Sunday, May 11, 2008

World Asthma Day Jogathon 2008...

Event: World Asthma Day Jogathon 2008
Venue: Padang Merbuk, Kuala Lumpur
Date: 11 May 208
Time: 8.00am
Distance: 5KM (by officials)
Shoe: adidas Response Control 7
By Frank

3.5 hours after completing my Putrajaya Night Run, it all comes down to my third running event within a time of 25 hours. The World Asthma Day Jogathon is a charity event to help promote the awareness of asthma. Coming into this event with a sore and tight legs, and not forgetting the blister and the wound I suffered earlier, I decided to just run comfortably and to finish the whole run.

Group photo before the run...

As usual, met up with the usual gang and had our group photo taken before proceeding the the starting line. Bump into Kenny who arrived late. Had s short chat with him before the event started at 8.00am. Out of a sudden, stitch attack me out of no where. I haven't even yet started running and the pain came. Gosh... It's not making my run any easy, especially just having done the earlier 2 runs. The starting venue was bad as it was located in the middle of the field of Padang Merbok. Being a field, it was unstable. I tried to avoid any holes as I do not want to sprain my ankle. As I entered the tarmac road, everything got better and I ran at a very comfortable pace and just hope to get everything over with as fast as soon as possible. The route is almost the same as the recent Olympic Torch Relay Fun Run where is was hilly. Making my way to Bank Negara, I bumped into Andy who was returning after his long run. After completing around 1.5KM, I heard Kelvin and Saiful shouting at my name. These 2 jokers were literally shouting throughout the entire 5KM. Some might find them irritating but at least, they brought me entertainment and laughter especially during this run when I was struggling with pain. And with it, I quickly found myself completing the run sooner than expected as I crossed the finish line at 00:31:59.

To the finish line...

Meeting up with more friends after the run...

And so with this event, I have successfully completed 3 runs within 26 hours, running a distance of 45KM! Not an easy task I will say and despite being tired and in pain due to blisters, I am certainly proud of my achievement.

3 comments:

CapArnabBrand said...

Solid man... super tough man you are... 3 runs back-to-back..

Runnerz said...

Thanks. Gotta be smart in undertaking something like this. I had planned my diet earlier to make sure that my body gets all the nutrients it needed. But mental strength needs to be there too.

Kenny said...

I very salute you for the determination to run 3 runs . Continue the determination to train well and all the best in Sundown !