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Monday, May 19, 2008

Southern Ridges Run

One of the ladies wanted to explore the new Southern Ridges Bridges so we decided to do it on Vesak Day. Turned out some of the sgrunners will also planning to run there so we tumpang on to the run since I wasn't sure of the route.

Started at Mt Faber Safra. At 7.30 am the first bridge, the Henderson Waves was already packed with sightseekers which kinda make it difficult to run. It got worse at the Hilltop and Forest Walk on Telok Blangah Hill so we ran at the bottom of the forest on a trail. Due to the nature of the soil and the gradient (mostly downward), it was quite slippery running on it. Crossed Alexandra Rd via the Alexandra Arch.

By now the sun was out strong and bright and we stopped there for a toilet break. Actually, we had many breaks through out the 10km or so run, stopping to wait for each other and taking photographs.

From the Hort Park,
we went up to Kent Ridge Park before Dream and DO led us through a 'short cut' trail path back to Canterbury estate.
Like Saturday right at Seletar Camp, this place was filled with black and white bungalows. Having had the opportunity many years ago to visit a friend staying there once, I really envied those people staying there so close to nature.

Going back via the Forest Walk was terrible. The crowd was now out in full force and it was almost impossible to run. The others were smart enough to run on the trail again whereas lazy us decided to walk

Nevertheless, it was an enjoyable run. Found a new trail to run in (beside MR) and also discovered the beauty of the Hort Park.

More pictures here

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