Chen Chang was born and raised in China and later moved to Singapore where started his family. He and his family are now all Singaporeans.
Chen Chang started running regularly about 10 years ago - around the same time his son began sailing. Due to the son's training schedule, he had 2 weekend afternoons to spend while waiting at the National Sailing Centre. Running was the natural choice as he was right at East Coast Park - one of the greatest sites for jogging in Singapore. Chen Chang went from running 10km, gradually building up to 21km, before progressing to conquering full marathons. He joined SAF Volunteer Corps (SAFVC) in 2015 and run with 5 other SAFVC Volunteers in an Ekiden. In 2016 and 2017, Chen Chang helped SAFVC HQ coordinate running practice sessions before the Army Half Marathon.
“If I can do it, everyone can do it” might sound like an encouraging phrase to say, but Chen Chang believes that is deceiving. The truth is, everyone is different: from family commitments and schedules to health conditions and their own body - everyone will grow at a different pace. His take: Running is about "Will"; when there's a will, there's a way TO RUN. As such, Chen Chang is taking part in Relay Majulah to so that others can soar in their lives regardless of their conditions and circumstances.
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