That shoe looking device you see up there is my Nike 10K We Run KL 'finisher medal'. Most races, you get medals but Nike gives you a shoe like USB device. Well, at least it was way better than last year's toy memento. Pebbles, my regular medal model simply refused to pose with it ... LOL!
While the race was very nicely organized, save for that annoying teens syndrome (you can read all about it in my Happy Feet blog) I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was a pretty easy route and the run took us through a scenic city route. How often does one get to run around the city anyway. Half the time, I'm stuck in jams along this route so it was nice actually being able to run faster than I can drive on a normal day in town :D
You can be sure of some pretty interesting stuff in most events organized by Nike. They don't really believe in doing things moderately so the moment we reached the race location, we could hear the upbeat music and the event emcee blaring away cheerfully on the speakers. It puts you in a pumped up mood.
|Runners making their way to the event location ...|
They entire early morning atmosphere was loud and cheery and Joe Flizzow and Mizz Nina would be performing after the race ends a little later. Both the wife and me enjoyed watching the performance by Mizz Nina after our run before we headed for home. After all, it's not always we get to watch free performances :D
|Mizz Nina in action ...|
|Some of the runners checking out the Nike booths after the run ...|
I'm hoping Nike would consider increasing the event distance next year to something a little further than 10K. A half marathon distance would be awesome but I'd settle for a 15K even. I guess the logistics to handle a half marathon might just be a too much, especially in KL but one can dream, can't one?
With the end of that event, there's only one final race left for the year for the two of us which is the MPSJ 10K run next weekend. It's something I'm looking forward to since it's just a stone's throw away from where we live. I do my training on the race route quite a bit so I know each and every pothole along the route which will give me a chance do a speed run for this race.
After that final race, my marathon training programme seriously kicks into full swing and will start off with a 25K race on New Years day for the Newton run. Yes, I'm mad enough to be participating for a 25K race on the first day of year. Oh and the wife is also insane enough to join me ... LOL!
Here's wishing all my Muslim friends a blessed Maal Hijrah. Looking forward to tomorrow's public holiday to do more running!