Sunday, 27 April 2014

Pisang Relay, The Second Round

We entered the inaugural Pisang Relay Run held in Taman Bukit Jalil last year. It was held during the Mother's Day weekend last year and what a perfect Mother's Day celebration it was for me! ^^ Read the post about it here.
We're Pisang Sengal team this year! Hubby was the Pisang Besar (Big banana), Son was the Pisang Kecil (Small Banana) and me, Tokey Pisang (Banana Boss). LOL
We did not have the time to collect our race-kit on Saturday so we collected our race kit on race day and it was pretty fast and efficient. Thanks Hong Lan! ^^
Race day. Met and chatted with friends before the event started. Here, with the GC bunch. 
At the starting line.

The event started at 7:30am sharp after a warm-up session conducted by Celebrity Fitness.

Yup, you saw right. There's a guy with a banana on his head. Banana-san and his team joined last year too. LOL

Pisang Relay is a fun run event but by no means everyone was running slow that day. There was a mixture of really fast, podium placing runners, runners running with families and slower ones. Good mixture. 

It needs to have the "fun run" approach as it is held in a particularly well visited public park and we're sharing the paths with others. ^^

We faced an incline almost immediately upon starting and the rest of the route is by no means flat. A good hill speedwork training can be done here. *pant pant*
With the volunteers in charge of water spraying. These guys are a HOOT! Thanks a bunch fellas for your cheeriness! It's infectious! 
At the "transition" area you saw runners getting ready for the baton (banana) handing-over and dedicated photographers waiting to take us runners' photos. Love them photogs!

Anyway, a noticeable difference from last year's Pisang Relay; there was no announcement made when a runner was approaching this area for the next runner in the team to get ready and be on stand-by unlike last year. I guess it was because the crowd was bigger this year?
Raimie with another 1.5K more to go in his second loop. Each of the runners in the Pisang Relay needed to do two loops of 2.72K. Yes, you see even little kiddos doing them! Salute!

This is what I love about this event. Anyone can enter. Not many running events have family run categories or allow those under-12 to participate and that's why despite the rather high fees to enter Pisang Relay, we didn't mind paying for it for a chance to run together as a family team. Milo Breakfast Run is another great event for those wanting to run with their families. Another one would be McDonald's Olympic Day Run, which I'm waiting for the registration to open. 
Another noticeable difference between last year and this year - there were more teams with kids this year. We only saw a handful last year but there were loads this year.

And aren't these cute kids tough? Gotta respect them! There's even kids only team. How cool is that?

Most teams chose to finish with their third runner running hand-in-hand which is so nice ans sweet. Teamwork!
Also sweet is the support from those not running that day but still came to cheer and support their friends. Thanks!!!
We may be the last few teams to finish but who cares?

We had fun!

And to GC members, thank you for staying back until I finished the run. *muaks*

We finished the run, collected our medals, had our breakfast and waited for the lucky draw to start.
First, thanking the volunteers for their time and effort in making this event a success and ensuring us runners to have a fun time.
All ready for the lucky draw!

Great sponsors and awesome prizes this year!
We were lucky this year. Son won a RM100 voucher from Bike Elementz. Yeay!
There's even a prize for best costume with the prize of a Doof valued at RM499. Congrats Aizat for winning it. He was also lucky to win a lucky draw prize.
Our goodie bag. First time I received a toothbrush and a toothpaste in my goodie bag but they will certainly come handy!
We chose to purchase the event t-shirts and here they are with our medals. The tees can be another team shirt for our next run together. :-)

We had fun. We had our workout. We met friends, old & new. 

Thank you Pisang Relay organiser, volunteers and runners for a great Sunday morning outing!

If you want to see more photos taken during the event, head over to my FB album. Enjoy!

35 comments:

  1. oh, the very fun Pisang Relay!! hahahaha.. nice one for getting your young man and big boy to run together as a team huh?? but no costume for Mak Glam ke?? hehehe, i saw a huge banana on the head of a guy in front of the starting line.. he didn't win the best costume ke?? haha.. he got a big opponent Diva Aizat kot.. :D

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    1. He left early.

      I don't know think he even aimed to get the best dressed prize ;-)

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  2. wah, lucky lah your young man he got a RM100 voucher!! yeah!! can so shopping with him and see if he manage to find and buy something he likes.. hmmm, maybe giving you a free RM100 voucher, but you end up spending RM1000 there?? kekekeke ;p

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    1. Would be better if get RM1000 voucher! Lol

      Yala, wanna spend the RM100 voucher, later top up until RM1000! HAHA

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  3. this Pisang Relay seems to be a lot more fun than the other races lah.. i see kids also involved and families build up their own team.. all for the sake of fun instead of really wanted to win.. now that's the true sportsmanship agree?? ah, goodies bag, all practical stuffs, hehehe!! :)

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    1. Agree.

      Of course, there's nothing wrong about being competitive either. ;-)

      Good goodie bag, right? Hihi

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  4. Another run ? Thought you just had the bukit larut run !

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    1. Aiyoh, Bukit Larut was on 20/4. Pisang was yesterday. ;-)

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  5. Yayyy Congratz to Raimie for winning the Lucky Draw too... Thanks Kak Lina for the pics... It seems that nobody likes to eat the lebam squeezed pisang baton after the run ;)

    Best lah Pisang Relay Run... Had so much fun running, high 5s and cheering other runners... Will run again next year ;D

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    1. Takpe, banyak monyet setia menunggu pisang-pisang tu, lebam or otherwise.

      Congrats again on your double wins.

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    2. I am sure the monyets had a good time laughing at him from branch to branch! Hikk Hikk Hiikkk Hakk Hakkkk!!!!

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    3. Seriously there were many monkeys at the park when I was passing the hilly part... Became so scared too... Even there's one auntie in front of me freaked out too hehee

      Thanx btw... Next year must try to wear more creative headgear leyy hehee ;)

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    4. woi...dont throw away the pisang la...can bring home make banana cake...banana cake mmg want pisang penyet LOL

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    5. But this one sure got extra sodium.... from sweat. You want ah? Lol

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  6. Pisang relay? Sounds very interesting!

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  7. What a fun activity for the Pisang Event this year! The names are comical but do they limit only 3 Pisangs per family? What if there is a 5 Pisang Team? Other names might be Goreng Pisang, Pisang Merah and Pisang Penyet! Wakakaka

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    1. Too many la. If 5, then I also will have trouble finding team members ;-)

      There are plenty of crazy pisang teams names there. Next year, anay must join with letchumi n thambee hihihi

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    2. I bet Thambee won't ever join races! His karipap hair will be mangled, so he rather stay at home la.

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    3. I can lend you J to make up 3 members LOL...Me orang tua semput to run the relay

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  8. Wah! Aizat won the prize! Congrats to the Diva! His costume looked funny like a Banana Monster. Bwahahahaha!

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    1. Aiyoh anay!

      People dressed up so nice you call him Banana monster pulak. :p

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    2. I am just teasing him. He is really sporting and brave!!! We should have more people like him to make the world more fun.

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    3. Thanx Anay! I'll take it as a complement.. Hahahaa... Banana Viking actually... I bet the kids were scared when they looked at me last Sunday morning... Kihkihh

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    4. Viking banana or banana viking....LOL...Congras

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  9. Go! PISANG! Oppsss sounds so wrong...LOL

    love the new profile pic in FB...muhahaha

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  10. Yah, who care is the last or the first, the fun part is being participate, right?

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    1. And don't look down at people who are last. Motivate them and applaud them instead :)

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    2. Yes, as for me...I always be the last one in running, hahaha!!!

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