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SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon 2017 Results

by On Aug 20, 2017

Participants salute to honour national servicemen at SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon.

SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon 2017 Results

Over 41,000 participants joined the nation in saluting past and present national servicemen for their contributions in defending Singapore at the SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon (SSBR & AHM) on Sunday morning, 20 August.

Runners participated in a special salute segment before being flagged off at Esplanade Bridge. The event which commemorates 50 years of National Service (NS50) and also celebrates its 25th edition this year.

The event was hosted by Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence Mr Ong Ye Kung, who flagged off the NS50 Team Run and the SAFRA 5km Fun Run. Mr Ong is also the President of SAFRA.

Introduced this year to encourage past and present Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Operationally Ready National Servicemen (NSmen) to reunite and rekindle the close camaraderie forged during their NS days, the new NS50 Team Run category attracted over 2,500 participants who ran 5km in teams of 10 runners each, clocking a total distance of 50km per team to mark NS50.

SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon 2017 Results

The 21km AHM Men’s was won by Mr Melvin Wong with a timing of 1 hour 16 minutes 25 seconds. Three hundred SAFRA Running Club members also participated in the 21km AHM and the group gathered in an NS50 formation after the run to pay tribute to past and present national servicemen with a salute.

SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon 2017 Results

21km Winner Melvin Wong (right): Melvin Wong, 33, was the fastest Singaporean for the 21km Army Half Marathon this Sunday, 20 August 2017.

Name Time
21km OPEN MENS
James Barmasai 1h 07m 20s
Joseph Mwangi Ngare 1h 07m 43s
Mhuru Joh Muiruri 1h 08m 53s
21km AHM MENS
Melvin Wong 1h 16m 25s
Prashan D. Silva M.P 1h 17m 41s
Banjanmin Quek Wei Jian 1h 19m 15s
21km AHM MENS MASTERS
Ku Seow Wee 1h 26m 22s
Ning Wenlong 1h 30m 25s
Sim Jann Yeu 1h 31m 27s
10km OPEN MENS
Lel Kipchirchir 32m 04s
James Maregu 32m 28s
Onsare Wilson Ombui 33m 31s
10km AHM MENS
Jeevaneesh 33m 33s
Nabin Parajuli 34m 04s
Marcus Ong 34m 16s
10km MENS MASTERS
Jason Ong Wei Kok 40m 01s
Ron H Siow Hung Woo 40m 07s
Lee Chong Guan 41m 21s
21km OPEN WOMENS
Edinah Jeruto 1h 18m 33s
Esther Wambui Karimi 1h 19m 05s
Caroline Kigen 1h 30m 59s
21km AHM WOMENS
Elaine Young 1h 37m 24s
Chan Gin Ni 1h 49m 33s
Abigail SIm E Xuan 1h 54m 25s
21km AHM WOMENS MASTERS
Evelyn Lek 1h 52m 32s
Tan En Jie Celine 1h 55m 01s
Patricia Lee 1h 55m 08s
10km OPEN WOMENS
Margaret Njuguna 36m 03s
Isabela Jemurgor 38m 11s
Bronwyn 40m 45s
10km AHM WOMENS
Christie Han 49m 57s
Katie 50m 30s
Adeline Yap 51m 57s
10km WOMENS MASTER
Ting Poh Liang 1h 04m 37s
Samantha Chen Xiuqing 1h 12m 37s
Koh Chew Yian 1h 13m 58s
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For the full race results, visit here.

A Glimpse of Singapore’s Unique NS Experience

For the first time in SSBR & AHM, The families of NSmen were given a chance to try out the various exercises used by the Army to train strong soldiers. Located at the Padang, the Soldier Strong booth allowed parents and children to test their strength and endurance while trying the 5-ton tyre flip, battle rope and sandbell lift.

SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon 2017 Results

Tyre Flip Father and Son: Father and son duo flipping a tyre at the Soldier Strong booth at the SAFRA Singapore Bay Run and Army Half Marathon, Sunday 20 August 2017.

The Army’s professional instructors and EnergyOne gym’s fitness trainers were present to provide an in-depth explanation on the Army Soldier Strong training. Families also had the opportunity to get a taste of the field rations that national servicemen eat when they are on outfield training exercises. There were also other fun-filled activities such as the Wipe-out. The Music & Drama Company entertained participants with a series of NS50 songs.

SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon 2017 Results

Families for life: A three-generation family is all smiles after taking part in this year’s Families for Life 800m challenge.
(From left to right) Mdm Chan Yin Ho, Toh En Yi and Toh Eng Keong.

The SSBR & AHM is jointly organised by SAFRA and the Army to promote fitness and bonding among SAF active servicemen, NSmen and their families.

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