I got pwned by the Army Half Marathon (again)

When I first ran the Army Half Marathon in 2013, I got pwned. I made a couple of mistakes like drinking too much water during the run and stopping too long at a choke point, thus ended up with a nett time of 3 hours and 36 seconds. Last year, I improved to 2h 42m…

Performance Series: Gardens by the Bay

Another Sunday morning, another race. Although advertised as Gardens by the Bay, the third Performance Series run was more Bay than Gardens. I have found all three Preformance Series 10km routes to be problematic. This time, much of the route was a two-way street, meaning you had to share the path with runners going the…

Tri-Factor series: Run 6km, swim 500m, run 6km

After two aquathlons, I feel like I’m becoming an old hand at this. I got my laceless Nike Fliyknit Lunar 2 which I would run sockless in to cut down transition time: At the venue yesterday morning, I got my markings: Set up my transition: Checked out the water course: But then I made the…

MSIG Action Asia 10km run with my Baey

So I ran into MP and my former running companion Baey Yam Keng at the MSIG Action Asia trail run this morning, Well, not literally ran into him. He was there to flag off the 10km race. I knew he did the same thing last year, so I wasn’t too surprised to see him there….

Compressport Run: A personal best

I have to admit, the only reason I joined the Compressport Run was to get the free calf sleeves. So I was surprised I enjoyed the 10km run yesterday as much as I did, more so than the two Performance Series races. Yes, it was the same old route around Marina Bay again, but I…

Performance Series: Jurong Lake

I’ve joined the Jurong Lake Run twice before and have fond memories of it. So I was looking forward to this one in the Performance Series yesterday. Unfortunately, the route was different. Instead of one big 10km loop, it’s two small 5km loops. And it was not as scenic as I thought it would be….

Performance Series: Punggol Waterway-Coney Island

This would be my first race since I returned from North Korea. Running the 10k in the Pyongyang marathon was such a singular experience that any race that comes after seems pointless. I had signed up for the five-race Performance Series because the multi-race concept sounded cool. I also like the idea of running somewhere…

I went to North Korea & ran 10k in the Pyongyang marathon

I first read about the Pyongyang marathon late last year via the Just Run Lah Faceboook page. I immediately wanted to join – if I could get my Korean-speaking sister to go with me. I did by offering to pay for the whole trip for both of us. Which was how I ended up in…

Surviving my first Men’s Health Urbanathlon

My body is aching in places I’ve never before after yesterday’s Urbanathlon. Fourteen kilometres, nine obstacles. I was in the eighth wave, so I was flagged off at 7.51am. Obstacle #1: BARRIER BREAKERS There are three “walls”. We’re supposed to run up the final sloping wall and climb over it. I tried that. I hit…

The Green Race in pictures

So I ran The Green Race this morning. There were three categories: one round (9.3km), two rounds and unlimited rounds. One round was enough for me. The race started at the old Bukit Timah train station like the Compressport Rail Corridor Run, but it’s a different route that circles back to end at the station….

Running at MacRitchie: A look back

With MacRitchie in the news because of the debate over the Cross Island MRT line, that seems like a good enough reason for me to put together some of the photos (and a couple of videos) I took with my iPhone while running at the reservoir. 14 May 2014 I started running regularly at MacRitchie…

MetaSprint Aquathlon at Palawan Beach, Sentosa

After surviving my first Aquathlon last September at East Coast, I decided to join another one because of the different location, Palawan Beach on Sentosa. This is what happened this morning. The water is much calmer here, so the swimming is easier than at East Coast, but despite my improved timing, I once again came…