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Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Larian Valdor: Update

From previous post, the detail and registration form available to be downloaded at forms and events section.

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Guang Ming Bukit Jambul Hikathon 2009

Date: 1 November 2009 | 7.00am
Distance: 6.5km
Start: Kaki Bukit Jambul, Penang
Telephone: 0164042033 (Mr.Lim)
Fee: RM10
Closing date: 25 Oct 2009

..from 2009tonton

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Kejohanan Jaguh Renang Kompleks Sukan Negara

Date: 10~11 October 2009
Venue: Pusat Akuatik Nasional, Bukit Jalil
Category: Individual+team for boys and girls between 10yrs~15yrs old.

Click the links for registration and detail.

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Quote of the Day

Have a dream, make a plan, go for it. You'll get there, I promise.

- Zoe Koplowitz, Achilles Track Club member with multiple sclerosis


Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Young Endurance Athlete Triathlon

Date: 17~18 October 2009
Venue: Precint 6 Public Pool, Putrajaya
Telephone: Major Kalam 0192712569 or Amir Hashimi 012219555

A: 07~09 Years old50m500m100m
B: 10~12 Years old100m3000m200m
C: 13~15 Years old300m6000m500m

Detail and registration form available to be downloaded at Forms and Events section

..from Julie

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Saucony Pacemakers Network Run 2010

Date: 01 January 2010 | 7:30am
Venue: Tapak A, Lake Garden
Distance: 12.3km
Telephone: 016-2166277 Wong Kei Ming or 012-2795208 Ronnie See

My KL running group friends... emmm i should consider this.

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Quote of the Day

Good things come slow — especially in distance running.

- Bill Dillinger, Oregon coach


Larian Valdor 2009

Date: 20 Dec 2009 | 7am
Venue: Dataran Sekolah Valdor, Sungai Bakap, Penang
Distance: 8km & 11km
Fees: RM10
Telephone: 019-551 3353 Mr Oo | 019-414 9191 Mr. Chuah

A hometown event at Sungai Bakap. Ran the inaugural event in 2005. I can't forget this event because it a same day where Tsunami disaster strikes. Will update again after i receive detail and registration form from organizer. from 2009tonton

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Report: Walk For Buddhist Education 2009

Organizer: Nalanda Buddhist Society
Venue: Dataran Antarabangsa, Taman Rekreasi Bukit Jalil
Date: 27 September 2009 | 8.00am
Distance: 6km

I was looking forward for this event as the first competitive event to get myself adequately fit for the Borneo InternationalMarathon. I'll only be taking part in the 10km as my priority is not so much of racing, rather allowing the family enjoy themselves in Kota Kinabalu.

I was awaken by my pupil who was a volunteer in the event. It was already 5.45 when I had planned to wake up at 5.00 a.m. I hurriedly prepared breakfast, took my bath and performed my morning prayers. By the time I was ready to leave the house, it was already 6.10 a.m. when I supposed to meet my students at 6.10 a.m. at school. They needed to report by 6.30 a.m.

We reached Bukit Jalil Recreation Park by 6.40 a.m. Unfortunately, we parked at the wrong gate - Gate 2 instead of Gate 3. A quick walk to the venue took about 10 minutes. Once we met the person in charge, I walked back to Gate 2 and drove to Gate 3 as there were ample of vacant parking spaces.

At the starting grid - A114, second row

After registration, I chatted with my students, showing them some of the participants whom I know. At that moment, I saw Suresh and told them he should be the champion if no other better walkers were around. After meeting Khee Meng and his brother, I was dreaming for the third place finishing, which was realistic enough. Khee Meng's brother would be faster but I would have a 50-50 chance against Khee Meng.

Moments after the start

When the race was flagged off, which was about 8.30 a.m., I was on the second row. The race started off with a great pace with Suresh leading, as predicted. He was closely followed by the others. Within the first 3 minutes I was more than 10th placing but hope to close the gap with the race progressing.

Hot on Mr Tan Khee Meng's heel.

My benchmark was Khee Meng. As long as he was within my sight, I should be doing ok. I managed to overtake him about 200 metres before we completed the first lap. My time was 17 minutes 47 secs. That meant it was pretty much underdistance. I did between 6:34 and 6:49 per km on Friday and I knew I could not even do a 6 mins a km pace. When my fitness level was better, the fastest I could go was around 5:45.

Finally in front of Mr Tan before the end of the first lap.

My student, who was on duty at the check point informed me that I was 7th when I completed the first lap. I thought I only need to check Khee Meng as the participants in front were already out of sight. I eased up a little going up the hill as my fitness level was still relatively poor - complete lay off during the fasting month. Khee Meng overtook me briefly before I stepped up my pace when going downhill.

Then I was a teenager in front of me. If I could keep up with him, then chances were I could finish 6th. I had to go faster and was hoping he would fade. That didn't happen but he was held up by the crowd who took part in the 3km walk. I managed to avoid that because I knew where exactly where the finishing point was. So, I did overtake him albeit by an 'unfair' manner. Got my 5th placing card and had to be satisfied with it. My total time was 36 mins 40 secs, almost 1:06 slower than the first lap.

When the final result was announced, I had a pleasant surprised by getting the 4th place. One of the finishers in front of me was disqualified. Frankly, I was taken by surprise to see so many good walkers. Those who are regulars in Starwalk or races organised by state AAA could be identified easily.

So, with the concluding race, it is still a jinx for me to have a podium finish in a charity walkathon. It can be quite frustrating, but then, the whole idea of taking part in a charity walkathon is for charity and not for claiming the top prize.

I can say that charity walkathon is much, much tougher than the Malaysian Masters Open which I was the champion in the 5km in 35-39 in 2007 and 3rd in the 40-44 last year in Kangar. Hopefully, I can maintain my podium finsih in Ipoh in November this year.

Actually, I was too busy to write a report on my two previous races - Adidas King of the Road and KLIUC run... You would not believe it that I went to Shah Alam Stadium for a half marathon race without a pair of shoes! Had to put on a thick face to ask friends - Mr Tey Eng Tiong and Mr Woon (Bukit Rimau) if they had spare shoes.

Finally, my student offered me his shoes - I guessed 2 size bigger than mine. He ran, or rather walk using my slippers which was almost torn! We managed to complete the race. My time was 2hrs 21mins 24secs which was within my targeted time of below 2 hours 30 minutes. But quite sad that I had missed the medals.

In the KLIUC run I finished in 51mins 12 secs. No medals but happy to over take one Chap Ayam runner. I find Chap Ayam runners are friendly and modest.

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Monday, 28 September 2009

Larian Festival 1 Malaysia 2009

Date: 25 October 2009 | Sunday | 7:30am
Venue: Bandar Seri Botani, Ipoh.
Distance: 10km

A collaboration between government and local running club offered 3 categories for men and women and RM5~RM10 as registration fee. from pm1

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Lembah Bujang Jamboree Official Result

Official result including 10km running and 40km cycling.

Men Open

Men Veteran Champ - Alex Ong

Women Open


Thursday, 17 September 2009

Quote of the Day

It's the road signs - "Beware of lions."

- Kip Lagat, Kenyan distance runner, during the Sydney Olympics, explaining why his country produces so many great runners


New Balance Klang Pacers 12km Run For It

Date: 15 November 2009 | Sunday | 7am
Venue: Padang Sultan Suleiman, Klang
Distance: 12km
Telephone: 0123392673 (TK Ong) / 0192319138 (TC Ng)
Fee: RM25 and RM30 after 9 Oct 2009

Closing date is 3rd November 2009 or first 2,000 entries which ever comes first. More detail at website.

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Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Quote of the Day

Everyone in life is looking for a certain rush. Racing is where I get mine.

- John Trautmann


Perhentian Island Challenge 2009


Date: 9~11 October 2009
Venue: Pulau Perhentian, Terengganu
Category: Elite and Novice

Elite (11km)
For the well trained, the ELITE race level will allow you to test your physical capabilities and will highlight the following principles:
  • Running Trail / Beach
  • Swimming - 600 meters with life jackets. (life jacket is optional)
  • Obstacle Courses
  • Mystery Tests / Brain Teasers
  • Water Orienteering
  • Games along the way

Novice (6km)
A leisure-race level to accommodate the desire to race with leisure racers. The NOVICE race (Men's and Women's) is expected to last 1.5 hours to 2.5 hours.
  • Running Trail / Beach
  • Obstacle Courses
  • Mystery Tests / Brain Teasers
The NOVICE category is a fun/leisure race that can be participated-in by all. from 2009tonton

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Walk For World Pink

Date: 3 October 2009 | 6:30pm
Venue: Menara Kuala Lumpur
Distance: 3.8km
Fee: RM30
Organizer: Estee Lauder
Closing date: 14 September 2009 or reaching 1,200 participants

Petang! not pepagi buta. from 2009tonton

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Showdown in Berlin

World record holder Gebrselassie faces this year's top marathoner Duncan Kibet at the real BERLIN MARATHON on September 20th. Both are aiming for a world record

Duncan Kibet of Kenya won this year’s Rotterdam Marathon with a time of 2:04:27 hours. The only one to have run faster twice is world record holder Haile Gebrselassie from Ethiopia: with 2:04:26 at his world record race in Berlin in 2007 and 2:03:59 in Berlin in 2008.

On September 20th at the real,- BERLIN MARATHON, the two current fastest marathon runners in the world will both try to run under the mark Gebrselassie set here last year.

Kibet made his distance-running debut by taking second place in the Vienna City Marathon in the spring of 2008 (2:08:33) followed by a victory half a year later at Milan (2:07:53). With Kibet, the fastest marathoner this year, and Gebrselassie, the fastest marathon runner ever, the real,- BERLIN MARATHON 2009 will be the venue for the showdown of the two top contenders worldwide.

The fast course through the German capital has seen six world records since 1998, including the last three men’s world records. In 2000, Naoko Takahashi of Japan became the first woman to run a marathon under 2:20 hours with her victory in Berlin. The real, BERLIN-MARATHON is a World Marathon Majors race, which comprises of the five most important marathons in the world.


Update: Cendana Hikathon 2009

Due to a clash with another running event in Penang, the PAC Cendana Hikathon postpone to 18 October 2009. The old form acceptable for registration.

Further information please contact Alvin (012-4098521) from 2009tonton

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Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Report Mahidol Run

Last week Alex dengan tak posanya went to Siam. This time they were 13pax in a van heading to Hatyai again. It was a 4km and 10km Mahidol Day Run, started at same location of Hatyai Nature Run 2009 last month - Prince of Songkla University.

Alex took part 10km run in 40yrs old category and he won 3rd placing. Enough to entitle him a beautiful statue trophy of King of Thailand - the trophy also available for baht 1000.

A she-male show. Most of pics being censored. Not suitable viewing during Ramadhan :-)

Alex Ong Poh Beng a.k.a Tajuddin a.k.a abang siam

 courtesy of Alex

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Monday, 14 September 2009

AdventuRun 2009

Date: 4 October 2009 | Sunday | 6am
Venue: Taman Tasik Permaisuri, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Distance: 4km and 8km
Registration fee: RM25
Website: from pm1

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KRI Trail Run

An update from previous post.

Date: 15 November 2009 | Sunday 7:30am
Venue: Bukit Kinding, Tg.Rambutan
Distance: 12km

The 5star running event in Malaysia is back. Those who never join, i would recommend it. Don't care about trail route.. just fill up the form or register online to entitle early bird fee.

Or my read my previous reports 2004, 2005 and 2007

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Friday, 11 September 2009

Quacky Run 2009

Date: 25 October 2009 | Sunday | 8:00am
Venue: Jaya One, No 72A, Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Entry fees: RM 40.00

Form available to be downloaded at Forms and Event section

..pic+info from pm1

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Quote of the Day

People begin running for any number of motives, but we stick to it for one basic reason-to find out who we really are.

- George Sheehan


Thursday, 10 September 2009

Saucony Pacemakers Network Run 2010

Date: 1 Jan 2010 | 7:30am
Venue: Lake Garden - Tapak A
Organizer: Pacemakers Network

Kept on visiting for update.

Congratulation to Ronnie and the gang.

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Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Songkla Marathon Photos

Alex went to Songkla Marathon on 30 August and he snapped a few photo for me to share.


Maybe i could racun you to join :)

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