When Jinoe Gavan created the Takbo.ph website focusing on the Manila running scene less than a year ago, little did he know that the enthusiasm he cultivated for the sport had grown by leaps and bounds, creating a large running community which boasts an active membership of 2,000+ members, exchanging views on training, diet and nutrition, racing, running gears, health and injuries, including the running “disease”… addiction.
It has ingested the information and popularity of local running blogs and websites and disseminated it into one complete portal with its introduction of race schedules, downloading of application forms, news, announcement of group runs and most importantly, the interactive forum where the majority of runners converge and share their thoughts and ideas on anything about running.
Almost one year has passed and it was time for Jinoe to reminisce all the wonderful developments that transpired for the year that was 2008. He’s now giving credit to the members, bloggers and the visitors for all their contribution to the site by way of a YEARBOOK (Takbo.ph 2008 Yearbook), a compilation of all the events, discussions, viewpoints and instructions, which are mostly meritorious, informative or just out rightly funny. The yearbook is available as a PDF file for download, available here:
Cut from the yearbook, here’s a page that illustrates the resolution of one certified running addict. 🙂
Takbo.ph in 2008, even in its infancy, has earned its birthright and will continue to remain an authoritative voice of what’s happening in the local running scene in the years ahead. It marks its auspicious entry in uniting the running community, thereby creating a solid entity in its quest to give enjoyment to the sport.