Written by Ivan Lim
36 SUSS students and alumni signed up for the OSIM Sundown Marathon through the Alumni Relations Department and enjoyed exclusive discounts. They paid just S$52.50 instead of the usual rate of S$100 for the 42.195km Full Marathon! In addition to the race pack provided by Sundown, SUSS runners each received a complimentary snack pack from us, which included a handy isotonic energy gel to give them an extra boost!
Here are some thoughts from our student and alumni runners:
Mr. Chia Rui Yang, student from the Bachelor of Science in Finance with Minor programme who participated in the 21.1km half marathon:
“This year marks my second time at the OSIM Sundown Marathon. The main draw of the event was definitely not having to wake up early in the morning to run under the hot sun as the main race flagged off at 11:30 pm and continued from midnight till dawn. However, running at night definitely takes a greater toll on the body due to the lack of sleep. This year, the flag off was delayed by 40 minutes, which somewhat marred the overall experience. Regardless, I will return next year to take up the challenge of the full marathon!”
Note: Rui Yang took part in the run along with his counterparts from the SUSS Athletics team: Mr. Tan Jie Sen, Jackson, Mr. Vicknesh s/o Rajkumar and Mr. Ong Jia Hao. Check out SUSS Athletics’ latest happenings on Instagram!
Ms. Ei Thin Zar Nay Win (Nicole), an alumna who participated in the 5km Fun Run with her husband and fellow alumnus from the Class of 2010 Bachelor of Electronics programme, Mr. Lim Tze Wei (Zack):
“Zack and I first participated in Sundown when we were engaged in 2016. Running has always been one of our favourite activities, even till today. This is our third time, and we were excited to bring a new member of our family along for the run this time round! Our little girl walked about one kilometre and I carried her along for the rest of the run. It was a lovely experience, and we will certainly take part in more Sundowns to come!
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