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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.

 

Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM)

Parking: Plenty around the area
Features:
Park surroundings, trail, undulating terrain, can be crowded on weekends and holidays
Surface: Tarred roads and trail
Distance: 10K and 5K route over a variety of surfaces. More
Best time to run: Mornings or evenings
Getting there: Please refer to the FRIM website or see the location map
Contact: Pacesetters Athletic Club Malaysia FRIM Area Group

Kiara

Parking: Plenty around the area
Features: Park surroundings, undulating terrain, can be crowded on weekends and holidays
Surface: Synthetic
Distance: 1.1K for the small loop, 2.2K for the larger more challenging loop
Best time to run: Mornings or evenings
Getting there: See the location map
Contact: Pacesetters Athletic Club Malaysia
More info: All Malaysia website

KLCC Park

Parking: Plenty around the area or simply take the Putra Light Rail Transit (LRT)
Features: Park surroundings, water fountains, undulating terrain, can be very crowded on weekends and holidays
Surface: Synthetic track
Distance: 1.3K per loop
Best time to run: Mornings after 7am or evenings after 6pm. Opening hours are from 7.00 a.m. till 10.00 p.m. daily
Getting There: If you are taking the PUTRA LRT, just stop at the KLCC Station. Public transports (cabs and busses) are plentiful
Comments: If you want to run in the shadows of the imposing 2nd tallest building in the world, this is the right place. It’s central location also makes it an ideal place to run after work. Read my post here about the park.

Taman Tasik Perdana (Lake Gardens)

Parking: Limited around the area. A multi-storey car park is under construction nearby which will make it easier for runners.
Features: Park surroundings, undulating terrain, can be very crowded on weekends and holidays
Surface: Synthetic track and interlocking bricks
Distance: 2.3K per loop
Best time to run: Mornings or evenings
Getting there: Located a walking distance from the Dataran Merdeka and opposite the National Monument, you can either hitch a cab or simply walk there. For travel routes, please refer to RapidKL’s website. Or download the directional map here.
Contact: TPRC Running Group
More info: About the Lake Gardens and its attractions, please visit the All Malaysia website

Bukit Jalil Recreation Park (write-up and photo courtesy of blog reader Joseph Leong. Thanks!)

Parking: There is plenty of free parking at the entrance.
Features: Park surroundings, combination of small/steep hills and flat pavement, public toilet, children playground, a reflexology path and one of the best features of the park is the International Garden featuring show gardens representing 10 different countries. Crowded on weekends and holidays.
Surface: Tarred road, interlocking bricks and concrete pavement.
Distance: 2.7 – 3.6K per loop.
Best time to run: Mornings and evenings.
Getting there: Located about 20km away from the city centre. Entrance No.1 to the park is via Jalan Jalil Perkasa 1, just off Lebuhraya Bukit Jalil, opposite the unusually designed Calvary Convention Centre, Entrance No.2 is via Jalan Jalil Perkasa 4, next to TNB Substation and Entrance No.3 is via Jalan 13/115C (in front of Asian Football Federation Building).

Alam Damai, Cheras (write-up and photos courtesy of blog reader Joseph Leong and Ray Leow. Thanks!)

Parking: Plenty around the area.
Features: Park surroundings. Combination of flat and hilly routes. Very safe environment for individual or groups.
Surface: Mainly tarred roads but you can do trail at nearby Bukit Besi as well if needed.
Distance: Various options of 5km, 10km, 15km, 21km, 30km or even 42km without loops if you know Alam Damai and nearby areas very well.
Best time to run: Mornings or evenings.
Getting there: Please refer to Alam Damai Runners FB Page

Alam Damai Runners

Contact: Alam Damai Runners. They organize weekly group run either Saturday or Sunday and start/finish at OCBC, Alam Damai.

Taman Metropolitan Kepong

Parking: Plenty around the area
Features: Park surroundings, undulating terrain, toilet facilities (20 cents per entry)
Surface: Synthetic track and tarred
Distance: 3.65K per running loop, 5K per bike loop
Best time to run: Mornings or evenings
Getting there: Please refer to location map or download the directional map here

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