2016 Sundown Marathon

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I hit a new personal best at 2016 Sundown Marathon, clocking 1 hr 04 min for 10km category πŸ™‚
This will provide more motivation for me to go under 60 minutes in 2016.
Sundown 10 km runners

I got at least three more 10k runs for the second half of 2016 (ThePerformanceSeries). With every race, I still get the jitters before the run.

Squeezing in the timing for a run, running takes up a lot of time and effort.
The warmup and preparation leading to race day, ensuring minimum spicy food and enough rest (a challenge for me).
10k is still a feat for me, and I always ask myself “Why do I run?” halfway through the race.

Catching my breathe, aching calves and bruised toes, waking up with stiff neck and waist.
In a twisted sense, running makes me feel alive!
I feel every part of my joints.
(The 42km runners must have gone through hell and back, I cannot imagine running 6 hours :p )

Every 10km completion brings me a lot of satisfaction, and motivation to go further.
Night race is different from day run, we first attempted Osim Sundown with 5km Family run in 2015.

The venue, paths are darker, I hate to run with my spectacles (350 degrees), so I need to strain harder to identify the different zones (toilets, hydration, start pen).
2016 Osim Sundown Marathon

On race day itself, all the self-doubts fade away!
I keep telling myself “Fitness for myself, fitness for my family”.

Fellow runners provide a strong sense of mission and conviction! My confidence and motivation immediately raise up a bar. “Look Hear and Feel” the running pulse (and deafening rock music), everyone is eager to bounce off πŸ™‚

My personal wish was to run non-stop, and enjoy the evening.
2016 Sundown photos

Every run starts with the first step.

10pm run – Osim Sundown Marathon was well organised, the route brought us around Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands, and Gardens by the Bay. After the initial jam, the race was quite fun and cooling under the evening sky.

Water points, baggage deposit and shuttle bus was hassle free.
These are often taken for granted but provide much convenience to the runners.

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Personally, to improve my timing, I need to increase my running pace. Looking for kakis to run and motivate each other πŸ™‚

Click to view our Running and Cycling series πŸ™‚
I am encouraging kids to lead an active lifestyle
Sporty family, Strong family

*Thank you Osim Sundown Marathon for the sponsorship.
** Sundown Marathon Results (10km 34min, 21Km 1Hr 17min), more Sundown marathon timing available on website