Lacing up her first pair of race shoes at the age of 12, the spritely 26 year old Vanja Cnops already has well over a decade’s experience in running.
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A single father with with four children, this plucky American National has lived in Asia almost full-time since 1984 (17 years in Tokyo and 12 years in Singapore).
But what do you need to know, in order to be fully prepared for the race? That is why the race organisers have scheduled a sharing session on endurance running with Northface athlete, Sam McGrath on 23 April, at the HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok Auditorium.
Sim Yan Lin is your bubbly girl-next-door who works as an executive assistant. Yam (her nickname) took up running as a way to shed some pounds, but she soon found a group of die-hard runners to train with.
Suzanne Walsham is one tenacious lady. She’s won the Empire State Building Run Up five times (with her most recent one in February 2014). Locally, she’s been the women’s champion for the Swissotel Vertical Marathon for an astounding eight times!
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
A mother of 2 children, Jenny Huang manages 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 to place under 11 hours. More recently, she came in 6th in the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore Women’s Marathon Master Category.
Runner’s knee is also prevalent in many sports other than running, such as netball, basketball, fencing and badminton. About 2 in 10 of the athletes we treat suffer from runner’s knee as we deal mainly with national athletes from a large variety of sports.
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.
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 currently training for his 93rd marathon.
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.
The hype is not over yet. RunSociety caught up with the fun happenings at the Race Entry Pack Collection last Saturday. A carnival was held concurrently with the collection at Singapore Marina Square. Many expectant participants turned up with much awaited deals awaiting them at the booths set up by the kind sponsors. We even had a interview with multi-talented Ming Bridges.