Friday, October 06, 2017
Welcome to der Family : der Pacemakers #55
Hi Everyone! It is an honor and privilege to be a part of the Pacemakers family in the running community, Thanks Captain Ronnie See for the invitation.
I would like to introduce myself- Peter Tam, you can call me Peter or Pete. During my younger days, used to be fat and chubby, being call a 'fei zhai' fat in Cantonese
was a norm to me.
How did i took up running? My dad was a marathoner, he joined a club in Ipoh called KRI (Kelab Roarunners Ipoh), i used to follow him not for running, but to the play ground.
Guess my weight was getting heavier after i left high school in 1997, better to do something about my weight and i start to join my dad's friend for a short run. Back in 1997, there were 2 routes to choose, the 0.8km and 1.3km loop. I remembered i can't even finish jogging a 1.3km loop back then..... :(
After weeks of training i could do better and better and started to join them for LSD, a 16km route on Sundays. Did my first Ipoh Half Marathon in 1998, completed within 2 hours 13 mins, after that i've participated in a couple of half marathons till 2005 which is my last HM in PJ Half Marathon with a PB of 1 hours 48 mins before taking a break due to study and work.
I started running again in Jan 2014, had a couple of Ipoh friends which motivated me to pick it up, from then on met many running sifu's and friends which i've gain a lot of knowledge on running and experience. I took up the challenge to take part in my first Full Marathon in SCKLM 2014, happy to completed it in 5 hours 33 mins, i could still remember the joy of crossing the finish line! even though the legs doesn't feel like mine and i kind of told myself this will be my first and last FM. haha
After weeks pass by, was telling myself i think i could do better than that..... a sub 5 maybe. Cut the story short, i manage to do a sub 4 in 2016 in SCKLM. It was a great achievement
with a timing of 3:59:59 gun time , i was like chasing the bullet train the last 500 meters looking at the clock ticking every second to the finish line..... Phew! i did it! Till date I've ran
8 marathon's and 1 ultra marathon- 70KM.
Will be going to Osaka this coming November and will try to break 3 hours 50 mins this coming FM. Hope for the best!
*Der Spirit of Pia*
5KM: 22 min 05 sec
10KM : 47 mins 23 sec
21KM: 1 hour 43: 43 sec
42KM: 3 hours 59 mins 50 sec
brought 2u by :
Peter Tam @ PM55
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