By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA
The Philippine Impediment Sports activities Federation (POSF) could have a busy calendar this 12 months, what with numerous tournaments right here and overseas.
Amongst these are three inaugural occasions for ninja and OCR (Impediment Course Race) quick athletes that embrace the qualifying occasion for the Final Ninja Athletic Affiliation World Championship on March 4 to six on the Impediment Sports activities Manufacturing facility, and the Impediment Course Race (OCR) 400M and the OCR 800 on Could 14 to fifteen on the Vermosa Sports activities Hub in Imus, Cavite which additionally function qualifiers to the World Championships in Moscow, Russia late this 12 months.
The federation, headed by lawyer Alberto Agra, can be scheduled to host the primary Altitude OCR World Sequence in Mount Pulag, Cordilleras on March 25 to 27 following their athletes’ success final 12 months the place Elias Tabac and Sandi Abahan gained gold medals within the first World’s Highest OCR held in Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
That earned Tabac and Abahan berths to the Altitude OCR World Championships in Mount Everest, Nepal in November and the Altitude OCR World Finals in Mount Toubkal, Morocco in August.
The federation has additionally began its coaching season for nationwide athletes within the 5 disciplines as they gear up for future native and worldwide competitions.
Prolonged boot camps and coaching periods in Metro Manila, Baguio and the US are additionally lined up.
The federation can be taking a look at making an attempt Guinness World Information on the Philippine Open on April 9 to 10 in Pasig Metropolis the place athletes will search to interrupt the World Impediment data set by 2019 Southeast Asian Video games gold medalists Kevin Pascua and Rochelle Suarez within the males’s and girls’s, respectively, within the OCR 100m occasion.