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…

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…