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Thursday 24 November 2005

Report KRI 10km 2005

While switch ON the PC at home..
..Smell kind of bangkai here. Like cicak mati around my working table. snif.. sniiff.. and sniifff. Must be mati kena karan inside my PC. Could smell it thru small hole. - Cilakak. Pi main tempat lain la.

Saturday @ Lost World of Tambun.
Wow! Really looks like at Jurassic Park or Lost World here. Better than Bukit Merah. More water games. Food can bring inside. Got natural hot spring. Fun fair rides. Dinosaur?! they replace with clowns and Chikedee mascot. - Chikedee.. teringat zaman bebudak.

Entrance of Lost World of Tambun
Waiting for tickets. RM21 Adult and RM16 kids
Tempat lepak
Fun fair rides
Kids water playground
Me + Jasmin
Alauddin + his cousin with Chikedee
Balik @ 5pm

Stay at a 2 star Fair Park Hotel with other SP Runners (Teoh, Chew, Lai). Very near to Ipoh International Run starting line and 3 mins drive to Polo Ground or Taman Rekreasi Sultan Azlan Shah or KRI starting line. Standard room.. spacious, clean and comfortable for 7 of us (4 adult + 3 kids).

Sunday. Race day.
Reach Polo Ground at Zero Seven Hundred hour. Was late. Urge SP runners proceed first to Polo Ground. Return to room for un-finish business - twice.

@ Starting Line
Meet-up with KL friends. >1000 runners registered. It's a record for KRI 10km. 7:30am, flag-off by minister of Perak. The crowded were lead by Mr. Ron Hill. Bostan Marathon winner and first person who ran a marathon below 2:10 mins.

Wife and kids pom2 me after flag-off. Though, they couldn't make it before race start. TQ.

KRI 2005 10km Road Race map

Passing Heritage Hotel. Right leg, start giving a ache. 2 days rest, still didn't recover. Ignore it and listen to mp3 player.

Pundek. Right leg, woi.. sakit. 7km more. Start raining. Wanna turn and walk back. Timing 12.54mins. Pace 4.18.

At Jalan Gopeng. Passing Istana Kinta and all the big2 bunglow & houses. Just maintain the pace.

A U turn. Could saw all fast runners when we passing each other. Pacemakers friends. Some familiar faces. Timing 22.47min. Pace 4.33. Return to Jalan Gopeng.

Doing a U-turn on straight road, I know it’s exactly 10km. Not + or -. Like most of the events, the route distance not exactly as they claim. Kalau jarak 8.6km.. kata la 8.6km. Jangan kata 10km. Tak baik tipu orang.

Saw road signboard "Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah" - Lega. Polo Ground not far. My mind urge me to overtake 3 veterans in-front. My right leg said..
"Don’t la.."
Straight road. Could hear loud music from Polo Ground. Take-off my ear-phone. - Maintain.

Polo Ground!. 200meter to finish line - Koyak kaki some more. Once cross the finish banner, my watch shown 44.42mins but had to queue for medal. 2 runners in-front. They record the timing once runner received their timing card. My timing was, time lari + time beratur = 45:50. >1mins than mine.

Just finished. Ronnie was behind me.
Finish  banner
Penguin2 - Khee Meng
Penguin11 - Chee Wee
End of 10km
A long queue for timing card and medal
Saudara KetamBatu
Teo - Chairman of SP Runners
Long-long queue.
Post-race refreshment (food + drinks)
Kesesakan tol PLUS
Family photo
Kata keju..
Me + Alauddin
Me, Ronnie, Meng, Terence, Ron Hill, Chee Wee and Eric
The SP Runners. Teo, Chew, Me & Ah Lai

Wednesday 23/11/2005 - Official result came out.
Number of participation in KRI 2005 = 860
Number of participation in my D category = 149
Official timing = 45.50mins
My own timing = 44.42mins
Position in D category = 24
Overall position = 90
Gender position = 89
*Ceeh.. kalah kat 1 pompuan.

Since KRI 10km road race become so famous. More runners and more categories.
1. Timing not accurate. Taken after queue not when cross the finish banner.
2. Trophy giving and lucky draw took so long. 12 noon pun tak habis lagi. Most runners came out-side from Ipoh. Kena balik/check-out hotel.
3. Recommend range of hotels for runners. From budget, 2stars, 3stars and etc. Discounts rate, would be nice for runners.
4. Printed certificate should send by post.

Nice t’shirt and pewter medal

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