Her team, named Team ASICS, had completed the relay race in 2nd position and in a cumulative timing of 2 hours 58 minutes and 58 seconds. Her team’s overall timing had been a 10 minute improvement compared to their timing in this race the previous year’s edition.
This relay style marathon running event had also been Neo’s first race back home in Singapore – after having recently returned from her Olympics debut at the Rio Olympic Games Marathon in August this year.
Prior to the ASCIS City Relay race, Neo – who is also an ASICS sponsored athlete – had shared a couple of quick pointers with the 3,000 runners present at the event.
Here are the pointers about herself and her running, that she had shared with runners at the ASICS City Relay.
When did you start running?
I started running my first marathon in 2007 and I only got to be more competitive about 5 years ago when I joined Jurong Safra Running Club.
You recently ran at the Rio Olympics 2016. Tell us about that?
I had a great racing experience. It was an eye opener for me and I actually wanted to do a personal best timing but the weather was so hot so then I changed my target to simply completing the race. And very thankful to have so much support along the way as well.
What advice do you have for the runners out there?
I would say to just go out there and enjoy the run or the race.