Sunday, August 05, 2007

Grand Slam Event #6

What : adidas King of the Road (KOTR)
When : 5th August 2007
Where : Sunway Pyramid, Bandar Sunway
Acutal Distance : 19.60km (by Pm42 GPS)
Medals : 1st to 300th!
Qualifying Time : 1hour 45mins (Men Open)
Qualifying Time : 2hour 15mins (Men Jr. Veteran)
Rated as : G7 Event

Hello... Under Distance lah!
Cinya upset wit der route distance, coz it only cover 19.60km nia according to Choi aka Pm42 GPS kok, I mean der time clock. How could u call this a half marathon? Where is der remaining 1.4km ah? If like that everyone oso Personal Best liao.

Distance Marker!
So expensive meh to place distance marker every 1km? Der last 4km cinya unbelievable fast, 3mins plus I oredi finish 1km liao. Fuyo like elite runner liao! Oh yes no wonder I kenot find distance marker #14km, dont know who der sucker go n place it at opposite side. When coming back time I was shock, ahhhh another 14km to go? Which I oredi cover 13km liao!

Water Station!
Got money to serve 100plus, no money to serve mineral water. I was so fed-up, decided to skip der last water station, sumore so crowded wit 10k runners. That time oso cinya-cinya hot n humid liao!

One of der most kan cheong (nervous) race for me in this year, someone from DHL wan to challenge me. So I take der offer, whoever won get 3 can of gatorade. Der 1st 10.5km I have a smooth sailing run, after der U-turn cinya kan cheong liao. Can see der DHL runner at opposite side liao, which is getting very close liao. If I'm not mistaken, I got 1 mins gap advantage from DHL. So I say to myself, as long as I maintain der pace, sure win win wan. Whenever I'm tired or slowing down, I always think of DHL!! So my motivation came back immediately, haha! So hor, to my bonus I manage to beat Sean Quah der Pm46 wit 200m to go nia. Both pia like cat n dog, eventually last 200m I manage to sayur 3 runners! FUYO!!

So DHL, where is my Gatorade?

My 21km split time, target 4.25 per km:
01.0km - 04'12.36 (4'25) -13
02.0km - 04'08.88 > 08'21.24 (08'50) -29
03.0km - 04'52.46 > 13'13.70 (13'50) -37
05.0km - 08'53.04 > 22'06.74 (22'05) +1
09.0km - 18'05.35 > 40'12.09 (39'45) +27
11.0km - 08'54.91 > 49'07.00 (48'35) +32
13.0km - 08'45.85 > 57'52.85 (57'25) +27
16.0km - 13'44.94 > 1h 11m 37s (1h 10m 40s) +57
17.0km - 03'12.07 > 1h 14m 49s (1h 15m 15s) -26
18.0km - 05'17.00 > 1h 20m 06s (1h 19m 40s) +26
19.0km - 03'25.59 > 1h 23m 32s (1h 24m 05s) -33
19.6km - 03'46.91 > 1h 27m 19s (1h 26m 44s) +35

* LFS, pls chk my correction correct boh? thanks!
* Mission pass or fail @ 4.25 pace, LFS to verify.

Men & Women Open 19.6km :
1' 16.26 - Richard Habeya, Pm26 (21st)
1' 26.33 - Toh Wai Kuen, Pm14 (35th)
1' 26.42 - Meyyappan Manickam, New PM (37th)
1' 27.19 - Ronnie See, Pm1 (40th)
1' 27.54 - Sean Quah, Pm46 (42nd)
1' 29.41 - John Tan, Pm30 (45th)
1' 31.41 - Shine Teh, Pm34 (51st)
1' 32.06 - CB Leow (53rd)
1' 32.41 - Chen Keat Hoong, Pm8 (55th)
1' 35.32 - Eng Seok Jiun, Pm11 (13th)
1' 36.58 - Lee Weng Khong, Pm35 (76th)
1' 39.32 - Lai Fong Sang, Pm38 (94th)
1' 40.27 - Teoh Chun Ming, Pm17 (106th)
1' 41.07 - Khoo Yit Kiat, Pm28 (109th)
1' 42.43 - Tan Boon Seng, Pm16 (116th)
* End of Qualifying Time *
1' 45.02 - Suresh, Pm47
1' 46.10 - KP Tan
1' 46.32 - Ferdinard Lai
1' 48.18 - Raymond Ng, Pm48
1' 52.00 - Kevin Chow, Pm32
1' 53.29 - Kelvin Ng, Pm2 (reg under Open cat)
1' 55.53 - Tan Chee Wee, P11
1' 56.12 - Yong from KLCC
1' 59.12 - Jason Lim Fang Hau, Pm23
2' 05.59 - Ng Ping Loong, Pm24
2' 12.10 - Albert Chow, New Balance
2' 35.35 - Lim Pueh Tian, Pm1a
(no medal)

Men Junior Veteran 19.6km :
1' 40.15 - AP Tan (24th)
1' 43.55 - Mohd Yaziz, Pm7 (59th)
1' 46.58 - Choi Chik Choy, Pm42 (83rd)
2' 06.45 - Uncle Sonny Ng

Men & Women Open10km :
45:30 - Saiful Azri, Pm45 (30th)
54:00 - Abu Soffian, Pm44 (107th)
86:20 - Rachel Lee, Pm21 (no medal)

Men Junior Veteran 10km :
43:58 - Vincent Wong, Pm10 (14th)
47:56 - Adam Loh, Pm29 (24th)
61:50 - Cheong Shih Heng, Pm12 (120th)

*FYI, most of der timing is under my hand time for 21km.

What : My TV3 Larian Amal
When : 5th August 2007
Where : Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
Distance : 7.5km
Medals : 1st to 20th!

Men Open Result :
28:02 - Gunaselan, Pm39 (10th)
30:43 - Naresh Kumar, Pm1 (17th)
31:09 - Saravanan, Pm49 (18th)

Next Coming Major Series Races for August:
07th Aug - KL Rat Race
11th Aug - Circuits Walk 3 / 24 Hours Walk / Awareness 1.5km Walk
12th Aug - PJ Half Marathon (G7 Event) / Kuantan Cross-Country Run
17th Aug - Larian ASJC Kali Ke 24 / UDM Terengganu Bridge Run
18th Aug - Desaru International Triathlon / Olympic Day Run @ Pg
19th Aug - Kuantan Beach Run / PACM Breakfast Run / Larian Kajang
25th Aug - 7th PACM Track Meet / Larian Lebuh Raya Ke-50
26th Aug - Subang Jaya 10km Run / Tanjong 10km Run / Unity Run
26th Aug - Larian Gemilang Merdeka / Bukit Jambul Merdeka Hikathon

50 Ranking Points Jackpot! (Week #8)
10 Event - Guna (Phuket, PBM, IIR, Siem, Unit, KKR, IHR, KUL, LUB, TV3)
9 Event - Naresh (PBM, IIR, Siemens, Uniten, KKR, IHR, KUL, MHCR, TV3)
8 Event - LFS (PBM, IIR, Siemens, SHM, IHR, KUL, MHCR, KOTR)
8 Event - Sara (PBM, IIR, Siemens, Uniten, KKR, KUL, LUB, TV3)
7 Event - Chen KH (PBM, IIR, Siemens, SHM, KUL, MHCR, KOTR)


Anonymous said...


I am back! I am back! I am back from temporary retirement from races. My coming race will be Adidas KOTR and the next one is 24-hr walk.

Will post later in my blog.


Anonymous said...

I actually drove the route back yesterday using my car and it was 10.5KM on my odometer. That was just the coming back route. And my Polar detected 20.38KM this morning. I believe it should be give and take around 21KM.

Frank (Ferdinand's friend)

yipwt said...

congrats on sayuring DHL...

C-CUBE said...

captim, wah you really sai lei, smoke DHL!!!!! you give him a "Smell My Big Fat Ass" (SMBFA). DHL is no way near you when i saw you taking the lead at the opposite side of the hi-way. Salute!!!!

si fatt loong said...

king of road make all runner happy with their fake personal best.

but it doesn't make ladies happy.
they asking where is my QUEEN of the road..

not fair not fair , gender bias...

Hann said...

I also very Tu Lan about the so called 'water' stations la... where there was no water at all!!! I drank half a cup and had to give up on the rest of the 100+ as the after taste really made me uncomfortable.

Aside from the chaotic bib/vest collection on Friday, the late starting time (luckily punctual), the water stations without water, etc., I enjoyed the run very much. It's quite a nice view from that height overseeing many parts of PJ and KL. It felt more like a sight-seeing run... hahaha...

I understand that the loss in toll revenue from closing the highway amounted to about RM 300,000, and the registration fee was not sufficent to cover the vest, medal, etc. I really appreciated the organisers for overcoming last years' issues and went ahead to have the run this year.

Hope they make this a yearly event.