Nov 22, 2010

Race Report: Penang Bridge International Marathon 2010

Location: Queensbay Mall, Penang
Date/Time: 21st Nov 2010 @ 3.00 am
Category: D - Half Marathon (Men Open)
Bib: D15026
Distance: 21.17 km (by Garmin FR405)
Timing: 1'47:00 (gun time)
Average Pace: 5:03 min per km

Good weather before the race, no rain on Saturday night, a bit humid at starting. Strong wind when I reached 12km mark, felt cold. But the wind was blowing reverse direction with me, make me feel hard to move when I run downhill. Heavy rain started when I reached 14km, run the remaining 7km under heavy downpour.

When reached the Queensbay roundabout and running towards finishing line, saw Jia Wei was wearing rain coat, holding umberlla to snap my photo, deeply appreciated him. Can't see other official photograher along the last few hundred meter, and also no timer displays on the finishing arc.

The only piaing photo, pix by run2chuah

Crossing finishing line with 1'47:00, mission for my 3rd sub 1:45 in AIMS certified Half Marathon failed.

My split time:

0 - 10 km : 00'48:22 ---> 00'48:22
10-18 km : 00'42:20 ---> 01'30:00
18-21.17 km : 00'16:18 ---> 1'47:00

PBIM 2010 half marathon route

Nov 21, 2010

PBIM 2010 Finishing Photos

Finishing photos snap at Queensbay Mall during Penang Bridge International Marathon 2010.

Camera: Nikon D200 + AF 80 - 200 mm F/2.8D + AF-S 17 - 55 mm F/2.8G + SB-800

There are total 3 albums snap from 5:48am to 9:20 am are available as following:

Album 1 : 5:48am - 6:40am

Album 2 : 6:41am - 7.24am

Album 3 : 8:13am - 9:20am

Enjoy the photos, sorry for those I missed out.........

Nov 15, 2010

Race Report: Powerman Malaysia 2010

Location: Stadium Majlis Perbandaran Manjung, Seri Manjung, Perak
Date: 14th November 2010 @ 7:40am
Category: Men’s Relay
Team Name: Team 2 Plus 2
Bib: 4006
Distance: 11km / 64 km bike / 10 km run
Actual Distance: 10.44km run/ --- /10.17km run (by Garmin FR405)
Rank: 6th

1st Run : 00'50:24 @ 4:50 min per km
1st transition : 00'00:51
64 km Bike : 2'07:28
2nd transition : 00'00:43
2nd Run : 00'53:34 @ 5:16 min per km

Official Time : 3'53:00
Net Time: 3'52:57

Team 2 Plus 2 came back for 3rd season in Powerman Malaysia 2010, Men’s Relay category. As usual, I did the 1st and 2nd run, while Derek did the 64 km bike.

Rainy day at the early morning, waiting.......

Time to warm up at the stadium.....

Waiting for flag off

Flag off for Team Relay category at 7:40am

Rainy day in the early morning, first run is easy, however thery are a lot fast runner this year, I totally can't cat up with the fast pack runners, feel lonely while run alone at the first 3 km, untill catch up with some Long Distance runner. Pia back with 50:24, 50 sec slower than last year.

2nd lap of 1st run

going to finishing of 1st run

Sun start to wake up at 9:30am, learn from last year lesson, I plan not to run with running vest, but running Tee instead, to avoid become BBQ ......

Derek is back, get the timing chip from him...

Started my second run started about 10:40 am, weather getting hot but still better than last year, but my weakness of running in hot weather make me run with slow pace for the 10km lap. Crossing finishing with 53:34, slightly better than 2009.

Burnt face after 2nd run....

Official finishing time 3'53:00, 45 sec faster than last year, but ranking drop again from 5th (2009) to 6th this year, no more cash prize.....

Running route at garmin Connect: 1st run (10.44km) & 2nd Run (10.17km)

photos by: Lee Li Lian, Chooi Wan & Richard Lee