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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Jogging Week3 July 2012

18 June 2012 | Wednesday
Route: Running in loops
Time: 40.39mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Steve Winwood: Pesonal MiX]
Arc Of A Diver.mp3
Back In The High Life Again.mp3
Higher Love (ChakaKhan).mp3
Higher Love.mp3
My Love's Leavin'.mp3
Roll With It Baby.mp3
The Finer Things.mp3
While You See A Chance.mp3

19 June 2012 | Thursday
Route: Running in loops
Time: 40.59mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Tears for Fears: The Hurting]
01.The Hurting
02.Mad World
03.Pale Shelter
04.Ideas as Opiates
05.Memories Fade
06.Suffer the Children
07.Watch Me Bleed
09.The Prisoner
10.Start of the Breakdown

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Thursday, 26 July 2012

Sultan Mahmud Bridge Run 2012

Date: 29 September 2012 | 7:00am | Saturday
Venue: Batu Buruk Beach. Kuala Terengganu.
Distance: 21km, 10km, 7km and 5km
Contact: 0129099565 Azmi or 0139577929 Faridah

Event cukop lama depa tak buat. >than 10 years hibernate. Suddenly pop-up with marvelous registration fee... Bley masuk Malaysia Book of Records.. or late fee included?

Detail and registration form availabale at Forms and Events section.

..from AlexOng

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Guardian Nasam Charity Walkathon

Date: 08 September 2012 | Saturday | 7:00am
Venue: Sunway Lagoon Theme park
Distance: ?
Contact: ?

Get more detail at Guardian Store outlets

..from Aiman Cheah

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Larian Merdeka 2012

Date: 09 September 2012 | Sunday | 7:30am
Venue: Lebuh Pantai (Infront of Dewan Perniagaan Melayu, Penang)
Fee: RM10 below 17yrs and  RM15 for adult
Contact: 013-2386188 (Roslina)

Annual event organized by Kelab Sukan Dan Rekreasi Melayu Pulau Pinang. Last year I joined their night run. This year, early morning.


More detail and registration form availabale at Forms and Events section.

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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Quote of the Day

I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.

- Mia Hamm


Thailand International Half Marathon 2012

Dete: 16 December 2012 | Sunday
Venue: Rama 8 Bridge, Bangkok, Thailand
Distance: 21km, 10km and 4km fun run

Planning to travel to Vietnam via railway to Bangkok. If fit my schedule then probably I will consider.

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Hatyai Nature Run 2012

Date: 5 August 2012 | Sunday | 5:50am
Venue: Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand
Distance: 21km, 10km and 4km fun run

Did once in 2009. So far got no chance to do it again.. One fine day I'll meet Rodjana@Hotel again :)

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Parit Buntar International Triangle Run

Date: 11 November 2012 | Sunday | 7:30am
Distance: 12km and 6km fun run
Contact: Mr Mohd Idros @019-2908494 or 017-401 1082 for regsitration

Got limited finishers medal  up to 1000. For me it is expensive fee for 12km run. Plus additional Convenience Fee? for what?! Can it include in registration fee? ...ada late fee plak.. meniaga ka pa.. from Chen and Najib. Logo+detail from themarathonshop

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Jogging Week2 July 2012

10 June 2012 | Tuesday

Route: Running in loops
Time: 40.28mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Acoustic Alchemy: Positive Thinking]
02.Rainwatching W.I..mp3
04.The Five Card Trick.mp3
05.Positive Thinking.mp3
06.The Better Shoes.mp3
07.Vapour Trails.mp3
08.Augustrasse 18.mp3
09.Time Gentlemen Please.mp3
10.Limited Excess.mp3

11 June 2012 | Wednesday
Route: Running in loops
Time: 40.29mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Lee Ritennour: Color Rit]
01.Bahia Funk.mp3
02.E (Yeah).mp3
03.All The Same Tonight.mp3
04.Mister Reggae.mp3
05.I Can't Let Go.mp3
06.Color Rit.mp3
07.The Kiss.mp3
09.Tropical Storm.mp3

12 June 2012 | Thursday
Route: Running in loops
Time: 40.13mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [The Very Best of the Eagles]
01.Take It Easy.mp3
02.Witchy Woman.mp3
03.Peaceful Easy Feeling.mp3
04.Doolin Dalton.mp3
06.Tequila Sunrise.mp3
07.Best Of My Love.mp3
08.James Dean.mp3
09.I Can't Tell You Why.mp3
10.Lyin' Eyes.mp3
11.Take It To The Limit.mp3
12.One Of These Nights.mp3
13.Hotel California.mp3
14.New Kid In Town.mp3
15.Life In The Fast Lane.mp3
16.Heartache Tonight.mp3
17.The Long Run.mp3

15 June 2012 | Sunday
Route: JK Air Tupah - Muzium Arkeologi Merbok and U-turn.
Time: 1:49.13mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [The Best Selection by Tommy Emmanuel]
01.Classical Gas
02.The Journey
03.From The Hip
04.The Hunt
05.Up From Down Under
07.Stevie's Blues
08.Villa De Martin
09.Change For Good
12.No More Goodbyes
13.Guitar Boogie
14.Tailin' the Invisible Man
15.Since We Met (acoustic version)
16.Stay Close to You (acoustic version)

One of greatest Certified Guitar Player. He could play with 10 fingers. He calls it 'finger style' – is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. Rather than using a whole band for melody, rhythm, bass, and drum parts, Tommy plays all that – and more – on one guitar. Luckily I could listen to him playing during Penang Jazz Festival two years ago - Gila!

Kaki getting better. Able to do 4 jog/training in a week - This is 2nd week.

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Monday, 16 July 2012

Update: Starwalk Penang 2012

Date: 17 September 2012 | 6:30am | Monday (public holiday)
Venue: Birch House, Penang Times Square, Penang
Distance: 10km walk

Registration for Starwalk Penang 2012 is open. Hardcopy available in TheStar today (North Edition only?). Anyway pdf format available at Forms and Events section.

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Friday, 13 July 2012

Jogging Week1 July 2012

02 June 2012 | Monday
Route: Running in loops
Time: 40.41mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms]
01.So Far Away.mp3
02.Money For Nothing.mp3
03.Walk of Life.mp3
04.Your Latest Trick.mp3
05.Why Worry.mp3
06.Ride Across the River.mp3
07.The Man's Too Strong.mp3
08.One World.mp3
09.Brothers in Arms.mp3

I guess this album should owned by every music listeners. Full of hits songs. The guitar sound so beautiful + other instrument especially saxophone played by Michael Brecker on track4. This album score top chart in 10 countries.

03 June 2012 | Tuesday
Route: Running in loops
Time: 40.12mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Eric Johnson: Ah Via Musicom]
01.Ah Via Musicom
02.Cliffs of Dover
03.Desert Rose
04.High Landrons
05.Steve's Boogie
07.Nothing Can Keep Me from You
08.Song for George
10.Forty Mile Town
11.East Wes

For me, this is best studio album by Eric Johnson. Number of tracks were played in TV media. Couple of month ago I still listening track6 in local programme. Go and try listen on Youtube.

05 June 2012 | Thursday
Route: Running in loops
Time: 40.27mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [David Benoit: Urban Daydreams]
01.Sailing Trough The City.mp3
02.Cloud Break.mp3
03.Urban Daydreams.mp3
04.When The Winter's Gone (Song For A Stranger).mp3
05.Snow Dancing.mp3
07.Wild Kids.mp3
08.Looking Back.mp3
09.Seattle Morning.mp3
10.As If I Could Reach Rainbows.mp3

Piano instrumental. Kaki feel good. Too bad.. I only have 40mins for lunch break.

08 June 2012 | Sunday
Route: Home, +Semeling, Pekan Semeling, AIMST and home
Time: 1:00.19mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Chris Botti - The Very Best of]
02.First Wish.mp3  
03.Drive Time.mp3  
04.Midnight Without You.mp3  
05.Worlds Outside.mp3  
07.Why Not.mp3  
08.Mr. Wah.mp3  
09.Like I Do Now.mp3  
10.The Way Home.mp3  
11.Irresistible Bliss.mp3

Chris Botti.. for me, his music are so sexy. Cukop syiok layan trumpet sound tengah2 malam. I have a pleasant, relax, calm running mode thru this album.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Quote of the Day

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

- Mahatma Gandhi


Monday, 9 July 2012

News: Penang Starwalk is back

PENANG Starwalk returns for its 36th edition this year with new attractions added to the heritage route introduced last year to raise awareness on the rich culture of the state.

The event this time will fall on a Monday which is Sept 17, a replacement public holiday for Malaysia Day that falls on Sunday.

This year’s walk incorporates a heritage trail which is slightly different from last year’s route but it will still cover major scenic sites such as Fort Cornwallis, City Hall, Kapitan Keling Mosque and Sri Maha Mariamman Temple.
..Registration is open from July 16. more.

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ECO Night Run

Date: 30 August 2012 | Thursday | 8pm
Venue: Taman Belia, Penang
Distance: 4km (Fun Category) and 8km for competitive
Contact: 012-401 2700 (

Menarik. Lari malam at Penang. Malam Merdeka (coti next day)... sure got fireworks :)

..from Chen

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Jogging Week3+4 June 2012

13 June 2012 | Wednesday
Route: Running in loops
Time: 40.29mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [INXS - X]
01.Suicide Blonde.mp3
03.The Stairs.mp3
04.Faith In Each Other.mp3
05.By My Side.mp3
07.Who Pays The Price.mp3
08.Know The Difference.mp3
09.Bitter Tears.mp3
10.On My Way.mp3
11.Hear That Sound.mp3

17 June 2012 | Sunday
Route: Home, Tmn Malinja, +Semeling, pekan Semeling, AIMST and home
Time: 55.06mins
Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Def Leppard - Pyromania]
01.Rock Rock (Till You Drop).mp3
04.Too Late For Love.mp3
05.Die Hard The Hunter.mp3
07.Rock Of Ages.mp3
08.Comin' Under Fire.mp3
09.Action! Not Words.mp3
10.Billy's Got A Gun.mp3

22,23 June 2012 | Friday+Saturday
Hiking Mount Kinabalu for second time.
Route: Mesilau, Laban Rata - Low's peak, Laban Rata and Timpohon

Randomly playing on my mp3 player - [Hirotaka Izumi - The Best Of ]

24 June 2012 | Sunday
Jog in Kota Kinabalu town
Route: Pasar Besar Kota Kinabalu, Jalan Jesselton, Padang Merdeka, KK town and back to hotel
Time: No time recorded

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Thursday, 5 July 2012

Sabah Adventure Challenge 2013

Date: 29 ~ 31 March 2013 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Category: 150km Adventure (running and cycling) and 80km ultra runners

Whoo.. SAC is back. This time, ultra runners category will have some improvement. More distance, more days of running, same registration fee and same lodging - Mesilau Resort (..memang hangit habis)

I think those who took part on previous event, surely will recommend this as the best Malaysia ultra event. My RACUN 2012.

Dear competitors,

We are proud to announce the launch of registrations for Sabah Adventure Challenge 2013, the oldest established multi day adventure race in South East Asia for the 14th year as well as for the ultra trail marathon on the 29th-31st March 2013. The event will see a return to the very popular Mesilau Resort as well as an increase in the distance to be covered by the ultra trail marathon runners to 80k and over three days instead of the old 60k and 2 days only. This is down to requests for runners to finish together with the adventure racers as well as a prize giving ceremony together on the Sunday, 31st March 2012 and we have agreed to your requests.

There is no real change to the concept or entry fee package. Your accomodations are included from the 28th March-31st March for all ultra runners and adventure racers at Mesilau Resort and then again in Kota Kinabalu at Hotel Mega D'Aru from the 31st March-1st April 2012.

The big change as you will note is the new entry fees for the 2013 event.

We have managed to REDUCE the costs associated with the adventure race down to USD$1000 for a duo instead of the old price of USD$1500 and have managed to maintain the entry fees for the ultra as we have done so for the last 3 years despite increased fuel, logistics and transfer costs so its good value I think in general give pretty much everything is covered for a 4 day period in Sabah.

Registrations are limited due to the number of limited accomodations available at Mesilau to:

25 adventure racing teams
100 ultra runners

Registration for SAC 2013 opens at 12:00pm, 4th July 2012 and will close once each category is filled.

Accomodations are on a first come first basis in the dormitories and chalets and you may request to room with friends who are competing in the event.

Please note the departure time from Kota Kinabalu to Mesilau on the Thursday,30th March 2013 is at 2:00pm from Hotel Mega D'Aru to Mesilau Resort. Registration opens from 12:00pm-1:30pm at Mega D'Aru so please do ensure you are able to meet the departure time to board the shuttle buses to take you on the 2 hour journey to Mesilau.

Thank you and have a great year ahead in racing and adventures, where ever it may be.

Avtar S.Sandhu
Race Director
Mobile: +60-138811757
Fax: +60-87-414199

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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Perhentian Island challenge 2012

Date: 12 ~ 14 October 2012
Venue: Perhentian Island, Terengganu
Disipline: ?

Sound lovely. Do you? Maybe Aiman's report will helps.

..from Aiman Cheah

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Report: Ekspedisi Menawan Gunung Kinabalu


Ekspedisi Menawan Gunung Kinabalu disahut oleh empat rakan sekerja iaitu En.Razak Ariffin dari Spare Part, En.Badrol dari pusat service Shah Alam, En.Syed Annuar, Hasreezal dan saya dari Jabatan IT. Membelanjakan hampir keseluruhan kos pada 4 bulan awal untuk tempahan penuh bagi pakej mendaki dan tiket penerbangan - satu risiko dan komitmen yang tinggi perlu beri bila bergerak secara berpasukan.

Mendaki Gunung Kinabalu bukan bertujuan menguji kekuatan fizikal semata-mata tetapi lebih kepada kekuatan mental. Bagi mereka telah mendaki selama 10jam pada hari pertama, saya rasa kekuatan fizikal cuma bertahan beberapa jam sahaja. Jika Laban Rata memerlukan 2jam lagi, saya rasa mereka akan tetap mendaki walaupun mengambil hingga 12jam. – Sebab matlamatnya, adalah puncak kinabalu.

Kisah sebelum sampai ke puncak (Low’s Peak – Low adalah nama orang - Hugh Low), sebenarnya saya telah pun menyerah kalah pada 100meter terakhir sebelum Low’s Peak. Hujan di awal pagi. Keadaan cuaca cukup sejuk. 3 helai pakaian, masih mengigil hingga ke tulang dibuatnya. Angin bertiup kuat. Tangan kebas disebabkan sarung tangan yang basah dan terlalu sejuk. Badrol juga sama seperti saya, hampir mahu patah balik.

Tapi dalam beg saya terdapat banner manakala kamera di dalam beg Badrol. Kami tiada pilihan. Sebaik matahari terbit, saya nampak Razak melambai dari Low’s Peak... - Itulah kekuatan kami

Bagi PakSyed dan Hasreezal, mereka amat kental. Tetap meneruskan pendakian walaupun kaki dan peha mengalami kekejangan otot sejak pertengahan perjalanan pada hari pertama. Perlahan-lahan berjalan, dikelilingi hutan tebal, gelap gelita, berpandukan cahaya lampu kepala dan harapan untuk tiba di Laban Rata pd ketinggian 3300 meter dari aras laut

Sebenarnya, mereka telah bertemu dengan saingan mereka – diri mereka sendiri. Sehinggakan mereka sendiri terkejut dan tertanya bagaimana boleh sampai sehingga Laban Rata dan Sayat-Sayat ketika menuruni gunung ke Timpohon di siang hari.

Ekspedisi cukup mencabar bagi mereka yang bekerja 8am-5pm. Dengan kekurangan latihan dan persediaan, menikmati keindahan alam di Laban Rata sudah cukup teruja dan menakjubkan.

Hari 1.
Dari PEN@10am sampai BKI@130pm. Sewa kereta untuk 3hr. Aktiviti pertama, cargas ke Pasar Besar KK. Beli udang+sotong untuk dinner. Kemudian singgah di Jambatan Tamparuli. Kagum banyak sangat ikan dalam sungai tu (serius - rupanya local tak makan ikan darat). Ajak geram tak bawa joran. Next, singgah Pekan Nabalu. Nikmati pemandangan lereng gurung. Akhir sekali check-in chalet di Mesilau dan kasi udang+sotong pada chef utk makan malam


Kereta sewa

1st activity - Pasar Besar Kota Kinabalu

Bought 1kg of squid and 1kg of prawn for dinner

Tamparuli Bridge


Hari 2.
Check-out dari Kiram's Village Chalet. Tempat yg cukop cantik. Cargas pi breakfast kat Pekan Kundasang. Ada pasar pagi kat situ setiap jumaat pagi. Kemudian ke Taman Negara Kinabalu untuk pendaftaran dan berkenalan dengan Guide. En. Bungin. RePack apa yang patut untuk dibawa. Lelain tinggal dalam kereta. Ambik van ke Mesilau. Dan mula mendaki selepas doa selamat dibaca oleh PakSyed.

Kiram's Village Chalet... Cantek

Breakfast at Kundasang town

@Taman Negara Kinabalu with Guide

Start hiking from Mesilau trail

Pack breakfast from Sutera Lodge

Hari 3.
Supper@2am. Hujan renyai-renyai diluar. Guide kasi green light utk mula pendakian@2:30am. Gelap gulita. Cuma berpanduankan headlamp. Melepasi stesen terakhir Sayat2, hujan agak lebat, angin kuat bertiup, glove basah, sejuk gedik. Gelap gulita, jalan batu mengikut tali ke puncak. Ajak tiba terlebih dahulu, diikuti saya + Bad di Low's Peak. @7am mula turun ke Laban Rata. 10:30pagi, selepas breakfast mula bergerak turun ke Timpohon. @5pm semua pakat tiba di Taman Negara Kinabalu. Amik sijil+medal dan memberi sumbangan pada Guide. @6:30 bergerak turun ke Kota Kinabalu.

@2am. Supper

Miners or Menoreh?

Tong gas besaq

Souviner for our guide En. Bungin. 5 Company t'shirt

Hari 4.
Lepas subuh. Jog around KK town. Dari Hotel, Pasar Besar Kota Kinabalu (layan tengok aktiviti jualan ikan/sayuran yg murah). Kemudian  Jesselton Road, Padang Merdeka (1 lap) dan balik hotel. Referesh.Sarapan di Jesselton Road. Kebetulan ada Pasar Kraf pada setiap Ahad dari jam 7am - 5pm.

Terdapat banyak cenderamata/ole-ole/barangan tempatan boleh dibeli pada kadar yang lebih murah jika dibandingkan di Pasar Filipina. Check-out hotel. Pi pantai Tanjung Aru + makan tengahari. Kembali ke Pasar Filipina - kawan komplain barang kat PF memang mahal. Luckily dah beli di Jesselton Road. 6pm BKI-KUL, 10pm KUL-PEN dan sampai rumah @1am.

@KK. Pasar Kraf di Jalan Jesselton. Cheaper than Pasar Filipina. Worth spend hours here.

For family. A khat calligraphy

@Tanjung Aru. Lunch. Before heading to airport.

Medal - Must reach Low's Peak