Gunung Yong Yap

The beginning of a new chapter

TMBT 2011

My first ultra trail 50km

Friday, October 19, 2012

RIP Cheah Meei Meei

I still remember the first time I met you. You are a great hill climber, always a podium winner and a very humble lady. At the starting line you always told me anything can happen and ask me to try by best. 


Race after race we compete and I’m always very happy to chit chat with you before and after the finishing line.  You are someone I look up to. I will always remember the last tips that you give me on how to go downhill.  I hope I can practice it. 

I last hear your voice on Monday when you told me you are feeling better  from food poisoning but it was shocking news to hear  that you have departed today.

Rest in Peace, Cheah Meei Meei


Our Final photo together (The gal next to me in orange t-shirt is Cheah Meei Meei)



Setia Eco Half Marathon 2010

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Welcome home, FrankenWeeWee


Adopted from Coach Azwar’s wife
( abbyruvian guinea pig ) 

Wee Wee the handsome pig (abbyruvian)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Perhentian Island Challenge 2012 , Gender Discrimination spotted

Photo Courtesy of Tey Eng Tiong and Mr crazytomatoman.blogspot.com/ 

Overall feed back

Pros :I love perhentian challenge 2012 trail. The trail was super well marked and I love the variety of trail. You have muddy section, very steep hill to climb , very technical down hill etc . Well done to the team that marked the trail with papers. I will come back again for the trail.
I would also love to thank the volunteers that sacrifice their weekend to provide us water , food and undefined number of times the organizer ask you to give away the food voucher to participant everyday.
Cons: However there are a lot of post Mortem need to be conducted especially on the time management and the way organizer cancel and combine category stated in the registration form. Perhaps organizer need to inform participant about the cancellation of the category in advance (at least a week) , NOT during the briefing or finishing line. IF they do not agreed with the cancellation, you should refund the entry fees to them in advance. 
Gender discrimination for prizes were spotted. Apparently a First Novice Local Girl cried at the finishing line when she was told they combined the category and prizes.

After 8 hours bus ride, I finally reached Kuala Besut 

 
Is a blessing in disguise they made us wear this vest to race , else i have to send my tri top to professional to remove the mud. :D
 Nasi lauk with Tey Eng Tiong at Kuala Besut .

 Arrived at Perhentian Island around 10.15 a.m


A bit fussy with the tent provided , I decided to book a Standard Room Fan at D Ayumni House
http://d-ayumnihouse.blogspot.com/

Altering my running vest at D Ayumni , Ms Lee is very helpful to provide me the tools needed

Race Day.. jeng jeng.. All the tulan(angry) face when race director announce the race will be delayed
Waiting for VIP for an hour

 
Trail is super well marked with this paper

We swim and run

 Oppa tomato style

Welcome drink and kiss.. :D

Finisher Medal, BTW the race is a day race only, NOT 12-14 Oct

The Gals did it. Prizes reduced to Top 3 as there are not enough participants BUT

 Elite Men and Elite Women prizes are different by 1K
Sad to say:
We pay the same entry fees and run the same distance

"Due to high demand. We are now open a new category for international section which is International Novice Men and Novice Women."

Another discrimination spotted, Top 4 prizes for local men but NO Top 4 prizes for local women

One last discrimination spotted, EXTRA 3k given to only ONE fastest runner .. IT is quite Obvious which gender will win. My question is HOW can a woman compete with a man in terms of SPEED and STRENGTH ?

Monday, October 1, 2012

Adidas Sennheiser Headphones PMX 680 for SALE (SOLD)

Reason to sell : I'm not used to listening to music while running.
Price: RM 100
Email : michlooi@gmail.com

http://www.pricepanda.com.my/p/sennheiser-pmx-680-sports/683410

Product Description

Style: Standard

From the Manufacturer

Can you remember the last time you had a proper workout without any disturbances from your headphones falling out or giving up? The new Sennheiser/adidas PMX 680 sports earphones will change that on the first listen. These sweat-proof, neckband 'phones deliver outstanding, high-energy stereo sound without the need for readjustment or the trash can.
Sennheiser PMX 680
Sweat-proof, neckband earphones deliver outstanding, high-energy stereo sound
Innovative Neckband Design
Engineered on legendary Sennheiser/adidas Performance, the incredible neckband holding mechanism is comfortable and stable--eliminating the problem of earbuds falling out of your ears. The secure neckband fit works with any size or shape head, and includes a detachable extension cable with clothing clip to enhance wearing comfort and eliminate tangles.
The neckband vertical transducer system provides a comfortable, secure fit that won't fall out during your workout. Further, the PMX 680 has a universal fit for any size or shaped head to ensure long-term comfort without sacrificing stability. A convenient in-line volume adjuster keeps you in control of your tunes while a detachable extension cable lets you position your MP3 player where you want it.
The DuPont Kevlar reinforced cabling guarantees durability and flexibility where other sport headphones can't--even in cold temperatures. A sweat-proof, water-resistant construction lets you go your hardest during any off-season.
Compatible with Portable Exercise Devices
The Sennheiser PMX 680 headphones are compatible with adidas miCoach, iPhone, and all iPods/MP3 players with a 1/8" (3.5mm) plug. The energizing, high-output sound keeps you running and ahead of the game.
What's in the Box?
Sennheiser PMX 680 headphones, 1 pair of foam earpads, extension cable with volume control, storage pouch, cable clip, instruction manual, rubberized ear cushions, warranty.

Technical Specifications

  • Frequency response: 18 - 20,000 Hz
  • Cable length: 1.64 feet with 2.3 feet extension
  • Sound pressure level (SPL): 120 dB
  • Impedance: 16 ohms
  • Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm)
  • Total harmonic distortion (THD): <0 .5=".5" li="li">
  • Weight: 0.63 oz

Product Description

Can you remember the last time you had a proper workout without any disturbances from your headphones falling out or giving up? The new Sennheiser/adidas PMX 680 sports earphones will change that on the first listen. These sweat-proof, neckband 'phones deliver outstanding, high-energy stereo sound without the need for readjustment or the trash can.