Wednesday, 30 November 2016

A Christmas Charity Foot Race Around Imperial Palace, Tokyo

For those planning their vacation in Tokyo or its neighbouring area in  mid-December 2016, there's a private charity running event that will held at the Imperial Palace jogging course on Dec 18th, 2016.

Registration is still open for foreign participants and from what I read on the website https://moshicom.com/3494/, it will be open for registration until race day. (Correct me if I'm wrong).

The categories available for registration:
5K (Men & Women) 2,100 yen registration fee
15K (Men & Women) 2,100 yen registration fee
5K+15K (Men & Women) 3,200 yen registration fee

Participants will receive certificate of completion and as the Imperial Palace route is a 5K route, looping around the route are self-counted. No frills lah. 

The estimated runners to be joining will be around 100-499 participants. 

It's a chance to run, meet other runners and enjoy the feeling of a race while also be a part in contributing to a worthwhile charity.

This is a charity run and part of the registration fee will be donated  to PLAN International Japan, an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Press Release: Herbalife Malaysia Hosts 5 KM Fun Run for Its Third Annual Nutrition Day

East and West Malaysia joins Herbalife’s Nutrition Day and its continual effort in promoting the importance of nutrition and healthy active living.
Warm up session in progress with the participants of the Herbalife Nutrition Day 2016 5KM Fun Run before the run.
KUALA LUMPUR, 26th November 2016: Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company, kicked off its third annual Nutrition Day by bringing together its members, guests and the public for a 5 KM Fun Run at the Perdana Botanical Garden in Kuala Lumpur. More than 3,000 individuals and families took part in this celebration from all over Malaysia.
Sridhar Rajagopalan, Sub-Regional General Manager of Herbalife Malaysia and Singapore (Standing Right) flagging off the individual runners at the Herbalife Nutrition Day 2016 5KM Fun Run on the 26th of November 2016.
The event in Kuala Lumpur opened with a welcome address by representatives of Herbalife Malaysia, followed by a warm up session before the Run’s commencement at 7.30 am. In addition to the Fun Run, the event also featured other fun-filled health activities such as pre-warm up and post warm up exercise and a lucky draw session that was held after the race.
Sridhar Rajagopalan, Sub-Regional General Manager of Herbalife Malaysia and Singapore (Standing Right) flagging off the family runners at the Herbalife Nutrition Day 2016 5KM Fun Run on the 26th of November 2016.
The Fun Run was open to both individual and family racers with the opportunity to win Herbalife shakes spread throughout the race.
According to the 2015 National Health and Morbidity Survey, 30% of Malaysians are overweight1 with nearly 18% of the population identified as obese. In addition, 7% of children under the age of five are overweight1 because of the increasing adoption of sedentary lifestyles by Malaysians. This has led to an upward surge of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular illnesses.

“In light of these worrying trends, we want to do our part to improve the health and wellbeing of Malaysians. This year’s Nutrition Day focuses on issues pertaining to the importance of nutrition and healthy active living. We encouraged adults and children to take part together as family units to drive home the importance of the whole family leading a healthy and active lifestyle,” said Sridhar Rajagopalan, Sub-Regional General Manager of Herbalife Malaysia and Singapore.

Outside of Kuala Lumpur, 5 KM Fun Runs were also organised concurrently in other states in Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia as a part of Herbalife’s Nutrition Day 2016. These other participating states include Penang, Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu, Sabah and Sarawak. The Fun Run in Sabah was held on a beach at Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu. Perak is also scheduled to host a Fun Run, but on the 4th of December 2016 at the Ipoh Polo Field.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

A PB Dinner At Plan B

I've always wanted to eat at Plan B again as it had been ages since we last went there. Well, felt like ages but Hubby and I actually went there for brunch to celebrate my getting a 5th placing at Jog 4 Hope 10K in August! Muahahaha
But really, it had been ages since we visited Plan B in Bangsar Village for dinner and it was so long, menu changed also I dunno. LOL

The two boys chose their meal from the normal menu while I decided to take advantage of the Makan Malam promo to get free desserts.
Our meal started with the Nacho Everyday Salad (with smoked salmon). I had been hankering for some salmon but I told myself I needed a PB in my run to enjoy them.

Well, running at a 4:44min/km pace during a relay run counts as a PB, right? And our team bagged 2nd placing too!

So let the salmon bingeing begins! Hahaha
Son had the spaghetti meatball.
Hubby chose the Yeezus Royale (whatever that means)...
Hubby actually complained that I was being greedy when I ordered not only the salad but also this Pan-Seared Salmon with Pesto Rice plus the free dessert.

Not to worry. I finished everything!

Love the salmon and the rice was nice and fluffy and light. A perfect match.
For my free dessert, I chose Salted Caramel Brownies. Utterly sinful and sedap.

It was a satisfying dinner and I guess I need another running milestone soon if I want to eat this good again! Hahaha


Saturday, 26 November 2016

Having Fun At Herbalife Nutrition Day 5K Fun Run

It was 4 days ago when I received an invite from Herbalife to join them at the Herbalife Nutrition Day 5K Fun Run. Just after I told Hubby that we won't need to wake early for any races for the balance of the year. Hahaha

Herbalife Nutrition Day 5K Fun Run was held on Saturday, Nov 26th 2016 simultaneously in several states, apart from Kuala Lumpur. Other states that held the run were Penang, Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu, Sabah and Sarawak.

The Kuala Lumpur edition was held at Taman Botani Perdana (Lake Garden).

Another run will be held in Ipoh, Perak on Dec 4th, 2016.
It was a rather low-key event but with a respectable turnout from Herbalife members and agents.

There were two categories available; A for Individual with registration fee of RM45 and B for family at RM140 (2 adults, 2 child) so this is a great event to bring the family to join.
 At the starting line. Individual runners were flagged off first, followed by the family category.
A water station was located at around KM3.2, opposite the Tun Abdul Razak Memorial.

We first made a loop around the lake before climbing up the deer park hill and head to Bird Park. A loop around bird park, passing by Masjid Negara, Bukit Aman, Royal Lake Club and we finally finished the fun run.

It was actually more to 6K, with my Polar V800 reading 5.75K.

The route can be quite challenging because of the many inclines but most were in pretty good spirit doing it. I too enjoyed the route. It was shady, with nice long inclines and I am looking forward to maybe do my LSD using the same route in the future. Maybe do 3-5 loops?
 After finishing my run, it was time to redeem my shake.
And thank you to Herbalife, I brought back a pack of protein drink to bring back and drink at home. 
The route that we did.

After a hard session on Friday where I did hill repeats, it was nice to be able to take it easy and enjoy the fun run. 
Hubby and I stayed on for the lucky draw but no luck today!

While waiting for the lucky draw there were a few challenges held on the stage and one of them was this push-up challenge.

It was "only" a 5K fun run and it was a fun one as I completed it with Hubby this time instead of running alone. 

I'll be running alone for my LSD tomorrow for 3-hours. But no worries, it'll be in the safety of my apartment's carpark! ^^

For participants of Herbalife Nutrition Day 5K Fun Run, ecerts will be available for download at http://herbalife5krun.com from Dec 7th, 2016 onwards.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Japanese Friends, Nasi Lemak And Village Park

A month after our trip to Chiba in October, we had arranged to meet someone from Japan in Kuala Lumpur.
Excerpt from Shin-Chan Running Club newsletter
We met Shin-chan (the one in green shirt) last month and ran the Imperial Palace jogging course together where he and a friend had graciously showed me around the course.
 
We later had dinner together and Shin-chan, Hubby and I agreed to meet up in Kuala Lumpur when he was in transit in KL after returning from Borobudur Marathon in Indonesia which he did last Sunday.

Shin-chan of Shin-Chan Running Club had done plenty of marathons around the world and had done more than 130 marathons outside Japan! He had done Borneo International Marathon 4 (FOUR) times and we hope that he will try marathons in Semenanjung Malaysia one day.

His feats can be followed at his website, Shin-chan-run.
To cut a long story short (I have yet written/blogged about our dinner gathering)... We went for a nasi lemak breakfast at Village Park Restaurant in Damansara Uptown.
Our Japanese guests ordered the Nasi Lemak Ayam berempah and although I warned them that the sambal might be a tad spicy, they ate everything. Sambal and all!

Fortunately, it turns out that the sambal was not too spicy and has a sweetish taste.
 We also recommended them to try the Nasi Dagang, which Hubby also ordered.
For me, I ordered the lontong. Tastewise, OK lah but I prefer a thicker gravy with sambal on top instead of Kuah Kacang.

We had coffee but we recommended our guests to try the Kedondong Asam Boi and Limau Nipis drink.
It was a pleasure to meet our new Japanese friends and we hope to see them again!

Maybe running in one of the marathons here? Twincity Marathon, perhaps? ^^

Twincity Marathon 2017 will be the opening FM for me for 2017. I have another three lined up but first, let's focus and train for Twincity!


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Media Alert: FENTY x PUMA Velvet Creeper is back!

FENTY x PUMA Velvet Creeper is back!

Herzogenaurach, Germany (23 November, 2016) – The Creeper is the first sneaker designed by Rihanna under the FENTY PUMA by Rihanna label. Since its launch in 2015, The Creeper has been released in several colorways and materials from suede to patent. A must-have for every fashion and sneaker enthusiast, it has reached great heights in popularity and recently been announced by Footwear News as Shoe of the Year.
Dropping this month is a new sublime execution of The Creeper. The Velvet Creeper comes in exquisite, soft velvet upper with tone-on-tone creeper soles, waxed laces and metallic gold branding. Handcrafted in Italy, the new executions of the Creeper are available in Black, Burgundy and Cement for Men and Women. Each pair comes in the signature FENTY PUMA by Rihanna box with the collection’s velvet shoe bag.

Dropping on December 8th and retailing at RM739, The velvet creeper will only be available in PUMA KLCC, PUMA Pavilion and PUMA Sunway Pyramid.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Miyagi To Celebrate

I've been wanting to go to Miyagi, our favourite Japanese restaurant  which is located in Bangi for ages but I told myself that I needed a good reason to celebrate there.

I finally got my chance after running in the MRCA Charity Run Relay. The celebration wasn't because our team; Team Asam Pedas managed to bag 2nd placing but because I ran at a 4:44 min pace! That is an achievement for me!


 The two boys had beef teppanyaki this time.
I wanted to eat sashimi but I also wanted to eat something else so the Yakiniku to Sashimi set is the perfect choice me.
The sashimi were good and literally melted in my mouth. I've already eaten one piece of the sashimi before I took this photo. LOL

I was glad to finally be able to enjoy this upon completing an achievement as it tasted much sweeter.

Don't you agree?

Monday, 21 November 2016

2016 FIM ASIA SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 3 - 18 TO 20 NOVEMBER 2016 BAYANIHAN PARK, CLARK, ANGELES, PAMPANGA, PHILIPPINES

RACE REPORT

• Andy McLiesh cleared off to win Moto 1 and Moto 2.
• Gabit Saleh increases both Open International and Asian Class points lead.

Watched on by 30,000 spectators, Andy McLiesh capitalised on his pole position to win Moto 1 and 2 in Round 3 of the FIM Asia Supermoto Championship.

The Australian had been riding steadily throughout the weekend, trailing Gabit in terms of lap times in the practice sessions before turning it up a notch to cement his grip on the pole position after Final Qualifying and Super Chrono sessions.

The Bayanihan Park Track had been laid out over a public recreational park and part of a taxi depot. The surfaces of the “tarmac” section were therefore rough concrete (the taxi stop part) and fine concrete on two basketball courts, punctuated by strips of grassy dividers. The “dirt” section on the other hand, was uncut grass. This made the entire track much more slippery than what the riders had faced previously. Besides that, although the track covered a large area, it became narrow with many sharp corners thrown in (no straights).

Thus, in the face of a narrow, twisty, and slippery track, that Number One starting slot became the most coveted piece of real estate. The final starting positions were only determined after the dust had settled in the Super Chrono session (a shootout between the fastest six riders from the first qualifying). So fierce was the competition that the top five qualifiers: McLiesh, Dibben, Gaban, Gabit and Matsumoto were separated by less than a second.

The start of Moto 1 was delayed just as the riders were completing their sighting lap. A rider had gone down and spilled engine oil onto the track, prompting the track marshals to mobilize the cleanup crew.

When the grid formed up for the restart, it was Richard Dibben was missing. His the front tyre had apparently washed out under him and in a freak occurrence, the gear pedal punctured the engine’s timing case. “We had sat at the track entrance and grid for too long and the tyres had cooled. I was weaving the bike around to heat them up when the front just tucked under,” lamented Dibben. The team tried to patch the crack with putty but it didn’t dry in time for Moto 2.

McLiesh grabbed the lead past the first turn, leaving his rivals to battle it out amongst themselves in his wake. He did not look back from the on and kept building on his lead to an unassailable gap.

Behind him, a brutal battle for 2nd developed as Mohd. Al-Amirul Ashshahid (Gaban) was determined to defend his 2nd-placed starting spot from his brother Muhd. Habibullah (Gabit) who attacked him incessantly, who was in turn being hounded by Takashi Sasaki. Gaban’s defensive lines caused his lap times to slow and delay the group, consequently allowing McLiesh to disappear at the front altogether.

Gabit finally found a way past Gaban when the latter almost highsided on lap 14. Gabit then put in a series of blistering laps to close the gap to 6.221s at the finish line.

Gaban managed to hold on to 3rd by keeping Sasaki at bay.

5th- and 6th-place qualifiers Yasushi Matsumoto and Khairi Zakaria also found themselves stuck behind another rider from the start, before finally Matsumoto forced his way through on the same lap 14. The move also opened the door for Khairi to follow through.

Matsumoto then put the hammer down and was soon on the tail of Sasaki, who was still trying to find a way past Gaban. This triggered another round of battle for 3rd, as Sasaki attacked Gaban in front of him in order to get away from Matsumoto. The three riders even touched a few times but it ended in a status quo of Gaban, Sasaki and Matsumoto in 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively. Khairi Zakaria rounded off the top 6.

Gabit had hoped that starting in 2nd (following his Moto 1 finishing position) would allow him to claim the holeshot at the start of Moto 2 but McLiesh held his ground.

The second race was a race of sorts: Sweet spoils for the victor but cases of bad luck and even heartache for the rest.

The riders had raised concerns about the soft and untethered sandbags from the start. To most, their instincts came true.
Gabit and Matsumoto had pressured McLiesh from the start, keeping the former in sight. With those two fast guys breathing down his neck, McLiesh made an uncharacteristic error by going too deep into Turn One, causing his inside footpeg to snag a bag and dragging it onto the middle of the track. Gabit and Matsumoto had to slow to avoid running into the hazard, allowing McLiesh to once again open up a gap.

But the two riders didn’t let up and soon closed the gap to McLiesh in 3 laps. Again, a sandbag ended up in the middle of the track forcing the pursuing pair to back off. Slower riders then came into play and given the tight nature of the track, overtaking was a risky affair. Gabit and Matsumoto had lost touch of McLiesh, this time for good.

This left Matsumoto to mount a serious challenge for 2nd. Alas it was not to be as it was Matsumoto’s turn to snag a bag, almost causing him to crash, leaving Gabit to open up a substantial gap.

3rd-place finisher in Moto 1, Gaban had a heartbreaking second race as he first crashed heavily when his bike caught a bag, then again but he managed to stay up this time. He was glassy eyed in the pits after the race. “We tried pushing hard in both races but the results were not to be. I couldn’t push any harder as the bike was fighting back,” he said.

Top six finishing order in Moto 2 was McLiesh, Gabit, Matsumoto, Sasaki, Khairi and Gaban.

The heartaches did not stop there as Khairi was deemed to have used an “unauthorized route” (cutting a corner and earning unfair advantage) by the course marshals and was consequently dropped a position, handing 5th to Gaban.

Sun Tong and Hasroy Osman were handed 10-seconds penalties to their total time for ignoring 3 consequent blue flags. Blue fags are waved when a leading rider is coming up behind to overtake. Not yielding means one is blocking the progress of the leading rider(s).

Jason Park (Korea), Hasroy Osman (Singapore), Pedro Wuner (Indonesia) and Raniel Resuello (Philippines) also fell victim to “The Bag.”

“It was really hot today, sitting a long time on the start line in leathers. It was really hard,” said McLiesh in the post-race interview. “We got away to a great start in Race 1. Our strategy was knowing Gabit will get held up by Gaban. In Race 2 I just wanted to put the hammer down, build up a massive lead, because Gabit isn’t going to let up at all throughout the race. To come here after lots of bad luck previously and win both Motos was what we wanted.”

“I’m really pleased with my results today, having come in 2nd in both races. Find the right tyre combination to handle the slippery grass section was difficult, so I had opted for the rain tyre for the front. That tyre was too soft, however, so it was worn out by Moto 2,” explained Gabit. “All I could do at the end was to maintain my position and not crash, because my target is the not only the Asian Class but the Open International Class. I wanted to catch Andy (McLiesh) but it was too dangerous. Apart from that, the backmarkers had backed up tremendously due to the narrow track, so I couldn’t find a way through quick enough.”

Yasushi Matsumoto had been the revelation of the weekend. The Japanese Flat Track Champion impressed everyone by finishing 3rd overall in his first ever outing. “I’m very happy for my results. It’s because my team, Team KYT had been superb in their support. Also, thanks to Technix Suspension. Their chairman actually made the trip here just to personally setup my bike.” He continued, “Yes, it was challenging out there, but finishing with this result is good. I’m very happy.”

The 2016 FIM Asia Supermoto Championship heads to Malaysia for the fourth and final round from 16th to 18th December.

FIM Asia Supermoto Championship is organised by Asia Supersports Group, a consortium of three companies namely Bikenation Motorsports Sdn Bhd, CW Media Sdn Bhd and E-Plus Entertainment Productions (M) Sdn Bhd, with international supporters from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Malaysia Major Events, Destination NSW, Tourism Hunter, Newcastle City Council, FIM Asia, Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM), KYT, KTM Malaysia and Premium World Motorsports (PWM) Sdn Bhd, official distributor of Husqvarna in Malaysia. Philippine leg of this Championship Series is organised by TEN Inc., sanctioned by NAMSSA Philippines.
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, 20 November 2016

A 2nd Spot Finish In Team Relay At MRCA Charity Run Team Relay 2016

It was early this month that a friend asked a few of us to join her and run in a relay at MRCA Charity Run Team Relay event.

I kept quiet during the discussion, fully mindful that I had not been able to honour my commitment to run in the Allianz Pacesetter Relay which was held on Nov 5th, 2016. I had to find a replacement runner and thankfully the organiser was gracious enough in accepting the last minute change. So I thought I better not kepoh in another relay run, in case I can't run again.
It was just a 900m run where each of the 4-person team member needed to run 900m. Somehow, not only was I to run in the relay; I got roped in as team captain pulak! Hahahadoi.

For the MRCA Charity Run Team Relay, our team ran for Simply Awesome; one of the companies which had donated for the charity run. You might know them better for Nana's Green Tea. ^^

Truth be told, I was a bit hesitant in joining the relay race. It was just 900m and I still need to wake up at 5.00am!!!

Luckily, a friend and fellow blogger (the one who racun us all to join this event); Evelyn or better known as Missyblurkit suggested a 5K warm-up run before the relay event.
I was the first runner for the team. In the Relay team, at least one runner must be a female and the first runner MUST be a female too.
Barely 50m into the run, I kept feeling like my cap would be flown off so I took it off and momentarily thought about just chucking it aside. In the end, I held my cap and our baton in my hands. 

It took me 4min to finish my run and I finished at 6th placing (according to Hubby) and I handed my baton to my teammate, Nelly.

She was fast and managed to "potong" two runners in front of her.

Hunky Wooi Keat was our third runner and he managed to bridge the gap with the lead runner even further.

Our last runner was Sam and he helped the team to bag a provisional third place finish! Yeay!
Our Team Asam Pedas representing Simply Awesome.

We were pretty happy with our third placing.
Team Asam Pedas and Team Nasi Lemak. Team Nasi Lemak ran for Baagus Curtain. 
While waiting for the prize presentation, we were informed that we were actually the runner-up for the team relay. Much better! Ho yeah!

We were so damn happy lah of course when we got up the stage for our prize presentation!
With the team, after the prize presentation, with our framed cert (that consisted of a shirt, placing medal too. Cool, eh?), our trophy and prize. 
With Nelly, my teammate. This is one powderful ultra runner lady. 
Each of us received this fitbit flex for our prize.
An unredeemed food redemption card which we got in our goodies bag after the run. I guess most of the relay runners were unable to redeem anything because by the time we finished our run, all the booths had pretty much being closed. And I was eyeing the Subway cookies before the run. Huhuhu

At least Milo and 100-Plus got lah (but Abang Milo also want to close shop already)...

It was fun to run in a team event, no matter how long or short the distance. Fun but very,very pressure also.

As we were running as a team, we all wanted to do our best for the team and everyone in the team pushed hard and we got rewarded for our tram effort.

Congrats Team Asam Pedas and thank you for being in the team.

Plus, I hope Simply Awesome is proud and happy with our achievement too. ^^

And great job to MRCA and also KPDNKK for the charity run!

Friday, 18 November 2016

Press Release: FIM ASIA SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 ROUND 3

SECOND HISTORICAL MILESTONE UNLOCKED

ANGELES CITY, PHILIPPINES, 18 NOVEMBER 2016 – The FIM Asia Supermoto Championship created history last month when the race became the very first international Supermoto event to step foot onto Indonesian soil. This weekend, history in the motorsport is about to be made again as Round 3 of the Championship makes its way into the Philippines which will also host its first ever international Supermoto race. From the picturesque Foreshore Park of Newcastle, Australia to the spirited Kanjuruhan Stadium of Malang, Indonesia; Asia’s best Supermoto riders will convene again for the third time this year at Bayanihan Park in Angeles City to have another go at the podium and hunt for this year’s championship crown.

Known as the entertainment capital of Central Luzon, Angeles City is a highly urbanised city located 80 kilometres north of Manila in the province of Pampanga. Once home to one of the largest United States Air Force Base, Angeles City is now a tourism hub which proudly boasts a wide array of historical sites and a bustling nightlife with many restaurants, bars, disco clubs and shopping outlets. One of the many attractions in the city is Bayanihan Park, a recreational park equipped with various sports facilities. Located right in the heart of the city, the park has hosted numerous festivals, carnivals and other events. It is also home to the city’s most significant and monumental landmark, the ‘Salakot Arch’.
With just hours away from the race, and our riders are making all the final adjustments and tune-ups as they prepare for yet another heated battle. On this weekend’s roster, we have 14 riders contending in the Asian Class and a total of 17 riders in the run for the Open International Class. Just as each track from the previous rounds of the championship had posted its set of challenges, so will this weekend’s track.

This round’s track is notably narrower with plenty of sharp corners. Spectators’ heart will skip a bit should a close competition occur at the tight hairpin on the 250 meters long off-road, which is also expected to be a crowd favourite area. While the 750 meters tarmac may seem a less challenging compared to the off-road, riders will have to race hard for the top leaderboard spot under the tight circuit across countless corners before the real challenge on dirt.
Muhd Habibullah (aka Gabit), the current overall leader for both the Asian and Open International classes, believes that securing a stable position on the starting grid during the Qualifying round will be crucial for success. “The track is very narrow despite spanning over a large area. The dirt section is also covered in grass and will be very slippery. Therefore, I expect everyone to put up a fight during the qualifying round really,” says the KTM Malaysia rider. Given the track conditions, riders will find it difficult to overtake each other during the race, thus having a good starting position will be a huge determining factor.

Round 3 of the FIM Asia Supermoto Championship will commence this Saturday, November 19th. Join us at Bayanihan Park and be a part of a historical Supermoto event!

FIM Asia Supermoto Championship is organised by Asia Supersports Group, a consortium of three companies namely Bikenation Motorsports Sdn Bhd, CW Media Sdn Bhd and E-Plus Entertainment Productions (M) Sdn Bhd, with international supporters from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Malaysia Major Events, Destination NSW, Tourism Hunter, Newcastle City Council, FIM Asia, Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM), KYT, KTM Malaysia and Premium World Motorsports (PWM) Sdn Bhd, official distributor of Husqvarna in Malaysia. Philippine leg of this Championship Series is organised by TEN Inc., sanctioned by NAMSSA Philippines.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

From Putrajaya Night Marathon To SJMC Run in Subang

I had two running events that I needed to attend last weekend. It wouldn't have been much of an issue normally but Hubby had to travel to Kuala Kangsar for work, at the Larian Hari Keputeran Sultan Nazrin Shah.

So here I was, with Son in KL with two running events to go to and Hubby was in Perak.
Those rare times for me to head to a race without Hubby supporting and waiting for me.
Same thing the next morning after Putrajaya Night Marathon, where I went to Subang Jaya to kepoh-kepoh at SJMC Run at Subang Jaya Medical Centre.
Friends joined the race so I go also lah. LOL

By the way, for those running 10K at SJMC. results can be found here:
http://results.checkpointspot.asia/results.aspx?CId=17036&RId=85

With Hubby out-of-town, travelling to Putrajaya can be a bit of a pain. There are public transport but it's just not that straightforward. Huhuhu

Luckily, there's UBER and Grabcar and they are quite aplenty in Putrajaya.
My ride from my house to Putrajaya.

A very friendly Kelantanese who resides in Putrajaya was my driver.

I chose cash payment this time as I forgot to update my credit card details (it was renewed a few weeks before), and he gave me a discount!

He even told me to call him direct if I couldn't find an UBER or Grabcar after I finished my run.


Luckily I managed to get one later, after my run. A friendly chap driving a Honda City.

Both rides were good and I gave them both 5 stars rating. ^^

It was harder to get a ride the next morning to Subang Jaya from my home. I had to wait for almost an hour to secure one and was late for the SJMC Run. Huhuhu

My ride home was by LRT & KTM Komuter, at a fraction of taxi cost to Subang Jaya and took about the same amount of time (plus taxi waiting time).


Tuesday, 15 November 2016

A Wet Fun Night At Bukit Cinta

It was a rare occasion for me to run at Bukit Cinta in the evening on a working weekday but last Thursday was an exception.

A friend wanted to run there on Thursday after work and I decided to join her. I kinda miss running there. I used to go there once a week in the morning before work, to run either around Bukit Cinta or doing track workout at the stadium before it was closed for upgrading.

So I waited for Thursday excitedly. We were supposed to start at around 6.15pm but I got held up at the office and only managed to arrive at 6.40pm!

Sorry Aiza!
We only managed to do a loop of 5km. Barely into our 2nd km, rain suddenly poured and poured down hard. We had no choice other than to just continue our run back to where our cars were parked.
Photo by Aiza
Everyone was drenched!

We decided to stop after the one loop because there was thunder and lightning too and it would be dangerous to continue running. I don't mind running in the rain but not with lightning! 

It was sure a nice run and a good last minute hill workout for me, to prepare for last Sunday's half marathon at Putrajaya Night Marathon.

I'm hoping to run there again this Thursday and I sure hope I won't be held up at the office again. I want to go off work on time this Thursday! Hahaha

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