No More Wasting Time for Jennifer Quek, 41, who did 3hr 48min 53sec in Berlin Marathon 2013

No More Wasting Time for Jennifer Quek, 41, who did 3hr 48min 53sec in Berlin Marathon 2013

 By Saranniya
Picture 1 – (Right to Left) Jennifer Quek, female friend, Kenneth Lai, Desmond Soh, male friend.

I
can fully remember that I have overtaken Jennifer Quek, aged 41, in all
tempo runs, except for 15km runs. Jennifer has recently done a sub-1hr
19min for 15km twice that made Coach Rameshon to utter that she has the
capability to do a sub-4hr for the Berlin International Marathon race,
maybe even a sub-3hr 50min so long her mind is strong. Judging from her
race time, I believe that she must have used her mind. 

Picture 2 – The carefully selected lucky apparel before the Berlin International Marathon 2013

She
has been closing in on the gap between her and me our tempo runs
between the distance of 8 to 10km recently. In the Army – Half marathon
held in Singapore, a month ago, Jennifer did a time of 1hr 51min 31sec
for the race, breaking her half-marathon time significantly by nearly
8min. In the past, her personal best time was 1hr 59min 55sec in Great
Eastern Half-Marathon race 2012. 

As
for this year’s Army Half-Marathon 2013, I was one of those who was
there to see her complete her race and also to feel happy for her. She
is one of our Team Flexifitness athlete who has been making vast strides
in running recently. It is all progress, progress and more progress by
her. She has this winning formula in her. I also note that she is very
careful about training and diet. There are few things that I have picked
up from her.

 
Very
recently, I have written about her interview where she gave the below
-mentioned data to me  late. I was not able to put it up. What a waste!
There were important information of her previous timing.
 
However,
since she has done faster than a sub-4hr personal best time – a 3hr
48min, I have collected the data that Jennifer had sent to Coach
Rameshon on her previous data of running achievement. Judging from her
time, I felt that it was good that she did not waste time anymore  and
came under this program to improve. While running the Berlin
International Marathon, at the half-way mark, she has bettered her Army
Half -Marathon personal best time by 48sec. This is phenomenal effort by
her. She did a time of 1hr 50min 53sec at the half-way mark. It was a 
great feat by her. Nearly a month of improvement of her personal best
time in her half-marathon while running a marathon. I can’t believe it!
 
Having
said that, I would like to put up the previous blogpost on Jennifer’s
interview in this article and the below – mentioned data for people of
all walks of life to see and get inspired by this veteran lady who runs
like a young lady. I would like to say, well done! 

Just
I will put up a comparison of the timing of the runners who ran the
Stanchart Marathon 2012, especially the veteran runners time. 

Split timing for Berlin Marathon 2013
5km 26m 18sec
10km 52min 41sec
15km 1hr 18min 41sec
20km 1hr 45min 07sec
21.1km 1hr 50min 52sec
25km – 2hr 12min 21sec
30km – 2hr 40min 10sec
35km – 3hr 07min 40sec
40km – 3hr 36min 10sec
42.2km – 3hr 48min 33sec.

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A previous interview that I had conducted is in this blogpost
 
2012 Stanchart Marathon Women Veteran results – Jennifer’s time is ranked 10th in comparision.
Full Marathon Masters Women’s Open
Pos First Name Last Name Nationality Gun Time
1 MARGARET WANGUI NJUGUNA KENYA 02:53:29.53
2 VALENTINA POLTAVSKAYA UKRAINE 02:57:39.31
3 HAYLEY HOLLE UNITED KINGDOM 03:22:14.67
4 EMER BREEN UNITED KINGDOM 03:27:25.11
5 ITSUKO TANAKA JAPAN 03:29:50.88
6 JANE KANIZAY AUSTRALIA 03:41:57.39
7 MASAKO NAKAI JAPAN 03:41:58.65
8 YUKA TAKEHIRO JAPAN 03:46:00.49
9 YEUNG MEI LUN MELISSA HONG KONG 03:47:17.38
10 JUDY LESLIE UNITED KINGDOM 03:50:08.40
Name :Jennifer Quek
Half Marathon
Year Timing Race Name
04-Dec-05 2h:31m Singapore Standard Chartered Marathon 2005
04-Mar-07 2h:19m Hong Kong Standard Chartered Marathon 2007
14-Jun-09 2h:08m:13s (net) Laguna Phuket Marathon 2009
29-May-10 2h:07m:45s (net) adidas Sundown Marathon (Half) 2010
30-May-11 2h:02m (net) adidas Sundown Marathon (Half) 2011
04-Sep-11 2h:05m:10s (net) Army Half Marathon 2011
09-Sep-12 1h:59m:40s (net) Army Half Marathon 2012
11-Nov-12 1h:59m:55s (net) Great Eastern Women 2012
01-Sep-13 1h:51m:31s (net) Army Half Marathon 2013 Flexifitness Training
Full Marathon
Year Timing Race Name
03-Dec-06 4h:52m:43s (net) Singapore Standard Chartered Marathon 2006
07-Dec-08 4h:50m:34s (net) Singapore Standard Chartered Marathon 2008
06-Dec-09 4h:31m:13s (net)  Singapore Standard Chartered Marathon 2009
05-Dec-10 4h:43m:11s (net) Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2010 (Pacer for 4:45 timing)
01-Feb-11 4h:16m:21s (net) Toyko Marathon 2011
01-Feb-12 4h:12m:18s (net) Toyko Marathon 2012
22-Apr-12 4h:18m:51s (net) London Marathon 2012
29-Sep-13 3h:48m 53sec Berlin International Marathon Flexifitness Training
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