Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Miri Convention

Finnaly, I had a short break from my work to go for holidays.

This was the final convention as District 51 will be separated from Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Indonesia. Thus, it was memorable and a touching moments for us.

The Miri City was quiet and no trafic jams noted. I think apart from Klang Valley, nowhere else got trafic jam. It was similar to Kuching, except for the sea horse.

Though it was a rushing trip, but alleast I made myself to be relaxed. The convention took place at Imperial Hotel, but I stayed at Kingswood Hotel (cheaper and just opposite Imperial). Furthermore, it's room for 2 people but we stayed 4 of us. Hehehe.

There were night clubs as I heard that Miri is for partiying. Though the convention had hicups, overall they made it a good job as 1st timer.

Next will be KL in Oct 29 till 31. really looking foward for it.

Do you know GAS?

It's not Petronas or Shell gas. It's atually Gerakan Anti Samy Vellu (GAS). This will be launched on 30th May. It all happened immediately upon sacking of MIC member namely V.Mugilan, KP Samy and G.Kumar Aamaan.

These people told MIC President to step down immediately rather than waiting till Sept'2010. Of course, party will be better without "Uncle Sam". Thus, to show his power, he sacked all this people.

Uncle Sam's son Vel Parri alleged that UMNO is also involved in kicking Samy out of the party. However, former Deputy President, Dato Subra supports all 3 sacked people.

Thus Sunday, they have planned for campaign/protest for GAS.

Looks like MIC is going into drain.Even Kamalanathan won because of Malay votes as Indians and Chinese didnt vote for him. It's better for Samy n Palani to go of soon and give ways to new faces.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ekiden Relay - May 16

My first experience taking part in this tournament. Though it's a relay, we dont use baton but a riben. Despite my demotivating work schedule, I still manage to steal some time for my training after the bomba run.

Moreover, our main runners Thurei and Amutha pulled out in last moment which made us to replace with Jeya and Thiba from Klang Pacers whom are just regaining their fitness.

I was third runner. The bus which bring us to the starting point screwed up by going around. Luckily manage to go to the place before the race starts. When I started warming up, the time was already 8.25am. It was hot and felt like running in oven. Should have started early.

As I saw Naresh was passing by at the 1st placing, then goes 2nd, 3rd. I was just waiting for Suresh as he is strugling with his knee injury. Finally he came fighting with 8th placing. The 7th placing was just infront of me. I just overtook that runner and went on. I couldnt see anyone in front of me and behind me. The road was moderate with slight hill and flat mostly. Of course running under the hot sun was killing.

While I was running, I saw a flyover turning to right and I thought that would slow down my run. When I was attempting it, I heard the official voices and people clapping. Then I realise I was reaching the finishing line as after the flyover.

I just pushed myself toill the finishing line and passed the riben to Jeya. Afetr taking some rest, walked to the central point ro collect medal and realised that my team was placed 9th. I didnt bother about the placing. Something made me happy was the medal which looked like crystal.

I just wonder that my pace is slowing down and only way to overcome it is by joining the team/group training so that I will regain my full fitness.

Hope I can do better at SP Setia Run.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Malaysia TAK BOLEH!!!!!!!!!!!!

After witnesing yesterday's performance by our players, looks like I need to wait another 20 years to see our country lifting the cup.

Our players just couldnt match the Chienese players' speed and pace. This is semifinals of a "World cup", and that was how our Malaysians perfomed.

The stadium was jam pack yesterday. I could merely see any Chinese supporters. Everyone were just cheering for Malaysia.

After the loss, I just wonder:
- Are we lacking of STRONG junior players that we still need players like Wong Choon Han.

- Are our coaches crap? We have Misbun, Rashid, Hendrawan, Rexy, Kim Her, Rosman Razak, Pang Chee Chang, Cheah Son Kit, Yap Kim Hock and the list of coaches goes on.

- If China can produce quality juniors like Chen Jin and Chen Long, Denmark with Jan Orgensen and Joachim Pearson, Japan with Tago and Shasaki, How abt Malaysia.

- Being host can never be an anvantage anymore with the humiliation yesterday.

After seeing yesterday's match, I just said Malaysia TAK BOLEH.

Monday, May 10, 2010

I'm Back TO/ON Track

After being busy for first few months with my job, I'm back with training mood now. After lapse of few years, I went to my campus(UM) and made a short run of 5km. It was really satisfying going to my campus after long time, furthermore, with refurbished roads, which is more stable now.

On Sunday, went to Kg.Pandan and did 2000M twice. Though it was tiring, but at least it showed me what I need to work on for the IAFG.

When I came to work today, I received email saying that "IAFG 2010" is POSTPONED. I took it positively. It was scheduled on July but now postponed to Oct. At least I will have more time to train.

It' no more turning back. because I'm back to track.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Larian Bersama Bomba - 2 May 2010

I'm running for this event for the 4th consecutive time. They never failed to give a good medal, of course with good strap.

I don't know why, I reached there at 6.10am. even, the bomba people were not there. The bad part was, I had KFC the day before and felt very heat when I wake up. I didn't had breakfast as my dinner was heavy enough. Just had 2 cups of 100+ before heading to the venue.

When the race started, I tried to pace Guna, but later realised, he was quite fast, thus slowed down. That's where, Ronnie, Stanley and Chen Pong Pong over took me. I even went slower at bukit tunku and realised that even amateurs are overtaking me. Even Chantiran was overtaking me and heading in front.

Then the turning point came. At the water station, I grabbed two cups and realised Amutha was behind me. I just followed her pace. This made me to overtake at least 15runners. Then, at Parliament, I realise i was weak on uphill, but still pushed and left Amutha behind.

As the 7km group joined us, my momentum increased and just pushed myself. Came Dataran merdeka, I saw Nicolas Christ, main competitor for IAFG and just "sayur" him and another 5 runners at final 200M before the finishing line.

Though it was a decent timing, at least never touched sub 50.

40.11 - Jasni Khairil (10th)
43.58 - Naresh Kumar, Pm37 (24th)

44.16 - Gunaselan Rajagopal, Pm39 (26th)
45.36 - Kenny Tan, Pm27 (32nd)
45.55 - Khoo Yit Kiat, Pm28 (34th)
46.36 - Ronnie See, Pm1 (37th)
47.40 - Stanley Cheong, Pm53 (41st)
48.00 - Fauzan Ismail, Pm24 (44th)
48.38 - Rozmi Yunus (49th)
49.33 - Meyyappa Manickam, Pm58 (52nd)
49.49 - Kenny Choo (53rd)
00.00 - Chen Keat Hoong, Pm8 (61st)

53.26 - Suresh, Pm47 (86th)
54.10 - Gaby Chau (100th)
54.28 - Wong Kei Ming, Pm55 (102nd)
54.36 - Wong Cheong Keong (104th)
56.26 - Jeff Ooi
57.15 - Ryan Teoh, Pm17