Sunday, January 18, 2009

Split5 weekend

  1. Kalam joined Dr Hisham for the Ironbound adventure-race today. They are on their way back as I type. For a hilarious report on the adventures of these two;
  2. Danial joined Amir and Norizan in a Tri-simulation
  3. Dayan isnt feeling well and refrained from physical activities
  4. Ati and Darimi ran around the neighbourhood playing with their friends from early morning till sunset
  5. Mum took part in GE-run 20km:

Just a few highlights and low-lights;

Improved my time from last year, but Mac improved his more and stayed ahead of me...

Waterstations were few and far between

Route was changed but just as hilly

While i was passing by I overheard two policeman commenting "Wah, kakak yang baju merah ni laju juga (I started to float straight into seventh heaven)....kalau lari 30km (smack back to ground level)

No parking space, got a ticket for parking illegally at the roadside

The pre-IM group looked very fit and strong

First time I got a square medal, quite cute

Finishing like celebriti; Mr Tey, Shazly, Rais and TSB all lining up to take pictures.....Thanks guys


Over the year we have collected many race T-shirts. At times four of us take part in a race, some in two events. I rarely buy T's for the boys becos they have enough from the races. The clothes locker gets choked and on and off I will give some to family, friends or charity.
The T-shirts come in many styles, colors and materials. My big favorite of all times is the brookes-T given at PD-traithlon 2007. The quality is nice, it's loose and comfy and because it's long it partly covers my big butt , haha.
However has anyone else noted the sizes -weird indeed.
Have a look below
Great Eastern run 2008 Size XXL
Below the previous T; Great Eastern run 2008 size XL -do you see any difference in size?

KL Int Marathon (2007?), size S
Again do you see any significant difference in the size?
Mizuno-run 2007 size M
Now the difference in size is clear to see.
So what should be our conclusion???
A. Malaysians generally come in free size only
B. Malaysians of medium size are in denial about their true size
C. Local T-shirt producers are a sadistical lot and put size-tags randomly
D. All of the above
Sigh, at least Danial was happy with my T from Malakoff run and my maid loves the GE-run T-shirt, she says its really cooling to wear on a hot afternoon.
Think I'll wear my PD-shirt for the next race......................

Monday, January 12, 2009


The past year I mostly cycled with my 'steady' group in Putrajaya - great fun - great friends. Almost invariable I'm the last one but usually I dont mind. We wait for each other at important junctions and afterwards go makan2 togedder. Usually either Danial or Kalam accompagnies me at the back. Or Dino , Akhi or Xman function as sweepers.
Sometimes it can get scary if youre alone for long stretches, especially nightrides.
Last sunday however Kalam, Danial and Dayan formed a team for the KLAVA-relay-run somewhere in Gombak. Dino and gang are in full training for IM09 and needless to say I'm no match for them.
So I accepted an invitation by Aini to join her, Kash and a group of cyclist up to Perez.
It turned out to be a really big group, some 20 riders. The only ppl I knew were Aini, Kash and hubbie Rais. A few of the other faces looked vaguely familiar. Anyway I had great fun. For a change I wasn't the last one. Their pace is much slower than my usual group and I can actually keep up. Going up Perez wasn't as tough as I thought. It not as steep as I expected apart from the last little bit. The last 200m my mind said "GO, you can do this" but the message didn't get relayed to my legs and I pushed the bike the last bit. Ah well, just another reason to retry this route another time. Going down was actually worse. I had pinjammed Kalam's bike and this guy seriously knows how to neglect a bike!!! The brakes were hardly functioning, couldn't tighten them -all rusted. When I sms-ed him after wards he replied " my bike for IM not for Perez", kasihan the bike.
Rais had planned to cycle to the junction only but with enough people pujuk him he managed to cycle up all the way -another great cyclist in the making-.
Anyway I went down Perez at a speed of 20km/hr. Where is the gila-mum who loves to go down Alamanda-hill at at 50+km/hr, this is one old nenek at a snailspace.
Regroup at the junction and the next 11km back to bt18 took turns with Aini to draft, managed to maintain at average 30km/hr (okay- for me that's fast you know).
One punctured tire too many forced us to shortcut the last part of the planned route and we made for breakfast at Sg Chongkak.
All in all a great ride with a real nice group of cyclists, nice to make new friends.
Arrived home early afternoon to find all the other athletes fast asleep -so of course I joined them...
may there be many more sundays like these....
For pictures and proof, refer to Kash' fesbook:

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New year's shoes

For those who missed out on this offer last year;
(Wonder if those shoes would make me go any faster.... )

Hello Guys,
Good news for runners who blog or having their own webpage.adidas had once again brought in more highly innovative running shoes tobe given away FREE to runners to wear-test them & to post in their blog a very frank & unprejudiced opinion about the shoes after 30 days of usage.One of the shoe that is included in this program is adiZero Adois that Haile Gebrselassie used at the 2008 Berlin Marathon setting a worldrecord in the Marathon at 2hr 03 mins 58 sec.The sizes are limited and I have them in size UK 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5 &10.5.
Those wishing to possess these shoes will have to comply with the following terms & condition :1 ) Come to the adidas office to fit the shoes.2 ) Undertake to post a comment in their blog a ) about the Technical features of the Shoes upon receiving them b ) about the performance of the shoes after 30 days of usage.3 ) Must be a blogger or has his/her own website.This offer expires on 15th January 2009 & the shoes will be given out ona first-come-first-serve basis. The program this year is only open tothose who had NOT participated or missed out in this program previously.If you are interested pls call to make an appointment as appended below
Office address:adidas Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Block B , Level 4, Plaza Damansara
45 Media Setia 1
Bukit Damanasara
Kuala Lumpur
Tel Office : 03 - 20804843
Mobile No : 012 - 3503668

E-Mail : krishnan.karuppan
Best Regards
Krishnan Karuppan
Head of Running
Adidas Malaysia

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A year in pictures

In random order:





Note; the headman of the tribe keeps his booty in the office, therefore no picture available....