Sunday, November 23, 2008

Let's go Jungle Bashing

Dear all...

As you know, I'm a hopeless romantic.. there's many things I miss about my carefree days in Sg Besi.. When waking up at 0600 was a norm rather then chore, eat as much as you can without the fear of gaining inches, a running 2km was actually a sprint.. yup when you're in that shape, life was indeed, carefree..

Anyway, wouldn't it be cool if we could re-live an element of those days.. remember the fun we had when we went for compass marching and jungle trekking.. and those road runs during annual camp! (yes, i am be sarcastic- hoping that reverse psychology would work on you!)

here's my sales pitch..


it's simple really-
....leave KL on 19 Dec (Friday)
.... there'll be 4 of us in the car
.... camp fire at pantai murni
.... sleep under the stars
.... Saturday morning, we enter this competition (4 pax per team)
.... we're suppose to run/jog/walk/crawl 42 km
.... in the jungle
.... one of our check points will the PEAK of Gunung Jerai
.... we have to do it within 10 hours
.... we go home

Entrance fee- rm100 per team!

common guys.. it's gonna be fun! I've convinced one of our juniors to set up a team for his batch.. let's set up a team for the Royal 8ths..

any takers?

Total distance: Approximately 40 kilometers

The race will be divided into 2 categories:

Open category team of 4 persons, male or female, will cover the complete distance of 42 kilometers.
• You must be at least 18 years old at time of registration


1. Registration is open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm on Friday 19 December 2008 at Pantai Murni, district of Yan, Kedah
2. The race for the adult category, will start at 7.30 am on Saturday 20 December, 2008 at Pantai Murni, Yan, Kedah.
3. The race for the students category, will start at 8.30 am on Saturday 20 December, 2008 at Pantai Murni, Yan, Kedah.
4. There will be no late entries at registration or on race day.
5. On the day of the meet, a substitution can be made for medical reasons only. The team must provide a letter from a doctor indicating the name of the sick or injured runner, the medical reason, and the name of the substitute runner. No additional entries can be made on race day
6. All entry fees must be submitted to us before 7th December 2008.
7. All race bib numbers, goodies bag, t-shirts, confirmation of participation letters will be picked up during registration. There will be no collection and distribution of these items during race day.
8. MAXIMUM TIME of the race is 10 hours

Saturday, November 22, 2008

An Evening with Jepun

Dear all,

IR Jepun is back in town.. we're meeting up tonite at NZ Corner, Wangsa Maju, 2030hrs.

So far, there's 10 who said they'll be coming..


Sunday, November 16, 2008

We're still here..

Hi everyone..

A quick note to inform you that we're still here... we're still ALIVE.. however, there has been little group events.. hence minimal postings were made..

Speaking of group events, 2 'minor' events include- POWERMAN LUMUT.. Bean and Kam were scheduled to due the FULL POWERMAN- 11km run, 60km bike and 10km run.. however, Kam had severe food poisoning (muntah etc).. hence only Bean managed to qualify.. the Big Boys (Upiq, Boot, Budin and myself) were committed to do the Half distance.. Budin burnt out (having to climb Kinabalu for his office a few days before Lumut), and Boot was sent on an overseas assignment by his office (periuk nasi kena jaga).. so only Upiq and I crossed the finishing line..

The other event was the Penang Bridge Run(marathon).. Doc Hisyam and Kam went- both completed sub 6 hours, hence achieving Merits for the run.. ok.. translated into layman's term, go on the treadmill, pace yourself at 6km p/hr.. and do it for 6 hours!

Don't foresee any major events coming up till the year end.. most of us will be busy with the school holidays, finishing annual leave, family weddings, Raya Haji, Christmas break etc, etc..

Anyway- hope it's not too late to wish our Hindu friends a happy Deepavali, especially to Kums and Gegek.. I know Gegek (like on any weekend break) would head north to Taiping..

That all for now..