Singapore Duathlon Championship 2015

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Over the past weekend, Singapore held its annual Duathlon championship at the tree-lined East Coast Park. They postponed this national event from early October due to haze.

Goh Yin Jenn and Tania Thong represented AISM in this popular event. Although the kids categories' distance of 750 metres run, followed by a 6 km bike, and ending with another 750 metres run was short, the pace was unrelenting.

Yin Jenn's enthusiasm to participate in this event, after a bad head injury received just 24 hours prior, is to be commended. She pushed on and finished the race, despite a huge bump on her head. Yin Jenn's determined spirit will take her far into next year's events.

Tania won the Girls' U12 race with a blistering pace. Her time of 22:01 minutes was a large margin over her fellow competitors. She is now the 2015 double Duathlon Champion in Singapore, having added the Singapore Duathlon crown to her Metasprint Duathlon win in March this year. Tania is also the current 2015 Singapore Triathlon Kids Champion. Congratulations Tania and all of our wonderful duathletes.

Sporty Girls Netball

On Saturday 28 November close to 50 AISM Junior School Girls participated in the Sporty Girls Netball Tournament at Alice Smith Junior School. We had 6 teams participate in the Under 7, Under 9 and Under 11 categories. All the girls participated really well on the day and had a great time. The behaviour and sportsmanship shown by all the girls was also commendable.

All the teams were very competitive and it was great to see the Under 7 team showing great enthusiasm, learning so much throughout the day and making great improvements from Semester 1. They finished 2nd in their age group!

Both Under 9 teams played really well, with the Green team playing against girls a year older than them. The Gold team finished 3rd in their age group. Well done both teams.

We fielded 3 teams in the Under 11 age group. All of them did a wonderful job of competing, some of the teams playing against teams that were quite a lot older than them. Despite this they were very competitive and never gave up. The Under 11 Gold team played exceptionally well, coming third overall in their category which was a great achievement.

Congratulations to all the girls, the teachers and the amazing parents who coached, managed and umpired throughout the day. The girls would certainly not have had such a wonderful experience without the contributions of all these people.