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Kasumigaura Marathon 2016

When \\\\\\\"blustery\\\\\\\" wasn\\\\\\\'t even the right word. Read the race report here!

31st Marathon and my 6th Consecutive GCAM. Race report here.

 

Putrajaya & Cyberjaya

Putrajaya

Parking: Plenty around the area but be sure to avoid the slip roads where your vehicle could be towed away.
Features:
 Cityscape, office blocks, lakeside, residential settings. Can be crowded with tourists on weekends and holidays, or when events are hosted there. Locals throng the area on Saturday evenings till late.
Surface: Tarred roads, interlocking bricks, concrete pavements.
Distance: As long a distance as you’d like to run. The administrative capital of the country continues to host several ultras up to out-and-back 100-mile distances, marathons and 10Ks. It’s best to be self sufficient in terms of fluids as petrol stations are not something that are easily found in the area, with the exception of a Petronas in Precinct 18. There are however small kiosks selling tidbits, snacks and drinks located in the vicinity of the Palace of Justice (PoJ, Precinct 3)
Best time to run: Mornings or evenings. Very hot and humid when the sun is up. Shadeless, temps reportedly hit 45 Celcius during the P100 Ultra in November 2014.
Getting there: You’d want to be driving or car-pooling. Most will make the PoJ as the starting point for their workouts.

Taman Tasek Cyberjaya

Parking: Plenty around the area
Features:
Park surroundings, flat, huge kids activities areas, toilets. Can be crowded on weekends and holidays
Surface: Tarred roads, interlocking bricks, and trail
Distance: 5K loops over a variety of surfaces.
Best time to run: Mornings.
Getting there: Stone’s throw away from MMU, the 35.2ha park. Google Map

 

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