Friday, December 11, 2009

Larian Rakyat

I'm thinking this might actually be the first larian held in conjunction with the sultan selangor's birthday. i might be wrong though. i just cant seem to recall it ever happening but then i'm just too lazy to confirm it (read: google lol).

I was anticipating some sort of congestion going into I-City, it was after all on top of a hill with single access/exit (almost like a fortress).. but the way was clear. although we were not actually what you would call early, we found a good parking space anyway.

There was already a sea of people in the courtyard and as usual i just squeezed my way thru whatever opening i could find and made my way to the start area. this time i was alone, my running buddy AZ had, in all likelihood, overslept lol.

When the MB gunned us off, the sun was already way up high promising, among other things, a really 'hot' run. thru enough before long i was feeling like a sizzling pancake lol. i always thought a flat route would be best for running but i soon found out that an undulating surface actually helps in taking away some of the monotony.

With AH my lil santa helper & AI, my chariot operator lol.

Heat has always been my greatest enemy but surprise, surprise this makcik didnt do too badly. even with the killer hill towards the end, i made 8th place in the veteran women's category!! of course the absence of the usual kl crowd must have greatly contributed to it but heck, i'll take it any which way hehehe ;p

Cert, medal & overnite bag, courtesy of tourism selangor.

Btw, check out this cool video of the run by a fellow blogger, RunWitMe (thx RMW & hope its ok).

Abe i did it.. i didnt terpukang going up that scary hill ;D

Workout Log
AM - 7km/LRakyat


pakmat said...

..let me be the first to garland you with a congratulations, 8th, hmm no bad..fifth behind a podium..and seconds separate..maner gambar masa terima hadiah?

Ordinary Superhero said...

Congratulations....! Caya lah. Tabik spring for you!!!.

Anonymous said...

*Standing ovation *
Well done, JT. I hope in ten years' time I will still be showing up at runs like you.

RunWitMe said...

Thanks for linking me. :)

Justiffa said...

Dear this sort of fun race, other than the champions of each category, the masses are given their medals & certs at the finishing line. Theres no big fanfare about it, and thats ok bcos everyone's doing it for their own reasons.

But best of all, by the end of the run you tend to discover that much more of urself :D

Justiffa said...

OS - Tq, sekadar kedek2 makcik je la hehehe, selebih dr tu akak tk mampu. Now its ur turn next kan...go OS go :D

Justiffa said...

Hazaaaa *hug2* hope u enjoyed ur maiden 12hr walkathon!! Kalau akak pusing2 camtu trus jd zombie kot ;)

And dont worry la, with all that u're doing now insyallah u'll still be running marathons at my age :) but then mustnt push ourselves TOO hard la sbb not only must we respect the distance, we must also respect the years..just be aware of the changes
and work around it ;D

Justiffa said...

RunWitMe - u're most welcome :D actually i'm relieved that u dont mind ;D