Friday, October 30, 2009

Oct4 - Taylor's College AdventuRun 2009

It was a busy weekend, with both Putrajaya 70.3 triathlon, Ekiden Relay Run & Taylor’s College AdventuRun all fell on 4th October, Sunday morning.

At first, I registered for Putrajaya, racing my maiden 70.3 (swim 1.9km, bike 90km, run 21km) which was originally scheduled in July, but with the excuse of H1N1 (actually I believe coz lack of participants), was postponed to October, clashing with everything else. Didn’t want to take the risk (& waste RM180), I demanded refund. But guess what!!! Keat Seong went to 888 during the pre-race briefing, and noticed that both our names were still in the list!!! Meaning we can race for FREEE!!! Of course Keat Seong wouldn’t miss this big opportunity.

As for me, I went for Taylor’s AdventuRun instead. Mainly because I got my bro, mom, Joanne Loo & Poong (ex-colleagues) along for the ride. My mom, bro & Jlo did the 4km while me & poong did the 8km. I was glad to get my bro away from his computer & a mother-daughter bonding session. As for Jlo, is to prepare her for trailblazer. Everyone (except Poong) had an experience waking up at 530am. Venue was Taman Tasik Permaisuri, Cheras.

We got a little lost heading there. This is not the common Bukit-Aman-runners location, and Cheras isn’t exactly near either. We wondered around waiting for the event to start. There was also an exercise session, which of course I didn’t participate. I dun believe in doing the “star-jump” as a warmup.

All I can say about this park that its bigggggg and steep. What goes up must come down. And I would have preferred to roll down rather than hurt my ankles & knees. The incline was like Gasing hill, making me gasp for air once I reached the top. 100Plus was provided at their 1 water station.

It was a 4km loop, so we were required to do 2loops to make it 8km. I thought I would be able to overlap my mom & bro, then take a pic of them crossing the line, but they were too fast for me. I came out Champion in my category, Women Open.
Worst news was Lulu’s car got broken into. So both Poong’s & Lulu’s stuff was stolen. This is a public park!!! What the hell!! Lulu said the only thing they didn’t take was her water bottle.

Whilst both Poong & Lulu went to make their police report, mom, bro & me waited for the prize giving ceremony. Oh, did I mention that the reason why I wanted to race this event was because it was a charity event for PAWS. I expected more dogs here, but only Kopi, PAW’s representative’s schnauzer made its appearance.

After performances such as hip hop (shoes sponsored by Crocs), wushu (reminds me of the ol’days) and lucky draw (no luck also), came the prize giving ceremony.

I should have wore a more striking shirt.

When we were about to leave, we were requested to collect another goodie bag. Not bad for a RM25 registration fee.

My prize hamper contained a Tupperware & everything else from Vico
Lucky draw grand prize was a 19” LCD Monitor from Acer (like I said, no luck)

Received a RM200 gift voucher from Crocs as Champion. I have such luck with Crocs. I won the
Beach style - One mile dash – New Year Run
Pre-pair style – PD Triathlon 2009

After much consideration, I decided to sell the voucher instead. Hey, I can buy like 2 pairs of nice shoes with that kind of $$$


Poong said...

The Vico drink packet they gave us in the goodie bag, was already expired when you handed me the goodie bag at Genting. The sponsor is so cheapskate!

~ Poong ~

Jenn Jenn said... many days when the run and when did u collect from me. usually drinks dun last that long ler