Meet Your Pacers

Introducing our Half & Full Marathon pacers from Team FatBird!

On race day, our pacers will be setting the pace, supporting you and pushing you to achieve your goals.

Set your goals and pick a pace. Run with your desired pacer group, identified by helium coloured balloons and meet your time goal.

RACE CATEGORY PACER GROUP HELIUM COLOURED BALLOON
42.195KM Full Marathon 4:00HRS (PEN A) Red
4:30HRS (PEN B) Baby Blue
5:00HRS (PEN B) Orange
5:30HRS (PEN C) Green
21.1KM Half Marathon 2:00HRS (PEN A) Yellow
2:15HRS (PEN B) Lavender
2:30HRS (PEN B) Lime Green
2:45HRS (PEN C) Royal Blue

21.1KM HALF MARATHON PACERS

21.1KM Half Marathon (2:00HRS Pacing Group)

Kevin Au Yong

Age: 54

Number of years running: Over 10 years

Pacing Group: Half Marathon 2:00HRS

 

 

I started running to keep fit and I soon found that I like running.  When I participated in half marathons and full marathons, I found that having a ‘pacer’ helps especially when I was not experienced initially. I have now been running half and full marathons for over a decade and will continue to run as long as I can.

 

The coming OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018 run will be my 8th ‘pacing duty’ for the event and I look forward to helping as many runners as possible to finish the race within their target time.

 

Training regime

  • Tempo runs twice a week
  • Speed work, interval and hill runs twice a month

Tips

  • Hydrate at every water point & take isotonics as you will lose salt as your perspire
  • Run 2 to 3 times a week and stretch your distance gradually
  • Eat a balanced diet and proteins after long runs
  • Run a comfortably hard pace and listen to your body! Don’t overstress yourself
  • Stretch after long runs
Seah Kwee Teck

Age: 57

Number of years running: 16 years

Pacing Group: Half Marathon 2:00HRS

 

 

I started running long distances in 2002 & have since completed more than 20 marathons. My first Sundown Marathon was in 2009. So far, my longest distance is 42.195KM.

 

Once again, i’m delighted to be part of the pacing team for this year’s event. Having a small part in helping my fellow runners achieve their goals brings me joy. I’m hoping to motivate runners and help them cross the finish line!

Ma Lin

Age: 29

Number of years running: 4 years

Pacing Group: Half Marathon 2:00HRS

 

My first Sundown Marathon was in 2015. This will be my third year as a pacer! I’ve always loved running and once again, i’m lucky to be running with a bunch of people with the same goals.

 

As a pacer, my goals are to help runners cross the finish line. I can’t wait run together in May!

 

Training Regime

  • Twice a week for long short distance and intervals on other days
Loh Kim Loong

Age: 41

Number of years running: 6 years

Pacing Group: Half Marathon 2:00HRS

 

 

I enjoy running. I really like the feeling whilst you’re running and sweating at the same time. I feel energized and healthy as opposed to feeling tired.  It feels different! My first Sundown Marathon was the Educity Sundown Johor Malaysia 2015. I’ve been hooked ever since!

 

As a pacer, i get the opportunity to experience how it works how i can help other runners.

 

Tips

  • Simple warm-ups before each run and mix it up with different distance runs and speeds
  • Eat a healthy and balance diet
  • Regulate your pace
Tan Yong Kian

Age: 24

Number of years running: 5 years

Pacing Group: Half Marathon 2:00HRS

 

 

I used to dislike running, and was one of the slowest runners back in my secondary school days. It wasn’t till I was serving National Service that I realised that I can be pushed to run faster and further. In 2012, I signed up for my first 10KM and have never stopped running since then. Running makes me feel alive.

 

My first Sundown Marathon event was in 2013, where i ran the half marathon. Subsequently in 2014, i took part in the 42.195KM.

 

Tips

  • It is good to carry your own hydration bottles or belts as you are the best indicator to when you need water
  • Practice and train! Patience is key. Increase your mileage gradually, about 10% more for each long run every week
  • Eat everything in moderation.
  • Track your pace and distances with either a gps device or running watch like Garmin
  • Cross-training works well as it adds variety to my weekly exercise regime.

Training Regime

  • Train 2-3 months before the actual race event
  • Before the actual race, i cover at least 75-80% of the race distance to prepare myself

21.1KM Half Marathon (2:15HRS Pacing Group)

Marc Sng

Age: Secret!

Number of years running: 5 years

Pacing Group: Half Marathon 2:15HRS

 

 

This is my third year pacing for OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018. I am an avid runner and love the outdoors. I frequent hiking trails in Singapore and often trek in treacherous terrains in nearby Malaysia. I hope that being a pacer I can inspire the younger generation runners. I would love to meet new runners whom I can share my experiences with and also supporting them through the marathon.

 

It will be a great honour pacing the half marathon as I will be able to witness others achieving their personal best and also maximise my leadership potential.

Katherine Lim

Age: Secret!

Number of years running: 6 years

Pacing Group: Half Marathon 2:15HRS

 

I am a full time working mom with 2 young children. Constantly trying to perfect the balance of work, family & friends and sports. I’ve taken part in the Sundown Marathon since 2012 and haven’t missed any since then!

 

I became a pacer in 2014. From that experience, I learnt so much more about selflessness, consistency and dedication. From my duty as a pacer, I am hoping to motivate my fellow runners to achieve their desired race timings whilst enjoying their run.

Lujun Ivy

Age: 47

Number of years running: 3 years

Pacing Group: Half Marathon 2:15HRS

 

Running helps me in health! My first Sundown Marathon was in 2016. It was always my dream for me to be a pacer so that I can help others to complete their targets.

 

As with running, injuries my inevitably happen. Run safe and strive to maintain a healthy life! As a pacer for the OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018, I wish to allow my fellow runners to enjoy the distance and finish the race with joy!

Beverly Soon

Age: Secret!

Number of years running: Over 12 years

Pacing Group: Half Marathon 2:15HRS

 

I have always loved running since secondary school days. I am married with 2 grown kids and they embrace running as part of their exercise regime.

 

I run regularly, about 3 to 4 times per week. I run because it’s a joy to and I enjoy the post-run feeling of satisfaction

 

Join me as I pace for OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018!

Deric Lau

Age: 42

Number of years running: 15 years

Pacing Group: Half Marathon 2:15HRS

 

I am a “Masters” category runner and while I am not anywhere near elite levels, I am competitive by nature when it comes to races. I believe strongly in playing for the team and giving my best be it as a leader or follower. I believe a life worth living is one lived to the fullest with discipline, determination and drive and that challenges/difficulties only help to sharpen oneself.

 

To me, the pacing is a way to help fellow runners. I have achieved my PBs in multiple distances because of pacers who helped set an even pace and motivate me along the way. It is my way of giving back to the running community. At the same time, it helps me improve my ability to keep to a constant targeted pace which comes with practice and experience. It is easy to run fast but not that easy to have the discipline to run slower and to resist the urge to speed up!

21.1KM Half Marathon (2:30HRS Pacing Group)

Aloysius Koh

Age: 26
Number of years running: 5 years
Pacing Group: Half Marathon 2:30HRS

 

I used to run frequently when I was younger, until I was forced to stop due to major injuries. It took me a lot of pain and effort to pick up my running shoes once again. At that time, I received help from fellow runners, and I hope to pay this forward!

 

All of us have our self-defined race to complete. Dream big, and join me as we cross the OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018 finish line together – proudly and safely! Sleep can wait, run for breakfast!

Sharon Goh

Age: Secret!

Number of years running: Over 10 years

Pacing Group: Half Marathon 2:30HRS

 

I am just an ordinary someone who runs to keep fit and to stay in touch with like-minded friends. I also run to eat. My first Sundown Marathon was in 2012. As part of Team FatBird, being a pacer helped me a lot in races when I first started running.

 

I like the fulfilling and feel-good vibe when we help fellow runners achieve their target.We run together in our pace group and train our consistent pacing together, forging the camaraderie and discipline as we do so. This helps to ensure we deliver on race day and support our fellow runners. I wish to motivate fellow runners and especially beginners that a 2:30HRS race is possible! We will cheer and encourage you to complete the race!

 

My motivations are good health, good friends and good food!

 

Tips

  • Take small sips of water regularly
  • Do not increase your mileage too much and too soon, remember to rest and recover.
  • Carbo-load before run and protein after a run.
  • Slow and steady wins the race. Do not be too anxious to go fast at first, maintain a regular pace which you can manage
  • Leading up to the race, it is better to do some light activity to ease up those muscles, light swimming is good.
Alice Ong

Age: Secret

Number of years running: Over 10 years

Pacing Group: Half Marathon 2:30HRS

 

My first Sundown Marathon was in 2012. I joined as a pacer to help others meet their race targets and realize their potential! I want to inspire runners to finish the race and achieve their PB.

 

The farthest that I’ve ran would be a 42.195KM distance. Some of my motivations are to be thankful for the struggles we go through and realised how blessed we are for what we have now.

 

Never give up despite life hurdles. Life is like a piece of agar agar!

 

Training Regime

  • Running for 3 times a week including elevation training
Loke Hon Wah

Age: 42

Number of years running: 3 years

Pacing Group: Half Marathon 2:30HRS

 

I picked up running several years ago, starting from 10km. I slowly progressed to Half Marathons and completed my first Full Marathon in 2016.

 

Through running, I got to know a group of friends who are equally passionate about the sport. We encourage and learn from each other during our regular runs. I truly enjoy the camaraderie and I hope to pass this on to more runners.

 

It is my honour being a pacer in the OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018 as it not only builds my confidence but also gives me the opportunity to motivate and help other runners to achieve their goals. Join us as we complete the journey together!

 

Tips

  • Stay hydrated, stop at every water point for a sip of isotonic drink or water
  • Start your training early and build up the mileage progressively
  • Eat well and eat right
  • Start at a moderate and maintainable pace. Do not speed up at first and lose steam towards the end.

Training Regime

  • Train at least 3 months before race day and increase the mileage progressively.
  • Include one tempo run and a slow jog mid-week and have sufficient rest 1-2 days before the long distance run.
Ruby Swee

Age: Secret!

Number of years running: 5 years

Pacing group: Half Marathon 2:30HRS

 

I have never really ran in my life except to chase after buses! I was literally a couch potato. I only started running in 2013. I started with 3km and I still remembered my friends and I were so ecstatic to achieve a 3km run. That was so funny. Slowly from 3km, my runs stretched to 10km, 21km.…. and the rest is history. I have been running since then.

 

My first Sundown was in 2014. It was an enjoyable run as that was my first Half Marathon too! Why did i join as a pacer? The event is a well organised and reputable race. I would like to be part of this great team and help other running friends to achieve their goals.

 

My running friends have encouraged and help me in my runs to achieve my goal. Now, I would like to contribute it back to you. This is your race! Let me run with you.

21.1KM Half Marathon (2:45HRS Pacing Group)

Chin Choon Khim

Age: Secret

Number of years running: 13 years

Pacing group: Half marathon 2:45HRS

 

Running has become my healthy lifestyle regimen for the more than 10 years. I have some experiences in full and half marathon pacing. I look forward to encouraging fellow runners to achieve their desired personal race target. I also enjoyed the process of pacers training and guiding runners to cross the finishing line.

 

During my early years of running journey, I have received encouragement, inspiration and running tips from fellow runners. Pacing is my way to give something back to the running community, plus I am able to meet a lot of great people and enjoy their friendships.

 

As part of Team FatBird, I will be training with like-minded pacers in a structured program to encourage and cheer runners in giving their best performance during race day.

Tips

  • Drink before you are thirsty. Have plain water and also isotonic to replace electrolytes lost through sweat.
  • Follow a structure training program. Prepare your body well to endure the strain and relentless distance.
  • A light dinner on race day and take gels if needed along the race route.
  • Maintain a negative split race where second half of the race is faster than the first half to avoid burn out in the early part of the race.
  • Find something to eat after crossing the finishing line. Next few days after the race, do light massage, stretching and recovery runs.

Training Regime

  • Do easy runs, hill and tempo run etc.
  • Gradually increase long run distance.
Christopher Sum

Age: 53

Number of years running: 2 years

Pacing Group: Half Marathon 2:45HRS

 

I joined Lose-To-Win program in Nov 2015 after seeking advice from my mentor and lost a good 9 kgs after its 3 month program . Did my maiden run at OSIM Sundown Marathon in May 2016 and after some months of intensive training with TeamFatBird, I achieved my first ever longest distance run. I decided to continue to train with the team for half-marathon and have since participated in several of them, mostly ending up with PBs.

 

Join me as I pace for OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018! Let us motivate you and help you to achieve the impossible!

Amy Koh

Age: 42

Number of years running: 6 years

Pacing Group: Half Marathon 2:45HRS

 

I was a couch potato until I took up running in 2012. I have completed 21 half marathons,  8 full marathons and an ultra marathon till date. Now running has become an important part of my life, I will continue to stay active as long as I can.

 

Pacers from the various running events have greatly inspired and motivated me to achieve my targeted timing. I hope to pay it forward to the running community by encouraging like-minded runners to achieve their targeted timing too.

 

Come join us at OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018, let’s enjoy the run, we will finish strong together!

Chua Suat Har

Age: Secret!

Number of years running: 10years

Pacing Group: Half Marathon 2:45HRS

 

I have been a leisure runner and only attempted longer distances such as 21KM in 2010. Sundown Marathon 2012 was my maiden marathon race. With Team Fatbird’s Operation Nighthawk programme, I was able to achieve my target time of 5:30h. To-date, I have completed 21 full marathon races both local and overseas combined.

 

Running has been an enjoyable activity for me. Imagine doing the evening runs near the beach, catching the sunsets. It has become an activity that I shared with my better-half, to keep fit and more importantly to stay healthy. Running has also brought us to places less trodden such as trail races. Thus, races are usually packaged in my short vacations. This adds an element of challenge and adventure to vacation.

 

I did my first Sundown 10km in 2009 and completed my maiden full marathon in 2012. Pacing for OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018 is just my way to give back to our running society.

 

Tips

  • Carry a bottle of hydration and 1-3 packets of gel. Hydrate by taking alternate sips of water and electrolytes regularly
  • Long distances are best attempted with proper training/mileage. For runners, preferably 1-2 short runs and 1 Long short distance per week to build up mileage. For non-runners, it is best to start with short races (i.e. 5km, 10km distances) before attempting a full marathon.
Johnson Lim

Age: 42

Number of years running:  Over 10 years

Pacing Group: Half Marathon 2:45HRS

 

I started running seriously 10 years ago to keep fit. To date, I’ve completed numerous 10km, half and full marathons. I started my first full marathon in 2008 and that was the 1st Sundown Marathon. I struggled to complete the race. It took me 7h 45min.

 

I ran for a few years and then went into pacing. Sundown marathon was also my first pacing event. As a pacer, the most important thing is to bring runners to the finish line within the required timing. As a runner myself, pacing is very important especially when running long distances. You need the extra motivation or push from the pacer team to bring you to the ending point. When running in groups, you have the encouragement and also support to push you through.

 

This year, I’m indeed honoured again to be part of OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018. I hope to help as many fellow runners as possible to achieve their desired personal race target.

42.195KM FULL MARATHON PACERS

42.195KM Full Marathon (4:00HRS Pacing Group)

Kong Soon Tan

Age: 40

Number of years running: 8 years

Pacing Group: Full Marathon 4:00HRS

 

A late starter to running, I only ran my first competitive race at age 33. Since then, I run close to a dozen races locally and overseas annually for physical fitness as well as a personal challenge. Outside of running, I am an active grassroots volunteer serving the local community as and where needed.

 

Sundown Marathon is a challenging race due to night humidity conditions and biological tendency against exertions. Joining as a pacer builds dedication, discipline and determination to keep to pace plan so that we help others run their races.

 

Tips

  • Hydrate well the night before race and take sips at water-points along the race
  • Good to include cross-training
  • Take well-balanced diets of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and carbo-load up for longer distances as required
  • Adopt negative splits as pace strategy so as to start stealthy, pick up the pace gradually & finish strong with a flourish
  • Re-hydrate quickly, eat moderately, foam-roll to soothe muscles and sleep sufficiently
Lim Chee Peng

Age: 44

Number of years running: 4 years

Pacing Group: Full Marathon 4:00HRS

 

I used to run short distances before moving on to attempt longer ones. Running has helped me to relax and motivate myself to stay healthy.

 

As a OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018 pacer training under Team FatBird, it has given me greater insight into teamwork, responsibilities and commitment to working together with my fellow pacers.

 

My goal as a pacer is to encourage runners to complete their race & achieving their desired timing.

Goh Kee Teng

Age: 53

Number of years running: Over 10 years

Pacing Group: Full Marathon 4:00HRS

 

It all started out with weekend “Sweat-out aka Breakfast” run sessions. Gradually this became a routine and habit. As I enrolled for races, I started to seek more knowledge on running. Training also became more structured and focused. As I got fitter, my running time improved. As I ran more, my weight decreased. As I hit more PBs, I got more motivated, ie hooked.

 

I love running and being part of the running community. Running has become my hobby, habit and lifestyle combined in a holistic keep-fit package.

Aaron Loh Wei Kiat

Age: 24

Number of years running: 5 years

Pacing group: Full Marathon 4:00HRS

 

I have been running competitively since secondary school. Back in

the army, I also represent my unit, for cross – country and marathons. Running has been an integral part of my life because most sports require speed and endurance. Moreover, running is not that time consuming nor an expensive sport because it can bring you a healthy lifestyle and you just need proper running shoes to start up your gear. So, why not? It’s definitely worth it.

 

I always wanted to be a pacer to have a consistent pace while running to contribute to the society to help all kind of distance runners. I am also keen to have a proper running form so that I can improve my consistency in running. As a pacer, I can motivate others by giving them tips on the correct diet and correct running form to make running easier and fun.

 

Tips

  • Have sufficient carbohydrates and water to keep yourself hydrated to have a higher sustainability. Replacing the fluids you lost will help prevent cramping, fatigue, and will help your muscles recover faster.
  • Have sufficient and correct intake eg, carbo like spaghetti , energy bar before the race. The foremost important two things are fluid and carbohydrate, where it can help to burn your fats and sweat and that is where energy is being circulated.

42.195KM Full Marathon (4:30HRS Pacing Group)

Ow Khiam Wei

Age: 44

Number of years running: 7 years

Pacing Group: Full Marathon 4:30HRS

 

I do software development for a living; apart from running, I enjoy photography, football and movies. My first Sundown Marathon was in 2012!

As an active pacer in the past year, I feel I have what it takes to pace for a full marathon. Pacer training involves a huge amount of running and training as a team; I believe an established organization like Team FatBird will provide a solid platform and support circle for my preparation.

 

Being inspired by pacers who came before me, seeing how easy they ran and knowing how much dedication they put into their training, I hope I too can inspire other runners likewise. See you at OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018!

 

Training Regime

  • Do at least one long run per week (from 16km to 36km)
Noel Bautista

Age: 44

Number of years running: 5 Years

Pacing Group: Full Marathon 4:30HRS

 

I started running in 2013 and back then, I was overweight. I tried running because I want to lose weight and change my lifestyle. I joined my first marathon in 2014 and from there my running addiction started. Since last year, I started to run marathons in overseas with my wife and we really enjoy it and it also serves as our bonding.

 

To be a pacer, it is a very fulfilling job. I always admired the discipline and dedication of every pacer. Aside from inspiring and motivating runners, I also want to help them to reach their goal especially those who are joining marathon for the first time and those who are running to improve their PB.

Richard Lai

Age: 42

Number of years running: 20 years

Pacing group: Full Marathon 4:30HRS

 

Running has been a major part of my life. I used to do other forms of exercises to keep myself fit during my school days. However, due to added commitments and convenience, running has become the most convenient form of exercise now. I do my own run during the weekday and in groups during the weekend. My aspiration is to keep on running as long as my body allows me to.

Jacqueline Tan

Age: Secret

Number of years running: 11 years

Pacing Group: Full Marathon 4:30HRS

 

I’m just an ordinary, not-so-young, petite lady who used to dislike sports but started running in 2006, when against my better judgment, accepted my friends’ invitation to go running with them at the Toa Payoh Stadium track. Having not run a single step after my school days, I was only able to run 3 laps.

 

However, from that moment on, I caught the running bug which eventually sparked off a love for endurance running. I’ve since raced in a variety of terrains and distances, the longest being a 160km ultramarathon.

 

I’ve participated in Sundown Marathon every year since its inaugural event in 2008. OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018 also marks my 7th time as an Official Pacer. My role as a pacer is to be there to motivate and encourage the runners and to help push them to finish the race in a targeted time. It’s extremely rewarding to know that many runners achieve their goal timing because I am willing to sacrifice mine to help.

 

To runners attempting Sundown Marathon for the first time, remember that progression is important in training. Avoid increasing the frequency, duration and intensity too fast, too soon. Always listen to your body, have a great deal of caution, common sense and fun!

 

Looking forward to motivating and helping fellow runners to achieve their goals on race day!

 

Steven Ho

Age: 49

Number of years running: 12 years

Pacing group: Full Marathon 4:30HRS

 

Running has become a part of my life since year 2006. Over many years. I chance upon Team FatBird Running club and it has benefited me from the scheduled training programs. We trained regularly throughout the year in different terrains to have our condition adaptable. Marathon running is about endurance, mentally and physical ready.

 

I’ve been a pacer over the past years with many fond memories. Pacing motivates fellow runners helping them to get their targeted time achieved. I would like to inspire once again to all runners out there finish the race on time together. Seeing their goal achieved, I feel a moment of joy and accomplishment. Let’s make our mission comes true. See you at the start line at OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018!

Toh Jun Chuan

Age: 25

Number of years running: 4 years

Pacing Group: Full Marathon 4:30HRS

 

To fuel his television dramas/youtube videos bingeing habits with snacks in hand, you will find him out and about wherever his legs can take him to keep himself sane.

 

See you at the start line at OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018!

42.195KM Full Marathon (5:00HRS Pacing Group)

Jeremiah Chen

Age: 34

Number of years running: 15 years

Pacing Group: Full Marathon 5:00HRS

 

I started with long distance running during my National Service, when I was selected for my unit’s Half Marathon team. I was not an avid runner, and 10km seemed “long” then. However, the sense of euphoria crossing the finish line spurred me to challenge myself to “compete to complete” longer distances. The distance should not intimidate us!

 

With the right mentality, training, and pace, you can, too, complete a Full Marathon! Join us on our 5:00HRS journey to complete the 42.195km together! The journey may seem long… but you will not run alone!

Low Choo Chye

Age: 43

Number of years running: 4 years

Pacing Group: Full Marathon 5:00HRS

 

I did my first Sundown Marathon in 2014 and ran in the 10 km category. That race allowed me to be addicted to running. I have signed up for many races after that. Including half marathon and full marathon since then. I always enjoy the process of training and seeing the result. Throughout my training, I have met a lot of good friends and have learnt much from them.

 

As part of being a pacer, one of the things that I strive for will be to encourage other runners to complete their race comfortably and enjoy the process along the way!

Jen Soong

Age: 47

Number of years running:10 years

Pacing Group: Full Marathon 5:00HRS

 

As funny it may sound, I started long distance running with a wish to complete a Full Marathon once in a lifetime and before I turned 40. Since then full marathon race has become an annual event for me till now.

 

I joined Operation NighHawk (Team FatBird) 2017, in preparation for the OSIM Sundown Marathon. I truly benefited a lot from the structured training program and impressed with those pacers who trained and paced alongside with us, and shared selflessly about their experiences in running, pacing and even dieting tips. I wish to do the same to other runners as a form of giving back to the running community, and it is a real honour and privilege.

Jonathan Chua

Age: 34

Number of years running: 17 years

Pacing Group: Full Marathon 5:00HRS

 

I have been running since 2001. I have since covered a variety of distances (10KM, 21KM, 42KM, 84KM, 100KM) and have started running overseas starting with Malaysia and Hong Kong. The motivations for these races are primarily to work on the previous standards and improve. These were personal goals and apart from timings, the values that were honed in the process (discipline, resilience, perseverance, humility, patience, mindfulness) have inevitably shaped my character and guided my decision making in life.

 

Join me as I pace for the OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018! To achieve your targets, you’ll need to want it hard enough!

Clifford Tan

Age: 46

Number of years running: 4 years

Pacing Group: Full Marathon 5:00HRS

 

I started running towards the end of 2013 when I was 41 years old. I was so unfit that I could barely finish a 2.4km run. I was so motivated that I signed up for two half-marathons the following year.

I owe my success to the Team Fatbird Running group for giving lots of training tips and a structured program to help me accomplish my running goal. The feeling was exhilarating. I was hooked on running.
I hope to give back to the running community by helping others to cross the finish line at the OSIM Sundown 2018.

 

It is an honour to be selected as the official pacer for OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018. Come join us and enjoy the positive vibes. Let us help you set the pace and cross that finish line on race day! See you then!

Sharon Fay Ong

Age: Secret

Number of years running: Over 10 years

Pacing Group: Full Marathon 5:00HRS

 

I love challenges and am adventurous. I live with a ‘Never Die’ attitude. My first Sundown Marathon was in 2016!

 

As a pacer for OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018, my goal is to help the others in the running community to achieve their running goals. Be it finishing a 42.195KM in 5 hours or less, we as pacers aim to help one another. After all, every runner starts from somewhere! From that beginning, we strive to be better!

 

Join me and achieve your personal best!

42.195KM Full Marathon (5:30HRS Pacing Group)

Lee Cher Kong

Age: 60

Number of years running: 7 years

Pacing Group: Full Marathon 5:30HRS

 

Hi, I am CK. Life has been kind to me and blessed me with a loving family and good buddies, and allowing me to age happily and healthily. I enjoy simple foods but occasionally indulge in sinful foods with family and friends when called upon. I also like to travel and run, and what better now is that I can combine this love into one..runcation!

 

OSIM Sundown marathon is a major prestigious event which has many overseas and local runners, old and new too, and it’s a great feeling to be able to play a part in the event. As a runner, the best way to be involved is to be a pacer.

 

Eric Leong Hon Keong

Age: 45

Number of years running: 20 years

Pacing Group: Full Marathon 5:30HRS

 

I’m a fun loving person who likes to make new friends and share my passion for running. The joy of seeing others, especially newbies in running, achieving their goals in running motivated me to contribute back to running community.

Joseph Seah

Age: 50

Number of years running: 5 years

Pacing Group: Full Marathon 5:30HRS

 

What started as a weight loss journey became a passion for me, was unfit and does not like running. In 2013, the need to improve my health and fitness got me into running and I’ve never looked back since.

 

From several short 5km fun runs, I soon got hooked into the longer distance. Did the first Sundown Marathon in 2015. Completing a marathon is a remarkable accomplishment for any individual. There are months of training, requiring long hours and steady dedication to a singular goal.

 

In 2016, I was selected as Team FatBird’s Sundown Pacer. It was a fantastic experience. I would like to continue to reach out to give back to the running community. May our effort make a difference in helping other runners to achieve their goal and pace.

Reine Jong

Age: 30

Number of years running: 5 years

Pacing Group: Full Marathon 5:30HRS

 

I’m a mom to two little boys (2 years and 3 months old) and am always running somewhere these days! I’ve always loved being outside but my love for marathon running was ignited 4 years ago when my dad entered us both in our first race. After that, we were hooked. In the past 3 years, we’ve run 7 marathons in 6 countries together.

 

I want my boys to share my love for the outdoors so we modified our runs to accommodate training with a running stroller. It’s great for us, fresh air for them and a chance to go exploring together.

 

I’d like to help as many runners as possible to cross the finish line in their targeted time by helping them maintain pace and being a guidepost. I also want to help motivate runners to dig deep and run hard especially in the last few kilometres when it gets tough. Team FatBird pacers have the necessary skills to execute an effective pacing and racing strategy! See you there on race day!

 

Patrizia Di Lorenzo

Age: 53

Number of years running: 6 years

Pacing Group: Full Marathon 5:30HRS

 

I was born in Milano Italy and I moved to Singapore with my husband 24 years ago. I love Singapore and living here! Thanks to the sunny lovely weather, it allowed me to go back to my favourite sports: cycling, swimming and running. I worked here for 22 years mainly in the IT and Finance sectors and 2 years ago I decided to retire from work and enjoy life to the fullest.

 

I have been running with TeamFatBird since 2016 and I loved the way “my Birds” dedicate themselves to their trainees. Now is my turn to give back to the runners’ community and hopefully make a positive impact.

 

I wanted to be a pacer to challenge myself, to learn how to be a better runner and to inspire other runners. My motto: I run because I can and it is worth it to push yourself to achieve your goals!

Joel Phua

Age: 23

Number of years running: 6 years

Pacing group: Full Marathon 5:30HRS

 

I used to hate running back in secondary school, clocking 16mins for my 2.4km run back then. Not wanting to “lose face”, I decided to start training for my 2.4km run. When I went to Serangoon JC, the running culture there further sparked my passion for long distance running and I felt great to have the feeling of being able to run as if I can go on forever.

 

I’ve always respected and looked up to pacers as I felt that they are a dedicated support and encouragement to me. After running a couple of marathons myself, I wanted to give back and encourage other runners just as how the pacers had spurred me on.