2004 was generally not a good year for me as I was down with injuries and hit by poor form. Nevertheless, I'm looking forward for a better 2005. My confidence was uplifted after my improved showing at the Singapore Marathon in Dec 2004.
As we lacked training, Wai Mun & I registered for the half-marathon event. I was hoping to do better than what I did in Sydney with a poor time of 1:58:52. Anything below 1:45 would be a bonus. As it turned out, I did 1:43:57! I felt like I had just hit the jackpot! Wai Mun also improved her time and finished at 1:53:17, 3 min off Sydney's time.
Here's the result analysis provided by the organiser:
- For Half Marathon category: 256th place with 2526 entrants behind. About 9% of entrants ahead.
- By gender: 38th place with 740 entrants behind. About 5% of entrants ahead.
- By country: 11th place with 200 entrants behind. About 5% of entrants ahead.
- For the record, you were ahead of about 89% of male entrants.
- By Category: 109th place with 2673 entrants behind. About 4% of entrants ahead.
- By gender: 95th place with 1909 entrants behind. About 5% of entrants ahead.
- By country: 4th place with 207 entrants behind. About 1% of entrants ahead.
- For the record, you were ahead of about 98% of female entrants.