It’s hard to resist any running race on the East Coast Park when it’s a 10 min walk from home.
As a precursor to her upcoming POSB competitive race, we registered Trinity into the 1km non-competitive category along with her buddy, Justin.
The running course was easy and familiar since we’ve travelled it many times over the last five years. The kids had a cycling pace setter to keep them on track and minimise the risk of getting lost.
Both the start and finish lines were next to each other setup on the Angsana Green. It was quite a nice setup. We were however, a little disappointed that the under 10 years old category was non-competitive, especially since the racing bibs had timing chips on them anyway.
Justin’s always been a light and fast runner but since he started track training his skills and speed have vastly improved. It was amply obvious during this race when he was on the tail of the cycling pacesetter gaining more and more distance between himself and the second runner. He finished in 4:40min.
Trini on the other hand was just simply having fun with her run. She’s a gymnast at heart but as she put it: “This race is cool because I am racing in my backyard.” She finished her 1km in 6:23min.
With regular training she would have fared better but it’s getting a little tricky trying to fit anything else new into her afterschool activities.
At least she has a baseline to work with now. Let’s see what POSB Kids Dash has in store for both Trini and Justin in September.