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Gordon Lim stumbles into surprise SEA Games marathon slot

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 recovery, Lim was ready to right his relationship with running

By |October 10th, 2019|SEA Games, Running|

Tia Rozario, the nerdiest jumper you’ll find around

Chinese dance is transferable to athletics, according to triple jump national record holder Tia Louise Rozario. No, that’s not a typo. Both activities require leaping and a sense of rhythm, which many coaches observed in Rozario. First when she breezed through the 100-metre trials in Nanyang Primary School, where she was scouted at least twice before she joined the team to accompany her best

By |September 2nd, 2019|Track and Field|

4 exercises to help you run faster

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, but also in distance running and team sports. “Most sports

By |August 28th, 2019|Running|

Steven Quek wrote the first marathon training book tailored to Singaporeans

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 levels. But not everything in the Western world can be

By |August 20th, 2019|Running|

Amidst a legal storm, Soh Rui Yong keeps his cool

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 organisations for lack of transparency). Soh made headlines daily since

4 things to look for before you invest in a run analysis

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 the increasingly saturated industry. So how do you know who

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