2013 - Brooks Half Marathon @ Bukit Jalil

My 2nd run: 10.85km marathon completed in 1:07:43


Brooks Half Marathon, organised by Taman Bukit Jalil Running Club made its debut with a bang (with firecrackers and lion dance) at the National Stadium Bukit Jalil this morning (3 March 2013). This year the runner participation has gone up to 12,000.
At 6.36am (L-R) yours truly with my children Ching Jin Yuan and Ching Jin Wei for the 10.85km run.

At the starting point (L-R) Ms Koh Hui Shang, Ching Jin Wei, Mervin Gan, Ching Jin Yuan.

The 10km run was flag-off at 6:45am with a bang.


We did it!
There were 3,980 runners (men & women) in the 10 KM category.
There were 2,237 runners in men category and our positions as follows:

Rank                                                                            Official    Net         Check    Start        Finish
Overall   Mix   Cat   Bib          Name                          Time       Time       Point3    Time       Time
963         771    771  J22159    CHING NENG BIN   1:10:47   1:07:43   0:39:23   6:44:39   7:52:22
1011       808    808  J22158    CHING JIN WEI        1:11:18   1:07:53   0:40:40   6:45:00   7:52:52
1366     1055  1055  J20424    CHING JIN YUAN    1:14:49   1:11:24   0:40:41   6:45:00   7:56:24

We did it! (L-R) Mervin Gan, Ching Jin Wei, Ching Jin Yuan after finishing the 10.85km run.






















Thousands of runners at the stadium after finishing the run.



My new found friend with his head-wear at the run.

I did it!  Ms Koh Hui Shang with her cute mini finisher trophy.

Ms Koh Hui Shang, Mervin Gan, Ching Jin Yuan, Ching Neng Bin, Ching Jin Wei, holding our trophies.


We all did it! I'm just glad I finished the grueling course in one piece with no signs of any injuries.

Instead of a finisher medal, every finisher of Brooks Half Marathon will get to bring home one of these 4 inches tall trophies. Gold for 21km, silver for 10km and Bronze for 5km.


We are looking forward to the Penang Bridge Marathon in November 2013!

Some where along the 5th km route, I saw a guy lying down by the road side along Jalan Jalil Perkasa 7, and I saw a lady performing CPR on him. However, I was sadden to learn from my son the next day that the guy has passed away and my deepest condolence to the deceased runner families.

A strong note to the organizer that throughout the whole route, I have not seen an ambulance or medic standby at any of the checkpoints and the traffic control was so bad that we have to stop a few second for cars to pass by. The route was narrow and very crowded with this year increased runners.

Quote from Brooks Running Facebook - "We send our deepest condolences for the sad tragedy. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for the loss. On the other hand, we are truly sorry for any shortcomings on the event. A meeting will be held between us and our race organiser and report will be given to the public soon".


10 KM overall results (men & women) – 3980 runners
Rank                                                                           Official    Net         Check    Start        Finish
Overall   Mix   Cat   Bib         Name                          Time       Time       Point3    Time       Time
1             1        1    J22675   VADIVELLAN           0:34:57   0:34:33   0:18:59   6:41:59   7:16:31
2             2        2    J22519    ARUL THEVER        0:35:44   0:35:40   0:19:14   6:41:39   7:17:19
3             3        3    J22570    PRABAKHARAN     0:35:56   0:35:50   0:19:21   6:41:41   7:17:31
4             4        4    J21437    PEH YONG HENG   0:35:59   0:35:56   0:19:19   6:41:39   7:17:34
5             5        5    J22190    JASNI KHAIRIL       0:36:09   0:36:07   0:19:23   6:41:37   7:17:44
6             6        6    J22277    MUHAMMADASDI 0:36:36   0:36:33   0:19:19   6:41:38   7:18:10
7             7        7    J22515    AMALAN                  0:37:08   0:37:06   0:19:51   6:41:37   7:18:43
8             8        8    J23154    VISWARAM              0:37:09   0:37:05   0:20:10   6:41:39   7:18:44
9             9        9    J20143    ABDUL AZIZ            0:37:09   0:37:05   0:20:10   6:41:40   7:18:44
10          10      10   J21408    ONG WEI XIANG     0:37:38   0:37:35   0:20:12   6:41:37   7:19:12

There were 2237 runners in my category and our positions as follows:
Rank                                                                            Official    Net         Check    Start        Finish
Overall   Mix   Cat   Bib          Name                          Time       Time       Point3    Time       Time
963        771    771  J22159    CHING NENG BIN   1:10:47   1:07:43   0:39:23   6:44:39   7:52:22
1011      808    808  J22158    CHING JIN WEI        1:11:18   1:07:53   0:40:40   6:45:00   7:52:52
1027      821    821  J22255    MERVIN GAN           1:11:28   1:08:02   0:42:31   6:45:00   7:53:02
1366    1055  1055  J20424    CHING JIN YUAN    1:14:49   1:11:24   0:40:41   6:45:00   7:56:24
3047    1171  1171  K24674   KOH HUI SHANG    1:32:57   1:29:51   0:54:13   6:44:42   8:14:32

The run gave me an indication of my limitations and the direction I will be taking for my future training plans which now goes into full swing. 
21 KM overall results (men & women) – 4512 runners
Rank                                                                            Official    Net         Check    Start        Finish
Overall   Mix   Cat   Bib          Name                          Time       Time       Point3    Time       Time


1             1          C16020    GAVIN BONG JIN     1:24:29   1:24:24   1:06:59   5:27:06  6:51:29
2             2          A12074    OW YONG JIN K      1:24:38   1:24:34   1:06:59   5:27:05  6:51:38
3             3          A13163    CHALESS SIVA         1:27:05   1:26:17   1:09:28   5:27:49  6:54:05
4             4          E18089    KHIR SALLEH          1:27:05   1:27:01    1:08:30   5:27:05  6:54:06
5             5          C16316    LIM KHON SENG     1:28:31   1:28:24   1:10:05   5:27:08  6:55:32
6             6          A11218    JOTHPAL SINGH     1:30:03   1:29:56    1:11:16   5:27:08  6:57:03
7             7          C16437    SHIRO MIZUKAI     1:30:26   1:30:20    1:12:09   5:27:06  6:57:26
8             8          A10374    NEO BOK LENG      1:30:31   1:30:29    1:12:33   5:27:04  6:57:32
9             9          A12068    OOI SIAU TIEH        1:31:16   1:31:14    1:13:30   5:27:03  6:58:17
10          10         A12178    RYUSUKE MURAO 1:32:15   1:31:11    1:13:49   5:28:05  6:59:16


My 1st run: 12.8km marathon completed in 1:40:20
The trail, covering 12.8 kilometers, took the runners on a tour of this planned township developed by Taiko Properties. As the runners negotiated twists and turns and jog along the wide boulevards, they also enjoyed scenes of distant limestone hills, vast areas of greenery, beautifully landscaped parks, (an eco-park with lake) and stylishly designed houses already occupied and others still available for sale. The run organised by Ipoh Roadrunners Club and sponsored by Brooks.

Running in front of my Ipoh house in Bandar Seri Botani.


Am pointing at my old car ADV3199.

A total of 967 runners.

My bib number - Men Senior Veteran - age 55 to 59

My new running friend Mr. Choo from KL.








Sharing the joy of my accomplishment - my wife Catherine & son Ching Jin Wei.
KELAB ROADRUNNERS IPOH
Activity KRI 12.8KM ROAD RACE 2008
Category MEN SENIOR VETERAN - AGE 55 TO 59
Head Count 74 for Category J


Position... Name..........              Run No..... Time..  ... Category..... Sex.....      Overall
  1.  HO YNEY KHUEN         J022         00:55:21     1/74          37/788       38/967
  2. YEO KING KANG           J068         00:56:14     2/74          46/788       47/967
  3. TANG CHEE CHOON      J060         00:57:19    3/74          57/788       58/967
  4. FOONG AH HAR             J016         00:58:37     4/74         69/788        70/967
  5. WOON TOO LENG          J066         00:59:26     5/74         79/788        80/967
  6. MOHD RADZI                  J042         00:59:44     6/74         83/788        85/967
  7. FOO JEE KIN                    J015         01:00:31     7/74         89/788        91/967
  8. CHAN KIAN TECK          J002         01:00:34     8/74         91/788        94/967
  9. LEE MUN FAI,                  J029         01:00:41     9/74         93/788        96/967
  10. RAJAKUMAR                   J051         01:01:03    10/74        99/788
  11. PHANG FOK THIN           J049         01:02:54    11/74      131/788      135/967
  12. CHEONG KOK HOONG   J004         01:03:45    12/74      143/788     147/967
  13. TAN GUAN CHYE            J058         01:05:00     13/74      163/788    168/967
  14. KUO HUA CHEANG        J028         01:05:40     14/74       177/788    183/967
  15. LIM HOON JOO                J031         01:06:17     15/74       187/788    196/967
  16. TAI KON HIN                    J056         01:07:36     16/74        208/788    219/967
  17. KHOO NEE GUAN           J024          01:07:38     17/74       209/788    220/967
  18. WONG HOCK YIM          J064          01:08:10     18/74        219/788    232/967
  19. CHUAH SEIH SENG        J074          01:08:16     19/74        220/788    234/967
  20. SUBRAMANIAM             J055          01:08:59     20/74        229/788
  21. FONG KUAN YIN            J013          01:10:05     21/74        249/788    271/967
  22. CHEW SOOI CHIN           J005          01:10:08     22/74        252/788    274/967
  23. CHONG SWEE CHUT      J010          01:10:21     23/74        255/788    280/967
  24. YONG KIANG FONG       J071          01:11:42     24/74        273/788    301/967
  25. TAN BENG KHENG         J057          01:12:01     25/74         278/788    305/ 967
  26. TEH KHENG GUAN         J063         01:13:20      26/74        301/788    329/967
  27. KONG KIN LAY                J026         01:13:26      27/74        303/788    331/967
  28. FUN YOON FAH               J017          01:13:49     28/74        312/788     342 / 967
  29. YEOH ENG HIN                J069          01:14:00      29/74       316/788     346
  30. CHIN PENG WAH             J007          01:14:42      30/74        329/788    360 / 96
  31. YIP WAH PUNG                J070          01:15:27      31/74        347/788    379 / 967
  32. MAUNG SHWE WINN     J040         01:15:42       32/74        353/788    387 / 967
  33. NG FOO JARK                  J046          01:16:02       33/74       358/788    394 / 967
  34. GOH TONG HENG           J020         01:17:08        34/74       376/788    418 / 967
  35. MOHAMED JAAFAR       J041         01:18:00        35/74
  36. YUSUT BIN MIN              J072         01:18:15        36/74       391/788    436 / 967
  37. SEWA SINGH                    J052         01:18:22        37/74       393
  38. CHOW CHEE WENG        J011         01:18:34        38/74       396/788    441 / 967
  39. TAN HOCK THYE            J059          01:19:12        39/74       405/788    451 / 967
  40. OOI CHEE SENG              J048          01:19:32       40/74       411/788      457 / 967
  41. WONG KIAN HEONG      J065          01:20:54       41/74      428/788      483 / 967
  42. FOO CHEE PENG              J014          01:21:15       42/74      434/788     491 / 967
  43. LIM CHIN GUAN              J030          01:21:30       43/74      439/788     498 / 967
  44. LIM KEAN HOE                J032          01:21:52       44/74      444/788     504 / 967
  45. CHIN KOW, GARY            J006         01:21:56       45/74       445/788     505 / 967
  46. CHONG AH SAM               J009        01:22:01       46/74       446/788     506
  47. NADARAJA                       J044         01:22:05       47/74       448/788      508
  48. HO FOOK WENG              J021         01:22:22       48/74       451/788       511 / 967
  49. SOO KOON SEE                J054         01:25:00       49/74       478/788       544
  50. LOKE AH KAM                 J034         01:25:21       50/74       482/788       549 / 967
  51. CHEE THIAM SIN            J003          01:27:25      51/74       496/788       569 / 967
  52. POOSPARAGI                   J050          01:30:40      52/74       517/788
  53. GOH TAK BENG              J019          01:31:59      53/74       527/788       613 / 967
  54. LOW SOI WAH                 J037          01:32:36      54/74       535/788       621 / 967
  55. HUE FOOK CHYE            J023         01:33:22       55/74       543/788       630 / 967
  56. NG CHEONG HIN            J045         01:33:45       56/74       548/788       637 / 967
  57. SIURAMAN                      J053        01:35:28        57/74        564
  58. CHING NENG BIN         J008       01:40:20        58/74        591/788        698/967

28 comments:

  1. Well done, Mr Ching to you and your boys in completing the 10k run. The intrepid veteran (lau-hero) has indeed done us retirees proud showing the youngsters the ropes! Congratulations again but do watch your heart, old boy!!

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  2. heh, well done, older senior veteran beating the young junior boyz.....train up for the next? target .....sprint ?

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  3. heh, tahniah........good olde senior veteran beating the young juniors boyz.......what's yr next training target? sprint ?

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  4. Thank you for sharing Ching. Well done and heartiest congratulations! Fit as a fiddle! Stay well and stay connected. Best wishes, Kuan

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  5. Jeffrey Cheng08 March, 2013

    Wow, nice to know that you are into running including your children. We have to keep fit & healthy to enjoy our life. Cheers ! Best wishes.

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  6. Jeremy Lim08 March, 2013

    Hi Ching, thanks for the sharing. It shows you're on top gear with your good result and outperformed your children who are a quarter century or more younger than you..... Age has no barrier to your performances.... Sorry to read of one participant who was summoned to Heaven....
    Jeremy

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  7. Ching, Well Done & Congrats!
    Thanks for sharing :-)

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  8. Hi Ching,

    You're Great!

    Folks, Ching NB's bold attempt to prove to the world that he's iron man - senior men category, is very obvious. Flanked by his charming wife and his two handsome sons-
    Ching was all smiles; he had reaped the harvest of his hard work. A distinguished OBS veteran you are!

    Alan Kok

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  9. Congratulations and well done on finishing so well. Cheers. John

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  10. Cheng Kok Pin10 March, 2013

    Be careful if a person is above 50 yrs old and participate in this kind of sport. During this marathon, there was one chap fr Malacca, 53 yrs old who collapsed and died. I was told he was fit, had been running long distance for years and ran on a regular basis.

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  11. Choo Yew Ching10 March, 2013

    Congrats my fren!!!
    U put me to shame!!!

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  12. chuah chaw10 March, 2013

    Congrats to you all! And our support on yr training for up coming Penang race.

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  13. Dear Mr. Ching,

    Whoa..... Glad that to hear you have started running. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.
    For 2nd run of 10KM and you did it in 1hr 7mins, what I can say that it is really very good timing. Well done & congrats to your new achievement. Keep it up and hope to see you in HM. I started my 1st run 5 KM then follow by 7KM, 10KM, 12KM,16.8KM, 21KM, 30KM, 42KM, 50KM, 60KM(ultra marathon) All I did it between a year. I can do it and I am sure you can do .... Cheers!
    Regards
    Kellymanjaro
    (Haha... Changed my name after my Kilimanjaro trip last yr)

    Sent from my iPhone

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  14. Peter Lieu11 March, 2013

    Good on you, but don't stress the old 'pump' too much.

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  15. Walking Tall @ MK Liew11 March, 2013

    Congratulations Ching, for the achievement! Feels good to be able to complete in time, doesn’t it? A lot of training is required for long distance running and we must realize our limitation base on our age.
    Happy marathoning and take care!

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  17. Phillip Tan13 March, 2013

    A big thumb-up to you & your family, an enjoyable & good run I believed. I was there, good to know there are many from other cities & towns made the journey here. Hope to see you & family for other races. Are you going for the Kuala Kangsar run (12.05.13)? I enjoy reading your traveling blogs, keep them coming:) regards

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  18. Yes, you have done very well, and keep it up but be careful.

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  19. Sia Cheng Ho14 March, 2013

    Hi Ching, great race. I am also into running seriously now.. participating in 10 & 21km races. My last race was the PG BRIDGE RUN, 18.11.12. Almost the same time as you. I just came back from Sarawak, traveling to Kuching, Sibu (Hock chew town), and Kapit alone. Kapit has great adventures. Most of the time I have to travel alone cos I am still working (contractor) and can only travel when I don't have jobs to do. The only disadvantage of alone traveling is the expensive plane ticket, taxi and room rate (can cut it down by staying at guest houses).

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  20. TEONG JIN LEE14 March, 2013

    Congratulations my friend!!.. I am very sure I am not able to complete this 10km run albeit much younger than you. But still I guess you must know your limits.

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  21. Nice attempt to prove that you're not 'over the hill' yet!

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  22. Steven Yong15 March, 2013

    I like to follow your site, really inspire me to look up to you as my motivator. I will be participating in the upcoming Second Penang Bridge Run 2013 sponsored by Allianz General Insurance again. I participated the last two year 10km events. 2011 my time is 1hr 59min,, 2012 my time is 1hr 45min. This year I must run within 1hr 30min, to get the medal.

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  23. Koay Seok Khim15 March, 2013

    I marvel at your energy and the quest for life. You are a role model.

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  24. Chi and Christina15 March, 2013

    Hello Uncle Ching,

    You did well in your 10km run. Amazing, I saw your finish time came in before your sons'. Looking forward for your next run posting.

    Regards,
    Christina (#4 daughter of Mr. Chean)

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  25. Phillip Tan15 March, 2013

    A big thumb-up to you & your family, an enjoyable & good run i believed. I was there, good to know there are many from other cities & towns made the journey here. Hope to see you & family for other races. Are you going for the Kuala Kangsar run (12.05.13)?
    I enjoy reading your traveling blogs, keep them coming :)

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  26. norman & carol16 March, 2013

    Hi Ching glad you survived the run and in such a good time.It looks warmer than here in scotland (3ins of snow)Best wishes to you and your family.Norman & Carol

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  27. minder benvat24 April, 2013

    Hi, Ching as usual enjoyed viewing your photos. You and your friends are blessed that u get to go to interesting places. Warmest regards.

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