Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year 2009


New Year is synonymous with fresh start, bright dreams and new aspirations. Every year on the New Years Eve, the whole world comes together, to kick start glittering celebrations and shout out loud 'Happy New Year'. From New York's Times Square to France's Eiffel Tower and London to Kuala Lumpur... Here is wishing you happiness, prosperity and great joys of coming New Year 2009.


A bright new year
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Posted by KC
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Note: the beautiful first greeting card above is received from ChoiSN today, 31/12/2008.
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Vacating PACM Webmaster

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It is indeed satisfying to see the online visitors counter surge from a mere 60,000 to 330,000 within a short time frame of 2.5 years. And I know that I am part of the team that makes it happen. If you log on to Pacesetters Athletic Club Malaysia (PACM) website, you would know what I mean.

Nevertheless, it is time to pass the baton to another webmaster to maintain the Pacesetters Club website.

Time passes fast; I took over the role of a webmaster for Pacesetters Club from Jamie (click here) since June 2006. This is a voluntary work where I spend my free time and effort (and money too to upgrade the PC and software) dutifully to maintain and update the contents.

It is satisfying to see that with the latest happenings publish in the website, more new members are eager to be part of the happenings – wanting to join the Club.

There are also other rewarding moments when event organizers, wanting to promote their events, eagerly seek Pacesetters Club help to publicize their events. And it is within the capability of a webmaster to get it done. It is indeed satisfying to receive their thank you notes later.

In sports, we constantly challenge the impossible – raising the limits and standards. May the new PACM Webmaster take the standard of the online website to greater height.
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Note: for photos of future running events, I shall post them in the following photos albums.
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Click here for album 2; click here for album 1.

Posted by KC
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Monday, December 29, 2008

Malakoff Run (Kuala Lumpur)-Part5

Please click here to view photos by courtesy of Jason Lee. This is the final posting for the Malakoff Run 2008 held in Kuala Lumpur.

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Event: Malakoff 12km Run, Kuala Lumpur

Date: Sunday 21 December 2008
Venue: Taman Rimba Kiara, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur .

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click here for part 4, part 3, part 2, part 1;
click here to return to main page of KC&SR;
click here for main photo albums (2), click here for main photo albums (1).
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Yeah! All raring to start the race!
.On your mark, get set ...
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Go! Go! Go!
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Different category in green T-shirt
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Happy and proud moment in completing the run
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Posted by KC
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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Malakoff Run (Kuala Lumpur) - Part 4

Event: Malakoff 12km Run, Kuala Lumpur
Date: Sunday 21 December 2008
Venue: Taman Rimba Kiara, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
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Please click here to view photos (album 4 of 6) by courtesy of Jason Lee.
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Ironman Ngae with a unique running shorts protraying a kampung touch
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Looking cool and calm
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The Running Couple - John and WM... click here
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Yes! Congratulation for completing the run!
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Posted by KC

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Malakoff 12km Run -Part3

Wishing all runners, trekkers and friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
May you run/trek into 2009 with lots of happiness, good health and prosperity.

Please click here to view photos (album 3 of 6) by courtesy of Jason Lee.

Event: Malakoff Run, Kuala Lumpur
Date: Sunday 21 December 2008
Venue: Taman Rimba Kiara, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
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Yes! Christmas mood is in the air
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Jason Chin - Always a cheerful runner
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Yeah! I made it!
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Ai Ling (from Singapore)
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Looking good
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Well-prepared for the occasion
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Posted by KC
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Monday, December 22, 2008

Malakoff 12km Run - Part 2

Event: Malakoff 12km Run, Kuala Lumpur
Date: Sunday 21 December 2008
Venue: Taman Rimba Kiara, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
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(press Shift key and) Please click here to view photos (album 2 of 6) by courtesy of Jason Lee (photo below).

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If you are new to viewing photos in Picasa Web Photo album, please click here for important tips to enhance your navigation among the photos.
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Jessica
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Macho runner
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Posted by KC
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Malakoff 12km Run

Event: Malakoff 12km, Kuala Lumpur 2008 Run
Date: Sunday 21 December
Venue: Taman Rimba Kiara, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

(press Shift key and) Please click here to view 97 photos (album 1 of 6) by courtesy of Jason Lee.


A very yow yeng runner who looks like the tennis star - Nadal. Don't you think so?
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Running gracefully - She looks like one of the Hong Kong movie stars.
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If you are new to Picasa Web Photo Album, please click here on how to navigate (scroll down the pages).
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Posted by KC
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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Putrajaya 12 Hours Walk- Part3

(press Shift key and) Please click here to view 132 photos (album 2 of 2) by courtesy of Weng.
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click here for part 2, part 1, main page of KC&SR.

click here for Race Walkers' Association of Malaysia (and scroll down the page).
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A fantastic feat - Walk from sundown to sunrise
.Countdown sequence initiated - three more seconds to go !!
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Come On! Come On!
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Yes! You can do it!!
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Moment of happiness and relief for completing the 12-hour walk
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Yeah! We made it!
. The Magnificent 7 - (L-R) Meng, YouBL, Eng, Hasrol, Lai, Mike, Jason Lee.
Meng came all the way from Grik, northern Perak. BRAVO!
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Posted by KC

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Putrajaya 12 Hours Walk - Part 2

(press Shift key and) Please click here to view 50 photos taken by yours truly (KC).
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Please click here to view 85 photos (album 1 of 2) by courtesy of Weng.
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Yeah! Christmas festive season is in the air!
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All participants are raring to go - a loooooong 12-hour walk!!
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Ignition sequence started !!
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Mike and Jason Lee (the photographer-turn-runner/walker)


Posted by KC

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Putrajaya 12 Hours Walk

(press Shift key and) click here for part 2, part 3, part 4

main page of KC&SR.

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Driving along The Boulevard of Putrajaya at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday 13 December, I was looking for the starting venue of this event. I intended to go as near as possible as I would expect there was not much crowd then. Finally, just before the Palace of Justice building, I saw the traffic barricade and it was confirmed with many walkers walking around at the competition arena.
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The air in Putrajaya was cool and fresh, thanks to the heavy rain in the afternoon. From the car park, I could already hear the music in the air puncturing the quiet night of Putrajaya.

Stay tuned for more photos taken by Weng and yours truly.
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Chiew Hong, Mohd Ariff and other competitors
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Weng and YouBL
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Keenly contest for top positions... why is there an extra letter D?
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Josie and another friendly competitor
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Most of the participants were walking in their comfortable pace save other than a few walkers who were really competing for top positions. After all, from the starting time of 8:00 p.m., they have already walked for almost four hours. Many were chatting with their friends while continuing the walk.

The atmosphere there was really fun, happy and calm. It was like a group of friends walking and talking on the street only that it is already mid-night and it is going to be a long night to the completion of the event – 8:00 a.m. next day.

To win in the competition, a competitor who has covered the longest distance shall be declared the winner.

Walking in a circuit is an excellent idea as it is a controlled environment for participants to go on in such a prolonged event. It also means that we get to see all the participants there.
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Drink station among the flowers - effectively, a water station for every kilometer (depending on the distance of one loop)
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It comes with boiled red been 'tong sui' (sweet drink)
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Alternative fuel other than Power Gel/Bar
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There was ample supply of drinks (and also hot drinks) and food. I could see some of the participants were relaxing their feet and some were eating while resting.

The 12 Hours Walk look really fun. I think that must be a memorable experience for the participants – doing something different. Maybe we shall consider taking part in this event next year.
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Amelia and SH Tan resting their feet after four hours of non-stop walking
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Results as at 4 hours after start
.The Number One supporters - the family members

Posted by KC

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