Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sundown Marathon 2011 Experience

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Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Last two month's Sundown Marathon was my first night run ever. It was also my first half-marathon run which was exciting and scary for me. Before the Sundown Marathon, I didn't have much training and it did affect my run big time.

The venue of the marathon was at the Changi Exhibition Centre. Kinda secluded place but thankfully the Sundown Marathon organizers provided shuttle buses to the venue from Tanah Merah MRT (not free by the way).

The half-marathon start time was scheduled at 8 PM. I can't recall what time I reached Tanah Merah but the trip to the venue was awful. It was my mistake that I still entered the bus even it was full. I was standing all the way to Changi Exhibition Centre.  Darn!

There were road closures at that time and the traffic was heavy near the venue. It's just nice to see the 10 kilometers runners while we were clogged in the traffic. Some really looked very exhausted.

Anyway, when I reached the venue I immediately looked for the baggage counter and left my things there. Walked a bit to the sponsors' stations and got myself a glow-in-the-dark bracelet. After having some refreshments and visiting the portable toilet, I went to the starting line. I did my stretching there while the two emcees were trying to keep us somehow excited of the event. The half-marathon started with a number countdown on the giant screen and this loud music.

To be continued...

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