It's because of the wonderful glorious Thai cuisine... Hahaa! Makanthon is No.1 priority, Full Marathon came 2nd lorr hehee... No kidding one...
Occay2... To tell you the truth... I went for Hatyai International Marathon because of its 10th Anniversary... I'm pretty sure the running tee, finisher tee and medal would be more awesome than previous years... It turned out that I was right! Hatyai never fail to disappoint us runners year after year... 😍👍👍👍
|Malaysian Runners were powered by Marathon Baker homemade energy bars.... Thanks a lot folks for your support!|
|Pose pegang tiket bas nih memang wajib masuk dalam blog... Hohohi.. Wajib!|
|We were good to go nih... Roomate bonding time hahaa... =P|
|Geng2 Malaysia Runners beratur di sempadan Thai-Malaysia...|
|Hatyai City view from my hotel room...|
|Delicious crispy chicken murtabak for breakie....|
|Bila semua runners bersesak2 dalam tuktuk di Hatyai.... Dah macam tin sardin ok!|
|Malaysian Runners At The Stadium....|
|So many options, so little budget ehh! =P|
|Thank you so much Sandra Cheah & Kordi from Penang for having our Marathon Baker homemade energy bars in Hatyai!|
|This seafood tomyam was so spicy... Hahaaa! Hirup sikit-sikit sudee....|
D day has come! Woke up around 2am, preparing myself up and by 2.30am, we went down to join the rest of the group and took a tuktuk to the event venue.
|Group photo with Thai runners right before deposited my bag heheee....|
|Sebelum mula berlari, kita buat stretching pose dulu gaya Shamroslee... Legendary uols!|
At 3.30am, we were being flagged off with a not so loud bang! It was a chilly morning, unlike previous years. That's a good sign. I had the feeling that it was going to be an awesome run.
First 5km felt so lazy to run. Plus my tummy rumbled again. So I was looking for a decent place for no. 2 business. Luckily I saw there was a Shell gas station not far. Fuhhh so relieved! All I had to do now was to run as fast as I can to keep up with the last runner. The ambulance was there tailing the last runner. Felt like a sweeper van or something.
|Looks like I was running in suffer, super lazy and huffing puffing like hell haha...|
As we entered the highway, I lost sight of the ambulance but I still saw the glimpse of its blinking lights from far. Fuhhh, still not in the mood to run actually. Felt liveless but somehow I fought the feeling back. Looks like running on a flat route could be pretty dull and boring to death. Hahaa
|My favourite Thai desserts for instant energy too.... So colourful!|
|Kita pose tembikai dolu uolss!|
|Mobile toilet for both sexes...|
After KM21 done under 3h15min, I was quite confident to finish this under 7h. Met so many running friends along the route. I was still tagging along Pali and his friend ever since KM 18. They were like my "accidental pacers".
|Yeahhh muka happy bila jumpa kamera hehee.... Thanks bro!|
|Awesome pic, bro.. Congrats to all of us yeahhh.... =D|
|Nampak macam bakar lemang tapi mini lemang nih... Konpom manis nih eh!|
|Sempat lagik selfie sambil melepaskan lelah walk break seketika eh!|
Marathon Baker energy bite to keep the cramp at bay.
I stopped at the WS looking for ice to cool down my hamstrings and calves. There were plenty of cold drinks, especially that icy cold sweet syrup drink even for slow runners like me.
|Yayyy... Finish strong I must! Credits to Mohd Nizam Roslee FRC for the picture bro!|
|Duo Melaka Runners nihh fuhhh... Idolaz!|
After the run, it was a quick group photo session with my running group friends and off we went back to the hotel to relax and ate our brunch/lunch hohohi.... I had that lovely yummy Nasi Ayam Thai in my after race pack.
|Congrats Zarul, Haziq (Podium Boss!), Tnie (Podium Gal) and all Malaysian Runners!|
|Pose gaya Aizat dulu sebelum balik ehh...|
|Official Results is out.... Awesome!|
|Food Glorious Food in Hatyai!|
|Group photo in finisher tee in Klonghae Floating Market...|
|Priceless... Golden nugget....|