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Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Report: Pacesetters 9th Track Meet 2010

By Aiman Cheah

Event: Pacesetters 9th Track Meet 2010
Date: 31 January 2010
Venue: Majlis Perbandaran Selayang Stadium

I only registered the run for my children. My fitness was way off and the last track event - 100m during the Malaysian Masters in Ipoh last year reminded me that age is catching up and without training I will be left biting the dust. Finishing about 20m behind the winner is not a good experience.

I was actually still tired and had woken up rather late. Luckily the 50m boys under 6 event was scheduled to start at around 9.00 a.m. I headed to Selayang Stadium and reached there by half past eight. Rather surprised that there were ample of parking bays there. Quickly reported for my children and there were given their goodie bags and breakfast! Wow, no entrance fee for my children and they got so much in return.

Akmal was excited about the race the night before, unfortunately he wanted his sister to run with her on that day. I told him that he had to run alone and he protested and cried - thunderous cry! Fortunately, the starter allowed me to run with Akmal. He ran, but started later than the rest and held my hand and cried through out the 50m race! 50 metres in 25secs! Any way, the 4th or rather last placing earned Bukit Gasing group 2 points.

Afiqah had a relatively easy task - only 2 registered for 100 girls under 9. The other competitor did not turn up. So, she had the gold medal without a fight. She was last in the race - combined with 100m boys under 9. Had a similar 25secs timing with her brother and earned 10 points for Bukit Gasing. Afiqah started the race with a standing start - could be disqualified. Winning or losing is not the main point for me. I just wanted them to experience races - stress free as I only want them to give their best.

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Saturday, 13 February 2010

Year of Tiger - Roar!!!

Wishing you and family a joyous Chinese New Year celebration and good fortune for the year ahead. May the Year of the Tiger bring you and family great success and good health.

Those who are not, let the spirit of tiger running. Happy holiday, enjoy the kenduri feast and run+kayuh safely.


Friday, 12 February 2010

Quote of the Day

When you run in the morning, you gain time in a sense. It's like stretching 24 hours into 25. You may need to sleep less and get up earlier, but if you can get by that, running early seems to expand the day.

- Fred Lebow, founder of the New York City Marathon


Sunday, 7 February 2010

KL Tower International Forest Towerthon Challenge

Date: 21 March 2010 | 8am

Detail and form available at 2009tonton.

Did it twice in 2005 and having bad experience in 2008.

From the detail+form, I think the organizer improve their previous loop-holes and my suggestion applied. Should I sending my team again? Let me put a request to my company sport club... from runwitme

Borneo International Marathon 2010

Date: 2 May 2010
Venue: Stadium Likas, Kota Kinabalu
Distance: 42km, 21km and 10km

Wuhaaaa... I tought only climb Mount Kinabalu very expensive nowadays. This event charges RM100 ~ RM60 for 3 categories above. I think.. it is extreme rate. Poor locals.

Out of topic abit. Starting 1 September 2009, if you plan for climbing Mount Kinabalu, at lease you need to pay >RM900/pax and must spend a 3D2N in Taman Negara. No choice. No 2D1N package anymore.

As i remember back in 2006, i only spend around RM250~RM300 for solo trip and last week, me+sport committee club decide to cancel a 20pax company trip to Mount Kinabalu because of over budget - rugi Sabah.

Sabah - Cekik darah (so sorry for sabahan). from 2009tonton

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Bidor Half Marathon 2010

Date: 25 April 2010 | 7am
Venue: Dewan Muhibbah, Bidor

The Bidor running club never miss organizing the Bidor Half Marathon for the pass 3years (if I'm not mistaken). Gain more participant each year and received positive input. Should try those who never.

Entry form will be distributed during this coming Putrajaya Night Marathon - 2009tonton

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Merentas Desa Terbuka DBKL

Date: 28 Feb 2010 | 7:30am
Time: 7.30am
Venue: Taman Lembah Kiara, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail
Distance: 8.2km and 6.2km
Fees: RM30 and RM10 for student

Limited medals offered. Detail and form.. 2009tonton got it.

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Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Quote of the Day

Each afternoon I would run my demons hard until I left them heaving by the roadside.

- Christopher Solomon


Tuesday, 2 February 2010

MPSJ-NST Carnival & 10km Run

Date: 4 April 2010
Venue: MPSJ Sports Complex
Distance: 10km

Application form can be found in NST, Harian Metro and Berita Harian begining March 16.

Source: NST newspaper, 28 January, 2010; Page S3

..from Aiman

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