I finished my very first long run today.
10km at the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2008.
Starting at the Esplanade bridge at the traffic junction at Fullerton Hotel, I began my run with the ESPN tv crew at the top filming the event.
I managed to find a friend who was running alone.
That gives me a running partner.
The morning weather was rather nice.
Just nice and warm with breeze now and then.
Flagging the women's race at 0815, we ran down the CBD area toward Prince Edward Rd exit, round the marina bay station, up the ECP towards Rochor Rd exit, turn in at suntec, turning left to the F1 pitstop, pass the Singapore Flyer and Esplande, back to the Esplanade bridge and then finally right turn towards City Hall building, the finishing line.
Along the way, we had our own fun. Jogging and walking, the drinks stations and not forgetting time for short photo taking.
*Pictures from Pei Suen's hp.*
At the starting pen.
On the ECP with Flyer at the background and cars zooming past right behind us.
We made it! Past the Finishing line.
Our champion-chips on our shoes.
Us with our medals.
My Finisher's Medal [Front]
My Finisher's Medal [Back]
Finishing time: 1:47:07
That's 13 minutes faster than my minimum target finishing time of 2hr or more.