The MAEPS MH WH Night Run Winners Reveal Their Running Secrets

Tips and tricks on how they reached the podium

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The MAEPS MH WH Night Run Winners Reveal Their Running Secrets
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We talked to three winners from the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality on how they came out on top.
 

Eloise Helen Welfare , 40 - 2nd place, 21km Women’s Veteran

“The track was really good, I was really dreading it at the start but then my trainer said ‘go for it!’ so I just kind of got in a happy place and I just kept running. The track was hillier than I thought it would be, but I had some good music on so I just kept bouncing and I quite like seeing the other runners coming the other way and it kind of made me more motivated. It’s really fun!”
 

“I run most days but this is my first half marathon in a long time, and before this I’ve been doing full marathons so it’s really good to know that I can still be quite fast. I’ve also just taken up ‘mindful running.’ It’s about meditating and running at the same time so when things start to hurt just concentrate on breathing and taking your mind away from the pain and that seemed to really work today. So you have to focus on your breathing and not so much on the competition and just focus on the positive things.”  
 

Jessie Chuah Cheng Ean, 38 1st place, 12km Women’s Open

“There were a lot of rolling hills on the track which made it really challenging and the weather is a bit stuffy as well, but it was fun.  I didn’t do any special training to prep myself for today but I made sure I felt well and was hydrated enough because usually night runs are a bit stuffy so staying hydrated is really important.”
 

“For me recovery is very important and also fuelling. Basically after a run, just make sure that you stretch and you get some carbs in and hydrate yourself.”
 

Sea Hui Thin, 36 - 1st Place,  21km Women’s Open

“There were a lot of ups and downs to the track; it was quite challenging. It was quite fun and I do feel running along this route is quite safe. This is my first time running 21km and this is also my first time running at a night run. I think it’s okay for my first try. The event was very happening!”
 

“I train consecutively every week for about 3-4 times by myself. Normally on weekdays I’ll do about 10-12km and I’ll normally eat a lot of carbs before a race to fuel myself, such as pasta or something easy to digest such as a banana. After a race, I’ll have something a bit heavier such as a rice meal.”

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