Nikko Huelgas Tops TRI-Factor Standard Distance Triathlon In Indonesia!

Nikko Huelgas Tops TRI-Factor Standard Distance Triathlon In Indonesia!

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Nikko Huelgas of the Philippines as the Standard Distance (1.5 Km swim – 40 Km bike – 10 Km run) champion. (photo contributed by Huelgas)

Nikko Huelgas, the 2-time Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) gold medalist who resides in BF International, Las Piñas City, brought honor again to the Philippines by winning the championship in the Tri-Factor Indonesia Standard Distance triathlon event held this past Sunday (July 7) at the island of Belitung in Indonesia.

According to Huelgas, he completed the 1.5 Kilometer swim – 40 Km bike – 10 Km run event in an estimated time of 2 hours and 9 minutes. I state estimated because as of this writing, the complete and official results of the event have yet to be published.

For his victory, the BF International resident thanked his coaches and sponsors.

When I asked him through Viber about the experience of the race in Indonesia, Huelgas said that it was a relaxing one as it was held on the island (note: Belitung is located on the east coast of Sumatra) and he was mostly away from the competitors. This helped him lessen his social anxiety as well as the typical pre-race anxiety.

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Nikko Huelgas running during the race in Indonesia. (photo contributed by Huelgas)

“It was a hot day but staying on the beach front made it manageable and stress-free. No problems happened whatsoever and no diet adjustments. It was able to do a great race that I’ve been longing for the past months,” Huelgas wrote.

When it comes to the quality of the competitors, he described them as not as big as the Asian Championships of triathlon and he was not there to actually win.

“I was there to deliver the best possible performance I can give, as a way for my comeback (in) triathlon,” he added.

With this latest triathlon victory now etched in history, I asked Huelgas what does he plan to achieve for the next six months. He stated that he has a lot of plans up until the end of December and that “things are looking very great” in relation to his most recent performance. He will be joining a race in Cebu very soon.

More notably, Huelgas hopes that his victory last Sunday will help him inch closer to qualify for a slot in the Philippine Team that will compete in the triathlon event of this year’s Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games). The said triathlon event will be held at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone which itself is very established as the nation’s main destination for triathlon events.

For the newcomers reading this, Nikko Huelgas won for the nation the gold medals in the triathlon events of the SEA Games of 2015 and 2017. In September 2017, I was with him when he visited Las Piñas City Hall where he met Mayor Imelda “Mel” Aguilar, the Vice Mayor and members of the City Council. I witnessed first hand how proud the City Government officials and personnel were to meet him knowing the fact that a fellow Las Piñero like him won great honors for the country.

With regards to the BF Homes community, Huelgas’ name was heard some people I encountered around. A few people living in the Parañaque City part of BF Homes – or specifically Barangay BF Homes – even wished that Huelgas was part of their barangay and city.


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PRESS RELEASE: Chicano tops TRI-Factor National Duathlon Championship in Clark

Chicano tops TRI-Factor National Duathlon Championship in Clark

Clark, Philippines – March 31, 2019 – Hard work, dedication and strategies paid off well for John Chicano and Phoebe Kee as they topped the inaugural TRI-Factor Asian Series Run-Bike-Run 2019 National Duathlon Championship held this morning in Clark.

For the Elite Male (Standard Distance 10 Km run – 40 Km bike – 5 Km run) title, Chicano led all the way from run 1 with no letup in the grueling 40-km bike and cross the finish line in 1 hour, 58 minutes and 24 seconds almost a minute ahead of surging Emmanuel Commendador (1:59:21) and Singapore’s mien Mau Lim (1:59:33).

Among the ladies in the event organized by TRI-Factor Philippines and co-presented by Clark Development Corporation (CDC), the Bases Conversion & Development Authority (BCDA) and the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) and supported by Cignal and Oakley, Phoebe Kee of Singapore coasted to a surprisingly easy victory clocking 2:20:53. She defeated former junior champion Jelsie Sabado and national standout Mirasol Abad finished 2nd and 3rd timing 2:22:15 and 2:25:06 respectively.

Other Standard Distance champions declared were Chrissa Borja and Carl Gutierrez (20-29), Jayline Balatibat and Dan Concepcion, jr. (30-39), Martes Christabel and Rene Tayag (40-49) and Jojo Macalintal (Male 50-above).

The Sprint Distance (5 Km run – 20 Km bike – 2.5 Km run) champions meanwhile were Mary Joy Trupa and Kim Remolino (Elite), Angelo Quitlong and Erika Nicole Burgos (16-19), Celina Constantino and Reymart Songco (20-29), Noelle Frances De Guzman and Stephen Zarate (30-39), Jonalyn Unlayao and Alexander Luterio (40-49).

Super Sprint Distance (2.5 Km run – 10 Km bike – 2.5 Km run) champions: Moira Erediano and Matthew Hermosa (19-below), Jena Valdez (Female 20-above), Ryan Laurino (20-29), and Marc Dela Cruz (30-39).

For complete race results, visit https://trifactor.ph or TRI-Factor Philippines’ Facebook page.

 

2019 SEA Games Duathlon qualifying race TRI-Factor Run-Bike-Run 2019 to launch in Clark on March 31

2019 SEA Games Duathlon qualifying race TRI-Factor Run-Bike-Run 2019 to launch in Clark on March 31

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Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) president Tom Carrasco (middle) shakes with TRI Factor founder Elvin Ting after signing the agreement for the March 31 duathlon event. Also present was TRI-Factor Philippines director Allan Majadillas (leftmost) who signed the said agreement, Tin Majadillas CEO One of a Kind Marketing, TRI-Factor PH and Elle Adda TRI-Factor Ambassador.

Pasig City, Philippines – February 17, 2019 – International Athletes across Asia and from around the nation will converge and test their mettle at Clark, Pampanga as the inaugural TRI-Factor Asian Series Run-Bike-Run 2019 duathlon event will launch there on March 31.

In this qualifying race for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) co-presented by Clark Development Corporation (CDC) Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), participants will test their racing skills through courses of Standard Distance (10 Km run – 40 Km bike – 5 Km run), Sprint Distance (5 Km run – 20 Km bike – 2.5 Km run) and Super Sprint Distance (2.5 Km run – 10 Km bike – 2.5 Km run). The run segments will be held at Clark parade grounds while the cycling will take place along Clark Speedway.

“We are happy for the strong reception we got from the local swim bike and run communities of athletes who signed up to participate in our inaugural event. This partnership with the TRAP will create innovative initiatives in building triathlon sports in the country as we exchange the best practices in triathlon across the region. We thank our partners, TRAP, the media, the trip community and other contributors who helped us establish TRI-Factor’s presence here in the Philippines,” said One of a Kind Marketing COO and TRI-Factor Philippines Country Director Allan Majadillas.

“We are excited to welcome the alliance with TRI-Factor as we work together to grow and improve our exciting sports of triathlon and duathlon. This partnership will surely widen the base of our participants with the tremendous following of triathlon all over Asia,” TRAP president Tom Carrasco stated.

Registration is now open with the rates of $67 USD / 3,495 PHP (Elite and Standard), $63 USD / 3,295 PHP (Junior), $57 USD / 2,995 PHP (Sprint) and $45 USD / 2,295 PHP (Super Sprint) until March 7. Effective March 8 to March 15, the rates will be $76 USD / 3,995 PHP (Elite and Standard), $72 USD / 3,795 PHP (Junior Elite), $66 USD / 3,495 PHP (Sprint) and $54 USD / 2,795 PHP (Super Sprint). The fees entitle participants to exclusive event t-shirts, a race kit, an event bag, a finisher’s medal (upon completion), an e-certificate (upon completion) and premium merchandise of sports partners and sponsors such as Oakley, Unilab, On, Tobys, Sanctband, #8 rounds, Vitaboost and Trek.

For more information, visit www.trifactor.ph today and call 09053162845 with FB account TRI-Factor Philippines.

About TRI-Factor

TRI-Factor Series – Asian Championship 2016 / 2017 is a 4-leg mass participation sports series comprising individual swim, bike and run events and a finale triathlon in a number of countries throughout Asia. The series is unique as it operates as a progressive race for swimmers, cyclists, runners and triathletes to compete throughout the year. Participants can take part in one or more events giving them the opportunity to swim, bike or run or do all three! – a revolutionary new triathlon concept, which makes it possible for athletes in various disciplines to complete a triathlon. For inquiries visit https://trifactor.ph

 

TRAP and TRI-Factor Sign Partnership Agreement, Duathlon Event Coming

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Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) president Tom Carrasco (middle) shakes with TRI Factor founder Elvin Ting after signing the agreement for the March 31 duathlon event. Also present was TRI-Factor Philippines director Allan Majadillas (leftmost) who signed the said agreement, Tin Majadillas and Elle Adda.

On the evening of January 31 in Makati City, the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) and TRI-Factor signed a partnership agreement related to a duathlon event called TRI-Factor Run-Bike-Run Clark which will take place on March 31, 2019 at Clark, Pampanga.

The documents were formally signed by TRAP president Tom Carrasco and TRI-Factor Philippines director Allan Majadillas which was witnessed by TRI-Factor founder Elvin Ting, the guests from the media, the bloggers and from the multisports sector.

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The signing.
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The officials and the guests in a group photo.

The March 31 duathlon is a qualifying event for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games). It is also the National Duathlon Championship.

Watch out for more details soon. Visit TRAP’s FB page, TRI-Factor Philippines’ FB page and their website.

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