Sunday, 5 July 2015

Ultra Running 101 Clinic

An ultra marathon running clinic which was an initiative by the organisers of Putrajaya 100, Penang 100 and Route 68 Challenge was held on Saturday, July 4th 2015 at Taman Seri Empangan in Putrajaya.

It was held on Saturday night, after Terawih prayers so the clinic started at 10.00pm.

Various topics such as history of ultra marathons, preparation for a race, training tips, race strategy, nutrition and hydration during the race and importance of race gears was covered during the clinic and then participants get to do a short (ehem) 10K run, led by Santai Runners.

The clinic also enables those new to the ultra running scene to get to know familiar faces in the Malaysia ultra running; be it runners, race directors or volunteers. There were a few that I noticed who have absolutely no idea who the people that came as speakers were!

It was also a chance for us to meet our friends and have an excuse to makan! Because a number of generous people brought a whole lot of food to the clinic too. Thank you!

There were four speakers at the clinic and they talked about a different topic each.
First speaker, Jeff Ooi talking about Ultra marathons, the history and what ultra marathons is all about.
Second speaker, Jason Tan talking about mandatory gears in ultra marathons and training and racing tips. 
Third speaker, Arman Arshad elaborating more about the history of ultra marathons, dos and don'ts and other requirements for ultra marathons.
Fourth speaker, ET Tey talking about runners' etiquette and responsibility & safety.

It was a good first clinic especially to those who are aiming to do their first ultra marathons, to learn more on what it means to run in one and what is required.

However, I do wish some of the participants respect the speakers and refrained from talking amongst each other loudly at the back and making it hard for those who wanted to listen to the speakers hear anything.

Basic etiquette is always important. Running or respecting others.

I hope there will be more clinics held in the future and maybe with a longer run (but I'll be looking for a slower group to run with. Hohoho).
And we even celebrated a fellow runner's birthday too, who happened to celebrate her birthday on the 4th of July. ^^

For future information on future similar clinics, do check out PACat Adventure Team FB page or Ultra Running - Malaysia FB page.

11 comments:

  1. this clinic is a very useful event especially for the beginners..

    and I agree with Mak Glam on those who "buat bising" at the back.. if they do not want to listen, then please leave, else just keep their mouth shut to show respect.. make noise unless you are supporting the speaker..

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    1. Right?

      After kena shuush also still chatter loudly. So inconsiderate.

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  2. Me too do not like it when people talk among themselves when the speaker is speaking.

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    1. Right? They have the choice to sit away from the venue.

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  3. Dislike when those people talking when the speaker is speaking...

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  4. I think i needed to attend these running clinics to learn more about running. Of course, I go for HM first ! hehehe

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    1. There should be a number of running clinics held by running clubs and organizers prior to a race. Just look them up.

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  5. Yah, I don't understand why those people just kept quiet for few minutes and let the speaker finish their speech first, sometimes not I gossip want to listen to their conversation, but mostly those they're chit chatting can be wait. And also I met one who don't know why follow whatever the speaker said, he will repeat again what he said. Like "this marathon is since xxxx year...." then this man will tell the person next to him "oh, this is from xxxx year..." continuously till the end....Like seriously???

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