Keeping in ShapeAugust 31, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Posted in itchy backside | 2 Comments
Tags: Life, Sports
In July, Itchyfingers did two 10 km runs. One was the Great Eastern Women 10k Run, and the other was the Shape Run.
Meanwhile, Tisu Boy killed time by snapping photos of the other ladies as it would be a long wait before I slowly crawled over the finishing line… :p But it didn’t take long for the first lady to run past him at mid point…
Ms Eunice Nyawira Muchiri from Kenya soon came cruising past effortlessly…
She also swept away the first positions for four other runs locally and in the
region during her month-long visit
The route was similar to last year except perhaps for the detour into Geylang Road and then Crawford Street, before going back to the F1 Track and finished off back at Nicoll Highway. The weather was cool and I had my own water so didn’t have to stop at all the water points. Must say the detour was rather interesting and different – I especially liked the run at the Kallang Riverside Park.
When I finally reached Nicoll Highway, couldn’t really believed myself as my watch showed a faster timing than expected! So I tried to speed up also at the last two or 300 metres or so even though I had planned to slow down there so that Tisu Boy could take a photo of me crossing the line…But couldn’t see him anywhere…
Tisu Boy was actually squatting down as there were other guys with big lens
blocking him, which explained why we missed each other. But he managed to
spot me later and shot this finishing shot…Tisu Girl was the one with bright
orange cap…See the timing board? :p
I was faster than my Great Eastern Run! And that was based on gun time, which would be more as I was at the back of the line. When I checked my watch again, it said 1:07 hour! That was my best time for 10 k runs so far! Yeah! Must really thank the good weather! (P.S. Actually my GPS watch showed the distance as only 9.64 km, even shorter than the GE 10k Run, which showed 9.96 km. So I guess this ‘personal best’ may not be that accurate…hahah…)
Collected my medal and the goodie bag while Tisu Boy continued to shoot the rest of the runners. Then, among the sea of blues, I saw Ms Vivian Tang chatting with her friends. This time I didn’t really hesitate and went up to ask for a photo together… :p
Ms Tang was so petite in size that Tisu Girl felt like a King Kong standing
next to her and had to bend down to be at the same level… Haha…Didn’t
know then that she didn’t manage to defend her last year’s top position
but came in fourth, so I congratulated her after taking the photo. Hope
she wouldn’t mind. But you think it’s easy to come in fourth meh?! :O
Her opponents were strong!
But something to improve on – they should put either 5 km or 10km run on
the medals. This is the first time I hear of runs giving medals to even 5km runs.
Had always thought 5km runs are fun runs and non-competitive. Didn’t know
Shape’s 5km run has prizes or medals…Maybe next year I should just run
5km to collect the medal? Hahah….