UFIT Run, Jan 18, 2011
6 Ufitters accepted the UFIT challenge we call UFIT Run last night in Fort Canning. 6 different runs, each offering a unique challenge and each having a record-holder for Men and Women (we call them the Top Times – TT’s). Plus the Total Elapsed Time (TET) for the 6 runs combined, records currently held by Chris Knott (14min 48sec) and Ann Marie O’Brien (16min 40sec).
Step up Adam Deutsch, the conquerer of the first run, Stairway to Heaving, aptly named for the leg-knifing stairs to be run after a fast downhill. Ex record holder Paul Sedman knocked 2 seconds off the previous record held jointly by Chris, Adam himself and Ian Joshua. Adam reclaimed the record by a further 2 seconds to re-set the record at 1min 14secs – UNBELIEVABLE!! If you have ever had a crack at this run you will know this is a HUGE time! Well done Adam!
All 3 debutants at “Run” last week returned and all 3 did great jobs! Anne Morgan and Daryl Harding actually bettering all 6 times this week and Wilson Reyes returning with 4 better times, so all in all a great session for you guys! We usually do see better times the second run as you become more familiar with the course layout, the challenge is always to keep those times coming down! Furthermore, Anne also grabbed a third place TT!! Well done to you Anne!!
Also starting last night, after a long absence was Hetul Patel. After climbing Kilimanjaro in December Hetul is now back into UFIT! And Hetul also did a magnificent job, bettering 5 of his previous times and missing the 6th by only a second!
Lastly but not least was the runner with the best TET last night, Grant “the Axe” Rawlinson. Axe won 5 out of the 6 runs last night and was also second to Adam in the first run. Axe is climbing Everest in April and after a good Christmas break is squarely back on track with his (UFIT designed) fitness program. Axe is having several fund-raising events over the next few months, Ufitters, lets all try and support him on his climb! It will benefit several charities, please check out his website here – http://climbforhope.wordpress.com/
Ok so onto the times from last night –
Stairway to Heaving Adam 0:01:14 Axe 0:01:20 Wilson 0:01:21 Hetul 0:01:31 Daryl 0:01:33 Anne 0:01:57; Main Street Axe 0:03:05 Wilson 0:03:14 Hetul 0:03:23 Daryl 0:03:24 Adam 0:03:30 Anne 0:03:45; No Picnic at Raffles Axe 0:01:25 Adam 0:01:28 Wilson 0:01:36 Daryl 0:01:37 Hetul 0:01:50 Anne 0:01:57; Hill St Blues Axe 0:02:40 Wilson 0:03:04 Adam 0:03:15 Daryl 0:03:21 Hetul 0:03:30 Anne 0:03:34; The Hexing Vex Axe 0:01:58 Daryl 0:02:06 Wilson 0:02:06 Adam 0:02:09 Hetul 0:02:15 Anne 0:02:21; Big Monster Axe 0:04:58 Wilson 0:05:15 Adam 0:05:19 Anne 0:05:20 Daryl 0:05:41 Hetul 0:05:47