Friday, June 25, 2010

The birth of

5 years ago....a community was found from an innocent idea and trial
5years later.....the simple idea has exploded into a large and active community in the Singapore Running Scene.
Anyone who runs and use the internet will know of the website and I believe most of you who are reading this entry...but how many of you actually know about the birth of this website, forum or community?

Here is the birth the "mother", The Lonely Runner

The innocent idea (full story at "Singapore Runners' Blog" ):
I was wandering, it will be great that Singapore running bloggers set up a community called Singapore Runner’s Blog or something like that. And we have a logo to identify our presence in this internet world. Not only for identification of Singapore running blogger, we can have a mailing list that update each other on running events that happened in Singapore or overseas. And not only updating each other on competitions, we can meet up for a leisure run together during weekends. Since we know that we will definitely run during weekends, it doesn’t matter whether you run alone or not, but it is great to have a company of runners. And not only that, if there’s a running competition overseas, they can go together or met up over there. Isn’t that great? There are no membership fees or stuff like that, it’s all about running and running and running.
The trial that started (full story at "Singapore Runners' Blogger Community" )
Well, this is just a trial. I have made a Singapore Runner’s Blogging Community. This is exclusively for all the running enthusiast in Singapore. Made by the runner, dedicate for the runners.

The story of how SRBC becomes sgrunners at

The very first time photo I took with the pioneers.....this is during the New Balance REAL Run Trial Run at Sentosa

After the New Balance REAL Run Trial Run at Sentosa

The very first event that sgrunners' members have gathered after an event REAL RUN 05

and our second gathering at east coast can be found at

Happy Birthday to

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sengkang > UPR > Sengkang 22km........longest with VFF

It was 5am in the morning......a week before my half marathon in K....I finally decided to do this route again.....a challenging one....becos the whole route are slopes.......The last time I did this route was in 2006.....i finished in 2hr 8min

This morning was much earlier....temperature was low...lower than normal here....i thought i not in Singapore......probably 23-24 degree

I started smoothly and control my pace....becos of last the 2 weeks of illness has drained quite a bit of energy and i dropped 3kg in 2 weeks

It was a peaceful mind just think of the wonderful things in life....legs are not tired at all....reached was 6am.....still dark.....a few group of cyclist zoom past...

reached UPR gate and it was darkness inside...I went in bravely.....visibility was least I cannot see how steep was the I just went on and on until I reached the end....11km done in 1hr 5min

I decided not to stop and U-turned was me and the tarmac road and the vegetations....the sound of birds and the rustling of leaves

It was cool..very cool..aircon road....probably low 20s degree....nvr ran in such cool ambiance.....still cannot see slopes as the sun still not up............i just went on and on and very soon...all slopes done and back to flatter OUTR......

more cyclist came...and a group of runners went by.....the sky started to brighten...temperature still I just went on and hard panting, no screaming legs.....and i realised I din drink much

came back to CTE and reached Singtel centre....a think layer of morning mist was formed....beautiful as the sun rays shine thru.......back to sengkang fernvale.....left 2km.......i maintained my breathing but quicken my steps.....

finished in 2hr 5min......2nd half of 11km was an hour and my last 2km was done in 10min...

Still breathing normally and my tights are still fine....except for the slight strain on both longest run in VFF...and my most comfortable and peaceful one

Saturday, June 05, 2010

3 Reservoirs Run

To many runners I knew ever since I started long distance running 5 years ago, this route is not unfamiliar and most of them have ran it before..but for me, this morning was my first...In preparation to the upcoming KL half marathon which expect to be slopy, my pair of legs and 3 others pairs decided to give this route a shot...

First time run OUTR and realised how vibrant this place is with cyclists  and runners before 7.30am.....

We had a slow steady run to finished below 2 hrs for the 19km of several slopes...a good long run that I never had for a long time.......


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