Becoming ‘a Runner’
One of our Elite Ambassadors, Ian Deeth, will run his debut marathon in the Gold Coast, Queensland on 2 July. Lots of people make their marathon debuts every year, but Ian’s journey is somewhat unique; he has quite literally progressed through the entire spectrum of athletic distances, starting in his late teens as an indoor 60-metres specialist before moving up to his favoured distance of 400 metres, at which he earned international honours for Scotland and Great Britain in the Under-23 category. In his late 30s, Ian began his endurance journey in order to improve his proficiency in Obstacle Course...
RDRC Interview with John Chua
Masters track and field athlete John Chua has represented Singapore internationally many times in age group sprints, as well as the long jump. In June he and three other Singapore athletes traveled to Tampere, Finland to compete in the World Masters Athletics Championships, where John made his international debut in both the 80-metres and 300-metres hurdles. This World Championships marked the first time that four Singaporeans reached the finals of their respective events, and John reached the finals in both his races in the 75+ age group. We caught up with him after his return to Singapore. RDRC: You came...
RDRC Interview with Stella Tsui and PS Sim
The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run (WSER) is the world’s oldest 100-mile (160.9 kilometres) trail race, starting in Olympic Valley, California, near the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, and ending further west in Auburn, California. Competitors climb more than 18,000 feet (5,486 meters) and descend nearly 23,000 feet (7,010 meters), dealing with high altitude (over 2,600 meters) at the start, and blazing temperatures during the second half of the course. Reuben Cheang was the first Singaporean to finish Western States, in 2019, and within 26 minutes of each other, on the morning of 26th June, Stella Tsui and Sim...
A Zurich Marathon 2022 Experience by Derek Li
If You Want to Run Fast, You Have to Train Fast
In 2017, U.S. ultrarunner Camille Herron shattered the 100-mile world record by over an hour, completing the distance in 12 hours 42 minutes 40 seconds. Last month, at the U.S. 100 Mile Road Championships, she broke her own world record, finishing in 12:41:11, a time that placed her first overall, ahead of the top male runner by almost 30 minutes.When she started competing in ultramarathons (any distance longer than the 42.195 kilometers of a marathon) in 2015, Herron was already a pedigreed marathon runner. She had qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials three times, and had been a high school...
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