It’s the 2nd race of the 4 series and it’s my first time participating in a race at Pasir Ris Park 😍 It would be super tedious for me to travel to and fro from Pasir Ris as I live in Yishun, but thanks to Fannie for the tompang I save all the trouble 😘 It’s nice to hear her say I’m easy going unlike what she thought of me being unfriendly at first 😂 (I just simply look mean and got the “you owe me hundred million dollars” look 😂)
Just beside the race village, there’s toilets and portable toilets so the queue for the toilet is not a long wait 👍 There are 2 different distance category of 5km and 10km and I participated in the 10km category. And there’s the competitive and non-competitive category. Before we went in to the start pen, we went to the Garmin booth to take the “Beat Yesterday” temporary tattoo to participate in a Facebook contest for a chance to win a Garmin watch. A friend then joked who’s yesterday? Why do you want to beat yesterday? 😂
Flag off was on time at 7.30am and we are in the first wave. Realised I’m difficult to please, if flag off time too early, complain no transport or wanna have more time to sleep and if flag off time a little later, scared it would be humid and hot 😂 Luckily it was a pretty cooling morning and I truly enjoyed the run until after I was going for the second loop, my mind was then on repeat mode for the rest of the run: “10km 2nd loop runners keep to the left,10km finishing runners keep to the right” as the loud haler was put on repeat mode at a point just a little before 7km 😆
Race route is well planned, with enough water points and no bottlenecks. Can’t remember did I see any isotonic drink at the hydration point as I didn’t stop for any water. It’s a nice experience for me as not always in the route sl able to see the fast runners speed by with marshals on bicycles opening the paths for the podium runners. Golden rule is to keep left unless overtaking 😊
I think the race singlet looks quite nice and motivational until Eleanor pointed out that the word AIM looks like ATM. LMAO!!! 😂😂😂 I took a second look at runners wearing the race singlets and it really looked like ATM 😂
Turns out that my Gold Coast Marathon is not going to happen.
(Credits: The Straits Times, Lim Say Heng, Ming Ham) To make long story short, refer to The Straits Times article snapped from the newspaper above. Lexus Tan only informed us that we need to make our own travel arrangements and accommodation there just one week before the trip. Yes, I could’ve spent another 1k on air tickets this very last minute to fly there with crappy flight timing not to my liking and to a place that I’m totally unfamiliar with but it’s really not necessary. Willis and I decided to go Taipei instead. It’s a blessing for me in disguise as I didn’t really train for the marathon but because of him, many others runner’s dreams of a holiday or even a PB are crushed. I just hope that we would all get back the money in 3 weeks time like he said.