Dec 31, 2009

Wrap Up: Running in 2009

21 races in year 2009, 9 half marathon, 7 quarter marathon and 5 under distance races (6km to 10km). Among this 21 races, 9 races at Penang state, 5 in KL/Klang Valley, 3 in Perak, 2 in Kedah, one in Seremban and Singapore.

First half marathon at Bidor Half Marathon, I am lucky, completed my race with timing same as my bib number, 145, but 13 sec over. Completed half marathon with sub 1:45 become my aim for this year.

NB Pacesetters15km, meet up a lot friends during the races, having fun with all of them.

Malakoff 26km Penang let me found another nice running route in Penang.

SCKLM become my next target for sub 1:45, but mission failed with 5 min over...

Completed 3 half marathons within 3 weeks continuosly, from SCKLM, Ipoh International Run and Seremban Half Marathon, but timing become slow and slow....

For the very first time, run under heavy rain for about 10km during Ipoh International Run half marathon.

Shape & Men's Health Night Run 2009 (11.5km), first quarter marathon which I not manage to get finishing medal, the last medal (75th) was given while I still another 500 m to reached finishing line.

Ran 2 half marathon within 3 days, ASJC half marathon on Friday follow by adidas KOTR on Sunday, almost Killed On The Roundabout at Shah Alam area, but still completed the 22km with sub 2 and manage to received Certificate of Achivement with official time. Consider very lucky if compare with last year, 9 sec over the qualify time and just received Certificate of Participant only.

adidas KOTR also mark my 21 time 21, my 21st half marathon.

Two race within two days, Lembah Bujang Jamboree (11km) on Saturday and Kebun Bunga Charity Run (6km) on Sunday, the worst thing is still FOC OT during that weekends after the races.

Mizuno Wave Run 2009, first time change to UPM campus, all the way hilly route up and down, really killing..... but lucky still can ran with 4:49 pace for 10.99km.

Powerman Malaysia 2009, Team 2 Plus 2 in Men's Relay category (11km and 10km), my team-mate (64km cyclist) wish to get better results compare with last year (4th position) and get podium finishing, but end up with drop to 5th position....but at least the RM150 cash prize still belong to us.

PBIM half marathon, mark my 10th anniversary to run on the Longest Bridge. Sub 1:45 still my aim, push very hard until 18km, but my stomach condition after 18km make me failed to achive this target, with 1 min 17 sec over.

SCSM, my first oversea half marathon, also last half marathon for 2009, putting a lot of hope on this race and hope sub 1:45 can achive by 2009. Pia from starting until the end, crossing finishing line with 1'43:26..... dream for sub 1:45 came true during this race.....

Last race in 2009, Larian Valdor (11km) at Sg Bakap, Seberang Perai Selatan, discover another nice place for running....

Total running mileage accumulated (races and training) from 31st March 2009 to 29th Dec 2009: 1510.55km, with 133 hrs 15 min 28 sec.

Dec 20, 2009

Race Report: Larian Valdor 2009

Location: SRJK (C) Valdor, Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang
Date/Time: 20th December 2009 @ 7:00am
Category: B - Men's Open
Bib: B122
Distance: 10.85 km (by Garmin FR405)
Timing: 00:53:15
Average Pace: 4:54 min per km
Position: -

The route

Stop running for 10 days before this race, due to injured after SCSM half marathon two weeks ago. Consider lucky as I managed to completed the race with average sub 5 min pace.
My last race for 2009, awaiting for saucony Pacemakers Network Run on 1st Jan 2010.

Dec 11, 2009

Putrajaya Night Marathon 2010

Date : 6th February 2010
Venue : Perbadanan Putrajaya & Mahkamah Kehakiman
Starting Time: Full Marathon (8:00pm); Half Marathon (8:30pm); 7.7km (9:00pm) & 5km Fun Run (9:15pm)

Full marathon is open to all

Half marthon and under distance (7.7km & 5km) is ONLY open to South East Asian country and expartriates with working permit, which is to be shown upon request.

Closing Date: 25th Jan 2010 or upon reaching 8000 runners; 18th Jan 2010 for Postal Entries

Entry form please click here.

Dec 7, 2009

Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2009 Official Results

Official Results for Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2009 is out, click here to view your results.

Get your detailed race analysis from and find out how you fared against the other runners of your age and gender group.

Race Report: Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2009

Location: Esplanade Drive, Singapore
Date/Time: 6th Dec 2009 @ 6.45 am
Category: Half Marathon (Men Open)
Bib: 40971
Distance: 21.32 km (by Garmin FR405)
Timing: 1'43:26 (gun time) *PB*
Average Pace: 4:51 min per km

My first oversea half marathon. Putting a lot of hope in this race after my sub 1:45 target failed during PBIM 2009 two weeks ago.

Flag off at 6:45am, 1 hour 15 min after the Full Marathon flag off, and clear the cloud of runner.

I set my target to completed first 10 km with average 4:45 pace, and I make it with 46 min 58 sec, first target achieve ! I believe that I should able to do 1:45 if I maintain my average sub 5:00 pace for the remianing 11.1 km. Although my 10 to 19 km are slightly over my target, but overall still satisfied, completed first 19 km with 1'32:37. Meet a lot 10 km fast runner after 19 km, make me follow their pace and run with better pace. When reached Esplanade Drive, saw the 10 km Women are waiting at the starting point for flag off for their race. Turn in to Fullerton Road from Esplanade Drive, crossing the bridge, pia and turn right to St. Andrew Road, saw the finishing line in front of me, digital timer shown 1:42:59 when I was about 100 m to reach finishing, I know my sub 1:45 dreams come true for this race ! Crossing the finishing line with 1:43:26, average pace at 4:51 min per km.....

My split time:
0 - 5km - 0'22:40 ---> 0'22:40
5 - 10km - 0'24:19 ---> 0'46:59
10 - 17km - 0'35:22 ---> 1'22:21
17 - 19km - 0'10:16 ---> 1'32:37
19 - 21.32km - 0:10:49 ---> 1'43:26

SCSM 2009 Half Marathon route.