This few years, running event seems to be very 'in'. Some friends are so into it, and been running almost every month or two or maybe more frequent. I had thought of trying it since I quite enjoy running too, except that I am too lazy to register and commit.
In May, after have been convinced by my fellow physicist friends, I decided to try it for real in Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) 2014. Registered in 10 km leisure category, I think it would be a good start. Plus, it'll be a healthy gathering for us physicists (batch 2005) where some of them I haven't met for at most 2 years. We are six, 4 of us in 10 km leisure, one 10 km cruise and one in full marathon (42.192 km). The latest is the craziest I could think of to start with (for me la hehe).
Well, yesterday is finally the day; SCKLM 2014. After about 5 months registering, I manage to train about 12 times maybe, but never achieve 10 km.
|Looking 'fresh' before the run.|
|My view in 15 minutes running|
Gun started at 7.45 am for my category, I delayed about 4 to 5 minutes from the starting point and manage to finish my 10 km run in 1 hour 34 minutes. Based on the provisional results (not yet final), I was 1725th in my category, from about 3000 others participant. I ran behind 57% of the runners in the category. It definitely not bad at all for my first time. Isn't it?
Counting in every run I made (including my regular evening/morning run), the first km will be the hardest and once through, the rest is actually much easier. As this is my very first 10 km, it means a lot to me. I am very excited and glad I did not feel like dying to finish it, comparing my first 400 meter run, back when I was in form 3 (age 15). Hehe.
|With Maisarah and our finishing medals.|
|Waiting for another member.|
|The running fizikawan: Maisarah, Wan 'Oney', Hafiz, Ain, Hajar and Shafiq.|
|After run silly pose|
|Sushi treat after event. Thanks Oney!|