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  • A Runner’s Journey from TAF Club to Aquathlons and Beyond

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    It is not every day we witness a girl’s journey from the TAF Club to winning athletic competitions. Coming from a not-so-active lifestyle, Sarah originally took up recreational running around 8 years ago to keep fit. Being encouraged by her weight loss and craving a challenge, Sarah decided to race competitively by joining the NUS…

  • Marathon Reflections: Teacher for an Overconfident Runner

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    “The marathon is not to be underestimated,” I thought to myself as I half-walked and half-jogged the 42.195km of the Sundown Marathon 2013. It was my first ever marathon and I was exhilarated. However, my training spoke otherwise. The longest training run I had only stretched to 20km, which is insufficient if I am training…

  • Thoughts from a first-time marathoner: Flashback Perth City to Surf 2012

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    For someone who has never enjoyed running as a kid and always had trouble passing NAPFA 2.4km in school, I probably was not thinking straight when I signed up for a full marathon – that’s a whopping 42.195km, 17 times the 2.4km run! To up the stakes, the race was not to be done in…

  • What Running Has Taught Me: Paralleled with Life’s Lessons

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    The famed Eric Liddell was quoted in the Oscar-winning film, Chariots of Fire, “When I run, I feel God’s pleasure”. To which I always say, when I run, I learn perseverance. I haven’t always been a runner. But when I picked it up some years ago, I found that there were many life lessons to…

  • Gold Coast Marathon 2012: Run Down Under to Run Down your Personal Best

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    I was given the opportunity to run the Gold Coast Marathon, courtesy of a competition run by Men’s Health Singapore Magazine. Gold Coast was my third marathon of which the previous two had also been done overseas. Although it was not my first time running overseas, I knew the Gold Coast Marathon has something special…