|My Dynamic 100km Duo Team Genocide...|
|My 280 Baht Train Ticket for Second Class|
In the meantime, I just walked around the Don Mueang International Airport looking for something halal and yummy to eat. I had a microwaved rice soup with chunks of salmon for my late lunch. Not bad at all... ;) *Still hungry though but that would do for the time being.
Anyhow this was my 1st time travelling on a train in Thailand. The 2nd class coach was comfy, clean and it was fully air conditioned too. They provided us with a blanket for our freezing cold 2-3 hours journey. At first, I couldn't afford to doze away due to the rockiness of the train hahaa... Started to feel slightly dizzy due to rocky motion.. But somehow I fell asleep along the journey... Went a bit panicky when it was already past 3 hours and Pakchong Station was not in sight yet... Looks like I missed the station and the trainmaster officer stopped at the next station for me to hop in the incoming train... He was very friendly and helpful. Finally managed to reach Pakchong around 12 am and went straight away to the Pakchong Hotel to call it a day. The motor taxi ride costed me 50 Baht only... =D
|The not so cozy second class coach... So freaking freezing though...|
|Finally, Pakcong Aku Datang!|
|Enjoying our breakfast on the 1st morning in Pakchong... =D|
|Love my Mochalicious and toasts...|
|My heavier breakfast meal - spicy chicken with sticky black rice and seaweed chicken roll... Yummeh!|
We took the open air taxi jeep to Khao Yai National Park and it costed us 150 Baht each. We had to take another jeep transfer (170 Baht) to Bonanza Resort Khao Yai for the racekit collection and the compulsory race briefing by the Race Director.
|Singgah2 di muka pintu saja sebagai transit ke Bonanza Resort Khao Yai...|
|Malaysian Contingent with Rayzeef as our Chef de Mission... =D|
After the race briefing, we checked in at Belmont Village Resort. I shared my room with Kam Kasturie, Khairi Muin and Azim Ashaary. It was a huge room, suitable for honeymooner with a elongated bathroom + walking wardrobe. We had a simple hearty Brahim's dinner, omelette and vegie soup together... Before I hit the sack, I ensured everything is in order, the timing chip on my shoe, bib number pinned to my running 2ndskinasia tee, filled hydration bladder and mandatory items such as headlamp, whistle and medical kit were in the bag. I decided to bring along 5 energy gels for this race. One for every 8-9KM. That should be suffice to sustain my energy level throughout the run.
|Kam, Azim, Khairi Muin and Yours Truly - Roomies for 2 nights... =D|
|Simple but filling dinner before the race day....|