NTUC Run 350

350

Went for RUN 350 yesterday despite the crazy weather in the morning. It was the first time I joined RUN 350 organised by Young NTUC. I thought RUN 350 was very purposeful, as we run for tomorrow. RUN 350 is Southeast Asia’s premier eco-run in support of the global 350 movement. This movement aims to raise awareness to the need to lower atmospheric CO2 levels to 350 parts per million, which scientists believe is the level required for Earth’s sustainability. 

We picked up a 10 kilometers route as the girls wasn’t ready to challenge the long distance 21 kilometers marathon. Thankfully, we were lucky this way! The huge morning rain & thunderstorm made it almost impossible to run, that bad till organizers had to call off the 21 kilometers marathon at the very last minute. Due to safety concerns, all of us choose to stay at home for the latest update via RUN 350 Facebook before leaving the house aimlessly. With my mind conflicting between the cancellation of the run (90%) or miraculously stopped rain, so we can continue our run (10%). 

AT 6:53am, RUN 350 posted and announced that “The 10 kilometers marathon is a GO! And flag off will be at 7:15am!” Frantically, the girls and I rushed on to prepare and took a cab down immediately. So much of thoughts about it canceling. Hahaha, what a drama day. #diediemustrun

Three of us before the race starts!

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10153141_10152141455632746_5788871295951017378_nOne of the attention seeker runner around, wearing his Superman outfit with a tied tyre behind his back. He was making lots of noise and attracted many stares from vehicles along the road. Practically, he isn’t running due to the tied heavy weight but he was having fun throughout the race.

10171003_10152141456537746_2018841194409693105_nWith the wet and slippery floor, we started our race slowly. Having a slow jog pace was definite after the heavy downpour, roads were damp and slippery. Having in mind was to complete the race, but never about the timing. Safety first. Along our way, we witnessed a few runners falling and injuring themselves. =(

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10325313_10152141456382746_5715673548248642434_nRun, and keep going. The cooling weather turned out to be perfect for the run. It was really cool, breezy and not too hot. We did it once again in 2014! Hurrrrraayy girls, well done!

10169194_10152141455207746_7140384754173529499_n 10308160_10152141456122746_1855243606368841811_n 1926698_10152141456167746_93556588885366390_nYAY! Results were released today and time checked was 1 hour 6 minutes, taking into consideration of my slower pace due to the wet floor. I achieved almost similar timing as compared to last year’s SHAPE Run 2013. I am sure my stamina was improving with those skipping and running training, 3-4 times per week. Satisfied! =)

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Proud finishers of NTUC 350 10 kilometers marathon! Despite the bad weather today & the last minute “to-go”, nonetheless the whole event turned out well. Endurance and determination brought us all together in completing the race. Cause the basic motto of a runner is never about giving up.

Just Run. Don’t ask me why I run, ask yourself why you don’t.

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