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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

My First Time : Kids Dash - Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon



Ni gara-gara influence from Auntie Lina. Mamarazzi registered me for the SCKLM 1km Kids Dash.  Went and collected my running "dashing" kit on Friday.

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.... 

But all fly out the window when I met friends there. Mamarazzi was wondering what the two cheeky boys planning....see the eyes......

 Walking toward Royal Selangor Club where the event will be flag off I saw many people snapping photos and making funny poses.

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. .....

 That way!

Waiting to be flag off. Arrived there the "DJ" announced that for those parents who wanna follow the kids during the run may do so but stand behind.

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.


 Very "kan cheong" The guy say FOLLOW THE 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.


Papa and Mamarazzi walked across the field towards the Parents/Guardian area. According to the map given, the Guardian waiting area is after the finish line.

When they arrived....in front of the Guardian area there were lanes like "supermarket Check-out Lanes". Most kids have arrived and some parents went inside of the lanes searching for their kids.

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..... 

 I had a medal and a cold 100 Plus. Yup...all the rest of the kids got not chilled 100Plus but I managed to "bodek" a volunteer to give me a chilled one.  Hehehehe...


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.




62 comments:

  1. You are super cute today, especially in the last pictures.Congratulations, a cool medal. Well, having an ambulance there is kind of scary, was it a long and strenuous race? i hope next time it is organized better and also more volunteers.

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    1. Hi Ginny. Thanks. Nah...it was just a short run but they have ambulance there just as a precaution. Very thoughtful of the organiser

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    2. Actually, paramedics and medical assistance are a pre-requisite for any races.

      Yes, you will see ambulances at ALL races.

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    3. aha...the expert is here to explain :p

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  2. Wah, Congrats to Small Kucing for joining the run! Mamarazzi must be so kan cheong the whole day scared that Small Kucing will get lost. Next stop is makan lor.

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  3. Bravo boy! You are so brave and smart and clever ahh.. If me ahh, at your age, I think I takut lor.. So many kids, and parents not allowed to watch and join the kids.. And can only see mamarazzi at the parents waiting area.. Clever boy leh, proud of you :)

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    1. nah....in the end they say parents can join la

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  4. Bravo, small kucing, bravo! Next time you can join the 10km run with adults ;)
    I cannot tahan those people who waste time chui sui while queuing up, then only start to korek money when it is their turn in front of vending machines too. Wasting everyone else's time..

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    1. 10KM????? Mamarazzi will pengsan kau kau...wait till me grow up baru if i wanna run then run lo

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  5. Congrats!!! Well done. Keep it up - who knows, you may become a national athlete one day. Your papa and mama didn't run? Hehehehehehe!!!!!

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    1. Small Kucing, next year, ask Mama to invite Uncle Arthur to KL to join in the run, hehe...

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    2. National athlete? Hmmm.....

      why need to invite leh...It's open for public. Eh you can come too leh, Sharon :).

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    3. Then Uncle Arthur got excuse to come KL...

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  6. I am sure Aunty Lina is so proud of you. Can join her marathon club liao. I know lah, your next stop is sure to makan. After lari-lari and ular-ular, sure hungry one.

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    1. hahaha...cannot lah...she pro leh...me still lari like katak leh

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  7. wah.. Mamarazzi so in lah, signed up Small Kucing and the Kucing Family jumps on the running bandwagon.. slowly everyone will be influenced and running like the Glam Family.. :)

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    1. ya lor...got influence by Mak Glam :)

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    2. Not influenced enough lah. Mamarazzi still not running. :P

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    3. yes....running.....running "away" from the race. LOL

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  8. wah.. reading Mamarazzi's write-up about the event, memang like worries and scares all the time huh?? but Small Kucing very smart leh, he knows to ask for the help from Kor Kor and Jie Jie, because some kids if become panic they just stand there and cry.. so bravo to Small Kucing, nice job done other than finishing the run!!! :)

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    1. First time ....panic a bit la.....sure second time will not panic lo

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  9. pat on the shoulders!!! well done Small Kucing, got one more medal bagged into his collection, no need to confiscate those that Uncle SK gave Mamarazzi, haha!! sure Small Kucing had lots of fun huh?? hope the organizer read suggestions from Mamarazzi and next year there will be more fun!!

    p/s: maybe can ask Auntie Lina to help to forward the suggestion, she's one of the ambassadors kot??

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    1. Tak berani...later Auntie Lina ketuk kepala :p


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    2. Auntie Lina will just say... baca race guide next time! LOL

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    3. "tsk tsk tsk" downloaded the 48 pages of PDF race guide with half of it consist of ads.... must have been mata juling coz tarak saw any menion about procedures one collecting the kids after the run.

      Anyway...no harm la if the announcer would remind the parent/guardian on procedure for collecting the kids as that day many parents same blur sotong like Mamarazzi. If the announcer would kindly advice then there would be less confusion. Parents happy...Volunteers also happy.n :p

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    4. Meow... share your link at SCKLM facebook page.

      They'll read one.

      This year tarak ah?

      Last year punya, got really detailed explanation if the procedures.

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  10. wah the LRT sure packed with lots of people.. Mamarazzi must but return ticket or have touch-n-go next time.. and so smart to take the train one station up and then return to the other direction, hehe!! :)

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    1. got Touch and Go card....but 3 person with only one card leh...so have to buy ticklet lor. Must be morning the brain not wake up yet. Next time must remember buy two ways


      hahaha ya lor...else no seat leh and kena sardine....heard Uncle TM say smell ppl ketiak leh ...LOL

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  11. Nice! Too bad can't make it.

    Yeah...kids can get confused by the time they reach the finish line. They surely looking out for their parents and anxious parents also keep searching for the kids which can turn out to be chaotic.

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    1. true...especially the first timer like us. Kesian the volunteers too la. kena swamped by anxious parents

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  12. Small Kucing, this year u run, next year, whole family run, hehe...

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    1. You coming to join or not?????

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    2. I come, sure malu, last person to reach...

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  13. Oooo great job! You look great in your green singlet too ;)

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  14. I'm sure that Small Kucing did GREAT at the 'run'... Sounded a little scary after the run --getting the kids back to their parents... BUT--it all worked out, didn't it? He looks so proud of his medal. Congrats to him.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. yup...all went well....it was fun :)

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  15. An active day out... adventurous too.. good exposure for the Small Kucing!

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  16. Congrats Small Kucing! Bravo!

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  17. Small kuching so brave to run by yourself! Lucky you were reunited with Mummy after the race. You so cute, many people might want to abduct you. haha....

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    1. Got so many people...me not scared leh...lol

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  18. Well done boy! You had so much fun and made your Papa Kaldip & Mamarazzi so proud. Keep running every year until ketiak grow bulu. LOL

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  19. Well done and congrats to you, small kucing!

    They should be more organised when it comes to kids. Glad nothing happen. Run again next year small kucing

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  20. Very kancheong experience for both SK and mummy! Luckily turned out to be a good experience. OK waiting for food post.

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  21. well done! next year do it again?

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  22. Congrats to the little one for successfully making it to the finish line. Its good you wrote about what the organizers should be aware about, especially when its kids activities.

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  23. Meow...

    Next, join the McD Olympic Day Run. Cheap and got family category.

    Dunno why this year, quiet pulak, We joined last year.

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  24. Small kucing must be very excited... first finisher medal ;-)

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  25. It is always nice when you meet your friends and have someone to run with.

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