Sunday, November 25, 2007

12th Master Road Race (MMAA)
















12th Masters Road Race

Date : 25 Nov 2007
Time : 8am
Venue : MSN Stadium, Bkt Jalil
Distance : +/- 4Km

Result :

Men Category Age 35-44

1) Tan Kean Peng - 14:50 (1st)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Run For Peace 2007

Organiser : SOKA GAKKAI Malaysia, Selangor
Date : 25th Nov 2007
Time : 7.30am
Venue : SGM Selangor Culture Centre,
Lot 23686, Jalan Selampit 29,
Taman Klang Jaya, 41200 Klang
Distance : 8KM, 6KM







Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

KRI 12K

2nd event for Kp&Geng travel to Ipoh after Ipoh Half on 1st July, this time will be more meaningful coz last event TH cant join us for the race due to injury.
We reached Ipoh early this time, straight away proceed to Polo Ground for goodies collection, everything goes well then continue to check in Merloon Hotel, refill our stomach with ying kok chicken, of course this time we will not miss the tau fo far....then back to hotel for rest.
Sunday morning, we reach polo ground abt 6.20am. After registered we lepak around before proceed to warming up session, the Dj make a silly mistake by announcing the wrong allocation of trophy numbers for each category. The race start sharp on time at 7.00am, i start with slightly fast pace, it is about 4.30m/km, it make me a bit worry after 6km with this pace, wonder my stamina can last till the end or not? After the drinking station, i decide to proceed with it, my timing for 10km is 45.20 and at the finishing line is 53:35 at the position No.20 ( the position really give me a surprise).
SC also give his best performance so far by reaching the finishing line at 55mins (17th), while TH 57:45 (23rd) and Raymond 73:25(45th).

Sunday, November 18, 2007

KRI 12KM Photos













with courtesy from PM Tey



KRI 12KM Results

Date : 18 Nov 2007
Time : 7am
Venue : Polo Ground

Men Open

Age Category 20 -29

1) Chuah Sang Cheng - 54:27(17th)
2) Lee Tiong Hoo - 57:29 (23rd)
3) Raymond Lim - 73:46(45th)

Age Category 30-39

1) Tan Kean Peng - 53:26(20th)

Age Category 55-59

1) Ong Eng Chong - 80:36(50th)

Friday, November 16, 2007

KRI 12K Route Map



with courtesy from PM1

Thursday, November 15, 2007

KRI Runner No Checklist

Event : KRI 12KM
Date : 18/11/2007
Time : 7am
Venue : Polo Ground, Ipoh
Men Open - 20 to 29

1) Chua Sang Cheng - C017
2) Lee Tiong Hoo - C040
3) Lim Chee Yong - C044

Men Open - 30 to 39

1) Tan Kean Peng - D134

Click here to view or download the KRI 12km Road Race 2007’s run number checklist.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Race Entry Pack Collection 2007

Date : 23 – 25 November 2007 (Friday – Sunday)
Time : 11am to 8pm
Venue : Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 603


Collection

  • It is mandatory for all participants to collect their Race Entry Pack during the REPC weekend.
  • Participants need to bring along the following documents for the collection of Race Entry Pack

1. Race Entry Confirmation Slip
2. Produce your NRIC/Passport or Photo ID upon request.

* The organiser reserves the right to refuse anyone to collect their Race Entry pack without proper document.

  • It is not necessary for parents to bring your Kids along to collect their Race Entry Pack however still need to bring their appropriate documentation as mentioned above. You will need to produce a Letter of Authorization when you collect for them.
  • Having the right documents will help us in processing your collection more efficiently. In the event that you did not bring your Confirmation slip along, please proceed to the Information Counter upon entering Hall 603 to obtain a printed copy of your Race Confirmation Slip.
  • Requests for changes in event t-shirt sizes and race categories will not be entertained.


Authorising another person to collect your Race Entry person to Pack

  • If you are unable to personally collect your Race Entry Pack during these 3 days, you may get a representative to collect the race entry pack for you.
  • He/ She will need to have the following documentation in order to be able to collect for you.

1. Completed and Signed Letter of Authorization
2. Your Race Entry Confirmation Slip
3. A copy/photocopy of your photo ID for verification.
4. His/her own Photo ID for recording purposes.

  • Each individual is allowed to collect up to a maximum of six (6) Race Entry Packs. However, the individual has to produce a separate Letter of Authorization for each individual he/she is collecting the Race Entry Pack for.
  • Groups that did not register with the organizers as bulk or corporate hospitality groups, but would like to collect in bulk, will not be entertained.
  • Collection of Race Entry Packs, other than for overseas runners, after the REPC will also not be entertained. Uncollected Race Entry Packs will be donated to charity.

Click here to download the authorization form.

Make your REPC experience a pleasant one!

  • The Organisers will try to make the REPC as smooth as possible for all runners. But as there will be 40,000 runners collecting their Race Entry Pack within these 3 days, the queues will be unavoidable.
  • You can beat the crowd by collecting your Race Entry Packs during the suggest Off-Peak Hours:

Friday: 3pm-5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am-1pm

  • If you are not too sure on where to go, our friendly Ushers and Queue Marshals will be happy to guide you along.
  • General FAQ’s can be answered in the Event Booklet that will be present in your Race Entry Pack. If you have further queries, please call 6416 3949.
As registration for the event has closed, on-site Registration will not be entertained. All requests for on-site registration will be turned down.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sunday, November 11, 2007

KRI Race Starting Time

Please be informed that the KRI 12km Road Race 2007’s flag off time has changed to 7am. Participants need to check-in before 6:30am and gather at the starting line by 6:45am.

For medal and running vest preview, kindly visit http://www.ipohroadrunners.org/kri2007/

Friday, November 9, 2007

提 神 飲 品 或 致 心 臟 病 ENERGY DRINK MAY CAUSE HEART PROBLEM

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Road relay makes a return

AFTER a 13-year hiatus, the Malaysia Ekiden Road Relay made its return, this time around at the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya and it was organised in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Look East Policy.

The organisers had expected about 250 teams at the event but only about half that number showed up.

Of the 129 participating teams, three were from Japan, three from the Japanese International School and four from Japanese companies with a presence in Malaysia.

Alumni Look East Policy Society (ALEPS) president Za’ba Youn said despite the long lapse, the response was encouraging.

The relay was jointly organised by the International Youth Centre Foundation, the Honorary Consul-ate General of Malaysia in Fukuoka, Japan, and ALEPS.

“We hope to organise the event on an annual basis,” Za’ba said.

He said the inaugural event was held in 1994 but it had not been held since due to a lack of interest from the Malaysian organisers and their Japanese counterparts.

However, if the Japanese participation this year is any yardstick, Za’ba believes it could only be better next year.

Several regular roadrunners spearheaded Panasonic’s challenge in the road-relay, with 15 employees turning up in three teams.

The relay had five categories - mixed team, Men Open, Women Open (all 18-years and above) and the Men Junior and Women Junior (both 13-17 years), with each team comprising five runners and each runner completing 3km of the circuit.

Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Association (FTAAA) secretary S. Vegiyathuman said they had decided not to offer any prize money and the runners in the top five teams in each category were presented with a goodwill sash instead.

“The aim is to foster good diplomatic relationships between the two countries. We do not want to attract participation by offering prize money,” Vegiyathuman said.

This time around, the Panasonic teams fared better than they did in 1994. However, it was Kuala Lumpur City Hall coming in first in the mixed category in 49:18. The Japanese team Fukuoka Vitye Holue was a distant second in 52:52.

In the Men Open category, Surich clocked 45:36 with Polis Putrajaya coming in a close second at 47:30 while Faici Territory clocked 1.19:30 for the top spot in the Women Open category with Run For Run coming second in 1.21:38

Meanwhile, in the Men Junior category, Semenyih Top Runner was best in 52:42 while Japanese School-B came in at 58:06 and in the Women Junior event, Victory from SMK Taman Bukit Maluri clocked 1.26:00 to take the rostrum with Fantastic 5 settling for second spot in 1.14:49.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Adventure Marathons

Standards and principles for Adventure Marathons

All Adventure Marathon courses are characterised by magnificent scenery and/or a unique cultural atmosphere. They will be rewarding and adventurous to runners and spectators alike. The scenery of the course is substantial, and surface, ascents, weather and other smaller obstructions are not taken into consideration. For that reason, an Adventure Marathon will always be a more physically demanding run than traditional marathons, and it will contain elements of cross-country running, trekking and mountain running. However, the basic characteristics of running must be retained, and obstructions, which cannot be defeated in running, are kept on an absolute minimum.

These standards must be followed in order for a marathon to earn the title of Adventure Marathon:

1) The course must follow the classical marathon distance of 42.195 m.
2) Various surfaces must occur on the course, and the route cannot appear homogenous. The surface can consist of asphalt, rock, gravel, sand, earth, ice, water, stairs, fallen branches and trunks etc.
3) Abrupt ascents must be part of the course. As a minimum there must occur 5-10% ascents spread over 5 to 10 km, unless the marathon is taking place in high altitude.
4) At least one of the following extreme elements must appear on the course: high altitude (more than 2,000 meters), steep, extended ascents, sand dunes, cold/frost or heat (more than 30 degrees Celsius)
5) The course must be difficult to such an extent that the runners will be finishing 25-75% later than at an average marathon. No more than 10% of the runners are supposed to use less than 3h15min. The average time must be higher than 4h30min.

List of Adventures Marathons

The Great Wall Marathon - May 17th 2008
The Big Five Marathon - June 28th 2008

The Great Tibetan Marathon - July 19th 2008
The Polar Circle Marathon - October 18th 2008
The Taj Mahal Marathon - 2009




Batik Fun Walk to raise funds for cancer groups

The upcoming Fifth Batik Fun Walk 2007 in Kuala Lumpur will be turned into a charity event to help raise RM50,000 for two cancer organisations.

Yayasan Budi Penyayang chief executive officer Datuk Leela Mohd Ali is hoping the event on Nov 25 will attract about 5,000 participants.

Held in conjunction with the Malaysian International Batik Festival from Nov 23 to Dec 2, the 3.5km-long walk will begin at Berjaya Times Square and move down to Jalan Imbi, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Pudu before heading back to the shopping mall.

The RM10 registration fee will go towards Cancerlink Foundation and cancer support group Penyayang Pesakit Kanser.

Speaking at the Penyayang’s Hari Raya gathering at the Pusat Budi Penyayang yesterday, Leela said the organisation decided to add the element of charity to the fun walk.

Also present were Penyayang trustee Datuk Seri Kamal M. Hashim and his wife Datin Seri Su Hashim.

The Fourth Batik Fun Walk last year attracted about 1,000 participants with the theme Batik in Creative Fashion.

Leela said 13 foreign speakers had so far confirmed attendance at the Second Kuala Lumpur International Batik Convention and Exhibition 2007 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from Nov 30 to Dec 2.

For more information, contact Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia at 03-8946 0222, fax 03-8946 0233 or e-mail yabpm@tm.net.my.

Radcliffe returns to win in New York Marathon

British world record-holder Paula Radcliffe made a triumphant marathon return on Sunday, winning the New York City Marathon 10 months after the birth of her daughter.

Radcliffe, 33, won in 2'23:09, beating Ethiopian Gete Wami (2'23:32) to complete a wire-to-wire victory. Radcliffe added another New York title to the one she captured in 2004.

Latvian Jelena Prokopcuka, the winner in New York the past two years, finished third in 2'26:13.

Radcliffe owns four of the five fastest marathons in history, including the world record of 2'15:25. But she hadn't run a marathon since claiming the world championship gold at Helsinki in 2005.

“I love this and I really enjoyed being back and racing marathons and winning marathons,” Radcliffe said. “It felt like old times, especially with Gete, like it was back in 1992 or something.

Radcliffe and Wami separated themselves from the field early, but it was the 33-year-old Briton who prevailed by 23 seconds at the finish in Central Park.

The men's race finished in similar style as Kenya's Martin Lel held off Morocco's Abderrahim Goumri in the final metres to win in 2'09:04.

Results :

Men:

1) Martin Lel (Ken) 2'09:04
2) Abderrahim Goumri (Mor) 2'09:16
3) Hendrick Ramaala (Rsa) 2'11:25

Women:

1) Paula Radcliffe (Bri) 2'23:09
2) Gete Wami (Eth) 2'23:32
3) Jelena Prokupcuka (Lat) 2'26:13

Monday, November 5, 2007

Ekiden Run

This will be second running relay event which involved Kp& Gang members after PAR 3, we also feel glad to have support from our friends Saiful and Karen to form the 5 persons mix team.

After the registration, we form out the group training and have a survey to the running route at Putrajaya before our submission of final line up. When get to known that most of the elite runners will participated in mix teams, It really make the competition very stiff, because the offered trophy only up to 5 positions. Our hope for the trophy almost scattered after get to known the mix teams have increase to 21 teams. Our target is to get top 10 position.

As usual, we reach Putrajaya very early at 5.40am, meet up with Karen (haha, 1st time get to known our team member, we used to communicate by sms)and Saiful. Start with warm up session after the member introduction and update them the rules and regulation. The transportation to the changing zone a bit delay and havoc, it supposed to be start at 6.30 but delays to 7am plus. My feeling a bit nervous and excited after all the runners has been order to waiting at the dedicated zones. I try to locate for team members but it is just too crowded.

The race start on time at 7.30am after we get the sash, i am at the 5th position after about 300m from the starting. My position change to No.6th after overtook by Japanese defending champion. I do my best to maintain my pace or distance from the 5th runner, it happening up to the 1st changing zone till i pass my sash to Karen.

Karen starting well and steady, she keep her pace constant cause waiting for her will be PICC hill. When she pass the sash to Saiful, our position is at no. 7th.

It going to be tough task to Saiful, he has to run the longest distance and there will 3 hills waiting to "phys co" him. Our position remain at 7th when he pass the sash to TH.

TH, the running route for him slightly different from the brochure, there will be additional turning route with slope at Dataran Putra, Our fren also have to push to the limit to conquer the hill. We are still at 7th position.

SC, our hope to change the fortune, he did it very well and manage to change our position to No.6 at the end. Haha, Too near yet too far from the trophy. Our overall timing is 58:34.

Overall, we are satisfy with our performance, team members give their best to participate, support and sharing of ideas. We are proud to declare ourselves as "Winners".Even though we lost in the trophy, but the most delighted part is our team spirit never down. Bravo...Without Limit

Without Limit - Good Show in EKIDEN Run - 6th Position

Date : 4th Nov 2007
Time : 7.30am
Venue : Palace of Justice, Putrajaya
Distance : 14.3Km (2.6k,2.9k,3.4k,3.3k,2.1km)



Without Limit - SC, Karen,TH, Saiful & KP




KP - 1st runner




Karen - 2nd runner




Saiful - 3rd runner




Sang Cheng - 5th runner



Mission complete, waiting for TH




Mission Complete




Photo with Raja




With Pacemakers friends

Too Near Yet Too Far





Saturday, November 3, 2007

Duathlon: World No.1 Csomor back to defend women’s crown

PETALING JAYA: World number one Erika Csomor of Hungary will be back to defend her title in the women's elite category in the Malakoff Powerman Malaysia 2007 Duathlon championships in Lumut on Nov 11.

Csomor clocked 3'06:13 to clinch the crown in Lumut last year. Michelle Parsons of England finished second on 3’07:59 while Reka Brassay of Hungary was third after clocking 3’14:03.

Belgium's world number one Benny Vansteelant won the men's crown last year. He passed away in September following a road accident.

This time, Joerie Vansteelant is the favourite for the men's title. He is the current world number one.

More than 560 participants, including Malaysians, will be vying for honours. A total of RM132,000 in prize money is up for grabs in the various categories.

Shahrom Abdullah and Heidlee Mohamed will be leading Malaysia's challenge in the men's category. Mariana Mohamed, who finished a creditable fifth last year, and Stephanie Chok Kui Eng will be Malaysia's strong challengers in the women's category. All four are preparing for the Korat SEA Games in December.

Shahrom said the race would be an ideal warm-up before the Games.

“There is a lack of competition in the country and the Malakoff Powerman gives me the opportunity to race against the best athletes,” said Shahrom at the launch of the event yesterday.

The duathlon involves an 11km run, a 64km bike race and then another 10km race. There will be three categories contested - individual (11km run-64km bike-10km run), Malakoff Power Relay (11km run-64km bike-10km run) and Malakoff Sprint Duathlon (5.5km run-32km bike-5km run).

Runners eye top spot

SEVERAL regular road runners will spearhead Panasonic’s challenge at the Malaysia EKIDEN Road Relay at the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya tomorrow.

Team manager T. Kanniappan, who is also the Panasonic Sports Complex manager, said they had picked 15 employees and formed three teams to take part in the relay.

“The relay is a historic event as it is held in conjunction with Malaysia’s 25th anniversary of the Look East Policy. We were invited by the Japanese Embassy in Malaysia and the Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur to participate in the Relay. Our counterparts from Japan had also encouraged us to be part of the event.

“We managed to gather our employees and we will be out to do well in the Relay. Since most the representatives are seasoned runners, we are confident of a good outing,” Kanniappan said after a training session at the Panasonic Sports Complex in Shah Alam recently.

The seasoned runners in Panasonic team are B. Moorthy, Takatoshi Iwata, Saharudin Mohamed, Mat Nor Din, Afni Abdul Razak, Eric Low Siong San and Zolhisham Yahya.

The relay, organised by the International Youth Centre Foundation, Honorary Consulate General of Malaysia in Fukuoka, Japan, and the Alumni of Look East Policy Society, is also to establish better diplomatic relations between Japan and Malaysia.

The relay has five categories – mixed team (18 years and above); men Open (18 years and above); women Open (18 years and above); men junior (13-17 years) and women junior (13-17 years).

Each team will comprise five runners. Each runner has to complete 3km, with the total distance being 15km. Prizes will be offered to the top five teams in each category.

The relay was last held in Kuala Lumpur in 1994. Then Panasonic had fielded three teams and they finished 4th, 10th and 12th respectively.

Kanniappan said Takatoshi had taken part in the relay in 1994.

“He is the most experienced runner in our team. He has been training with the other runners for the past two weeks.

“We are expecting one of the three teams to finish among the top five in the men’s Open category,” added Kanniappan