Shamrock Run 2019 Race Review

I  love doing fun runs. It keeps it a little more interesting than just putting one foot in front of the other with no element of “fun” between the starting line and finish line. Well, at least they are supposed to.

Thank you Shamrock Run 2019 for making our family fun run absolutely spectacular! Saturday, 30th March was a gorgeous day, we couldn’t asked for better weather. All who participated, whether it was by running, walking, volunteering, cheering, fundraising made the event a success and a ton of fun!

We had over 1000 participants in the 10km and 5km run. We had a warm up Zumba session by Eva followed by the Malaysian and Irish National Anthem before the race was flagged off.

The race was a loop around University Islam Antarabangsa. Lots of rolling hills which my quads did not love! But I loved how different it was, running with my children. We finished the race strong! This race was strictly a ‘fun’ race so no clocks, chips or stop watches were involved, as always it’s nice to run by feet and solely for FUN!

At the finishing line, we were given our medals. (Unique medal- this year), grabbed a bottle of water and a sandwich sponsored by O’ Brien and a banana and went up to the stadium seats and watched everyone else come in. The positive vibes, radiating from the crowds were unbelievable! It was so cool to see so many people of different demographics coming together to run and support each other in a totally no-competitive environment. 

Volunteers and photographers (my hubby was one of them) stood on the side-lines cheering and clicking our strides away. I gave high fives to some of my runner friends, quite enjoying every moment of the run. The water stations were well-managed, eager volunteers were always ready with cups in the hands, waiting for the runners to grab the drinks from them.

I have nothing but amazing things to say about the Shamrock Run 2019. The course was excellent! A mixture of flat roads and yes, the hills. Ehem, they were alive…..lol. The support from friends and spectators was amazing. The staff and volunteers were beyond amazing and awesome. Water stations/Isotonic were well organised and plenty. Markers and signages were well placed. The organiser did a good job with traffic control and marshalling. Runners safety were their priority, good job to each and everyone of you for actually being out there running, walking or crawling- YOU ALL DID AWESOME!

It was so nice to care more about our quality time, family bonding time instead of keeping pace throughout the race.

For more pictures/photographs please go to facebook chrisywong

 

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