Apr 24, 2011

Race Report: Bidor Half Marathon 2011

Location: Dewan Muhibbah, Bidor, Perak
Date/Time: 24th April 2011 @ 7:00 am
Category: A - Men Open
Bib: A 152
Distance: 21.32km (by Garmin FR 405)
Timing: 1'45:22
Average Pace: 4:56 per km
Rank: 19th

Flag off at 7:00am, consider late for a half marathon race.

Pace with Ronnie (PM1) for first 4km, give up and run with my own pace. Count the category A runners at first 5km u-turn, I still in top 20, try to maintain my pace until 10km, as usual Bidor route is quite hilly, especially from 12km to 14km. Almost exhausted after 19km, plus the strong sun shine and run uphill.

Saw Tey snap photo at 20km mark. Try to speed up my pace for the last 1km, hope can completed the race with 1:45, but mission failed, 9 sec slow than my best timing clocked at Bidor on 2009.

My split time and pace:

Split     Time         Distance     Avg Pace

        (h : m : s)       km           min/km
1      00:22:59        5.10          04:30
2      00:26:52        5.40          04:58
3      00:25:48        5.00          05:09
4      00:29:41        5.81          05:06
        01:45:22     21.32          04:56

The route

Apr 18, 2011

Race Report: Energizer Night Race 2011

Location: F1 Circuit, Sepang
Date/Time: 16th April 2011 @ 8:00pm
Category: G - Men Open 21km
Bib: G 1145
Distance: 20.09km (by Garmin FR 405)
Timing: 1'41:44
Average Pace: 5:03 per km

The most lousy and messy race event I ever join. All story can get from FB, still complaining, arguing, I am lazy to talk too much here....

The most frustrated issue for me are:
  1. No direction signage
  2. Marshall on duty do not know where the running direction, when I came to the track after ran the outside loop, turned left towards the START/FINISH entrance, before turn in to the track, I ask the marshall: Turn here ? he answer: I don't know, but everyone is turning here.
  3. Timing chip only for 42km and 21km runners, why all 11km and 5.5km runner were crossing the timing mat ?
I am wonder wheter I ran the correct direction into the track ? I've step on the timing mat for 5 times:
  1. At starting
  2. At the outside loop, about 7.5km
  3. Before start to run my 1st lap in the track
  4. Completed the 1st lap
  5. Completed the 2nd lap
If the timing chip only record 4 time, then I can said I completed the race with sub 1:15....

The route at Garmin connect.

Apr 10, 2011

Race Report: Malakoff 26km Penang 2011

Location: Taman Perbandaran (Youth Park), Penang
Date/Time: 27th march 2011 @ 5:30am
Category: A-Men Open 
Bib: A0027
Distance:25.77km (by Garmin FR 405)
Timing: 2'14:32 (Gun time) / 2'14:17.8 (Chip time)
Average Pace: 5:13 per km
Rank: 21 (Men Open)

The route.