First major announcement from me for 2020 – super excited to take on the role as Editor for RUN Singapore magazine!
I was just on their cover for the Oct/Nov 2019 issue and I’ve been contributing articles to them on a freelance basis for years, and I am very grateful for this opportunity.
I still remember my first ever article I wrote for a motoring magazine, back in 2007. I was still in university then, majoring in business, and I never thought of becoming a journalist. I mean, come on, I failed General Paper in junior college and the only thing I liked writing in was my diary lol.
But I gave it a shot anyway and I loved it. I love chasing a story, interviewing people, crafting the angle and telling their stories to the world. Then I picked up photography so I could better tell their stories.
Slowly, I started writing for more magazines, newspapers, websites locally and internationally, and I even had my own motorsports column in The New Paper and My Paper. From motoring and motorsports, I transitioned to writing about fitness and sports.
Of all the different types of work I do, you can say writing is my first love. After 3 years in 2 corporate jobs, I decided to step out on my own and never looked back.
It’s interesting where life takes you to huh! (P.S. This is an additional role; I will still be continuing all other projects, ie. content creation, digital marketing, event planning, coaching etc)
This is the official press release:
SINGAPORE, 14 January 2020 – RUN Singapore, Singapore’s only running magazine published by Bold Ink Magazines, has appointed Cheryl Tay as Editor. Responsible for spearheading strategic direction and creating content for the bi-monthly print title, Cheryl brings over a decade of print and online journalism experience with her.
Having written for a wealth of renowned international and local titles, Cheryl is also an Ironman age group triathlete with podium finishes and multiple Ironman 70.3 World Championship qualifications to her name.
In addition, Cheryl is a triathlon coach and fitness trainer, and manages digital marketing and content creation for brands. More prominently, Cheryl is the founder of Rock The Naked Truth, a body positivity movement that encourages people to overcome their insecurities and be comfortable with their bodies. Weekly, Cheryl leads her running club ROCKrunners too.
“I am extremely excited to take on this role with RUN Singapore and help to strengthen the running community in Singapore. RUN Singapore has been the leading voice for the sport and I hope to continue evolving it and growing with our runners in Singapore. Most importantly, I will look for creative ways to engage runners with interesting and inspiring content,” Cheryl said.
“Cheryl has good depth of experience as a writer and editor, with a deep understanding of running and what the sport entails. With her on board, we hope to make RUN Singapore magazine more relevant and widely read, as we take on a new direction for the title,” Jacqueline Wong, Publisher of Bold Ink Magazines, added.
This year, RUN Singapore will be expanding its digital footprint, following the launch of the revamped website last December. The plan is to increase content integration across print, online and social, as well as get involved in more community engagement.
RUN Singapore will also be tapping on more expertise from the community – respected names in the industry such as founder of Red Dot Running Company Jeri Chua, Coached’s Ben Pulham and Arthur Tong of Elevate Performance will be contributing to our online platform. Other regular contributors will also include co-founder of the X-Runners running club Cindy Ong, Ultra-runner Marie Choo and SAFRA Running coach David Shum, just to name a few. Read more about them in the attached appendix.
2020 marks the eighth year of RUN Singapore and it will continue to front the running scene locally, featuring in major running races here and empowering individuals on their running journeys.
Cheryl takes on this new role of Editor for RUN Singapore with immediate effect. All future Press Releases should be sent to both Jacqueline Wong at [email protected] and Cheryl Tay at [email protected]. Cheryl can be reached at +65 97** 51**.