NEVER GIVE UP!!! Run & Run! Don't Stop when you're Tired, Stop when you're Done!!
My name is Dylan Teo, 27 years old. I been running for 3 years since 2011 and my first Run was in the Energizer Night Race 2011.
Reebok One Challenge was my first obstacle run, normally I just participate in 10km runs just to build up my stamina while burning some calories =D. After I saw the video shared by ReebokOne Challenge's Facebook page, I signed up for it. It wasn't as easy as i thought, especially the Monkey bar challenge.
I was late for the event. I was the last runner to start the race right after the women category. That time I was thinking of skipping the obstacles if I can't make it but when I passed the first and second obstacles, I started to change my mind and keep pushing myself to do it because it will be no meaning at all if I skip all of them. When I reached the third obstacle which is the Monkey bar challenge, I fell down for 7 times if not mistaken. My hands were in pain and my fingers were already bleeding. I took a rest for about 3 Read more...
Event: Penang International Bridge Marathon 2014 (PBIM 2014)
Venue: Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzham Shah (a.k.a Penang Second Bridge)
Date: 16 November 2014
My first ever Full Marathon
First time PBIM to be held on the new bridge.
Photo credit to www.mauhorng.com
My First Running Event: It was a 10km run at Desa Park City in November 2011. I still remember how proud I was at the finish line as I collected my first medal. Looking back, I could say that the resulting euphoric feeling of self-satisfaction derived from completing this most physical challenge ignited something within me to run more often.
Keeping Fit & Healthy: Running is an effective way for me to exercise because I like to be outdoors & it gives me a good cardio workout. Most weekends, I will run in the park for one hour each time, and occasionally, I would participate in running events on Sundays. As my stamina improved, I would register for longer races with distances of 12km, 15km, 21km, and even up to 25km. My goal for each race is to finish it, regardless how much time it will take me. I find that I enjoy my runs more when I don't have to stress myself over time-keeping. After all, the Read more...
My mom used to tell me that I left my left arm inside her belly during the birth and this joke cheers me up all the time since small. I was born to be unique person in a supportive family; they pampered me with a lot of love and cares. When I was still a small kid, I did not have to worry about any challenges and difficulties in life as most of the time they would provide me solutions when I face with them. For example, my mom custom made a steel ruler that enables me to use my chin as support holder to the ruler when drawing lines.
When I turned 7, I started to realize that the life out there is not as easy as I thought. I had to wear prosthetic arm all the time and hid myself from the crowd. Can you imagine someone carrying 3 to 4 kg of prosthetic arm and wearing long sleeve shirt under the hot sun every day? Yes that was what I had been through last time. Furthermore, the prosthetic arm did not have any robotic functions and it cost approximately RM10,000 one, a big financial burden for my parents. Read more...
Different people run for different reasons. Some run for fun, others run to keep fit and to be in good health while yet others run for charity. All athletes belong to at least one of these groups. Given a chance to choose, to which group would you choose to belong?
When Seng Jian, a nine year old boy, was encouraged to run for charity, he may have thought his mother was crazy. Yet his mother's explanation for it made a lot of sense: Many children are suffering out there; many people are in trouble and need help. So he took the cue from his mother and gave it a try, guess what? He finished the first ever 5km running of his life!
The excitement of finishing his first ever Larian Hari Malaysia Maksak 2014 running was great, but not as great as the joy of knowing that his running contributed to somebody's well-being. Sook Yee, Seng Jian's mother, was overjoyed and excited that his son had taken the challenge for a worthy course. She could not hide her joy.
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When asked what she thought about running, Sook Yee said it was a very healthy sport. She Read more...
First of all, my greatest gratitude goes to Hooha for giving me this golden opportunity to share my running as well as training experience to fellow runners out there. I'll try to make it long story short but at the same time intensively covers all key messages.
I am Neo, 34 years old and I can consider myself an active seasonal runner for only 15 months thus far. Nevertheless, the official result of the ReebokΔONE Challenge 2014 which is just released has been a very shocking achievement to me. Although there are definitely many participants ahead of me and performed better than myself, but this has recorded my personal best result by far for a mere ~21 kilometers (to be more precise it is a 20.5km total route covering 15 obstacles & road plus trail run). I have achieved the timing of 2hrs 0min 48sec and ranked #56 over approximately 1800 participants in Men Open category, an overall ranking of #57 among all 3000 men and women participants.
Flashing back to my previous 21km half marathon done back in end of May 2014, it was Firefighter Cyberjaya Night Half Marathon. I still do recall I have made it to position #191 over approximately 500 Read more...
[Update: 9 June 2014] Kent inspired by the resilience of the children
“Kent, I have observed that you run and swim zealously. But I have a question for you: How many lives have you saved by running and swimming? My advice to you is don’t get addicted to sports, get addicted to changing other people’s lives”.
Dr Peggy Wong is the founder of Living Hope Global, a Malaysian charity that serves underprivileged children. At that time, I was a full time athlete and swimming coach and her message shook me up. She made me realize that my mission in life is to serve underprivileged children by using my talent in sports.
In the past, I already did two fundraising marathons. However, this time, it has become more significant and meaningful. I decided to join the KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge 2014 with my friend Chai Chin to raise funds for the underprivileged children. I was determined to help a lot of people and I knew that two people are better than one. We ran together in order to encourage each other to never give up running and complete this fundraising event. Our objective was to raise RM7020.00 for World Vision Malaysia and the proceeds are Read more...