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Monday, 30 April 2012

Report: Jogathon Warisan

By Aiman Cheah

Date: 22 April 2012 | Sunday | 7:00am
Venue: Kwong Tong Cemetery OfficeCategory: Men Open
Position: Well over 20
Time: Amost 64 minutes

I have been telling those whom I helped to register for the event to turn up early. Last year it was 7.00 a.m. The year before it was almost 8 a.m. This year it is well past a quarter past seven! You can never predict the actual starting time... Probably I was very early this year after starting late last year.

The start

I started somewhere in the middle of the pack. I knew very well I have a fat chance of landing my first ever Jogathon Warisan medal. Training was almost non-existance during that week.

The start was manageable although I had a lot of runners obstructing to have a good run. The real test started once we entered the cemetery site. Even at my best fitness condition, I just could not handle hill run. I went at a slow pace, still I stopped when making the u-turn. And guess what, Mr Tey Eng Tiong took my picture!

Out of breath

I made another 4 stops before I crossed the finishing line. If I could keep up with the rest, perhaps, I would still be in the top 50 because when I reached there, the runners with their finishing disc were still queueing to get their particulars recorded by the recoder on duty.

Cheer leading

I headed home afer the race and missed the 'variety show'.

Pictures courtesy of Mr Tey Eng Tiong

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Climb For Green 2012

Date: 13 May 2012 | sunday | 7:30am
Venue: Botanical Garden, Penang
Fee: RM10 (including t'shirt, 1 bun, 1 mineral water and 1 lucky draw coupon)
Contact: 016-4374633 or 019-5288299

Registration cukop murah. Mana mau cari.. event charge RM10. If you don't mind about medal.

Detail and registration form at Forms and Events section.

..from YB AlexOng

Quote of the Day

I run for health, fitness, stress relief, and pure enjoyment. When I have a bad day or am really stressed out about something, putting on my shoes allows me to clear my head and decompress. I do some of my best thinking when I am running.

- Kathey Moskal, Runner's World Challenger of the Week


Friday, 27 April 2012

Jogging Week3 April 2012

16 April 2012 | Monday
Route: Loops
Time: 30.52mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Hirotaka Izumi - Sweet Memory: The Best Of]
01-Colors On The Street.mp3
03-Three Swallows.mp3
04-White Mane.mp3
05-Blooming Hill.mp3
06-Twilight In Upper West.mp3
08-Heart Land.mp3
09-Time Remembered.mp3
10-Sweet Sorrow.mp3
11-Love Ballad.mp3
12-Moon Palace.mp3
13-Omens Of love.mp3
14-A Lie.mp3
15-Love Is Like Thw Spring Rain Saying Farewell To The Winter Rain.mp3

T-Square pianist. Love his music. Strangely I could layan 100% piano instrumental early morning, driving and jogging. This is Best Of semua best. Jangan lena...

17 April 2012 | Tuesday
Route: Loops
Time: 36.04mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Casiopea vs T-Square - Live]
01 Omens of Love - Hirotaka Izumi
02 Looking Up - Issei Noro - 04:44
03 Control - Masahiro Andoh - 06:21
04 Boy style - Masahiro Andoh - 05:02
05 Eurostar ~ Run into the Light - Hiroyuki Noritake - 07:02
06 Breeze and You - Hirotaka Izumi - 04:56
07 Cape Light - Hirotaka Izumi - 07:47
08 Prime - Masahiro Andoh - 05:37
09 Takarajima - Hirotaka Izumi- 05:53
10 Eyes of the Mind
11 Tokimeki
12 Freak Jack
13 Tropicool
14 It's not Only One Time
15 Sprinter

Need an enjoyable mood.

19 April 2012 | Thursday
Route: Loops
Time: 36.06mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Mike & The Mechanics - Hits]
01-All I Need Is A Miracle '96.mp3
02-Over My Shoulder.mp3
03-Word Of Mouth.mp3
04-The Living Years.mp3
05-Another Cup Of Coffee.mp3
06-Nobody's Perfect.mp3
07-Silent Running.mp3
08-Nobody Knows.mp3
09-Get Up.mp3
10-A Time And Place.mp3
11-Taken In.mp3
12-Everybody Gets A Second Chance.mp3
13-A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold.mp3

Mike, is Mike Rutherford. One of the founding members of the band Genesis. With Paul Young and Paul Carrack they became a rock/pop supergroup. My favorite track 04.

22 April 2012 | Sunday
D'nonce Penang International Hiking Challenge
Venue: Taman Belia, Penang
Time: 1:22.12mins

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Thursday, 26 April 2012

Jogathon Seksyen 7

Date: 12 May 2012 | Saturday | 7:00am
Venue: Padang Serbaguna, Blok 15, Seksyen 7, Shah Alam
Contact: 016-319 8322 or 012-9232 662

More detail, ring the contact numbers.

Update 27 April 2012: Registration form available for download at Forms and Events section.

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Negeri Sembilan Masters Open Track and Field Championship 2012

Date: 19 May 2012
Venue: Stadium Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Paroi, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Closing: 02 May 2012
Contact: Mr. C.Santhamoorthi 019-6643259

Detail and registraion form available at Forms and Events section

..from Aiman Cheah

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Larian COOP 1Malaysia

Date: 29 April 2012 | Sunday
Venue: Masjid Daerah Barat Daya al-Mokhtar, Balik Pulau, Penang
Contact: 04-8668244

Can register on race day. <10km. Kind of fun run. No top prize only lucky draw. Ring the number for detail.

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Penang Bridge International Marathon 2012

Penang Bridge International Marathon open for registration 28th April 2012 from

The long-awaited Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) will be open for Online Registration on 28 April 2012! This year, the marathon will be held on 18 November 2012.

Every year, thousands of marathon enthusiasts be it amateur or professional, local or international, have made the event a success. As old as the Penang Bridge itself, PBIM has been attracting people from all over the world regardless of age and background since September 1985. Last year, total number of participants reached up to 27,500 runners compared to 24,000 in year 2010 and 19,000 in year 2009....

..From AlexOng

This time late registration fee cukop ganas. Burung terawal 30 May 2012!.

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Result: The D'nonce Penang International Hiking Challenge 2012

Official result from PAAA. Full result available at


Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Merentas Desa Sempena Hari Buruh

Date: 01 May 2012 | Sunday | 7:00am
Venue: Padang Pasar Awam, Taman Sri Rambai, Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Distance: 9km
Contact: 012-4984692 Jee ban Cheong

Only for Seberang Perai resident. Which mean only mainland of Penang from Parit Buntar up to Bumbung Lima. Correct ka? Detail and registration form available at Forms and Events section.

..from AlexOng, rumah @ Taman Sri Rambai

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Report: Blind Leading the Blind

By Aiman Cheah

Venue: Dewan Sivik Car Park, MBPJ
Date: 15 April 2012 (Sunday)
Time 7.30 a.m.

A charity walk to raise fund to help raise the awareness towards eye care and benefit needy patients.

It is a non-competitive entry fees.. with goodie bags and lucky draws..Sounds too good to be true? Yes, it's a fun event but generally participants are givers and not takers...

For more news about the event, you may read and

The route is a little further than the one that was organized 4 years ago. It is quite dangerous too..maybe the idea is to let us feel the dangers the visually impaired are facing when taking to the streets.

Besides the awareness created, I guess it is a good event for family bonding...

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Monday, 23 April 2012

Report: Larian Bendang Menara Condong

By Aiman Cheah

Date: 8 April 2012 (Sunday)
Time: 7.00 p.m.
Venue: Padang Speedy B, Teluk Intan
Category: Men Open
Distance: 21km
Time: 1hr 55mins 25sec
Position: 71

Glad to do a sub 2hours after slowing down with 7km to go. The first 10km was done in 55 mins. Leg muscles felt tight but could continue with the same pace. My pacer was actually our famous sarong man, Mr Yim. I have always admire him..... very strong a steady pace.

I could follow him until we went back into the main road. I guess he must have finished the race at least 10 minutes earlier than me.

The race was well organized with 3 water stations at 5km interval but unfortunately, the slow runners had no water to drink after finishing the race. I was saved by Mr Max Lim who sacrificed his bottle of mineral water.

The shower given by the firefighter was good but it was certainly not good fore me. I detoured into the firestation compound to avoid the shower. Old engine like mine may stall with sudden change in temperature!

At the Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan before going to the Night Market nearby.

Pictures before the event

Video clip during the event by Max Lim

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Update: Larian Paya Pahang Tua

An update from previous post.

Assalam... larian paya pahang tua telah di tukar kepada terbuka pahang.. so sesapa saje bleh masuk takde had negeri.. penyertaan online masih masih dibuka..

sila layari

ridzwan ;) email to me from

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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Report: Sabah Adventure Challenge 2012

No doubt, Sabah is very beautiful. Cantik didarat, indah dilaut dan menarik dipendalaman. I dreaming to make a comeback after family trip + solo climbing to Mt.Kinabalu since 2006. I took a deep breathe once walk-down from plane and let the freshness of oxygen running in my lungs.

I been following Sabah Adventure Challenge (SAC) 3~4 years ago. Actually they started in 1998, long before i started jog. During that time they organized a multi disciplines - running and cycling. Tak berapa ambil pot. Until they start introduce trail running

After read blog reports of SAC 2011, I was amazed by photo background and I think it's a doable event for average runners but must include extra mental strenght inside.

September 2011, I paid an early bird fee and booked a return flight from Penang to Kota Kinabalu. Tried persuade other running friends but said not ready yet. So I went as Lone Ranger.

My last 3 months training only cover 50km per week. 30km in weekdays and 20km on weekend. I think < 50km. I'm average runner, a daddy with 3 kids end of January 2012 but +1 after February 2012. 'Potong kayu api' almost 12hour per day... Paid almost a thousand ringgit malaysia for a 6 month advance running event. Took me more than a week to decide - It was a very hard decision being made.

Before, I thought the SAC is adventurous but after i did 60km trail ran in 2 days, for me the greatest adventure started when I was kena racun - 8 months ago.

Invest a 6 months advance for registration fee and flight tickets was 1 issue, others... I'm zero in map reading, got no trail shoes and no hydro-backpack and most harder... we expecting a baby on February 2012.

For that.. I'm very grateful living with supportive spouse. She not a runner. But I did bring her to running events and she took part in 3~4 running+walking event - Thanks. Many thanks.

Registration Fee
Initially the registration fee looks expensive on website but lodging, transport and meals included along the event.

When do the maths... a 5D4N (3 nights @Mesilau + 1 night @KK) lodging, a transport to/fro KotaKinabalu - Mesilau, a tranport to/fro hotel - starting+end point (Day1@Kundasang, Day2@Ranau. Both days took nearly an hour drive), nice meals served for 3 days (breakfast + dinner), well organized event with friendly SAC team, 20~30 photographers along the course, hand-made finisher gifts.. It is reasonable!

Route Course
To be fair for all participants, maps and routes was revealed on a night before race day - so the ultra-runners had 2 nights of race briefing. While adventure races – 3.

It's a complete trail-run course with all weather condition. Tarred, concrete, gravel, dirt, uphill, downhill, muddy road, running along 3.5km river, thru kampung, rubber plantation, belukar, hiking, running in cold, hot, humid, dry, dusty... still can't resist to stop and captured a few photos...

@Mesilau Nature Resort - Waiting room keys

Race briefing

Map reading with Erwan - photo DeoRunner

Day1 (30km Trail run): Start-CP4
- Running downhill on tar sealed road thru Kg. Himbaan and Kg. Pulutan. Syiok turun bukit.

Before transport to starting point - photo KianChoong

With Azly - photo DeoRunner

Ready for Day1 race - photo KianChoong DevSidhu KianChoong KianChoong DeoRunner Nasier Lee

- Still running downhill on dirt road. Kids waving & cheering
- Left turn to Kg. Ratau. More downhill.
- For first time left only 2. Me and a women category. No others behind us. Cuak. She asked me whether we're on right route. I said I don't know. Luckily came 2 MatSalleh said we on track heading to river.

- River!
- We required to run thru 3.5km river to CP6!
- I'm wore a LunarGlide2. Running shoes! Take-out shoes and try ran barefoot. It slow me down. More kakis sayur me. Put-in shoes back and pray hard hoping tapak kasut tak lekang. And able to sayur back those kakis. Nasier Lee

photo Nasier Lee

A 3.5km running in river - photo DevSidhu

- Up, up and up-hill. No flat road for 2km. Some local I meet, they showing me the short-cut but I cuak. Return back on actual route.
- @CP7, served bananas - took 3. Other... 2 ORS and 1 PowerGel.

- @11am. Hot day. Alone. No kakis in-front and behind. Left with me map and compass as my guidance.
- Practise map reading with compass and I asked local kids for verification.
- Running uphill and downhill thru gravel road DeoRunner DeoRunner DeoRunner YK Foo

- Still alone. Gravel road. closely checking on map.
- Running thru trail marked by 4x4. Downhill.
- shoes full sand from river.
- Stop by at local house asking for direction and wash shoes. DeoRunner DeoRunner

- Last CP! Refill
- Long, long, long walk. 5km Uphill. No flat road. Totally open gravel road. Dust. @2:10pm. No shading. 2 adventure races walking and pushing he bikes.
- My begpack almost ringan. A few water left i guess. Can't run. Still walking/hiking. The 2 adventure races out of my sight behind. DeoRunner

Last checkpoint. Refill - photo DeoRunner

With DeoRunner - Azrul. - photo DeoRunner DeoRunner

5km hiking to finish check point with same road condition @3pm - photo DeoRunner

Finish Day1
- ....
- Luckily the finish point set-up earlier than in the map. I clapped for myself and bend-down kissing Kundasang soil. Totally exhausted and hungry.
- Finish 30km Day1 race in 6h34.45mins. Position 14.

End of Day1 - photo Deo Runner

Raw top20 finishers including Adventure racers - photo Deo

Day 2 (30km Trail run)

Day2 Map.

Day2 - Mesilau. Waiting to transport to Ranau

- @Ranau, Kg Narawang. 9++am
- Gravel road, hot, dust, legs still suffering from day1 course. Did run-walk-run-walk

With Erwan Sabahan guy - photo Deo

@Ranau. Starting point - photo KianChoong

Flag-off - photo DevSidhu KianChoong

- Running on same road condition as Start-CP6

Sign-in at CP6. Before heading into rubber plantation - photo Deo Runner

- Uphill. Passing local fruit plantation and rubber plantation
- Downhill thru dirt road. My trail shoes not cooperative. Toes hurts. Blister develops on same spot each time i ran with this shoes. Reason why I worn LunarGlide on first day rubber plantation - photo Deo Runner Deo Runner Deo Runner

- Various road condition up to CP9
- Concrete road. First time I ran out of map. 500m wasted. The road looks different from map.
- Rolling dirt road. Run-walk-run. Hot.
- @Bongkud. More civilized kampung. Asked/verify with locals for direction to Kg Napong - CP9
- Stop @local store had cold Coca-Cola - nikmat/nyaman Deo Runner

I should take this route instead straight on concrete road about 500metre - photo Deo Runner

@Noon. Looking forword for hilly. I turn back to store bought a can of coca-cola - photo KianChoong

- Gravel road. Hot. Dry. Dust spread out after pick-up truck pass by.
- Asked local kids for direction to river
- Half way, saw a hilly dirt road far in-front. That pick-up truck looks so small. Dalam hati - "Mampus kering aku tang sini"
- Luckily @CP9, we divert into jungle track.. Phew!

- Jungle tracking, like HHH running track. Marked by ribbon. My cup of tea track but toes hurt inside Cascadia5. Did Run-Walk-run.
- Found water tap. Refresh. Found more runners and group photos.

Beautiful river stream. If I come-back for leisure @Poring... this my first visit for mandi. I give a hint.. [Kg Napong] - photo Deo Runner

..together 4 of us walk/hiking until CP12 (Air Terjun Langanan) - photo KianChoong

Band of Brothers.. - photo KianChoong

We left the Band hehehee.. - photo KianChoong

- CP11 located at Poring. A finish line too but need to continue hike 3.5km to Air Terjun Langanan for last check point - CP12
- Join 3 other runners heading CP12. Totally hiking.
- Climbing. Passing the Bat cave. Hiking. Passing my room-mates Azam, Deo and Erwan. All of them were running down to finish line.
- Passing 2km marking, 2.5km mark, 3km mark and finally 3.5km.

- Peeehhh! Air Terjun Langanan! Cantik siot. Hilang penat.
- Descending to finish line via same route.

After river... next seek this waterfall. Forget about Poring aka Lost Of Tambun. 3.5km of hiking.. worth it. Tiredness gone. - photo KianChoong

Finish Day 2 - Completed
- 7hour 17.58mins
- Quickly take-off my Cascadia5 - Had 2 black toes. Hurts badly but gumbira able to complete a 2 days grueling race.

Cloud 9

Dinner Award

Local handmade gifts for finisher.. - photo Deo Runner

With Aman, the man behind SAC - photo Deo Runner

Last Day - Sunday

Geng HHH Kuching. We had good time together on 2days course.


@Kedah, we call it.. ikan tongkoi

Other blogger wrote about their SAC adventure report. Deo Runner, CheeMing and photographer sam4605.

For Sabah Adventure Challenge 2012 official result here.

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