8.9.15

Run & Raisin' 2015 ....

It's actually raising and not raisin, if you got it wrong. Me too, I was wondering where are the raisins! hahahhaha... Well, this is a charity event which  includes running as their first event. My ex-boss actually asked me to join her for the run where my other colleague also took part later, hearing that this is for charity. Though it is for charity, the goodies bag was actually quite good. They gave us 8 packs of meal replacement drinks, biscuits, isotonic drink, lots of vouchers as well as the Brooks running tee which I love it very much!! We opt for 10KM which is the longest run for the event.

The run was pleasant though its a smaller scale event compared to the big boys like Sundown, NTUC or Standard Chartered runs. It was held at the beautiful Gardens by the Bay and the route was similar to the Sundown Half-Marathon towards the last 10KM. The only complaint I had was the hazy skies where the readings are 'moderate unhealthy'. Other than that, it was really a nice, pleasant run and well-organised! Water points are available almost every 2.5KM...well done!

Folks warming up at 6.30am 

The MBS in the early morning from Gardens By The Bay

It was still dark 

What a nice and beautiful morning before the hazy skies 


The flag off ... it was well on time at 7am . can you spot Yours Truly with the runkeeper on and wearing a bluetooth earpiece? hahaha... 
Love this pix ... taken by the organiser at no cost. Mak Glam just commented that I look serious  in my instagram...well, actually I am running out of breath and finishing line is just ahead..hahaha...



The run was not really difficult except after the 1st KM where we needed to run up the steep path at Marina Barrage. That was a killer stretch I guess. After that, it was all the way down to the Marina Barrage bridge and the terrain are mostly concrete and flat. Near the 5KM mark, there was a grassy path which helps to relax our feet due to the softer terrain. 



The finishing line


Took a pix with the sporting runners who lifted up the mood of the run. Well, they indeed finished 10KM wearing these and really kudos to them!!

Initially I thought there's no medal since this is a charity event but well, to my surprise , I got another one to add to my collections!!
Anyway, I found it slightly tough to run in the early morning though I had enough sleep. I guess I needed to train in the morning with the StandChart HM coming in Dec, as well as my endurance. I easily gave up when I was tired and started walking. Probably, needed to improve my stamina and endurance on both mental and physical else it would be tough for me in the coming HM.

Oh...after the run, I had a salmon steak in the evening at Moonlight cafe to reward myself. It was a tiring day as I woke up at 4am and after the run was finished, I rushed home to take a shower before going back to JB and within an hour of reaching my JB home, I was attending church services in the evening. Luckily I didn't fell asleep during service. hahaha..



Have a good week!

36 comments:

  1. Well done young man! Train harder and someday you could wear a mascot outfit to run too.

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    1. TM - eh.. Don't want . Torturing to run under the mascot outfit and that's why I kudos to them.

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  2. At first I thought you want to blog about rum and raisin, LOL

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    1. Libby - my colleague bought but didn't kena

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  4. 10km, last time when I was in secondary school, run 2.4km already feel very tired, can't imagine run 10km now, good job Chris, it is good to take part in run, how I hope I have the motivation to run, but I tend to give up easily especially if I go run alone, it is good to exercise regularly, good for health

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    1. Libby - I also can't initially but training helps. Anyway I cannot run the full 10k la.. Walk after 5 km to take a breather before resuming.

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  5. Ask me wake up early in the morning to go for run, sure need a lot of discipline, good job Chris

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    1. Libby - I also have problems with that!!

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  7. Congrats!!! You did not put on a Superman outfit too?

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    1. Stp- wore normal outfit also huff and puff .. No way !!

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  8. Haha, I also thought raisins.. But sounds like raising or rising, whatever, congrats wor for your run! You look very yau ying during the run leh..

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    1. Princess - hahhaha... Thanks !! I was tired la

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  9. Olaf?? I also thinking of raisin!! ^^

    Looking at your steak I also want to eat salmon.

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  10. It sound like Rum and Raisin hah..hah... Well done! You have a lot of energy, can attend church some more in the evening on the same day.

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    1. Phong - You also needing a glass of wine I guess ... hahaha...
      Ok la.. maybe I slept well the night before.

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  11. haha... I ever came across a lady sitting nearby me in church falling in church, lol...

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    1. Sharon - Sometimes I do fall asleep specially when the sermon is boring. hahaha

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  12. *falling in sleep during church service...

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  13. That is a very good photo of you.

    Congratulations!

    So next race will be...?

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    1. Kucing - Aiyo..never read my post properly. Next race will be standard chartered Half marathon in Dec.
      hahah... thanks for the compliment.

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  14. hahaha.. at first i also read it as rise & raisin, the ' is quite unnoticeable lah.. so, rise and raising makes more sense.. and you have already rose up at 4am!! i am sure slumbering like nobody's business at that time.. after schooling days, i don't think i have ever waken up that early before, unless catching an early flight, hehe~~

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    1. SK - i was hoping I can continue to slumber too on a sat morning....Hahaha....

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  15. looks like a nice run around the city passing by the various landmarks of Singapore.. but you did not run together with your ex-boss and ex-colleagues?? she invited you to run together, but you ditched her elsewhere during the run!! how could you?? hahaha.. anyway, you we being photographed, wah!! so handsome leh running towards the finishing line~~ :p

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    1. It's was a nice run but then due to the spaces in SG, it's usually those few places in the city unless we run in the heart lands.
      Aiya....she asked not to wait for her as she also got kakis. I rather enjoyed my run..haha

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  16. not bad huh?? though a charity run but the organiser actually did all that a run needs to do.. you have got nice goodies bag, you have got a beautiful medal too.. and of course, a scrumptious meal after the run.. look at that slab of salmon steak, so delicious leh~~

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    1. SK - yeah, they did very well in organizing the run which they started in 2011. And yes, I love collecting running medals...haha...
      Of course needed to reward myself after all the efforts. Lol

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  17. Congrats on another 10K finish Chris!

    And all the best with SCSM!

    My friends all enjoyed the HM there as the route covered USS and plenty of characters were waiting to cheer runners and many actually stopped for photos too! :)

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    1. Thanks Lina. Yes, scsm is well organized but also very crowded. Can't help it, they are considered the king of the running events here.

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  18. Those wearing costumes to run are definitely awesome, because I read somewhere else, they said is very difficult to run with the costume, it's very hot inside the costume and the sweats has no place to go.

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    1. Yeah, it's really very stuffy to wear those mascot to run and they did it in a charity event. Moreover, they sportingly willing to take pixs with us after the run. Kudos to them!

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  19. wow! you must be very fit. congrats!

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    1. Thanks! I am new to running.. hahaha

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