How time flies and it has been a year since Ben organised his first ever Twilight Ultra Challenge back in March 2011. This Sunday, 11 March 2012, the second edition beckons and instead of starting in the evening, it starts at midnight and ends at 4pm! It's going to be one hell of a run.
Last year, to my surprised I was given bib number 1. This year round, I'm returning as number 1 again. Muahahaha... Time to defend my position, from the back that is. Hehehe...
I've made a lot of friends at last year's edition and I hope to do so again this time round. Although not many Malaysian friends will be joining this time, Chee Kong's last minute participation is certainly a very welcome addition. Besides, Ben did mentioned that he might be running along too, to cheer for runners as we run. Except for he always like to disturb me. He mentioned he will prepare a whip to "motivate" me this time round. *grin*
Last year's edition was a nightmare for myself, Jamie and Jeff. Travelling into Singapore commando style as in fly, arrive, race and leave back home, it left me lifeless. I only managed a very slow 50KM last year.
This year round, with the event starting at midnight, it will be a friendlier affair for those travelling commando. Leaving on Saturday evening and will then depart on Sunday night, I do hope I will get enough rest to hope to run a 89KM. Yes, I do plan to simulate the Comrades Marathon distance to see how fast can I cover the distance and hopefully I can do it in within 12 hours.. With as much of my Comrades Marathon race gear I've received thus far, it's time to put them to the test. I'm a runner on a mission but if all else fails, so be it as I know it will be a tiring affair. I won't be trying hard, instead I will go the smart way.
* An update from this morning of a friend's passing. She has been battling lung cancer for years. Am dedicating my this year's Twilight Ultra Challenge to this friend. May you rest in peace.