Vera Wah clinches first National Schools Cross Country title in her swan song

Since 2015, Vera Wah never finished outside the top three at the National Schools Cross Country Championship. Every time she made a run for the title, new rivals rose to the challenge. On Wednesday morning at Bedok Reservoir, well after 9 am under a blistering sun, Wah broke the tape first in the  'A' Division. She'd finally broken the curse. Wah earned double honours

Staff blog: Doing our part for the environment through sports

Even before founding Second Wind Nation, sports were powerful vehicles for my intentions. When I set a goal, maintaining fitness for example, at the end of the workout, I was one step closer to achieving it. Sometimes, when I had a key race, my entire lifestyle revolved around that single intention. But what if the intention is to be more eco-friendly? The connection between sports

From hospital bed to ‘A’ Division 800m champion

Close finishes aren’t a foreign concept to Phoebe Tay. In 2017, Tay held on to win her first 800-metre title just 0.06s ahead of the runner-up. On a cloudless Monday morning at Choa Chu Kang Stadium, that difference wasn’t quite as close – she won in 2:31.98, just 0.33s ahead of silver medalist Vera Wah. Nonetheless, it was the “most painful 100m” Tay had

From recreational multisport athlete to top-ranked half-marathoner

Even though Serena Teoh took up sports as an extracurricular for most of her school life, she never fully identified as an athlete. Ironic, considering that the 31-year-old recorded Singapore’s second-fastest half marathon time of 1 hour 22 minutes 7 seconds at the Gran Canaria Half Marathon in January. (Earlier reports listed Teoh as the unofficial half marathon record holder when she surpassed Mok

Claire Adorna and Kim Kilgroe aim to put Philippines on the map at Super League Triathlon

“Excited and nervous” is Claire Adorna’s mindset entering the Super League Triathlon this weekend. Kim Kilgroe is “scared sh*tless,” but she craves that level of pressure in her pursuit of improvement. Both Filipinos have the same goal: to reach at least the second stage on Saturday afternoon. Their race flags off at 3pm at ONEº15 Marina Cove. Saturday's Eliminator format is three stages of

By |February 22nd, 2019|Triathlon|

Nicholas Rachmadi revs up for Super League Triathlon

Two swim races, one track race and one multisport race later, Nicholas Rachmadi is ready for next week's Super League Triathlon. Rachmadi opened his multisport season at the Metasprint Aquathlon on Sunday morning at Palawan Beach. He faced a strong international contingent that consisted of Australian Rahul Jegatheva, the overall champion, and a group of British International School (Phuket) students who swept the 16-19-year-old

By |February 17th, 2019|Aquathlon|

Two Trebles and SEA Games qualifiers at 2019 IVP Track and Field

Ever since Ang Chen Xiang stepped onto the IVP scene in 2014, save the pulled hamstring in his first year, it has been title after title, record after record. The national record holder won his first gold in 2015 and has held a stranglehold on the title and meet record (14.39s) since. Ang has met the SEA Games nomination standard of 14.43s, and he

By |January 23rd, 2019|Running|