Where: Shah Alam
Position: Women Open 10th, Malaysian Women 4th
Wind & Fire
This is exactly a race for King of The Road! Entire course is full of rolling hills.
My Run: Cinya Amkan!
Amkan #1: Out of target, exceeded 3min7sec.
Amkan #2: Missed by few seconds to get RM100 extra for the cash prize
Amkan #3: Missed by one position to get the title of Top 3 National Women Finishers
I came to the race with the common goal to 300 Men Open runners, sub-2hour. Even I knew it may be too hard to achieve, but I still wanted to make a try. Eventually I still did not make it. Sob sob… My split time still within target up to 15km, I knew my performance dropped obviously from there onwards, because my pace was getting slower and legs were getting heavier.
Wind & Fire and I reached to 10km mark at 49’04, at 15km the water station, my time clocked 1:21:07, well, still within target though, but I did not have any more buffer time and energy was losing. I knew it well, it was hard to complete the race in 2 hours, but my will power still leading ahead of me and kept telling me: Lion never say tired! Therefore, I pia kau kau lat until almost vomit and blackout.
Then Amkan #2 & #3 happened, one competitor overtook me just 50m before the finishing line!
This is the most suffering race I ever had in 2008. I realized it was not only me that Amkan to own performance, or disappointed to the organizer, or suffering a lot from the hill course, I think 90% of the runners feel the same with me.
Anyway, I have nothing to blame, as I was well prepared, pushed all out and did my best.