Took part in the 5k run, was down at Novena Square for the race pack collection, I was one of the first few and did not take long to get my race pack. Just a little odd the way they did the collection. Had to wait outside the building and then they let batches of people in at a time. The tote bag was very cute and it’s now the property of my daughter. Towel was great too, usually, anything besides a tee is great, don’t get many other stuff with race packs these days. I chose purple.
The event was held at Sentosa Palawan Green. With the 10k starting at 4.30pm and the 5k Fun Run at 4.40pm. I made my way down to Sentosa and was going to park at Vivocity before takign the train in. I figured that was probably the cheapest way to get there. Vivo was jam packed so in the end I ended up at Harbourfront. It was free to enter Sentosa via train as you just had to show your bib or wear the tee. The weather was not cooperative, it was one of the hottest days ever. I was dripping in sweat way before the run even begin. Lucky I remember to use some sun block and had my cap and shades with me.
4.30pm sharp the 10k was flag off in 2 waves. and the 5k runners were all set to go at 4.40pm. We were flagged off by the 2 mascots and I really pity the guys (or gals) playing the mascots, it must be like an oven in the suit.
It was a very narrow route and for the first 1km I think I was walking most of the time as there were just too many people aroud and some had strollers with them. It was a 5 k course and for the 10k runners they did 2 loops, which made things even worst as you had runners from 5 and 10 merging. The route looked like the number ‘8’ starting at the center and finishing there as well. There was some slopes but I felt they were ok. 2 waterpoints were at either end of the ‘8’. The surprise came after the third km, where suddenly the BEACH appear and you had to do a loop on sand !! … Yeah sand !! Just wondered what those with strollers were going to do here.
After the sand break, it was about 1.5k to the finish where we were given a plastice bag and made our way to what looked like a porduction line and the volunteers were there to give us our goodies which we could keep in the plastic bag … and it was a lot of goodies from biscuits, milk, yoghurt drinks, crackers, dips etc… Grabbed the so very cute medal and made my way to the Meiji Fair to check it out.
The Fair was open to the public and you could purchase discounted food items from there. Ice Cream seemed to be the best seller there. It was still really hot and I did not want to wait too long as I just wanted to get out of my very wet attire. So I skipped the movie screening and lucky draw and picked up what I needed, and made my way back to the car. I did enjoy the run, just that the weather was so very hot. The route was ok just too narrow and crowded and they should have a better water management at the start/finish. Could not find the water point until someone pointed me to the correct location hidden in a little corner. It sure did live up to its Most Delicious Race motto !