Sprinter Shanti Pereira clocked 24.54sec in the 200m heats of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine on Friday.
And this comes one day after she became the first Singaporean woman to run a 100m under 12s. She’s headed for great things.
I was informed that this tumblr has officially turned 2 years old.
And while I’m quite flattered that it’s survived that long with a small, but devoted readership, I’m not exactly sure what to do with this tumblr in the near future.
The problem is, my world (especially my running world) has changed a lot since I started this tumblr. Back in 2011, this was a place to post all the good examples of what running should be, and it served as a visual reminder of the good, glorious days in school/ university of competition and striving for a very straightforward goal: to win.
Since 2011, a huge amount of things have changed (possibly for the better). My university team has splintered completely, and like my coach, they’ve moved on. I quit the local running club I joined because of a dispute over money. I’m no longer sponsored, no longer competing, and not extremely fit (work, family, travel to blame). I haven’t discovered that elusive connection between writing and running.
But on the other hand, it feels good running for running’s sake - without the threat of under-performance. My understanding of who’s a teammate has broadened extensively: fellow pacers, runners on the trail, friendly joggers. And, strangely, all my PBs have come after the end of all my structured training.
So the plan was to turn this tumblr into a log that reflects this personal experience, capturing the (mundane?) detail of everyday running in this tiny island of Singapore. The question now is: how am I going to do that?
And so, updates will probably be scarce and irregular. Still, for those who still read, I thank you for taking the time to plough through all the random photos and thoughts. The combined wisdom of many of your running-related tumblrs has been my second coach.
For those runners, keep up the pace. From a person who’s been thrust into the adult world and is still trying to navigate it, I can say that life is a long race. While it’s cool to run with the leaders, I believe it’s more important to find one’s own pace. And to admire the scenery.
LONDON/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The focus of the world’s gaze during the 2012 Olympics, athletics is now searching for a new title sponsor for its elite series of meetings just two weeks before the season
Whoever will end up replacing Samsung as the sponsor of the IAAF Diamond League will need to find a way to market athletics in Asia.
Because the truth is, outside of Europe and the U.S, there isn’t anyone in Asia willing to sponsor or follow a track/field/cross-country athlete. 90% of the runners and athletes in Asia are supported by the biggest, most reliable sponsor: their governments.
State girl Under-15 sprinter breaks 13-year-old national record KUCHING: State sprinter Norris Foo shocked the local athletics fraternity when she clocked a record breaking time of 11.87s..
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