Yellow and Black were the common colors at the SCORE RUN. It looked like thousands of bumblebees were at the Padang Merbok Sunday 8 June 2014. There were only two categories at the fist SCORE Run; 10 km and 15 km. The run, participated by about 3,600 runners was organised by Mantra.
The first flag-off was at 630am for the 15 km run. Five out of seven Nashata runners joined the 15 km runner slightly late. We later discovered the starting point was further up hill where the bigger Race Arch was. Many others missed the early bumble bee runners as they were waiting around the other race arch area.
By 610 am onwards, the crowd for the 10km run started to build up. There were a few 15 km late runners who got their way through the 10 km crowd and dashed off. Patricia Tan flagged the 10km runners off a couple of mins before 7am and so all the 3,600 runners ran their way through the cool and hilly route along Jalan Parlimen and Bukit Tunku area.
Many of us enjoyed the route as it was a cool and safe, and the roads were nice. Water stations were well managed and paramedics were seen along the way. In fact, a lady fell while running and the paramedics were close-by to give immediate help. Thumbs up for that. We love the happy cameramen from Amateur Sports Team known as RFF. They took awesome moment of happy runners!
The last landmark before the run ended was the Tugu Negara, a few hundred meters before runners grab finisher medals.
All in all, it was a great run.
There are few items would be nice to have:
- Visible Clock / Timer
The RFID tag attached to the bib is not utilized. (at least for us)
- Announcement about STARTING point at the main event area
- We love efforts to safe the planet and love to see more use of recyclable cups at water stations. There were a mix of plastic and paper cups used at water station.
Here are some pictures of happy RUNNERS. To hijabists and sisters out there, keep an active lifestyle like our other sisters. Keep running and stay fit, modestly.
We look forward for more OUTSTANDING sporting events by SCORE. Below are a couple scheduled this year:
See you there InsyaAllah!