Delos Reyes, Ganzon top Alviera duathlon


    JOEY Delos Reyes and former national duathlon champion Alexandra Ganzon ruled the Alviera Bike King Duathlon held recently at Alviera in Porac, Pampanga.

    Delos Reyes, who topped the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Bike King Duathlon series, finished the long distance 6K run, 60K bike and 4j run in 2 hours, 13 minutes and 20 seconds to rule Male 30-34 age-group. Male 25-29 contestants Jarwyn Banatao and Cipriane John Topia crossed the finish line next in 2:16: 02 and 2:16:03, respectively.

    Delos Reyes said he and teammate paced each other during the bike leg on the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway until that teammate suffered a flat tire. After that, Delos Reyes maintained his lead until the end in the event supported by Alviera, NLEX-SCTEX Metro Pacific Tollways, Standard Insurance, official timing partner Garmin, Smart, and Hydration partners Pocari Sweat and Sip Purified Water.

    Ganzon easily topped the Female 30-34 category in 2:34:40.

    For the sprint distance contests, the fastest males were 20-29 champion Reymart Songo (1:14:45), 15-19 champion Irienold Reig, Jr. (1:14:50) and 15-19 second placer Richard Anson Navo (1:15:27).

    The fastest sprint females were 15-19 champion Erica Bulatao (1:30:54), 40-49 champion Bic Ferreria (1:37:33) and 20-29 champion Aira Lourdes Lopez (1:39:56).

    The other champions of the long distance and sprint distances can be found at the event’s page at the official website of organizer Bike King.

    “We are happy that even though Alviera is located quite far away from Metro Manila, a lot of participants invited by Bike King arrived and went on to race and have a good time,” said Alviera Estate Manager Aris Pangilinan.

    Pangilinan and Jenny Chico of NLEX-SCTEX graced the awards rites.

    Close to 500 participants joined the event hosted by Alviera, an 1,800-hectare sustainable estate by Ayala Land and Leonio Land that features a diverse mix of residential dwellings, commercial districts, industrial parks, institutions and leisure facilities located close to the Porac exit of the SCTEX.