Almost 36,000 runners at 9th Standard Chartered KL Marathon – Kenyan Cosmas romps home in personal best


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In its ninth installation, 36,000 runners congregated at Dataran Merdeka for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017.

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 May 2017: Close to 36,000 runners converged on Dataran Merdeka to take part in the 9th edition of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon today. Cosmas Matolo Muteti,from Kenya won the Full Marathon Men’s Open category in a time of 2:18:43 to take home USD17,500 while the Full Marathon Women’s Open category was won by Elizabeth Chepkanan from Kenya in a time of 2:36:14 also earning USD17,500 in the process.

Five-time champion Kennedy Kiproo Lilan from Kenya came in second in the Full Marathon Men’s Open with a time of 2:19:35 while Tonui Kiprop from Kenya finished third in a time of 2:20:36 In the Full Marathon Women’s Open, Vikoti Chepkemoi from Kenya took second place in a time of 2:40:08 and Zeritu Begashaw Wakijira from Ethiopia had to settle for third place with a time of 2:42:56.

The Full Marathon Malaysian Men’s category saw a close battle between defending champion Muhaizar Mohamad and Leo Tan Huong Leong. These two vastly improved runners were neck to neck until close to the finish when Muhaizar eventually repeated his triumph in last year’s Standard Chartered KL Marathon with an improved time and personal best of 2:35:55. Leo narrowly finished second in a time of 2:38:06 and Ow Yong Jin Kuan came in third in 2:43:45. The Full Marathon Malaysian Women’s category was clinched by Yuan Yufang in a time of 3:23:00, while Loh Chooi Fern clocked 3:25:55 to come in second and Chua Khit Yeng got third place in a time of 3:33:46

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The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017 Full Marathon kicked off with a resounding reception, garnering more than 8000 participants

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Cosmas Matolo Muteti from Kenya won the Full Marathon Men’s Open category in a time of 02:18:43 to take home USD 17,500.

FM Open winner Cosmas, was delighted that he not only won the title but recorded a personal best while fighting off multiple winner Kennedy. “I was running against strong opponents but I kept to my game plan and really enjoyed the run through some great scenery,” he said.

Muhaizar was also thrilled to have retained his title, especially after the tough competition with Leo. “It was a hard race but I’m very happy to have defended my title and even happier to record another personal best at the Standard Chartered KL Marathon,” he said.

Rainer Biemans, Project Director of SCKLM and Director of Dirigo Events, added “We are extremely pleased to have pulled off SCKLM 2017 without any major hiccups and we hope that all our runners had a memorable run and a great experience overall. It is gratifying to receive such support from the local and international running fraternity and we are committed to continually improve on all aspects of this event and look forward to welcoming all of you for our 10th anniversary in 2018.”

Mahendra Gursahani, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank said, “As title sponsor, we are delighted to be able to play a part in empowering people from all walks of life to make a difference through this amazing event. There are inspiring stories everywhere today and this is a testament to the power of the Marathon. Congratulations to all our winners and our sincere appreciation goes out to all participants for their tremendous support.”

This was exemplified by more than 30 visually impaired runners who took part in the 5km Fun Run, along with volunteer “running buddies” from Standard Chartered Bank. 20 autistic children from Permata Kurnia and over 100 underprivileged kids from Sivanandha Home and Care2run also participated in the race across various categories. Standard Chartered KL Marathon’s Run For A Reason charity initiative remains an integral part of the event, channelling funds raised to deserving charities that assist underprivileged communities and those in dire need. This year the participating beneficiaries were the Standard Chartered Foundation, National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Dignity for Children Foundation and Hospis Malaysia.

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The Standard Chartered KL Marathon Kids Dash pictured here with emcee Linora Low and Hospis Malaysia’s mascot, Mr Monty.

Efforts to make the Marathon more competitive, like having a seven-hour cut-off time and route checkpoints appear to be paying dividends as more than 8,000 runners signed up for the Full Marathon category this year. There were also close to 1700 running tourists from 52 countries and 75 nationalities taking part making SCKLM a truly international event. SCKLM was also the first stop in Englishman Andy Dukes’ epic marathon ride around the world on his BMW motorbike while running in six marathons in six continents.

SCKLM 2017 Race Day was preceded by the Race Entry Pack Collection from 18-20 May which was a bigger affair this year with the inclusion of the Prudential Healthy Life Expo, as well as the Friendship Run and Pasta breakfast on 20 May which saw Full Marathoners from Malaysia and around the world gather for a warm-up run and mingle in a more social setting.

Apart from the Full and Half Marathons, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017 also featured a 10km distance and a 5km Fun Run for social runners, along with Kids’ Dash categories for children under 12 years of age. There were also several categories like the Corporate Challenge, Media Challenge, Universities Challenge and Ministries Challenge to either raise money for charity as well as provide friendly competition and bragging rights for the eventual winners.

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon has grown to become the premier running event in Malaysia, drawing thousands of local and international runners to the country whilst firmly establishing Malaysia in the global running calendar. The 2017 edition of the race once again saw Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia returning as title sponsor, along with a host of returning and new sponsors, including Honda, Seiko, Brooks, Lucozade and Pacific Regency. The event is owned and organised by Dirigo Events with co-organiser Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur.

Standard Chartered KL Marathon is sanctioned and supported by Malaysia Athletics Federation (MAF), Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur Athletic Federation (FTKLAA), International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Association of International Marathons, Distance Races (AIMS).

Winners of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017

Full Marathon Men’s Open

Position   
Name
Country
Time
1st Cosmas Matolo Muteti Kenya 02:18:43
2nd Kennedy Lilan Kenya 02:19:35
3rd Tonui Kiprop Kenya 02:20:38

 

Full Marathon Men_s Open Category

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017 Full Marathon Men’s Open Category (L-R): Kennedy Kiproo Lilan, Cosmas Matolo Muteti, Tonui Kiprop

 

 

Full Marathon Women’s Open

Position Name Country Time
1st Elizaberth Chepkanan Kenya 02:36:14
2nd Vicoty Chepkemoi Kenya 02:40:08
3rd Zeritu Begashaw Wakijira Ethiopia 02:42:56

 

Full Marathon Women_s Open Category

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017 Full Marathon Women’s Open Category (L-R): Vicoty Chepkemoi, Elizabeth Chepkanan, Zeritu Begashaw Wakijira

Full Marathon Malaysian Men

Position Name Country Time
1st Muhaizar Mohamad Malaysia 02:35:55
2nd Tan Huong Leong Malaysia 02:38:06
3rd Ow Yong Jin Kuang Malaysia 02:43:45

 

Full Marathon Malaysian Men_s Open Category

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017 Full Marathon Full Malaysian Men’s Open Category (L-R): Tan Huong Leong, Muhaizar Mohamad, Ow Yong Jin Kuang

Full Marathon Malaysian Women

Position Name Country Time
1st Yuan YuFang Malaysia 03:23:00
2nd Loh Chooi Fern Malaysia 03:25:54
3rd Chua Khit Yeng Malaysia 03:33:46
Full Marathon Malaysian Women's Open Category

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017 Full Malaysian Women’s Open Category (L-R): Loh Chooi Fern, Yuan YuFang, Chua Khit Yeng

 

Full Marathon Veteran Men

Position Name Country Time
1st Seurei Julius Kiprotich Kenya 02:23:09
2nd John Kprop Samoei Kenya 02:37:34
3rd Timothy Kelsall Great Britain 03:08:16

 

Full Marathon Veteran Women

Position Name Country Time
1st Lilian Chelimo Kenya 02:48:45
2nd Margeret Njuguna Kenya 02:56:20
3rd Deborah Chinn USA 03:36:13

 

Honda Half Marathon Men Open

Position Name Country Time
1st John Muiruri Mburu Kenya 01:07:13
2nd Charles Munyua Kenya 01:07:53
3rd James Munyi Maregu Kenya 01:09:28

 

Honda Half Marathon Women Open

Position Name Country Time
1st Shieys Chepkosgei Kenya 01:21:46
2nd Njijia Ann Mukui Kenya 01:22:33
3rd Muriuki Naomi Wambui Kenya 01:25:54

 

 

Honda Half Marathon Men Veteran

Position Name Country Time
1st Jeffrey Ross Great Britain 01:28:02
2nd Ramesh Palaniandy Singapore 01:31:49
3rd Troy Keast Australia 01:32:48

 

Honda Half Marathon Women Veteran

Position Name Country Time
1st Hayley Holle Great Britain 01:36:18
2nd Clare McCulloch Great Britain 01:37:20
3rd Rachel Pepper New Zealand 01:42:33

 

10km Speed Men Open

Position Name Country Time
1st Enock Kipchirchir Kigen Kenya 00:33:19
2nd Soh Wai Ching Malaysia 00:35:42
3rd Amiruddin Bin Nasir Malaysia 00:36:52

 

10km Speed Women Open

Position Name Country Time
1st Danielle Nant New Zealand 00:40:23
2nd Chan Shun Yee Hong Kong 00:44:32
3rd Michele Tan Bee Kiang Malaysia 00:45:08

 

10km Speed Men Veteran

Position Name Country Time
1st Lim Khon Seng Malaysia 00:39:53
2nd Chan Shan Ching Hong Kong 00:41:09
3rd See Hock Leong Ronnie Malaysia 00:43:14

 

10km Speed Women Veteran

Position Name Country Time
1st Susan Khoo Great Britain 00:47:27
2nd Lorna Wong Malaysia 00:47:38
3rd Tina Munro Great Britain 00:48:32

 

 

For more information and updates on SCKLM, please visit:

 

Facebook       : http://www.facebook.com/SCKLmarathon

Twitter            : www.twitter.com/SCKLmarathon

Instagram       : https://instagram.com/SCKLmarathon

Website          : www.kl-marathon.com

For more information, please contact:

 

Suthan Narayanan | 03.7887.4717 | suthan@dirigo.com.my

For more information on Standard Chartered KL Marathon:

 

Gloria Ng | 603.7887.4717 | gloria.ng@dirigo.com.my

For more information on Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad:

Jennifer Kang | 03.2117.7770 | jennifer.kang@sc.com

Geraldine Tan | 03.2117.7821 | geraldine.tan@sc.com

Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 2017 – Race kit collection (18 – 20May 2017)

Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 2017 – Race kit collection (18 – 20May 2017)

If you are a seasoned runner where yearly you’ve ran a number of races, the race kit/pack collection as you may feel, is part of ‘the’ event. The anxiety and nervousness if you would like to put it, starts when you attend the race kit collection — bumping into running and training buddies, ex colleagues etc.

The face which you will wear on race kit collection cum race morning, depends on your level of readiness and confidence. Here is where you need to take a step back before you get lost in the psyche of all this. Remember, essentially its a race against yourself despite running among the thousands. ‘What’s the total number of participants?’ , I over heard as I was standing in the queue just now — it’s 35,000 runners in total for all distances , mentioned in the official web site and press releases.

Just to share with you a view of a typical marathon major events see below for the total number of participants for all categories :-

London Marathon : 40,382 (2017) [total applicants: 253,930 (2018)]

Tokyo Marathon : 36,648 (2016) [total applicants: 309,824]

America Chicago Marathon : 40,000 [capped at 40,000]

Berlin Marathon : 46,950 (2016)

 

Closer to Malaysia, Singapore boasted 46,000 runners in 2016. The island nation holds this event annually, also under the Standard Chartered banner.

 

Back to Kuala Lumpur.

The race kit collection takes place from today (18th May 2017) until Saturday (20th May 2017). It is held at Hall 6, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. If you are familiar with the area, you might have noticed a huge white tent outside the convention centre — well, that is Hall 6.

If you are walking, you can walk straight towards the tent (see pic below), else if you came through KL Convention Centre, chances are you will need to take 2 escalator trips (1 down, and 1 up) and pass through Hall 4 and 5 before heading out to the outdoor and ushered to a small flight of stairs to reach Hall 6. KL Convention Centre staff are on the ground, so you can always check with them the race kit collection venue.

On to Hall 6 

As the biggest canvas tent I have seen, the set up is pretty compact, no corners are wasted. Very good organisation of layout with race officials/staffs there to meet your queries.

There are a series of pens for different categories; 5km, 10km, Honda Half Marathon and the Full Marathon. So make sure you are in the right queue.

Things you should bring to collect your race kits :-

  • Original IC/Passport
  • A printed confirmation slip

If you are collecting on the behalf of someone, you will still need the confirmation slip with the runner’s consent. Click here for exact details.

The queue typically will be long, but with the dedicated staffs backing the collection counters, waiting time is not that long. My queue this afternoon was quite fast. So kuddos to the organisers ! I waited about 15 minutes (+/-) before I reached the counter. And about 2 minutes (+/-) for my pack.

Sports gear expo

Just right after you exit the race kit collection area, there will be a series of booths with all the sports gears which you need in case you need any, or some more. These include;

  • Lucozade
  • Seiko
  • High5Sports Nutrition
  • Brooks
  • Triathlon Shop
  • Ash be Nimble
  • Salon Pas
  • SEA Games
  • 2XU
  • Ironman Asia
  • Sunstar Ora2(Japan based dental products)
  • Reclaim (Sports Insurance)
  • Lorna Jane
  • Korea Tourism Organization (promoting 4 major marathons in Korea)
  • and many more !

So do bring some cash or credit card if you would like to get shopping at the expo !

There was a even a reflexology corner by the Malaysia Association of the Blind just next to the race kit collection area. You can get a foot massage there for just RM25. Their website here.

Prudential Healthy Life Expo

This is the last section you will pass through before exiting Hall 6. Well, I at least passed through as I was rushing back to work. Interesting activities and booths :-

  • Health screening (complimentary)
  • Cycling simulation challenge (there were road bikes on site.  oh how tempting!)

Check out the cycling simulation challenge — winner stands a chance to win a free entry qualification for the PrudentialRide London-Surrey 2017 – a world-class cycling festival with return economy flight tickets a 2 nights accommodation sponsored by Prudential. Now, beat that ! Anyways, do check out the Prudential Healthy Life Expo !

All in all, it did not took me long to complete my round at the race kit collection. Plenty of interesting things to see (and buy)–but I was rushing for time. If you have not collected your race kit, give yourself about 1 hour (1.5 hours max) if you really want to browse through the expos after collecting your race kit.

And of course, don’t forget to say your customary Hello (and selfies now..) if you see you running buddies. You’d be surprised to see the old faces resurfacing again. Running is a time-less sports, you just keep coming back.

All the best for your race day. On you marks, get set…..and Gooooooooooo !

Yours in writing,

missjewelz

18 May 2017, Kuala Lumpur

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Featured on NST page S11 today (7 June 2011)


‘To Japan With Love’ the charity program that I am working on at the moment with my team from Kilau Suria Sports was featured on New Straits Time (NST) today. I didn’t know until I came back from my lunch break and after I turned on my phone. 3 miss calls from Fadli, the NST reporter who tele-interviewed me, and another 3 miss calls from The Star reporter. Must be some good news for me 🙂 and I was right !

My colleague and lunch time buddy Jen checking out the article on NST today.

I was given this title by the NST editor I suppose..uhm,.. 🙂 okayy...! Page S11 if you have a copy of NST 🙂

Photo from last year.. ! 🙂

I got a sweet surprise from somebody who I have not met for nearly 2 decades. I dedicate this SMS to all my CBN girls out there 🙂 Jolaina + Edina Nasseri, Kelly Ang, Fiona Anne, Geetha, Suzanna de Cruz, Afina Norhiza, Alina Manap, Amy Yusnita, Filzah, Eliza Hanim, Mazlina Manan, Kanageswary, Siti Mariam, Radiah Shukor, Mariana Mustafar, Adibah, Siti Farah Ghafar, Siti Hajar, Cheong Sook Kuan, Goh Ai Lin, (yes ladies, i ingat your full name okay !!), Renee Goh Lee Nee, Christine Yap Yok Yeng, Li Mei Lee, Rosnani and etc. ! 🙂

 

NST online link 

Nor Juliana, the ‘ultra woman” by Fadhli Ishak

SPORTS CALENDAR – 2011


2011 – SPORTS CALENDAR

JANUARY 2011 – APRIL 2011

JANUARY

MARCH

1 KLANG 2011

6

KUALA LUMPUR TOWERTHON
 

ARW/FTAAA WALK CHAMPIONSHIP

XTERRA CHAMPS, PHILIPPINES

9 PACM TRACK MEET

7

NTV7 FEEL GOOD RUN
15 PUTRAJAYA NIGHT MARATHON [postponed]
 

LARIAN HIJAU UKM

9-13

JELAJAH MALAYSIA
16 LE TUA 100KM

13

BARENO RUN, NATIONAL STADIUM BUKIT JALIL
16 JERAI MOUNTAINBIKE JAMBOREE, GURUN, KEDAH.

14-19

MARAN WALK
22 LARIAN GEMILANG 2011 – UNIVERSITI MALAYA

19

PACM AGM & ANNUAL DINNER
23 MERENTAS DESA TERBUKA  POAWPKL

20

AVIVA IRONMAN 70.3 SINGAPORE
23 SAFRA AVVENTURA, SINGAPORE

20

WORLD KIDNEY RUN
23 KHON KAEN International Marathon – Khon Kaen

27

KENYIR LAKE TRIATHLON
23 lE TOUR DE LANGKAWI (STARTS)

27

MALAYSIA GOLDEN JAMBOREE, BUKIT MERAH
29 PUTRAJAYA TWILIGHT CHALLENGE

APRIL

FEBRUARY

3

MALAY MAIL BIG WALK,DATARAN MERDEKA
5 TAIPING CNY RUN

8-10

MTB CHALLENGE 2011, UTM SKUDAI
12 2nd USM OPEN RELAY

16

ENERGIZER NIGHT RACE 2011
19 PUTRAJAYA WILAYAH RUN

18

BOSTON MARATHON
20 CITY DAY RUN 2011, DATARAN  MERDEKA

22-24

SABAH ADVENTURE CHALLENGE 2011
20 STANDARD CHARTERED HON KONG MARATHON

24

KAPAS MARANG SWIMATHON
26 MISC WALKATHON
27 KAYUH SOKMO – JELI RIDE, KELANTAN

MAY 2011 – DECEMBER 2011

MAY

10

SIEMENS RUN
1 BORNEO MARATHON

17

DIGI PACESETTERS 10K RUN, kuantan
1 KULIM INTERNATION MTB JABOREE

22-24

PORT DICKSON TRIATHLON
8 COCA COLA RUN 2011, DATARAN MERDEKA

AUGUST

14 BAKAM CHALLENGE (BIATHLON) FASTING MONTH
15 FTAA-Milo – 1st Circuit Talent Identification (Children Fun Run)

SEPTEMBER

21 GREAT WALL MARATHON

4

POWERMAN CHAMPS, ZONFINGEN
21-22 BINTAN TRIATHLON

24-25

DESARU LONG DISTANCE TRIATHLON
28 SUNDOWN MARATHON SINGAPORE

OCTOBER

29 IRONMAN CHINA
 

IRONMAN 70.3 CHINA

HATYAI MARATHON

2-8

SAHARA DESERT RACE

JUN

9

THE NORTH FACE 100K,SINGAPORE
1 NEW BALANCE PACESETTERS 15K

23

1MALAYSIA DBKL/MILO/FTAAA ROAD RELAY,DATARAN MERDEKA
5 ARW/FTAAA WALK CHAMPIONSHIP

30

NEW BALANCE PACESETTERS 30K
18-19 OSIM TRIATHLON, SINGAPORE

n.a.

MIZUNO WAVE RUN
25 SUNDOWN ULTRAMARATHON SINGAPORE

NOVEMBER

26 STANDARD CHARTERED KUALA LUMPUR MARATHON

6

POWERMAN MALAYSIA

JULY

20

PENANG BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL MARATHON
2-3 GOLD COAST MARATHON

DEC

2-24 TOUR DE FRANCE STANDARD CHARTERED SINGAPORE MARATHON
3 CENTURY RIDE MALAYSIA 160KM
 

(contact alice chim: 0125068369)

FTAAA MILO– 2nd Circuit Talent Identification (Children Fun Run)

M ALAKOFF 12K
Like FINALLY, a decent table for the 2011 Sports Event Caledar ! I used the ‘New Blog Post’ feature in Microsoft Word. Awesome.. *sorry jakun a bit*
RED/UNDERLINED EVENTS ARE LINKED TO THE EVENT/EVENT INFO WEBSITE.
CLICK HERE >>>  2011 SPORTS CALENDAR <<< TO DOWNLOAD THIS CALENDAR 🙂 TQ.
 

Cycling Asia Anniversary Issue is out and available for your purchase and reading. Hafiz (LeTua) and *ehem* none other , yours truly on the magazine cover. 🙂 Go buy !!!! *i have yet to take a look at the magazine yet..this Friday hopefully once I come back to KL !!*

 

2011 RACE CALENDAR


2011 CALENDAR << CLICK TO DOWNLOAD<< CALENDAR LAST UPDATED AT 1515HRS, 22 DECEMBER 2010. Click on the events below for more info/registration.


2011 – SPORTS CALENDAR
JAN 1 KLANG2011
JUL 2-3 GOLD COAST MARATHON
9 PACM TRACK MEET 2-24 TOUR DE FRANCE
15 PUTRAJAYA NIGHT MARATHON [postponed] 17 DIGI PACESETTERS 10K RUN, Kuantan
22 LARIAN GEMILANG 2011 – UNIVERSITI MALAYA PORT DICKSON TRIATHLON
23 SAFRA AvVentura, Singapore

23 KHON KAEN International Marathon – Khon Kaen
23 LE TOUR DE LANGKAWI (STARTS)
FEB 1 LE TOUR DE LANGKAWI (ends) AUG
20 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2011


MAR 6 XTERRA CHAMPS, Philippines SEP 4 POWERMAN CHAMPS, ZOFINGEN
9-13 JELAJAH MALAYSIA
13 BARENO RUN, NATIONAL STADIUM BUKIT JALIL
19 PACM AGM & ANNUAL DINNER
20 AVIVA IRONMAN 70.3 SINGAPORE
APR 16 ENERGIZER NIGHT RACE OCT 2-8 SAHARA DESERT RACE
18 BOSTON MARATHON 9 THE NORTH FACE 100K, Singapore
22-24 SABAH ADVENTURE CHALLENGE 2011 30 NEW BALANCE PACESETTERS 30K
DESARU TRIATHLON
MIZUNO WAVE RUN

MAY 1 BORNEO MARATHON NOV
21 GREAT WALL MARATHON
6 POWERMAN MALAYSIA
21-22 BINTAN TRIATHLON
20 PENANG BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL MARATHON
22 IRONMAN CHINA IRONMAN 70.3 CHINA

28 SUNDOWN MARATHON SINGAPORE
JUN 1 NEW BALANCE PACESETTERS 15K DEC STANDARD CHARTERED SINGAPORE MARATHON
18-19 OSIM Triathlon, Singapore MALAKOFF 12K
25 SUNDOWN ULTRAMARATHON SINGAPORE
26 STANDARD CHARTERED KUALA LUMPUR MARATHON

*BOLDED EVENTS = STATUS CONFIRMED

*NON-BOLDED EVENTS = DATE UNCONFIRMED

 

WHICH 1(s) ARE YOU EYING  ?


 

SAS TIOMAN ECO CHALLENGE 2010

XTERRA MALAYSIA 2009


Abu and missJeweLz at Port Dickson International Triathlon 2008


missjewelz. spotted at the start line of GREAT EASTERN PACESETTERS 30K 2007

Me and Kasturi at the 3rd Penang International 12 Hour Walk 2006

missjewelz and Jacelyn at KRI 10K, 2005

 

Ironman Western Australia 2010 and Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2010


Wishing all my friends doing either events above,

ALL THE BEST !!

SEMOGA BERJAYA !!!

 

Ironman Western Australia 2010

 

Nik Arif Sidek (bib no. 633)
May Senn Lai (bib no. 426)
Ezer Ratchaga (bib. no 608)
Sofian Ismail (bib no. 1152)[2009 – 15:18:58]
Richard Tang (bib no. 650)
Kevin Siah (bib no. 183)
Denis Oakley (bib no. 595)
Ahmad Fathi Junaidi (bib no. 134)

 

 

Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2010

Adeline Lee [2009 5:35:31]

Azmar Mohd Nor [2009 4:46:35]

Kam Kasturie [2009 5:46]

Dett

Fairul Mizam [2009 6:45, 2010 1/2 marathon]

Hin Tong Loong

Jennifer Ng [1st SCSM]

Keat Seong [2008 4:21]

Luvis Phuah [maiden marathon]

Ong Siok Bee

Paul Lee

Shakhir Ishak [1st time]

Yusran Yusof [2009 4:30]

Yim Heng Fatt

Ziff

 

 

Special THANKS to Arif and Azmar for the info !

Heard from Luvis , 19k runners for the full marathon !!

This Weekend 10k : Tips for Beginners – KL Marathon 2010


For those of you who will be doing your 1st 10k race this weekend, here are some general tips and guidelines which may help to assist you in the days (and hours) leading towards a race. I have also included some practical race tips which will help ‘ease’ your journey finish line.


1. I have just collected my race kit. What do I do next ?

Race kits usually include a piece of pamphlet or booklet containing the vital information each runner needs to know. Check the date, reporting time, parking space, baggage tent, start time, start venue, distance between water station, the route, cut off time, location of mobile toilets, medical tent  etc. You don’t want to miss your race just because you mistaken your start time with the half marathoners’ ! Go through the booklet thoroughly as not to miss out any information.


2. Do I need to carboload for a  10k ?

First thing’s first, do not try anything new. A short 10k do not necessarily need any specific carboload (unlike doing longer races such as half and full marathon distances). Eat like your normally eat. Eat well in the days leading towards race day and not only the night before the race.  Eat a normal portion of your regular healthy dinner.



3. Any food I should consider avoiding before the race ?

a) hard to digest food (protein/fat packed food) ! :- dairy products like milk, cheese and ice cream ; they also contain lactose a sugar that’s hard for some people to digest. If you can’t skip your milk, try soy milk which don’t generally contain lactose. Try to avoid dairy product at least 48 hours before the race

b) reduce fiber in take. when they’re low in your G.I. track the bacteria feasting on it will cause a lot of gas and sometimes cramping.  Save the pear, green peas , apples, wholegrain cereal and other high fiber food for after the run

c) cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage; they contain raffinose, a gas-inducing compound also found in–you guessed it–beans.


4. What about my gears? How exactly should I prepare them?

Make a check list ! That is what I normally do. 🙂 Head-to-toe. Here is an example of a gear checklist :

Running vest – dri fit material if you have it. Your regular cotton t does not allow your skin to breath, weigh down when you sweat

Race number – Pin it on your t shirt/vest or use a race belt

Running shorts/tights/pants

Socks : not too thick/too thin

A good pair of running shoes

Watch

NOTE : Best to prepare everything the night before.


5. Anything else ?

Vaseline/Glide : apply them on chaffing points, where the edges of your apparel rubs your skin . In between your toes too  to avoid blister. Check out the photos below :-


For the ladies : sports bra chaffing. So make sure you apply the Vaseline generously at the borders of the sports bra, including the sports bra strap ! It really hurts when your skin starts to cut. To half marathoners and full marathoners, you ladies as well !

Guys : Not a pleasant sight and experience ! Vaseline or tape it !

Gel : Powergel/ GU : Take in 1 (with water) around 5 mins to race start. You don’t need to take 1 during the race.

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Night before race


Prepare your race gears. Don’t forget to bring clothes to change after the race! Set your alarm. Sleep early !


Race morning


Wake up early , have 300-400 calories  3-4 hours before race time.  A small amount of protein and fat along with carbs will stave off hunger  and keep energy high.  Don’t forget to drink water. But don’t chug. A common mistake done by runners is drinking too much water before a race hence diluting the electrolytes+ minerals optimal for muscle contraction. And don’t forget to go to the loo ! 😛


Leave the house early too (do not bring precious belongings) . You obviously need to find a good parking spot and will definitely have a hard time looking for a car park as most of the spaces will already be taken up by the full and half marathoners who came earlier. If you leave late, couple that with getting lost, finding a parking space , and scrambling through your bag to look for your race number, panic will come and it’ll delay you more. So be organized, early and relax. Save the hype for the run (and post run!)


You can keep your belongings at the baggage check in area near the start line. Come early so that you don’t have to queue.  Go to the loo before reporting to the start line. An easy warm up run for 10-15mins around 25mins before race start followed by some light stretching especially for the lower body which you normally do. Refrain from trying anything new today !!


Start line

Start at the back where the atmosphere is more relaxed. Starting at the front can suspense you negatively by triggering you to start out too fast. Note: fast runners aiming for podium will always aim to be at the front. Unless you’re them, just stick to the back of the pack.


Race

Don’t start out too fast. Keep your pace steady and avoid being overwhelmed by the first few miles excitement involuntarily brought upon you by the other fast runners. Keep it easy and steady and you’ll find yourself slowly increasing the pace as your body warms up.

Do the tangent : These (most) runners don’t do or are aware of its significant. Instead of running along the curves of the road, you’ll run a straight line between 2 curves. Shorter distance, still legal. Click here or here to learn and understand more about doing the tangent as a strategy during a race.


Check out the red line. That illustrates how a runner will run the tangent when meeting curvy road strips like the above.


Water stations : Do Not Skip Them. Plan to stop at every water station. You muscles need to stay hyrdated to keep working.

To add some fun ,  try pacing with a runner, and eventually overtaking him/her once you’re comfortable with the pace and can go further. Continue to do it till the end of the race. If you think you’re too slow, or can’t run any faster, try using the street lamps as markers for you to do a fartlek during a race ! For example, run a slower pace in between 4 lamp posts, and a faster pace between 3 lamp post. Do this after 5km of running. Use the first 5km to warm up, find a comfortable pace and increase from there on.

Do look out for the distance markers. Listen to your body. Don’t focus too much on the run, or the way you run, treat it as a journey, say Hello! to fellow runners and don’t forget to thank the marshalls/volunteers 🙂

If the course takes you through hills, focus on ensuring that you pass the peak ALIVE and able to continue then run down hill rather than racing for the peak and forgetting that you have a long way more to go and end up walking because you wasted your energy on the hill. So keep a steady pace, and make sure you BREATH. The harder the effort (due to the inclination), the more effort and concentration you need to put in taking in more oxygen into your system. This is achieved by deep and slow inhalation. Avoid rapid and shallow breathing. Remember, you may have to run more than one hill ! Keep your stride small but with quick cadencing (turn over) instead of big strides. Big strides tires you faster. The incline is enough to increase your heart rate (more effort) and you don’t need to add-on with big strides (more effort x2 !).

Avoid cramps. Increase your sodium intake days leading towards the race. 😛 If you’ve been stretching well, you should be safe ! If you find your calf muscles tightening up during the race, slow down instead of picking up the pace. Walk if you have too. And stop to stretch/ask for anti cramp spray from the medical tent.



All the best !

Wishing all of you 10k runners, as well as the 1/2 and full marathoners the best for this Sunday’s event. Rest, eat and sleep well before race day okay ! Here are 2 videos from the start line of last year’s Standard Chartered KL (half marathon  and 10kmstart). The second video shows what its like to ‘chill’ at the back of the pack !

Some pics from last year’s SCKLM


Running the Spirit ! Me (in white vest) with my friends at the 10k start line. Chatting away.. !

The 10k runners at the 2km mark. Sardines !!! That's my friend Rais #1678.

ALL THE BEST !!

Jan 2010 Events + Featured Friends !


7/1/2020 : 5TH INTERNATIONAL PENANG WALK


10/1/2010 : KELAB PENEMBAK DIRAJA BANDAR DIRAJA KLANG 15KM


17/1/2010 : PACESETTERS 30K 2010, Putrajaya


31/1/2010 : CITY DAY RELAY, Bukit Jalil


31/1/2010 : PACESETTERS TRACK MEET 2010, Selayang


Will be updating the EVENTS page in this blog soon  🙂

..perjalanan masih jauh..... Perjalanan ini sebenarnya masih jauh, kalaupun dihitung suria terbit lalu mentari tenggelam, dan terbit kembali tiada siapa yang dapat meramalkan... I sincerely think that each runner and sport enthusiast should spread the love and passion of a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. Whether we choose to walk, run, cycle , swim, hike or kayak, we should know that health must always be valued. It can't be bargained. We are the sole guardian of this value GOD has given us. We sometimes take our life for granted don't we. For example, we take for granted that we can talk, listen, look, walk, eat..errr..run ! We sometimes fail to realize that every little thing that we do on a regular basis if left un-check can take its toll on us, our body,mind, soul + life. E.g. : SUGAR. E.g. : SMOKING. E.g.: NOT EXERCISING. E.g. : FAST FOOD. So it enlightens me very much to encourage my family, friends and missjewelz.wordpress.com's followers/readers to spread this noble cause of encouraging a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. A healthy body starts with a healthy mind. So let's get our intention and objectives right. If you're reading this AND happen not to be doing any form of exercise, think about it. Sports IS a fun way to keep fit, meet friends and bust the modern living stress ! It's not hard at all. Take sports LEISURELY & RECREATIONALLY . It does not have to be boring or exhausting ! 🙂 Let me know how you want to start to be active (if you haven't). And in case you have been active, then keep it up 🙂 God Bless ! oh, 1 more thing, NOBODY IN THE WORLD is too old to start exercising. So, the next time you get this ''Makcik dah tua dah'' ("I'm old already"), do not get trapped. Its a disease in itself when we approve this kind of attitude which I think is quite prevalent in the Malaysian society. People as young as 45 say they're 'Dah Tua' . Some as early as 35 would say they're old already. Don't we (or in this case 'They') realize that keeping healthy is a lifelong responsibility ? Come on Malaysians, we CAN do better than this. 🙂 Cheers, missjewelz.

Upiq ma man !!!! 🙂 he runs, does duathlon and triathlons ! he blogs too !

>>UPIQ’S BLOG<<

Meet Allen. Old school does rock ! Allen is 38 years my senior. He is 65 years young. So shame on you who failed to realize how much you're missing out. Mr Allen Lai runs, cycles, and he blogs as well !!!! This photo was taken on the 3rd day of raya this year during our MTDC-LUKUT-MTDC ride 🙂 100km!

>>ALLEN’S BLOG<<

Meet Rahim. He is 1 year younger than Allen. 🙂 Photo taken during a group ride to Ulu Yam. We stopped by Batu Dam for a foto session ! 😛 He doesn't blog, but he's on Facebook ! 😛 He came 4th in his age-group category at the recent Powerman Malaysia duathlon in Manjung, Perak. p.s. He runs and cycles and take part in races. He goes touring with his roadies friends (the 'OLDSTERS' group )

Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 2009


Wishing all the best to all running tomorrow morning at the Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon. Special wishes to Mr. Ngae who will be running his first marathon after having went for a brain surgery after Ironman Langkawi this year. He’ll be running on behalf of Hospis Malaysia. For more info please log on to TriTwins or click here.

Special shout also to those attempting their 1st 10k, 21k, and the full marathon.

Aileen, Z and Rais Omar will be among the 10k runners 7am at the start line . So all the best to three of you! I’ll be pacing Rais , despite having registered for the full marathon which I am under trained for. The lay off after IM, the post IM so called – unsure-what-to-do, mending the knees, Xterra work all added up together to convince myself that the 42.2km run would be too much for my knee which is recovering around 89-95% percent  already.It takes a lot of patience to have something completely healed. I’m pushing it to 150% if possible. And I do not have much time for that. PD Tri and MUDS is coming up. Anyways, back to KL marathon, to those still jumbled up to the advisable DOs for pre- race day,and race day,  here are a few tips :

A RUNNER’S CHECKLIST


1. READ the runner’s guide – eventhough you’re a frequent in the Malaysia/international running scene. We’re having a new organizer here, so you might wanna get to know to the system they’re using to run the big show tomorrow !

2. Prep all your racing kit, needs night before race. Write a check list if necessary ..here is a quick one :-

(p.s. I’m going thru the list from top to toe (as in your head to your toe, of what u need)

– running cap

– shades

-Phiten necklace

– sports bra (women)

– tape for your tits (for men)(sorry for the language!) – to avoid chafing, and possibility of  bleeding !

– Vaseline (to rub on surface where the running vest/running shorts rubs against your skin, and around your toes )

– running vest

– your RACE NUMBER pinned to the front and back of your running vest

–  make sure you write the vital info as required at the back of ur race number

– watch

– running shorts/tights/pants

– running socks

– running shoes

– PowerBar GELS !

– PowerBar performance bar

– your own endurance drink

– your own recovery drink (to drink post race, can leave it in the car or ur bag (which you’ll place at the luggage area))

– Camera : Photo opportunity  to snap some memories ; with  family n friends , with your medals ! (i’m so going to bring my camera tomorrow tho I won’t be running in my registered category !) (PASS IT TO SOME1 NOT RACING- e.g. your supporter)

– what else…. oh ya…

– the determination to cross the finish line in 1 piece and injuery – free

– the discpline to pace yourself smartly

run Shihming run !

run Shihming run !

Before you sleep tonight :

1. Make sure all the items are placed in 1 place , in a bag preferably, except for the items which you’re going to wear in the morning.

2. Your race number ; most vital + importante !!!

3. Some stretching !

4. Salt drink (too late for an advice actually, should have published this a few days ago..)

5. Set 4-5 alarm clocks, ask your friends/family members to wake you up, call etc

6. Decide where to park your car, if you’re driving to the race venue. The best is to park at parking areas accessible throughout race morning (some park areas will be closed and re-open at a certain time)

7. Decide earlier where to have your makan-makan post race ! hahaha..

that's  my friend who collapsed after suffering a heat stroke at the JB City Eco Challenge; it was hot, n humid on race morning and he was pushing over his limits.

that's my friend who collapsed after suffering a heat stroke at the JB City Eco Challenge; it was hot, n humid on race morning and he was pushing over his limits.

Health + safety

1. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY

2. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY

3.LISTEN TO YOUR BODY

If you feel pain and uncomfortable, slow down. If still persist, walk..if you feel any dizziness, sudden increase of heart rate, please, be careful. Take note of all medical / first aid stations.

Avoid HEAT Stroke ;

water your head in case the weather gets bizzarely hot !!!!

water your head in case the weather gets bizzarely hot !!!!

Stay Hydrated and Cool
Chill out in hot temperatures to protect yourself from heat stroke.When relative humidity is over 75 percent and it’s over 95 degrees outside, your body can no longer keep up with cooling itself down.

If you must be outside on blistering days, drink a lot of water but avoid caffeine and alcohol. Eat small meals and limit your protein intake, which can increase metabolic heat as it’s digested. Drink 16 to 32 ounces of cool fluids every hour.

Get Help
Heat exhaustion, which causes pale skin, muscle cramps and dizziness, may precede heat stroke but not always. Move to a cooler environment (look for shaded areas along the route) and rehydrating yourself or the person affected. If symptoms get worse, seek medical help right away. Wrap the individual in cool, wet towels or submerge him or her in a cold bath while waiting for help, says the American Red Cross.

In the end, remember to take it easy in extreme heat and drink lots water. Being aware of the body’s internal thermostat can help protect you and your family from one of summer’s more dangerous ills.

I think that’s it ! All the best to all of you !!! Have an enjoyable race tomorrow yeah ?!

a badly edited foto of me post NB15K run this year. nevertheless, ALL THE BEST FOR TOMORROW Y'ALL !

a badly edited foto of me post NB15K run this year. nevertheless, ALL THE BEST FOR TOMORROW Y'ALL !

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