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Pinoyathletics – Talking Chinoy Virtual 5000m Run Alfrence Braza 15.03! Full Results and Winners

ALFRENCE BRAZA

ALFRENCE BRAZA

***MEDIA RELEASE***

 

25th January 2021

Lany Cardona Adaog wins Womens Division for TEAM TITUS!

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Not to be outdone was the Winner of the Women’s Division for the Pinoyathletics / Talking Chinoy Virtual 5000m.

30-Year-old Lany Cardona Adaoag of Bolinao, Pangasinan. She took the Title in the Womens Division and also was the most improved athlete improving her 19:27.9 PB to 19:13 in the process.

Lany finished ahead of 4X Milo Half Marathon Champion Nhea Anne Barcena of Manila (20:14) and 2019 Palarong Pambansa 1500 and 3000M Champion Lheslie De Lima of Camarines Del Norte (20:26).

 

ILONGO ATHLETE ALFRENCE BRAZA UNLEASHES A DEVASTATING MASTERPIECE OF MENS 5000M RUNNING

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The Pinoyathletics / Talking Chinoy Virtual 5000m Finished off with an epic final curtain closer.

 Sixty athletes from across the country battled it out in the men and women.

Such was the quality of competition in the men’s event that it generated 15 new Personal bests of the 37 men entered.

The competition was fierce, with runners digging deep to find the inspiration to give their utmost maximum effort.

But in the end, as the dust settled, there could be only one winner.

Describing a delicate moment in the Philippines Track and Field History for Long Distance in recent years?

One of the rising stars of Philippines Athletics showed even though COVID was tough, he was more stringent.

20-year-old Alfrence Braza had recently won the 10,000m BBGRUNPH Event organized by Coach Roel Ano with a time of 32:01, a new PB.

Slashing more than a minute off his previous time of 33:25.

The 2019 Palaro Pambansa Champion in the 1500 and 5000m set his PB of 15:56, which was his best time coming into this meet. And with very few competitions in 2020 due to COVID. Alfrence Braza set out to make up for the lost time.

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‘Help A Braza Out’

 

At Iloilo Sports Complex Oval, he clocked 15:45 to bulldoze 11 seconds off his Personal Best set 2 years ago. His teammates paced him every 800 meters to keep him on target pace.  Alfrence Braza took the competition lead.

A few days later, Eduard Flores, a member of the University of the Philippines Track and Field team, and his buddy Mark Ruto traveled one 1-hour North from General Santos to Koronadal. There they encountered a now open Koronadal oval swarming with a maze of joggers.

Despite the difficulty presented by the tall Flores, another promising athlete clocked 15:30, with Ruto also rewarded with a new PB of 15:55. Flores improved from his 15:49 PB.

Like a seasoned chess player planning his strategic counter move once the queen had been removed from the board, Alfrence Braza opted to risk running again, had Braza ran slower, and he might have lost his 15:45 and possibly his chance at even a Top 3 finish. But he rolled the dice and risked it all in the twilight hours of the last day of the meet.

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Alfrence Braza lets the Genie out of the Bottle.

The risk proved worth it as Alfrence Braza found the lead this time on a road loop circuit in a devastating fashion.

Convincingly grabbing the top spot and creating a devastating masterpiece of 5k running with another 43 seconds off his new PB.

The new time of 15:03 is the 2nd fastest time in Philippine Athletics for the Men’s 5000m in the last 6 years.

In that period only, Sony Wagdos 14:34.73 gold at the 2019 SEA Games was better.

For his efforts, Braza netted a cash Prize of 2000 Pesos from Pinoyathletics & Talking Chinoy.

Producing a treasure chest of great men’s distance athletes is nothing new for Iloilo, having made SEA Games Champions Jimmy Dela Torre (Marathon), Herman Suizo (Marathon), Rene Herrera (from Guimaras 5x 3k steeples), and John Lozada (800).

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ZOOM INTERVIEW INVITING MEDIA

Pinoyathletics will be interviewing Alfrence Braza at 7 pm Philippine Time Via Zoom. Zoom Details will be available on the Pinoyathletics page at www.facebook.com/pinoyathletics. We also invited his coaches Ellie Navarro and the Zen Master Noel Diel, to join us. Aswell as Herman Suizo and Rene Herrera.

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ANNOUNCING WINNERS

Men’s Pinoyathletics / Talking Chinoy  Virtual 5000m Top 3

  1. Alfrence Braza (Iloilo) ~ 15:03  ~ 2000 Pesos
  2. Eduard Flores (General Santos) ~ 15:30 ~ 1500 Pesos
  3. Mark Ruto (General Santos) ~ 15:55 ~ 1000 Pesos

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Women’s Pinoyathletics / Talking Chinoy  Virtual 5000m Top 3

  1. Lany Cardona Adaog (Team Titus) ~ 19:13 ~ 2000 Pesos
  2. Nhea Ann Barcena (Barcena’s Running Warriors) ~ 20:14 ~ 1500 Pesos
  3. Lheslie De Lima (Rinconada Team) ~ 20:26 ~ 1000 Pesos

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Men’s Masiv Sports Most Improved Athlete 

  1. Jerex Quintino (Mariveles Bataan Runners) ~ 21:36 to 19:57 ~ Free Singlet Masiv Sports

 

Women’s Masiv Sports Most Improved Athlete

  1. Lany Cardona Adaog (Team Titus) ~ 19:27.9 to 19:13 ~ Free Singlet Masiv Sports

Masiv Sports Guess the Winners Time in the Men 

  1. Joshua Incon ~ 15:08 to 15.03 ~ Free Singlet Masiv Sports

 

Masiv Sports Guess the Winners Time in the Women

  1. ReizelBurgos Lejano ~ 19:10 to 19:13 ~ Free Singlet Masiv Sports
  2. Angelica D. Papna ~ 19:10 to 19:13 ~ Free Singlet Masiv Sports

 

All Cash Winners, please email your GCASH Payment Details to [email protected]

All Singlet Winners, please email your Singlet Size, Cell#, Full Name on ID, and Delivery Address of nearest LBC for pickup to [email protected]

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FULL RESULTS MEN – OFFICIAL

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SUMMARY OF EVENT

You want to make athletes feel like they are at Disneyland Whenever they join a Track and Field Meet. Not at a Funeral.

-Andrew Pirie Co-Founder of Pinoyathletics

The event was a success, and despite there being disputes regarding timing. Everyone, it seemed, took away a positive experience. And a need uplift during depressing COVID Times.

The event attracted 60 Participants. 37 Men and 23 Women.

The event’s high quality showed everyone giving their utmost best with 13 New PB’s and 2 Unofficial new PB’s in the Mens event. And 4 New PB’s in the women.

Pinoyathletics would like to take the time to thank our Co-Organizer Stephen Newtown ‘The Talking Chinoy’, and also Mr. Jerex Quintino, who came to our rescue when the GCASH System was down and was crucial to the success of this meet. Managing payments and helping report performances via Strava.

We also sponsor Masiv Sports for providing free singlets to our consolation winners and a 15% discount to our participants. 

Finally, all the athletes who joined this event and all the coaches and supporters made this event possible.

 

***END OF MEDIA RELEASE***


Jason Operio Grinds 15 Seconds of his Personal Best

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Despite not having the luxury of a Rubberize track oval nearby. 21-Year-old Jason Operio (Iloilo) continued Iloilo’s strong legacy of Men’s Distance runners.
 
The Gutsy Ilongo man stormed through puddles on dirt tracks in the Bukid of Pototan to capture a new Personal Best of 15:50.1 (official strava), shaving 15 seconds off his 16:05 best time. The performance was part of the Pinoyathletics / Talking Chinoy Virtual 5000m sponsored by Masiv Sports.
 
Operio is part of a new emerging breed of Ilongo male runners, including Alfrence Braza (Palaro 1500, 5000 Champion, winner of the 10K BBGRUNPH and competing here) and Ritchie Estampador (now at Mapua).
 
Operio time of 15:50.1 by calculations is worth around 15:42-15:43 on a rubberized oval on conversion.
 
Whoever is the most improved athlete in the 5000m will be receiving a free singlet from Masiv Sports, the winner receives 2000 Pesos. So far, Operio performance was the first male performance with the competition from Jan 17-24. Samantha Victor (Pinoy Athletics) was the first to compete, improving her PB to 23:20 at CDO.

Samantha Victor Kicks off 5000m Pinoyathletics / Talking Chinoy Virtual 5000m Running Event.

Sponsored by Masiv Sports.

January 17, 2021

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We have our first athlete complete the Virtual 5000m, which is from January 17-24. Samantha is one of 23 women from all over the Philippines taking part in the Virtual Event.
The 4’9 Samantha Victor (pinoyathletics team) clocks 23:20 officially, exact time 23:19.86. Breaking her Personal Best of 23:29
set 2 years ago at the CDO Milo Marathon Leg in 2019, where she finished 4th. Samantha ran on a 0 elevation surface using Strava, which meets the guidelines of the competition.
The time was verified by Stephen Tan, Myself (Enzo Williams), and Jerex.
Samantha started working with me 5 months ago. And even though I am primarily a sprint coach, I have done what I can to improve Samantha’s speed, we have not really done that much speed endurance work yet, and we had long breaks due to exams and knee issues to uphill running.
I’m quite sure the 18-year-old Samantha will break her PB at the next Virtual meet she runs at.
**Video to come.
Stay tuned for more updates.

 


MEDIA RELEASE

Pinoyathletics 2nd Virtual Event starts officially on January 17, in partnership with Talking Chinoy. The 5000m Event has attracted a total of 60 athletes. The event is also proudly sponsored by Masiv Sports. We now highlight some of the key athletes and their past achievements who are joining our event.

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Among the Mens Division. Former UAAP 10,000M Champion Darwin Lim (Dasmarinas) has the fastest time on the entry list.  The 32-year old who resides in Dasmarinas holds the best time of 15:25 and is trained at one time by the late Rosito Andaya. A former teammate of the late great ‘Master Endurance’ Rafael Poliquit, a 2x Milo Marathon Champion.

Challenging him will be the Prince of Cebu Joey Lee  (Spectrum Runners), who has a 15:33 PB. Better known as a 10k and 21k Runner. Joey Lee is also the coach of the Spectrum Runners in Cebu.

As well as athletes coming down distances. There are also athletes coming up distances. Elbren Neri (Pinoyathletics) the UAAP 800 and 1500 Record Holder. He will try his luck in the Mens 5000m along with two athletes he coaches. Neri finished 7th at the 2017 SEA Games in the 1500m.

Eduard Flores (BBGRunPH) who was 4th in the BBGRunPH 10K event is also entered

Along with the BBGRUNPH, 10,000m Alfrence Braza (Iloilo) from Iloilo began off his senior career with a 32:01 PB a few weeks ago in the BBGRUNPH event organized by Coach Roel Ano. Braza is the Palaro 2019 Champion in the 1500 and 5000m Runs. And has already represented the Philippines at the ASEAN School Games in Indonesia. 

Welfred Esporma (ARM Team Heya) completes the field of the 6 athletes that have broken 16 minutes for 5k in this event. Florendo Lapiz (Spectrum Runners) was #7, but he has had to withdraw due to feeling unwell.

On the women’s side, no Big Names. But still a wide-open field. 18-year olds Emmalyn Tayplin (Valencia Runners Club) and Cherry Andrin of Lapu-Lapu City. Lead the list of qualifiers with the two submitting times below 19 minutes. Another talented upcoming youngster, 14-year-old Asia Paraase (Spectrum Runners) in Cebu, sits in the #3 spot. 

Looking in great shape to challenge the three teenagers at 38 is former Milo Marathon 21K Champion Nheann Barcena (Barcena’s running warriors).

SEA Games Bronze medalist in Mixed Relay Duathlon Pawie Fornea (Dasmarinas), Donita Tacuyan (Pinoyathletics), and Veteran road runner Lany Cardona (Team Titus) also add to the lineup.

Perhaps the Dark Horse in this event is Lheslie De Lima of Rinconada Team in Bicol, another teenager, the Palarong Pambansa champion in 2019 in the 1500 and 3000m, secondary girls. Who is stepping up and running 5000m for the first time?

I want to note the variety of athletes in the 23 women’s entries. Fornea is a Duathlete, Erica Ruto (Team Iskolar athletics)  is a sprinter having made the Palaro Finals in the 100, while Alana Halaguena (Team Titus)  is the countries top junior walkathon.

Coach Roel Ano BBGRUNPH Team contributed the most entries, with 21 Athletes represented out of the 60 on the entry list.

END OF MEDIA RELEASE


 

Pinoyathletics – Talking Chinoy Virtual 5000m Run Mens and Womens

Presenting Pinoyathletics Second Virtual Event.

After Pinoyathletics Women’s success in Sport Virtual 60m Dash for Cash. Which was in cooperation with Masiv Sport and an anonymous sponsor.

Next up is Pinoyathletics – Talking Chinoy Virtual 5000m Run Mens and Womens.

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We are planning on holding a virtual men’s and women’s 5000m event. If you are interested in joining, please email [email protected] Deadline of Entry January 15 Submission of 5000m Video January 17 to January 24.
  • Any surface can be used grass, dirt, concrete, track, beach, etc.
  • The distance must be measured using the strava app to be counted.
  • A full video of the race is required.
  • No treadmill or exercycle performances will be accepted.
  • Negative inclamation or downhill will not be counted as a valid performance. 
  • All Rubberized/dirt/concrete/grass Track Ovals are considered nonnegative inclamation

PRIZES

PLEASE NOTE DESPITE RUMOURS THIS IS IN FACT A NON-PROFIT EVENT. ALL ENTRY FEES GO BACK INTO EVENT PRIZES.
I AND STEPHEN NEWTON WILL ALSO COVER ANY SHORTFALL FOR PRIZES IF WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH ENTRIES FOR THE MEET.
WE WILL PROVIDE A FINANCIAL BREAKDOWN AT THE END OF THE MEET OF ALLOCATION OF FUNDS.
ANNOUNCING ARE PRIZES
Men
1st Place – 2000 Pesos
2nd Place – 1500 Pesos
3rd Place – 1000 Pesos
Women
1st Place – 2000 Pesos
2nd Place – 1500 Pesos
3rd Place – 1000 Pesos
Most Improved Athlete Men – Free Singlet valued at 700php from sponsor
Most Improved Female Athlete – Free Singlet valued at 700 PHP from the sponsor.
* Please note that if we find out you have given an inaccurate best time, you will not be eligible for this reward, and the legitimate best improvement will receive the prize.
Competition for Pinoyathletics Fans – Guess the winning time for men and women; whoever has the most accurate guess will win a singlet valued at 700 PHP.
Please note if the singlet winner comes from outside the Philippines, they must cover the postage costs. Only postage costs within the Philippines will be covered. If not, then the prize goes to the next closest.
 
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Explanation of Negative Inclamation

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  • Here’s the explanation for the elevation
  • Anything below 0 is considered DQ.
  • To make sure that no one is running a pure downhill route.
We will be posting paid entry lists updated on the website to keep track of who has paid. Only entries that register and pay the entry fee are eligible to join the event.
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ENTRIES

Mens and Womens Preliminary Start List 5000m Run  Entries Closed Jan 15; Only Paid Entries will be allowed to participate)

PAID ENTRIES AS OF 15 JANUARY 2021 4:36 PM PHI TIME: CLOSING 11:59 PM PHI TIME

PLEASE EMAIL MISSING OR INCORRECT DETAILS TO BE FIXED TO [email protected]

VERY IMPORTANT WE HAVE YOUR STRAVA NAME

WE WILL BE CREATING A FB GROUP AND INVITING EVERYONE TOMORROW MORNING

COMPETITION WILL START ON JANUARY 17

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PAYMENT DETAILS

 
UPDATED G-CASH DETAILS
The registration Fee is 150 PHP an entry.
Via G-CASH
Jerex Quintino
09173115787
Please title – this with your name to make payment identification easier
PLEASE EMAIL RECEIPT TO [email protected] of payment
 
Please email the following to [email protected] for entry.
  • full name:
  • Strava account:
  • Gender:
  • Date of birth:
  • Best Time for 5000m
  • The venue being used: Type of Surface
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