|Gobi March||China||2 Jun 2013|
|RacingThePlanet: Iceland||Iceland||4 Aug 2013|
|Sahara Race||Egypt||16 Feb 2014|
|Gobi March||China||1 June 2014|
|RacingThePlanet: Madagascar||Madagascar||31 Aug 2014|
|Atacama Crossing||Chile||5 Oct 2014|
|The Last Desert||Antarctica||16 Nov 2014|
|Sahara Race||Egypt||15 Feb 2015|
|Gobi March||China||31 May 2015|
|Atacama Crossing||Chile||4 Oct 2015|
31.88km, 3:16:42, 6:11 avg. Who cares about statistics! It was my penultimate training session this morning for my Gobi Desert Run 10-16 June. The final session being tomorrow’s Sundown Marathon. This back-to-back training is quite common for endurance training.
It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this.
My platoon-mate, Howard Woon Tai Hou, from OCS recently went into coma. He had a cardiac arrest when he was at Thailand. He has been in ICU for the past 2 weeks (now back in S’pore).
· We must believe in the impossible! When the doctors in Thailand said that he had passed on, the family refused to give up. After many attempts to resuscitate him, he finally started to breathe. He has since been on life support system. Nothing is sealed and confirmed till it is over. He has been fighting for the past 14 days and we brothers from 8/92 Bravo 4 will continue to stand by his side and continue to support and encourage his family. We will not give up!
· As comrades, friends or colleagues, we must stand together in times like this. We can support one another, and give hope to each other.
· Press on Howie! Please pray for Howard!
It was an impromptu 3-day run. Distance for all the 3 days was a little shorter than the normal that I have been doing. Nonetheless, I felt that it was good. It helped me gained confidence, know that I am able to pick up speed if necessary.
13km, 13km & followed by 18km were I did from Thur to Sat. Average pace – 5:50!
It was really a morale booster as I know that I have not lost any speed while training for greater stamina and endurance. I should be able to attain gold for IPPT if I have a go at it now.
22 days to go and I am having butterflies in my stomach! Soon it will be sending off at the airport, followed by long journey to Kashgar, and then race brief and finally race proper.
How will it turn out? Am I able to endure the heat, and the sand? Can my legs take it? Can I recuperate well? etc. All these questions are no stranger to us, the competitors but it definitely.
Well, I must trust in the Lord to help me and lead me in every step of the way.
Keep the spirit high as we prepare for the challenge!
**And to my bro who is fighting for his life at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Howard you must continue to fight on in true Bravo 4 spirit, never give up brother! We are fighting on with you!
A physical education teacher in a secondary school in Singapore.
Physical Education Teacher from Ministry of
Why are you competing?
1. I would like to challenge myself and put myself
to the test.
2. To contribute to the community (to raise funds
for Singapore Disability Sports Council, SDSC)