Sunday, 11 May 2014

Mother's Day Run, With Firefighters

I actually registered for the 15K Larian Hari Keputeraan Sultan Azlan Shah in Kuala Kangsar which was held on Sunday, May 11th but decided not to go after all. Instead, I got myself a Larian Bomba bib and did 10K run on Mother's Day. :-)

The 10K at Larian Bomba was my first 10K event that I ran in, in a looooong while. How long? My last 10K was at the Salomon X-Trail Run way back in September 2012!

Just like the 7K Energy Efficiency Run that I did in December last year, I was very nervous doing this. I don't really like shorter distance run. Not that I run much longer distances but I much prefer running a 21K than a 5K! Sound so pompous, right? Kikiki

So nervous, I had to search for the toilet a couple of times before the start. Nervous = pee. Didn't even bother look for a toilet when I did the 21K SKyhawk Nature Run in January! MUAHAHA
Was quite surprised at the turnout as there were several running events being held on the same day, not only in Klang Valley but in other states too. Some KL runners traveled outstation to run on Sunday.
The 10K runners waiting eagerly for the flag-off.
The unique flag-off. A signature for Bomba Run. On the firetruck crane. ;)

Larian Bomba is one of the cheapest run I know of in Klang Valley. Granted, it's a no frills kinda run. No distance marker. No timing chip. Limited medal (150 medals for Men Open, 120 medals for Women Open and Men Jr. Veteran, 80 medals for Women Veteran and Men Sr Veteran). Cotton tee. Only two water stations for 10K route. One at around KM4 and another near KM8.

I didn't mind.

The usual route if one is running in KL is nice, even on a really hot and sunny day like what we had on Mother's Day. Traffic marshaling was good. Plus the finishing area and medal & certificate counters were very organised.

I hadn't been running much lately especially none that includes speedwork so I had no expectation of a fast finish. Started really slow somewhere in the middle and because of the crowd, could only manage a slow trot which actually was a good thing.

The crowd started to dissipate after KM2, going uphill.

A fellow runner, Kah Yen caught up and said hi before speeding off. Nice to chat with him as I haven't seen him in AGES!

Ran, walked, ran... until I finally saw the finish line. *phew* Still managed to bag one of the 120 medals offered for my category. *double phew* Immediately stash the medal into my pocket and went around disturbing runners. Haha
Running friends and familiar faces.
I've seen this lady a few times in some of the races I joined and she'd always stayed just in front of me. I decided to say hi and introduce myself to her after the run. We always make new friends when we're out running. ^^
This lady can be seen in a lot of races in Klang Valley too and I just had to coax her for a photo together. ^^
The lady wore a nice grey baju kurung while she did the 10K and was pacing the guy. They were always slightly in front of me during the run and I like how she kept on motivating him to move forward. She was a hit with the "abam" polis trafik and firemen too. As I was behind her, I saw them taking her photos after she passed by! 
Lepak-lepak a bit, take more photos here and there... looked at the Bomba exhibition and whatnot...
and later got this taken.

The highlight of my Bomba Run 2014! LOL
then we went off to have brunch.

Son insisted on treating Mommy to a brunch. Insisting to pay for them even! ^^

Daddy is now in the kitchen, preparing the beef stew that Mommy loves so much.

What a nice Mother's Day for me. :-)

And oh yeah... 6 hours after finishing my run; I finally had a look at my medal. Quite nice la.
One more for the mooncake box. ;-)

52 comments:

  1. Great to see you Lina. Nice medal, jeles haha.....

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    1. hahaha

      always good to run in Women category when it comes to limited medal :P

      Great to meet you too! :)

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  2. fuyoh, Larian Bomba on Mother's Day.. no wonder took Mak Glam 2 hours to do just short run.. too many "beautiful sights" along the route and need to take photo huh?? hehehe~~ :p

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    1. I should do two hours!

      Instead I did less than that. kekeke

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  3. oh, Mak Glam went to Plan B for brunch again ke?? i see 2 telur and 1 batang on the table.. fuyoh, glam lah, big breakfast again, but then hey, it's Mother's Day!! surely must have a little celebration other than the promised hugs and kisses right?? :)

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    1. I got to run a "mere" 10K today with hubby and son waiting. Wonderful enough for my mother's day present. ^^

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    2. mak oi...some more taruk as "Mere" ....mampui me if ask me run that LOL

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    3. at the risk of sounding like an arrogant git, I do 10K run on weekdays dei... not racing! LOL

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  4. Aww.. your son is so sweet. Happy Mother's Day :)

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    1. He sure is. :)

      Thanks Cube :)

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  5. if i join, i sure the last one to reach, hehe...

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    1. so?

      Being the last one can be fun too! :)

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  6. I heard this is one of the toughest race for men open category in town. But I think it still worth the sign up cause of cheap registration fees.

    Congratulations for the limited medal :)

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    1. Always tougher for men.

      Yeah, agree worth it for the cheap fees. Hard to get cheap ones nowadays. BTW, Ipoh Run is quite cheap, yes? You've registered? :)

      Thanks Neoh ^^

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    2. Ipoh half marathon?
      Yes RM35, and I registered.
      But the online registration and portal is so crappy hence I am not sure if I registered successfully, even I paid the fees.... :(
      If registration is not good, I will bandit saja lah... :P

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    3. Hahaha

      But registration with no payment details ke? Like that OK la :P

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  7. Well done ! I also don't even dare to participate in a marathon, too lazy and too taxing ! Lol

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    1. I dun mind a marathon. I just dun like anything less than 10K. LOL

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    2. 5KM enough for me...lol

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    3. That's also good because some can't even do 5 ;)

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  8. I like your hard-earned medal. It's always fun to meet people with similar interests and make new friends. Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. Yup. Running is a great way to meet new friends and that's why I love it. :)

      Happy Mother's Day too ECL :)

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  9. Looks like there're a lot of participants!

    And you took photo with those macho men! ;)

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    1. There were.

      I also took photos w friends what.... hahaha

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  10. The medal is so cool, good for you that be able to get one of 120 medals!!!

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  11. hoot hoot!! so many leng chai there!

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  12. Not surprising leh if got people travel from outstation for this. Why not? It's a passion mah

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    1. Ppl from KL travel outstation. HAHAHA

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  13. oooooooo got pic with firemen!!!!!!!!! hebat!!!!!
    hehe
    congrats on getting that medal! :)

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    1. Macho firemen pulak tu! LOL

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  14. should ask the big guys to carry you and take the pictures.. wink wink

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  15. Fuyoh! Hunky firefighters with Mak Glam!

    ---> see your blog title, I terus lompat masuk (^0^)

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    1. Ahem.... malu-malu kucing pula berdiri kat tepi macho guys :p

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  16. Now you know how to attract Ah Hua back to commenting, by posting lots of hunks!

    Happy Mother's Day to you, Lina!

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    1. Happy Mother's to Ah Hua too!

      Long time no hear!

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    2. I tershocked to see Ah Hua here!!! Her hamsap radar can detect from Taiping! Fuyoh!

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    3. I also tershocked lah! LOL

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  17. Congrats Kak Lina on your 10km Bomba Run... Secured the limited medal on a Mother's Day and Raimie belanja makan some more... That's happiness!

    Happy belated Mother's Day yaa... Every day is a Mother Day also... Loves to make my Mom happy too ;-D

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    1. Happiness is being surrounded by loved ones. Makan free bonus. Hihihi

      Thanks for the wish ;)

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  18. i suke bab makan2 after race tu...hahahahahhhaaa..
    untunglaaaaa dpt be picca dgn abang gantangggg awwww

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    1. Awwwwww...

      Lepas ni agaknya ada tak on 24/5? hihihi

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  19. Happy Mother's Day. You look so happy.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I was happy. :)

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  20. Wow! Look at their beef cake muscles of the bomba squad! Sure ladies and male weaklings would ogle.

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  21. You cracked me up! Looking for toilets to pee coz nervous! Letchumy also serupa. Muahahaha

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  22. Congrats to Mak Glam for the successful 10KM Run!!!! We are proud of you always.

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