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Mont’Kiara 14K

Great weather today! The route started at the 1 Mont’Kiara mall, and headed towards the Solaris Mont’Kiara commercial area. After some small inclines and descents, the first long hill came upon making the bend to the right shortly after the Wendy’s restaurant.

We eventually reached the bridge crossing the NKVE, and then made our way downhill towards Publika. At the Publika junction, a right turn brought us onto a somewhat unkempt path on the perimeter of the Duta Nusantara gated housing area. After emerging from beneath an overpass, the road then ran uphill again, alongside the new Palace towards Plaza Damas. After cresting the hill, the road then flattened out and proceeded straight on to the Petronas station at Sri Hartamas – a welcome pit stop to get drinks or snacks, or to use the surprisingly well-kept restrooms.

Petronas marked the 6th kilometre (or thereabouts) of the route. We then retraced our steps back to Publika amid a slight drizzle that was part of the reason we abandoned an earlier plan to cross Jalan Duta and enter the Bukit Tunku area. At the Publika, we turned right towards the road that runs past the Federal Territory Mosque, the retro government department buildings on a hill and the MATRADE building, to return eventually to the vicinity of the NKVE crossing.

The rest of the route was then retraced back to 1 Mont’Kiara. The reprise of the earlier first long uphill now took the form of a nightmarish long downhill that had me literally weak in the knees by the end (as I don’t have strong knees, I actually prefer uphill climbs to downhills!)

With another long run accomplished, the rest of Sunday was spent replenishing carbs and proteins (read: Bak kut teh) interspersed with a some work for a Monday deadline. Hoping to ramp up the distance a little more next week!

The Mont'Kiara - Hartamas 14K route (click for larger image)

The Mont’Kiara – Hartamas 14K route (click for larger image)

 

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About speedshuffle (73 Articles)
Wen Li is a runner, blogger, mother, educator and artist. She is the Co-Founder and Cartoonist of Malaysia's first comic strip on running, Running Toons (facebook.com/RunningToons) and is a Compressport Ambassador. Her running story was featured in Marie Claire Malaysia's April 2016 issue alongside several other notable women running bloggers. She runs wherever the road takes her, come scorching sunshine, stifling humidity or relentless rain (and preferably to a Nasi Lemak breakfast!). Apart from pounding the asphalt, she also enjoys hiking and pilates, and is now attempting CrossFit!

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