I first applied for the Powerbar Team Elite in 2007, and in 2008 was awarded the Powerbar Duathlete of the Year Award for the MUDS series . This award came with 1 year sponsorship contract as a Team Elite in 2009 . And hence the sponsorship for my first Ironman race in Langkawi February last year. My 1 year contract ended 31st December 2009. 2 days ago I got a miss call from an unknown number. I called back just to find that the call was from Powerbar ! 🙂 They’re inviting me for an interview this Friday for selection for the Team Elite 2010/2011 intake, a 2 year sponsorship program by Powerbar. I’ve been encouraging friends to apply, especially those who have interest and potential in sports performance, and in promoting Powerbar as a sport nutrition brand.
Gotta know Kevin Siah (Karen Siah’s brother) who smacked everyone ar*es last February with his whooping time of 11:15:20 , and the 4th Malaysian to cross the finish line after Hafiz Wong(10:20:20), Abdul Rahman(10:41:11) and Paul Lim Su Sang (11:01:32), is also shortlisted for the interview. Kev is currently based in Perth. I hope a video/phone interview can be arranged for him. I am not sure who else is shortlisted for the interview. Watch this space. I will definitely update.
Some updates of other fellow Powerbar Team Elite members ;
Mariana Mohammad – took part in the recent Laos SEA Games
Kimbeley Yap – went for a slip-disc corrective surgery end of last year, thus missing out the SEA Games
Wong Ah Thiam – training hard for IM Langkawi. Let’s pray this veteran sifu gets a slot for Kona and won’t face any Visa problem again. He got the slot and sponsorship for last year’s IM Kona Worldchampionship but had was forced to retreat due to problems with the American Embassy
Ungku Azhar : busy coaching in JB ! 🙂
The ‘midget’ alongside the giants : missjewelz – a come back due soon. 🙂 watch out people..hihihih…
The Trikidz/ YEAT people : Major Kalam, Hairul Azwar, Stephanie Chok, Nor Juliana Ali, Azhar.
To all Team Powerbar Elite, from the previous /future batches, I wish all of you a Happy New Year ! Those going for the interview this Friday, all the best. Frankly speaking, I was caught by surprise to get the call. But happy at the same time of course. 🙂 I don’t remember when was the last time I was called for any interview ! Looking forward to meet up you guys this Friday. 😛