Once the beginning of a grand railway line running the length of Singapore, now this incredible lush setting is a continuous green corridor of uninterrupted ecological and culturally significant land, re-surfaced for community access.

 

Six thousand runners soaked up 10.5km of this stunning scenery starting at the historic Tanjong Pagar Rail Station and winding their way along the green corridor to finish at the old Bukit Timah Rail Station.

 

This year the run was held in conjunction with World Water Day, to raise awareness that 44% of the world’s population have to walk large distances to fetch clean water.

 

Runners who chose to compete in this section of the race could carry as much water as they liked for the entire course and pour it into a ceremonial well at the finish. For every litre of water that reached the end $1 was donated to a charity which helps provide clean drinking water to people in developing countries.

 

Kenyan Geoffrey Birgen set a new race record in the astoundingly speedy time of 31:55. It was Geoffrey’s second consecutive win at the Green Corridor Run and he hope to return next year to make it a hat trick. 

08 March 2015
Singapore


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Participants braved bitterly low temperatures over the two-day Gatineau Loppet held in magnificent Gatineau Park, just 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa.

 

Part of the Worldloppet circuit,

Gatineau Loppet is the biggest

cross-country skiing event in

Canada. It brought together 2500 entrants from 24 countries to

compete in races over the weekend.

 

Events ranged from 2km to 51km and accommodated both classic style skiing and skating, which is also referred to as freestyle skiing.

 

Due to an extreme cold warning issued, four of the Sunday events were shortened. This didn’t stop the enthused skiers getting up and battling the course, which takes in the beautiful landscape of the park.

 

In the longer events contestants had a chance to see vast forests, picturesque lakes and the well-known escarpment.

 

In an extraordinary double victory Canadian Ian Murray won both the 51km classic on the Saturday and the shortened 42km freestyle race on the Sunday.

Murray completed the classic in 3:29:38, just 58s ahead of Christopher Ziegler of Winooski, Vermont. Sunday’s triumph in the freestyle, or skate, took only 2:17:33, with Ziegler coming in second once again, this time just 15s behind.

 

14-15 February 2015
Ottawa, Canada


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