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Kuching's very own full marathon
Yesterday was a proud moment for Kuchingites when the Kuching Marathon 2014's website officially went online and registration kicked off. The Minister for Tourism, Datuk Amar Abang Johari bin Tun Openg was on hand to officiate the launch. Kuching Marathon Association (KMA) president, Wong Cheng Yi, disclosed that the marathon would be held on 17th August 2014. That's 206 days an counting everyone! Runners who want to register for this event can visit the official website. Runners from the major running clubs in Kuching (Hornbill Pacesetters Running Club, City Cat Joggers Club, Reservoir Park Running Club, and O-Run-Utan Running Club) came to show their support. Plaza Merdeka was filled with hundreds of runners wearing their colourful running t-shirts. Yours truly had rushed from one function to be an this momentous event. So I just put my finisher t-shirt over the t-shirt I was wearing for the previous event.
Many runners took the opportunity to sign up on the spot, since the first 300 who registered were presented with a free running t-shirt. Early word is that the majority signed up for the 42km distance. Willie Liew, the Vice President of the Hornbill Pacesetters Running Club, was the first runner to officially sign up for this marathon. Also present at the launch was Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) Mayor Datuk Abang Wahap Abang Julai, Plaza Merdeka managing director Datuk Steve Ng, and India Street Pedestrian Mall committee chairman Dato Wee Hong Seng. I was one of the lucky ones to sign up at the venue and get the free t-shirt. This is one full marathon I so look forward to running. The route (refer to website) is really flat and passes through the kampung (village) in the beginning. I will start training on it as soon as the weather permits. Hope to catch my fellow Kuchingites running it too!
|KMA President addressing the crowd|
|The Minister of Tourism speaks|
|Willie Liew and the Minister of Tourism|
|More runners registering|
|Willie Liew leading the Hornbill Pacesetters|
|Adrienne Chloe, Reuben Su and TC Liew chatting|
|Me and my free t-shirt|