Why being a triathlete can make you deaf

It was a minor miracle I attended (‘attended’ har, not ‘take part’) the Osim Singapore Triathlon at East Coast Park last weekend. It’s Saturday morning 8am, and I’m at the beach, baking in the sun, getting really, really grumpy when I realise part of the reason for my being unhappy.

There’s something about Singaporean event organisers that makes them want to put lotsa lotsa loud speakers all over wherever they hold the event. Worse, they like to have different noises coming out from the different speakers.

Check out the din, NEA. It’s scary:

That said, I think the triathlon is a very good sport. It’s one of those things which you don’t need to learn too much of to be a part of. And to see so many people taking part in it is heartening.

Also, despite the seemingly messy organisation of the event on Saturday, the volunteers from the Triathlon Association of Singapore did a sterling job trying to put everything together. And to Terence, one of the very, very helpful people there, I will try the triathlon one day, when I’m afforded a little more time.

Osim Triathlon
Sandcastle! Wheeeeee!

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5 thoughts on “Why being a triathlete can make you deaf”

  1. Hey! I saw u there with some one from …. I have no idea. Did not say hi as I was preparing 4 the race. Maybe u should notice the fat guy in the crowd… ๐Ÿ˜›

    BTW, no need to train (i did not. Serious). If u can swim in the sea for the sipulated distance, the cycle and the run will be ok. Juz take ur time and complete the race.

    It was an enjoyable experience, the pain and the knowledge that you can do it.

  2. Hey! I saw u there with some one from …. I have no idea. Did not say hi as I was preparing 4 the race. Maybe u should notice the fat guy in the crowd… ๐Ÿ˜›

    BTW, no need to train (i did not. Serious). If u can swim in the sea for the sipulated distance, the cycle and the run will be ok. Juz take ur time and complete the race.

    It was an enjoyable experience, the pain and the knowledge that you can do it.

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