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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Happy Birthday Run. Mix. Burn!

The first blog post was 30 June 2004. It has been 7 years now. The Run.Mix.Burn! is my passion, supporting my hobby. It running concurrently - running and blogging. So.. if no update for long period of time then you can guess... maybe I gantung kasut for awhile. Yep, I did it once. Quit a few months but can tahan.

After that, I realize this hobby which I started to quit smoking has changed into a lifestyle and this blog also changed - into a journal.

To my readers and visitors, Terima Kasih for visiting and subscribing. Secara tak langsung you guys give me strength, to kept on writing (yeah! i know my english grammar out habis), blogging and running.

Because of you guys, I received my first first Google Adsense cheque. Not that much. But boleh larr.. top-up abit and bought new running shoes - Nike LunarGlide2 Breathe. Replace my 2yrs old black LunarGlide.

Because of you guys, this blog have >100 readers and reach 200,000 visitors recently since 30 June 2004.

Again..thank you to my readers+visitors and happy birthday RMB!


10km Veteran Run

Date: 17 July 2011 | Sunday | 7:00am
Venue: PISA, Bayan Baru, Penang
Distance: 10km
Organizer: PAAA and Jabatan Belia & Sukan Pulau Pinang

Yeay! GiantKidRun for kids and this one for veteran. Luckily my age included. Paling best they offer 8 categories for men veteren. 30yrs old below, ada. Satu saja.

Form available to be downloaded at Forms and Event section.

..from orang kaya - AlexOng

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Update: Penang Starwalk 2011

An update from previous post. Now open for registration -

Courtesy of TheStar

Heritage route for walk This year’s Penang Starwalk to start from Penang Times Square on Sept 18

AN exciting new route is in store for Penang Starwalk 2011 participants in conjunction with The Star’s 40th anniversary this year.

This year’s walk incorporates a heritage route that will pass heritage sites such as Fort Cornwallis, City Hall, St George’s Church, Goddess of Mercy Temple, Kapitan Keling Mosque and Sri Mariamman Temple.

The event, to be held on Sept 18, aims to bring an awareness to the rich historical and cultural aspects of George Town.

The starting point will be at Penang Times Square on Jalan Datuk Keramat. The route for non-competition walkers is 6km long while it is 10km for competition walkers.

Competition walkers will be flagged off at 6.30am while non-competition walkers will start at 7.15am... more at TheStar: Metro, North edition.

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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Giant Kids Run

Date: 16 September 2011 | Friday |
Venue: Metropolitan Park, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur

9~10800m or 1.2km

Only for kids. Parents... pom-pom.

..from The Malay Mail

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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


Monday, 27 June 2011

Minimarathon Larian 1Malaysia Parlimen Pekan

Date: 02 July 2011 | Saturday | 8am
Venue: Dataran Pekan, Pahang
Distance: 10km and 5km
Contact: 03-9200 5489 or 03-9200 5489

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Jalan Kaki Terbuka Perak

Date: 17 July 2011 | Sunday | 7:00am
Venue: Kompleks Rakan Muda Kamunting
Distance: 10km, 7km and 5km
Organizer: Persatuan Olahraga Amator Perak
Contact: 012-4811953 or 05-8836003

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

..from Aiman Cheah

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Report: Ipoh Starwalk 2011

By Aiman Cheah

Date: 19 June 2011 | Sunday | 7:00am
Venue: Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh, Perak
Category: C ( 40 years and above and below 50 )
Position: 13
Time: 1:07:35

Second time unlucky in a row - 13! Anyway the time was slightly better than last year.

Consider that my foot was still hurt - no idea what the cause was, it was a good performance.

I had a good pace up to the 23rd minute where Lim Thean Seng was just about 20 metres ahead. Kept following him until the 48th minute and overtook him briefly. Less than 10 seconds perhaps, and was left by him again.

It was quite frustrating as I was dealing with fitness and the discomfort caused by the pain on my foot.

I was a little irritated 100m towards the finishing line when a competitor who failed to overtake me told me that I was running! I replied angrily

"Mesti lari kalau mau menang!"

He tried two more times to overtake me but I stepped up my pace. He was very mad that he did not even look at me when I extended my hand! I would be going for the JDP 2nd and 3rd Circuit in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysian Masters Open in Alor Setar to reconfirm that I need not run to get better results.

I am not likely to be the winner because others are much faster - better techniques. And yes, they need not run either. I do not earn a living in racewalking. It's just my passion to racewalk and I'll abide by the racewalking rules - no knee bending and floating, let alone running!

Men open winners: Sim (centre) flanked by Suresh (left) and Thineskumar after winning the category during the Ipoh Starwalk 2011 at Stadium Indera Mulia in Ipoh Sunday. - Picture courtesy of TheStar

Men Junior Veteran Results - Courtesy of YuSong

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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Quote of the Day

My fitness is close to where it needs to be and I have time, so I'm running with serenity and confidence and letting the improvements come to me.

- Kara Goucher, American long-distance runner


Jogging Wk2 June 2011

07 June 2011 | Tuesday | 1:15pm
Route: Sport Complex
Time: 40.20mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Earl Klugh]
Earl Klugh - 01 - Tropical Legs.mp3
Earl Klugh - 02 - Amazon.mp3
Earl Klugh - 03 - Magic In Your Eyes.mp3
Earl Klugh - 04 - Calypso Getaway.mp3
Earl Klugh - 05 - Dr Macumba.mp3
Earl Klugh - 06 - Long Ago And Far Away.mp3
Earl Klugh - 07 - Angelina.mp3
Earl Klugh - 08 - Heart String.mp3
Earl Klugh - 09 - Livin Inside Your Love.mp3
Earl Klugh - 10 - Christina.mp3
Earl Klugh - 11 - Wishful Thinking.mp3
Earl Klugh - 12 - I Don't Want To Leave You Alone Anymore.mp3

11 June 2011 | Saturday | 8:30am
Larian Perpaduan, Lembah Bujang, Merbok - 3km
Time: 14.38. 1st. Men Open.
Alauddin - Finisher
Jasmin - 1st.

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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Report: Larian Perpaduan 2011

Date: 11 June 2011
Venue: Taman Lembah Bujang, Merbok
Distance: 3km. 14.38. 1st
Jasmin: 3km. 1st
Alauddin: 3km. Finisher.

Organised by KRT (Kawasan Rukun Tetangga) Lembah Bujang, Merbok. I was informed by my office-mate who is KRT member. Located opposite MRSM Lembah Bujang, it took us 10 mins drive from my home. Offered 3 categories for each gender. 10~12yrs, 13~18yrs and 18ys above - men and women.

It's a kampung event. Not many kakis. Mostly the participants were local taman kids and kampung nearby. Alauddin and Jasmin decide to join me in 5km run after I racun them with winning prize :) Sometimes they need a little motivation

Before the event started my friend mention that Jasmin could not run because of under age. She is 8 but the category was for 10~12yrs. Actually he worried about kids below 10yrs having difficultly to finish the 5km run - I said, I will handle her later and took full responsibility on my kids.

As usual, I'm left behind after flag-off. Lambat pick-up :P After 1km running in Taman houses, I chasing 4 kids in front of me. Slowly I overtook them and lead into kampung mini-tar road.

The running route sign were well placed along the kampung. I thinks kids having no problem to reach the finish line. Furthermore most of kids were locals. I finished in 14.38mins. Not 5km. It is 3±km, I ran back to Alauddin + Jasmin and pace with them to finish line. Jasmin won. She was first girl crossed the finish line.

Later, after discussion with my friend and KRT committee. They agreed and let Jasmin received the winning prize - Thanks. Yang penting halal.

Men Open

Secondary school

With no registration fee, got free breakfast - nasi lemak, mineral water and small tower

Counting betik seed - Teka bijik betik contest

Won 2 hampers + RM30 each. Yeay!


Monday, 20 June 2011

Report: Kordel's Charity Walk 2011

By Aiman Cheah

Date: 12 June 2011 | Sunday | 7:00am
Venue: Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur

Off you go: Dr Zuellig flagging off the walk as Dr Amir (left) looks on. - Picture courtesy of theStar

This year, it is a non-competitive event. The competition is on fancydress with the theme of "I Love My Joints".

Two of the winners in the fancy dress competition - Picture courtesy of Kordels's Facebook

Along the way, lucky participants were given 'goodies'. My student was lucky enough to get a voucher sponsored by Silver Bird, RM40 voucher to visit High 5 Bread Town.

Lucky prizes were great... 20 quantum science pendants were among them.

It was a good outing for me although I was not fast enough. I think I won't be able to finish within top ten in Ipoh Starwalk on 19 June. Based on my performance, I would be doing 67 minutes in Ipoh. Only a fighting chance to be in 11-20 finishers where no medals were awarded!

The games were entertaining. Generally, the participants had a whale of a time at the event.

Looking forward to support next year. Hopefully FTAAA would be called for technical assistance to make it a competitive event.

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Saturday, 18 June 2011

Quote of the Day

Every day is a good day when you run.

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


Friday, 17 June 2011

Jogging Wk1 June 2011

02 June 2011 | Thursday | 1:15pm
Route: Sport Complex
Time: 50.24mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [TearsForFears+JoeSatriani]
TearsForFears - Sowing The Seeds Of Love.mp3
TearsForFears - Everybody Wants To Rule World.mp3
TearsForFears - Woman In Chains.mp3
TearsForFears - Shout.mp3
TearsForFears - Head Over Heels.mp3
TearsForFears - Pale Shelter.mp3
TearsForFears - Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down).mp3
TearsForFears - Change.mp3
TearsForFears - Advice For The Young At Heart.mp3
Joe Satriani - Ice 9.mp3
Joe Satriani - Always with Me, Always with You.mp3
Joe Satriani - Circles.mp3
Joe Satriani - Lords of Karma.mp3
Joe Satriani - Echo.mp3

5 June 2011 | Sunday | 7:30am
Race Against Time: Run For Life - 6km
Time: 42.23. 10th. Men Open

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Bukit Damansara Charity Walk-a-Fun


Date: 03 July 2011 | Sunday | 8:00am
Venue: Bukit Damansara Community Center
Distance: 4km

THE Bukit Damansara House Owners’ Association is organising the Bukit Damansara Charity Walk-a-Fun on July 3. All participants will also be entitled to win lucky draw prizes.

The 4km walk is open to all ages in teams of a minimum of two persons and a maximum of four. Entry fee is RM10 per person and all proceeds will be donated to charity.

Closing date for entries is June 17.

For detail, contact Selva (012-379 8932), George (019-337 2151) or Ravi (012-217 0101). Forms can be downloaded at

..from Aiman Cheah

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Thursday, 16 June 2011

Quote of the Day

For me, running is a lifestyle and an art. I'm more interested in the magic of it than the mechanics.

- Lorraine Moller, Olympic marathoner


Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Report: Race Against Time: Run For Life

Date: 5 June 2011 | Sunday
Venue: Batu Feringgi, Penang
Distance: 6km
Time: 42.23min – 10th

Still on school holiday. Second week of 2. Last week we went to Hatyai Marathon. This week we went back to my kampung - Sungai. Bakap. Jumpa orang-tua. Lama tak balik. Rindu. I brought kids to enjoy kampung lifestyle. Turun mandi sungai. sauk ikan, udang, tangkap ikan semilai, main tuju dengan tanah liat. Then petang, we ride gerek (bicycle) pusing-pusing kampung.

That were some of kampung activities I trying to menurun to my kids. Taman house in Bedong... tarak all those things. Even kayuh gerek around taman pon, kena supervise.

Earlier I registered only myself. After back from Hatyai Marathon, Jasmin who finished 4km fun run ahead of her brother wanted more. I thanked Alex Ong on registration and tee+bib pick-up for me and Jasmin. But unfortunately Jasmin had pull back because of leg injuries - Jatuh gerek petang kelmarin

Anyway.. It was Sunday. Morning. Coti. Penang. Batu Feringgi. Beach. Kids. Running - Perfect getaway!

This time my running adventure continues on the beach. The same running route as i join in 2007. But this time different organizer - Malaysian Society of Transplantation with Ministry of Health. They promote and seeking an organ donors.

The route shorten than 2007. But they extend the sandy part, 200~300 meter further from Rasa Sayang Resort Hotel. So running on beach probably 800m then on tarmac until Spice Garden and U-turn. Total distance 6km including 1.6km on sandy beach.

Bang! - Flag-off.

Argghh.. running on beach, can't ran faster and your shoes sinking in the sand. Half way I ran beside Alex.

"Pundek hang Alex, hang buat apa tang sini.."
"Aku tak boleh lari laarr.."

For the first time I sayur Alex. But only two steps. Then makan pasir.

On tarmac, I ran with a sharp and strong lady. I guess she is triathlete. She ran like a star. Waving hands, gave a running pose on friends camera. Pom-pom other women. We kept on racing each other. Road is rolling and sharp corners. Need extra careful.

U-turn until beach, still running with her. On the beach.. yeah! I won :) But the real is I'm racing with myself. I won't give-up for walking. I kept running even pasiq sedut my both shoes. Melelong. Tercugap-cugap crossing the finish line. At the end I found that lady was a champ in her own category - thanks, allow me pacing.

Frankly, I would say this Beach Run is rocks! I love it. I love the course = tarmac + sandy. It test runners limit. I would recommend PAAA organise it annually likes Round Island, Round Relay, City Run and Tanjong 10k. These are unique events that offer different road course.

...with finisher medals, top5 trophy, Brooks dry fit t-shirt, free Milo, free Nestle cereal and attractive lucky draw prizes - I gave 4 star!

The official result is here.

Looking forward next year.


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Men Open Champ - Hafiz

Berkole-kole milo and creal

Kuda tua yang lari langgar budak@Pantai baru2 ni

PAAA - Para pengadil

Alauddin playing with crab