Happy Mother’s Day Posted on May 13, 2018

By Rameshon

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Picture 1 – My mother and I

It is with my mother’s support that I was able to do well in running. When I was in primary and secondary school, she allowed me to have all the allowance that I wanted so long I was doing my CCA, without any form of interruption. I did not have any kind of problem in attending the CCA. There was massive and maximum support. Hence, my attendance was 100% and I did not miss any of the day for my chosen sport, which was running. In Primary school,  however, I was in Red Cross as a CCA. 

Later on, for my GCE ‘O’ Levels and GCE ‘A’ Levels, my mother pushed me hard in studies so that I have a safety net for my career. Subsequently, after going to the then PE College, as a trainee teacher, I was given full autonomy to train how much I wanted and she gave full support, and so special thanks should go to my mother for allowing me to break the national record 4 times, repeatedly  again and again, until at that 5th time, I got my 2hr 24min 22sec. It was in year 1995. Yvonne Danson also broke the women’s record in year 1995 in Chiangmai SEA Games marathon 1995. 

As yesterday was Mother’s Day, I would like to specially thank my parent for all the sacrifices that she gave to make me achieve this feat and dream. As I did 1hr 28min 13sec recently, in 2XU race, at age 53, I must thank my mother for it, totally, as she laid the foundation to my fitness when I was very young.

Past and current, and manifold research and studies show that, without parents support, getting excellence is not an easy thing. Great athletes of the past and Olympics sportsmen and sportswomen had good parental support to do well in sports and showing gratitude to parents is the best way to show appreciation!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Edited by 

Ashok Kumar

Tan Mariviv