This is the first time I participated for the U Run and OMB. My first competitive 10km race in nearly a decade. The past few years I have been running half marathons or 21km. 10km is much faster in pace.
The starting time was a late 7am on the Marina Floating Platform. Runners were flagged in batches as the pedestrian bridge to the F1 pits is very narrow. The sun was hiding behind the clouds but it still made a steamy morning. There were a few walkers, while I have contend with a persistent shin cramp.
By the time the cramp dissipated, I was in the final stretch of 1km. The run round the waterfront of the Marina Bay was very scenic. Something I have never done.
The climb up One Marina Boulevard was interesting. It wasn’t very tough, 30 storeys, with flights of steps about 25% longer than a HDB. What is tough is another 100+ people huffing and puffing in the cramp fire escape. The heat and the humidity in the first 10 floors were nearly unbearable.
Run: NTUC U-Run
Date: 26 Feb 12
Distance: 10km + 30 storeys climb
10K Chiptime 01:08:35
Climb Chiptime 00:11:30
10K + Climb Chiptime 01:20:05