Ding Yin was quite known among the rich housewives, even Wang Ba’s mother was not as recognized as her. This was because Ding Yin’s husband worked as a high-ranking official. Making connections with Ding Yin would prove beneficial to these wealthy madams. Hence, Ding Yin was smug in front of them.
When she was praised by the rich housewife, the parents around them who did not know her turned to look at her, making Ding Yin further pleased with herself before she took a contemptuous glance at Yun Jian.
Then, she replied to the groveling rich housewife condescendingly, “It’s alright. Marathon’s all about determination. This 400 meter race is different. It requires stamina to sprint all the way!”
What Ding Yin said was practical but her tone raised everyone’s hackles, not that they paid her any mind or replied to her—except the rich housewife who spoke just now. She was obviously set to curry favor with Ding Yin as she spoke again, “Ah, I can’t even run, all the more when I have to carry my child. But I’m not gaming to rank in a match like this. Ding Yin, I think you’ll make it. Aren’t you working out in the gym every day? I think there’s no doubt you’ll come in first today!”
The rich housewife wanted nothing more than to suck up to Ding Yin, thus disclosing the latter’s visits to the gym. Parents during this era loved competing against each other. As it was a time where the people’s general income was not high, being able to afford to go to gym was a sign of one being wealthy.
“It’s my first time running carrying my child too but I suppose I’ll do alright compared to the average person.” Ding Yin smiled without trying to be humble. Instead, there was a sense of superiority.
It repulsed most of those around them who heard her, even the rich housewife stayed silent after that.
The 400 meter sprint was more tiring than the 800 meter race because the former was considered a short distance run. It would require a full sprint from start to finish. A regular 400 meter race was already exhausting—what was more, doing it carrying a child.
Of course, the school did not ask for them to prioritize speed as all of them were parents. They could decide whether they wanted to be fast or slow. There were also male parents or guardians who demanded everyone to speed up just to look cool.
“Parents, please get ready. The match will start when the whistle blows!” The teacher who stood all the way in front who was in charge of controlling the crowd blew the whistle and said loudly when all the parents quieted down.
All of them and the children they carried had a number hung in front of their chest currently.
Yun Jian who carried Duan Li and Ya Dang who carried Yun Zhu stood at the side. Both the older youths were completely unfazed about the situation.
Ding Yin said she was fine but she was actually quite anxious on the inside.
“On your mark, get set... beep!” When the judge’s whistle went off, the parents who were waiting at the starting line carrying their children sprinted away.
An activity like this was actually immensely interesting to everyone. As the tension built, all of them ran with their all.
The 400 meter race was not one to start off slow, so all the parents spread their legs and dashed forth.
Carrying her daughter Tian Fei, Ding Yi took the lead, preening, as she was faster than some of the male parents! Suddenly, she felt a shadow flashing past her like a bolt of lightning as it charged front like a gust of wind.
The teachers who were spectating from the starting line were shocked by the lean silhouette who ran past everyone as well. It was Yun Jian!