Latest Update – 20th Mar 2017

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This week training schedule (20th – 25th Mar’17);

  • CCAB (PESEB) Stadium – Mon, Thu & Sat
  • Bishan Stadium – Tue, Wed & Fri
  • Bedok Stadium – Tue, Wed & Fri
  • Queenstown Stadium – Tue, Wed & Fri
  • Adults Running Programme (CCAB) – Mon, Thu & Sat
  • JS Monthly Long Run at CCAB on 1/4/17 (Sat) & at Bedok Stadium on 7/4/17 (Fri)




1. THIS WEEK TRAINING SCHEDULE (20th – 25th Mar’17);

  • CCAB (PESEB) Stadium – Mon, Thu & Sat
  • Bishan Stadium – Tue, Wed & Fri
  • Bedok Stadium – Tue, Wed & Fri
  • Queenstown Stadium – Tue, Wed & Fri
  • Adults Running Programme – CCAB (PESEB) – Mon, Thu & Sat


  • 2. Next JS Monthly Long Run at CCAB (PESEB) Stadium will be conducted on 1/4/17 (Sat) and at Bedok Stadium on 7/4/17 (Fri) @ 6pm.

    3. ADULT RUNNING / FITNESS PROGRAMME for more information about the Programme, contact Jack @ 9671 1470.

    4. SHOPPING FOR SPORTS GOODS on discounted rate, click link for addresses http://js-athletics.com/products-page/how-to-order/

    5. For more information, follow us at Facebook for weekly updates or If you would like to know more, contact Jack @ 9671 1470

     

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    FREE Coaching for Singaporean athletes (15 years & above) who have achieved reasonable good time in Sprints & Distance events during National Schools Championship, SAA Meets or any official runs and want to excel further, come join us.

    We are simply the BEST team (with 3 former SEA Games medallist and Experienced Coaches) and we emphasise on the “Athletes first, Winning second” philosophy and work gradually towards individual athlete goals.

     

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    JS Time-Trial on 4/3/17 @CCAB Track

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    by Coach Jit


    The weather created havoc as the day started sunny and then the downpour started. Parents from other centres Bedok, Bishan and Queenstown kept calling in regards to the trial, whether it will commence or be postponed. As true to JS Athletics motto, come what may but the show must go on.

    The coaches assembled at 12.30pm to be briefed and set-up the throwing pit area and the long jump pits, parents and athletes started pouring in slowly. Then the rain got lighter and the older boys and girls were first out to do their warmup. By 1.30pm the rain subsided completely and all the kids were in the throng for their warmup led by the coaches and then for their stretching and striding.

    As schedule, we started sharp at 2pm with the 1500m event and then followed by the 100m, 200m, 50m, 80,m kids dash, long jump, shot put and then closely by 300m, 600m, 800m events and finally ending at 4.45pm with the last event of the day which was the 400m with the only participant Dinie Zikry who come in late.

    The meet is held twice yearly as to give competition and awareness to athletes who normally do not participate in any meet. We are keen to encourage competition in a healthy way as also to bring the athletes from all the centres close. Parents and supporters were rooting vigorously for one and all, the rivalry was friendly but on the track as the athletes started the competition was fierce. The trials were a success and parents were a good sport throughout the meet.

    After the meet the buffet was catered to one and all with the friendly banters among parents and kids all mingled, some to get acquainted from other centres and others to offer congratulatory messages to the winners and motivation to those who perhaps had a off-day.

    After wrapping up the time-trial, everyone seems to be already looking forward to the next time-trial with eagerness. In JS Athletics, the founder has inculcated in the coaches and athletes that we are more concerned with athlete-centric than results as we strive to pique their interest from young than burn them out at an early age.



    **Our time-trial results are posted at our Facebook.

    Akira Swift Road Relay 2017

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    by Coach Jack


    Another bright sunny Saturday afternoon and slowly walks in our JS Athletes with their family members in tow for the Akira Swift Road Relay Championship. We only had 1 team participating as others took a well deserving break as most felt the toil for the last few weeks of competitions. As we were entered for Under 17 Girls category with a underage team but we knew that we were a strong competitors for other teams. Our JS Team were made of our Princess of Distance (Isabella Ghersi, turning 16 in September), poster girl (Indira Patel, turned 15 in March), cute workhorse (Katia M. Littau, turning 14 in September) and lastly our darling of the team (Mia Hopkins, just turned 13 in March).

    With a team of young and promising individuals, first to run the first leg was Katia, she was placed in the 6th position when she cross the line and pass the baton to Mia, the youngest member of the team, who did remarkably well by coming in 3rd position but with the leader still with 300m lead, the baton was pass smoothly to our poster girl Indira, who started chasing the 2 other leaders from the very start and before the halfway mark, Indira has taken the lead and as usual she kept pushing and pushing for a bigger lead as to our plan so our last runner will be able to maintain the 1st position.

    When from a distance Indira was seen by our members, it bring all smiles to our faces and we were very confident that we will win the race with our Princess, Isabella, yet to run. When the baton was passed to Isabella by Indira, Bella as she is known to us, took it easy in her strides by pacing herself well in her run as being her first race of the season after her hectic schedules and lengthy holidays break. As we all know Bella for the last 6 years, she is the strong fighter when it comes to running and she did that exactly by maintaining the distance and crossing the finishing line in style and with her usual self without gasping for air after the hard run but was still in smile and in talkative mood with her wonderful knitted teammates.

    A well deserve run by the youngest team in the Under 17 Girls category and we will look forward to another great showing by our athletes in the track races as the cross country season came to end with a high note by our hardworking athletes.

    Wings Cross Country 2017

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    by Manjit Singh (Coach Jit)


    A bright outing at the Wings Cross Country turn into a disappointing day for one of our poster girls of JS Athletics. Indira Patel was undoubtedly in assailable lead in the under 17 category when she was disqualified for having a wrong turn. Well as the say, we in JS fashion will move on. The irony was that the stewards claim Indira made a wrong turn, the fact should be the leading steward on the bicycle should have follow the leader of the pack rather then the pack and after which they claim they will try to improve the marshalling process “Next Year.”

    Disappoint aside, we had a very reasonable outing and in the Under 14 category, the runner up position when to Mia Hopkins in a time of 16.12 (4.6km). She seems to surprise us who’s just turning 13 but her industrious nature shows her character just in a 2nd race. Our another cute 13 years old workhorse Katia was never placed even though she was in the leading pack in the first 3km, she suffered a recurring calf injury and still manage to walk back to the finish line. Knowing her never to give an excuse she told Coach Jack, don’t worry it is a hiccup and will bounce back stronger.

    In the Under 14 Boys section, the ever improving Ori Sade come in 10th position in a time of 14.25. He never fail to impress his detractors, he keeps working at his fitness unrelentingly. Even his basketball coach gives kudos to his resilient character and says “Everyday is an improvement with Ori.”

    Next coming to our big boys, Valentin came in 29th position, the multi-talented sportsman who is aspiring to be a triathlete is also a mean hockey player. His punishing regime in sports is an example to many youngsters who are keen to embark in the field of sports. Last but not least, our own Jason who’s maturing and is helping as an assistant coach did remarkably well in the under 20 section by coming in 12th with a time of 17.14. He’s a quiet worker who’s juggling with school, training and working.

    Mishaps do happen and only the people with strong mental attitude come out strong. All in all it was a decent showing filled with excitement and despair which is inevitable.

    2017 Competition / Races Dates

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    by JS Admin

    • 4th Feb’17 – SA Cross Country, Bedok Reservoir @7.30am
    • 11th Feb’17 – Swift Cross Country, Bedok Reservoir @2pm
    • 11th & 12th Feb’17 – SA Series 2, Home of Athletics
    • 18th Feb’17 – Wings Cross Country, Bedok Reservoir @9am
    • 25th Feb’17 – SA Series 3, Home of Athletics
    • 4th Mar’17 – JS Athletics Time-Trial, CCAB @2pm
    • 4th & 5th Mar’17 – Singapore Youth & Junior Athletics C’ship
    • 11th Mar’17 – Venus Run, Bedok Reservoir
    • 11th & 12th Mar’17 – Swift Track & Field C’ship (Bt Gombak)
    • 22nd Mar’17 – National Inter School Cross Country C’ship
    • 25th & 26th Mar’17 – SPH Relays
    • 29th Mar – 10th Apr’17 – National Primary Inter School C’ship
    • 12th – 28th Apr’17 – National Inter School C’ship
    • 27th & 28th Apr’17 – Singapore Open T & F C’ship
    • 6th May’17 – SA Series 4
    • 2nd Sep’17 – JS Athletics Time-Trial, CCAB @2pm
    • 28th & 29th Oct’17 – SA Inter Club C’ship
    • 3rd Dec’17 – Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon

    Akira Swift Cross Country 2017

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    by Jonathan G. L. Santos (Coach Jat)


    At the windy and bustling Bedok Reservoir, all gathered for the Akira Swift Cross Country were in anticipation and with a enthusiastic buzz.

    After much preparation, the 1st race flag-off was the U13 Boys, Filip Janousek outdid himself by clinching 3rd position but could have done better if not for his courteous nature of letting the whole field go and playing catch-up. It was followed immediately by the U11 & U12 which started at the same time and it was interesting to note that as our athletes were box-in and struggling to punch out of the pack. Nevertheless as the true sportsmanship cultivated in “JS Athletics” stop whining and keep going, Chua Shao Wen came in 7th followed by Joshua Tan in 10th place in the U11 Boys category. In the girls section, Ramaa Rangnekar, the lanky and budding hockey player came in 5th place and cementing her bright future in both sports while K.S. Lakshayaa came in 12th position after a hectic dance performance and rushing from the eastern part of Singapore.

    As the action was coming thick and fast, came the U12 Boys whereby the ever impressive Niraj Singh came in 6th and followed soon by our suave and budding multi-talented sportsman James Chin who came in 8th position. Both were new to Cross Country but showed excellence resilience as they started at the back of the pack and were always doing catch-up.

    In the Kids Dash 500m event, the towering Dylan Hughes romped home with gold and followed by his buddy Justin Seyffert in 2nd, as they say “they might be the best mates but in competition rivalry prevails.” To complete the event ever improving Tristan Ng came in 7th position. In the girls category muscle girl, Lucie Janouskova came in 1st followed by her best friend, Mia Heerdt in 2nd position. In both races the result were altered after protest as the organisers got mix-up the athletes positioning, eventually it came good.

    Kudos to our young lions, John Tan and Meera Rangnekar who both emerged champion in the U9 Boys & Girls Dash, both ran their hearts out in dramatic fashions.

    Ori Sade, improves as the race comes and came home with another PB by slashing almost a minute and finishing 2nd position and followed by Arav Cabral who had a bad day at the office as he was vomiting but still managed to complete the race.

    In the U17 Girls, as usual Indira Patel did not surprised anyone by clinching 1st place. She dominated the race from the start to the end, follow by Mia Hopkins who at 13 is showing loads of promises came in 4th position and Caylee Chua in 5th position. The “icing of the cake” was the U17 Girls team, were crown Champion and the team members are as follows Indira Patel (age 15), Mia Hopkins (age 13), Caylee Chua (age 16), Katia M. Littau (age 13) and Ullekha Murali (age 17). Aspiring coach wannabe, Jayson Chua came in 4th in the U17 Boys category.

    It was happy and memorable outing for JS Athletics, who are still in the midst of season training. It augurs well for all those involved from parents, coaches, athletes and stakeholders.

    Keep yourself rooted to the ground and work hard and impossible missions become possible.

    2017 SA Series 2 Performance by our athletes

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    by Chew Jee Keng (Coach JK)

    Series 2, conducted on 11th and 12th Feb’17 at Home of Athletics, Kallang Practice Track.
    Another fine showing by our Sprinters with their first track performance.

    Shiv Ahuja
    100m U15 boys 12.02 Position 1
    200m U15 boys 25:54 position 2
    Excellence performance by Shiv Ahuja! He clocked the fastest time in U15 boys 100m. In the U15 boys 200m race, he ran the fastest in his heats group, with a large gap between the other athletes. He could have clocked a faster time if he was placed in the faster heats group. Shiv is excited about the series 3 as he will be attempting to break the 12s barrier for 100m.

    Leah D’souza
    100m u18 14:40 Pos 28
    200m U18 women Pos 19 29:65
    Long jump u18 women Pos 8 4.55m
    Racing in series 2 was a good experience for Leah. In the Long Jump event, Leah jumped well to cross the qualification mark and came in 8th position. The sprints events allowed her to understand her current fitness. She acknowledged that she needs to improve on her endurance. She is determined to work harder to see an improvement in her run time for 100m and 200m for series 3.

    Louisa Chew
    100m u18 14:31 Position 29
    200m U18 29:91s Position 24
    Despite not training for a long period due to her commitment in dance practice, Louisa ran a decent 100m timing. She started the 200m race with some abdominal discomfort, she only managed to cruise through the entire race. Louisa displayed her natural talent in sprinting, with adequate training she is capable to achieve better results.

    Nathanael Kusanda
    200m U18 Boys 25:39 position 17
    Nathanael started out strong and maintained his composure well during the entire race. Nathanael was first in his heats group. He could have clocked a faster time if he was placed in the faster heats group.

    66th SA X-Country C’ship 2017

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    by Manjit Singh (Coach Jit)

    As we ascended at Bedok Reservoir on a sleepy saturday morning at 6.30am to prepare for the Singapore Athletics (SA) Cross Country run, the least we expected was a good showing from JS Athletics runners as many were coming back from holidays and there were some who was recuperating from injuries suffered while participating in other sports. But as the adage goes “The show must go on” and true to the “Fine Blue colours of JS Athletics” we did remarkably well with still couple of absentees due to holidays.

    The first race to be flag off was the Under 15 and Under 18 Girls, as the race started, the effervescent Indira Patel flew off as there was no turning back. From start to finish, she was the lone runner who was fighting the clock and came home romping in a remarkable time of 18.38.3s (she recorded the fastest time across all women and girls age group categories) even though she started training seriously a week ago after recovering from hip injury. It is frightening to know as well encouraging cause, what’s next in stored for the “gazelle” if she keeps her health in prim condition. Soon to follow in the race was Ullekha Murali, who had to train intermittently due to studies constraints and still completed the race in 26.23s.

    In the Under 15 Girls Category, Katia M. Littau, who came in 7th in her very first race with a time of 23.49. The never say die attitude of this petite girl is simply remarkable considering the amount of niggling injuries she is carrying.

    In the boys section, the hardworking Ori Sade romp home in a new PB of 19.39s and was delighted to slash more than a minute off his previous time and was rewarded with 7th placing in the Under 15 Category. He was followed by Arav Cabral who ran an amazing race with only attending a couple of training sessions and further followed by K. S. Gautam to complete our Under 15 contingent. Valentin Wersch ran the Under 18 Boys in 19.03s to complete the boys division.

    So early in the season and as usual JS Athletics athletes are showing promises and are gearing in good condition for the upcoming races.

    Good Luck to our athletes in the coming races!

    My first race of the season @ SA X-Country C’ship 2017

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    by Indira Patel

    I love running, JS athletics is the highlight of my week. I enjoy training sessions and socialising with all my teammates. The coaches are amazing athletes and coaches, and I would not be able to achieve anything without them. I am very grateful for all their support.

    The lead up to the race was a slippery slope for me after I had stop training for four weeks due to a hip injury. As most runners who have suffered from an injury knows, it’s a very nerve racking time. Fortunately, I recovered just before the race and managed a week of training.

    Race day, came so fast, I was nervous. I always get super nervous before a race. The night before I make sure I get a good sleep and eat plenty of nutritious food and do my best not to worry. Normally I read a good book to help me relax. I woke up early and make sure I got to Bedok in good time. I like to be early and felt much better after I started my usual warm up and especially when I saw my teammates, Ullekha and Katia. It’s always good to have friends around you.

    The officials called us and together we lined up. There is nothing better than having a team, the feeling of “togetherness” is so strong and it’s something I love about sport. We had to wait at the start line for what felt like centuries but I tried to keep my focus and think about the race ahead. Bang! the gun goes and we are off, pounding legs, heavy breathing and cheering are the only sounds could be heard. My legs immediately felt tight and stiff but I quickly found my pace and was able to be in full control throughout the race. Before I knew it, I was on the last kilometre approaching the finish where lots of supporters cheered me on including coach Jack and fellow teammate Jayson, who woke up at 5am and came out to support us all – that is the true spirit of JS. Finally, I crossed the line. The support is amazing and it creates an atmosphere that I just love.

    I felt so relieved as I crossed the line, I had done it despite the tough competition and the worry about my hip. Not only had I done it but my team also ran very well. Katia was placed in 7th position in her first JS colours in the U15 Girls category and Ullekha did superbly, especially as she just came back to training after a break for exams.

    The boys also ran well especially, Ori, who was placed in 7th position in the U15 Boys category, Gautam did well despite him having his school cross country a day earlier. In the U18 Boys category, Valentin ran well too but at the end of the day everything comes back to the great coaching we receive.

    Indira was the winner in the Girls U18 category with a time of 18:38.3, she recorded the fastest time across all women and girls age group categories. She was also the winner of all last year Cross Country races in U15 categories. Click link, of her achievements including last year races, http://js-athletics.com/about-us/athletes/

    Archive

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    by Jacter Singh (Jack)

    All time – Singapore Best Time

    All time best time of athletes (names & age) time/distance/height recorded in local meets and overseas. Coach Jack best time recorded and as the youngest athlete in the 5000m and 10000m events.
    (Click link to see all events best times)

    Singapore Records

    Coach Jack 5000m & 10000m, age group records still unbroken.
    (Click link to see all Age Groups Singapore Records)

    SEA Games

    Coach Lydia SEA Games 100m record still unbroken.
    (Click link to see Men’s & Women’s Records)


    All the above Informations are available at Singapore Athletics website, www.singaporeathletics.org.sg

    Records and Time of achievements speak louder than words and not as false claim by certain individuals!