Thursday, November 12, 2009

Genting Trailblazer 2009


 
My Kg Adidas Running shoes



I know about this race 2 years ago, every time I want to try; it is too near to other race like powerman. This year Tang interested to try and since tang is not a competitive runner, I feel comfortable to partner with her as I don’t have to push too hard to keep up and I can truly enjoy the race.

We started with a 5km run around the golf course. It was mostly downhill, I ran together with my partner tang. It was a bit tough for her as she is not used to racing. I was afraid that she is too excited to run too fast and hit the wall at the end. A few times I ask her to slow down to recover.
After 5km we reached the trail, it was a very slippery downhill and tang is a downhill champion. Couldn’t really understand how she runs down so fast in such a slippery condition. I decided not to chase her as both of us have our own strength. We know each other quite well as we are hiking buddy for years.

I overtook her on uphill and tell her to pace herself. I thought she would catch up on downhill. Unfortunately for her there are more uphill than downhill.

I reached the end of the trail. I stop to wait for her at the obstacle. This time I know that I’m the first woman to reach the obstacle in my category. I was excited but in my mind I only wish she arrive safe. Position and prize is not important to me as I already know my time when I hit the obstacle. I saw tomato busy taking pictures, San and Shih Ming cheering for everyone.


Soon Jen and Lydia reached the obstacle follow by Keat Seong and Bee. Eventually Ming and Kelvin , two ladies in my category reached the obstacle too.

AND finally I saw the gal in pink reach the obstacle. It was tang. Yahoo!!!.. I told her that we will be second team in our category to cross this obstacle.

The THG gangs that completed the race cheer for us. Knowing that tang have phobia getting into water, I’ll make sure I cross the obstacle side by side with her.

We crossed the finishing line holding each other hand. She hugs me and tells me how happy she is to get 2nd placing in adventure category.


3 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Superb teamwork! You were both well rewarded for your first time experience. :)

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  2. it was really fun. Guess i will go for more trail running and mt challenge from now on. Passion in hiking + passion in running == Trail running?

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