A Triumph for Team Breakaway: April & May 2023 in Review

When we look back at the months of April and May, there's an undeniable air of accomplishment within Club Breakaway. These two months have seen a surge in our club's achievements, from the podiums of the Singapore International Triathlon to the Southeast Asian Games. It's about time we spotlighted the commendable performances of our athletes that have redefined the limits of endurance and willpower.

The journey began with an outstanding performance in the Singapore International Triathlon. Our age group athletes found themselves firmly on the podium, bringing home a magnificent tally of two golds and two silvers. Christopher Teh reigned supreme in the Men’s Sprint Distance (16-29), while Hoo Fang Yu continued his dominance in the Men's Standard Distance (18-24). On the women's front, Tiffany Fang clinched the silver in the Sprint Distance (16-29), while Tan Wen Jing mirrored the feat in the Women's Standard Distance (25-29).

At the National Sprint Championships, Elite athletes Luke Chua and Bryce Chong marked an unforgettable 1-2 finish. Not far behind was Cedric Chua, who showcased a commendable performance by placing sixth.

The triumph train continued its journey into May, beginning with an historic moment as Bryce Chong clinched Singapore's first medal at the South East Asian (SEA) Games in Aquathlon, securing a well-deserved bronze. Luke Chua was close on his heels, finishing fourth. In the aquathlon mixed team relay, Cedric Chua finished a respectable 6th place with his team.

During the triathlon event, our athletes Luke Chua and Bryce Chong once again displayed their perseverance, finishing fourth and fifth respectively. Meanwhile, back home, Hoo Fang Yu, still riding on his wave of triumph, secured another victory at the Ironman 5150 Desaru Coast Triathlon in the Standard Distance 18-24 age-group men category.

The victories didn’t stop there. The very next weekend, Bryce Chong and Cedric Chua replicated their winning formula at the NUS Aquathlon, snatching a 1-2 finish in the men's elite category. Tiffany Fang too grabbed the spotlight, seizing victory in the women's elite category. But let’s not forget first-time debutant Mavis, who made an impressive entry with a third-place finish.

In the Men's Sprint 30-39 category at the hilly Batam Triathlon, Ho Jia Xing earned his very first place on the podium, finishing third. While at the Modern Pentathlon South East Asian Championships, Kok Kiat Xuan pulled off a commendable 9th place in the Triathle and 11th in the Laser Run events.

In the middle of these milestones, we celebrated six months of the Breakaway Dsquad. This multisport learn-to-play program, led by Coach Dzul, has already become an integral part of our club.

May also brought a bittersweet end to our regular Wednesday swims at MGS and Monday runs at CCAB. To everyone who's supported us during these training sessions, we express our deepest gratitude.

In essence, the months of April and May were rich with accomplishments. They are a testament to the determination, strength, and resilience that each member of Club Breakaway embodies. As we move into the next month, these triumphs will fuel our determination and solidify our pursuit of excellence. Let's breakaway further. Let's keep achieving more.

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