Happy New Year

I spent 279 hours running in 2014. That is 279 hours of free therapy, meditation and physical exercise combined with friendship, competition, toe-nail loss, and some sunburn on the bits I couldn't reach. Even counting the miserable hour limping to the finish of Borneo International Marathon, and the few training runs that were frustrating and painful, …

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Race report: Angkor Wat Half Marathon 2014

At the start line of this year’s Angkor Wat Half Marathon, rather than worrying about the 21.1km ahead, my mind was preoccupied with the issue of gender inequality. Lofty thoughts however they were not. I was eyeing the back of a runner, a male runner, who was peeing against a tree. Not fair! I needed …

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My new race recipe

Given my enthusiasm for registering for races, I'm a pretty lousy racer. Every single time I have crossed a finish line, I have complained about at least one (but usually two or three) of the following: I got a stitch. I had shin splints for the first 5 km. I felt like vomiting for half the race though …

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