Hubby took part in his first Standard Chartered marathon this year, and being a supportive wife, of course I must go with him lah :P Ok I didn't run, but I was at the finishing line waiting for him hyuk!
Prior to heading downtown, we were actually contemplating driving down, but then we got to know about all that road closure etc, decided against the idea. Then we got to know that there was a special arrangement from Putra LRT, and that there were opening the stations from 3am onwards, to facilitate the event. What better way than to take the train downtown and avoid all that traffic! Plus at 3am, the only folks on board would be all the participants!
We woke up super early, something like 3.30am, got dressed, had a quick breakfast, drove next door to pick his colleague up, and were on our way from Kelana LRT to Masjid Jamek. A sea of blue and white filled the train as we rode the train down to Masjid Jamek, and took an early morning stroll to Dataran Merdeka. The atmosphere was already pretty intense, as the half marathon was just about to flag off at 5.45am.
|The 21KM category waiting to be flagged off.|
|The group of percussionists entertaining the crowd.|
|At the finishing line of SCKLM 2013.|
|Waiting patiently for the first few 42KM runners to come back.|
So I waited patiently for the super mutant runners to reach. 15mins wasn't that far away, those guys must have been flying throughout the course! As I readied my camera to film the first person to cross the finishing line, I forgot my camera was set to take still photos LOL! So I missed the first runner, but managed to get a video of the second place runner to come in, who was following very closely behind the winner. Them legs were stretched out to the max...! Watch the second place runner speed through!
|And there's hubby crossing the finishing line, achieving a personal best and qualifying for the finisher medal too!|