Monday, November 01, 2010

Preparations for the RunQ8 10K Marathon

I've got the snuffles, my ears pop everytime I swallow, I have a smokers cough even though I do not smoke, and guess what? The RunQ8 10-K marathon is this Saturday!

I love being on the move. As part of my plethora of activities, I jog every week, go to rugby training twice a week, go cycling once a week, and hopefully starting soon will add dance to my weekly activities.

But you need to be healthy for all that! I still push myself to do it anyway, I feel the germs and bacteria want you to laze about, so they can fester, so I say H-to-the-No and as Nike advertising taught us, Just Do It.

Also, for the "commission", Adidas say "Impossible Is Nothing"!

The RunQ8 marathon takes me back to the days of the Terry Fox run, which I have become disassociated with ever since graduating from Highschool. It was an annual event, 1KD ticket, somewhere near Messilah, roads would be closed and laces would be done up. It was a thoroughly enjoyable, and healthy experience. A great time to meet-and-greet almost everyone you know in Kuwait.

So, this event promises to bear a hint of nostalgia.

Tickets are 5KD, and they are for a good cause, the Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute (FSRI) will be raising money to support the efforts of The Community Eye Health Initiative at Kuwait University. You must have seen their stalls asking for your old, unused pairs of glasses as donations to help underprivileged children see.

So, despite my ill-health, I will pop as many pills (lol) as necessary to see this cause come to fruition.

The timing shall be as follows on D-Day:

7:30am: Registration at the grounds of the Scientific Center in Salmiya. (you get a t-shirt, one size, XL :P)

8:30am: Warm-up lead by various trainers from the Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute and Al Corniche Club

9:00am: 10K Run/Walk will start on the Gulf Road outside the Scientific Center, will continue to the Al Corniche Club and loop back to the Scientific Center
So, without further adieu, On your mark, get set..
Go ;)


Cajie said...

Did you run the race?. This was my first 10K run after more than 20 years when I used to do it in College. I feel I did pretty well to run it in under 45 minutes.

LorD AymZ said...

yes sir, yes i did! u may have seen me, i had a red bandana on, the red bandIT so they say :)

i came in maybe 5 mins or so after u, i was @ 50, i tried to keep up with the red balloon @ first, but i kept falling backwards, in the end, on the last 5K, i was just jumping over the signs :D

BUT, i never stopped, so that is a good sign!


Cajie said...

That cool!!!
I had initially decided to pace with the yellow balloon (50 minutes) as that was my expectation. But 5 minutes into the race, I realized I could do better because of the excellent weather so I passed him and tried to reach the red balloon. But the poor fellow lost his balloon at Marina Bridge so I just keep my head down and kept my pace.

Perhaps we can meet up for the 21K race scheduled on 28th January. I have registered for it, but don't have any details. They said they will call us.

LorD AymZ said...

that would be great!

yes, i did see the red balloon fly away near the Marina Bridge, i set my own pace and followed thru, i jog a weekly 12K, will try to get better timings.

do use the following website:, to track your distance, effort etc. its wicked awesome.

and when u hear from the 21K guys, let me know, i missed their booth unfortunately :/