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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Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 2017 – Tips for runners


Hey everyone. THE marathon event of the year will be happening this weekend, and I am sure most of you runners, organisers and volunteers out there who are directly or indirectly involved are counting down to the big event.

The event is officially kicking off tomorrow with the race kit collection happening at the KL Convention Centre. A good location indeed for a 3 days spread for runners and the likes to come and collect their race kit and visit the Prudential Healthy Lifestyle expo.

Prep tips for runners

For runners, this is about the time where you have wind down  your mileage and take all measures to avoid any last minute injury. Pamper yourself good with a massage or reflexology session to ease those muscles and joints. Do the necessary preparation and planning to ensure you leave home on time this Sunday morning, know where to park if you are driving, and if you are car-pooling or taking other modes of transportation, plan that in advance too.

Take your time to look through the event itinerary, ie warm up and start time for your event. Find out up front where are the luggage drop off area, and if you are coming with some supporters, agree to a location to where you guys could possibly meet after the event.

Post event pics are cool, so make your camera/phone cameras are fully charged!

Runners – whether this is your first, or first for the distance which you will be running, or even if you are a seasoned runnner, here’s a quick check list you might find helpful for your event day to be smooth;

  • Original NRIC (MyKad) – bring it [you will need it as part of verification document if you get a winning spot]
  • Keep your original bib after crossing the finish line [you’ll need it for winner verification]
  • Original winner’s tag [those lanyard with paper tags showing your position #] if you are handed one at the finish line
  • Baggage/luggage service is available at the Dataran Underground. Service starts 3am and ends 12.00pm. According to the guide book in the event website, baggage not collected after 12.00pm will be donated to charity or disposed at organiser’s discretion <– so make it a point to collect it early after your race !
  • NOTE:  45cm x 35cm x 20cm <– luggage guideline. Organiser have the right to refuse your luggage

 

RACE DAY

Food and drink – Some tips

You will need to have a tummy pre-filled before your event. Don’t eat too much else it’ll be hard too run. Do not NOT eat at all as you’ll experience hunger pangs which can disrupt the quality of the run, and your concentration as well.

Eat per usual, as you have done during your practise run. Race day is not the day for you to try out new things ie. new shoes, etc and this includes the things which you consume.

Keep stock of some energy gels/bars . Click here for a guide from Runner’s World. The link also shows how you should be taking your fuel.

Personal experience- been over drinking and not alternating between sports drinks and plain water.

Shall I stop for a ‘roti canai’ or McDonald’s ? Most probably not as the purpose of refueling during the run is to absorb the carbs and nutrients almost immediately. Roti canai and McDonald’s might not only have longer absorption rate, but it will also shunt your blood to your GI instead of your musculoskeletal. So stay away from over loading your system unnecessarily. You need your body to be working efficiently and economically to give you the best run, and that you finish comfortably.

Cramps? Side itch?

Listening to your body is an art if you have not listened hard enough. Listen to your body. The second you feel a tugging or pulling in your muscles, slow down your pace. It’s a sign of possibly a cramp developing. If its the case, stop running, and stretch the affected area. According to Runner’s World, applying pressure by just using your fingers on the affected muscle for 10-15 seconds can provide relief.

Side itch? Same thing…Stop and stretch… if it comes again, repeat the procedure. Breath in deeply, and apply pressure to the affected muscles. Weak obliques muscles normally contribute to side itch during runs as the upper body rotates. Hence– the importance of building a strong core –> you’re less prone to these symptoms, injuries as well as a longer endurance before fatigue hits.

Apparel/Shoes/Gears

We typically miss this out.. take a look at some of the short listed items I personally think you can benefit from:-

  • make sure your shoes are intact. you don’t wanna go mid way you run to see your sole coming off unless you don’t mind running barefoot
  • socks – it’s GOTTA be comfortable. Too thin, too snug.. it will and can be discomforting and also lead to blisters on your foot/toe
  • shoe fit — same as above.. ill fitting shoes can cause blisters and black toe nails <– familiar?
  • Body Glide/Vaseline – a runner’s life saver.  Apply some to areas prone to blisters and chafing. I’ve posted on this before. Photo of a guy with bleeding nipple ! ouch !
  • Other things — Get any wired gears ie earphones out of the way. Not only it affects your running momentum (you trying to keep things in place while running…!), it slows you down from your best potential running pace which you’ve worked oh so hard for– but it also can contribute to risk of unwanted accidents. You are so into Queen’s ‘I want to break free’ you missed all the verbal warning pointing to a pothole in front of you , or missed a check point (either a ribbon tag, or time mat) . If you can keep those earphone from dangling, possibly the reconsideration for that playlist you have sitting in your music device.

 

RUNNING TIPS

Whether or not you pass any exam depends on 2 things 1) The effort put in prepare for the exam 2)The execution of those preparation into tackling the exam. Same with running. If you have picked a suitable plan for a particular distance which you are registering, AND followed through the training program, this will help 1/2 of the challenge you will be facing on D-day.

The other 1/2 is the execution of it ie what’s been done during practise runs, and implement it for the race day except with more eager and smart enthusiasm. Planning is key to ensure you don’t fumble through your steps unsure if you should stop or not for the electrolyte/water. Whether or not you should be running or walking up hill — all based on your prep and knowledge, and adjusting it where necessary on race day.

Having a sports watch and HRM (heart rate monitor) on (with the understanding that you also wore them during practise run) will give you the edge. You will be able to tell immediately if you are pushing too hard to early to avoid early encounter with a brick wall <– possibly no one wants this right?!

Else, do what you’ve been doing which has work which is–listen to your body. You maybe tempted to ‘draft’ or hook with a runner to get the right pace. If you need to do it, do it wisely. Do not play chase until you get your rhythm and pace right.

Personally, I am more of a ‘keeper’ of my energy, and will disperse it gradually into the run. Satisfaction comes when I start overtaking runners who were dashing their cardiac muscles out the first 2km, and I make sure I keep and then up my pace slowly.

 

Wishing you all the best for your run !

Yours in writing,

missjewelz

p.s. I will be running the 1/2 marathon distance. Wish me luck too !

 

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Stay focused, positive and most importantly, Have fun ! Pic of me post Powerman Malaysia 2017 . Did the sprint. It was a fun outing !

Halu ….!


Salam Jumaat kepada semua para pembaca yang sama ada kebetulan membaca entri ini.. and to those who have subscribed to missjewelz.wordpress.com 🙂 Been waiting for this breather to actually write ANYTHING.. boy it does feel a lil strange not being able to update this dearest blog of mine lately. Anyways, I hope its not too late for a CONGRATULATIONS shout out to all finishers the recent KL Marathon in Dataran Merdeka. Full marathon, or even a 10km, missjewelz applauds you for your effort. 🙂 I was there. Manage to run the 10km, and…. I pirated ! Couldn’t register on time, so I guess to run it (brought my own water supply). I have been running at least twice a week to keep up with my fitness. So that helped alright ! 

One good thing was, I was able to be at the start line on time. Met Aliah at a surau for Subuh, and then later together headed to the start cage. Thumbs up to the organizer for separating the 10km start area from the half marathon and full marathon category. Or else all of us would have to climb each other shoulders’ for some air ! To those who haven’t met or know Aliah, here she is :

Aliah at SCKLM 2012

Aliah and missJewelz before the run 🙂

 

The plan was to run it easy and keep the heart rate away from the upper threshold AND maintain the body core temperature. And so I did just that.. Aliah was ahead of me, and I let her be. It is always inspiring to see people from her age group (she’s in her late 50s by the way) involved in sports, actively ! Daniel, her son took part in the half-marathon 🙂 heard he did well. Congrats Daniel !! I passed Aliah at the 6km mark, but then she overtook as I had to pay a visit to the mobile loo ! hehe.. then again at the 8km mark. Saw a couple of familiar faces including Jeya and Zaki ! (nice to see you guys !). And finally, the last stretch at Jalan TAR. 🙂 LOLz.. do I finish in the finishing shoot or run along the outer border ! Guess?! haha.. I went straight in without the bib ! Can’t help it.. 🙂 

 

It wasn’t a forced smile. It was a smile of delight that I have made it to the last 500m of the run ! Photo credit: Chang Wing Kai

Met up with Aliah again post run 🙂 we both had fun ! Weather was on our side.. not too hot.. It only got got hotter after 11.30am — for those who stayed on to support friends finishing the full marathon. 🙂 I had the chance to accompany Nadiah Sukarno on her first full marathon attempt. She did well despite vomiting somewhere along the route. 🙂 I was (after the run) on my ‘Yellow Submarine’ <– my dearest bicycle, cycling against the run route to support those who are finishing their run, and of course, in the look out for Nadiah and the rest of my juniors from IIU X Team 🙂 Manage to give support to both Ikhwan and Faiz (both ran their first full marathon). Nadiah too ! She started running the instant she saw me. LOLZ.

  

It was a great Sunday outing for me, Aliah and all of the IIU X Team members at SCKLM and I am sure you had a great time too with your friends and beloved ones. 🙂 To those who said Hi! to me, thank you! 

  

Before I forget, GAMBATE to all my friends, and fellow readers/bloggers who will be doing the Port Dickson Triathlon this year 🙂 (that’s this weekend). missJeweLz will definitely be there (insyaAllah) and will be doing the relay 🙂 woohoo…!! The last time I did a relay was at the Putrajaya 70.3. Make sure you’ve got all your gears, and sports nutrition ready. Have fun, and race safe okay. To those who will be experiencing their first open water swim, in a race, better to stay back then getting Bruce Lee-ed all over. I have experienced it myself, hence, sharing it with you now. The bike leg should be smooth. Just watch ahead for pot holes, or whenever you come across a junction/ U-turn. Either wise, the PD bike route is always a fun (and fast) one. Cows crossing the bike route is some unique experience you can get it this time around. Good luck to you on that ! Run route? The organizer changed the run route (slightly) last year, but it is pretty much the same route. Some off-road is to be expected, then the same U-turn point somewhere after Avilion Hotel. Again, from missjewelz, GOOD LUCK for PD Tri !!  

 

And this ..was how I looked like at my first standalone marathon. NOTE: Marathon= 42.195km. So if u ran a 10km, don’t go back to your office and tell ’em colleagues you ran a marathon. LEARN, EDUCATE, then inspire.

”Can’t help it but express whatever I am going through right now..mr CAMERAMAN..” LOLZ… it was a painful 4hours and 40mins journey despite signing up as a 4:30 pacer. But I finished alright 🙂 The balloon didn’t help either..

New venture ?!

GOOD NIGHT


My shortest ever post ? You bet !  Wanted to do a write up for my Standard

Chartered KL Stroll but its tidur (sleep) time. Good night folks. Will continue

writing in the morning.

Alan Othman, missjewelz and Deti Affendi at the half marathon start line

Tragic Incident at Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon


I first got the news from a friend right after my run yesterday followed by the link that was shared by Paul Lee, another fellow runner.  Please read the following description of what happened yesterday at SCKLM and forward/share/spread it among your friends especially those who are into running, veteran or new. Condolence for Lim’s family and friends from myself + the rest of the Malaysian tri-community. MISSJEWELZ.wordpress will resume blogging and report of SCKLM tomorrow as a sign of respect for the runner who passed away yesterday during the run  :-


“P/s : I would like to apologies and thanks fellow FB users to message me about the ambulance that came… I apologies that i have mistaken that the ambulance was from St. John…<


i got a message from someone that investigation was done and it was a Red Cresent ambulance… If you want to confirm, please get confirmation from HKL 🙂 “


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” I would like to share a tragic incident that happened at Standard Chartered KL Marathon today…
When i was running my final 2 km on the 10km… as i was running along the road in front of Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, i saw a guy was sitting on the road side then soon enough he collapsed…

This incident attracted my attention as a guy(a training doctor, named Irkhan) that was trying to help him was shouting for medic..as i was a trained EFR, i ran over to see what is happening.. (it was around 1 hour into the race for 10km runners)

I got to know that the guy (named Lim) has collapsed and was having seizure.. we tried to place him in recovery position… he was breathing very heavily and shortly and he was also biting his teeth very very hard… i was afraid that he will hurt himself (with either biting his own tongue or he closed up his airway).. so i tried to open up his jaw and tried to communicate wif him to have him relax and breath easily.. he then slowed down his breathing and taking deeper breath…

Another lady (Pei Kheng) came to help and constantly monitor on his pulse… and Dr. Visva (was another participant in the run) came over to help…

Then suddenly, his pulse was gone… then we lied him flat and started on CPR procedures… we constantly check on his pulse to check whether his pulse has come back.. we did chest compression and also mouth-to-mouth breathing to Lim…as we were doing the CPR procedures, we did not sight medic anywhere.. and we tried to shout as loud as possible for medic…

After awhile into the CPR procedures, “lady A” said that she could feel his pulse but was very weak.. then we stopped the CPR procedures to see whether he regain consciousness or not…After i stopped the chest compression on Lim, i started shouting for medic services again with the hope that a medic services is nearby and heard us.. but unfortunately not… we only sighted 3 DBKL Officers(with big motorcycles) just stood by the road side and just stare… the did not come over to help or to check out what happened… (it was around 10 minutes that Lim collapse and had seizure)…

After a moment, Lim loose his pulse again.. we started CPR procedures again.. we still did not sight an ambulance or any EMS(Emergency Medical Services) around… after approximately 30 compression, Lim regained his pulse but was very very weak.. and yet.. there was still no ambulance or EMS sighted… and DBKL officers still stood there and did not came over to help… so I informed a passer by to run to the officers to tell them to call for an EMS soonest possible…

After we performed CPR procedures on Lim for the the third time, finally a St. John (sorry for the mistake, the latest info i got.. the ambulance was NOT from St. John) ambulance came after around 15 – 20 minutes after Lim collapsed…

We let the EMS officers to take over the CPR and First Aid… Dr. Visva asked whether do they have the AED(Automated External Defibrillator)… one of the person from the EMS said that they do not have it.. then I asked whether do they have a face mask with pump.. they also did not have it there… THEY PRACTICALLY HAVE NOTHING IN THE AMBULANCE!!!!!!!! -.-”

EMS took him and speed their way to HKL…

We were later informed that the Response time for EMS is 3 minutes but it took them almost 20 minutes to arrive… and later.. as I was reading through the Runners Guide that was provided in our running kit…
There is a statement (at page 15) that states that “Medical Assistance – Medical Aid is available every 4km and at the Finish Area. Due to runner’s physical condition, Medical Officials are authorized to stop runners and remove their timing chip”

Every 4KM MY ROYAL ASS.. I did not see any first aider, ambulance or any sort of medical officials along my 10km route… and if 4km was true.. it definitely will not take them SO LONG to arrive…

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I got a call from Dr. Visva a moment ago.. he went to HKL to check out the condition of Lim and he informed me that Lim have passed away on his arrival to the hospital… T__T

Lim is only into his 20’s and was running the 10KM distance…

P/s: please share this note to as many people as possible.. we will hope to create awareness on the inefficiency of EMS, DBKL officers and organiser of standard chartered KL Marathon 2010…

we also want to create an awareness that this kind of inefficiency have caused a life of a young man…
we will hope that the marathon organisers will take responsibility and make EMS a top priority in their planning

ANOTHER FOLLOW UP NOTE WAS POSTED REGARDING THE WAKE FOR OUR BROTHER LIM WEI JI (R.I.P)


“Hi Guys,

Regarding the runner that passed away and details regarding the wake.

The wake is at Malacca:

MENG SENG CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION FUNERAL RITES HALL,
Shop No. 13, Lorong Bukit Cina

Same row as Capitol Satay Celup

It will leave for the Melaka Memorial Park at 11am tomorrow, Tuesday 29th June 2010.

Location for cremation:
Lot 6759, Jalan Sungar Putat,
Batu Berendam,
75370 Melaka.

You can contact Raymond: 012 3732968 “

Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 2009- ‘race’ report coming up


Two thumbs up to ALL you finishers out there no matter what distance you covered today, and no matter how long it took you before crossing the finish line opposite the Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad. I had a bomb+blast+kaboom of a fun time, pacing friends , saying hi to friends along the course and cheering them up.

I’ve lots of photos to share with you all, and of course, some insight stories of the ‘run’, but for now, my tummy already grumbling..so , gonna grab me some lunch and continue to write later on.aight?!

Cheers and Congrats again to all you finishers. Now can give yourself a pat on the shoulder ,yes ?!

-missJeweLz-

mj (missjewelz) donning the mj (michael jackson)

mj (missjewelz) donning the mj (michael jackson)

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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