Event: 2012 Fubon Taipei Marathon
Venue: Taipei Civic Boulevard
Distance: 42.195km (FM), 21.0975km (HM), 9km (Police & Fire Dept Run), 3km (Fubon Fun Run) & 2km (Kit Run)
The route goes as follows: Jen Ai Road, Taipei City Civic Plaza → Zhongshan Road → Zhongshan Road → →new North Riverside Street (Lin An-tai Old House) → Dajia Riverside Park Riverside Park →wind into the left bank of Riverside Park → U.S. wheat more handsome a bridge embankment Road →into the United States the right bank of the Rainbow Riverside Park, Riverside Park Riverside Park →United States embankment Maruyama right bank of Riverside Park Riverside Park →Bailing Bailing Bailing Bridge, the more the left bank of the causeway Riverside →Dajia Riverside Park Park, Riverside Park →wind tower you → Watergate Road, Tower 5, healthy way you ramp on the elevated road → Keelung Road, wheat handsome two bridge ramp → Guangfu South Road, Xinyi Road →to enter the end of Jen Ai Road, Taipei City Civic Plaza.
1) Full Marathon Route
2) Half Marathon Route
Our Runners Team!
Our Taipei trip travellers consisted of 8 people of whom 6 runners & 2 non-runners
The Runners consisted of:
1) May Wong
2) Patricia Lim
3) Irink Neo
4) Elgy Tan
5) Wong Jyan
6) Joe Liew (Me)
Taipei Here We Come!
A 7 days Taipei trip on 13rd-Dec-2012 (Thursday) to 19th-Dec-2013 (Wednesday), A leisure trip to relax & shop and A Running trip to achieve breakthrough.
Upon arrival at Taipei, we travel to KaohSiung (Tall Bear) for outlet shopping spree in Eda World, return to Taipei City for our Fubon Marathon; then proceed to Wulai for our step into the nature, follow by venture to the coast of Tansui.
A fun filled trip indeed with sight seeing, shopping spree, feast in the night markets, photograph our self with the wonderfull city of Taipei & finally RUNNING Our Marathon!
Let's go to my picturelogue of our Taipei Fubon Marathon 2012 Trip!
Breakfast A LCCT (Kuala Lumpur)
for our Air Asia Flight to Taipei
Our Ride to the Hotel in Taipei City
Shopping @ SinKung MitsuKoshi in Taipei, Taiwan
In the spirit of X'mas
Taipei 101 tower
In Taipei 101 mall
Up, Up & Up to the observation deck of Taipei 101 mall
Walking to Taiwan High Rail Train Station
Taipei City Hall Metro Station
Morning Walk w/ a puppy in a paper bag
Taking MRT ride to Taiwan High Rail Train Station
Train Tickets Self-Collection from this kiosk
(For our trip to KaohSiung via Taiwan High Speed Rail Train)
Please check available toilet partitions
prior to entering toilets
Next Stop - KaohSiung (Tall Bear)
Disembarked @ SiZhiWan Platform in KaohSiung
Next Stop CiJin Island, KaohSiung
Walking to the CiJin Island Pier
A Quad-Cicle ride around CiJin Island
Enroute to Eda World Outlet Mall, KaohSiung
We spent a whole afternoon & evening
discovering *SHOPPING Culture* in Eda Mall
Good Morning Taipei!
BreakFast in the Infamous Yong He Soya
炸两 / 炸油条
1 of Taiwan Specialties
*Salted Soya Milk / 咸豆浆*
Taiwanese Pancakes & some stuffed breads
Tea Chansii @ Taipei, Taiwan
The Infamous Egg Custard
Ah Zhong Mee Suah (Intestines)
An educational trip stop @ Eslite Book Complex
near Taipei 101 mall
Taipei City Hall
(Taipei Fubon Marathon event location)
Fag-Off / Starting & Finishing Point
Shihlin Nite Market
in exchange for prices
(Something u dun see in our local pasar malam)
Taiwanese Pin Ball
Taiwanese Hot Dog / Wrap
(U'll be surprise with all the different varieties taiwanese put inside
their hot dogs..such as rice, stinky toufu & many more)
Shilin Market in Taipei
Us in Shilin Market
Wong Jyan's favourite
Duck Heads.. Lots of them
We were all in AW!
Jason & Irink decided to fish for prawns
Birk In Taiwan!
A Trip to Wulai after our Fubon Marathon
Cable Car / Gondola to Wulai Peak
Exhausted But Excited!
Wulai is full of Greens Nature & STAIRS!
More Stairs to climb
Entrance to the Nature Challenge Theme Park!
Hmm.. where's the them park, we were lost in the nature
Theme park was pretty much abandoned
The morning mist & fogs leave behind traces of raindrops
We are all amazed with the colorfull trace
Walking in de streets of Wulai
A Police Station
Lunch Time! @ TaiYa Poh Poh
(An infamous restaurant for aborigin's cuisine)
They serve great wild boars meat
Roast Wild Boar cuisine
Next stop..Hot Spring!
A warm & relaxing hot spring session for our legs & mind
Group Hot Spring!
(From Left: Pat, Irink, May, Jason, Me, Jyan, Joey & Elgy)
Next Stop! 7-Eleven
Eat-Along dinner @ XiMenDing Ah Zhong MeeSuah
Group Photo w/ Hoods
UniQlo Shopping in XiMenDing
TanSui / 淡水 day trip
Jyan & Joey's favourite
(Pig's blood gelatine & some fish balls)
We frequent 7-Eleven often
The varieties is way much more better than our local 7-Eleven
Ah-Ge (Bean Curd stuffed with clear vermicelli noodle & fish paste)
Sour Plum Tea
Timberland design ur own shoe in
Taiwan Famous Hot & Spicy / 麻辣 steamboat
On Board Air Asia flight
(We've got a whole section of this plan all to ourself)
Jyan was shy with all us Paparazi
Shopping Spree.. even in de plane
Visually Impaired Athlete from Hong Kong
guided by 2 guide runners
We Did It!
A Great Trip!
It was indeed a great trip, strong bonding of understanding, encouragements & determination to achieve the unthinkable. To learn & observe things & cultures around us & most importantly we believe that we ourself are "I - M - POSSIBLE", for we achieve our own life long marathon.
"When there's A WILL, U Can & U Will Do It!"