Race Report – Standard Chartered KL Marathon 10km 26 June 2011

The 10km race held during the Standard Chartered KL Marathon held on 26 June 2011 is my 7th race for 2011 (actually my 7th race ever). The Standard Chartered KL Marathon in the premier event in the running calender for Malaysia. And it did not disappoint.

Flag Off

Arrived there at about 6:45AM and made it just in time for the flag off (barely). I hade underestimated the traffic and parking and was relying purely on luck. We arrived at the venue much much earlier but couldn’t find any parking spots and the police had erected road blocks all over the place. Luck was really on our side as we found a nice parking space near Bank Negara. After parking the car we rushed to the start line for the 10km run (near the National Monument) and got there literally when the gun went off for the 10km run. Nothing to worry about through as there were thousands and thousands of people waiting to run at the starting line. Even when the gun went off I was still not moving. The slow shuffling itself took me about 10 minutes before I could start running.

When I did start running I was already quite warmed up and I settled into an easy pace. My strategy was to run easy for the first 5km and then pick up the pace for the final 5.

Read moreRace Report – Standard Chartered KL Marathon 10km 26 June 2011

Weekly Log 16 May – 22 May 2011

WEEKLY LOG 16 MAY – 22 MAY 2011

Another week has gone by. This would be my 15th Weekly Log. 8 weeks till the PD triathlon. 6 weeks to get my act together and 2 weeks to taper and prepare for the race.

This is how my week went.

Monday Swim
Tuesday Core Workout and Brick Bike/Run
Wednesday Run
Thursday Swim
Friday Cross Train
Saturday Pre-Race
Sunday Race – Larian Hari Keputeraan Sultan Azlan Shah 2011 7km

2 significant events happened this week, my thursday swim workout and of course sunday’s race.

Read moreWeekly Log 16 May – 22 May 2011

Weekly Log 2 May – 8 May 2011


Another week has gone by. This would be my 13th Weekly Log. Time really flies.
This is how my week went.
Wednesday Run
Thursday Bike and Swim
There are 2 highlights of the week which is thursday’s Swim workout as well as sunday’s Larian Bomba race (read The Larian Bomba’s Race Report)

Read moreWeekly Log 2 May – 8 May 2011

Race Report – Larian Bomba 8 May 2011 10km



My fourth race of the 2011 season (I never thought of my years in terms of seasons before)- The Larian Bomba 2011 10km run held in celebration of the World’s Firefighter’s Day.

This particular race was full of drama for me and I learnt a lot about myself today.

Read moreRace Report – Larian Bomba 8 May 2011 10km

Race – Men’s Health and Shape Night Run 2011

RACE I’ve registered for the 12.3km Men’s Health Run which will be the last race before the month of Ramadhan for me. What a way to finish the for the half year and a great way to start the contemplation of self in Ramadhan. Come and register at Hooha.asia. This will be the 9th competition …

Read moreRace – Men’s Health and Shape Night Run 2011

>Weekly Log 25 April – 1 May 2011

> WEEKLY LOG Big week this week. Very big week in fact. Read on to find out what happened and what’s happening. This is how my week went. Monday RestTuesday Bike/Run BrickWednesday RunThursday RestFriday Swim, Bike and Run BrickSaturday RunSunday Run TRAINING TIP I am getting paranoid about my swim. On some days I feel …

Read more>Weekly Log 25 April – 1 May 2011

Race – Larian Bomba 2011 10km


I registered for the Larian Bomba 2011 10km run which is heldon 8 May 2011 in conjunction with the International Firefighters Day.

This will be 4th running event for the year (actually for my entire life so far) and at 10km will be the longest. Cut off time for this 10km is 90 minutes. It’s a bit daunting for me as I can manage 100 minutes for the 10km (last night’s 10km was 100 mins).

The route is roughly the same as the FT Day 2011 7km run and the World Kidney Run 2011 5km. I surveyed the route this morning and found it to be quite nice.

Read moreRace – Larian Bomba 2011 10km

Daily Log 30 April 2011


I have a few 10km runs coming up in the next few months (and even a 16.8km run in October) and I know that I had better start training for it. Running 5km will not cut it anymore. Some of the events coming up are:

8 May 2011 Larian Bomba 10km

Read moreDaily Log 30 April 2011

Musings and Thoughts / Race Hoohathlon


Customer service is sometimes a bit of a challenge for all of us. I have to admit. I’m a bit finicky when it comes to customer services. I do expect a certain level of service from people. For the longest time the experience of buying stuff from shops or ordering things on line has been lacklustre so I’ve given up.

I had an extremely wonderful experience this morning which has restored my faith.

I’ve been trying to register for the hoohathlon which is organised by Hooha.asia (more on the actual event later). Last night I logged on to the website and began filling in my details. There was a glitch when I proceeded to the payment page and I couldn’t make payment. It was a bit puzzling as I have registered though Hooha.asia before for the NTV 7 Feel Good Run.

I’m the kind of person who likes to continue doing it until I get through. After 11 attempts over 2 hours I gave up and decided to leave it for the night and try again later.

This morning I received a call from Mr Suren from Hooha.asia apologising for the inconvenience and offering help and support.

Read moreMusings and Thoughts / Race Hoohathlon

Daily Log 28 April 2011

> RACE What a great day for me today. I have been waiting for the Port Dickson International Triathlon registration to open and have been patiently browsing the Triathlon Malaysia website every day and today I got to finally register. I’ve also been thinking of registering for the Adidas King Of The Road Malaysian edition …

Read moreDaily Log 28 April 2011