Last May 13, 2015 at Dusit Thani Manila, Regent, the leading snack manufacturing in the Philippines, joins the growing triathlon community as it stages the inaugural Regent 5150 Triathlon on June 7 with a crack international field vying for top honors in Subic Bay.
Top Aussie pros Casey Munro, Justin Granger, Clayton Fettell, Belinda Granger, Dimity Lee-Duke annd Thai Carole Fuchs head the foreign entries in the 1.5-km swim, 40-km bike and 10-km run event which serves as Regent’s answer to triathletes who love to do short-distance but challenging races in a world-class production setup.
“In our aim to support Filipino’s changing lifestyles and needs, Regent Foods started to focus in promoting a balanced routine through our participation in fun run events. Over the past years, we have seen triathlon evolve as a fast-growing sport. We are truly proud to be part in supporting the triathlon community with the Regent 5150 event, “ said Ricky See, President and CEO of Regent Foods.
Spearheading the local challenge are elite triathletes Banjo Norte, Jenny Rose Guerrero, LC Langit while celebrities Kim Atienza, Matteo Guidicelli, Victor Basa and Onemig Bondoc have also signed up to spice up the event.
The event also serves as the tune-up for the Cobra Ironman 70.3 set in Cebu in August with the Regent 5150 featuring a challenging 1.5-km one-loop, rectangular, clockwise swim at the waters of the Subic Bay Boardwalk, a 40-km point-to-point bike ride to the Subic International Airport, heading to IDESS up to Tarlac Road and head back to Transition 2 in Remy Field.
The 10-km run will start from Transition 2 in Remy Field and then head on to the first turn around in Dewey Ave. then head back to Remy Field and then go to Rizal Highway entering Argonaut Highway for the second turn around and then back to Remy Field.
“We commend Regent Foods for joining the ever-growing list of backers of this popular three-sport athletic competition. With a talent-laden international field, we expect a world-class competition since the event also serves as a fitting tune-up for those competing in the Ironman,” said Wilfred Uytengsu, president of the organizing Sunrise Events Inc., which also handles the Ironman and the Ironkids and the Safeguard 5150 triathlon.