Elite FEU athletes rule PTT Run for Clean Energy
September 27, 2018
A PAIR of elite runners from the Far Eastern University stamped their class in the PTT Run for Clean Energy Year 2 held last Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Grounds in Pasay City.
Evelou Abutas and Joneza Mie Sustituedo ruled the 10K divisions of the advocacy run aimed at promoting the call for clean energy in our streets, work and homes.
The 21-year-old Abutas, a silver medalist in the 3k steeplechase and bronze winner of the 5,000-meters in the University Athletic Association, quashed the challenge of running circuit veterans Jujet de Asis (33:40) and Carlito Fantiliaga (33:44) with his winning time of 33:34.
On the other hand, the 19-year-old Sustituedo, who burst into the athletic scene six years ago as a barefoot runner in the Palarong Pambansa and has won numerous running tournaments since then, topped the distaff side with a time of 35:30 in beating Mitch Manila (35:40) and Matet Borin (35:46).
The 10k winners received cash prizes, medals, PTT jackets and gift packs from the sponsors.
The starting line during the 5K Run gun start
“We are elated no end that you have joined us in this advocacy promoting clean energy,” PTT Marketing Director Thitiroj Rergsumran told the energetic crowd that was entertained no end by the mini-concert put up by Yela, Dottie’s World and the Cahlio Band of Probinsiyano actor Lester Llansang, courtesy of the Wish 107.5 Bus that was parked just beside the stage.
The second year of the PTT Run, which drew 3,120 registered runners, was backed by PTT Lubricants, Cafe Amazon, Wish 107.5, Chris Sports, Milcu, Leslie’s Corp., ChloRelief, Lubie, Coca-Cola, La Filipina, Emilio Aguinaldo College, Maynilad, Herbalife, Vegemore, Science in Sport, Medicard Foundation, Ripples Daily, Gold Seas, Maynilad, Business Mirror and Business Mirror Health and Fitness Magazine, Village Connect, Philippine School of Business Administration, Mariano Marcos High School Batch ’91, PH Dragon Boat Paddlers and St. Dominic College.
Other winners were Robert Tala, Christian Capitanes and Dale Bunagan in the 5k male, and Lady Katindig, Berna Chua and Kathrine Enes in the 5k female division.
Part of the proceeds of the run will be donated for the environmental programs of the PTT Philippines Foundation, which for years have been leading the efforts to preserve and protect the environment through its various CSR projects such as Sibol, Re-Greening the Marikina Watershed, Gas Up for a Tree and Bakajuan, among others.
Crowd mill around the stage and the Wish 107.5 Bus during the mini concert.