FTAAA's Merentas Desa for Adults

I was wondering when this would hit me, and this morning, it hit me. There I was, standing with friends in the kandang in a Junior Veteran's category. I have to laugh at this - in fact I did for a little while driving to Kiara. Sure it is not a big deal as coming to it is inevitable, but I was also thankful not being among the super strong runners. But beware - friends in this category are also very the powerful, one...

There we were - myself, Ian, Kash, Det, Yim, Fong, Doris in the kandang. Kash overslept and came in without her bibs. Lucky for her, Ian puled Dr. Zana's bib from his sleeves, and voila! it's Dr. Kash - the running OBGYN... We started quite late, the second after the Men's Open, going through the lake before disappearing into the trails.
I have thoroughly missed those trails, but nowadays finds really hard to go there as weekends are full of LSDs and swims etc. Regardless, the trails did not disappoint, and turned out to be punishing. The uphills were really mind-boggling, and most of the time we were trailing the slower runners in many tight spots.

These trails are like the Monte Carlo GP, and taking over is usually not possible unless you push them away. But, going at it, most of them slows down and gave way. We climbed to the peak, and sprinted downhills. It was the second set of uphills that I slowed down, and fell of the "Yim's Bandwagon" as I was pacing right behind him earlier. He sped off, and I was left with a bunch who finished the race seconds apart.

All in all, I finished in 54:23, no. 22, and Ian came in seconds later. We caught up with friends, warmed down, stretched etc. We later found out that Dr. Kash finished No. 1 in her category! Berdentum-dentam halilintar... Congrats, Kash... You earned it! Bangga lah ada member naik podium, and this is just a month shy after Diket won 3rd placing in a race. Dasyat deme-deme nih. Kash, I'll drink few rounds of Milo to you today! hahaha

Anyway, it was a good, quick Sunday workout, no fuss. Left the ground zero early as I promised Iris for a swim, which later left me alone after she befriended Maisarah at the pool. So I was left to making laps on my own. And swimming after hard poundings is bloody delicious!

All is well for a 3-day holiday. Thanks to Malaysia and it's obsession to many cuti umums, I hope the next break will come soon. Now is the time to get lost in report, as Part 3 registration closes tomorrow. Yumm! Have a great week ahead!

Comments

KOOKY KASH said…
It was a great run. The win was a surprise, especially coming in first.
Faisal said…
Wowee! Kooky Kash got 1st placing and you did well yourself.

Congrats to all!

The part about "Junior Veteran" is a bit amusing. How can one be both at the same time? :P

And there's no Monte Carlo GP I think. It's the Monaco GP in Monte Carlo. Or is it vice-versa? Oh my, I'm confused.
ziff71 said…
Wow. Congrat to u guys and of course special congratulatory message to Kash. Naik podium beb :)

I believe now is the harvest time for u guys(there will a lot more after this)after all the hours and miles spent on the tracks, roads, hills and trails.

Way to go bro and i could only try to be there in time (based on current performance, lama lagik tu..hehehe)
amsyah said…
Kash - it's about time after all the hours toiling Kiara. It was a very pleasant surprise! best! best!

Mech - hahah, umur makin tua, hati tetap muda :D, and you are right - Monaco GP in Monte Carlo... wish we could run that fast hahah. congrats on your new PB!

ziff - I was not there to watch, but I figure the feeling, especially with her 2 kids watching, is priceless! No. 1 tu... err harvest time for her, not mine yet hehehe. hope you had a great weekend too!
Julin Julai said…
ayakkk..junior veteran? how does that work? hehe
Yimster said…
Haha I had a blast with all the drama that unfolds. I am getting the hang of trail running ... oh calling che! :)

Eh syah, what bandwagon lah. REO Speedwagon adalah :)
amsyah said…
Doc - dah tua la hahah

Yim - once the trail bites... we need to call che soon!
Diket said…
Cayok2. Well done bro. At least you get dirt on your shoes - mine got only dust on the shoe rack.
amsyah said…
diket - ekceli I drove off and left the trail shoes in the other car, and arrived at race site with my Lunartrainer... traction haprak... tapi I survived from falling, ok lah.

bila che nak buat trail lagi huh?
..::EnAikAY::.. said…
Lepas ENR jom buat Batu Dam trail run lagi nak?
amsyah said…
nik - buleh. mr organiser senyap je. member sibuk treneng ENR tu, bertapa daa
Che said…
congrats. u are doin good! keep it up. didnt know diket won something? kat mana tu?

hey.. talking bout me on my..err, back :P oh well, im waiting for you guys ler. when? where? tp x best lah batu dam. < dont that place gives u a creep? somewhere else? <im crossbloggin' :P

lepas ENR ek? we got whole April to do it (less event that time kan?)

podium finish is something to talk bout, even after the race has long finished. bila lah nak merasa.. :P
amsyah said…
che - diket menang larian kat sekolah anak dia hahah, ok la tu.

hahaha che, kitorang tak ngumpat, saja cucuksaja... march is full of towerthon, ENR etc. april mesti mau lari trail balik - we have bukit apek to konker. batu dam was ok for me, tapi kurang cabaran daa, and the road part at the end was a bit of a turn off. tapi dekat dengan rumah - but time to try new trails.

my events for april are tukar diapers, buat susu, jadi chaffeur for tukang urut etc haha. tapi trail immediately lepas ENR, sort of a recovery, and bet semua orang will be tired of road running by that week, kan?
Che said…
its been a while since u last nursing a baby kan? sure banyak kena recall balik, ape pun, sure excited rite?

im on. Bukit Apek everyone? Just re-up the earlier posting, and we are good to go. I'll re-up end of March lah.
奇怪 said…
好文章就值得回響,如果可以常常看到您的更新,應該是件很幸福的事情~~ ........................................
amsyah said…
Che - lama dah tu, nak mandi baby pun dah lupa. excited and anxious hahah

Bukit Apek bila? nx week recce as per your entry, Bukit Apek lepas ENR jugak?

byronmeeker/wierd - thanks for your kind word. Welcome!
Che said…
next week Tmn Rimba Komenwel. Bukit Apek after ENR.

i did the bathing for both sons. wifey tak berani.. haha.. terer tak? their earlier months la..
miaomiao said…
off topic jap. syah, glad to know u love cats! yes, they are adorable and they make great family members. a kind soul has adopted both kittens, and the mother is already booked. my mum used to hate cats, but my father love them. in time, my mother just went along with my father's persistence, and eventually she fell in love with cats too.
amsyah said…
che - kawtim... bestbesterbestest

miaomiao - hope that will brush to me one day too. But my daughter loves cats too. kalau we both pegi spca, memang dok nganga kat situ hahahah. we love other pets too, but cats tops the list.

good to know those cats have found themselves a new home.

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