Sundown Half-Marathon Cheer Squad: Ready and Reporting for Duty!

 

Sundown Half-Marathon 2013: GO RUNNERS!

Sundown Half-Marathon 2013: GO RUNNERS!

Tonight is the 10K and half-marathon portions of the Sundown series of races. Β I’m sitting these out, running-wise, but I’ve scoped out a section of the course that should be far enough from civilization that I can cheer my fool head off.

On second thought, maybe I'll keep my head on.  But I'll still cheer!

On second thought, maybe I’ll keep my head on. But I’ll still cheer!

Find me between 15 and 16 km tonight, runners!

Be Strong!

I’ll be reminding you to…STAY STRONG!!

And keep smiling.  Because we're ALL a little crazy.  ;)

And keep smiling. Because we’re ALL a little crazy. πŸ˜‰

Good luck, and HAVE FUN!!!

15 thoughts on “Sundown Half-Marathon Cheer Squad: Ready and Reporting for Duty!

  1. Amy

    Fun! I am cheering this weekend, too! Steamboat Marathon and half in Steamboat Springs. I was tempted to sign up at the last minute for the half just because it is the MOST BEAUTIFUL course ever, but decided cheering would be better πŸ™‚

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  2. Paul

    Hey. Thanks for cheering us on! I think a lot of us were quite surprised to see a Caucasian lady cheering us on at such at ulu spot. Tips for your next cheering session: I think MBS is safe to cheer us on without disturbing civilisation. There were a bunch of half-drunk caucasian men and women cheering us on there. A few even run in their heels and party dresses. It was quite a sight! I wished I had the energy to whip out my camera for a couple of shots!

    I was clamping up and too drained at your cheering spot to stop by for a chat. Sundown was tough. Granted I was probably not feeling 100% going into the race but I thought I started quite good (for my standards) despite the worse-than-usual humidity. Barely a third into the race I was struggling. By the time I reached you, I was alternating between slow jogging and strolling.

    In the end, it was my worst road race pace-wise but it was nevertheless still an awesome race experience. And I’m proud I managed to finish the race despite the all the physical and mental discomfort. I’m going to take a week off from running and come back stronger for the next race – Mt Faber Run.

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    1. Holly KN Post author

      Yeah, but with the half drunk Caucasians in front of MBS, why would you need more cheering there? πŸ™‚ I actually loved my spot – cheering helps up the incline, I could pop onto the bridge for a breeze if I overheated, the lighting was decent, and the Marina Barrage bathrooms and fountain were open & functional! Plus, the uncle patrolling the bridge had no idea what to make of me. πŸ™‚

      The conditions were actually a bit disappointing – I was hoping that the rain earlier in the day would help cool things down; instead, it just made everything really humid. Tough night, but seemed like a pretty good race experience, nonetheless. Sorry you didn’t have a great race – but congrats for pushing through and finishing. Take that week to rest and recuperate…then sneak in a few hill workout sessions – you’re going to need them for Mt. Faber! πŸ™‚

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    1. Holly KN Post author

      Indeed I was!! (It’s very important to get really pumped up when your cheer shift starts at 12:30 AM!) Wish I could’ve been there for you this weekend – hopping over now to read your race report! πŸ™‚

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    1. Holly KN Post author

      It feels a little awkward at first, but once you get into it, you don’t even think about how ridiculous you look. You just get really intent on saying whatever you can to help everyone along a little bit. I enjoy volunteering, but I love cheering even more – especially out here, because cheering is a terribly under-developed art, so people are simultaneously surprised and really appreciative. One of my dreams is to Make Cheering Cool in Singapore. πŸ™‚

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    1. Holly KN Post author

      Hello, there! Missed you ’round the blogosphere lately! πŸ™‚

      Pacing is a slightly different kind of awesome – gotta head over and read your post (I’m assuming this part is included!) now!

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