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Monday, October 20, 2008

Mizuno Wave Run 2008

Date: 19 October 2008
Time: 7.30am
Venue: Padang Merbuk
Distance: 10km

My first race

  1. After raya;
  2. Since forever;
  3. Not using my MP3;
  4. Wearing a headband; and
  5. Wearing a skirt/skort.

I called it the reverse race because we are going the other way from last year's route. So instead climbing up the long hills, it was more going down the hills. You can say it was quite easy.

What can I say about this race?

  • Nothing out of the ordinary;
  • One water station, but it's ok; and
  • Weather was fine.

Any comments?

  • Just one I think, want more Milo drinks. My brother was the last person to get it and there were still like 100 people behind him. Oh well, first come first serve la.

A good race. Two weeks from now, Genting Trailblazer. Yeahhhhh....

By Suriati Sanusi

Sunday, October 12, 2008

NB Klang Pacers 12km 2008

(The full version will upload soon. Need to convert to smaller MB. For now, enjoy this. )

DATE: 12th October 2008
EVENT: New Balance Klang Pacers 12KM 2008
VENUE: Padang Sultan Sulaiman, Klang
RUNNERS: Suraiyah, Sumarni, Shahrizal, Mohd Izzat and Fairul Mizam

OUR first run since the Seremban Half Marathon (24th August). All of us except Along struggled to complete the run. The same thing happened during the Kuantan Teluk Chempedak Run held one week after raya last year.

As Along pointed out to us later, running during the fasting month has its benefit. Keep running during Ramadan and you will not tire or thirst easily. Ye Along, kami akur dengan hakikat itu... we were dormant during Ramadan and we paid the price.

We left Gombak about 5am and reached the venue about 50 minutes later. This is our first visit to Klang, domain of the Running Mom, and finding the venue was easy thanks to Fairul's direction.

After the high tempo warmup session (see accompanying montage for some hilarous movements) the male runners gathered at starting line outside the stadium and were flagged off about 7.10am, followed by the ladies 5 minutes later. The weather was good and traffic control was satisfactory.

Though the route is basically pancake flat, our unpreparedness is there for all to see. Izzat felt his legs tightening and heavy like a ton of bricks during the last km, I suffered cramps on both calves at the final stretch and Angah almost had a heart attack!

Fairul was the first to arrive followed by Izzat, myself, Along and Angah. After collecting the certificate and finisher medal, we made a beeline to the refreshment area.

I had 7 cups of Milo and God knows how many bananas. After the chitchat and photo session, we headed back to Gombak for breakfast at the mamak restaurant. Next event will be the Mizuno Wave Run. See you there!

By Shahrizal Sanusi