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Sunday, July 12, 2009

POSB Run for Kids 2009

Another Sunday another race but this time I am on the other side again as a volunteer. Unique only to races in Sengkang, there on top of the usual road marshall, bike marshall for the lead runners, they have what is known as run volunteer. Run volunteer are not pacer but simply marshall who runs the full course and whose duty is to watch out for anybody who falls sick, get injured, take shortcuts etc and of course to cheer the runners on. There was a big group of us doing either bike duty or run duty. Most of them were from the Punggol Running Club and a few of us are from sgrunners.
This time round, got assigned to the 1.6km fun run which was just nice and convenient for me since I was in no condition to tackle the 8km route.

It was raining when we reached the start point at Sengkang East but fortunately, the rain stopped in time for the race to be flagged off by DPM Teo Chee Hean. The 8Km race was won by a young boy.
Slingrunner came in 4th and that was the only sgrunners that I can identify who was running. Also met Efraim from the RL run, Scubaparents who was there to take photo for his friends and Commando who was there with his 2 lovely kids.
The race was a bit disorganised at the start point as they tried to herd the runners into the proper area to flag off the race without blocking the runners coming back from the earlier race but all well that ends well. Other than that small hiccup, there was water, canned drinks, milo and several stall manned by POSB staff raising money for charity. Heard from the speech by DBS Chairman that a total of $250,000.00 will be donated to 2 causes. Bravo!

And for our little effort in walking the 1.6km, we got a nice t-shirt in a very nice bag and a gel bottle. Not bad for an easy morning fun time.