This morning, I went for the Mizuno Mount Faber Run and completed this run in a net time of approximately 51:29. Generally, this 10-kilometre route comprised several uphill and downhill terrains. Hence, it was much different from those conducted in the heartlands or in the highly popular East Coast Park. Running among the greenery under the blue sky early on a Sunday morning was great.
The start and finish point was the open space between Block 121 and Block 123 Bukit Merah View. A crowd gathered much earlier than the start time of 7.30 am. Turning left into Jalan Bukit Merah, then Lower Delta Road and subsequently Tiong Bahru Road, the terrain for the first kilometre was considerably rough. The next three kilometres along Henderson Road was a relatively straight stretch, uphill then downhill. Turning into the narrow Morse Road from Telok Blangah Road, participants had to cut through Pender Road towards a winding Mount Faber Loop.
The peak was somewhere near the 5-kilometre mark, where the picturesque scenery overlooking the Bukit Merah housing estate greeted participants.
The next two kilometres downhill was rather comfortable. The last stretch back to the finish point via Lower Delta Road, Tiong Bahru Road, Henderson Road and Bukit Merah View was relatively flat.
This year’s race pack collection was at Velocity@Novena on 5-6 June 2010. In addition to the usual freebies such as a running top, shoe bag, shopping vouchers and muscle rubs, there was umm… a packet of organic spaghetti.
Finally, I am looking forward to the 2010 Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore on 5 December.