Saturday, December 17, 2011

Army International Run 2011 - Top 10 Official Results

Date: 17 Dec 2011
Time: 8am
Venue: Port Dickson, N.Sembilan
Race format:   22km (Men Open, Asean Arm Forces Invitation)
                       10km (Men Veteran, Women Open)

We joined the 10km race and we thought, it is just another 10km road race at the flat beachfront, right? Wrong! It was in fact 10.7km of torturing hills, sharp-cornered slopes inside the Port Dickson Army base.  Participants are mostly military personnel from home as well as invited guests (military) from the ASEAN region. Familiar flags seen include Thailand, S'pore and Indonesia.  On the civillian side, the Kenyans again managed to steal the limelight (they bagged 9 out of the 10 prizes in Men Open category).  Nevertheless, it was a very well organized event, each tasks handled with military precision and meticulously executed.

Plus: Good challenging route, well marshalled, good aid stations with ample (3) sponging station for 10km alone, combined with affordable entry fee.  Good breakfast provided and combined with the military Tatoo exhibition at the nicest beach location.

Possible improvement: Start rather late at 8.00am for 22km, and 8.15am for 10km, so its rather hot, except that we were lucky today the weather was cloudy. Medal only for top 10, so it is not attracting many of the civilian runners.

This is the first year the event was organized.  Kudos to the organizing committee for a very well planned and executed event.  Will look forward to joining again next year.

More photos here

Forever Strong, Forever Loyal
Good quality and design medal
only for top 10 winners
Top 10 men veteran - 10km
Top 10 women open - 10km
Top 10 men open - 22km
Top 10 Army Closed - 22km
Top 10 Asean Army Closed - 22km
Briefing on the route
As usual, men open sapu by Kenyan

Time keeper - the wrist band identified their rank
Yeah! after the hard run
Aseam Team Champion - Thailand
Women open champion
Men veteran champion
Asean army champion
Army closed champion
Men open champion
The exhibition is at Pantai Cahaya, PD
from 8am to 6pm
Many types of tank exhibited, worth to attend
35mm anti aircraft
Various type of jeep
Camouflaged jeep
Army bike

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