18.45km Straits Times Run in hazy photos

Actually, no haze. My first race since Februrary. Flag-off at Sports Hub at 5.30am. I started out fast (for me) – maybe too fast because I totally lost steam after 5km. That was hard.

My first Safari Zoo Run

I haven’t been to the zoo in years and I’ve been looking for a new race route. So I took part in the Safari Zoo Run 12km challenge this morning. Flag-off was 7.10am for the second wave. The 12km route was two loops around the zoo. My right heel hurt in the beginning due to…

Standard Chartered Singapore (half) Marathon 2018

Taking the shuttle bus from Yew Tee to the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon race venue this morning at 3am: The race village at the F1 Pit Building: Long wait for the flag-off at 4:30am: I think I was in the sixth wave which was flagged off at 4:42am: A woman running in what looked like…

CSC Run By The Bay: I saw an otter

CSC stands for Civil Service Club. Flag-off for the half marathon category in CSC Run By The Bay on Saturday was 5.15pm. Yes, it was sunny and a bit hot for a race. I grabbed my first cup of H-Two-O after the 7km mark, which meant I had pretty much given up. I just wasn’t…

Chua Chu Kang Big Farm Run in the rain

Flag-off at a little past 7.30am for Chua Chu Kang Big Farm Run (8km) this morning. I jogged from home to the starting line, which added 3km to my distance.. It rained, which made the weather nice and cool for running. I don’t mind getting wet because I get wet from sweat anyway. I didn’t…

King of the Trails 15km race on Pulau Ubin

The last time I was on Pulau Ubin was maybe 30 years ago during my full-time NS. Which was why I joined the 15km King of the Trails race on Ubin yesterday morning rather than this morning’s Straits Times Run which was yet another race around Marina Bay. I’ve rarely if ever heard of a…

Running the half at the International Bintan Marathon

Bored with the same old same old race routes in Singapore, I was enticed to sign up for the International Bintan Marathon, joining the half category, of course. Fortunately, my wife gave me permission and went with me. This was the first time I took part in an overseas race since the North Korean marathon…

Safra Bay Run & Army Half Marathon didn’t kick my ass for once

So excited to see my name on TV at #armyhalfmarathon race pack collection #sgrunners A post shared by SM Ong (@sm_ong) on Aug 11, 2018 at 9:15am PDT //www.instagram.com/embed.js Why I expected to do badly at this morning’s Army Half Marathon: One, I always do badly in the Army Half Marathon. In 2013, 2016 and…

Majulah Walk & Run for National Day

A run where I could just walk to the starting line from home. The Majulah Walk & Run this National Day morning started from the Choa Chu Kang Stadium and ended at Gain City Megastore @ Sungei Kadut. I joined the 8km run Even my New Balance shoes were patriotic. Minister Lawrence Wong flagged off…

Plogging in Singapore

Running to keep fit? Why not help the environment by picking up litter along the way? That was what 12 members of the local running group Superhero Runners did yesterday morning in the Rail Corridor. It’s called plogging. And it’s from the same place that gave us Ikea and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again….

On The Hills 10k: The umbrella run

When I woke up this morning, I considered not going for the On The Hills 10k race at Dairy Farm Nature Park. It was storming outside and my left leg had still not fully recovered from the mystery injury. The race might be cancelled anyway due to the weather. But then I thought I already…