Hello World! We are the Runroo Team, a bunch of crazed runners from Cebu who’ve gotten so addicted to running, that we’ve decided to make a site about it.
- Joseph Alquisola, 4-1 Runner
- Armie Garde, Warat Runner
- Odina Abellana, MP3 Runner
- Paolo Lim, Silent Jogger
- Jean Armeza
- Rose Buenconsejo
- Mark John Buenconsejo
- Jimbo Cortes
- Frederick Baa, the Official Photographer
- Rose Marie Flores
- Eleador Roperos
- Maria Lorena Berdin
- Leah Doris Doria, Purpose Driven Runner
- Stacey Kay Cardoso
- Jade Abellana
- Karen Cadiz
- Vissuelo A. Rebojo
We’ve always wanted to inspire people to start and maintain an active lifestyle through running — few of the many reasons why WE are also into running. We created runroo.com to serve these purposes.
HOW WE STARTED
August 6, 2011. Five newbie runners – Odina, Joseph, Paolo, Jean and Armie– started a journey everybody else thought was crazy and impossible. The First Five had traveled around Cebu on foot; and named the Saturday-Sunday craze as Tour de Cebu (TDC). The group was also first named as “Runnroo” (often mispronounced).
The first members of Runroo at Kilometer 0 in Cebu City, Philippines
The successful run-tour around Cebu was supported by��Mark John Buenconsejo, who was later influenced by his wife, Rose Buenconsejo (the first RunRoo recruit), to start running with the group.
Rose, the first person inspired by Runroo to start running, is now an Ultramarathon Runner
The group started at Kilometer O located in front of the Cebu Capitol building, and finished there four months after — with more cool people already joining.
The RunRoo members at the KM 0 marker in front of the Cebu Provincial Building, the start and finish point of Tour de Cebu 2011 – the run-tour around Cebu province on foot.
So yeah, all of us in the team were once beginners, and most of us now are active members of Cebu’s running community. We all have inspired one another to start running, and now, we want to inspire YOU.
Cliche this may sound but this is true – running has changed our lives in many positive ways. Let running change yours, and allow us to be part of the process and help you in our little ways.
All right, that’s enough talking, let’s get out the door and start running!