Some of you may have read my Sundown pre-race review, where I mentioned finally returning to some form of running post injury. It was meant to be my first night race and I looked forward it. No early wake up, plenty of caffeinating opportunities and no sun blaring down on us.
The event finally came and with the exception of a 20 minutes delayed flag-off for parents with children it was a fun race. My daughter was in good form, hubby relaxed as usual and I was happy just to have my runners on and be amongst all the other participants.
Singapore is a beautiful city anytime but it is spectacular at night. Any race that circles the Marina Bay area is a bonus. I very much enjoyed running down The Shoppe boardwalk spiritually engaging with the diners who are watching the racing spectacle.
My running style was a cross between power walking to midfoot running to flatfoot hobbling to somewhere in between all of those. My ligaments are stubborn and taking ages to heal but I’m still finding ways to race even if I’m anything but classy or stylish in my approach.
My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the experience, at times flying like a jet fighter (perhaps all the NDP practice fly-bys past our condo may have influenced her) and other times zig-zagging between runners like a F1 driver. Her joy and happiness was infectious, providing John and I with an overall marvellous experience at this event.
Besides the overall fun we had, our highlight was at the end of the race, being able to sit down anywhere to rehydrate, listen to the live music and rest without the sun or the heat overwhelming us.
As night creatures, this event certainly hit all our buttons and I would be back again. Hopefully in better form next time.