A bunch of KL Alpha Kiasus - 5:45am squad went running today at Taman Tun Dr Ismail park as part of the team's own initiave to maintain a healthy, fit, slim and sexy lifestyle.
There are 3 parks at Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) that is located within few hundred metres apart. See below:
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There are three (3) running parks in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) marked with A, B & C.
We were suppose to meet and gather at the Taman Lembah Kiara or the Seal Park labelled in the above map as 'A'. There are 2 running route at the Seal park. The first route is the running route surrounding the man-made lake which is a flat 1.1km per loop. This route is a good training ground for sprinting or for doing a few loops training for longer distance. The second loop is the outer section but within the park itself. The second route is 2.5km per loop and is medium in level of difficulty.
The Rimba Park or now known as the Ranger's Park is the easiest route with less than 1km per running loop marked with 'B' in the above map.
The third park at TTDI is the Taman Arborentum, Jalan Bukit Kiara Utama or the Delta Hill marked as 'C' in the above map.
I saw 2 Kiasu, Jaguar and Emo (both are not the real names) from KL Alpha walking instead of running from the opposite direction.On the third running round at the Seal Park I was approached by Kiat (real name) a tall thin chinese, a fellow blogger from the running fraternity (see: Kiat's Blog)... he is also a mutual member of the Pacesetter Athletic Club Malaysia. "Are you the blogger that ran the Dukethon" he asked. It was the first time that I met Kiat and we ended up chatting and sharing our past running experiences while running. Kiat has been running for 17 years since he was 17 years old and completed the recent Dukethon 5km run in 17 minutes!!!! His best time for a full 42km marathon was 3 hours 15 minutes........... that is running at the speed of 18 on treadmill!!!!After sharing some training information on how to improve speed, we took our separate ways. Thanks Kiat for saying Hyee.... and for the running tips.
There were initially 3 of us Kiasus at the park but while running, we bumped into the tall specky 84kg Vee-Twelve (not the real name) who came all the way from Cheras, running with Kaira (not the real name too). It was funny to see him without his trademark grey Bulldog Tshirt!!!! Instead, he wore a blue T'shirt with the large word written 'Power' !!! ...and became V-Power (and now known as Veep instead of the Vee-twelve)!!!
After completing the run, I received a call from the Chief Kiasu, Cherokee (also not the real name). Cherokee, a 57 year old damn fit dentist & Pinto (disguised name), a pure animal loyalist went to the wrong park.
Cherokee and Pinto came all the way from Ampang and TTDI was alien to them. They mistakenly went to the Delta Hill and was there since 6:30am. They searched high and low for other Kiasu members which was to Pinto's delight having to meet dozens ofmonkeys in the forest. I would not be surprise if Pinto start giving names to all the monkeys there after a few visit. With the above map display, our next running session should be easier to find by other Kiasus.
Finally, 7 of us; Cherokee, Pinto, Vpower, Kaira, Jaguar, Emo and I gathered at the Devi's Corner for breakfast and I had one capati and 4 half boiled eggs. I was not surprised to discover Veep is an Auditor by profession by the look of the square spectacle... auditors are famous for being square.
I left home to pick up chubby Aaraf from English Language Studio (ELS) at Desa Sri Hartamas before leaving to visit my 104 years old Great Grandmother in Keramat, Kuala Lumpur.
It was a very satisfying run today..........
Other Kiasu series: Kiasu 1.