Sunday, 15 February 2015

Patriot 200. For Runners With Guts, In The Spirit of Leftenan Adnan

There was a Saltfish series held last weekend (which is a series of long runs organised by the PACat Team) called Patriot 200.
Held from 9.00pm on Feb 13, 2015 to 9.00pm Feb 15, 2015, it was a 48-hours long run event and done in memory and respect for our hero, Leftenan Adnan Saidi who perished while defending our country on Feb 14, 1942 against the Japanese Occupation.

15 participants toed the starting line and most, if not all came direct from work on Friday night for the run. A few came from out of town, as far as from Terengganu! Talk about passion!

For Hubby and I, we went straight to Taman Seri Empangan in Putrajaya where the starting line of the run straight after work not as participants but as a show of support to other runners.
Participants listening to briefing before the start of the run.

The aim of the run was to allow participating runners to plan their run and complete whatever distance that they target or managed to do within 48-hours. Of course, a finisher is someone who managed to run 200K in 48 hours.

A few clocked 100K, a few more than 100K and the highest mileage done was 160K.

As mentioned in Patriot 200 FB page, it was a 100% DNF (did not finish) status. But by no means the distance that these runners did is anything to be scoffed at. You go trylah run 100K and tell me how "easy" it is for you.

To everyone involved, much respect to you.

Runners.
Organiser.
Supporters.
You are all an inspiration.

16 comments:

  1. 200k in 48 hours? Sounds like a mission impossible to me! :p

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    1. It's not supposed to be easy. ;)

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  2. aiyo ... I stick with HM first.

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    1. to be exact ... 10K first first. :)

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    2. This is not for the faint hearted Chris. ;)

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  3. 100K?? how said it's easy?? siao ah??

    even 10K is already killing many of us, or at least Thambee..

    hukhukhuk ^^

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    1. Mana tau, if Thambee try, Thambee says it's easy? ;)

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  4. Salute to those who clocked the 100k, more than 100k and the 160k...

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  5. Salute those 15 person.

    Even if DNF also have ti salyte as they have run more than me

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  6. No wonder lah, I did saw a manned pergola with team pacat's banner. I was in Putrajaya yesterday for TKC-Walk-a-Run. Hebat lah korang2 ni.

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    1. And somehow, the Pacat team got roped in also to man a WS because TKC didn't have volunteers to man one of them, I heard. Hihihi

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  7. That is so tough! Whoever enter this run definitely has a lot of passion for running.

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    1. Yup. Especially since this is a low key run devoid of glamour, media coverage or even prize money.

      The runners just want to run. :)

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  8. My knees went limp to even read this 200K in 48 HOURSSSSS!!! Amazing people they are!

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