Interviews

  • 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….

  • Running Blind: Wai Yee Dreams Big

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    Wai Yee and her six friends are running in the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore in December. They’re a bit nervous. Not because they’re blind, but because this is their first big running event and most of them just started running regularly a few months ago. But they’re keen, and have been training hard with their…

  • Become the King of the Road with Yoga

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    As the race date draws near, most runners must be stepping up their training programme to achieve peak race performance. It is, however, important to remember that we can only become “Kings” of the road, if we stay injury-free. A good way to prevent injury and also improve overall performance is to practice Yoga. To…

  • Kami Semick: Distance is Just a Number

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    What would you do for adventure? That distinct feeling of discovery rarely comes to the average Joe. It is fresh, clear and utterly undeniable. Kami Semick, winner of 2009 World Cup 100k, knows this more than any. The mother of one breathes the life of a trail seeker. Kami Semick, like many of us, found…