Mizuno Wave Run 2014

Hacking a LSD into a race, the Malaysian way.

Caught in action in some section of Putrajaya I had never been on before. A big smile for the camera!
Caught in action in some section of Putrajaya I had never been on before. A big smile for the camera! (Photo by Running Malaysia Magazine)

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!

Started out late! Here I am with Eina (L) and Aniza (centre) as we tried to run away before the 10km runners were gunned off!
Started out late at nearly 7am! Here I am with Eina (L) and Aniza (centre) as we tried to run away before the 10km runners were gunned off! (Photo by Aron Soo)
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Aniza couldn’t resist sneaking in a group selfie just after we left the start line!
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Almost at the finish line… at this point I was already clocking 25km. God… (Photo by ET)
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Aniza the Crazy Kaki Besi (Iron Legs) Lady (Photo by ET)
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Finish line at last! Can I go pass out now? (Photo by Aniza)
Me with Julianna (R), a Korean expat and golf-maniac who runs regularly with us at  Bukit Chenta and one of the most amazing runners I know. She won 8th place in the women's veteran 16km.
Me with Julianna (R), a Korean expat and golf-maniac who runs regularly with us at Bukit Chenta and one of the most amazing runners I know. She won 8th place in the women’s veteran 16km. (Photo by Aniza)
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Fairy, Julianna and Aniza
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With the Gaited Community Runners
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With #mygirls Aniza, KZ and Eina

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.

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Fairy

Hi! I am Fairy from Petaling Jaya, Malaysia - currently residing in Sydney, Australia. This blog contains write-ups on my fitness adventures, whether it's running, swimming, hiking, Zumba, whatever! If I sweat, I write! As a young adult in my twenties, I led a relatively sedentary lifestyle before I had an awakening in 2011. I was overweight by age 30 and finally decided to turn my life around, so I started to reclaim my health back by losing 20 percent of my then body weight by playing dance and fitness video games! I've not looked back since and now happily lead an active lifestyle. If you want to get in touch with me, please email me at fairy[at]myindo.com or DM me on Instagram @myindo. Thanks for stopping by!
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2 comments

  1. Hi,
    I really need a running belt and I was wondering what running belt you’re using in these photos.

    Hope you’ll see my comment haha

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