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Sunday, 27 March 2016

4th Koh Samui Midnight Run

4th Koh Samui Midnight Run 


The 4th Koh Samui Midnight Run was a big success last night, there were 950 participants compared to 80 last year. Well done to the organizers, the Thai Hotel Association or THA and the The Thai Association of Koh Samui or TAKS for bringing this event so well up in the events around the island. Each year has seen an increase in participants and next year the one thousand participant barrier should be broken.

Very well indeed for a charity event and it will raise a big check for the school for autistic children.

4th Koh Samui Midnight Run

4th Koh Samui Midnight Run; Receiving the trophy for placing second in my age group

It's not easy to organize such an event in Chaweng, especially at night with so many interests at stake, but the organizers did a good job, with well signed off running lanes and staff along the route to make sure everything went smoothly.
This can be a challenge with all the traffic, by car, motorbike and on foot at Chaweng beach road.

4th Koh Samui Midnight Run

4th Koh Samui Midnight Run; All three winners in my age group, the person in the orange shirt, from Sweden, won the age category and had a respectful 3 minutes lead over me

Highlights were as each year the start and finish line, the latter this yer without too much traffic during the finish and the run through Chaweng beach road and specifically running through Soi Green Mango and maneuvering your way through the night life crowd whilst being cheered on by all bar staff.
It's also good to see that many bars offer free water to the runners, much appreciated!

4th Koh Samui Midnight Run

At the start of the 4th Koh Samui Midnight Run last night around midnight in front of the Reggae Pub

A fun event with lots of participants, something that Koh Samui can be proud of. Hope to be there next year and race for first place in my age category!

The next running event will be the Samui Bikini Neon Run this coming Sunday 10th April with a 6am start. Hope to see you there, but not too sure if I can make, since I may be away from the island.

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