Setting double alarms, waking up at the crack of dawn (okay, rolled…..tossed……turned…….grumbled angrily) out of bed at 3.00a.m. Analyzing every aspect of my bowel movements (or lack thereof) stressing about transportation, parking. Standing in line for porta-potties. These are all normal things we typically experience on race day!
I always believed that not all runs/events are meant to be raced. Last weekend, 16 June 2019, The KL Possible Fun Run was organised by S. Ganesan and team Ashkhu Glow Event Management. While you select a few that you want to race, others are meant purely for the enjoyment factor, such as the KL Possible Fun Run 2019. We decided to relax, have fun and take this one easy.
Hubby , kids and I were in good time to collect the bibs, met the organisers and chatted with some runner buddies. The start area was amazing as I could feel so many different emotions.
The event started off with a warm up Zumba session by PRO A3 FITNESS. The crowd was amazing. All walks of life, from children to mommies and daddies and also the young at heart were moving and dancing to the beat. I just love the energy of races, it is so special and I love to see running bring so many people together to share such a positive common goal.
At sharp 7.15a.m., the 6KM were flagged off. Then at 7.30a.m, at the starting line for the 3KM, my children felt like lions waiting to be let out of their cages. They were rip-roaring and ready to go. Ready to race?In deed…. Anjali, Amisha, Avinash and hubby were ready to rumble!
Padang Merbok running was beautiful and rather undulating. Lots of little ups and downs. It was a sunny day and this part of the race was in the shade, which was nice. I loved how different it was, being part of a running event with my “sole”-mate,hubby and my children. It’s a special feeling, sharing and bonding as a family. My hubby and son finished the race strong! This race is strictly a ‘Fun’ race, so no clocks, chips or stop watches were involved. As always, it’s nice to run by feel and solely for fun!
As they approached the finish line, there was a nice crowd cheering everyone on with lots of children wanting hi-fives and runners who had finished staying to cheer people on. It was great to see so many families with kids take part in the run, and running with a smile.
It was a fun event with a crowd of 700 participants. The route was nice , even though, the roads were not fully closed but the organisers ensured all safety measures for the participants. There were lots of marshals and volunteers on duty, water stations were well organised, great little course, fun volunteers, nice running community.
It was so nice to care about our quality time, family bonding instead of keeping pace throughout the race. We made so many awesome memories, laughed until we cried and got some really awesome videos and pictures. Would I do it again? The KL Possible Fun Run- Now everyone can run! YOU BET! What was the best part? ALL OF IT!!
A great race doesn’t come from a PR or a new attained distance, but more from the memories and lessons you take away from them. As always, I was reminded of how much I love this sport and how special it is to share it with my favourite people ever -Hubby and Children!