One of the common hobbies of typical Singaporeans is running, so every year without fail, marathon events will be held on various occasions by many sponsors. As the name suggests, Shape Run is held by Shape magazine in Singapore which is a all-women run of three choices of route, 2.4km, 5km or 10km. Runs like that will mean closure of public roads or part of major roads to be part of the running route, yes, typical runs or marathons held in Singapore involves in running on the roads alongside with vehicles and seldom beaten paths. So Sunday morning is always a favorite day to hold marathon or running events because most people would sleep in late and would not hit the road till noon. I was there this morning and captured various runners near the finishing line. I used my trusty 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM (not mark II) on my 5D II. I had fun clicking away on my shutter bursting away on AI SERVO mode. Some cropping and arbitrary rotations were done on certain photos.
Why are there guys running in a all-women run? This is the new implement that Shape did to motivate the ladies and these guys were also there as a pacer. If you are keeping up with them, you are hitting a certain timing for the distance you are running.