BAGUIO CITY – Team Malaya’s 2018 Rice Terraces Marathon featured a new route and Ivan Buyayo proved up to the challenge as he made it back-to-back 42K titles for the event.
Buyayo checked in at the 6:03:01 to be the first 42K runner to reach the finish line of the event held last June 3, 2018 at Hungduan, Ifugao.
It was the second straight title for Buyayo in the category as he also took home the 2017 edition, although at a much faster pace of 4:12:12.
In addition to these titles, Buyayo also bagged the 21K category of the “The Last of Stand of Yamashita” Run held last September 25, 2016 at Kiangan, Ifugao.
Trailing Buyayo were Dante Sagayap from Manila with a time of 6:45:55 and German Peter Sieberath a clock of 6:59:37.
Meanwhile, Cecilia Kiswa registered a clocking of 7:38:35 to rule the distaff side. Kiswa was the seventh runner, regardless of gender, to cross the finish line for the category.
She was tailed by Ronaly Lanila with a time of 8:14:09 and Viel Magna Valdez with a time of 8:12:35.
On the other hand, Edward Bermido of Manila and Felia Piniliw of Ifugao were the rulers of the 21K catergory
Bermido clocked in at 2:01:38 mark to be the first runner in the entire field to arrive first. He is followed by Hector Dizon with a clock of 2:26:45 and Abram Paul Buhol, checking in at the 2:28:06 mark.
Piniliw was the sixth overall runner and first female to cross the finish line at the 2:33:47 mark. She was trailed by Janine Abnasan of Bauko, Mountan Province, who arrived at the 2:38:16 mark and Italian Cinzia Panero who checked in at the 2:43:37 mark.
Aside from the new route of the 42K, Race Director Stephen Felices and organizer Team Malaya also featured a vertical run that gave participating runners a chance to see the Balentimol and Munkilat falls.
The marathon served as Leg 1 of Team Malaya’s Cordillera Series of 2018.
Up next for Team Malaya event is the 2018 Sagada Mountain Marathon on August 5, 2018. The run, organized in partnership with Team Tagtag, will serve as Leg 2 of the 2018 Cordillera Series.
|2018 Rice Terraces Marathon|
|42K Top 30 finishers|
|Ivan Tayaban Buyayo||6:03:01||M||1|
|Francis Mercolita Jr||7:15:22||M||4|
|Chuck Kelvin Cawagdan||8:08:48||M||11|
|Ronalyn Lanila “Ron hubsch”||8:14:10||F||12|
|Stephen H. Sindol||8:19:37||M||13|
|Viel Magna Valdez||8:21:35||F||14|
|Robert George Chiu||9:35:34||M||19|
|Christopher “Tupe” M. dela Cruz||9:41:15||M||21|
|Lemuel C. Leal||9:49:12||M||22|
|Kimberly L. Polinario||10:02:12||F||24|
|Irish S. Precion||10:09:13||F||25|
|John Paul z. Nanit||10:11:20||M||26|
|Daesylyn Dela Cruz||10:18:20||F||27|
|Fidel C. Polinario||10:18:21||M||28|
|Dra Avic Magpoc||10:27:22||F||29|
|21K Top 50 finishers|
|Abram Paul Buhol||2:28:06||M||3|
|Felia A. Piniliw||2:33:48||F||6|
|John Ray Pucay||2:43:25||M||9|
|Tatay Caesar Lledo||2:46:36||M||11|
|Ligaya Rose Ayan||2:53:42||F||13|
|Yola Dee D. Martirez||2:55:37||F||14|
|Adryan B. Chaguile||3:01:01||M||16|
|Kent P. Dedumo||3:03:49||M||18|
|Kim B. Ayan||3:06:58||M||20|
|Jun kuweh B. Butale||3:11:29||M||22|
|Marilyn D. Corpuz||3:16:40||F||25|
|Anthony G. Mariano||3:17:00||M||26|
|Don Requino Wanawan Jr.||3:19:55||M||27|
|Marvin Dela Cruz||3:22:20||M||28|
|Kelvinson Mart Nangel Tolentino||3:25:59||M||33|
|Harvey dela Cruz||3:40:28||M||37|
|Napoleon Sanchez Jr.||3:48:20||M||43|
|Toni Ann Dacanay||3:50:18||F||45|
|Engr Sammy Revita||3:57:54||M||48|
|Dhean Zandro Uson||4:01:48||M||49|
By: ARMANDO M. BOLISLIS
Banner photo from Team Malaya Facebook page