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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

2nd koh Samui Midnight Run, Race Night

Just a few nights ago, from Saturday to Sunday, it was race night for the 2nd Koh Samui Midnight Run. It was busy and it as fun. 


Moments before the start

There were about 700 participants, unevenly divided over the two race categories of 5 and 10km. The 10km runners did the same loop through Chaweng twice. 
There was a lot less traffic compared to last year and the finish was free of any traffic this year, which allowed to battle it out in a sprint finish with another competitor.


Receiving the 2nd place price and trophy

It was hot though, at the fist water station, after just about 1.5km, I was already pouring water over my head and basically kept doing that throughout the race. It was brutal.
It was really nice that many shops and also a couple of 'girlie bars' handed out cold drinks to the runners. Much appreciated, whoever you were!


Saturday afternoon, waiting to be distributed and placed at the correct corner and place

It was fun though, running through Chaweng beach road, one moment in the midst of the nightlife venues in Soi Green mango and the next moment, after the next turn, almost running in the dark, suffering the heat!


Part of the 10km winners

I finished second in my age category, pretty much in the same time as last year and behind the same guy as last year! We already made plans to meet up at next years edition.
I'm already looking forward to next years race!


Big thanks to the organizers and participating sponsors and I hope plenty of funds was raised for this Charity event.

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