Monday, June 29, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

SCKL Marathon - Not Up to Expectation

I have not attend SC Singapore Marathon before, but I heard a lot about the carnival party. So I expect it should be the same in SC KLM. With Hip Hop music, break dancer, cheer leading group, funny costumed and fashion runners, a lot of food and drink store (like Orange Run), fun fair, finisher goodies bag (like Bidor run), but none of it happened, only the boring music and dance, very very disappointed.

I still remember Hemant 123 mentioned 2 things in his second running clinic in Tapak A. When a runner asked him about the water station, he menepuk dada said that runners should not worry about water stations, there are plenty in every 2.5km. Perhap he was right, there are plenty of water station but NO WATER.

He also said there are plenty and enough for different size of vest and T-shirt. Runner should not worry, they would get their ordered size. Ended up, runner ordered S size, but got L size. Wa lau ye, how to wear!
I also noticed many 5km runners came back from the other side of the same lane (face to face with other finishing runners), caused traffic jam. So I asked them why are they coming back from this side, the runner said a road marshall guide them coming to this side. HOW COULD IT HAPPENED? to be continue...

I run in the rain, I run in the rain (remember the song?)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Malakoff University Duathlon Series 2009


• 19th July 2009 (Sunday)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)--> 3km Run / 13km Bike / 3km Run
• 25th July 2009 (Saturday)
Universiti Tenaga Malaysia (Uniten)--> 3km Run / 14km Bike / 3km Run
• 1st August 2009 (Saturday)
Universiti Malaya (UM)--> 3.5km Run / 14km Bike / 3.5km Run

UNIVERSITY category (Men's & Women's) - RM20 per race
OPEN category (Men's & Women's) - RM40 per race
TEAM RELAY category (Men's & Mixed) - RM60 per race

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) - 12th July 2009
Universiti Tenaga Malaysia (Uniten) - 19th July 2009
Universiti Malaya (UM) - 26th July 2009

Army Half Marathon & Safra Singapore Bay Run 2009

Date: 16 Aug 2009
Time: 5:30am
Venue: Esplanade Bridge - Padang Singapore
Distance: 21km and 10km
Safra 2008 Photo here

Michael Jackson - My Super Idol

MJ - KING OF POP, my super idol

I have regretted that I missed out his concert when he was having world tour concert in KL. It was 1996. I was joyful when heard that he is going to have another one starting Jul 2009, but now.....
Yesterday night suppose to sleep earlier to get ready for tomorrow KL marathon event, but ended up watching MJ tribute programme from 9pm until today morning 1am.

Closet is my most favourite MV, it was so simple, beautiful, sexy and full of energy. I can watch it again and again and again ......, tak jemu jemu.

May his soul rest in peace, his music will live forever in people's heart.

Friday, June 26, 2009

SCKL Marathon - Race Pack Collection

Rack pack for 10km, the black line inside the plastic is timing chip.
Stick behind the bib no. Additional items for full marathon Powerbar & towel
Ladise vest, S size
Men vest, S size
Full marathon queue very long

10km queue, one queue only, is a L shape

Later they changed to a few queues, confusing..
Half marathon queue
Saw them turn back without the blue bag

Finally got what they want

We went to Dataran to collect race pack around 12:30pm. It was heavy rain on our way from PJ. We dare not park under the Dataran, afraid that our car would become boat.
It was very jammed near the Dataran as that period was Sembahyang time. Finally we got our parking, illegal but have no choice. Mujur the rain has stopped.
The organiser separated the categories to different queue. For 10km, it was not a long queue, but very very very long and slow moving queue. On top of that the worst news was server down, network down, no power! They have to bring two power generators. The server down for about 20min. Those who came earlier have to wait longer.
My neighbour has to queue for himself for 10km, then queue for his wife for 21km and then queue for his kid for fun run. Wa lau ye.
I started to queue at 1pm. The guy in front of me collect 15 packs on behalf of his friends. I asked him to let me first as I only take one, but he refused. When my turn, I asked the volunteer, 'kenapa dia boleh ambet 15? Website kan kata max 6 saja?", She answered "Patut 6 saja, tapi........", no futher reply. They should have separate counter for bulk collection. Finally I got mine at 2:15pm. Piu.. My confession, after cutting queue when they changed from one queue to multiple queues.
The collection was messy, not well organised. They should arrange the collection in a place with proper parking, air-con and covered. Otherwise it would be very hot during noon queuing under the sun or raining. Some runners said it was worst than AMBank.
The quality of the vest is good and the bag is nice. Other than that the rest are leaflet. Already in my paper recycle bin. For full Marathon runner, they have extra Power Bar (have to claim in the Power booth) and a towel.
Tomorrow is Saturday, expected more ppl, for those who have not collected, GOOD DAY & GOOD LUCK.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

SCKL Full Marathon Tips - Before, During & After

24 Hours To Race Day

1. How should I train 24 hours before the marathon?
2. What should I eat the day before the marathon?
3. When should I have my last large meal before a marathon?
4. How much sleep is needed the night before the race?

Marathon Day

1. What should I eat on marathon day?
2. How do I warm up for the marathon?
3. Should I stretch before starting the marathon?
4. Where should I line up when starting the marathon?
5. What is a 'race plan' and is it necessary to complete the race?
6. How often should I drink water or eat while running the marathon?
7. What should I think about while I'm running the marathon?
8. What is 'hitting the wall'?
9. How do I avoid hitting the wall?
10. Is there a time limit on finishing the marathon?

After The Marathon

1. What should I do directly after the marathon?
2. What are the best food and drinks for after the marathon?
3. How should I feel after the marathon is over?
4. What is a 'shake-out run or walk'?
5. What should I do the week following the race?

SCKL Marathon - Race Pack Collection

What is a Race Pack?
The Race Pack is an event pack, which will consist of a Race Bib Number with DAG, Singlets/Vest, Runners Guide Book and sponsored goodies. The Runners Guide Book is the essential guide to all Race Day events and information. Runners cannot start their race without the Race Bib Number and all runners must collect their Race Pack at the Marathon Expo prior to Race Day.
When will the SCKLM 2009 Race Pack Collection be held and where will it be?
The Race Pack Collection will be held on:
Date: 26 and 27 June 2009
Time: 12 pm to 8 pm (26 June 2009), 11am to 5pm (27 June 2009)
Venue: Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
Registrants will need to produce their printed confirmation slip together with their NRIC/Passport when they collect their Race Pack at the Marathon Expo. All participants will be informed of the RPC via e-newsletter. Alternatively, participants can check the event website at for further updates.

What if I am unable to collect the Race Pack?
You may appoint your relatives, friends, or representatives in Malaysia to collect your Race Pack on your behalf with a Letter of Authorisation. Please take note that your relative, friend or representative in Malaysia is required to produce their Identity Card/ Photo ID, along with your Letter of Authorisation and photocopy of your NRIC/Photo ID upon request from the counter staff.
Each appointed relative, friend or representative can collect up to a maximum of six (6) Race Packs including his own Race Pack if they are a registered runner. Please download the Authorization letter here.
Please note that no changes in t-shirt sizes and race category will be entertained during the Race Pack collection.
Entry packs not collected after the collection date will be deemed as property of the Organiser, who reserves the right to dispose or re-distribute them accordingly.
Where to park during race day?
We recommend that your park your cars at the designated eight RapidKL shuttle pick-up points and take the buses from there.
However, if you really must drive, you can park at parking bays in the Dataran Merdeka underground parking, Daya Bumi, and Padang Merbuk.
Please note however that if you're planning to park in the Dataran Merdeka underground you can only park before 4.30am and leave after 11.30am.
For Daya Bumi, you must park before 6.00am and can only leave after 11.00am.
For Padang Merbuk, you can park and leave anytime.
You can also park at other venues, ex. Lake Gardens, but they are further away than the three cited above.
We will provide updates on road closures as soon as we can, but for now, we can tell you that the marathon route itself will be closed to traffic between 5.00am and 11.00am on 28 June 2009.
What are the public transport available?
Rapid KL Bus Service on Race Day
Rapid KL is providing a special shuttle bus service for runners.
Pick Up/Drop Off Points:
Tasik Titiwangsa - Padang Merbuk Ampang LRT Station - Padang Merbuk Taman Cheras/Taman Segar - Padang Merbuk Bandar Tasik Selatan LRT Station - Padang Merbuk Stadium Bukit Jalil - Padang Merbuk Abdullah Hukum LRT Station - Padang Merbuk Taman Jaya LRT Station - Padang Merbuk 1 Utama, Bandar Utama - Padang Merbuk
Buses shall run on a 20 minute interval between 3:00 am – 6:00 am.
Pick up times will be: 3:00am – 3:20am – 3:40am – 4:00am – 4:20am – 4:40am – 5:00am – 5:20am – 5:40am – 6:00am ( 2 buses per pick-up time)
Sales of pre-tickets namely the Pas Harlan ‘SEMUA RM4’ and ‘SEPADU RM7’ will be at a special counter at Dataran Merdeka on:- 26 June 2009, Friday 2:00pm – 5:00pm- 27 June 2009, Saturday 9:00pm – 5:00pm

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Peace Run 2009

Date: 9th Aug 2009
Start/finish: Penang Municipal Park (Youth Park, Penang)
Time: 7.30am
Distance: 6km
Organizer: Service Civic International (SCI)
Tel: +604-2277097 / 012-4122014
Contact: Mr Athimulam Arjunan,
President of Service Civil International

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

SCKL Marathon Day Tips

Found these two articles from Internet, hope it will help marathon runners.

Running Can Slow Ageing Process

Running slows the aging clock, Stanford researchers find
STANFORD, Calif. — Regular running slows the effects of aging, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine that has tracked 500 older runners for more than 20 years. Elderly runners have fewer disabilities, a longer span of active life and are half as likely as aging nonrunners to die early deaths, the research found.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Gobi March 2009 - Update

Dr. Tan finished the race!
All Malaysian salute to you
Wish you conquer another desert race in the near future

Another Malaysian Loh Damien Y. Y 29, also completed the race:
Stg1 7:34:13, Stg2 7:38:41, Stg3 7:46:42, Stg4 9:15:39, Stg5 15:19:30, Stg6 58:04. Overall 48:32:49

Champion is LaHaie Eric M. C. from USA completed the following stages:
Stg1 03:43:07, Stg2 03:57:55, Stg3 04:13:03. Stg4 05:11:45, Stg5 08:50:29, Stg 6 00:47:31, Overall 26:43:50

Updated Result

Friday, June 19, 2009

Penawar-Pengerang run 2009

There are a few run and walk on 5 Jul, if you are staying in south Malaysia, you can either join IOI Mall Run or the following:

Date: 5 Jul 2009
Time: 8am
Venue: Dataran Bandar Penawar, Kota Tinggi, Johor
Organise by: Lembaga Kemajuan Johor Tenggara (KEJORA)
Jalan Dato’ Hassan Yunos 81900 Bandar Penawar, Kota Tinggi, Johor
Contact: Tel : 07 822 1601, Fax : 07 822 1600
Closing Date: 5hb Julai 2009 (7.45 am)

Gobi March 2009 - Dr. Tan Tah Ming

Dr. Tan Tah Ming 53 is one of the two Malaysian joined the Gobi March 2009, he is running to raise fund for Hospice Malaysia.
It is a seven-day, six-stage, 250-kilometer footrace across the Gobi Desert of China.

Dr. Tan has completed the following stages:
Stg1 10:20:24 (42.5km), Stg2 10:23:30 (41.1km), Stg3 10:55:40 (38.4km), Stg4 16:03:00 (41.2km), Stg 5 27:42:51 (78.7km), Stg 6 (10km)

1320-19-June-Stage 5: Tan Tah Ming (Malaysia) was the final competitor to make it into camp. Tan spent the night out on the course, only resting briefly for an hour and a half on the side of the course. Tan suffered from asthma while he was walking in the night, and took a 3km ride on the back of a camel. Tan may be disqualified for this. Tan was greeted by the entire camp when he crossed the finish line at 27.42.51. Tan was smiles all around, and said, “what a night.”

Loh Damien Y. Y 29, now is residence in Japan has completed the following stages:

Stg1 7:34:13, Stg2 7:38:41, Stg3 7:46:42, Stg4 9:15:39, Stg 5 15:19:30

Today's Stage - Stage 5 (The Long March, Camp Kongsu to Camp Kashgary): From Camp Kongsu, competitors will set out on the infamous "Long March," a nearly 80 kilometer stage that will take most competitors through the night. Competitors will begin with a gradual ascent in a canyon, up a pass, followed by a deep descent into a riverbed. The early section is rated difficult, but followed by a moderate terrain. There will be spectacular views of snow-capped mountains to the east. Distance: 78.7 kilometers (49.4 miles).

Gobi March Breaking News Update

Gobi March Result

True Story that Must Not Miss


This is the True Story
A son says to his father: 'Dad, would you be willingly to run amarathon with me?'
The father, despite his age and a heart disease, says 'YES'.
And they run that marathon, together.
The son asks: 'Dad, can you run another marathon with me?' Againfather says 'YES'.
They run another marathon, together.
One day the son asks his father: ?Dad would please do the Iron Man with me?'
Now just in case you wouldn't know, 'The Iron Man' is the toughesttriathlon in existence;4km swimming, then 180 km by bike, and finally another 42 km running,in one stroke.
Again father says 'YES'

Maybe this doesn't 'touch' you yet by heart ... until you see thismovie (put on sound!):

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Seremban Half Marathon 2009 - Update

Date: 12 Jul 2009
Venue: N.S Padang, Seremban
Time: 6.45am

Runner may start to register, pay and get bib no. and goodie bag from Antah Healthcare Group in Section 19, PJ (near Vitagen factory). May look for Jenny.

Goodies bag consits of:
- T-shirt
- Deep heating rub
- Fresh & White ubat gigi
- Shokubutsu Active Sports shower cream
- Salonpas
- Eagle Brand Thousand miles chasing wind paste (Muscular Balm)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bon Odori Festival 2009


Date: 18th July 2009
Time: 5pm to 10pm
Free Admission
Venue: Panasonic Sports Complex (Matsushita Stadium)
Lot 4, Persiaran Perkilangan, Section 21, Shah Alam, Selangor.

Bon Odori 2009 ( Penang )
Location: Esplanade, Penang
Date: 18th July 2009
Organizer: The Consulate of Japan
Contact: 04-2263030

A Bon Odori Festival is also celebrated every year at Penang and at the Matsushita Corp Stadium, Shah Alam. This celebration, which is a major attraction for the state of Selangor, is the brain child of the Japanese Expatriate & Immigrant's Society in Malaysia. In comparison to the celebrations in Japan, the festival is celebrated on a much smaller scale in Penang and Selangor (Malaysia). Here, it is less associated with Buddhism and more with Japanese culture. Held mainly to expose locals to a part of Japanese culture, the festival provides the experience of a variety of Japanese food & drinks, art and dance.

Transport: Free shuttle bus from Shah Alam KTM Station to Matsusita Stadium

*About the free shuttle bus, kindly call to Japan club 03-2274 2274 to re-confirm and for more details.

Attire: Yukata (but if you don't have one, just wear casual and neatly will do
NO Cosplay, Gothic and Lolita dress,
NO High-heels allowed in the dancing field.- Wear Shippers or Sandals instead of high-heels
Strictly NO SMOKING, except for designated area.We appreciated for your attention and understanding.

Thestar News

Avon Walk 2009

Date: 11 Oct 2009
Venue: Dataran Merdeka, KL
Details: COMING SOON...

M.I.I Walk / The Insurance and Takaful Walk (ITW) : Postponed

M.I.I Walk has been postponed due to economic slowdown, announced by the CEO in her letter.

KWYP Penang Hill Climb 2009

After recovering from KL Marathon?
Not joining Ipoh Internation Run?
So happen visit to Penang on that week end?


Date: 5 Jul 2009
Distance: 10km
Fees: RM6 and RM4 for student (cheap ya!)
Closing date: 19 June at 4.15pm (hurry up)
Details: contact 04-6593714/5 (sorry no website)

News from thestar:

Fundraising Campaign by DiGi

Greetings from MNS.
We need your help. Please support us through this fundraising campaign by DiGi and click away. With every click, DiGi will donate RM5 to MNS.

All you have to do is:
- Click on the link above
- Enter a valid email address (or as many as you have)
- Go back to your inbox of the email address you entered, and click on the automated response to validate your submission And that's it, you're done
Funds raised will help MNS do more with current environmental issues and to serve you better. As always, our thanks for your support.
Warm regards,
Tan Sri Dr Salleh Mohd Nor

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

World Vision Famine 30 Hours Aug 2009

Want to get on diet and slimmer while doing charity?
Join the Famine 30 hours, it is a different kind of challenge

Date: 22 - 23 Aug 09
Venue: Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil
About Famine
The 30-Hour Famine is a global movement against hunger and poverty. Participants go without food for 30 hours and get a glimpse of the dire conditions that children and families in need endure everyday.
They also raise funds, transforming their hunger into hope for children and families in need. The Famine aims to inspire and empower ordinary people to care for those in need, both locally and globally.

Xterra Triathlon Malaysia 2009


Written by Anand V
Monday, 15 June 2009 16:13


Date: 8 Nov 2009
Early bird: SIGN UP AND PAY BY 31st July 2009

11km Run - 64km Bike - 10km Run (2 laps of 5.5km Run - 2 laps of 32km Bike - 2 laps of 5km Run)

11km Run - 64km Bike - 10km Run (2 laps of 5.5km Run - 2 laps of 32km Bike - 2 laps of 5km Run)

5.5km Run - 32km Bike - 5km Run (1 lap of 5.5km Run - 1 lap of 32km Bike - 1 lap of 5km Run)

TESCO Walk For Schools 2009

Event: TESCO Walk For Schools
Date: 26 Jul 2009
Time: 8am
Venue: Tapak A Taman Tasik Titiwangsa
Details: COMING SOON...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

4th Malaysia International Ekiden Run 2009

4th Malaysia International Ekiden Run
Date: 9 Aug 2009
Time: 7am
Venue: Istana Kehakiman Putrajaya
Details: COMING SOON.....

Running Events

Do you know any runner joined all the following events?
28 Jun 09 - KL Marathon - 42 km
05 Jul 09 - Ipoh International Run - 21 km
12 Jul 09 - Seremban Half Marathon - 21 km
19 Jul 09 - Siemens Run - 10 km
25 Jul 09 - Shape Run - 11.5 km
02 Aug 09 - Adidas KOTR - 21.7 km
So far I only knew one..

Saturday, June 13, 2009

KL Rat Race 2009

Event: The EDGE Bursa Malaysia KL Rat Race 2009
Date: 11 Aug 2009

The Edge and Bursa Malaysia are once again co-organisers for this unique event which benefits the needy. Donations collected from participating local and foreign companies in Malaysia will be channelled towards beneficiaries involved in various causes. Last year, some 140 teams took time out to run and helped raise over RM1.5 to RM1.7 million for 20 charitable organisations.

This year’s Race will also have 20 beneficiaries, which will be announced in the coming weeks. Charitable organisations interested in being one of the selected beneficiaries may apply by downloading this form and submitting it back to us by May 22nd.

So Corporate Malaysia, forget about the rat race we are in, just for one day, and join in a rat race of a different kind! Give some time to charity after office hours this Aug 11. Besides being for a good cause, this event also gives executives a good excuse to leave the office early!The Kuala Lumpur Rat Race® is supported by Yayasan Bursa Malaysia, the foundation arm of Bursa Malaysia. The Federal Territory Amateur Athletics Association (FTAAA) provides technical support.

Larian Hari Antidadah Antarabangsa 2009

Date: 4 Jul 2009
Time: 7.30am
Venue: Dataran Putrajaya
Dateline: 30 Jun 09
Registration: FTAAA or online
Updated information: Cash prizes only for first, second & third only.
Cash prizes from 4th to 10th has been cancelled

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Slaughtering the Amazon

Boots and training shoes are not the first things that spring to mind when you think about the causes of rainforest destruction and climate change. 'Slaughtering the Amazon' shows the connections between beef and leather production in the Amazon and illegal deforestation, financed by some of our best known global footwear brands.


Forever Young Dad Contest

Closing Date: June 28, 2009Website:

Show us a picture of how your dad lead an active lifestyle and tell us in 160 characters how does your dad stay healthy and young. You can submit your entries via MMS or online.

Hurry up, active runners' junior, submit your cool dad picture to win attractive prizes or cool runners submit your photo on behalf of your junior...

Jacob's Walk of Life 2009

Date: 21 Jun 2009
Venue: Taman Metropolitan, Kepong

It’s that time of the year again and Jacob's Walk of Life is back! The 2009 edition of this annual event is set to be bigger and better. The campaign will culminate in a public walk at Taman Metropolitan, Kepong on June 21 2009.
Jacob’s Walk of Life 2009 will be supported by co-sponsors Fitness First, Anlene, Spritzer, Mizuno and is endorsed by the Ministry of Health. This event is made for the family so bring along everyone you know and together, join in the fun. That's not all - meet Fara and Faizal from Hot FM and Jack and Mei Yan from MyFM who will keep you entertained with fun games after you’re done sweating it out.

Don't miss out on the fun. Book your place now and sample a spread of the goodness of Jacob's wholesome biscuits. We're excited and we can't wait. See you there, Malaysia!
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