It was a last minute decision. I received a call from Mr Teoh the SP Runners chairman said 2 bib# available, 2 days before the event. 1 bib# for 20k F category and 30k for veteran category. Looking my weekly mileage not event reach 20k in total.. So I took 20k bib under Mr.X
Went to KL @9pm/saturday on chartered bus by my running club and Alor Star Jogging Club (ASJC) and pick another 3 kakis from BM Leopard club at Sungai Dua. We did not book any hotel so we spend a night on moving bus and continue running once reach Tasek Perdana, on next morning.
Stop at Sg Buloh R&R Plus-Highway for refreshment and light breakfast. Luckily got 1 shop still open at 4am. Before reach Tasek Perdana, we pick another runner.. Mr. Loke who helped us took our bib# and goodies bags - TQVM!.@Tasek Perdana.
So far i did not doing any long distance run since my Powerman on last November. My left leg still giving a bit pain. I could only ran 2-3 times per week in selow pace. And times each time i doing training ran, i had to jump into pool on next day. Kind of therapy and swimming training too. After that my leg fresh (sikit) again.
I don't know what cause pain on my left leg. It was already 3 months, 2 running shoes changed and only able jogging in short distance.
That morning before flag-off, i meet-up some KL runners such as PM chief who seeking "pot" to settle his business :P then i chat with Kenny Tan
. Seem this my first time on GE20km and i not familiar with the route. Jamie helps me describe the hilly route until up to Hartamas.
I had read some nightmare stories from runners blog telling the deadly route up to Hartamas and i never been there by car or what so ever. So.. abit kecut perut heard about it. Bola2api
said kalau jumpa Petronas gas station sudah gumbira tak terkata.
Flag-off the GE20km at 6:30am, i could said the runners were 4 times less than GE30k. More runners suka 30km.
Still dark and we start running and climbing on steep route leaving Tasek Perdana. I'm not familiar with route, i just keep on running and struggling to stabilize my breath while climbing. Hop-hap-hop-hap. A sign that i running occasionally.
It was very hilly route. Running liked roller-coster. Up-down-up-down- flat -Up-down-up-down. Until half of route, as usual Tey
was waiting to capture runner’s reaction while climbing up to Hartamas.
I was ran slow with small steps climbing and seeking the Petronas gas station. And indeed once saw it; wish i bring some cash for 100Plus. I thought it was a U-turn @gas station, the 10km mark was away behind about half kilo but we still running ahead.
After collected hand-band i ran abit faster (turun bukit) :) I selisih and cerekah to Ronnie
, Aiman, Abu
, Jaja, Jamil
, mahadhir, some running friends.
I'm really suffered after run down from Hartamas. Legs want to walk but i said no . I doing habih selow punya run. Kaki pon dah tak larat angkat. Just keep on running and i ignore my running distance and also didn't looking at my stopwatch. Just slow
Passing Dataran Merdeka.. - Tasik Perdana is not far. My mind was empty except a 400m sign that keep on flashing.
I completed my first 2008 run race in 38th by 1:54.42 - Not a gun time but taken while i crossing start & finish line. It was my 4th worst timing since start belajar berlari in half marathon. I don't mind because i'm enjoy running.I saw.. fat, cholesterol and tummyPhotos of running friends while i'm kedarah tau-fu-fah and sandwichBas rosak @Taiping: Tali pinggang dia putuih