Sunday, 6 January 2013

The First Run Of The Year

and I did it at Multi Purpose Insurans Run 2013. On Jan 6th. First week of January. What an awesome start to the new year, right? ^^
Male runners waiting to be flagged-off. Female runners had already been flagged off earlier. Women started at 7.00am and Men started at 7.10am.
Then you see this female runner pushing her way through the male runners and started alone. I could hear male runners muttering how come there are still female runners that had yet to start. Because I'm tardy lah! I started 6min after flag-off last year. I think I did better this year, and was "only" 5 minutes late! Bwahaha
I have no problem with starting late or last but with this route, it can be a challenge. One - you know male runners will soon pass you. Two -  you immediately face inclines within the first 3km! Up, flat, Up the first 3K. Imagine facing a climb without proper warm-up. *dies*

I didn't switched on my Timex watch and GPS. I also didn't check the time I started running so I was just second guessing my time while running this time. By the time I reached the third kilometer distance marker (the race organiser was awesome. They put distance markers at every km! Not all race organiser in Malaysia do this), it was 7.22am. By my calculation, I probably did 17min for the first 3K. Way too fast. No wonder my right calf was cramping up. Decided to slow down significantly and the cramp went away although then, I felt like I needed to "pangsai" pulak! huhuhu

Another thumbs up to race organiser - they had portable toilets stationed at every water station! *two thumbs up*

It was at the first 3K that Erma, a runner and reader of this blog said hi to me. Hi Erma! Thanks for saying hi. *super like super happy* Got a few random female runners and race volunteers cheering me on with "go Bunny go" Sorry if I didn't acknowledge you... But thank you!  ^^

Then another hi from a familiar face, from Bet. A couple of guys from the 24Running "kaki" also said hi, at around KM8. Nick passed me around there too.

Water stations were placed at every 3km and no unnecessary time wastage there as the volunteers were awesome and the three-tier water system worked great! I was greedy and made sure I stopped at every single water station and drank at least a cup of plain water and "chase" it down with a cup of isotonic. 

We merged with the 8K runners near Bank Negara/Bank Rakyat and the road got more congested there. So congested that I saw no point of running and walked instead until we passed the KM9 water station. The last couple of KM was easy as we were pretty much going downhill. I can run with no brakes on downhill but then, gotta curb my speed (however slow that is) because there were too many runners in front of me. Never mind lah, run saja and take the opportunity to smile, wave and V-signed at every single photographer that I saw! Hahaha
Happy lah. Here at this spot, "manyak" photographer. Zaini was there too, of course. ^^ Run straight for all 12K runners and 8K runners, turn left.
Maintain "happiness" cos more photograpers around. This is about 200m to finish line? Got a bit annoyed with some 8K runners who simply cut in front of 12K runners a few metres before the finish line, to get to their allocated finish line. Haiz. Earlier didn't see kah? Finish line sign so BIG! Don't simply cut in front of people. We might collide into each other.
After finished, then queue pulak. For snack pack, banana and drinks. Queue moved fast due to super duper efficient volunteers. So efficient, the auntie who gave me the snack pack shoved me forward as I was moving too slowly! Hahaha

The isotonic sponsor - Yeo's was giving out their isotonic drinks; H-Two-O generously (by 500ml bottles) and I was greedy and got 4! Got two cups of cereal to eat too and ice-cream!
Anyone (even non-runners i.e. supporters) also can join in and makan free! *super like*

Then, camwhore time.
To all race volunteers, abang traffic, race marshalls, race organiser and Jamie : Awesome job! Thank you for a great morning. I had fun. See you next year!

56 comments:

  1. I saw you rushing towards the starting line after the flag off and unable to say hi.

    Look like I missed lots of fun as I ran so slow today in my barefoot :p

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    1. Panicking because I didn't want to start with the men. Hahaha

      You did great with BF Neoh. Mana ada slow.

      Easing towards longer distance BF running this year? :)

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  2. Congrats.. u mesti PB kan kak lina? U ran sooo fast tau.. hehehe.. Yes!! I also had fun and really enjoy today running event too.. the organizer and volunteers *thumb-up*!!

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    1. Ye sangat laju. Muahaha!!!!

      But I hope, since tatau lansung the timing - I slashed off at least 10min from last year's lembab timing.

      Memang happy fun fun run. I enjoyed it too. Thanks sbb said hi! Naik sikit semangat nak alri tadi. :)

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    2. laju n mcm zassss camtu je potong! ahhaha.. I wish satu hari nanti.. lari like non stop chewah!!.. heheh..

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    3. Saya pun! Saya pun nak lari tak stop satu hari nanti.

      Dan bukan lari time ada orang tegur je. wakaka

      Again, congrats you for your timing. Improve from Malakoff lagi.... Salute!

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  3. I'm still laughing at the photo of me. Hahaha! Congrats and thanks for the kind words!

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    1. Thank you for being sporting. ;)

      You guys were awesome! Loving MPIB Run and hope there'll be one in 2014! :)

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  4. Congrats. and why nick is crying taking photo with u? scary eh?

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    1. Sebak dpt amek gambar dgn bunny.

      Ingat senang ke? hahaha

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    2. Kesian Nick. kena harasss hehehe

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    3. Tak baik taww... Bunny comel dan baik. Mana ada reti harass orang. ;p

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  5. Congrats, looks like a whole lotta fun!

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    1. It was! Run. Met like-minded people. Makan free also.

      Super fun! :)

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  6. Wahhh super fast update, still hot from the oven nih.... Congratz for your PB Sis... What a great start for your 2013... Rugi i xdpt bgambar pose2 glam dgn Gadis Bunny arinih... Sob2... Next event then... Kudos!

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    1. Mana ada PB. Timing pun tak tau lagi! Ntah ntah PW! Muahaha

      Rugi x masuk MPIB, I tell you. This is one super organised, super fun, super makan event. :)

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  7. LOVE that photo of the bunny ears spotlit in the group shot! :D (I think it's photo nr 8 from the bottom.)

    Whaha, Lina was on Africa/Malaysia time. That made me chuckle. ^^

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    1. I wasn't exactly nonedescript, right? hahaha

      Hahaha yes, this jungle woman works on African/Malaysian time. Actually, isn't this being efficient? Being a mere 5 minutes late? ;p

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    2. Five minutes late = way too early where I come from. :p

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    3. Most time, it's early from where I come from too. But imagine if this country is run by runners! Punctuality rules! Ahahaha

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  8. Nice to see you keeping to your trademark late starts ... LOL!

    Good job with your run, it was a super tough route that made Newton seem easy.

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    1. Oh gawd... I really need to learn and be at race site early.

      But then, I'd still start late even when I was there early.

      It's becoming too comfortable to become the last runner out! No pressure.

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  9. wow, you had your rabbit's ears on! :)

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  10. Congras on your run too. Spotted you at the 10km point when you overtook me.

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    1. I read about your "accident" over at MPIB FB page. How's the elbow now?

      We should have said hello to each other, no? Though I may have been a zombie by KM10 already! hahaha

      Great job with the run! Bleeding elbow and all! Salute! :)

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  11. woot woot!! first run of the year in the first week of the new year!! pretty meaningful huh?? after the run, means an end to all new year celebration and should get back to work already?? :p

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    1. Work, work also.

      But won't stop enjoying too. :-D

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  12. saw some sexy photos in your facebook too, the Kak Lina Bunny Ear, haha!! what a name, but i bet they do not know you are known as Mak Rempinator here?? this name lagi dashyat lah~~ :D

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    1. Hahaha...

      Over at FB not many crazy hamsap ppl like here ^_~

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  13. wah, no limit for the drinks?? you can grab 4 cans from the sponsor?? sure the guy see this beautiful makcik then gave you more lah.. hahaha!! and ice cream somemore, woot woot, look really gadis licking that ice cream lah~~ :p

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    1. Just being auntie auntie. Ppl give free stuff, must take a lot then can give to children, uncle, next door neighour...

      SK, I thot I was sucking nit licking? :-D

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  14. what happened to that guy in white standing beside you?? he was opening his mouth so wide like he wanted to ngap ngap you~~ :D

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    1. LOL... Yeah that guy looked hungry like a wolf! So many people wanted to pose with our Mak Rempit! We are so proud to know her too.

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    2. That's Jamie, the race director. Very sporting & playful guy. :-D

      Next time must wear crazy costume and make ppl want to take photos with me. Then all HHBC members will be prouder! LOL

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  15. kita jumpa Broooks... sob sob :)

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    1. Jangan sedih Has.

      Takpe takpe PB kat Brooks nnt ek? :-)

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  16. Where did you get this lovely bunny ears??

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    1. Anay is interested in that bunny ears.. next time meeting Anay must buy him that and make him wear them and walk around in the shopping mall.. what about that?? :D

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    2. Anay,
      At Daiso. RM5 only. :-)

      SK,
      Agree! :-P

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    3. Oh please no! I tak mau pakai telinga arnab!

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    4. Anay will sure look cute and cuddly tau! :-)

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  17. Wow! The last photo shows your muscles! Even bigger than SP's arms!

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    1. That one is fat la... Mana ada muscle. :-P

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  18. This is your first run this year. How many do you target to run this year??

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    1. A very conservative 12? :-D

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    2. Waaaaahh!!!!!!!!!!!!! Banyak lah Dua Belas!!!

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    3. where got banyak? Once a month only.

      I did 17 last year. :-)

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  19. Tardy bunny who forgot to 'on' the timex. Hehe.
    What? You did 17 last year? And yet you said fuiyo when I knew someone who did 20? You ni kan. heheheeee
    This year I'll *try* to stick to 4. :P

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    1. kelam kabut slh tekan butang n tak on timer. Mana tak kelam kabut, see all the men waiting to start? And they had to see my butt first? Ngeh2

      20 fuiyo lah. Puluh.
      I 17. Belas aje.
      kekeke

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  20. so finaly decided on bunny ears ya.

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  21. Everytime I see your running post, I would think when my first run will be.

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    1. You can always start now. Perak has a lot of running events esp in Ipoh.

      I tell you, better be in Women Open than in Women Veteran. Women Veteran category is scary and filled with fast women runners.

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