Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Running: Nike We Run Jakarta 2014 (Indonesia) #BAJAKJKT2014


Opted for Nike We Run Jakarta or locally known as Bajak JKT during its registration period on October 2014 as my previous wonderful experience at Bajak JKT last year. Read my BAJAKJKT2013 post for more info.

Furthermore, missed to sign up for the "returned" of Nike We Run KL 2014 which had opened during SCKLM 2014 race day event.

Signed up for Bajak JKT 2014 together with my local Indonesian friends whom I have met throughout my running days in Jakarta especially from Indo Runners.

Race Day
Flew in to Jakarta city early in the morning same day as race day, 13 December 2014. Regrouped with my running buddy, Surya few hours earlier for a quick story catch-up and carbo-load.

Nike Bajak JKT 2014 Race Pack
Changed into my running attire there then straight to the race venue at 2.30pm (local time). The race venue for Bajak JKT this year was held at Lapangan Benteng, few KM away from iconic Monas Monument.

Race Village Entrance
Baggage Deposit Tent
Baggage Tag
Fast and organised baggage deposit service by friendly volunteers. I was given a baggage wrist tag for collection afterwards. 

Nice Nike deco and brand positioning made by the organisor at the race area. Spotted tons of photowalls to take photograph at later after the race. Mobile toilets were available and sufficient inside the race village. Met a few Indo Runners like Yomi (met during SCMS 2014) and Ichsan Hanip (met during Pocari Sweat Run ID 2014) while I was strolling around the area.
Race Village
Race Village
Race Village

Race Village
Race Village (Mobile Toilets)
Race Village (Free Shoe Shine)
I was introduced by my buddy Surya to Rush Runners Crew and his running buddies. They are one of the Nike running crew that actively conducts running training sessions in Jakarta. It was really nice to be part of a family-oriented running crew. There are also other Nike running crew there such as EJR, Galaxy Running Club and Running Rage.

Nike Indonesia Run Clubs
Rush Runners

Rush Runners
Warm-Up Before Race
Warm-Up Before Race
The 10K race was flagged at 4pm with a few waves to separate the elite runners and avoid traffic congestions. Weather was cloudy and warm.

I was a surprised that the race environment was really different from the previous year. This was the real "Bajak Jakarta" concept, as referred by local runners. At some race distance, participants had to run through bad traffic with tons of cars and motorbikes. Don't think it was safe but participants were looking after each others safety throughout the entire race. Didn't see any medic in the area though. I noticed that the local police was having a tough time handling the traffic for participants safety. Tons of complaints from motorist caught in the traffic.

Flag Off
Bajak JKT Runners
Bajak JKT Runners
Bajak JKT Runners
Bajak JKT Runners
Water stations along the race route with Pocari Sweat supplies were excellent. Distance and direction signages placed along the race route were clear.

5KM to Go Selfie
I successfully completed Bajak JKT 2014 10K race at 1:11 hours (Nett Time). A basic 10K finishing time for me since I have yet to recover from my previous SCMS 2014 race. This year, a unique finisher medal was given instead of a finisher tee. I still prefer a finisher tee though, but I guess the finisher tee was replaced with the official Nike Training tee. Collected a banana, a bottle of Pocari Sweat and some fruit bar at the finishing line.

Finisher Medal
Nike+ Running Map
Event Area



With Rush Runners
Had the chance to meet Timmy with the other Kyserun Krew from Kuala Lumpur, a running crew with similar identity (Nike) with the Indonesia Nike running crews. RUN89 Crew (KL) was there too. Looking forward to run with these crews back in KL.

Left the race area at 7.30pm for a post-race dinner with running friends.

With Kyserun Crew
Comments
A good race by Nike Indonesia, organisor, sponsors and partners. Love the volt color running tee and medal design. The printed BIB number still sticks even after the race.

A very beautiful Nike brand placement by organisor at the race area. Wish the race village was lit-up properly after dark though. It was quite difficult to take nice photos with my smartphone in low light conditions.

Very poor traffic management. I am sure there was a reason the organisor choosed to have an evening race instead of morning, but runners safety is very critical in an running event. 

A big thanks to Rush Runner Crew and host for the post-race dinner at home. I had so much fun running and meeting with you guys.

See you guys on the next race! #MariLari

Runners Club Gathering
Runners Club Gathering
Summary: A good race by Nike Indonesia, organisor, sponsors and partners & excellent Nike running clubs.

However, race day management could be improved especially on runners safety. Looking forward to Bajak Jakarta again!

Event Recommendation: ★★★★☆ (4/5)



Nike Bajak Jakarta 2014 Completed!

1 comment:

  1. KISAH SUKSES
    Assalamu alaikum wr wb,,senang sekali saya bisa menulis dan berbagi kepada teman2 melalui room ini, sebelumnya dulu saya adalah seorang Pengusaha Butik yg Sukses, kini saya gulung tikar akibat di tipu teman sendiri, ditengah tagihan utang yg menumpuk, Suami pun meninggalkan saya, dan ditengah himpitan ekonomi seperti ini, saya coba buka internet untuk cari lowongan kerja dan secara tdk sengaja sy liat situs pesugihan AKI SYEH MAULANA Di Website/situnya Saya pun langsug hubungi beliau dan Semua petunjuk AKI saya ikuti dan hanya 3 hari, Alhamdulilah benar benar terbukti dan, semua utang saya lunas dan sisanya buat modal usaha, kata kata beliau yang selalu sy ingat setiap manusia bisa menjadi kaya, hanya saja terkadang mereka tidak tahu atau salah jalan. Banyak orang menganggap bahwa miskin dan kaya merupakan bagian dari takdir Tuhan. Takdir macam apa? Tuhan tidak akan memberikan takdir yang buruk terhadap kita, semua cobaan yang Tuhan berikan merupakan pembuktian seberapa kuat Anda bertahan di dalamnya. Tuhan tidak akan merubah nasib Anda jika Anda tidak berusaha untuk merubahnya. Dan satu hal yang perlu Anda ingat, “Jika Anda terlahir miskin itu bukan salah siapapun, namun jika Anda mati miskin itu merupakan salah Anda, saya juga tidak lupa mengucap syukur kepada ALLAH karna melalui Ritual Penarikan Dana Hibah AKI ZYEH MAULANA saya Bisa sukses. Jadi kawan2 yg dalam kesusahan jg pernah putus asah, kalau sudah waktunya tuhan pasti kasi jalan asal anda mau berusaha, AKI ZYEH MAULANA Banyak Dikenal Oleh Kalangan Pengusaha Dan Artis Ternama Karna Beliau adalah guru spiritual terkenal di indonesia, jika anda ingin seperti saya silahkan Lihat No Tlp Aki Di website/internet ~>KLIK DISINI<~ Wassalam

    ReplyDelete