Training hard for the Singapore Duathlon by Meta Sport, the experience was welcome, despite never piecing the individual activities together 10km run – 36km cycling – 5km run.

Held at East Coast Park, I unceremoniously climbed the stage, almost missing the chance to stand on the podium. I heard my name over the speaker system , dropped my gear and ran up on the stage, after winning 2nd place in my category for the Standard race of the Singapore Duathlon.

Midday sun did get to me on my last leg of the final 5km, and I struggled with cramping calves. I was hoping to be in the top 10 for my category, so the overall 2nd placing was rather exciting.

From now till at least January I will train for the next in line of Duathlon’s and Triathlons for personal goals.

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