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AirAsia Bali Beach Run 2015

I returned for AirAsia Bali Beach Run 2015. Better, bigger and more fun than 2013 with more participants from around the world.  I reckon that many people love the idea of running along Kuta beach and also through the tarmac roads that brings us along many of the gorgeous boutique hotels and friendly local cheering the runners.

The route is exactly the same as 2013. Fresh from a sprained ankle of Day 1 of Raya, this was to be my first test and timed run for me to know whether I was ready to resume training for my next ultra marathon. Yes, no harm in using a fun run to be a gauge because running should always be fun!

No pictures along the route since I was quite focused on just running it this time like any other runners but you can get an idea from my 2013 experience and also from AirAsia Bali Beach Run 2015's album. You will get the drift that everyone really enjoyed themselves in all 3 categories: 10km, 5km and family 2.5km. 

Here's some pics from my absolutely gorgeous time running AirAsia Bali Beach Run 2015. Shaved 3 plus minutes off my previous timing so its definitely a bigger Yay for me personally.
Flew in with Yochana and her new pal Travelling Beruang on AirAsia.
Customary gear check before each run is my pet peeve. It is also my first race with the Garmin Forerunner 225 with a built in heart rate monitor and Adidas Supernova Glide Boost. Love the colour and I joked with my running pals that in case I run till I can't feel my feet, these vibrant volours should at least tell me where my feet are. 
Brekkie on the go provided by our Ibis who had breakfast box ready for runners who were staying with them. Options of sandwiches or fried rice....I reckon sandwiches was something that I was more accustomed to for brekkie.
Pitch dark when we arrived. No wonder the run's start time was delayed a little for folks to get a better view of our run route.
Start time delayed so I had more time to warm up and self entertain by taking pics of my own shoes...
And other runners beside me. Do you see our colourful kicks smiling?
Runners in the start pan waiting patiently to be flagged off. You would note that most of us are already sweating quite a bit from our warm ups.
A sea of runners and a sky that was turning nice and bright.
The skies turn bright really fast and that's a gorgeous blue skies that keeps us company while we ran. Fresh air too with breeze from the oceans. More comfortable conditions only meant that it was easier to run faster never mind it was a beach - tarmac - beach run.
Fresh from crossing the finish line and another runner offered to help me take a picture after I helped her with her photos. Sweaty, sticky and feeling pretty good in the right ankle despite not having trained since July.
Unofficial time for 9.74km: 1:03:40. 
AirAsia Bali Beach Run 2015 is another good run for me in Bali.
Happy runners after their run. It really didn't matter whether one ran 2.5km, 5km or 10km because everyone had tonnes of fun.
Chilling and relaxing on the beach
Bananas, water, and isotonic drinks were aplenty. I personally loved the yoghurt drinks!
Well organised medical support that provided first aid, massage etc to runners. 
I wasn't going to take chances with my torn ligaments that were still recuperating, so in the absence of an ice bath, the medical team sprayed Ethyl Chloride to help my muscles / ligaments cool down after the run.
Gorgeous blue skies and cool waters to relax after a run. Too brilliant and that's why I am looking forward to the next Bali Beach Run and Gold Coast Beach Run. Yes you heard me there....this Beach Run will be in Gold Coast, Australia too. You will hear the updates from me real soon!
Another run done and dusted calls for another jump!
Happiness is playing with this puppy while waiting for my friends to return from their run. I would have loved to join the kids on their inflatable slides too!
2.5K finishers. These kids are fast!

Nett time 1:03:10. 

I had lots of fun AirAsia Bali Beach Run 2015. Running is fun and the organisers successfully made running fun even for the young kids! Hopefully we see longer distances and I am definitely looking forward to the 2016 series of beach runs!

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