#Runchat is an online Q&A Forum that allows runners from all walks of life to connect and share their trials and tribulations.
Early this week Craig and I got the opportunity to speak with David about his personal journey and how he and Scott linked up to create #Runchat.
#Runchat was started about three years ago when David and Scott came into contact through an online forum that was centered solely on fitness. At that time in the online world there was no sole place just centered on running. They decided to put their social media expertise together and create #runchat; a community where runners could go for nearly every question they have.
Medi-Dyne: What was your background in before you started runchat?
David: My background has always been in Communications and Business. I worked in the newspaper industry for 7 years; every job that I have had in my career I have dabbled in social media. I started blogging about running 2007 at runningbecauseican.com. I joined the twitter sphere in 2008. In some aspect I have always been linked in online and it is something that I thoroughly enjoy taking part in.
Medi-Dyne: When did you and Scott launch #runchat?
David: We launched #runchat in June of 2010. We originally kicked it off to be on Thursday nights. Thursdays were more social than anything and many people were not at home during the hour the forum was live. We took a survey and nearly every runner voted for Sunday night. We were sold; Sunday nights at 8 P.M. EST you can get all your running questions answered!
Medi-Dyne: What is the most rewarding thing to you with the success of #runchat?
David: What I find most rewarding is that Scott and I created a platform for runners to connect in a positive community. We see runners of all levels asking and answering questions. We have created a community where people are able to connect and help each other on their journeys and share the same experiences.
Medi-Dyne: What is something that many people do not know about you?
David: Most people do not know that Scott and I have been working together for 3 years; however in October was the first time we had met in person.
Medi-Dyne: In the future where do you see #runchat?
David: We would like to reach a larger audience with #runchat. We want to provide the forum to people who aren’t linked in yet, and give them that access to a positive running community where they can share their experiences.
Thank you David for taking the time to speak with Craig and I. We wish you, Scott, and #Runchat the best in the future. Check out #Runchat this Sunday at 8 P.M. EST to have all your running questions answered.
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