Saturday, August 4, 2007

Race Day: Adidas King of the Road 2007

I went to this race without any expectations. Not even a pr (personal record).The run will start from Sunway pyramid and through the NPE highway (2 tolls) then back to Sunway Pyramid again.


Waiting anxiously at the starting line...

I tried to called up Raymond Hee, since I promised to run together with him. No luck. So going to run this alone.

The runners for 21km starts first. And the VIP for that day is none other than Samy Velu. Highways and Samy Velu is very synonymous to malaysian folks. And are we going to pay tolls when passing 2 tolls later? :)


Running at dawn on NPE...

Soon off we went at 6:45 am. The first 5km was alright, just running my normal pace. The morning hue slowly rises, putting more colors to a spectacular highway view. Only this time... on legs.


Still running on NPE with no cars on sight...

As the next 5km nears, I could see faster runners on the other side. Funny...where are the kenyans? Did they ran so fast that I missed them? On half way point, I clocked 45 minutes. Which means if I ran the same pace, I could reach the finishing line in 1 hour and a half.

Feeling optimistic, I push myself for consistency for the next half of the race. On the way back, Shine passed me. And actually john did passed me at the earlier part of the race. He's way too fast.


After the halfway point...it's great seeing runners on the other side...

And I did followed a guy, who has legs so thin, you feel like it could be easily be broken. That's...a hardcore runner.


The finishing line...

And as the finish nears, I happily clocked 1:33:27. But later shine told me it was only 19.6km and not 21km. But overall, it's a good run.


Got a finisher medal...I think it's only for the first 300 runners. I didn't know what my position was because I forgot to look at the card passed to me.

6 comments:

Hengster said...

Wah...you broke my heart! No wonder I can finish under 2 hours. Somemore so happy!
:(

John said...

Congrats! You did very well this morning. Sorry if I didn't acknowledge you as I was trying to stay focus throughout the race.

yipwt said...

hi hengster,..sorry ah...even pm1 already said 19.6

john, congrats to you...great timing on your run. I understand the need to focus...:)

Raymond said...

Excellent time!Luckily didnt run with u else i will collapse with your blistering pace!Din know u can even run on par with john,shine and ronnie,3 fast runners most feared in the running fraternity!

CP Waterman said...

Wow you not only run long and now you ran fast too and taking time to snap photo also. Salute salute!

H2O
Paris

KA® said...

ohmigod ... that was a pretty fast time ... time to train for me now ..