Thursday, March 17, 2016

Norahs ran UEM Charity Run 2016

The UEM Charity Run, this was the race I wanted to DNS from the beginning but I still went to it (the decision was made last night before I attended KPAC dinner).
The parking was a big issue. There was no parking near the start line. I had to park very far and walked to the start line. I walked about 2km (power walking) to the start line. It became my warm-up before the race. Most of my running buddies sign-up for 21km and a few of them joined 12km race. I was the only one went for the shortest distance race.
Photo from TeckWai
I was glad that I didn't sign-up for 21 as I was struggling to maintain my pace below 5mins for such a shory distance race. My body and legs felt heavy. I didn't give up and I tried my best to go forward. Yes, I tried my best and finally crossed the finish line!
This was not my best 6km race but I already tried my best. :) Glad that I did not DNS and I went for it. I hope I'll back to training very soon. Haze, please go away!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2016 Priority Registrations Starts Today!

Runners, are you ready? 
The wait is is today!
Priority registration for #SCKLM2016 categories gonna starts at 12noon.
Registration can be done at
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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Take a break & breathe...

This photo was taken by one of my running buddy during my first visit to Wawasan Hill in Puchong. 

I remembered on that morninng, we finished 21km long run, had breakfast and drove to Puchong. We did another 8km+ hike and reward ourselves with BKT lunch. It was a nice weekend filled with trainings and a lot of fun. When, when will I back to my long run? my training? I have a race tomorrow and I'm feeling want to DNS. Where's my fighting spirit? I guess I've lost it...

Sometimes you have to take a break and breathe before you can keep moving forward.
- Kayla Panchisin

Friday, March 11, 2016

SharonLuv2Run, 过渡期?What's NEXT?

I was on a `resting mode' since 6/3/16. Completely shutting down from training...feeling lost...过渡期?What's NEXT?

This morning I came across a nice online article "The Power of Knowing
& Focusing on What You Want" by an online health coach, Sofia Bågenholm.

I personally like these...
3 steps for massive success:
1.KNOW what you want!
2.DO what it takes to get it!
3.Clap for your damn self ;)
~Sofia Bågenholm

Hope I'll be back in training soon...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


KUALA LUMPUR, 9th March 2016: Race owner and organiser of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2016 (SCKLM), Dirigo Events announced today that runner’s registration will begin from Tuesday, 15th March 2016. This year marks SCKLM’s eighth installation and will take place on Sunday, 7th August at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.

A new staggered registration system will be introduced to ensure a better registration experience for runners as it simplifies the online registration process and lessens the chances of web-traffic congestion.

In addition, participants of SCKLM 2015 will be given priority to register for the 2016 event due to last year’s race cancellation caused by the haze. Further details of the staggered registrations can be found on or the Standard Chartered KL Marathon Facebook page.

Apart from the staggered registration system, the official cut-off time of the full marathon has been extended to 7 hours to reduce route congestion. A checkpoint system, commonly practised in international marathons, will also be implemented this year. Runners will need to reach each checkpoint within a designated time or will be shuttled back to Dataran Merdeka.

Other initiatives to look forward to this year include the Friendship Run and Pasta Party, which will be held on the eve of the race. Opened only to Full Marathon participants, the event aims to foster camaraderie amongst runners from around the world.

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon has grown to become Malaysia’s premier running event that draws thousands of local and international runners to navigate a route covering beautiful and historical landmarks around the city of Kuala Lumpur” said Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events. “We hope that these additions will not only improve participant and fan experience but elevates the Marathon’s level of competition”.

Mahendra Gursahani, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia adds, “We are proud to return as title sponsors of such an iconic sporting event. The marathon, along with its additions, showcases a perfect example of Standard Chartered’s dedication to sporting brilliance. This devotion is displayed in the Bank’s
dedication to building trust through continuity, credibility, competence and skill in the field of

This year’s participating beneficiaries for Run For A Reason are Standard Chartered Foundation (SCF), Hospis Malaysia, Yayasan Sejahtera and IJN Foundation.

The 2016 Standard Chartered KL Marathon is once again made possible by title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank, and along with event owner and organiser, Dirigo Events Sdn. Bhd. and co-organiser Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur.

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