Monday, 12 January 2015

Running: MPIB 2015 (Kuala Lumpur)

Began my 2015 race calendar at Multi-Purpose Insurance Run 2015 (MPIB) which was held on 11 January 2015 at Padang Merbok, in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

I was lucky able to signed up after the organisor re-opened their registration end December last year. This was my first time running in this particular event since I was not a fan of the hilly race route around Padang Merbok. Since its the new year, what the heck - decided to do things differently this year. Also, need to have a warm-up race for my next half marathon in 3 weeks time.

Race Pack Collection
REPC was held 3 weeks earlier prior to the race date at Lot 10, Bukit Bintang. Read my feedback in my post comments section.

Race Day
No problem for me getting to the race venue since I was riding insted of driving. Parking area for cars was shared to participants via organisor Facebook page. Flag off for 12KM was at 7.00am (Male) and 7.10am (Female).

Baggage deposit took a while since it was done manually i.e. number given and stapled to BIB with marker pen. However, still a fast and friendly service by the volunteers, even with 2 - 3 people.

Started my run slower than my usual pace for this round due to no fitness training almost for a month. Distance markers were seen at every KM. Towed along my running buddy, Lena at KM2+ throughout the entire race.

Water Station
Distance Marker
Race Route View
Medical Volunteers
Water stations were available with water and Revive isotonic. Medical volunteers and traffic marshals were seen at every turn check-points. Also, saw some numbers of mobile toilets along the race route.

Running Buddy, Turtlena

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Travel: Feribot Journey in Turkey (Türkiye)

One of the popular mode of transport in Turkey is by ferry or known as Feribot. These fast ferries speed between Istanbul's Yenikapı Feribot Terminal and Bandırma on the south shore of the Sea of Marmara, connecting Istanbul with towns in the southern Marmara and northern Aegean region.

Was lucky to have the opportunity to ride on this ferry during my holiday gateway with my travel tour group.

Some ferries carry only foot passengers, some carry both cars and foot passengers. There are snack bars serving snacks, sandwiches, hot beverages and soft drinks on board too.

Here are some footages taken with my iPhone5 on board early December 2014.

Indoor Deck

Seating Area
Cafeteria Counter
Outdoor Deck

Seating Area (Top Deck)
Side View