Santa Dash 2009 | サンタダッシュ2009 | 2009年聖誕老人賽跑

On Sunday morning, over 4000 people dressed up in Santa costumes gathered together at Glasgow’s George Square for the annual fund raising Santa Dash event and I went along to watch for the first time.

日曜日は4000人以上がサンタに仮装しジョージスクエアで集め、カンパの為に毎年一度の「サンタダッシュ」に参加しました。僕は初めて見に行って来ました。

星期日超過4000人化裝成聖誕老人在格拉斯哥的George Square召集參加一年一度的「聖誕老人賽跑」。今次是我第一次去看看。

Santa Dash 2009, Glasgow

I arrived in town at around 8:30am because of the sparse number of buses on a Sunday. I passed by a number of patrol cars that were already re-directing traffic off the main roads.

日曜日にはあまりバスがなくて早朝の8時30分ぐらいに町に到着しました。歩きながら途中でパトロールが見えた。幾つかの道が封鎖されたから、車両を他の道路へ導いていた。

因星期日设多班巴士我朝早8點半就到市中心。途中看見警車在指揮車両用其他路。

Noise must have woken up the residents!

It was cold and foggy but that didn’t stop the participant’s enthusiasm. I wonder if the local residents here which you can see peeping out of the windows got woken up from their lie-ins?

外は霧があり寒かったけど、参加者の皆さんの熱心を止められなかったようですね。でも、窓で見ている住人さんたちが起されたかな・・・?

這朝很凍也多霧但在場的參加者都還很興奮。在附近住的人都從窗觀看。可能被打醒嗎?

Bit of warming up.

Warm up just before the 5000m run which was due to start at 9:30am.

5000メートルの走り前にちょっと調子付く。走りは9時30分から開始されますね。

跑5000米之前些小熱身。賽跑9點半才開始。

Time to get into groups.

Then it was time to get ready. Participants were divided into three groups because there were so many, they had to start at different times.

そろそろ準備の時間で。参加者の人数が多すぎて三組に分けて別々の時間で始まる。

大家要去準備。因為人数過多要分為三組在不同時間開始。

Ready... Well, almost.

I didn’t quite catch what the problem was but the run didn’t start until 9:50am.

何かの問題があったらしいですが、走りは9時50分まで開始されなかった。

開始前好像有些問題但不知是什麼。延遲到9點50分才開始。

And they're off!

And they’re off!

始めました!

開跑了!

Nice jester hat!

You can spot some creativity with the hats here.

いい帽子ですね!

有些帽子很有趣。

I spy a Santarina.

It was an event anyone could join in – You pay £15 for adults and £5 for children beforehand. Costume included in the price.

誰も参加できるイベントですよ。大人は£15で子供は£5で登録。値段は衣装込みね。

任可人也可以參加 – 大人£15,小童£5來註冊。包衣裝。

Someone's running with style.

I wonder how hot it gets running in the full costume even though it’s winter.

冬だけどこんな仮装で走ればどれほど暑くなるだろ・・・

雖然是冬天但穿著這麼衣會有幾熱呢?

Is she waving?

Another creative hat!

Sisters hand-in-hand - I think.

And prams too!

These kids are really enjoying themselves.

Even the doggies had their own little festive clothing.

犬たちまで仮装しました(笑)

狗仔也有自己的衣裝(笑)

Even doggies get a costume.

Not sure what the exact route was but it went towards Nelson Mandela Place…

ルートはちょっと分からなかったけど、まずはネルソン・マンデラ・プレスへ向かって・・・

不知道行程是怎樣首先向Nelson Mandela Place跑…

Over to Nelson Mandela Place.

Down Buchanan Street…

ブックカノン・ストリート・・・

落Buchanan Street…

Down Buchanan Street.

Followed by an uphill run which can lead to Glasgow University. Patrols were following close by in case there were any problems of course.

そしてある坂道(グラスゴー大学へ行ける)。パトロールがあまり遠くなかったから何かあっても安心ですね。

以後上斜路向格拉斯哥方向走。後有警車和救護車所以可安心跑。

Santa and Santarinas stretching into the distance.

Then it was back to George Square.

最後はジョージスクエアへ戻り。

最後回到George Square。They're back!

Another dog with a cute festive coat on.

また一匹の可愛い犬ですね!

又有一雙小狗穿著聖誕衣!

More doggies in festive clothing.

Cross the finishing line.

もう少しだけ!

就到終點!

Gliding through the finish line.

Commentator greeting them.

Mascot in Celtic strip in the back...?

Finish!

フィニッシュー!

完成了!

Someone's glad they finished the course!

More happy people finishing.

Back to the warm-up spot where the participants could collect their goody bags which included a banana to help recover energy and tiredness after intense exercise. Some people didn’t know that of course and just threw it away, laughing.

Can you spy the guy with the glasses shaped with the letters, ‘2009’?

調子付く場所へ戻ればある袋を手に入れますね。中身は体力を回復ためにバナナを込み。でも、知らない人は捨ててしまいました。

メガネが「2009」の文字の形にしている人が見えます?

回到熱身點就可以取個袋。裏面包括有雙香蕉幫助回復體力。不知用途的人只把它丢掉。

看帶著2009眼鏡的人嗎?

Tired Santas and Santarinas recovering.

It was around 11 o’clock when the last few runners returned and it was time to clean up.

11時ぐらいでイベントが終了しまして、片付けお時間でしょう。

賽跑在11點結束。

Event finishes.

It was a great sight watching so many people in festive costume gathered together and the red colours flowing through the streets!

Couldn’t really capture the scale of the event very well because I couldn’t find a place to stand. Actually got pulled down while standing up on a wall because they were worried I might get a nasty fall ^^;

My slow f/3.5 lens isn’t really suited to shooting action shots… Most of them turned out too blurred to be useable. I need to save up for a faster f/2.8 standard zoom lens if I plan to take any more such photos in the future.

そんなに多くの人がサンタに仮装して、町がまるで赤い海に溢れているなんて凄いですね!

でも、建てる高いところを見つけなくて写真があまりよく取れませんでした。壁で建ったら忠告されちゃった ^^;

遅いf/3.5レンズは本当にアクション撮影に合わないなぁ・・・ 殆どの写真はぼやけてる。将来またこんな写真を撮りたいと、もっと速いf/2.8のレンズを買う為に稼がなければなりませんね!

見到那麼多人化裝成聖誕老人召集,令街上處處都紅色真有趣!

相片取得不太好因為找不到好位置。試試站在牆壁上但被叫落下來因爲怕我會收傷 ^^;

還有我的f/3.5鏡太慢不適合用來取動作相片…許多都不清楚。一定要儲蓄買更快f/2.8的鏡。

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