We spoke to Ford, one of the pioneer’s of ultramaraton-ing in Singapore. When you see Ford, you automatically think ultra marathons. Come read his story!
How would you introduce yourself to the running community?
Hi, my name is Ford – and I am the founder for Ultra-Running Singapore, a community of runners commited to the one variant that has become our constant: Ultramarathon racing
When did you first pick up running, at what age and what inspired you to do so?
16, when I intended to lose weight. I was severely overweight and barely saw my feet. I nearly tipped the scales at 205lbs and that was it. Being only 1.75m tall – I knew I had to do something about it. So I hit the roads everyday with a 2.4km run. It became twice a day. It became a marathon. Then I got tired of the distance and it became an Ultra.
What is your favourite running quote?
Don’t think. Just go.
Your favourite running route?
Green Corridor to Bukit Timah, Summit sprints, Dairy Farm, Wallace loop in and outs, back to Bukit Timah via the Mountain Bike Trail. Rebel.
Which is your dream race?
4 Deserts Grand Slam.
Your preferred running brand?
Compressport for sure and Lululemon.
What do you think is the greatest reward you've gotten from running yet?
Meeting new people. Crewing fellow runners. Overcoming fears.
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