James Willis : Running on Old Legs

James Willis : Running on Old Legs

Article submitted by James Willis --------------------------------- At school I was pretty much into every sport there was to be played, I represented my school at Rugby, Basketball, Badminton, Swimming, Diving and Cricket but running was just too energetic. I was twelve and it was the annual school's 3 mile [4.8 km] cross country race, I along with a few more 'hurbuts' did the trot out and join in again when the runners are on the way back, clever little sod. Crossing the finish line my sports teacher, Mr. Pallaster, looked at me, tossed his head and said "what a waster, no guts". First I Read more...
Anas Annuar : Different country. Different weather. Same appetite.

Anas Annuar : Different country. Different weather. Same appetite.

“If you are prepared to adapt, you can transform”. That was what Harry Hart told Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin in the movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service as he persuaded Eggsy to become one of the Kingsman. Having lived most of my life in my homeland Malaysia, a tropical climate country with hot temperature and high humidity, it is a big challenge to start running in the cold and dry United Kingdom weather. The first obstacle is actually within myself. It took quite sometime for me to get out and battle the chilly and windy weather. My first run in Southampton was a short 5K run few days (read: more than a week) after I arrived. It was during autumn and the temperature was around 10˚C. During the run, I Read more...
Chai Quan Yew : I Run To Make A Difference In The Lives Of Children

Chai Quan Yew : I Run To Make A Difference In The Lives Of Children

Article submitted by Kent Ong --------------------------------- “Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world”.- Nelson Mandela. This is the famous quote by the father of love and generosity of nation. He remained in the hearts of everyone because of his dedication to the youth.  This is a part of educating and guiding the youth towards the right path of life. This quote is also a one way of showing children on becoming better people. Children are greater treasures of life. And that, through education, a better future awaits them. Nelson Mandela is conscious about the world that children Read more...
Duncan Chen : I’m Running to Free Children From Abuse

Duncan Chen : I'm Running to Free Children From Abuse

Article submitted by Kent Ong --------------------------------- Life has been difficult for Martha, a single mother who grew up in a miserable life in Tulid, Sabah. Her misery started when she was a child. Martha is a victim of sexual abuse. She was mentally, physically and sexually abused living in fear for so many years. Because of her silence, justice was not served to her. Years had passed, another misfortune happened to her after getting married to a husband who raped his own daughter. History repeats itself, the tragic experienced of Martha has happened again to her own daughter. This heartbreaking story awakens Duncan Chen, Read more...
Nick Phillips : My International Debut

Nick Phillips : My International Debut

Article submitted by Nick Phillips --------------------------------- Surreal. One word that I would best use to describe my experience at the Gold Coast Airport Marathon 2014. Remember that word cos you'll hear it more than once throughout this post. A word of warning for those one or two readers that I still have, make yourself a strong mug of coffee or a bowl of instant noodles cos this might be a long one. The Gold Coast Airport Marathon (GCAM) marks my first ever marathon away from home, a long way from home at that. I really didn't know what to expect once I signed up for it Read more...
Yusaini Yunus : I Found Myself In Running

Yusaini Yunus : I Found Myself In Running

I never thought that running could change one’s lifestyle and the way of thinking until I faced it myself. So, my story starts at the age of 30, being a father of two kids. Weighing at 110kg with a height of 167cm, I was considered fat and nearing obesity. To me, life after marriage means everything’s already good and that I wouldn't have the need to exercise nor practice a daily healthy diet, until one day I had to go through hours of excruciating pain on my left toe and sole. I was diagnosed with Gout. Doctor advised me to Read more...

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