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Running for Personal Bests
Posted date: 04-Jul-2016

As a full-time working mother of two young children, busy work schedule and the duties of looking after the family took priority over sports and personal fitness for Wai Thing. It was only after her children grew older and became more independent that Wai Thing started to carve out more time for herself and worked her way back into establishing a fitness regime. Being a former school track and field athlete, Wai Thing naturally turned to running and started participating in races of shorter distances and gradually started to build up her strength and stamina.

 

Wai Thing (first row, 2nd from right) with the U Sports Running group

 

Feeling that joining a social running and fitness group would further help with motivation, she joined the U Sports running group in 2013 after looking it up on the internet, meeting other like-minded people who are committed to leading a fit and healthy lifestyle. Today, she is the Captain of U Sports Run @ One Marina Boulevard, helping to ensure that runners are well-prepared and well-looked after throughout the running sessions. Wai Thing is also undergoing training though the U Sports Pacer Programme, where she and other passionate lead runners are also being developed to pace U Sports runners at upcoming races. She uses her role as U Sports Lead Runner and Pacer, to motivate and encourage fellow runners to improve their timing or try for longer race distances.

 

Wai Thing (middle) acting as official pacer during Metta Charity Run

 

Wai Thing looks forward to using her role as U Sports Lead Runner and Pacer to continue to motivate and inspire others to lead a healthy lifestyle, she stated, “I got to discover new channels to enjoy a healthy lifestyle through sports and meet new friends along the way. I have recommended a few of my friends and colleagues to U Sports Running Interest Group and I hope to continue to share my knowledge and experiences in U Sports with new members so that they will be motivated to adopt a healthy lifestyle and reach their fitness goals.”

 

 

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