Bangkok Midnight Run 20th October 2012

Hi everyone! I’ve been quite inactive recently on BangkokFitness but all that will change, along with a revamp of the site at some stage soon. Anyway, onto some event info!

One of Thailand’s more interesting runs is the Amari Bangkok Midnight Run, which takes place through the traffic of Bangkok on a Saturday night (no prizes for guessing what time it starts). It’s about as crazy as it sounds, with motorbikes, cars and mouthfuls of traffic fumes all par for the course. Despite these obstacles, it is great fun and the looks from people drinking and partying in and around Sukhumvit are priceless.

There are two races – the 6km and 12km – although the real distances are more like 6.5km and 11.5km, which can be a bit confusing if you’re trying to run at a set pace. There are no distance markers and it’s a little haphazardly organized, but that’s just part of the fun!

This year’s race takes place on 20th October 2012 which gives you 10+ weeks to prepare – which is bucketloads of time to get your running shoes on and into one of Bangkok’s parks for some training.

My post on last year’s event has a running plan to help you prepare for the race, or contact me if you’d like some advice or a more specific plan for your training.

Here is the official site for the Amari Midnight Run.

Last year’s ‘before’ photo

ImageLast year’s ‘after’ photo (with the bootcamp crew)

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 Good luck to everyone that takes part!

Lumphini Park Fun Run Saturday 28th April 7am

We’re organizing a 5km and 10km fun run at Lumphini park starting at 7am on Saturday 28th April.

Lumphini park is one of Bangkok’s best parks to run in, and the 2.54km loop makes it a nice distance to prepare for longer races (unlike the shorter Benjasiri park which gets a bit boring).

Entrance is 150 baht and medals, prizes and class vouchers will be given out to all participants.

Please contact me or visit our facebook page for more information and to register.

1st Bangkok International Half Marathon Sunday 26th Feb

The first ever Bangkok International Half Marathon will be held this coming Sunday at Rama 8 bridge. There is a half marathon that starts at 5.00am (ouch) and a quarter-marathon that starts at 6.15am.

The races start at Rama 8 bridge (pictured right) and if you intend to compete I’d recommend registering as soon as possible.

Click here to view their site for more info.