I was visiting some local online news sites recently and was quite surprised by the number of running articles I read.
Well, it's not quite what I and other runners would perhaps want to see, but to get to read something about our sport quite a bit regularly in some sites is already something in this basketball- and boxing-crazy country.
It shows that running is alive and well in these parts.
It is definitely alive and will in Cebu as one story on the 2009 Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. (DSOS) 10K Run shows. Almost 500 runners competed in the event which offered P200,000 in prizes.
And then, there's the story on the Crocs Prepair to Run at the Mall of Asia. More than 1,000 runners showed up despite the steady downpour to help raise funds for WE International Philippines, a nongovernmental organization that helps the children of Smokey Mountain.
Runners are not only crazy enough to do what they love to do best even in the pouring rain. They are a kind-hearted bunch, too.
Now, isn't that good publicity?