Saturday, October 17, 2009
KOTR 21km - I Did It In 01Hr 45Mins 00Sec
Yes, you read it right, ADIDAS KOTR 21K I did it in 01h45m00sec!!! However, it is not for the race distance proper of 21k itself as the race will only be held on 25Oct09, instead, it was the QUEUING TIME for me to collect the race packet at the Megatrade Hall no.2 today 17Oct09. To say the least, it was as well a PR in my racing experience to collect a race packet.
I do not know how to explain or to what I should attribute the cause for such a problem. The only glaring fact is that the distribution system was not well organized and that the whole process was done MANUALLY to match your claim stub to your race bib number and then the manual search to the different boxes stowed on the floor.
I was in line by 11:15am and I got my race packet at 01:00pm for a record of 01h 45m 00s. Young and elite runners could have easily run the 21k during that time.
As it is only the first day of race packet collection, I hope Adidas will do something to correct the problem, otherwise, there might be tempers exploding during the distribution process. The race packet collection was timed to the much press released two day “Running Exposition”. Sad to say the Expo itself was short of anything to show as most of the booths are empty or is it just that the exhibitors have not yet arrived and occupied their assigned booths.
Anyways, I look forward to a good KOTR race as in the past which cannot be said of race packet distribution.