Saturday, January 7, 2012

Welcome back to our ABC Runners' Blog. Run on 8 Jan 2012 starts from ECP Carpark F2

I hope everyone had a good holiday season.

At 7 am last Sunday, there were just me and Nai Eng at Dempsey. Well, some of the others started to stream in a little while later, and we managed to start off at about 7.10am. Most did the usual WKS route. Sort of miss the Gurkha at the gate !! The cool weather makes the run quite pleasant.

It was a different story at breakfast time. The handful of runners had turned into a crowd. The number of non-runners (7) was about the same as the runners (8).  We had to join 3 tables at Ah Seng to accommodate the eaters. Also, we had to replenish the you char kuey and carrot cake as Ah Seng took ages to deliver his fish ball and prawn noodles. I thought that it would be helpful to write down our orders for coffee given the lack of helpers at the coffee stall. However, we had a small problem – the stall holder could not read English and hence we had to translate it into simple Hokkien instructions. As usual, with AYG around, there were a lot of laughter round the table and some sharing of the holiday experiences. AYG promised to post the photos on the blog (see photo in the ABC Runners masthead).

With the opening of a few new trails eg Labrador, Serangoon etc, we will see if we can go there for a run. In the meantime, we have not done East Coast run for while. Parking at carpark B1 is always a problem. So, for this Sunday, we decide to do the run from carpark F2 – this is the carpark after Bedok jetty. From there, we will do the run towards SAFRA (about 4 km one way)  and the airport coastal route. Likely to be around 12 km. Will decide on breakfast venue later.

So, I hope to see everyone there early this Sunday – ECP carpark F2 . usual time.

Yoke Weng

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