星期二, 3月 14, 2006

Happy Orange Run

Race: The Orange Run
Date: 12/3/2006
Time: 7.30 am
Venue: The Curve
Organizer: Boustead Petroleum Marketing Sdn. Bhd
Distance: 9km

Pre-race – The obstacle during Registration, Collection of T-shirt & bib
I was giving a hand to some OX frens to register for the run and collect the t-shirt & bib. Actually it already over the closing date when I realized the race. I made a call to the organizer and the organizer told me that it still open for registration, he also mentioned that I can register now and get the t-shirt on the spot. When I got there, NO, the t-shirt was not ready! So I submitted the registration and asked the officer whether can I get the t-shirt & bib the next day? He answered me, Oh, Yes! So I went to their office the next day AGAIN and expected to submit another registration and collect the t-shirt and bib. But when I got there, the officer told me, Oh, No! The bibs were not ready! What??? I shouted at the officer caused he gave me empty promise. I rushed from few kilometers away during lunch hour and he was just took this as granted! Of course I was so angry, rushing out during the lunch time but got nothing wasn’t a fun thing to do. So I went there for the 3rd time, then only I got everything successfully. (phew!)

Race day
It is free registration and provided a series of nice awards, no harm to try, I was just treated this as normal training as I was not ready for short distance run. Short distance run isn’t same to long distance run e.g. marathon, you need to run in fast pace from the beginning until the end, and this is called ‘TURBO’. This kind of running needs good stamina to achieve good performance. Me? A slow runner, no matter how pia also like a running tortoise :P

We met a lot of Pacesetters members joining the race. A lot means a lot lo. Really a lot ler…

I completed the run in 00:56:26, averagely 00:06:16 km/hr, a dropped performance indeed. The reason that I can think of is the hilly route. With this timing, I still managed to grab a consolation prize in Women Open who (guys, jealous leh?)

Congratulations to Phyllis, SJ, SL who won the cash award, they deserved the prizes. Also thanks Tey as supporter to snap photos.

Post-race
I was damn tired during the run, damn thirsty after reaching to the finishing point, damn hungry after the run… In fact I was damn damn dehydrated! It seemed like tougher than running a marathon (?!)

The event was held very successfully, I will rate it 8 stars out of 10 la :P
1. The t-shirt is nice, at least better quality and well designed compare to KLIM06’s t-shirt.
2. The starting/finishing area was concentrated but not too crowded.
3. Beside ice-cream, there were never lack of 100 plus, mineral water and free sample foods such as instant noodle, chocolate…
4. There were some fun and easy games with small token while waiting for the result.
5. Entry fee is free, somemore you get a RM3 petrol voucher ler!

I also don’t how I could collect 5 x RM3 petrol vouchers, beside 1 was mine, I think all others were given by Phyllis, plus the RM50 petrol voucher from the consolation prize, wow… I had total of RM65 petrol voucher… cool!

Enjoy the Gender Inequality
After today’s The Orange Run, I was just enjoyed one of the benefits of gender inequality. For the 1st time I see the light from this position. So, what was that?

Competitive in women category in sports always not as strong as men category, hence, the women can easily enjoy the awards and prizes in the race. I do hope to see more and more females involve in sports to enjoy the active and healthy lifestyle and to build up their confidence level.

I have been blaming that there are gender inequality in the society, one of the sources is female always the victim of criminals. I am definitely never feel good about it! That’s why I always encourage a lady to learn self-defense, and have more self-awareness, also hoping all ladies learn to be self-sufficient and to be strong and brave.

Ladies, build up the confidence level to face all difficulties and challenges in your life, do not give crimes a chance to target on us!

(hmm… how come a happy orange run can relate to a serious women’s talk one? hehehe…)

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