That is a picture of Tan Sri Dr. M. Jegathesan or fondly known as the Flying Doctor for being the fastest man in Malaysia; flagging off the Fun Run category of the SunMed Jogathon 2011 this morning.
I didn't manage to catch the earlier 5km flag off because I woke up late. Darn those noisy neighbours and the mamak shop across the road. They kept me awake the whole night by their incessant shouts and screams over some football match.
I finally dozed off early in the morning but only to wake up 15 mins to 7am! Hurriedly, I dashed to the Sunway Medical Centre where the race was supposed to start.
But when I reached Sunway Pyramid, I already saw a stream of runners racing down the road....
Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel, one of the many famous landmarks along the SunMed Jogathon route.
As expected, I saw alot of strollers amongst the runners. Families are having a great fun time out on a great Sunday morning!
I reached the event area at the far end of the Sunway Medical Centre carpark when the warm up session of the fun runners was about to start.
Sleepy baby...heheh! Must be awake all night for the football match! LOL!
A short briefing session was conducted to the fun runners before the start. The start point led into a steep downward slope to the Elephant Walk!
Off we go! The way the kids dashed down the slop could give me a heart attack. LOL! Anyway, no Jack and Jill incident was reported during the race. Heheh!
What a beautiful Sunday morning! We were surrounded by lush greeneries as we walked deeper towards the Elephant Walk.
Slow down! ;)
The kids are fast. Me? Enjoying the great sceneries around the Sunway Lagoon while taking some pics. Heheh!
The fun run is not a stroller friendly jogathon as participants have to go up some steps...But it didn't stop this family from participating. Bravo!
Water & Gatorade station for a 1.5km run? We seriously think it is not necessary. The fun runners are being spoilt! Heheh! :D
We had to run through this beautifully landscaped garden before we got out from the Sunway Lagoon.
Full result of SunMed Jogathon. Click photo to enlarge.
After the race, runners can enjoy free flow of wonderful beverages from these generous sponsors.
Hot coffee from Starbucks!
The yummilicious cold Milo from the Milo van.
Oh yes! And Wall's Icecream too! I ate TWO! Love the Mango Tango!
Each runner who completes his/ her run will get a certificate.
After breaking out a sweat at the SunMed Jogathon, we proceeded to the Swan Convention Centre where the Sunway Medical Centre Healthfest and the prize presentation were being held.
BTW, that SunMed mascot is a swan called Angel, not a duck. Heheh!
There were free health talks and discounts on health packages and products at the Sunway Medical Healthfest. There were lots of freebies to be given away and health vouchers up to take home.
You can't take home the skeleton though...Heheh!
You can even get your BMI, blood pressure, blood glucose, eye and teeth checked with medical consultation included as well!
And now the prize presentation...
Men 5K Category A Champion: Arul Thevar (17:39)
Women 5K Category B Champion: Sheela SamiVellu (19:14)
Fun Run Champion: Mohd Shafiq (4:42)
Dr. Chong Su-Lin CEO of Sunway Medical Centre presenting a check of RM5,000 to Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam, Presedent of the Children's Wish Society while Tan Sri Dr. M. Jegathesan looked on. Proceeds of the jogathon will go towards fulfilling a child’s wish from the Children’s Wish Society of Malaysia, a charity for terminally ill children. (Bravo runners!)
We enjoyed the run very much and certainly hope that Sunway Medical Centre will make it an annual affair. A 5km run is just perfect for those who want to start running. Good job SunMed Jogathon team!