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My SCSM 2018 Journey

It started with an Impossible Dream

2016 - 5:34:35 2017 - 4:16:31 2018 - 3:34:46

Last year, when SEA Games Marathoner, Jasmine Goh told me to try for a Top 10 spot at the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM), I thought it was an absurd idea. Firstly, I was running leisurely. Secondly, I was nowhere near. However, that thought became a dream, a purpose, a goal, a drive and a challenge.
Training ensued until a turn of event in the second quarter of 2018 and I took a break. About a month before the Army Half Marathon (AHM) 2018, I was reminded of signing up for the race and contemplated dropping it. Double SEA Games and recently, Double National Champion, Soh Rui Yong offered to help me with my training. Hesitant initially as I did not want to impose on him, we somehow started working together.
I went to the race expecting at least a sub-2hr but achieved a 10min personal best instead. It boosted my confidence and motivation. Then, my group won the second prize at the Yellow Ribbon Run,…

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