Wagdos, Ambasa top Pinnacle Run

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

SONNY WAGDOS and Liza Ambasa reigned supreme over their respective rivals to capture the title in the men's and women's 10k category of the Pinnacle Run 2014 in an out and back course at the Pinnacle Hotel and Suites Sunday.

Wagdos, who clocked 19:25, raced past Jess Mar Lopez (20:44), Ychon Agustin (21:07), Arnie Macaren (21:14), and Roldan Pantansas (28:44) who settled for the next four spots.

Ambasa, for her part, timed 28:16 to rule over Rosenellyn Depelio (28:17), Mae Barit (28:18), Reymalyn Gutierrez (36:48), and Jennie May Matiusay (37:02). The latter placed second, third, fourth, fifth, respectively.


In 3K, Glein Paya and Jolly Mae Gabaisen notched titles. Paya checked in at 10:00, besting Kim Corbeta (10:13), JoddeSabitan (10:19), Daryl Daban (10:36), and Frederick Cabanig (12:32) who grabbed the runner-up honors in the male division.

Gabaisen, meanwhile, registered 12:44 as she sped past Langi May Meder (13:31), JeraldinMadayam (14:25), Hazel Villanueva (15:26), and Peach Angelica Lopez (17:45) who rounded out the next four spots in the female division.

All winners received medals, gift certificates and other merchandise.
Registration fee of P300 was inclusive of singlet, race bib, certificates, raffle coupon, and meal stub.

Part of the proceeds of the event were given to their chosen beneficiaries, Southern Philippines Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and Lumad Scholars.

Pinnacle Hotel and Suites General Manager Ralph Vera Servande, in an interview with Sun.Star Davao at the sidelines of the fun run event, said a total of 500 runners joined the event in celebration of the 4th year anniversary of the Pinnacle Hotel and Suites.

"Most of the runners who registered for this event are our employees, valued clients, and customers. It's our first time conducting this kind of event and I'm glad to say na it was successful with regard to the turnout of participants," GM Servande said.

He, however, said that aside from the competition aspect, the event is more on creating camaraderie in the community.

Lucky winners of the raffle draw also received gift certificates and prizes from the event sponsors.

The Lead Pack Sports Event Management handled the technical side of the event that was organized by Pinnacle Hotel and Suites in partnership with Gaisano Mall of Davao along with Pepsi, Backyard Burger, Allegro Beverages, Security Bank, Nature's Spring, Metro Lifestyle Fitness Center, IAP, Your Home Partner, Davao Crocodile Park, Mandaue Foam Furniture Center, RC Cola Philippines, Drabbit Phillippines, TekNoLife Computer Shop, East LA Industry, Inc., and Steak Unlimited as sponsors. Monster Radio BT99.5, UMBN, and Sun.Star Davao as its media partners.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 04, 2014.


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