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

03 October, 2011

Adidas King Of The Road (KOTR) 2011

Venue: Adidas King-Of-The-Road (KOTR) Malaysia - 2011
Date: 02-October-2011
Location: New Pantai Expressway (NPE) Sunway Pyramid, Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
Flag-Off Time: 0645am (16.8km) & 0715am (10km) 

Adidas King-Of-The-Road (KOTR) 2011
Adidas King of the Road 2011 is a running championship held across 5 countries - Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines.
Each country is a qualifying leg towards the finals, which will be held in the Philippines on 23rd-October-2011.  The winner of the Men Close and Women Close 16.8km category will win an all-expenses paid trip to the Philippines to compete with the BEST-OF-THE-BEST in Sutheast Asia.

The crowning of the Adidas King Of The Road Southeast Asia 2011
Only citizens or PRs are eligible for the championship title of the King of the Road for SOutheast Asia.  Foreigners are welcome to take part and compete for the prizes offered but not the title.

Race Distance
The championship race distance is 16.8km or 10km.  You will be able to complete 2 marathons (84km) over 5 countries with adidas KOTR 2011.

Race Dates
Thailand     - 15th May 2011
Singapore   - 28th August 2011
Indonesia    - 25th September 2011
Malaysia     - 2nd October 2011
Philippines  - 23rd-Otober 2011

An estimated total of 40,000 runners are expected to pound the pavement across Southeast Asia for KOTR 2011.

* Write-Up source from:

Adidas King-Of-The-Road (KOTR) 2011
Race location at Sunway Pyramid, Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)

Race route along New Pantai Expressway (NPE)

I Ran Adidas KOTR
As usual, I signed up the Adidas KOTR run together with my group of runners from Chief's Original BootCamp (COBC), consisted of the below:
  1. John Chua (16.8km)
  2. James Fong (16.8km)
  3. MengYam Chan (10km)
  4. ShearLing Toh (10km)
  5. Lilian Lee (16.8km)
  6. Joannita Z-Yusof (16.8km)
  7. Noor A. Othman (16.8km)
  8. SiewPeng Wong (16.8km)
  9. Jun King (16.8km)
  10. Norliza Affandi (16.8km)
  11. Affandi Jamaludin (10km)
  12. Corporal Letch Sina (16.8km)
  13. Kenny WengKeong Kok (10km)
  14. Joe Liew Y.L. (16.8km)
Credits to the organizers of Adidas King-Of-The-Road (KOTR) 2011.  Plenty of water station & isotonic drinks, precise distance markers that keeps u monitoring ur distance; first aid points and race marshals along the route.

Running on the Expressway wasn't that bad, smooth TAR road that prevents your body from injury due to the pounding of the running feets.  But the long stretch of roads in the horizon makes u exhausted in both your body & mind.

In all my runs, I kept asking myself "Why Do I Keep Running Marathons...Why?" It's motivating when I first sign up for a Marathon race since it's gonna be quite sometimes later but when I was running in the even itself, many times I questions my own sanity.  But like many of my bootcampers who questioned their own sanity too, we sign up to test our Patience, Endurance, Persistance, Sanity & Determination.  Hardship is an ingredient in life that makes its achievements worthy to fight for!

Quoted from Mr. John Chua

John Chua is a "Tough-Man" Who has proven
that Strength has Nothing to do with Age but his Will power.

Courtesy of Tey Eng Tiong

Courtesy of Moey WS
Courtesy of Ben Khoo

Hmm! Why do I Pose behind the Banana hold by Yam?

Running for Me
In this fellowship of BootCampers-Runners-Friends, we seek comforts in each others' Spirits to Challenges, Wisdoms in Encouragements and Supports in Exhaustion that strengthened the bonding of this friendship in each and everyone of us.  From various back ground & walks of live, we share a common ground that is to cross the FINISHING LINE.

In this fellowship of friendship, all of you marks my milestones in running with both your feets & supports that will go beyond my own horizon.  Thank You!

Hardship is an Ingredient in Life that makes its Course worthy to Fight for!

Gun Time: 01:30
Net Time: 01:29 (Based on my on crossings)

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