DUATHLON ENTHUSIASTS can look forward to an improved series of races this year with the launching of the now renamed Pilipinas Duathlon Series 2015. This time, organizer Adrenaline Multisport Group will take athletes to new venues that will surely challenge their combined running and cycling skills.
The opening leg will be at the familiar confines of Nuvali in Santa Rosa City on March 15, 2015. It will feature a four-kilometer run followed by a 25-kilometer bike ride and concluded with another four-kilometer run.
The fun begins in the succeeding legs to be held at Jalajala in Rizal (May 10), Clark Field in Pampanga (July 12) and the series grand finale at Hamilo Coast in Batangas (September 20). All legs will have increasing distances with the Batangas finale employing the ITU Olympic distance of a 10-kilometer run, 40-kilometer bike and five-kilometer run.
As usual, participants will earn points for every leg they join and these points will be used to determine the individual elite, age-group and team champions for the season. Robeno Javier and Rowena Valdez are the defending elite champions.
National athlete Javier continued his domination of the series by sweeping the first three legs, enough for him to garner the Men’s Elite title. Another four-leg sweep was avoided after his coaches ordered him to skip or take it easy during the final leg due to its proximity to the 2014 Asian Beach Games in Thailand were he went on to take the duathlon bronze medal.
Valdez ruled the distaff side with a victory in Leg III coupled by consistent Fourth Place finishes in the three other legs. Sante Barley of which Valdez is a member captured the overall team championship.
Due to clamor from series regulars, the relay category will be opened this year where three-person teams take turns at the running and biking stages of each race. The relay team may be composed of all males or mixed genders.
Registration for Leg I is ongoing at Life Cycle Bicycle Shop (Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills), Cycling Zone (Alabang-Zapote Road, Muntinlupa City), Unison Bikes (D. Tuazon Street, Quezon City and Quintin Paredes Street, Binondo Manila), Velocipede Bike Shop (Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City), Paulina’s Cycle Center (Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City) and the newly-opened Trek Bicycle Store (Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City). The registration fee is PHP 1,500.00 for individual participants and PHP 3,000.00 for each relay team.
Also, participants can now pay in advance for the entire four-leg series via the Du It All package for big savings and convenience. The package costs PHP 5,000.00 for individual and PHP 10,000.00 for each relay team.
Online registration is possible through depositing the amount at Bank of the Philippine Islands savings account 0429-3165-61 (Anna Marissa Remigio) or Philippine National Bank savings account 1002-8030-0012 (Anna Marissa Nagtalon). Email the deposit slip to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to +632 932-9071.
Fees include race bib, timing device, bike and helmet stickers, finisher shirt and medal plus a post-race meal. Trophies and prizes await the overall champions and age-group and relay race winners.
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