3 weeks to go

… to the annual Sundown Marathon. I have a special thing towards the Sundown marathon, as this was the first 42k that I competed and completed in 2011. It’s a first for me, and definitely a humbling and gruelling one…

First attempts in 2011 and 2012

I was doing well until the 25km mark, and when I started to walk, I could not pick up pace to even jog after that, and everything just fell apart for me… I walked the entire rest of the distance, finishing at a time of 7 hrs 12 mins for my first ever marathon. And thereafter, I told myself that I want to improve…

The most memorable was the 2012 one where most runners braved the heavy downpour to complete the race…. and so did I… and suffered abrasions thereafter.

Fast forward, 3 years and 7 marathons later, I’m a lot more prepared to run marathons, and I’ve managed a timing of 5 hrs 15 mins in the recent 2XU marathon.


I’m now targeting a below 5 hrs finish in 3 weeks… and I know I will be able to do it.

Let’s do this… Woo-ah!

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  1. good luck to both of you 🙂 Wanted to join this year but was not a good timing for me training-wise


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