Date: 5 November 2017
Flag Off: 5:00 AM

The last race for the Performance Series this year was held in Changi Exhibition Centre at 5:00 AM. The Performance Series always find new and interesting places for participants to run and try not to hold their races at the common ground such as F1 Pit. 😛

Race 1 was held at Stadium Riverside Walk (I did not go because I was overseas), race 2 was at Punggol East, Corney Island and race 3 at Changi. The drawback for this was that public transport was a problem and so we had to purchase 2-way shuttle bus tickets cost $14.00.

I didn’t do well in race 2 due to calves pain and backache (the time of injury). Took me almost 3 hours to complete 21KM.

Advertisement

I am happy that I did well in race 3 with a PB (2:23 official nett time). It was the first time I ran a sub 2:30 for half marathon, though the course was about 500m short on Strava. The race route was a straightforward 2 loops and to some people, it was boring. I was OK with it because it was rather flat, simple and easy to run. Not to mention the good weather too. Run route need not be complicated.

Map from Strava

I started the race following the 2:20 pacers for a while but I knew I couldn’t sustain the pace for the entire distance and true enough, slowed down at 7KM but still feeling great and carried on running at about 7 min pace. Hydration stations provide Lucozade and water. I don’t really like Lucozade because it is gassy and too sweet for my liking. So I mixed it with water. Placement for the hydration stations was rather odd because 2 stations were quite close and after these 2 stations, there was no more station for a very long stretch about 6 – 7KM? And I realised there were no toilets too along the route. Nevertheless, I had no major issues.

I collected 2 medals, one finisher and one running series. As for the finisher shirt, I feel that the 10KM shirt has a better colour, same thing for race 2.

I finished the race feeling very happy with a PB and glad that my PF has recovered about 90%. I hope to run injury free forever.

Next race? SCSM Full marathon. Feeling nervous.

Maylindateo
BLOGGER
Content on JustRunLah! is generated by different categories of authors.

When the tag
AUTHOR
is displayed next to an author's name, it means that the post comes from an account of a JustRunLah! employee or from an official account of the company.

The tag
GUEST
indicates people / organisations who partner with JustRunLah! to write about subjects of their expertise. If you are a professional wanting to provide content, please click here to contact us.

The tag
BLOGGER
is displayed in all posts written by independent JRL bloggers. Click here to start your own running blog.

For more information please read our statement of integrity here.
Share this article with your buddies

More from our bloggers

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Disclaimer: JustRunLah! members can maintain personal blogs and post articles such as the present. All messages, articles, and any opinions, advice, statements or other information contained in these posts or transmitted via JustRunLah! channels are the responsibility of the respective authors and not of JustRunLah!, unless JustRunLah! is specifically identified as the author of the message. The fact that a particular message or article is posted on or transmitted using this web site does not mean that JustRunLah! has endorsed that message in any way or verified the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of it. For enquiries please click here to contact us.