Big group, more fun at the Big Walk
All-female group goes on hikes, jogs and walks almost every weekend
They form one of the largest single-sex groups taking part in this year's National Steps Challenge The New Paper Big Walk, and they believe in walking the talk.
Madam Khadijah Hashim, 50, a draughtsman, and her friends are all avidly interested in walking, jogging and trekking.
She said: "We met in February while we were trekking at Gunung Lambak in Johor and became close. We have since taken part in hikes, jogs and walk together almost every weekend."
The group includes administration officer Noraini Ali, 44; operations manager Sara Almina Yapis, 42; customer service officer Azlin Leman, 53; patient coordinator Norfifa Omar, 48; administration manager Jumi Yusoff, 50; senior administration executive Suzana, 52; and engineering assistant Irene Tay, 56.
Miss Tay and Madam Noraini are colleagues.
Madam Noraini said: "We get along well, and we all have similar fitness levels. So when we go for our activities, we can pace ourselves.
"If we were to team up with younger people, we would be left behind."
She said some of them have even travelled overseas to take part in events such as the Spartan Race. Some also trekked on Mount Ophir in Malaysiaover the weekend.
Madam Khadijah said a few of them have participated in past Big Walks, while Madam Noraini and Miss Tay took part in the Big Walk last year, which was held at the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari.
Ms Sara Almina said: "I had a knee injury this year and was not able to join the group for some of the activities.
"To help me recover and regain fitness, my friends decided to take part in the Big Walk this year."
WHEN Sunday, Nov 26, 7am
WHERE Starts at National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub
HOW Register online at tnpbigwalk.sg
REGISTRATION FEE $25 (early-bird sign-ups enjoy a 25 per cent discount)
WIN Lots of lucky draw prizes to be won, including the grand prize of an Osim uLove Massage Chair (bespoke version) worth $9,585.
The National Steps Challenge
The National Steps Challenge, launched by the Health Promotion Board (HPB), will be back for a third campaign.
You can find out more about the upcoming National Steps Challenge Season 3 and how you can sign up and collect your free HPB steps tracker.
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Visit stepschallenge.sg for more information.