Sunday, 8 December 2013

Putrajaya Walk

I ran in the Energy Efficiency Run  in Putrajaya on Saturday morning. It was a great start for the weekend. 

Later in the evening, we head back to Putrajaya. This time, to keypoh-keypoh at the MKH Putrajaya 12 Hour Walk, gather for a monthly night run group, meet fellow running friends and enjoyed some fresh night air too.
The pavement of Presint 3 Putrajaya, from Wisma Tani to Palace of Justice turned into a tent village on Saturday night. Tents were put up by the 12 hour walk participants and supporters. After all, you don't need to walk the full 12 hours. You need to take a rest in between too. The event started at 8pm on Saturday and finished at 8am the next day. 
Many participants seemed to go all out with their walk during the first hour or so, but most turned into zombies by 3am! LOL
Ejah, fellow #Krazirunners. 

Me & another lady runner (who did 20-30K run that night! @.@ How awesome is that too, right?) went to "disturb" Ejah while she was taking a break in between her walk.

Congrats Ejah for completing 46km at the Walk! Ohsem lady, with legs of steel. She's absolutely cute but man, she's tough. :-)
We "lepak"ed at PACat Adventure Team station. The team had so many stuff for those doing their night run, the walkers and also those who dropped by. Generous. It was like a picnic. To Zul, Zinov & Arman, THANK YOU! Sorry kitaorang datang bawak perut je malam ni. ;-)
The Ultra Kakis came and "tengok wayang" instead. LOL

Some had finished their long, night run and was relaxing & supporting friends who joined the 12 hour walk.  You'd normally see those people seated in a row at an endurance run rather than see them watching people so this is a rare sight? Hihihi
Late night watching. "Hardcore supporters" still watching walkers doing their 1K loops at 2am in the morning.

Heckled, joked, clapped, supported to familiar faces doing the walk. hehehe
We weren't there just to watch people walk. We had our own walking session too. Just easy paced walk though and did 3 loops from Palace of Justice to Putra Bridge, turned and looped back, walked to Presint 4 and returned to Palace of Justice.

We walked 18K in 3 hours 25minutes with 2 "makan/minum/check son" stops after finishing each loops. Pale in comparison of what the walkers at the Putrajaya 12 hour walk did.

Anyway, by midnight, with the Mat Rempits on bikes and groups of cars zooming around at Presint 2, it was a tad errrm... scary to walk so it was good to stop our own walk by 1am.

We didn't stay long and went home at around 3.30am. Respect to those who did the Putrajaya 12 Hour Walk and also much respect to those who waited to support their families and friends doing the event.

Wonder whether we'll be crazy enough to consider this walk event next year? Ngeeee...

48 comments:

  1. Wouldn't be crazy as long as you passionate with it!!! =]

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    1. That's why I still wonder if I'm crazy enough to do it. 12 hours walking is no joke, passion or not. :P

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  2. thanks Kak Lina & Gai. u made my day! :)

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    1. & congrats lagi sekali! 12 hours. No joke tu!

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  3. Twelve hours walking non-stop? Hats off to everybody who finished!

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    1. Indeed.

      The walkers came in all shape, sizes and ages too. Hats off to everyone!

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  4. wow, it's kind of interesting but I suppose some would be too sleepy to do the walk in the middle of the night!

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    1. You can sleep and rest. Plenty did that. :)

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  5. Hmmm.. Still contemplating to join this Ultra event next year... Sis Gai seems determined to join this too... It's good to have such an awesome company while doing this mental, ultra distance at the wee hours too. It will makes the time flies faster too...

    What an awesome baby loops u guys did last Saturday night... Sambil2 bagi support to those walkers kan... =D

    Thanx a lot for your generous giveaway too Sis... That Vietnamese coffee sachets will have to give to my colleague since I`m not a coffeeholic... Need to repay your kindness soon then =D

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    1. Nak masuk pun kena tengok how the schedule would be for 2014, kan? ;-)

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  6. A new Lina's vocabs today! Ultra Kakis....! Muahahahahaa

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    1. HAHAHA

      Definition of Ultra Kakis : those who do 50km and more runs. The ones in the photos had done more. 89k, 100k, 160k. :-)

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  7. Oh My Goodness! These guys are all really tough and could last till wee hours. Anay would have been dead and sleeping under the bridges along the way. You even lasted til 3.30am.

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    1. If Anay join this, Anay can sleep under the bridge for a while before continuing till 8am la Anay. ;-)

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  8. This PACAT team was really good and generous to benefit the participants. From the photo, it looks like they offered all the convenience! Hopefully more good teams like them will sprout in future events. Malaysia Boleh!

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    1. Yes, they are! If you remember from my previous posts, they organised runs at very low feed too.

      There were a few independent stations like this that night. Running clubs put it up to support their members. But most were generous to others too. :-)

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    2. Fees, not feed. Haih :-P

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  9. Really salute you guys for giving up the sleeping times!
    For me I'd rather sleep, wahahah xDD

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    1. It's not everyday what... These people took up the challenge to test their limit.

      Anyway, can sleep there, like going camping. :-D

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  10. It's my first time seeing marathon runners pitching tents for a run. :P They are my heroes!

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    1. These people are not running a marathon though. They are walkers. Endurance walkers. Quite a number from Spore too, ECL :-)

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  11. HeLLo Lina,
    This is awesome. I never thought that people can actually walk for two hours. I don't have the legs of steel like Ejah. Amazing!

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    1. Two hours ok la...

      These ppl walked for 12hours! :-)

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    2. I typed wrongly. I meant to write 12 hours. Hahaha!

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  12. The idea of camping in the city is really fun. But I'm worried about the safety. However, surely you guys don't think that's a problem right? Since you guys were many.

    Anyway, this look like an interesting activity. In fact I said earlier...AWESOME!

    Have a nice day Lina.

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    1. This is an organised event, Willie. It's not a camping night-out. The organiser had informed all participants that they are allowed to put up tents for their comfort around the event boundaries. There are Marshalls, volunteers and police at any race events. That's standard.

      However, go outside the boundaries, then the participants are at their own risk.

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  13. What kind of event is this? Just walking? Oh I think it can be quite fun right? : )

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    1. I mentioned it above, it's the MKH Putrajaya 12 hour walk.

      I guess you can say it'squite fun. Plenty of hard work too!

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  14. I don't mind walking till wee hours of the morning, if can chit chat along the way of course haha! But if choose between sleep and walk, I rather sleep! Hahaha!

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    1. That's why those people participating are different from us. They don't mind losing sleep for a night. ;-)

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  15. Wow those who participated really like an owl... Can stay up so late for the run. not just stamina but their commitment to run. Salute to them. You're not that bad too. The most important is do the thing you are happy with.

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    1. Correction : this is a walking event. You get disqualified even just by looking like you're jogging in this event ;)

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    2. Pasal mat rempit tu biar jaga jaga nanti kita yang kena langgar.

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    3. Ok... Noted. If is walking I want join.

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    4. But 12hrs of walking distance... Sounds very far. But can rest, picnic for a while and continue again should be alright, if I have a gang of friends to join in.

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    5. If you trained & paced yourself during the walk, sure. Gotta be careful though... 12 hrs may be too much for our legs. That's why I haven't done this yet :-P

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  16. Tengok tu berapa km you jalan? Mana ada sloth. :P
    Nampak meriah betul. At this time I was at Big Bad Wolf...2am baru nak start tengok2 buku hehe

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    1. Jalan makan angin Millie. Tak masuk kategori fat-burn lansung. :-P

      Zaini actually wanted to go to BBWS after coming back from Putrajaya ari tu. Gila! :-P

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  17. mak oi....no wonder you lepak there so long la....till have tents there. didnt notice have tent in FB post

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    1. Show a bit here, show a bit there :-P

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  18. wow, 12-hour walk!! this is indeed a challenging thing to do huh?? challenging not only the physical energy, but also the determination and willpower of the contestants!! salute everyone who have successfully completed the mission!!

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    1. You said it perfectly!

      It's not only challenging physically but one also need mental strength to do this.

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  19. so this Mak Glam finished her run and walked around kacau-kacau her friends huh?? naughty bunny she is!! :p

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    1. Heh...

      You sound like a certain someone la, commenting like that. Bwahaha

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  20. when i was in Japan couple of days earlier, i saw from TV they were having this 24-hour run, you plan your time whether you want to eat, sleep or run within this 24-hour and the one who ran the furthest distance is claimed the winner..

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    1. one guy just ran non-stop for 24-hours!! OMG, he is really a super steel man!! really salute his willpower and spirit to fight for what he has promised himself..

      p/s: are you going to do this one day?? :p

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    2. Ah Boy,
      Was it the Jingu Gaein?

      I just read a bit on the 24 hours World Championship. I'm like WOW! @.@

      Me? Not yet.

      Let's start with 6 hours, 9 hours, 12 hours... gradually, yeah? :P

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