Sunday, May 03, 2009
More information on Bidor Half Marathon 2009
-There were 3km-, 10km- and 21km-run categories.
-Runners were required to register prior of the race by dropping their reporting card at the Dewan and were handed with a colour band.
-There were water stations at about every 5km mark, serving water in Styrofoam cup. At 15km mark, cold carbonated isotonic drink was also served.
-There were foreign runners from Japan, US, Africa etc.
-The 5km U-turn mark was at an Indian temple.
-No timing chip was used.
-Runners finished their race by going through a designated finishing lane according to their categories.
-Runners were handed a card that stated their placing in the category. This card would then be exchanged for the finisher medal and certificate.
-I could see many young runners taking part in the 3km and 10km runs. Also some families taking part.
-My average heart rate was 162 bpm (~86% of max) and peaked at 172 bpm. This heart rate couldn't be sustained if I ran for the full. So the important aspect of the training is to control the pace and thus the heart rate to make it more sustainable for the full 42km.
-Total calories I've burnt for the 21.8km race was 1690 kcal.