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Accurate as of 22 January:

Kindly remind the participants that number bibs collection starts 45mins before the session starts at the Technical Information Centre.

Related links:
2015 SAA Track and Field Series 1 page

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Opening Address by President


SAA Training & Selection Committee


SEA Games 2015 Training squad centralised training


Athletes Development & Available Assistance


Coaches & Officials

21st Jan 2015
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Ng Yu Jun, Eliza recent 3000 metres steeplechase effort of 12:56.30 minutes at the 2014 SAA Track & Field Series 5 has been officially recognised as a new national record.

The obstacle race is a new women event under IAAF races, its maiden debut at the Olympics was officially held at the 2008 Beijing Games.


SAA at the recent MC meeting has ratified and inducted a new record for the women 3000 metres steeplechase, in its effort to acknowledge our athletes and to promote the event locally.

The 26-year-old is a regular feature in the local middle distance running scene. Her progression in the 800 metres and 1500 metres over the years has been steady.


Only late last year after having build-up a good aerobic base and speed, Eliza attempted a 3000 metres steeplechase race and achieved a personal best. Congrats. Below is a short interview of her.

SAA latest record ratification, click here.

Photo credit for Ng Yu Jun, Eliza photos – Yuan Zhi of XYZ Photos.


Women 3000m steeplechase race all-time best

    12:56.30 – Ng Yu Jun, Eliza (S’pore 21 Dec 2014)
    13:29.43 – Yvonne Lin Cui Wen (Hanoi, 1 Jul 2010)

Women 3000m steeplechase progression over the years

    2014 – 12:56.30 by Ng Yu Jun, Eliza (S’pore 21 Dec 2014)
    2013 – No women ran during this year
    2012 – No women ran during this year
    2011 – No women ran during this year
    2010 – 13:29.43 by Yvonne Lin Cui Wen (Hanoi, 1 Jul 2010)


Full name: Ng Yu Jun Eliza

Height: 153cm

Weight: 44kg

Occupation: Teacher

Coach: Dr. Govindasamy Balasekaran since young (Dr. Balasekaran is also SAA’s current Honorary Assistant Secretary)


  • Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ Primary/Secondary School
  • St. Andrew’s Junior College
  • NTU(NIE)

Personal Best(s):

  • 800m: 2:26.43mins
  • 1500: 5:03.39mins
  • 3000m: 11:22.67mins
  • 3000m SC: 12:56.30mins
  • 5km: 19.30mins
  • 10km: 41.12 mins
  • 21km: 1:44.12 hr

Date of Birth: 03 Feb 1989

Running the 3,000m steeplechase at Series 5, going into the competition, was it your plan & goal to run faster than Yvonne Lin’s 13:29.43min timing

Running 3000m steeplechase is a new event category and also a new event to me and I wanted to run and be like Dr.G Balasekaran who to me is the best steeplechase and long distance runner ever as I admire him for his international and local races he ran, also for his intelligence and character on and off the track.

Will you now specialise in the 3,000m steeplechase, trying to lower the mark?

I specialise in all long distance events from 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 3000m SC, 5000m, 10000m, 21km and marathon just like my coach, Dr. G. Balasekaran

What’s your long term goal (athletics)

My long term goal is to do well in all long distance events like Dr. G Balasekaran and emulate his success in both running and academics

Tell us about your 12:56.30min race. What was your race plan. You had targeted timing pacing p/lap? The experience and such.

I ran the race thinking of how Dr. G Balasekaran ran and wanted to be like him. I ran as hard as what he does since he excels in everything he has set his sight on. This is just the beginning and I will run faster in all the events and hope to break all the long distance records to bring glory to Singapore and achieve the same success and emulate his values and character.

Related links:
Archived Records

19th Jan 2015
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Filed under Announcements, Records

Photo credit for Ng Yu Jun, Eliza photo – Yuan Zhi of XYZ Photos.

Download the updated records.

4 records ratified. Congratulations. It is as below.




New record

Wind speed


Previous record


Types of record

Ng Yu Jun, Eliza

3000m Steeplechase Women



Kallang Practice Track

New Record

National Record Women

Tin, Shu Min

20KM walk (R) Women



HK Racewalk C’ships

2:03:11 (Tin, Shu Min)

3m 5s

National Record Women

Tia Louise Rozario

Long Jump Girl




U23/Open C’ships / KPT

5.32m (Nurul Jannah)


U15 Girls

Lui Yuan Chow

1500m Boys



Zatopek.10 / Australia

4:16.78 (Sarvindar Singh)


U15 Boys

19th Jan 2015
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masters briefing -6

As part of SAA’s blueprint to promote and support Masters Athletics, SAA, together with the Singapore Masters Athletics, organised the first briefing to all aspiring Masters athletes preparing for the 2016 Asia Masters Championships this morning at Toa Payoh Sports Centre.

Details of the plans to promote and organise the Meet, physiotherapy advice, Mr. C Kunalan’s words of wisdom and information on support services SAA will provide for elite Masters athletes, were shared during the session.


Click on the thumbnail to enlarge the photo.

Related links:
Singapore to host 2016 Asia Masters Athletics Championships

18th Jan 2015
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Congratulations to Soh Rui Yong who has become the first marathoner to win The Straits Times’ Star of the Month.

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The award presented to his parents who collected on his behalf.

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Soh is currently in the States pursuing his studies at University of Oregon.

“The award is an extension of ST’s Athlete of the Year award, launched in 2008. Both awards are backed by F&N’s 100Plus.”

Thank you Straits Times.

17th Jan 2015
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Date: Saturday, 28th February 2015

Venue: Bedok Reservoir

Official Website: Click here

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Update: Results of selection trial.

Asian 20km Race Walking Championships Nomi Japan 2015 – SAA Selection Trial.

Please download the trial participation form here.

    Venue: Gardens by the Bay East, Tanjong Rhu

    Date: 31 Jan 2015

    Time: 7.00am


a) For Singapore Citizen only (Male/Female).

b) Qualifying standards as follow:-

    Male walker qualifying time :- 1hr: 40:00
    Female walker qualifying timing :- 2hrs:00:00

c) Only 1 Male & 1 Female walker shall be in the final Team to NOMI.

d) If in the event none of the walkers qualified, the top finisher (Male and Female, respectively), recording a timing

    3% off, athlete will have to bear 30% of the Air-Fare,
    6% off, athlete will have to bear 60% of the Air-Fare,
    10% off, athlete will have to bear 80% of the Air-Fare and
    if more than 10% off, 100% of the Air-Fare.

e) Any athlete who is disqualified (Breaching the walking rules) duringthe trial shall not be selected.


    3rd Singapore Age Group Race Walking C’ships 2015 page: Click here

    Asian 20km Race Walking Championships 2015 page: Click here

15th Jan 2015
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