Standard Chartered Singapore 2018 – Half Marathon
I finished the half marathon on Sunday in 2 hours and 30 minutes. Overall it was a pretty average effort. I didn’t have the preparation i wanted in terms of training in the past few weeks due to work and other commitments. I also had a shabby start as my Grab driver was stuck in traffic, and i ended up jogging from Bras Basah to the F1 pit.
My longest run this year in the lead up for this event was a 15KM 6:30 min pace at east coast with the Under Armour pacer groups on a Saturday morning. Besides that it had just been my usual runs around my area, lasting from 5-10km each time.
The Standard Chartered Half Marathon this year took a different route from 2017. In 2017 when I completed the full marathon, we had to run up and down east coast for about 20km of the race. As you can imagine, and especially at 5AM in the morning, it’s a really boring run because theres nothing to see at that time, and it gets really repetitive.
This year we ran through West Coast Highway. Along the way we got to see the abandoned Tanjong Pagar railway station along with some really vintage looking nasi padang signs at the front.
On the return leg on West Coast Highway we got an excellent sunrise view of Keppel Bay, which i reckon looks like the hand of Megatron from the Transformers movies, just waiting to be activated again.
Overall a fun race, though I think that’s the end of my career in paying to run in Singapore at least.