Impossible Is Nothing

Congratulations to those who have completed the challenging 42km Adidas Sundown Marathon and even more so for the 84km Ultra Marathon category held last Saturday. The cool weather of the night was something most runners welcomed compared to running in the daytime where the heat is something to contend with. For some runners, adjusting the body clock to counter the `zzzzzzz’ effect during the race was something new. The race route was well planned and gives a whole new experience of running past some housing estates in Siglap, Bedok, Tampines and Pasir Ris during the wee hours of the morning when most of Singapore was still asleep.

10.35pm: Race participant on 4 wheels.

Approach the race staff with all your questions.

10.45pm: Prize giving for the team category.

A section of the race route at Changi Point.

Timer clock for the ultra marathoners when they pass through this gate a second time during their 84km journey. Running from sun down…..

….. till sun up with the morning calm of dawn rising over Changi.

Changi Point was a nice location where the race start/end point was held. After the race, the early morning sun peeping over sleepy Changi Village provides a scenic calm to warm down one’s sore muscles while taking in the sights of Changi Beach. Then, it was a short walk to Changi Village food centre enjoying a hearty breakfast of nasi lemak and teh tarik before heading home.

Full story from the Straits Times interactive on Runners enjoy night marathon.

Here’s the link to the photo gallery of pictures taken during the event: Sundown Marathon Photo Gallery.
Click on either the “Marathon 42km” or the “Ultra-Marathon & Corporate Challenge Relay” category located on the left panel. Click on the photo and scroll up (given the screen size may not be able to fit the entire template). Use the left/right arrows to navigate through the gallery.

84km Ultra Marathon for next year? It’s going to be tough but as the marathon slogan says, “Impossible Is Nothing”.


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