Monday, October 20, 2008

Mizuno '08 - 10k Wave run

Some of De Slowmoverz.....


Sun 19 Oct 2008, Padang Merbok...

The Third Wave run 4 the Slowmovers...but not the same...cos the route has been changed, the start was bad..too crowded..N i was still limping...but yet it was again just 4 the fun of it... We Slowmovers were back in a big group after a long time...waz very de nice !!!!
The race started at 7.3o am..should hv started it at 7.00.. It Honkeeeed !! all of the sudden. It was too crowded. Should hv started in groups or categories..The Route waz changed...no more double hills..no more excitement...Ran in a very slow pace wit a bit of limping...finished at 1204 in about 1: 07:xx ( not accurate loo). De shoe bag waz nice oso. Chit-chat wit all the frenz n Chao..had to go off early coz still workin ma...!!!
Next would B Penang Bridge Run.. Bye to all !!!
De Slowmoverz wishes ...Happy Deepavali to all Malaysians !!!
It's Thanithon time !!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

1st Borneo Marathon- KK

12 0ct0ber 2008, Likas Stadium. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah...
Flew with AirAsia for the 1st Borneo Marathon...one real HOT run...Reached there on 10th Oct.. Met Mr Sophian...dropped by at Bernama Rented de Zaharah Aparts in Api-Api...collected the vest n bibs at Likas Sports Complex....met Joshua of Shell (offshore).. went 4 a drink...lepak....!!
Oct 11.. went to the Monospiad Cultural Village..walk around Asia city..checked out the Bar n Clubs...early call off.!!
Oct 12..got up 5.00 am...took a cab to Likas Stadium.(RM 20.00)!!!!...extra charge cos early hours..warmed up..n start at 6.00 am... Just a cool fun run with the injured leg....jogged slowly while limping....managed to finished in 02:41:48 while Sri finished in 02:39:20...Collected the Finsher Medal.... Mr .Sophian fetched us back to De Apart...Had a shower...N checked out...
Checked in at Nexus Resort, Karambunai...closer towards the Nature...a Paradise...Had a lots of fun... N off we go..back to KL. Dropped by at Filipino Market to get some souveniors... Bye-Bye KK...n c u soon.. Thank You very much Mr Sophian..u r de Guy !
Next would be the Mizuno wave run... Bye !!!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

A run in Christmas Island, Australia

De Red Crabs...
De Rober Crab...
De BlowHoles...

Fri 3th Oct 2008...Christmas Island..Australia..
It was named by Captain William Mynors when he sighted the island on Christmas Day of 1643 as the Royal Mary was heading home from the East Indies. However, records of 1615 by the master of the Thomas, Richard Rowe show it was sighted much earlier. Anchorage at the island proved difficult and it was only two centuries later before a survey of the island was undertaken by Captain Aldrich on the HMS Egeria. When rich phosphate was discovered, the British India Company placed the island under the authority of the Straits Settlement with Singapore as its base. A company was established to dredge the phosphate which consequently brought people to the uninhabited island by 1898. These included Chinese from China brought through Singapore, Malays from the Cocos cluster, Indians brought as indentured labour; and Caucasians, initially Englishmen and later Australians, who headed the company. A village and a shipping point was set up at Flying Fish Cove, and the residents developed a small railway to haul the phosphate.

On 31 March 1942, the Japanese invaded the island. The Europeans were imprisoned whilst the 1000 or so Malays and Chinese were rounded up from the jungles and made to work in the mines. However, by 1943 a lack of food supply lines led the Japanese to abandon mining and the miners were sent to prison camps in Indonesia.

After the war, the island's jurisdiction fell under the Colony of Singapore. However, by 1948, the mining business came under the Australian and New Zealand governments. Many from Singapore along with other labourers continued to move to the island to support the mining business. With Singapore's independence imminent, the British proposed that Christmas island be separated from Singapore's jurisdiction by 1957. With potential losses from phosphate earnings of up to 170,000 pounds a year, Singapore was offered 2.9 million pounds (S$20 million) compensation, negotiated up from 1.25 million pounds by her governor. The island was handed over to Australia on 6 June 1957, becoming a separate entity for some time between 31 December 1957 until the transfer was effected on 1 October 1958.

Today, with only 800 population the island has become a holiday resort, although mining of Phosphate still continues N
We Malaysian were there to celebrate the 50th territory day.Dance shows N sports activities were held.My self and some hundreds of Malaysians were there to dance away with the 1/2 marathon...Finished de 21k walk n run in 3:07:20... A new place , A new experience with beautiful flora n fauna sceneries... very de Nice loo !!!!
Next would b de Borneo Marathon in KK...Byeeee!!!