Edit: Feedback from my brother on the run was that alot of people who went to Pasir Ris MRT to take the shuttle bus, arrived and waited only to find out that the service was stopped until the next window. My friend arrived at Pasir Ris mrt at 1915, waited for 2 hours and didn’t get to see any shuttle bus at all.
And among other complaints was that there were no clear markers in the running route and there was a lack of usher for runners starting late. In the end, some ran short, some ran much longer than they intended to.
Overall, quite a boo boo for the organizers, i must say.
Omg, it’s a horrible run.
To begin, i did some carbo-loading yesterday. What happened was i told mum that i was going to eat more rice than usual. So she cooked curry and lots of rice.
Two meals of lots of rice with curry, i felt kind of sick from the sudden change in diet. Anyway, today, mum had 4 free tickets to the zoo, which she went by herself. As a result, lunch was, you guessed it, curry rice. I was pretty sick of curry rice by then, so i reverted back to my tiny portion diet.
Anyway, mum came back with 4 lunch boxes of kfc, i ate one chicken and one whipped potato after lunch. And then that was it, all that i ate. My run starts at 9pm, which was a really bad timing as i couldn’t fit dinner into the schedule. So i went for my run without dinner; hungry.
Took a taxi to Changi Exhibition Centre, the start point. There was some kind of peak hour surcharge. Coupled with serious traffic delay the damages came up to slightly less than 30sgd. Omg !! Thirty dollars for a ride !!
Bumped into Mr Wee Wee of the NS reservice groupie. He was a pretty fit runner and left me behind quickly. Or it could be that i was a really bad runner and fell behind quickly, which seems to be the case considering people were overtaking in the hordes.
During the run, i could see lightning streaking in the distance. Luckily, it did not rain. The last leg of the race was unbearable. It was hard to fight off the Z monster.
Towards the last kilometre, i could see a stream of endless hired taxis as the taxis brought runners for the 12am run and left with passengers heading home.
When i finished my run and got to the queue for the taxi, the stream of taxis has all but drizzled out. Nobody was coming to the Exhibition Centre anymore, and the place was not a place where taxi prowls. Booking calls didn’t help either. There were simply no taxis in the area anymore.
And while i brought a change of trousers, i forgot to bring a change of underwear.
So it was, i was hungry, tired, sleepy, wet in the pants, with no transport home.
Following the cue of a couple guys, i left the taxi queue for the shuttle bus queue. Managed to board one of the last three buses to Pasir Ris mrt to book a taxi for home. Midnight surcharge for a damage of slightly more than 20sgd.
Omg, 50sgd on taxis in a day. I hope i helped to drive the economy.
To be fair, Addidas Sun Down is quite a good run. The whole event seemed pretty organized, the floor layout was crystal clear, so much that for once, i didn’t become lost after the run.
It’s just that the timings are.. well.. they’re at night. And the place seems pretty inaccessible.
Oh well.. so much for now. Dead beat.
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