27th Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon 2013 – Adventure Race report

by drizad on October 22, 2013

King Kilian Jornet did in in 2 hours 11 minutes last year 2012. And he said it was too easy for him. I did it in 6 hours and 25 minutes. So, nothing to brag about my performance. Yes, it was really slow for Men’s Open category. The cut off time was 5 hours. But it was really, really tough for me indeed.


Photos from Sutera Harbour Sunset Charity Run 2013

by drizad on October 16, 2013

I ran the charity run on 21st of September with my two kids. It’s not even 7 kilometers. From my Garmin Forerunner 210 watch, it logged only around 6.2 kilometers. And we managed to finished it on time.

There were a lot of people running, the press said it was around 20,000 participant. We came early just to beat the traffic, and we also left early, as I don’t think it was necessary for us to wait until night for the lucky draw.


Climber dies during Mount Kinabalu expedition

by drizad on September 19, 2013

I just received a message from one of my friend, who is also a good friend with the deceased. What I heard from his story was, the deceased was on expedition on Mount Kinabalu for more than one week. They planned to climb Eastern Plateau (Kotal Route) and Western Plateau (Gurkha Hut) during their expedition. However, the deceased succumbed to acute mountain sickness.


Mount Kinabalu Klimb for Kancer 2013 donation drive

by drizad on September 3, 2013

After Coalition Duchenne successfully climb Mount Kinabalu last August, it’s cancer survivor’s turn to scale the highest peak of Borneo.

On 22 & 23 September 2013, 2 cancer survivors & a team of 25 volunteers will scale to the peak of Mount Kinabalu, Sabah.

23 year old Nazri Hamzah survived bone cancer and sadly lost his right leg to cancer when he was about 15. Nazri is active in sports, he represents the Malaysian Wheelchair Basketball Federation. He will brave together with Rozieana Jorun, 26 from Kudat, Sabah who survived leukemia (T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia).


Borneo International Marathon 2013 10km personal report

by drizad on August 26, 2013

My first ever official running event after leaving high school in 1994. Borneo International Marathon was successfully held yesterday in Kota Kinabalu, after it was postponed from the actual date on 5th May because of Malaysia’s 13th General Election. It was a very lively event, the organizers were fabulous. They did a very excellent task of handling the event professionally.


How to connect Garmin Forerunner 210 to Linux Mint 14

by drizad on August 20, 2013

I have been using Linux Mint 14 for my main operating software for my Dell Inspiron 15 since I bought it in February. I am very happy with the performance and ease of use of Linux Mint, as I can do almost all my daily office and clinic work in it. However, when I started to use Garmin Forerunner 210, I had a difficult time connecting both devices together. The need to connect both device is important, as I have to upload all my GPS tracking data for my run in Forerunner 210 to Garmin Connect website.

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5 reasons why you should buy Garmin Forerunner 210 and ditch you Android app

by drizad on August 16, 2013

I received my Garmin Forerunner 210 yeasterday from Lelong.com.my, one of the best online shopping mall based in Malaysia. After paying RM680, the item arrived as expected. By the way, this is NOT a sponsored post.

This is the situation that I was in:

  • I have been actively running for about 5 months since March 2013
  • I have been logging all my run using an Android app, Runkeeper


Tour of Borneo 2013 – Hopefully they organize better this year

by drizad on August 14, 2013

I still remember their inaugural first ever Tour of Borneo last year 2012. It was held on 1st of May, Labour Day holiday. I did not know why they held the event in the city center for their last stage. In which they have to close almost all major roads in the city center. That leads to bad traffic jams in and out the city center.


How to overcome fear of the ropes on Mount Kinabalu Summit Trail?

by drizad on August 12, 2013

I received an email couple of days ago, asking for an advise on how to overcome the fear of the ropes on Mount Kinabalu. Marisa (not her real name), asked me whether I have any good tips to overcome the fear of the ropes on her second part of the climb, starting from the Rockface.



Sutera Harbour 7k Sunset Charity Run – register now!

by drizad on August 1, 2013

marathon-running-trainingYou can start to register for the event that will be held on 21st September this year from Sutera Harbour official website here. You have to download the form, fill in and send it to Sutera Harbour office to get the t-shirt. An attractive prize will be given to the supporter for the “Most Creative 7K Run Outfit”.

Adult registration fee is RM28 and children fee is RM18. I will be joining the event with my children. Come and join us run for a charity!