Jan 18, 2010

Race Report: New Balance Pacesetters 30km

Location: Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur
Date/Time: 17th Jan 2010 @ 6.30 am
Category: G - Men Open 20km
Bib: G7257
Distance: 19.24 km (by Garmin FR405)
Timing: 1'35:59 (gun time)
Average Pace: 4:59 min per km

Decided not to run 30km and go for 20km just because of injured after SCSM 2009, and also Penny's concert at Genting on 16th Jan night. Just slept less than 3 hours and go to Padang Merbok.

As usual, double hills route are tough, but still manage to maintain average sub-5 min pace for the whole race.

Some junction are confusing, especially when reached Bukit Tunku area, saw few 30km fast runners u-turn and run again, it make me worry, look like there are short of road marshall.

I also confused when reached Jalan Parlimen, should 20km turn left to Padang Merbok or run straight towards Bank Negara roundabout direction, cause the actual distance measured by my GPS is just 19km.

The NB 20km route

I am confused, turn left or go straight ? (pix by run2chuah)

With friends at Padang Merbok after the race

Jan 2, 2010

Race Report: Saucony Pacemakers Network Run 2010

Location: Tapak A, Lake Garden, Kuala Lumpur

Date/Time: 1st January 2010 @ 7:30am

Category: C – M35-39

Bib: C 313

Distance: 12.24km (3.06km x 4 laps)

Timing: 01:04:34 (Official Time), 01:04:22 (Net Time)

Position: 7th

Celebrated 2010 New Year with Saucony Pacemakers Network Run at Lake Garden. First time join the race organized by der Pacemakers Network. A well organized event, I enjoy the race.

Not managed to overtake the 6th position runner, just 2 seconds behind him, anyhow I might feel amkan if I get position 6th, cause trophy for my category is given for top-5 only.

My split time: 14:45 / 16:41 / 16:41 / 16:17

Saucony Pacemakers Network Run 2010 Official results please click here.

Running up the staircase is the most torturing during this race. Pix by run2chuah

Run along the lake. Pix by Tey