Kuala Lumpur City Day Run 22/02/2009

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The last race event that was staged here in Dataran Merdeka as long as l can remember was the Merdeka Unity Run which was held on 17th August 2008.The atmosphere was still the same as before.Runners began to flock the dataran as the clock ticking towards the starting time.

Bang..7.30 am sharp the race was officially gunned off by Datuk Haji Salleh B Yusup,the director general of Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL)

As expected the number of participation was very encouraging.Probably due to the ban imposed on the international runners such as the Kenyans recently by the FTAAA and the cheap registration fee of rm5.00.Moreover the medals allocated for each category were increased.

However,unlike the good times,the number of sponsors deteriorated.Only MILO and 100plus were seen giving out free drinks to participants.

As usual the men open,women open and men junior veteran which were required to run the 10km course started the race.And later the 7 km run which was made up of the junior and senior runners.

Below are the results of how our club members fared in this morning run.

Men Open
No:025--45m 39s---Naresh Kumar
No:061--50m 19s---Gunaseelan
No:079--51m 12s---Loi Hin Kai
No:105--52m 50s---Tee Choon Wooi
No:110--53m 07s---Kee Weng Keong
No:260--60m 33s---Leong Ann Lok
No:293--61m 03s---Syanizam
No:000--62m 45s---Kamaruzaman

Women Open
No:023--64m 43s---Seah Bee Lian

Men Junior Veteran
No:010--47m 31s---Siow Kek Keong
No:018--49m 30s---Ter Yew Tiong
No:044--54m 26s---Lim Boon Wah
No:052--55m 41s---Seah Leong San
No:055--55m 56s---Tee Kuan Meng

KPAC - 23rd Annual Dinner,7th March 2009

In conjunction with our 23rd Annual General Meeting,the committees would like to invite all KPAC members and friends to an eight course Chinese dinner at Restoran New Taman Rashnah Sdn Bhd,Klang on 7th March 2009 (Saturday) at 7.30 pm sharp

Tickets are on sale now at RM50.00 each for members and RM60.00 for non members.For those who are interested and yet to receive the tickets,please contact your area representatives or the club's committee members.

Hurry up! Limited places and it is a 'first come first serve basis'.Get your ticket immediately.

POAWP-Merentas Desa Terbuka MILO/MSSKL/POAWPKL Yang Ke 24 (15/02/2009)

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It was a new experience to some of the KPAC members that took part in yesterday's cross country.Only three of us ran the course few years back and we could not recall much of how tough and rough the route was.

Many turned up as usual, early in the morning especially the school children.A one lap speed racing of 2.3 km (kids dash) was organised for these children to promote and encourage youngsters to be active in running.

As for the older ones,this cross country event was far less challenging compared to the Genting trail blazer.Nevertheless many admittedly cheated on the short cuts that went unmanned.

The race was gunned off batch by batch to avoid congestion especially at the jungle trail up on the Bukit Tunku hill.It was an 8 km run for the men open category and they started the race followed 10 minutes later by the the 6 km run for the women,men junior,boys and girls categories.

What surprised me yesterday was the usage of time chip system here.It was an improvement for FTAAA and they should be praised for their awareness of accurate time recording and avoid cheatings,of course.

About 10 of us were there and we were mostly made up of young runners.Only Khoo Thiem Seng and me were in the veteran category.It is a good sign for the KPAC as the club needs badly young runners.

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The young and fast improving runners.From L to R:Syanizam,Tee Choon Wooi,Loi Hin Kai and Kee Weng Keong

Our best performer yesterday was none other than Seah Bee Lian.Although it was a first time for her but she made us proud with her excellent run and emerged third in the women open category.

Results at glance

Men open 8 km
No:077--46m 45s---Kee Weng Keong
No:091--53m 36s---Tee Choon Wooi
No:000--56m 30s---Syanizam
No:000--56m 31s---Khoo Kian Wei

Women Open 6 km
No:003--47m 02s---Seah Bee Lian

Men Junior Veteran 6 km
No:035--43m 35s---Loi Hin Kai
No:057--46m 39s---Tee Kuan Meng
No:062--47m 24s---Leong Ann Lok

Men Senior Veteran 6 km
No:000--47m 32s---Khoo Thiem Seng