700 athletes compete in RLC Residences New Clark City Triathlon Race

NEW CLARK CITY, CAPAS —Amid a drizzle, some 700 triathletes took part in the RLC Residences New Clark City Triathlon race in the world-class facilities of the National Government Administrative Center (NGAC) here in Capas, Tarlac.

On Sunday, the athletes began their journey with a 900-meter swim in the NCC Aquatics Center, followed by a 50-kilometer ride on the NCC Access roads and a 12-kilometer run around the NGAC compound, which includes laps around the athletic track. The race concludes with an unforgettable finish through the ramp leading to the Aquatics Center’s upper deck. 

PARATRIATHLETE TEAM. Coach Vince Garcia (center back row) from Quezon City poses with para-triathlete team: Jake Lacaban (center, front row), (from left to right) Calib Sim, Jr, Raul Anguloan, Godpray Taberna and Michael Bayani.

In the elite men’s group, Raymond Torio, competing in the NCC Tri Long, was the first to cross the line with an overall finishing time of 2:31:26. In the elite women’s race, Rhia Stawicki tops honors with an overall finishing time of 2:36:03.

Coach Abe Tayag, one of GoClark’s event directors, expressed gratefulness to the triathletes and sponsors.  According to him, “7 events in 6 months wouldn’t be possible without all your support.”

Arrey Perez, an athlete and senior vice president of Bases Conversion and Development Authority, said, “Ang galing ng tandem ng GoClark Sports & Events, RLC Residences, and The BCDA Group for a very successful event! The race course was challenging and the finish line was picture-perfect. Another excellent job! Thank you as always.”

Perez teamed up with athletes from Go for Gold and they placed 2nd place in the all-male category of the relay competitions.

“I am also glad to have not failed my team in my 50-km bike with a time of 1:30:33. Congratulations to us for our 2nd runner-up finish at the RLC Residences New Clark City Triathlon!” said Perez in his Facebook post.

On the other hand, RLC Residences Marketing Head and Chief Integration Officer Karen Cesario expressed her appreciation for how this event provided opportunities for families to bond and enjoy themselves together. “We are delighted to see families present in this race to cheer on the athletes. Moments like these inspire us to design homes for families that become part of our community. We all know that when families come together to bond and build meaningful memories, communities are strengthened and a strong nation is being built. “

“The race is always well-organized, Jumbo and Abe [Tayag] actually host a very good race.  We’ve been partnering with them for a while already,” said Vince Garcia, coach of the para-triathlete team and sole country distributor of Finis, a One Stop Shop for Swimwear and Swim Training Gear plus all related swim accessories.

For journalist Kara David, she encouraged women of all ages to get into an active lifestyle.

FINISHERS. Kapampangan Journalist Kara Patria David (second from right) was among the 700 finishers of the New Clark City Triathlon Race
 
David, 49 years old, who is also the chairperson of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication is joined by her fellow triathletes (from left to right) entrepreneur Ramon Vinzon, volunteer nurse Leoniza Gusilatar, engineer Lawrence Vivar from Trimac Coaching in Quezon City.
 

The two-day race held on NCC from September 24-25 is organized by GoClark Sports & Events in partnership with The BCDA Group and RLC Residences.

“It pays to be trained. It’s really mind over matter,” she said. She expressed her gratitude to Trimac Coaching for helping her prepare and finish the race.

“I’m 49 years old, to all the ladies out there, you can do it,” David, who is also the Chairperson of UP Diliman College of Mass Communication’s Journalism Department encouraged everyone to exercise and be physically active.

The New Clark City National Government Administrative Center, home to the triathlon 2022, is a world-class venue worthy of hosting GoClark Sports & Events’ 7th race this year since the government allowed them to hold events according to Jumbo Tayag, race director.

Full results for the 2022 RLC Residences-NCC sponsored race organized by GoClark Sports and Events can be found at https://bit.ly/NCCTRIATHLONRESULTS