I labelled this run as the most chui run of this year.
The weather was hot and sunny, but it didn’t matter that much because most of the running route was sheltered by trees.
The first 4km on the trail was actually easier than expected. I didn’t like the terrain as I had to watch out for the holes in the ground and the terrain was really uneven. Still, I managed to cover the first 6km under 30mins.
It was quite a good pace because I was aiming to complete under 1h 30mins, which was a very feasible timing.
I reached the 10km mark at 56mins.
There I changed my mind, I felt that I could probably do a 1h 20mins if I increased my pace a little. Afterall, the remaining 5km in 24mins is really achievable.
To my disappointment, tragedy struck when I finished the beach course. I was running up the slope to head back to the road but the slope was too sandy. I slipped and the impact strained my right hamstring…
The remaining 2.7km was the worst.
My right hamstring would twitch and get cramps every now and then. I had to stop a few times to stretch my hamstring and calve, and that only added more minutes to my timing. A stranger stopped and asked me if I was okay, I didn’t get to thank him because he sped off after that.
I finished in 1h 33min and there were hundreds who overtook me.
Should have signed up for the 10km instead, would probably get a better finishing position.