Interviews

  • Thomas Picard: Run 40,000KM? No Problem!

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    It takes someone special to wake up one day and decide, “Hey, I’m going to run the circumference of the Earth”! That’s exactly what Thomas Picard decided to do back in 1991. That’s a jaw dropping 25,000 miles, or 40,233KM! A single father with with four children, this plucky American National has lived in Asia…

  • Sim Yan Lin Sets Her Running Sights Down Under

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    Sim Yan Lin is your bubbly girl-next-door who works as an executive assistant. Yam (her nickname) took up running as a way to shed some pounds, but she soon found a group of die-hard runners to train with. One thing led to another, and Yam completed her first full marathon 3 years ago. But she…

  • Climbing High With Suzanne Walsham

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    Suzanne Walsham is one tenacious lady. She’s won the Empire State Building Run Up five times (with her most recent one in February 2014). Locally, she’s been the women’s champion for the Swissotel Vertical Marathon for an astounding eight times! RunSociety catches up with her to talk about how she found her love for tower…

  • Wong Hoong Wei: Absolute Determination To Go The Distance

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    A husband, and a proud father to two beautiful young girls aged four and six, Hoong Wei was an enthusiastic basketball player in his younger days. He played for the National University of Singapore as an undergraduate, and continued for a few years after that in the National Basketball League. But it was only through…

  • Going the Ultra Marathon Distance with Jenny Huang

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    A mother of 2 children, Jenny Huang manages to juggle her time effectively; raising her children, having a job, while finding time to train. Jenny’s efforts paid off, and she emerged as women’s champion at the Sundown Ultra Marathon 2013, finishing the 100km distance in 10 hours 38 minutes. She was the only female runner…

  • The Journey To Olympic Glory: An Interview With Allyson Felix

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    World Champion and multiple Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix is in Singapore to cheer on runners at We Run SG 2013. She was at Raffles City on Saturday morning for a meet-up with aspiring young local runners from the Singapore Sports School. For a shining talent with 4 Olympic Gold medals under her belt, Allyson…

  • Age Is Not An Excuse: 83 Year Old Grandfather Trains for His 93rd Marathon

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    Being a regular marathoner for almost 3 decades, many people will be surprised to learn that Chan Meng Hui only started running seriously when he was 54, what many people consider their “twilight” years. Since then, Mr. Chan has clocked up some serious mileage, with 92 marathons completed under his belt. The energetic grandfather is…

  • Finding Life In Running: Interview with Melvin Wong

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    Being the first Singaporean to win a medal for the adidas King Of The Road 2012 race, coming in 8th at Powerman 2009 (Elite) and several 1st places in various duathlon and triathlon, you might think this athlete’s got his whole childhood revolved around running and swimming. But data analyst, Melvin Wong, had humble beginnings….

  • Interview with Marie Purvis, Master Trainer, Nike

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    This trainer loves Christmas lights, trains six days a week, and will take you to the next level. A firm believer of full body functional training, Marie Purvis encourages a diverse training programme to help athletes get better, faster and stronger. RunSociety had the amazing opportunity to find out more about her and asked her…

  • Running To Help Children Smile

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    Born with a cleft lip, Mike Cheong knows what it’s like to be the butt of people’s jokes. The 29 year old public relations consultant is grateful for his family’s financial and emotional support to help him through numerous procedures when he was a child. He tells Our Better World that many cleft lip kids…

  • Sky Khoo: Going Beyond Competing

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    Sky Khoo is your runner’s runner, with multiple races under his belt and a determination to keep going faster. This year, he’s using his Standard Chartered Marathon run to help the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He tells Our Better World why running is not always about competing, and explains how running principles apply to life in general….