|The daunting tower ...|
The wife is a very low key and shy person unlike her vain pot husband ... hahaha ... so don't expect to see pictures of her here. She wants to remain very much under the radar so much so that of all my running buddies, I think only Jamie, Frank, Neoh and Kah Yen has met her before.
|The woman of mystery with her GOrun 2 she chose for the race ...|
|The smooth flowing race kit collection ...|
|Runners warming up ...|
|The men's open flag off ...|
|Some really 'late' starters ...|
|The long and winding climb, 200m into the start ...|
While waiting, I caught up with Ivan and Adeline of Skechers Malaysia who were there for one of the Skechers sponsored runners. After seeing to their runner who had left by then, they decided to wait with me for the wife to finish her run which I thought was nice of them.
|Just before the start entrance to the stairs ...|
According to her, those overly enthusiastic at the start of the climb were later overtaken by her when she found them slumped in exhaustion along the way. Her entire strategy which was planned the night before was to take it slow and easy and don't rush up those stairs, after all, it wasn't like a podium finish was on the line or anything. The idea was to complete it with the least possible pain and I must say she did so much better than I expected. Kudos to her!
|The start to the stairs ...|
Traffic could have been handled a little better though cos cars were still being allowed through the road up which the runners use and also past the start point of the main lobby stair section. A little bit of carelessness from a driver and things could have gotten ugly. I would have just sealed off the road, save for medical vehicles but then, what do I know.
|The barren looking stairwell ... pic courtesy of the wife.|
|The long wait for the lifts ... pic courtesy of the wife.|
|Her slightly big finisher medal ...|