The Performance Series is a series of running races throughout the year at different parts of Singapore and this is the first of the three races this year. Last year, in 2016, there is only the 5km and 10km category but this year there is the half marathon category 😍 I’m running the 10km category.
The objective of TPS is to promote healthy lifestyle consistently through the appreciation of running at the iconic landmarks in Singapore. The running routes is not always at the same place throughout the series spread over the year. That’s what I like of the idea, running at different place so I will not get bored of the usual routes 😍
Thank you Justina for helping me to collect the racepack while I went to run SCKLM and thank you JustRunLah for the race slot 😊
The race venue is at Stadium Riverside, and flag off for the 10km category is at 6.30am whereas the flag off time for the half marathon category is at 5am. I find that the flag off for 5km is too late as by 8am the Sun will be out to burn already. But maybe not all people is like me lah, sun out will melt 😂
So the flag off for 10km is at 6.30am and I took a Grab down which is only $9 after promo code from Grab of a $5 off. Which is close to the price of shuttle bus. Ever since I started taking Grab, I didn’t purchase anymore shuttle bus ticket to race venue as I find Grab less of a hassle and fares is acceptable 😊
Proceed to the start line and was flagged off on time. Before that we were seeing the top half marathon runners coming in. With the first men under 1hr15mins. That’s almost the time I need to take to run my 10km 😆 I was still sick from my cough and flu. It’s been one week of no running after SCKLM but still just slightly better only. It’s the season now where a lot of people fall sick.
Start point at Stadium Riverside Wall running towards the flower domes in gardens by Bay and that’s 5km when we make a u-turn back.
There’s quite a few water points along the way and I didn’t really take notice as the whole run I feel like I’m floating around, can’t really concentrate maybe because I’m still sick and a little giddy. I don’t think it’s advisable to people to run if they are sick, don’t say I teach u all to run when sick ok？ 😅 Just that I know myself well and what I can handle. If cannot make it then don’t force, so I walk quite a lot at the last few kilometres towards the finishing line. Stopped at the last hydration point and took the Lucozade, its so cold and nice and taste like Lemonade 😁
Ending point and the collection point for the finisher entitlements are quite far apart luckily there is no queues. And collected my entitlements immediately 😊 I like the medal design and guess if I’m running race 2 and 3 I will be running 10km also the complete the same medals set.
Last year runners only have race tee but this year there is race singlet! I really love the race singlet and the finisher tee material! So different from the usual dri-fit material and it’s so soft and nice to wear! 😍 And it’s so efficient! Race results are available as the websites is updating it live which is really awesome!
Thank you Centerpiece Floral Design for the delightful bouquet!