TNF 100 Thailand 2014
Initial plan was to stay in Bangkok, but due to riot and demonstration, we changed plan go to Pak Chong straight away from the airport. But later I changed my mind and broke up from the group and stay one night in Bangkok. Luckily I have a good friend living and working in Bangkok. He booked a service apartment just for me at The Narathiwas Residence and he didn't even let me pay for it. Thank you Chong!
|One bedroom apartment at The Narathiwas Residence|
|Slightly hazy but the sunset was beautiful|
|I can hang out here for hours|
|Can you see river cruises in Chao Phraya at night?|
|Dinner and strolling around Khao San|
|Bus trip to Khao Yai|
The bus stopped at the race kit pick up area in Bonanza Resort, here I met many other Malaysians. Malaysia has quite big contingent with strong runners like Yim, Raymond Foo, Deo, Ray and many new faces too. This is what I like about our running community, when we share the same passion we can get along easily.
|Race kit pick and race briefing|
|Same number like Celcom prefix|
|One of many running groups from Malaysia|
|At start line|
|100km participants have to run 2 loops|
|Amazing background huh ;)|
|Hot hot hot!|
|70km..... the end!|
At the finish like we saw Malaysian top runner Yim crossed the finish line first, followed by Raymond Foo and then Deo. I think these people are awesome to finish the race. After the result announced, to my shocking 60% of 100km runners were DNFed!! And some of the finishers actually didn't run the whole course on the second loop. We can tell by looking at their timing in each checkpoint. What a shame!
By the way, I met the girl I saved during the race again at finish line. She hugged and kissed me (kissing photo can put here...hehe), saying thank you for helping her. She personally invited me to race in China, she suggested me to sign up Vibram 100km in Hong Kong. Sounds like a date! OK we'll see how ;)
My endomondo tracking click here. No cheating one.
|Back to start line|
|Belmont during the day|
|Very serene and peaceful|
|From Pak Chong to Bangkok|
|Maggie Choo's girls|
|Don Mueng Airport|