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The Chief's Original Bootcamp, Malaysia will be the co-sponsor for all Malakoff Series 2013 from the runs, dualthon series to the intestate fellowship rides and as well as the leftovers of 2012 at the forthcoming Malakoff events as follows:

1) Malakoff Kuala Lumpur run 2012 to be held at Bukit Kiara Equestrian and Country on 16th December 2012.

2) The Powerman Dualthon on 4 November 2012

3) Malakoff Interstate Fellowship Ride on 31 December 2012.

We are proud to be a co-sponsored to all Malakoff's event. Being a Powerman finisher once, I am looking forward a start and re-joined the Cycling community. To all bootcampers, whether you are training for a run or cycling or both, you want to train hard with the Chief's Original Bootcamp.


Sixty Six (66) from the Chief's Original Bootcamp (COBC)  regiment (from Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Penang registered for the Taiping International marathon 2012. Those registered were as follows:

42km COBC Runners Kenny Lock Heng Weng, Shazni Abdullah Zubir, Armin Baniaz Pahamin, Abdul Adzhim Zaharudin. 21km Male Runners were Joe Liew, Chun Chia kai, John Chuah, Jeffry Wong, Affiq Zakie, James Fong Khee Hoa, Mohd Faizul Yaakub, Sheikh Hisham Iskandar, Adam heng, Lilian Lee, Afiza Abdul Halin, Norliza Mohd Khalid, Viki Lim, Maslina Ahmad Ismail, May Lyn Wong, Toh Shear Ling, Sarge (COBC) Nawal aka Nawal Aini Zulkifli, Erny Marlina Mohsen, Ilyanna Aylin Ayob, Taj Mahal Aquino. Cheah Boon Chong aka Sarge (COBC) Boon, Corporal Kenny (Foo Sze Ken), Christina Cheah, Heng Lee lee, Kelly Ong Kai Li, Priscilla Lee, Sion Koay, Wong Kwei Yee, Lau Phaik San, Kevin Chew, Marccus Low, Novelle Ooi, Eric Yeoh, Patrick Phuah, Ewe Cheong.

10km Runners were Raja Affandi Raja Jamaludin, Advance Tan Sen Sen, Colin Chong Wern Loong, Darren Teh, Jorge Arenas, Tan Wee Liam, Ineo Yee Feng (IRINK), Chan Meng Yam, Nor Sabrina, Mohd Noor, Lorrine Cynthia Xavier, Sarah Tan, Yvonne Tan Yen Ching, Avril Chan, Ley Tzyy Jia, Patricia Lim Poh Kam, Elgy Tan, Rose Emini Pahamin and Bahariah Bahadom, Jelin Chew Ann Ling and Wong See Ying.

Kids runners, Raja Normaisara Iman, Raja Annastasia Mikyle, Asheley Karen Chiong Su Lin, Ashley Rui Jun Wong, Jayden Wong Ye Li, Jason Tam Wye Ki, Aaraf Armin.

Of course, those were those registered. From the list of those registered, some did not run due to some injury, some did not run because they lack the training, some did not run because they chicken out (FFK), some ran a shorter distance and some did not race because the organiser failed miserably from observing their own schedule.

I ran a shorter distance by "being Sheikh Hisham". I took Hisham's 21km bib instead of the registered 42km after being talked out to be abit pragmatic on the lack of training... but overall, those from COBC regiment that actually ran did well and some even to be among the top 10 best when they manage to secure a good timing.


The Orang Asli (OA) (Indigenous People) Trail Run 2012 was held for the second year at kampung 16, Jalan Bentong Lama (GPS coordiates: 3.325979, 101.754792) by the Running For Orang Asli support group. We all run for various reasons but the noble objectives of the organiser for the Orang Asli Trail Run was heart warming. This year, the purpose of the run was primarily for:

1. For Kg Batu 14, Jalan Bentong Lama, a piece of the OA land is being cultivated to be a showcase of OA houses and huts for community centers exemplifying the lifestyle and culture of OA. The intention for this center is to create an eco tourism business for the villagers as extra income whilst maintaining their heritage. This is a sustainable project that the Running for Orang Asli group would like to assist. Reasons to which why they are yet to a obtain government grants will be made known in the event.

2. For Kg Batu 16, Jalan Bentong Lama, this event is created to give an avenue for them to earn extra income by providing the venue for the run, volunteers as marshalls and guides, and for cooking some OA dishes. The OA too would prefer to work for their income rather than be always dependant on donations.
Although the CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP (COBC) Community run merely for fitness and health but we were all in support for the cause of the support group to raise fund for the betterment of the indigenous people. In fact, our COBC recruit May Lyn Wong had even registered herself as a volunteer for the group.  In an army of more a few dozens pax, we convoyed to the OA basecamp.


More than 30 of us from the Chief's Original Bootcamp ran the BROOKS HALF MARATHON 2012 and I almost missed it but arrived just-in-time when the traffic to Bukit Jalil from Damansara was smooth. The weather was also good but we were disappointed when we had to waste more than 10 minutes to enter the Stadium. There was only one small lane to enter the Stadium for the flag-off and people were climbing up the gates when the queue was terribly bad.

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.


4 March 2012, we ran the 1Vision run in conjunction with Nawal Aini Zulkifli's birthday today at Padang Merbuk Kuala Lumpur. It was not planned but coincidentally it falls on the same date as Nawal Aini Zulkifli's birthday. A whole bunch of us from the CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP participated in the run but we were split with some of us running the World Kidney Day Run 5 minutes away at Dataran Merdeka. Rose Emini Pahamin were suppose to run with us but she went err..  her ankle became err... err see for your self in the picture below.

Rose Emini Pahamin then became our De facto papparazzi. We arrived at the starting point late when we incidentally went to the Kidney Foundation run at Padang Merdeka but was rescued by Shazni Az whom drove us to the starting line a few hundred meters away.

Rose Emini Pahamin's ankle 1 day before the 10km 1 Vision run
 Our run was flagged off at 7:21am from the supposedly 7am? But of course, Chief's Original Bootcamp recruits  will never fail to first camwhore.....


Long Slow Distance run training went abit farther to Putrajaya on LSD 6! In an effort to promote running society on the backdrop of healthy living, community at the CHIEF'S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP organised a weekly running together-gether. The LSD was planned and organised by our Chief's original Bootcamp celebrity runner Ilyanna Aylin Ayob and Chief's Original Bootcamp Admin Rose Emini Pahamin. After exhausting their ideas to run in Klang Valley, they chose Putrajaya which is a safer place to run in the evening!! Why in the evening? Yes, because to give opportunity for many to run after their working hours. Why in the middle of the week from the usual weekend runs... it was because this weekend is the 1Vision run which many of us are running at Padang Merbuk but actually, I think Nana & Rosey purposely planned for me to run to end the day I was born on 1 March!!! Grrrr..

The meeting point is infront of the Palace of Justice and after being stuck in heavy traffic, Rose Emini Pahamin, Nawal Aini Zulkifli and me arrived shortly before 8:45pm. Our organiser Ilyanna Aylin Ayob arrived way before the expected time of running (ETR) 8:30pm. At 9pm, we began our running!! it was our first time running in the evening at Putrajaya!! Putrajaya at night was breathtaking!! It was an awe!! I thought I was in Paris!! Stupendous view and romantic landscape. The wind that constantly blew while we were running perfected the whole ambiance.

The whole town was lit up with amazing colours! This is Malaysia.. I could not feel more proud that now. The buildings, the sky crapers, the township architecture, the reflection of all the colourful lights in the lake was mesmerizing. I was lost in deep thought feeling so peaceful while Ali Rahimi Ferdosinezhad sharing some historic Persian stories. At one juncture, I wanted to just stop.. stop and stood still while admiring the beauty of Malaysia. This was my dream true.. to run and admire a beautiful scenery. I was overwhelmed with such a wonderful sight.


There is nothing more important than to make sure every week that passes by, were spent productively.. especially since we had just celebrated 2 'New Years' in less than a month!! The Chief's Original Bootcamp Malaysia (COBC) community ended every week of this year with a big HOOYAH orgasm! Last weekend was no exception, a few dozens participated in a few big events.

The first was the Pacesetters Mizuno 4 x 3km relay!! Majority of those that ran the Pacesetters Mizuno from the COBC were never a runner but proudly those once overweight Otai whom were a couch potato out-ran the Lead Instructor and his team from the other bootcamp!!! Waaa!!!COBC  relay team made it to the Top 15 best when they were placed as no 14.  The Otai Delta 3km timing were Joe Liew (14:48:95), James Fong (15:40:02), Norliza binti Mohd Khalid (15:44:00) and Letch a/p Sinadurai (15:52:24).

COBC Pioneer, Otai, Malaysia most-voted SOB Joe Liew
COBC Pioneer, Otai, SOB and Australia's first 8Week Challenge finalist James Fong!


Its COBC-LSD part 3!! Yes we hear ya.. To make this year better than last and to achieve this year's New Year resolution that we fix for our recruits (at here) with at least 10 races for season COBC runners and 6 races for COBC virgin runners, we began every Sunday with a Long Slow Distance running training. To make it more exciting and hip, we invited celebrity runner Ilyanna Aylin Ayob to plan the running route with our COBC Admin Rose Emini Pahamin. For those that do not know Ilyanna Aylin, do read about her at here.

Now we are into our 3rd LSD.. and since I was in Penang officiating the Convent Green Lane School Re-union and alumni, I can only envy those runners from far while reading about it on Facebook. There were more than 3 dozens recruits that ran the running training. Click on pictures to enlarge.


Yes we hear ya!!! You want a running-orgy.. we give you COBC-Weekend Running Long Slow Distance (LSD)!! This is the second weekend that we ran with celebrity runner cum COBC team-mate Ilyanna Aylin Ayob.. for those that still dont know her, click and read HERE.  The first LSD was held last week at Bukit Aman (click HERE to read) and this week, was at Sri Hartamas with a slight increase in level of running difficulty via a hilly route. Gathering time was at 6:15am and we started running at 6:30am... err after a group camwhore!!

Rienna Choo, Amy Ho and Freda started earlier and missed the group photo. Running this morning were Advance Tan, Ali Rahimi Ferdosinezhad, Tan Wee Liam, Kym Wishnowski, Helmi Ruzaimi, Mohamad Fazli, Syamala Pillay, Jadite Liew, May Lyn Wong, Fairuz, Rose Emini Pahamin, Nawal Aini Zulkifli, Armin Baniaz Pahamin, Rizal, Azim and a few others (err knocking my head on the wall-cannot remember).


Its the best weekend to end the month of January 2012! In January, we completed at least 12 COBC training session, at least one running (more for some) event (Mizuno Wave) and one LSD (Long Slow Distance) to achieve our new year resolution. What is our New Year resolution again? Yes for the season runners, at least ten races including at least 1 full 42km marathons. For beginners, 10 races with at least one 21km races. Why the runs? Yes!! it act as an injection to our motivation and focus for us to train harder at our regular COBC training. Almost 30 of us gathered at Bukit Aman car park..

Spotted Wai Yee Chan, a Pilates instructor at the Fitness First and was a recruit at COBC where Nawal Aini Zulkifli, Rose Emini Pahamin, Luyen Ow, Ryan Wong and me used to train together. Now Wai-Yee is with the 'Auntie Hottie' runners?

With a lot of new runners, the objective of today's run is to learn to pace! As a rule of thumb, a good long distance running pace is a speed that we are able to comfortably chat and talk without panting or losing breath. Many runners that did not know how to pace, would end up over speeding beyond their heart & lung capacity and muscle endurance. As a result, they end up walking half of the total targeted distance or give-up half way before the end or continued running in pain with muscle ache and crams. Speed for long distance requires a slow progression and this is what the weekend run is all about.


After more than a year of retirement from running, this year I did the unthinkable.. I took up running again... still with a damaged knees and have registered for a full 42km marathon (still cant believe). Why..? Yes... The super influenced of some super kiasu COBC Damansara Heights Otaiis.. How and who can turn down the dozens of invitations from friends whom are as enthusiastic as how I was. Birds of a feather, flock together.. In fact our COBC runner's fraternity has grown and recruits whom were once only a 'walker' are now becoming a runner. Those that had never imagine or even think of running.. are now running.. and I am so proud of them.

To keep the momentum high (err especially for me whom can still dream of running a full marathon with a damage knee), Ilyanna Aylin Ayob, had agree to train with us from COBC.. Ilyanna Aylin Ayob or more fondly known as Nana was previously our COBC Seal Pup instructors whom went on a long leave to pursue her dream to run around the world in various running marathons. Nana is also a blogger at HERE. Forget all the textbook and theories about running, the best way to learn is to share the experience from someone of our own 'species'.. someone who was never born an athlete, someone normal, someone whom had never run in her entire life and had only recently.. just a few years ago, started running.

Ilyanna Aylin, now a famous celebrity runner was a gym-goer!! Ilyanna Aylin attends the gym and an occasional futsal game to tone-up her physique and to maintain the sexy look. She began running in 2008 with Rose Emini Pahamin and first participated in races at the inaugural Singapore Sundown marathon with me, Nawal Aini Zulkifli, Nyna Mohsen, Hani Muhaini and Rose Emini Pahamin. Since then.. from a commoner she became the Royal of runners. After the Singapore Sundown, Nana participated in the Adidas King of the Road race in Shah Alam but went to retire for a year after being diagnosed with Spondylosis L5 - a general degeneration of the spine.


After endless of interviews and conversation with fellow COBC bootcampers, except for a few but most recruits do not have a solid New Year Resolutions. As such and as an injection of motivation and aspiration towards a better training and target for the year, we have decided to draw the 2012 New Year Resolutions for you. We noticed there are 4 types of communities within our fraternity.. the top being Runners.. Secondly, Mountain Climbers. Third, Diving and fourth, Triathletes (swim, run, cycle) and dualthon (run, cycle, run).

For now, let us list down the list of Running Events for the year 2012 (we may add more runs to the list in due course) but for those season runners, at least six 10kms, four 21kms and one 42kms. For beginners, at least four 10kms and two 21kms races. We shall bring some celebrity and season runners into our group to further motivate our recruits while run-training and may organised some running clinics. Stay Tuned for events organised for the Divers, Mountain Climbers and triathletes/Dualtheles. Birds of a feather flock together. HOOYAH!!


15th January 2012, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang. Completed yet another race in a striking yellow Vibram although the initial plan was to run in the brown leather Vibram. I had fixed the Running Chip on the leather Vibram but end up running in the Yellow Striking Vibram instead. As a result, my running time was not recorded but that was not my priority.

We underestimated the distance from our house to Serdang and waited for Subuh prayer before leaving at 6:15am for our first run in 2012 (err.. first run for me it was) and arrived 10 minutes before the flag-off time. We went and search for others from the Chief's Original Bootcamp (COBC) and found a bunch of COBC-Lady-Runners. There were Rienna Choo, Freda Liu, Maslina Ahmad Ismail, Viki Lim, Lilian Lee, Nawal Aini Zulkifli, Bahariah Bahadom and Rose Emini Pahamin.


Remember DV8, SAQs, Voodoo, Phase, Base 2, Boom Boom room during teens? Those were the days when we can just droppedby or hop on any clubs and whichever clubs that we stoppedby, there will be dozens of homeboys waiting without the need for a plan to meet. Similarly, although I have never heard of the Desa Park City Run but hopping on the race rejoiced a whole fleet of COBC bootcampers. At Dataran Merdeka, Staff Sarge Dann and other COBC instructors spotted another fleet of COBC bootcampers at the Nike run. Running is now a trend akin of those clubbing days. In a convoy of two cars, Nawal Aini Zulkifli, Rose Emini Pahamin, Nyna Mohsen arrived 15 minutes before the 7:10am flag-off at the Desa Park City which was less than 5km away from our house.

The tress and greens surrounding the modern township architecture was very impressive and prominent that I regretted leaving behing my G11 Cannon. Camwhoring with the scenic would have been orgasmic. Desa Park City Run 2011 was held at the International School Park City, Desa Park City, Kuala Lumpur on 27 November 2011. The organizer capped the maximum number of runners per category with only 1,500 maximum runners for 10km category, another 1,500 for the 5km run, 500 runners for child below 13 years old for 2km run and another 500 runners for children above 9 years old for 500 meters run.


The recent COBC potluck gatherings for photo-shoot and to take measurements at HERE speak wonders on how people can change their weight, size and physical measurement in a shortest span of time. Many people did not just gain a better physical appearance but their confidence were also elevated with the training at COBC. With better physique, confidence and stamina, most recruit began participating in various running events and over the weekend, 20 people from COBC traveled more than 400km to Penang Island to run the annual Penang Bridge International Marathon 2011. In a few convoys, there were Staff Sarge (COBC) (P) Dann,  Sarge (COBC) (P) Chun, LC (COBC) (P) Ridz, LC (COBC) (P) Resh, LC (COBC) (P) Ody, James Fong, Chan Meng Yam, Lilian Lee, Shear Ling Toh, Joanitta Zaleha Yusoff, Noor A. Othman, Rienna Choo, Afik Kutcher, Amy Ho, Wong Siew Peng.

Barely a year ago, none of them were runners. Infact, they were so adamant against running that we had to convince and support them to run but now, most of COBC pioneer recruits aka Otai (Old Timers) have all became an avid runners and a great advocacy for running. They traveled all around Asia continent as well as around the world just to run!!

Some of, now the season runners at COBC that travelled around the globe were James Fong, Lilian Lee, Chan Meng Yam, Shear Ling Toh, John Chuah, Joanitta Zaleha Yusoff, Noor A. Othman whom traveled to Thailand, Cambodia and Singapore amongst other places to run. Rose Emini Pahamin, Nyna Mohsen, Ilyanna Aylin Ayob and Yum Kin Kok ran full marathon in Australia and Berlin. Viki Lim and Jeffery Wong went to Berlin for a full marathon. Yum Kin Kok and Ilyanna Aylin Ayob went to New York and Paris as well as other continent just to run. Last weekend, our Ampang recruit Nicholas Chew and Bandar Utama Bravo Damien Mac Cord completed the Powerman dualthon Challenge. Nicholas completed it with a PB (personal Best).

You can read about Ilyanna Aylin's New York running experience at HERE. Lets hear it what does these people have to say and enjoy the snapshots ciplak'ed from Facebook.


PJ HALF MARATHON have lost its glory! I ran my first running event 8 years ago at the PJ Half Marathon for the 10km distance... shortly after conquering my first Mt Kinabalu Climb in 2003. We have not race the PJ Half marathon for about 5 years (?) but today we were back running the PJ Half marathon with about a dozen friends from the COBC but of course, I had only registered for 10km. A centimeter extra, my knees would have rebelled worst than Bersih 2.0.

There used to be 30,000 runners running the PJ Half marathon in the past but today, I think they were barely 3,000 but I enjoyed the race today. The 10km route with 2 water stations was good but there were various grouses from from the 21km runners. For one, traffic police allowed vehicles to cross path with runners. Runners were choked with exhaust fume from passing vehicles. It is imperative to get experienced race marshals at site because I do not think traffic police has the experience being a marshal at running events. Life can be at stake. We did not see ambulance on standby too in case of emergency and there were no distance markers (for 21km).

The people from the chief's circle that race today includes Nawal Aini Zulkifli, Nyna Mohsen, Faizul Zainol, Farhan Zainol, Damien Mac Cord, Ryan Wong, Viki Lim, Jeffery Wong, Rienna Choo, Amy Ho, Joanitta Zaleha Yusoff, Lick Hau Loo, Farah Fazu .... (err did I miss anyone?) Running only 10km, I was the first to finished and had the time to prepare the camera to camwhore others!!


 RUN RUN RUN AWAY...........

There are various benefits of having siblings... I mean have you ever listed down the benefits of having siblings?? ....despite the fact that we are blood related and the fact that we are stuck for life because of that (oh god) but there are various benefits of having many siblings especially when the sister share the same interest!!! With many siblings, sometimes I get food & DESSERTS delivered to my office freshly cook  from home (and sometime freshly 'tapau' from kopitiam).. sometimes I have someone to drive me around and sometimes siblings can do the shopping on-behalf. But one of the many 'best' part of having a sister of the same interest is to have various research done-by-default and almost an 'automatic' registration for various unheard event or activities and of course being 'siblings' it is an 'automatic-cannot-say-no-by-choice'.

Thank you to Sista Rose Emini Pahamin, whom had compiled the following RUNNING CALENDER for 2011 which I am sure, I have been 'automatically' registered for all the runs..... so lets run!!!!!!!!


There is nothing better than to start the day with Running... but the picture on the right was 'acting' and eksyen-picture only....

But actually I did go running because I ate too much the night before. We had dinner with H.E. Ponlork Ho. Excellency Ho ordered and brought two freshly slaughtered Deer, 10 Rabbits and seafood to entertained us and Vietnam Colonel Tang Van Chuc, the Deputy Chief of Ministry of Defense, Chairman of Member Assembly as well as the General Director of Lung Lo One Member Construction Ltd Company, Head Quarters Army Engineer.


I KNOW..... I know.... consistency is a necessity especially to maintain a good workout momentum and fitness stamina. Although I have missed a few bootcamp sessions and many run-training having had to travel oversea for work but I tried to workout on my own which requires more discipline and commitment. This is harder when the travel companion whom only know Food & Sleep Inferno!!

Waking up in the morning was easy without the need for any alarm or wake-up call. I was awake as early as 5am and was ready for exercise by 5:30am!!! Sarge Dann had prepared some own-workout program for me but traveling is taxing on the energy & mojo that I had to modify the program to suit the 'environment'. For a start, I went for a slow jog cum running until I found a playground for kids which gave me this wicked idea of a good workout program.


Everybody run for a reason... Some people run for money, some people run because their friends run, some people run because they want to burn calories to eat more (like me) and some people run because they want to stay slim and thin (like me too), some people run away from problem (not me) but rarely do we run for a cause to raise fun for charity and that is exactly what Jeffery Wong, Alvin Lim and David Mc Kinney plans to do on 25 June 2011!!! run the 100km Singapore Sundown Ultramarathon within a cut-off time of 16 hours. To know more about this three kind-hearted runners, click here.

Jeffery Wong, Alvin Lim and David Mc Kinney plans to raise funds for Kiwanis Down Syndrome FoundationAll Women Action Society of Malaysia (AWAM) and National Cancer Society Malaysia. To pledge a donation for Jeffery Wong, Click HERE. I pledged RM100 for 100km (or RM1 for every 1km run) to start the ball rolling.... To Pledge for others, click HERE.
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