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H-Endures (A – N)

H-Endures (A – N)

Alabastro, Erick
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Erick Alabastro

Occupation:  Businessman

Club:  Endure Multisport

Background:  Erick Alabastro is a humble and talented fellow. This guy is also very resourceful especially if it involves upgrades on his bike. I remember one time when he was just starting to assemble his bike and we happened to have the same "bike model" in mind... 'twas the 2010 Lance Armstrong Trek bike. Now I can say that this guy's got taste too. Hehehe! It took him a while to finish his bike and eventually when it was assembled, the bike looked great. Too bad he is selling it... probably because he is upgrading to a much faster ride. words by Ziggy

Sport Accomplishments -

Run

  • QC International Marathon 2010 42K
  • Condura 2010 42K
Aquathlon
  • Ateneo Aquathlon 2011

 

Apolinario, Sid

Sid Apolinario

Occupation: Tech Support Engineer / web developer

Club: Endure Multisport

Background:  Sid works as a software support engineer and quality assurance for a company. He’s also a web designer and instructional designer on the side.This multi-talented multisport athlete has got it all. The funniest spontaneous actor you’ll ever see starring in the “Halika bata” Endure mini-series. An avid food fanatic who wants to be a chef someday. We go hungry with his ideas on cooking and food preparation. Are you in need of bike parts or minor repairs? You can count on the team’s mobile bicycle shop and mechanic. He’ll give you deals you can’t resist!With all that aside, the most important aspect of this person is his dedication to improve. He untiringly gives training tips for running & cycling. But his greatest strength is in the water. He is one of the stronger swimmers on the team. You would be inspired with his efficient technique and achievable training program. words by Marvin

Sport Accomplishments - 
Run
  • Greentennial Run 2011
  • Condura 2011 21K
Aquathlon
  • Ateneo Aquathlon 2010
  • Wetshop Green Aquathlon 2011
Duathlon
  • 1st Leg Powerade Duathlon 2011
Triathlon
  • NAGT Los Banos 2010 sprint
  • K-Swiss ITU Subic Int'l. Triathlon 2011
  • Tri United Matabungkay Triathlon 2011
  • 5th Leg Speedo NAGT 2011 - 3rd Place (AG), Sprint
  • Subic International Triatlhon 2011, 2012
  • Tri United Long Distance - Laiya
  • Pico de Loro Invitational Tri
  • Ironman 70.3 Philippines - Cebu 2012

 

Barrios, Neil

Neil Barrios

Occupation: Technical Architect / Senior Systems Administrator

Club: Endure Multisport

Background:  Neil looks younger than what he calls his “old-enough” age. Maybe it is because of his jolly nature or maybe a multisport lifestyle is the new fountain of youth? Whatever the reason is, he always radiates a friendly vibe.This guy’s current training regimen is to swim twice a week, bike twice a week, run twice, a week and hitting the weights three times a week. When he is training, he sees to it that he eats right and he listens to his body to avoid injuries. He admires Macca and Chrissie for their strength and mental toughness; high tolerance for pain; and most of all, their strategies for how to be on top.This Animo-mini-sprint podium finisher is also an IT guy doing network/systems administration and Oracle Utilities system implementations. He is married and is a devoted father to two kids aged 15 and 11.  He is also into photography, billiards, cooking (pakain ka naman!), and Kate Beckinsale (kasi ang ganda niya daw). words by Mikes

Sport Accomplishments -
Run
  • Condura 2010 42K
Aquathlon
  • Triple A Aquathlon, Palms Country Club
Duathlon
  • Powerade Duathlon 2010 2nd Leg
Triathlon
  • NAGT Ayala Alabang 2010 – MiniSprint
  • Tri United at White Rock – Bike Leg, Relay
  • Speedo NAGT Mini-Sprint Triathlon
  • White Rock Triathlon Relay - Bike Leg

 

Bocalbos, Darwin

Darwin Bocalbos

Occupation: IT Cunsultant

 

Club: endure Multisport

Background:  As a multisport athlete, Darwin Bocalbos always tries to push his personal limits. For him, it is either burn-out or rust out. When push comes to shove, he’ll  hammer on the rock.Such attitude rewarded this recreational athlete with a podium finish on a duathlon in Subic. When sh*t hits the fan, he sits back, draws humor in his situation, or finds solace on his electric guitar and his God. In a Matabungkay race, he mused:  I had my own praise and worship while struggling with the Balayan climbs..His Spirit, my power.. You know a man has substance if he names his son Fyodor, after the famous Russian novelist Dostoyevsky of The Brothers Karamazov fame. You know Darwin is a good father when he proclaims his son as his best friend, and he has for Facebook update:  back to cleaning dog pee/poop again, and loving it. <3 <3 <3  :D    You know he is a good husband when he posts on his FB wall a photo of him embracing his wife, captioned:  Everything a man can ever have.Athlete, musician, father, husband, son. Passion, talent, looks, spirituality, love. Some guys have all the luck!words by Rico

Sport Accomplishments -
Aquathlon 
  • Ateneo Aquathlon 2011
Triathlon
  • Animo Triathlon 2010 & 2011
  • Speedo NAGT
  • K-Swiss ITU Subic Int'l. Triathlon - Standard 2011
  • Tri United Long Distance 2012 - Laiya
  • Ironman 70.3 Phils. 2012 - Cebu

 

Bumanglag, RJ

RJ Bumanglag

Occupation: Bank Officer

Club:  Endure Multisport

Background:  Imagine a guy… pumping his bike tires… wearing his Barong Tagalog… then taking the bike out for a spin… on his WEDDING DAY. That could only be RJ of Team Endure. This original Wi-Fi (no more braces) athlete is a co-instructor of ‘Project Training Wheels’ and is the first to introduce ‘Project Chlorine’ to the team.It is clear that this pumping-scene-Barong-clad athlete is always ready to lend a helping hand to a co-team member in need of help and is never stingy in giving TRI tips and information. In fact, I got the most tips from this guy when it came to my weakness – Lutang, Hagod, Sipa.Rey Jose is also part of the Endure Core Group, and I believe just rightfully so because he is among the most level headed, neutral, “politically correct” mediators I know. When issues need to be resolved, people tend to call on to this master (read: old) athlete. BTW, if you want to watch a Filipino movie and you are looking for a companion, the Terenzo Bozzone of Endure is the man to call – RJ. words by Pio

Sport Accomplishments -

  • Ateneo Aquathlon - March 2010
  • Super Tri-Kids Mini Sprint Triathlon- April 2010
  • Powerade Duathlon Leg 1- April 2010
  • Camaya Coast Aquathlon - May 2010
  • Animo Sprint Triathlon - June 2010
  • Powerade Duathlon Leg 2 – July 2010
  • 2nd Dean’s Cup Triathlon

 

 

Castro, Clark

 

 

Occupation:  Software Engineer

Club:  Endure Multisport, WGR

Background:

Before being an age grouper in  triathlon, Clark already had an active lifestyle. He is a badminton player, a marathoner and an outdoor adventure enthusiast. He is an active member of a mountaineering group together with Pyds and Arzen. Recently, this guy finished a 50km ultramarathon, adding ultramarathoner to his long list of achievements. Clark works at an IT firm as a software engineer. Despite having a shifting schedule, our Superman always finds a way to squeeze in his training in the 3 disciplines. Clark (not Clark Kent), our very own Superman, will always show his super ability on each race, not wearing a red-blue tights costume, but an Endure blue trisuit.  words by Pyds Cayetano

Sport Accomplishments -

  • Aquathlon

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2014

  • 2-Mar, Ateneo Aquathlon (600m swim 5k run)

-          2013

  • 27-Jan, PSC Aquathlon (2.5k run 1k swim 2.5k run)
  • 3-Mar, Ateneo Aquathlon (600m swim 5k run)
  • 30-Jun, World Merit (600m swim 3k run)

Duathlon

-          2013

  • 8-Sep, ULAH Duathlon (6k-40k-4k)

 Triathlon-          2013

  • 10-Mar, TRI United 1, Sprint: 750m swim 20k bike 5k run
  • 7-Jul, TRI United 2, Sprint: 750m swim 20k bike 5k run
  • 27-Oct, TRI United 3, Standard: 1.5k swim 40k bike 10k run

Run/Trail Run/Marathon/Ultra

-          2013

  • 29-Dec, C2L Ultramarathon, 50k
  • 6-Oct, RU Philippine Marathon, 42k (PR-4:52:40)
  • 24-Feb, The Bull Run Dream Marathon, 42k
  • 28-Jul, Milo Marathon, 42k
  • 8-Dec, Greenfield Christmas Run, 21k (PR-1:55:55)
  • 7-Apr, Rebisco @ 50 The Gold Rush, 10k (PR-0:52:47)
  • 30-Nov, 1st Cavinti Trail & Road Run, 21k


Cayetano, Pyds

Philippides Cayetano

Occupation: IT

Club:  Endure Multisport

Background:  Pyds was named after the ancient Greek herald Philippides, famous for running from Marathon to Athens to announce Greek victory over Persia. But the team thinks this cycling addict should have been named Armstrong. Lance, or rather Pyds, would rather ride his roadie or MTB than do his requisite long run. One time he rode 225kms on MTB with his buddies - for fun. When cajoled why he likes to ride long, he counters, "Sige, mga 100-120kms na lang!"  Pyds hails from Caloocan but you will often find him riding in Antipolo, Montalban, or Jala-jala. Kaladkarin rin siya. Just say the magic phrase:  Bike tayo sa _______ (Matabungkay, Daang Hari, MOA, Nuvali), most likely sasama siya.On July 31, 2011, Pyds finally fulfilled the promise of his name when he finished his first marathon during the Milo elimination race. When he proposed to fiancee Arzen, that came with a promise to follow her wishes every now and then - so he allowed her to finish ahead of him :-) The couple trained and started the race together, but Pyds had cramp issues in the last few kilometers. But finish he did within cut-off time, even if it hurt a bit. Here is a man who finishes what he started, and does not buckle down when faced with challenges.Next item on his bucket list:  learning how to swim. He is already pre-registered for the team's Project Chlorine.  Shall we start calling him Phelps? Words by Rico

Sport Accomplishments -
Running
  • T2N Ultramarathon 2012
  • Milo Marathon 2011
Aquathlon
  • 2013 Ateneo Aquathlon
  • PSC Aquathlon 2012 - 3rd place (age cat)
Duathlon
  • Powerade Duathlon 2012
  • Adrenalin Off-Road Duathlon 2012
Triathlon
  • 2013 Tri United 1 - Sprint Distance Finisher
  • Animo Mini-Sprint Triathlon 2012
  • Ironman 70.3 - Bike Relay
Cinco, Gerard

Gerard Cinco

Occupation: IT Consultant

Club:  Endure Multisport

Backround: Gerard Cinco as far as I know him is not only a blooming athlete but an artist at heart. He takes awesome pictures with his camera in hand. His film editing and photos are at par with the pros out there. This guy is very humble with his talents and is surely going to keep improving both in his triathlon and his artistic endeavors because he knows that it takes hard work to achieve these things. I saw the clip he made for the promotion for the ENDURE-Blackberry Aquathlon 2011 and from a viewer's perspective that made me want to join the event.There also was one weekend morning when I was running with a group of teammates for a LSD run (Long Slow Distance) and we were on our way back to the Fort to wrap the run up when I saw Gerard seemingly just starting off with his run training. It was late in the morning already but he said that he is practicing with his heat training. Now that is really doing your preparation in my vocabulary. To top things off, he was wearing his trisuit during that particular training, most probably to have the suit “break-in”, but for me also shows that he is one proud member of the team.This is what I like most about this team, it’s about the different “Gerards” or ordinary people within the team with special skills who are unselfish and very much willing to share their time and talent to help each other grow to be better people not just better athletes. words by Ziggy Tee

Sport Accomplishments -
Running
  • Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2012
  • Condura Skyway Marathon 2010 & 2012
Aquathlon
  • Ateneo Aquathlon 2010 & 2011
  • Camaya Coast Aquathlon 2010
  • Wetshop Green Aquathlon 2011
Duathlon
  • Powerade Duathlon 2010 1st & 3rd leg
  • SCTEX Duathlon 2012
Triathlon
  • 2013 Pico Tri Invitational
  • 2012 White Rock Triathlon
  • 2012 Tri United Long Distance - Laiya
  • Camsur Ironman 70.3 2011 - Finisher
  • K-Swiss ITU Subic International Triathlon 2011, 2012
  • Animo Sprint Triathlon 2010
  • 2nd Dean’s Cup Triathlon 2010
  • NAGT Los Banos 2010
Lagunda, Jixee

Jixee Lagunda 

Occupation: Ind'l. Engineer

Club: Endure Multisport and Powerpuff Boys

Background :  At first glance, one could conclude that Jixee is one strong and fit athlete.  What with his chiseled physique – you wouldn’t want to race side by side with this Industrial Engineer from Gurango Software. With an average pace of 4:40 minutes per kilometer in a 10 kilometer run, Jixee would definitely be just a blur when paced with ordinary runners, and a moving target that would be very hard to catch, for strong runners.  His good looks and talent has made him a favorite among runners both of the opposite and some of the same sex.  Jix is not one who would back down from any challenge, so with a little prodding from his running buddies, he decided to try triathlon out.  With his natural strength in running, Jixee’s entry into the tri world has made him an immediate contender in his age group, though he admits that he needs to spend more time in the water.  His initial salvo into the sport netted him a very respectable finish time, and this, together with God and the thought of beating the ones who finished ahead of him, inspires him to train hard and be a better triathlete, day in and day out. Asked about how his weekly routine is, Jixee feels that he is living a well-balanced life – he sees to it that he has enough time to train, work, spend quality time with his family, friends, and God.Jixee appreciates the fact that his teammates from Endure surround him with good and positive vibes and that the friendship within the group has always been topnotch.  Together with Endure and his family, Jixee hopes to win a race one day, and compete and finish a full Ironman.Aside from running and triathlon, jixee admits to also loving butt-spelling, and shooting some hoops. words by Al

Sport Accomplishments -
Run
  • Condura Marathon 2010
Aquathlon 
  • Triple A Aquathlon - Palms Alabang
Triathlon
  • Animo Triathlon 2011 - 2nd Place
  • 5th Leg Speedo NAGT 2011
  • Subic International Triathlon 2012 - Sprint
  • Tri United Long Distance 2012 - Laiya
  • Ironman 70.3 Phils. 2012 - Cebu

 

Medoza, Jon

Jon Mendoza

Neri, Al

Al Neri

Occupation: Sports TV Director

Club: Endure Multisport

Background: If you're any kind of a fan of The Godfather series, you'd know that Al Neri is one of Michael Corleone's assassins and de-facto underboss of the mob. Loyal, lethal, and highly talented, The Godfather's Al Neri is one man to watch out for.ENDURE's Al Neri is also loyal, lethal, and highly talented -- but in different ways. Like his namesake, our Al is loyal; he graduated from Ateneo de Manila High School and University with a degree in Communication Arts. Al's most treasured accomplishment in life is his 18 years (and counting) of marriage. Al is lethal in the swimming pool, eliminating the competition with a fast, smooth, torpedo-like stroke. And lastly, Al is highly talented, working as a director for a major television network covering football and university basketball.So, when you hear the name “Al Neri,” you know to watch out for him. words by Noelle

Sport Accomplishments -
Aquathlon
  • Ateneo Aquathlon Lite 2010
  • Camaya Coast Aquathlon 2010
Triathlon
2012
  • K-Swiss ITU Subic International Triathlon 2012
  • Tri United Long Distance 2012 - Laiya
  • Ironman 70.3 Phils. 2012 - Cebu
2011
  • K-Swiss ITU Subic International Triathlon 2011
  • Camsur Ironman 70.3 2011 - Finisher

2010

  • STK Mini-Sprint 2010
  • 2nd Animo Sprint Triathlon 2010
  • Dean’s Cup Triathlon
Neri, Jun

Jun Neri

Occupation: Bank Officer

Club: Endure Multisport

Background :  After trying out tennis, golf and badminton, Jun seems to have found something in triathlon that has made him stay with the sport for the past three years now.  With a vast experience in competitive swimming in his age group and high school days, this analyst from the treasury department of a well known local bank has made a good account of himself as a multisport athlete with two podium finishes thus far - 3rd place in the 2010 Ateneo Aquathlon (in his age group) and another bronze medal in the 1st Leg of the 2010 Speedo NAGT mini sprint open category which was held in Subic.While these achievements have made him proud, it was always the "having fun" part that has made the sport most fulfilling for him.Jun is not only a winner in his athletic endeavours, he is also a champion dad to his three kids - Luigi, Nico and Guia,  and a loving husband to his wife, Lea.  It is a puzzle as to how he can manage to find time to train for his races with his very busy lifetstyle. Jun says it's just a matter of time management. Endure's resident "kuya", Jun hopes to finish Camsur strong this August.

Sport Accomplishments -
Triathlon
  • K-Swiss ITU Subic International Triathlon 2011 and 2012
  • Animo Sprint Triathlon 2010 & 2011
  • Camsur Ironman 70.3 2011 - Finisher

 

 

 

 

 

 

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