After a break of two months, CarFreeSundaySG returned with a new and enhanced run and bike route with additional activities at the heart of the financial city centre at Shenton Way. The Health Promotion Board Singapore i-Run was also back with runners enjoying the closed roads along with bikers and eScooters and roller bladers in what was cooling weather.
Runners came in all forms and for various reasons. There were families with children walking and running together. Some were there to get another 5-10km in as part of their Sunday long run training. A number went down to work up a sweat and blast some excesses away.
Others were content to jog along and enjoy the closed roads and atmosphere with Dinosaurs on roller blades, bikers dressed in special costumes, and community groups out dancing and prancing with sleek fitness dance moves.
A number of runners who arrived as early as 6:45am were taken through a warm up jog before returning back to the start point by 8:00am to continue with the mass bike and run groups.
There were also sports and games played at the Padang, and high intensive workouts right at the steps of the National Gallery.
The Sunbirds and Corporate runners who were out training for their races also joined in to do a couple of the new 5km loops which took us into parts of the scenic Telok Ayer and Amoy Street stretch. Because of the cooling weather, many of the runners kept up to their paces and were still smiling when they completed their runs.
There were many walk-ins at the i-Run booth who were just happy to do 3km brisk walk and jog, as well as 5km run around the complete loop. They were led through a round of dynamic warm-up before being flagged off for a joint start at 8:00am.
Because of the good turnout, the isotonic drinks were gone by 9:30am. Overall, it was a good turnout in spite of the Newton Run happening in the earlier part of the morning.
We hope to see more runners join us for the next i-Run @ CarFreeSundaySG in 27 Nov.