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Friday, 19 December 2014

Training Week 1+2 - December 2014

02 December 2014 | 08 Safar 1436 | Tuesday
Hiking a strato-volcano Mt. Sibayak
Venue: Berastagi, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
Roziah, Alauddin and Jasmin

08 December 2014 | 15 Safar 1436 | Monday
Route: Sport Complex
Timing: 40.57 mins

10 December 2014 | 17 Safar 1436 | Wednesday
Route: Sport Complex
Timing: 35.38 mins

11 December 2014 | 18 Safar 1436 | Thursday
Route: Sport Complex
Timing: 40.55 mins

14 December 2014 | 21 Safar 1436 | Sunday
Takasima Run. 14.6km. Top100 medalist :)
Venue: Penang Science Park, Bukit Minyak, Penang
Timing: 30.38 + 42.20 = 1:12.59mins

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Quote of the Day

The distance race is a struggle that results in self-discovery. It is an adventure involving the limits of self.

– Paul Weiss

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Report: Penang Bridge International Marathon 2014

Date: 16 November 2014 | Sunday | 1:30am
Venue: Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, Penang
Distance: 42km | 4:48.51mins (own) | 4:48.52 (nett/chip)

42km, gerun bagi aku. Kali terakhir aku cuba habiskan di Melaka International Marathon 2005, 9 tahun yang lalu. Cukop perit. Banyak faktor yang menyebabkan aku berhenti sertai Full marathon. Mungkin kekurangan diri aku sendiri dan pihak penganjur.

Kenapa 42km kali?
1. Sepatutnya aku teman kawan (pertama kali nak cuba full) training untuk PBIM. Tapi 1~2 bulan belum tu, cuaca tidak mengizinkan. Setiap kali rancang untuk training 30km, pastinya hujan.

2. Start jam 1:30am. Congak tengok.. 5jam (6:30am) aku sempat sampai untuk solat Subuh.

3. Lama tak rasa perit berlari 42km :) Tambahan pulak berlari atas Jambatan Pulau Pinang yang baru.

Dengar jumlah peserta hampir 60,000 orang. Masuk dalam Malaysia's Book of Record katanya. Jadi pastinya hotel-hotel penuh dan padat. Aku, Abg.Ramli, Azuan, Aliff dan Shamsul sampai di Penang dari Sungai Petani sebelum Isya.

Penang Bridge International Run 2014
Penang Bridge International Run 2014
Penang Bridge International Run 2014

Solat di Masjid Bayan Baru kemudian bergerak soru makan malam meleret di Hammer Bay, Queensbay sebelum lepak meleret di stesen minyak yang ada toilet. Meleret.. kasi buang masa nak tunggu 1:30am.

Penang Bridge International Run 2014
Penang Bridge International Run 2014
Bersama Datuk Syed Mohd Aidid
Penang Bridge International Run 2014

12:30 ~ 1:20 am di kawasan perindustrian Bayan Lepas / Motorola.
- Jumpa Alex ambik bib.
- Sembang dengan kengkawan.
- Kelui hi, hoi, hi, hoi on the way pi starting line
- Bergambaq selfie serta berkumpulan.
- Dalam hati masih cuak.. dengan 42km ni.
- Tengok bunga api semasa pelancaran PBIM.

Penang Bridge International Run 2014
Penang Bridge International Run 2014

1:30am - Flag-off
Peserta full cukop ramai sekali. Aku bermula dari belakang masih belom boleh berlari untuk lintasi starting line. Berjalan perlahan hampir 5 minit sebelum boleh tekan butang START di STOPWATCH aku.

Penang Bridge International Run 2014
Pacing bersama Azuan. Kitaorang pakat2 tarik sesama sendiri dalam kesesakkan sambil mencari belon pacer "5:00" - Dapat.

Kemudian kitaorang kejar belon pacer "4:30".

Sambil2 tu layan suasana pepagi atas jambatan. Tiupan angin kurang pagi tu tapi cuaca baik. Tiada tanda2 nak hujan. Cantek. Kedua-dua belah laluan di  jambatan di tutup sepenuhnya. Tak perlu bimbang pasai trafik/kereta atau motor.

Melepasi kira 1km+- pondok tol di Batu Kawan, peserta 42km diarah U-turn arah ke Pulau Pinang semula. Kaki masih cantik. Tak meragam. Aku sedut/minum powergel dan larutan garam ORS sepaket.

Aku berlari sorang. Tengok jam. Masih dalam jangkaan waktu. Masuk 30km aku dah mula lari+jalan mengikut tiang lampu. 1 tiang lampu berjalan, 2 tiang lampu berlari. Kekadang kecohkan kaki ke 3 tiang berlari. Macam tu.. mainan minda. Buat la macam mana pon janji habih.

Aku habihkan full kali ni dalam tempoh 4:48.51 mengikut catatan masa jam aku. Jam 6:20am.

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Keadaan di Finish Line mula sesak dengan peserta Half. Nasib baik ada laluan khas untuk Full. Medal, 42km finisher t'shirt diberi terus dan dijamu post-race meal seperti bihun, telor rebus, air tah-apa-apa lagi tak ingat aku... Makan sambil lalu saja. Dalam kepala, aku cuma nak ambik beg, mandi dan Subuh.

Ingatkan mudah.. rupanya dengan berjalan kengkang ke seberang tempat permulaan, kemudian beratur mencangkung (tak mampu nak berdiri) tunggu giliran untuk beg... 7:15 baru dpat beg. Mandi2 tukaq baju... subuh 7:30 Canteeek :(

Itu la pengalaman aku dalam kesesakkan di Penang Bridge International Marathon 2014.

Penang Bridge International Run 2014
Penang Bridge International Run 2014
Penang Bridge International Run 2014

Seminggu dua lepas PBIM 2014, pihak penganjur dikecam hebat kerana kesesakan yang melampau dalam media-masa. Sehingga depa mohon maaf dan berjanji akan cuba baiki di masa akan datang.

Penang Bridge International Run 2014
Penang Bridge International Run 2014

42km lagi? Insyallah jika bermula 1:30am atau awai.

Penang Bridge International Run 2014
Tanda kalendar lari untuk PBIM 2015

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Taiping Run 2014 Bib no. Wanted

Taiping Run 2014

I'm looking for any men category of 12km or 6.5km distance in Taiping Run 2014. Those who are unable to participate the event or you want to keep the goodies but not the bib#, kindly drop a message [012-4287801] or email me [alharis@yahoo.com].

For sure this bib will be pin on me or my son as recreational runners - we're not racing for cash or placing. Just racing within our-self.

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Quote of the Day

Life is short. Running makes it seem longer.

– Baron Hansen

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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Report: World Diabetes Day Charity Run & Walkathon 2014

By Aiman Cheah

Date: 9 November 2014 (Sunday)
Distance: 5km (walk)
Time: 7.45 a.m.
Participant: Afiqah Cheah Binti Aiman Cheah
Category: Girls (9-12 years old)
Result: 5th
Time: 36:30

I did not race in this event as I was on duty.  I had prepared Afiqah to be in the top 50.  There had been a few races where she had just narrowly missed the last medal!

Just like me, she under-trained.  She only did 4.2km thrice on alternate days prior to the race.  I was quite surprised as she managed to keep up with her pace as she tend to slow down drastically at half way.


Top five winners in the Girls Category 9-12 years old

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Training Week 3+4 - November 2014

18 November 2014 | 25 Muharram 1436 | Tuesday
Route: Sport Complex
Timing: 40.54 mins
mp3: 1927 - ..ish


20 November 2014 | 27 Muharram 1436 | Thursday
Route: Sport Complex
Timing: 51.27 mins (halfday leave)

24 November 2014 | 01 Safar 1436 | Monday
Route: Sport Complex
Timing: 40.47 mins

25 November 2014 | 02 Safar 1436 | Tuesday
Route: Office - Home
Timing: 57.47 mins
mp3: 1927 - The Other Side


26 November 2014 | 03 Safar 1436 | Wednesday
Route: Sport Complex
Timing: 40.35 mins

27 November 2014 | 04 Safar 1436 | Thursday
Route: Sport Complex
Timing: 40.54 mins

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Report: Tanjung 10km Run 2014

Date: 02 November 2014
Venue: Jalan Sepoy Lines
Distance: 10km | Men Junior Veteran | 14th. | 46.51mins

Tanjong 10km Run. Rasanya lama dah aku tak join. Yang memola 2005 kemudian yang last 2012. Antara annual event yang tak pernah miss anjuran pihak PAAA seperti Round House Relay dan Penang Round Island.

Macam biasa, Tanjong 10km Run dianjurkan bagi memperingati ulangtahun kelahiran TYT Yang Dipertua Negeri Pulau Pinang. Setiap tahun ia dianjurkan di Jalan Sepoy Lines dan diakhiri di kediaman Gabenor - Seri Mutiara yang terletak sebelahan Padang Polo dihadapan hospital Pulau Pinang.

3:45am - Bangun
4:30am - Bertolak
5:00am - Pick-up rakan di Sungai Petani.
6:00am - Subuh di Masjid Negeri, Pulau Pinang.
6:45am - Di Jalan Sepoy Lines
7:00am - Pelepasan. Sharp! Terbaik! Takdak goreng2.

Laluan? Tak pasti plak aku samada sama setiap tahun atau tidak. Aku tak berapa amik kisah. Cuma berlari mencabar diri sendiri. Sambil layan suasana aktiviti pagi sekitar Hospital Besar, Penjara, Jalan Burma, Jalan Macalister dan kembali ke Padang Polo. Hampir ngam2 10km.

Laluan dan traffik dikawal rapi oleh pihak penganjur dan polis. Jadi pagi tuh.. bley jadi raja jalanan. Terutama bila berlari di laluan Jalan Burma. Keadaan jalan pon cantek, rata, flat dan nak barefoot pon bley..

Memandangkan syarikat ada buat tajaan sikit untuk Tanjung 10km Run, jadi aku mai wakilkan untuk depa.. Wakil untuk berlari saja. Tak lebey dari itu.

Aku dapat tamatkan larian 46mins. Antara catatan masa peribadi yang baik bagi jarak larian yang hampir2 10km. Posisi ke 15th dalam kategori Men Junior Veteran - gumbira seketika sambil minum Milo bercawan2 bersama rakan larian.

Rupanya pihak penganjur ada menyediakan medal bagi top15 - Aku bernasib baik kerana dinaik-taraf ke 14th. Mungkin ada masalah doping agaknya :) Peneriamaan medal bagi 4~15th dilakukan di Padang Polo. Manakala top3 diadakan di kediaman Seri Mutiara.

Keputusan rasmi Tanjong 10 Run 2014

Gambar ihsan daripada handphone dan kamera/FB rakan-rakan - terima kaseh.

Tanjung 10km Run 2014
Tanjung 10km Run 2014
Tanjung 10km Run 2014
Tanjung 10km Run 2014
Tanjung 10km Run 2014
Tanjung 10km Run 2014
Tanjung 10km Run 2014
Tanjung 10km Run 2014
Tanjung 10km Run 2014
Tanjung 10km Run 2014
Menuju Seri Mutiara
Tanjung 10km Run 2014
Tanjung 10km Run 2014
Tanjung 10km Run 2014
Tanjung 10km Run 2014
Tanjung 10km Run 2014
Kena getah
Tanjung 10km Run 2014
Tanjung 10km Run 2014
Tanjung 10km Run 2014
Tanjung 10km Run 2014
Tanjung 10km Run 2014
Tanjung 10km Run 2014

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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Quote of the Day


Every day is a fresh start, don't measure yourself by yesterday's troubles.

– Dagny Scott Barrios

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Training Week 1+2 - November 2014

05 November 2014 | 12 Muharram 1436 | Wednesday
Route: Sport Complex
Timing: 42.06 mins

06 November 2014 | 13 Muharram 1436 | Thursday
Route: Sport Complex
Timing: 31.11 mins

09 November 2014 | 16 Muharram 1436 | Sunday
Route: Office, Ladang Havard, Harvard Suasana Hotel and U-turn
Timing: 31.47 + 30.08 = 1:01.55mins

12 November 2014 | 19 Muharram 1436 | Wednesday
Route: Sport Complex
Timing: 41.32minsRippington-Fountain Of Youth
With new Sony mp3 player
01. Spice Route.mp3
02. Rivers of Gold.mp3
03. North Shore.mp3
04. We Will Live Forever.mp3
05. The Sun King.mp3
06. Fountain of Youth.mp3
07. Emerald City.mp3
08. Soul Riders.mp3
09. Waterfalls of Bequia.mp3
10. Garden of the Gods.mp3

16 November 2014 | 23 Muharram 1436 | Sunday
Event: Penang Bridge International Marathon 2014
Distance: 42km. A category. Friend's bib#
Timing: 4:48.51mins (my stopwatch)
33.35 + 1:37.43 + 1:19.28 + 1:18.04

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Quote of the Day

I don't feel like myself unless I run. It's how I deal with sadness and happiness. I need it. It's like therapy.

– Kara Goucher

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Penang Bridge International Marathon 2014: Marathoner again

..from facebook post - A week before race day

Penang Bridge International Marathon 2014
Terima kaseh pada pemilik bib ni. Dia kasi free skali dengan goodies beg

Dok main dalam kepala sepanjang minggu sampai ahad ni.

Ayeq. Bib#. Cendoi.Deras. Enjin. Finisher. FOC. Full. Garam. Hantam. Ikut. Jambatan. Jem. Kasut. Kawan2. Kereta. Khemah. Lagu. Laut. Masjid. Medal. Motorola. MP3. Nekad. ORS. PBIM. Penang. Powergel. Queue. Racun. Route. Sabtu. Solat. Subuh.Tidoq. Tiga. TKaseh. TolPlaza. U-turn. Vest. Voucher. Waras. Xtra. Yakin. ZzzZz - Run. Mix. Burn!.

..from facebook post - A day after race day

Penang Bridge International Marathon 2014

Selesai sudah gundah gulana sepanjang minggu ni. Dapat habiskan tanpa sebarang cramp. Marathon ke-3 bagi saya, setelah 9 tahun seriau. Catatan masa.. bawah 5jam.

Tak rancang nak buat full tapi member racun dengan bib# free berserta finisher t'shirt.

Full write-up soon.

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Quote of the Day

For me, running is a great way to jump-start my day, boost my energy, and have a few minutes to plan and prioritize my schedule.

– Michael Dell

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Saturday, 8 November 2014

Penang Bridge International Marathon 2014 Bib# Wanted

I'm looking for any category of half and full marathon distance in Penang Bridge International Marathon 2014. Those who are unable to participate the event or you want to keep the goodies but not the bib#, kindly drop a message [0124287801] or email me [alharis@yahoo.com].

For sure this bib will be pin on recreational runner - not racing for cash or placing. Just racing within them-self or their buddies. 

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Medal for Exchange

A finisher medal of Yala-Pattani Friendship Half Marathon 2013. Those interested kindly ring/email or drop a comment.




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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Quote of the Day

The more I train, the more I realize I have more speed in me.

– Leroy Burrell

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Penang Hill International Run

Penang Hill International Run

Date: 29~30 November 2014 | 8:00am
Venue: Kebun Bunga (Botanical Garden), Penang
Website: www.facebook.com/events
Contact 016-5105922

Only for school and uni student. Is it okay.. pacing with kids?

More events.. click here.

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Monday, 3 November 2014

Takasima Run 2014

Takasima Run 2014

Date: 14 December 2014 | Sunday | 7:00am
Venue: Penang Science Park, Bukit Minyak, Penang
Distance: 14km and 4km fun run
Contact: 604-5086444
Website: www.facebook.com/TakasimaFitness

Takasima Run 2014
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3rd year of the event. Still offer 2 categories for each gender and top100 medals. Acceptable registration fee. And tough competition vs categories and finisher medals.

More events.. click here

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