Thursday, September 30, 2010

THE SUN REPORTS OLYMPIC DAY RUN 2010

THE SUN, THURSDAY 30/10/2010

Record number of participants in Olympic Day Run


IT WAS a fun family day out for many participants of the annual Olympic Day Run at Dataran Merdeka on Sunday.

Jointly organised by McDonald’s Malaysia and the Olympic Council of Malaysia, this year’s run had a record 7,091 participants in 14 categories.

From as early as 7.30am, the first group who went the full distance of 7km were flagged off. There were also 5km and 3km categories for senior citizens and primary school children respectively.

A special category for the disabled was introduced for the first time this year and was warmly received, with more than 200 runners and wheelchair-bound people taking part.

Leading the pack in the men’s and women’s open categories were former national athlete Muniandy Ramadass and national athlete Yuan Yu Fang.

Muniandy was the first overall runner to cross the finish line, clocking a time of 24 minutes 44 seconds.

"This year I participated in 15 runs and emerged champion 10 times," he said.

Muniandy, 32, admitted to a preference for 10km and 21km marathons, having trained for long-distance runs from an early age.

Muniandy and Yuan also won their respective categories at the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009.

Women’s veteran champion Susan Khoo said running and training had always been an integral part of her family’s life.

The hard work paid off when her daughter Kim Khoo took third place in the women’s junior category.

"Running is a good way for us to keep fit and have fun together," said the 50-year-old Susan, who completed 10 runs this year.

Khoo’s high spirits were shared by men’s veteran champion Ridzwan Sulaiman who has taken part in the Olympic Day Run every year.

"I used to run the full and half marathons, but now I have to scale back and run shorter distances," he said.

"I often took my children out to the park in the evenings, simply to exercise or go jogging," Ridzwan said.

Proving that the young also have what it takes to compete, women’s junior champion Sawin Kaurm, 14, said she had participated in marathons from the time she was in Standard 4 and that this was her third Olympic Day run.

"This is the second time I emerged champion," said a jubilant Sawin, who is also a school athlete, having represented the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

OLYMPIC DAY RUN 2010 REPORT

Truth is, this was one race that I least prepared for given the 1 and half month hibernation during fasting month and the open house. On top of the unpreparedness, I also carried the after effects of endless gorging of lemang, rendang, ketupat, nasi dagang and samprits.

The runners were let off at exactly 7.30 am. The route was the Bukit Tunku route which was famous for its undulating terrain. I made it my goal that day that I will not bow down to the challenge of Bukit Tunku, hahaha...and I made it. Went in and out of Bukit Tunku non-stop. But I did stop after 40 minute mark - right in front of the Parliament. I was listening to my body - somebody said failure to listen to your body will bring you grave consequences, hahaha...From there onwards, it was run-walk-run-walk-run until the finishing line.

I made it slightly under the 1 hour mark. 59 minutes to exact, hahaha...Not too proud of the time, but proud nevertheless as it was another race finished.

Below are some pictures.





Sunday, September 26, 2010

OLYMPIC DAY RUNNING

Am running the Ronald today. At the starting line here in front of the iconic Sultan Abdul Samad building.

Flag off will be at 7.30. A good half an hour from now.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

OLYMPIC DAY RUN 2010


I have registered myself for another running event this coming Sunday at Dataran Merdeka. Have to cover a distance of 7 km. Hopefully, this run will jumpstart the system that had been lying dormant for the past 1 and a half month.

Let's start working.

Friday, September 10, 2010

SEMBAHYANG RAYA

Salam Aidil Fitri.

We have just finished solat sunat Aidil Fitri, alhamdulillah. Pray that life will be blessed for our family and for the ummah. Pray that it will be a beautiful Eid. And pray that we shall be chosen to grace the next Ramadhan.

Insya Allah.

Selamat Hari Raya & Maaf Zahir Batin. Or to keep up with time, SHRMZB.

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Salams Syawal Yengkoz 2010 Daripada Presiden Mentula Ingens Class of 94



Perutusan Hari Raya daripada Presiden Mentula Ingens, Sdr Syed Khalid Al Juned. Watch out for the appearance of the new Deputy Headboy.

Full text below:

Assalamualaikum warahmatullah hiwabarakatuh.

Alhamdulillah. Bersyukur kita ke hadrat Alllah SWT kerana dengan keizinanNya jua maka pada hari ini dapat kita bersama-sama menyambut Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. Batch Yengkoz kini sudah 16 tahun lebih setelah keluar koleq.

Syawal adalah satu mekanisme yang baik untuk kita kembali mengeratkan silaturrahim.

Rasulullah SAW ada bersabda yang maksudnya: "sesiapa yang beriman dengan Allah dan hari kiamat maka janganlah dia menyakiti tetangganya. Dan sesiapa yang beriman dengan Allah dan hari kiamat, hendaklah dia memuliakan tetamunya..."

Kita seharusnya menggunakan peluang ini untuk mengunjungi Yengkoz 2, saudara-mara, handai dan taulan agar mereka mengenali antara satu dengan lain yang sekaligus akan mengeratkan lagi ikatan silatulrahim.

Syawal adalah tanda kemenangan dan kejayaan melawan hawa nafsu, godaan dunia, sikap membazir dan boros.

Tidak merugikan jika kita bersederhana dalam menyambut hari yang mulia ini. Perabut tidak semestinya diganti dengan yang baru manakala permaidani tidak perlu ditukar dengan rekaan terkini.

Jagalah pemakanan kita supaya apa yang dimakan tidak memudaratkan kita kelak. Mungkin amalan berpuasa enam patut dipertimbangkan.

Kepada mereka yang melakukan perjalanan di Idul Fitri ini, samada untuk pulang ke kampung halaman mahupun menziarahi sanak-saudara dan handai taulan, berhati-hatilah di jalan raya. Adalah lebih baik kita tiba lewat sedikit daripada terbabit dalam kemalangan semasa dalam perjalanan.

Assalamualaikum. Selamat Hari Raya.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

TIDO KE?


Dah setengah bulan dah tak update ni. Kena cari bahan untuk update ni. Bahaya, nanti tak pasal kena strike out dengan celebrity blogger KNizam. Itu hari dah kena sekali - jadi tak boleh biarkan pisang berbuah dua kali.

KNO sibuk memantau bom kat Pakistan. Sebab tu dia tak perasan blog ni dah mula nak bersawang. Tapi ada kempeitai jepun yang dok tolong perati dan bagitau dia. Itu yang lagi bahaya.

Hahahaha...aku dah update!!!