May 24, 2024

Siblings Azor Isaiah and Akyzxa Iza-kiela Tangalin have emerged the fastest runners in the male and female division of the 10-kilometer event of the Rotary Bankers Run 2023 held on weekend.

Azor Isaiah fi-nished the race in 41 minutes and 35 se-conds to top the men’s side while her sister Akyzxa clocked 50:47 to rule the distaff side of the event jointly organized by the Rotary Club of Baguio and the Baguio-Benguet Bankers Association.

BEHIND THE RACE — The success of weekend’s Rotary Bankers Run 2023 was attributed to the able organizers led by Monina Jao (4th from left), president of the Baguio-Benguet Bankers Association, Melan Ku Marquez, race director and Francis Morales, president of the Rotary Club of Baguio for 2022-2023. — Only in Baguio photo

Azor was followed by Chem Chensey Tatpi-ec at 42:47 and Jemart Apa-an at 43:41 while Akyzxa was tailed by Johonna Lubang 1:07:11 and Marween Corpuz at 1:09:18.

Rey Mark Quesada topped the premier 16-km. race at 1:02:38 followed by Hasan Loraña at 1:04:05 and John Chamorro at 1:05:28 while Leda Orpilla Ramos won the distaff side at 1:34:38 followed by Hilda Coycoyen at 1:46:53 and Nellie Casildo at 1:53:24.

The top three male finishers in the five-km. event were Lander Dionisio, Zak Gumaya, and Kurth Joshua Ladia while the top three female finishers were Angel Saysay, Maria Fe Sayaboc, and Jovy Anne Tangalin.

The top three male finishers in the three-km. event were Osborn Fangon, Jean Dheamlier Almoda, and Larry Bernardino while the distaff side finishers were Athe-na Gumaya, Loredel Marte, and Jocelyn Garcia.

The podium finishers in the kids three-km. event boys were Kian Lee Caronongan, Bryson Deang, and One Banal while the girls top finishers were Jannah Lorana, Jovie Yzeke Calisog, and Ava Banal. 

Funds raised in the event with Palace Avenue Baguio as the start and finish line will be used for the outreach programs of the organizers. – Harley F. Palangchao