Faculty Win Run, Bike Competitions
Three Silliman University faculty have shown that determination and practice can produce a winning combination by edging out their competitors in their age brackets in two national competitions on November 21 as part of the invitational athletic events in celebration of the fiesta.
Mr. Cobbie Palm, an instructor at the Divinity School, won the 12th National Sandurot Mountain Bike Race in the Golden Boys category, held along the Dumaguete-Valencia highway; Prof. Irma Faith Pal, a faculty at the College of Mass Communication, won the 10.5 kilometer quarter marathon for the 40-49 age category; while coach Mr. Dionesio Pinero of the Physical Education department, won 10th place in the 10.5 kilometer quarter marathon for the 30-39 category.
The race course in the bike race was a grueling 35-kilometer mix of terrain where Mr. Palm registered to conquer.Earlier that day at 5:30 AM, a Howitzer cannon sounded the start of the Dumaguete Adventure Marathon where Prof. Pal had registered to compete in the 10.5 kilometer race. The race launched out from Robinsons Mall in the direction of Freedom Park, continuing on to Rovira Street, and up toward Pulangtubig, before turning back toward the finish line at Robinsons. (Carlo Santiago)