Interviews

  • Looking for a Hero in 2015? Look No Further than Frank Chong

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    He’s neither the tallest nor the heftiest runner on the Malaysia marathon scene, but Frank Chong Wei Siong’s countenance is as tall as Mount Kinabalu, the nation’s highest peak. If you’re looking to be inspired, you couldn’t find a better role model than Frank as you look forward to a new year of health and…

  • Karen Siah: A Top Fitness Coach for All Seasons!

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    Karen Siah is the embodiment of femininity, beauty and grace, but this fitness coach takes no prisoners when it comes to training clients. Blame her drive and dedication on her parents! They adapted to her “tomboy” lifestyle when it became clear that she preferred rugged activity over “girly girl” dolls. Karen admits to being a…

  • Marlina Ibrahim: This Malaysian Running Mum Deserves A Multi-Tasking Medal!

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    Marlina or Lina likes to think of herself as a typical young Malaysian mum, but she is nothing of the sort! Her life and schedule are literally and figuratively played out on the fast track as the energetic woman manages to set new multi-tasking standards by filling each day to the brim. Does she complain?…

  • Poon Zi Li and Rachel See: Singapore’s Power Running Couple is Heading to Boston!

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    Zi Li pretty much defines the term “healthy living”. Not just an accomplished runner, the secondary school Physical Education teacher enjoys dragon boating and is also known as the “chin up king”, performing 41 chin ups at the Army Half Marathon earlier this year! His wife Rachel See is a dedicated civil servant who originally…

  • No Pain, No Gain? Let Wendy Lee Solve Your Running Injury Problem!

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    What hurts worse? Your neck, shoulder, Achilles tendon, hamstrings, rotator cuff or quadriceps? Maybe you suffer from tennis elbow or gastrocnemius. Can one therapy solution be found for so many types of aches and pains? Happily, the answer is yes if you put yourself into the capable hands of sports therapist Wendy Lee. Her Sports…

  • Yoga and Running: How Angeline Yeo Finds True Bliss by Combining the Two

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    Angeline Yeo is a “girly girl”. Her heart melts at the sight of roses. Sounds of raindrops on tin roofs are enough to induce bliss. But don’t let Angeline’s feminine side fool you into thinking she’s one dimensional. Far from it. Angeline’s self-love and acceptance journey belies the 22 years she’s been on this earth,…

  • Abdul Thaslim: Talented Footballer and CareRunner is Always Open to New Challenges

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    By day, Abdul Thaslim is your average student at Queensway Secondary. But when the sun sets, the spritely 16-year-old heads onto the track and field as part of SportCares’ CareRunners running team and Saturday Night Lights (SNL) football team. A relative newcomer to running, Abdul Thaslim was starting defender for the SNL team, who managed…

  • Morning Greeters Run Circles of Smiles around Singaporeans

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    When the editors of the Singapore Business Review published nicknames given to annoying office colleagues, they included “Gloomo”, the stereotypical staffer who’s so negative that his unofficial job seems to be dashing everyone else’s collective spirits. Happily, you won’t find a single Gloomo among the members of the Morning Greeters, an informal group whose mission…

  • Simon and Rachel: Running Gave This Wonderful Couple a Second Chance at Life

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    Simon and Rachel are what you would call a picture-perfect married couple. Simon, an officer in the Singapore Armed Forces, and Rachel, a General Manager in a public listed company, both enjoyed fulfilling careers and shared a blissfully married life together. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse in 2012, when Rachel started to…

  • True Confessions of Deborah Koh, Singaporean Ultramarathon Addict!

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    It’s great to watch fit, toned, mentally-focused ultramarathon runners in person, but until you understand what motivates these remarkable athletes, you have only got of half the picture. RunSociety wish to introduce you to Deborah Koh, a take-no-prisoners ultramarathon runner who makes no apologies for her addiction. RS: Running ultramarathons seems exhausting; why not just…

  • Fang Jianyong Finds the Perfect Mix of Endurance and Explosive Strength

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    24 year old Singaporean athlete Fang Jianyong discovered his athletic streak over 10 years ago when he was selected as a sprinter for an inter-primary school meet. His passion for running blossomed since then, and today, the Banking and Finance student from the Singapore Institute of Management is now a Singapore national athlete, specialising in…