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Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Walking Tall 2009

Date: 8 March 2008
Venue: Lake Titiwangsa, K.Lumpur

Every year since 2007, the Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Malaysia has held the Walking Tall event to promote quality healthcare for women and raise funds for parallel endeavours.

This year, we are focusing on young women, educating them on relevant health issues and encouraging them to treat their body right. Walk with us to make a positive difference in our society at Walking Tall 2009.

Health screening, talks by qualified professionals and other activities will also be held, so bring your family and friends along. Participating fee is only RM30 (includes t-shirt & goodie bag).

Detail and registration form available to be downloaded @Forms and Events Section.

..thanks to Aiman

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Monday, 23 February 2009

Climb Penang Hill for the Environment

Date: 12 April 2009 | Sunday | 7:30am
Venue: Botanical Gardens, Penang
Telephone: 012 422 3338 (Linda Cheah)

I think this is not a competition event - No category mention. Anyway if you guys around, why not? Join + celebrate the 50th years of Lionism with nature. Or maybe you're lucky person.

Form available to be downloaded at my Forms and Events section.

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Friday, 20 February 2009

Larian Amal Banting

Date: 04 April 2009
Venue: Kolej MARA Banting, Selangor
Telephone: 019-3761743 (Normahirah bt. Duralim)

A charity event to help disable people. Send an email to if need more detail.

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Thursday, 19 February 2009

Bidor and NB 15km

There are 2 events that I forgot to update. Lama.. sitting in my PC.

Bidor Half Marathon
Date: 26 April 2009
Venue:Bidor, Perak
Distance: 21, 10 & 3km


New Balance Pacesetters 15km
Date:17 May 2009
Venue: Tasik Perdana, KL
Distance: 15km

Forms available to be downloaded at Forms & Events section.

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Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Larian Bandaraya

Date: 1 Mac 2009 | 7:30am
Venue: Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Distance: 4km
Telephone: 088-521800 (Cik Asmah Entoh)

No registration fee and no category but 100 lucky draws are waiting.

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Quote Of the Day

I know I can run a marathon, ironically something I couldn't do in my younger years. This aging thing isn't so bad after all.

- Jim Miller


Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Quote Of the Day

It didn't matter that we were last. We knew we were finishing, that we would endure to the end.

- Thomas King


Teenage handbag thief outpaced by 72-year-old ex-sprinter

A teenage thief picked on the wrong victim when she tried to run off with a bag belonging to pensioner Jean Hirst - a former championship sprinter.

As a 17 year old, she was the Nottinghamshire County Schools 100 yards champion and qualified for the final of All England Schools Championship in Ashington, Northumberland

The schoolgirl was surprised to discover her victim, a former All England Schools championship sprinter, still had a turn of pace - at the age of 72.

As Mrs Hirst gave chase, she soon began to close on the culprit who was forced to throw down the bag in her desperation to escape.

The retired teacher had allowed three teenage girls into her car to help her with directions after getting lost on the way to a theatre.

She was straight out of the starting blocks again, however, when one of them took advantage and tried to make off with her bag.

Mrs Hirst said: "Suddenly I felt 18 again. The adrenaline just kicked in and I seemed to turn back the years.

"She had a head start but I covered 70 yards in about 15 seconds and was within two strides of her when she looked over her shoulder and saw me.

"She probably thought I was an easy target but she shouldn't have judged a book by its cover. The look on her face was one of sheer amazement and she just threw my bag aside."

Mrs Hirst, a widow, from Mansfield, Notts, was able to stop and pick up the bag which she described as containing her "whole life", including her purse, keys and address book.

As a 17 year old, she was the Nottinghamshire County Schools 100 yards champion and qualified for the final of All England Schools Championship in Ashington, Northumberland.

Her latest unscheduled sprint was from the car park of the Duchess Theatre, in Long Eaton, Derbyshire.

She had stopped to ask the three girls, who were aged around 15 or 16, if they knew the way and they insisted on getting into the car to take her there.

When they arrived one of the girls asked for 20 pence and Mrs Hirst realised her bag had suddenly disappeared with one of the back seat passengers who was calling for the others to go with her.

"Then she started running and that's when the fun began. I was not as out of breath as I thought I would be at my age," she said.

When Mrs Hirst returned to the car, the other girls apologised for their friend's actions and she decided against calling the police.

She added: "I just told them to choose their friends more carefully. There was no way I could detain them and at the end of the day I was just glad I had my bag back."

Mrs Hirst, who has two grown up children, was later rebuked by her daughter who told her the girl could have had a knife or turned aggressive.

She added: "I didn't think of my safety, but I did pay for it a little the next day. I was covered in aches and pains and my daughter turned to me and said it was because I didn't warm up properly."

Haris: My previous post regarding pace and age - Only mind is our barrier.


Larian Jambatan Bandaraya KT (Kuala Terengganu)

Date: 21 Mac 2009 | 7.30am
Venue: Taman Awan Batu Burok, Kuala Terengganu
Distance: 21km and 11km
Fee: RM10.00 and RM5 for student

Form and detail available at Forms and Events section


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Thursday, 12 February 2009

Melawati 10k 2009

Date: 29 March 2009 | Sunday
Time: 7.30am
Venue: Jalan Bandar 11, Taman Melawati
Distance: 10km

Forms available at

..from pm1

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60 year old runner from Japan run 2:36:30

At the 58th Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon on Feb. 1, the oldest runner to ever qualify for the elite race, 60 year-old Yoshihisa Hosaka, (Shizuoka Track and Field AC), turned back the years with a run of sparkling brilliance. Finishing 89th overall in 2:36:30, Hosaka broke the existing 60+ world record by 1 minute and 45 seconds. He was smiling broadly at his astounding achievement as he reached the finish line...

Brett Larner got more story @


Report Larian Mesra Rakyat DUN Chempaka

By Aiman Cheah Tiong Chap

Date : 8 February 2009 | 7.30 am
Venue : Dewan Orang Ramai Pandan Jaya, Jalan Pandan 4, Pandan Jaya, Ampang, Selangor
Distance : 6km

This is my first running event of the year. Last week was my first 'biathlon'. With only ten medals being offered for the men veteran category, I was eyeing for the final medal. Only ran twice within a week Wednesday and Friday. It was a mission impossible to do better than 5.5 mins per km.

I was quite early arriving at the venue. My bib number was VL12. Only 12 participants in my category! If I could keep 2 runners behind me, then I could still go home with a medal.

The race started after 8 a.m. I had expected this as this event was not meant for getting best runners, but rather was more of a community event. It was a mass start for the men's category. Nevertheless, there were many good runners.

My students sped past me at the start. I kept cool because they were not experienced runners - their first road race. They would certainly need a few races to set the best pace for themselves. I overtook them after a kilometer and never looked back. I was in trouble too, despite the slow pace.

The first lady overtook me just after 7 minutes and I took a breather a minute later. Then started to run again and I had a total of 5 stops until the end of the race. The final stop was quite unbelievable because I would normally have a strong finish regardless of my fitness level. I was not mentally strong to hold my pace. I was given a slip which showed that I was 9th. So, there was a medal for me after all.

No, I did not run better than the 3 other runners. I was actually the last runner in my category. I hope that this would not be the beginning for me to be in think kind of position in future races.

My daughter took part in the colouring contest and did not fare better than me either. Taking the last placing too!

My students who had missed the medal in the running event encouraged me to take part in the tug of war citing that there were not enough participants. Not wanting to disappoint them, I obliged. Unfortunately, we were in different teams.

Any way, I was in the adult team and they were in the teenagers' team. Sadly, their team lost. My team won but I didn't get a medal because only 10 were available when there were 12 members in the team. So I got choc wafer, a packet drink and a small packet of tiger biscuits in lieu of the medal.


Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Larian Mesra Rakan Cop

Date: 14 February 2009
Venue: Jusco Mall, Seberang Perai
Organizer: PDRM (Polis DiRaja Malaysia)

An event by government body. Should expect unexpected. The race start at 9am, by that time runners already panas. Anyway it is 6km - kacang right!

Download/fill-up registration form and have fun. by Alex Ong

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Friday, 6 February 2009

Penang Bridge International Marathon 2009


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Update: Larian Mesra Rakyar Dun Chempaka

This week!

Date: 7 8 February 2009
Fee: RM10 RM5
Venue: Padang MPAJ Dewan Orang Ramai Pandan Jaya, Jalan Pandan 4

Detail programme dari orang dalam - Aiman

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Thursday, 5 February 2009

Report 3rd Aquathlon Championship

By Aiman Cheah Tiong Chap

Event: 3rd Aquathlon Championship 2009@ JSKL
Venue: JSKL (The Japanese School of Kuala Lumpur) West Pool & West Field,
Saujana Resort Section U2, Shah Alam
Date : 31st January 2009

Aiman participated in Category E (swim 630m and run 4500m)

This is my first event of the year. I decided to take part because I did not plan to go anywhere during the long Chinese New Year break. I needed to have some form of exercise to unwind. It had been very tiring for me working in January! I supposed to take part in a similar event last year in November but I think Mr Inoue had forgotten to confirm my participation.

I was quite shock to receive the result from him, giving me a DNS! This time around, I get a confirmation for him the following day after I mailed him my entry. I was excited as this would be my first ever 'duathlon' or 'biathlon'.I was early on competition day since I had more than enough rest for the Chinese New Year break. I reached the JSKL by 7.20 a.m. but was told to park the vehicle by the roadside by the security guard. I was impressed with the school - big and clean.

The organisers took us to check out the route and the first event started a bit later than scheduled. I asked Mr Iwata if I could change my original lane - 19 to 30 but he told me to keep to my lane. It was a little narrow and I did not want to kick any one! I asked the lady who was supposed to count my laps and finally someone said it was okay to go to lane 30. I thought only 27 were taking part but actually all the lanes were used! Ah, it did not matter to me because I knew I would be among the last anyway. There is no way that breast stroke can compete with front crawl.

I was nervous at the start and I started too fast. After completing 84metres (the pool width is 21 metres) I was very out of breadth. Water seeping into my goggles and the loose strap of my watch compounded my trouble! I stopped to fix my googles and continued. I had lost count of the laps that I had done later on. That showed how exhaused I was.

It took me quite some time to get into my optimum performance. The start had unsettled everything. I even felt like having tight muscles on my arms and calves. Luckily, I survived the swimming part which was only 630 metres. I could hardly hauled myself up the pool after the swim. I think I lost a lot of time changing into my running gear. I was too tired to think straight.

After getting ready for the run, I took my drink and off I went. Running is certainly more comfortable. If I were to over exert my self, at least I could have a slow jog and catch my breadth. Swimming? Could have drowned in the pool!

After about a kilometre of running I had become more steady and I think I could managed to run at 5 mins 30 secs pace. It was a relief that I was not the last person to cross the finishing line. So my target of getting 2 from the back was successfully achieved. The official result showed that I was 16th but I think it should be 17th or more because there was a full house for the 30 lanes!

My time of 42mins 57secs was very good to me. It was better than I had expected if the running distance was accurate (1.5km per lap). I had calculated achievable target of swimming at 3 mins per 100metres and running at 5.5mins per km. That would come to 18 mins 54 secs and 24 mins 45secs for swimming and running respectively. The total time would be 43mins 39 secs not taking into consideration of the transition time.

I thought I could include this event in my calender but was sad to receive news that Mr Inoue would be returning to Japan in March and this event may no longer be made available in future. I must say that this is a well organized event and a fun event to be associated with especially those with family because it includes all ages and no restriction on the style of swimming!

There were abundance of lucky draw gifts and I took home Japanese ricecrackers and 'preserved fish fillet'.

The only complaint that I have is with the participants/visitors. I went to the toilet twice to find that it was not flushed although everthing is working. There is no way we can keep the public toilet clean if the attitude of the users is not changed. Is it the duty of the cleaner to help to flush the toilet or is it the responsibility of the user to do so?

Click here for full result of 3rd Aquathlon Championship 2009

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Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009

Got more story @runnaz.


KL Tower Forest Towerthon Challenge


KL Tower Forest Towerthon Challenge is an annual signature event organized by Menara Kuala Lumpur whereby runners are required to run approximately one kilometer uphill before climbing 2,058 steps to reach Tower Head 3 at 288 meter above ground level.

Date: 1 March 2009
Venue: Menara Kuala Lumpur
Distance: 288meter (running + stairs climbing)

Entry form and rules from MenaraKL.

Read my previous report in 2008 and 2006. from Nazib + Aiman - thanks bro.

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Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Relay for Life 2008

Date: 8~9 March 2009
Venue: Taman Perbandaran (Youth Park), Penang.

A charity event to fight cancer. Form a relay team of 10 people and walk for 16hours. Start at 6pm (Saturday) and end 10am (Sunday).

A lots of activities will be held during the event.

Interested?.. Registration form available at Forms and Events section.

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