Dust off your running shoes for this year’s Marathon Singapore, a major event for all of those interested in fitness and getting to know the city intimately. But, if running is not your thing but social gatherings are, then rest assured that food is also on the itinerary. It is, after all, the energy fuel needed for this type of event. With so many international guests and locals at the ready, now is the time to make your yummy, tummy-filling and succulent list of gourmet food and eateries, in and around Singapore. Whether you are looking for the finest vegetarian power food or you prefer a meaty option, you’ll be able to find a delectable solution in the city.
The gold standard of road races
Marathon Singapore is an annual race that is held on the first Sunday of December. The first race was held in the city in 1982 and the event is massively popular today, with an average of 60,000 individuals taking part each year. The event consists of four separate races. The first is the full marathon, then there is a half-marathon, 10km race and a 10km wheelchair race. Regardless of the event you’re competing in, it’s important to treat yourself to the finest foods before, during and after the race. These will provide you with the strength you need to power both your body and mental focus.
- What to eat before your race – Before you take part in the Marathon Singapore, it’s essential to eat complex carbohydrates and lean proteins. Depending on your preferences, you may want to eat a bowl of granola with some Greek yoghurt. Alternatively, you could treat yourself to a sandwich of grilled chicken on wholewheat bread. There’s a variety of restaurants that will provide you with great options before your race. However, The Soup Spoon Union will offer you the greatest variety, whether you’re looking for a protein-packed sandwich or a comforting bowl of lentil soup.
- Good snacks during the run – Once you hit the road for the Marathon Singapore you’ll want to keep things light. It’s a good idea to have a small snack with you as you need to keep your blood glucose levels elevated during the intense physical exertion. Keep some fruits and nuts with you to snack on during the race. A yummy smoothie is also a great treat for your run. The fruits and yoghurt in these delicious drinks will help to keep you full and refreshed. Stock up on a smoothie or two from Yami Yoghurt for a tasty treat.
- How to treat yourself after the event – Once you’ve put in all the effort to achieve your goal, you deserve a meal that will help you recover from the effort. After completing the Marathon Singapore you have an excuse to indulge in all sorts of delicacies like pasta, seafood or steak. Make The Chef’s Place your first stop after the event and tuck into a juicy burger, crispy fish with Aglio pasta or grilled Atlantic salmon.