星期日, 1月 15, 2006

The Blind of the Road

If you The King of the Road, I’m The Blind of the Road.

I lost in the double hill route while I was having 20km LSD with Chong Wah, Rho Wen and Richard Tang on 14/1/06 Saturday morning :P

It was a working Saturday, the traffic might be heavy when the time reach 8 something. We were discussing which route we supposed to use before the run, in fact I was mentioned no double hill please, cause I don’t know the way! So everybody agreed to go Sri Hartamas.

It was 6:15am. The surrounding was dark, when I came to the Mahameru interchange, I saw nobody at in front and at the back. I guess I was going the wrong way at here. I strongly felt that I was following the wrong way when I saw a big digital clock, I was thinking since when the clock been setting up there har??? Then I continue running forward, I reached to the Jalan Duta main road in a very short time. Opps… the road was so different from last few times I went, and I can’t cross the road, the mosque was missing!!!

I went out to the highway, ran beside the Jalan Duta, hope to find the crossing path to Sri Hartamas… Can’t find, then I made a U-turn and return to where I came out. Dear frens, if you saw a stranger running beside the highway at about 7am Saturday, make no mistake, it was me!

Return to Jalan Tunku, try another road beside, and came a totally strange route where I haven’t been before. Ask around how shall I go to Hartamas, a guard told me follow the uphill! Scary, the road is silent, and there was a dog. I scared of the dog more than everything. No choice, I decided to move forward instead of return. After the uphill road, it was a dead end and the dog was just beside… started to worry la… made a u-turn and right turn, the area called Persiaran Duta.

I just continue running, and I have no idea where am I and how do I get out from here.

Suddenly saw a tall building, then followed by the Stadium Hoki, then the Hentian Duta, and the familiar crossing path. The mosque was just in front of my eyes. The feeling was just like the return of a survivor who lost in the jungle :P

Thank God, crossed the Jalan Duta, the route was so familiar again :)

Met Chong Wah and Richard near the housing area around 7:30, told them I was lost! I continue running heading Petronas, met Rho Wen before Plaza Damas, then I made a return from that point.

Sigh… no mood to run already.
Chong Wah and Richard were left by the time me and Rho Wen reached to the car park.

Just felt this was strange, we mentioned don’t go double hill, but it seemed like there were some spells pulling me to fall into the trap of double hill. Well, not bad, enjoyed a very nice cloudy KL view from the uphill.

4 則留言:

fhlim 提到...

Luckily you did not turn left and head towards the uphill when you see the Hockey Stadium and Hentian Duta. If you want to know more about the running routes used by the Pacesetters, do visit the website of Pacesetters.

My advice to you and your friends is that do not ever use the Hockey Stasium route. Last year in August, I was running with Sim Boon Haw (PM25) using the Hockey Stadium route (a very quiet route). We encountered 3 stray dogs when running down towards the Parliament building. The 3 stray dogs were barking and running towards us. We were forced to walk slowly to take a longer way back to Bukit Aman car park. We chanted our prayers while walking. Luckily, the dogs did not bite us.

fhlim 提到...

If you wish to run the Hockey Stadium route (run at your own risk), in my opinion, it is advisable to run in a group with more than 5 runners. I don't know how effective it is when running with more than 5 runners and if unlucky you may encounter stray dogs.

Anyway, just remember never run the Hockey Stadium route.

Tey 提到...

Ameba:

How come u pace should same with Rhowen ,still lost ?

Read today paper,SP got lady crime case,so...must double becarefull if u run a lone !

Safety always come first FIRST !

blueameba 提到...

Jason, thanks for all your advice.

Tey, i was just lucky compared to the lady in SP.