HomeTeamNS New Balance Real Run 2012 Review
90% Mental 100% Real… oh it was REAL alright, 21st Oct marks the date for the Home Team NS RealRun.
The weather was forgiving and there was a slight drizzle and cloudy overcast for a couple of hours
The road closure starts at 6am from Changi road and if you didnt know it was a 3km walk from the nearest carpark , or from from where I have parked, even with a media vehicle pass, I was barred from going in (I didnt see a problem as I am not the masses and it was only going to be one vehicle going in and it does not disrupt the race) So walk I did.. rules are rules
The long walk in …if you notice the lamp post in the pic it was the long stretch in to the Start point.
While I was walking in , 21k top leading runner was on the run on the opposite side.
While walking in also I saw Shan running his 21k with a very good pace …
and after 20mins, I was still walking .. if you notice the amount of runners heading to the start matches the amount of runners coming out, It was due to the organisers stopped the shuttle bus service from 6.15am already.. BAD BAD BAD Organizing .. I was hoping to catch the shuttle bus while walking in but really no luck. (There is a reason why Sundown organizers moved out from this place) cause runners who come after road closure have to walked all the way in. .. and then OUT !
While walking in, I could hear all the boo-boos of the organisers this year, what is happening guys ? Last year was alright .. but you sure did SCREWD UP your system this time.
Heard something about extension of the race pack collection (people not being notified) that is why they have extension for those that have not collected their racepack. (Get your act together guys)
Let’s Make Excellent Happen (New Balance) There was a small expo going on where New Balance showcase their shoes and even have a photo competition all you have to do is go into Instagram and tag your photo #NewBalanceSG (my submission is the one below)
The Race started on time for both category (very prompt I have to say) . The mood created by the DJ and the emcee was very good as music was blasting and pumping the atmosphere this morning. Runners was all PSYched up with GANGNAM style playing as well.
Pretty much a strong crowd as always for Real Run as there are many runners that would love to transition to trail but still wondering if they should. I say DO IT !!
Anyway check out the below video if today winning runner.
Video of the Winning Runner crossing the Line
Winner of 21k
Check out the winner of the 21k for this year, He did the run in only 1hr, truly that is an insane speed.. if you notice the video below, the clocked changed to 7mins, something sure did went crazy.. I also heard many problems with the 10k timing.
The following video is the previous year winner, which won the event at a time of 1hr 08min, This new winner BLEW him by 8 mins
Saw a couple of friends along the way.
Anica and Mag (hubbie was running his first 10k)
Zu and Jun (A couple runs together stays together)
J aka GrannyFartB0X and gang
Ed and Gis (Another lovely couple team)
As for me I have me and myself to run with.. #Foreveralone
Oh not forgetting the REAL RUN MEDAL
So before I head off, here is my 2cent worth of Home TeamNS New Balance Real Run 2012
- The water point was adequate ( Despite no cheering squad the water boys was high spirited, THANK YOU GUYS)
- The new route was great
- Medal was pretty impressive (Keep up the good work guys)
- Water ponding along the route (can’t be help as there was heavy rain the day before)
- Medal and finisher T collection was brought out of the hall and into open.
- Shuttle Bus system was not adequate and timing should be fix to later
- Heard from J, that there was a time keeping problem (I can’t confirm on this) but I am sure the time clock screwed up, just check my video till the end.
Till then … enjoy your races everyone. See you at the next race