Sunday, 23 February 2014

A Mall's Charity Run

So there's this charity run organised by Mid Valley City Megamall today, the Mid Valley City Charity Run; and somehow I was registered to run in it. Wasn't too keen about doing it initially because well... at the risk of sounding snobbish; I really rather not wake up at 5am just to go out and drive into KL to run for 30minutes.

But I did and I had fun. With friends and colleagues.

That's what counts, right? Can't be all too serious about running, all the time.
Seconds before the flag-off, at 7am sharp. 

I chose to linger, snap some photos and only made my way to cross the start line 3 minutes after flag off.
The route was still pretty much packed so can't even run in the first loop and I alternated between walking and slow jog. Passed by familiar faces whom I greeted (or rather hollered). 
Second loop soon after and to mark that you did the second loop, we were given a balloon to run with. (Actually, if you didn't have the ballon, you still get the medal if you sauntered by the finish line after 8.30am. Hohoho)

Didn't stop at the water station as didn't feel the need to. Continued to run. Continued to kacau people. Saw a few little kiddos running alongside their mom so I clapped encouragement to them. They are so CUTE!

Finish 27min later so yeah, nothing fast. Someone told me later it wasn't even a 5K distance. Just about 3.7K? I didn't switch on the GPS on my Timex so I had no idea how far I did.

After finishing, I lingered in front of the Finish arch so that I could take photos of my colleagues finishing. Got "scolded" by hubby who told me to go queue for my medal and goodie bag first, in case everything habis. LOL

Queue for each station was long but fast moving and met a few other runners while queuing and had fun chatting with them. Some I recognised, some their names completely escaped me. Sorry folks!
Since it's a Mall run, there were many sponsors from the tenants of the mall which made the goodie bag pretty awesome!

Not in photos, as the food kena walloped earlier were egg tarts, donuts, Gong Cha tea, Nestle breakfast cereal and of course MILO!

All in all,a fun event for non-runners. Actually for runners too; because of the freebies. HAHAHA But running wise, unless we started way in front of the pack, we can't really run much as the one lane closed for runners was pretty jammed with walkers.

But hey! I saw that my colleagues had fun. Good for them. They enjoyed a good morning out today, I hope. ^^

32 comments:

  1. Good la coz start sharp though its small run

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    1. It's all for charity. Not bad la they gv medal though don't hv the balloon. Just for "happy"

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    2. Just for happy la. Usually 5K run won't get medal. This one got, so attract a lot of those first time running in events.

      Usually, events that no need Menteri/Officials sure start sharp one, the exception being Seremban HM which is flagged-off by a prince no less. o.O

      Nope, Raimie didn't run. Company only paid for staff. hehehe

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    3. No car exhaust pollution too as in the one in putrajaya last year where one bigshot drive by whn ppl are running

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  2. 5 km, Gong cha, milo and egg tarts! I'm sold...

    p/s - have been horribly busy, from the looks of it might continue till mid April = =" but thought i'll pop in and say Hi :)

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    1. Hahaha for RM30, it sure was great to get all sorts of goodies though not much running done ;-)

      Oh dear! Two more months of packed schedule. Hang in there! Hope you still run.

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  3. What an enjoyable and wonderful run or loop you called it. Lol.

    So many goodies!!

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    1. It was running around the street around mid valley twice I.e. Two loops ;-)

      The sponsors are abundant!

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  4. A morning good run brings up a little great start of the day!!! =]

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    1. A short run. A great time meeting up friends. Yup, a great start. :)

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  5. warggghhh!! byknya goodies...mak aii. apa yg dlm kotak tu? vitamin?

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    1. Chicken essence.

      Kan?

      Lagi lama beratur collect goodies (sebab they all have individual booth) than the run itself. LOL

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  6. well, not think about traveling all the way downtown for that 30 minutes run, but think about meeting friends and having fun.. just for the sake of not wasting that registration, okay lah, not too bad lah, just like sometimes gastronome who is so used to fine dining may find feasting at street stalls interesting.. :)

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    1. OK OK OK

      Will think like that in future.

      But then again, I seriously don't like 5K distance. ;)

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    2. Itu SK pandai borak. How to get him running sometimes?

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    3. Yalor...

      Anay drag him la ;)

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  7. it's something different lah.. you wouldn't probably run with (so many of) your colleagues in other races that you registered yourself right?? so treat it like some "company outing" or "company team building" lah, haha~~

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    1. actually I wanted to avoid meeting colleagues outside "company arranged" events. Especially on weekends. I'm sombong like that. Hahaha

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    2. actually true also lah, working time seeing them, weekend also want to see somemore ke?? :p

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    3. True to the Mak Glam status, i understand la. I also sombong when comes to company trips overseas. I seldom want to join the colleagues in such trips. Nightmares for anay.

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    4. I guess that's why also I have so few friends. I don't really bother about my colleagues & forget about them during weekends! LOL

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  8. the goodies surely are interesting since they have got so many sponsors.. using all those vouchers in the mall may probably get you enough food for the day?? haha.. :p

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    1. aiyoh, don't think I'll be using those vouchers pun. You want?

      Mostly discount vouchers to shops la...

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    2. discount vouchers?? not interested lah, if wanna give then give free lah kan?? discount means have to spend to get the discount, they untung only.. :D

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    3. Yalah, still kena fork out money if wanna use the vouchers.

      Give me inexpensive ftee stuff better. Lol

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    4. The freebies looked good and worthwhile! Any giveaways to the bloggers? *Hint-Hint*

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    5. Alamak! The goodies were mostly food lah... all masuk perut and came out already! LOL

      Got discount vouchers though. You want?

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  9. running with those balloons could be a little challenging. They might be swaying all over. Anyway, it's such a great run.

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    1. The balloons added the fun and well, we had fun with it.

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  10. Good fun in the name of charity! Well done again, Lina!

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