Team 1 really missed Alan. With Alan running the first leg, he would have given the team a 200 meter breathing space from the next best team. This time we were stuck in the middle of the pack. Billy took over and started tearing at the competition. We could almost feel the force of his back thrust as he charged into the runners.
As all the number 2 runners left the stadium, there was a period of eerie silence. We waited with abated breath to see who would be in the lead. Then out of the blue, Billy appeared and cut a lonely figure as he raced into the stadium. He overtook all the other teams: staff’s and student’s included. He made such a commanding presence that even the students were in awe and talking about it, way after the race. From then on, Team 1 never dropped its position and hit home the winner. Team 1 was crowned champion once again after losing it to SDAR last year.
Team 2 has had a more interesting tussle with DE. We swapped positions several times before Joey made a clean break and Khee Peng powered Team 2 to the third position. This is our best showing in the race so far. For the record, DE was fourth and COI second.
Our special thanks to Eric Koh for his great support. He safe kept our things so that we could focus on our run.
Team 1: Yang Peng, Billy Tey, Yu Yang, Yan Yizhen, Zhaomin, Yang Fang, Chee Yuen
Team 2: Meng Tiong, Teck Soon, Sze Kai Loon, Janet Goh, Chee Kin, Joey Tay, Khee Peng