4th Hua Ming Fun Run/Walk draws some 1,200 enthusiasts

SOME 1,200 runners and walkers from Bacolod City and Negros Occidental took part in the 4th Hua Ming Fun Run/Walk dubbed “Run Ko, Pag-asa Mo” topped by Joel Alcorin and Jenelyn Nobleza in the 16K category.

Alcorin clocked 57:02 minutes as Nobleza registered 1:13:36.

Settling for runners-up are Romulo Balinas (58:10) and Neo Anthony Saison (1:03:54) while Stephanie Cadosale (1:15:27) and Mary Jane Claridad (1:32:53) finished second and third honors in the distaff side.

The Kolasa Batch ‘82 of Rose Lacson, Jean Natuel, Febe Angela Malata, Anne Guerrero, Marielle Jesena won the Batch Walk while Kolasa Batch ‘85 composed of Angela Mijares, Natalie Fuentebella, Sheila Holgado, Liza Chua and Geraldine Sanson finished second. Third place was La Salle High School Batch ‘81 of Gerard Mora, John Bonnin , Raymond Legaspi, Romy Lopez, and WIlliam Divinagracia.

Kolasa also won the P10,000 cash prize for the group walk challenge over the Sta. Clara and Capitolville Walkers.

All winners except for the group walk challenge won medals, dew foam pillows or fiberfill pillows, Yakult products and gift certificates from different Bacolod establishments.

Complete results: 10K male – first, Maclin Sadia (35:34); second, Dexter Galos (35:54); and third, Jonie Mayongue (37:34); and female – first, Gella Mayang (48:01) ; second, Weng Chang (49:34); and third, April Rubrico (50:28); 5K male – first, Mark Gagnao (17:23); second, Bobby Benito (17:43); and third Kimbert Miraflores (17:54); and female – first, Mary Therese Gula (22:31); second, Helen Ison (22:52); and third, Camille Tad-y (23:17); 3K male – first, Johnny Mayongue; second, Fernando Montalvo; and third, Joemel Mujico; and female – first, Liza Marie Linas; second, Gwyn Rivera; and third, Janine Rivera; 1.6K boys – first, Christian James Juguan; second, Michael Benito; and third, Lucky John Java; and girls – first, Vine Hope Reyes; second, Jhanna Neri; and third, Isabel Gorgop.

Proceeds of the event, organized by the SJI Alumni Association and sponsored by Petron Corp., will go to the St. John’s Institute Alumni Association scholarship program which gives tuition subsidies to economically-challenged, but academically responsible students of SJI. (HGD)

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