Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Running: 3R International Marathon & Carnival 2015 (Putrajaya)

Signed up for the 10K category at the 3R International Marathon & Carnival 2015 after long consideration on the event experience and expectation.

This event was organised by SWCorp and Servmark. I am familiar with SWCorp, the same agency that held Larian Kitar Semula at Padang Merbok last 2013, in conjunction with the yearly Recycling Day. No detailed information on Sixty3Biz nor Servmark though. Furthermore, the registration fee was at RM70 for 10K distance.

Official Website: http://3rinternationalmarathon.com/index.html

The event date (as my calendar still empty) and the finisher medal were the actual pull-factor for me.

Running Vest
Finisher Tee (Full Marathon)
Race Pack Entry Collection
No problem during race pack collection at Lot 10, Bukit Bintang as the registration was managed by Marathonshop earlier. Received a woven bag with a New Balance running vest, BIB and a discount voucher.

Running Day
Reached the event area few minutes before the 10K flag off at 6.30am. Parking was business as usual since the race venue was the regular site for a running event.

Weather was sunny and warm. water stations and traffic marshals were available along the race route.

Towards Finishing Line
Finisher medal was given at the finishing line, including a bottle of water and a banana. Regrouped with running friends, Kakai to wait for other running friends such as Tinie, Izwan, Neves, Liana, Norazlina, Elise and Azmi GME who were running in the HM and FM categories.

Finisher Medal

Monday, 20 April 2015

Running: SHAPE Night Run 2015 (Putrajaya)

Go Like Never Before at SHAPE Night Run 2015

Date : 11 April 2015 (Saturday)
Venue : Dataran Putrajaya, Presint 3, Putrajaya (In front of Kompleks Perbadanan Putrajaya)

Running Day
Had the opportunity to take part running in the 11.2KM category at SHAPE Night Run 2015 last April, 11. This was my first time running at SHAPE Night Run. SHAPE Malaysia as title race event last appeared in year 2012 at Men's Health & Shape Night Run 2012.

Read on WHY both title magazine had separate event this year:

It was raining heavily when I reached the race venue in Putrajaya. Met running friends, Elise, Neves, Liana, Nieza, Tinie and others while taking cover from the heavy downpour. The event was really fortunate as heavy rain and lightning strikes started to calm within the 30 minutes waiting time. The 11.2KM category was flagged at 8.45pm instead of 8.30pm.

To add, participants who opted not to run could proceed to collect their finisher medal and goodie bag.

Running Friends
Flag Off
Caught up with Kakai, Dayang and Nieza at KM1. These injured runners were still recovering from their hard training earlier. Continued my run with Nieza as my running partner towards the finishing line. Water stations were sufficient with mineral water and 100 Plus. Saw some medical volunteers and also interesting friendly people along the way.

Managed to get a photograph taken by Run & Explore at KM10.5. Thank you Run & Explore!

Photo Courtesy of Run & Explore