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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Ironman 70.3


I volunteered for the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon in Putrajaya last Sunday as part of my minor project for community service and although it was hella tiring, 
(weather was blazing hot, we didn't sleep) but I had a lot of fun !  

Basically all of us were already at MSU by 12.30AM. There were 130 of us in total so we went in 3 busses to Putrajaya. There was a little conflict before we left because there were only 130 spots for volunteers from MSU but more people came anyway so quite a number of people had to forfeit themselves. And because of that the briefing and all that was dragged until 3AM, so we left MSU around 3.15. I obviously slept in the bus, and I'm glad our bus driver got lost for a while so that meant me getting more shut eye haha. 







We reached Putrajaya around 4AM. I was still kinda dizzy cause I just woke up and all but we went to the volunteer registration booth to get our t-shirts and change. I cringed when I saw the colour of the t shirt... It was an obnoxious shade of pink. I felt like a walking highlighter wearing it the whole day !



My friends and I were assigned to be in charge of the participants' baggage. Such a glamorous job. Kidding haha. But yeah this was basically our view, I consider our group to be pretty lucky. Because one, we were under tents so we didn't need to stand under the hot sun at the checkpoints. Two, all the food trucks were in front of us. But the sad part was that we didn't get to watch much of the race, we caught glimpses of people cycling and swimming and running but we weren't there to cheer them on or anything. 

Anyway, the first check point was swimming, so the athletes had to leave their bags with us. I had fun chatting with them a little bit and wishing them good luck. They come from everywhere, US, UK, South Africa, Australia, Russia, you name it. 1300 athletes, from 55 different countries. So proud to see our Malaysian triathletes on the field too ! To qualify for this race, the athletes had to take part in a series 12 months before the championship so you can tell that all of these athletes are the real deal.  

PS : 70.3 stands for 70.3 miles. Which is around 113km. The triathletes have to cycle for 90km, swim for 2km and run for 21km.


We went sightseeing around the track after we finished arranging all the bags.

















It started to get really, really hot around 11AM and that's when all of us just sat under the tent and took turns taking short naps. All of us were sweating like craaazy, cant imagine how hot it must be for the athletes. We were only there until 2 something so we made it back to MSU around 3.15. I got home, cleaned myself up and passed out til dinner time. I didn't do much, but I think the weather and the fact that I haven't slept at all tired me out. Anyway, my first week of classes were okay, my schedule is kind of crazy but I'm soo glad I have Tuesdays and Fridays off. x


10 comments:

  1. How many subjects you take in sem 3? And how many credit hour? Bcs you hv 2 days off omg seem like is just pretty relaxing

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    1. 3 ! It's my short semester so I only ada 8 credit hours. Haha yeah my subjects ada banyak groups so I'm allowed to choose when I wanna have my classes, so I chose the ones yang Tuesday and Friday no class. But so tiring when I do have classes tho, because I have no break gaps at all. Where are you studying ? :)

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  2. I see. I dont hv short semester at all. Im studying banking under uitm but at kptm. Currently in semester 2 and on my final examination now. I just hv 5 semester all together and bcs of that im so so busy bcs throughout this 2 semester my classes start at 8 in the morning and end at at 4 the earliest and 6 for some day like 2/3 days in a week. Everyday at 8 monday to friday hahaha so hectic schedule bcs we have like 19/20 credit hour every semester. Like this sem is 20. How abt you izza? You are doing diploma kan? 6 semester it is?

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    1. Ohh I see. Good luck for your finals !! And yes, I'm doing diploma and I have 6 semesters. Haha eh but classes at 8 la best, fresh nak belajar. Class petang makes me so sleepy ! Wow that's a lot, I punya credit hours for this short semester is only 8. Compared to yours macam so sikit haha. My past two long semesters pun, I had 12 credit hours and 14 credit hours.

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  3. Thanks izza! Bcs uitm has drag it from 6 semester to 5 semester. Sebab tu jadi padat sangat sampai 20 credit hour tu hehe ehh sikitnya just 14 credit hour like that. I hv around 7/8 subject every semester babe. How abt yours?

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    1. Wow, banyaknya :o I had 4 subjects for my first semester, 4 subjects for my second semester and right now for my third sem I have 3 subjects. Altogether I think I ada around 27/28 subjects for my whole course.

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  4. what jenis tudung are you wearing! youre so pretty izza :) i nk mintak advice for driving. jpj test coming soon but i dont think i even no all the stuff in the litar :( my car is always senget :((( help me izza ! im scared, i heard a lot of bad stuff about jpj. People pay them just to pass. i hope they wont purposely fail me :((

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    1. In those pictures I was wearing a black tudung bawal. Lipat dua buat jadi shawl haha. Thank you !

      Oh good luck ! Just keep calm and remember what your driving instructor dah ajar. When you panic tu yang jadi masalah so relax. Haha it's normal to be scared la, but yeah the jpj officers quite garang but if you okay then okay je, they won't purposely fail you. Lagi menyusahkan kerja diaorang if they did that. Baca doa banyak banyak and you'll be fineeee.

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  5. So sikit sangat compared to mine hahaha I hv around 35/36 subject for the whole course. Hehe. Good luck izza :) btw, kalau short sem how long is the duration?

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    1. Haha thank you and good luck to you too ! Short sem is 2 months :)

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