This October, we catch up with John Chew – ordinary runner, making his life extraordinary through his passion and love for running.

JRL:

How would you introduce yourself to the running community?


John Chew:

Hi, I’m John and it’s a great honour to be featured in JustRunLah! I’m a normal guy who holds a 9 to 5 job and believes that it’s achievable to run well, even with demands from work and family. I enjoy running because it’s the most hassle-free sport, gets to train with fellow like-minded runners and indulge in food (4Fingers and potato chips).

JRL:

When did you first pick up running, at what age and what inspired you to do so?


John Chew:

I used to be baba (Chinese for chubby) in my junior college days and friends would call me, Chewbacca. I started running at the age of 19 when I entered into Army. As I failed my 2.4k IPPT run, I was given more training time in BMT phase. It was then that I had the motivation to shed some weight to feel healthy.

JRL:

What is your favourite running quote?


John:

"You'll never regret going for a run, but you'll always regret not going." – Tom Scudder

JRL:

Your favourite running route?


John:

The trails leading to Coney Island and Coney Island itself.

JRL:

Which is your dream race?


John:

Berlin Marathon, cause the atmosphere seems energising.

JRL:

Your preferred running brand?


John:

adidas – Functional and their sports gears look awesome

JRL:

What do you think is the greatest reward you've gotten from running yet?


John:

Training with like-minded runners who became my good friends – TheConeyRunners

JRL:

Finish this sentence: Running is ...


John:
A journey that adds colours to my life.

 
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