Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bidor Half Marathon (Day 1)...

It was my first time participating in this half marathon...

Bidor is a small town located in Perak... They are famous for their non-halal duck noodles and seedless guava...

My running buddies, Rose and Nyna participated in the marathon last year and raved so much about it as the route was scenic and that the running experience was definitely different from the ones in KL...

So, I was determined to participate this year... And these girls were supposed to join me as well... But due to their well-being from the diving trip, they couldn't join... Even my married couple friends had to bail as they've to go back to Kelantan for a relative's wedding...

It was me and Bahariah then... FYI, Bahariah @ Baba used to be my senior back in Assunta and a good friend of my neighbour and Rosey as well...

At first I was quite nervous to go on a roadtrip with her as we've never hung out together sangat...And plus we both didn't know where the place was!!!

But we got along very well during the drive and before we knew it, we were at the Bidor exit in less than 2 hours...

The BHM banner at the traffic light right after the exit

It took us less than 10 mins to head to Dewan Muhibbah to pick up our running bibs and t-shirts...

Bidor town - See how ol' skool the buildings are... Cantik!

Arrived at the hall and I had to wait for a while because the organisers forgot to change my running category from 10km to 21km eventhough we've informed them like 3 times...

Suasana di dalam Dewan Muhibbah...

We even made friends with the organisers... Next to Baba is the President of Bidor Runners Sports and Recreation Club, Mr Leng Ka Nyam ;)

My running bib 

Then, we headed off to Grand Kampar Hotel, which is situated about 30km from Bidor for our 1-night stay...


Out of nowhere, this nice hotel suddenly appeared :P

The room is not bad at all...We decided to go out for dinner that night, but guess what?!!! There was no electricity in Kampar at that time!!!

Even Tesco was in darkness

Since all of the food outlets were closed, we decided to have a 'candlelit' dinner at the mamak as they can cook the instant stuff...



Apa la our nasibs kan, Baba? ;)

The electricity came back on about 20 mins after that... We went back to the hotel and decided to sleep early due to the fact that we had to wake up at 430am to get ready to run... :S

Next: Bidor Half Marathon - Race Day

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