I had retired from running more than 10km distance since the Melbourne St George full marathon on 10.10.10 in Australia. My knees were too painful and I refused to agree on the knee surgery. After almost 2 years of staying celibate from running, I was more than excited to run today. Upon my arrival at the Stadium, I saw many recruits from the Chief's Original Bootcamp.
The runners from the Chief's Original Bootcamp that ran today were Colin Chong Wern Loong, Lorrine C. Xavier, Dixon Thum, Tan Mein Mein, Advance Tan, May Lyn Wong, Adam Heng, Patricia Lim, Dalyn Nunis, Sarah Tan, Abdul Fattah Mokhtar, Affiq Zakie, Shazni Az, Ali Rahimi Ferdosinezhad, Jadite Liew, Kenny Lock Heng Weng, Afiza Abdul Halin, Tan Wee Liam, Maslina Ahmad Ismail, Jeffery Wong, Viki Lim, Lick Hau Loo, Sabrina, Jorge Arena, Ilyanna Aylin Ayob, Luyen Ow, Noor A. Othman, Anis Ramli, Janice Wee, Eric Chang, Freda Liu, Faizul Zainol, Syamala Pillay, Yalin GM, Loo Lick Wei .. (who else did I miss?). Sorry I was only able to take this picture with my blackberry but I had also search and find some pictures from Tey Eng Tiong Facebook (our pro papparazzi) but will continue to update the blog as and when I discover more pictures.
The Brooks was also the maiden 21km race.. aka Half Virgin for Dixon Thum, Ali Rahimi Ferdosinezhad, Sarah Tan, Kenny Lock Heng Weng, May Lyn Wong, Freda Liu... and also the maiden 10km run aka semi virgin for Patricia Lim Poh Kam, Jorge Arena, Lorrine C Xavier.... Soon, there will be no semi and half virgins at COBC and all will be a qualified runner.
Spotted Jeffery Wong from COBC DH-Zulu climbing the gate when the entrance into the stadium was unnecessarily restricted to one small entrance.
Spotted Kenny Lock Heng Weng and Advance Tan stuck in the long queue..
There were approximately 6,000 runners today.
Spotted Jeffery Wong, Viki Lim and Kenny Lock Heng Weng
Spotted Tan Wee Liam!
Spotted Jadite Liew, Sarah Tan!
Spotted Ali Rahimi Ferdosinezhad!
We were flagged off at 5:30am. The weather was good. The water station was good. The route was a bit tough with hilly terrain but I had an awesome run!!
Spotted Affik Zakie
Spotted Me!! Running in Vibram Five Fingers!! The Vibram took care of the knee pain. This was the first long distance race in 5 years that I ran without any knee pain! The Vibram changes my running method that took the pressure off the knee. Running is apparently not as simple as putting on your shoe and run.. there are techniques that must be learn and the Vibram perfected it.
Luyen Ow lost so much weight, even her cap became too big.
Spotted Joannita Zaleha Yusof
Spotted May Lyn Wong
Completed the race with Jeffery Wong in 2 hours 32 minutes!! It was a great run!! After the run, we search for others to camwhore!!
|Adam Heng, Lick Hau Loo and Armin Baniaz Pahamin|
|Maslina Ahmad Ismail|
|Tan Wee Liam|
|Afiza Abdul Halin & Jorge Arena|
|Patricia Lim Poh Kam|
|Abdul Fattah Mokhtar|
|Ilyanna Aylin Ayob|
|Dixon Thum and Tan Mein Mein|
|Ali Rahimi Ferdosinezhad|
|May Lyn Wong and Sarah Tan|
|Yum Kin Kok and Jeffery Wong|
|Shazni Az, Abdul Fattah Mokhtar and Advance Tan|
Its good to be back running long distance!! For Brooks RACE-RESULT, CLICK HERE. It was a funtabulous run... Its been too long since I last ran without any knee pain. This will be the start of a new running journey!!
See ya at COBC LSD-7 30km this weekend...