Under the leadership of our new president, Andy Ng we successfully delivered this year’s edition of the Triathlon Family Singapore (TriFam) short-course triathlon. With the use of social media (mainly Facebook) and the $30 registration fee, about 130 enthusiastic participants showed up for the short-hand triathlon comprising 750m swim, 18K ride and 5K run. This multi-sport race is suitable for triathletes of all levels – whether you are a beginner or seasoned triathlete.
Organisers ensured that all swimmers were out of the swim with no cut-off time. We were not able to ask for road-closure with our limited fund, so cyclists were urged to observe traffic rules at all time. ‘A good race is when everyone comes home SAFE!’ quoted President, Andy Ng – no less a competitor himself.
Minister of State for Trade & Industry and Mayor, Teo Ser Luck found us sponsorship for 100+ & Tiger Beer for participants and volunteers (the latter, after the race, of course). He is a co-founder of TriFam, and a multiple-Ironman triathlon finisher.
Appreciation goes to YellowFish, Jeffrey, Adrian & Ben from Hivelocity to make this race possible; the capable people on the organizing committee; the wonderful helpers who came forward willingly & unselfishly; and top-national marathoner, and medical undergraduate Mok Ying Ren wrote a recent piece about the club on RedSports.Sg