Be A Runner Be A Giver Charity Run 2012: Race Report

A Charity run supported by Arsenal Malaysia, organized by Gerakan Belia 4B Malaysia & KL Youth Development Organization . I’ve signed up with colleagues Cai Hui, Eric and Frankie (his first race).

Both collection and race were held at Lanai Matic, but in the event page written Matic (Malaysia Tourism Center), and the worse thing is, the location shown in Google Map is incorrect. It was a mess since race pack collection day, unclear collection point and manual work to confirm runner details. At the race day morning, according to the schedule the luggage deposit counter supposed to open at 4:30am but only opened around 6:50am. A breakfast booth was there, but giving out a bun and Adabi tomyam fried rice powder (well I prefer mineral water :P)

The starting time was scheduled at 7:30am but delayed until around 7:50am for categories A, B and C, but the announcement was not loud and clear, runners from other categories started together and ended up being disqualified.

There were 2 water stations in this 6KM plus race, this is good for casual runners. But the traffic was a bit messy, which is quite normal for races held in KL city center.

I paced with Frankie who doing his first race at the beginning, then he decided to walk after KM2 and asked me continue the race, so I started to sprint the remaining 4KM and completed the race with 35 minutes.

Approaching finishing line (by Elaine Tan)
Approaching finishing line (by Leong Ann Lok)
Well done! (by Cai Hui, captured by Brian Kit)
With si jie Michelle (by Raymond Ng)
With Nick Arthur (by Nick Arthur)

After completed the run, I was given the limited medal (300 per category) and certificate. Met some running friends before leaving.

Limited finisher medal