A tough course (about: 2011)|
M. K. from Singapore (11/28/11)
4-5 previous marathons
| 1 Penang Bridge International Marathon
The PBIM is a tough course. There are a lot of upslopes especially on the bridge itself. To add to the upslopes, it is very cold on the bridge with a strong wind blowing. The organization is good, however there are two points which certainly need improvement. First there is only a few distance markers along the way. Most runners were at a lost and it is quite common to hear runners asking the volunteers at water stations and checkpoints at what km are they. It is very difficult for runners to pace their run if they don't know at what distance they are. Secondly, water ran out at one of the water stations on the bridge. I think this is unacceptable as hydration is very important for such long distance running event and the organizer should never has allowed such a situation to happen. For spectators, there are hardly any except at the start point & end point. Overall, it is a good race event but definitely not one to aim for a PB.