Singapore Half Marathon 2011

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The Singapore Half Marathon is one of the less frequented marathons in Singapore. Even though there were less people running, the people who took part did not run any slower…

The sky was quite dark when I stepped out of the house. In additional to that, it started raining when I stepped out of the cab. Then again, this kind of weather is the best for the Singapore Marathon runners. however, it is a very bad weather for someone with a camera.

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Yes. The photo was not digitally enhanced. It is that dark.

Since I had alighted at the wrong point spot of East Coast Park, I had to walk towards the venue for some distance.

After walking for a while, I was this sign, and I know that I was on the right track.
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And thus, I reached the 12km mark.

And soon, the finishing/starting point shows up in front of me.
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Apart from the Singapore Half Marathon, The Pink Ribbin walk is also held at the same venue.
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And so, adding to the “normal” public crowd, the east coast park became quite pack at this part of East Coast Park.

After waiting for a while, (a long while actually) the first runner appears….
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bearing the number tag 1438

Followed by the elites.
1389 is close behind…
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And so is 1247.
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The female runners came running towards the finishing point after a while as well.
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And the 2nd lady runner came chasing after the leader.
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Runner 0005 wore his signiture tee-shirt as he ran passed the camera, ahead of many others….
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By the way, the website on his shirt is here.

For some reason, I felt that the runners of this Singapore Half marathon are more “friendly” towards photographers, as they readily poses for my camera without prompt. They do not have to, but they did anyway.

And here are some of the other runners who I captured…

1388, who ran a little too fast for my 70-300mm F3.5 to capture him…
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And runner 0160, whose friend was waiting for him near the finishing point where I stood….
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Runner whose number ends with 003 looks like he enjoyed his run…
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Runner 0466 gave his very best for the run…
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Runner 0515 was quite ahead of most of the runners…..
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While runner 0845 is happy to strike a pose for my camera.
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Runner 0329 is quite a head of many runners younger than he is…
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And Runner 1123 strikes a victory pose without any problem.
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Runner 0434 ran with his cap…
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And Runner 1563 had no problem running ahead of man and women younger than she is.
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Runner 1318 and 1320 ran together, and finished the race hand in hand…
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Runner 0626 ran with the new sony waterproof headphones….
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And runner 1114 is happy to see the finishing point…
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Runner 0455 is full of energy as he passed my camera….
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Runner 0356 gave a very cool “V” sign as he ran pass…
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Runner 1205 was at top form as he passes me…
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Runners 1248 ran with a companion…
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And runners 0521 and 1258 ran with their friend as well…
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Even after 21 kilometers, this unidentified runner see no reason not to enjoy the last stretch to the finishing line…
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Runner 0347 looks happy to finish the race as well…
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Some serious cyclists joined in the fun…
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While runner 0284 spared no effort at giving the camera a wave…
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Runner 1373 ran with his favourite iPhone…
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And this unidentifed runner is also happy to finish the race…
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Runners 1319 and 1253 wore matching jerseys…
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While runner 0659 wore the “official” jersey…
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Runners 1244 and 1259 ran together…
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But had their own victory pose…
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Much as I wanted to, I had to leave the area, even though there are a lot of runners still running in the race.

So, did you ran in the Singapore Half Marathon?

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