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Energizer Night Race 2010 – 21k Medal

Energizer Night Race 2010 - 21 km Route Map (Map from Energizernightrace.com.my)

I so happy that I could finish the Energizer Night Race in 2:30:59. 😀 I thought I will fail to.. Thankfully I did manage to without any injures during the run.

The map above is the route of the 21km run. There was a stretch where we ran along a lake, as you can see in the map above. Putrajaya Lake?? There was this bridge, one of those beautiful bridges at Putrajaya. It was exactly parallel to the route we ran. And at night, the lights on the bridge was great. I hope to return to that spot to take a picture of that bridge, one day.

Below are 2 pictures of the half-marathon (21k) finisher’s medal from the race.

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Energizer Night Race 2010 - Medal

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Energizer Night Race 2010 - Medal

Bye~

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2010 in Other Events, pictures

 

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New Personal Best! :D

YES! I managed to finish the Energizer Night Race in 2:30:59:58 (Net time, recorded by timing chip). That is a close one, just 42 milliseconds before 31 min. =) My target was to finish the 21km run by 2:31:00, and I did it! My official time (time from gun shot), is  2:31:44.

My position is 288th among 717 runners of Half-marathon, Men Open . It’s quite a nice feeling comparing with others. xP But, the position is arranged base on official time and not net time.

For more results, pls visit MYraceonline.com It is still unofficial.

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2010 in Other Events

 

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Energizer Night Race, 2010!!!

I ran my 3rd half-marathon yesterday! And my 2nd night marathon!

It was a great achievement for my yesterday for I have created a new personal best of 2:31:56. Although my target is below 2:30.  I truly enjoy this run. It’s definitely more enjoyable than the Putrajaya Night Race last month. The route has more turnings and POI where I could gauge the distance. And Ofcourse, it was less humid! It really slow me down when the weather is humid.

Listening to songs also helped me! This time around, I listen to music through my mp3. I don’t have thoughts of being lazy and taking the race easy by resting and walking. So, for the first time again, I could finish the 21 km run without stopping to walk! Ofcourse I walk when rehydrating myself at the drinking station…

For this run, my target is 7 mins per kilometre. For the first 16 kilometre, I manage to keep to that timing. But after the 16 kilometre, I don’t see any mileage signs. Maybe its too small, coz the rest are tiny. I bet some runners don’t even realise there is the 11 km and 12 km signs, even though they are looking around for it.

Number of drink stations are sufficient for me. I wonder, how many people took shortcuts in the middle of the run, or didn’t anyone take advantage of the unregulated race routing. I was expecting to cross at least 3 or more RFID scanners as there are many turnings where people can take shortcuts. Thats kind of weird for me. We paid RM 60 and what we get is a head light, running vest, and not to forget the goodies bag, that is really goody.

Another funny thing is, we had a short conversation with one of the volunteer who was managing the goodies bag stall. N, we were surprised when we were told that, EVERYONE that finishes the race can get the bag, even if you did not finish within the time limit. Ohh so, everyone can get it. Y don’t I get it first? I could just walk 2 km, then take a U-turn. Maybe walk with a limp to add some drama to it, then collect my goodies bag and ciao.

Back to my race again, I had a smooth run for the 1st 16 km. It was quite fun and enjoyable, overtaking people and trailing some. I like trailing people who are a bit faster than the rest of the crowd.. it help me have a faster pace. You might comment, why follow others, run at your own pace.. For me, I don’t follow ‘hero’ (who run very fast then stop), I follow those who are a little faster. I motivates me and the feeling of overtaking people, its nice. LOL =)

At the first 2 km, countless of runners overtook me, probably a few hundreds of them. Then, starting from the 7th km, I started overtaking people very slowly. At the 15th km, because I ran continuously and more runners start walking, I get to overtake even more runners. After the 21 km route merge with the 10 km route, it became an annoyance. Many of the 10 km runners were walking, and there were many of them. It is like running in a less crowded ‘pasar malam’.

Overall, I enjoyed this run.

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butterfly

The above picture was taken with a 50D together with the 18-200mm kit lens. I like this lens as the range is very long. I can shoot scenery to candids.

I hope you like it. =)

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2010 in Half marathon, pictures, Running

 

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Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, 2010 – Pictures, Part 4

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Cool..

I was luckly to get a clear good view of the fireworks from one of the many beautiful bridges in Putrajaya. When I was walking by the bridge looking for a good spot, there were already many photographers lining the bridge with their tirpods and DSLRs.

It makes me realise that now, it’s like everybody has a DSLR or at least, someone you know has one. Manufacturers are flooding the markets with more and more ‘entry-levels’ DSLR. Some of them have great features. Canon had just launched it’s ‘upper entry level’ 550D model.

The 550D uses the Digic 4 processor, same as Canon 7D’s although 550D has only 1 processor and not dual. The Digic 4 processor gives the camera a very high ISO that is extendable to 12800! It also boosts a 18MP CMOS sensor. You can even shoot Full HD video at 30fps. Other features are, 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Clear View LCD with 1,040k dots, Eye-Fi compatibility, iFCL metering System with 63-zone Dual-layer Metering Sensor, Exposure compensation +/-5 stops and others.

Here are more pictures I took last Saturday during the Hot Air Balloon Feista. Enjoy them.

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Fireworks..

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Another Firework

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Putrajaya View..

 
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Posted by on March 26, 2010 in Other Events, pictures

 

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Hot Air Balloon Fiesta – Pictures, Part 3

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Fireworks!!

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Orange Hot Air Balloon

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2010 in Other Events, pictures

 

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Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Fiesta – Night Shots

As I mentioned in my previous post, It was my first time shooting firework show. Since it was my first time, I am quite satisfied with the results. I read some articles from the internet on the set-up and shooting techniques before I went. It was worth reading. The articles helped me a lot in getting  decent shots of the firework show.

I used a tripod for the firework shots. Set the ISO to the lowest, 100. And aperture at F/8  to  F/25. Shutter speed at 2 -4 seconds.

It’s true that shooting firework is not difficult. You just need to get the exposure correct for the first few shots, focus sharp, and a steady tripod. Then, just click the shutter button when the fireworks go off.

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On FiRe!!

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Fireworks!!

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2010 in Other Events, pictures

 

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Hot Air Balloon & Fireworks

A short post for today.

I went for the Hot Air Balloon Fair that was held in Putrajaya yesterday. Traffic was horrible and parking was as bad, no no, it wasn’t bad. Everyone just park by roadsides and walk to the fair.

It was all about Hot Air Balloons and also a short firework show at night.

Here are 2 of the many pictures I took. More to come.Its actually my 1st time shooting fireworks show and also hot air balloons. =)

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Hot Air Balloon - Smile 8 -)

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Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Fair - Fireworks

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2010 in Other Events, pictures

 

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