Monday, October 24, 2011

Most thought race


I have been waiting 4 this moment very long ago...
its not easy for me to travel such long distance for this race...
i been dream to join it just like Kl towerthon ever since when i studied at form3...

n yday i managed to do it...
oh...i cant describe that feeling when reaching to the top...
first n foremost i am really thanks God of what i had been achieved...

never been be4 i heart so many stories regarding this race...
some other people failure of reaching the top been some kind of scaring me...
i knew that being first timer it wouldnt been an easy task...

this time i actually go along with Chau...
anyway due to his test...
i went alone to KK...

kinda lil bit of scare...
anyway with the help of my civil coursemate,Roni...
i managed to travel from airport to the terminal van area...

anyway...duno y,i think is God wanna test my mental or physical strength...
early morning when i travelling using genting bus...
n when reaching titiwangsa station...

my sudden stand up from the seat make my knee unexpectedly feeling so pain...
especially the knee 'saraf' area...
is something like my knee saraf been dislocated...

dam uncomfortable when walking so as running...
then i try to do all kind of stretch workout...
not much diff as well...

even the nite be4 the race the pain still thr until the race start same feeling as well...
walao eh...no choice i dun wan my whole journey finishing just like that...
Roni treated my Sabah dim sum at around 4pm at saturday...

due to the chartered van will depart to Kinabalu park at 5pm...
we have to rush...
the dim sum quite nice,though Roni saying that Sabah food nowaday not cheap anymore...

then went to the terminal van area n by paying rm15 can reach to the park ad...
the van waited until 5.30pm only departed...
Along the route is almost the hill condition...

in Sabah 6pm is almost as dark as 7pm in peninsula here...
Roni said that is our former PM,Dr Mahathir who change the time same with peninsula last time...
along the route theres quite alot of lorries...

hence make it our journey become slower than estimated 1hour30min...
we eventually used up 2hours30mins to reach kinabalu park...
by the time we reach ad 7.30pm+...

i m lucky as inside the van i met with 2indonesian who study in kl join this race...
n stay in same mountain resthouse with me as well...
then when we reach briefing area been told the briefing finish before 7pm as it started 6pm...haiz...

3 of us after that went to collect the bib...
both the guy name Riyadi n Riki...
only Riyadi join,he need to pay rm130 as foriegner...mine been collected my Pmtey...

Thanks him alot...
after that we walk back to hostel just 100m from kinabalu park entrance...
i was told to pay rm50 for that nite...

anyway i was lucky to find another person to share another bed n only to pay rm25,ha...
then 3of us went to eat fried rice front of Kinabalu park cost us rm6 each...
very fast the time is 10pm+...

another woman,a tourguide who stay same room with me as me when i going back...
5pm next day i saying...
she open up her eyes...

asking me sure bo???
coz she says its almost impossible to get back to KK town since i may use up >6hours to finish the race...
due to her experience as a tourguide...she said some of those hiker may use up until 10pm nite to reach the top...

i reply that will tray my best to finish in time lo...
n hopefully i wont get to miss my flight enuff...ha
as early 4am i wake up at sunday....

dam cold the water there...
then when i reach Kinabalu park ad around 4.50am...
theres a shuttle bus that bring us up to the starting point which 3,4km from our departure area...

very lucky to find an empty seat...
find out that is uncle Moey beside me...
relieve...

coz now i have a helping star(jiu4 xing4)ad...
y i say so...
coz hes the one who competed at saturday and noe the hill condition...

so be4 the start...
uncle have given me some tips which i think that quite useful...
met with Pmtey as i really salute him come all the way from kl just to snap photoes of us...

then see those STAR Runner,like Kilian...
as well as season runner in KL,Affindi n Jasni...
uncle joking that before i want beat thos star runner,i need beat our local runner first hehe...

race start 7am sharp and its already quite bright the surrounding...
the first 5km route is where i try out my strength to run n climb(staircase)as fast possible...
as said by uncle after around 1hour the chance to run fast almost impossible...

when i reach Layang layang station i saw my watch ad 49mins...
then reach to the rock(liitle bit)area...
ad can feel the hardness to climb...

at that time Jasni overtook me...
while in a later time i overtook Affindi who look so tired most probably due to his fast start...
then we reach to the final 1.5km of rock area...

i left around 1hour...
fuh...dam hard at that time...
jasni saying that is quite hard to finish before 2hour30min of the cut off time...

i really scare at that time...
i dun want to be categorised the rest 95% of one of the website said of those who cant reach the peak each year...
i keep walking non stop though both leg really cant sustain...

i m quite lucky that i didnt have any weather changing illness as may be suffered by others...
then i keep looking at my watch for the final 2,3mins...
i keep push n push...

finally reach to the top area...
the feeling at that time just cant be described!
thanks God i have finally make it! 2hour 30min is the time! Ngam ngam hou!

i feel so so thought of being able to conquer this highest mountain in Southeast Asia...
then i managed to taken photo with a Mat saleh...
anyway i duno where to get back that valuable photo...haiz...

quickly i grab the green check point band n return down...
running down wasnt my strong point...
and was keep overtaken by those people behind me...
nevermind i just let it be...
as long i finish safely will be enough...
dam pain when going down...

when i saw the watch i saw my time going to reach 4hour30mins cut off time...
dam scare...since uncle moey said that if i finish after that time,you wont get to be timed in their time sheet...
luckily i finish in time 6,7mins before the qualifying time...

Pmtey shouted my name loudly when i crossing the line...hehe
when i saw uncle stand on the middle of finishing line taken my photo...
again...
with jasni,affindi showing the green wristband that being rated so 'valuable'

i cant describe that feeling...
feel really happy with what i have achieved...
really happy though just a finisher...

then taken quite alot of photoes by Pmtey,really thanks him...
both my leg really cant tahan ad esp the downhill part make it the worst...
was behind jasni n affindi few mins...

then we having lunch buffet which time at 12.30pm+...
no choice as i need to rush back early so miss out the prize presentation of those elite...
lucky that when i reach to the front of the entrance of Kinabalu park...

theres a chartered Kembara waiting for last person...
paid rm20 and used me 1 n half hour to reach KK town where i get to meet my uni fren again...
then he brought me to their culture market n i managed to buy some sounvenir as well the local food there...

he said that quite "sayang"i come here in such a hurry or else will bring me to more interesting places...
i managed to get to the flight that schedule at 5.10pm...
i thought that i still can get back to Genting when reach Kl sentral...

anyway i was wrong with the traffic jam happened in Sepang F1 Circuit there...
and i get to see the news of the dead of Simon an Italian Rider in Moto GP there...
RIP for him...he actually same year with me...

overall this is a nice outing for me though being alone...
but i get to sense that we must do what we dream and want to...
dont just easily getting distract away by other illusion...

time wont get to wait us...
i'm again so happy to be the 25th edition as well the last edition managed to get to the peak of Gunung KK...
hopefully i can get that pic snap with Mat salleh 1day...

Dunno since when i can lough so happy like the pic below again..ha...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Setback

Its been 3years i have tried...
nothing been changed even till this year...
the situation is still the same...

until today i still thinking why i cant get more flers joining with me...
mostly likely is my failure of my talent searching programme during uni time ba...
this event sometime if not all the time you nid some ppl to support...

is not easy to race against a big group who try to prevail u away from their leader...
the pressure is getting tence series by seires...
after all i cant get to sustain at the final part...



i only have myself to be blamed of...
after all that place is one of my favourite...
but i cant do anything at that day...

after all when i finish the race n back home...
i'm thinking how come i wont be able to respond in time...
y...y...

2 deadly mistake that i shouldnt make n avoid ad appeared in my mind...
1 is during 2nd series;1 is last series...
nvmd let it be is what i can say now...

getting ppl salute is one of the best part i gaining...
anyway breaking the strong wall is what i hope for...
may be laotian is fair enuff dun wan me to keep reaching another new high...

time will wash away all these...

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Racer feeling

well...duno y i have some special feeling regarding this new racer that i wearing now...
its light enough to spur me further...
its quiet enough to help me killing others...
n its good enough to lift me to the podium...

i actually kinda forgot d when is d first race i wear it...
if not mistake is during Klang run4it...
that race i gt 4th which i remember sapu quite a few fler that i lost to them be4 this...hehe...

d shoe wont give u heat anyway...
its very flexible...
almost like a Nike lunar racer gua...though i never wear any nike shoe be4...

once a while i will use it for training...
and its really nice for training as well...
as for today when training i wear it...

kinda feel that i can fly...
quite ridiculous that i describe it...hehe...
anyway i think this most probably 1 of the best racer i ever wear...

though initially when i first wanna buy this shoe...
i have some kind of feeling that it wont really last long as compare to my Adizero mana that ad wear 4year+...
as looking at it lower part which consist partially of rubber material...

now after around 5races i been gone through...
i believe its a right shoe that i have bought...
i been since few year believe in Brooks...

ever since i started wear the Radius 7 which now convert to Ghost series...
this shoe is really nice n comfortable...
everyday i wear it to kuliah during my uni life...

at 1time i use it for training after my training shoe become lesser...
the shoe just feeling perfect during training...
u wont easily get injury whn wearing it...

so far apart frm my major accident of which right foot thumb hit the ground...
i hardly getting anykind of running injury...
the shoe been playing very great role of helping me go through this...

as compare to other training shoe i wore be4,such as NB,Reebok,Puma...
this Radius 7 just topple all of them...
so now i get the confident to buy its racer series...

after getting discount voucher at Orange run at the curve...
i came back again to that shopping centre to get it racer...
theres another racer known as T3 if not mistaken...

but in d end i didnt choose it...
that racer been in d market for quite some time...
but this green silent just out in Msia recently...

d color that i chose is quite striking...
kinda like a start ad...
but i hate it...

its like a giving u extra pressure of winning a race...
to my surprise this pressure has lead to my 1st winning of the year so far...ha...
duno y after that UPM muds...

i thought that i cant really perform d...
anyway that sat nite my leg didnt feel any tireness...
and till the next day sunday morning feeling like normal as well...

as i didnt put much hope in the race...
may be its 1 of the factor...
so now this brooks has helped me getting another needed in time hiking shoes...

i went to the garden and get to see this Adidas outdoor Plein Air...
the price not that exp...
and the weight ngam ngam can be wear for my climbathon...

now ad wearing it for 1 week for working...
not bad the feeling...
but i can say the feel still not that good as compare to the Radius7...

so hopefully this adidas can help me something as well...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

MUDS 2nd series N Adidas KOTR

This leg is held in UPM...
a series that i quite fear of...
due to its fast track course around it...

before this,i always cant do well in this series...
never be4 i get inside top 2 in this series...
anyway after the UPNM series...

i confident of getting myself among top finisher...
anyway i have to be wary of my main challenger from UPNM...
be4 d race i have told Chau n Wong regarding the strategic...

anyway its wasnt really work out for them...
Chau esp out of top 5 after the race...
its quite dissapointed for him n myself after all hes 2nd in UPNM leg...

anyway i get to stay myself within the first race pack...
which consist of few UPNM flers,as well as Chan...
it not easy esp d bike leg...

Chan attck at the end hill area which let him to drag away me around 40m...
and during the final run he keep push for the final run...
the gap still not close enough for me to overtake him...

and 2 UPNM guys keep closer with me and its quite a bit pressure for me...
for the final meter,i just couple secs behind him...
i think thats all i can do...

wasnt really dissapointed...
have to thanks Chau for delivering us to the race location 4 second times...
evening went shopping with her...

then at nite we all 7flers stay in Duta Vista that provided by Chau Dad due to some point redeem...
quite a nice place to stay...
next time can consider that place provided we come in a big pack...

the next day is Adidas King of the Road that being canceled last year...
i remember that my Adizero Mana was bought 4years ago if no mistake with the Adi voucher i won at that time...
this racer had served me quite well...

only until recently i changed to my current Brooks greensilent...
i have to say this brook racer is not bad as well eventhough i just use it for around 5races...
Adidas KOTR been divided to 16.8km and 10km...

i and Y.Han joined 10km,the rest take part in 16.8km...
i wasnt really target anything in this race due to the day be4 MUDS i had raced...
anyway when the race was started...

i get myself inside the front pack...
was surprise just to see Jasni and Wong.Jye both of them...
then when we reached around 2km + come in Rich Habeya and 2Semenyih Indian guys...

5 of us stay within a group till around 4km+ and left 3 of us...
that 2 Indian guys set the pace...
i just keep following,knowing that their strength almost like mind...

i just keep it on with my normal running style and pace...
then when reach 7km+ another indian fall behind...
left me and the orange vest indian guy...

his speed quite strong and i just stay close with him...
even until the last 400m hes still at my front...
i knew that to overtake him at the distance wasnt a good idea...

looking at my condition at that time...
anyway i brave myself to overtake him at last 200m...
and it works well,he just couldnt catch up...

and finish behind me 5sec+...
and i was looking at my watch the time i set...
unbelievable...

its long i targeting 10km under 37mins...
and today i did it...
really happy with it...

i cant describe my feeling at that time...
then to add to the happiness is my 1st place finishing in this year races...
i have to say this year is one of my fruitful year ever...

think is mostly due to my job surrounding and training facilities...
eventhough train myself...
i knew thats not easy...

i wont be that easy give up...
will always strengthen my mental...
the prizes given were very attractive...

its my best ever prizes received so far in my running career...
1k cash with 1k voucher along with the adi spec n watch...
i think all those were well over 3k...

have to thanks Aunt moey for taking d bib for me...
without them i cant get to join the race as i didnt receive email from race organiser...
thanks to my 1 ^0^support as well...

as well as my kakithoner frens support...