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 ***