Sungai Petani Big Clock


I traveled 5 hours by coach to Pulau Pinang from Kuala Lumpur. Then I took a ferry to Butterworth, and boarded another bus to Sungai Petani. Finally, I hoped into a taxi for a short ride to my hotel. All this to support the inaugural SP Half Marathon 2012. For me, it was definitely not the destination but the journey which made it all worthwhile. Despite all the problems encountered by the new organisers, I hope they learnt from their shortcomings & never repeat the mistakes. My advise to the event organiser is:- (1) Learn from other successful events (2) Keep within the budget (3) The total number of participants should be determined by budget & logistic limitations (4) Never run-out of water at drink stations (5) Drink stations should be evenly distributed e.g. every 5Km (6) Keep to timetable (7) Storage counter should be made available (8) Toilets (fixed and/or portable ones) must be made available(9) Keep participants informed of all important aspects in advance (10) Support outstation runners by giving them necessary information on transport & accommodation, and even, local points of interests (e.g. recommend eateries & local places of interest).
If you decide to hold this event next year, I wish you all the best.


About Gus Ghani

Hi:) My name is Gus and I am a Fitness Coach who enjoys outdoor adventures. In particular, I like to run marathons & ultra marathons, and compete in triathlons and century rides for fitness, fun & friendship. My passion is to motivate my friends to exercise more so that they can live life to the fullest. The purpose of this blog is five-fold:- 1) I find writing very therapeutic & beats paying for a psychiatrist to keep sane 2) I like to share & inspire others into engaging in any healthy pursuits 3) This is a great way to keep track of my progress in all my sporting endeavours 4) This also keeps me honest & spurs me on to do more 5) Even if you are a couch potatoe, I hope you will find my entries entertaining and/or informative. In summary, this blog is helping me help others help myself...get it?
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2 Responses to Sungai Petani Big Clock

  1. juewong says:

    short and nicely written post run report. this is what we need – constructive comments. looking forward to see you more often in road races.

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