Venue: Laguna Phuket
Before we arrived, Phuket was raining non-stop for 72 hours. Luckily on the 9th June it was a sunny hot day. When we arrived at the bib collection tent, workers were busy cleaning and paving the start/finish area as the area was very muddy. The collection process seems to be a bit chaotic as some runners couldn't find their name on the list, but it was later on resolved by issuing manual bib.
Pasta party is compulsory for foreigners and it cost 950 baht (abt RM95) for an additional ticket. Although the party was scheduled from 5:30pm to 9pm, unfortunately most of the food have finished by 7pm and many runners were unable to get any food, especially when the runners are expected to retire early for the marathon happening in the next early morning. The organizer only managed to replenished the food after 8:30pm, but most of the runners have left. Moreover runners have to queue for 45min to get their food. The pasta party were poorly organised.
Arrived on 8 Jun night and stayed at Laguna Phuket Holiday Club
A beautiful hotel with nice swimming pool
On the way stop by at the elephant farm
Timex is one of the main sponsor
Still early, only open at 10am
Last year event t-shirt, buy one get one free
Some runners couldn't find their name on the list
Promoting Chiangmai Marathon on 23 Dec 2012
SC Bangkok Marathon on 18 Nov 2012
Samui Marathon on 23 Sep 2012
Laguna Phuket Triathon on 25 Nov and Ironman 70.3 on 2 Dec 2012
Special counter for Japanese runners
Pasta party for foreigner was compulsory, additional ticket cost RM95
TNF Thailand on Feb 2013 - registration fees
TNF Thailand medal
After bib collection went for Laguna cruise
On the way back to hotel, came across a wedding ceremony (Laguna has a glass wedding chapel in the middle of the lake!)
Met some friends during the pasta party
See the queue behind? Runners queued 45min to get food if they are lucky.