Monday, November 29, 2010
Venue: Queensbay Mall
After 3 weeks of sightseeing walking and walking in Spain and Portugal + a HM at Jaen, Spain + a FM at Porto, Portugal + a FM at Port Aventura, Spain + injury during the FM + 35km in PBIM + heavy rain, finally the right leg got a blister, cramp and swollen. It protest and issued a red card to the master and refused to run even one small step. Breeze walking was only thing that it willing to do for the last 7km. Has to respect and understand it's choice.
Timing 4:21:09 was definitely not what initially expected. What need to be done now is RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Pray for the fast recovery for the next battle - Singapore Maration on 5 Dec.
Bib collection on 20 Nov at 5pm
Susan Khoo, champion again
Klang pacers friend
Food for marathoners
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Bib collection location has been changed to 9 - 11 Dec in FTAAA Office instead of Bukit Jalil Stadium.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Venue: Taman Chi Liung, Klang
Registration Fees: RM25
Medal: Finisher medal
Category: Men & Women open, Men & Women Veteran
Contact: SP Wong 012-310 1379
Closing date: 20 Dec 2010 or 600 runners
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
This event was on 14 Nov, organised by RunnersWord Costa Daurada, Port Aventura Spain, 110km from Barcelona. During summer, as it has a long stretch of beaches and Universal Studio, it is a popular crowded vacation location. Unfortunately November is winter season, not many tourists can be seen and the town was quiet as many shops, hotels and apartments has been closed.
This was the 1st year they organised the run, only 42km and 10km. It was a 2 loops course, flat and straight like no ending to challenge your mental. Cheering from volunteers and spectators along the road has motivated runners to continue. Goodies provided are a bottle of olive oil, a bottle of wine, a cotton t-shirt, a sling bag and runnersworld magazine but is in spanish. After run, free energy drink, donut, fruit and massage were provided. No power gel was provided during running.
Timing is 3:17:47, unable to achive better timing than the previous week in Porto Marathon.
The following week would be another marathon at home, Penang Bridge.
Marathon world records in different location
Items for sale during bib collection
Black event t-shirt
Very unique trophy
Top 3 trophy for male and female - very impressive
Despite cold weather, female runner wear very sexy
With runners celebrate Halloween
Event director - in white cap
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Despite the marathon started at 9am, but due to the rain and wind the weather was chilling. Temparature dropped below 10 celcius. It was on 7 Nov, at Porto city, 320km from Lisbon Portugal. Located along the Douro river in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.
The route was challenging, up hill, down hill, across the bridge, against the strong wind along the Atlantic Ocean and the rocky ancient road. Luckly the weather turn bright and sunny but still accompany by cold wind.
Medal awarded was not as great as back home, but with attractive goodies. A bottle of wine, a small packbag, Acsic dryfit t-shirt, a sling bag, a cap, a finisher cotton t-shirt and a Acsic shoe key chain. After the run was beer, fruit and free massage.
Europe have different prizes awarding system. All foreigner runners are classified as open but have ranking in age group. Foreigners only entitled to claim prize in open category. Age group prizes only awarded to local, this is to encourge more local runners. Is this system suitable in Malaysia?
Timing is 3:14:27, a ticket to Boston marathon and London marathon in 2012.
Elite runners stood in front
Runner climbed into the kandang
After the gun-off, runners throw their shirt away, anyone can have it
Approching finishing line
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
First half marathon in Europe, Spain on 31 Oct 2010 at 10am, while friends at home did their either Run4It or Genting Tri. The half marathon was at Jaen town, 290km from Madrid Spain. That morning was cold and windy. Even though the organiser did not provide medal but gave very good goodies, a cotton t-shirt, a tight running pants, a running vest, a sweeter, a pair of sock and a big traveling bag. After the run, food like hot dog, lemon tea and unlimited beer was provided. Registration fees for the event is 10 euro.
More report coming soon.
Sunny when starting but strong wind and drizzling while running
Timing is 1:31:38
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Reporting Time : 7.30am – 8.30am
Starting Time : 8.45am
Venue : Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kepong
Entry Fee : RM 20 (Included T-shirt, certificate and breakfast)