Report: 10k Karnival Sukan 2007
Most of my colleagues put a high hope on me. Cilakak!. Every time I bump, they remind about mini-marathon (MM) - "What mini?" I reply.
Last time they held Karnival Sukan (KS) was in 2001 at Universiti Tenaga (UNITEN) and postpone until 2007. Probably no budget or in transition period between Tan Sri Salleh Sulong and Syed Bukhari.
At UIA, they charted student hostels and sport facilities for 3 days. Starting from Friday 21June to Sunday 24June. First time in UIA.. I was impressed with the mosque. Wuih! canteekk. Located in the middle administration building and take a chance to perform Friday prayer inside.
In KS, the groups were divided into six teams, Utara/Northern (MyCompany, Hicom-Honda, ZF-Steering and KLAS), Eastern/Timur, Glenmarie, Shah Alam, Central and Alam Flora. Sport events that play along 3 days were football, futsal, netball, volleyball, sepaktakraw, netball, ping-pong, squash, badminton, carom, dart, tennis, tarik-tali and the introduction of MM.
Scheduled as the last event, a 10km MM flag off on Sunday 7:30am was divide into 3 categories 10k for open (<35years old), 5km for men veteran and women. Then follow by the final match of in/out-door events.
There was a concert by M.Nasir and Ramli Sarip at UIA stadium on big-company invitation. I was not interested although i'm big fan of both artists. Stayed in room and try to finish an inspiration book couriered by my friend a week before - Thank you. In 3 days i covered 3rd quarter of the book. The fastest book i ever read. Can't stop reading.
Blue - 10km and Red - 5km route
Sunday. 7:00am @Stadium. Half hour more. Gabra. Decide to plug-in my mp3 player along running. Scanning the runners thru attire and shoes and located only 3-4 are serious runners. One of them wearing a Singapore Marathon running vest but with Power brand shoes. Eeemm.. pinjam kot. Another guy with Awana Trailblazer vest... nampak ganas. Went talk and chat with him. Korek skit. Got Indians too but look like in veteran category. Sorang lagi with complete running suit with branded/rusty shoes.
1st 1km, i still running slow behind. We were running outside of UIA compound. By 2km i was lead the group. Running with big bike of UIA's police traffic make me felt like Kenyan. :P He would stop any vehicle came behind or against and guide me to running route
Route. Gila babi punya bukit. Naik. Turun. Naik. Turun. Naik. Naik. Naik. Turun. Naik. Flat road... probably 2-3km. While on flat... aku pecut and nobody behind. So i ran easy pace enjoy the songs. - Silap besar!
The rusty shoes guy was behind me. 5-6 steps behind. Terkejut beruk aku. I was ran gila babi until i don't know songs was played on my mp3 player. Each time on hillies he reduce the gap.
Until on last hill, my stopwatch shown 27mins and he sayur me while climbing. I though to gave him a chance and chase him on flat. He was on top and i still climbing (running with selow pace) and once i top of the hill...
The finish line was 400-500metre infront. And the rusty shoes guy pecut gila while running downhill with his team cheering him up.
Pundek. Kuda Kepang. – Finish in 31mins and tah berapa pak saad tah.
Actually..(kisah benar) while running (half route), i had some kind of dejavu. The images keep on flashing on my mind again.. again and again until i had to volume up the mp3 player to ignore it.
- The image of finished in 2nd.
Overall the mini-marathon was won by Timur team. Depa kutip banyak mata/point in women and veteran category.
Until 1pm, my Utara team won tarik-tali, ping-pong, sepak-takraw, football and futsal. And the comittee declare our team as a winner in Karnival Sukan 2007
Yeah! Proud of it. UTARA!
With Mizi. A regular runner in veteran category.
"Hangpa kena lari kat luaq nuuuhh.."
Tarik tali final pompuan - kalah.
MyComp CEO on podium
Champion celebration. This team also.. akan pecah Stadium Batu Kawan this saturday. Kedah vs Perlis