Penang Bridge International Marathon 2013
|Meeting up with friends before the race|
I met another friend Azwat at start line and he told me he has signed up for Ironman Langkawi next year and ask me if I sign up too. Sorry mate, I don't feel like doing another Ironman in Langkawi. I don't have enough budget and I don't think I can commit to the training program. By the way, good luck to you and happy training!
|The weather was perfect|
He was doing very well and managed to follow my pace throughout the first half until we get to the other side of the bridge. On the way back to the island he had cramped up, and I had to slow down the pace just to ensure he can continue to finish the race.
|Near to finish line|
Finally, we crossed the finish in 5:33 and right after that I could see him smiling again. This time with a bigger smile because he achieved his PB. Well done Helmi! Hope one day you will be a stronger runner than me to break my record but I'm not going to let it happen easily. So, it's gonna be a big challenge for you. By the way, OP Saiful was DNF but not until he hit 20km mark. Considering for a person who didn't train at all, I think he performed a great feat! At least he knows what he capable of and imagine if he trains properly.
|Finish the race and meeting point at meeting point|