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About benchy

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  1. SG Xiao Lang Running Club

    A Cautionary Tale for Runners (2017 Noobie Publications)
  2. 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.
  3. Training Season and Off Season

    Training season: days I run Off season: days I don't run
  4. 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.
  5. Newton Challenge 2017 - 29 Oct (Sun), Marina Barrage

    If 10km flags off much later after the 32km and 21km it will be fine.
  6. A little late but here's my review of Sundown Marathon 2017: https://medium.com/@benchia/sundown-marathon-2017-c5ebadcbbd5e
  7. I used to be much bigger when I lifted weights seriously, but I've lost a lot of size since then. Now I'm trying to keep a balance between looking good and being able to run fast. Lots of room for improvement for both!
  8. I used to lift weights a lot but not so much these days due to work, and I'm trying to get into running as well. This is an old video from when I competed:
  9. I gotta say, there are some nice finishing photos. A lot of people look very photogenic at the end of 21km or 42km! Enter your approximate finishing time to find your photos here: https://sg.1xcess.com/discover/event/sundown-marathon-2017/photos?day=2017-03-26&from=1%3A58%3A42+AM&locale=en&sort=0&to=02%3A58%3A42+AM For example, this is me unglamorously hauling ass to the finish line:
  10. Puma Night Race 2017 - 26 Aug (Sat)

    The race village in Seletar Aerospace Park is not the easiest to get to. This is my review of last year's edition: https://medium.com/@benchia/puma-night-run-2016-7e8fe9030bd5
  11. I'm going to miss your blog!
  12. Looking for CBD weeknight runners

    Thanks. I've run with RD and Fatbird but they start too early for me (due to work).
  13. Wild stab in the dark, but are there any other office dwellers who go for runs after 8pm? Looking for people to run long with on weeknights. My usual route is Promontory - Gardens - ECP.
  14. Runner's League - 10 Jun, 26 Aug, 07 Oct, 19 Nov

    Great info, @lonewolf! Thanks!
  15. Runner's League - 10 Jun, 26 Aug, 07 Oct, 19 Nov

    Is X-Change Events the same as X-Change Republic? The latter organised the YOLO Run, which was decent.