Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Putrajaya Aquathlon 2105w

Last month, I participated in the Putrajaya Aquathlon 2015. I was under the category of 10-12 years old boys event. I was required to swim 200m and run 2km. It was a great experience, an experience I would cherish.

Swimming 200m was not difficult for me. As an advance swimmer, I am used to swimming 200m. However, running 2km was not easy. I did not have much stamina to race after swimming 200m. It was easy to complete the race, but difficult to complete with a top 10 position. 

Through this event, I also learnt that most of us who are first timers took a long time to transition from swimming to running. As soon as we completed our swimming, we were expected to run to a transition point to change. Before the event, we had already placed our belongings in a basket assigned to us individually. I had to remove my googles and cap. I had to then wipe myself dry to wear my t-shirt and wear my shoes. To save time, I wore my shoes without socks. I took awhile to wear my shoes as my feet were still a little wet. Once I was ready, I had to set off to run 2km.

I enjoyed myself and was glad to have been able to participate in this event. I hope there would be such an event next year. I hope to do better next year.

Getting ready to swim. No proper lanes for us to swim

After my swim, running to my transition point

Just finished changing at the transition point.
Running out to start my 2km run

My 2km run

Finished the race with my pool friends.
All with a participation medal.

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