Sunday, 6 May 2012

It's A Drill

Just two weeks after the ENR 2012 that was a dismal affair for me, it's time to the Larian Bomba; a run in conjunction of the World/International Firefighter's Day which falls on May 4th.

Instead of going for the Women Veteran category (which unfortunately I already am. hu~) and run 7k, I decided to use this run as a training run. Drill run. Training run means 10K and 10K at the Bomba Run falls under the Women Open category. I'm up against younger girls for the limited 120 medals on offer!

But I decided early on, I'm not going to go all-out, all serious, all technical with this run. Nope. Just going for a happy, happy fun run and made sure I made it early enough to at least get the 120th position. kakaka

Woke up late despite setting the alarm early. I didn't even remember waking up to switch off the alarm! @.@ So got up at 5.40am, and only headed out at 6.20am. We parked nearby the Muzium Kesenian Islam and walked to Dataran Merdeka. As usual, the walk was my warm-up.
Arriving Dataran Merdeka, first order of business - take lots of photos. So be prepared for a photo overload in this post.
Before entering the corral. Note that I took off my Larian Bomba shirt and wear my orange running vest. I cannot wear baggy shirt for my run. Too uncomfortable!
Still got time for playing around - got in the corral 30 minutes before flag-off. No, it wasn't because I wanted to start right in front. I stayed in the middle, mindful that I am not a fast runner to start way up front.
The starting line for category A, B, C
Can't recall who was the Yang Berhormat who went up that crane for our flag-off. Flag-off was on time at 7.30am.
Us runners willingly being shepherded into the corral. The 10K runners in all categories (men open, men jr veteran, women open)
Start! I should've shown a happier face but I was munching a tablet. Waking up late, I didn't have much for a breakfast. Didn't even drink much either. But maybe it was a good thing since I didn't need a toilet pit-stop before the run. But I'll get hungry so I needed that energy tablet to replace the breakfast I missed.

Started off a bit too strong, and faced inclined for the first 3K. Of course, when there is up, there's down too. 

As always during a run, I got a tad annoyed at runners who threw their empty bottles into the drain. These runners, who all look like seasoned runners; only care about their health and not the planet's? Come on people, throw them at the water station lah, where there are rubbish bags lying around. Or leave it by the roadside. Don't throw them into the drain! You can be a contributor for the flash flood you know since you are a source of clogged drains and rivers that are full of rubbish!
While Mommy went out having fun, Raimie got hungry. Mommy had promised a McD breakfast for him after the run but as he cannot wait, Daddy took him there for his breakfast.
Almost at the finish line. It was well over an hour, and Zaini remarked that he thought I was gonna do a two-hour run for this 10K! Gotta love him for his confidence in me! LOL
Always, always smile for the camera! Despite wanting to "pangsai" desperately. Hahaha
Very clear, very smooth, very organised finish line. Well,not only the finish line. The whole race was great! 

Anyways, got my placing card and then it's off to collect my certificate and medal. Yes! I got one of the limited medals! yeay me!
B1031 placing. Not top 15. Crazy ah want to gun for top 15? Top 50 and I am very, very happy already. Furthermore it's Women Open ye... Women Open, 18 years old and above. So give me a bit of credit. kekeke

Zaini took a shot of the score-sheet moments after I finished my run. That guy really does understand me because I was lamenting over the fact that I should've borrowed the placing card to take photos with, when I saw him and he had this photo taken already. ^^
Hollered hello to a fellow Dailymiler at the start of the run and saw him again after the run. Of course a photo op is a must! Nice to see you Kah Yen! You did a great run!
Ignored the 100-Plus booth and made a beeline to the Milo booth. We like Milo! Big cup and all the Milo you can carry and drink. Last time at ENR 2012, Ovaltine was so stingy, gave out itsy-bitsy cups and we had to pour the drinks ourselves. I heart Milo.
Bomba Mascots on a break
Yes,I do!
Finally, my cert and my medal. Happy!


All in all, a great run for me today. Yes, it got pretty hot and I got scorched somewhere along the route but I enjoyed it a lot! Yeah, still epic fail on hills. I didn't run all the way, choosing to walk up two inclines towards the end but I don't mind.

The morning sun somehow made me want to bail out the Standard Chartered Fun Run at Putrajaya this May 26th though. It's in Putrajaya, a place where I know will get pretty hot early and that race starts at 8.00am! On the bright side, Putrajaya has a really friendly route.

We'll see how it goes...

60 comments:

  1. fuyoh!! i am the first commenter today!!

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  2. hahahaha, you know what?? Dataran Merdeka and the "barricaded" runners remind me of Bersih 3.0!! hahaha..

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    1. somemore the fire brigade also reminds me of the FRU truck.. wakakaka!!

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    2. You know, got few runners wearing that Yellow Bersih shirts for a run today.

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  3. good!! i like it, you are challenging yourself to compete the medals with youngsters instead of veteran.. haha!!

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    1. I have a goal this year. No races less than 10K. Want to improve my 10K runs before moving on to further distance. ^^

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  4. and you are in Top 50!! wow, that's a good result right?? still so many adik gadis behind you.. of perhaps those adik gadis just went there to camwhore so that they can post photos to facebook~~ :D

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    1. Well, I'm happy with my run today regardless what placing I got. But if got no medal I'm a bit sad lor.... I still like my medals. ;)

      I guess there were plenty of runners just enjoying the day out and camwhoring. I did too! ;)

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  5. "always smile for the camera! Despite wanting to 'pangsai' desperately".. wakakakaka!! you are so gross!! but i like it, so genuine and not fake!! :D

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    1. Hahaha gross right? Way too much info given here. Buwek! kakaka

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  6. eih, how come the bomba mascots terbalik already?? since when they have this I Love KL thing there?? never seen that before??

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    1. The mascot heads were put upside down on the floor lah, that's why. ;)

      How long since you last been to Dataran? kikiki

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    2. Last week SK went to Dataran for Bersih. But he didn't spot the "I Love KL" because he was more focused on the over-swamped yellowish crowds.

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    3. Or they hide that sign in case SK and gang go rioting on it! kakaka

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  7. congratulations!! hahaha, almost forgotten to say that!!

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  8. Congratulations! This is a much happier race report than the previous one! Where you get the energy to run ánd smile ánd make V-signs ánd win medals only you will know.

    Pangsai? LOL. Yes, I Googled it! :D

    Also please observe the pink cap. Nice. ^^

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    1. Yup, made a conscious decision to have a fun day.

      From the day I realised that there are photographers around races, I started to have the energy to be able to smile, give V sign and even pretend to run when I passed them by! LOL

      Talk about being narcissistic! ;p

      Pink cap regardless of what colour the outift I wear. Colour blind! Bwahaha

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  9. Congrats for being in the Top 50! LOL!

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  10. SO this Larian Bomba is pretty well organized eh? : )

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    1. very organized and on time. No need to wait for politically motivated speeches from VIPs. xD

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  11. Oh! Now I know why KL got flash flood! All these runners throwing their bottles into the drain! LOL!

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    1. Among other people who don't think twice about littering the rivers!

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  12. How come the Bombs mascots are upside down? : D

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    1. Well, the neck area is where you put your head so I'm guessing might as well keep that area clean and put the top of the head on the floor. Right? xD

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  13. Oops, I mean BOMBA! LOL!

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  14. I love Milo too! Yummy!!!

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  15. Go for the StanChart run at Putrajaya lah! : )

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    1. Will be very hot run there.

      Anyway, there's the "real" StanChart run I won't be missing. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon (though I'm only doing 21K there) on June 24th. ;p

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  16. Good race! I was snoozing away ... LOL!

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    1. I really need to do something about my hill runs. Can't handle them all at this route. @.@

      Well,you put on your snooze button because you were busy making money working late. Plus, you had that awesome speedwork done in the evening! :)

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  17. Congratulations! *clap clap clap*
    *do the cheerleader dance*

    I'm proud of you, Lina!

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    1. I wanna see that dance! :)

      Thanks ECL. ^^

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  18. good ... Last time I use to run also..
    my body seems to be getting round and my stamina getting very bad...
    me just run a few round in the park near my house...

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    1. run around park is nice.

      On weekdays, I run around the car park area around my apartment. Better that than nothing. ^^

      We should get SK and go out running together sometime. Can slim down together. LOL

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  19. Congrats, gadis for making Top 50!! You made lots of improvement since the last run, eh?

    Mula-mula already wanna book the 120th place, ceh~ How come so demotivated? See, limited medal you've got now!

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    1. People say that it's not easy to medal in Bomba Run, that's why I figured that getting 120th place also OK.

      Looking at last year's results also scared already. People are fast! @.@

      I guess plenty of fast runners decided to go for Borneo International Marathon and give us chance to get medal at this year's Bomba Run. ^^

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  20. Eh, I thought everyone must wear the Larian Bomba t-shirt? I see everybody is in their most comfortable shirt pulak!

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    1. Some of us never, ever wear the official shirts to run. Unless really made compulsory or kena disqualify. xD

      Wear most comfy shirts better, much more comfortable to run and sweat instead of a shirt that you've never worn before. Right? ;)

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  21. Raimie had McD breakfast while mommy had tablet? Kekekeke, poor thing.... then what you have afterwards?

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    1. We went to Mamak and Mommy had two half-boiled eggs & roti bakar. ^^

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  22. Ah~~ Milo van, reminds me of my sport days during schooling. So hard to get free from them nowadays, as I'm not a runner. They seldom do promotion at hypermarkets :(

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    1. Go where there are sports events then can drink free milo! LOL

      Zaini and Raimie had a lot of milo too that day. ;p

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  23. Thanks for the photo. Always nice to meet up with friends during races.

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  24. wow..congrats! You made it!

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  25. those mascots are cute!

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  26. my,,u look great in orange! So ceria!

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    1. Wait till you see me in my pink ones! ;)

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  27. Very cool! Well done! Congrats!

    Somehow Milo always tastes good served from a Milo van. Must get their recipe. haha..

    I read about the KLCG the other day. Have you been inside? Whereabouts is its location?

    Btw, great pictures.

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    1. KLCG is right at Dataran Merdeka. Near the library.

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  28. Great race!

    I think racing events are really not very friendly to environment. I always bring along my owned bottle for all the water station to refill.

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    1. I agree. All the water cups, bottles,etc littered around.

      It was kinda ironic seeing that scenario (plus all the rubbish strewn all over the place) at Larian Kitar Semula last year.

      I think I should start bringing my own bottle too.

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  29. first of all, congrats for being in the top 50. That's certainly a great achievement. Secondly, the bomba mascot on a break pic has been rotated is it? Suddenly I see bricks on the top pulaks.. :D

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    1. We "rotated" the camera. Manual rotate, not rotated during finishing touch. ;p

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  30. we missed bomba run. nak register but fortunately i called OCM earlier and was told women open already full. T___T

    anyway sis, i followed ur tweets and often felt inspired and *wee-bit* jealous when u logged ur daily run. :D

    So are u gonna run PJDawn?

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    1. ramai ke masuk Women Open? I registered the day I collected the ENR race kit hari tu, sekali harung. ;P

      Hahaha dah lama tak check tweeter.Ada tweet update but never read the rest. ^^!

      PJ Dawn? Nope.Hubby refused to send me to races that start at ungodly hours. kakaka

      You are entering? Good luck and have lots of fun!

      My next one will be the StanChart. ^^

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  31. I think I'll sign up for the Shape Run in Putrajaya in July..but like you, I kinda dread night runs in Putrajaya. Humid semacam kan? Kalau kat KK tu Lina..eventhough the sun is up an hour earlier and it was shining in my face, the air was light and crisp. And no hills hehehee
    Well done!

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    1. I thought of joining Shape Run but then I got two races scheduled in July already. Dah terlebih budget. heheh

      Enjoy the Shape Run!:)

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