To mark Singapore’s 51st birthday, the Gei Gei Running Club had organised the Majulah Singapura Run yesterday.
9.8KM ROUTE BEGINNING AT THE ESPLANADE
Attracting about 150 runners, this run had been a 9.8km route that had started at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre.
The route took runners through some of the iconic local sights such as Parliament House, Clarke Quay, Kallang River and ended at the Nicoll Highway.
WELL ORGANISED AND ENJOYABLE EVENT
Said Carol Goh, 39, an Executive Manager, “It was overall a well organised event and the weather was cool and cloudy, just nice for a morning run.”
Added another runner, David Wee, 64, a Senior Therapist cum Consultant, “I felt energised after doing the Majulah Singapura Run. As with the Gei Gei Running Club’s past events, I enjoyed the company of the regulars from the running fraternity, and made new friends at the same time.”David continued, “Today’s event was also very special for me because it not only celebrates Singapore’s 51st year of independence, but it also coincides with 1951 – the year that I had been born.”
MANY DRESSED IN RED
To tie in with the Singapore theme of the event, many runners also dressed up in red colour.
Said Michael Aw Yong, 52, the president of the Gei Gei Running Club, “Participants were decked out in red, and we were also joined by superheroes SpiderMan, Wonder Woman and Incredible Hulk.”
NATIONAL ANTHEM AND PLEDGE WERE SUNG
Prior to the run, the runners also sang the National Anthem and the National Pledge to mark the occasion.
Said Huang Shao Fei, 42, a Director, “Singing the National Anthem and reciting the Pledge with gusto, was a fitting way to start the morning after Singapore had won its first-ever Olympic gold medal.”
PLENTY OF REFRESHMENTS
Besides running, participants also got to energise themselves with plenty of drinks ranging form 100PLUS and Red Bull to fruits and other snacks and refreshments.
Said Michael, “Refreshments included isotonic drinks, Japanese fried chicken, watermelons, pineapples, monster noodles and chocolate sticks, all donated generously by anonymous donors.”He added, “The Red Bull promoters were also on hand to distribute their Red Bull with Wings, to recharge the runners.”
THE RUNNERS WILL BE BACK
Runners will definitely be back. Said Carol, “I will never give Gei Gei Running Club events a miss.”