Top guns shine in Davao Run
Subscribe Now June 01, 2011 at 11:11pm
Ambasa, Davao City's top lady runner and the reigning Cebu City Marathon champion, topped the women's class after registering 1:21:44. She bested perennial rival Cynthia Jaro, who timed 1:22:18, and Cresielyn Jaro, who finished in 1:22:19.
Rounding up the top five finishers in the footrace that attracted 2,000 runners were Virginia Tumapon (1:32:21) and Tiny Buenaventura (1:33:20).
Elmer Bartolo checked in 26 minutes and 22 seconds to capture the men's 8K crown at the expense of Brokenshire Michael Ian Constantino, who settled for the runner-up honors with a time of 28:48. James Jeremiah recorded 31:12 which was good for third place.
Judelyn Miranda stamped her class in the women's 8K. She beat Diana Mae Memoracion and Celie Rose Jaro by submitting a time of 32 minutes.
Memoracion finished in 32:06 while Celie Rose breasted the tape in 33:08.
Reinzy Pandong and Patricia Dimaunahan shared the limelight in the 4K division for 14 years old and under runners.
Pandong (19:06) outran Richie Olayta (22:08) and Marcial Rizo (22:20) while Dimaunahan (37:15) went ahead of Rachel Flores (37:19) and Pamela Ng (37:49).
Nike gift certificates from RunClub Davao were awarded to the winners even as raffle items including Nike running shoes, vision running sunglasses, apparel, and sportsbands were also given away.
The run was organized by RunClub Davao and the Nike Athletic Club flagship store at Abreeza Mall, in partnership with Powerade, the official sports drink, Dole Philippines-Stanfilco, the official nutrition supplement, Runner's World Magazine, MIX-FM and Sun Star Davao, the official media partners and Abreeza Mall.
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