Saturday, 26 October 2013

Monster Dash Charity Run 2013 - Report

Zombies Galore

5km Run

Halloween Treat

Oh what fun it is not to run. Needed to rest my legs badly because tomorrow morning I have not one but two runs. Signed up for the Red Crescent 4km Jogathon and the 6km (veteran category) Belia Run.  Since my right foot wasn't 100% didn't dare risk it.  So walked the whole way.  Only used some leg speed to evade the zombies.  Thought they were supposed to run slow.  Guess these critters came straight out of World War Z.  Nice to see whole families participate in the run.  Some of the kids were really young.  It was very dark at some sections but the marshals had traffic under control.  We knew where the zombie attack would come since it was the only logical spot.  Nice to see so many people queue up to buy drinks at the 7-Eleven before the zombies got them down the road.  Heard from from several people who were at the scene that the zombies were over enthusiastic towards the end and that some people suffered because of this.  Hope they were not badly injured.

Was surprised at how fast the water ran out at the water station.  Then again we were at the tail end of the group.  Was told that 2,000 runners took part.  Many of them looked like first timers.  There were a couple of hardcore runners.  We won't mention names but some of them wore the running tops from last week's Putrajaya Night Marathon and King of the Road.  The more modest ones among us chose to wear the really sweet Monster Dash t-shirt.  It kind of made me feel skinny.  I wonder why.  Chose to wear rabbit ears for the first time.  Call me Horny Rabbit if you like.  MBF went as a Cute Devil.  Always nice to have flashing lights on your head at night.  Along Crookshank Road and Rodway Road we took up the whole road.  After that we had to share part of the road with the traffic.  Strange to see a whole stretch of street lights had died for the occasion.  Am so happy to see so many runners enjoying themselves.

The top ten finishers received t-shirts and medals.  The Zombie King and Queen were crowned.  Participants who caught tennis balls lofted towards the crowd won hampers too.  All told the atmsophere was very festive.  Thankfully there was lots of water at the finishing line and a van with chilled Vico.  Was feeling really hungry so left early.  Also wanted to catch as much of the Sarawak versus Pahang match.  Hopefully more night runs will be organised in the future.  This could have easily been called the Zombie Run, if that race isn't trademarked by others.  Always a joy to meet up with friends from Facebook for the first time.  Was surprised at how many people called me by name.  Some I knew, others were total strangers.  Thanks guys for reading my running blog.  I hope to snap a picture of you someday and post it too.  Happy running always!

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