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November 25, 2012

Penang Bridge

Filed under: Running,visits — scotsabroad @ 5:50 pm

A whirlwind visit to Georgetown last Sunday for the Penang Bridge Marathon. A positive experience despite the start being at 2am. We stayed at the Old Penang Guesthouse, our first use of hostel-type accommodation. It was excellent.

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Beautiful location in the heart of Georgetown. Highlight of the marathon is running the bridge, closed to traffic for the duration of the run. The bridge’s length is an incredible 8.4 miles. Ran it both ways. Good run, mostly in the dark. Well organised with many water stations and ice bags that( if placed on top of your head around 33kms) keep you moving. Came home in 4hrs 27 minutes. Shona ran the half, despite having achilles heel injury. Will have to return to Penang and explore Georgetown thoroughly.

Big run, big medal.


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