Sheerwill Aquathlon 2nd Leg: 'Level up Na Ito!'

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sheerwill Aquathlon Cup (SWAC)
400m swim - 6.5K run - 400m swim
2nd Leg, Mahogany Villas, Taguig
19 September 2009



Sheerwill: Welcome to the Second Leg of the Sheerwill Aquathlon Cup (SWAC). The SWAC was originally intended to be a one-time simulation race for the upcoming Corregidor Aquathlon, but it grew into a a fun race to encourage beginners to try aquathlon. This second leg, which carries the slogan "Level Up Na Ito!" boasts of a colorful mix of aquathlon newbies and intermediates.

Before I proceed in introducing the participants, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my sponsors, Oreo and RUNNR.



We have international participants from Kenya and Korea...


...Jamaica...

...Western Samoa


...as well as Senator Bong Revilla



Lone female participant Ellen leading the stretch


Rolled socks as suggested by Jonas
(Jonas: Hoy, bigyan ninyo ako ng royalty/suggestion fee everytime you do that!)



The Magic 9 prior to the mass swim start: all smiles pa sila



There, they go....Doc T, Ian and Jonas, Ellen with swim cap



Ziggy displaying the form that can possibly spell victory in the Sheerwill Aquathlon Cup


Ian second of out the water
Ian: Mas mabilis man sa akin si Ziggy sa swim, ako pa rin ang The Best...in Swimwear!


James: Sige Pareng Ian, sa iyo na ang Best in Swimwear. Basta ako ang Best Dive


Jonas: Wala akong paki kung sino man ang Best in Swimwear or Best Dive. Pero sinong damuho ang nagpatid ng bra strap - este - HRM strap ko.


Raff: Thanks to Total Immersion swimming, I can afford to relax for a while before I run.


Ellen out of the water. Product of Raff's cascade of Total Immersion lessons.

(Rico: Raff, singilin mo ng tuition fee si Ellen at iba mo pang trainees!)


Her Royal Hotness Ellen in Her Spanking New Speedo suit

Ellen: Nagkakamali si Ian at si James. Ako, ako ang Best in Swimsuit! Di ba, Rico?

Doc Topher: Anong best-best yan? Basta ako Best in Talent.

I play drums and my organ - the keyboards pala.

Are we there yet?


Rico: Coach Raff/ Zig, pwede na ba yung swim form ko?

Akala ko ba fun event lang ito. That was the spirit behind Sheerwill Aquathlon.

Mga hinayupak kayo, ang competitive ninyo! Next time, paghahandaan ko kayo!


Argo: Kahapon lamang, pakiramdam ko'y pasan ko ang daigdig habang ako'y nag-susumikap lumangoy. Ngayon, unti-unti nang nabubuo ang aking mga pangarap. Bukas, luluhod kaya mga tala?

Argo: Ayan, lumampas na si Rico. Pwede na akong mag-walkbreak.

Gimme a break, last Friday lang akong natutong mag-swim!


Ziggy: Yeah, I am all set to win this. I am the King of the World!

I beat Ian and BongZ in Camaya, and emerged age-group winner. I shall win this again!

Can't wait to lay my hands on that Sheerwill candle holder of a Cup

Pretty Boy endorser Ziggy with his tagline: "The secret to winning is Pocari Sweat."


Ian: Putik, akala ko pwedeng i-apply yung roll your socks tip ni Jonas sa singlet ko. Waah, ilang metro na, half singlet pa rin ako!...Pero ayos lang. At least kuha sa camera ni Argo ang abs ko, at for sure ii-post yon sa blog ni Rico. Di sayang ang regular work-out ko! Hehe ;-)

Ayan, ayos na singlet ko :-)

Pero mukhang toasted na naman ako nito. Nasan ang glutathione!?

(Rico: Hanep sa porma, parang Kenyan Runner)


Hah! Wag ninyo ako i-small-in.

I am a runner, and I can outrun most of you!


This is how you ought to run: light and bubbly like Cali shandy!


Jonas: Raff, di na uso ang Cali. I drink Vitwater, you know.


Haay, sa wakas, natapos rin ang run ko. Ang init!


James: Sa sobrang bilis ko naka-motor na ang pacer ko!


Yes, una pa rin ako kay Doc Insan. ...Harhar...


Doc T: Nabanggit sa akin ni Succulence Unleashed Vicky minsan that the proper running form daw is : chest out, stomach in, butt out. Oks na ba ito, Vicky?

Ano ba itong nasalihan ko? Napasubo yata ako. Grabe init. Buti na lang meron akong nanenok na jumbo Gatorade.


Happiness is completing your first aquathlon.


Rico: Why, o why, did I forget my sunglasses. Naniningkit na mata ko sa init.


Rico: Konti na lang tapsilog breakfast na. Ang init! Can't wait to dip in the pool!

Kaya ko pa kayang abutan si Doc T?


Rico: Sa wakas natapos rin ako. Kaso di ko naaunahan si Doc! Lakas ng hatak niyang cheering squad.

Jonas: Akala ko chillax lang, yun pala hindi...PURO COMPETITIVE!

Argo about to complete his run. 400-meter swim na lang!


Argo: Yes, ilang meters na lang aquathlete na ako! Yehey!


Ziggy: I won, I won!

Ian: Maghintay ka lang Ziggy. Magtutuos tayong muli!

Doc Topher: Ang bilis ng mga pangyayari. Recently na-convince ako ni Mar na mag-Tagaytay ultramarathon. Ngayon nagpabola ako kay Rico na mag-aquathlon. Putik, baka next year hilahin ako ni Pinsan James sa Camsur. Handa ko na gear at apparel ko!


Argo: Sige, magkwentuhan lang kayo. Basta ako, lalamon ako!

Ang hirap yatang maging running photographer and race participant noh!


Relaxed dip in the pool and impromptu swim lessons/clinic after hearty breakfast.


The participants would like to thank Lead Marshall Carina, marshall/ assistant photographer Pepsi, and our gracious host James


Carina: Promise, next leg I will join as race participant.


Because photographer Pepsi deserves to be photographed!
Pepsi: Just wait until my legs heal, I shall make waves in the pool and race you on the roads!

James: Glad you like my playground
Grabe, 3am pa lang gising na ako - sobrang excited para sa event na ito...hehe


Official Race Results:

  1. Zig = 55 mins
  2. Ian = 1 hour
  3. Ellen = 1:03
  4. Raff = 1:05
  5. Jonas = 1:07
  6. James = 1:09:21
  7. Doc Topher = 1:16:44
  8. Rico = 1:22:14
  9. Argo = 1:32

Feedback from the participants:
(lifted from takbo.ph thread)

Ellen: Thank you, commissioner rico for a job well done. It was an awesome experience...woohoo!!...super thanks to the host, james..yey...It was a great feeling, swimming/running with these 'hybrid monsters" -- zig, ian, jona, james, raff, rico..Special award goes to docT and rodel, for finishing the race as well..future aquathletes!!

Pepsi and carina, magrelay kayo sa 3rd leg...hahaha...thanks again for the support and for being the marshalls.


Raff: wahaha, ang saya ng 2nd leg aquathon..pero ung run part na ata ang worst run ko, as in nahihilo ako after tumakbo dahil sa sobrang init. waaaahh!! umupo na lang muna ako, nagpahinga at uminom ng pocari sweat (thanks ellen sa pocari) after the run before nag-swim ulit. tsk tsk.......congrats and thanks to all!


Ian: Thanks guys! sarap talaga neto!! great experience..parang totohanan without the expensive reg fee. hehe. May free bunch pa and action pics..

Special thanks to Rico, James for putting this together...Argo who was running with his DSLR to take great pics under the sun...Pepsi and Carina for timing and marshalling...


Jonas: it was really fun!!! lalo na kung puro COMPETITIVE yung mga kasama. biglang umapaw yung pool dahil punong-puno ng EGO! hahaha

ito lang masasabi ko (sinabi ko na rin to yesterday bago tayo umwui) 'ngayong alam ko na kung gaano kayo kabibilis, PAGHAHANDAAN KO KAYO!!! joke!


Rico: Fellow aquathletes, that was a Monday morning well-spent. Searing sun, cool pool, beautiful place, good food, great company, meron pang swim lessons - Panalo! :-)


See you at the next leg of SWAC!


Argo: Yes, I finished last. Dinaig ko si Sheerwill.
The next edition should be called The Argonaut's Cup!
Ang sarap pakinggan
The pain and hardships, they were all worth it...
Ahhh, I can feeeel it!


Babala: Bagama't ang mga larawan at pangyayari ay halaw sa tunay na buhay,
ang mga dayalogo ay pawang kalokohan lamang.



More photos can be found in Argonaut's Multiply site


21 comments:

Jinoe September 25, 2009 at 2:51 PM  

Congrats to the winners and the finishers. Paghahandaan ko kayo!!! Pero takot ako kay Argo. Pics pa lang, ang lupet na.

Rico Villanueva September 25, 2009 at 3:57 PM  

Haha. Thanks Jinoe. Sayang you could have been part of the Second Leg. For sure halimaw ka rin! Pero wala talagang tatalo kay Argo

Let Guieb September 25, 2009 at 5:14 PM  

that looks like lot of fun. kelan ba ang susunod? makasali nga. :)

Anonymous September 25, 2009 at 5:39 PM  

nice story hahaha. . . next year sana nga di ako mahila ni insan sa camsur. . hahaha(kaladkarin pa naman. . . looking forward to the next event. . . i'll do it in a more scientific approach . . . hahaha

congrats sa tin lahat!!

docT

Rico Villanueva September 25, 2009 at 5:39 PM  

Hi Let. This leg was super fun. Sali ka ba, or your monster hobby? We are planning one Wed night, pero planning stage pa lang. Will make announcements in takbo.ph multi-sports thread. :-)

Rico Villanueva September 25, 2009 at 6:29 PM  

Naks docT, scientific approach...doctor na doctor ang dating...sige, aquathlon muna...next year kaladkarin ka namin sa Camsur hehe.....Congrats!

Anonymous September 25, 2009 at 10:24 PM  

this is great stuff rics!!! it brought me back to the race while i was reading it. but this time, with a lot of humor to go with it. :-)

agree, twas a monday morning well spent. nah, make that a great monday!(not only becoz i won, but with all the combination of good food, good company, good weather and all that was good) hehehe!

thanks to james for the venue, thanks to my fellow participants and thank you rico for making this event possible for us! more power as we look forward to more SWAC events in the near future!

-ziggy

Gingerbreadman September 26, 2009 at 8:45 AM  

Wohooooooo! What an awesome race commissioner's report! Looks like you guys had an awesome time! Kakainggit. I must get into this total immersion thing, I swim like a .... doggie. :P Nice on Rix, I won't be surprised when the time comes that partcipation will double or triple already. Terrific post, I enjoyed the narrative :)

Rico Villanueva September 26, 2009 at 9:11 AM  

Thanks ziggy. There are so many nice pictures and wonderful moments that I had a hard time encapsulating them in a blog post. This leg is really special - i was pleasantly surprised by the turn of events. I hope we can do a repeat in the same venue - siguro sa finals? Hehe.

Rico Villanueva September 26, 2009 at 9:38 AM  

Thanks Luis...enroll ka na lang sa TI colorum franchise ni Raff...ask for a discount...Next time, join us. This should stoke your competitive spirit...so that in the words of Jonas, umapaw lalo ang pool with ego. Hahaha!

Let Guieb September 26, 2009 at 10:00 AM  

naku, mukhang binebenta ni ian ang mister ko ah. sana ma meet naman kita personally one of these days tsaka post mo po dito sa blog mo kung kelan ang susunod, baka may junior category sali ako, hehehe. thanks for the post. :)

Rico Villanueva September 26, 2009 at 10:12 AM  

Naku Let, nakakahiyang i-announce sa blog ko yung sked...will let you know through Ian perhaps, and also through takbo.ph.

TIMMY SEBASTIAN September 26, 2009 at 7:07 PM  

balang araw, matututo din akong lumangoy tila isang pating, at pagdating nag araw na yun, ikaw, argonaut ay aking tatalunin ehehehehe

Rico Villanueva September 26, 2009 at 11:07 PM  

Naku, Tim, pati ba ikaw competitive na rin. Level up na talaga ang mga tao. Sige next time magiging aggressive at competitive na rin ako. Haha!

RUNNING DIVA October 1, 2009 at 10:07 AM  

Wahahaha! Laughter todo ako sa pagbasa nito. Congrats, congrats!

kelcy33 October 2, 2009 at 1:22 PM  

rico.. "i crush you" talaga...hahaha..
great post on SWAC2..sayang wala si kuya bongz, for sure one level higher talaga ang "ego pool"..

by the way, nice shot/capture on docT: happiness is finishing an aquathlon..and yeah, where did he get the jumbo gatorade?

zig is an ad boy talaga, for "pocari sweat" in can..heheh

and rico, for SWAC3, if it's a day event, don't forget to wear your sunglasses.

argonaut's cup? waahahahah!! emote na emote ang shot ni lolo!

super thanks to everyone! =)

Argonaut October 3, 2009 at 5:03 PM  

I'm drop dead serious na i'll be ready for the next challege.... mind you that I'm not gonne be last anymore... hhahahaa! i'm preparing for the next event...

Rico Villanueva October 3, 2009 at 10:22 PM  

Hi Roselle, patawa talaga yang mga participants. Hehe. Pero competitive yang mga yan!

Hi Ellen, I crush you too :-) Sayang nga wala si Bongz, mas competitive sana. Haha. Really had fun with this. So we can do a repeat in the same venue.

ARGO!!!!! The last finisher is the superstar! Prime slot yon!...Pero bilib ako sa fighting spirit bro! Galing! Next leg, higher level pa ito!

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