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About benchy

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  1. Gold Coast Airport Marathon 2018

    I have started training for my first full marathon at GCM 2018, but I haven't registered or made my bookings yet because it's all subject to my wife's and my work commitments. All the best for your training! Hope to see more participants chime in here.
  2. Income Eco Run 2018 - 29 Apr (Sun)

    I would love for all races to allow opting out of entitlements, especially the race / finisher tees. They always end up thrown away or donated, which is a grave waste. The only thing I have kept from races are the medals.
  3. 2XU Compression Run 2018 - 8 Apr (Sun)

    Reminder that today is the official last day for loyalty and early bird rate.
  4. YOLO Run 2017 - 11 Nov (Sat)

    Pink Apple did a fantastic job with this year's Newton Challenge. They took runners' feedback on last year's experience into account and improved on it.
  5. Newton Challenge 2017 - 29 Oct (Sun), Marina Barrage

    Yes I have shrunk a lot and strength has drastically decreased as well, but it is a trade off I am willing to make. (People think I am crazy for giving it all up though!)
  6. Newton Challenge 2017 - 29 Oct (Sun), Marina Barrage

    I review the Newton Challenge 2017 here: https://medium.com/@benchia/newton-challenge-2017-b81c3b5a2e52
  7. 2XU Compression Run 2018 - 8 Apr (Sun)

    That's an ultramarathon!
  8. SG Xiao Lang Running Club

    A Cautionary Tale for Runners (2017 Noobie Publications)
  9. Marathon Des Sables 2018

    @ultrarunzaw this is bloody amazing! All the best for your journey. I'm afraid I'm a mediocre runner and can't offer any practical advice but I've seen quite a few photos of Hoka shoes running this year's MDS on Instagram. You might want to consider Hoka for their cushioning and lightness. Are you open to sharing your upcoming training schedule so people can join you for runs? You seem like a very organised person and if you periodically post your next few days' training schedule (with your running times and locations), you might be able to find some company for those crazy long runs. You can probably outrun creepy stalkers.
  10. Training Season and Off Season

    Training season: days I run Off season: days I don't run
  11. Newton Challenge 2017 - 29 Oct (Sun), Marina Barrage

    Yup they gave cold towels. Yeah, the post-race food was forgettable; I got my expectations up from the reviews of previous years' races! Had to go back to my review (https://medium.com/@benchia/newton-challenge-2016-962e97b63522) to recall that they gave fried rice and fried noodles for mains, and a free flow of ice cream (Potong) and cold tau huay.
  12. Newton Challenge 2017 - 29 Oct (Sun), Marina Barrage

    If 10km flags off much later after the 32km and 21km it will be fine.
  13. A little late but here's my review of Sundown Marathon 2017: https://medium.com/@benchia/sundown-marathon-2017-c5ebadcbbd5e