Filipinos in the 2017 UTMB Results

8,191 runners represented 87 countries in the 2017 UTMB race.

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UTMB 2017 REGULATIONS FOUR EVENTS
Source: UTMB Website

Filipinos who ran in the UTMB event last August 28th to September 3rd 2017:

  • The UTMB® [Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®], around 171 kilometres:
    • Conrado Bermudez, Bib 935, UTMB – V1 H, FINISHER, Rank 781, Time 40:18:29, Rank V1 H 313
    • Miguelito Carranza, Bib 1342, UTMB – SE H, FINISHER, Rank 481, Time 37:01:00, Rank SE H 229
    • Maria Josephine Liao, Bib 1018, UTMB – SE F, FINISHER, Rank 1050, Rank F 83, Time 42:15:14, Rank SE F 46
    • Hermogines Olvis, Bib 981, UTMB – SE H, FINISHER, Rank 380, Time 35:33:54, Rank SE H 190
    • Joseph Sibal, Bib 2467, UTMB – SE H, EXCEED CUT-OFF TIME, Rank 2136, Time 22:40:38, Rank SE H 674
  • The CCC® [Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix], around 101 kilometres:
    • Edmund Cura, Bib 5661, CCC – SE H, FINISHER, Rank 1692, Time 26:16:44, Rank SE H 642
    • Rhoderick Guieb, Bib 4070, CCC – SE H, FINISHER, Rank 814, Time 21:42:10, Rank SE H 399
    • Rowell Ramos, Bib 5454, CCC – V2 H, WITHDRAWN, Rank 1899, Time 18:41:55, Rank V2 H 252
    • Alexander Yap, Bib 5783, CCC – V1 H, WITHDRAWN, Rank 2002, Time 13:15:52, Rank V1 H 651
  • The TDS® [Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie], around 119 kilometres:
    • Sandi Menchi Abahan, Bib 6141, TDS – SE F, FINISHER, Rank 234, Rank F 21, Time 23:27:16, Rank SE F 9
    • Philippe Arenillo, Bib 8280, TDS – SE H, WITHDRAWN, Rank 1754, Time 11:06:33, Rank SE H 616
    • Nicholas Barrowclough, Bib 8275, TDS – SE H, EXCEED CUT-OFF TIME, Rank 1391, Time 20:00:13, Rank SE H 510
    • Kristian Joergensen, Bib 6768, TDS – SE H, FINISHER, Rank 75, Time 19:36:18, Rank SE H 49
    • Aldean Philip Lim, Bib 6727, TDS -SE H, FINISHER, Rank 470, Time 26:32:27, Rank SE H 242
  • The OCC [Orsières-Champex-Chamonix], around 56 kilometres:
    • Carminia Luisa Jereza, Bib 12005, OCC – SE F, FINISHER, Rank 1000, Rank F 164, Time 11:22:33, Rank SE F 102

Sources:

http://utmbmontblanc.com/en/live/utmb
https://www.chamonet.com/reviews/utmb-2017-results-chamonix-mont-blanc-valley-711277
http://utmbmontblanc.com/en/page/16/Regulations%20for%20the%202017%20UTMB%C2%AE%20/%20CCC%C2%AE%20/%20TDS%C2%AE%20/%20OCC.html

GRIT is the First All-Women Trail Run

Let us help our fellow runner, Sandi Menchi, in her quest to race at the TDS.

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Source: https://raceyaya.com/

Join the first ever trail run empowered for women.

This is an event outside Baguio and will be held in the outskirts of Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal.

Registration fees for the different categories are as follows:

  • UPHILL KIDDIE MILER INDIVIDUAL – AUGUST 13, 2017 Php 250.00
  • SWEET 6K INDIVIDUAL – AUGUST 13, 2017 Php 600.00
  • SUB-SANDI CHALLENGE INDIVIDUAL – AUGUST 13, 2017 Php 600.00
  • FIERCE 15K INDIVIDUAL – AUGUST 13, 2017 Php 800.00

This will be a fund-raising event for the benefit of Sandi Menchi, who is one of the distinguished female runners in the country. A champion runner who is aiming to join the TDS or Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie which is part of the UTMB festival of running races.

Regarding the TDS race, the TDS is a trail run that starts in Courmayeur in Italy running along the Grande Randonnée routes that cross Mont-Blanc, Beaufort, Tarentaise and the Aosta valley which were were once part of the Savoie State. The TDS race is 119 kilometres including several sections at altitudes surpassing 2,500 metres and a positive altitude gain of 7,250 metres.  The highest points of the TDS are Arête du Mont-Favre (2,435 metres), Col Chavannes (2,603 metres), Col du Petit Saint-Bernard (2,188 metres), Passeur de Pralognan (2,567 metres), Col de la Gitte (2,322 metres), and Col du Tricot  (2,120 metres). All participants must be fit carrying the appropriate equipment and ability to run in semi self-sufficiency and finish within a cut-off time of 33 hours.

Running at the TDS is the goal of Sandi Menchi and let us all hope and pray that she will finish the TDS race on time.

Sources:

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Events/TDS
https://raceyaya.com/

ALTRA 100 2017 (not in Baguio)

AlTRA100 is an inaugural ultra-trail running event of ALTRA Running Philippines and the 2nd Leg of Conquer Ultra Series.

ALTRA100 will be happening in the highlands of Ifugao, which was designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 1995 and commonly referred by Filipinos as the “Eight Wonder of the World”.

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Source: ALTRA100 Facebook Page

ALTRA100 will be happening on 29-30 April 2017 at Banaue, Ifugao.

Distances covered for the different race categories are the following:

100K – 102 kilometres, with a total climb of 8.060 metres and a total descent of 8.590 metres
50K – 53.8 kilometres, with a total climb of 3.590 metres and a total descent of 4.130 metres
10K – 10.5 kilometres, with a total climb of 654 metres and a total descent of 651 metres

Registration fees for Altra100:

100K – Php 4,500.00
50K – Php 3,500.00
10K – Php 1,500.00

Cut-Off time and starting point of the different race categories are the following:

100K – 32 hours starting at Awan-igid, Banaue
50K – 15 hours starting at Awan-igid, Banaue
10K – 3 hours starting at Banaue, Banaue
The 100K has an equivalent 5 UTMB points.

The 50K has an equivalent 4 UTMB points.

Registration will be until April 14, 2017.

Banaue is a town on the Cordillera mountain range in the north of the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. It is widely known as the site of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Batad Rice Terraces and Bangaan Rice Terraces.

There are no banks nor ATMs in Banaue because it is a very small town. The provincial capital, Lagawe, 25 kilometres south of Banaue, has a branch of Philippine National Bank and an ATM machine that dispenses only a maximum of 4,000 pesos for a single transaction.

Sources:

http://www.altra100.com/
https://www.facebook.com/altra100/

Four Lakes 100K/Old Spanish Trail 50K

Four Lakes 100K and Old Spanish Trail 50K are two challenging events by KOTM happening on April 1-2, 2017 outside Baguio City.

Four Lakes 100K and Old Spanish Trail 50K are two events happening on April 1-2, 2017 near Baguio City, specifically at Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya organised by King of the Mountain Trail Run.

Last day for regular registration is on March 16, 2017. There will be a 20% surcharge for all late registrants from March 17 onwards.

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Source: King of the Mountain Trail Run Facebook Page

Old Spanish Trail 50K

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

  • Start: April 01, 2017, Saturday, 3:00 a.m. / Kayapa Central School
  • Finish: April 01, 2017, Saturday, 5:00 p.m. / Kayapa Central School
  • Awarding and Closing Ceremonies: April 2, 2017, Sunday, 8:00 a.m. / Kayapa Central School
  • Race Briefing and Race Kit distribution: March 31, 2017, Friday, 2:00 p.m. Kayapa Central School

CUT-OFF TIMES

  • CUT-OFF: Kayapa Proper East Market ~35km (8:00:00 hours)
  • FINISH LINE: Kayapa Central School ~ (14:00:00 hours)
  • All runners must leave the Cut-off Point on or before the designated cut-off time. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to continue and will be declared as DNF (Did not Finish).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  1. He/she must be 18 years of age at the time of the event.
  2. He/she must have officially finished the full distance of a trail marathon, a road marathon or a half (70.3) triathlon with results that must be verifiable over the internet.
  3. Previous official finishers of frontRUNNER’s Valley Trail Challenge 50K will be automatically qualified.
  4. Previous official finishers of KOTM events will be automatically qualified:
    • Mount Ugo Marathon
    • OST50/OST65
    • Pulag 100K
    • Four Lakes 100K
    • Hardcore 100 Miles

REGISTRATION FEES

  • Local Entrants: Php 3,000.00
  • Foreign Entrants: US$ 60.00

Registration is inclusive of trail fees, event shirt, pre-race snacks and post-race meal. Official finishers will receive a finisher’s token.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

  • Bank Deposit: (Local Entrants)
    Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account Account No: 2379 0362 39
    Account Name: Constante C Mendoza Jr
  • Bank Deposit: (Foreign Entrants)
    Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account Account No: 2379 0362 39
    Swift Code: BOPIPHMM Account
    Name: Constante C Mendoza Jr
  • Telephone contact number for record is 63 999 998 7654
  • Write name, gender, birthday, nationality, and shirt size (see Asian sizing chart) and qualifying race on the deposit slip, scan/photograph and email to:
    • 2017kotm@gmail.com (Subject: 2017 OST50)
  • Wait for an acknowledgement email to confirm your registration.

The Old Spanish Trail 50K is worth 3 points for the 2018 UTMB Qualifiers/Points.

The Old Spanish Trail is a path built and used by the Spaniards centuries ago to connect the provinces of Benguet and Pangasinan.  The trail still exists today though it remains single-track and used mainly by a few mountain climbers and locals who travel on foot.

Four Lakes 100K 

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

  • Race Briefing and Race Kit Distribution: March 31, 2017, Friday, 2:00 p.m. Kayapa Central School
  • Start: April 01, 2017, Saturday, 3:00 a.m. / Kayapa Central School
  • Finish: April 02, 2017, Sunday, 7:00 a.m. / Kayapa Central School
  • Awarding and Closing Ceremonies: April 2, 2017, Sunday, 8:00 a.m. / Kayapa Central School

CUT-OFF TIMES

  • CUTOFF 1: Kayapa Proper East Market~35k (8:00:00 hours)
  • CUTOFF 2: Dayap Aid Station~56k (14:00:00 hours)
  • CUTOFF 3: Dayap Aid Station~82k (24:00:00 hours)
  • FINISH LINE: Kayapa Central School (28:00:00 hours)
  • All runners must check out of the different Cut-off Points on or before the designated cut-off times whether or not they have refilled, eaten or accessed their drop bags or they will not be allowed to continue with the race.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  1. He/she must be 18 years of age at the time of the event.
  2. He/she must have officially finished the full distance of a road or trail ultramarathon, which is 50 kilometres or longer or a half (70.3) triathlon or full (140.6) triathlon with results that must be verifiable over the internet.
  3. Previous official finishers of KOTM events will be automatically qualified:
    • Old Spanish Trail (OST50/OST65)
    • Pulag 100K (P1)
    • Four Lakes 100K (FL100)
    • Hardcore 100 Miles (H1)

REGISTRATION FEES

  • Local Entrants: Php 4,000.00
  • Foreign Entrants: US$ 100.00

Registration is inclusive of trail fees, event shirt, pre-race snacks and post-race meal. Official finishers will receive a finisher’s token.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

  • Bank Deposit: (Local Entrants)
    Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account Account No: 2379 0362 39
    Account Name: Constante C Mendoza Jr
  • Bank Deposit: (Foreign Entrants)
    Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account Account No: 2379 0362 39
    Swift Code: BOPIPHMM Account
    Name: Constante C Mendoza Jr
  • Telephone contact number for record is 63 999 998 7654
  • Write name, gender, birthday, nationality, and shirt size (see Asian sizing chart) and qualifying race on the deposit slip, scan/photograph and email to:
    • 2017kotm@gmail.com (Subject: 2017FL100)
  • Wait for an acknowledgement email to confirm your registration.

The Four Lakes 100K is worth 5 points for the 2018 UTMB Qualifiers/Points.

During the inaugural Four Lakes 100 in 2012, Cheryl J. Bihag is the only female among the 14 finishers, and she is the pioneer female champion of the FL 100.

Check out the King of the Mountain website for additional information regarding these two events, and you will be helping children in some schools in fulfilling their dreams.

The organizers will share and give hope to selected elementary schools in Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya, Babadak, Lusod and Lebeng Elementary School (Kabayan, Benguet), Domolpos and Lusod Elementary School (Itogon, Benguet), Mangagew and Simbunan Elementary School (Bokod, Benguet), and Danggo Elementary School (Tinoc, Ifugao).

References:

https://www.facebook.com/events/850734901734342/permalink/865517223589443/
https://www.facebook.com/events/850734901734342/
https://www.facebook.com/kotmph/

Cordillera Mountain Ultra 2017 (near Baguio)

This is one of the challenging races organized by the Cordillera Conservation Trust.

This ultra-challenging event will be happening on March 4-5, 2017 at Dalupirip, Itogon.

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Source: Cordillera Conservation Trust Facebook Page

This will be the first challenging races for 2017 organized by the Cordillera Conservation, which is including the very first Kiddie Trail Run for Children aged 5-18 years old. The Kiddie Trail Run will be a 4-kilometer gently sloping trail by the Agno River that will be safe for kids with a short hop across a hanging bridge for some adrenaline pumping adventure for the young ones.

Categories for the Kiddie Trail Run:

  • 5-8 years old
  • 8-12 years old
  • 12-15 years old
  • 15-18 years old
  • Trail Virgins: 18 years old and above

Prices for the different categories are as follows:

  • 50k Cordillera Mountain Ultra (Filipino registrants): Php 3,500.00
  • 50k Cordillera Mountain Ultra (Non-Filipino registrants): US$ 90.00
  • 21k Mountain Run: (Filipino Registrants):Php 2,200.00
  • 21k Mountain Run: (Non- Filipino Registrants): US$ 55.00
  • Vertical KM (Filipino registrants): Php 1,300.00
  • Vertical KM (Non-Filipino registrants): US$ 35.00
  • Kiddie Trail Run: (Filipino and Non-Filipino): Php 800.00

A duly accomplished medical certificate is required for the race.

For those applying for UTMB points, the Cordillera Mountain Ultra 50-kilometer race is a qualifying race for 2017 with an equivalent three UTMB points. The points are credited automatically to your name after the race.

Cutoff times for the different categories are as follows:

  • STARTING TIME: 4:00 AM, March 5: 50k: Cutoff time is 13 hours or 5:00 PM
  • Intermediate Cut off: Oling Village KM15 D+1100m: 4 hours (8:00 AM)
  • STARTING TIME: 5:30 AM, March 5: 21k: Cutoff time: 8 hours
  • STARTING TIME 6:00 AM, March 4: VK: Cutoff time 2.5 hours or 8:30 AM
  • STARTING TIME: KIDDIE RUN: 7:00 AM: March 5: CUT OFF TIME: 3 Hours

There will be mandatory requirements for this ultra-race. Please take note of the following:

  1. The organizers will be having a random checking at an unspecified aid station. Any runner caught without one of the mandatory requirements will be automatically disqualified. They will also be checking the bags of the top three runners once they cross the finish line.
  2. First requirement is a fully- charged working mobile phone containing the number of the RD +639997278217. It is required that the mobile phone is on at all times during the duration of the race.
  3. A headlamp and/or flashlight with battery power that will last for at least 8 hours are also required. Runners will not be allowed to continue unless this piece of gear is produced for their own safety. (Not required for 21k but recommended)
  4. You should bring also a water carrier (bladder, hand-held bottles, etc.) with volume of at least 500ml for VK and 1,000ml for 50kms and 21kms.
  5. A whistle is also required.
  6. A rain jacket is also required.
  7. You should bring food with 1,500-2,000 calories for those running the 50k and 500 calories for VK.
  8. At least Php 1,000.00 for emergency transport from Domolpos or Tinungdan via motorbike
  9. ***Failure to provide any of the above equipment will be grounds for disqualification

Below are some recommended items, which are not required recommended to bring during the race:

  1. First Aid Kit
  2. Emergency Blanket
  3. Hydration tablets like NUUN or Tailwind
  4. Anti-cramp spray
  5. Anti-blister plasters like moleskins
  6. Sunglasses
  7. Visor or hat

Check out the Cordillera Mountain Ultra 2017 website for details regarding the registration.

References:

https://www.facebook.com/Cordillera.Conservation.Trust/?fref=nf
https://www.facebook.com/events/585928804900722/permalink/691482897678645/
http://cordilleraconservationtrust.ph/cmu2017reg/

Mount Ugo Marathon 2017 (near Baguio)

This event has an equivalent two points if you are planning to join UTMB 2018 or the Ultra-Trail Tour du Mont-Blanc in the Alps in Europe, which requires a minimum of 15 points (9 old points) from a maximum of 3 races.

Mount Ugo Marathon 2017 is the first event organized by the KOTM (King of the Mountain Trail Run Philippines) which is also a member of the ITRA (International Trail Running Association).

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Source: http://kotmtrailrun.com/mount-ugo-marathon/ 

It will happen on February 19, 2017, Sunday, at 4AM at Kayapa Central School, which is located in Nueva Vizcaya, a neighbouring province of Benguet. It will have two categories, which is the 42-K marathon and 21-K half-marathon. The marathon organizers will be implementing cut-off times for the two categories of the trail marathon. It will be 10 hours for the marathon while the half-marathon will be having 5 hours.

In order to join, you must be 18 years old on race day and must have officially finished a 21-kilometer road run or trail run, which must be verifiable over the internet.  You can read the official rules and guidelines for the race found at KOTM RACE RULES and GUIDELINES or you may click the link below: http://kotmtrailrun.com/about-kotm/race-rules-and-guidelines/

Registration fees are as follows:

  • Marathon – Php 2,000.00 for local entrants, US$ 50.00 for foreign entrants
  • Half Marathon – Php 1,500.00 for local entrants, US$ 35.00 for foreign entrants

The registration will be inclusive of trail fees, event shirt, pre-race snacks and post-race meal and official finishers will receive a finisher’s token.

If you are interested to join, you can deposit your registration fees at the following banks:

  • Bank Deposit: (Local Entrants)
    Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account
    Account No: 2379 0362 39
    Account Name: Constante C Mendoza Jr
  • Bank Deposit: (Foreign Entrants)
    Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account
    Account No: 2379 0362 39
    Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
    Account Name: Constante C Mendoza Jr
    Please refer to your bank’s current PHP rate vis-a-vis USD.
    Telephone contact number for record is 63 999 998 7654

Write the following information in the deposit slip:

  • Complete name of runner
  • Gender
  • Birthday
  • Nationality
  • Shirt size (Asian standard sizing)
  • Qualifying race

After depositing the registration fees, you must send a copy of the deposit slip, either photograph or scanned copy, and email to 2017kotm@gmail.com (Subject: 2017 MUM) and wait for an acknowledgement email for confirmation of your registration.

There will be no drop bag station but a baggage counter will be available at the start/finish line. Organizers will not allow support vehicles during the race.

You can read additional information regarding this event at the website of KOTM.

References:

http://www.i-tra.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra-Trail_du_Mont-Blanc
http://utmbmontblanc.com/en/page/20/UTMB%C2%AE.html
http://utmbmontblanc.com/en/page/17/courses%20qualificatives%20regles.html
http://www.i-tra.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nueva_Vizcaya