This small community run was very well co-organised by WCT-the Bandar Bukit Tinggi project developer and Persatuan Penduduk Bandar Bukit Tinggi 1 & 2 (PPBBT I & II).It attracted few hundreds participant mainly residing in this housing area and some regular faces in the running community too.
Registration was still open and the emcee repetitiously announce until the very last minute of the run.
From L to R: Ruben,Naresh,Murali,Vigneswaran and Jayakumar
From L to R: Tee Choon Wooi,Siow Kek Keong,Kee Weng Keong,Loi Hin Kai and Ooi Kok Soon
Participants gathered at the starting point under the hot sun
The sponsors were hypermarkets-Giant,Tesco and Jaya Jusco,CIMB bank,herbal products dealer and distributor HAI O,Erke-sports products retailer,Diamond Master Filter,Milo as official sports drink and many more.
The Klang's traffic police department and Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia-Klang's district were there to set up exhibition booths on road safety awareness and also the dengue epidemic.
Many thronged the exhibitions by traffic police
The VIPs arrived shortly before the race and the committees lead by organising chairman Mr Rasagopal were there to welcome the guest of honour,YB Tuan Ean Yong Hian Wah who is the Selangor DAP chairman and also a Selangor state exco member accompanied by Mr Tee Boon Hock,an MPK councillor.
This is YB Ean Yong-Selangor state Exco member addressing the crowd
A photo for remembrance-The VIPs and the organising committees before the race was gunned off
Ms Pauline of Erke sports explaining their products to eager participants
The race was slightly delayed for no apparent reason,was flagged off by YB at 8.15am for the men open followed by the rest of the categories which covered a shorter running distance.
The medals and souvenirs
Big hampers for lucky draw winners sponsored by hypermarkets
For a short 7 km run,the favorites surged to the front immediately to lead,chased by hundreds who eventually fallen behind due to the scorching heat.It was a quite fast pace as the front runners were all equally potential runners.The KPAC top guns,Pacesetters' and some school district runners quickly occupied the top positions.
Our representatives,Vigneswaran and Jayakumar managed to win the first and third placing respectively.Surprisingly KPAC junior veteran runner,Siow Kek Keong grabbed the fifth placing.There was a dispute in the age grouping where the open categories comprised runners up to 49 years old.The olders are of course,no way can challenge the younger ones.
Vigneswaran-the champion receiving cash rewards from YB
Murali Nathan-4th placing
Siow kek Keong-5th placing
As for the women open category,favorites Ms Michelle Tan Bee Kiang bagged the first place easily leaving another fast runner,G.Susila 200m trailing behind.Her fantastic pace can easily outrun many male runners.Our sole representative in this category,Lim Pei Yin was way behind at 6th position.Many runners were unaware of check points and were caught cheating through many short cuts in this residential area and they were disqualified immediately after the race.
G Susila and Michelle Tan
Results at glance:
Men Open (16yrs - 49yrs) - 7 km
004--30m 15s---Murali Nathan
005--33m 24s---Siow Kek Keong
008--33m 59s---Naresh Kumar
010--35m 38s---Tee Choon Hooi
012--37m 35s---Loi Hin Kai
014--37m 56s---Kee Weng Keong
015--38m 11s---Tee Kuan Meng
023--41m 29s---Ooi Kok Soon
Women Open (16yrs - 49yrs) - 4 km
001--15m 05s---Michelle Tan Bee Kiang
002--16m 23s---G Susila
006--23m 15s---Lim Pei Yin
Date: 21 December 2008 (Sunday)
Reporting time:0700 hrs
Venue: Parking Lot, AEON Bukit Tinggi (Jusco),Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2,Klang
Registration fee:RM10.00 for Veteran/Female/Children - RM15.00 for Male
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Veteran (above 50 yrs old) - 4 km
Female (16-50 yrs old) - 4 km
Children (Boys 12 - 15 yrs old) - 4 km
Children (Girls 12 15 yrs old) - 4 km
Male (16 - 50 yrs old) - 7 km
Ng Swee Yee made us proud with his impressive run in the recent SCSM.In his SMS to me yesterday,he claimed that he was Malaysia's third fastest runner,clocking 3hr 28min 40sec.He was positioned at 130 amongst more than 11,000 marathoners! Well,congratulation to him.
Ah Yee as he is fondly known in action in the recent Mizuno Wave Run
Meanwhile Jayakumar,our hopeful and most promising runner failed miserably.He struggled to finish the race to clock a dismay 5hr 43min 03sec.His timing was way out from his usual ability to run under 4hr. Only few weeks ago he recorded an incredibly fast 3hr 18min 55sec in the Penang Bridge International Marathon.