Runnerz Circle may be a blog and a physical store, but there is just 1 more entity behind it which has yet to be unwrap. It's the team of people and athletes that made it possible. Currently consisting of myself, Chin Chin, Yann Kai, Michelle, Jamie and Keat Seong from the athletic side, our job is simple enough, to promote the sport we all like and to make new friends and to have fun. Come this Saturday, 9 October 2010, Team Runnerz Circle will be introduced to the race scene at The North Face 100 2010 (TNF 2010) at Singapore participating in the 100KM Duo (50KM for each runner).
Representing Team Runnerz Circle will be yours truly, Frank partnering Jamie. Training has come and go, and this weekend will be it. It will my fourth ultra marathon and my second on trail. Training has been fun with loveable friends like Chin Chin, Poh Seng, Yim, Karen, Syah, Ian and many others.
Not the entire Malaysia contingent will be running the 100KM Duo though. Raymond and Michelle will be running the 50KM Duo (25KM for each runner). And there is the 100KM Solo (2 loops of the 50KM race route) which will be tackled by Yip whom I'm so proud of. He earned his rights to race in this by running a sub 10 hour race at the 84KM Sundown Ultra Marathon 2010. It was my wish to run this too, but I failed to qualify. But it may turn out to be a blessing in disguise as I am seriously not ready for it due to work. Perhaps the next year.
TNF 2010 wasn't my Class A race. In fact, I just want to have fun and to gain experiences from it. However, there was some changes to it yesterday as I decided to upgrade it to a Class A- as I do want to do my sponsors proud for this major event. I even got Jamie sponsored too, although his gears weren't as complete as mine. However, there were still some chances till this Friday. I do hope he will get it.
3 days to go till Jamie's debut in the ultra scene, I'm really looking forward to this trip and race with this friend of 3 years. Till then, wish not only us, Team Runnerz Circle luck but also to the entire Malaysia contingent which include Raymond, Michelle, Chin Chin, Poh Seng, Yim, Haza, Kash, Ian, Syah, Shanaz and the pride of all, Yip. Let's rock and roll!