Two races are fast approaching and I’m considering which to do – or to do both, or neither. Ha! A bit indecisive…
KL Towerthon in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – has no way for me to pay to register online. All their payment methods are for Malaysia citizens I guess. If I’m going to race there I may have to fly there 9 days in advance. That might be a good thing, to give me some practice at the actual race-site, but, then I’m spending 9 days in a hotel and eating food I am not familiar with.
Both towers are about 90 floors. The Kuala Lumpur race has an 800m run up a hill before the stair climb starts. I’m not a runner anymore, but could definitely hash it out and have more left than others trying to climb the stairs afterward.
The Taipei 101 race requires flying to Taiwan – which is about 3 times as expensive on Air Asia, as is going to Kuala Lumpur.
My goal is to break the top 100 stair climbers in the world this year. I need to do some races to pull that off! There are only about 5 races through the end of this year that I can possibly get to. I need to make 2-3 of them for sure.
There is one in Vietnam, one in Singapore, one in Hong Kong – I think, and maybe the Banyan Tree in October in Bangkok – and these two mentioned above. There is one in Dubai, but not sure how expensive the flights are there.
So, it’s coming down to what is affordable… Individually they are all affordable.
The KL race is not ideal with 800m running up a hill prior.
The Taipei race is not ideal for the cost of getting there.
Vietnam, Singapore, and the Bangkok race are all cheap and pure stair climbs. But, I’m ITCHING to do another race.
Anybody coming to the races above?