1,300 runners join Hua Ming Fun Run

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014


AT LEAST 1,300 participants joined the third Hua Ming Fun Run dubbed “Run Ko, Pagasa Mo” held on August 17 at the Provincial Capitol Lagoon in Bacolod City.

Romulo Balinas crossed the finish line with a time of 57 minutes and 34 seconds to capture the 16-kilometer distance while Jennylyn Nobleza won the distaff side clocking at 1:07:16.

Joseph Heyres (1:03:45) and John Tuzon (1:08:50) captured the second and third places, respectively in the men’s category. Also completing the 16k course in the women’s category were Stephanie Cadosale (1:10:36) and Gella Mayang (1:17:42).

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Joel Alcarin topped the 10k category with a time of 34:17 followed by Jonny Llamos (37:22) and Dan Chua (45:35).

Weng Chang ruled the 10k Ladies with 49:08. She was trailed by Grace Randall (50:04) and Jun Ann Domingo (56:43).

The Capitolville Walkers won the P10,000 cash prize for the Quan 5K Group Walk Challenge besting the Sta. Clara and Kolasa Walkers.

Anne Guerrero, Febe Angela Malata, Mary Jean Natuel and Rose Lacson of Kolasa Batch ‘82 Team A clocked 43:50 to reign in the Batch Walk, followed by St. John’s Institute Batch ‘86 composed of Omay Demonteverde, Erwin Villanueva, Stephen Sy and Dinah Ledda (49:06) and Kolasa Batch ‘82 Team B of Chole Cuenca, Karina Montalve Jugo , Marielle Jesena and Jaye Hedriana (55:07).

The 5K Men was ruled by Jonie Mayongue with a time of 18:24 followed Adrian Tubianosa(19:45) and Samuel Solinap (21:35) for second and third places, respectively.

In the distaff side, Mary Grace Lalen paced the 5k category with 22:42 followed by Camille Tad-y (23:57) and Kelsy Velez (26:36).

The 3k Men winners were Johny Mayongue (10:03) Bobby Benito (10:23), and Earl Joshua Pabiania.

Runners/walkers from 3k up wore an RFID Strider timing chip-enabled race bibs so their time results can now be viewed online at www.myrunti.me.

Lopue’s East received a special prize for having the Highest Number of Participants in Corporate Category. Placing second was BCG Computers.

The Visually Impaired Kids, Parents and Teachers and Trinity Triathlon were awarded first and second, respectively, for the having Highest Number of Participants for Organization and Club Category.

Proceeds of the event organized by the SJI Alumni Association will go to their scholarship program which aims to give tuition subsidies to economically-challenged but academically responsible students of SJI. (PR)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on August 20, 2014.

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