Skip navigation

corregidor aquathlon3

October 10, 2009 (Saturday)

Congratulations to Roy “El Kapitan” Hervias for winning the top prize in the recently concluded Corregidor Aquathlon, bagging P5,000! “I never expected to be overall winner. I’m happy with my run… I think my regular training and frequent participation in triathlons, duathlons and marathons has helped build my endurance.”, says Roy. The race consisted of a 400 meter swim, 7 kilometer Run, and another 400 meter swim around the island.

Corregidor, which is dubbed “The Rock”, has served as a focal point for the naval defenses of the Philippines during World War 2. It was the site of several battles, and its fall to the Japanese in 1942 paved the way for the capture of the Philippines. Currently, the island is an important historic and tourist site.

The 400 meter swim runs along the shoreline of the island through big waves and sandy shores. Race participants were in agreement that the swim portion of the race could be better conceived. “Instead of an out and back swim, we were made to swim along the beach too close to shore. The water was shallow enough that it made more sense to wade through it rather than swim, which is what most of the participants did. Also, there was a lot of grey area where you were supposed to come out of the water so some participants came out earlier than the others.” said Niel Dagondon, a participant. The 7km run was through a scenic, tree lined yet challenging uphill route which takes you through the ruins and bombed structures of World War 2. It was a great place to do a run, with some participants expressing their intentions to come back just to explore the island.

corregidor aquathlon4

Participants from TMM-Timex include, from left to right, Greg Doronila, Janice Tanada, Roy Hervias and Niel Dagondon. Karl Arao, a Timex-TMM friend and AMCI member also participated.

corregidor aquathlon2

Special thanks to Alman for the pictures; Chok, Cris, and the rest of AMCI who cheered for the participants.

Update: the results have been posted. Here they are:

MALE

Rank

Name

swim

run

swim

Total

1

Roy Hervias

0:07:34

0:34:14

0:08:49

0:50:37

10

Greg Doronilla

0:07:40

0:41:35

0:07:07

0:56:22

11

Niel Dagondon

0:07:39

0:41:58

0:07:05

0:56:42

19

Karl Arao

0:07:40

0:47:40

0:08:34

1:03:54

FEMALE

Rank

Name

swim

run

swim

Total

10

Janice Tanada

0:07:54

0:48:09

0:09:08

1:05:11


About these ads

One Comment

  1. TIMEX – I’m a fan of this brand. I love this sport and I watch disciplines.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: