Athletics Hall of Fame, Museum & Library

7 01 2009

While running alone at the Rizal High School Oval Track during the Holidays, I’ve been wondering if there is such thing as an Athletics Hall of Fame, Museum & Library in the Philippines. When I visited the office of PATAFA at the Rizal Stadium last year, I was sad to see the framed pictures of Lydia de Vega and Elma Muros winning in their respective athletic events placed on the walls of the said office without any semblance of orderliness and they are showing signs of fading. I thought that there should be an appropriate place for such memorabilias that show our history in Athletics and there should be a “system” to honor these athletes who had given honor & pride to the country in international competitions. I wonder if the other Sports Federations have also such facility where they can showcase their history and honor their top athletes in the past and in the present. Such an idea and observation had given me another project/program for this blog to dwell into.

Initially, I will be getting information on our past athletes on Athletics from the readers and from other runners who had knowledge on the history of Athletics to include road racing in the country.

If you have any information, please send them to my e-mail  address: jovie75@hotmail.com. Thanks for your support.


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8 01 2009
diyo68

Hi BR,
First, let me greet you a “Happy New Year”! I was introduced to your site by a friend(Tet Alberto from Baguio) who comes to run with me in the NYC marathon. I find your postings interesting and challenging especially in getting our people to running/jogging/walking or any other physical activity that will make us healthier and maybe extend our lives a little longer. The running community there in our Pinas is lucky to have you as an fine example, motivator and doing everything in your power to make things the way it should be. More power to you and God bless you.

I, too, am an avid 68 year young runner here in NJ for the past 15 years. I started running at 54 while I was a mail carrier of which I retired from. Prior to that, I retired from the S. Navy. Altho, I was into running in h/s & college

8 01 2009
diyo68

“sori” must have touched the send button,so cont’d….. in Baguio”56-’60), I was just a mediocre runner. Which reminds me, Alex Cabusora was our long distance runner then. He was really good. God bless him and may he rest in peace. So far, I’ve ran 40 marathons. Looking to see if I can come to participate in your Bataan Ultra marathon which should be an lifetime experience.

I left the Pinas before I was 20 so I’m afraid, I don’t any info on our running history. Any way, your idea of a Hall of Fame for athletics is great.

Keep up the good work and great things you are doing for our kababayan.
Written a long and broken comment so I had better sign off for now. Have a good day/night.

Your “Kabsat”,
D-U

8 01 2009
kingofpots

diyo, thanks for the nice comment and for being a regular visitor/reader of this blog. i am glad my blog have reached out to pinoys all over the world who loves running and other physical activities. my team will be going around the country to spread the benefits of running and at the same time trace the history of running in the country. your reminder abouut alex cabusora is already a nice start for us to make our research. thanks for your support and feel free to make comments to this blog. keep on running & stay healthy.

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