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Suunto to Conquer New Territories With Team Suunto Philippines

Posted by on 28. May 2014

“Suunto has always been about conquering new territories.  Suunto has always been a performance brand and with that comes a performance team that’s meant to make an impact in the fields of Skyrunning, Trail running, Triathlon, Running, Ultra marathon, Cycling and Duathlons.  Team Suunto Philippines is composed of 17 individuals whose common passion for excellence makes them a personification of the Suunto brand name of excellence.”

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Team Suunto Philippines

Team Suunto Philippines: Ready to Conquer New Territories

Like each Suunto Watch, Team Suunto Philippines is built to perform and excel in various adventure sports in and out of the country.  Various sports such as Skyrunning, Trail running, Triathlon, Running, Ultra marathon, Cycling and Duathlon are best done with the aid of Suunto’s GPS and Navigation Features.  Team Suunto Philippines is composed of individuals who has been on top of their sport or their age groups and are also familiar names in the running, multisports and trail communities.

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The members don’t only show athletic prowess but they will help promote, advocate and do brand marketing.  End-users can easily relate to the following age-groupers. They will also be TECHNICAL PARTNERS for product familiarization and product demonstration. They will be present at all SUUNTO-initiated events more importantly the Suunto launches.

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The team’s thrust is not only to perform excellently in their respective races but also demonstrate commitment and PASSION in order to achieve their own athletic goals with the help of Suunto as their partner in their journey.

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The complete line of Suunto Ambit will be well represented in the roster of Suunto Team (Philippines).

  • Ambit 2 – Ultra marathon, Skyrunners and Trail runners and mountain bikers
  • Ambit2S –  Triathletes (Male and female)
  • Ambit 2R – Runners

Team Suunto Philippines will help complement the efforts of the more established Brand Ambassadors and the country’s top triathletes and multisport coaches in Andy Leuterio, Miguel Lopez and Keisha Fule.  The three brand ambassadors have been consistent podium finishers in all of their races.

Suunto Brand Ambassadors Andy Leuterio, Keisha Fule and Miguel Lopez with Suunto Brand Manager Mascy Cabuhat-Pineda

Team Suunto Philippines is comprised of 16-male and 1-female athletes who are highly competitive athletes who all share a burning desire for self-improvement and athletic excellence. 

Here’s a detailed profile for each of the Team Suunto Philippines Athletes.

Aldean Philip Lim

Aldean Philip Lim

Aldean is a veteran of several ultramarathons where he has consistently placed within the top 5 finishers, Aldean is like the Energizer bunny who just keeps on going. His passion for endurance sport is unquestionable and he bring it to the table, at ever race he joins.

He is a Skyrunner, Trail runner, Ultramarathoner, Duathlete and Triathlete. He is also a Salomon Ambassador.

Aldean always pushes his boundaries. He likes to outperform himself, beating the competition in the process. His ultimate goal is to finish Ultra Trail Mont Blanc (after qualifying in stellar fashion).

Aldean is a techie.

Suunto will certainly help as he logs all the mileage and analyzes them for competition.

Notable athletic accomplishments:

Mangoman Standard Triathlon –  7th Overall. 2nd Age Group

  • PIMCO Love a Tree International Trail Run  – 4th Overall. Time – 5:33:39.
  • Hardcore 100miles Trail Ultra Marathon- 4th Overall. Time: 42:20. 12 out of 43 finishers
  • The North Face 100k Trail Run – 6th Overall. Time: 17:56.
  • Four Lakes / Old Spanish Trail Ultra Marathon 100k Trail Run – 11th Overall. Time: 19:34
  • Valley Trail Challenge 50k – 4th Overall. Time: 5:32.
  • TRI United 2 – 3:36:15. 6th Age Group
  • Cobra Ironman 70.3 -5:17:14
  • Adrenaline Off-Road Duathlon – 2:50. 4th Age Group
  • DBB Challenge Berghaus 50k Trail Ultramarathon – 3rd Overall. Time: 6:57.
  • Clark to Miyamit Falls 50miles (80K) Trail Ultra Marathon -1st Overall. Time: 10:24:44 (Course Record)Race for Leyte -Off Road Duathlon 4k Trail Run – 20k Mountainbike – 4k Trail Run – 1st Age Group. 5th Overall 2:09
  • Akyathlon. Philippines International Skyrace – 15th Overall. Time: 4:49

Ronald Declarador

Ronald Declarador

Ronald plays to be the premier long-distance authority of the team. He is the Philippine Distance holder for Vibram Five fingers. The team captain’s torch has been passed to Ronald and continuously leads the team towers the challenging seasons ahead and keeps each member’s athletic goals on the forefront.

He is a Skyrunner, Trail runner, Ultramarathoner, Duathlete and Triathlete.

Ronald’s athletic goals are to regain form after a long break from sports,andto top all his previous accomplishments.

Suunto can help me monitor all my training details. I can see all the numbers and stats that could help me train smarter, thus perform better. Not to mention, it makes me look cooler. 🙂

Notable athletic accomplishments:

  • 3rd Place – SunCellular 10k run
  • 4 100k+ Ultramarathon finishes (road and trail)
  • 2 full Ironman distance (3.8k swim – 180k bike – 42k run) Triathlon finishes
  • 2x 100k+ runs in Vibram FiveFingers (first to do it in the Philippines)

Wilnar Iglesia

Wilnar Iglesia


Wilnar is the reigning BDM 160K Ultramarathon record-holder, covering the distance by foot in a little over 17 hours. He has rapidly conquered another territory in endurance sport as he threw down a strong mid-5-hour time in Camsur IM 70.3 2012. Wilnar’s name is synonymous to endurance racing and his humility makes him one of the most popular name, not only within the team, but to the whole running community.

He is a Ultramarathoner, Trail runner, Duathlete and Triathlete.

Wilnar wants to excel and spread his chosen sports to everyone that anybody can do it as long as they willing to do it with the proper training, nutrition and gears.

Before,  I don’t use any gadget to monitor my training but with Suunto, I know that I can perform well by having a proper analysis of my training against my races.

Notable athletic accomplishments:

  • Antique 100 miler – Champion, Course Record, Time(23hr 11 mins 18 sec)
  • 1st West Coast 200km Ultramarathon – 2nd Runner up Time(32 hrs 52 mins 8 sec)
  • 3rd Taklang Damulag 100 miler 2013 Champion, Course Record, Time(25hr 54 mins 47 sec)
  • South to North 250km –  June 14-16 – 2nd Runner up Time(43 hrs 19 mins 26sec)
  • 2014 Bataan Death March 160km – Champion, Course Record, Time(16hr 25mins 32 sec)

Nestor Glenn Precioso M. Gonzalez

Nestor Glenn Precioso M. Gonzales

Glenn is one of the most decorated members in the local triathlon scene, having placed consistently within the top 5 of his age group in big local races. He goes back and forth from Manila and Hong Kong. He conquers races in the said countries.

Triathlete, Xterra athlete, Runner

He wants to always finish strong in all his races and Suunto will be his training partner to help him achieve his athletic goals.

Notable athletic accomplishments:

  •  Festival of sports HK – 2nd AG 45-49
  • Cent Tuna 5150 Subic bay – 1st place AG
  • 70.3 ironman Cebu – 1st place AG
  • ITU Hong Kong Disneyland – 3rd Place AG
  • SportSoho Tri Chalenge Hong Kong – 1st place AG
  • Timex 226 Bohol – 1st place AG
  • Xterra Liloan Cebu – 3rd place AG
  • Bank Of Asia  festival of sports Hk – 3rd place AG
  • HK marathon finisher
  • Revolution Asia
  • Splash n Dash – 3rd place AG
  • Century Tuna 5150 Subic Bay – 1st Place AG
  • 70.3 ironman Cebu 2013 – 2nd Place AG
  • Qualified,and Joined for The Xterra World Championship Maui Hawaii USA

James Dulalia

James Dulalia

James is one of the driving forces behind the team’s success. He is a  certified Coach by the Interanational Triathlon union. He backs up his theory with practice as reflected by his stint at the Inaugural Ironman 70.3 World championships in Las vegas as part of the First Filipino Delegation.

It has been James’ goal to have an active lifestyle, Break PR, and complete yearly in IM distance event.

He is a Triathlete, Trail runner and Runner.

“Suunto could help me lead a way to a more healthy active lifestyle…guiding every beat to wherever my heart’s desire. “

Notable athletic accomplishments:

  • 1st runner up – Lakeshore Tri
  • ITU Coach Certified
  • Participated 70.3 ironman world championship Vegas– needs a qualifying time

 Arbie Portugal

Arbie Portugal

Arbie is a former track and field star back in college and he has been consistent in proving his athletic prowess throughout the season and deems to be one of the team’s strongest cylists and runners. His exemplary dedication to training has earned him respect among his co-members. His genial and unpretentious attitude makes him one of the best from the pool.

His athletic goals are to achieve a new personal record to all of his races.

“Suunto  is a very reliable and accurate watch that is very vital to my training and racing to achieve my specific goals.  Since running is my strength and I run well if I pace well, it is imperative that all my training runs are executed to a tee.  Having a Suunto will help me know if im running too fast or too slow for a specific distance. It will also help me map out my runs and know where I went wrong or right.”

He is a Triathlete, Trail runner and Sprinter.

Notable athletic accomplishment:

  • 5k – 16:35     UAAP 2000
  • 10k – 35:02    UAAP 2001
  • 20k – 1:18      Milo Marathon 1999
  • 21k – 1:25      Puma Half Marathon
  • 42k – 3:40      Milo Marathon 2000
  • Standard Tri – 2:54 Subit 2012
  • 70.3               – 5:45 IM Phils 2013
  • Ironman        – 15:47 Bohol 226 2011

Karlo Pena

Karlo Pena

Kaloy’s dedication to training has earned him dependable performances in the events he joined including his first team time trial. He embodies the adage – “no pain, no gain” – as he loves training with much stronger athletes, thereby getting him stronger. He looks forward to a healthier and a more competitive 2014 season.

Kaloy has always had the love for sports. I’m aiming to get to the top 35% of my A-race this August. I’m more focused on my training now which also explains my selective race for the year. I want it to be systematic and accurate.

I need a reliable watch/comp that will enable me to log my trainings and track my performance easily and I believe Suunto will be able to help me with this.

He is a Triathlete, Trail runner and Runner.

Notable athletic accomplishment:

  • Strong finishes at the following races:
    • National Age Group Triathlon
    • Subic International Triathlon
    • UnilabTri United
    • Philippine Duathlon Series
    • Ironman 51.50 Philippines
    • Ironman 70.3 Philippines

Mark Mercado

Mark Mercado

Mark has immediately stepped up and proven his worth to do impressive races. This has been manifested in his sensational performance at one of his A-races last 2012. His positive outlook, warm personality combined and dedication to self-improvement make him one of the most admired members of the team.

Mark’s athletic goars are to be able to excel in the AG for all types of races — Tri, dua, run, trail runs, mtb races and ITT.  He aims to explore and experience different endurance sports as well as new adventure sports that are unique as well as challenging. He wants to inspire more people to do fitness through multi sports and to be an ambassador of fitness and good health.

“Suunto can definitely help me monitor all my trainings for each dicipline at any given level. It can provide me with data i need to improve my fitness level from day one till race day. Suunto will help me analyze my progress and will give me the psecific information needed as to what things i need to improve on it.”

He is a Triathlete, Trail runner, Cross country MTB rider, Runner.

Notable athletic accomplishments:

  • PR for 5 kms. = 21 mins
  • PR for 10 km = 44.36
  • PR for 15 km = 1:12
  • PR for 21 km = 1:47
  • PR for 42 km = 4:32
  • Pico de loro invitational tri 2012. 6th place AG
  • Done with IM distances. Times 226. In bohol. 2011-2012
  • Done with 2 IM 70.3. Camaur 2011 (5:58). cebu. 2013. (6:12)
  • Done with several olympic distances and long distance triathlon

Erick Guieb

Erick Guieb

Ericks’ competitive nature has made him one of the team’s top age group athlete. He is motivated in every aspect of his life – it made him to be determined to do well in sports, too. This guy has found the balance work, family and his passion for sports.i

He is a Skyrunner, Trail runner, Ultra marathoner, Adventure races, Triathlete.

Suunto can help me reach my athletic goals through Power meter reading and Movescount.

Notable athletic accomplishments:

  • Red Cross Million Volunteer 5k run – 1st place
  • Clark DIY duathlon – 2nd place
  • Tri United 1 (standard) – 2nd (age group)
  • MangoMan Tri (standard) – 4th place
  • TNF100 22k run – 5th place
  • Merrell Adventure Run 10k – 5th place
  • Yellow Cab DIY race 60k – 10th place
  • Sctex duathlon – 3rd (age group)

Bong Patrimonio

Bong Patrimonio

Bong is one of the pillars of the team. He is an active military serviceman and currently assigned to command a battalion in Mindanao. But his assignments do not get in the way of his passion for endurance racing. He continuously encourages enlisted men and women to live an active and healthy lifestyle by way of cycling and running. A veteran of the most rigorous races in the country, he always finishes strong, ahead more that 80% of the field.

One of his athletic goals is to beat his PR in the coming IM 70.3.

He is a Triathlete, Trail runner and Runner.

Suunto can help me achieve my athletic goals by equipping us with a performance watch for various sports, we will be able to monitor our pace and progress.

Notable athletic accomplishments:

  •  NAGT sprint triathlon Los Banos Laguna 2009- 3rd place 40-45 age group
  • POCARI Sweat Duathlon 2012- 1st place-45-49 age group
  • Powerade Duathlon 2010 Clark Pampanga – 3rd place 40-45 age group
  • Best PR
    • IM70.3 –  6:07
    • 42K – 4:02
    • 32K – 2:59
    • 21K – 1:45
    • 10K – 48 mins
    • Duathlon 6K-30K-4K- 1:52

Aloys Mendoza

Aloys Mendoza

Aloy’s powerful performances will again be unleashed in the 2014 season as he is slated to be an additional asset in the executive cycling circuit. His cool and relaxed disposition has instantly endeared him to his teammates.

Quantifying his athletic goals,

  • Sub 3 in Standard Triathlon
  • Sub 50 in a 10km Run

He is a Triathlete, Trail runner and Runner.

Suunto can help me by tracking my progress, particularly interested in HR training.

Notable athletic accomplishments:

  • Strong finish and Best PR
    • Triathlon – Half IM = 6:06 (IM 70.3)
    • Triathlon – Standard = 3:03 (Subit)
    • Run – 10km = 00:52 ()
    • Run – 21km = 1:59 (Condura)
    • Run – 42km = 4:35 (Condura)
    • Bike – 100km = 3:31 (SCTex)
    • Bike – 40km = 1:13 (PCL)

Emil Ancheta

Emil Ancheta

Emil’s indomitable spirit and easy going personality has made him a role model among his teammates. As it has been showcased during the course of the season, he is a universally recognized as one of the top all-around triathletes of the group. He is the team’s pride in swimming, and cycling, being one of the strongest.

For this season, Emil’s athletic goal is to train harder, join more races and to stay at the top of my age group to represent my team. He’s looking forward to beat his PR 5:53:35 overall time for upcoming 70.3 Ironman Cebu (Aug 2014)

He is a Triathlete, Trail runner and Ultra marathoner.

With Suunto, training will be easier by helping me monitor my training goals to reach my optimum level.

Notable athletic accomplishments:

  • Strong finish and Best PR
    • Mini Sprint =  0:09:45.00 0:30:27.00 0:16:17.00 Overall Time 0:56:29.00
    • Sprint = 0:22:40.0 – 0:42:54.0 – 0:27:42.0 Overall Time 1:33:16.0
    • Standard = 0:41:19 swim – 0:07:36 t1 – 1:40:39 bike – 0:02:14 t2 – 1:47:14 run: 4:19:0
    • Ironman 70.3 Camsur
    • PAU 50km May 9, 2010: Tanay, Rizal Rank 80 Time 7:49:49
    • P2P PAU 70K Run August 29, 2010: Pasuquin to Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte Rank 93 Time 12:13:23

Jeffrey Pineda

Jeffrey Pineda

Jeff’s winning and competitive attitude has charmed the team and made him the latest addition to the team. He shows passion and drive to excellence as observed in his improved race results. He continues to work hard on all disciplines to always perform at peak level.

Jeff’s athelic goal is to excel in his chosen sports and level up by learning a new adventure sport. He’s gunning for a faster time and no waste mileage.

He is a Triathlete, Trail runner, Runner and Sprinter.

Suunto can help me monitor my trainings and analyze my performance for better output via  PTE effect and internal traning session.

Notable athletic accomplishments:

  • Strong finish and Best PR
    • 6th place – Suibt International Marathon
    • Ironman 70.3
    • Tri United 1 and 2
    • Pico de Loro Tri
    • Asian Tri Championships
    • Century Tuna 5150

Bong Pimentel

Bong Pimentel

Bong is the other half of the duo who represent the team in  Hongkong. If other people collect toys as a hobby, Bong collects finisher’s medals and shirts. He tirelessly shuttles between Hongkong and Manila to represent the team in the biggest local races and has been very consistent in the his results; often finishing within the top 15% of his age group. Bong has been chosen as the Philippine flag bearer in the upcoming New York Marathon.

Bong’s athletic goal is to do a sub 11 for Ironman Melbourne and race TNF 100 in Hongkong.

He is a Triathlete, Trail runner and Runner.

 I find Suunto will equip me and provide necessary data in helping me perform well.

 Notable athletic accomplishments:

  • Strong finish and Best PR
    • 3rd place age group – Timex 226
    • New York marathon
    • Ironman Cebu 70.3
    • Century Tuna 5150
    • AsiaPak HK Olympic Tri
    • Chicago Olympic Tri

Jason Dela Rama

Jason Dela Rama

Jason is one of the team’s most physically gifted and mercurial members. He has proven time and again that he can efficiently harness both his mental and physical faculties as he can compete with the best out there. He has the most cumulative international exposure including a stint in Ironman Korea. He figures to have a breakout season in 2014 as the points of experience culled throughout the season are ingrained into his training and race strategy.

Jason’s goals are to learn, improve and excel in running and multisports. Quantifying his goals, he wants to reach the following:

  • Sub 46 minutes 10km
  • Sub 1:47 time in 21km

He is a Triathlete, Trail runner, Ultra marathoner, Advernture Racer.

Suunto can help me in my progression in swimming, biking, running by analyzing my performance for better efficiency.

Notable athletic accomplishments:

  •  Strong finish and Best PR
    • Super-tri series Grand final at lakeshore estates
    • Sprint tri enduro 1st place (30-39 age category)
    • 5km: Takbo Para Sa Pagbabago [January 16, 2010] 23mins
    • 10km: Rotary Run for Their Lives 10km [March 15, 2009] 46:04
    • 15km: The Happy Run [January 25, 2009] 1:14:48
    • 16km: 5th Octoberun Festival [October 4, 2009] 1:21:
    • 21km: The Condura Run Skyway Run for the Whale Sharks [March 22, 2009] 1:47
    • 32km: Rizal Day Run [Dec. 30, 2009] 3:01
    • 42km: Cebu City Marathon [January 10, 2010] 4:45
    • Subic International Triathlon [May 1, 2011]  3:01:14
    • Half-ironman: Whiterock Triathlon 2011 [October 1, 2011] 6:59:29
    • Pico de Loro Invitational Triathlon [March 31, 2012] 2:30

Janice Tanada

Janice Tanada

Janice has been very active in sports and races since 2006. She has been one of the female atheletes who have gone a long way in adventures sports and continues to achieve more athletic accomplishments in the future.

She is a triathlete, train runner, mountaineer, skyrunner.

Notable athletic accomplishments:

  • Extri Off raid triathlon – 1st place, age group
  • Tour of Matabungkay Road cycling race – 3rd place overall, female
  • Filinvest endurance race – 2nd place overall, mixed team category
  • Xterra Putik Pare Offroad duathlon – 3rd place overall, female
  • 7-11 Tour 700 Road cycling race – 11th place overall, female
  • Vuelta Dagupan road cycling race – 5th place overall, female
  • Timex 226 Ironman distance – 2nd place, overall, female

Timothy Joseph L. Isla

Timothy Joseph L. Isla

TJ is a triathlete, cyclist and a runner and has consistently performed well in his races as well as have podium finishes.  He also performed well as an adventure racer.

Notable athletic accomplishments:

  • 2010 National Age Group Triathlon, Standard Distance (1.5Kswim-40Kbike-10Krun),  Champion  Age group
  • 2009 Powerade Duathlon, Standard Distance (10Krun-40Kbike-5Krun), 3rd Place Age group Category
  • 2009 Extri Off-Road Sprint Triathlon, 2nd Place Age group Category
  • 2009 White Rock Triathlon, Half-Ironman Distance (2Kswim-90Kbike-21Krun), 2nd Place Age group Category
  • 2009 Cobra Ironman 70.3 (1.9Kswim-90Kbike-21Krun), Finisher, Camsur
  • 2007 White Rock Triathlon, Half-Ironman Distance (2Kswim-90Kbike-21Krun), 4th Place Age group Category
  • 2007 24-Hours Mountainbike, Team Nosebleed, Muntinlupa
  • 2007 Asian 02 Triathlon, Sprint Distance (800Mswim-20Kbike-5Krun) 5th Place Overall, Subic
  • 2006 Subic International Olympic Distance Triathlon (1.5Kswim-40Kbike-10Krun)
  • 2006 Manic Sunday Duathlon (5Krun-20Kbike-3Krun)
  • 2005 Extri Off-Road Sprint Triathlon, 2nd Place Age group Category
  • 2007 Habagat Urban Race: The Battle of Manila, 3rd Place Team Budget Racing
  • 2008 Soidawgz 8th Annual Ultimate Hat (Ultimate Frisbee), Champion Team member
  • 2006 Haribon Foundation’s Wild Manila 3: Adventure Racing through the Greens of the Metro, Metro Manila
  • 2006 Enduro San Mig Light Adventure Race – Manila Leg
  • 2005 Racing the Wind: World Wide Fund’s Great Outdoor Adventure Race
  • 2004 Enduro San Mig Light Adventure Race – Manila Leg
  • 1997 High Jump, Sothern Tagalog Regional Athletic Association Meet, Silver Medal

Races

Team Suunto Philippines participation in races include the following:

  • February  (Pilipinas Akyathon, Challenge Philippines)
  • March (Philippine Duathlon, Eagleride Duathlon, Pinoy Fitness Sub 1 Challenge, Ironman 70.3 Melbourne, Cuidades Tierra Series, Xterra Philippines, Ilocos Tri)
  • April (Salomon Xtrail, Mangoman, Subit, SBR.ph Aquaman, Xterra Great Ocean Road)
  • May (TNF, Nuvali Duathlon, Four Lakes 100, Philippine Duathlon, 3rd Amcham Scholarun) – Ambit 2/2R/2S familiarization
  • June (5150 Subic, Philippine National Games Traithlon, Ocho ocho 220 km Ultra Marathon Tabuelan, Cebu) – Training Camp
  • July (Tri United 2, NAGT Leg 2, Milo Marathon Eliminations)
  • August (Ironman 70.3 Cebu, UTMB, Philippine Duathlon) Ambit 2/2R/2S familiarization
  • September (Ironman Langkawi, 5150 Bohol, Unilab Sctex Duathlon)
  • October (Climbathon, Kota Kinabalu, Tour of Matabungkay, Tri United 3, Philippine Duathlon, Run United) – Training Camp
  • November (Clark Mayamit 50 miles, BGC Cycle Philippines)
  • December (Pilipinas Akyaton, Iron Hearts 21K duathlon, Rizal Day Run)
  • January (Fat Ass Ultra Marathon, CIHM)
  • February (Challenge Philippines)

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100 Responses to Suunto to Conquer New Territories With Team Suunto Philippines

  1. Eng Tinkham

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