Tuesday, 27 May 2008
Thursday, 22 May 2008
Ipoh International Run
Siemens Run 2008
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Date: 15 June 2008 / 7:30am
Venue: Perbadanan Putrajaya
Distance: 7km and 5km
Telephone: 03-4022 7708
Offer 6 categories Veteran, Open and Junior for Men + Women and top 50 finishers medal in each category
Form available to download @ Forms and Events Section
..from Kapt. Rozmi
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
Phedippidations Worldwide Half Marathon Challenge
October 11, 5:00am - Bkt Aman to Hartamas and back
October 12, 6:15am - Bkt Aman to Hartamas and back
Bib and certificate printing will be available. There were over 1,000 runners from the world over who ran.
Register at www.worldwidehalf.com
Malakoff University Duathlon Series 2008
MUDS will be ALL ABOUT DU-ATHLON and the duathletes - going back to the basics of focusing on encouraging multi-sports in and among the universities and nurturing young talent.
The 3-part series will take place over a span of a month in 3 local universities, pitting students and universities for placing medals and the top / best university trophies respectively.
University Kebangsaan Malaysia
19 July: 3km run - 14.5km bike - 3km run
26 July: 3.5km run - 14km bike - 3.5km run
University Pertahanan Nasional Malayaia
2 August: 4km run - 19.5km bike - 4km run
More detail at http://www.duathlonseries.com.my/index.html
..from Major Kalam Pie - RMAF
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
Quote of the Day
"If the hill has its own name, then it's probably a pretty tough hill."
- Marty Stern
eemmm.. Bukit Hartamas came across on mind.
Received GE20km cert with a photo finish inside last 2 days from Mr.Teo (Chairman of SP Runners Club). I ran on other name and the bib owner was shocked with the timing "he" did :-)
Position: 38/430 in Men Open and 48/579 in 20km category.
Monday, 12 May 2008
Jacobs Walk of Life
But.. looking to myself in the mirror.
"Pundek! i need to go out today."
"But.. you said you're comfortable and happier for last 3 weeks.. why need to go out today? For sure 2-3km after that.. merana" said dark side of voice a.k.a kaki.
"Who want ronda-ronda kayuh basikal with me?"
Yeah! i got majority answers.
Kids escort me with bikes and i jogged in the middle. We went to Taman Harmoni through trail route passing hutan kelapa barli (kelapa sawit), hutan pokok getah, thru laluan tanah merah.
After 25mins we reach Taman Harmoni houses and i felt good + kids were enjoy although both of them felt from bike twice, with minor bleeding.. they still laughing. So i continue running thru quarry road for another 10min to bukit kuari.
After take-5 and enjoy the scenery, we return through same route and reach home 1:15hour later
Finally.. hasutan kaki kalah after 3 week idle and i did >1hour running
"Ayah, esok kita kayuh lagi?" said Jasmin
..and they escort me for another 12km to Ladang (kelapa sawit) Thye Eng on next day.
Jasmin dodoi adik in chinese version
Wednesday, 7 May 2008
Quote of the Day
"If you feel bad at 10 miles, you're in trouble. If you feel bad at 20 miles you're normal. If you don't feel bad at 26 miles, you're abnormal."
- Rob de Castella
Tuesday, 6 May 2008
Quote of the Day
"If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon."
- Emil Zatopek
Report: Power 10km Run
Date: 27 April 2008
Venue: Dataran Merdeka, Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur
Time : 7.30 a.m.
This is the first time I am running in the C category – men Junior Veteran. I only registered for the run on Saturday afternoon, hours before the extended closing date. I was surprised to note that my running number was 2209. Only 209 participants in the C category had registered by 2.30 p.m.!
I woke up at quarter past 5 in the morning. Not that I wanted to wake up early but rather was awaken by Akmal. After feeding, he looked feverish. So I massaged his back for about 15 minutes. When he began to perspire, he looked more comfortable and went back to sleep. By the time I was ready to leave the house, it was already 6.55 a.m. I was in no hurry because I was ill prepared for the race. So took my time to stop at the newspaper stall to buy the newspaper before continuing the journey to Dataran Merdeka. I reached the venue at around quarter past 7. Still more than enough time for warming up. Did some stretching before going to the ‘enclosure’.
Chatted with Ng Ping Loong and he reminded me not to underestimate his friend – Chat. Told me than one day she would be faster than me. I frankly told him she need not wait for another day because that day was a perfect day to outrun me.
When the gun was fired, I started from the back – a sign that I would not be competitive. My initial target was just to complete the race in 70 minutes. A fair time for jogging and walking. I had to really focus to go slow. It is already a habit to go at a faster pace because it has been programmed in the body for the past 20 years. It was slow but I find that the quality of the runners was below par.
Normally, the runners would be much faster. Assessing the situation, I thought I might have a chance to get a finisher medal since 100 were offered. I do not see many runners in the C category. I just followed the crowd. From the 10th minute, I began to count how many runners I could overtake in my category. Even at such a slow pace, I could not sustain and my stomach had become uncomfortable. I took a break – began walking on the way to going up the flyover before merging with the 7km runners. I had overtaken 18 runners from my category. I doubted that I could make it to be within the first 100 finishers. I allowed 6 runners to overtake me before I regain my composure and began running slowly.
The pain in my left leg began to bother me. Under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t encounter such problem. I was still on target of finishing the race in 70 minutes and I pushed myself to the limit. When I saw the finishing line, most of the officials were already gone! So they must have had 100 finishers already... Actually there was still one official at the C lane! I got a finishing card from him – 96. My time was 1 hour 7 minutes and 38 seconds! A lucky medal... I am looking forward to be at my best again, never mind without medals. I am keeping my fingers crossed to peak in time for my favourite even – Ipoh Starwalk on 15 May. Hopefully, the weather will be favourable and the UM swimming pool is available.
Now, after more than 24 hours after the event my legs are still sore.
What can I expect? After a long lay off, I normally begin with a 4km walk and gradually move to 6km run within a week before a 10km race. I think the last time I train was in February. The only ‘run’ that I had was last week during the Shoe String Run and that is 3km in 38 minutes! Lately, not only that I don’t have time to train, I had very little rest as I was struggling with my exams and assignment. I only can and hopefully can have a good rest after turning in my last assignment before the weekend.