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SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon To Intensify Runners’ Experience This Year

by On Apr 4, 2018

Training programmes for different running categories will be introduced to runners.

SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon To Intensify Runners' Experience

Vigorous training activities will be introduced for different running categories which include lead-up runs, fitness talks, fun workouts, and an all-new Soldier Strong Coaching Programme by The Singapore Army.

A range of pre-race training programmes that was customised for different distances will be featured to ensure that participants across all categories will be well prepared for the SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon 2018. Programmes that will be open for the participants will include recreational activities as well as coaching workshops planned by the Singapore Army's Centre of Excellence for Soldier Performance (CESP).

Colonel (COL) (NS) Simon Lim, Chairman of the SSBR & AHM 2018 organising committee and Director of National Service Affairs, Ministry of Defence, said:

After a successful Silver Jubilee edition of the event last year, we want to go even further in enhancing the positive experience for national servicemen and their families. The comprehensive range of training programmes introduced this year for runners across all categories is geared towards providing more opportunities for them to improve their fitness, enhance their performance and bond with their NS (National Service) buddies, families and friends. As one of the largest running events in Singapore, we want to actively engage participants both through these programmes and through sharing of invaluable insights on our social media platforms to help them in their fitness journey and to provide them with a holistic training experience.

SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon To Intensify Runners' Experience

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Soldier Strong Coaching Programme

For the first time, the SSBR & AHM 2018 will be providing coaching workshops by the Singapore Army's CESP in order to help half-marathoners in their fitness regime. Participants can sign up for the coaching session after signing up for the run and only limited capacity is available for each session.

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CESP was set up as part of the Singapore Army's Soldier Strong efforts and the Soldier Strong campaign goal is to flourish soldiers into becoming physically strong, mentally resilient, and adaptive through key performance areas.

Using the knowledge that was applied in military training, the CESP came up with a programme where participants will get to learn about injury mitigation, running preparation, periodisation, resistance training, running psychology, and nutrition and hydration over the six sessions.

SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon To Intensify Runners' Experience

Photo Credit: SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon

Lead-up Runs

Those participating in the SAFRA 10km race together with those participating in the 21km Army Half Marathon can look forward to enhancing their endurance levels by taking part in lead-up runs that will progressively increase in distance with each session. Leading the runs that are range from 6km to 22km will be the members of the SAFRA Running Club. The run will begin from various SAFRA clubs around the island.

SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon To Intensify Runners' Experience

Photo Credit: SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon

Fitness Talks

There will be two fitness talk open to long distance runners to provide them with information about the dos and don'ts when preparing for the race. There will also be tips given on how families can keep fit together.

SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon To Intensify Runners' Experience

Photo Credit: SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon

Fun Workouts

There is also a more leisure workout like Zumba, Piloxing and Dance Party sessions for participants who are looking for a relaxing and not so intense workout.

Are you ready to participate and be a part of the SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon 2018?

Lee Nah is a sports enthusiast who enjoys playing different kind of sports like floorball, hockey and even soccer! She personally believes in life long learning and self-development.

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