Around 13,000 ladies laced up their running shoes and pounded the streets at the 14th edition of the Great Eastern Women’s Run (GEWR) on Sunday morning, 3 November.
The race, which started on Nicoll Highway, beside the iconic Singapore Sports Hub, treats the participants to a scenic run through some of Singapore’s most picturesque landscapes, before finishing inside the National Stadium.
The Elite 21.1km Half Marathon saw the return of previous Singapore winners such as Mok Ying Rong, Rachel See and Jasmine Goh. Defending champion Mok Ying Rong managed to shave off close to a minute from her previous winning time, retaining the title with a time of 1:26:26.
Closely following Mok to the finish line was Rachel See, who also participated last year, with Yvonne Elizabeth Chee coming in third place.
In line with GEWR’s aim to support and inspire our local athletes, this year, all local elite runners for the competitive Elite 21.1km Half Marathon category were presented cash prizes and medals. In the previous editions, only the top three runners were awarded.
Race Results of the Great Eastern Women’s Run 2019
21.1km Half Marathon Elite Category
- Mok Ying Rong – 1:26:26
- Rachel See – 1:27:04
- Yvonne Elizabeth Chee – 1:32:58
- Vanessa Lee – 00:38:26
- Nicole Low – 00:38:47
- Vivian Tang – 00:39:41
Participants were rewarded with a slew of treats such as designer popsicles, ice cream sandwiches, pastries and rolls to mark the day’s achievement and months of training. The little ones enjoyed a special treat of their own at the My Little Pony Garden Party, where they were entertained with multiple adorable photo opportunities and enjoyed fun activities such as bouncy castles, face painting, balloon sculpting and jewellery making.
A grand total of S$50,240 was raised in support of the Breast Cancer Foundation and Women’s Health Research and Education Fund through individual and corporate donation pledges. Runners who contributed were then entitled to a tutu or a personalised race tee that they could don during the run.