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13 December, 2010

Spritzer-KRI Annual Run (12-12-2010)

Event: Spritzer-KRI (Ipoh RoadRunner) Annual Run
Distance: 12km (Quarter Marathon)
Location: Bukit Kinding Resort - Ipoh
Date: 12-December-2010 (12-12-2010)
Time: 0730am Flag-Off
Weather: Cloudy
No. of Participants: 700 runners

The Trip
This was my 3rd official run (Quarter Marathon) for the year 2010, I pick Spriter-KRI Annual Run @ Bukit Kinding Resort - Ipoh for the sake of running & carbo-loading (Feasting) with my fellow bootcamper (from OBC-BU&SJ).  Our team of runners from OBC-BU&SJ are Armin Baniaz Pahamin, Nawal Aini Fulkifli, Aaraf Eid Pahamin Armin (Armin's Son), Rose Emini Pahamin, Nyna Mohsen, Lillian Lee and Joe Liew (Me).

Lillian Lee and I arrived first in Ipoh on saturday (11-Dec-2010) and checked-in to Hotel Excelsior.  After dropping our baggages & running gear, we headed straight for food / local cuisines of Ipoh chicken, peanut Moh Chee & Peanut Soup desert.  When the rest of the team members arrived we headed for another round of feast for Nasi Kandar / Nasi Ganja, with crispy & crunchy roast chicken, Spicy curry chicken & squids, eggs & veggies and our white rice carbo.

H2O / Aqua-loading for our run in the morning

Rose, Nyna, Lillian & Me finally went to O-Place
in search of coffee but ended up feasting on Unagi Rice,
Toast Bread & Taufu-Fah
The Run
The Run flag-off at 0730am on Sunday morning (12-Dec-2010) @ Bukit Kinding Resort - Ipoh and we went there in 2 cars.  Not knowing our directions, we were guided by d GPS which took us 1 big round circle further away from the resort's main entrance.  Luckily we asked for directions from a local and he happilly leads us to the main-entrance on a correct route, I tipped him RM10 for his sincerity and for breakfast.

We drove straight into the flag-off point ignoring the guards that restricted us to drive on the running route as we were 2mins before flag-off.  We parked our vehicles by the starting line, and dashed to the check-in counter for ribbon collection and then there goes the Flag-Off HORN and RUN.

The Quarter Marathon route was a killer with steep & high hills all the way, but with exceptional beautiful nature scenery along the way; the fresh air with the cooling temperature & cloudy skies.  Majority of the runners are from Ipoh RoadRunners Club that consisted of mostly senior citizens (Experience Runners that u'll salute their endurances)

My finishing time for this 12km run is 1:20mins with a finisher medal & finisher T-shirt.  Given the hilly terrain route, I dun mind giving it a try in the future.  But until then, I'll go for a normal flat terrain for now.

Departing for our run @ 0500am...Sleepy!
But with OBC we'r used to waking up @
this hour for Physical Training
On our way to Bukit Kinding Resort - Ipoh from Ipoh Town.

Lost our way but saved by this motor-cyclist guide
who leads us to the main-entrance

Awaiting Flag-Off

This is a fun ascending & descending hill almost 1.5 in every kilometer,
now multiply it with 12km.  (It almost killed my injured right ankle) 

From the foot-hill ran all the way up to the hill-top,
lost count of how many hills we've conquered!

Vertical Limit for runners!
200mtrs away from the finishing line, right behind of Corp. Nawal
(She was running with me since 8km to motivate
each other to keep running in this killer & hilly terrain)

Indeed a great run!

12km Finisher Tees

12km Finisher Medal

 Organiser's Complimentary Cendol Ice for all runners

In the Fellowship of Original BootCamp @ BU&SJ
we team up for Challenges & Friendships!

* Picture Sources are from, facebook pictures from Lillian Lee, Nyna Mohsen & Rose Emini Pahamin