I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the SBR.ph Tri Series — Aquaman, Duaman, Triman — because it has done so much to introduce newbies to multisport and also provides a fun outlet for the more senior triathletes to enjoy competing as well.
This year, the SBR.ph Tri Series has been recognized by the Department of Tourism as part of its sports tourism activities to invite fellow Filipinos and foreign athletes to discover and explore the country through sports. The dates and venues for the Tri Series are:
- Aquaman Aquathlon – 18 April 2018, Philsports Arena (formerly ULTRA)
- Duaman Duathlon – 20 May 2018, Nuvali
- Triman Triathlon – 17 June 2018, Fontana Clark
Also, this Saturday, the “Oscars of Philippine Triathlon” will be held at the Century City Mall event center as the SBR.ph Awards Night returns after a two-year sabbatical. Program starts at 8pm and this is open to all members of the triathlon community to attend: just RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.
Athletes have been campaigning for online votes to win awards such as Elite Triathlete of the Year, Duathlete of the Year, Age Group Triathlete of the Year, Youth Triathlete of the Year (Men and Women Division), Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, and SBR.ph Hall of Fame Class of 2017, among other awards.
The weekend also kicks off the SBR.ph Triathlon Expo at Century City Mall. Running for two days, the SBR Expo showcases items geared for a health-conscious person’s needs (and wants). It’s the perfect way to kickstart another year of triathlon training and racing. Don’t miss it!
Although I’ve taken an indefinite sabbatical from triathlon, it doesn’t mean I don’t get excited about the sport growing locally and triathlon getting recognition from the government. Kudos to SBR.ph for coming such a long way — and there’s more to come.