Thursday, December 17, 2009


Familiar with that phrase?

What is it? . . . . . . . . . . something to do with Shoes? I bet the first word that come out of your mind is ADIDAS. And you are darn WRONG!

This is about two youths aged 22 & 19 from the Supported Living program for youths with learning disabilities under the umbrella of Dignity & Services (D&S).

For more info about D&S and the program, log on to

Wai Keen & Qi Han have been attending the program for almost 3 years now while Effendi joined D&S as the program coordinator since early this year. When both of them were told that I'll be raising fund for D&S during the 2nd Putrajaya 12Hour International Walk, they both volunteer to take part in lending me the moral support. It is also part of their effort in giving back to the organisation. Effendi has been kind enough offering his time to keep both of them company by taking part as well tho' he has never been an athlete himself.

The society always perceived that persons with learning disabilities are a burden but they failed to understand that given the right guidance, opportunities couple with dedication, they can actually lead a normal life like any other people. Both had followed me and took part in some road races - Klava Relay, Pacemakers Network Track Meet, Kingston Charity Walk, Orange 11km run & JW Dignity Relay. Wai Keen also took part in the JW 21km Christmas Island Run in 2008. And they ran alongside ordinary people! (I have been a friend & volunteer of D&S since year 2002)

L-R : Wai Keen, Qi Han, Chanthiran (in Orange vest) and Effendi

So, when they were told about this 12Hour walk, without hesitation they both volunteer to be part of the event. They started training dilligently 2 months prior to race day.

They arrived at 7pm sharp at Putrajaya. I briefed them on the rules & regulations and off they go at 8.00pm sharp with the rest of the crowd of more than 650 walkers. As I have to complete a minimum of 45km in the fundraising challenge, I really have no time to waste & dare not even take a long break in the 1st half of the race.

I am truly proud with them. While many were quick to form a line for food, they both persevere & only stop when necessary for a quick bite or to rehydrate. Each time when I had the opportunity to pass them, I will asked if they are doing OK & how many laps they have done. Each time I received the same answer -

I'm OK
Don't worry, everything under control.
Its a small matter only.
26 laps..... not a problem lah . . . . .

Wow . . . . unbelievable. I didn't hear a single complain from them. By 6am I saw them at the baggage tent. Yeah . . . . . they are calling it a day. Mission accomplished! By now they are just too sleepy and needed their 'bed'.

So how do they performed?

Wai Keen - 28 Laps
Qi Han - 29 Laps
Effendi - 30 Laps

Qi Han will be leaving for Australia in late January 2010 to further his education while Wai Keen just completed his secondary education and taking on a new challenge in 2010.

Good Luck to both of you. I am confident that both of you will excel in your future undertakings and you will always have my support. Go forward & face the world with your head held high! I am proud of you both.

A Special dedication from Aunty Julie


Date : 22 November 2009

Venue : Queensbay Mall, Penang
Time : 2.30am
Result : 05:52:13 (Net Time) , 05:53:10 (Official Time)

OK . . . . this is a long long overdue report! Yeah, just plain lazy to write & excuses, excuses, excuses!

Finally the night before I decided to tie the ChampionChip onto my Saucony GRID IGNITION which will carry me through the 42km stretch. I woke up at 1am. Amelia & Agatha were awake & chatting away in the room. Freshen up & put on my Adidas vest.

Reached out the the SPIBelt which is still 'hot & spicy' from Choi the day before. Just in case it rain later in the morning, I slipped the mobile phone, some cash & ID card into a small plastic bag. And it will not be complete without the quick energy supply PowerGel which I bought from the PowerBar station a day earlier. I took 3 packets which should be sufficient if I start taking the first pack after the 12km mark. Tho' the organiser is providing spaghetti for breakfast, I'm not taking any chances.

1.30am - With a bottle of 500ml water and a REAL ENERGY BAR (a new found vegetarian full meal, an Autralian product) in hand, I make my way down to the lobby. Most of the runners already left. There were 4 runners from Ipoh who were at the lobby and so we walked together. Queensbay Mall is just 10 minutes walk so I took a slow walk and started chewing my breakfast. I had 2 packs to ensure it provides sufficient energy for my 1st 10km.

2.30am - BANG! The long journey began. I took it easy and ran my own race knowing very well I don't have to rush back since Amelia, Sonny & Agatha who ran the half had change the bus departure schedule to 2pm. Millions thanks, my dear friends!

Without any training at all, my only wish is to complete (hopefully) in 7hours without any injury. As I was approaching the bridge, bumped into Alice Chi & Eliza Ho from Singapore. Both overtook me but I still maintain the same pace of 7.5mins/km until I reached the bridge. Thats when I started to walk. A young chap gave me a smile and said, 'come on, you can do it. we've almost done 10k.' Really? I was walking but still feeling good.

Now, the mind has a big role to play - to keep me sane & keep going! Its a long long way down to the end . . . . . . At the 12km mark some Half Marathoners passing by so whenever I familiar figure pass by, I'll cheer them on. This is the beginning of my REAL race . . . . I found a formula to keep me going without thinking about the long lonely journey - Start writing my race report (mentally). And the row of lamp post became the marker. I ensure that I ran pass at least 2 poles before I walk and not to be too complacent, I will start running after passing 2 poles (the max).

While my mind keep writing the report thru the lens of my twin identical lakes, time passes really fast. I was already at the end of the bridge. I took my 1st pack PowerGel at KM12 & now I can feel a little tightness in my hamstring & of course my tummy came calling too. So, there goes the 2nd pack. I decided to walk to make that U-turn while enjoying the 2nd Gel.

Throughout the race, I sponged myself well & stop for a cup/bottle of water/isotonic drink at all the refreshment stations. Once I was on the bridge again, I keep focusing on the road and refused to look at the time. My target is to reach the 30km mark where marathoners will be given the PowerGel supply. Then I'll decide if I should up my tempo to beat the clock.

I thought I passed the 25km mark long time ago. Even after passing the Half Marathoners last check point, there wasn't any sign of the PowerBar station. By now, my morale is slowly heading downwards, my feet felt heavy & there wasn't any water station too! I only have one more PowerGel. Should I take it? Yes, I decided to take the last packet to avoid any muscle cramp and glad to have made that decision.

Finally I saw the PowerBar station & the signboard read 32KM! Took a bottle of water & lucky me they gave me 2 packs of the Gel. A quick check showed that I had closed to 90 minutes for the last 10km to the finish line for the qualifying time! Yes, I WILL MAKE IT BACK ON TIME!

I had ran the most difficult part of the race and nothing can stop me. After 3km down, I took another packet of Gel and started to run and walk and stay focus. As I was almost back to the bridge, Oh My God! Look at the sea of human on the bridge. Teared of the last pack of Gel, I quickly took the last few gulp of water for that 'make it or break it' finishing. Zig-zag through the fun runners when I heard a group of youngers shouting to their friends " . . . you can do it. Ten more minutes to go!' Upon hearing this, I dashed all the way. That was like the longest run ever.

The 100m 'Do or Die' dash
(Courtesy of

> > > > and the Elegant Cat Walk Finishing

See U next in 2010!

Come back for my post race report . . .

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Kuala Lumpur Masters (formerly known as Kuala Lumpur Association of Veteran Athletes or KLAVA) is organising a City Day Relay with a Difference by combining the relay with charitable effort.

Organised in conjunction with the 36th years Kuala Lumpur City Day celebration and supported by FTAAA, KL Masters will be distributing wheelchairs to individuals/homes.

Date: 31 JANUARY 2010 (SUNDAY)

Venue: Bukit Jalil Sports Complex

Distance: 3km x 3

No of runners: 3 runners per team

Time: 7.00am

Reporting Time: 5.30am - 6.30am


Entry Fees:
RM10 per runner/RM30 per team (MEMBERS)
RM20 per runner/RM60 per team (NON-MEMBERS)

Top 3 Teams in each category (EXCEPT School Boys, School Girls & OKU) will receive -

2nd PLACING - RM600
3rd PLACING - RM400

- Placement Medals for position 4th - 20th
- Participation Medals for all

1) School Girls (12 - 17 years old) (1.1.1998 to 31.12.1993)
2) School Boys (12 - 17 years old) (1.1.1998 to 31.12.1993)
3) Women Open ( Below 35 years old) (Born before 31.12.1975)
4) Women Open Masters (35 years & above) (Born after 1.1.1974)
5) Men Open (Below 35 years) (Born before 31.12.1975)
6) Men Junior Masters (35 - 44 years old) (Born 1.1.1974 to 31.12.1965)
7) Men Senior Masters (45 - 49 years old) (Born 1.1.1966 to 31.12.1950)
8) Men Masters Diamond (60 years & above) (Born 1.1.1949 and before)
9) Mixed Team (At least 0NE lady)
10) Special People (OKU)

Payment by Cash/cheque can be made to -
KL Association of Veteran Athletes

Banker -
Standar Chartered Bank

Account No -

Fax copy of bank-in slip to 03-8926 1953

For more information/registration, please call - Lt.(CD) Dr. Aloysius, President, Kuala Lumpur Masters @ 016 232 3069 or email to

P/S : Should you need any assistance in registration, please feel free to drop me a line at or 016 228 4088 (Julie)

Friday, December 4, 2009


The first Night Marathon in Malaysia is here!

Held in conjunction with the month long FT Day Celebration in the Federal Territories, we would like to present to you the inaugural Putrajaya Night Marathon 2010.

Supported by the Federal Territories and Urban Well Being Ministry, this marathon promises to be one of the most, if not the most exciting running event to be held in the country.

Being the first night marathon in the country, participants will be treated to a running environment like no other. We also have a few things in store for you en route.

Putrajaya Night Marathon Details -

Date: 6th Feb 2010
Venue: Putrajaya Palace of Justice
Time: 8 pm

To make the event even more festive there will also be an onsite carnival with games, performances by local acts and also food stalls.

We will be launching the event really soon, so look out for that!

Organised by World Action Sports Sdn. Bhd. together with 21st Century Sports Sdn. Bhd.

For more info, contact :

Email :-

World Action Sports Sdn Bhd
Unit PL 01-A, Plaza Level
No. 45, Block A, Medan Setia 1
Plaza Damansara
Damansara Heights
Kuala Lumpur

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


LARIAN RAKYAT in conjunction with the
64th Birthday of DYMM Sultan Selangor

Date : 11 December 2009 (Friday)
Venue : I-City, Section 7, Shah Alam

For more info, click on this link

Monday, November 30, 2009


Date : 29th November 2009
Venue : Metropolitan Batu, Taman Mastiara, Off Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur
Distance : 3.39km x 3 Runners
Time : 7.30am

After being in the organising team for the past 2 years, I got the chance now to participate as a runner. Instead of running under the event title (as I am a Life member) I am running under the Pacemakers Network team, an upcoming young group of runners who have established themselves in the running fraternity.

At 6.15am I headed towards the Pandan Jaya LRT station. Met up with Kelvin (PM2) who is also my team mate. Traffic was smooth and we reached Taman Metropolitan Batu in 20minutes. After putting on my shoes, I walked to the starting line to collect our running bibs. Took some pictures and met up with many other runners.

Its my 3rd race for the week and I'm taking it easy. Was told that almost 90 teams participating in this race. I will not make any comment and leave it to others to judge. Overall, I enjoy the run and chatting away with others as I seldom had the opportunity to do so when I was part of the organising team.

Michelle Looi, Raymond, Yours truly & Kelvin (PM2)


Men Open Category

Der Pacemakers Network Live2Pia : (6th)
16:25 > 16:25 -Wong Kei Ming, Pm55
16:27 > 32:52 - Chin Teck Sin, Pm18
15:33 > 47:25 - Liew Chen Kwok

Mixed Team Category

Der Pacemakers Network Mr.K : (2nd)
13:32 > 13:32 - Khoo Yit Kiat, Pm28
14:14 > 27:46 - Raymond Ng, Pm48
17:40 > 45:26 - Michelle Looi

Der Pacemakers Network All Star : (3rd)
14:35 > 14:35 - Ronnie See, Pm1
15:24 > 30:00 - Stanley Cheong, Pm53
18:20 > 48:21 - Lavin Saty

Der Pacemakers Network G.I. Jue : (12th)
17:56 > 17:56 - Teh Seong Yee
17:43 > 34:39 - Kelvin Ng, Pm2
24:57 > 59:36 - Julie Wong

Group photo after the race

Sometimes it feels good to just able to let my hair down and enjoy myself. Looking forward to my next race - the 2nd Putrajaya International 12 Hour Walk of which I have committed myself to walk a minimum of 45km to raise fund for Dignity & Services, a non-profit organisation for people with learning disabilities.

Thanks to Kei Ming who helped to register for this event, Ronnie (PM1) for forming the team, Kelvin (PM2) & Teh Seong Yee who were willing to 'accept' a makan angin runner as their running mate.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


After my disastrous SCKLM 2009 in late June, I decided to signed up for the Penang Bridge International Marathon (or better known as PBIM) 2009 at the MATTA Fair in PWTC. I was too busy with so many tasks in hand that I hardly have time for any training. I joined Ronnie (PM1) & Kei Ming in the Adidas Beginner Program for 3 sessions in KLCC and Lake Garden. Each time I ran less than 5km because mentally I couldn't survive running in loops.

So, 2 weeks prior to the big day, I started doing strength training for 10 minutes on alternate day with my Resistant Tubing. And on the last week, I went to Kampung Pandan Sports Centre and did speed training ( 2 sessions only) covering approximately 7km in total followed by 30 minutes strength training with the tubing again mainly strenghtening my shoulder, arm and lower body (mainly targeting leg exercises). Actually I was preparing for the KLAVA Relay on 29 November 2009 . . . . . . hahahaaaaaa kind of sound weird right? Ya, I'm one crazy runner who never follow the rules of the game!

20 November 2009 - Agatha offered to give me a lift to Subang Jaya. She picked me up at 11.45pm in Jalan Hang Tuah's LRT Station. We had tea in SS15 and she dropped me off at Janet's house across the road. I tried to stay up as late as possible but gave in at 2.30am . . .. . ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz . . . . 6.45am - buzzed Agatha. Her hubby was kind enough to send both of us to Aeroline office in Sunway Pyramid at 7.40am. Met up with Amelia & Uncle Sonny. Bus departed at 8.10am to Penang.

Tried to take a short nap and relax my mind. The bus stopped at Bukit Gantang Rest House for 20 minutes. So, we decided to get down and stretched out a little. The bus continued the journey towards the Penang Bridge. The weather was excellent with slight drizzle. As the bus touched on the bridge, we survey the surrounding. The road is wider and smooth compared to previous year when it was under refurbishment and widening of the road where cables & heavy machineries 'stranded' along the bridge thus creating a haphazard runway.

We arrived at Queensbay Mall around 12.40pm. The organiser and sponsors were busy with last minutes preparation. There was a small group of participants collecting their goodies bags and some were exchanging their vest to bigger sizes.

Went to the Secretariat tent to exchange my running vest while Uncle Sonny had to picked up his goddies bag. Met up with Mr. Khoo Chong Beng (ChampionChip), Peggy (PBIM's organiser), Krishnan (Adidas) and many other familiar faces from Klang Valley. The trip will not be complete without taking a photo with this giant board. Yes, I'm READY to conquer the bridge!

I also took the opportunity to stock up 3 packets of Power Gel to accompany me on the road the next morning. PowerBar is a common sight in almost all road races especially marathon running. Its a source of quick energy supply before, during & after the race!
Walked to Kristal Suites to check in and refresh ourselves. Met up with Wai Mun, John and gang at the lobby. Ya, I think almost 80% of the suites were taken up by runners.

Later, Kevin (a local runner) took us to his house near Bukit Jambul. We were served with some real 5-star home cook food - curry chicken, 'mantau' (kind of white plain pau), yam cakes, butter cakes, freshly steamed 'transparent' dumpling and banana. What a sumptuous meal!
We went back to Krystal Suite at 5pm. I decided to go for a 15 minutes swim while Agatha, Amelia and Uncle Sonny refreshed themselves.

We went out at 6.30pm for dinner and more carbo load at a famous hawker stall. Adjourned to hotel by 8.30pm. . . . . by 9pm . . lights off!

To be continue . . . . . . . .

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Date : 17 January 2010 (Sunday)
Venue : Kompleks Kolam Renang Awam Presint 6, Putrajaya
Time : 5.30 am

Closing date : 10 January 2010 (or 3,000 entries whichever comes first)

Entry Form: Page 1 Page 2


The 2nd edition of the Malakoff 12km KL is on and with an even more challenging and interesting route. We also have a shorter distance of 6km to cater for the beginners and children age 13 and above. To experience it, please register before 6th December 2009.

You may register Online or submit your entries to Pacesetters's office.For more information and online submission, please click :

Runners can collect their items on 19th December 2009 (Saturday) from 11.00am to 5.00pm from the organising Committee at -

Kiwi Xpress Bistro Garden
44 Jalan 28/70A
Desa Sri Hartamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-23303326 .

Click here for the map to Kiwi Xpress Bistro Garden.Please note that bibs will not be issued on the event day.

For the route map, please click here.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Inaugural National Press Club Media Run.

Media practioners and friends of the media who like to run, the NPC in collaboration with the Persatuan Wartawan Wanita Malaysia (Pertama) will hold the first NPC Media Run on Nov 22, 2009. That's this Sunday.The 5km run is not to raise funds or an excuse to party. We want to foster a brother-sisterhood in the media, old and new.

Call Muharyani Othman at 0122859647 or Aftar Singh at 0162453839 for details. Last day to register 20 Nov, 2009.

Monday, November 16, 2009


SJK (C) Kwong Hon Century Celebration Charity Run
SJKC Kwong Hon, Sungei Besi, Kuala Lumpur
Date :
13th December 2009 (SUNDAY)
Time :
7.00 a.m.
Categories :
A, B, C, D, E, F, G open to public
Distance :
10 KM (A,B,C,D)
3KM (E,F,G)

Road map via Subang Jaya

Road map via KL/Sg Besi Highway

If you are not participating in the STAR walk and Putrajaya 12hr Walk, please support this event with your friends and family. The running route will cover part of the army camp area which is a rare opportunity. Lend your hand to help the school raise fund for better amenities for the students.

road maps are courtesy of

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009


Resistant Exercise Tubing also known as Exercise Rubber Tubing is very versatile and a good replacement for dumbbells. It is portable which makes exercise much more convenient for you be it in the house, office, in your garden, community park, hotel rooms or just anywhere.

This Exercise Tubing is recommended for Strength Training, Muscle Toning, Flexibility & Agility as well as Physiotherapy. This simple gadget can peform hundreds of exercises according to your needs and creativity.

Please watch the video below to see some of the simple home exercises that you can do with this simple gadget.

Description : Resistant Exercise Tubing with Handle

Length : 1.2 meter

Color : Light Grey

Strength level : 6

Pull Force : 14.5 - 15.5 kgf (100%) / 22.0 - 23.0 kgf (300%)

Market Price : RM 100.00

Offer Price : RM 50.00

Note : Only 3 units available ***

Thursday, October 29, 2009


A Project by the Mass Communication Students of KDU for their Public Relations class. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness for a medical condition called CEREBRAL PALSY. Its a condition that can affect any child between birth and 3 years old when the brain is still developing. This event will be an attempt to break the Malaysian Book of Records.

Event: 6 km walk for a cause.
Venue: Central Park Avenue, BU (The park opposite 1Utama)
Date: 6th December 2009
Time: 8am - 2.30
Ticket: RM 10 per person (Inclusive of an umbrella and a goodie bag)
Beneficiary: Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Taman Megah.
For more information, contact Mathew Ong @

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Workout Anywhere!
Perform more than 300 exercises for your entire body with world class workout in a minimum amount of space and limited time no matter where you are.

TRX Suspension System
(Demo set. Used for a couple of times only)

Original Price:

Offer Price:

Who can use:
Especially suitable for athletes, those who are busy travelling but do not want to miss out on their regular gym training, personal trainers or just anyone who wanted to upkeep their fitness level.

Anyone interested, please drop me a line at 016-228 4088 (Julie Wong)or email your enquiry to

Monday, October 19, 2009


(source from THE START 19 Oct 2009)

DETROIT (AP): A half-marathoner and two other runners died during the Detroit marathon on Sunday, organizers said.

Daniel Langdon, 36, of Laingsburg, collapsed at about 9:02 a.m. between the 11- and 12-mile (around 17-19-kilometers) markers, said Rich Harshbarger, vice president of consumer marketing for the Detroit Media Partnership.

Rick Brown, 65, of Marietta, Ohio, collapsed at 9:17 a.m., near where Langdon went down, and 26-year-old Jon Fenlon of Waterford collapsed at about 9:18 a.m., just after finishing the half-marathon in 1:53:37, Harshbarger said.

It was unclear whether Brown and Langdon were participating in the 13.1-mile (21-kilometer) half marathon or the full race. Harshbarger told the Free Press that there were at least six medical stations on the race course and that emergency personnel were on the scene within seconds.

Every runner must sign a medical release form, and they are encouraged to talk to their doctors before they run the race, Harshbarger said.

"On a day when so many people bring such energy and challenge themselves to do their utmost, this news is very difficult to hear," said Free Press editor and publisher Paul Anger said. "Our deepest sympathies are with the families."

The temperature was about 28 degrees (-2.22 Celsius) when the marathon started and had risen to 41 degrees (5 Celsius) by 10 a.m. Running coach Keith Hanson said he doubted that the weather had anything to do with the deaths.

"The wind never kicked up," Hanson said. "In my mind, the conditions were perfect."
Deaths at marathons are relatively rare. The last death at the Detroit event was in 1994 when a 42-year-old man died of a heart attack after running more than 20 miles (32 kilometers).
More than 19,000 people were registered to participate in the 32nd Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Marathon on Sunday.

Nicholas Stanko, of Haslett, Michigan, took first place in the marathon with a time of 2:20:24.
Sarah Plaxton, of Highland, Michigan, was the top female finisher in the marathon with a time of 2:57:09.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Date : 3 October 2009
Place : NKVE Highway (exit to Behrang/Slim River)

Depart from Sunway Mentari with Peter Goh and Alice Chi heading towards Cameron Highlands for the Newton-JW 12KM Run scheduled on 4 October 2009. I was supposed to travel up the day before but was forced to stay back due to work commitment. We decided not to stop for lunch along the highway. Should be arriving at Brinchang before 2pm via Simpang Pulai.

In the car, we chatted jovially and I intend to take them for evening tea at Bharat Tea house after checking in all the runners. As our car approached the exit to Behrang, something caught our eyes. A black Proton Aeroback jolted in the middle of the road on the opposite direction. It was barely 100 meter infront of us. Like the lightning, it swirled and hit the centre divider then plunged in the air. I was stunt . . . . . I guess all three of us were in panic mode. Our car was just parallel and less than 50 meters away. What if it plunge across the road and landed right on top of our car?

Then it hit hard on the rail and plunged into the air about 5 meters, then spinned twice back onto the middle of the same road and hit the front of a Kancil which just passed by and ..... 'BOOM'! It was a real loud explosion! Peter stopped the car 200 meters away. We were still in a shocked. We turned around and saw nothing. Luckily there wasn't any fast travelling heavy vehicle. Most of the cars that came from behind them stopped on time to avoid a pile-up.

A middle aged chinese man alighted from his motorbike followed by two other chinese middle aged men. All other motorists just slowed down and watched. Peter and I decided to come out and investigate as we didn't see any one coming out. We disregard the busy road and finally managed to cross over. By then the other 2 men also were at the side of the car. We pulled out a young lady from the passenger seats and slowly led the other middle aged woman out from the driver's seat. The driver was the mother and her teenage daughter, a college student travelling from Cameron Highlands (we assumed) heading towards Kuala Lumpur. This was her first long distance drive.

The driver (mother) walked out of the wrecked. Amazingly, she only suffered minor hip injury.

We can never imagine both survive this accident. God must be great. We feel so blessed for being given the 2nd chance. We were just a second away between life and death . . . . it was that near.
The Kancil which was right behind the black Proton Aeroback before the incident. Both elderly malay couple were just inches away. Just imagine if they were hit right from the top! What happened within that 1 minutes seems like a Hollywood high speed drama but the only difference is - this is REAL.
She was semi concious with a (feasible) broken arm. We are not sure how bad is her internal injury. We dare not administered any form of help on her. In less than 10 minutes, the local police traffic and highway patrol guards arrived. We were advised not to give her any water.
Both Peter, a middle aged local man, 2 motorists and myself braved the highway again to round up their belongings. Gosh . . . just 2 ladies and there were about 8 travelling bags, bags of vegetables, fruits, plants and other groceries - all over the road. The uncle in that red Kancil had called on the ambulance but its more than 40 minutes and there wasn't any sight of it. What if she suffered a stroke or had internal bleeding? 40 minutes for medical aids to arrive?
The back seat
The front wheel was plunged to the road boulder about 20 meters away

Peter (in Red shirt) gave a helping hand.
Finally she was whisked to the Slim River hospital.
Our job just didn't stop here. We were 'entrusted' to take care of their belonging by the mother who has to accompany her daughter to the hospital. We searched the road again with the local guy and rounded up all their belongings. Then kept in touch with her other daughter who was on her way from Petaling Jaya.
By now, we had been stranded here for almost 2 hours! We called on her daughter and was told that she can only be at the accident scene to picked up the belongings in another 45 minutes! We are already way too behind time. 40 people are waiting for us in Cameron Highlands and 45 minutes more! Luckily the local guy agreed to stay on and so we decided to continue our journey.
We made a quick stop at Tapah for a cup of hot tea and to freshen up ourselves. As we sat down, suddenly we realised that how much we had endangered ourselves while roaming the highway to secure the belongings of the victims.
We are truly greatful that God had taken good care of us throughout the entire journey. A day later I received a TQ note via sms from the sister. She is in good health!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Date: 29th November 2009
Venue: Taman Klang Jaya, football field ( opposite of Soka Gakkai )
Registration fee: RM 15 (Include T-shirt, certificate and breakfast)
Distance : 5km & 7km
Starting Time: 7:00 am
Reporting Time: 6:00 - 6.45 am
Closing date: 22th November 2009

Runners can get our registration form at -

ALC College Or

Centro, Klang
9th, 10th and 11th October 2009 at our kiosk

(T-shirt is collectable 20th -22th November at ALC College).

Registration fee can be made by depositing to bank account (EON Bank) 0049-20-034849-5 and fax your bank in slip together with your entry form to 03 33445861 (ALC College).

The collected fund will be donated to Selangor and Federal Territory Association for the Mentally Handicapped ( )

Please do not hesitate to call us for any further assistance:
Vincent: 016 3213020
Henrey: 016 3822855
Ms. Ngiam: 016 3426172
Ms. Chiah: 017 3932924
Yong Hua: 014 9242477
Sheng Yao: 016 3135623
Kiat Siang: 016 3078531

Or email to us at

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


NEWTON RUNNING launches Sir Isaac & Lady Isaac Guidance Trainers

06.24.2009 – Newton Running, the revolutionary Boulder, Colorado running shoe company, announces the launch of two new shoe models this fall. The Sir Isaac and Lady Isaac guidance trainers are designed for runners who want embrace their natural running form with a more efficient midfoot/forefoot technique.

"We are very excited about the arrival of the Sir Isaac and Lady Isaac,” states Newton’s co-founder, Danny Abshire. “These shoes feature the proven, patented technology found in our performance line and incorporate a footprint geometry that provides a smoother transition for those seeking to run more naturally, efficiently and injury-free.

"The Isaac guidance trainers both feature a highly breathable closed mesh upper with lightweight ergonomic support strapping, metatarsal stretch panels and slip-proof laces. The midsole features second-generation Action/Reaction Technology™ in both the forefoot and the heel as well as a unique midfoot/rearfoot support chassis for added stability. The outsole features durable, high-grip actuator lugs, increased toe spring, high-wear carbon rubber with traction tread and an enhanced heel bevel to aid in transition to a natural running gait. The Sir Isaac weighs 10.9 ounces (men''s size 9) and the Lady Isaac weighs in at 8.9 ounces (women''s size 7).

Staying true to Newton Running’s green commitment, the Sir Isaac and Lady Isaac feature 100 percent recycled laces, webbing and insole topsheets, 10% recycled outsole rubber and 100 percent recycled shoeboxes and packaging.

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You may also call on their local contact Mr. Choi @ 019-328 9083 to view Newton's products.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Klang Pacers Athletic Club's 3rd edition of Run4it 12km road race is back!

Date: 15th November 2009 (Sunday)
Venue: Padang Sultan Suleiman
Starting Time: 7.00 am
Reporting Time: 6.00 am till 6.45 am

Early Bird
RM25.00 (if you sign up on or before 9th October 2009)

Normal registration fee
RM20.00 for KPAC members
RM30.00 for non members

Closing Date
3rd November 2009 or first 2,000 entries which ever comes first.
Registration is only open from 21st September 2009.

Please visit all participating New Balance outlets or KPAC club house for entry forms. Runners can also sign up at Centro, Klang on 9th and 10th October 2009 (Bibs and T shirt collection date for '2009 Klang Centro Community Run') and 11th October 2009 on the race day.

Registration can also be made by depositing the registration fee to -
KPAC's bank account (Hong Leong Bank) number 03600073946 and fax both your entry form and bank in slip to 03 3371 1128 (KPAC's club house).

Or register by hand in your complete entry form to -
New Balance outlet at Aeon Shopping Centre,Bukit Tinggi,Klang 03 3326 2955

Please do not hesitate to call us if you need further assistance :
Club House: 03 3371 1128
TK Ong: 012 339 2673
Jimmy Yang: 012 931 2993
TC Ng: 019 231 9138
Hansom: 012 273 0038
Kmtee: 012 389 7788

For outstation runners
SH Lim: 016 331 9898