I took part in the Singapore Marathon 10KM run on Sunday, 3 December 2006. It was my first "competitive" run, which turned out to be an amazing experience. The event was very well organised, with the only dampener being the hiccups faced during the baggage collection at the end of the day.
I finished in position 1713 out of 5132 participants in the 10KM run with a gun/clock time of 1h:7m:41s. Based on the ChampionChip, my time was 1h:7m:9s. The winner, Samuel John Moses of Malaysia, completed the 10KM in 32m:29s. Kudos!
Summary of my gun and chip times, as seen on RunPix:
Here's how I fared against everyone else in the 10KM run:
- Ranked 1713 in the entire field of 5132 participants
- Ranked 304 out of 1035 participants in my division (Male, 25-29 years old)
My average time per KM was 6m:43s (8.9 KM per hour); or 10m:48s per mile (5.6 miles per hour):
And here's how I finished:
The average time for the 10KM run was 1h:17m:07s:
Overall, I'm delighted to have completed the run. It was both exciting, and tiring. I was a little disappointed that I couldn't meet my initial sub 1 hour target - better luck next time. My buddy, Vignesh, and I, hope to do better next year. There's talk that we may attempt a half-marathon (21KM) soon!