Free talks, race clinics in countdown to ST Run

ELM medals await runners: ST Run in the City 2016 participants who complete their respective races will each receive a medal made by Eng Leong Medallic (ELM) Industries. ELM also created medals for the ST Run at the Hub and the SEA Games in Singapore
ELM medals await runners: ST Run in the City 2016 participants who complete their respective races will each receive a medal made by Eng Leong Medallic (ELM) Industries. ELM also created medals for the ST Run at the Hub and the SEA Games in Singapore last year. Finishers will also receive a finisher's T-shirt by New Balance. PHOTO: ELM MEDALLIST

Running clinics and talks by doctors from Mount Elizabeth hospitals are just some of the pre-race events The Straits Times Run in the City participants can look forward to as the countdown to the May 22 event begins.

Starting this Saturday to May 7, registered participants of the ST Run 2016 can sign up free for any of the clinics, subject to availability.

Doctors from Mount Elizabeth hospitals will kick off the month- long programme of talks and runs. This Saturday, doctors Leon Foo and Kannan Kaliyaperumal will be talking about how runners can better prepare their joints for runs and the various types of injuries associated with running.

It will be the first of four talks (the rest will be held on April 16, April 30 and May 7) to be held at the Land Rover showroom at 45, Leng Kee Road. The talk will be from 2pm to 4.30pm and goodie bags with items from Land Rover and Mount Elizabeth hospitals will be given out.

Land Rover is the Official Car of the ST Run while Mount Elizabeth hospitals are the Official Healthcare Partner of the event.

Said Dr Tan Chyn Hong, an orthopaedic surgeon from Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital: "Running is becoming increasingly popular. And with so many people taking part in runs now, it is important that runners learn about common injuries and how to avoid them."

Those looking to clock some mileage before May 22 can join any of the three clinics organised by Running Department, the Official Pacers for ST Run 2016. The first clinic is an 8km run in the vicinity of the Singapore Sports Hub on April 16 at 7am. The remaining runs will be on April 23 and May 7.

Interested runners can register for any of the four talks and three running clinics at www.straitstimesrun.com

Registration for the ST Run in the City is still open. Sign up by tomorrow to stand a chance to be among the winners of over $12,000 worth of tickets to the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 03, 2016, with the headline 'Free talks, race clinics in countdown to ST Run'. Print Edition | Subscribe