Many students use having neither time nor place as an excuse to avoid running. npTribune thus explores the alternatives within the campus that are both convenient and suitable for runners.
Why You Should Consider Running Around Campus
1. You get to see parts of Ngee Ann Polytechnic you rarely see under regular circumstances.
2. The irregular surface and multiple slopes function as a preventative measure against monotony and forces the runner
to concentrate on stability.
3. Road running is more challenging, so expect greater benefits.
Route 1: The Campus Run
CCAs such as Canoe Polo and Dragonboat employ this route, and for good reason. It takes you to the distant ends of NP’s campus and has a number of demanding stretches to keep your run challenging till the end.
Recommended For: EnduranceRunners
Route 2: The Bargain
Rather than travelling all the way to Block 43, runners proceed towards Makan Place after Block 35 and back to the
Recommended For: Runners short on time and less fit runners.
Route 3: Sprinter’s Chagrin
With 3 different hills of varying gradients, sprinters who go all out on these inclined stretches will face a gruelling test of their
Recommended For: Sprinters
Route 4: Intensity
This potent path includes running the slope from Block 45 to Block 43 upward and breaking off into the sheltered road at Block 31 before running up the slope at convention centre.
Recommended For: Endurance Runners
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