Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Larian 40 Taman 100km: Just THREE More To Go!

All the cliches fit here: "Pejam celik, pejam celik, dah nak sampai pun", "Time flies when you're having fun", etc. Yes indeed, it does feel like it was only yesterday that I launched my own community running project called "Larian 40 Taman, 100km". The objective's simple; to run at 40 different parks within one year with the local community and encourage a healthy lifestyle amongst Malaysians.

The first run was held at Taman Bandaran Kelana Jaya on the 14th of January and as at today, we have completed 37 parks all across the country, and yes, a couple international runs as well.


It's been a blast, really. For starters, I've made quite a number of new friends with a passion in running and it's been wonderful discovering all these parks in the country. Yes, Larian 40 Taman is not only a Klang Valley-centric project, but we've also been to Johor, Melaka, Negri Sembilan, Sabah, Sarawak, Perak, Penang and Putrajaya.

Youth Park, Penang

Lake Gardens, Seremban

Taman Tasik Ampang Hilir, Selangor

And as mentioned, I've also included in the list a few iconic international parks like Hyde Park in London and Albert Park in Melbourne.

Albert Park, Melbourne

To be perfectly honest, it's been a fun, yet challenging ride. I mean, it is quite a commitment to gather people every Saturday morning to run, and it's quite common to receive SMSes at the last minute saying, "Sorry bang, terlajak tidur!". Hehe.

And since I have early mornings on Thursdays and Fridays hosting MHI, I often do felt like it was tough waking up early on Saturdays myself!

We've also had two long breaks. Once for Ramadhan, and then in September, when I left to do my film-making course in London, something I hadn't planned for in 2012.

The run count also felt rather slow in the beginning, especially when people kept saying, "Ooo, banyak lagi!". Damn, that was a morale-sapper right there. But since hitting the 3-0 mark, things have felt rather  quick, and here I am, just three more parks to hit the much-awaited FOUR ZERO.

Taman Botani Perdana, KL

Taman Budaya, Kuching

Special shoutouts must go to all who've been such great supporters of the run. We now even have a "Larian 40 Taman" team, that will also be competing in our second relay race in January after the Ekiden Run back in May.

The handsome dudes of Team Larian 40 Taman. Hehe

And oh yes, if you're planning to join the final run, it will be at Taman Lembah Kiara, TTDI. I haven't decided on the date yet, but I am expecting a big turn out for this one. Till then, keep on running folks!


Mohammad Sazmi Selamat said...

Yeahhh...menghampiri angka 40,good luck Abg Zul

baguznet said...

ALhamdulillah... tahniah bro!

M.Zul said...

TQ. Jgn lupa join larian ke-40 di TTDI nanti :)


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