13. Has not run any Marathon or even Half Marathon races since the SEA Games in August. So far this year back in March Agravante clocked 2h57 at the Scotia Bank Marathon in Ottawa Canada, he did not finish at SEA Games due to cramps. It’s hard to access how well Agravante will go tomorrow as his current performances are unknown and he has focused mainly on training.

Please note ‘The Master’ Rafael Poliquit who was 2014 and 2015 Back to Back Milo Champion and has the fastest time in 2017 of 2h35:18 will not be joining. The fans will have to wait another year for The Masters moment.

Someone who has a very good chance is Richard Salano whose Half Marathon time would equate to about a 2h31 Marathon. According to Runners World Calculators.  

Also in contention for a Top 3 slot is Gerald Zadala, Bryan Quiamco, Bobby Tadlas, Cesar Castenato who have registered good Half Marathon times and local favorite Rafael Pescos who has run 2h37:12 which won the Milo NCR Marathon.

Mens 21K
11h11.32ARMYRichard Salano
21h12.42Gerald Zadala
31h13.12Bryan Quiamco
41h13.13MalyabayBobby Tadlas
61h13.28Cesar Castaneto Jr.
51h13.29Jimboy Lugay
71h14.32ARMYJujet De Asis
81h14.36Cam SurJeric Payong
91h14.37ARMYGilbert Laido
101h14.45Romnick Dago
Mens Marathon
12h35.18Rafael Poliquit
22h37.12Rafael Pescos
32h39.57Eugene Postrado
42h43.43Eric Panique
52h45.16Azlan Pagay
62h47.31Noel Tillor
72h52.30Bobby Tadlas
82h52.34Ramil Neri
92h54.16Eugine Postrado
102h55.49Joseph Somera

Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

 

 

 

2017 Milo Tarlac Leg – De Asis beats Buenavista in 21K

Aug 15, 2017

Milo Marathon
Jujet De Asis

TARLAC CITY – Jujet de Asis took a stunning win over 2x Former SEA Games Marathon Champion Eduardo “Vertek” Buenavista. In winning the 41st National MILO Marathon qualifying race Sunday morning (August 13). At the Maria Cristina Park.  It was a tight race that was decided in the final stretch.

De Asis finished the 21-kilometer course in 1:14:33. A good 16 seconds faster than the five-time MILO King Buenavista who checked in at 1:14:49.  Third Place went to Jomar Angus with a time of 1:16:07.

Meanwhile in the Women’s Division. Shane Acosta finally ended years of frustration with her first championship in a clocking of 1:44:00 to ease out Angielyn Pablo (1:49:54) and Maricar Gammad (1:51:48).  Acosta started racing 21 kilometers in 2014 and settled for runner-up finishes after winning the 2013 Tarlac 10-kilometer category.

Others who went home victorious that morning were Philip John Gongob (36:49) and Merry Joy Trupa (40:09) for 10 kilometers, from Maria Lyca Sarmiento (41.25).

Mitch Fulgado (17:27) and Maria Angelica Yabo (24:24) for five kilometers and Jericho Tacutaco (11:50) and Joana Marie Gagarin (14:25) in the three-kilometer kiddie race.

PFC Mary Anne Cperez 10Km 3rd place (F) at 41st Nat’l Milo Marathon, Tarlac City Leg last Sunday..
Source: http://www.justrunlah.com/2017/08/14/de-asis-shocks-buenavista-in-milo-tarlac/

Master Endurance is now the Milo Marathon Champion, Tabby Defends her title

Dec 14, 2014

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After years of hardship Rafael Poliquit of the Philippine Airforce also known as ‘Master Endurance’ finally won the Milo Marathon crown in 2014. The 25 year old who is a UAAP Standout for FEU and former national champion over 5000 and 10000m bested some of the legends of the sport. Poliquit won in a personal best time of 2:32.29 finish fourth behind three Kenyans who all registered 2:21 but was the first Filipino athlete home.

Second was National Record Holder and former SEA Games champion Eduardo Buenavista, 36 (Airforce) was second, Milo Marathon Manila Leg champin Erinio Raquin was third in 2:35.60. While SEA Games bronze medalist Eric Panique faded to fourth place with 2:37.24. Followed closely by Noel Tillor and National 10,000m Champion Julius Sermona.

The Womens Division saw a battle of four former Milo Marathon Queens. However it was last years champion Mary Joy Tabal, 25 of Cebu who dusted off the field with a win in 2:51.55 which was well ahead of her nearest pursuer.

Former multiple Milo women’s champion. Double SEA Games champion and National Record Holder Christabel Martes (Baguio), 34 a mother of one. Made a remarkable comeback to improve this year to second place with a time of 3:03.49. She was able to hold off 2011-2012 Milo Champion/ National 10,000m Champion and PATAFA training pool member Mary Grace Delos Santos (Airforce), 27 who clocked 3:05.34 for third place. Jhoann Banayag (Army), 32 a former SEA Games champion, multiple milo champion and mother of one made a return this year to finish fourth in 3.07.59. Following closely behind was national triathlete Miscelle Gilbuena (Airforce). And Criselyn Jaro (Airforce) one of the three famous Jaro sisters.

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Tabal Trebble, Poliquit defends title in Milo Marathon Finals

Dec 6, 2015

Milo Marathon 2015
Same Winners from last year
Tabal and Poliquit in the centre. With Afro Haired Rio Dela Cruz on the Left.

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Milo Marathon 2015 Results Full Results Here

https://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-18078\

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Tabal Third Straight Title

26-year-old Mary Joy Tabal of Cebu notched her third consecutive win in the Women’s Division of the Milo Marathon. Tabal who is the SEA Games Silver medalist in Singapore took the win in 2h48.16. Just outside her meet Record of 2:48.00 established two years ago. Tabal finished second behind a Kenyan runner who clocked 2:43.

In wet miserable conditions, Tabal took her third win. Only two women have more with Arsenia Sagaray with five titles 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996 and 1997. And Christabel Martes with four titles in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009.

Tabal started joining Milo Marathon events in 2010 playing second fiddle to Martes, Banayag, Manipol, and Mary Grace Delos Santos to begin with. Tabal is a former member of the national team after resigning from PATAFA a few months back. Tabal will next do the Cebu and Boston Marathon’s to try and hit the tough Olympic Standard which is now 2h42. Tabal and her coach Philip Duenas are working towards that.

Milo Marathon 2015
Three for Tabby

2011 and 2012 Champion Mary Grace Delos Santos clocked in second in a time of 3h02. Grace who had two SEA Games with no medal 2013 wasn’t able to qualify. And then in 2015 a disappointing last in the 10,000m after failing to qualify for the Marathon event.

Bounced somewhat with a time under the slow 2015 SEA Games Gold medal-winning time of 3h03.25. Which should see her retain her spot in the national team as it meets the criteria required for an athlete who has 2 SEA Games in a row with no medal? By hitting the SEA Games gold medal standard.

Also hitting the SEA Games gold medal standard was Christabel Martes (who in 1999 became the youngest champion in Milo Marathon history at 19). Martes now 35 also clocked 3h02.

Just a few seconds behind Delos Santos. However, ended up taking a wrong turn towards the 21k finish line which caused her to lose around a minute. The Philippines can only select two athletes for the SEA Games per event. Which will be held in Malaysia in 2017.

Rafael Poliquit defended his Milo Marathon title in 2h36. Under the SEA Games bronze qualification mark of 2h37.10. Poliquit who last year moved up to Marathon from 5k and 10k. Was the surprise winner of last year’s Milo Marathon. The former FEU athlete who was coached by the late Rosito Andaya. Not blessed with speed but relies more on surging tactics.

 

Coach (Dick) Beardsley told me its not the fastest who wins the (Marathon) but the smartest. Today wasnt about the time it was about the win.

 

National Record Holder and Multiple SEA Games champion in several events Eduardo Buenavista, 37. Faded out of the picture entirely and never really featured in the race. 2011 SEA Games Silver Medallist Eric Panique who has been unable to train much due to duties in the Philippine Army wound up around 8th place.

The Milo Marathon was held in Clark this year due to two other road running events taking place at MOA and Luneta.

“Turn out was quite good this year we had around 15,000 entries. I’m quite happy without everything turned out today.”

 

Said Milo Race Organizer Rio Dela Cruz who has been a key driving force behind this event for many years now.

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Sources:

  1. http://rununlimited.blogspot.com/2009/06/33rd-milo-marathon.html
  2. http://www.philstar.com/sports/513079/sabal-wins-milo-run-finishing-kick
  3. http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/sports/2015/12/04/gunning-grand-slam-445204

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SEA Games selection Women Cut and Dry / Men’s Difficult

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The Women’s selection is fairly cut and dry for 2015 SEA Games. As the qualifying period is December 2013 to March 2015, only one athlete has ran below the 2h49.01 bronze standard of the 2013 SEA Games. Mary Joy Tabal clocked 2h48.00 during the 2013 Milo Marathon in December, which is the fastest ever time recorded for that course. Even though at the Milo Marathon she was only able to clock 2h51.55. She was still undefeated by locals and the delay in the scheduling of the race by one week also would have effected her performance.

As there is now only six months to go before the next SEA Games. There is not really ample time for another Marathon to be ran as two Marathons a year is usually the maximum. Any further attempts to qualify may lead to exhaustion for the SEA Games Marathon which is scheduled on June 7.

The two other place getters at the Milo Marathon still have a good chance to qualify in the National Open March 19-22 in the 10,000m event. With Mary Grace Delos Santos only 6 seconds outside the standard at the Philippine National Games last May.

While the Women’s is cut and dry on selection for 2015 SEA Games. The men’s is a bit more complicated. Only two athletes have gone under the Bronze standard for the SEA Games in the qualification period.

Eduardo Buenavista 2013 Milo Marathon in December registered 2.27.14. Bertek’s time was actually faster than the winner of the last SEA Games Mok Yin Reng of Singapore who timed 2:28.36.  While Eric Panique who clocked 2.30.30 last SEA Games to win the bronze has medalled at the last two SEA Games.

While Poliquit has defeated both the SEA Qualifiers his time of 2:32.29 is outside the SEA Standard of 2.30.30 by nearly two minutes.

The question is now who to send out of three as only two can be sent to SEA Games 2015 in Mens Marathon

Poliquit who was removed from the training pool after finishing fifth behind four non-national athletes at the national games should strongly be considered for reinstatement. He should also be commended for the win over two SEA Games veterans.

However it would be up to the discretion of the selectors and the task force whether to include him for the SEA Games. As if one athlete who has not made the bronze medal standard is allowed. It may cause other non medal standard athletes to also appeal and then put inconsistency in the selection methodology. If other factors are to be considered then its worth an appeal, other factors such as age of athlete, the course type and his newness to event.

Milo Marathon Eliminations: Erinio is King of the Raq!

July 29, 2014

Milo Elimination winners Erinio Raquin and Mary Grace Delos Santos.
Milo Elimination winners Erinio Raquin and Mary Grace Delos Santos.

Erinio Raquin took out the Mens Milo Eliminations with a win in the Marathon with a time of 2 hours 31.15. Raquin is who is from the training stable of National Coach Luisito ‘Ojon’ Artiaga (which includes SEA Games steeples champion Christopher Ulboc and  multiple SEA Games silver medalist Mervin Guarte).

He has a best time of 2 hours 30.21 from last years eliminations were he narrowly lost to Eric Panique the 2013 SEA Games bronze medalist in this event.

Raquin was very close to getting the second spot to the 2013 SEA Games but was removed in the last round of cuts by the PSC-POC taskforce last year. Second was Davao’s Jeson Agravanate (2h38.36) ahead of last years 5000 and 10000m National Champion Rafael Poliquit (2h44.15).

The womens side was won by multiple former Milo Marathon winner and National Games 10000m Champion Mary Grace Delos-Santos (3h08.15), who needs a time of 2h49.01 to qualify for the SEA Games. Delos-Santos like Raquin was also removed from the last round of selections for the SEA Games by the task force. Jennelyn Nobleza (3h17.43) and Aileen Tolentino (3h33.04) completed the top three.

In the Womens 21K former SEA Games Marathon Champion Jhoann Banayag won in 1h30.33. Banayag who ended her stint with the national team after giving birth last year is on the come back trail. Former Milo girl and national athlete Nhe Ann Barcena finished third in  1h33.53.

 

Road Running Philippines – Buenavista, Dela Torre conquer Milo Tarlac 21k

By MST Sports | Jul. 14, 2014 at 12:01am

TARLAC City—­Reigning MILO Marathon King Eduardo Buenavista and FEU Manila varsity runner Mary Grace Dela Torre bested their rivals in the 21K division run at the 38th National MILO Marathon on Sunday in Tarlac City.

Almost 13,000 runners joined this leg and 39 qualified for the National Finals.

Buenavista and Dela Torre were awarded a cash prize of P10,000, a trophy, and a  spot in the National Finals on Dec. 7. MILO will be sending this season’s MILO Marathon King and Queen to compete alongside elite runners from across the globe in the 2015 Tokyo Marathon.

Five-time MILO Marathon titlist Buenavista emerged victorious with a time of 01:10:30, finishing ahead of Ferdinand Corpuz (01:14:36) and Jujet Pacsis De Asis (01:15:34). 21K first-timer Dela Torre posted a time of 01:46:38, beating contenders Rowena Valdez (01:48:30) and Shane Acosta (01:49:58).

The two-time Olympian and three-time SEA Games gold medalist Buenavista persevered through the hot and dry weather conditions and pushed on to claim another sweet victory.

“The weather today was challenging. I’m used to the cold weather in Baguio, where I train with the national team. Thankfully there are adequate water stations throughout the race to help us cool down,” shared the athlete fondly called Vertek by his friends.

The 35-year-old native of South Cotabato is a sergeant of the Philippine Air Force and a member of the Philippine National Team. “I am really focused with my training and my target is to win in the finals. Because of MILO, I was able to experience running in the 2014 Paris Marathon. I would like to defend my crown as MILO Marathon King and run in the Tokyo Marathon next year.”

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Road Running Philippines – Master Endurance – Poliquit – very serious about defending his 10k title at PNG

April 14, 2014

ROAD RUNNING PHILIPPINES
Camino, Poliquit and Salano with the fuzzy haired race organizer Rio Dela Cruz on the left.

25 year old Rafael Poliquit who was the surprise winner of the National 5k and 10k titles beating the legendary Eduardo Buenavista in blanket finishes at last years National Games in Manila. Poliquit who missed out on a slot to the SEA Games then was dealt defeat by Richard Salano of UE in the 5k and the 10k at the UAAP.

The Master who recently was able to beat 3K Steeple Chase Champion Christopher Ulboc in a 5k run, continued show fine form leading upto PNG with a win at the Del Run organized by Rio Dela Cruz in Marikina winning a race just over 10k on Road in 33.06 minutes, this time he held off NCAA Newcomer Immuel Camino of Arelano who was runner up in the 1500,3k steeples and 5k during that event (Camino has a best time of 15.08 which is better than Poliquit PB) and Salano. The race started in the oval and then went out onto the road and then back into the oval.

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Road Running Philippines – A Strong field at PNG

Poliquit who is coached by 2001 SEA Games Marathon Champion Roy Vence, wants to show he is very serious about defending his 10k title at the National Games and his win last year was not just some one hit wonder. It will be a strong field with Poliquit expected to go head to head with National Record Holder and multiple SEA Games gold medalist Buenavista, former multiple sea games medalist Julius Sermona, UAAP Champion Salano, and SEA Games 2013 Marathon Bronze Medalist Eric Panique among others in what will be a strong field.

While Poliquit best time of 32.02.49 to win the National title pails in comparison to his older opponents best times, he had the fastest time last year in the 5k and 10k. Poliquit hopes he can lower his best performance at this coming PNG.

 

ROAD RUNNING PHILIPPINES
Poliquit with Coach Vence

Road Running Philippines ILONGGO RUNNERS HULLEZA, GANZON RULE LAST VISAYAS SWING OF 36TH NATIONAL MILO MARATHON

From Manila Times, Oct 31 2013 by AFP
Rowell Hulleza and Alexandra Ganzon took advantage of the fair weather to top the Iloilo qualifying leg of the 36th National MILO Marathon.

Over 12,200 athletes and running enthusiasts ran the difficult course around Iloilo City for the thirteenth installment of the country’s premier foot race. Negrense Hulleza dominated the 21k men’s division race in 1:15:56 to pocket the P 10,000 top prize.

The West Negros University Criminology undergraduate finished ahead of runners Bennie Murillo and Jorge Sepida, who finished in 1:16:38 and 1:22:24, respectively. Completing the top 3 cast in the distaff side are Ganzon, who triumphantly crossed the finish line in first place at 1:44:59, Mellina Jane Jaroda at 1:52:34 and Mary Antonette Nuñez at 1:57:45.

By Andrew Pirie

Andrew was elected Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians in 2020 after being a member for 7 years. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant, and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. Current editor and chief of Pinoyathletics.info, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is working towards his Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here https://www.pinoyathletics.info/coaching-2/

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