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The Singapore Law Gazette

Cross-Country Run 2018

The annual Law Society Cross-Country Run was held at Bedok Reservoir Park on 4 August 2018. This year’s event was held after a recess of a good number of years. Against this backdrop, it was therefore truly a delight to see over 170 runners across various firms and organisations taking part in both the individual and team categories.

The atmosphere the morning of the run was indeed bustling. Although rain had been forecasted, the weather thankfully held up. The running route, which was 4.3km long, comprised largely packed gravel with some portions paved. The running circuit was different from the trail at MacRitchie Reservoir, the location for past editions of the run, which most of us were accustomed to.

Every runner that took part received an exclusive Law Society Cross-Country finisher t-shirt, which made for a good keepsake and memento. The runners’ finisher t-shirts were kindly sponsored by our distinguished guest-of-honour, Justice Choo Han Teck. Justice Choo flagged off the run across the various categories and also gave away the prizes.

One of the objectives of this year’s event was also to talent scout runners for the cross country event at the Singapore/Malaysia Law Games. That objective appears to have been met given the results of the run. As can be seen below, there were many incredibly fast timings posted across the various categories.

The team event, in particular, was hotly contested. To be eligible to participate in the team event, firms/organisations had to ensure no less than two runners’ participation in each of the individual categories. The placings of the top two runners in each of the individual categories went towards scoring for the team. Allen & Gledhill LLP Team 1 put up a strong showing across the various individual categories and eventually emerged victorious in the team event. Rajah & Tann were a close second in the team event having swept the top placings in both the Men’s Junior and Men’s Senior categories.

The results across the various categories were as follows:

Men’s Junior (Below 40 years of age)

  1. Devathas Satianathan (14.57)
  2. David Foong (15.03)
  3. Jeremy Sng Zhi Wei (15.39)
  4. Matthew Brown (16.20)
  5. Sunil Nair (16.35)

Men’s Senior (40 years and above)

  1. Yau Yee Ming (18.01)
  2. Matthiessen Philipp (18.18)
  3. Mark Tan Chai Ming (18.28)
  4. Probin Dass (18.36)
  5. Harold Or Wai Keong (19.01)

Women’s Open

  1. Qua Bi Qi (17.57)
  2. Verna Goh Shilei (19.02)
  3. Ang Siok Chen (20.41)
  4. Chan Rui Ci Sarah (20.5)
  5. Lim Yam Poh (21.53)
  6. Kylie Lemieux (22.23)
  7. Low Pei Lin (22.46)
  8. Dierdre Grace Morgan (22.46)

Team event

  1. Allen & Gledhill Team 1
  2. Rajah & Tann
  3. Eversheds Harry Elias

Kudos to the prize winners!

Overall, the run concluded with a real sense of togetherness and camaraderie forged amongst the fraternity. Moving forward, the intention is for this event to be part of and a permanent fixture in the Law Society’s sporting calendar each year.

The 2019 edition of the event promises to be an equally fun and exciting event now that interest appears to have been rekindled. We look forward to more runners taking part next year.

Pre-Race Shot

Men (Junior) Kick-Starting the Race

Who Run the World! Girls!

Winning Team – Allen & Gledhill Team 1

Cross-Country Convenor, Sports Committee 2019
The Law Society of Singapore