Greetings. I would like to share my experience in the recent KL Marathon where I ran the 10KM event. The KL Marathon is considered one of the major annual running events in KL and this year it is organised by Standard Chartered. It was my first official long distance run since highschool, which is a good 9 years ago. Over the past 2 years I’ve been doing some casual running at the nearby park, hence I decided to test myself by entering the 10KM run.
The 10KM event turned out good for me. I ran the whole 10KM and qualified (the qualification time is 1 hour 30 mins) . At the finish line, my time was 1 hour 18 mins. I believe this is quite the achievement as this is my first long distance event in years. Now I’m loooking forward to the next 10KM events around KL!
On the other hand I heard there were a lot of complaints with the other events (half marathon and 5KM event), where the officials on duty were not able to control the crowd and the people running the 5KM run made a wrong turn and ended up running 2.5KM. I can understand their dissapointment. Below is a picture of me and my brother. Both of us qualified.