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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Report: Larian ASJC Kali ke 28 2011

Date: 08 July 2011 | Friday | 6:00am
Venue: Alor Star Mall, Kedah
Distance: 22km
Position: 11th - 2:01.55mins

Larian ASJC Kali Ke 28 organised by Alor Star Jogging Club (ASJC). The ONLY annual running event in Kedah that I could running in peaceful. Without much worried thinking about water, route, traffic and etc. Arrived at 5:30am, quickly register myself and drove to local masjid for Subuh. Performed Subuh in rushing because flag-off time for half marathon was 6am.

As usual the ASJC stick to same route as last year. But initially the starting line was at Bee Bee Park, which quite kalut crossing the main road - Jalan Tandop. I think last 3 years they changed to more spacious area - Alor Star Mall (ASM). I started a few second late. No proper warm-up or stretching, just run behind group after tied shoes lace.

Running route - same but extra 1km + half marathon distance. From ASM, runners ran 2~3km before turn left heading to straight Jalan Kuala Kedah. It's one-way with 2 wide lanes road. Runners ran on motorcycles lane in dark Friday morning. I'm wore Nike LunarGlide+2 for first time in racing event.

First 5km, legs felt uncomfortable. A bit pain between legs and feet joint (buku lali). Maybe because of shoes. Kot tapak dok keras lagi kot. Slowly pain gone and I able to climb Jambatan Tok Pasai without walking. It was nice view onto top of the bridge. Some locals doing morning exercise while watching sun rise and boats moving out from jetty.

Hundred meters after running down the bridge we did a u-turn and climb again a 35 degree of bridge. With small running steps, I reach on top the bridge again without walking - yeay! shiok sendirik :)

Normally my training only 50mins of jogging or 10km, my last half marathon distance was 2 years ago - lama dah. So after heading Jalan Kuala Kedah, I’m out of my comfortable zone. Potong or dipotong... yes please...

As I mention Jalan Kuala Kedah is straight. Fuh! With current fitness, hup, hap, hup… I do not dare to face the route. Tak nampak hujung jalan langsung - sayup mata memandang. I just running tengok jalan bawah.

Somewhere 3 km more to finish line, we were direct thru kampung road where paddy field laid on left and right us. Here, I meet-up musuh lama @Larian UUM 2005. We were in same category and only us tinggal tengah2 bendang. He looks exhausted. He did ran-walk and ran passing me a few times. Tah macam mana dengan kaki dok elok2, my mind suruh tiru lari macam mamat tuh. So i started did ran-walk. I let that mamat sayur aku.

Again i was on my own. Ran-walk until finish line.

Once finish line crossed, Alauddin greet me..
"Awat ayah tak lari kuat lagi... ayah no. 11"

Aarrgghhh! pap! tepuk dahi. I miss the cash prize as they were given for top10. Else I could spend and belanja Cikgu+Jasmin on their birthday whose fall on July

Jasmin also join the 5km run under Primary school category but end as finisher. Macam ayah dia.

Full result is here.


Winner of Men Open

Winner of Men Veteran

Jasmin ran to finish line

SP Runners - Kim Chai

Azhar Chap Ayam

SP Runners - Janggut

Geng dari KL


Monday, 25 July 2011

Report: Borneo Highlands Resort Padawan Nature Challenge 2011

Date: 3 July 2011 | Sunday | 10:00am
Venue: Borneo Highlands Resort, Kuching
Distance: 10km Category: Batu Panggah Trekking Challenge
Position: Did Not Finish
Full results at

The BHR mark. Courtesy of

Wow, it was really exciting to participate in my first event in Sarawak. I had planned to go for Press run a few years back but did not make it.

It was a adventure from KL itself. The great taxi driver had literally taken me for a ride from my place. The usual fare is RM6 and it was RM10 that day. I had to walk to the Skybus terminal. It was most irritating to see the bus passed by when I was walking towards the terminal. I did not take the risk to wait for the next bus - half an hour later.

Luckily Aerobus had not left. Ticket sellers were more like a gangster. I was really pissed off and just ignored them. I bought tickets from one of the more polite ticket sellers. The one who had offered me was sore with me. Who cares? So long as he did not harm me.

CAR 211, Affendi Mohamad Amin and CAR 212, Selmah Morshidi Bib 447. Courtesy of

I did not do enough homework for this race. I had expected the race to start at 7.30 a.m. I was rather disappointed to know the race started at 10.00a.m. I would not have much time as my flight back was 1.55 p.m. It would take about one and a half hour to get to the airport.

My partner and I started off well. I would say it was a little too fast. We chatted along the way. Once in the jungle trail, the real challenge began. I really salute my partner for her determination. I might not even be at the starting point if I were to be in her shoes.

She encouraged me to go on my own and met up with her at the finishing line. How could that be? It's a team event. Never mind if I didn't finish the race, there would be many more times in future.

When we reached the first check point, there were three teams who had not reached there. I was sure they got into the wrong trail as it was a little confusing when crossing the stream. There were two arrows with no marshals. The check point official told us that the 'wrong' arrow was the route for last year!

With the help of the marshal and organizer, we managed get to car park. I was dead worried that I would miss my flight! As if it has been planned, it was plain sailing to get to the aircraft. I was the second last passenger to board the plane. Afiqah cheekily told me it was fun because we need not queue!

You may see some of the pictures taken by fellow participants at

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my manager and partner, Julie Beh and her family for their support. I will definitely return for another race. I am also happy of the positive effects on my manager after the race.

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Thursday, 21 July 2011

Quote of the Day

When it's pouring rain and you're bowling along through the wet, there's satisfaction in knowing you're out there and the others aren't.

- Peter Snell, former New Zealand athlete and three-time Olympic gold medalist


Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Jogging Wk4 June ~ Wk2 July 2011

21 June 2011 | Tuesday | 1:15pm
Route: Sport Complex
Time: 50.25mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Joe Satriani - Live]
01 - House Full of Bullets.mp3
02 - One Big Rush.mp3
03 - Raspberry Jam Delta-v.mp3
04 - Crystal Planet.mp3
05 - Love Thing.mp3
06 - Bass Solo.mp3
07 - The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing.mp3
08 - Always With Me, Always With You.mp3
09 - Big Bad Moon.mp3
10 - Friends.mp3
11 - Surfing With the Alien.mp3
12 - Rubina.mp3

28 June 2011 | Tuesday | 1:15pm
Route: Sport Complex
Time: 50.57mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Chris Botti - The Best]
01 - Regroovable.mp3
02 - First Wish.mp3
03 - Drive Time.mp3
04 - Midnight Without You With The Blue Nile.mp3
05 - Worlds Outside.mp3
06 - Forgiven Featuring Jonatha Brooke.mp3
07 - Why Not.mp3
08 - Mr. Wah.mp3
09 - Like I Do Now With Edie Brickell.mp3
10 - The Way Home.mp3
11 - Irresistible Bliss.mp3

03 July 2011 | Sunday | 7:00am
Prepare for Larian ASJC
Route: Home - AIMST - +titi semeling - MRSM Merbok and U-turn
Time: 1:20.45mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Yusuf Islam - I look, I see] x 4 times
01 I Look, I See.mp3
02 Al Khaliq.mp3
03 Allahu Allah.mp3
04 Bismillah ( I am a Muslim).mp3
05 Months In Islam (Extended).mp3
06 Sing Children Of the World.mp3
07 Our Guide Is the Qur'an.mp3
08 Your Mother.mp3
09 Tala'a Al Badru'Alayna.mp3
Ronan Keating & Yusuf Islam - Father And Son.mp3

Song album for kids, but first time it trigger me to do zikir while running. Listening for 4 times not bored. If my time is coming or kereta langgar me that day while listening... aku redha.

05 July 2011 | Tuesday | 1:15pm
Route: Sport Complex
Time: 50.49mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [The Rippingtons- Let It Ripp]
01 - Let It Ripp.mp3
02 - Mr. 3.mp3
03 - Lucky Charm.mp3
04 - A Private Getaway.mp3
05 - High Life.mp3
06 - Avalon.mp3
07 - Bella Luna.mp3
08 - Stingray.mp3
09 - 17 Mile Drive.mp3
10 - Cast a Spell.mp3
11 - Get Over It.mp3

08 July 2011 | Friday | 6:00am
Larian ASJC kali ke-28
22km. Men Open. 11th. Time: 2:01.55mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Mr.Big - Next Time Around and The Rippingtons - Cote DAzur]
01 Next Time Around (Remastered Version).mp3
02 Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy.mp3
03 Green-Tinted Sixties Mind.mp3
04 To Be With You.mp3
05 Take Cover.mp3
07 Stay Together.mp3
09 Nothing But Love.mp3
10 Just Take My Heart.mp3
11 Anything For You.mp3
12 Alive And Kickin'.mp3
13 The Whole World's Gonna Know.mp3

The Rippingtons - Cote DAzur
01 - Cote D'azur.mp3
02 - Le Calypso.mp3
03 - Bandol.mp3
04 - Sainte Maxime.mp3
05 - Postcard From Cannes.mp3
06 - Passage To Marseilles.mp3
07 - Provence.mp3
08 - Riviera Jam.mp3
09 - Rue Paradis.mp3
10 - Mesmerized.mp3

11~15 July, attend a corporate training for a week in Petaling Jaya.

11 July 2011 | Monday | 6:00pm
Route: Concorde Hotel, Shah Alam and Tasik Shah Alam
Time: 45.49mins

12 July 2011 | Tuesday | 6:00pm
Swimming at Concorde Hotel, Shah Alam
Time: 45mins

13 July 2011 | Wednesday | 6:00pm
Route: Concorde Hotel, Shah Alam and Tasik Shah Alam
Time: 52.49mins

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Thursday, 14 July 2011

Quote of the Day

Running is a gift I give myself almost every day. Even on those days when things haven't gone great, I can come home and give myself the accomplishment of a 30- or 40-minute run.

- Arthur Blank, co-founder of the Home Depot


Monday, 11 July 2011

Result: 7th Novice Swimming Competition

An update from previous post - 7th Novice Swimming Competition.

Dear All,

Warmest Greeting and Salam 1 Malaysia from Persatuan Renang Amatur Kedah,

Thank you for your continuous support over the years.

The 7th Novice Competition 2011 saw many new faces emerging as novice winners. It just goes to prove that all of you having been doing a wonderful job of producing good breed of swimmers. Keep up the good work.

Let this be a begining to a new chapter in the swimming arena of Kedah. Persatuan Renang Amatur Kedah looks forward to hosting the next Novice competition with a much bigger turnout.

Attached is the results of 7th Novice Competition results for your perusal.

Once again, thank you for your participation and support.

Terima Kasih, Thank You, Xiexie & Nandri

Persatuan Renang Amatur Kedah

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Sunday, 10 July 2011

Sinar Run Jerlun

Buah tangan from ASJC 2011, Alor Star, Kedah

Date: 23 July 2011 | Saturday | 6:00am
Venue: Padang Awam, Alor Biak
Distance: 10km, 5km and 1km
Contact: 014-7570717 (Aswad) or Saifudin (012-2299377)

Offered cash prize for top3, medal for top5 and hamper for top10. More detail, please ring the numbers above or check the website.

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Result: Larian ASJC 2011 kali ke 28

Date: 08 July 2011 | Friday | 5:30am
Venue: Alor Star Mall
Distance: 22km, 10km and 5km

I missed the top10 finishers and cash prize. With my current fitness and long time not doing half marathon distance, the ASJC running route really tortured - Running report in progress. Please do visit again. Official full result is here.


Saturday, 2 July 2011

Quote of the Day

I have even cried once or twice when I crossed the finish line, out of a fullness of feeling that can't be expressed in words.

- Larry Smith, runner


Friday, 1 July 2011

Jogging Wk3 June 2011

13 June 2011 | Monday | 1:15pm
Route: Sport Complex
Time: 50.20mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Sheila Majid]
Sheila Majid - 01.Dia.mp3
Sheila Majid - 03.Antara Anyer Dan Jakarta.mp3
Sheila Majid - 04.Berakhir Cintamu.mp3
Sheila Majid - 05.Datanglah Ke Dalam Mimpiku.mp3
Sheila Majid - 06.Datanglah.mp3
Sheila Majid - 07.Gemilang (94 version).mp3
Sheila Majid - 08.Hasrat Cinta.mp3
Sheila Majid - 09.Kasih (Melangkah Pasti).mp3
Sheila Majid - 10.Kekasih Baru.mp3
Sheila Majid - 11.Nada.mp3
Sheila Majid - 12.Pengemis Muda.mp3
Sheila Majid - 13.Selamanya.mp3
Sheila Majid - 14.Sinaran.mp3
Sheila Majid - 18.Gerimis Semalam.mp3
Sheila Majid - 22.Dihimpit Keraguan.mp3
Dimensi Baru-07-Putra.mp3
Emosi-04-Di Dalam Emosi Ini.mp3
Emosi-10-Tua Sebelum Waktunya.mp3

15 June 2011 | Wednesday | 1:15pm
Route: Sport Complex
Time: 51.27mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [ChickenFoot + Van Halen]
Chickenfoot - Get It Up.mp3
Chickenfoot - Learning To Fall.mp3
Chickenfoot - Oh Yeah.mp3
Chickenfoot - Sexy Little Thing.mp3
Sammy Hagar - Eagles Fly.wma
Sammy Hagar - Give to Live.wma
Sammy Hagar - I'll Fall in Love Again.wma
Sammy Hagar - Two Sides of Love.wma
Van Halen - Can't Stop Loving You.mp3
Van Halen - Dance the Night Away.mp3
Van Halen - Dreams.mp3
Van Halen - Jump.mp3
Van Halen - Right Now.mp3
Van Halen - Why Can't This Be Love.mp3

18 June 2011 | Saturday | 6:45am
Route: Home - Pekan semeling - +titi semeling - +AIMST - Home
Time: 54.05mins

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Report: Junior Development Programme 2nd Circuit

By Aiman Cheah

Date: 25 June 2011 | Saturday | 7:30am
Venue: Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur
Distance: 10 000m Category: H- Men Open (18 years and above)
Position: 5 (or rather last)
Time: 1:07:35
Full results at

My foot was still hurt a bit but bearable. I just wanted to do better than the previous circuit. I did not really compete with others but just went at my own pace. I think it's a good experience to walk with Dhiban Raj. He was in a fantastic form. He'd lap me every 3 laps I did! I still had 7 laps to go when he had completed the race in 46:32.

I could not share my detailed lap timing - thanks to Akmal. He played with my watch and cleared all the lap recorded!

Anyway, from the lap time published by RWAM, I could roughly remember who I had performed. I did much better in the last quarter of the race compared to the previous circuit. I managed to reduced 40 secs in the last 5 laps. Perhaps I can be more consistant in the final circuit.

I must thank ex-Chap Ayam boss - En. Ramlan for lending me his goggles on Thursday. I forgot to bring my to UM pool in my haste. Lucky to have met him. Without his help my plan for cardio work out would have failed.

Afiqah also joined me. Just for exposure. She came in second last. Last actually. She did break the race walking rule to avoid being last!

Akmal may join her in the final circuit. Perhaps, I shall give them a little training after Hari Raya.

The last 20m to the finishing line.

Afiqah in her maided walk event.

My student, Cheng Jun Wen, claiming the 3rd placing.

Pictures courtesy of

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Jogathon SAMDE 2011

Larian Amal Bersama Selebriti

Date: 02 July 2011 | Saturday | 7:30am
Venue: Padang SS 15/3B, Subang
Distance: 4km and 2.5km
Contact: 019-6106346 Hazman

Cepat! Tomorrow morning. Form and detail available on website above.

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