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Runners Inspirational Stories

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When Life Hands You Watermelons …

The Gold Coast Airport Marathon is seriously just around the corner. There’s really not many more weeks left till I board the plane to the Gold Coast again. Training for me has only really just got into gear, what with […]

Kyoto Marathon 2016 Race Report + + +

Boy this is along overdue post and I still have 2 more to catch up with. I have to admit, this wasn’t “the race” I was looking for in Japan, I was hoping for Tokyo Marathon which is celebrating its […]

Top 10 Marathons Worth Traveling For

Top 10 Marathons Worth Traveling For Forbes Travel Guide Discover the most outstanding places Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Hayley Bosch Hayley Bosch, Contributor Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images If you’re going to set a big goal like […]

Muang Thai Chiang Mai Marathon 2014: Race Review

The Chiang Mai Marathon was a race signed up on a whim right after the Gold Coast Airport Marathon. The wife mentioned about it in passing and Jamie also suggested the Chiang Mai marathon, I jumped right on board. Being […]

Allianz Pacesetters 4 x 3km 2014 : Race Report

The Allianz Pacesetters 4 x 3km run was not something I initially planned to run. An invite by Wan Yew Leong, the race director, looking for runners to run for a few corporate entries under the Kiwanis Corporate Challenge category […]

Starlight Ultra 84K: Race Review

Right up to this very minute, I have no idea why I even signed up for the Penang Starlight Ultra. Since I need to blame someone for the pain I’m feeling in every inch of my body, I’ll just blame […]

Yusaini Yunus : I Found Myself In Running

I never thought that running could change one’s lifestyle and the way of thinking until I faced it myself. So, my story starts at the age of 30, being a father of two kids. Weighing at 110kg with a height […]

Anas Annuar : Different country. Different weather. Same appetite.

“If you are prepared to adapt, you can transform”. That was what Harry Hart told Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin in the movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service as he persuaded Eggsy to become one of the Kingsman. Having lived most of my […]

Dylan Teo : I don’t stop when I’m tired. I only stop when I’M DONE!

NEVER GIVE UP!!! Run & Run! Don’t Stop when you’re Tired, Stop when you’re Done!! My name is Dylan Teo, 27 years old. I been running for 3 years since 2011 and my first Run was in the Energizer Night […]

Nick Phillips : My International Debut

Surreal. One word that I would best use to describe my experience at the Gold Coast Airport Marathon 2014. Remember that word cos you’ll hear it more than once throughout this post. A word of warning for those one or […]

Chai Quan Yew : I Run To Make A Difference In The Lives Of Children

“Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world”.- Nelson Mandela. This is the famous quote by the father of love and generosity of nation. He remained in the hearts of everyone because of his […]

James Willis : Running on Old Legs

At school I was pretty much into every sport there was to be played, I represented my school at Rugby, Basketball, Badminton, Swimming, Diving and Cricket but running was just too energetic. I was twelve and it was the annual […]


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