Close to 13,000 ladies ran at the 14th edition of the Great Eastern Women’s Run on 3rd November. Starting at Nicoll Highway, with the Singapore Sports Hub in the background, the ran through some of Singapore’s most picturesque landscapes, before finishing inside the National Stadium.
This is only the second year that GEWR participants have finished a race inside the stadium’s running track.
The Elite 21.1km Half Marathon saw the return of previous Singapore winners including Mok Ying Rong, Rachel See and Jasmine Goh.
Defending champion Mok Ying Rong won the race with a time of 1:26.26, close to a minute faster than her previous winning time.
“I’m feeling very relieved as I didn’t expect myself to come in first today. My training hasn’t been really good over the past few months mainly because of work. I was quite sure I could at least get a decent timing today but I definitely didn’t expect to win. I think it was a bit of luck that I managed to come in first today and I’m glad it all turned out well in the end,” said Mok.
SEA games marathoner Rachel See took second place, and Yvonne Elizabeth Chee rounded off the podium in third.
This year, in line with GEWR’s aim to support and inspire our local athletes, 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.
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 this year. Runners who contributed were then entitled to a tutu or a personalised race tee that they could don during the run.
21.1km Half Marathon Elite Category
1st Mok Ying Rong - 1:26:26
2nd Rachel See - 1:27:04
3rd Yvonne Elizabeth Chee - 1:32:58
1st Vanessa Lee - 00:38:26
2nd Nicole Low - 00:38:47
3rd Vivian Tang - 00:39:41