Thursday, 22 October 2015

Running: Reebok Spartan Sprint Malaysia 2015 (Selangor)

Finally at year 2015, the Spartan Race reached Malaysian shores held on 10 October 2015 at Setia Alam, Selangor. The Spartan Race is an international well-branded obstacle race event with Reebok as the official apparel for the race series. The early bird registration for the first ever Reebok Kuala Lumpur Spartan Sprint race opened since July 2015.

Registered myself for the OPEN HEAT category at RM169 inclusive of tax. I was running with my Borneo Tribal Squad partner, Memey after attending ONE Championship 2015 live match the night before at Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil.

I assumed that this Spartan Race was a replacement for Reebok ONE Challenge. Was actually eagerly waiting for Reebok ONE Challenge this year since I had a great experience in their obstacles event two years in a row.

Race Day
Parking was fine as participants were instructed to park at Setia City Mall to used the provided shuttle bus facility to the event venue few KM away. Banners and signages were placed from the mall west entrance till the transportation hub. No issue to navigate neither since most of the completed (AM) wave participants were around the shopping mall.

Transportation HUB
The race pack collection was held on race day right at the main entrance of the event area.  Participants were required to fill and signed a declaration form before collecting their race pack. Race pack collection was done according to participants BIB number. Received an envelope consisted of BIB headband, a wrist timing chip and wrist band for start entry.

Bumped onto my old running partner, Miss Turlena who had completed her wave (AM) earlier. Congratulations Lena for coming back strong from your injury.

Running Friend #Turtlena
Memey and I then head to the baggage deposit tent to keep our belongings after a quick prep on our running gear. The 2PM wave was flagged by the assigned emcee / Radio DJ from local radio station. It's unfortunate that there was no pre-hydration water station at the start area. Had to wait until the first water station along the race route for about 30 - 40 minutes later.

Baggage Deposit Tent
Start Area with Race Official
Running Friends
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