Friday, January 23, 2015

An Interview With Ashley Liew on his New Orleans Marathon on 25th Jan 2015.

Ashley Liew and Lim Thow Wee- The pride of Team Flexifitness
By Rameshon
On 25th Jan, Ashley Liew will be running in the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon while Lim Thow Wee will be running in the Asian Marathon Championships in Hong Kong. Lim Thow Wee has a personal best time of 2hr 48min 49sec done in Paris Marathon 2014, while Ashley Liew did 2hr 35min 39sec in Chicago Marathon 2014, just recently. As the time is approaching for both of them to run in their own respective races, I realised that it would be good to do an interview.
Right now, I am with Ashley Liew in Spartanburg, South Carolina. We will soon travel to New Orleans tomorrow to collect the number tag, etc. Ashley and Thow Wee are just excited to run for Team Singapore. Both of them were very happy with the running vest.
As time is approaching to run the upcoming New Orleans Marathon, I have decided to do an interview for Ashley for the benefit of many who are aspiring to be a marathon runner in the future.
I am also hoping to do an interview Lim Thow Wee on his upcoming run in Hong Kong. If time permits, this will take place.
An Interview With Ashley
Why did you pick Chicago Marathon in year 2014?
To go for a good time while experiencing a legendary course.
Were you happy with the race timing?
I felt blessed to still hit a personal best despite running on a nasty blister from 23km onwards. Coach and I knew my fitness back then was faster than 2h35m39s.
What made you choose the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon 2015?
The Rock 'n' Roll series has a good reputation for organizing races well so I wanted to take advantage of that again, after my experience at the Virginia Beach Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon 2014. When Coach and I searched for Rock 'n' Roll races around this time of year that were not too far away from Sherman College of Chiropractic, New Orleans happened to be the best option.
What is your goal for this race?
A personal best of 2h 30m.
Any problem that you foresee in this race?
Crowd support will not be as massive at this race compared to many of my previous races, so I will have to draw more upon internal focus and motivation.
How is the weather going to be in New Orleans on 25th Jan, 2015?
Between 6 and 11 degrees Celsius on race morning.