Sunday, July 20, 2008

PD International Triathlon 2008

finally managed to participate in the most happening Tri in Malaysia... was lucky to find Adzim who is also travelling on the same morning....

we left early at about 4.50am... and reached the race site at about 6 plus after one pit stop... it was still dark and we were one of the few earliest racers around... thanks also to Jaja and Azmar who picked up the race kits for us... managed to set up the bikes and changed quickly before going for body marking...

and boy was i suprised with the crowd size... so many ppl around... felt like a 10k race in KL... was amazed that ppl are beginning to pick up this crazy and mad sport.. even noticed that relay teams numbered more than 90 teams....

the race started at 8am sharp for the 16-29 age groupers before it was our turn... there was really too many ppl for a mass start... managed to see Raymond just before to start.. that was when the Race MC (is that the correct word) announced that good swimmers can come in front... i began to push him as he was an ex national swimmer mah... sorry eh bro if i humiliated u... dont need to feel shy... u just need to train up again thats all....started of well and as usual there was so many bodies trying to swim .... luckily i managed to avoid a few breastrokers ... water was calm and finished in a comfortable 27:58 (around my training time la)

the transition was slow as we had to run quite a distance on the beach... all the blood was still on the shoulders.... started off well and followed a group of cyclist behind... was thinking to myself not to do so much work coz didnt really train on bike.... suprisingly felt strong and manage to catch Raymond after just a few km... seem to be struggling a bit... eh Kenyir also can do comfortably ... PD no problem wut... first 20km was ok and tried my best to follow Mon and was suprised that he still was so strong.... a few train passed us including the veterans, Don and Simon.... Iwata san was struggling and even managed to pass him during the early stages... finish in a nice time of 1:10 (considering the amount of training put in)..

i thought the running leg is where i can catch up on other racers... how wrong was i... the sun was really unforgiving... super damn hot... it was practically burning and the water station was really heaven sent... had to slow down a few times as my back thigh was cramping on both legs... luckily there was no major cramp and managed to complete the run leg in 56 mins... all in all the unofficial Timex time (mine la) is 2:39:47... not to bad la...

now thinking about Desaru... pictures will have to wait for bro Tey...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

2700 plus pics..pls cari sendiri ya..don know got miss u or not..haha

Tey

kev said...

Hehhe no, no Bro Tey didn't miss. I saw a few of your pics in the multiply album. Wah it's been a while since I've seen you post anything tri related. Well done, no training also can do 1:10 bike split. Terror lah. So gonna do IM09?

Raymond said...

Eugene,u r incredible! Nope,i didnt struggle on the bike(coz it's just my speed)hehe...but i did struggle on the run.
U did remarkable man!Well done

yipwt said...

eugene...ironman sure can sapu.

Your timing is pretty good.