Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Running: Mizuno Wave Run 2014 (Putrajaya)

Photo courtesy of Running Magazine Malaysia
This was my second time participating the Mizuno Wave Run. My running commitment started at the same race on 2012 which as held at UPM, Serdang.  I was running my first 10K with my younger brother Shafwan and the Teh Tarik Runners.

My first 10K at Mizuno Wave Run 2012
Registered for Mizuno Wave Run 2014 last minute before closing date due to its race venue in Putrajaya. No running buddy this round due to last-minute FFK. My first KM with new pair of running shoes - Nike LunarGlide6.

Runner's Entitlements
  • Dri-Fit Running Vest
  • Personalised Bib
  • Timing Chip
  • Finisher Medals
  • E-Cert with Timing
  • Light Breakfast
Photo by @runwithme
Running Day
Reached the event venue 40 minutes before flag off time. No problem for parking as tons of free parking space around the area.

Aug 24, 2014 | Mizuno Wave Run 2014 by xeon_204 on Keek.com

The 16km category was just about to be flagged after I deposited my baggage at the secretariat tent. A number was written down on my BIB for collection afterwards.

The 10km category was flagged at 7.00 am. I was a bit surprised with the turned out amount of participants for this category. There was a huge space between runners at the starting area. Must be due to other races that were happening on the same day. Started my run with a basic pace of 5'/KM just to get ahead of the pack.

The first water station was available at KM3 with mineral water and isotonic drink for runners. Water preparation was good with few volunteers managing. Started to slow down my pace after the 5KM checkpoint due bit of elevation. Traffic was well managed by PDRM marshals and volunteers. Saw tons of volunteers photographers reaching the finishing line too.

Finishing Line
Volunteers tagging finishers
Thanks NII: Nothing Is Impossible

Sunday, 24 August 2014

History: Sabah & The Formation of Malaysia - 31 August 1963

History of Sabah
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Self-Government and The Formation of Malaysia

Tun Fuad Stephens declaring the joining of Sabah to the Federation of Malaysia at Padang Merdeka, Jesselton (known as Kota Kinabalu today) on 16 September 1963.

On 31 August 1963, North Borneo attained self-government.

The idea for the formation of a union of the former British colonies, namely, Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak and North Borneo was mooted as early as in late 19th century, but it was Tunku Abdul Rahman who officially announced the proposal of wider federation in May 1961. It also seemed that this idea was supported by the British. There was a call for complete independence on that date by it was denied by the British Governor who remained in power until Malaysia Day.

In 1962, the Cobbold Commission was set up to determine whether the people of Sabah and Sarawak favoured the proposed union. The Commission had found that the union was generally favoured by the people but wanted certain terms and conditions incorporated to safeguard the interest of the people. The Commission had also noted some opposition from the people but decided that such opposition was minor.

The Commission published its report on 1 August 1962 and had made several recommendations. Unlike in Singapore, however, no referendum was ever conducted in Sabah.

Most ethnic community leaders of Sabah, namely, Tun Mustapha representing the Muslims, Tun Fuad Stephens representing the non-Muslim natives, and Khoo Siak Chew representing the Chinese, would eventually support the formation. An agreement was signed by Tunku Abdul Rahman, Harold MacMillan, the British Prime Minister, and William Goode, the last Governor of North Borneo, signed on behalf of the territory on 1 August 1962 putting to paper the agreement to form the union.

Running: Corregidor Marathon & Half-Marathon 2015 (Philippines)

Date: 17 and 18 January 2015
Venue: Corregidor Island, Philippines
Distance: 5K/10K/21K/42K

Race Entitlements

Finisher’s Medal
Dri-fit Race Shirt
Race bib w/ RFID timing chip
CM Race sling bag
Runners’ Briefing (Jan 10 & 11, 2015)
CM Post-Race Party
CM Digital Finisher’s Certificate
P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher

You may refer my previous post for registration mechanics and Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

For more info, follow updates on their official Facebook page:

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Running: Energizer Night Race 2014 (Kuala Lumpur)

Race For A Brighter World

I registered myself to run in the Energizer Night Race 2014 on May 2014 as my first run after 1-month of fasting. Didn't really exercise nor train during that season. Signed up for the 15km to start-up my running routine again.

Venue: Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
Date: 9 August 2014, Saturday
Official Website: https://energizer.com.my/nightrace/default.aspx

Running Entitlements
  • Brooks Running Vest
  • Energizer LED Headlamp
  • Bib with Timing Chip
  • Finisher Medal

Received my race pack kit a week earlier before the Hari Raya festive holiday by courier. It was always convenient with the delivery option provided to participants by Hooha.

5KM Route
15KM Route
Running Night
Left home hours before the flag off time (8.00pm) for headlamp collection at the event venue. I had no problem going to the event venue since I was using the LRT instead of driving. less than 5 minutes walk to Dataran Merdeka from Masjid Jamek LRT Station.

There were two baggage deposit tent by each category. Lot of things to do and see even if reached there early. Tons of exhibitors and sponsor booths in the area.

Friendly Volunteers
Headlamp Collection Counter
Exhibition Area
Exhibition Area
Free bananas by sponsors
Re-grouped with usual running buddies, my home neighbour - Farizul & friends and my younger brother Shafwan who flew from Kota Kinabalu for this run and my office colleague Hadi who will be running his 2nd official race. No sight of Farrah and Yen since they are going to be running at NM Galaxy 3rd Series the next day.

We entered the starting area 30 minutes before flag off for warm-up and some photo-op. Saw a lot of familiar runner faces in the area.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Running: Danang International Marathon 2014 (Vietnam)

Danang International Marathon 2014
Date: 31 August 2014
Venue: Da Nang City, Vietnam

Let's run Da Nang 2014!
The city of Da Nang is ready to invite you once again to the most beautiful and exotic beach town of Viet Nam.  Your quest of endurance will be fulfilled by one of the most magnificent marathon course in South East Asia!

Full Marathon: 110 USD
Half - Marathon: 90 USD
5K Fun Run: 30 USD

Online Registration: http://rundanang.com/

Race Pack Collection
You will be given your Race Kit includes a program leaflet, BIB and T-shirt (5km registers only) at mini Sport and Tourism Expo, Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Son Tra Dist., Danang City from 28th August to 31st August.