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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Seremban Half Marathon 2008

VENUE: NS Padang, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
TIME: 6.45am (21km followed by other categories)
RUNNERS: Along, Angah, Alang and Fuzahir (21km), Hamid (11km) and Izzat (9km).
MORAL SUPPORT: Chan and Haieezan

THE Sanusi Family's first running event outside the Klang Valley this year. Could have been earlier, but a few running events were held at different venues on the same day, notably the RMAF and Port Dickson (May) and Siemens and Ipoh (July).

The four of us left KL on Saturday night for Angah's apartment in Port Dickson. About 5.30 am Sunday, we left PD and arrived at the venue a little after 6am.

We met Chan, Fuzahir, Hamid and Haieezan after parking the car near the NS Padang. Chan registered for the 21km but could not run because of injury.

The 21km runners were flagged off at 6.45am. The route is almost similar to the adidas KOTR - lots of hills - but unlike the KOTR, the water and sponging stations for the Seremban Half Marathon were evenly spread out.

Vehicles of all shapes and sizes passed by us runners just inches away on the main and industrial roads at the second half of the race - too close for comfort. Traffic control or cones were sorely missed.

Nevertheless, we enjoyed ourselves despite huffing and puffing our way to the finishing line.

Me, Angah and Fuzahir got a medal. Angah pipped Along to the last medal. Angah also received a hamper as her bib number were listed among the lucky winners at the finishing line.

We'll be taking a break for puasa and will reactivate our running mode after raya. Until then, ciao!

By Shahrizal Sanusi

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