Early Sunday morning, as early as 6.30am, people has started gathering around KOMTAR and Prangin Mall. It’s the City Run that organized by the Chinese press, Kwong Wah Daily which attracted approximately 2.5k or runners. That’s the figure I got from the paper.
I’ve joined the run too. =) Nick Chan was there with peoples from Chung Ling High School class of 4SA5 or perhaps some other class too. It’s a compulsory run for us because Physical Education teacher wanted us to take part for the run and attendance will be recorded for marks recording in school. Whatever it is, I love to join the fun where everyone is having.
Well, most run has become walk to us and City Run too has became City Walk. I got bag with me, I have a DSLR in my bag, it’s hard to run with it but then I want to shoot more than run, I want to cover the event so that I can share with you guys, so I (and them) walked.
The run flagged off at 7.30am by Penang CM Hon. Mr Lim Guan Eng. People in front of the the starting line were serious runner and we (classmates) were so excited about the run and were shouting and screaming around. Initially, we ran, for like 3 junction and we stopped and started walking.
Yes yes, we were among the last. It’s more likely a Penang heritage trail walk, but then we didn’t stoppped by at any of the UNESCO Heritage site. We did go into the cemeteray where Captain St Francis Light was buried but then didn’t go to his tombstone because it’s on the other side of the cemetary and we didn’t want to be left out on the run, so I said “We will be back.”. Perhaps during the holiday, it’s not very creepy but some seems like don’t really like the place.
The run was not very long. Imagine this if you are a Penangite, Carmarvon Street, Pitt Street, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah (Citibank), Larut Rd, Burma Rd, Perak Rd, Macalister Rd, along the road and lastly back to KOMTAR.
I believe we were not the last, there’s stupid some school girls were behind of us. Thanks to the policeman who stopped the traffic and let us cross the road even though the traffic light was in red.
In fact, a lot as about 95 percents of the participant has finished the run when we were going back to the finish line.
Received a certificate and a lucky draw ticket then, I and friends gathered around and listen to the lucky draw session. Hoping that I could win the first prize, a Honda EX5 bike even though I don’t have a drive license. Unfortunately, I got nothing. The lucky number was just 1 number different from my ticket.
Ah, that’s basically speaks that I was not so lucky. I then went to watch Max Payne after the run at the mall.