Persistent & Determination from within the Heart!
- Joe Liew Y L -

28 June, 2011

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2011 (SCKLM2011)

Event:  Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 2011 (SCKLM2011)
Date:    26th June 2011
Venue: Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
Time:   0615am(Half Marathon)

SCKLM 2011
Standar Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 2011 was participated by approximately 22,000 runners
from 78 different nationalities and 35 countries worldwide. 

Race Categories are as follow:
1) Full Marathon (42.195km)
2) Half Marathon (21.78km)
3) Quarter Marathon (10.6km)
4) 5km Fun Run (5.4km)
5) Kids Dash (2.5km)
6) Kids Dash (700m)
7) MSIG Ekiden (Half Marathon) - Long-Distance Relay Race

SCKLM 2011
Full Marathon (42.195km)

SCKLM 2011
Half Marathon (21.178km)

SCKLM 2011
Quarter Marathon (10.6km) & 5km Fun Run (5.4km)

SCKLM 2011
Kids Dash (2.5km & 700m)


Chief's OBC Runners
Chief's OBC Runners comprised of the following:
1) Armin Baniaz Pahamin
2) Nawal Aini Zulkifli
3) Rose Emini Pahamin
4) Nyna Mohsen
5) Sarge Dann
6) Ody Nurfuadi
7) Joanita Jaleha Yusof
8) Noor A. Othman
9) Wan Hazriq Abdullah
10) James Fong
11) Chan MengYam
12) Lillian Lee
13) John Chua
14) Bahadom Bahariah
15) Norliza Affandi
16) Nurfazura Jaafar
17) Suriana SaifulYazan
18) Joe Liew YL (Me)

I Ran SCKLM2011
I signed up for SCKLM 2011 Half Marathon (21km),  it was my 1st run in Standard Chartered KL Marathon,  2nd official marathon in the heart of Kuala Lumpur City and my 3rd official half-marathon. 

The run was fantastic as there were ample water stations, isotonic beverages, bananas & wet sponge to keep the runners refresh and to keep the spirit high; distance markers & marshalls to direct the runners.  There were cheer-leading squads and smurf-lings to lift your exhausions and keep you entertain, cool-zone w/ humidifier to keep you refresh and to lower your temperature (But it lost it's function as the weather was chilling due to the light drizzle in the morning); most importantly there were Encouragement Boards along the way to keep you motivated and keep running.  In all, the run was amazing and professionally organised for the Runners in "Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 2011".

Over the period of 12 months since I joined Chief's Original BootCamp, I had participated 10 official marathons.  Couldn't believe that I can run and cross the finishing line, COBC does make a different in helping me achieving my PB. 

My passion for running is nurtured over the time by COBC trainings and encouragements among my fellow BootCampers.  You guys are the Driving Force that kept me moving forward,  HooYah and Kudos!

Cheer-Leading Squads


Markers & Directions

Yeah! I did It!

 Chief's Runners
From Left: Nawal Aini Zulkifli, Noor A. Othman,
Joanita Jaleha Yusof, John Chua,
James Fong & Armin Baniaz Pahamin

Thanx Vivian Luyen for the picture.

 Chief's Runners

 Name: Joe Liew
BIB No: E-07103
Category: Men's Open - Half Marathon (Men)
Gun Time: 02:05:51
Net Time: 02:05:41
Split Time: 00:52:41
Rank: 249 (out of 2573)

"When there's a Will, there's a Way! I found mine in COBC to go beyond my own-self!"

* Photos courtesy of & Vivian Luyen.
* For more write-up on SCKLM-2011, kindly visit for more info.

25 June, 2011

Happy 1st Anniversary!...CHIEF'S OBC Malaysia!

HAPPY 1st Anniversary!...COBC-Malaysia.

Happy 1st Anniversary to Chief's Original BootCamp (COBC) - Malaysia Team. Kudos and Thank You to the Admin & the Trainers of COBC-M'sia for the Tender, Loving, Care (TLC) work-out & encouragements that PUSHED me beyond my own limits during the 1st year of my training in COBC-Bandar Utama (COBC-BU).

I had never been exposed to such an exhausted High-Intensity Cardio, Staminas & Core Strength
work-out.  Comprises of century count of Grunts, Thrusters, Chest Pump, Squad Pulses, Military Sit-Ups, Jack-Knives, Mountain Climbers, Seal-Jacks and many more that new to me. 

From a hand-full of Participants / Recruits that had grown to a Bountiful of Recruits now in Bandar Utama, USJ & Damansara Heights; U guys had endure onto a rough and uneasy path to expand the coverage of this Amazing Program, that touch the many lifes that Inspired the Inspiring.

Breath-Taking, Crazy & Highly-Intense work-out as it may sound but I sure found out by Experiencing it Personally by Joining COBC-Malaysia.

I was 'ere A year ago and I AM still 'ere Tougher in Mind, Body & Soul!
Photos Dedication of Chief's OBC Trainers (In Red-Tees)
for their deepest dedications in their personal times, efforts & motivational supports.
Chief Brabon

Trainers are in RED-TEES
COBC-Malaysia Team
(Trainers & Administration Team)
w/ Chief Brabon & Gunny Emily

From Left: Armin Baniaz Pahamin & Doc Malek Aziz.
Both of them are survival of Cancer that don't give-up easily in their life,
they are highly active in any outdoor activities that they can get their hands on.

Trainers are sometimes the recruits (in Grey) to maintain their fitness.

COBC-Malaysia Trainers & Administration

Sarge Dann @ Daing Danial Fitri

Corporal Chun Chia Kai

Corporal Nawal Aini

Corporal Tom @ Mohd Azhari Md

Wan Hazriq Abdullah

Corporal Letch Sina

COBC-Malaysia Trainers