Friday, 16 September 2016

Largest crowd at club's Breakfast Run

Photo courtesy of Kah Loong

A record number of 220 runners, of which 120 were guests, came for the club’s Breakfast Run on 4th September 2016 at Taman Botani Kepong. It was heartening to see quite a number of young children. A large part of the route was on off-road, quiet, leafy FRIM trials, surrounded by tall trees. The rest of the route was on tarmac and the whole route was free of motorised traffic, although there were a few mountain bikers. For the 9km route, maybe half the distance was on FRIM trials, which started with a long steep climb. Many decided to walk up this part. The trails are all relatively wide, able to accommodate a least 3 runners abreast, so there was always space for those wanting to jog up, to pass those walking.

At RM5 per non member, and free for members, the club’s Breakfast Runs are arguably one of the best value runs. After the run, we had breakfast of fried chicken, mee, nasi lemak, fried eggs, fruits, kuih, Wan Yew Leong’s iconic teh tarik, water and Lucozade. 

Vice president Munning, with the help of Chun Yin, was on the back of his pick up truck distributing the club’s new yellow vests and T shirts. EXCO Sunny, helped by Dorothy, sold 46 surplus PAC 2015 4X3km Relay T shirts for about RM345. 

Many thanks to the EXCO for putting together this run. Thanks also to Shook Fun’s mother, whom I noticed helping with the full, large garbage bags after many runners had left. 

Photos courtesy of Chan Wing Kai:

Photos courtesy of Li Leen:

A long queue for Yew Leong's iconic teh tarik

Rained out but still met for fellowship and makan

Most of us left our houses in the rain hoping that Desa Parkcity would be dry. However, it was still raining at 7am, our intended start time. We were there for a new member-meet-EXCO gathering. We were supposed to run 10km, followed by a picnic of tuna sandwiches, ang ku, butter cake, assorted kuih, bananas and apples. When the rain did not abate at 7.45am, we decided to adjourn to a food outlet at TESCO Bandar Manjalara for our breakfast, minus the run :(.  We brought all the food there but the club bought beverages from the food stall, so as not to be totally in breach of their "no outside food allowed" norm. It was a very good gathering place with plenty of free parking & only a short distance from Desa Parkcity.

President Wan Yew Leong welcomed the new members and thanked a few of them for already volunteering in some club events. In fact, Shook Fun, Li Leen and Johnson, who only joined last year are already committee members. 

EXCO Sunny Lee took drink orders and even served the first batch. Well done!

After we finished breakfast, some couldn’t resist taking advantage of the much better weather. A group went to Desa Parkcity and another went to FRIM.

Many thanks to the EXCO for organising the event. Thanks also to Clara Bong (Yew Leong's wife) and Angie (my wife) for making the tuna sandwiches and butter cake respectively. 

 At the TESCO carpark  *








Photos courtesy of:
* Michael Gan
# Johnson Lim
** Joseph Leong
## Clara Bong
+ Li Leen
++ Kah Loong

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Registration for Allianz Pacesetters 4 X 3km is closed

The registration for the Allianz Pacesetters 4 x 3km for Categories A to D has closed with effect from 7 September 2016. We thank all runners who have registered for this event. However, the charity run, the Kiwanis Pace It Forward is still open. Those interested can contact Kiwanis.