Race – Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2011

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At the World Kidney Run 2011

This is a big one. The Standard Chartered KL International Marathon is Malaysia’s premier running event. The 2011 event has already attracted over 10000 entries, well on the way to the 25000 entries targetted for the event. This years sponsors includes Standard Chartered as the title sponsor partnering with 100 Plus, New Balance and Double Tree Hilton.

Your truly has entered at last. I had hesitated to enter earlier during the early bird phase as I was unsure which event to race in. The categories offered in the KL Marathon the Marathon 42.2km, the Half Marathon 21.1km, 10km and fun run 5km. I had initially wanted to enter the fun run 5km category so that I can use it as part of the training for the sprint triathlon I want to enter in July which features a 5km run.

Last year’s KL Marathon at the starting line

After a long and agonising period of reflection I decided to enter the 10km run. I don’t really have much fear of long distances now especially as I’ve decided that pace is not important for me this year. I want to be able to maintain a certain pace for long distances and duration.

The cut off time for the 10km is 2 hours which I should be able to achieve in my current form. 90 minutes would be great, 75 minutes would be superb. I’m going to decide nearer the time what my personal medal awards would be.

This is the 5th race I have entered this year and will be the longest distance. It will also be about 5 weeks before the triathlon I aim to enter. I think that should give me enough time to recover.

Anyone interested in joining can go here to enter the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2011

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