Thursday, May 5, 2016

Dr Ansgar Cheng - 4th in Asian Track and Field Championships 2016 (Singapore)

By Rameshon

Today, I was at Sports Hub at 7 45am to see Dr Ansgar's race. Dr Ansgar, 50, a dentist by profession, from Specialist Dental Group, ran to Kallang Practice Track so that he can report for his 800m race. After some time, I was told that he was at Sports Hub call room, at about 8 15am.

Dr Ansgar and his wife Moonlake

I saw a number of spectators  who came to see looking for the entrance at Sports Hub and some were going around the Sports Hub, coming back to the same spot again. They asked me about the entrance and I told them that it is at Gate 21.

Dr Ansgar, maintained lead all the way from start till the end. 

I hope that the authorities can do something about this as I saw the same situation in SEA Games 2015. My suggestion is that it would be good for SAA to get some volunteers to say where to go and how to go. With my friends we heard a spectator shouting. I believe that they were panicking a lot on whether they will be able to watch the race, as they felt they will not make it in time to get through the entrance to see the race of their runner.

I told this to some of the staff there and they did not believe it. Well, I leave it to them to sort things out.

Also, I saw Haja, who was an official for Ashley's SEA Games marathon. He was in charge of the drinks. In Skylar's long jump and 100m sprint for 12 years old in National Schools Track and Field race, he was the official. In Dr Ansgar's race also he appeared as official.

Supporters of Dr Ansgar Cheng

After some time about 9am, the 800m race for men above 50 years old started. At the onset of the race, Dr Ansgar, surged to the front and ran fast all the way. He was leading all the way, such that he was not about to compare with the earlier race, heat 1 runners. The race he was running was heat 2. He had a very big lead and the time was 2min 17sec for the race. He was 4th overall for the race.

(Left to Right) Marathoners Colin Chua (2hr 58min) and Evan Chee (2hr 49min) running in 5km and 10km soon. 

We took some photos of the race and left after the race.