By Marcel Sng
Coach Ernest, 44, does 10km in 41min 20sec for 2014 POSB Race.
Ernest Wong would routinely run 35 mins for 10km in his prime. Now as a Coach at FlexiFitness, he still does respectable timings at races.
Ernest Wong at the POSB 10km run.
Ernest Wong did a 41 min 20 sec at the POSB Run last Sunday. He planned to follow the FlexiFitness team- FlexiFitness sent 2 Corporate Challenge teams- but had to slow down " I was with the the team till the 4km, but had to slow down at 5km as I had no training, I speed up at the 9km'
He is happy with his time as he is did not train much for this race. He felt good just running with the team. He is happy with the route, organisation and water points. I myself feel that this race was truly well organised. There were no blockages throughout the race, which is very rare in races organised in Singapore.
Back in his days, Ernest Wong was rather fast. He did a 35min 15sec for the Malacca 10k Run in 2000, and 16min 06sec for 5km in 1999, Japan. He was a competitor to Coach Rameshon in his yonger days.
Coach Ernest has a personal best time of 2hr 37min in Hong Kong marathon in year 2004.
Ernest has been injured for 3 years now. Although injured, he manages to do 1 hour runs 3-4 times a week and 400m workouts weekly. He has a relaxed mindset and will run his next race when he feels good.
Now, he is working as a coach in FlexiFitness running group and shares his vast training and running experiences to us.. He is very knowledgeable - athletes frequently go to him for advice. I myself like to hear his past experiences as a runner.