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Warm up well to do better, runners told at ST Run clinic

Published on Aug 3, 2014 2:21 PM
Singapore's top female marathoner Anne Qi Hui showing Arnel Villamin, 49, and other runners how to warm up, as national head coach Ghana Segaran observes. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Two bananas - that was all it took to knock Eric Aubry out of his stride.

But as he struggled with a stitch with a quarter of the 8km route to go, he found an extra gear thanks to the encouragement of those around him.

"That's the good thing about training in a group," the bank manager, 41, later said. "If I had been alone, I probably wouldn't have been able to push myself."

The French native was one of 60 participants in the first of three running clinics organised for those who have signed up for the half- marathon at The Straits Times Run at the Hub on Sept 28.

Leading the way at Bedok Reservoir yesterday were Singapore's top female marathoner Anne Qi Hui and national head coach for distance running Ghana Segaran.

Over the course of the 90-minute session, the pair shared tips on pre-race preparation, warming up and staying motivated.

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Background story


Clinic No. 2

Date: Aug 23, 7.30am

Venue: Tebing Lane, Punggol

Capacity: 100 runners

Distance: 12km led by Team FatBird pacers

Registration: Started

Clinic No. 3

Date: Sept 13, 7.30am

Venue: Singapore Sports Hub

Capacity: 100 runners

Distance: 15km led by Team FatBird pacers

Registration: Details to be announced


  • These clinics are open only to those who have signed up for the half-marathon.
  • The first 100 to sign up at www.straitstimesrun.com will get to take part.