Saturday, September 12, 2015

POSB RUN 2015 - 74 From Flexifitness Registered, highest in 4 years of participation

POSB RUN 2015 - 74 registered, the highest in 4 years so far. 

By Saranniya

We have been taking part in POSB RUN for the past 4 years, from 2011 until now. As I know, the POSB Run is done for charity and we in Flexifitness have been supporting it all the way from year 2011. This is one race that we do our best to raise money by registering as many runners from our group. 

In year 2011, My brother Yogaraj and sister Divya were the only ones who took part in the POSB race from Flexifitness and they ran for experience only. Divya took up running when she was primary 5. Over time, she has improved a lot in running, ever since. 

(left to right) Sathia (Mother of Divya and Yogaraj), Yogaraj, Coach Rameshon (has a pb of 31min 46sec for 10km race) and Divya


Right now, my sister is focusing her attention to walking and she is trained by Coach Kannan, Coach Rameshon taught Diyva walking first. After coming in 17th overall in this year's 1500m walk competition in the National Schools' Track nd Field Championships Finals for under 14 girls for secondary schools, Flexifitness has engaged Coach Kannan to improve her walking performance. Recently, she came in overall second in SAA Walk 2015 series for Women Open.

In year 2012 POSB Race, we had Ewan running in the race and his photo came out in the press. He has improved in swimming and he has been winning medals ever since.

Ewan Oh (2012 photo) with tag number 1066 will be running the POSB Run 2015


In terms of Flexifitness athletes taking part in POSB Run, number of our runners. racing has exceeded beyond expectation as a whole for Year 2015. In Year 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 our Flexifitness participants have been less than 50 although it was on a upward trend. For this year's race, as many athletes have joined our Flexifitness family, we decided to ask more to join us for the upcoming race.

Our number of runners went up to 74 as a whole and we are happy that we are doing this for charity and we know that we can earn some good karma in this, I hope.

However, for this year, the haze is back and the organisers have mentioned that they will cancel the race at 6 pm if the haze condition worsens. Right now, the organisers have mentioned that they will look at the haze condition at 5am and decide whether to carry on the race or to cancel the race tomorrow. The kids have 800m race and 1.2km race, for those under 12 and below. It will be exciting to see the men open and women open race tomorrow.

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