2012 was another great running year! Despite the numerous injuries I dealt all throughout the year, I managed to finish 10 races 3 of which were full marathon (42.195Km) and my 1st ultramarathon at The North Face 100 Singapore.
The Sundown Marathon was quite a memorable run for me. A week before the marathon, I sprained my ankle while playing basketball. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to run but at the last minute I decided to give it a go. I ran and finished the full marathon with a swollen ankle and braved the heavy rain and cold wind.
Although I didn’t break my Personal Best (PB) for full marathon in 2012, I was quite happy that my results for the KL Marathon was better compared to the previous year. In 2011, I completed the full marathon in 05:40:30. In 2012, I finished the run with an improved timing of 05:23:23 despite the hot and humid weather.
Running and finishing my first ultramarathon was a dream come true for me. I wasn’t sure if I was ready for it but I decided to sign up for the run anyway and gave it a try. I’ve been bothered with a nagging hamstring injury and was quite worried if I would be able to complete the 50Km run given the cut-off time of 9 hrs. With pure guts I did manage to complete it.
Most of my runs were in Singapore but did manage to run in KL, Malaysia and my hometown Cebu, Philippines.
Below is a summary of my 2012 Runs:
04/28/2012: Energizer Singapore Night Trail (18Km) – 02:35:17
05/27/2012: Sundown Marathon 2012 (42.195Km) – 05:59:38.51
06/24/2012: Standard Chartered KL Marathon (42.195Km) – 05:23:23
07/07/2012: Singapore Garden Run (10Km) – race cancelled midway due to inclement weather
07/15/2012: Shape Run (10Km) – 1:05:25.73
10/13/2012: The North Face 100 (50Km) – 07:53:09
10/21/2012: We Run SG 10K 2012 (10Km) – 01:05:32.33
10/28/2012: Adidas King of the Road (16.8Km) – 02:05:09.29
11/11/2012: 100Plus Passion Run 2012 (21Km) – 02:25:39.70
11/18/2012: 1st Hotel Elizabeth Royal Run (8Km) – 00:56:44 (based on Nike+ Sportsband as no official results)
12/02/2012: Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (42.195Km) – 05:33:52.40
Note: All Timing based on Net Time
Now that 2013 is here I hope that I can stay healthy and be free from injuries so that I can run more marathon and ultramarathons. I hope I can improve my timing for the full marathon and maybe run further like 100Km. I am also looking forward to run in new places and maybe more trail runs. Well, let’s see what 2013 has to offer.