|Singapore Aku Datang Lagik!|
For the record, it was my 2nd year running for 2XU Compression Run. Last year they only offered a HM distance but this year they've upgraded it to a FM. You can read all about my last year 2XU HM experience HERE. Because of the cheaper loyalty price, I immediately registered for it. Didn't hesitate to enroll for this game. Plus, I've never run a FM in Singapore before. That's what made me felt so excited back then. So, basically I lost my Singapore FM Virginity on 2nd March 2014. (No wonder lah it was tres painful one... hahahaa!) =P
This year, I've decided to go there a bit earlier on Friday. Me and my friend along with Faiez took the morning flight and went to check in at Sleepy Kiwi backpacker hostel first before we went to Universal Studio Sentosa (USS) in Sentosa Island. It was my 1st time visiting USS. The weather was awesomely hot and humid as usual. We took lots of pics in USS and went back back to the hostel to rest and had our dinner at the nearby Glam Cafe. Yummeh!
|Merenung jauh ke sayup pandang... Far far away...|
|Feeling2 Warrior The Mummy.... Hohoho!|
On Saturday, after the breakfast, all three of us decided to go to collect our racekits at SG Expo. The collection process was so smooth even though the queue was quite long too. Bumped into some Malaysian runners like k.Romz, Shamroslee and Divah Gme there. It was so much fun meeting them and gossiping too... (>_<)
|Glad to have my lucky numbers 7 & 3 on my running bib! Fuhhh...|
|Briyani Kambing Zamzam Ala Kazam... Terembekkk paduu!|
|Faiez & I... Posing sakan hahaaa!|
|Jumping Jelly Bean!|
|Dah puas bergambar sakan... Moh kita gi tempat lain lak ehh...|
|During the day time...|
|As the night falls... Totally blew me away... The musical light show was Incredible!|
I woke up around 3.15 am, felt so snoozy and sluggish. Kaki pun lenguh2 lagi rasanya... padan muka kuat sangat jalan lagik... Got up and prepared all my running gear. We started walking towards the starting line at 3.40am, and by the time we arrived, the FM had been flagged off. We were 10 minutes late actually huhu...
Immediately I started running without any warming up or stretchings. It was quite humid morning. I was sweating bucket loads and somehow I could feel my right inner thigh started to chaffe so badly. I could not run properly even it was only at KM5. I tried to contain the pain and move on.
The first 10km looked familiar to me. The same Nicol Highway, Kallang River, running through the covered jogging path. No more running through a dark gloomy park like last year.
We were running towards a golf course circa 15km and entered ECP. It was still dark and the park was properly lit. Water stations were aplenty with lots of drinking water and Pocari Sweat at every 3km.
|The 2XU FM Route... Tersangatlah best nyer....|
|Almost there, almost Home!|
|Team Harimau Malaya Aummmm! Taufik, Gme, Yours Truly, Azim & Faiez|
|FANTASTIC FOUR TEAM Minus One... Wished Rashid Was Here With Us... =P|
Over all it was a great event. No more bottleneck congestion. The weather was nice. It was a 100% flat route, ideal for a PB, given that you r well prepared and enough training. The volunteers were friendly. There were banana n energy gel station along the way. Nice heavy finisher medal n simple finisher tee design too.
|Finisher Medal And T-shirt (Pic courtesy of GME)|
|Au revoir SG! See ya again soon... =)|
My GARMIN data is HERE... Ngeee... =)