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Subas Gurung Looks to Achieve Personal Best at ASICS META: Time: Trials Malaysia

Popular Nepalese runner in the Singapore running community Subas Gurung is looking to go one better at this year's ASICS META: Time: Trials, having come second in 2022

Coach David Shum (left) and Subas Gurung. PHOTO: HANIDA HUSSIEN, SPORTPLUS.SG

He finished second behind Malaysia's Muhammad Ikbolasen with a time of 31:55 minutes in the ASICS META: Time: Trials 10km road race in Bangkok last year.


This year, Subas Gurung is looking to go one better and is hopeful of clinching top spot in Cyberjaya, Malaysia on Sunday 19 November 2023.


SportPlus.sg recently caught up with the speed demon and his coach David Shum to ask them how Subas' preparations for the ASICS META: Time: Trials in Malaysia next month are going.

Nepalese Subas Gurung in training. PHOTO: HANIDA HUSSIEN, SPORTPLUS.SG

How are your preparations for the ASICS META: Time: Trials in Malaysia?


Subas: My preparations have been progressive and smooth. They comprise speed interval trainings, tempo runs and threshold training in order to maintain my body.


David: The preparation has been going on well despite his heavy duty at work. I have incorporated a lot of training and workouts, and we are really looking forward to this ASICS META: Time: Trials.

Subas Gurung (left) and his coach and sports physio David Shum. PHOTO: HANIDA HUSSIEN, SPORTPLUS.SG

PHOTO: HANIDA HUSSIEN, SPORTPLUS.SG


Apart from speedwork and mileage what else has been crucial to your training?


Subas: My coach is always supporting me. He advises me for my gym core and strength training. These have been crucial in my preparations to ensure I am in tip top condition.


David: Besides speed work and mileage I have also emphasised on strength and conditioning which also helps him in terms of support and also his cardiovascular system especially when we are doing this META: Time: Trials. For 10KM race it's not just speed and mileage we also need workouts to support on his strides for this race.


At the same time I also want to incorporate sports massage so that he will probably be fresh for the next training and also for his work duty as well

Subas Gurung in training. PHOTO: HANIDA HUSSIEN, SPORTPLUS.SG

Do you feel any pressure going into this race? What are your expectations for this year?


Subas: I don't feel any pressure from this event yet. Hopefully I will defend my championship (as the top Singapore representative) this year. See you guys at the ASICS META: Time: Trials in Malaysia!


David: I will expect him to do a safe race number one. Number two I would want him to at least maintain his standing as a defending medalist and if all goes well it’s his bonus that he probably able to do his personal best.

Subas Gurung doing interval training. PHOTO: HANIDA HUSSIEN, SPORTPLUS.SG

Sign up for the ASICS META: Time: Trials Malaysia, happening on Sunday, 19 November 2023 here.



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