How I survived the Standard Chartered Singapore (half) Marathon

I know I blogged earlier I wasn’t joining this year’s Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon. Then two weeks ago, I came across someone selling his half marathon slot online for $70 (usual is $95) and I couldn’t resist. Apart from a very late flag-off for my wave, I have no complaints about Sunday’s race. But many…

Running the Big Walk again (2017 edition)

The last time I joined the Big Walk was during SG50. I ran to be first across the finish line, but didn’t get directions because I wasn’t wearing the Big Walk T-shirt and went the wrong way and ended up not first. Yesterday morning, I wore the T-shirt but still ended up fourth (I think)….

How my year of halves became my year of injuries

At the beginning of the year, I proclaimed 2017 my year of half marathons. Instead, it turned out to my year of injuries. First, I blew my quad in my left thigh in February. Then I hurt my Achilles tendon in my right ankle in August. Because of the latter injury, I had to skip…

Salomon X-Trail & Performance Series Changi: Two races in 15 hours

Once, I mistakenly signed up for two races on the same morning. I just forfeited one of them. Another time, I signed up for two races (a 13km trail race and a 10km “farm” run) on consecutive mornings. But this weekend, I topped that by unwittingly signing for the 10km Salomon X-Trail Run on Saturday…

Newton Challenge: Where are the pacers?

Last year’s Newton Challenge was my most enjoyable half marathon. This year, just about everything is the same with a couple of notable exceptions, What’s the same: It was held on the last Sunday of October. The race singlet looks pretty much the same with minor tweaks. The event area is at Marina Barrage. The…

Army Half Marathon: Running with Achilles tendinitis — again

For the first time, I ran a half marathon on back-to-back Sundays. For the second time, I limped to the start line. Yesterday was the Safra S’pore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon. A week after The Performance Series run at Punggol, my right ankle still hurt when I walked. The Army Half Marathon has…

My second Tri-Factor race: Run 5.25km, swim 1km, run 10.5km

Once again, I signed up for a race by mistake. Because of a typo on the Tri-Factor Series website, I thought I was signing up for a Standard race consisting of a 5.25km run, 500m swim and 10.5km run. It was only after completing my registration online did I realise the swim leg was actually…

The Performance Series Race at Stadium Riverside Run, I mean, Walk

No blisters or wet farts, at least until after the race. Yet, yesterday’s The Performance Series Race at Stadium Riverside Walk was one of my worst half marathon performances. I did stop to take a leak, though, at the same toilet I used during the Income Eco Run three weeks earlier. That toilet at the…

Income Eco Run half marathon: What’s my excuse this time?

It’s always something. For the Marina Run, I was recovering from an injury. For the 2XU Compression Run, it was blisters from running without socks. For yesterday morning’s Income Eco Run (formerly NTUC Income Run 350), it was diarrhoea. Or at least, that was what I thought it was. As I approached the Stadium MRT…

2XU Compression Run: Should’ve worn socks for half marathon

My second 2XU Compression Run half marathon. I first joined in 2015. I didn’t wear socks because they tend to make my shoes feel too tight. I would regret it. The final few kilometres were rather painful. EARLIER: 2XU Compression Run 2015 recap