Last year saw me running the same race with my wife who is doing her run for the first time ever and I have promised to run with her throughout the whole distance. As a results me and wifey clocked a very decent 1hr 09mins which was impressive for someone who have never train and running a race for the 1st time. We had so much fun making it one of the best 10k race I have ever run in.
|GCAM14 SCU 10KM with wife|
|Before the start of Photothon|
As the day break, the atmospheres and crowd was already full of excitement, and all of us just can't wait for the race to get going. With a few announcement from the emcee, the race started on time, with all the runners cheering with joy and immediately I knew I'm gonna have a lot more fun than last year with a bunch of jokers running together.
|Jamie the legend spotted "Meb" the champ|
|Nick chatting up with the locals|
|Runners from Taiwan.. pretty aren't they? lol|
|Yee Hoo milking the cow to the max|
Soon we reached the 2nd U-turn point heading back to the finishing stretch with about 3km to go, that said it didn't stop us from being a joker with the remaining distance. Enjoying every bit of the cheering from the huge crowd, the sign board that say "Hello, perfect strangers you can do it", the beautiful beach and on top of that all the friendly runners that would willingly jumped into the frame taking photos with us.
|Nick enjoying all the high5s|
As we chugged along reaching the 8km mark, I told the guys there will be 2 groups of street musician ahead playing they tunes entertaining the crowd. Soon enough we find ourselves back to the main straight before the finishing line but we have not stop fooling around like a bunch of id**t. I sincerely hope that our act did not disturbed or by any way blocking the more serious runner who is chasing for their personal best, because we aren't and just wanted to make our monies worth.
With less than 1KM to go, we were busy coming out with crazy idea for our finishing act. I think it was Foo if I recall correctly suggested that we should try to block each other right before the finishing line with the hope that the event photographer would capture the moment that we share together. As Nick and I ran down the finishing stretch before during our last year race, Foo and Yee Hoo waited for our signal to start pulling a prank on each other making us a complete fool in front of a huge crowd. We pushed and blocked each other, jostling all the way to the finishing chute and the crowd went crazy cheering and laughing at us.
|Foo won the race!!|
We crossed the line at 1hr 15mins together, it was by no mean our personal best but hey running is not always about chasing that personal best. Sometimes you needed to remind yourself how much you love this sports and you should always enjoy your run and have lots of fun regardless of the time you do.
SCU 10KM race will always be a bitter sweet race for me, year after year I recorded my 10KM personal worse time here. Saying that, it was also the best 10KM race I have ever run in year after year. Would i do it again and record another personal worse? You bet I will!!
|A pretty volunteer handling out my well deserved medal|