“Don't be a pussy, you can take the pain,” Soh Rui Yong told himself as his left hamstring and quads started cramping up at the 30km mark during the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon. The national record holder held on to defend his top Singaporean title, finishing five minutes ahead of runner up Mohamed Iskandar.
For marathoner Serena Teoh, reaching the start line of the SEA Games this year was a stretch despite clocking a season’s best at the Tokyo Marathon. Diagnosed with a severe stress injury in July while preparing for a marathon in Finland, forced time off was not something Teoh needed, especially with the Games looming.
Impulse and marathons don’t usually belong in the same sentence. Marathons can become quite the devil after 30km because of that impulse you felt within the first 10km. “I feel great, let’s step up the pace!” But if you ask Alvin Loh Yuting how he stumbled into the marathon, it was impulse – and
The Sunshine Coast Marathon was just supposed to be a Boston qualifier (BQ) race for Gordon Lim. Sub-3 hours? That seemed achievable for someone who first transcended that barrier as a wide-eyed 20-year-old in his maiden marathon. But after four years of running himself into the ground because of lack of proper training and
Many distance runners ditch sprints training in favour of long runs and intervals. ‘Why do short-distance?’, you may ask. But inserting some sprints training may actually benefit you. Coach Alfred Sim, who trains the U20 women’s 4x100m relay team, agrees. Sim says that it plays a very important role in not just the sprints,
When was the last time you sought marathon training advice from a local source? If it wasn’t from your seasoned marathoning friends, it was probably from an international source, most probably from our Western friends. Jack Daniels has a running formula named after him. Runner’s World offers a few training plans for different ability
This isn't the first time that two-time SEA Games marathon champion Soh Rui Yong has courted controversy in the media spotlight. But it's the first time that the legal system has been involved, whether he's on the receiving end (over the validity of Ashley Liew's sportsmanship award) or the other (Soh is suing national
Let's face it. Run analyses aren't the cheapest around. But these analyses can go a long way in keeping those nagging injuries at bay, or even uncover why that seemingly chronic pain just won't go away. More people in the sports/healthcare field are incorporating gait analysis into their skillset to set themselves apart in
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
The road to the national record was anything but smooth for Soh Rui Yong. He first flirted with the previous record of 2 hours 24 minutes 22 seconds at the 2016 Chicago Marathon with his then PR of 2:24:55. At the 2018 Berlin Marathon, Soh slowed in the closing kilometres to finish seconds away from his