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Friday, 28 October 2005

Deeparaya lagik..

Wish you Happy Deepavali, to muslim.. Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri
And.. happy holiday.

For sure, there will be lots and lots nasi minyak during school holiday – Load it!
Coz’ November and December weekends.. pack with run events

I will be at..
13/11 - KWYP: City Run @ Penang
20/11 - KRI: 10km Roac Race @ Ipoh
26/11 - Sirkit kembara: Mount Jerai @ Gurun
04/12 - Out/station. Luckily.. no run event available
11/12 - Starwalk: Penang
18/12 - Kedah Int. Marathon, Alor Star

Selamat.. semua
Drive careful.

Wednesday, 26 October 2005

Kedah International Marathon - postpone again?

Received sms from Kedah International Marathon (KIM) organizer @ 012-220 3559

KIM on 18 Dec 2005 - Confirm!

Finally Kedah will organize a Marathon event!

Thursday, 20 October 2005

Malaysian PM's wife dies

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Endon Mahmood, the hugely popular wife of Malaysia's prime minister, died on Thursday, following a lengthy battle with breast cancer, national news agency Bernama said.

It quoted Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as saying his wife had died at 7:55 a.m. at his official residence. She was 64.

Endon, as she was affectionately known by most Malaysians, was a huge source of inspiration for Abdullah, and many political analysts say she encouraged him to pursue the leadership.

Abdullah, 65, took power late in 2003, as the chosen successor of veteran leader Mahathir Mohamad.

The soft-spoken Endon was diagnosed with breast cancer soon after her twin sister Noraini found out she had the disease in 2002.

Since then, she had made regular trips to the United States for treatment. Endon recently returned home from weeks of treatment in Los Angeles, but immediately went into hospital to guard against secondary infections, on doctor's advice.


Untuk makluman, waktu menziarah bermula dari pukul 11.00 pagi (sila guna pintu gate protocol) di Sri Perdana, Putrajaya. Jenazah akan dikebumikan selepas Asar hari ini di Tanah Perkuburan Orang Islam di Precint 20, Putrajaya. Sementara Tahlil akan diadakan di Masjid Putrajaya

Semoga rohnya dicucuri rahman dan ditempatkan dikalangan orang-orang yang beriman

Monday, 17 October 2005

City Run 2005 form

..or Larian Bandaraya on 13 Nov 2005. 7:30am at Jln Dr. Lim Chwee Leong, KOMTAR, Penang. Forms.. download at Forms & Events section.*

Anyway, clik here for 4th Perak Iron Bound Challenge-Kerian Race 2005 detail. 1 team = 2pax. 1 team = RM320. - Habih duit raya aku!

Confirm! Go for Starwalk. More lucky draws.

Tuesday, 11 October 2005

fun-walk with family

Penang Starwalk 2005 - Me.. will go. Walking together. Doing fun-walk. Sometimes kids and wife should involved too, so that they appreciate what i'm doing. Meleleh tengah jalan during training and run race. Depa mana tau.

When go out for jog.. she start pok-pek-pok-pek - Now she dah OK dah. And kids.. duuh! cair aku... ajak naik moto lah.. beli cekolat lah..
- That why changed my training run after isya’ (night) or before subuh.

Recently wife and kids follow me during training workout. Modified MTB to have a co-pilot cockpit for Jasmin. Alauddin with his bike.

So 2 bikes escort me on running.

Route.. Off-road! Thru kampung rubber estates, palm plantation, paddy field
- "Hah! belakang rumah ada bendang?!" ..wife shocked
and AIMST which still under construction.
- Next 2 years swimming pool.. takes 1km only.

1km before reach home, as i running beside her bike..
"Tak letih ke? / Are you tired"
"No. Will tired after 42km.."

- Baru nak tanya this kind of question ka?.. pap! pap! tepuk dahi.

Mizuno Wave Run 2005

Date: 18th December 2005 (Sunday)
Venue: Start/Finish - Padang Merbuk, Kuala Lumpur
Time: 7.30am
Event owner and sponsor: Mizuno
Organizer: Pacesetters Athletic Club, Malaysia

Click here for website

Penang Starwalk'05

Starwalk opens for registration

PENANG: Registration for Starwalk 2005, the premier sporting event in the northern region, starts today.

Entry forms are available at the Star Northern Hub in Bayan Lepas or the town office at 15 Jalan Mesjid Kapitan Keling as well as on Page 6 in the StarMetro today. Entries can be submitted at the two offices from 9am to 5pm from Mondays to Fridays.

The annual event will be held at the Penang International Sports Arena (Pisa) in Relau here on Dec 11.

The walk, jointly organised by Star Publications (M) Bhd and the Penang Amateur Athletics Association, is part of the Pesta Pulau Pinang celebrations. It is also endorsed by the Penang Tourism Action Council.

As usual, attractive prizes, including motorcycles and electrical products, will be up for grabs.

Closing date for entries is Nov 11.

- Form can be download at Events & Forms section

Friday, 7 October 2005

Report Larian Muhhibah

I would highly recommend this run event to those recreation runners. It was the 6th year NTCRC organized the run event and the participation came from various places Ipoh, Taiping, Penang, Alor Star, Sungai Petani and others.. Chen, my friend from KL.

I'm quite surprise went reached Nibong Tebal by motobike early morning, saw crowd of runners warming-up, gathering and chatting. - Wah! no cash prize pun ramai ka... even elite runners pun ada jugak batang hidung depa.

NTCRC organized the event very well, must be help from sponsors, supporting from government and years of experience handling the event make it Larian Muhhibah famous years by years. Compare to previous years, there no 21km category. I don't why. Maybe lack of participation or volunteers tak larat tunggu kot. Ran in 10km, make my heart scattered along the road. - Jenuh kutip.

First time i ran race with mp3 player, bought a few months ago. Before, i used it during training and long run. Feel comfortable with it. It makes me focus on the run, avoid myself from listening my deep breath (..macam suruh slow-down).

Second reason, i had no luxury time to listen to my favorite music. Wish i could sit on kerusi malas in-front of mi-di and listen straight 1-2 albums.. but not being a father..

My songs - Eeeemmm i'm still living in 80ties. From Huey Lewis, INXS, Mike & Mechanics, Tear for Fears, Joe Satriani.. etc and some jazz like Rippingtones, Lee Ritnour, David Benoit, Four Plays.. etc. Classics - not here.. else tidoq aku.

The race start in-front of Maybank. Flag-off by ADUN Jawi. Route was fine. Not too buzy with vehicles. Weather - canteek!. Raining abit since last night. - Sejuk sikit.

2-3 minutes after flag-off, just slow jog. Couldn’t run.. too crowd. Ran opposite side of the road. And increase volume level - hear nothing and start running. Don't do it during on your training run, especially on roads.

Got target to achieved and slowly i could heard my deep breath.
"huiih.aaaihh.. huiih.aaaihh.. huiih.aaaihh.." - ...louder than my songs.
Just run and potong sayur as many as i can. Don't care about trophy or top finishing.. mine was to renew my PB.

Half-way.. too exhausted because of speeding. Start walking & drinking at water-station. Wish more water-stations so that i could walk instead of running.

At 2 check-points and starting line, we were given different color of rubber-bands. That more i like it rather than getah ikat nasi bungkus - hey! i got more inside my pocket. Always prepared.

@7km, potong one of "MSSM Kedah" athlete.. based on his running vest - Hish.. segan aku nak pakai macam tuh. then veteran plak potong dia.

Continue running, never take a look at my stopwatch. Then saw a fly-over bridge, i know the finish line to too far. "Everybody wants to rule the world" was played - huh! perah! lagi... turn right. another 100m more.

..pundek! aku kena potong by 3 runners from behind.. mana mai? tak dengaq pun bunyi tapak kasut.. Luckily, top finisher medals already finished. Else tepuk dahi aku.

@Finish line
Peh! the event turn to Pesta Makan!! hot soy bean, ice-cream x 4, horlick ice, watermelon, bun, boiled eggs, bottles of mineral water - everthing sapu!. I bet there no such run event in Penang provide lots of post race meals (free!) except Valdor and Muhhibah run.

Timing - 40.45mins.. think, route not exactly 10km. Between 9km - 9.5km. - Keciwa abit. Chen also agreed, his timing was 39++ mins. Thought being 6th NTCRC run event.. they should choose exactly 10km route. But in registration form, indicate 10.1km!?

Did i ran more faster?! - Forgot to measure by motorbike laa... Melancholy* plak aku.
*Personality Plus - Florence Littauer.

Won a lucky draw - only consolation prize laa.. a towel

p/s - Sorry guys no photo this time. Wife ambik camera! Got another sport event for Alaudin.

To him, I’m sorry can’t attend your sport event. Promise you, next year will go and support you. IF!.. not clash with my run event.. heheeee.. Get your ass on track not on the baloon! Then, i will run with you.

Tuesday, 4 October 2005

Perak Iron Bound

Endurance Testing for Enthusiasts

ADVENTURE enthusiasts will get a chance to test their endurance in the Fourth Perak Iron Bound Challenge-Kerian Race 2005 which will be held at the Bukit Merah Laketown Resort in Taiping on Dec 10-11.

Competitors will be tested on tactical techniques and outdoor skills along routes which will take them to remote areas covering a distance of 35km.

The event, organised by SNR Adventure Consultant, takes the endurance one-day sprint warrior athlete and throws him/her them into the middle of an open lake, virgin jungle and a spectacular mountain and river.

Competitors must register on Participants had to be present on Dec 10 to register and have their bikes and gear checked.

SNR Adventure Consultant Company managing director Shamsuri Mohd Yatim said there will be no forced or artifical testing.

"Teams will use navigation skills, trekking, stream kayaking, traditional rafting rope handling, team mystery challenge and good team strategies," he said.

Also present were General Manager of Perak Tourism Action Council, Rahmad Ithnin, Director of Malaysian Tourism Promotion Board Perak, Rohaiza Haris, Kerian chief assistant district officer Mohamed Nasser Abdul Razak, General Manager of MK Land Holdings Berhad Corporate Communications Department Mohd Roslan Ali and representatives from sponsors. MK Land Holdings Berhad is the property developer of the resort.

Participants should reach the designated checkpoints and complete specific tasks at in challenge points and to finish the race in six hours to receive the with the tactical diagram race route and receive the " ‘Iron Bounder Cetificate’. A tactical diagram of the race route will be provided.

The event is divided into two categories men's team and mixed team with two competitors participants in each team.

The winner in each category stands to win RM2,000 cash, medals and products.

The runner-up, third and fourth place finishers get followed by RM1,500, RM1,000, RM500 respectively.

Shamsuri added that based on our past experience the organisers we are expecting competitors participants from France, Spain, Singapore and Thailand.

"We would normally get foreign competitors residing in Singapore" said Shamsuri.

The event is also expected to would certainly boost the tourism sector in the State.

Entries will would be limited to 40 teams. Those interested can email to info, or visit website at or call Bukit Merah Laketown Resort at 05-8908888 ext 6020, or Sham (012-4072495), Zul (O12-5506244), Nizal (012-5367891) or Aswadi (013-2265932).

Monday, 3 October 2005

Panjat Gunung Jerai

Zon Pantai Barat. Gunung Jerai, Kedah.
Tarikh: 26 November, 8.30 pagi

Borang sudah keluar! Boleh download dekat

Horeeeyyy!!! err.. jalan tar or jalan takdak tar..

Larian Valdor 2005

Date: 20 Nov 2005
Venue: Sek. Ren Jenis Keb. Cina, Kg Valdor
Distance: 11km & 8km
Lucky draw: 50 prizes
Finishers Medal: 250
Tel: 045826510 / 0195513353 (Mr. Oo)

Form, can copy at Events and Forms section.

I would like recommend this run event. Well organized. Lot, lot and a lot of foods. A fair race which they divide into 4 categories for men. But sadly it clash with another run event + "pesta makan" - KRI Ipoh. I'm still puzzling which one to choose. Need to lambung syiling.. - tak patut.

Anyway you can read my previous Valdor Run 2004 report at Race Events section.