Monday, June 18, 2012

My Top 10 Reasons Why Takbo.ph / Jinoe Gavan is the GAME CHANGER


Learning that Takbo.ph is a finalist in the Globe Tatt Awards made me proud and happy.  Takbo.ph is more than just a blog.  For me, Takbo.ph is family.

Everything's still vivid to me the day I first met the gang in McDonald's Forbestown in 2009, for the Globe Run for Home route recon.  And that fateful day changed my life forever.

In my humble opinion, Jinoe Gavan (together with wife Que) of Takbo.ph is the Game Changer.  Here are 10 reasons why: 
    1.  Takbo.ph started in 2008 and was highly instrumental to the Philippine running boom since.
    2.  Successful in gathering runners of all levels to share their passion for running through its forum and shoutbox.
    I really miss that tiny box where runners hang out
    Image source:  fishydoc.blogspot.com
    3.  Its race calendar is very helpful to runners to plan their races (and to race organizers too).
    4.  Race results?  One would get it from Takbo.ph.
    5.  Great source of training and gear information.
    6.  Encouraged many to write/blog their running adventures (blogroll).
    7.  Inspired thousands to embrace running as a way of life.
    8.  Friendships were formed.  Relationships were strengthened.
    We became compadres because of Takbo.ph
    Photo courtesy of David Buban
    9.  Countless class pictures after running events.
    UP Ictus Run (Circa 2008)
    Photo source: runningpinoy.wordpress.com

    Takbo.ph Runfest (Circa 2010)
    Photo source: argonautquest.wordpress.com

    10.  More than 34,000 people like Takbo.ph on Facebook.

    Jinoe and Que, thank you very much for Takbo.ph.  Keep on doing things you do best.  Long live Takbo.ph!
    Si Chicks ni Manok at si Manokan Runner
    Vote for Takbo.ph/Jinoe Gavan.  Go to tattawards.com to vote!  You can vote every hour until June 20, 2012.

    2 comments:

    cybermumu,  June 18, 2012 at 10:56 PM  

    Very touching. "Takbo.ph is family." :)

    jazzrunner June 19, 2012 at 8:40 AM  

    Agree to all the reasons you stated! It deserves all our votes, 100%!

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