Get tips from Singapore's top distance runners in ST's Personal Best e-book

In conjunction with The Straits Times Run at the Hub race to be held at the Singapore Sports Hub on Sept 28, the paper has launched an e-book on its ST Star app called Personal Best. 
In conjunction with The Straits Times Run at the Hub race to be held at the Singapore Sports Hub on Sept 28, the paper has launched an e-book on its ST Star app called Personal Best. 

SINGAPORE - Running is one of the most popular sports among Singaporeans, with thousands of enthusiasts taking part in races around the island throughout the year.

In conjunction with The Straits Times Run at the Hub race to be held at the Singapore Sports Hub on Sept 28, the paper has launched an e-book on its ST Star app called Personal Best.

Launched today - when race participants can also collect their race packs - the e-book provides 10 types of tips for a runner to run a good race.

These range from choosing the right shoes and tapering to conserve energy before a race, to doing the right stretches and using the right gadgets to keep track of one's progress.

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These tips come from top runners, coaches and fitness experts in Singapore, such as SEA Games men's marathon gold medallist Mok Ying Ren, top female marathoner Anne Qi, and national distance running head coach Ghana Segaran.

For example, Mok shares the importance of pacing in distance running, while Qi advises on the right kind of food to have before racing.

Meanwhile, Ghana provides week-by-week training plans for beginners taking part in their first 5km race, and those intending to take on longer distances like the 42.195km marathon.

Hopefully, armed with these guides from the best runners in Singapore, a running enthusiast can find that extra bit in himself to achieve his personal best.