Thursday, September 08, 2016

Race Recap: Ortho Run 2016

We signed up for Ortho Run because it’s a rare chance to have running event so close to home – within walking distance.  An extra hour of beauty sleep for us. Heheh!

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Ortho Run is organised for the first time by the Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhkriz, UKKMMC in conjunction of their 40th anniversary. The run also aims to collect some fund for the renovation of the Orthopaedic Ward and spread awareness about the importance of taking care of one’s limbs especially the feet.

The route took us to the hilly parts behind HUKM into Taman Midah before making a big round of outside the perimeter of Taman Tasik Permaisuri.

It's always a good run if you can spot Lucozade at the drinking station! Love the tangy orange flavour that refreshes the tired body.

We like the big and prominent signages. The distance markers are quite accurate too, according to our Nike+ Run Club app.

We had to be extra cautious when running on the roads because we were sharing with the other motorised vehicles. It is impossible to fully close the road because the run was organised in a residential area. The fact that there is a Pasar Tani every Saturday near the tasik area adds to the congestion of the roads. Perhaps, the run can be organised on a Sunday instead - less cars, better run.

The traffic police and road marshall were doing a good job controlling the traffic! Thank you!

We were quite happy when we were about to reach the gate of HUKM. Our running app showed on 9km covered. The run must be under distance, we thought. But nope, we got it wrong. We had to run around the HUKM compound which is built on a slope.

Oh, now we get it! "Save the limbs" means save them for the last km. Heheh!

And finally we reached the finish line and our GPS showed 10km on the dot!

There were some free health check and consultation provided by HUKM after the run.

Congrats to all the winners!

We heard some commotion near the finish line when we were busy snapping photographs of the winners. We saw a beggar being chased by a good looking man.

It turned out to be a movie shoot. The title is not revealed but we heard it will be released for Chinese New Year next year. Are we going to be in the movie? Well, probably some of you are! Watch out for it!

More than 1,200 runners too part in the Ortho Run. Congratulations to the organisers for a job well done. We hope that this run will be organised annually. We would love to see some running clinics or talks by the experts from the Orthopaedic Department on foot care and injury prevention prior to the run. Yes! Save the limbs!

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