2018, 2019 Ran Away…

The Singapore Standard Chartered Marathon in December 2018 was a good run. I had my “cheat shoes” (those 4% faster shoes) and I was training well. I had probably covered over a thousand km with my running friend, Jing Song. Jing Song is relentless and intelligent. He decided to run his maiden marathon in Singapore…

Sub3 (拾3) part 3

(Read Sub3 part 1 here and Sub3 part 2 here) The Singapore marathon course is flat but being less than 200km from the equator, it extremely hot and humid. The Hong Kong course is hilly but cooler in the winter time. Both places are not known for fast times. One is my home court and…

Sub3 (拾3) part 1

Early December usually is a period of rest & relaxation. It is even more so in the last few years because the Singapore marathon always happens on the first Sunday of December. With some variation, runners typically ramp up their training to the maximum in volume and intensity until 2-3 weeks before the event and…

FlexiFitness Magic – Part 3

[Read Part 1 here] [Read Part 2 here] Lately there has been quite a bit of coverage in the Singapore media about a few runners trying to beat the 2:24:22 Singapore marathon record. This includes the record holder himself, our 50 year old FlexiFitness Coach, M. Rameshon…  but he is different.  IMHO, this increased interest…

FlexiFitness Magic – Part 2

[Read Part 1 of FlexiFitness Magic here.] [Read Part 3 here] We have a great team of people/runners at FlexiFitness. This year my goal is very clear – to re-attempt the Standard Chartered marathons in Singapore and Hong Kong. Singapore is home court whereas Hong Kong is my home town. Being able to perform at…

EuroCup 2016: Iceland surprised England

It has been a very interesting few days. The people of the island/country that once colonized all time zones of this world finally made up their minds and spoke out through their Brexit vote that they want to leave the European Union (EU)! They believe they would do better without being in the EU. England,…