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A brief report by PK Chan:
The Bangkok Marathon on Sunday 26 November 2006 was held to celebrate the 60th anniversary of His Majesty the King's accession to the throne. There was about 30,000 participants (report from local media) taking part in the 5 km fun runs, 10 km and the 42.2 km races.
There were at least 35 of Pacesetters members taking part in the full Marathon as well as the shorter 5 km and 10 km runs. The run was unexpectedly hot and humid despite the early starts at 2:00 a.m. (above 5 hours finishers) and 3:30 a.m. (below 5 hours elite runners).
We ran the first 30 km on the elevated expressway which was straight and monotonous combined with some undulating stretches before getting into town area. It was a memorable run for most of us especially those who completed their first Marathon. Congratulations to Connie and Sharon.
Most of us did not do well in our finishing time. Our best runner was Kenny who finished 4:50. Teresa did Malaysian proud to finish 3rd in her age group. I completed my 10th marathon in disappointing timing – 4:41:22.
Results are now on web: www.championchip-thailand.com/marathon results
The Thai traditional massage did help us to speed up our recovery after the grueling runs.