Specialist Dental Group’s 2nd team event of 2012 started off with a heavy downpour on Saturday afternoon. However, even the rain could not dampen the spirits of the 10 ladies who represented SDG in the Nike Goddess 5km Run on Sentosa Island.
Participating in the Nike Run is part of our company’s efforts to encourage team bonding as well as a healthy lifestyle. We really have to thank one of our patients, Laura F., from Canada, who encouraged one of the SDG team members to sign up as her BFF (Best Friends Forever)… well, one thing led to another, and before we knew it, we had 10 ladies from SDG signing up barely one month before the run !
According to official sources, there were about 4,600 ladies who braved the weather to have an opportunity to run together on the scenic route in Sentosa. It didn’t matter whether one walked, jogged, ran or sprinted – it was great to see the spirit of camaraderie present.
Our SDG team was a diverse bunch, with representation from four different nationalities, ages ranging from early 20s to mid 40s, and a variety of fitness levels from newbie runners to serious long distance runners. Although we all wore the official running t-shirt, a purple wristband (or in some cases, ankleband!) identified us as being part of the SDG team. We all had a great time, and the rain was rather refreshing despite the worry that our precious phones would be soaked!
Many thanks to the supportive husbands and kids who showed up and helped take photos to capture the moment. Our next run is the July 15 Shape Run and we have already signed up 25 ladies to run for SDG in that event, in the 2.4 km non-competitive category, 5km competitive, and 10km competitive. See you at the next run !