Relight My Fire!

I am worried. I can't help but to worry. Golazo, on their first day of bib collection, did not improve lightyears from Octagon's last year. I fantasize a breezy collection, nice vest, but so far... nope... not even remotely convinced. After a crappy 2009, one would make a quantum leap so impressive, so to speak.

Firstly, they must have dedicated the counters in ratio of the registration, as the Full Marathoners have only 2 counters as compared to 9 for 10k category, and 4 for Kid's Dash (come on!). And we moved only slowly when they took out the Bulk Collection queue. Too early to tell? If it is, I stand corrected. But Golazo sure has tonnes of balls at stake here, and runners will scrutinize everything after a bitter event last year.
By the time I was done, the queue snaked towards the main entrance of the stadium as Full Marathoners rushed in between lunch hour. Bet it would be different at 4p.m. though.

I was thankful for the limited vendors selling stuff as my wallet screams in search to replenish at the next oasis, but it is good to know that we now could afford to shop for a Chevy in their spare time - you know... for kicks.

Worry I now must. It clearly sends a signal of commercialism over pure passion. 

Anyway, I am cleaning my Blowfish, just in case I need to have a comfort of constant refills. Because even with my belt, it's useless if they cannot be refilled at stations. I do not want to queue for water, or cringe unnecessarily at volunteers.

o yes, it was kind of weird seeing fellow comrades in working attires. Hah! It was then that I realised our weekly uniforms are shorts and drifits, I hardly have any other mental image of them as professionals. Simply put - Supermans! Normal people, decent job... super powers (in drifits)!

So for Sunday... jom jumpa bawah pokok, around 4 a.m.! 

Comments

Anonymous said…
Which pokok is this? And I am not looking forward to well stocked water stations, gonna bring money!
Yimster said…
Reading some of the blogs, some had a good experience. Think its also the first day where all are eager to get their hands on the kits. But that isnt a reason to do worse. Aiyo, hope there will be plenty of water during the run. Now, shall i bring my plastic card...

See you there syah under the pokok and god speed.
..::EnAikAY::.. said…
Jumpa kat bawah pokok togeh tepi traffic light tu ke?

Good luck, good luck, good luck!

P/s: I'm fantasizing reading post-race reports minggu depan... mesti best!
Anonymous said…
Banyaknyer nanti race reports nak baca kan? Best best!
Diket said…
Hahaha! Mat-mat Hensem ramai kan semalam. It was obvious. I trust we have the privelege to dress sharp after our weekend hard labour.

Dude, pokok yang ada kat dataran tu paling tinggi pun paras kepala lutut aku. Macam mana nak jumpa bawah tu? Cangkung?
Zaki said…
Ok bro. Kita jumpa bawah pokok togeh tepi dataran... huhu
amsyah said…
Haza - bawah pokok sena, di depannya gereja, di bawahnya bilik air

Yim - bawak plastik, beli air badak RM1 takleh la... kena beli for kawan kawan hahahha

Nik - ada pokok togeh eh kat situ? minggu depan banyak post race sub 4:30 huhuh

Diket - truetruetrue... eh jangan cangkung... hang buat pose front crawl kat situ... air pancut pun ada situ, buat barang 3 laps ke apa ke dulu

Zaki - ok, hang kutip togeh tu sekali buat kudap-kudap :D
ziff71 said…
laaaa, aku ingat pokok besar kat air pancut kecik dekat dengan stage besor tu. Ok, kita jumpa bawah pokok togeh....
IJAM said…
ooo..baru aku tau...dekat gereja tu...
ada satu pokok, depan pokok tu ada toilet bawah tanah, atas toilet tu..ada air pancut...
faham sekarang...
ian yusof said…
we never learn, do we? Kash has learnt her lesson last year :)
amsyah said…
ziff - ya betul...

Ijam - ok boleh ... jgn lupa nasi lemak bungkus seringgit

Ian - spesis degil... I am a little sentimental being an anniversary marathon, so we'll see... but I think they deserve a second chance... tapi dah agak ragu ragu dah ni...

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