Friday, December 7, 2012

Outdoor Outfit Challenge 2012

Proudly to announce UTM Fitness Co-curriculum Semester 1, Session 2012/2013 will organize Outdoor Outfit Challenge. The challenge will take part at Kem Dayang, Gunung Pulai, Johor on 9 December 2012.

This one day challenge will evaluate students' abilities in physical fitness, mental and their team work. The challenge consist:

  • Gunung Pulai Reserve Forest Trekking
  • Artificial Wall Climbing
  • Flying fox
  • Water confident
the most interesting point during trekking
Wall Climbing

Besides the challenge will be completed, the students will need to complete the task given by the instructors.

Perhaps, the weather will be nice to this programme and the students well prepared to overcome the challenge this Sunday.

As a bottom line, Outdoor Outfit Challenge is the must have programme to evaluate fitness components for the students and also as a medium to know each other well.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Malakoff UTM Eco Run 2012 Report & Kakithon Gathering

This is my first race for Malakoff UTM Eco Run 2012. This is my territory and Alhamdulillah I won third placing in University Staff Category 15km race. The route was around UTM Johor Bahru Campus and the highest point is Balai Cerapan UTM the famous route for UTM students exercise/walking/running in the evening.

As everybody informed, Kakithon make this event as a gathering. Ong and his girlfriend came along from Genting Highlands, Chan from Singapore, Li Ting from Malacca, Ida from Negeri Sembilan, Lim & his girlfriend and Jiha & me just from JB. The faces that I missed so much plus the atmosphere we created when we met.

The goodies (not in a 'green bag' but in plastic), not friendly to environment and also the participants. The t-shirt (no brand), running number (only one!) voucher, or no whatever..

Jiha & Fieda after the race..

Post race: Gan Chau & Tareef (the last Kakithoners still in 'school')

KAKITHON most popular trademark pose..


Chit Chat while waiting prize giving ceremony

Chit-chat, munch-munch session

Gan Chau won University Students Category, Tareef at 5th place

University Staff Category: I was a second runner up! Grab the bronze medal & RM400
Hahhahahah..Bronze Color Medal and the voucher to redeem the cash immediately

Womens Open Category (20km), Li Ting 3rd place, Jiha 4th place, Ida 5th place

Lunch Gathering at Domino's Pizza

'Big Feast' (Makan Besar!!)

As a bottom line:
  • Malakoff UTM Eco Run 2012 was lack of promotion among runners community.
  • Runners community decided to ran at JB 10km Run event at the same day. The other race attract more sponsors & interesting goodies. Plus more placing to grab some cash money.
  • Kakithoners gathering really make the day alive! Everybody satisfied with their cash money, the rest doesn't won the cash, they already in top 10 places. If in other races, top 10 placing usually have cash money.
  • But money can't buy the relationship among us, the joy and the time we spent together.
  • Is there any Malakoff UTM Eco Run 2013??

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Malakoff UTM Eco Run 2012

UTM once again will be hosting Malakoff UTM Eco Run after the inaugural event last year. I missed the first edition and perhaps this year I can run with my new weapon on Sunday 25 November.

On 24 Nov, there were side event such as MTB Eco-Cycling to take a cyclist around UTM trail. Till now I wouldn't sure yet to take a challenge due to too lazy to wash my bike right after hitting the trail.

Jiha and I also targeting some placing in this event, as Jiha was a second place in Women Open Category (21km) in last year event. As my first time, I'm so lucky there were a UTM Closed category both for staff and students covered 15 km distance. So that's a great chance to me to conquer other staff fear of running up to that distance. Plus I gained back my Powerman fitness level plus my new weapon by Brooks..

This Sunday, perhaps the weather will be fair and I pray for extremely hot weather & sunshine, as that condition seems will advantage me than others.

As a bottom line, I must on the podium this Sunday. In Sya Allah

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Selamat Menyambut Maal Hijrah 1434H

Hari ini genap setahun secara rasmi aku bekerja sebagai penyelidik di Pusat Inovasi & Teknologi Sukan UTM. Di mana aku meneruskan usaha mencari sesuap nasi dan sedikit simpanan wang.

Jika tahun 1432H sebelum itu, aku berhadapan dengan perbagai 'anasir syaitan, ketamakan manusia & sifat suka menjatuhkan manusia lain' di majikan lama, tahun 1433H menampakan sinar yg agak gemilang untuk aku menjalaninya. 

Alhamdulillah pelbagai tugasan besar, kecil, misi-misi penting dan pertandingan-pertandingan yang aku belum terfikir untuk menyertainya sebagai peserta yang cemerlang sewaktu di bawah tempurung majikan lama. Pelbagai peluang dan usaha yang telah aku sertai dan diarahkan untuk menyertai dilakukan oleh diriku. Setentunya peluang-peluang dan usaha-usaha selama berlangsungnya tahun 1433H yang bakal berakhir ini sedikit sebanyak dapat meningkatkan kualiti modal insan diriku.

Semoga tahun 1434H yang bakal menjelma sebentar lagi akan memberikan lebih ruang, peluang dalam mencerahkan laluanku menuju destinasi yang panjang itu.

Beyond Sports Science mengucapkan 

Selamat Menyambut Maal Hijrah 1434H

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Powerman Asian Duathlon Championship 2012: A Decade as Powerman Finisher

Last 4 Nov 2012, was a beautiful day for my 10th attempt to be Powerman Malaysia finisher. A decade being in such a wonderful multi-sports, training like a pro (during my undergraduate study), implementing my sports science knowledge into daily practice and become prominent name in Powerman Malaysia (as finisher..).

Breakfast to kick start the journey..

Welcoming banner to participants

Me, my GF and our race number

Mini expo..time to shopping (window shopping for us)

Race Briefing via Video 

Race Director, Melody Tan in the video clip

Our 'lunch' at 4pm

Race goodies..

Nice scenery in front of Palace of Justice, Putrajaya Malaysia

First run leg, run side by side with my GF

Bike leg: Just 30kmh in average with running shoe!

This is Powerman la..not UltraMan!

Second run leg: I come after suffering severe cramp during my first lap of 5.7km run, I managed to ran as fast as I can for entire second lap!

Run strong to cross finish tape while Jalur Gemilang (Malaysian Flag) at my back!

Here is my 10th Powerman Finisher movement!

My 10th Powerman Finisher Medal!!!

Women's Elite Podium Winners

Men's Elite Podium Winners

Me and Rob (BEL), Men's Elite Champion

My GF and Radka (CZE), Women's Elite Champion

Some of my 'lucky draw' prizes..I stole it when the organizer asking a question and you need to answer then rewarded a prize!

My post race dinner! Fettuchini Alfredo

Jiha post race dinner, grilled chicken chop and mashed potatoes

That it, as my post race report..these pictures tell more story..

As a bottom line,
  • I glad to enter a decade as Powerman Finisher (Powerman only use for those who're completed full distance race only!). 
  • Quick Release Adventure is still the best multi-sports organizer in Malaysia! 
  • My gf always give a suspense to me as she always crossed the finish line nearly a few minutes to cut-off time for the sixth time!
  • This year was my last year competed in Men's 20-29 year will be competing in new age group category.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Road to Powerman 2012: Last Weekend Training Regime Towards the D-Day

As Powerman Asian Championship will be on this weekend, I surely did a 'not too ass kicking' training this year due to regime changed in Libya and a numbers of countries in Arab region.

Last weekend after Aidil Adha, I only completed half distance (race distance is 11.4km-64km-11.4km) duathlon on Saturday and an hour run on Sunday under high humidity, clear blue sky and sunshine. It was more to psychological challenge instead of physical torture.

I satisfied with my performance during the weekend and can perform well. Plus after the training, the well nutritious meal has been consumed as a replenishment. Surely refresh my muscles and I was able to window shopping (and shopping also) till the night at numbers of malls.

As a bottom line, this year 'very the last weekend training' seems pretty good compared last year preparation. But I need to bare in mind, Putrajaya will be the hottest Powerman race on the planet!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Salam Aidiladha

Kepada semua pembaca Muslim, 
saya mengucapkan Salam Aidiladha..
Semoga semangat pengorbanan 
senantiasa berada di jiwa kita sebagai Muslim

Monday, October 22, 2012

UTM-ICC Innopitch Competition Result

As my previous post about UTM-ICC Innopitch Competition last August (read here), today I received a result about the competition.

I just sweetly positioned at the last place of token/hamper/whatever receiver for this competition.

Nothing to lose because I saw this competition as my training ground to enhance my pitching skills while competing with others PhD holders & some professors.

As a bottom line, this competition will make me more powerful & mature in giving a FIVE minutes pitch!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Be a Champion Again


It was a very long time I won't be a champion since I was in my first degree study. But last 6 October 2012, again I was a champion. I won 10km night run for staff category in my organization which I work now.

It takes less than an hour to cross finish line and I'm RM200 richer after received a cash money from the organizer. I ran with one student and followed his pace. At the mid of distance, I managed to pacing him and secured him a sixth place to won a medal.

My race number & tag line!

'working' for an hour at RM200

With Kakithon who clear sweep the highest price money at different categories

As a bottom line, winning or now was not my primary target on that night. I entered the race just to test my endurance capacity to endure my cardio & muscles for a distance more than 10km. Finally, I survived with a couple hundred of RM inside my pocket!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lecturing Level 2 National Coaching Certification Scheme

Last two weeks I was received an offer by my Big Boss to be in the team for lecturing the participants for Level 2 National Coaching Certification Scheme Course that will be held in Johor Bahru this early October.

Thus, the letter from National Sports Council of Malaysia received this afternoon for that matters. That a long time I won't conducting any lecture plus activities purposely for sports area. Besides, my current lecturing & coaching for outdoor education & adventures activities.

Level 2, or what ever level it is..

As a bottom line, this is a great opportunity for me to give my best for my nation. Perhaps my ages will not a main constrains to deliver the theory, practical & application in the real situation for the coaches.

See you there!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Innopitch 2012 by UTM Innovation & Commercialization Centre

I was received an email for those who've been trained by SRI International to compete in the competition named Innopitch 2012 organized by UTM Innovation & Commercialization Centre. The competitors will presenting their product within 5 minutes followed by Q&A session for 10 minutes.

Despite being an avid duathlete & adventure racers (beginner actually in AR), I also will take this challenge and show my best of presentation.

As Adventure Racer

As Team Presenter
Here is the email received by ICC Deputy Director.

Dear all UTM SRI participants,

You are cordially invited to join an elevator pitch competition called InnoPitch 2012 organized by Innovation And Commercialisation Centre (ICC), UTM. Please also forward this invitation to your research members who have interest in giving a try to develop and present an elevator pitch for their own product / research through this competition. Participation is individually...

This competition intends to nurture all UTM staff to develop entrepreneurial mindset towards achieving SUCCESS in their product commercialisation aspects. InnoPitch 2012 competition will require participants to include the NABC Scheme in their Value Proposition presentation. UTM staff who have ideas, market ready inventions, or even solutions to any problems occurring in their surrounding areas are invited to join this competition via online application which can be accessed from participation is important to us...

Please call the secretariat for any inquiries: 07-5591584 / 0197769000 (Azlin) or email via

Your kind effort and time spent is highly appreciated and I thank you in advance for that..

Best and warmest regards,

Arham Abdullah (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Deputy Director (Innovation)

Innovation and Commercialization Centre, Industry Centre, Technovation Park, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
81310 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Monday, August 6, 2012

Road to Powerman 2012: Registration Confirmed

Powerman Malaysia will be held on 4 November 2012 at Putrajaya! After last time organized in Putrajaya on 2006, finally this event returned to Putrajaya as the most hottest Powerman venue.

As towards my 10th Powerman Malaysia this year competing under Men's 20-29 years for the 10th times, I already sure my place as competitor this year.

Looking forward to compete in the second decade of Powerman Malaysia, and perhaps there were new synergies brought by the race organizer ever here in Malaysia, Quick Release Adventure Sdn. Bhd. One of their best is Powerman Malaysia as Asian Duathlon Championships, and carry a new brand named Malakoff Powerman Asian Duathlon Championships -Malaysia.

As the bottom line, I need to boost my training motivation for long distance duathlon. Planning to start after Aidilfitri.