One of my favourite race which covered tar road, kampung road, sand, soil, rocky road and field. The event started a bit late at 7.40am for open category and 7.45am for other category excluding school children category but fortunately the weather was at our side (Cloudy). The lucky draw prize really attracted me this year with good quality mountain bikes but unfortunately I was unable to ride them home.
This is my 2nd time joining this event. Many running event organised across the year in Penang, it can be considered my top favorite running event in term of prizes, lucky draw prizes, food, hospitality of the local people. 7 members joint the event this year but only 5 of us able to go on the event day. We departed from island near to 6 am and took about 35 minutes to reach Valdor. The running distance has reduced from 11 km to 8km this year. It is a very big good news to me as my body condition was very bad caused by the flu but to many people it might be a bad news (xio te, bo kao kit).
The running shirt which supposed to provide before the event due to some technical issue, was given after the race. It is a considered a supprising gift from the organiser. A polyester running vest. The medal also be pai. Last year the medal is oval shape. We have 2 lucky persons this year. See Tong won a Samsung hand phone. and I won a local brand sport shoe.Hehe ngam ngam my size but wandering whether it can be used for long distance running.
Our time - 1. Puah PA - 44 mins (Ka tio seong) 2. Low YS - 46 mins 3. Ooi TS - 48 mins (Pia ka pua see baru ane) 4. Kimura - 50 mins (Due to back injury) 5. Lim ST - 60 mins
According to a very reliable source, the start of registraton for the 3rd Standard Chartered KL Marathon will be announce next week ! The date of the race have been fixed at 26th June 2011. Interested, please watch out at www.kl-marathon.com/ So, start piling up your mileage and mark the calender.
This is the first time I participated in the SCSM, Eventhough the timing is not good = 2hrs 06 mins for half marathon, the experience gain was tremendous. The route started from Sentosa bridge, running across the Sentosa island including passing through the Universal Studios, Resorts World before running across to the Singapore proper. At the same time, we did run through the Marina Sands Hotel & Casino and finally ends at the PADANG. Would recomend anyone to join the SCSM next year.
This is our 2nd year joining this event and I would like to recommend it to those who like the adventure. It is totally different from our normal hiking or cross country run as you will not be able to encounter this kind of trail which you have to pull the trees, glide down the muddy hill, run on a slippery trail, cross the muddy pools, jump over few obstacles and more. I enjoyed very much the process of completing the game.
Like last year, this year we only managed to form few teams from RSM and totally cannot compare to Seagate which have more than 30 teams.
This year the event flag off category by category and we are the last category to flee way. Compare to last year, this year is much more easy as the trail is a bit dry and also the experience that we had gained from last year. It took us 2 hours 12 minutes to complete the game and was 26th position in Veteran group. This year, the finisher medal is very special which made from wood, anyhow I still called it "Medal" or in more accurate term - "Fake Medal" which look like copper.