“A divorce crushed my heart, but not my spirit. I swim, bike, run for my kids, for my health and for my soul. I trained like a man possessed. I compete because there's no greater high in the world. I have heroes but don't see myself as one. I'm an athlete, just like you.”
For RM20 only entry fee, I think Nike Malaysia has done very well in organising We Run KL event. I think this is the shortest distance race I've done this year. But it is good recovery run between PBIM last week and SCSM next week. Unfortunately, I wasn't feeling very well that day. Flu, coughing, sore throat minus the temperature. It's only 10km but I must run sub 1 hour.... with camera in hand! Managed to clock 56min, hmmm... ok la, not so bad.
Some of the photos during the run
Mingle around with friends after the race.
OK, better get ready for SCSM next week.
Yeay, completed my third half marathon for this year! Actually, this is my first PBIM half marathon. I took part several times before but all in marathon distance. Then I thought, why not do half this time? Overall timing is not really impressive. Still far from my sub 2 hours target. There were many runners in half compare to full distance. I started at the back row and the road was very crowded after the start line I had to follow other people's pace, and as usual taking some photos along the bridge.
After U-turn on the bridge I reached at kilometre 10, then I look at my watch and the timing was 1:12hr. Geezz.... I was so slow. From that point I increased the pace and started overtake all other runners. A few runners tried to follow my pace but I managed to drop them off... hehehe. Finally, crossed the finish line in 2:17hr. Woohoo... that mean I did negative split 1:05hr in the last 11km! If I could maintain the pace from the start I might be able to clock 2hr on the dot. Maybe…
28 OPs from Royal 8th batch RMC (1987-1991) went to Taman Negara for our get together trip. Actually, we had 31 pax but Budin, Gegek & Bapak unable to make due to family & work commitment.
These are the attendees
We RV at RMC, the last person to arrive was newly wed Ala because he had a busy night before. So we gave him 20 knuckle-clap. It was smooth ride to Kuala Tahan and the boys already started to catch up in the bus.
On the first day after check-in at Rainforest Kuala Tahan, we went out for a boat ride to Lata Berkoh for a jungle tracking and nice picnic near a small water fall. Then short stop at Kelah Santuary on the way back to Kuala Tahan.
Dinner & karaoke session at night. Thanks to Mat Yep for sponsoring the T-shirt.
On the second day we did canopy walk.
Two-day trip is very short for us to do the catch up with everyone. Even before we reach RMC, we already planned for the next one mid next year.
Thanks to Mat Kong, Bandit, Bear as committee members and every…
"Deemed the World’s Toughest Mountain Race, the Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon is the ultimate challenge to take for those who are brave enough to test their endurance by running up and down Mount Kinabalu for a total distance of 21 kilometers.This extraordinary 21 km race up and down the 4, 095m of Mount Kinabalu, boasts a gruelling vertical climb of 2,300m over a mere eight and a half kilometres." - Taken from the website
With 2:30hrs cut-off for men open category and 3:30hrs for veteran and women category. Yes! It's tougher than running a marathon and this is the race where Mt. Kinabalu's porter and guide beats us the marathoner and Ironman. It is totally a different kind of race all together.
During race kit collection and race briefing, I met many familiar faces. Many of them on their second or third attempt like Raymond, Stupe and his wife Aileen, Luvis, Adeline, Puisan, Some on their first attempt like Bacin, Nik Raiha, Shawal, Haniff, Mukhlis, Mac,…