Hacking a LSD into a race, the Malaysian way.
2014 has been a rather quiet year for me, running event-wise. I’ve intentionally not joined many, apart from a few charity ones organised by friends (Mercy, Organ Donation, Tongkat Putih for the blind). I am selective this year because I want to focus on doing a few events well – and plus, race fees are on the rise!
Hence, as part of my training, on August 24th I finally put a stop to my race drought and laced up for the Mizuno Wave 16km Run in Putrajaya. I ran this race last year and completed it under 2 hours but this year improved timing was not on my agenda. Instead I was chasing for mileage, 26km for a long slow distance goal to be exact, as part of my preparation for KL Marathon in October. The plan was to run a 10k first, followed by the 16km of the race. 26km, voila!
Friends and I had first run a 9-10km before race flag-off around the vicinity but because of that we were late, the 16k group had left and the 10k runners were already lined up at the start line! The race director noticed us trying to figure out how to get to the start timing mat without pissing people off so he allowed us to come up to the front from the opposite way instead of ploughing our way through the crowd from the back! Oh, the things we do for a bit of extra km.
Here are some memorable photos captured from that day, from the freelance photographers to those taken on our phones. Enjoy!
Mizuno Wave Run has improved loads this year with their water stations, and their volunteers were awesome too (Thank you, Volunteers!). Weather was beautiful also! A must-run again for next year, if the opportunity exists.