Boston Marathon and World Marathon Majors: Check & Check!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015  |  Favorite Posts, Race Reports


I am a Boston Marathon finisher! It was both heaven and hell at the same time! The weather conditions were challenging. Think pouring rain, chilly headwind, and a temperature of 5 to 8 degrees through a hilly course wearing soaked socks and clothes. Eek! Yet, it was the best race ever! I gained a deeper admiration for all the strong and fast runners that qualify to run Boston every year and finally know for myself why Boston is one of the most prestigious races in the world.

FINISHRight after crossing the finish line of Boston Marathon

Finishing Boston Marathon also completes my goal of running all six World Marathon Majors: New York, Berlin, London, Tokyo, Chicago, and Boston.  It’s been an amazing journey and I thank all my sponsors for helping me achieve this.  Thank you to Gatorade for giving me the opportunity to run Boston Marathon and New York.  Thank you to Unilab Active Health for taking me to Berlin, London, and Chicago.  Thank you to all my other sponsors: Fitness First, Specialized, Tenkiebox (Otterbox), Peak Form, and Oakley. (more…)

Must Watch Video: TBR ULAH Dream Marathon 2015

Friday, 13 March 2015  |  Favorite Posts, Race Reports

I’m proud to present the official video of TBR ULAH Dream Marathon 2015. It pretty much encapsulates the essence of TBR Dream when we first conceptualised it with Jim Lafferty 5 years ago. It was about first-time runners conquering their elusive 42k dream, volunteers coming together as one to support others, and ordinary people doing extraordinary things through running and transforming their lives.

We worked through three drafts of this video before the final product. And, each time, I got teary-eyed seeing our runners cross the finish line. Prepare some tissue before you press play.

Thank you to Digitank for the awesome video!

Day Two: Running in Kuala Lumpur with Nike

Monday, 22 December 2014  |  Favorite Posts, Travel + Adventure


For Day Two of the Nike Running Regional event, I woke up early to meet the rest of the team at the hotel lobby.  Just like the previous day, the day’s activities was going to be a surprise from Nike.  I had a hefty breakfast and looked forward to more running adventures that day.  I never would’ve guessed what Nike surprised us with! (more…)

Day One: Running in Kuala Lumpur with Nike

Sunday, 21 December 2014  |  Favorite Posts, Travel + Adventure


I arrived in Kuala Lumpur safe and sound on December 10 while my thoughts were with the Philippines as Typhoon Ruby wreaked havoc in the south and was expected to hit Manila by that evening. In KL, the weather was gloomy and wet too, but I instantly felt Nike’s warmth and hospitality as I was greeted by the Swoosh sign at the airport accompanied by a huge blue Nike sports bag.  Just 5 minutes at KL and I knew this was going to be a great running adventure with Nike.

After a hearty buffet meal, I was asked to change into the contents of that blue bag.  I opened the bag to find a brand spankin new pair of Nike Zoom Structure 18, a complete set of running attire, an extra shirt and flipflops all with the famous swoosh sign emblazoned on them. This was way too cool. I didn’t know where we were headed or what they were going to make me do on this Nike Regional Running event, but I was all in! (more…)

Running in Central Park

Wednesday, 29 October 2014  |  Favorite Posts, Travel + Adventure


After Chicago Marathon, it was almost a no brainer to hop on over to one of my favorite cities in the world, New York!  It was to be a short trip before heading home, hence we wasted no time in exploring the Big Apple. (more…)