Your Lead Instructors

Ifran Haq

After an early career in events and entertainment, Ifran served for 7 years as a Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) regular. During his time in the forces, he served in all 3 branches (Air Force, Navy & Army), and received training in multiple specializations including reconnaissance, search and rescue, aerial gunnery, urban tactics, and logistics and supply.

After his time in the military, he returned to the private sector. Leveraging on his knowledge and skills, he now works in the logistics industry, driving growth and transformation through branding, business development, standards, business continuity management and innovations.

Having been a keen spirit for anything adventure since childhood, Ifran got involved in Spartan Races and Obstacles Course Racing in 2016. Two years later, he became a Spartan Certified Fitness Coach and went on to help develop the first global Spartan Kids training program. He also worked with the Singapore local community to promote OCR racing and overall functional fitness. In 2019, he became a certified Spartan Krypteia and works with Spartan Extreme Endurance to design and lead extreme endurance events both locally and across Asia.

Professional Certification – Spartan SGX Coach

Sam Egerton

Samuel comes from a leadership consultancy background, partnering with clients to develop, design, and facilitate impactful leadership development interventions throughout the region. Clients span leading regional and multi-national corporations in the banking, finance, pharmaceutical, and technology sectors to professional sports clubs. Sam also works closely with Spartan Race; developing leadership courses for their Staff and Extreme Endurance Leaders (Krypteia).

Sam is an ultra-endurance athlete; competing in Ironman, multi-stage races, ultra-marathons, and obstacle course races across Asia-Pacific. He has podiumed a number of times in his specialties of orienteering, ultras(100km) and Spartan OCR.

With over 20 years of experience, Sam brings a wealth of knowledge in cross-cultural communication from diverse industries such as sports (Real Madrid Football Club), mass media (Thompson Reuters), and professional services. Previous to his current position, Sam was the Director of Sales (Asia) for a leading global Learning and Development consultancy. He has led high-visibility client initiatives and developed award-winning* multi-region leadership journeys, including for a top-ten mining company targeting ownership and cultural awareness, and a D&I initiative to strengthen the Asian talent pipeline in a well-known American tech company. When not working or racing, he volunteers his time with an NGO, leading community workouts, leadership, and wellness knowledge sessions in his adopted home of Singapore.

Born and raised in the UK, Sam has lived and worked in Poland, Spain, and Singapore. In 2011, he became a certified trainer for AchieveGlobal. Other certifications include Human Synergistics’ tools LSI, Leadership/Impact, and OCI. He is also a CTI trained Executive Coach and a Spartan Certified Fitness Coach. Sam is fluent in English and Spanish.

Professional Certification – Human Synergistics LSI, LI & OCI, Clifton StrengthsFinder, CQ and UnconsciousBias (CIC), Spartan SGX Coach

*Brandon Hall 2020 (2xGold 1xBronze)