SAFVL veterans participate in SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon
28 August 2016 will remain a date well-remembered by 29 veterans from the SAF Veterans League as they gamely stepped up to participate in the SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon over distances of 5km, 10km and 21km.
The majority of them, 19 in total, took up the 5km challenge while four participated in the 10km race and six others pushed themselves over 21 kilometers.
SAFVL coordinator and management committee member SLTC(NS) James Suresh said: "It was truly inspiring to see our veterans, the oldest member being 86 years old, first taking the time to train and then turning up on the actual day to participate in the event. Our T-shirts were specially designed for the occasion and the inspiring slogan on the back ‘Old Soldiers Run Marathons Too’ attracted much attention and conversation. All along the run, we received curious looks from the younger runners and many gave us the thumbs up sign. All in all it was a great day with veterans inspiring and motivating our younger soldiers at the run".
Well done Veterans!