2019 is the last year I join running events in the “Men Open” category, from next year I will be joining the “Men Veteran” category, how time flies.
I joined 9 events in 2019, from 3KM relay run to 168KM ultra marathon, and several virtual runs.
Bukit Kiara Ultra Challenge
Date: 24 February 2019
Distance: 47M (7 loops)
Time: 11 hours 3 minute
Category position: 30/85
Overall position: 63/215
A 12 hours looping race in the beautiful Bukit Kiara trail, managed to complete 7 loops. The steep elevation and the weather were the 2 big challenges.
Kerchang Virtual Run
Date: 14 March – 4 April 2019
Overall position: 3
Kerchang is an Orang Asli Puzzle made by hand, using natural bamboo, and it is used by the Orang Asli to uniquely gauge the intelligence of their children. The Kerchang puzzle is also used by prospective father-in-laws to test if their daughter’s suitor is smart enough and worthy to marry their daughter: Young Orang Asli men who fail to solve this Kerchang puzzle will not be eligible for marriage according to true Orang Asli tradition.Explaination from official event website
Route 68 Ultra
Date: 20-21 April 2019
Time: 30 hours 10 minute
Category position: 14/23
Overall position: 33/58
This is my first 100 miles ultramarathon, so much story, that I have written a full story about it on http://www.ahfook.com/2019/05/27/how-did-i-run-168km/
PAR15 2019 Series 2
Date: 23 June 2019
Time: 14 minutes 34 seconds
Category position: 46/201
Overall position: 55/237
A team relay event hosted by Pacemakers Malaysia. Teamed-up with my barefoot running buddies and formed “Bare With Me Team 1” to join this race.
Date: 1 July – 4 August 2019
Another virtual run organized by Virtual Sports. This run is to raise funds for the indigenous people of Malaysia, to install Solar Powered Study Lamps for indigenous children to study during night time.
PJ Half Marathon
Date: 25 August 2019
Time: 3 hours 6 minutes
Category position: 186/1085
Overall position: 289/2320
A test-run to prepare for Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon.
Round Malaysia Challenge (West Challenge)
Date: 23 August – 29 September 2019
This is a team virtual run event, which is organized by BiiB. The distance is accumulated by team members.
I joined “Bare With Me” team, which consists of barefoot runners and minimalist runners. We managed to achieve 22nd place, among 110 teams.
Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon
Date: 29 September 2019
Time: 4 hours 37 minutes
Category position: 584
Overall position: 1342
Aim to complete this event with less than 4 hours 30 minutes but too bad didn’t achieve the target, but nevertheless still achieved my personal best timing for the full marathon distance.
Date: 30 November – 1 December 2019
Time: 16 hours 35 minutes
Category position: 27/33
Overall position: 81/91
The flattest ultramarathon course in Malaysia is no joke, got injured but still managed to complete it with great pain.