MWM Training Session 2

As an introvert (who does a good impression of an extrovert), the solitary nature of running appeals to me. But even introverts, and solitary runners, can benefit from company and sometimes they even enjoy it. Such was the case yesterday at the Malaysia Women Marathon training session, the second in a series of running clinics …

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A New Challenge

There are many challenges facing a runner but up until now personal hygiene has not been one of them. Sure, I smell bad after a 10km in 100% humidity and 30 degrees C but a shower and a deodorant stick - and of course a washing machine- usually fix the odour problem pretty fast. Ah …

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My running club’s new kit – a very impromptu modelling session with my friend KK on Wednesday night. The kit came with red Mizuno shorts but the shorts are, well,a bit too short!

Temples & Toilets – Angkor Wat Half Marathon 2013

Angkor Wat Half Marathon was, for me, dominated by toilets rather than the temples. And judging by the queues at the portaloos pre-race and the number of people scurrying behind trees and rocks during the run - I've never seen anything like it! - I wan't the only runner thus challenged. Still, I'll try and …

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Angkor Wat Half Marathon (I)

Cambodia here I come

Almost three months after my PTT injury, I am finally going to do a Half Marathon this weekend. Sure I trained all summer before my pace came to an abrupt halt and sure I've only managed one 21 km training run since, so I'm in nothing near the shape I thought I'd be in when …

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Dream, Believe, Become

Yesterday I learned something surprising about running in Malaysia - according to Karen Loh, Race Director, for the Malaysia Women Marathon, only 12% of marathon runners in this country are women*. The numbers are around 23% and 45% for the 21km and 10 km distances respectively. These figures go a long way in explaining why …

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