Sunday, April 12, 2009

Orange Run 2009

What? Orange Run 2009

Where? The Curve, Mutiara Damansara

When? April 12, 2009; 7:30am

Who? Organised by BH Petrol

How far? 11km

The Orange Run has been a RUNaway success (ehem...pun intended) since it made its debut 4 years ago in the local running scene. It's FREE but filled with goodies - Orange Reclycle Bag, mineral water, nasi lemak, teh tarik, BHP vouchers (not for Petrol though...) and many food and drinks for sampling.

Like they say,the best things in life are FREE. I did enjoy the run very much.

I still hear people complained about the so-called "shrinking" goodies bag. My guess is that they were comparing this year's goodies with the stuff that we got in 2007 - which include a Santa Barbara back pack. (Check out 2007 goodies bag in the report below)....

Gee...runners, please be thankful that we still have the Orange Run. Furthermore, it was FREE of charge. I hear rumours that other local runs (with paid registration) might not see the light of days during these so called economic downturn. So, count your blessings! Not your the goodies bag content! :P

I took some videos along the route. As you can see here, the response was incredibly good. I think they have to find a bigger area next year!

It was an overall well organised event. In my opinion, improvements could be done in two areas:-

1) Water station, Volunteers were having difficulties in coping with the surge of runners. As seen in the video, runners had to pour their own isotonic drinks at the first table! LOL!

2) Traffic control - at the road leading to Tropicana. Cars were driving so close to the runners from behind. Might pose serious hazards.

Enjoy the video!

Check out my previous year race reports here.

2008 - I didn't blog about this event. Oops!

2007 - http://runwitme.blogspot.com/2007/04/orange-run-2007.html

2006 - http://runwitme.blogspot.com/2006/03/big-o.html


1 Comment Wit Me:








Anonymous

said...

Hi,
Thanks for the reports.
This year, 2010, will be my first time to join the Orange Run.
Browsing through your blog, i got a very clear idea about this coming week's Orange Run.
Thanks...very detailed blogs about running. Keep it up ya...Cheers!!




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