NEW CLARK CITY, CAPAS– In nearly ideal conditions with a drizzle of rain at the end of the course, the RLC Residences New Clark City Triathlon saw 700 triathletes take part in the biggest triathlon race in the world-class facilities of the National Government Administrative Center (NGAC) here in Capas, Tarlac on Sunday, September 25, 2022.
In the elite men’s group, Raymond Torio, competing in the NCC Tri Long, was the first to cross the line with an overall finishing time of 2:31:26 while in the elite women’s race, Rhia Stawicki tops honors with an overall finishing time of 2:36:03.
Coach Abe Tayag, one of GoClark’s event directors, expressed gratefulness to the triathletes and sponsors. According to him, “7 events in 6 months wouldn’t be possible without all your support.”
Perez teamed up with athletes from Go for Gold and they placed 2nd place in the all-male category of the relay competitions.
“I am also glad to have not failed my team in my 50-km bike with a time of 1:30:33. Congratulations to us for our 2nd runner-up finish at the RLC Residences New Clark City Triathlon!” said Perez in his Facebook post.
“The race is always well-organized, Jumbo and Abe [Tayag] actually host a very good race. We’ve been partnering with them for a while already,” said Vince Garcia, coach of the para-triathlete team and sole country distributor of Finis, a One Stop Shop for Swimwear and Swim Training Gear plus all related swim accessories.
For journalist Kara David, she encouraged women of all ages to get into an active lifestyle.
“It pays to be trained. It’s really mind over matter,” she said. She expressed her gratitude to Trimac Coaching for helping her prepare and finish the race.
“I’m 49 years old, to all the ladies out there, you can do it,” David, who is also the Chairperson of UP Diliman College of Mass Communication’s Journalism Department encouraged everyone to exercise and be physically active.