Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Trekking for a change

Eleven of us met at the Cheras Awana entrance of the Apek hill trek at 7.45am on 25th June during the Raya break. It was the first time here for most of us. Shiang Beng, an experienced trekker had initiated this. Crystal Lam, Poh and Kin Hou were also experienced trekkers in the group. Not all junctions in the jungle were clearly sign posted, so it helped that Crystal had been here numerous times not too long ago.

The route started with a long steep ascent and then became undulating and wide. We were to go 4.6km to Waterfall 2, the smaller of 2. It took a total 6 hours 20 minutes return, so we carried between 1 to 2 litres of water each along with some snacks, raisins and such. Most of the route was under jungle canopy but it was still hot and humid. Kin Hou had assured us that leeches would not be a problem as there are no wild boars in the area and he was right.

After 1.5 hours, we reached station 3A (calling it 4 is pantang!). This is a gym in the jungle, with weights, hula hoops, hanging rings and a hammock! The floor was raked clean of leaves.

At station 3A, the jungle gym

A short distance from the gym was station 5, a cafe serving coffee, tea and cold fizzy drinks - a welcome sight.

We then proceeded to Waterfall 2. The last 100 meters was a very steep decline, some sections requiring ropes that were already in place.

The palms had sharp thin thorns

We made our way out after enjoying the falls. Personally, I found the 6 hour trek tiring because of the weather. Surprisingly, the steep 100 metre climb from the waterfall was easier than the descent. We made stops at a few stations, although the tougher ones amongst us could have dispensed with them. 

On reaching the Cheras Awana entrance, we stopped at a stall for cold coconut water. Thanks Chong for the belanja  :). The grand finale was a sumptuous fish lunch at the nearby 33 Kopitiam, recommended by Crystal and Poh. We had 4 dishes of Soong Yu Tau, cooked in different styles.

photos, courtesy of Sprouse, Kin Hou, Shiang Beng, Crystal and Angie

Friday, 16 June 2017

Annual Dinner on 12th August

The club's 33rd Annual Dinner will be held on 12th August at Dancing Fish, Bangsar Shopping Centre. Admission fees of RM70 per person is applicable to both members and non-members.

Make payment to Public Bank A/C no 3191095222 before 5th August. To confirm your attendance, please rsvp to Cham Shook Fun at or whatsapp 012-385 8128 with your bank-in slip, full name, PAC number and no of pax.  

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Club teams selection for the Allianz Pacesetters 4 x 3km relay

The club will be holding time trials to select 8 teams - 2 teams each for categories A, B, C and D. Those interested, please contact our captains, Ronnie See ( (012-279 5208) or Jessica Tang ( (011-2306 6456)

Trial are on 24th June, 29th July and 26th August at 7.30am. Meet at Padang Merbok car park. The same route as the race will be used.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

A little treat from Russia :)

After our Saturday Planetarium run this morning, we had a special treat - some caviar on crackers, compliments of Lai who just returned from a short vacation in St Petersburg. This was during our usual breakfast of hawker fare at Shangrila Cafe at Plaza Batai in Bukit Damansara.

Many thanks, Lai!

Photos by Angie

Sri Hartamas Sunday group continues to attract runners.

After the conclusion of the Peer Support Program, the the regular venue at Sri Hartamas on Sunday mornings continues to attract runners, with 19 runners listing as attendees on Whatsapp for 4th June. Sri Hartamas has also seen a number of the club's Breakfast Runs, the last being the Founders Day Breakfast Run on 14th May. 

The club will support this popular Sunday run by starting a Runners' Fellowship Hour, from 8am to 9am at the space behind Petronas Station. Drinks and bananas will be provided.


# photos by Crystal Lam during the Founders Day Breakfast Run

Other photos by Mun Yee and Joseph Leong during a Peer Support Program run