I was at it again. Running my 4th marathon. And I thought I might as well do it a la Kenny Sia.
No videos though.
Then I realised it was quite fun to be sightseeing during the run and decided to take pictures of interesting things I saw.
Early in the race, I saw this lady running the full marathon dragging a tire, a styrofoam box, and some cans with her.
Pretty insane. Maybe at the next marathon, she’ll literally fly.
Then I came across this guy stripping for breast cancer.
6.28am The crowds were heading towards Marina South through the underpass.
7.06am I had cleared the first roundabout check point just behind me. So I took a few photos of the incoming traffic.
There were plenty of water points along the way…
…and with it came a lot of trash.
7.57am I was well out of the Marina South area and into the CBD. I came across the first Runspirators.
There were also interesting T-shirts to read along the way.
8.05am Moving on back to Esplanade Bridge and towards East Coast
People snapping pictures of people running.
The Swedish contingent of runspirators
The elite runners on the other side of the road.
And this is on my side of the road.
8.14am Hobbling along towards East Coast
Another water point, this time with bananas
Somewhere, I saw this…
Probably too much beer the day before.
And then I came across Singapore’s Team Hoyt-to-be
8.36am I bumped into David and Zengrong and did a bit of pointless cam-whoring…
But this one of David and Zengrong is absolutely priceless.
Another group of runspirators cheering the runners on.
Then I bumped into Owen, my cell group member from church.
And also a desperate loser.
At the Tanjong Rhu area, the Runspirators are drastically different…
They do it in comfort, along with champagne.
What were they thinking? Formula 1?
Along came Ryan was suffering from diarrhoea the day before.
A picture of used Power Gel packs.
Volunteers sleeping on the job.
Cheerleading kids along East Coast
An award-worthy photograph in the making.
Just that I missed the moment they shook hands. Pity. Hope the SLR camera caught it.
Another Runspiration band
Oh look! Spiderman!
And Cat Woman!
Now these are real Runspirations
I bumped into more friends too.
I was tempted by this…
But it wasn’t open… So I had to carry on with the race.
And then, it rained…
It rained for more than an hour, and during that time I couldn’t take any pictures.
And when the rain stopped, I came by this contraption…
…but it didn’t seem to do the job of cooling me down…
For the curious, all the trash we left behind are taken care of by foreign workers like him.
12.23pm I’ve finally reached a familiar stretch near my workplace.
Then I go under Sheares Bridge, and caught the foreign workers having a nap.
And at the final moments before crossing the finish line…
Not to forget the photographers who never do a good job at taking my pictures.
And after the finish line…
And I saw this girl stretchered off. I think she must have been overwhelmed by her accomplishment and the pain that she went through.
This being an unofficial Rovers event, we moved off to have a celebratory feast.
Do not negotiate the stairs. I repeat, Do NOT negotiate the stairs. Especially after putting your legs through 42.195km.
Billboards of cute baby penguins.
Finally made our way to Cafe Cartel at Marina Square.