Sunday, 11 March 2012

Brooks HM 2012: Bukit Jalil Conquered!

Brooks Half Marathon 2012 has been held at Bukit Jalil National Stadium this morning. This time I only take 10km category, planned to make my first half marathon (21km) with StanChart KL Marathon this coming June.

For this running event, we get a Brooks exclusive singlet, race bib, uniquely-shaped timing chip (at least unique for me), and an RM120 Brooks voucher. This voucher is only valid for purchase of more than RM300 in 1 item. Whoa!!! Hahaha...

Half marathoner (21km) has been flagged up at 5.45am, 10km at 6.15am, and 5 km at 6.30am. Therefore, I decide to come very early to the stadium. I go take my younger brother at Hentian Bas Jalan Duta who has just arrived from Penang for the sake of this run. Credit to him. After that, we decide to go straight away to the stadium. At that time, the clock showed 2.03am. No one's there yet, except a few numbers of event volunteers. I just continue sleeping after that.

My bro didn't sleep yet. He went to search for power supply to charge his phone. Around 3am, I have been woken up by the sound of cars came in. I am so lazy to look but to ask my bro. He said the 'volunteers'.

Only at 4am, my bro said there's a lot of participants coming in the stadium car park. My bro just can't sleep actually. After 4pm, the organizer started to charge RM2 for parking. Lucky that we came early, we can save RM2 for toll. Haha.

Only at 4.30am, I decide to wake up and change. Using towel, we juz change beside our car. Haha. Unfortunately for the sponsor, we decide not to wear the singlet given. I doesn't look fit to our 'body'. Haha. Me and my bro finally just wear Malaysia football jersey. He's wearing an away kit, and I'm a home kit. Haha.

The race route is crazy. A lot of long distance slopes. Most of my friends having personal worst, instead of personal best. Maybe lack of training or sumthing.

I am having a damn suffering pain on my chest, causing a short breathing. I admit that I am nearly cry, cause I know if not because of that pain, I am not that tiring. I am nearly made decision to call over medic, to take me away, but I keep my mental strong. I know my body can do well and better than my mind.

I am so happy and glad that finally I finished it. I know I am not happy with the time but to try next time again. After this, I won't have 10km event no more at least until July.

After this ---> 17km Penang Malakoff, 15km 2XU, 15.5km Energizer, 15km LHKSAS, 12km PJ Dawn, StanChart 21km. Wish me the best, mate!