Last July 11, 2017 I join triathlon with a cause for this time. Our registration fee for this event is 100% goes to the CHD kids patients in Cebu City. Congenital Heart Disease/Defect kids needs operation to prolong life. Thanks to Dr. Robert “Obet” Capatoy my team mate in TriZur (Triathlon Zamboanga Del Sur) who sponsor my registration fee.
Doc Obet told me lets join this event to help kids with CHD and i can also experience the swim course in Mactan Newton Beach beside the Shangrila beach resort which is the swim course area for the upcoming IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines.
IRONMAN Philippines in Cebu is the most awaited triathlon event for all triathletes in country because they said its a Disneyland triathlon destination and a very festive event.
Day 1. Friday ( June 9, 2017)
Day 2. June 10, 2017 – Saturday
Day 3: June 11, 2017 – Sunday
Ready for transition
JJ my new triathlete friend and a former mountaineer
Panikian Island is located in the southernmost tip of Zamboanga del Sur. This beautiful island is uninhabited by people and is untainted by human hands. The beaches with crystal clear waters create a stunning image that can only be described as heavenly.
10 Commandments in Panikian Island
Avoid disturbing nesting female turtles.
Leave nest, eggs and hatching undisturbed.
Turn off light that shine on beach (between May 1st to October 31st)
Observe cleanliness. Garbage is bad for the turtles and other marine animals.
Take you everything you brought to the island back home. (All trash and garbage)
Stay away from an identified nesting sites with or without installed signage for at least 5 meters.
Do not ride on the turtle, pull her flippers, turn over turtle, jump on her or injure her physically.
Do not build campfires, shine bright torches on the beach at night or on the nesting turtle.
Do not take any action for empty egg shells, or exposed, unhatched eggs. Violators subject to fines and imprisonment as stipulated in Republic Act No. 9417 (Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act) and Republic Act 8550 (Fisheries Code of 1998)
Do the right thing. Help a safer environment for all sea turtles and other marine animals. Report weak, sick, or injured sea turtles and/or any marine animals or even violators by calling MENRO Pitogo at 0912-400-4853
I call it the battle of Mactan in Cobra IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines.
I under estimate this race. I told myself that this is an endurance race and yes i have it in my body system but i have no proper training and it turns out i got a cut off time during the 90km bike leg and turns to DNF (did not finish)
Thank God i survive the 1.9km struggling swim. According to the report there are more than 100 participants did not survive for the 70 minutes cut of time for 1.9km swim due to sea current.