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Hong Kong,
Hong Kong
23C / 73F
Overcast
Total Time = 2h 24m 32s
Overall Rank = 4627/8221
Age Group = Senior
Age Group Rank = 221/669
Pre-race routine:

Took the taxi then the MTR (The "T" in HK) to race site. Met up with my friend Derek at the MTR station. Ate a PB sandwich on the way. Drizzling a bit before race start. Checked in out bags (race start and race finish are different places) to be picked up at finish. Found Ron (guncollector).
Event warmup:

Nothing
Run
  • 2h 24m 32s
  • 21.1 kms
  • 06m 51s  min/km
Comments:

Very hot and humid. Was sweating before race start. My friend Derek was shooting for a sub 2 hr 1/2 M. guncollector was pacing me.
Note: 1 km ~ 0.62 mile

The first part of the run (1-12 km) was relatively flat.
1-2 km was very crowded. We clocked 17 something min (my average pace ~6 min/km).
3-7 km = tried to maintain a 6:30/km pace. Had to stop at every water stations and take at least 3 cups of water. They have wet sponge for us to keep cool. At some point I dropped my sun glasses. guncollector was so nice to run back to get them. But someone stepped on and broke them. :(
7 km: guncollector stopped at a porta potty. I continued the run and he caught up with me by 9 km. Took pictures at times.
14 km: ate a gel. Unlike my first 1/2 M, I brought my own this time.
15 km = entered tunnel. The 1/2 M crowd merged with the 10 K crowd. Too many people were having too much fun. Some of them stopped in the middle of the road and took pictures. Kept bumping into them. At least I kept running when taking pictures. :p
16-21 = out of tunnel. This was where it got difficult. Up and down a few overpasses and an underpass. Had to walk at few steps at times. Knees were feeling the impact and I felt very hot. guncollector was very nice to keep my pace when he can run much faster. Good that they had drink station every 2 miles or so. It was so hot that many people got cramps/heat strokes etc. There were 6000+ needing first aid and 35 were sent to the hospital.
Post race
Warm down:

walked to baggage claim. Took us 30 mins. There were a total of 43608 runners for the 10K, 1/2M and Full M.
Missed those 10K friends. I got stucked at baggage claim. One of those 10k'ers pulled his muscles. I knew he didn't train and he was supposed to walk. Must have been talked into running, or trying to run.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Too crowded, too warm, too humid.

Event comments:

It's awesome to run on the highways/tunnels around my home town. Great to participate in such an event with my old friends. My friend Derek met his goal finishing in 1:5x. Fun to see a BTer there, too.




Last updated: 2007-03-02 12:00 AM
Running
02:24:32 | 21.1 kms | 06m 51s  min/km
Age Group: 221/669
Overall: 4627/8221
Performance: Good
first 2 km 17:10 (145) 3-13 km = 6:10 (155), 6:46 (156), 7:01 (157), 6:20 (151), 6:52 (159), 6:20 (158), 6:41 (153), 6:04 (161), 6:07 (164), 6:44 (160), 6:00 (162), 14-15 km = 13:37 (160), 16-17 km = 14:27 (162), 18-21 km = 21:44 (162)
Course: Start on Nathan Road > Austin Rd > Canton Rd > Wui Cheung Rd > Lin Chueng Rd > West Kowloon Highway > U-turn at Tsing Kwai Highway > West Kowloon Highway > Western Harbour Crossing > Ramps > Rumsey St Flyover > Connaught Rd C > Pedder St Underpass > Connaught Rd C > Harcourt Rd > Lun Wui Rd > Fenwick Pier St > Convention Ave > Expo Dr > Finish at Golden Bauhinia Sq.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2007-03-04 10:13 AM

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2007-03-04 12:00 PM
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great job DK   hope you had a great time
2007-03-04 5:53 PM
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wow I am so proud of you! Nice job. The best part is no mention of breathing issues as a limmiting factor. One note: You might want to adjust your distance. Either enter it as KM or change it back to miles. Right now it looks like you ran just under a full Marry. Not sure if you transposed the numbers or if it was ment to be in KM. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Looking forward to hearing from you when you get home.
2007-03-04 5:58 PM
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Wow- How cool for you, DK!! Congratulations !!!!!
2007-03-04 6:53 PM
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Awesome race, Denise! You did a great job out there!

 

Nice pics too!

2007-03-05 5:27 AM
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Great job Denise!! Very cool to run a half in your hometown. Congrats on a great finish

The heat would have been a real killer for me


2007-03-05 7:16 AM
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2007-03-05 11:46 AM
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Yeah, way to go DK!  After we did that 15-K I knew you could do a half marathon.  Congrats on having a great race.  Let's see...full marathon next? 

 

2007-03-05 1:18 PM
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Congrats on a great race!!  I can't believe it was so hot!  Nice pictures too!
2007-03-06 7:31 AM
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Congrats Denise on your first 1/2!!

Very cool that you were able to do it in your hometown in streets and areas you know so well. Neat that a BTer "maxed" you to help you...Bters are great aren't they.

Nice pace there for a hot/humid day. Looking forward to watching you continue to progress this season.

You rocked it!

2007-03-06 7:53 AM
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KathyG - 2007-03-06 8:31 AM

Congrats Denise on your first 1/2!!

Very cool that you were able to do it in your hometown in streets and areas you know so well. Neat that a BTer "maxed" you to help you...Bters are great aren't they.

Nice pace there for a hot/humid day. Looking forward to watching you continue to progress this season.

You rocked it!

It wasn't my first 1/2M.  Did the Lowell one last Oct with TAGP and tri_again. 



2007-03-06 9:23 PM
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awesome job! what's next... HIM?
2007-03-07 3:43 PM
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You got the race done and smiled the whole way!!! 

Was that the first 1/2 marathon you have done?? Seems to me you have made such FANTASTIC progress!!! woohooo!! 

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