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…

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…

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…

Performance Series: Bedok Reservoir

I did something really stupid on Sunday. My wife and I woke up early to go to the fourth Performance Series race at Bedok Reservoir. We had double-checked our start times and booked a taxi. It was about a half-hour ride from Choa Chu Kang to Bedok Reservoir. As we approached our destination, my wife…

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…

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…