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Saturday, 31 March 2012

News: Join family walk and stand to win prizes

THOSE who enjoy a morning stroll with their family are encouraged to join the upcoming Fun Family Walk held in conjunction with The Star Health Fair 2012 in Penang next week.

The 3km-walk will kick off at 7.30am around the Straits Quay vicinity on the second day of the fair on April 8.
Star Publications (M) Bhd regional operations manager Chung Chok Yin said a T-shirt would be given to every participant who completed the walk.

“Besides that, each of them will also be entitled to a lucky draw, of which the main prizes are sponsored by Takasima,” he added.

Registration for the walk is free and limited to only 500 participants. The fair will be held at Straits Quay in Tanjung Tokong from 7.30am to 10pm on April 7 and April 8.

Among the event’s fun-filled activities will be mass aerobics, martial arts demonstrations, dance routines and yoga as well as health talks and free health/medical checks.

The event is aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle among people of all age groups. Admission is free.
The fair is organised by The Star and endorsed by the Penang Municipal Council with Straits Quay as the official venue host.

Takasima is the main sponsor while Pantai Hospital Penang and Gleneagles Medical Centre, Penang, are the event partners. For registration and details, call 04-6473388 for Eric (ext 3021) or Vicky (ext 3122).

..theStar: Metro (North Edition)

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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Jogging Week3 March 2012

19 Mac 2012 | Monday
Route: Subang Jaya Park - Behind Grand Dorsett Hotel
Time: 55.12mins or 10 loops
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Huey Lewis and The News: The Heart of Rock & Roll]

01-Power Of Love.mp3
02-Hip To Be Square.mp3
03-Do You Believe In Love.mp3
04-If This Is It.mp3
05-Some Of My Lies Are True.mp3
06-Workin' For A Livin' (Live).mp3
07-Bad Is Bad.mp3
08-I Want A New Drug.mp3
09-The Heart Of Rock and Roll.mp3
10-Heart And Soul.mp3
11-Jacob's Ladder.mp3
12-Stuck With You.mp3
13-Trouble In Paradise.mp3
14-Walking On A Thin Line.mp3
15-Perfect World.mp3
16-Small World (Part One).mp3
17-Back In Time.mp3

Somewhere in late 80ies, the opening song of Back To The Future film struck me with Power Of Love. Sapa nyanyi nih?.. Until end of movie credits... Wish I could fly with DeLorean and set time back to 1988 (boarding school)

20 Mac 2012 | Tuesday
Route: Grand Dorsett Hotel - Swimming pool
Time: 50 mins

Left leg hurts. Still annoying while walking. Did swimming and running in the pool.

21 Mac 2012 | Wednesday
Route: Grand Dorsett Hotel - Swimming pool
Time: 63 mins

Did swimming and running in the pool. Corporate training for a week in Empire Building, Subang Jaya.

22 Mac 2012 | Thursday
Route: Subang Jaya Park - Behind Grand Dorsett Hotel
Time: 56.06mins or 10 loops
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [MezzoForte - Playing for Time]
01 Playing for Time.mp3
02 Expressway.mp3
03 Magic.mp3
04 Take a Breath.mp3
05 Prime Time.mp3
06 Hitchhiker.mp3
07 High Season.mp3
08 Quick Step.mp3
09 In a Word.mp3

One of my enjoyable Jazz album. Don't know which one to recommend - semua sedap.

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Quote of the Day

A run has never returned me exactly the same. I go, I grow.

- Kristin Armstrong


Wednesday, 28 March 2012

"We Care" Charity Fun Run 2012

Date: 20 May 2012 | Sunday | 6:00am
Venue: City Park, Seremban 2
Distance: 7km
Category: 5 - 2Men, 2Women and FunRun
Contact: or 6033988 ext 2928

It is a charity event. Detail and registration form yang cantik available at Forms and Events section.

Dear All,

Hi, I’m Ashraf from Columbia Asia Hospital Seremban. We will organize Charity Fun Run in collaboration with IJM Land on 20 May 2012, at City Park Seremban 2. All proceeds from the charity fun run after the deduction of all expenses will be channelled to the selected beneficiary – Hospice Malaysia (Seremban Branch).

For your kind information, this 7 KM run will be divided into 5 categories,

A. Women Open (16 – 39 years old)
B. Women Veteran (40 years old and above)
C. Men Open ((16 – 39 years old)
D. Men Veteran (40 years old and above)
E. Fun Run (Max 5 runners per team) for family and corporate

Top 5 runners will receive a cash prizes worth RM 300 (1st place), RM 200 (2nd place), RM 100 (3rd place), RM 80 (4th place) and RM 50 (5th place) for all category.  All cash prizes will come along with “We Care” Bear and Thermoskin products worth RM 100. Only top 50 runners will receive a medal.

Fun Run participant is required to wear their unique and creative costume. The best costume will receive hamper worth RM 200 (1st prize), hamper worth RM 150 (2nd prize) and hamper worth RM 100 (3rd prize). Thermoskin products worth RM 100 are also waiting for all best costume winners.

Participants are required to pay RM 30.00 fee for category A to D while RM 10.00 per pax will be charge for category E. Kindly download the attachment for events poster and entry form. Appreciate if you could advertise this event on your blog. Kindly contacts me for any further information regarding this event. Thank You.


Mohd Ashraf Bin Mohd Arif

Marketing Deparment,
Columbia Asia Hospital
No. 292, Jalan Haruan 2,
Oakland Commercial Center,
70300 Seremban,
Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus

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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Komtar Tower Run 2012

Date: 01 September 2012 | 6:00am | Saturday
Venue: Komtar, Penang
Height: 232m
Contact: 012-4401398 (Shawn) or 016-9389395

Running and climbing the Komtar tower. Hope my 2009 running report could racun you.

..from TheStar: Metro (North Edition)

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News: Major boost for Ipoh run

THE status of the annual Ipoh International Run has taken a big step forward following its recognition by the Education Ministry under the "One Student, One Sport" policy.

Organised by the Ipoh City Council, the event will come under the ministry's co-curriculum activities, which will account for 10 per cent of the students' passing grade, including five per cent for sports involvement.

The Ipoh International Run is also aimed at nurturing a sporting culture among students and enhancing awareness among society on the importance of sports.

The run, which is in its 17th edition, will be held in conjunction with the council's Ipoh City Day celebrations and Visit Perak Year 2012. The run is expected to be flagged off by Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir at 6.45am on July 1 at the Indera Mulia Stadium.

Ipoh mayor Datuk Roshidi Hashim said schools which field the highest number of participants would be given cash rewards. The school with the most number of entries will receive RM1,000, second place RM750 and RM500 for third place. "We are expecting some 13,000 runners, including foreigners for this year's edition," Roshidi told a press conference here recently.

The run is divided into 11 categories (21km, 10km, 5km and 7km) with a 5km Fun Run as a new event. Prizes will also be awarded to the best dressed participants in the Fun Run.

A total of RM96,750 in cash prizes are up for grabs. The highest prize of RM5,000 will be given to the Men's Open international winner and RM4,000 to the women's champion. The first 5,000 entrants will receive a T-shirt to be worn on the day of the run.

The organiser will promote the run in China, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore apart from having registration counters and road shows in shopping complexes and schools. Last year, runners from the United States, Britain, Germany, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Ghana and Kenya participated in the run. Foreigners had dominated the events in the past.

Information is available at Ipoh International Run 2012 Secretariat, Community Affairs Department, 8th Floor, Wisma Bougainvillea, Jalan Foo Choo Choon, Ipoh. For details, visit or

..from NST - Northern Edition

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Monday, 26 March 2012

World Forestry Day Run

Date: 15 April 2012 | 7:30am | Sunday
Venue: Terengganu House, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong
Distance: 5km
Registration fee: RM20

No winning prize only lucky draws. More detail and registration form available at

In conjunction with World Forestry Day, the Malaysia Timber Industry Club #275 is organising the World Forestry Day Run at FRIM, Kepong on April 15 at 8am. For registration and details, call 03-4108 5585/ 012-206 3585 (Krishnan)/ 017-879 3151 (Hong Lay Thong)/ 012-223 7899 (Lim Seng Choon).

..from Aiman Cheah. Source - TheStar - Metro

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Saturday, 24 March 2012

Jogging Week1+2 March 2012

06 March 2012 | Tuesday
Route: Office, Ladang Harvard, Harvard Golf Resort, Perwaja and office. Road and Trail.
Time: 49.52mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [M.Nasir - Solo]
01 Tari Cinta Rimba Mistikal.mp3
02 Mustika.mp3
03 Rajawali Terbang Tinggi.mp3
04 Yang Bertakhta Akhirnya.mp3
05 Demi Masa.mp3
06 Semakin Nyata.mp3
07 Seloka Jengela Melayu.mp3
08 Padang Lalang.mp3
09 Sayembara Hidup.mp3
10 Biarkan Luncai Terjun.mp3
11 Falsafah Cinta (Duet Rahim Maarof) .mp3

One of favorite albums. Some where in late 90, I found the CD trus gabuih without thinking twice.

08 March 2012 | Thursday
Route: Loops
Time: 50.52mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Lionel Ritchie / Commodores - Gold CD2]
201 - All Night Long (All Night).mp3
202 - Penny Lover.mp3
203 - Say You, Say Me.mp3
204 - My Destiny.mp3
205 - Running With The Night.mp3
206 - Dancing On The Ceiling.mp3
207 - Love Oh Love.mp3
208 - Ballerina Girl.mp3
209 - My Love.mp3
210 - Love Will Conquer All.mp3
211 - Do It To Me.mp3
212 - Cinderella.mp3
213 - Angel.mp3
214 - Don't Wanna Lose You.mp3
215 - Sweet Love.mp3
216 - Oh No.mp3

Today, hati ada bunga sikit but first 10mins, kaki not so good. Sakit kat perut betis. Just running to finish targeted time. Berkerut dahi nak habih 50mins.

14 March 2012 | Wednesday
Route: Loops
Time: 30.52mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [T-Square / Adventure]
01 - Adventures Prologue .mp3
02 - All About You.mp3
03 - Night Dreamer.mp3
04 - Sister Marian.mp3
05 - Rodan.mp3
06 - Jubilee.mp3
07 - Cape Light.mp3
08 - Travelers.mp3
09 - Adventures Epilogue .mp3

Long pause. 5days not jogging. Try complete in 50mins but... kaki still not good. Stopped at 30mins.

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Thursday, 22 March 2012

Annual Round The Houses Relay 2012

Date: 15 April 2012 | Sunday | 7:00am
Venue: Jalan Sepoy Lines, Penang
Distance: A relay 2.4km of 8-men/6-women runners

An annual event in Penang. Never miss each year and I not yet take part this since start running. More detail and registration form available on Forms and Events section.

..from Alex Ong - Tauke BM Leopard

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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Quote of the Day

To keep from decaying, to be a winner, the athlete must accept pain - not only accept it, but look for it, live with it, learn not to fear it.

- Dr. George Sheehan


MCS Fun Run 2012 - Improving Lives with Every Stride

Date: 01 July 2012 | Sunday | 6:30am
Organizer: Malay Cultural Society, KDU University College
Venue: Stadium MBPJ, Kelana Jaya,
Distance: 5km
Contact: Dayana 0173983435, Asyiqin 0132926904 or Alicia 0162367560
Website: and

More detail on website above.

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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Larian Bendang Menara Condong

Date: 08 April 2012 | 7:00am | Sunday
Venue: Padang Speedy B, Teluk Intan, Perak.
Distance: 21, 10, 7 and 5km

..from Berita Mingguan

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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Feel Good Run 2012

Date: 08 July 2012
Venue: Sri Pentas, Bandar Utama
Distance: 7km, 3km and 700m for kids

..image and info from runwitme

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Partner Wanted!

Looking for a running partner for Borneo Highlands Resort Padawan Nature Challenge.

Date: 1 July 2012 | 10:00am
Venue: Borneo Highlands Resort, Kuching
Distance: 10km trail run

I am looking at the 10km amateur trail. Not intending for the prizes (anyway, the last prize could not even cover the registration fee, ha ha) but just to complete the race... so no pressure on being my partner. However, if you are aiming for the prizes, than I am not suitable for you.

Current news on

..message from Aiman Cheah -

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Centenary Run

TheStar - Metro 12 March.

Calling all ex-St Marians, staff and senior citizens. There will be a centenary fun run/walk on March 31 at 8am as a run-up to the grand gala dinner at the end of the year.

It will be at the Kepong Metropolitan Park. The committee welcomes offers of help and donations in cash or kind. Registration is at 7.30am. Minimum RM10 per person. For details, call the school at 03-6137 7841.

..from Aiman Cheah

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Friday, 9 March 2012

Jogging Week5 February 2012

27 February 2012 | Monday
Route: Loops
Time: 50.52mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [The Rippingtons - Topaz]
01 - Taos.mp3
02 - Summer Lovers.mp3
03 - Spirits In The Canyon.mp3
04 - Under A Spanish Moon.mp3
05 - Temple Of The Sun.mp3
06 - Stories Of The Painted Desert.mp3
07 - Snakedance.mp3
08 - Led Here By An Eagle.mp3
09 - Topaz - Gem Of The Setting Sun.mp3
10 - Rain.mp3

29 February 2012 | Wednesday
Route: Loops
Time: 50.49mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Alleycats - MiX]
Alleycats - Suratan.mp3
Alleycats - Derita Seorang Insan.mp3
Alleycats - Suara Kekasih.mp3
alleycats - Sekiranya Ku Tahu.mp3
Alleycats - Setahun Sudah Berlalu.mp3
Alleycats - Noktah Terakhir.mp3
Alleycats - Berjuta Batu.mp3
Alleycats - Luka Lama Terguris Kembali.mp3
Alleycats - Sekuntum Mawar Merah.mp3
Alleycats - Senyumlah Kuala Lumpur.mp3
Alleycats - Jika Kau Bercinta Lagi.mp3
Alleycats - Seribu Bintang.mp3
Alleycats - Layang-layang Terputus Talinya.mp3

04 March 2012 | Sunday
Route: Home, AIMST, +Semeling and U-turn.
Time: 1:00.14mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Crowded House - Recurring Dream]

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Report: Nalanda Walk For Education

By Aiman Cheah

Date: 4th March, 2012 (Sunday)
Time: 7.30 a.m.
Venue: Dataran Antarabangsa, Bukit Jalil Recreation Park.
Distance: 5km
Time: 32mins 25secs
Position: 5th

I was not under pressure in this race as 15 prizes/medals were offered. I aimed to be just in top 10. As usual the start was fast but I did not follow the leaders. Certainly lacked fitness and may not get the best of my performance. Last week, I did badly in the last 2km. Certainly not in competitive race walking.

This time around I did get the best out of myself. Doing 16:09 in the fisrt lap and 16:16 in the second lap. The 'hill' and 'stairs' were the killers for me. Slowed down considerably at these obstacles.

Generally, it was a well organized race. However, I think the route at the centre in Taman Sri Serdang is better for a race as the route is flat. But then, the venue is a little bit far.

Men Champion - Fadzly

Men 2nd - Suresh and G. Suresh Kumar - Men 3rd

Men 5th - Aiman Cheah

Afiqah and Akmal at the beginning of the race

Akmal 30m from the finishing line.

Pictures courtesy of G. Suresh Kumar and

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Quote of the Day

If you are a runner, it doesn't matter how far or how fast. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.

- John Bingham


Wednesday, 7 March 2012

D’Nonce Penang International Hiking Challenge 2012

Date: 22 April 2012 | Sunday | 7:00am
Venue: Taman Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (Penang Youth Park), Penang, Malaysia.
Category: Competitive (9.5km) and Fun (3.5km)

Fuh! attractive prize. Should not miss this. Got finisher medals, nice t'shirt, goodies and RM5,000 for top winner. Late registration fee applied.

Detail, map and registration form available on website above or download here.

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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

26th Malaysian Open Masters Athletics Championships

Date: 02~03 June 2012
Venue: MSN Stadium, BUkit Jalil, KL

Tracks and Fields events. Also open for foreigners. List of events as below.

Detail and registration available at Forms and Events section.

..mailed by Mr.Sivapragasam, Persatuan Olahraga Master Malaysia

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Monday, 5 March 2012

Report: Charity Fun Run - Spreading Love with Every Step

By Aiman Cheah

Date: 25 February 2012 (Saturday)
Venue: Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Putrajaya
Category: Men Open
Distance: 6km
Time: 28mins 30 secs
Position: unknown

A charity run for Orang Asli community of Kampung Rasau, Slim River, Perak. I think this is a very affordable run.... charity run you can find nowadays. Although I had known about the event a long time ago, I only decided to go a week before the event after my student was interested in the event.

It was a well organized event. However, I feel that the events nowadays suit more the the Y Generation. The volunteers had a good laugh when I took a cup of isotonic drink and put back with the remark "banyak sejuk". In other events, the drinks are chilled. This one is a step better. Ice cubes are still there! I lost about half a minute getting the normal temperature drink and the volunteers were very helpful. Sorry to have inconvenienced them.

My students were having good form. Cheng Jun Wen finished 2nd with the time of 21 minutes 25 seconds and Sudhan finished 4th, a minute behind Cheng Jun Wen.

Cheng Jun Wen - 2nd in Student Open Category. 21:25. Picture courtesy of Sudhan Sakthi Gopal

I felt it was a little under distance because I'm too old to run fast. To run under half an hour for 6km is no longer an easy task. It would be a struggle even to complete in 30 minutes. True enough one runner claimed it was only 5.58km.

Before prize presentation. Sudhan was asking me about shoes as he intended to get a new pair. Cheng Jun Wen said he had just got a new pair. So after the prize presentation, both were very happy. Why not? A RM200 voucher for Newton shoes!

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Saturday, 3 March 2012

Jogging Week4 February 2012

22 February 2012 | Wednesday
Route: Loops
Time: 50.21mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Crowded House - Wood Face]
01 - Chocolate Cake.mp3
02 - It's Only Natural.mp3
03 - Fall At Your Feet.mp3
04 - Tall Trees.mp3
05 - Weather With You.mp3
06 - Whispers and Moans.mp3
07 - Four Seasons In One Day.mp3
08 - There Goes God.mp3
09 - Fame Is.mp3
10 - All I Ask.mp3
11 - As Sure As I Am.mp3
12 - Italian Plastic.mp3
13 - She Goes On.mp3
14 - How Will You Go.mp3

First time listen a song from this group was 'Don't Dream It's Over'. That was somewhere end of 80ies. That song became band's biggest hit. Reach #2 on US Billboard. The song sung by number of artist such as Paul Young, Sixpence None the Richer and Susan Boyle.

23 February 2012 | Thursday
Route: Loops
Time: 50.41mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [MezzoForte - Surprise Surprise]
02-Garden Party.mp3
03-Gazing at the Clouds.mp3
04-Early Autumn.mp3
05-Action Man.mp3
06-Funk Suite No1.mp3
07-Easy Jack.mp3
08-Fusion Blues.mp3
09-The Old Neighborhood.mp3
10-Surprise, Reprise.mp3

Introduced by my cousin. A Jazz-funk group from Iceland. After that I got 3~4 albums more. Maybe you accidentally listen to 'Garden Party' thru media and that is Mezzoforte's.

25 February 2012 | Saturday
Route: Home, Pekan Semeling, + Semeling, AIMST, Taman Universiti and home
Time: 1:05.09mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Crowded House - Recurring Dream]
01.Weather with You.mp3
02.World Where You Live.mp3
03.Fall at Your Feet.mp3
04.Locked Out.mp3
05.Don't Dream It's Over.mp3
06.Into Temptation.mp3
07.Pineapple Head.mp3
08.When You Come.mp3
09.Private Universe.mp3
10.Not the Girl You Think You Are.mp3
12.I Feel Possessed.mp3
13.Four Seasons in One Day.mp3
14.It's Only Natural.mp3
15.Distant Sun.mp3
16.Something So Strong.mp3
17.Mean to Me.mp3
18.Better Be Home Soon.mp3
19.Everything Is Good for You.mp3

A compilation album. My brother bought this album. I guess, I'm not the only one kena racun :) 'Better Be Home Soon' end my jogging that morning - Nice.

Happy Running!

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Friday, 2 March 2012

9th Annual Blind Leading The Blind Charity Walk 2012

Date: 15 April 2012 | Sunday | 7:30am
Venue: Dewan Sivik, Petaling Jaya, KL
Distance: 3km
Contact: 016-2207829 Mak Siew Fong

On behalf of the Lions Club of Petaling Jaya, we would like to invite you ALL jointly to create the Public Awareness on Eye Care through our 9th Blind Leading the Blind Annual Charity Walk. It is a Free, Easy and Leisure 3km walk, starting and ending at Dewan Civik car park for alls in a family.

Enrollment is FREE. Plenty of goodies to be given away and hundreds of lucky draws to be won. This is the second year , the Ministry Of Health, Malaysia has fully endorsed and supported this good work of Lions Club Of Petaling Jaya.

..from Aiman Cheah

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Thursday, 1 March 2012

KK City Run 2012


Date: 01 April 2012 | Sunday | 6:30am
Venue: Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu
Distance: 10km, 5km and 4km (fun run)
Contact: 088-521800, 088-765777

Acara ini diadakan bersempena dengan Ulang Tahun ke-12 Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu dengan bertemakan "RUN FOR 1MALAYSIA" "BOWLS FOR HUMANITY".

Acara ini adalah terbuka kepada penyertaan orang ramai pada semua peringkat usia dan semua lapisan masyarakat, tidak kira menetap di Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu atau di seluruh Sabah.

Konsep larian pada tahun ini, terbahagi kepada dua kategori iaitu Run for Fun dan Run to Win. Sebanyak 100 Hadiah Cabutan Bertuah menanti!

Pendaftaran KK City Run 2012 akan bermula pada 5 Mac 2012 sehingga 26 Mac 2012.

Dapatkan maklumat lanjut di talian 088-251800 (Pn. Jainab Saidi / Pn. Asmah Entoh).

..emailed by

Duh! If this event on 7 April, for sure I will join - 3 days of running :)

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