Runfest 2010: Takbo.ph’ Fun Celebration of Running & Friendships

It was quite apparent from the very start that this is going to be a special celebration.  Takbo.ph, the largest running community in the Philippines, is  celebrating its 2nd year anniversary. So, what do you expect?

With Que most graciously offering to accommodate our late registration entry when I told her we weren’t able to sign-up, we were able to witness the fun, laughter and camaraderie the Takbo, ph community is known for.   I ran 10k with my good friend Melody while Jun served as our official photographer.  It was a well-organized race and a great celebration of running and friendships!  Everyone was clearly having fun and contributing to make the event a memorable one.

I gained a friend there myself,  runner Oyet, positioned right behind me at the corral, asked if i was The Pink Sole.  Surprised as i was being called that, i muttered a “huh? oh yeah.” haha  We had a good chat and some picture-taking (Oyet, if you’re reading this, please send me our pic so i can post here :)) Very happy to learn my marathon experience inspired one other runner.  Run on Oyet! (i hope i got your name spelled right.)

I had a happy run on the mostly flat course, interspersed with happy volunteers shouting cheers to the runners.  Happy to run with Mel again and happy to see good running friends Mark and Tiffin Parco at the finish line.

To Jinoe and Que and the entire Takbo.ph community, congratulations and happy 2nd anniversary! Keep up the spirit!  Good job everyone!

Here’s my contribution as official photographer for the pink sole… as always.

mark and tiffin parco waits for gunstart in front

Mariel and good friend Melody before entering the corral

view from the back of the pack as 10k runners await race start

mel and mariel blending well with their black outfits. good thing they were wearing striking pink and orange caps or i might have a hard time spotting them. oh, and there's nora, the golden girl, too.

Coach Rio graced the event and helped award the winners

mark parco didn't miss the celebrations

of course, tiffin parco wouldn't be left behind. 😉

one U-turn away

Pink Sole almost at the finish

Melody pushes to the finish

Per and Dennis finishing together. Couple PR?

As I did not run this one and gave way to our friend Mel who wanted to run with Mariel, i was able to observe almost the entirety of the event.  It was festive and fun,  a fitting 2nd year anniversary celebration for Takbo.ph.  Congratulations!

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8 Responses to “Runfest 2010: Takbo.ph’ Fun Celebration of Running & Friendships”


  1. 1 Jinoe August 5, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Thanks Solemates for joining us in the celebration. More to running. More to friendships.

  2. 3 dennis August 5, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    thanks for the pic! 🙂

  3. 5 m8parco August 5, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    It was great to see friends and to finally run a race again.

    Regards mark & tiffin

  4. 6 thesolemates August 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    great to see you guys! misyah both!

  5. 7 jazzrunner August 6, 2010 at 6:35 am

    Hi Mariel/Jun–we had a great time as well and indeed, a celebration of running and friendships! See you at the races soon!:-)


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