Here in Singapore for the first time – Brooks’ Run Happy will bring a brand new experience to running enthusiasts from the local sporting arena. Whether you are 16 or 60, male or female, this race breaks all boundaries, so put on your running gear from the Brooks for a leisurely 9KM night run with your pals.
When you complete the race, be welcomed at the finishing point by the vibrant lights along with the dynamic, effervescent music. Dance to the tunes or have a chill out session with your running mates while sipping away on refreshments.
This race brings about the true essence of running – you run for yourself, for your passion and love for sports.
Revolving around music and dance, this event is set to synergize sports, arts, and nightlife, assuring all who are involved a Saturday evening with zest.
This was the second session of the Singapore River and Quay route of the Brooks Run Happy Fridays run. For the good number of new runners who were joining us for the first time, as well as those who were trying out this new route, it was a treat to soak in the night scenes of the busy sidewalks of stalls along Riverside Point, the restaurant rows with their distinctive smells of authentic cuisine, and the larger number of brightly-lit boats plying the Singapore River.
Both the 5km and 7km groups ran together for the first stretch, taking time to chat and get to know one another, and also share the recent happenings in the running scene. The many places of interest delighted the runners who were having a fun time weaving in and out the more crowded areas while striding in relaxed fashion along the quieter and larger expanse of space in certain parts.
The U-Turn point for the 5km was near the Brewerks Restaurant, while the 7km runners went all the way to U-Turn at Jiak Kim Bridge/Kim Seng Park. After a short photo stop, the group went on the return on a more light-hearted fashion, taking in more sights and striding effortlessly as they ate the remaining distance up. When we reached the end of the 7km run, there was just a final slope up which was conquered with much gusto and delight.
The Shotz electrolyte drinks were a welcome for the drenched runners who had a hard but satisfying workout, something which we found to be especially special to do on a Friday evening, when many were out there wining and dining, while the Run Happies were running and striding. After a good round of static cool-down stretches conducted by the ever-lively YN, we proceeded on for some good makan and chatter at the food court.
There were lots of jokes and laughter with many fun photos and poses taken, especially drawing inspiration from our recent group Lightning Bolt and Mobot styles...now we have more to look forward at the next run as the Run Happies were already having ideas for more quirky poses to outdo one another...we shall see...till next week's Run Happy Friday...Have a great weekend ahead. Oppan Brooksnam-Style! Photo Contributions from Tan Kim Lai, Frank Ho, Anuk, Steven Cheok
It was a rainy evening, the first since the Brooks Run Happy series started. However, the Run Happies were not to be disappointed as we found a nice large sheltered canopy for some interesting 'suicide' and running drills, something which we runners do not get to do normally.
In the end, the Run Happies were treated to some delightful sets of run-ups with various circuit-style exercises, that brought about the much-needed perspiration on a cold wet evening. Because of the earlier end, we were able to spend more time catching up over dinner at the food-court, and discussing some of the interesting drills we did earlier....TGIF!