Saturday, 23 November 2013

Putrajaya 50K, A Hot Run Under The Sun

Firstly, thank you to Suzie and her hubby Arman for allowing us (me & family) to be involved in this. We didn't do much, we were there just to kepoh-kepoh on event day. Well, actually Zaini and Raimie helped out. I just sat around for a few hours. :P

Putrajaya 50K was not a race but rather a supported and organised LSD around Putrajaya; for 50km, starting their run at 7am. And yes, there were crazy people who signed up for this! I mean crazy in a good way lah! ^^

Details of the final route can be seen at Pacat Adventure Team's blog.
First order of business, registration. It's important to have all runners accounted for.
Then, a briefing about the route and safety measures before the start of the run.
We can't let them off before a group photo(s) while they were still fresh, can we? Photo time! 
At the water stations.

This is a 50K LSD. Not just a normal run. Hence, the water stations were stocked up with not only water and 100-Plus, there were Coke, bananas, bread, Nutella and there were also packets of nasi lemak waiting for them at the finish line!

Arman, Suzie, Zinov and Zul kept each other updated about WS status and runners arrival which also essential to keep track of each runner.
While I waited at WS 1, Zaini and Raimie helped out at WS 2. Poor boy. Tired, eh? He slept late last night, waiting for Mommy and had to wake up crazy early this morning.

Mommy is super proud of him. ^^
The first runner to arrive. 5 hours running under the scorching sun.
A finisher memento for the runner. A finisher "tee". Got tie some more wor! Bwahaha!

Super creative, I might add. And it didn't cost a bomb. I'm sure everyone appreciate it. We love our volunteer "tee" too. :-)
We didn't stay long. We waited long enough for Gai to arrive before making our move. Sorry peeps. I gotta go to PJ to collect something that's why we gotta leave at 1.00pm.
One final group photo before we balik.

To all runners who joined the LSD : RESPECT!

To the organiser of this LSD : RESPECT!

Great job, peeps!

So... who's up for the 12 hour challenge in Jan? Hehehe

Oh yeah, some photos of Putrajaya 50K taken that day can be viewed here.

24 comments:

  1. 50km? I also respect those who joined the run!!! =]

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    1. Yup a whole lot of respect to them. :)

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  2. I was a bit confused with 50km and 50k. What does that 50k meant actually? Anay blurr lah at 1.15am

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    1. 50K is 50km la...

      When Letchumi ran 10km at SCKLM, she ran under the 10K category rite. Same concept.

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    2. Now my brains working again! How on earth could I be unsure....midnight owls.

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    3. Sleep early la dei. :-P

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  3. The whole team spirit was so good and everyone went home happy with the special tokens! I bet the same gang and more will participate in the coming 12 hour event. Are you confirmed going?

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    1. Have to see what's the schedule like first?

      If we go, and if we are running; maybe we just do a shorter time not the whole 12-hour shebang. ;-)

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    2. Yeah I was thinking 12 hours is really no joke. Anay will need an ambulance on stand by. Muahahahaha

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    3. of course it's no joke. Not everyone can do it, Anay. ;-)

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  4. oh very nice!! so this is not those grand and official run race organized by big commercial names huh?? i am very impressed to see the initiatives taken by the fellow runners and fans.. something to be proud of!!

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    1. Not commercial.

      Not sponsored.

      But still very impressive.

      And very supportive. :-)

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    2. Coz all gila the same thing so its is fun and good la. The big sponsors run some people run just for bragging one leh...this one bukan. It's own initiative doing it.

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    3. You are so correct! :-)

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  5. and yeah, i guess being invited to help out (as a volunteer) somehow makes one feel equally (if not more) proud aside participating in the run.. after all, i guess at times it's more fun to be "kay poh" around giving support and cheers to runner than to run yourself.. :)

    p/s: though i know our Ibu Glem also "kay poh" here and there while she is really running also~~ :D

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    1. it's good to be on the sideline too, once in a while I guess.

      Though admittedly, I didn't help much la...

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  6. LOIKE!! got water stations and also refreshments, though nothing really fancy (something like sponsored items and taufu fah that our Ibu Glem kepunan for everytime, haha!!) but good enough right?? did i see watermelons in the tubs??

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    1. Yup, got watermelon ;-)

      Funnily enough, I didn't think if taufoofa this time. ;-)

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  7. it's really a good team spirit that should be promoted among the runners.. it's for the fun and really saucing it up!! not just for the race kit and finisher medal and tee, or even worse, just be a bee of the bandwagon effect~~ :)

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    1. It sure is!

      SK couldn't have put it better - this is not just for goodie bag, finisher tee or medals but for the spirit if running itself. :-)

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    1. Yup!

      And there'll be a 12-hour event in Jan. Game to join? ;)

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  9. Kaypohing pun fun la. The runners got say TQka at WS?

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    1. Of course. These are all polite and down to earth people :-)

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