The Music Run 2015, Singapore

The title was convincing. "Music+Run", who wouldn't be bought over by the element of being coded as cool (music) and healthy (run)? 

Truth enough, there were plenty that turned out. Trails of neon pink can be seen from afar. It was a successful turnout.

However despite it being a success, I cannot help but getting annoyed. For me, the title and theme for this event is the biggest deceiver as you might as well call it "The Music Walk" because most that turned out are walkers.

What's more disappointing are 1) the running trail - it's not all paved, 2) runners/walkers have to give way to moving vehicle at one point of the trail and 3) there's a stupid "dance house" that everyone MUST run/walk through.

Elaborating further on 3) above, I would recommend that if this "dance house" is to exist in next year's music run, then it should be strictly reviewed by the health board. The "dance house" that was setup this year was an enclosed tent that has beach sand as the flooring with with fans operating inside and only two openings - it was stuffy, hot and very very the extremely dusty (pardon my English, but that is how bad it was!!! Upon stepping in, our vision was blurred by floating sands! In diving, we call in poor visibility; in lay man term, we call it pollution). Just imagine the health hazard that this might bring to children and people with asthma!

Anyway enough with the ranting... After having wheezed through the crowd and reached the finish line, adernaline rush kicked in and we felt happier. Hence we took a photo to commemorate the finisher of our second 5km (yay!!) and look, who's wearing the medal again?!!

Of course we will still and always "live the beat, but it won't be through participating in this event anymore. Time can be better off spending somewhere else where I can plug in my earphone and run to where ever my feet takes me.



Stupidgale

Stupidgale is a Sino-Kadazan office nerd during the day and leisure blogger by night. She enjoys writting about everything under the sun and is currently living in Singapore with her family (including teddygirl the corgi).

3 comments:

Abet said...

Stupid dance house:D..
Are u supposed to dance while going thru it?

Stupidgale said...

The dance house - yeah, some people took their time and dance inside... It would be fun if the ventilation is good, maybe what they need is air-condition instead of fans (^_^)

Abet said...

True with the ac. It can also be a place for them to cool off from the heat.