Who are they? Each Monday morning, The Kill-O-Metres walking group get together to enjoy Singapore’s great outdoors and get moving in a fun, social environment. The group has been meeting for over a year, under the spirited leadership of Louise Jones. “A few friends got together to start a fast-paced walking group to explore all the wonderful walking paths here in Singapore,” says Louise. “On Adventure Fridays we explore a different side of Singapore, with walking trails and other activities that highlight and bring our walkers up close to the rich biodiversity of the island.”
Where do they walk? The Kill-O-Metres have hiked all over Singapore, exploring MacRitchie Reservoir, Bukit Timah, the Southern Ridges and many other routes.
How far are the walks? The group walks a different route every month and averages between 6-13km. Anywhere between 4-20 walkers can turn up on the day. While the usual demo is women 35-65, the group is actively looking for men, families and newcomers to Singapore. “Everyone is welcome and the pace varies to accommodate all speeds,” says Louise. “We stretch at points to allow all walkers to catch up,” says Louise. “Our focus is fitness, no-cost therapy support, stretching, advice and best of all friendship – we are a social, fun group, and you get all the amazing health benefits of regular walking!”
How do I join? To join the walkers, you are required to be a current, registered ANZA member. “It’s free, no commitment required, helps you settle into Singapore and you can discover more about this beautiful island,” says Louise. “We change our walk every month so we’re always exploring new and interesting terrain.”
Best thing about the group? “Definitely the therapy of fitness and friendships.”
Find out more about upcoming walks and how to join the Kill-O-Metres at anza.org.sg/groups/walking