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Friday, 30 October 2009

Result: Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon 2009

Official result of 23th Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon 2009. Click here for full result.

Men Open194169541152532%
Women Open977026442737%
Men Veteran201151501015033%

As you can see % of finishers is only 30%. I don't know whether the 70% is allow to reach Low's Peak or not. I think the organizer should extent the time limit another 30mins and standardize the cut of time to all category.

Meaning, from starting line to summit is 4 hours and no cut-of-time for descend - Of course everybody want to go home. And this time limit apply to all category.

The point is let more runners feel great and gumbira standing on the highest peak of Mount Kinabalu during Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon and jot down as finisher on official result.

Datang jauh2.. - DNF. Frust larr.. from 2009tonton


KLAVA Open Back To Nature Relay

Date: 29 November 2009
Venue: Metropolitan Batu, Taman Mastiara, Off Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur.
Distance: 11.7km (3 runners x 3.39km)
Telephone: 013-366 8932 - Eddy Choo

A team relay of 3 runners.

..from pm1

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Dukethon 2009

DUKE is "Duta - Ulu Kelang Expressway"

Date: 22 November 2009
Venue: Batu Toll Plaza, DUKE
Distance: 5km and 1km fun walk
Fee: RM5 for each category

Offer 2 categories; men, women and teenage. All category must finish 5km run.

..from pm1

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Thursday, 29 October 2009

Malaysian Martial Arts Eco Challenge 2009

Date: 31 October - 1 November 2009
Venue: Inside Gua Tempurung!!
Discipline: Trail-run, paint-ball shooting and eel catching

Another last minute info send by Alex. Memulo tengok, terkedu gak aku cause i not applying any martial art. Quickly i browsed on event activities... emmm i guest any runners can do it.

1st November got a lot of running events - Choose it wisely. Kalau kena gaya boleh dapat $$$. Cepat! Closing date is near.

..from Alex Ong

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Nutrilite 75th Anniversary Walk and Health Carnival

Date: 1 November 2009 | 6am
Venue: Dataran Petaling Jaya
Distance: 7.5km

A 7.5km walk with Dr. Sam Rehnborg - son of Nutrilite founder, Carl F. Rehnborg.

Click on website for registration... eemm maybe you need a friend who is Amway distributor to join the event.. like me. No doubt, until now I still rely on nutrilite multivitamin supplement for recovery.

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Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Quote of the Day

You train best where you are the happiest.

Frank Shorter, American distance runner and Olympic gold-medalist


Monday, 26 October 2009

16th Annual Charity Walk/jog/wheel-a-thon With Disabled

From my previous post, registration form available to be downloaded at Forms and Events section.

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Report: Merbok 10k

Almost a month i kept this photos+report. Too busy with office works, did system recovery for 2 weeks, going home late and miss my training nearly a week - duh! Wish i could do something else for a living.

Merbok 10km is one of two events of Lembah Bujang Jamboree. Another one is 40km MTB ride. This event held a week after aidilfitri. Some of the malays still 'heavy' with lemang, ketupat, rendang and kuih raya. On the otherside.. it's good to burn all those calories.

10 minutes before 7am, PakYa drove us (Adry, Alex and me) from my home to Merbok which located 10km. Start at 7:30am, gave us ample time to get prepare. This time PakYa not running, so besides being our driver, he also acts as coach and cameraman.

After flag off in Merbok town, we ran on a main road to Tanjung Dawai for 2.2km before turn left to kampung road. Between 2.2km - i ran with 5 runners of Chap Ayam Runners. They wearing nice blue "Chap Ayam Runners" vest.

The route was nice and scenic. We ran thru kampung houses on almost free traffic road. We were cheering by locals who enjoy their breakfast from stalls nearby. Aroma of roti canai and teh tarik so irresistible.

Passing on paddy fields. The paddy is ready to harvest. So the field looks like a golden crops wide open along 5km running. I'm still running slowly. Able to do two training run during raya holiday at Taman Tasik Taiping.

My buddy Thean Seng who always being my pacemakers, was ran far in-front. There were 210 runners join the running event while 233 registered for MTB riding. Maybe most of local runners/cyclist still on holiday mode or probably not ready for racing.

The finish line was not at starting line. Runners need to run another 2++km up to Merbok Museum Archeology. It was a climbing, not a single flat road. Glad i could still jog and crossing finish line without walking.

Overall this event was well organized. Enough road marshal patrolling the traffic. We had unlimited cold drinks from Vico and 888 Tea lorries including nasi lemak, soft drinks and mineral waters.

But I would like comment/highlight to all running event organizer, please set a start and finish line on same place. It's a problem to runners to walk back to their vehicle. 2km is not a walking distance! For MTB riders.. no issues. I know they provide a lorry but only available after finish all the programme around 12pm.

Registration counter at Pekan Merbok

Adry+TheanSeng. The signboard say - 2km to finish line (museum)

Anak YuSong - 2nd. Yu De Ying

Thanks to PakYa, drove car up to Museum

With Geng Chap Ayam Runners

Running friends

With Danny

My roadbike pacemakers - Reza

Me, Yeap, PakYa, Adry and Wong - 2nd men veteran

Men Open

Men Veteran

Women Open

Young rider

..with bionic-man


Wednesday, 21 October 2009

3 runners die in Detroit marathon

In the span of just 16 minutes, three men collapsed and died while running the 32nd Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Marathon -- the first deaths in the event since 1994.

The first to collapse was Daniel Langdon, 36, of Laingsburg, at 9:02 a.m., said Rich Harshbarger, vice president of consumer marketing for the Detroit Media Partnership, which handles business operations for the Free Press and Detroit News. Langdon was on Michigan Avenue between the 11- and 12-mile markers.

Rick Brown, 65, of Marietta, Ohio, collapsed at 9:17 a.m. near where Langdon went down, Harshbarger said. And Jon Fenlon, 26, of Waterford collapsed at about 9:18 a.m., just after finishing the half-marathon in 1:53:37, he said.

Fenlon, whose Facebook page says he worked at the advertising firm Campbell-Ewald in Warren, graduated from Eastern Michigan University.

He made headlines in 2006 when he caught a home run ball hit by Magglio Ordoñez that sealed the Tigers' sweep of the Oakland A's -- sending the team to the World Series, said friend Jenny Wroblewski.

Family members declined to comment Sunday, saying they were too distraught.

Friends and family of Langdon could not be reached for comment; Brown's family declined to comment.

Deaths at marathons are rare. Minneapolis cardiologist Kevin Harris presented a study this year at the American College of Cardiology's 58th Annual Scientific Session showing the death rate for marathons was 0.8 per 100,000 participants.

Sunday's fatalities were the first in the race since 1994, when veteran runner Samuel Grafton, 42, of Troy, died of a heart attack at the 22-mile mark. Grafton's death was the only other recorded death in the race's history.

The deadliest day of running occurred during the 2008 Great North Run half marathon in England in 2005, when four male runners died on a warm and humid September day.

"It's important to emphasize the rarity of it because far more people have health benefits from the sport than these type of issues occurring," said Keith Hanson, coach of Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, an elite running club based in Rochester Hills.

Hanson, who has attended hundreds of marathons, said he thought the weather didn't contribute to the deaths.

National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Considine said at 7 a.m. the temperature at City Airport was 28 degrees with a cloudless sky. By 9 a.m., the temperature was 34.

Marathon doctors and race officials said rapid, state-of-the-art resuscitation was provided to the three runners who died. There were 14 doctors on the event's medical team of more than 60 health workers, said Dr. Jenny Atas, an emergency physician from Detroit Receiving Hospital, who directed the medical team.

Runners also sign a medical release form.

When a runner, believed to be Langdon, collapsed, three spectators began administering CPR and stayed with him until help arrived.

"We did everything we could," said one spectator, a nurse, who asked not to be identified because she wanted to remain private. "I want the family to know that."

Steve Corcoran, 62, of Farmington Hills and his daughter, Maureen Bauschke, 27, of Kalamazoo put a coat under Brown's head, as they and other spectators shielded him from runners.

Jim Young, 60, director of the 5K and half marathon portion of the race, stood over Fenlon as medical workers performed CPR. Young held out his arms, blocking Fenlon from other runners.

"I don't think they really knew," Young said.



Quote of the Day

Nonrunners cannot see how they can afford the time to run every day. But runners cannot imagine getting through a single day without it.

- Kevin Nelson, The Runner's Book of Daily Inspiration


Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Salomon X-Trail Run 2009

Get ready for the SALOMON X-Trail Run 2009 - held for the first time in Malaysia @ Taman Lembah Kiara, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. With two distances, a 4km distance for those who are new to off-road running, or just wanting to have a fun time in the trails; and a 10km distance for those who want a bit more pain - the run is set to be a great morning out in the hills of the well-known Bukit Kiara.

Date: 06 December 2009 | Sunday
Venue: Taman Lembah Kiara, Taman Tun Dr.Ismail, KL
Distance: 10km and 4km

Cara dekat.. aku terepa pi. But banyak $$$ sudah labur on November.

..from 2009tonton

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Charity Run

To raise fun for spastic Children Center

Date: 08 November 2009
Distance: 4km
Venue: Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
Fees: RM20 for each category
Telephone: 03-79550296, 03-79582393 (Ms Yee) or 016-2278338 Stephen Nah

T-shirt & certificate will be provided.

..from 2009tonton

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Monday, 19 October 2009

Result: Cendana Hikathon 2009

It is an annual event. As i remember they never miss a single year. But this is my first time, took part as a training for Genting Trailblazer.

Full report and photos will be post in couple of days.

Top3 Winners for each category

Finished in 16th

I managed to capture only Men Open. Other categories... Untie2 tuh too shy to display for me.

p/s: Click on pics for XL size.


Friday, 16 October 2009

Malakoff Interstate Fellowship Ride

Date: 31 December 2009
Venue: Penang
Distance: 210km (Penang, Perak and Kedah) in 2 days
Fee: RM30

Over 700 cyclists from around Malaysia are expected to brave the 210 km Malakoff Inter-state Fellowship Ride 2009 covering the three states of Penang, Perak and Kedah. The two-day Ride spans over 31 December 2009 and 1 January 2010, covering challenging terrains of 149 km and 71 km, respectively.

The Ride is sponsored by Malakoff Corporation Berhad (Malakoff) and is part of the Company’s flagship corporate social responsibility platform – the Malakoff Community Partnerships. Through this Ride, Malakoff aims to combine sports and healthy living with community outreach. While the participants peddle into the dawn of 2010 traversing the scenic 13-km Penang Bridge with a reinforced commitment to healthy lifestyles, they also aim to raise RM 20, 000 for charity organisations that will be announced during the event launch.

To ensure a smooth and safe ride, authorities from Juru Auto City, Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM), KTM Motonation, Royal Malaysian Police Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang and Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai (MPSP), Delta Business Solutions and Olympic Sports & Fitness will be working together to extend necessary support.

Entry fee is RM30.00, non-refundable. Entry fees collected will be channeled to charitable organisations. Come ride with us and be the first to cross the newly completed 6 lane Penang Bridge, on a bicycle. Ride with a cause.

..from 2009tonton

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Thursday, 15 October 2009

Report: Borneo International Marathon 2009

By Aiman Cheah Tiong Chap

Venue: Likas Stadium
Date: 11October 2009
Time : 6.00am
Distance: 10km

This is my first race outside Peninsular Malaysia. It should have been the second if my plan for the Press Run in Kuching had materialised last year. Anyway, I hope it won't be the last. I am still looking forward for Gold Coast Airport Marathon. But then, I not really looking forward for a run, more on the walk. Hopefully, the organizer will change back the 5km walk this year to their usual 7.5km walk.

My college room mate had done a marvellous job, making my trip to Kota Kinabalu an memorable one. He helped to book the hostel and fetched my family from the airport and lastly, took us for a spin on Sunday before we flew back to "Malaya".

The 10km race started on time at 6.00 a.m. I had hoped to do around 50 minutes but that was a tall order. Only ran 8km on Sunday, 4 Oct. Swam 2000m on Wednesday and 2250m on Thursday. Planned to run 10km on Friday but wife had fever and sore throat due to dust allergy - there was renovation work at her work place.

I did not really feel tired, but a bit of breathless because of wind on my upper abdomen. Could be due to the chicken rice which I took for dinner. Vineger was used for the chilly sauce. Started with a steady pace but stopped only after 11 minutes and I actually stopped at an interval of every 2-3 minutes until the end of the race. Reached the 5km mark (I guess) when we made the U-turn. I clocked 27 minutes plus. So, I was quite confident to complete the run within an hour. I crossed the finishing line in 56 mins 46 secs. My position was 54. Unbelievable. In KL, with that kind of time, it would be outside 200.

My daughter and son took part in the fun run. Being the youngest, my son naturally finished last. My daughter being among the eldest should have the upperhand. However, family bond is stronger than the position. She waited for her brother before running back to the finshing line. All participants were given BIM Badge and treated to bananas and watermelon. They were also given RM10 mothercare voucher (forgot to give to me friend before I return to KL)

I must say that I like the race and would probably come back again in future.

Official result is here - Haris

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Result: Borneo International Marathon 2009

Looking at the result if the event well organized, I'm sure number of participants will be double next year.

10KM Marathon Elite Men
10KM Marathon Veteran Men
10KM Marathon Elite Women
10KM Marathon Veteran Women

Half Marathon Elite Men
Half Marathon Veteran Men
Half Marathon Elite Women
Half Marathon Veteran Women

Full Marathon Elite Men
Full Marathon Veteran Men
Full Marathon Elite Women
Full Marathon Veteran Women

Check my previous post for 2008 result. from Aiman, the 6th in Veteran 10k - Congrats!


Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Quote of the Day

If you can train your mind for running, everything else will be easy.

- Amby Burfoot


Journey of Life 2009 - Charity Run

Date: 29 November 2009 | 7am
Venue: Taman Klang Jaya
Distance: 5km
Fee: RM 15 (Include T-shirt, certificate and breakfast)
Telephone: 016 3213020 Vincent or Ms. Ngiam 016 3426172

..from pm1

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Tanjong 10k

Date: 15 November 2009 | 7:30am
Venue: Jalan Sepoy Lines, Penang
Distance: 10km

It said a motorcycle for 1st prize. I don't know whether for 1st runner or grand lucky draw winner. Anyway form available to be downloaded at Forms and Events section.

My 2005 report - happy reading

..from Yusong, BM Leopard

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Starwalk 2009

Date: 13 December 2009
Venue: PISA, Penang
Distance: 10km

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Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Quote of the Day

The desire to run comes from deep within us—from the unconscious, the instinctive, the intuitive

- George Sheehan


Monday, 5 October 2009

Result: City Run 2009

Date: 4 October 2009 | Sunday
Venue: Komtar, Penang
Distance: 7.0km from YuSong - BM Leopard.

- thanks for sharing