My very short weekend in KL was for the SHAPE Night Run 2010, my 3rd event for the year.
Here's some pictures to tell the story :
Arrived just after 6 pm, via KLIA Transit and Nadi Putra bus. As expected, the atmosphere was kinda festive - music, booths, etc.
My first ever experience using a Portaloo. Claustrophobic! Just like on planes.
Goodie bags galore - pink for ladies, red for the men. As long as you finish you get one.
I wish I had them roller blades!
These friendly kids wanted to camwhore so I obliged :)
Waiting - not long afterwards they started the warm up session with instructors from True Fitness. The upbeat music was from BEP and we wound it down with Jason!
MCs - Jay, I-don't-know-who, and Ferhad. I think they ran the Fun Run 5 km.
Pole dancing! Thankfully more of the athletic kind, rather than the erotic ;P Crazy limbs. Very strong core.
No mantra this time (the ink wouldn't stick) so I had my pink ribbon instead.
Waiting in the pen.
The first marker I noticed. I don't know who that is, I just snapped a pic and ran on. And ran and ran and...then walked. From 4km onwards I adopted a walk-run strategy. The night was cool from a nice light breeze. We ran past buildings and bridges, no pics though.
One more!! It's so close already! We had to go around another building for the final 2 km. I was almost cursing.
Posing with my goodie bag and cert - didn't even bother to wipe my sweat, haha. Later I found that I was covered with a thin film of dust all over. Hmmm.
Impromptu 'friends'; took pictures and then they said 'See you next year!' and I said Penang! Penang! :) We laughed.
Goodie bag was okaylah - pink towel, pink razor, 6(!!!) small bottles of CLEAR shampoo, apple snack, Perskindol, TruDTox, a can of Revive, 2 granola bars, NTFlam, Rilax, vouchers (Kenko, LabSeries, Juiceworks, True Fitness, Mierica). Bottle of water and green apple after the race.
Good Things :
- good accessibility.
- goodie bag! :)
- (warm) water stations every 2 km I think - but no isotonic.
- good markers, traffic control, marshalls.
- smaller crowd :)
Not So Good Things :
- weird flag off. A non-event.
- 'Aunty' doing part of the emcee-ing. Huh?
- no cheering teams.
Overall I had fun and definitely want to be back next year!