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Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Larian Bendang 2008

As kedahan I would like to promote to an annual run event at Alor Star with conjunction Visit Kedah 2008

Larian Bendang 2008
Date: 3 May 2008
Venue: Stadium Alor Star, Kedah.

I will post again the detail and registration form later. Meanwhile, maybe my previous run reports could 'racun' you to join.

2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Those who're out station runners, you can stay at Sri Malaysia Hotel - Just a walking distance to Stadium Darulaman. No worries about meals, you can walk to stadium to enjoy local food for breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper... and don't forget to bring google too.

..amacam berani? :P

..and those who concern about whether he/she could win $$$ in 2008, click here and here for Larian Bendang 2007 result

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Port Dickson International Half Marathon

Date: Sunday, 25 May 2008, 07.15am
Venue: Admiral Marina & Leisure Club, Port Dickson, N9
Certificates and medals will be awarded to runners who complete their race within stipulated times.

Half marathon
A - Men's Open (18 years & above)
B - Women's Open (18 years & above)
11km Run
C - Men's Open (18 years & above)
D - Women's Open (18 years & above)
E - Men's Veteran (40 - 55 years old)
F - Men's Senior Veteran (55 years old & above)
G - Women's Veteran (35 years old & above)
School Children
H - Boys (13 - 17 years old)
I - Girls (13 - 17 years old)
VIP Fun Run
J - Men's Open (18 years & above)
K - Women's Open (18 years & above)

Entry fee:
Half Marathon (RM20)
11KM Run (RM15)
School Children (RM5)
VIP Fun Run (Nil)

Admiral Marina & Leisure Club
Batu 5 1/2, Jalan Pantai
71050 Port Dickson
Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus

Tel: 6-06-647-0888
Fax: 6-06-647-0880/9

No registration form available yet. They will distribute thru TheStar newspaper.

..from Aiman Cheah

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Amazing Kidneys Walk

The ‘Amazing Kidneys Walk’ organized in conjunction with World Kidney Day 2008, is open to all members of the public, with no age limit, including children and dialysis patients.

Date: Sunday, 16 March 2008
Time: 7.00am -9.30am
Venue: Taman Jaya Recreational Park.
1. 4 km for participants > 12 yrs
2. 2 km for participants < 12 yrs (accompanied by an adult)
3. 2km for dialysis patients

There would be a lucky draw and goodies for all participants.

Once awhile, why not do it for charity? Show them a support
- Haris

..from Aiman Cheah

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Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Wilderness Langkawi Challenge 2008

Date: 3 May 2008
Venue: Tuba Island, Langkawi.

Offer 2 categories. Slow & Steady (for beginners) and Fast & Furious (for professionals). Both categories will comprise of a two member team consisting of either men, women or mixed teams. Participants must be aged 18 years and above. This one day multi-discipline endurance race will include activities such as:

a. Kayaking
b. Trail Running
c. Mountain Biking - Fast & Furious category only
d. Possible Caving - Fast & Furious category only
e. Surprise Elements to test the wits of the participants

Total distance
a. Slow & Steady: 10km - 15km
b. Fast and Furious: 40km - 45km

I'm interested in SS category (no need MTB), but the date clash with Larian Bendang :(

My online storage, ripway is down. If you need detail and registration form, drop your email in comment.

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Ipoh Mountain Bike Fellowship Ride 2008

Date: 23 March 2008
Venue: MK Land, Chemor, Ipoh
Tel: 0125182996

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Training Week4 Feb08

Sat: Trail run. Home - Tmn Emas - Bedong - Home. 36min.
Sun: Bike. Home - Merbok - A/Star - Gurun. 130km.
Mon: Swim lesson @Bandar Laguna Merbok
Tue: Run. Havard Golf Resort. 1 loop. 20.41min
Wed: Rest
Thu: Run. Havard Golf Resort. 2 loops. 37.52min
Fri: Swim lesson @Bandar Laguna Merbok.


Monday, 25 February 2008

Running Boy

Last night i mean early this morning at 12:30am, the RTM2 aired a running sport movie called 'Running Boy' aka 'Marathon'. A story about an autistic boy Cho-Won who love running.

This film is based on the true story of 22 year old Bae Hyeongjin, who completed the full course Chuncheon Marathon in 2001. He clocked his debut marathon in sub-3: A dream for amateur runners.

One of scenes that touched me, when his mom won't let him running at Chuncheon Marathon starting line and he asked back mom's usual questions before he start run race. His mom had no choice, she had to answer..

Mom Cho-Won: Your My legs are?
Mom: (silent)
Mom Cho-Won: Your My legs are?..
Mom Cho-Won: Your My legs are?....
Cho-Won Mom: ...great.

..and she let her son ran a marathon.

Miss the movie? or hard to get a copies? You could read synopsis full story from RunWitMe.


Sunday, 24 February 2008

Powerman Malaysia 2008

Date: 9th November 2008
Venue: Seri Manjung, PERAK

Usually when you not expect something, you feel your day running so fast. Pejam-celik-pejam-celik dah nak tiga :P

But if you waiting for something, it goes vice-versa. Why? Still 1440min/day..

Ada kawan2 dah habih Langkawi Ironman 2008 taksat (tadi). Terutama yang first time = Hebat + Tahniah!

Abupower @Ironman Langkawi 2008. Rasanya tu.. bontot bacin kot..


Saturday, 23 February 2008

Penang Bridge Marathon

..from pm1


Thursday, 21 February 2008


One of my running friends Rosli Rumia who won Raja Kembara Negara in Sirkit Kembara Negara and various adventure/running events has passed away early this morning at 4am.

He was hit by motocycle 2 days ago while traininig with Mohd Arumugam Abdullah at Taiping and admitted to Taiping General Hospital.

To muslim readers, kindly hadiah al-fatihah. Dia 'simpan' hari ni (21/02/2008) sebelum tengahari kat Taiping dan hadiah juga yassin untuk beliau malam Jumaat ni - Insyallah.

@SKN: Gunung Jerai 2005.

Aku, Najib, Najib's Jr., Rosli and Rozmi

..bye-bye from Rosli Rumia

..thanks to Najib for info


Tuesday, 19 February 2008

KL Towerthon 2008 Cert

I received KL Tower International Forest Towerthon Challenge 2008 certificate yesterday. Overall i was ranked in 281th, 140th in category ranking and i stopped my ChampionChip time @ 21:30min

I think.. they should send a cert to company/NGO/government/etc team too. Let's the management know their staffs achievement or maybe extra 'point' for them.

My colleagues asked about my team achievement..
"Fulamak!!!.. congrats! Top10 maaa.."

Nasib baik depa tak tanya berapa team yang masuk :-)


Friday, 15 February 2008

Raptor Watch Lighthouse Run

Date: 8 March 2008 @2:00pm
Fee: RM5 (for Malaysian Raptor Research)
Venue: PNB Ilham Resort, Tanjung Tuan

Click here for form.

..from pm1

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SIC - Kencana Petroleum Criterium Race 2008

Date: 2nd March 2008
Venue: Sepang International Circuit

1. Men Open - 5.54km x 12 laps
2. Junior Open - 5.54km x 8 laps
3. Women Open - 5.54km x 6 laps
4. Veteran Open - 5.54km x 4 laps

Beside cash prize for all categories, 100 F1 tickets will be given to top winners. Click on link for detail and form.

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Thursday, 14 February 2008

Report Kuala Lumpur Tower International Forest Towerthon Challenge 2008

I was interested to join this year because they introduce more categories for team beside individuals', such as private sector, government bodies, institute of higher learning, local authority, uniform body, NGO and those who register under team category automatically entitle for open category prize - It's good ideas to create more categories and will attract more runners to join.

I brought this event to my company sport club and they agreed to support all the expenses. I form my running group base on company top 4 finishers in DRB Sport carnival. They were Razak Arifin, Halim Majid, Rahim Man and Subri Mat. Most of them not a runners but they are sport-man - at least they are actively and fit. Got only a week so we train on our own and did once stairs climbing together at Tangga Seribu Kenari in Yan.

After pick-up bib# and tee at Wisma OCM, we when to Menara Kuala Lumpur (MKL) for site viewing. Familiar my teammates with starting location, running route and climbing stairs. Many thanks to one of MLK staffs who brought us tour around MKL and allow us to meet-up with Mohd Nor on his 23rd attempts to complete 50 times solo climbing.

@Wisma OCM, pick bib# and t'shirt

Our tour guide, dok cerita dari tapak sampai pucuk menara :)

Md Nor, pemegang rekod 50 kerabat Gunung Kinabalu

I was in 2nd batch flag-off in Open category. I took opportunity to have long chat gebang with KL runners. Normally we just said hi-hoi-hi to each other while i kena sayur or running opposite direction.

Bukit memang problem for me. I just ran in small steps until flat route before climbing the tower.. baru bleh pecut skit. Lompat 3 anak tangga sekali gus but that only 2 levels, then 1 stair, then bongkok naik, then merangkak, then letak tangan kat galang tangga tarik napaih, lap ayeq hidung, merangkak again until i heard championchip chime. Left 2-3 levels more, so i lari.

More KL Towerthon report @runwitme

I completed my 2nd Towerthon in 21.30mins base on ChampionChip timing and I was 138th in Open category or 272th in overall finisher. 1.22min improved from KL Towerthon 2005. Happy enough for myself. And for my team, the result said we were in 9th out of 11 teams under private sector. Our total time was 2:03.29. The champ was 1:16.24.

Click here for all categories result.

Overall, this event was very well organised by MKL. They using a ChampionChip for time accuracy and faster result. Nice tee and goodies too, plenty of post-race meals. Cups of milo from Milo's truck, a carnival atmosphere and medal... canteeek.. compare to previous event.

The team result were so horrible, unacceptable, memang ada kecoh. Aku kalah dengan cara jujur takpa (memang x pernah menang), tapi kalau winner teams "main air" dan dapat $$$$ (4 digit of $).. hey! sapa tak terbakar.

So keciwa and i decide to email and fax a complaint letter to FTAAA and MKL last week, until to today got no reply from them.

My thought... if they doing the right thing and they believe result correct, no bias, they have guts to reply.

My friend, Zulazlan also got own story. His team was announced champion on stage but received 2nd prize cheque. The official said the champ baru nak register after result came out. Hah?!!

Quite pity about this kind of accident, it still happen among the FTAAA and the organizer after years of experiences - It's about kejujuran dan keadilan.

Pepagi buta @Towerthon starting line

With kawan internet Hazman dan Nazib

Lining-up for 1st batch Open Cat

2 pics above snapped by Tey - TQ

Post race breakfast

Waiting for result

With kawan2 from ATM

Team Modenas

With kawan2 from Putrajaya

The most winner, as i know. - Thanks for pic


Monday, 11 February 2008

Merentas Desa Terbuka

A late post for event form, was thinking kept it but my statcounter shown that my blog was hit by keywords of this event.

POAWPKL (Persatuan Olahraga Amatur Wil. Persekutuan K.Lumpur yang ke 23: Merentas Desa Terbuka
Date: 17 February 2008
Venue: Tapak A, Tasek Perdana, KL
Distance: 8km and 6km

Click here for registration form

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Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Happy Chinese New Year

Gong Xi Fat Chai everyone!
Wish you all a happy and prosperous new year. May this year of the rat bring prosperity, peace and run more fast than boars :-)


Tuesday, 5 February 2008

KL Towerthon08 complaints

Subject: KL Towerthon complaint
Attachments: KLTowerthon08-H.jpg

Mr. Vegiyathuman,

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Swim for charity

From The Sunday Star, Education: E13.

WANT to contribute to charity and, perhaps, break a record at the same time? If you can swim non-stop for 1,000m or 30 minutes, you can join in the fun.

INTI International University College's Life Saving and Swimming Club is organising a 120-Hour Non-stop Charity Swim from Feb 19 to Feb 24.

The event is endorsed by the Malaysia Book of Records. The registration fee is RM35 per head and accommodation is provided. There are also attractive goodie bags for participants.

Proceeds will go to Lighthouse Children Welfare Home Association for Kuala Lumpur & Selangor. To register, mail or Or, call 012-789 1791.

..from Aiman

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Monday, 4 February 2008

Musing on KL Tower International Forest Towerthon Challenge 2008

By Aiman Cheah Tiong
email: cheahtc [at] pc dot jaring dot my

I have always enjoyed being a part of sports event, particularly athletics, be it as a participant, an official or a volunteer.

There was one incident which I felt is worrying in the above event. I wonder how many of the participants would prefer to climb up wet stairs or stairs strewn with mineral bottles.

I was at T8 of the tower when I witnessed competitor B874 was happily splashing the stairs with water on her way up and I was quite shocked to hear the thundering noise of a thrown water bottle. My first thought was she could be too hot and needed to cool herself down. But then, if she truly felt the heat, would it not be more effective if she poured the water over her head instead of her right hand?

Moments later, I saw a Kenyan woman and it immediately made sense why B874 was so hot – the Kenyan was hot on her heels. B874 went on and won the title. I must say that she was a champion without glory! I have always admired her determination because she could be back on her feet within weeks to represent Malaysia after going through childbirth and heart surgery but the little incident has left me questioning my respect over her.

If you were to be in her shoes, would you be proud if someone slipped and injured because of your action? Would you be proud to be on podium and showing off your mock cheque that you have won by not giving a fair chance to your competitor to challenge you – in other words, you have gained advantage through dirty tricks. Shame on you Yuan Yu Fang! As a Malaysian, I felt ashamed that you have won the title!

I must admit that others, especially the boys had committed the same "crime", but those were not leading and they were playing a fool. Of course they were wrong too but an athlete like Yu Fang is seen as an idol, a figure for the youngsters to emulate. As in the Spiderman movie, "with greater power comes greater responsibility", it simply means that when you are well-known and people are looking up to you, you have to be more responsible and show good examples.

I am glad that most of the participants were very co-operative to give way to other participants to pass them so both fast and slow participants could enjoy the challenge.

Aiman Cheah Tiong Chap is FTAAA technical officer, got his license since 1989. His scope of duty in FTAAA in technical matters such as timekeeper, finishing, check-point, track and field judge.

In KL Forest Towerthon Challenge 2008 held on 3rd February, he incharge at TH08: Check-Point.

- Haris