Never too old to start racing

It's how you plan, say duo who balance work and family duties to reap benefits of exercise

Age is just a number to these two women. Yvonne Chee (left) started running competitively at 37 about a year after giving birth, while Jenny Huang began at 35 to lose weight. Both have learnt to challenge themselves and move outside their comfort zon
Age is just a number to these two women. Yvonne Chee (above) started running competitively at 37 about a year after giving birth, while Jenny Huang began at 35 to lose weight. Both have learnt to challenge themselves and move outside their comfort zones.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE & NG SOR LUAN
Age is just a number to these two women. Yvonne Chee (left) started running competitively at 37 about a year after giving birth, while Jenny Huang began at 35 to lose weight. Both have learnt to challenge themselves and move outside their comfort zon
Age is just a number to these two women. Yvonne Chee started running competitively at 37 about a year after giving birth, while Jenny Huang (above) began at 35 to lose weight. Both have learnt to challenge themselves and move outside their comfort zones.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE & NG SOR LUAN

Little did Yvonne Chee know that a run to gauge her fitness 14 months postpartum would spark her passion for competitive running at the age of 37.

In 2016, she took part in The Performance Series 10km run and came in an unexpected seventh.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 30, 2019, with the headline 'Never too old to start racing'. Subscribe