Sunday, July 31, 2011

adiNation Run

After having been training in the mountains for months in preparation for the Mount Kinabalu Climbathon in October 2011, it is indeed good to be back running on the tarmac again for me.

It was a fun outing running in the adiNation Run on Sunday morning, 31 July 2011. The size of the crowd was not too big and it was a well organized event. BRAVO  to the organizer, Adidas Malaysia! For all registration, whether payment for medals or just a free run, all are given proper bib numbers to run.

Do click here to view photos taken by yours truly (KC).

For the 15km category that I ran, there were ample water stations – five of them – with the last 3 serving 100 Plus drinks other than the standard bottled water. One interesting observation: all volunteers are a different group of youngsters. Adidas Nation Runs attract a complete different group of runners, followers and supporters.
Bukit Julutong at Shah Alam is just superb for hosting this adiNation Run. The roads are wide, not much traffic and the houses lining the running routes are just pleasing to the eyes in their designs. While passing by a football field about three kilometres before the finishing line, the backyard of the houses are like individual garden with big lot of land. And the icing on the cake was that the weather was cool and breezy that morning which was just superb for a run.

 Yours truly (KC) after crossing the finishing run in the 15km category. I got 23th postion... not too bad, though timing can be improved further.

I was running quite fast that morning, wanting to test out my endurance level and also the new Adidas Supernova shoes. One funny feeling: used to start/stop conditions in trail running in the mountains, I always have the urge to stop and walk for a while.
At the finishing point, they served breakfast, watermelon, Milo drinks, etc. Since that was a small crowd, a lot of food was left unfinished.
Other interesting observation: during the lucky draw, even a simple Adidas running vest can create much frenzy, enthusiasm and heightened screams ... okay, it is the perceived branding in our mind wanting to own these gear.

Your truly (KC) ... this photo courtesy of Victor Chong / Elaine ... thanks
I am wearing my new Adidas Supernova running shoes ... click here
 The Bukit Jelutong Club's own band entertaining the runners that liven up the admosphere of the event.

Celine enjoying the rhythmical beat of the drums

 Lots of lucky draws for the lucky runners

 The grand prizes

 Congratulations to Celine for achieving the 3rd placings in Women's 10km run. BRAVO !!

 More runners are returning to the finishing line

 One group photo for rememberance.

 It was very thoughtful of Eileen and group who bought a cake to celebrate Tony's birthday... the birthday boy is in light blue.

Krishnan, the Head of Running of Adidas (M), presenting the top prize to Jason Loh - the Champion again ... he was the champion in the Rexona Men Adventure Challenge a week ago ... click here

Posted by KC Leong

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