Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Green Corridor Run 2016 - 10.5km

Past weekend, my colleagues, Ken, his friends and me went to participate in Green Corridor Run 2016 for their 10.5km run. It's been a while since I attend running event. I miss those moments where I nearly gave up in a few past running events and Ken encouraged me till the finish line. The most satisfying moments were when the volunteers handed over the finisher medal to me and congratulated me for finishing the running.

Introduction (info from the website)

Green Corridor Run was held on 6 March 2016 in conjunction with Singapore's World Water Day celebration. Held along one of the most interesting and beautiful stretches of natural land in Singapore, the 10.5km course starts at the historic Tanjong Pagar Rail Station and winds its way along the green corridor to finish at the old Bukit Timah Rail Station.

The ‘Green Corridor’ is an uninterrupted stretch of greenery and woodlands that runs the entire length of Singapore, from the old Tanjong Pagar Rail Station in the south to the border of Malaysia in the north. Once the beginning of a rail network that was planned to extend all the way to Russia, this incredible stretch of ecological and culturally significant land has been re-surfaced to allow the community access to a ‘Green Corridor’ through the city.

The 2016 race will be the last edition of the event. The rail corridor will be closed after the race in 2016 for the construction of the Murnane pipeline, which will run along the lower half of the Green Corridor when it is completed. After the pipeline has been laid, the surface of this stretch of the green corridor will be maintained as a contiguous green space for public recreational use

We started to do training a month earlier before the run. I tried to build back my body stamina after stop running for a year. On the day, I was only able to run 3km++ and started to get really tired after that. Lucky me, Ken always encouraged me to finish the whole journey. The trail was muddy and rocky, yet the scenery was greenery and breath-taking. Along the trail, we managed to see a few graffiti arts on the abandoned walls.."excellent job" to those who created the graffiti, it was amazing!!

Ken, one of my colleague and I ran together as a team all the time throughout 10.5km..we stopped at each boards to snap a selfie for encouragement to each others. Three of us were pretty excited when the race started yet we were getting tired in the middle. We tried to run, and we walked whenever we felt tired. Whoever went slow, the other two will encouraged the one. I totally lovin' this teamwork spirit.
We were quite slow in this running. We used 1 hour 53 minutes to finish 10.5km while some of our friends reached within an hour and 10 minutes. After all, I was proud of my "never give-up" spirit!!
I will continue to run, and I will continue to break my own record.

First achievement of the year ACCOMPLISHED!! 

-Dean Karnazes-

1 comment :

Jen Hsieh said...

Congratulations on finishing the race! I've only done a race once but it was such a great feeling crossing the finish line. :)