Date/Time: 29th May 2010 @ 9:00 pm
Category: Men's Open Half marathon (21km)
Distance: 21.0 km (by Garmin FR405)
Timing: 1'52:41 (Gun Time) / 1'51:32 (Chip Time)
Average Pace: 5:21 min per km
Official results, click here.
My first oversea night race, first time join adidas Sundown Marathon after the 21km half marathon event have been introduced this year, good news for me !Reached the starting point less than 20 minute before flag off, all because of spent 1 hour 15 minunte long queqe waiting for shuttle bus at Pasir Ris MRT station, 40 minute travel in the bus. Once reached, change shoes, change vest, baggage deposit, toilet and warm up, quickly squeeze into the starting area.
Too crowed at the starting, not able to run fast, only start to run with my own pace after 700m away, almost 5 minute gone....
All the way flat, not hilly route at all, should be easy to run, but the weather is humid, no rain at all on Saturday, can felt the heat although we are running at 9:00pm.
Distance markers are clear, almost every km. Hydration station every 2km, and isotonic drink was served every 4km, good enough. But unfortunately no sponging station for 21km route.
After the U-turn at 12km++, I felt that my stomach condition was bad, learn from Energizer Night Race experience, I dare not to eat my Power Gel at all. Just run only, although I got a gel with me.
When reached the last 500m, my watch shown 1'50++, I know that this will be my PB again, not Personal Best, but Personal BAD !
Three timing mat before finishing line, one is about 50m before the finishing line and another two below finishing arc. The MC can know runners identity when we cross the timing mat at 50m away, he annouce most runners' name when we reached finishing line. I just heard Malaysia Boleh, follow by my name when I cross finishing line with 1'52:41.....
Get the nice and unique finishing medal, as a rewards after pia for so hard..... ;)
The adidas Sundown Marathon (21km) route.