I did my in Ambank 2006 (Timing 2; 10) and I ran my first out of Malaysia race, the half marathon in SCSM in 2006. To be honest, I never trained outdoors because I haven't found a group. So I was sticking to running on treadmills and attending Group Exercise classes.
I still signed up for the SCSM 2007 half and completed it in all appalling time of 2:45. My MD asked me if I walked all the way. My 2008 was uneventful as far as running was concerned even though I did manage to do the Bull Run for my company and signed up for the Passion Run in Singapore .
After I got back to KL at the 3rd quarter of 2008, I was busy getting myself resettled and staying away from the gym. I even opted to go the Zouk Out Rave Party on Sentosa Island than to go SCSM 2008. The Zouk Out was one week after the SCSM.
By then I would have ran some 10 halfs by then and still no guts to attempt a full marathon. So I was deliberating to do a full outside Malaysia after all the horror stories of the SCKLM 2009. I chose HK as they are opening a new bridge this year. I love bridges and admire them due to my technical background. It wasn't the easiest marathon to do. I remember the climb from KM 36-38 from the cross harbour tunnel. I managed to complete my Virgin Marathon at 5:01.
I have been following the PM1 blog for years and admired for someone so diligently in keeping all the KLCC lap timings. Soon I became one of them and clocked my first 5 lap time on the 8 April 2010. Its 5 days after I ascended mount Kinabalu .
There's no turning back since then. And I am proud to say that I have not missed a single Thursday session since then. First it was the running, and then now I would say it's looking forward to see the familiar faces. Laughing and joking with them.
Yours in running,
KK Yum @ PM65