Weekend Race Report: Men’s Health/Shape Run 2011 and Klang Admiral 5A Charity Run 2011

I had a very interesting weekend, which surprisingly didn’t involve video games. I took part in two runs, one on Saturday night, before taking part on a Sunday morning run several hours later. The former was the Men’s Health/Shape Run 2011 that took place in Putrajaya with a distance of 12.3 KM.

The run was a very nice one, it took us on a scenic route through 3 different bridges that connected Precinct 3 with the rest of the administrative city of Putrajaya. You can’t believe how beautiful the bridges are at night and the rest of the course was a mix of flats and inclines.

The race itself was pretty well organized, although I wished there was a staggered start. The turnout for the 12.3 KM event was massive and that made for a really cramped and slow start. The second water station was a bit of a mess.

The thing about short distance runs is that there’s always a huge number of runners going through any given water station (like a round of Lemonade Tycoon…there..my first video game analogy in a while) so it pays to be prepared.

Anyways, I managed to clock a 1 hour 18 minute time but I felt I could have gotten faster…which I did several hours later with a personal best for a 10 K at the Klang Admiral 5A Charity Run 2011. It was held at the Sultan Sulaiman Stadium, with the route taking us past the Istana onto the highway to Port Klang, before turning back past Harbour Place.

One thing about about these Klang runs…there’s plenty of food at the end. Not only that, the race was well organized, with a staggered start, a couple of water stations and a damn straight route with a couple of inclines.

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  1. Nick Arthur August 1, 2011

    Congrats on doing two back to back races. I don’t think I could ever run two races in such a short span of time 😀

    Yes, I wish they had a staggered start too. Trying to weave in and out was a hassle and waste of energy but I enjoyed the race overall 😀