Warm greeting from me Lim Huat. To start off my full running story, it got to be a story too long for me to write here, so I will make it short here, my running life started way back in early eighties at BM ( Bukit Mertajam ), cannot really remember how and why I started running as I never run during school days BUT one thing which I can never forget was I started off running with a pair of second hand Mizuno running shoes which I bought it for RM20 from a friend ,the pace started from here. Well not many Races those days as compared to now but never the less I will never miss one when any race coming along. Did my first 21km at Penang Bridge Run in 1986 and my virgin Full Marathon was at Penang International Marathon in 1987(4:26:26).
In between, due to career change and migrating of my family from BM down to KL in 1990, running was temporary taking aside. It took me almost 12 years to kick start and put on my running shoes again when I join MAS Team for World Airline Road Race 2002 which was held in KL .Ever since then there was no turning back, you can see me at most races around Klang valley. Took up the biggest challenge in my running career last year where after a lapse of 23 years, I challenged myself to do my 2nd FM at SCKLM 2011 and Thanks God , all went well and I make it with an impressive time of 4:02. This result did propelled and provide me so much confidence and determination to do even better and sure enough with God bless, subsequently I did my FM with a sub 4 time at PBIM 2011(3:57:07) and Taipei marathon 2011(3:43:04). The determination was so high that surprised even me myself was a sub 3:30 and PB time of 3:27:21 at Tokyo marathon 2012 in February this year which had qualified me to Boston next year…..just no words from me ..…full of joy and satisfaction!
Well as years goes, age is not on my side now , guess not many running days left for me either, I promised myself, from now on I will enjoy and appreciate every moment of my run days while I still can ….God willing. At this twilight end of my running career, to hit a PB along the way obviously will be a big achievement and bonus for me. Running seems to be part and parcel of my life lately….hopefully I can still able to create some miracle results to shock myself before sun set….Happy Running!!
Lastly, I was actually shock and surprise when Captain Ronnie PM1 invited me to join this young and energetic PIA family as I wonder if I this old man are still young enough to PIA with them. BUT without second thought I just say yes and accepted it full heartedly as I had been following PM1 blog for many years, I like the PIA spirit, never give up attitude, PIA till no tomorrow, PIA till vomit white foam.…just love it. Hopefully by end of the day I don’t have to PIA till vomit red foam….haha!!
Once again many thanks to Captain Ronnie PM1 for inviting me into Der Pacemaker Family and a big Hello to all PM members, let us enjoy our run together and have fun, lets PIA kau kau lat together-gether BUT please remember to give chance to me this old man ya...^_^
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