Friday, June 29, 2012

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2012

It's another milestone for me this year at the Standard Chartered KL Marathon which was held on 24th June 2012. This marked my 2nd participation in the yearly run held by SC and this is also my 4th run ever since I started running last year. It's my fourth medal for finishing the 10km category and I must say that I could have done better if not for the heavy travel schedule for the past few weeks that I didn't get to train.

I was quite happy with the results because at least I improved by 8 minutes from my run last year. This time, I managed to complete 10.79km in 1:16:19 and I finished at the top 10% of the women open 10km category. The route is quite challenging as there were quite some elevations throughout the journey and I hate running uphill!

I'm glad Yiling also participated in this run together with Calvin. It's their first SC KL run but their 2nd run after the Energizer run a few months ago. Eventhough they are still new to the scene, they both are really good. That's why you both should sign up for the "speed" category and not the "cruise" category!

At the time I finished, Dataran Merdeka was still quite empty. However, in another 30 minutes the whole place was jam-packed! I also like the availability of Salonpas Pain Relief Spray where we can get a spray or two after completing the run.

Nando's was also there to promote their "chicken". They gave away vouchers for free Coca-Cola - how disappointing (and it has to be redeemed from a certain outlet)!

This is my running gang! Some of them has already moved on to Half Marathon and hopefully I will be also able to do that end of this year.

After such a tiring run, we head to Segambut to have some Ipoh Road Yong Tau Foo! The calories burnt was instantly replenished. The next day, I was limping to work and for the past few days, I couldn't walk properly but I was glad I managed to start training again yesterday but for a start, I only ran 2.5km before heading home for dinner. See you next week at the NTV7 Feel Good Run!


FireWire said...

Bandar Utama is a hot place to run, not much wind compared to KL Marathon. Have fun! :)

suituapui said...

Thumbs up! Congrats!!! I wouldn't be able to last 50 metres. LOL!!!

Sean said...

congratulations on doing quite well! everyone i know who participated in the run enjoyed it. i guess that's a testament to the organizers' great skills :D

starbuckers said...

Was the 10km route same as last year's route?

foongpc said...

Congrats on the run! Huh? Nando's only giving away free Coke vouchers?!

TheGunner said...

1:16... fantastic time!

eiling lim said...

FireWire: thanks!

STP: Thanks! I'm sure you can!

Sean: Thanks. Yeap the participants are ever increasing.

Starbuckers: yeap it is!

Foongpc: Thanks. Well, I only got the coke vouchers.

The Gunner: Thanks.

Teh Tarik Drinker said...

great timing for 10km. well done!


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