Event: St. Ignatius Run – July 13, 2014 (REGISTRATION OPEN! More info here >>!)
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Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu was and is home of some outstanding athletes of Cebu. With their upcoming St. Ignatius Run, let’s get to know some of them in a short Q & A.
Jun Barcenas. Father. Banker. Triathlete.
“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.”
Runroo: What is your fondest memory you have in Sacred Heart School?
I would say high school recollection. I got the chance to see the toughest of my classmates cry reading their “palancas.” Nakonsesya siguro kay mga maldito man kaayo (They must’ve felt guilty for all their mischief.).
(“Palancas” are letters from classmates.)
Runroo: One of the beneficiaries of Sacred Heart Alumni Association’s activities is rebuilding Yolanda affected areas. Being one of those early individuals who responded to Yolanda crisis, what kind of help do they still need most?
Permanent and proper shelter. To date, I believe most of them are still housed in what we call tent cities. The longer they stay there, the more they will be exposed to other natural disasters and diseases.
Runroo: During your rebuilding drive for Yolanda, what’s your most memorable moment?
Seeing Taclobanons, both young and old, smile when they saw us, not even minding the stench of death around them. That experience, I will never forget.
Runroo: Now let’s talk about triathlon. How did you get into triathlon?
How I got into triathlon was funny. It was because of the few bottles of beer that my friend and I were having that gave us the courage to register online in the first Ironman 70.3 held in Cebu 2 years ago. Everything then changed after that.
Runroo: Which discipline you are most confident, and which discipline you feel you need to improve most?
My biking is OK but I need to do more work on my run.
Runroo: How do you manage training and being a banker?
I always prioritize my means of living over the sport I love most.
Runroo: What does your typical weekly training schedule look like?
If time permitted, I train every morning from Tuesday to Thursday before I go to work. After work, when there are no meetings, I try to squeeze in a 30-minute swim before going home.
Long rides and runs have to be done only on weekends. If we have a seminar on a weekend, I have to forego practice.
Runroo: What are major races you are preparing this year?
Ironman 70.3 is on top of my list. Tabuelan 111 was also a major race for me.
Runroo: Now the most important question — what’s your bike setup?
Haha! I have 3 bikes. Which one? Hehehe
There will be an Alumni category in the upcoming St. Ignatius Run – July 13, 2014. Come and race with Jun Barcenas!
Register at any of the following:
Online: http://store.aktib.ph/shop (No additional web fees!)
* The Planet Sports – Active Zone, Ayala Center Cebu
* The Athletes Foot – Ground Floor, Ayala Center Cebu
* ADC/SHS students at the alumni office of Ateneo de Cebu
* Coffeecat, JP Morgan, IT Park
* Cebu Bionic Builder Supply Inc.. Magallanes branch
* Cebu Home & Builders, AS Fortuna
Get P50 discount at Athletes Talk 6 event at Chika-an this July 4, 2014 (6PM), more info here >>.
*All photos from Jun Barcenas files.