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

Marina Run: I wanna banana

Yesterday’s Marina Run was my first night race. It was nice not to have to wake up early before dawn to get to the starting line for once. The 21km flag-off was 7pm, but I was in the second wave which started 16 minutes later. Because of the pain I have been feeling in my…

My year of halves (except Star Wars Run)

I made a New Year’s resolution not to join any more 10km races. I broke that resolution two weeks ago when I signed up for the 10km Star Wars Run. Because Star Wars. But all my other races this year are half marathons. I have already signed up for more 21km races this year than…

Shopping for running shoes? The best place in Singapore to go is…

Last month, it was reported that Nike would stop supplying to smaller shops like those in Queensway Shopping Centre and Peninsula Plaza. As someone who buys running shoes more frequently than is sane, I shrugged at the news. Despite their reputation, I found Queensway and Peninsula Plaza to be horrible places to shop for shoes….

Final Performance Series race at Kranji: The smelliest run ever

This morning was the fifth and final race of the Performance Series and also my last race of the year. The race was held in Kranji going past several fish farms. It was called a “farm run”. My wife called it the smelliest run ever. I knew she would say that! The early morning rain…

Running 10km in the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore

The 10km flag-off in the SCMS 2016 was delayed from 6.45am to 7am. But I didn’t start until 7.30 as the 12,000 10km runners were flagged off in waves. I was a few waves behind. It was the first time I joined the Standard Chartered Marathon, albeit in the 10km category It was also the…