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Friday, 30 September 2011

Walk and Run in Penang on 15 October 2011

4km Walkathon Penang Hospital
Date: 15 October 2011 | Saturday | 7:00am
Venue: Padang Polo, Jalan Sepoy Lines.
Distance: 4km
Contact: 04-2225780 KJ Pakiam

Hash Run
Date: 15 October 2011 | Saturday | 3pm
Venue: Penang Water Sports & Recreation Centre, Tanjung Bungah
Contact: 012-4578200 or 0124846654

..from TheStar: Metro (North Edition) 30 September 2011

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Jogging Wk4 September 2011

18 September 2011 | Sunday | 7:15am
Penang Starwalk
Route: Georgetown city roads
Time: Not taken
Randomly playing on my mp3 player-[1927-The Other Side]
01-Tell me a story.mp3
02-Don´t forget me.mp3
03-Doin' it wrong.mp3
04-The other side.mp3
06-A world without you.mp3
07-A day like today.mp3
08-Call on me.mp3
10-It´s gonna get better.mp3

22 September 2011 | Thursday | 1:15pm
Route: Sport Complex
Time: 50.29mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player-[Level42-The Definitive Collection]
01-Lessons In Love.mp3
02-The Sun Goes Down [Living It Up].mp3
03-Heaven In My Hands.mp3
04-Something About You.mp3
05-Hot Water.mp3
06-The Chinese Way.mp3
07-Leaving Me Now.mp3
08-Running In The Family.mp3
09-To Be With You Again.mp3
11-It's Over.mp3
12-Micro Kid.mp3
13-Children Say.mp3
14-Love Games.mp3
15-Turn It On.mp3
17-Take A Look.mp3
18-Take Care Of Yourself.mp3

24 September 2011 | Saturday | 8:15pm
Larian Merdeka, Penang
10km. Men Open. Time: 44.15mins
..i think the distance is shorten. Not 10km.

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Thursday, 29 September 2011

Larian Ampangan Air Itam 1Malaysia

Date: 09 October 2011
Venue: Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang
Distance: ?
Contact: 012-4889415 Mr.Teoh

THE public are invited to join the 1Malaysia Air Itam Dam Run on Oct 9. The event is open to participants of all ages. Registration is free.

"The objective is for everyone to come and have fun together. Parents should bring their children along and make it a family outing.

"We expect some 300 participants but the more the merrier," organising chairman Teoh Ewe Seng said at a press conference in George Town on Monday.

Cash prizes totaling RM700 and trophies will be presented to five participants with the fastest times.

There are separate categories for men and women. All participants will receive certificates and T-shirts. Refreshments will also be served.

Those who complete the run will be entitled to participate in the lucky draw where 20 attractive prizes are up for grabs.

The event is organised by the Air Itam MCA branch. Participants should gather at the Kek Lok Si car park at 8.30am. Registration closes on Oct 4. Details, call Teoh at 012-4889415.

..from TheStar:Metro (North Edition).

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Quote of the Day

I don't race to bolster my ego or image. For me, ultrarunning is about self-discovery. I learn new things and get glimpses of what makes me tick.

- Scott Jurek, ultramarathoner


Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Result: 8th Kedah Invitational Swimming Championships

From: Ravindran Renganathan

To All,

Warmest greetings from Persatuan Renang Amatur Kedah.

Firstly, on behalf of Persatuan Renang Amatur Kedah, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for promoting this event. Your direct or indirect involvement has been a great help in achieving an overwhelming response of 322 participants.

This year we had our special guest from the Bangkok Christian College Swimming Club. Their participation has boosted our event to an international level. Most clubs were very appreciative of international level of participation as they strongly believe it to be a positive and healthy competitive environment for their swimmers.

Secondly, I humbly apologise in the event of any shortcomings or hiccups on PRAK's part during the 2 days meet. Our individual mannerism might have offended any one individual person but as a whole, the association's goal was to ensure the success of the Championship. Any such error was unintentional and our humble and sincere apology is extended to all team managers, coaches, parents & swimmers and hoping for it to be accepted in the kindred spirit of sportsmanship.

Please find the overall results attached.

Finally, the time has come for me to bid all adieu. Personally, it had been a wonderful 2 days for me. I thank the Almighty for having given me the opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones.

Till we meet again.

Thank you, Terima Kasih, XieXie, Nandri and GOD Bless


The official result .pdf format - Click here.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Permatang Pauh Cross Country

Date: 06 November 2011 | Sunday | 7:15am
Venue: Lay Keow Primary School, Permatang Pauh, PG
Distance: 10km
Contact: or 012-5746624

Offer finisher medal for all 10km finishers. Registration and map available at Forms and Events section

..from AlexOng and translated by KhTan

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Monday, 26 September 2011

Report: Starwalk Penang 2011

Date: 18 September 2011 | Sunday | 7:15am
Venue: Penang Times Square
Distance: 6km (non-competition)

My company sponsored 4 unit of motorcycles as grand prize for lucky draw, in return they gave free slot for staffs who interested. I registered under 10km walk competition category others non-competition. With 10 participants plus a few more as booth assistants, we stay at Sunway Hotel. Only 100m to starting line - Time Square, Penang.

Earlier night in hotel room, i realized they pick-up only t'shirt and register coupon - no bib# for me. Calling and trying to get bib#.. no help. Then I tepuk dahi... Danny my running friend at Bandar Laguna Merbok texted me and offered his bib# 2 days ago but I declined.

So @6:30am, I was watching the flag-off of competition category from my hotel room :(

I changed to non-competition and took a wrist-band at registration counter. I met some SP runners friends whom I not seen for long time. Then I meet-up with my secondary school friend, ex-company old friend and regular running friends. Yeah! I thinks not bad taking non-competition category...

I was standing in middle of the crowd. Nearly 20,000 participants. The largest ever participants in Starwalk. Can not do race walk. Just small step of walking and sembang2.

Seem I'm in non-competition... I was thinking about running.

I ran until Padang Kota Lama (Esplanade) then got passport stamped. Previously Starwalk start/finish at PISA, Bayan Baru. To celebrate Penang city in UNESCO's World Heritage list, TheStar bring back the start-up location to Georgetown.

For 6km non-competition, we required to walk passing at least 19 heritage building in Georgetown and get 9 stamped on small booklet/passport of each heritage building visited. Some of them including the E&O Hotel, Town Hall, City Hall, Fort Cornwallis, St George's Church, Goddess of Mercy Temple, Sri Mahamariamman Temple and Kapitan Keling Mosque.

I got only 2 chopped. The rest.. I just ran and site seeing. Ran in busy road of Penang early morning.. Syiok. Macam raja jalan.

@Finished line, there were free flow of drinks and cereals. My stomach full of milo, 100Plus, Sunquick and Nestle cereals. And to cut short this report I'm not a lucky draw winner...hmmm

..and congrats to Aiman Cheah, the 7th winner in Men Jr. Veteran category. Read his report here.

Some photos from my friend's cam and official result.

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Quote of the Day

Running is my addiction. It's always present. I'm constantly thinking about my next run.

- Jeff Corwin, Host of Animal Planet's Corwin's Quest


Result: Penang Starwalk 2011

Date: 18 September 2011
Venue: Penang Times Square, Penang

Official result in .pdf format. Click here to download/view

..from YuSong -


Result: Larian Merdeka Penang 2011

Date: 24 September 2011 | 8:15PM | Saturday
Venue: Padang Kota Lama (Esplanade), Penang
Distance: 10km

Official result in .pdf format - Click here to download/view

..from YuSong -


Sunday, 25 September 2011

News: Patrick Makau sets new marathon world-record time of 2hr 03min 38sec

Kenya's Patrick Makau set a new world record as he successfully defended the Berlin marathon title, with the former record holder Haile Gebrselassie dramatically stopping for a minute during the race.

Makau clocked a stunning unofficial time of 2hr 03min 38sec , 21 seconds quicker than the time set by Gebrselassie over the same course in 2008.

Gebrselassie stepped off the road after 27km and looked like he wanted to vomit as he doubled over in pain, but after a minute he gingerly made his way back on to the course and continued running.

The race organisers then appeared to ask one of the pacemakers to wait for Gebrselassie to pace him back into the race, but the 38-year-old had no chance of catching Makau.

The 26-year-old had been under world-record pace throughout the race and never faded, even after losing the last of the six pacemakers.


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Friday, 23 September 2011

Larian Jogathon Bulan Kemerdekaan

Sukacita dimaklumkan bahawa Larian Jogathon Bulan Kemerdekaan akan diadakan pada 25 September 2011 (ahad), mulai jam 7.30 pagi, bertempat di perkarangan Kementerian Kewangan

Ketua cawangan perhubungan awam
Ibu pejabat JKDM
Tel : 03 8882 2413/2277
Faks : 03 8889 5884

I do not know the detail. Whether it open or close event. Those who stay nearby or interested, please ring the number above.

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Report: Penang Starwalk 2011

By Aiman Cheah

Date: 18 September 2011 | Sunday | 6:30am
Venue: Penang Times Square
Distance: 10km Category: Men Junior Veteran
Position: 7
Time: 1:11:57

Very lucky indeed to be able to get a medal. I have been struggling with my form after a long rest. I was very much off the pace in my training since 4 September. On 11 September I only managed to clock 2:45 per lap at MPSJ stadium.

I guessed my ex-student had lifted my morale. I was training on Friday afternoon. She stopped me to share a good news. She will be called to the Bar this Friday. This batch of students are really fantastic. Last year, I met two - one a pilot for Airasia and another a mechatronic engineer. The best part is she offered to give me a lift… I thought I suppose to work out for the final preparation for this race.

Penang Starwalk participants gathering in front of Penang Times Square before the flag-off. Some 20,000 people turned up for the event yesterday, making it the biggest ever. Source -

I am not sure if the new location is better than PISA. I find it very difficult to get near the starting line for the start. I was held up for quite some time before able to make my move. Perhaps, I would have done slightly better if I had the opportunity to be on pole!

Oh, I also met my host, En. Haris. I thought he took part in the race too. He went on the capacity of the company representative.

This is my first time going to Penang on Firefly. Thanks to my colleague who managed to book me the ticket when firefly offered RM0.01 fare! I took Metrobus from Pasar Seni which cost me RM2.50 to Subang Airport. Cheaper and faster going to Penang compared to going by bus.

Thanks to Mr Aplaidoo for arranging the accommodation and I still owe Mr Suresh for the room...

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Thursday, 22 September 2011

Quote of the Day

Working out for pants size isn't enough. I need a goal or a race to get back on the treadmill every day.

- Drew Carey, Comedian; Host, The Price is Right


Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Update: Tanjong 10km 2011

Update on previous post.

Date: 30 October 2011 | Sunday | 7:30am
Venue: Jalan Sepoy Lines, Penang
Distance: 10km
Fee: RM12 adult and RM7 for student
Contact: 0164628260 or govind0101@hotmail

Offer 20 lucky draw prizes including a motorcycle and medals for top 500 finishers. Detail, map and registration available on Events and Forms section.

..from AlexOng

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Report: Giant Kids Run

By Aiman Cheah

Date: 16 September 2011
Venue: Metropolitan Park, Kepong
Category / Time / Distance:
4-6 years old / 7.30 a.m. / 700m (Akmal)
7-8 years old / 8.00 a.m. / 1600m (Afiqah)

A good event for children. More of the side events rather than the run itself.

I think the race is not 'fair' as there were too many participants. The running route was narrow. Naturally, the ones starting at the back would be very badly disadvantaged. I took care of Akmal and my wife was the manager for Afiqah.

Perhaps, it would be better if the organizer divided the participants into a few starts… the event would take a longer time but then I think it would be safer. I was told that there were a few participants who had bad fall espeically the older kids. There was no bad incidents in the 4-6 category. Kids are young and the stakes are low.

Akmal enjoyed the race but what he enjoyed most was the pony ride. In fact he went for the second round with his sister!

GCH Retail (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd merchandise director of food division Ian
Cruddas (left) with the winners of 11-12-year-old girls’ category. Photo from

More official full results at

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Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Report: Breakfast Run @ PACM Permaisuri Group

By Aiman Cheah

Date : 4 Sept 2011 (Sunday) | 7:00am (flag-off)
Venue: Taman Tasik Permaisuri
Distance: 1 or 2 loops of 4.2km each loop

It has been ages since I last participated in a breakfast run. This time I overbought the tickets because my colleagues were unsure of participating. Anyway, at RM5 it does not really burn the pocket... well, something for PACM if they could not make it.

True enough, there were no takers. My students get their own tickets from the Permaisuri group. I thought I was early that day but found that the parking lots were full. PACM members will always be super early…

This is the first time that my family members really complete the distance! Looking forward for more events like this.

Afiqah was one of the lucky winners. Thanks to Brooks – a t-shirt, a pair of socks and a RM120 voucher for international shoes. Picture courtesy of

I was lucky too as I got a goodie bag with energizer charger, disposable razor and other things.

My wife got an umbrella. Akmal was not lucky… over all 3 out of 4 won the luckly draw. Umm with the other two tickets, the percentage was still good 3 out of 6.

Another lucky day as there was not toll collection on that day.

Breakfast Run @ Taman Tasik Permaisuri organized by Permaisuri Group (Pacesetters Athletics Club Malaysia)

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Run For Peace 2011

Buah tangan dari Penang

Date: 02 October 2011 | 7:00am | Sunday
Venue: USM Stadium (Jalan Bukit Gambir)
Distance: 5km (Fun Run)
Fee: RM15 for adult and RM10 for student
Contact: 0164229386 Lee Kam Yit, 0142977336 Raja Hafiz

Detail and registration form at Forms and Events section

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Monday, 19 September 2011

Guang Ming Bukit Jambul Hikathon 2011

Date: 23 October 2011 | 7:30am | Sunday
Venue: Pintu masuk, Lintang Bukit Jambul
Distance: 7km
Contact: 016 4042099 (Lim), 04-2263051 (Shariff)

Participant entitle for t'shirt and lucky draw. First top100 finishers will receive medal. Detail and registration form available at Forms and Events section.

..from Mr.Beng Chuan Lim

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Kebun Bunga Charity Run

Buah tangan dari Penang - Starwalk.

Date: 23 October 2011 | Sunday | 7:30am
Venue: Youth Park (Taman Belia), Penang

Offer finisher medal for top 700 finishers and Yamaha Lagenda 115Z as lucky draw prize. Please do check at website above for detail, route and registration form.

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Result: Starwalk Penang 2011

Office-mate enjoy breakfast at pit-stop. Penang Starwalkers continue walking behind.

Official result in PDF format.

Men Open

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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Jogging Wk4 Aug and Wk2 Sept 2011

29 August/Ramadhan 2011 | Tuesday | 6:30pm
Route: + Titi semeling - AIMST - Home
Time: 27.23mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Bali Lounge 2]

01. Intro.mp3
02. Dogol Street.mp3
03. Get Happy.mp3
04. Used To.mp3
05. Samba Sunda.mp3
06. Tell Me.mp3
07. Mean Curry.mp3
08. Free.mp3
09. In Doubt.mp3
10. Cukup Tak Mengapa.mp3
11. Jimbaran Jive.mp3

06 September 2011 | Tuesday | 6:00pm
Route: Bandar Enstak - Salak Tinggi town
Time: 53.12mins
Attended corporate training in Sepang after Raya holiday. Staying in Bandar Enstak for a week, able to do a jog and listen to 80ies pop-rock band from Australia. A bit retro album. Been listening since schooldays.
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [1927 - ..ish]

01. To Love Me.mp3
02. That's When I Think of You.mp3
03. If I Could.mp3
04. You'll Never Know.mp3
05. Compulsory Hero.mp3
06. All the People.mp3
07. Nothing in the Universe.mp3
08. Propaganda Machine.mp3
09. Give the Kid a Break.mp3
10. The Mess.mp3

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Monday, 12 September 2011

PIKOM Charity Run 2011

Date: 9 October 2011
Venue: PIKOM ICT Mall, CapSquare, KL
Distance: 6km

Medal and certificates for all finishers.

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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Update: NPC-AmBank-Milo Media run

Date: 18 September 2011
Venue: Lake Garden, Kuala Lumpur
Distance: 5km
Contact: 012-2859647 (Muharyani Othman), 019-2458073 (Steven Foo)

Open to members of the media and public. Detail and registration form are available at Forms and Events section.

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Quote of the Day

I run on the road, long before I dance under the lights.

- Muhammad Ali, American former boxer and three-time World Heavyweight Champion


Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Quote of the Day

Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic.

- Tim Noakes, author of Lore of Running


Bandar Puteri 5km Fun Walk

Date: 11 September 2011
Venue: Bandar Puteri, Puchong
Distance: 5km
Contact: 012-290 9989 (Samson)

The third Bandar Puteri 5km Fun Walk will be held at 7am at the Puteri 8/10 field on Sept 11. There would be free breakfast for 300 people and lucky draw prizes to be won. For details, call Samson at 012-290 9989.

..from Aiman Cheah. Source TheStar:Metro (Central). Saturday 3 Sept. Pg3

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Monday, 5 September 2011

NPC-AmBank-Milo Media Run

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Press Club (NPC) will hold the NPC-AmBank-Milo Media run on Sept 18. The 5km run in the vicinity of the Lake Gardens here is open to members of the media and public.

The run will be divided into various categories – Open (men and women), veteran (men and women aged 40 and above), Under-18 boys and Under-18 girls. There will be cash prizes for the top three winners and a medal each for the top 10 runners in each category.

All participants will receive a goodie bag and there will also be a lucky draw after the run.

Entry fee is RM10 per runner and the closing date is Sept 16. Entry formscan be obtained from the NPC at 84, Jalan Tangsi, Kuala Lumpur. For more details contact Muharyani Othman (012-2859647), K. Sivanesan (012-3279977), Leslie Andres (012-2953475) or club manager Steven Foo (019-2458073 or 03-26940525).

..from Aiman. Source TheStar:Saturday 3 Sept 2011 Pg51.

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Thursday, 1 September 2011

2 tickets available for Breakfast Run @ Taman Tasik Permaisuri

Breakfast Run @ Taman Tasik Permaisuri organized by Permaisuri Group (Pacesetters Athletics Club Malaysia)

Date : 4 Sept 2011 (Sunday) | 7:00am (flag-off)
Venue: Taman Tasik Permaisuri
Distance: 1 or 2 loops of 4.2km each loop

This is sort of a social event... getting to know PACM. No t-shirts, no certificates and no medal but breakfast provided after the run. I have 2 'tickets' (a token of RM5.00 each) for the run if you not able to get them from Ms Winnie Lee.

Kindly contact me at if genuinely interested.

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