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Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Hatyai Marathon

Date: 30 May 2010
Venue: Jiranakorn Stadium, Hatyai
Distance: 42km, 13km and 4km

If you refer to the map, this event located in Hadyai town. Probably 3km from Lee Garden Plaza - the happening place for shopping. President Hotel is walking distance to starting line. Really suitable for muslim runners which located at Muslim Road. Majority, there are a lot muslim/halal stalls around to enjoy your meal or dinner and also a mosque.

After discuss with Alex the The BM Leopard Running Club chairman, he agree to arrange a bus of contingent same as Hatyai Nature Run 2009. Those who would like to join us, kindly left a comment here.

More detail and registration form in pdf format @ Forms and Events section

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News: Tesco walk for schools

Date: 07 March 2010 | 8:00am
Venue: Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
Distance: 4.5km (Walk)
Fee: RM10 (Adult) and RM5 (Kid)

More detail and registration form, the got it. Check it out!

TESCO Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd will be organising a Walk for Schools charity walk to collect a minimum of RM100,000 which will benefit 100 schools in the Klang Valley.

The programme, endorsed by the Ministry of Education, began on Jan 1 and culminates on March 7 in a 4.5km walk at 8am at Dataran Merdeka. About 5,000 people are expected to participate in the walk.

The 100 schools that will benefit from the Walk for Schools programme are those that are situated within a 5km radius from the 12 Tesco stores in the Klang Valley.

Tesco customers can also donate to schools of their choice from among the 100 schools by purchasing cash vouchers worth RM10 each.

“This is our way of giving back to the community in which Tesco stores are situated. We always aim to make a positive contribution to the communities we are in, both in the way we do business and by supporting local causes. One of the ways is to help schools in the communities that we are in,” said corporate affairs director
Marlene Kaur.

Entry forms are available at all Tesco stores and participants of the Walk for Schools will need to pay a registration fee of RM10 for adults and RM5 for school children.

Participants are entitled to a Walk for School T-shirt, certificate of participation and a goodie bag on the day of the walk.

The 12 stores in Klang Valley that are taking part in this charity event are Tesco Mutiara Damansara, Puchong, Ampang, Kajang, Setia Alam, Semenyih, Banting, Shah Alam Hyper, Klang, Extra Shah Alam, Extra Cheras and Extra Selayang.

..trigger by Aiman

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Monday, 25 January 2010

Quote of the Day

I ran to be free; I ran to avoid pain; I ran to feel pain; I ran out of love and hate and anger and joy.

- Dagny Scott, Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running


Report: New Balance Pacesetters 30km Run

By Aiman Cheah

Venue: Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur
Date: 17 January 2010
Distance: 30km
Organiser: Pacesetters Athletic Club, Malaysia

It has been my dream to run the 30km run in 3 hours' time. If I could achieve that, then only I could consider doing my first marathon. I have run all the 30km run organized by PACM except last year because I was busy. This year, I was just as busy..... the first time ever to run a 30km race with only a 4.2km mileage in a week!

I reached Padang Merbok as early as 4.30 a.m. as I gave a lift for two of my students who were volunteers on that day. Started from the very back. It was kind of fun though. I had to keep myself to go slow as I did not want to get cramps. Having the additional 15 minutes qualifying time in the men junior veteran is also an advantage. So, there was no pressure and I was sure that I could meet the qualifying time.

I reached the first water station after 34 minutes. Not too bad if the distance was 5km. It was about 7 minutes per km pace then. However, the second water station seemed so far away. When the water station was within sight, I took my power gel. I reached there at 1:17. Saw Mr Kevin Chow coming back from the opposite side and about two minutes later Ryan Teoh. After going up hill and made a u-turn back, I was 22 minutes behind them when I reached the same spot.

I felt rather thirsty before I reached the third water station. I reached there at 1:57. Took 2 cups of water. However, that failed to quench my thirst as about some ten minutes later, I felt thirsty again. Caught up with Amelia Ang after the separate route for the 21km and 30km. I felt like giving up the race and was wondering if power gel would be supplied at the 20th km like the previous edition. When I saw a man distributing

something, I thought it he was giving out ribbons for check point. It was a great relief that it was power gel. I held it as I did not see the water station. Some runners took it immediately only to realize that the water station was still far away. I reached the 4th water station at 2:35. There was mineral water and isotonic. I took three cups of mineral water. I thought that there would be isotonic too at the last water station, but I was wrong.

Finally, I reacher the 5th water station at 3:07. By that time, I knew that there was no way that I could complete the race in less than 3:30 which I have never failed to achieve. After coming back to Padang Merbok, my legs began to give me signals of possible cramps. So I had just to maintain the pace and finally I was reduced to walking.

Fortunately, I still managed to alternate between jogging and running for the last 2km. It seemed such a long distance. It was a delight to get some drinks in the final 1km. It would have been better if there was isotonic drinks. As usual, I tried to go a little quicker in the final 50 meters.

My watched showed 3:40:40. Not too bad considering I had prepared so well for the race. The article I read in the Star about two weeks earlier helped. It stated that going slower would end up with a faster timing. I couldn't agree more with that specially when one is undertrained. I could have suffered muscle cramps if I had gone faster as going up Hartamas was no joke.

The most important thing is that, I recovered from the race the next day. had sore muscles after the race only.

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Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Malakoff University Duathlon Series 2010

Malakoff University Duathlon Series 2010


1. 24 July 2010 – Malakoff University Duathlon Series 1
2. 31 July 2010 – Malakoff University Duathlon Series 2
3. 07 August 2010 – Malakoff University Duathlon Series 3

Detail and locations to be confirmed.

..from 2009tonton

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Energizer Night Race

Energizer Night Race
Date: 27 March 2010 | 5pm
Time: 5.00pm Marathon | 8.00pm Half Marathon | 9.00pm 10km
Venue: Cyberview Lodge Resort & Spa
Distance: 10km, 21km, 42km and 4x10km
Fee: RM 60 for all category except relay

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Friday, 8 January 2010

Bib# available

Dear Readers,

My friend tkh2468, got 2 bib# for 5th Penang International 12 Hours Walk Men Open. It FOC! without t'shirt. Left a sms-message/comment if you interested.

Just bring your shoes, walk, enjoy angin pantai sepoi2 and makan2


Medical Charity Run 2010

Date: 17 Jan 2010 | 6.30am
Venue: SMKTC, Cheras
Distance: 5km
Fees: min RM5
Category: <21yrs, 21~40yrs and >40yrs old
Contact: Mr. Liao 017-3461471 or 019-3887886 and text from 2009tonton

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Merentas Desa Pulau Pinang

Date: 28 February 2010 | 7:30am
Venue: Teluk Kumbar, Penang
Distance: 6km and 8km for Men Open

Initially I a bit confuse why a running event they like to call "Merentas Desa" instead of Larian or Jogathon. Then looking on running route... yep! they right! It should be Merentas Desa.

The route will be passing a shore, running thru kampung-kampung road, pekan teluk kumbar, paddy field and kebun sayur. Syiok... right?!

..and if you lucky, a motorcycle is waiting for lucky finisher.

Detail and form on website above or pdf format @my Forms and Event section from YuSong

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Thursday, 7 January 2010

Baling International Duathlon 2010

Date: 27 June 2010
Venue: Baling, Kedah
Discipline: Run-Bike-Run
Distance: ?

Will repost after detail received.

..from twy

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Quote of the Day

Nothing hurts more, but is so rewarding at the same time.

- Runner Sandy Zanchi on the Marathon


Bareno Run 2010

Date: 14 March 2010 | 7am
Venue: Stadium Nasional, Bukit Jalil
Distance: 15, 10 and 5km

Offered cash prize for top5 and limited finisher medals but i think everybody can grab one of it. Early bird fee applied before 1 March. Check the detail at Forms and Event section.

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