SUSTAIN HAGUILANAN CBRP. Haguilanan Chairman Teodoro Pana explains to the runners the plan to use the race proceeds to fund the PWUD livelihood project in hog litter production and animal dispersal for PWUDs to manage. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Oct. 12 (PIA) -- Haguilanan, Catigbian proves to the country that it would take a village to pull back to the line its persons who use drugs (PWUDs) through a sustainable rehabilitation program.
On Oct. 6, Barangay Chairman Teodoro Pana led his community to join a race that would put up the funds for its community-based rehab program.
Billed by the organizers as "Run With Me," the race was for 10 kilometers male and female categories and the exclusive race for villagers: the three kilometers male and female categories.
The race had participants from as far as Cebu and Tagbilaran City and racers from nearby towns either get hosted for an overnight stay or drove early to join the race.
Organizers said about 200 runners from all ages joined the race.
"We want the race to be owned by everyone, because it is always everyone's responsibility to help our brothers who go astray," Pana shared.
"We envisioned a hog litter production which would be managed by our PWUDs, and anything that we can get out of the race, we will purchase a livestock, let the PWUDs take care of it, and disperse the litter to more PWUDs when the sow would have piglets," he explained during the opening program.
At the starting line, 10 PWUDS who would benefit from the funds came in running shoes and sweated it out as a way of detoxifying.
Nine PWUDs ran in the three-kilometer race and one kept up the stride with professional and amateur runners in the 10-kilometer distance, reported Jessie Ejoc, co-organizer and member of Bohol Runners Community (BRCOM).
The race also started after an hour-long Zumba session as a pre-run stretching exercise.
At the gun start, runners for the 10-kilometer distance spilled out from the Haguilanan Basketball Court and threaded their way to the half distance in from of the Catigbian Public Market where a water station marked the turnaround marker.
WINNING FORM. Cebu ultra-marathoner enjoys a bouncing pace a kilometer into the finish line, confident that victory is at hand, during the recent Run With Me fund raiser for PWUDs in Hagulanan. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)
A few minutes later, the exclusive three-kilometer distance race for residents of Haguilanan rolled off, parents guiding their kids, teen-agers holding hands and aged runners humped and puffed amidst the flashing lights of the police car that acted as race marshals.
After 15 minutes, Darell Gelicame came in hot for the three-kilometer male category at 15:25:25, followed by Ivan Tulod a minute later at 16:03:80.
Then came Gerald Viernes 16:25:20, Inego Tulod- 16:51:39, Oliver Danghil -17:16:38, Clint Nino Celomin 17:31:52, Kim Lyod Luzano-17:56:98, Ace Farhelle Ejoc-18:27:98 and Lemuel Pacot-18:47:33.
For the three-kilometer female category, Anika Thea Austral completed the loop at 17:22:50, with Shenna Angcahan at 17:59:07 and Disa Clet coming in at 19:23:44.
Daisymae Manal came in fourth at 21:22:08, Jannele Libas -21:36:06, Shashen Angcahan 22:20:02, Anabelle Angcahan 22:21:06, Riza Salva 22:28:02, Deoniza Clet 23:24:06 and Merced Pejano 25 :16:07 for the 10th spot.
In the 10-kilometer male, ultra marathoner Markiven Revilla from Team Violet in Cebu finished the distance in 37:59:78, and 30 seconds later, Inabanga's Candelario Logrono of Team BRCom came in 38:29:48.
Loboc runner Joshua Incon (BRCom) came third at 40:57:35, Junald Ampis (BRCom) 43:17:28, Val Dexter Lamorin (Inabangga Runners) 43:27:45, Noel Dusal (BRCom) 44:13:89, Jimmy Libaton 44:26:32, Anastacio Celomin (BRCom) 44:55:55, Michael Nick Asumbrado (Inabanga runners) and Oliver Orbuda at 45:40:78.
In the 10-kilometer female category, April Joy (BRCom) finished the race in 45:25:21, followed by Joan Louilla Lim at 47:47:28, while Princess Jane Pepito came in third at 51:02:07, Mary Mederose Salvador on 4th at 21:22:08, Jj Madrejeal Sarabosing at 53:56:14, Mildred Austral (BRCom) 6th at 1:02:10, Amie Calvo (BRCom) at 1:07:28, then Klaire Soreno (BRCom) at 1:03:55, Clyde Guatno in 9th at 1:06:28 and Ojeelyn Mae Maglahos 10th at 1:06 14.
Other awards during the race were "youngest runner" which went to Cris Anthony Soldia (four years old) while the oldest runner was 81-year old Maxima Malaya of Haguilanan.
Sexiest Male runner was Neiman Flint Gatal (OCR coach) Tarsier and the Sexiest Female runner was Joanna Louilla Lim (BRCOM)
Sweetest Couple to race were Jessel Soreno and Klaire Soreno (BRCOM) while the fastest family was the Angcahan Family of Haguilanan. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)