Its 10.10.10.... 10 October 2010. To celebrate the historic date as well as 2,500 years of marathon anniversary, LC (OBC) Nawal Aini Zulkifli, Rose Emini Pahamin, Ilyanna Aylin Ayob, Corporal (OBC) Sandy Roberts, Yum Kin Kok and me from the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ Bandar Utama departed and arrived in Melbourne on 7 October 2010 to run the St George Melbourne 42.2km Marathon.
nawal Aini Zulkifli, Armin Baniaz Pahamin, Ilyanna Aylin Ayob,
Rose Emini Pahamin, Yum Kin Kok
The route for the Melbourne Marathon was quite flat exept the route after the 30th km. The map for the race was as follow:
My Personal Best (PB) time for a full marathon was at the AMbank Kuala Lumpur International marathon in 2008 which I completed in 5 hours and 46minutes. My PB for 30km was at the Great Eastern 30km race in 2009 (4:03). My PB for 21km half marathon was during the Ipoh International half marathon this year (2:38).
Today at the Melbourne marathon, my split time was as follows (chip time):
10km- 1:12 hours
21km- 2:24 hours
30km- 3:32 hours
42km- 5:21 hours
Although I did not have any target-time and with a busted knee again at 15km but the timing today was better than all my previous PB. The knee began to hurt at 15km but was at its worst after 30km mileage.
They must be proud when she completed her first marathon in 5:20 hour. That is a good timing even for a season runner. Ilyanna Aylin was treated with a special lunch with her whole family while we... Rose Emini Pahamin, Nawal Aini Zulkifli and me went home to re-heat the dry and not tasteful-at-all seafood spaghetti.
The race was well organised.. the volunteers were cheerful and friendly and the most important thing.. there were more than sufficient water at the water stations.
Nawal Aini Zulkifli will be running her next full marathon at the Singapore Standard Chartered International Marathon in December 2010.
Rose Emini's too will be running her next 42km marathon at the Singapre Standard Chartered International Marathon in December 2010.
Yum Kin Kok, proudly printed his own MALAYSIA wording dry-fit tshirt to run the St George Melbourne Marathon.
Mizi Rahim (3rd from left), thank you for escorting me
Back home in Kuala Lumpur, to commemorate the historical date 10.10.10, another circle of recruits from the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ Bandar Utama participated in the Nike 10km race. Those runners are non other than OBC-BU Sarge (OBC) himself, Dann aka Daing Daniel Fitri whom recorded his new PB time 46:49, Corporal (OBC) Chun aka Chun Chia Kai(hooyah 5.5km PB- 21mins), John Chuah (10km PB-1:11), Lilian Lee (10km PB-1:06), John Ong (10km PB-1:00), Joe Liew (10km PB-1:00), Afiza Abdul Halin (PB-1:05), Freda Liu, Vivien Luyen Ow (10kmPB-1:03), Amir Hisyam (10km PB 1:03), Nurfuadi, Bahariah Bahadom (10km PB-1:25) and Jun King (5km PB- 44:41).
WE DID IT!!!!!!!! Everybody at ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ Bandar Utama beat their previous Personal Best time on 10.10.10!! Well done people.... Congratulation to all!!!!......
Until the next race.. the Penang Bridge International Marathon next month, Stay tune.........