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…

My first Sundown (half) Marathon

My first night race was last year’s Marina Run, which was a miserable experience. Last night’s Sundown Marathon was much bigger and had a better atmosphere. I was hoping to see my Baey Yam Keng there but he was in the 10km race which was earlier. This was my first half marathon of the year….

Star Wars Run sequel: Not as good as first one

The first Star Wars Run in Singapore was held last year during the big 40th anniversary celebration. Giant light sabres at Gardens by the Bay and all that, remember? Even PM Lee got involved. So yesterday’s run can’t help but be a bit disappointing. Still, it was fun to see people dressed up for the…

Caught: My first Pokemon Run

So I joined the Pokemon Run with my daughter late yesterday afternoon. My first running event of the year and it’s a 5km fun run. The start line was at Marina Barrage. Yes, I was wearing an action camera on my head. I’m one of those guys. We skipped the Fire Zone obstacle because of…

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…