Pic 1 -Chen Ming Ming wearing the no 8 number tag, posing with her friends.
Chen Ming Ming joined Flexifitness a few months back. Over time, I have seen Chen Ming Ming, 31, having very good cadence in running, naturally. She improved that more over time. However, there are some trouble spots which, I believe will bring out excellence in her in time to come as long she stays consistent in training.
With improvement to do in some of the physical components, I believe that she will be able to come in top 6, maybe even top 3 in the coming Stanchart 2013. This is my observation. I notice that she is very talented and if these physical components get corrected, for example technique in running for a good running economy, her performance will see the 'sky is the limit' effect.
She has done 3hr 59min in Gold Coast Marathon 2012, where at the same race Ashley Liew did 2hr 35min 40sec. Over time, she ran in the Singapore Marathon this year doing a 4hr 01sec. For all the races, that I have run in Singapore, in the past, I realise that I could run 10min or faster in overseas races, where the temperature is much cooler and the humidity is lower. Hence, my prediction is that she is capable of doing a 3hr 50min, currently, and she is capable of getting faster over time.
For this year, yesterday, while I was doing my own 61.2km run in MacRitchie Reservoir, I realised that Ming Ming was doing very well in the MR 25 Ultramarathon race, which is from 7am to 7pm. Flexifitness athletes were impressed with Ming Ming's performance and cheered her on during the race, especially towards the last portion of the race. Flexifitness is very happy to have an athlete like Ming Ming who shows courage and determination and to do the best even though she could have run 7 rounds to come in second position. Let us listen to her upcoming interview, where from 8th position, last year, she emerged 2nd , yesterday, Women's Open doing 83.4km altogether.