Compressport Run 2016 is an inaugural road run organised by Compressport with the mission to create a touchpoint for the running community to gather and run together. With attractive race entitlements for runners, the event is one of the races you should not miss this year – so mark your calendars as it is happening on 10 July 2016 .
This week, we speak with another of Compressport Run’s ambassador JK. He shares with us his experience as a coach and long distance runner. Read to find out more about JK and how Compressport products have helped him in his running journey:
How will you introduce yourself to Singapore running community?
Hi my name is JK. I’m an athletics coach and I race competitively. I enjoy competitive races because they give me the drive to train hard and to achieve a better run timing.
When did you first pick up running (what age) and what inspired you to do so?
When I was in primary 6, I was punished by my form teacher for misbehaving. In a fit of frustration, I ran back home after school. Since then, I realised that I was pretty good at long distance running!
How has Compressport products assist in your trainings/achievements?
Compressport products is excellent for post workout recovery. They help accelerate any recovery from soreness. I am a full time athletics coach and fitness trainer; my job requires me to stand long hours which could hinder my recovery. I wear Compresssport products at work to provide comfort and reduce the extend of muscle fatigue. Most importantly, the decent design of the products makes me feel good wearing them.
One reason why runners should join Compressports Run 2016?
The goodie bags are attractive! Free Compressport Pro Racing Socks for 5km runners and R2V2 Compressport Calf Sleeves colour for 10km runners, good quality race singlet and a scenic racing route! This will probably be the best road race of 2016 and definitely value for money.
What is your mantra for when the going gets tough in a race?
When the race gets tough I always tell myself to not be afraid, keep pushing so that I will have no regrets at the end of the race.
Finish this sentence: Running is…
Running is the best exercise to keep fit. It is free of charge, simple and effective!