The #RuntoLiveGreat programme would not have been such a great success if it were not for our inspirational participants! They are the reason why we strive to make #RuntoLiveGreat a better programme year after year.
“Exercise knows no boundaries.” Watch how these three inspirational ladies – Angela, Auntie Teo, Emily and Fiona – courageously took the first step towards leading a healthier and more active lifestyle, despite facing obstacles along the way. They have showed us the true spirit of female empowerment and how this programme embraces it, regardless of age, size or background.
For people who have not been exercising at all, signing up and training for a run can be a difficult step. This was especially so for Angela, who was diagnosed with diabetes in 2010.
After going through the programme, she not only feels fitter and stronger, but has also achieved her ultimate goal - reducing her blood sugar level to a single digit. Congratulations, Angela!
When it comes to health and fitness, senior citizens are often not the first people who come to mind. However, Auntie Teo is living proof that age is just a number and that you are never too old to chase your dreams!
She completed her very first 21.1km Half Marathon at the age of 65 and hasn’t stop since! With the help of her daughter, Zann, she continues to conquer her health problems by leading a healthy and active lifestyle.
Being visually-impaired did not stop Emily from doing what she loved. Many say that it is impossible to do what she did, but the word “impossible” was never in her dictionary.
With the help of her running guide, Jasna, Emily demonstrated the true spirit of determination by completing her very first 21.1km Half Marathon, while being visually-impaired. She has proven that you can do anything if you set your heart and mind to it. You go, girl!
Many ladies struggle with society's perception of beauty. The pressure to attain an hourglass figure and features like thigh gaps and flat stomachs has made many women self-conscious, and they often forget to love their bodies for what they are.
Watch how Fiona and her running buddy, Joyce, push through with body positivity and continue to inspire ladies to be proud of their own bodies.