The place was well planned. At the time collection, there was no crowd. Kids Dash Counter was managed by two person. One Jie Jie giving out the running kit for the Kids Dash while another Kor Kor was doing it for Bulk Collection.
There was a man in front of us so we queue up waiting for the Jie Jie The Kor Kor's counter was empty that that moment. Two more ladies came asking the Kor Kor is it place to collect running Kit for Kid Dash. He said yes but he is in-charge of Bulk Collection. have to wait for the Jie Jie.
Guess maybe the Kor Kor paiseh as he was doing nothing at that moment, so he called us and help up his colleague lor.
Mamarazzi asked the Kor Kor whether parents are allowed to accompany the child to run as she was worried that I might "sesat"(lost) coz there will be a huge crowd on that day. The Kor Kor replied no. Parents have to wait at Parent/guardian area.
The night before, Mamarazzi kept reminding me if at the finish line cannot see her, REMEMBER to ask a Volunteer to bring me to the Parents/Guardian Area. That makes me nervous leh.
Just nice fit.
Alamak! Papa said if no "bulu ketiak" (armpit hair) cannot run wor.....
That morning we went out of the house very early. Papa drove and drove and drove...finally arrived at LRT station. Can't drive all the way to Dataran Merdeka as there were major roads closure for this event. Found a parking after a few round.
Took LRT down to Masjid Jamek. Bravo to Kelana Jaya LRT station management as they assign a staff to man the ticketing machine. Good leh. Like this Mamarazzi won't need to waste time to "analyse" how to get the token.
Note: Remember to buy two way tickets. We didn't think of that hence had to queue up long to buy ticket during the return trip journey.
Arriving there am so so so "tension". Excited also have...scared also have....determination also have....
Saw some guys biting their medal and take photo. I told them cannot bite the medal and one of the guys told me say the medal taste like chocolate leh. .....
Mamarazzi initially wanted to follow me coz scared I'll be lost but Papa said no need la. Let me be la. Big boy already. Won't be lost punya la.
PINK BALLOONS. And that there will be ambulance following us at the back.
For those who cannot go on running at anytime, he/she may just stop and flag down the ambulance. The ambulance will take care of us.
Mamarazzi trying to spot me......can you find where am I? So many kids in front of me. And then there was the countdown 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1... BOOOOOOM! There we went.
Mamarazzi panic liao when she didn't see me coming out of the lane coz she showed me the map mah ...said she will be at parents guardian area which is after the Finish Line. Map didn't have "supermarket lanes" leh.
When I couldn't see Mamarazzi.. I asked the volunteers where is the Parents area and they kept telling me to go to the lanes queue up.
I managed to worms and dodge my way to the end of the lane and spotted Mamarazzi. She was happy when she saw me. She told me I have to go queue up and collect my Medal and Certificate. Again I ular-ular to the back of the queue to queue up.
5 mins....10 mins...still no sight of me. The queue was thinning. Mamarazzi panic again... worried that I might have slipped out of the collection area. There were too many parents inside and outside of the area and not enough Volunteers monitoring and checking the correct parents collected the child. A kid could have slipped out with Volunteer thinking he/she running to their parent/guardian .
But later on, more Volunteers came and helped and orders was restored. I was finally reunited with Mamarazzi.
Suggestion to the organiser :
- Please inform the parents about the Race Pack Collection lanes at the time collection of Running Kit or before the flag off.
- To announce during the flag off, what the kids will expect when they reach the finish line....such as they are supposed to immediately queue up for Race Pack Collection and go to the exit where Volunteers will match the parent/guardian with the correct kid. No parent, no exit lane.
- have ample volunteers manning the exit so that parents cannot slip into the collection lanes to search for their kids.
This will surely reduce the anxiety level for parents/guardian whose kids running for the first time.
Hmmm....first thing first........the two men just now said the medal taste like Chocolate... let me bite and see...
YUCK!!! bluff me one leh.....not taste like chocolate geh.....
Despite everything.... I had fun la.....
Will I run again next year? Hmmmm.......
Made a mistake of not buying two ways tickets. Queue up long time at the LRT ticketing counter. Next time must remember buy two ways!
Adoi...some when arrive at the machine baru wanna korek money out . *pengsan*.
When we got to the platform, it was full....after some waiting....the train that is going towards KLCC arrived. as excpected, not many went in. Mamarazzi pulled Papa and me into that train . said go one station up to catch the opposite direction. Quite a number of people also got the same idea as Mamarazzi.
Yup! we all went up one station and caught the next train down. Managed to get seats too. No need to become "sardines"
So you'll probably think next stop will be going home, right? hehehe.... can you guess next stop is where?
Committed, Confident, Courageous.