For me, 2013 was different than previous years; I pushed myself harder than I’ve ever done before. Here are some of the highlights.
My very first Vertical Marathon … and I enjoyed it quite a lot! Looking forward to the next edition of the race.
My very first multi-day race and ultra-marathon. Made lots of friends and came back with a better insight into preparing and racing an ultra-endurance event. A recommended race for those wishing to try out ultra-running.
I even came out in the newspaper! More of that here.
My 4th Sundown event. Managed to reduce my time by 10 minutes from last year, but wasn’t enough to go under 4.5 hours.
It is still one of my favorite yearly running events.
Inter-Tertiary Institute Staff – National University of Singapore Society (ITIS-NUSS) Games
First time running as team. Broke my 5k personal best and managed to bag a runners up medal!
Broke my 3 year old half-marathon personal best in my first overseas road race, while attending a 2.5 weeks school trip.
Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore
I realized I haven’t written a race report yet.
Given my rotten run with SCMS (cramps in 2011, injured in 2012), I came into this years race with no intention of breaking any personal bests. However, I surprised myself by finishing in a time of 4hr 24mins.
And that caps off 2013. It was a year full of great races and positive developments in running. I hope 2013 has been great for you as well.
Just remember, just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean the training stops. Train hard, race harder, and holiday the hardest!