Thursday, 12 January 2017

Club's Breakfast Run in Kuantan is partly on the beach

By Ang Li Leen

I decided to join the breakfast run at the last minute, which meant I had to forgo the MPI Generali Run 2017, as both events were on the same day. Earlier, I had decided otherwise. However, after discovering that not many from KL were going for the breakfast run, I decided to show support for the club's activity. And no regrets there. The trail run along the beach of Teluk Cempedak and the forest nearby was very rewarding and the view along the route was awesome. Glad I managed to take many photos along the way, except for the monkeys.

After making arrangements on accommodation and transport, I confirmed my registration for the breakfast run. Thank you to my cousin and family for the hospitality and Mr Wan and wife for the roadtrip.

Ms Soh, Kuantan area group leader, briefed us on the 10km run and 4.5km walk this morning. The runners started first, followed by walkers. The Kuantan area group did a really good job in organising the run. Route directions and marshalls were aplenty at important intersections. There was even a water station at about KM4. They also recee'd the route four times before confirming it.

This is my first run along a beach. I also managed to experience many different types of terrains in this run, from tarmac, pavement, sand, dirt road to forest trail. There were also two water crossings, first, a flimsy plank - balance very important here - and second, a partially submerge gangplank. Your shoes will surely get wet if you cannot jump far. And yours truely got her shoes wet so she started to run into puddles thereafter, along the wet sections of the trail. Woohoo!

The route
We walked over the bridge and ran along the beach, before we entered the forest. Then, we came out to the beach again and managed to catch the sunrise. We could not see the sunrise earlier at the start point as there was a huge cloud covering it. I climbed over rocks to the next beach followed by the water station, then ran along a paved route with a lake on the left and hill view on the right. A short run in a housing area before going back into the forest trail.

As I was exiting the forest trail to the beach, I had to walk beside a bunch of monkeys returning into the forest as the weather was getting hotter. I was so worried that a protective male monkey would suddenly jump on me! Luckily, no dramas. Back to the walking the along the bridge to the start point for breakfast. Yums!

A gaiter would have been good to keep the sand out of the shoes. Running on sand also worked the different muscles group and balance. Great short weekend escape from the city for a simple no frills club run.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Many interesting stories in latest eFootloose

Many more runners in Allianz Pacesetters 4 x 3 km relay compared to last year.

About 18 club members at Chuncheon Marathon.

Tan Chor Huat at the Melbourne Marathon.

Newbie, Ai Ming, at left, with teamates at the Allianz Pacesetters 4 x 3km relay. She is happy to make new friends in the club.

Newbies, the Loh sisters enjoy the fellowship of club members.

Read all the stories in the December 2016 eFootloose.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Club's Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon trip

Pacesetters Athletic Club and Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon,
South Korea
30th March to 5th April 2017

Dear Members

The club intends to organise a trip to South Korea to take part in an overseas marathon. This is a follow on from the successful trip we had to the Chuncheon Marathon in South Korea in 2016. It’s just a change from the local marathons that we do regularly.

At the same time as taking part in the Marathon (or 5km or 10km Runs or Half Marathon if you wish), a short tour will be incorporated in the trip so that family members or non-running friends can join us.

Also, please note the following :

1.   Expression of interest to join the trip : Please let me know as soon as possible if you are considering to take part, so that we can have an idea whether this project will take off or not.
2.   Tour booking closing date : 1st February 2017.
3.   Marathon Registration closing date : 24th February 2017.
4.   The remaining full tour package is payable before 1st March 2017.
5.   Please attach a copy of your passport (must have at least 6 months validity) when booking.
6.   A deposit of RM500.00 is required upon booking, payable to
Goal Travel and Tours Sdn Bhd
Hong Leong Bank Bhd
a/c no. 001 0089 2015
7.   The race fee is included in the package (please specify which race you want to participate in : full, half, 10km, 5km or none).
8.   We need at least 20 pax to make the trip viable at the price quoted.

For more details/information on the tour you can call or Whatsapp :
Ms Jane Lim (GoalTravel)  Mobile 012-5241 663

For expression of interest (no passport copy required), and booking please send the copy of your passport and the deposit slip to :
Munning email
Munning WhatsApp 016-2388 043

We hope those who are able will participate in this trip and will confirm their booking early.

Thank you.


Kuantan Breakfast Run details

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