Taman Tasik Perdana
Klang Pacers Athletic Club was represented by two teams which were made up of the seniors and also the junior runners.The club decided that the young and new faces should be given exposure to competitive relay races.Only Jayakumar was retained in our elite quartet.
Three fifth formers and a form four student were picked to challenge not only their seniors but other strong competitors from KL as well.The four talented runners represented their respective schools in MSSM recently.
As expected,Ms Georgina Beech led the female runners and she managed to build a huge gap for her Volkswagen GTI Racers team followed behind by another strong female runner,Ms Michelle Tan of Earth,Wind and Fire team.Veteran runner,Ms Lian Bee Hoon of Indian Pacemakers surprisingly came in third and our both girls were held back to 4th and 5th place.
The Volkswagen GTI Racers' second runner,Daniel Tan maintained their lead but our runners were quickly closing in.
Being the defending champion,we were banking on our boys to deliver and to save the club from suffering an ignominious defeat.
When batons changed hand for the second time,both our teams were in front.Vickneswaran,the third runner of our junior team surged to the lead,leaving Naresh Kumar and Jasni Khairil behind.
But the day went to Murali Nathan.He posted an incredibly fast pace of 8 minutes and 27 seconds for the final lap of 2.6km to overtake the junior team and emerged victorious.
Based on their individual timing,both our teams are equally strong except for experience as the seniors are more mature and save the best for the last.
Below are the split timing of our runners
Klang Pacers 1
1/ 00m 00s - 11m 19s--in 4th position---Deepa(F)
2/ 11m 19s - 20m 15s--in 3rd position---Jayakumar
3/ 20m 15s - 29m 33s--in 2nd position---Naresh Kumar
4/ 29m 33s - 38m 00s--Champion---Murali Nathan
Klang Pacers 2
1/ 00m 00s - 11m 20s--in 5th position---Sri Suganyaa(F)
2/ 11m 20s - 20m 10s--in 2nd position---Jagdev Singh
3/ 20m 10s - 29m 14s--in 1st position---Vickneswaran
4/ 29m 14s - 38m 05s--1st runner up---Girivasan
Our heroes...from L to R:President SP Wong,Jayakumar,Deepa,Jagdev Singh,Vickneswaran,Girivasan,Sri Suganyaa and Naresh Kumar.
The starting point
The girls are getting ready...
...and off they go
Vickneswaran received his hard earned trophy from Tan Sri Rohaizat..
..followed by the sweet looking Sri Suganyaa...
..the lanky Jagdev Singh
Our juniors proudly posed with their trophies
The champion receiving their trophies...
Murali Nathan,posted a very fast pace this morning
And here you are,the champion...Jayakumar was not there to receive his trophy and our president gladly accepted on behalf
Our proud runners with their trophies
The 2nd runner up went to team Earth,Wind and Fire.Our member,Jasni Khairil is 2nd from left
The 4th placing went to this team-the Indian Pacemakers.Suresh,2nd from left is our member too.
The trophies-the champion's on the right