Most of us have a running route. Be it running around a near-by park or around a neighborhood It’s time where you can pick up new skills in this 4 tough route. We have been looking high and low for this and putting extravagant entry fees.
First up is the macritchie reservoir.
A wide range of trails is offered here. You’re able to select the difficulty from different part of the full route. Training Level: Advance
CONS: During raining seasons, you may want to avoid running at this place due to muddy ground. Apart from that, the ground is uneven and increasing to possibility to be injured.
PROS: There’s always a silver lining in every cloud. This place is the best route to train for challenging obstacles for advance runners. This is where you train your 2-1 training as you’ll be required to run and walk because of hash slopes. The recommended pair of shoe for this route is any trail shoe. Take note that not every pair of running shoe may be suitable for this route. You are also recommended to get a pair of Newton socks.
BUKIT TIMAH NATURE RESERVE
This area in Singapore offers some beautiful scenery in the form of lovely flora and fauna. In fact it is one of the prettiest areas in Singapore and it is probably a hit with hikers and photographers because of this.
But at the same time, it is also a challenging place to run because of the slopes, stairs and tough terrain. In fact, the Bukit Timah Hill section is probably the toughest part of this trail run. Even though the route measures about 3km to 4km in total, it is upslope all the way and even the most seasoned runners definitely won’t be able to clock a personal best on this route.
HENDERSON WAVES AND THE SOUTHERN RIDGES
This is not a trail route, so if you don’t like muddy ground, but are still seeking a challenge, it is a good route to tackle. The most challenging section of this route is the 300-metre Henderson Waves, which is upslope all the way and is 36 metres above ground level at Henderson Road. But once you have reached the top, you will be rewarded with a really magnificent view of Singapore. If you are trying this route – make sure that you are fit first.
FORT CANNING PARK
Just overlooking Orchard Road, this park is very centrally located so you can chill out for a drink at the mall after a hard run here. At the same time, the lovely scenery of some of Singapore’s most spectacular historical sites also promises a feast for the eyes, as this place is literally a combination of ancient and modern Singapore.
The running route itself is considerably challenging though. While it is only 3km in length, you are practically running uphill all the way. There is also a rather lengthy staircase to tackle along this route, so it also adds to the challenge. But the rewards and scenery make taking on this challenge, worth it.
With Reference & Adapted from prischew.com