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Runners come up with routes off the beaten path

Published on Nov 3, 2012 8:00 AM
 
Joggers running through Cavenagh bridge at Fullerton Hotel on 25 Oct, 2012. Running loops around your neighbourhood can get dull and running enthusiasts have come up with their own routes that take you off the beaten path through dense forests, beautiful coastlines and quiet housing estates.-- PHOTO: MARK CHEONG FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Running loops around your neighbourhood can get dull and running enthusiasts have come up with their own routes that take you off the beaten path through dense forests, beautiful coastlines and quiet housing estates.

For some runners, like Mr Anthony Sum, 49, half the fun is discovering a new route - even if it means getting lost.

The founder of running club TeamFatBird says: "Sometimes we lose our bearings. It is important to be a strong runner because you have to reserve some strength to go back the way you came. But finding new routes is a joy."

Apart from the sense of adventure you get from going somewhere new, running in different places is also good practice for serious runners.

 
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