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.