Thursday, 30 July 2015

Running: Revive Retro Run Malaysia 2015 (Kuala Lumpur)


On 17 May 2015, a themed fun run event was held at Publika, Kuala Lumpur called Revive Retro Run Malaysia 2015. What interest me to take part in this event were the theme which was retro 70's, the finisher medal design and the race route.

The finisher medal was sleek, mold onto an old-school cassette design. Furthermore, I never tried running within the Publika area.


At RM50 (early bird), the race pack comes with a bright orange neon New Balance running tee, BIB and some discount vouchers. Race pack collection was held at the official event venue, Publika a week prior to race day.

Official Website: http://myretrorun.com/ 

Race Day
I reached the event venue an hour before flag off time. Parking was ample and convenient as it was located inside the shopping mall itself. Met running friends Elise and She Musa at the starting line. Bumped onto Izwan and friends after the race. Some of the KL Towerthon participants such as Neves and Liana also took part in this event right after their tower climb race earlier that morning.

Starting Line
Running Friends
Photo Courtesy of Rany Tan
Decided to take this run slow with the lady pacers eventhough Elise started at her usual fast pace. A moderate hilly route along the 5KM run. Water stations were available with Revive Isotonic drinks and water. Race route direction was clear with friendly volunteers and traffic marshals.




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Running: Malaysia Breakfast Day Run 2015 (Putrajaya) #MBD2015



Finally I had the chance to update my running report after few months of travelling and work duties. Note that this run happen hours after my weekend gateway travel in the Philippines.

Just hours after safely landed in Kuala Lumpur from my Boracay weekend gateway, had to prep myself for a short 7KM run at Malaysia Breakfast Day Run 2015 held on 10 May 2015 at Putrajaya.

This was my second time running in this event with early bird registration fee at RM20 inclusive of running tee, BIB and finisher medal. Registration had open mid March 2015 thru 1xcess.com.

This year, the running tee had slight improvement for its design and material. The finisher medal design was different too. Saw these changes in the earlier #MBD2015 version at Ipoh, Perak.

Race Day
I regroup with my running partner, Shaz Nieza and friends 30 minutes prior to flag off time. Started the race at a slower pace this time since I was running with my beach-trip tan. Bumped onto tons of familiar faces along my slow 7KM run. Glad I brought along a GoPro to fit most runner friends in our photos.

Had fun running along the 7KM race route, meeting tons of friends and other runners. The event received a very positive response by Malaysian runners. No issue for its water stations, route markers and traffic management.

Photo Courtesy of RFF
Route Signage
Water Station
Running Friends
Completed the 7KM MBD 2015 with lady pacer Shaz Nieza and Arin Mansor at a decent completion time. Collected my finisher medal and a string bag with goodies at the finishing tent, 20 - 30 metres away from the finishing line.