Sunday, February 15, 2009

SAFRA Tampines Location Run

Was down at SAFRA Tampines this Sunday morning with FatBirds and friends to join in the Location Run....this time, organized by Tampines side ie. David Shum, Edmund, Sam and team. The turnout was as usual large (>100 runners), and it was a great to meet many old chums and kakis. Divey was there to lend some support, and it was nice catching up with her. YN, Terry, Stardust, Spencer, Mashie, Vanda, KokSan, acidburn, Soloman were all new to that run. Min brought a friend (Anthony) to do their first SAFRA run as well.

A quick warm-up stretch routine by Sam, and we set off towards the Park Connectors linking us to Bedok Reservoir. It was lots of chats along the way with Sandy, Johnny, Vincent and others on their latest activities. Of course FatBird activities featured in some of these conversations too. As we ran along Bedok Reservoir, the Valentine Run was just about to get underway. The group gathered at the top of the hill overlooking the Reservoir for a series of group photos. Colleen, Julie, Teck Hou were some of the MF Runners who joined in, and they were soaking in all the fun.

The skies were hazy with the air rather humid this morning. After running 8km, I was full of perspiration, and felt as if I had run 12km. The rest of the runners felt the it could be the weather. The drinks and Sng Pao stations were a joy to all the parched runners....and hmm, the 'Sng Muay' Sng Pao was most delicious to me. There were 3 professional photographers along the way, so lots of nice pics surely :)

With all the chatting and sight-seeing, soon we reached back to ClubHouse. The total distance must have been about 14km....but I am not complaining as it was meant to be an easy fun run. Terry, YN and gang liked the friendly atmosphere, and promised to join in for more SAFRA runs in future....and are keen to join in the SAFRA Running Club too. After warm-down stretching, we had vegetarian bee-hoon and cakes, followed by more Sng Pao...hehe. After so much food, the FatBirdz then adjourned to the 'round' market nearby for iced-milo and kopi-si, HK wife-biscuits from Charmane, followed by more chats and discussions, mainly on some of the upcoming events.

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