Sunday, August 10, 2008

2008 Adidas King Of The Road


This year's KOTR event venue was shifted to Shah Alam instead of Sunway. Nevertheless, I think overall the 2008 Adidas KOTR was well organised. It could be flawless if plain water stations were also provided (organiser provided only isotonic drink!) and distance markers were displayed.

As the entry form stated that the distance will be a 22.7km half marathon, I had mentally prepared myself that it's going to be a long race. However, the never-ending of uphills and round-abouts had really caught me by surprise! I should rename this KOTR as "Killer Of The Round-abouts".

And if this was not enough, another surprise awaited me at the finishing line - I won RM200 for my 10th placing! With a timing of 1:47:46, I believe I was really lucky today because under the normal circumstances, I would certainly be empty-handed.

To add to my joy, Wai Mun also won the same amount with a 10th placing! We celebrated our rewards at the nearby Secret Recipe after the race.

8 comments:

aharis said...

Wow! 10+10 = RM400

Congrats to both of u.
I'm awaiting Penang KOTR...duh!

yipwt said...

congrats john,

That's a fast pace u put there...but these fellows should give water...not 100 plus all the way.

CP Waterman said...

Wah many congrats! Can spend some money on those "funny" fish in the pool liao. hehe

gary goh said...

congrats jwm,so both of you hv to buy me breakfast this sunday..hahaha

John said...

Thank you all.

Waterman,
We have to start saving money for our trip to Europe. So those fishes have no chance to "eat" our feet liao, hehehe...

Gary,
Aiya, we buy you breakfast, lunch & dinner-lah....hahaha.

Maclan J. Matthew said...

Hi,

Im inspired to read your blog. Keep it up. I hope to run in M'sia and meet with other M'sian runners. Have a good happy running.

Ibanrunner

www.ibanrunner.wordpress.com

John said...

Hi Iban Runner
Thank you for visiting my blog. I found your blog very interesting too and have linked it to mine. Let's inspire each other and hope to run with you one day.

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