Singaporean YouTube sensation Dr. JiaJia, aged seven, is very excited about his first Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) run. He will be taking part in the 750m Kids Dash category.
Shot to fame in 2011 through their hilarious Singlish videos
Dr. JiaJia, whose real name is Chua Jin Sen, originally shot to fame in 2011 through his family’s hilarious Singlish videos. Today he has more than 50,000 people following his YouTube account.
Shares some race etiquette tips with fellow runners
To gear runners up for the race, Dr. JiaJia, who is one of the SCMS Ambassadors this year, shares some race etiquette tips with his fellow runners.
These include the following:
- When you are overtaking another runner, let him or her know that you are passing with a friendly shout to inform him or her to keep left because you are overtaking from the right
- If you are running together with a group, do not have more than two abreast so that other faster runners can pass.
- When you are pouring water over your head to cool yourself down during the race, make sure that the water does not get all over your fellow runners as well
- Do not suddenly stop along the race route and take selfies, because it is inconsiderate and may block the path for fellow runners
For more race etiquette tips from Dr. JiaJia, check out his video below.