Dec 30, 2012

Wrap Up: 2012 Running

Same as last year, completed 11 races, 9 half marathons and two 25km Newton Run. Both 25km Newton Run as Opening and Closing race of 2012.
Among the nine half marathons, did 3 at Singapore.

Started 2012 running with Newton New Year Challenge, been photographer after suffering from 25km rolling hills, but end up with forget to have a group photo with my gang.

Due to oversea business trip, I've skip few race in March.

First 21km of the year was Sundown Marathon, and also can consider the earliest flag off race I ever join. Ran the whole race in sleepy feel.

First half marathon in Malaysia, Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2012, first time drove from South to KL for this event, instead of from North to KL as previous years.

 Photo at BackHome Hostel, our regular accomodation during SCKLM for years...

Ipoh International Run, lst minute sign up for this event after skip for 2 year after I have an opportunity back to Penang. Ipoh route know as flat as airport runway, but under distance.

Seremban Haf Marathon, my favourite event which I ran continuos for 5 years. FOC OT at Melaka on Saturday and direct go to Seremban at midnight, run with suffering for the whole race.

Larian Hijau MPSP, frst half marathon event in Seberang Perai area, organized by MPSP with assist by a group of runners from Penang. I am proud to be a small part of the committee team as well, join the team as survey run runner, and photographer after my run.

Safra Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon, an event that I wish to join since few year ago, and I make it this year, as most of the time I am working in Southern of Malaysia, just take this opportunity to join. Flag off time at 5:15am is good for me, I'll back again next year.

Brooks KRI Annual Road Race 2012 , first 21km event from KRI. LLC Leehom Wang (黄绿红) in action.

Penang Bridge International Marathon, the last year for this event to held on Penang Bridge, before move to 2nd Penang Bridge on 2013. I am aim for my "From 2:45 to 1:45" mission to achieve this year, but double pain attack and force me to did my first NON Sub-2 for 21km in my entire running life...


Batu Kawan Runners

Standard Charered Marathon Singapore, my injury during Penang Bridge International Marathon not fully recover yet,  endured knee pain for 21km is torturing, but lucky not worst like PBIM.

 I am Captain Yellow

Newton Challenge Malaysia 2012, Closing Run for 2012. Run for Miow Chin as rewards for her 70+1 km achievement at Putrajaya 12 hours walk.

Apart been the runners, I also switch myself from runner to Photographer at few event:
  1. Newton New Year Challenge (1st Jan 2012)
  2. Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2012 Finishing (borrow Camera from Sam MJ)
  3. Ipoh International Run 2012
  4. Larian Hijau MPSP 2012
  5. Brooks KRI Annual Road Race 2012
  6. Penang Bridge International Marathon 2012

And full time photographer at:
  1. PAAA Annual Round The House Relay 2012
  2. Taiping International Mrathon 2012
  3. Tanjung 10km
  4. Valdor Run 2012
All photos can view at:
DNS event of this year:
  1. Borneo International Marathon
Lack of week day regular evening training really affected my performance in this year.
2013 will be another challeging year for me, must train hard especially weekday evening run.
P/S: Photos courtesy from Tey Eng Tiong, Uncle Alex Ong, Sean Wong.


Race Report: Newton Challenge Malaysia 2012

Location: Bandar Kinrara, Puchong
Date/Time: 30th Dec 2012 @ 5:30am
Category: Men Open 25km
Bib: 1319
Distance: 23.99 km (by Garmin FR405)
Timing: 2'20:52 (Gun Time)
Average Pace: 5:52 per km

Take the opportunity to run this race as closing race for 2012. The well known rolling hill route, I can't feel any flat road at all.

My knee injury not fully recover yet, First 16km still managed to sustain the minor pain, but I really want to give up after 16.5km onwards, Chee Siang overtook me at 19.8km, thinking of follow his pace but mission failed.

Slightly under distance compare with last year, due to minor changing of the route. Drink stations is sufficient enough, but only one station at 16.5km serve isotonic drink.

Glad I can completed the race without cramp, although knee pain become serious after 19km.

Newton 25km, run for Miow Chin as rewards for her 70+1 km achievement at Putrajaya 12 hours walk.

Dec 9, 2012

Valdor Run 2012 Finishing Photos

Finishing photos taken during Valdor Run at SJK (C) Valdor, Kampung Valdor on 9th December 2012.

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

There are total 3 albums snap from 7:31 am to 8:30 am. I've try my best to snap most of the runners from starting until the end, please find your photos from the following albums:

Album 1 : 7:31 am - 8:00 am

Album 2 : 8:01 am - 8:10 am

Album 3 : 8:11 am - 8:30 am

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

Race Report: Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2012

Start Point: Sentosa
Finish Point: St. Andrews Road, The Padang
Date/Time: 2nd Dec 2012 @ 6.30 am
Category: Half Marathon (Men Open)
Bib: 44130
Distance: 21.17 km (by Garmin FR405)
Timing: 1'58:16 (gun time) & 1'57:57 (chip time)
Average Pace: 5:35 per km
258th (Overall Half Marathon) ;
228th (Overall Men Category);
90th (Male 30-39 Category)

Injured after Penang Bridge International Marathon, two weeks before the race, I just aim for sub-2 only.

Ran the whole race with knee pain, endured pain for 21km is really torturing. Serious pain at 19.5km but I tell myself not to stop and walk like PBIM, run slowly towards finishing line, Crossed the finishing with sub-2, as expected.