Admittedly, I am a bummer. 😀 My wife, my family, closest friends and relatives know that I am far from being sporty and athletics is not in my vocabulary. I prefer to curl up in bed, do a DVD marathon, munch on something to delight my palate than get out under the sun and sweat. I may have been conducting health-teachings to patients and countless students since I got my local medical license but you may charge me guilty of not entirely practicing what I preach.
Last Saturday, when we spent the entire afternoon at Queensbay Mall in Penang Island, I spotted the concierge with some people registering for an event that made me interested. It’s the Penang Bridge International Marathon to be held on 21 November 2010, a fun event for both serious and amateur runners…Am I ready to unleash the semi-flat-footed runner in me? *kidding* LOL! 😀
I got a flyer, inquired about few details and relayed the info to my friends (a.k.a. my 4-housemates and colleagues).
FYI, Penang Bridge has an impressive length of a bit more than 42km and correct me if I’m wrong, the longest in Malaysia. The marathon along its stretch has been an annual event perhaps to boost not only health consciousness but more so tourism itself.
( photos sourced via : Penang Bridge International Marathon)
The categories are : full marathon (42km in 7hour-finishing time), half-marathon (3hr-finishing time), 10km-marathon (1.5 -finishing time) and fun run(10KM -1.5 hours). So much Ringgit (RM), freebies, and prizes are to be given away but if and when I finally decide to join (definitely with my friends; won’t do it alone for the first time), I’ll definitely do it not for the prizes but for the experience.
My friends and I as of present, are planning to join the (either 10km or) half-marathon (lakas ng loob! LOL!) but we haven’t registered yet.
Let’s see on November… so help me, God!
Will you be my cheering squad (and perhaps my prayer warriors too!) if and when I’ll run? 😀
*For more details of the event, visit their website –> Penang Bridge International Marathon
Have you joined similar fun events? Do you have any tips and pointers to share?
Note to self : Start jogging! LOL! 🙂