Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2010 - RUN AS ONE

Last Sunday, 27 June 2010 Ibu and her colleague went to the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2010 at Dataran Merdeka. We got on the LRT at 6.15am at the Terminal Putra station and by the time the train reached Masjid Jamek station, the coaches were already full with runners ready for either the 10km or the 5km marathon. The full marathon (42km) started at 5.00am and the half marathon (21km) at 6.15am. A total of 16,500 runners participated in this year marathon. Pity the runners for the full marathon as it was raining heavily when they started running!

Ibu and Abah registered for the 5km fun run but since that day was Abah’s birthday, we decided at the last minute not to (or was it an excuse coz both of us did not train for the marathon!). Ibu arrived at Dataran Merdeka just in time for the flag off for the 10km run at 7am. A total of 8,000 runners gathered at the starting line ready to run for the marathon. It was a good experience to see all the 8,000 runners started running after the flag off and the road was filled with people as far as the eyes could see. It was an amazing sight! We saw Fahrin Ahmad who RUN FOR A CAUSE representing the Malaysia Aids Foundation for the 10km run. A few other celebrities joined the run for various charity organizations.
After the flag off, we went to the Stanchart Tent dedicated for the staff and their families and had breakfast there. Later, Aunty Shasha and Aunty Lin arrived and ready to run for the 5km. We flagged them off at 8.00 am and later made our way to the LRT station. It was a task trying to cross the road as runners were running fast towards the finishing line! Both of them finished the run about 45 minutes later. Congratulations.

Who knows we might run next year. See you at the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2011!

Flag off for the 10km run

8,000 runners for the 10km run

The whole street was packed with runners!

The VIPs

Start & Finish

Shasha and Lin for the 5km run

They started running..or walking

The cheer leaders!!!

Stanchart tent

Winner for the full marathon

The VIP stage

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