Watch ultra-marathoner Lizzy Hawker tackle Rifle Range Road trail

Five-time Tour De Mont Blanc winner Lizzy Hawker (in blue) shares tips and conducts a practical session along Rifle Range Road for participants of the first-ever Runners Convention. -- PHOTO: TRAIN LIVE COMPETE PTE LTD
Five-time Tour De Mont Blanc winner Lizzy Hawker (in blue) shares tips and conducts a practical session along Rifle Range Road for participants of the first-ever Runners Convention. -- PHOTO: TRAIN LIVE COMPETE PTE LTD
Liew Wei Yong (front) and Lizzy Hawker (second row in blue) running down a trail at Rifle Range Road with the participants. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
Liew Wei Yong (front) and Lizzy Hawker (second row in blue) running down a trail at Rifle Range Road with the participants. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
Ms Lizzy Hawker (left), five-time winner of The North Face Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc mountain ultra-marathon, running with local runners, including (third from left) Singapore ultramarathoner Liew Wei Yong. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
Ms Lizzy Hawker (left), five-time winner of The North Face Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc mountain ultra-marathon, running with local runners, including (third from left) Singapore ultramarathoner Liew Wei Yong. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
Lizzy Hawker, five-time winner of The North Face Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc mountain ultra-marathon, is surprised by the healthy interest in ultra marathons in Singapore. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
Lizzy Hawker, five-time winner of The North Face Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc mountain ultra-marathon, is surprised by the healthy interest in ultra marathons in Singapore. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

SINGAPORE - Ms Lizzy Hawker, five-time winner of The North Face Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc mountain ultra-marathon, is surprised by the healthy interest in ultra marathons in Singapore.

The 38-year-old Briton, in Singapore for the first time to attend the inaugural Runners Convention last week, said: “I think that Singapore is a city and I didn’t actually realise that there are trails to run on.”

Ms Hawker, who has not been running for the past six months due to injuries, managed to run on the trails at MacRitchie Reservoir and Rifle Range Road.

For an ultramarathoner like Ms Hawker who has run in some of the world’s toughest races, covering 166km, with elevation of 9,600 m, in just 25 hours, the trails in Singapore are considered easy.

Check out this video, courtesy of Mr Steve Chia, where she bounds down a ragged Rifle Range Road trail with the greatest of ease.