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Thursday, 19 May 2005

Report: Malakoff Malaysian Duathlon Series 2

Friday
Touchdown at Lumut at 4pm, so shock the town was totally changed. The Jetty building was changed even the small shops selling sea products also changed. Transform into new futuristic-look buildings.







Spend half an hour there taking photos, walk around Lumut. Saw alot of Malakoff’s banners along the road.

The Lumut Waterfront, 5 years ago was a small playground and park, while waiting ferries to P.Pangkor. "Warung Pak Din" stall which locate opposite Lumut Post Office was closed. ... duh! - It is Friday!

So hungry thought to have lunch with "Mak Ngah" the owner of "Warung Pak Din". May be tommorrow..

Stayed a night with my good friend /office-mate /housemate while working here a few years ago. A lot of topics & past memory were chat that night. He is waiting a third baby probably end of this month or first week of next month.

Saturday
Went to Orient Star Hotel for registration. Wendy and Fitri not arrived yet. So i registered and pick-up the goodies beg for Cream Crackers.




Interesting about team members.. I never meet them personally. May be Wendy and Fitri meet once at MMDS I at Dataran Merdeka, but i just recognize them thru their photos and blogs

3 of us came from 3 different state. I'm from north (Kedah), Fitri south (Kuala Lumpur) and Wendy from middle-earth (Ipoh, Perak). Thanks to net and blogs, we could build-up a trust and form a team - That is Sport.

While waiting & walking around the lobby.. Somebody approach me..
"Hi!.. I'm Nezz.."
"What?"
"I'm Nezz"
"Hah?!"
"Nezz"
"Oh! you're Nezz.. I thought..

<18SX Have to sensor, some of the words not allow to be wrote>

Nezz participated for first time in Sprint Category - Huh! not bad hah!

After meet-up with team members and hi-tea, went for Race Briefing. Told us do & don't and played a video clips for MMDS I - huh! terbakar aku!

Decide to stay with Fitri and his friend Fadzli. Fortunately, stay same floor with Nezz at Harbour View Hotel.

Sunday
5am:
Raining heavily outside early morning.

7am:
After subuh and had light breakfast, get down from hotel and walked to Marina Wing where the race start/finish. Get prepare and wearing my gear while my eyeballs scanning for Wendy.

Meet weblogs friends like Azwar and Terence.




15mins to Start
"Eh! Where is my timing chip?"
"Mana ko letak" - Wendy
"Ah! sudah.. left at hotel pa.. dlm beg tak dak"

- Pundek! i was so panic, search again inside my beg - None!
Luckily it was inside other pocket beg!
- Cilanat! gelabah bewak aku..








7:30am - Individual category flag-off

Warm-up abit. The road still wet. The weather still cold and the sun arise behind the dark cloud.



7:40am - Bang! Relay category. Start with slow pace. Enjoy the Kuala Lumut scenery along the road. Alot of runners already overtook. My engine not warm yet. Don't want to make a mistake like i did at Hong Leong Run.

Pass T junction, turn left to Manjung. After pass Lumut Inn.. saw 3 runners in-front, look at my stop-watch.. Already 10mins
"Time to speed a bit..."

The problem is.. Only one bib# given and it attach in-front. Don't know what category they are..

Skip 1, 2 and 3rd water stations. It's okay for me 10km without water.

Pass t-junction; turn left to Venice town for another 1km. For 2nd runner, they need to do U turn here. At 5km U turn, my stop-watch.. shown
"Hah! 22mins ka?"

Maintaince the pace.. Turn right at t-junction. Meet Terence the penguin on the run. Until the last T junction
"Haris!" shout Nezz
"Hoi.. naik gerek dah"


1km more.. Speed-up! Overtook a group of runners, reached Marina Wing and an heard announcement..
"Cream Crackers! Your runner just coming back.. Get ready!"
- Pass the timing chip to Wendy..






Huh! kaki already lembik.. What if i do individual today?.. How to kayuh gerek?.. Those do did individual.. salute you!































After two days finally, the official result came out.
We are top 10.
10km Run: Me - 0:46:17
60km Bike: Wendy - 2:21:06
8km Run: Fitri - 0:43:20
Total - 3:50:43
Position 10 of 13 MiX team relay.

It's good enough for us, as we target not to race with anyone except against our self.

More report from The Cream Crackers..
Wendy: Report1 & Report2
Fitri: Report1 & Report2

And another run-bike-run reports..
Azwar & Penguins





- THE CREAM CRACKERS

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  • Well done on the pics...caya sama korang sial...first time meeting for a race and did pretty well!!! kalau masuk individual race, aku pun kalah dgn korang beb!

    By Blogger Stupe, at 12:11 pm  

  • Hi Stude, TQ!
    Wah.. you too not bad hah! #34. Individual category lagi tuh!.. Maybe next year will race wt u. hehee.. :P

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