Sunday, 4 December 2011

Standard Chartered Marathon 2011

I woke up early this morning to support my best friend at the Singapore Marathon. This is her second marathon whereas I've only completed the 10k and 21k in the past. A record 65,000 runners took part in this year's event which explains my reluctance to sign up. I prefer running in smaller events these days.

Anyway, I arrived way too early and decided to park myself next to a trash can at the 29km point and kept a lookout for my friend. Two hours is a long time for one to wait, so I started taking photos of people running by.

One runner handed me a sign which says "You can do it!" and I became part of the cheering squad. Maybe because I was dressed in the official colour, runners came up to me asking about bananas and ointment.

After a long wait, I saw two runners waving happily at me. Finally best friend and her hubby came into view. After giving them fresh towel to clean up, they went on to tackle the final 13km while I headed home.

I took lots of photos at the 29km mark (Fort Road carpark), so if you're a runner, you might want to look for your photo here.


Wen-ai said...

Oh, you are such a good friend to go support your friends! ;) Sigh, but the recent new of a 22 yr young man's passing at the Standchart Marathon, made me try sad.

Blur Ting said...

Wen-ai - Indeed. Very sad to see such things happen at races.

Open Kitchen Concept said...

I ran! 5km.. and I ran and walked.. but it was inspiring and next year, I'd do a 10km.. :)

Blur Ting said...

OKC - Well done! It can be addictive I tell ya.

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