I’ve been a reader of this magazine since the 80s when this was being sold out at small magazine stands along Rizal Avenue near C.M. Recto and can be had for about P40.00 to P50.00 for the new issues. Of course, the only available edition then was the U.S. edition and getting a subscription to it was still new during that time.
Runners World (RW) is probably the premier source of running news, shoe reviews, training tips and an all go-to source of information for all levels of runners. It’s a very well-rounded magazine that touches on all bases including personal stories that inspires you to keep up with the sport and the tons of gear reviews which i can only drool and dream of having it in my closet.
Due to running’s popularity here in the country, Runners World has now opened a Philippine edition, one of 16 international editions available worldwide and is the very first in Asia. This is one great additional welcome for the local running community which complements the locally publicized Frontrunner and The Bullrunner Magazines.
The latest issue of RW-Philippines (Jan.-Mar 2012 issue) is well-packed with information that includes a training program for first time marathoners and a feature of the top running bloggers in the country which includes…ehem (clears throat), me! Cover photo are top triathlete couple, Noy and Amale Jopson.
Other bloggers featured are all friends in the running community and includes, Jaymie Pizarro (The Bullrunner), Dennis Ravanzo (Runningpinoy), Raul Patrick Concepcion (Runningshield), Noelle De Guzman (Kikayrunner), Vima Mendoza (Kulitrunner), Ginoe and Que Gavan (Takbo.ph) and Cheryl Golangco (littlerunningteacher). The photo shoot was done by Photo-Journalist Monica Barretto and make-up by Kats Del Rosario.
I was a bit nervous and apprehensive doing the photo-shoot as this would be the first time i’d be doing one. The presence of Bernice and Lorraine of Skechers (i wore their Skechers shoes) didn’t do much help to ease my tension but once i talked with Monica who was most re-assuring, it made things very smooth and relaxed.
At the end of this experience, i was a bit overwhelmed but grateful nevertheless to Monica, Kats and Team Runners World for the opportunity in gracing their pages. Thanks to Bernice also for the Skechers Liv and to all my partners in Rundezvous!
So buy your copies now!:-)