At The Freeman newspaper today, this article was written by the Dean of Cebu Running, Raffy Uytiepo… CEBU – It’s all systems go for the 2nd Cebu Sinulog Half – Marathon that fires off on January 17 at the Asiatown IT Park. After deliberating whether to move the race, due to time constraints, the Cebu Executive Runners Club, organizers of the race decided to stick with the same week as the Sinulog Festival in order to give out-of-towners a chance to witness the world – class festival. The race is sanctioned by the Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association (PATAFA). Cebu’s marathon queen Leszl Gitaruelas and Davao’s top runner Elmer Bartolo are the defending champions with a clocking of 1 hour 28 minutes and 21 seconds and 1 hour, 10 minutes and 20.65 seconds respectively. This year’s field will be tougher with former Milo Marathon national record holder Cresenciano Sabal and Zamboanga’s Mary Grace Delos Santos confirming their participation. Bartolo and Gitaruelas will likewise defend their titles… To read the full article, click here.