Each race is a different story and TRI-Factor also had its share of different stories. From the chase of the podium to the feel good story of newly minted triathletes, TRI-Factor has been true to its purpose of providing a venue for new and progressive athletes get into the Swim, Bike and Run lifestyle.
The Stories of TRI-Factor PH
TRI-Factor Asian Championship Series at the Camsur Watersports Complex in Camarines Sur last May 26 and 27, 2018 had gave memorable experience and moments for the participating triathletes. With an environment that was friendly to newbie triathletes as well as the challenge and the nostalgia of the Camsur course, which was among the first triathlon courses, for experienced triathletes. TRI-Factor Ph also shared some triathlon insights to the audience from Elvin Ting, co-founder of Tri-factor and manager director of organizing Orange Room Pte Ltd. The finish line also gave the winning moment for all the participants in the race.
The Camsur hosted TRI-Factor PH was the third leg of this year’s Asian Series. The event and the athletes provided school supplies and slippers to over 200 indigent kids under the Race to Give program of Sanctband of One of A Kind Marketing, the marketing arm of Tri-factor in the Philippines.
Billy Biag flashed superb form and dominated the long distance triathlon with a time of 3:19:04.4 to rule the grueling 1.5km swim-60km bike-15km run event, beating Renel Brecenio (3:27:05.9) by almost eight minutes while Anthony Llaguno III timed 3:50:30 to place third overall in the long distance triathlon.
Mark Malolot ruled the Standard Distance of 1.5km swim-40km bike-10km run in 2:27:31, foiling Jade Albar, who clocked 2:31:09 while Ryan Laurino placed third overall in 2:38:43 followed by Edgar Cabalero (2:46:37) and Ricky Busran (2:51:59) in the event.
TRI-Factor was also a feel-good stories for freshly minted triathletes. The event had a Freshman Distance of 200 meters Swim, 10 Km Bike and 2 Kilometer run and it also had a kid-friendly distance of 100 meters Swim, 5 km Bike and 1 Km Ride. This provided an opportunity for a lot of people outside the triathlon community looking inside to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
One story worth noting was that of Miss Earth Air 2016 Michelle Gomez who had a 45 day journey from zero to hero. She had minimal athletic background but with the help of her Coach Angelo Lozada and support from Chapter 2 bike, Michelle was able to have a good finish on her first triathlon race. Michelle is even raring to do more.
This is what TRI-Factor is all about being a venue for newbies to enter the field.